How to Make the Most Out of Ramadan

Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari


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The two speakers discuss the differences between Lebanon and Lebanon, noting that the Lebanon area is like a massive, one, ground plane and everyone is there like a massive "slackball time program" with a "slackball time program" and a "-speechball time program." They also mention past experiences related to the "slackball time program" and discuss upcoming talks on the "-speechball time program."

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Bismillah Rahim.

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hamdulillah Muhammad who want to start up he wanna start federal holiness 31 When are we likely to either Mysuru reinforcing our means at our Marina Maria hello for the medulla Whom are you doing for the herd yada

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yada ill hola hola hola Cherie calahorra Shadow Anessa you that our Have you been our SWAT on our CO eternal Mohammed and Abdulahi rasool Allah Houma. Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Sayidina Muhammad who are early here are heavy an octahedron was her big Marina del coolamon. We are who we did. Allahu Allah diviner Mayan fauna when finally marlington Or was it an aroma? Subhana Allah whom muda or even Madonna Illa Allah or human came about? Especially brothers and sisters, first of all, salam, aleykum, Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

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Once again, it's a privilege. It's an honor to be here in the placid and the great city of Oxford, if I can call it and on the dress, it's a street called Manziel way. Was it some Asians who give the mandate or was it from before because Monzon own Arabic means It means house in Arabic.

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I would like to apologize for the delay.

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Actually, it's my fault. I had the impression that the talk was 6pm. Because normally the talks always in the evenings, you know, like on a Saturday, so it's afternoon after the hot one or after hours. So since afternoon, I've been thinking it's about six or 530 and six, six, well, I thought it was six. And then just before I left, I realized that it was five, five o'clock. So it is my fault. And I've actually had a very long last few days. Very tiring. Since last Friday, I've been on the travel. So Friday, I was in London Saturday in London. Then Sunday, I flew to Glasgow came back on the Monday from Glasgow. And then I want to talk about this briefly on to the next day. I traveled

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to Lebanon, which I just came last night

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to see some of the refugees, Syrian refugees and I believe you also do some charity work. So shall I'll talk about some of my experiences. We will a particular charity event on Tuesday.

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And yesterday was Friday. So Friday, yesterday afternoon, we were supposed to land but then that flight got delayed or canceled. So we had another flight and we landed late last night and today I've come to Oxford. So if I forget that inshallah I hope you can understand that I'm slightly excused but anyway, inshallah today's topic is very important about Ramadan.

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And the blessing Nirma and gift that Allah gives every believer which is the month of Ramadan, I want to talk about three few brief points in relation to this month. So that we can all benefit we are now fast approaching this particular month, not many days to go.

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We are in the latter part of Sherborne, now, so less than 15 days.

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For a month, that witch the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would anticipate in advance a few months in advance, he would anticipate the arrival of this month, he would mentally spiritually prepare the Sahaba Radi Allahu Anhu would mentally spiritually prepare from beforehand they would think to themselves what they can do and what they need to do and make a timetable and this is what we what we need to do as well from beforehand, move shift certain things in our lives

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back and forth, and maybe you know, take time off work or reduce time working time, etc. So prepare and plan in advance and make a very good timetable. So this is a great nierman great blessing that Allah has blessed us with and we read to read a this namah of Ramadan.

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It's It's a gift from Allah. But the gift will only be a gift if we truly appreciate and value it and take maximum benefit out of this month. Now there's two aspects of this, which I want to talk about. And the first aspect is actually very important. And many times sometimes we forget about this aspect. Many of us think only about the second aspect of this month, but not the first one. The verse in the Quran in surah baqarah, which talks about fasting Allah subhanaw taala says many of you may have heard of this verse. Yeah, are you Halina aminu? gooty Bharati como seyoum. Karma Kuba Island Medina mean publikum Lacan

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oh you will believe fasting has been made obligatory necessary further upon you.

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Fasting has been prescribed for you to further like prayer like other

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obligations. Fasting is a

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obligation upon you.

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It has been made obligatory upon you come goober, Allah Levine and publikum like it was made obligatory on the nation's before you which means that this fast is not just an obligation for this OMA the owner of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it was also an obligation for the previous nations. So the followers of Musa peace be upon him and Jesus peace be upon him and many other prophets. The followers of those prophets also had this obligation to fast in a particular time or month. So whatever Alico museum Kamakoti Valentina min publikum fasting has been made obligatory upon you like it was made obligatory on the people before you. Okay? And then this is the

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most important part of the verse.

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What is Allah say, the small statement now come to the own.

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Why has fasting made obligatory upon you? Why is it compulsory? Why do you fast? Why must you fast? As followers of the

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OMA of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ALLAH is talking to all of us. He's addressing us, Oh, you who believe. So we are all from the people of iman. So the addresses to me and you. So Allah says, Oh, you who believe? Why do you have to fast let's come tahune. So that if you fast, then this fasting, the reason the Hikmah, the Wisdom, the masala, the benefit, the reasoning, the logical reasoning, the objective, the purpose, the aim, the goal, whatever word you want to use of this is that so that you may acquire.

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So fasting is just a means it's a sealer, it's a very, it's a means to an end. Fasting is not an end in of itself. And this is why we forget sometimes we think fasting is an end in itself. It's not an end, it's a means to an end.

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And when we forget that fasting is a means to an end.

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Then we make the means as an end, than we think this fast is the objective, ultimate objective purpose and aim and goal of Ramadan. And we just stop there and we forget the ends and we do not acquire the ends. We do not achieve an obtain the ends. The end is dukkha

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Allah is telling us, I am only making you fast, so that you acquire and obtain and achieve docblock I'll explain what Taqwa is in your life.

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So if someone's fasting and they don't acquire taqwa, that means the whole purpose aim and goal of really fasting it was not achieved. It was just like whatever fasted. But why you fasted for Taqwa that wasn't gained, so there's no real benefit or anything that's been achieved by this fast. Allah doesn't want to just just remain hungry and thirsty. What is taqwa? This taco, like the other day I was saying,

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taqwa is

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actually I talked about this briefly, I had it first time I ever spoke at a university in the Arab country in Lebanon, teach some people up there some there was some there was some students from Norway and one or two other places. So there's the American University of Lebanon, Del Piero, sorry, that you know about it. So yeah, it was just a small gathering so and they wanted me to speak in English. So when I started the talk, I said to them, Do you want to listen to me about Islam? Will you really want to practice your English?

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Because down there, people want to hear and speak English. I said, Tell me the truth. Why have you invited me to give a talk? I'm sure you have a lot of people. But I'm sure I think you want to listen to me speak in English. So one of the brothers said it's actually both because we want to get you know, benefit as well. But also at the same time, you want to hear a lecture in English so that we when we you know, we can learn from this as well. There were students anyway. So this Toccoa

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we spent a lot of I spent about 10 minutes

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explaining the word Taqwa. We don't have the time for that today. But this Taqwa is an Arabic word and the word Arabs, Lebanese students, so they knew they understood we said Taqwa is a word that we cannot translate in English or any other language. We can translate it but you can't do the justice. There are certain words in Arabic very difficult to translate or do justice by translating it any other in any other language. There's few words like sign and fitna and some other words. So Taqwa is likewise some people say the fear of Allah some say like is to have out or other Mattila being conscious of the magnitude, the greatness, the Majesty of Allah, etc, etc. Some have different

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ended as a person makes sure a believer before saying anything, doing anything writing anything or gesturing about anything because normally we do four things we say something verbally, or we do something physically for an owl file, or nowadays we write on Facebook and Twitter on the internet or whatever, or even gesturing pointing towards someone, like that guy, you know, be sure to guy or a tall guy or that guy, you know, big mouth.

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Okay, so ishara saying, doing writing or gesturing anything. Being conscious of the fact that Allahu SubhanaHu wata, Allah is watching and will question me on the day of judgment about what I am going to say right do a gesture, right now. This is why the closest translation may be God consciousness or Allah has consciousness being, you know, wary of the fact being conscious of the fact that Allah is observing me watching me and I will have to justify this particular action of mine in the next life. If I wrote something Allah in the code of Allah and the next time, I will have to justify why did I write this on Facebook? Why did I take this word out from my mouth? Ma'am in golden moment,

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myofilament Olin Illa de here are people in it every word letter that comes out from the mouth, angels are recording it. This is Taco basically

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being conscious

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of the fact and when a person acquires taqwa, the one who acquires Toccoa is known in Arabic as Medupi. The masculine term is Medupi for a brother and for a sister Madonia. So the one and the people of Taqwa the plural is muda own many places, like the Quran says who didn't live with tappin its own but because of the Lamb, it becomes more data in Quran this book loughrea Buffy no doubt in it, its guidance little mood tappin for the people of the ones who are guided or the ones who have Taqwa. So this Taqwa basically the one who acquires it is that individual that that person is always conscious of the fact of Allah, He is always struggling, she is always struggling with his or her

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soul with the knifes that I do not want to displease My God at this moment, before opening my mouth. Like your mama shelf here are the Allahu Anhu would contemplate before speaking people used to ask him why do you do that? He said, I actually think for 30 seconds or a few minutes or whatever. Whether it's better to speak right now at the river under high level Colombia OfficeSuite or better to stay quiet. And then speak evaluate before walking somewhere before doing anything being conscious and having the control and this is why now you might say the why is it this wife

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has fast in the fast made a means to acquire Taqwa because the ultimate control is gained whilst fasting when a person fasts in the month of Ramadan in the month of June, and it's 6pm. You started the fast Yes, all Muslims are like the even the ones who are not generally practicing. But if they started a fast some people don't fast. But if someone starts a fast begins and initiates most of the time, maybe one or two exceptions, but generally, it's hot. Nobody's watching. You've got an ice cooler at the workplace. And it's cold water. And it's boiling in June. Still you there's a desire. I want to drink that water. But what's stopping me? Why am I not drinking it? Why are you not

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drinking it? Why? You don't want to upset Allah you don't want to displease Allah. Most of us have this control, if not all

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because of the taqwa that we've gained shaytan is locked up. We only battling against enough's now. So we have acquired that Taqwa. We avoid food, drink and intimacy during the day of Ramadan. This is what you call Taqwa. So we're training Ramadan is basically a month of training 30 days of fasting or to train us to risk teach us restrain to teach us to control ourselves. Despite being so hungry, now I have control. I have control if he was any other day at grab that cup of water and drink it while that pizza, that really nice pizza order Moroccan

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dish, which always recall again, we had some recently somewhere

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close was yes.

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this is the control that we have in the month of Ramadan.

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So, this is why 30 days of training in the month of Ramadan oh you believe the whole idea the whole objective the whole purpose. The whole reason why you why why you are fasting is because in these 30 days you will acquire you will get a training lesson of Taqwa in your life now, once Are you dual fate arrives then

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progress with this Taqwa.

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It was only fast it was only food, drink and intimacy with your spouse and other things.

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Sins of course, but the whole idea is to

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progress after the month of Ramadan progress, however, the other point here and the real, something sad in the saddening point here or something that we really need to reflect upon, is that the whole objective was too fast, in order to acquire taqwa, and then progress with that Taqwa to after Ramadan.

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if in Ramadan,

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the worst situation is if in Ramadan, a person is fasting, yet not staying away from the sins, which he is being trained for to stay away after Ramadan. Listen to my point.

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This person is being trained in the month of Ramadan to stay away. He's being trained to acquire a Taqwa so that after Ramadan

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in Ramadan Allah is you know, in this ayah is giving us the message that it's given. Of course, you will not be committing sins in Ramadan Of course, that's like, out of the question. That's not even possible. So now we're just taking you away because you will not be committing sins anyway. No big deal of course you're going to avoid Zina and you will avoid stealing and avoid Sins of the tongue and the eyes and the ears and the hands and the mouth. Of course, haram things. I don't have to even tell you Allah is saying those things are not even under the discussion. We are stopping you from water halal, not alcohol. We are stopping you from

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the rihani and couscous and chips not pork. And we are stopping you from Halal relationship with your wife not Zina.

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In Ramadan is out of the question. We are stopping you from Halal in this month so that after Ramadan you stay away from the pork and the Zina on the other sense

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to unsend the point this is the whole idea

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avoiding Halal speaking less or like not eating at all? Is a training to avoid haram food afterwards.

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So the worst situation for any of us is that we in the month of Ramadan the things which we are being trained to stop after Ramadan we do them in Ramadan. And actually it doesn't even make sense. A person who doesn't stay away from sins in the month of Ramadan is avoiding Halal things which look what is the definition of fasting definition of fasting is an inCircle but in the books of airco whatever whichever book or film you pick up they say something like this and it's actually an inCircle and it actually was shown to be one in earthly autonomy was shown to be

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well esteemed

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men in a hurry little group minutes something like that the definition basically what is fasting is to stay away abstain from food, drink intimacy from dawn till group. Now these three things are the halal or haram generally the halal halal food Allah is not telling you to stop from haram food, halal food, halal drink haram Halal relationship with the spouse. These things are halal before Ramadan they are halal after Ramadan they are also Halal during the night even though it's very short now 234 hours in but they are halal during the night of Ramadan as well.

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These are halal things only during the day for training purpose they have been made haram if a person is backbiting whilst fasting is staying away from the normal general Halal things which are halal before Ramadan after Ramadan in the night of Ramadan but whilst fasting is backbiting with this which has never been made halal, which is haram before Ramadan and after Ramadan and during the night and during the day of Ramadan and you are staying away from food to get training to stay away from that but you're still doing it.

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So the whole objective of Ramadan is lost and this is why this aspect we many of us forget we think okay, Ramadan is coming and I'm going to pray and I'm going to do this and all of that. That's secondary. That's like your cake topping. The whole cake is the first part that's just like a bit of decoration or the you know, that's what that you know, recitation and making dua without the base and the foundation

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is which is

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To protect every organ of the body, every organ, from the tongue to the eye, to the nose to the ears to every organ of the body from displeasing Allahu Subhana wa Adana. If we have to make sure that this Ramadan our ultimate aim is not all the recitation and all these other things that inshallah Allah will give tofield for that anyway, but our basic main first objective is at least this one month, I will spend in such a way that I will try my utmost best not to displease Allah because if we do that, then all the recitation of Quran has gone down the drain, there's no benefit. Fasting is of no benefit.

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There was a tar berry his name was Ebola earlier and immeasurable. Earlier he used to say, a saw a movie a burden and murder Miata. We're in Ghana, Allah Farah Shahi. a fasting person is always in the worship of Allah when Kannada Rashi nama Allah Rashi even if he sleeps all day, of course, do the follow, you know prayers, but even if he's sleeping all day, you're still in the worship of Allah. But he says Marilla may not have heard, as long as he's not biting, backbiting anyone then.

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That's why many of the earliest callers from the salon they used to say the easiest fastest to stay away from food and drink.

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In knowing when you see me,

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at least in our booth, and in a queue worship, that's the easy that starts very easy. And this is taken from the Hadith of the messenger Salallahu Alaihe Salam. There's a hadith in the Saudi of Imam Ibrahim done

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by the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said laser sia Momina love we were in laser Siyam Amina Tommy was shut up.

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Fasting is not really staying away from food and drink. That's not the real fast laser cmo minute Tommy was shut up in number CMO. minilogue we were refers the real control fasting is to stay away from futile conversation from obscene conversation. The tongue controlling of the tongue the first area of the organ, the most important organ from where many and most of the sins are committed is from the tongue.

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So the Hadith says fasting is not staying away from food and drink. The real fasting is to stay away from futile conversation from lying, from backbiting. Backbiting is a major sin many of us are all the Bitnami Allah protect us. You know we will be in Ramadan who will be reciting the book of Allah. Yes, we are reciting the book of Allah. Yeah, hello. Do you know who to toot?

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Oh, really? What happened? I knew she was Shivan Yeah, okay. All right. Yeah, we'll chat more later.

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Yeah, are you a nurse Oh, Taco Bell, como la, Santa Monica. You know all these 100 Reba minutes 10,000 Free libre Minister we get on our phones and 400,000 minutes. absolutely the worst sin that anyone could commit. The Quran says eating the flesh of your

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brother or sister or you have boy Hadoken Akula llama you may tend to move. This is actually a hadith in Musnad of Imam Ahmed,

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where the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was one set. And a companion Kim said almost Eufaula there's two women. They both start their fasting but very they're struggling have become so ill and sick. And it's very close that they would die. This is a real fact story. It's a hadith which is sahih Imam Ahmed related in his mustard. So it's not a made up thing. This could happen sometimes. And this something like this could happen. It happened in the time of the messenger SallAllahu wasallam.

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So the messenger SallAllahu sallam said call them it wasn't Ramadan, it was another fast he said call them.

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So they both came.

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These two women,

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this could happen. You know, this is not because they were women. It could be two men just incidentally, us two women, you have to be very careful nowadays, you know, because you get accused a lot of things. So this was nobody's saying you know women are like they backbite more or whatever. Maybe they do. That's just a joke. But

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no, there are certain sins which I mean, this is fine. certain sins, which men are more inclined towards and certain sins, sins which women are more easily inclined to. It's just the nature, the nature of men and women, men and women, two different genders. They are not the same gender, they're physically different, mentally different, psychologically different, emotional, different. They are not they are equal, of course in the sight of Allah, but they are different. Equality doesn't mean similarity difference, but equal. Anyway, I don't want to go into another topic.

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So these two women who called the messenger sallallahu alayhi. Salam called them and

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he asked them

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what was wrong with them so they were very ill sick. The hadith says cordata and mu

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It's very close to death. So he told them he said they felt like vomiting. So vomit, and the both of them vomited. And you know what came out from their mouth? Literally blood came out. They've been fasting all day. They hadn't eaten.

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blood came out, flesh, meat came out, past came out from their mouth. And then the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam said in her tiny in her tiny, both of these two. What they did was they have terracotta Samata I'm Hala hula hula they fasted they stayed away from things which Allah made halal for them like drink and food and chicken and meat and biryani.

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That's not in the Hadith. I'm just explaining that. But he said in the Hadith, they stayed away from the things that Allah made halal for them will have thought of Tata but they did not fast from things which Allah has always made haram for them. Jealous at Hedda, Houma, Illa O'Hara one of them start with the other Kulani luminous, they will all day eating the flesh of people, because fasting is eating the flesh of people. And Allah showed it to everybody that pieces of meat came out from their mouth whilst they were fasting and they hadn't eaten all day. So they were eating the flesh.

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This is a sound Hadith not a made up thing. It's not a story that someone is said it just was made up this is a Hadith on Saturday which is in the midst of the Rhema Muhammad.

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Another incident let's talk about men as well. This will in this case was to women in another Hadith is a Hadith and Sunnah Timothy where the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was passing by and there was two men one was you know, cupping doing cupping on the other one, you know, cupping, which is a sunnah hijama. So the advanced cupping, they were both backbiting you know, having chit chatting about it and talking about everybody. So the messenger sallallahu alayhi salam looked at them and he said after oral hygiene, well imagine

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these two both of them, they've broken their past because they've been backbiting the hygiene and imagine now there's a factor difference in this discussion. Some said the actual cupping is a reason of you know, fast breaking as well. Some say no, but the incident was that he they were both backbiting and he said, Now when you back bite, technically speaking, the fast doesn't break.

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But the whole aim and objective and the purpose, you don't have to be cut off that fast maybe if you want to good, but you don't have to, but the whole objective of fasting is lost because of Riba.

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Therefore we have to make sure at least in Ramadan even if I sleep all day, we should just speak less

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make it a like a resolution in Ramadan I will not open this great gamma that Allah has given me. That's it very less only when there's a need. Because when we do start talking that it leads us to backbiting tail bearing which is no Mima the Quran says her mercy Michelle in Mina meme back a tail bearing is to make rebuff someone with the intention of harming them so it's one degree above the Hadith says diet Hello Jana Takata the one who tell bear shall never enter paradise. So avoiding that, flying even the hadith of body Mala Mia dalcolle Azul will MLBB Felisa Allah hydrated fear near the atma who Sharada whoever doesn't stop whoever doesn't stay away from lying was fasting.

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Allah is not this is a Hadith Allah has no need of that person to stay hungry or thirsty. Fairly silly like Raja fear near the otter Amercia Raba. Allah doesn't want his hunger and thirst and a similar Hadith roba saw him in lay Salah hoomins Hear me ill Joe will auto wash. There are many people who fast there's nothing from the fast except remaining hungry and thirsty. They're not getting anything or come in call me or Robocop immune Lisa human am Hitler's sir. There are a lot of people who stay awake at night and offer Chromolaena but they have nothing except just staying awake and being tired. There's no rewards gained if the intention is not great and clear and sincerity

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etc. So therefore, these are the objectives this is the whole Landler Comdata Hoon is to train us. Give us a training for after Ramadan but in Ramadan so Sins of the tongue, no lying definitely no no what? Tail bearing no backbiting, forget swearing and slandering and arguing and fighting that's like out of the question of the Muslims say Bible Muslim Mufasa Lupita hookah from him this is Muslims don't don't shout and be foul mouth and curse and especially not your family members. You know, if you're going to if you and your husband or you and your wife you've got a major anger you know, problems and you know what, just separate for one month and live separately somewhere just at

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least so that you control yourself. There is no benefit people in the kitchen are fighting one hour before if there's a guy driving down the road and he's so hungry an angry man, a hungry man is an angry man. The thing in our English there's a proverb, a hungry man is an angry man. How many fights

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and quarrels and disputes take place in Ramadan for parking reasons. Every bit of the spirituality of Ramadan, Ramadan has gone out of the window for that, you know, traffic or the you know, whatever argument that took place. People think it's actually a good thing because once a brother came to me, and he said to me, You know what, he's a friend of mine. He said to me today I was we have some very, you know, narrow streets in Leicester. Maybe you don't have that here, but some of them like, you know, is one cause he said, Look, I'm driving and he said I made him wait, you know, me and my son were there and not me. Yeah, I didn't move back. I'm come on for the sake of Allah. You could

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attain Janna for just you know, okay, you let the other person go reverse you both came in. There's no way one of you has to reverse back and go to the end of the road. To it for the sake of Allah. How do you know this could be your means your ticket to Jannah paradise?

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You did it for the sake of Allah, you gave someone where you try. I have no problem here. Go ahead, brother. By all means.

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But he's he said to me, he said, Look, no, I just waited. And he waited. He came out and said, I'm not moving from here. Look at me. I had so many I am so powerful. How to remember moving here from here as well. Let's see. I can wait all day. So wait for about 1520 minutes. And then the guy wasn't moving. I wasn't moving as well. So you know what I did? We just put the engine off. We came out of the car. I told my son we just live two streets away. So let's go somebody come brother, we're going, let's go home. You can carry on waiting here. We'll come back at night. So we moved away. We started walking and then he had to go and then he came back. He was he was proud of this fact. He

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was like saying wow, look at me. Anyway, he was saying it to a few people that afterwards and the next day. I just had a quiet word with him. I said that that wasn't actually something good. You should have said that's something to be really sad about and you know, something really, you should be sad about it's not something good. So argumentation.

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There's a hadith where the messengers that Allahu Allah Sims talks about argumentation that when in Ramadan when you're fasting

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either Acana yo Musa told me I had to come for the year fourth Wallah yes hub when it's a day of your fasting. This is again a sahih Hadith

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in Sahih Muslim most likely if I remember but it is absolutely authenticated Hadith famous one in aterna Yo mu so me a deacon, when it's a day of your fasting for the year a first what I found is hub. Do not yell and shout. Do not be upset and foul mouth.

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For Insomnia who hadn't? Or Katella who if someone swears at you or if somebody wants to fight with you. And just say it in the middle and for Liverpool in Cameroon saw him just say you know what, brother? You know what, sister? I'm fasting. I don't have time for this, to say that and just walk away.

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When you're fasting if someone's arguing with you, someone's fighting with you if especially if it's a Muslim and he or she wants to spoil them under Ramadan. Then why should we spoil our Ramadan and our fast just say you know what, I don't have the time the energy or anything. I am fasting cinematical See you later. See you later after I got it sorted out then.

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But that's it for your call anymore on site him. Especially argumentation and things like that. Really we need to because we need to spend this takes us to the point that we must ensure that we don't harm anyone in the month of Ramadan. This is what Taqwa is also, one of the main objectives of Taqwa is when we say sins, sins of every organ of the body, but then there are sins that are related to the work of Allah on the hook of the slaves. So even though like when we say this, let's say we said the tongue, ears, and hamdulillah most of us we do kind of protect our ears from sins specially in the month of Ramadan, but eyes as well protect the eyes. Something which is absolutely unlawful

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is to look at things lustfully the lustful gaze,

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in whichever form whether it's on the TV or it's on the internet, or it's outside on the streets, especially, there'll be some summers month, if you can just lock yourself in in the bedroom or somewhere.

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It's a summer month people are dressed modestly. The gaze has to be protected in the month of Ramadan. The hadith talks about the lustful gaze as the Zener of the eyes xinle it another

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so whilst we're fasting and we're committing sin of the eyes, doesn't make sense. Remember the point here is that in Islam Ramadan is not like a celebration like other faiths that is selected, like a festival that yes, let's have a party, you know, let's just do Iftar together, let's celebrate. That's not what the objective of Ramadan is in Islam. It's different. There's a purpose. There's a aim. There's objective. We've got a short, simple 60 years 70 years of life, and we are trying to better ourselves every year. That's the whole idea. It's not a festival in that sense. No

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Saying you can have a gathering of course have a fall together. No problem. You don't have one here and everybody and families eat no problem. But it's that's not the objective.

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I know some places I mean, I've fasted and been in Ramadan in different countries where there are people who don't fast as well, but they come for the Iftar celebration, you know, party. During the day, there's no fast but they come for the Atholl. Some of the Arab countries it happens like that.

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So there'll be like, no fasting, nothing is just a celebration. It's an eating celebration of

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so therefore,

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this is a very important aspect not harming anyone, especially in Ramadan. So I said eyes as well. We said that the tongue very important protecting argumentation, foul, you know, fighting, arguing, let's have some patience. One of the other things that Ramadan teaches us is Saba patients, this La La Quinta own, which is Taco taco. The basic part of Tacoma is to have control and controlling you know, suburb suburb patients many of us actually think suburb is limited to one thing which is you know, like Oh, I'm very upset to somebody's you know, done something bad to me and I'm just you know, somebody I'm patient that's not only southern in Islam, Saba is a very comprehensive word. It

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has a lot of its widespread meaning to it.

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Waking up in the morning for Fajr Salah when you don't want to wake up, and you do wake up that is Saba Saba Island ATAR patients over the difficulty hardship of worshipping Allah. Somebody was fasting you really hungry but you still you're fasting. I'm still fasting we are fasting for the sake of Allah. That's also Saba, sabar Anil Marcia. That's another type of server where I really want to commit to sin. Because remember, we all Nobodies, we will never be in a state where we don't want to come into sin.

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That is something that Allah has created within us. And that's the test that we control ourselves. That's called Saba and that is called Taqwa. These are the main they both related, even use of Allah he salatu salam peace be upon him, you know the story of use of La salatu salam peace be upon him.

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He was seduced

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not by a woman who was 89 she was actually a very attractive woman older than him but very attractive in Morocco to the Hadith says immoral to that him not talking about him but generally, you know, there's a hadith where seven young, seven, seven people, it will be in the shade of Allah yo Mala Villa Illa Allah on the day where there'll be no shade except the shade of Allah and one of the seven is Raju Loon, or a Shah bone. Can't remember which one but a man who was there are two immoral to daddy Jamal in WA Hassam, a man who was invited seduced by a woman to commit fornication, but not any woman, a woman of beauty and has a of lineage of you know, high position and beauty and

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wealth. That's the type of woman but he said in near half Allah for the sake of Allah he said I fear Allah I can't do this.

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So use of pity upon him was not just invited was more or less raped, was being tried to be raped. That's where it is. Basically, she locked all the doors and bolted all the doors and that said, where you're gonna go and she had control power, she was the wife of the

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the leader, the sorry, what did you say?

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That as he is Emerald to as he is how would you translate that the leader or just

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the what?

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year but he was the official, the leader so that means

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the Quran says Walcker the hammer to be he will hammer beha

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she desired him. It wasn't only she desired him.

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Were hum Hama, Bihar and also he internally in the heart he was a prophet of Allah, it's still he also designed her slightly. The thought the idea because he was a human.

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That's not a sin. Some people think that I feel like committed things that I've seen, of course, that's not a sin.

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Rather, if you feel like commit a sin, there's a hadith where the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said if someone makes not just feels like if someone makes an intention to commit a sin, and then for the sake of Allah says, No, I'm not going to do this, they actually get one reward for that

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actually get one reward.

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And if they don't do that, and they go and commit the sin, then they'll get one sin. So

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even an intention of sin is not a sin.

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To the only there's discussion only, there's a one exception that if this intention was absolute, and you were stopped from doing that sin by not your own, stopping but some other reason. So you had a firm intention to

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For you and your friends, the guy is driving to the nightclub to go and drink and dance and suddenly had an accident and you know, had to wait for a service or whatever and then couldn't go then the sin will be there.

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Or that's why the Hadith says it lol McCool, Killa, Houma Finnur the killer and the killed Boldin, the fire of hell, when the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi. Salam was asked, yes, we understand the killer. What about the one who's dead, he said in the hookah and a hadith, sunnah Rakata, the Sahaba he because he had firm intention to kill him, but he couldn't kill him. He got killed before killing him.

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So that's why if you're stopped from committing the sin by something which is beyond your capacity, then the sin is there. But if someone makes a firm intention, and then for the sake of Allah says, You know what, I'm not going to commit this and then they will get one reward. So the desire is there. Even use of peace be upon him, but he controlled himself willpower people ask in a lot of times people say what is the like the do our vifa Or tell me something you read that I stopped this thing. There is nothing Nothing brother, sister. There is no magic potion in Islam that some something was someone will just touch on the forehead, like a button to it and you become the holy

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of Allah. It doesn't work like that. It's a constant struggle until we die.

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It's the only way to stay away from sins is willpower, him willpower, that set willpower. Everybody's given this willpower. You just have there's no there's like one brother, youngster. He's emailed me the other day.

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He's involved in a particular sin. He says I can't stop, tell me something. What should I do? There's nothing I can make dua to Allah and try willpower. So many emails come like that, that I'm committing the sin, please help me I can't help you. You have to help yourself. Nobody can help you. Yes, I can make dua for you. You make dua for your own self as well to is very important, very good in your own language, Oh Allah, that's very important. But along with that, you have to take the means. And as a person, we have to as an individual, that individual has to willpower is the only way. You know this willpower is a powerful thing. That's why it's called willpower.

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Willpower is powerful. That's why it's called willpower. So anyway, the sins of the eye, the ears, the tongue, everything fighting and the last point I want to talk about here, which is that ensuring Taqwa is ensuring we do not harm anyone by doing anything. This is again the hook local labor, then the rights of the servants of Allah. That's Hakurei but

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especially in Ramadan. So when we drive, we don't drive like maniacs. We drive like Muslims who are fasting. we park our cars in a nice way we don't block we come for taraweeh Salah it doesn't mean we're doing the favor on Allah and everybody in the world. So everybody needs to know we our rules change for us. No, they don't change for us. We come for Salado Joomla Joomla, we're not supposed to, you know, in Leicester, there was this traffic warden who's a Muslim brother he once asked me he said, you know, he gave a few travel tickets to people who have parked illegally and illegally means not just illegally I mean breaking the law and that's another issue forget that but the main reason

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is, you know, they will parked in a way where they are harming people. You know, right in the corners of the road. It was Jumeau time.

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So he gave tickets to Muslims so people came out and said why are you giving us tickets we come for Salado Juma on this haram and wrong so he asked me he said is it haram for me? I said no, no, you should be given them two tickets. forgot one ticket. Now that was just a joke, but it was just one thing I said of course you give them tickets. They're not doing a favor on Allah. Walk no is doing a vote on Allah on Oh, you know, we can't break the laws and harm someone harming someone to do worship of Allah. That's a sin. It's like stealing to give in charity.

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The example of stealing so that I want to give in charity. So we don't harm someone in order to worship Allah. That's what the Hadith that talks about that very important Bukhari and Muslim messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, man, a killer man heard he showed you a little moon tunity for LA cabana Musa, Lana, whoever eats from any pointed towards this distasteful tree

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and what that distasteful tree was in another Hadith he said man Khalil boss Allah were thumber whoever eats onion and garlic fella carbonyl Saldana straight after eating Don't come close to our mosque while your choreography Beatty you know what just sit at home and pray there because when you come here your smell your foul smell your bad odor your mouth you know you're going to harm people you don't worship come to worship Allah and harm someone. That's why it's actually sinful to push someone in order to kiss the Blackstone hydrolysis. Would you rather not kiss that you get more rewards in avoiding kissing the black stone rather than harm someone and push and punch someone?

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Like once I saw an Egyptian lady just literally punched this this guy but it was his fault he was pushing her so you should just ban you know

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She's old Egyptian lady. But this is the problem. People are pushing and punching. There is no reward. Why do we Why do we this stone itself, the stone, this is what we need to understand in Islam, every part of Islam in of itself, there is nothing

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fast. This is a concept we need to understand. Fasting in of itself is nothing it's not sacred. It's because Allah has said fast that's why it's become sacred. How do we know that because the same fast if you wanted to fast on a day, that's fast would be saying

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prayer itself is nothing

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it's only because it's the Command of Allah. How do we know that if you wanted to do the same prayer sunrise or sunset or when the noon time is still Shams

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it's it's mcru to him is haram and lawful to pray at that time. So praying can be obligatory can be haram it's what Allah is saying behind it. If Allah says pray now that if you don't pray your sinful for Allah says don't pray now than praying your sinful

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Deen Islam is not about what we feel like doing or what pleases us if I say look I really enjoy praying or I really enjoy fasting greed date is okay you know Allah and I enjoy it. I get so spiritually you know, how you sinful you can't fast on a day because Allah says no no, and a story stone where we feel like doing I might want to my desire is to go and kiss the Blackstone whose desire wouldn't be but if Allah saying that if you go and kiss by pushing people on harming people then there's no reward you rather come with sins forget coming with you know all your sins forgiven you've come with much more sin then rather stay away Allah will give me more reward staying away

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because for the sake of Allah I didn't push anyone

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so even when we come for Ramadan

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we come for taraweeh don't talk cause I remember once you know in the masjid they had to make an announcement there was a brother who was in the first or the second row of the masjid he had blocked an ambulance entrance imagine somebody could have died

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because this person as a means of course over kills and Allah makes gives death but as a means

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this person brought an ambulance entrance so we should not be parking legal ways in ways we harm people noise as well when we are in Ramadan it doesn't mean that the whole world is fasting and is you know in Ramadan with us there's no Muslims for them it's a normal day

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okay for them it's there's no Torah we there's no Iftar there's no such rule. So we have to make sure that we if we live in a predominantly for example Muslim area, okay there's been more relaxation because everybody's awake. But if we're living with some non Muslims there that even when we wake up at night our children just make sure go slowly

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upstairs and downstairs don't go jumping up and down like you know nowadays is 1am but even 1am Three o'clock four o'clock or new or three or whatever time you wake up for 200 salah or Sahul time or whatever pa Malayala tarawih you come back from home next door neighbor's a non Muslim we have to be very careful when we cooking food in the kitchen as well. If this whole time

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just be very careful because it's not the normal regular

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eating time. guess if you're in a Muslim country or predominantly Muslim area then the rules will be relaxed. And even the Hadith said whoever comes to our Masjid don't eat

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you know he said bustle with whom it is not restricted to onion and garlic anything which has a very strong smell and onion garlic is in most Asian foods anyway. I've done a bit of cooking not too much but I know every time you have to put onions right sisters will tell us so it's not just onions and garlic. If we eat that, then we must make sure we brush our mouth we brush our teeth see work that's why there's so much importance on using the C work

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is start from scratch especially if you're having a thought in the masjid brothers and sisters whatever whoever's in the masjid takes you out with you take some toothpaste you know pocket size keep in your pocket

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or keep a small bag you should always it's good hygiene to have a small whatever you know with you in the car wherever like small toothpaste and small toothbrush and you know nail cutter or whatever no small small things I'm sure most of you carry these things. So have a small toothpaste

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and in the middle place brush your teeth

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one of the worst things is that we like eat the problem also is that because in Salah our Salah could be invalid because we could have something stuck in the tooth or in the teeth and then we swallow it to us we praying because if our time people I like in Leicester sometimes what happens because the houses are very close to people as on time the eating you know samosa pastry we can't wait for after Salah just wait you have to settle. I mean I personally think about minutes. There's two ways we should do this. Either you have a good meal and eat properly. 1520 minutes eat, just eat. Okay, and then pray your salah

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or just to Iftar with one date and water and that's it. Pray

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Finish your mortgage off and then go eat properly. We want like five, seven minutes a bit and then afterwards like half of like I'm not saying this is the Islamic ruling this is not something that's obligatory or whatever I'm just saying personally I feel that it's better I go with the the second one which is just one date and water and that's it pray and then go home and eat properly. But what happens it's like people are eating so one samosa pastry straight and then other hands taking place for five minutes and coming running to the masjid on one one samosa in the house, in the hands and, and coming in and doing all this and all and all that and coming University, Allahu Akbar, Allahu

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Akbar Allah is and

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this is this is what the messenger sallallahu alayhi salam said Don't come close to our Masjid with that smell

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and then we burping Salah

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no I'm this is you might think it's funny, but it's actually sinful to do that. If we if we don't if we have control over if there's a way of controlling ourselves, we've had some heavy meal with all the smell. And in Torah, we we do that as well and we burp and then the whole smell goes to the first line. You might think that these are trivial things. These are very important parts of Islam which are neglected

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and worse than that is smoking. Once I was in Milan Uppsala a brother came straight and he'd probably just you know few drugs of smoke straight after that was before Salah you know because we can't wait through it out and in the Mercy of Allah hogwash. Now, how am I going to how are you going to spend the next seven 810 minutes of salata? Maghrib right next to this person, literally, I couldn't. It was about a minute I couldn't I started coughing myself. So I just broke my salah I had to my health, and then I went back and started somewhere else.

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So these things are very important. We should spend Ramadan in a way that we do not harm anyone we control our tongues and this is the meaning of Taqwa. This is here you have Latina Amano, katiba Aliko Museum, Kamakoti, ballerina and publikum. Why are you fasting? Calm, Dr. Koon. And all of this is taqwa protecting the eyes protecting the ears, no, no haram music, protecting the mouth, protecting the hands, every organ of the body ensuring we don't harm anybody. We don't say you do anything or we don't argue with anybody. This is how Ramadan is spent. And then the second part which I'm not going to talk about our thought I'll talk 10 minutes about that, but there's no time.

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That's the main that's your cake.

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That's your main dish now the toppings, the icing, the Stawberry recitation of the Quran as much as possible. With the for COVID are just listed just mentioned them and we'll talk about them in detail. recitation of the Quran with thought with reflection as much as you can so much reward.

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Waking up, offering some Tahajjud prayer at night pm Elaine, especially in the last 10 nights the messenger sallallahu alayhi salam would wake up his family especially his to set he said once his his daughter and son in law, Sedona, Ali and Fatima Rhodiola or anima were both sleeping. He woke them up and said Allah to Kumanovo to SallyAnn don't you both wake up pray it's last night. So worshiping Allah as much as possible. Charity this month is a month of charity shadow. I thought I was going to talk about that but there's no time. Move aside. The messenger sallallahu alayhi salam was once tasked which which saw the cause or use of doll when do you get the most reward which

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charity is the most virtuous? He said Salah coated for Ramadan sadaqa in Ramadan because rewards are multiplied and that's why the Hadith says the manufacture of saw Iman fella who mythologically saw him before the whole methodology he whoever offers something to someone to open their fast you get the same reward of that person. Meanwhile at noon Cosmin Ajisai me che doesn't mean that something's decreased from his reward. He gets the full reward and you get exactly the same as well. So there's charity there's Decker remembrance of Allah is the afar making to our to Allah all of these things. These are all your toppings on the cake that we will inshallah Maiko and if we spend a month like

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this, then inshallah we'll see the rest of the year like that as well. There's a hadith which says man Salim Allah Who Ramadan Sam Salim Allahu Akbar year to center, whoever's Ramadan is, you know, safe and sound, then the rest of the year remains sound. May Allah subhanaw taala, grant me the TOEFL to act upon whatever we discussed in all of you in short versions.

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So thank you very much to the sheikh. For the excellent talk, can I just ask you, if you would like to, if you could talk about your experience when he went over to the borders of Syria in Sharla? Because there are quite a lot of people so as well as doing the

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family day. So we said that we raised Hamdulillah, about 38,000 pound. We also had a recent shoe box appeal. So within Oxford, where we got 300 shoe boxes and 100 leather shoes, those have been sent to Syria as well. So if you could, I think just talk about your experience, please. Yeah, okay, shall you

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was literally was just two days, two and a half days

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due to time constraints, and I actually didn't enter into Syria because that's very difficult. I went to the particular charity, without taking names, there's lots of charities and hamdulillah all of them are doing good. But this was a particular well known charity that wanted me to sort of accompanies a group of

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individuals, just to see what type of work they are doing and one on the ground, etc. So we were only in Lebanon. Now in Lebanon, actually, the one of the most neglected parts is the Lebanon area. Because you have these refugee camps in Turkey, the Syrian refugees, displaced Syrian refugees who are in Turkey in Turkey, if you go to Turkey, the near the border, what they have is like they have massive, just one massive ground plane and everybody's there.

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All the refugees, you know, in a massive, you know, playing on the ground.

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Whereas in Lebanon, it's not like that. In Lebanon, they've made small, small, there's local, like 100 odd, small small camps, different different places, top of mountains, there's about 53 families here 150 families, their 60 families in this place. Another one, they're all you know, different parts of Lebanon, not near Beirut, but outside bent. So we just went to visit like we visited about three four camps. And then we also went we did other things we went to to the hospital to see some of the

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injured once being treated. We went to another center where there were children who needed

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psychiatric and psychological help. So they were being catered catered for as well because of what they went through. So some of these camps that we saw, you know,

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it's you know, what you hear you know, when you see it, then you realize how bad the situation is.

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i You see what one of the reasons I have a real personal connection with the people of Syria spent two years over two years in Damascus good over 10 years ago when I studied there. So I traveled all the other parts of Syria Halab, hems hammer, you know, I had friends studying with me and I visited the houses attended weddings and all sorts in Hello been you know, so I exactly know that culture really well and

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spent a lot of time with them talking. Some of this this was one refugee camp that was on top of a mountain there's a Lebanese businessman, he has a land

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he what he did was what he did was that he touched land of his he just said until the refugees needed that's it for the sake of Allah He gave his whole land and his his made his made us like a small Masjid in the basil rundown places. And land is a land like trees. It's like a mountain. So we saw like, we went to one room. It's just there's there's a there's a woman and she's got three kids just one room. The camp is like,

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she steeped in just one room and her children's deep on the other mattress and other one second one sleep center. The third one sleeps here. And that's it. They have to use the public one year to go to the toilet, etc. We asked tell me we did some, you know, interviews, talking, have some clarification on this phone. I have some pictures and videos that we took on we sat with a lot of orphans. There was one girl her name I remember this name. She was like six, seven years old. And it was quite touching. Because there was about seven or eight of us brothers. There's some brothers who came from Ireland and there was some one or two from Italy as well. A couple of from UK. So one of

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the brothers this father mother both have been martyred. So she's an orphan like from both sides. Imagine, no father, no mother was really touching because as soon as we came, she's such a cute, you know, girl, six years old, she held the hand of one of the brothers who came with us. And this brother, you know, carried on walking with her everywhere there for about half an hour, distributing some aid, etc. But at the end, she just wouldn't leave him. She just wouldn't leave. Now we were we were leaving. We're going to say back in our van and returning. And she said no. And then she just grabbed hold of him. And then so he picked her up and she just like hugging him hugging him. And

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then so then everybody said, Come on, like I should just like really hold his No, no. And then she says in Arabic, he didn't understand. He didn't know Arabic. So she said I was standing there. And she said to me, No, don't. Don't leave me. So he's asking me What is she saying? And I said, you know, she said, Don't leave me don't have me go take me with you.

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This is a girl who didn't have a father or a mother like she has been living in this place. You know, probably the first time a fatherly male figure gave her that much warmth for love since her father passed away. And that's where she felt that you know, she needed. I actually told his brother I said and he actually himself and he was quite moved himself that happened to him. I mean, imagine I mean, we were all moved, he himself was really moved.

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The rest of the day he was very quiet. And so I actually told him I said, You know what I think really seriously think about

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adopting this guy. And he was saying that he I'm thinking the same so he's inshallah looking into adopting her and maybe

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As possibility of if that's possible for people here I mean we should really think of there's so many of these orphans those especially whose fathers mothers both passed away and there's so many where the father's dead I mean that's so many so many widows we saw so many sisters we've got four kids four children five children that's it you know no no husband nothing just living with in the in the camp in the tent

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and just basic Bare Necessities being fulfilled

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so it's quite quite bad the situation in these camps and I'm sure the same as in the Turkish camps as well and you know and they are being tested and

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make dua for them do whatever you can help everything met every small help that we can offer. You know, matters it's you know, when we give them boxes, you could see they were really happy that you know, for a week they could eat something they can they have some a blanket or they have this or this food or sugar or whatever, you know, anything we took

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a group of kids to,

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I think this was planned from beforehand with this charity to give everybody a pair of

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clothing so one shoes, one trousers, one shirt or whatever, and you know, like one of the major shops that took him from the camp, they all stood in line and then everybody was being given and they were so happy that you know, they've got a pair of shoes may have costed like 1520 pounds or 30 or 40 pounds for one person. So things like that, you know, we can help inshallah and hopefully inshallah these people will be returning quickly back to the land of Syria victorious inshallah. Inshallah I

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can't take any questions from the audience please.

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Any questions from either the brothers and sisters

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if the question

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Yeah, good yeah sisters some

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these all from the sisters

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I can I can read them short notes.

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Just just open up the formula I'll just have a look

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these are all from Cisco sisters. So brothers have no questions at the moment. They're not good.

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Okay, let's see which one the shorter ones first maybe.

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Okay, does Commodore Salah exist if you miss a Salah you might you make it up by bringing the Salah as Casasola. Yeah. You see that? The issue is that if somebody, first of all, the salah should not be missed, of course.

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When you look at the Hadith, there's only whenever missing prayers mentioned, it's only been mentioned in the context of forgetting oversleeping So the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says whoever oversleep or forgets then for use Allah either Zakharova

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if someone forgot, and then suddenly he remembered it even time went then pray as soon as you remember, Inshallah, you won't be sinful. And you make God because God Allah means to pray out of its time. And someone overslept. You despite trying but overslept and you woke up and the sun is risen. So you pray it you may cut off that vision. So the Hadith only talks about that because deliberate talk missing was like, unheard off or unseen and is deliberate Miss missing of prayer is unheard of for a Muslim. That's why you don't even it's not even mentioned that's like, Okay, if you're a Muslim you not gonna deliberately miss it. There's only two ways you could miss it. And

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that's why one opinion of the Imams like Imam Muhammad been humble was that whoever and this is based on a hadith Mundaka salata, Muda, Ahmed and vodka whoever misses prayer deliberately leaves Islam becomes Kapha. So Mr. Muhammad been humbled, Radi Allahu Anhu took this literally and he said yes, if somebody misses a prayer deliberately, yes, out of the fall of Islam, which means that the shahada has to be renewed, the marriage has broken, whatever, whatever, everything's gone. Okay. That is a strict opinion. Most people don't follow the humbly

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school some may do the majority opinion, which is the majority of this ummah, which is the Maliki opinion, the chef opinion and the Hanafi one which many Asians Muslims from the subcontinent follow Turkish people follow, and most others as well, maybe about good 85% of the Mujahideen, moms of the soma from the Taliban in time till you know the latter times they said no, this hadith is not to be taken literally. This shows severity it could be means it's very close to cover. You could indeed lead you to go for one day you will leave Islam etc, etc. There's like loads of interpretations of it. This is I'm just giving you the crux of it. This is discussed in books and books and hundreds of

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pages. But

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anyway, I

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Um, even if it's deliberately you still remain a Muslim.

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Like the Hadith says that Muslim money liars and Zanni Hina USD will hormone me when someone's committing Zina. When someone's stealing they're not a Muslim that don't remain a believer. Okay, so that doesn't literally mean that you've left. Meaning a Muslim doesn't do something like this.

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Like there's a hadith says La Iman Aluma la Adela. Whoever doesn't have promise has no iman. That means that every time you break a promise, you become a golfer. Now, there's lots of Hadith like that.

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So, anyway,

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therefore, even if deliberate listening has taken place, the mainstream majority opinion is that yes, you made a mistake, and that is called coda is like you have to make up for it some time in your life. If it's like somebody makes Toba and says, I want to start praying from today and I've missed 10 years of prayers then inshallah start you don't have to get them all done in one day, or in one month or one year maybe 10 years prayers takes 10 years. Just everyday is one prayer as long as we start then inshallah Allah will you know if you die and before trying to complete them then inshallah hopefully Allah will forgive us. But we need to at least start in an whatever pray all the

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praise that we missed. You know, we pray you don't need a specific Hadith questions as to if there's authentic and you know, you don't need this specific Hadith that whoever

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did not pray and there might be one, you know, whoever did not pray, prayed, but the ones in the hadith is talking about, like I said, Whoever remembers it, then you pray that is called Kadar to those and Buhari and Muslim. He said the issue is some people have have this opinion that you don't have to because

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you become a golfer. So if you're acquainted a humbly Madhab that 10% opinion of the Ummah Mr. Mahadevan, humble, and one or two other Mr. Imams? You missed one prayer deliberately, you've left the fold of Islam. So when you become a kafir, and then you come back in Islam, and then because you're a golfer, when everything's gone, then you don't have to make other you might seem as easy opinion, but you know why you want to be a human to be a one moment as a golfer and then number two, even your new car's gone as well. You're you're divorced. Now. You know, you have to get married again. You might not have to do QA because you became a kafir I became a Muslim again, but your

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marriage was gone as well. Now you have to renew any car maybe your wife doesn't want to marry you now see you later you know? So

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you just can't say okay, no, you know just I don't I'm not gonna I don't have to pray so everything comes if somebody is following that opinion, then you follow it in its totality. You can't pick and choose like okay no problem by the marriage but I have to pray and this you know, this is all just making mockery out of the religion. So if somebody follows that opinion by all means, Imam then humbler the Allahu I know one of the great Imams of this OMA wanted to add is a very strong opinion following someone doesn't follow that which is a majority opinion and both have evidences these are all these are hard issues books have been written on it both inshallah acceptable according to Allah

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but you stick with one basically, if someone follows the other opinion then yes, you didn't become a Kaffir and hence you you you know have to make up for them. When you when you can whenever inshallah

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okay, how you make it up just start like if someone has 10 years of virtual press then just pray one virtual a day to a day when you make an intention just say oh Allah or in your mind you just make an intention from all the future the first one that I missed and pray that one every time you say the first one is always the first one and just make a calculation how many there are 365 Or how many Islamic

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days a year or whatever you know just make a calculation 10 years X amount of 1000 soldiers this many 1000 Laura these many you know mother ribs and then just write them down

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and also the scholars say that if you can't make them up sorry, will you if somebody died and they did not make it up then you have to pay per video for the fast as well as

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what you call it

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for prayers you have to get video

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videos like approximately like a pound for each fast and for each prayers of five prayers a day five pounds per day so if somebody passed away and they were unable to finish it then the remainder the I mean whilst you're alive you can't do that

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definitely not what other like alright today after he has a pound Celia I need to go I need to go and Washington painterly

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okay that's another problem World Cup in the month of Ramadan. It's gonna be a big test that's that's the test you know, that's Toccoa NASA so anyway, if somebody tried but then they were unable to then just make her like a will in the will tell you family members that from my money, just give her give this much video videos for fasting as well as

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for prayers. Okay, this is some of these things you might not find explicit Hadith because a lot of people ask this and it's good to ask not a problem. But these things are deduced. Like you're not going to have every scenario Hadith for it.

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otherwise you would have the Quran would be you know 20 volumes so you won't have you know a 1012 20 regatta we will have 100 ricotta we because there's so much Quran to read every scenario you this is what the Mujahideen moms have done over 1000s of years. Right for example, Farah now you know, Farah Farah is what? If someone starts fast and deliberately? What do they do? They break it. Now there's different ways of deliberate breaking.

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How do you deliberately break it? Tell me one way, eating. Tell me another way.

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No, no, no, no, the things that real. No, no, the things that break your fast three things break your fast food. He said eating said drinking and he said sexual intimacy three ways. A man could do that. Or a woman could do that. So that makes six ways. A man eating or a woman eating a man drinking or a woman drinking a man, husband, intimacy with the wife or the wife. Now you need six habits. There's only one Hadith. You don't have six Hadith. There was one, I think was a man or a woman or it's a man, a man who committed who actually had intimate relations, sexual relations with his wife in the month of Ramadan, whilst fasting. So the messenger Salallahu Alaihe. Salam said

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because you started and you broke your fast, you have to make a Farah which is 60 fasts. Now, there's one Imam this he misunderstood, does not for the four months but one of the Imams. He said if a woman if a husband wife have sexual relations, only the husband has to do care for another woman. Because the hadith is only a man

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and kuffaar is only for sexual relations and only a man if someone ate Noca Farah a man ate Noca for a woman Ah no kuffaar A man drank Naga Farah woman drank Naka Farah, a woman intimacy Nakahara only a man intimacy out of the six situations whereas the rest of the mass and all six ways you have to do kuffaar Because you would have six bodies of difficulty use your brain you know you this is what you call you know, extracting and you know, deducing so these issues you know sometimes people say is there a hadith for this brother there's people have discussed this and there's 200 pages on this. You know how it doesn't doesn't work like this, that you find this explicit Hadith for everything

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anyway, this is a lengthy topic and I don't have that let's quickly go through some of the questions Who are the best person we can feed during Ramadan Iftar who are the best person to give this a call to the poor and needy, the most needy if you can send some money to for the people of Syria and taken to Iftar Inshallah,

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you don't have to just restrict yourself you can divide and separate so let's give a bit to people in your locality, your relatives, some poor orphans, to Syria to Africa to subcontinent there's people of need everywhere

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was Moses and the third of the

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oh, okay, the wood here qurbani meat meet which is sacrificed again, whatever you think is more needed inshallah you see there's nothing specifically prescribed that it must be here must be there. Family, friends poor all of these are men mentioned. Inshallah, wherever you have a class, you'll get the most reward. You know, normally I say, wherever you have the most sensitivity. So if you think we're giving to family members, your class levels will be lower. Because they'll praise you and sending it to Syria. Well, nobody knows your class levels will be greater than do that. So judge on where you think because the weight of the action is the reward is based on the weight and the

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weight is gained by weight is gained by but eating overeating it can be gained by overeating, but weight is gained by sincerity exclusively for Allah. So doing things where less people will know and using that it's ultimately you've reread it sincere for the sake of Allah. So inshallah that's where you get the most reward

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quickly on times

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655 What is the punishment for drinking alcohol question

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okay, there's no punishment. You asking in England, there's no punishment. You just repent to Allah and you know, there's no punishment.

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There's no there is punishment, but there's no specific we don't you know, normally people ask what's punishment for this? What punishment? Forget what punishment just know there is punishment. Don't think about what the punishment is thinking who's going to punish you who we are displeasing. That's why some scholars say don't look at the sin. Look at who you are. Disobeying

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imagine in the Hellfire one punishment is a fire of hell. The other one is a snake Scorpion biting you. Who cares? I mean, what's the difference? You know? Okay, I can take the snake when other fire how are we going to decide, you know, is that why we need to know what we don't we shouldn't ask what punishment

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Allah is displeased Allah forgives we we make mistakes we make Toba drinking alcohol there is a punishment from Allah Allah is this please but you know there's someone's asking for this life here there's no punishment there's no specific punishment and there's no you don't need to in the world you don't need to get punished to be forgiven

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as a new Muslim since five months mashallah make dua for us whoever your brother or sister I will be it will be my first Ramadan Barak broke very very good if I break my fast is Allah

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will be more

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okay anytime yeah okay if I break my fast

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okay. Yeah the wording Allah will Allah be more comprehensive but

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I mean if you if you're trying to ask that you will love be more like compassionate or the rules are relaxed for you in sha Allah, you know, not a problem. It's your first one. If you do break it or whatever, like look, you know, the alcohol prohibition was done gradually. We have to understand this. The type of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam you know alcohol the arrows we're accustomed to drinking alcohol like like you know, you've never seen it you know some some some of today's alcohol consumption cultures are nowhere close to the Joe Hillier times, they had different you know, we think just whiskey brandy and you know, one or two names, they had like 200 300 names,

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and three 400 different types of bottles and all sorts, they enjoyed their alcohol, you know, consumption, today's culture is any culture is nothing compared to, but Allah slowly, gradually, you know, slowly, slowly, slowly, slowly, slowly, so therefore, yes, if it's your first Ramadan, if you think you can't, then oh, you start, I would suggest that look, if you the main things that we want to avoid sins, but in terms of fasting, don't say I can't fast start it.

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And if you're finding it, you're really struggling,

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then you can't conclude it or finish it, then shut this break in and then afterwards, remember, but then afterwards, later on, you'll have to make up for them.

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You know, in later on in Sharla, when you get more used to it,

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for those of you who are used to go to work is okay to close the fast or to 111, which is the time of budget at the moment.

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If the first time is 111, that's the time when you do close the first

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there's a difference of opinion here but the person is asking that if the close if you're following that, I mean, if you're asking about the timings, etc. I mean there's two whatever timings whichever one you follow, but normally whichever time or Fajr beginning you follow that's the time of ending a fast you can't take fasting from one time and flagella you can pray for general one and then stop eating or three.

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to incent This is everyone, there's no difference opinion about this. No Muslim fasting starts sorry, you stop eating when you put your time begins whenever there is 111 131 40 to 30, whatever. But this is agreed upon Fudger time starts that's when you're fasting starts eating ends when Fajr starts that's given 100% Nobody disagrees with this. That's because virtuous that's clear in the Quran.

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title, title of your channel headloss once it starts from true Dawn, now yeah, there's a difference of opinion when that is.

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Okay, the 115 or 111 time in less than 119. That's the one that we follow in majority. And in last about 90% of the Muslims follow that time. 119 time, I'm actually thinking I don't I've not had time to do a small YouTube video, like 10 minutes to simplify this issue. Just to explain what this is about these degrees and this time on why there's a difference.

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Hopefully, if I can get some time shall, because lots of people asked in a simple the most simple of ways to explain. But anyway, if you follow that, then you follow that you have to stop eating. And yeah, you can do that you stopped eating and then pray Fudger and you can go to sleep

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or do we have to close that three, but it depends which one you're following. If you fall in three, then you can carry on eating and Fajr doesn't start that till that either way. Furniture and eating ending and fresher beginning happens at the same time whether you take the first one or you take the second one. Okay, but that's happens. You can't say eating till here and Fudger there or whatever. Because you can't pray Fudger and eat after fajr that's never happened ever. That could can't happen. That's just yourself. Okay, last question.

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From now until 29th to two same question. Unfortunately I do not come in. So how should we last time that video came in? I mean, that's the one that that's the one I follow. And so just follow whatever locally people put them in sha Allah may Allah grant. Okay, is any more question just before we wrap up? Any questions from the brothers?

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Brothers, no everything or the very

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need a whole talk on veba? Really Reba is very lengthy. Maybe you need a good one one and a half hours discussion on LIBOR. But basically he needs to talk about your fellow Muslim Brothers has to follow anyone, anyone, even non Muslims to talk about them negatively behind their back in their absence in a way that if they were in front of you, they would feel upset.

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That's basically

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so that's the definition. Now, there are exceptions. There's about six exceptions when riba may be permissible there are six but that's a lengthy topic. Each one requires length you know, lengthy discussion exception number one and when it's permissible, but generally this is what it is and we have to avoid you know, make sure we don't talk about about anyone shallow. I just got one more question if that's okay. Right, the end was that you talked about the different ingredients, or like the toppings like Quran and various other stuff. I don't know if you just spend just just two minutes just given the importance of the Quran during Ramadan. I did I did mention I think briefly

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but yes, of course, Quran has a strong connection with Ramadan, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would you know rewatch revise the Quran With Jabra alpsp upon him in Ramadan, most of the early Imams they would stop everything in Ramadan even stop teaching Hadith and things like that and just recite Quran. So yeah, it's very important. We should try to as best but with difficulty the ball reflection thought it's not just about quantity that I've just finished here that I'm talking about.

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Darlene I mean when I was gonna Jane naughty one,

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one, how many items it's not all about that it's about. It's about the time spent, not how much you read but the time spent. You might spend one hour reciting five pages and half an hour reciting 20 pages so it's the time with reflection with for tweeted read with understanding. So that's very important. I actually in the sales department I forgot one thing I just want them to do. We just mentioned that which is eating halal. Eating Halal is very important always but at least in Ramadan, brothers and sisters at least your soul and our so hold on our Iftar should be with Hala at least and Amudha and halal doesn't mean just the ingredients but also the income if someone's job is haram

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then at least in Ramadan, don't go to the job. Or if you need to then just take a loan and just provide the food in the home with Halal income if someone's involved in interest and arriba and those kinds of jobs where the income is haram then at least in Ramadan, say I'm not going to use this income to feed me myself and family take a loan from somewhere and you know use that money to buy food for Iftar you know we should

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open our first one halal food inshallah because halal food is not just ingredients, it's even the money that we use to purchase the food.

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So thank you very much to the sheikh for giving us an excellent talk. We're done no more questions.

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So that's the end of the program insha Allah

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just a reminder that the next talk in the Get Ready for Ramadan series is next Saturday, same place, same time inshallah. Next week's talk is on the leaflet time management in Ramadan by having a look at how the people of the past so used to spend their Ramadan. So again, please tell your friends and family about it in sha Allah and inshallah we'll see you next week.

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