Do You Worship Allah or Worship Ramadan?
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My dear brothers and sisters in Islam,
today is the last Friday of this blessed month of Ramadan. Just a few weeks ago, we were awaiting eagerly the arrival of this blessed guest of this noble and sacred month of Ramadan. The month that we know that we have studied that we have been educated that the Quran was revealed in shadow Ramadan and the winzeler feel for the month in which we have 10 blessed nights, the month that encapsulates Laila to record the night of power at night that is better than 1000 months 30,000 nights panela we have
what in my part of the world one more day and other parts of the world tomorrow could be
so many brothers and sisters in Islam for today's virtual hotbar remind?
I would like to touch on what after the month of Ramadan
because this month, just like any other season, it is coming to an end. And our maker he describes this season this cry this month, I am America do the
numbered days a limited number of days.
So now the question is given that the month of Ramadan is leaving us, we are going to emerge as better individuals having turned over new leaves, or are we simply going to go back to our old ways, the pious people of the past the scholars of the past, they educate us they teach us that it is from the signs of the acceptance of a deed that your condition improves to the better after having performed the deed.
Your condition from how it was before performing the deed it improves. So we were upon a condition before the month of Ramadan. The month of Ramadan came we perform the good deeds during the month of Ramadan we strove extremely hard during the month of Ramadan to try and do as many good deeds as possible. And now that the month of Ramadan is leaving us, we pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses us to attend many more months of Ramadan in the future. But from the signs of acceptance in regards to the month of Ramadan indeed, in regards to the deeds performed during the month of Ramadan is that after the month of Ramadan, we are upon a better condition in regards to our
relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala in regards to our relationship with the teachings of the deen with the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah of the prophets that ultimately it was said.
Unfortunately, some of us were actually sad with the arrival of the month of Ramadan. Some of us was sad with the coming of the month of Ramadan. Why? Because such individuals were depressed, they were sad that they're not going to be able to continue the sins that they were upon. Because they felt it would be cumbersome it would be very inconvenient for them during the month of Ramadan. So you have individuals who are happy with the going of the month of Ramadan who are sad with the coming of the month of Ramadan May Allah protect us male or not make us from such individuals. May Allah make us of individuals make us of those individuals who eagerly await the month of Ramadan and who are
saddened by the leaving of the month of Ramadan. This beautiful and noble monk filled with blessings Han on that
because this is this is of utmost importance. Many brothers and sisters in Islam because at the end of the day, this month of Ramadan.
It is an opportunity a season for us to train ourselves to continue even after the month of Ramadan. That's the whole point of the month of Ramadan. Not that we
sanctify and glorify and exalt the month of Ramadan and when the month of Ramadan leaves us we will go back to our old ways. You know I'm not even humble or him Allah was asked about the individuals who when the month of Ramadan comes about, they strive hard they do good deeds. They mend their ways they stay away from sin they strive to perform things that please Allah subhanho wa Taala they strive to say stay away from things that displease Elias Virgil, but after the month of Ramadan is gone, they go back to the old ways they disregard the good deeds that they were indulging in and they go on to you know, fall into the traps of sin and the abyss of sin the the darkness of sin May
Allah protect us. And you know what Mr. Medina Hamble Rahim Allah His response was in this regard. His response was how to be less hula er Oh bad Ramadan. When a sewer Oh bad Delhi Robbie Ramadan. His response was the hours will be less such individuals they are the worshippers of Ramadan, they are the worshipers of the month of Ramadan. They are not the worshipers of the robe of Ramadan. They are not the worshipers of the lord of Ramadan. Why because their sanctity is towards Ramadan, not Allah. So them turning over a new leaf is because Ramadan has come about they didn't do it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and that is why now that Ramadan has left, they are good ways have
left as well and they have gone back to their old ways May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. You see Elijah he says in the Noble Quran and sort of too sharp for either ferrata fansub
he, as he says, so when you further for after, when you're finished one good deed from sub, then you know stand up as in begin and as a good deed. So once you're done with one good deed, you move on to the next good deed. So now that you have come to the end of the month of Ramadan, it doesn't mean that you take a break from your good deeds, it doesn't mean that you now go back to your old ways and and fall prey to the traps of shape and the traps of the devil. So now that the month of Ramadan is over, you need to ensure that the good practices the structure, the structure that you brought in during the month of Ramadan, in terms of good deeds, in terms of getting closer to Allah subhanho wa
Taala in terms of seeking knowledge in terms of your generosity in terms of the charity, all of this should continue.
So in terms of continuing it many brothers and sisters in Islam, you should start off with the six facets of all while
it is highly recommended to fast six days of the month of Shadwell after completing the fast of Ramadan. We have the Hadith that has been recorded with the book of Mr. Muslim or Mr. hollom Abu eWb or the one who he reposted the Messenger of Allah Allah Allah Islam is reputed to have said man sama Rama Ivana thumbor at the Bat who sit them in show world Cana Cassie Ahmed, whoever first the month of Ramadan whoever completes the month of Ramadan, the first of the month of Ramadan and then follows it so Baron who sit them in Shawwal and then follows it with six days from the month of shovel shovel is the month after Ramadan. It is it will be as if He fasted Cassia midday, it will be
as if He fasted the entire year, the entire year. Now, the reasoning behind this many brothers and sisters in Islam is because Allah subhanho wa Taala he multiplies sincere good deeds by 10 or more. There is a multiplication factor when it comes to good deeds. It's multiplied by Allah subhanho wa Taala the most generous lot if you are personally alone, one who might report to have said that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam said in Allaha, catchable Hassan it was said yet, Indeed, Allah has recorded good and evil deeds, and he made them clear. Whoever intends to perform a good deed but does not do it. There's only the intention to do it, he has not done it yet. Allah will record it as
a complete good deed for that individual, allow us to look at the generosity and the magnanimous nature of our maker, if he intends to do it, and if he does it, so the intention is there and then he goes on to do the good deed, a law the Almighty will record it as 10 good deeds, and there's a multiplication factor where it can go up to 700 times as much or even more, that's in the hands of a lie surgeon.
On the other hand, if he intends to do an evil D, there is an intention.
He has intended to do something bad
to do something evil, and he does not do it. He only has intended to do it. He intends to do something bad but he does not end up doing it. Allah will record it for him
not as an evil deed as well.
One complete good deed.
He intends to do an evil deed, but he doesn't end up doing it.
He stays away from it. Now it is recorded for him as one complete good deed. If he intends and goes on to do it if he does it, if he indulges in the evil deed indulges in the sin, a log will record it for him as a single evil D. And this particular narration is recorded in the book of Imam Al Bukhari, or I'ma hold light is an authentic narration. So
based on this calculation, the 30 days of Ramadan, okay, 30 days of the month of Ramadan, and six days of show URL will equal because there's a multiplication factor where you multiply it by 10. So it will equal 360 days of fasting or about one year. And this understanding this calculation is confirmed by another author authentic narration of the prophets that allow anybody to send them where he is reported to have said, cry Ravana be ashati assure that the first thing of the month of Ramadan is like 10 months of fasting and the fasting of six days of Shadwell is like two months of fasting. Thus they are like fasting for a year and this hadith is recorded in the book of Imam a bit
of hoceima rahima Hola. Fasting, the month of Ramadan is like 10 months of fasting,
that today's is like 10 months of fasting and fasting six days of showare is like two months of fasting. Thus they are like fasting for one entire year. So having said that, let's discuss a few rulings in regards to these six fasts. Now, if you have called ball fasts, in other words, you let's say due to a valid reason, perhaps you were traveling, or maybe you fell ill, and you missed a few fasts. Let's say you missed a week's fast from the month of Ramadan. Now, it is upon you to first finish making up the missed fasts before you go on too fast. The six facts of shot one, and this understanding is deduced from the Hadith of the Prophet Elijah where he is reputed to have said, Man
sama Ramadan. In other words, whoever fasts the complete month of Ramadan and then follows it with six fasts. Now if you missed one week from the month of Ramadan, you have not fasted the complete month of Ramadan so first what is upon you is to finish the month of Ramadan to make up the missed fast of the month of Ramadan, and then you can go on to fast the six days of chawan. So in terms of now fasting, the six days of show Well, you can start fasting the six days of show well from the second day of the month of chawan. Why? Because it is not permissible for you to fast during the first day of show well because the first day of show well is the day of eat so it is not permissible
for you to fast on the day of eat. So from the second day of the month of show while you can fast the six days at any time during the month of sharp one. You have the entire month of Shadwell to fast the sixth, the six first of the month of chawan.
Now in regards to making up missed fast, the only exception made by scholars is in regards to the woman who missed fasts during the month of Ramadan because of her being on her period. And now that the month of Shadwell has come about, she is busy with fulfilling her rights in regards to her husband. In regards to her children, she is busy with household shows. And now if she has to make up let's say,
seven days or 10 days of fasts because of having missed it in the month of Ramadan due to a valid reason, obviously, it might end up in her being inconvenienced and the month of show while passing by. So therefore an exception has been made in regards to her where she is able to prioritize the six fasts of chawan and then go on to make up the missed fast of the month of Ramadan that she missed due to a valid reason across the year at her convenience, inshallah before the next month of Ramadan comes about. Now, in regards to the six fasts of sure what they are considered soon Fs they are not obligatory like the first of the month of Ramadan. So now we have an understanding in
regards to Suna fasts, that
the intention for the sooner fast or the fast generally speaking, can be enacted even halfway during the day. Now let's say for example,
you wake up
and after praying your Serato fudger etc. And the day passes by, say at round 10 or 11 o'clock. You think that you know what? I haven't eaten anything since morning since fudger. So
Now that I haven't eaten anything, and it's almost 910 o'clock and if you feel like fasting that day, not the obligatory fast, you remember the obligatory fast, the intention has to be placed during the night.
The sooner fast, you can place it during the day, and your fast will be accepted as long as you have not indulged in something that would break your fast. Now after having breakfast in the morning, you can't intend to fast that day. Now we have this from the teachings of the prophets lie Selim. There's a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he wants to goes home
in the morning, and he asks his wife as to whether there's any food to eat. And the response is that there's no food at home. So panela the prophetic household, think about our refrigerators and our, our our
kitchens and our pantry cupboards, Subhan Allah, there, they're stacked our shelves, they're stacked with food, but the household of the professor is no food for breakfast. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam The minute he gets the response, that there is no food, he says, Okay, if that is the case, then I intend to fast. So he enacted the intention to fast during the day. So based on this, the understanding is that you can enact the intention to fast anytime during the day, as long as you have not eaten something or indulge in something that would be considered as a nullifier of your fast but bear in mind, that your reward only begins from the time you enact your fast. So let's say
that you intend to fast at about 10 o'clock or 11am in the morning, then your reward for that day is Nashville optional fast is from 10 o'clock in the morning or from 11 in the morning until sun set in comparison to you know, keeping it to the night itself where your reward would begin from fudger.
Now, this is only applicable for natural fasts for optional fasts and it is not applicable for the obligatory fast.
Now Can this be done for the six fasts of chawan
Scott is going to explain many brothers and sisters in Islam, the four the six fasts
to be completed, you need to fast six entire days from the month of Shabbat. Therefore, you have one school of thought that states that no, it is not permissible for you to enact the intention midday or halfway during the day, because you need to fast the entire day, entire six days by enacting the intention halfway it will not be considered as an entire day thereby it will not total up to six complete days. But there are other schools of thought that go on to say that no, you can enact the intention halfway during the day because this too is considered as soon as as it comes under the NFL. And so now fast personally, we feel that it is best that the intention be placed during the
night itself to ensure insha Allah number one, avoid the difference of opinion and to inshallah ensure that you secure full rewards in regards to the six fasts of Chevelle from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, having discussed the six fasts, we should also be very careful in regards to our relationship with the Koran to ensure that we continue our recitation of the Quran and the spending of time with the Quran with the words of our maker even after the month of Ramadan. Because generally speaking to the month of Ramadan, we tend to see ourselves
getting closer to the Quran. We strive to read as much from the Quran as possible, we try to read at least one juice every single day or maybe even three juice every single day. But then right after the month of Ramadan, the Koran goes back to the mental piece. That should not be the case. It shouldn't be the case where the last portion of the Quran that you read was during the month of Ramadan, and then you wait till the next Ramadan to come about to start reading the Quran again, no, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us the whole point of the month of Ramadan is to train us during the remaining 11 months. So now that you've trained yourself, you've disciplined yourself. You're
brought about a certain structure
you know, into your life into your life through the month of Ramadan, it's important that you continue it. Just imagine if you were to bring if you were to adopt a certain a healthy lifestyle, where you eat clean, you incorporate activity you incorporate,
you know, fitness related activities into your lifestyle. And you do it in a beautiful manner for one month. And then when that month leaves, you go back to your old ways of you know, just eating whatever and being sluggish and lazy. No activity nothing. What is the point of that one month then you yourself can see that
it's not logical. There's no point
Because that entire one month, the hard work that you put during that one month is going to go down the drain. If you go back to your old ways, so the whole point of the month of Ramadan is to discipline you is to serve as the spiritual boot camp to ensure that you bring in this structure, the sense of discipline that you continue on throughout the year. So in regards to the Quran, we know the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he informs us in regards to the reading of the Quran, whoever reads a letter from the book of Allah had his record book of Mr. Timothy, he will receive one good deeds, he will receive one good deed up to 10 good deeds. So basically the understanding here is
that for each letter, you get 10 rewards from Allah Subhana which is 10 rewards for each letter. So during the month of Ramadan, we were accruing colossal rewards from our maker. So let that continue my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, perhaps during the month of Ramadan, you were referring to the translation of the Quran, you were studying the Tafseer of the Koran and and the scholars that you trust. Now at this juncture, it's very, very important that you continue, he says handler during the month of Ramadan, he had many individuals tuning into our lectures, listening to the talks and the classes, this needs to continue even after Ramadan.
That's when you're going to really reap the benefits. The spiritual benefits in sha Allah Allah. Likewise, the training that you received during the month of Ramadan in regards to your tongue, in regards to your limbs in regards to faculties. You see, we we know of individuals who do in the month of Ramadan
they're very careful with the words that they utter.
But outside of the month of Ramadan, they're very careless, they go on to swear. They going to utter whatever comes
but ever slips out of their mouth. This shouldn't be the case during the month of Ramadan because you wanted to protect your fast in the saw him. You've learned from the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam that you're not supposed to get into arguments, then you're not supposed to get into fights. And you're not supposed to, you know, talk obscene language, you control your tongue. You control your eyes, you don't look towards things that displease Allah. You don't let your ears indulge in things that displease Allah, you do not let your tongue indulge because all these limbs you want all these limbs too fast. And then one month of training now it needs to spill on to the
remaining months from the year where you must ensure that you control your tongue.
We know the teachings of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam the general teachings that tell us that if you don't have something good to say and then let that individual remain
silent when kinda you know Billa he will You're the one who believes in Allah and the Last Day fully upon higher and earlier smoke let him speak a good word or remain silent.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to restrict our limbs from indulging in things that displease omega subhanho wa Taala.
We know of the month of Ramadan as being a month where Allah subhanho wa Taala were the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he tells us that whoever fasts during the month of Ramadan for mon sama who a man and watch the server, the one who fasts the month of Ramadan with faith and expecting reward, he will be rid of sins like the day he was gone from his mother. So if you are wondering what kind of Ramadan he raises your sins, obliterates your sins and gives you this brand new slate it is the month of Ramadan. The trains you in such a way that you continue with the goodness with the good deeds even after the month of Ramadan. When we look at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam our role model our educator, our teacher, he used to indulge in a bad outside of the month of Ramadan in such a beautiful way and it used to become enhanced during the month of Ramadan. We on the other hand, we don't indulge in any other outside of the month of Ramadan. And when the month of Ramadan comes about, we strive to do as many good deeds as possible and then with the last night of Ramadan, we go back to our old ways and Allah take Serato bitter for example, during the month of Ramadan, we gave it a lot of importance. We strove hard to ensure that we pray Our slothful bitter, we pray Our SATA tarawih. So basically we will press water Asia and then our tarawih and then with
and then parallel all of these prayers during the night. So now that it is going to be after the month of Ramadan it is ensure that we protect our salatu
salam ala with
a prayer that was beloved to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. For example, if you look at the
hadith of Abdullah bin Laden one, the notion goes along the lines of these words he mentions that one night he spent the night with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam the Prophet gets up okay. And this is not them during the month of Ramadan the Prophet used to you see for us when we think of them when you think of them, Alain
What comes to our minds is Oh yeah. Tamerlane during the month of Ramadan. tiamo Lail My dear brothers and sisters in Islam is throughout the year throughout the night prayer. So the prophets Allah, Allah Islam now he gets up to pray. And this young companion he was a young boy. He goes and stands by the prophets of Allah Islam and he stands on to his left the prophets Allah Allah is in a very lovingly, the beautiful educator, he holds him by the year and brings him around towards the right towards the right of the professor land Islam. I envy this youngster getting to pray next to the messengers for a long while you were you were sending me my mother, my father and myself be
ransomed and sacrificed for the Prophet sallallahu Wylie when he was in him. Now he plays next to the Prophet, the prophet starts the prayer. And he starts to read
Surah Baqarah Subhan Allah, you and I, we would quickly run the sort of the NES, we will pick them out quickly run do not that I'm saying that it is wrong to read through the NES. But we make it a habit that we only return as a sort of inner outer inner coaster. We want to read the shortlist of Sutras, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam starts to read sort of Bukhara, so this young companion, he thinks, okay, the prophet is going to go down for ruku, after 100 ayat, perhaps But no, the prophet passes the 100 mark. Then he thinks maybe after 200, if the Prophet passes the 200 mark, then he thinks maybe after he finishes with the daka, the prophet finishes, sort of Baccarat
and now begins sutra, Baccarat, by the way is more than two Jews.
it spills on to the third Justin Caruso to Nevada, and then now he begins to Nyssa.
And then he thinks maybe after sort of cancer, and then he begins, sort of algebra one. And after these three surahs, the profit goes down for record, and he has lnt record. And then the record goes on. And this young companion, he goes on to say,
you know, I felt there was a bad thought inside me and what was this bad thoughts of hand Allah, the bad thought that he was feeling guilty about was he felt weak and he wanted to sit and pray because he couldn't keep up with the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam and he felt that to be bad, he was not intending that, you know, I need to leave the prayer and go I can't take it anymore. No, he felt it bad to sit whilst the Prophet was standing and praying. Allah Akbar, look, look, look at their zeal to get their enthusiasm. Look at the desire that they had to be in salam to be in the reading of the Quran to indulge in good deeds. So many brothers and sisters in Islam this should say serve
as an encouragement to ensure that we strive to do as many good deeds as possible inside the month of Ramadan and outside the month of Ramadan. So therefore, what after the month of Ramadan, strive to ensure that you do as many good deeds as possible, do not let go of your arm. Do not let go of your circle with Do not let go of your reading of the Quran. Do not let go of your study of the Quran. Do not let go of controlling your limbs, your tongue, your eyes, your ears, your hands, your feet, do not let go of your charity during the month of Ramadan you are giving a lot of charity Do not let go of it. And do not make it something exclusive only for the month of Ramadan. No, keep
spending my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, no one becomes poor by giving out in charity and the more you give a lot gives you back in return many many fold. So therefore, after the month of Ramadan, it has continued upon this new leaf that does not go back to our old ways. It has be conscious of our maker at a strive to please him at every turn that a stay away from things that displease Allah subhanho wa Taala we conclude this Friday a reminder by praying unto Eliza Virgil that he blesses us to see many more months of Ramadan in the future. And that he blesses us to strive in a productive way during the month of Ramadan, that he blesses us to attain many more later
two other many more nights of power in the in the future. May He blessed us with good health, may he remove this virus, may he bring about ease May he bring about healing May he bring about relief? May he take us to normalcy may He forgive us of our sins and just as our he united us here across these platforms virtually and digitally, may unite us in his lofty garden and may He bless us all with with with the lofty with the lofty companionship of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. With that I conclude this reminder. I mean I mean wha wha Yeah, and in hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen de como la Hydra was set at mahalo calm.