Make this Ramadan Count

Muiz Bukhary

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Jumu’ah sermon by Sheikh Muiz Bukhary on the 6th of June 2014 at the Wellawatte Jumu’ah Masjid, Colombo-6, Sri Lanka..

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa sallam Allah ashrafi lambier even more serene Nabina Wahhabi vena cava karate ru Nina Muhammad ibn Abdullah la vida. de vos hobby he of Lulu sala de vida de moda slim Amanda.

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all praise and thanks to Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala, who is our Creator, sustain and nourish protector and cure, may the choices of his blessings and salutations be upon our beloved Master Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his path with utmost sincerity until the day of

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all children of Adam. First and foremost, I admonish myself and then all of y'all who are present here to adopt life of taqwa, for it is only through a life of taqwa can, I believe, attain success in this world, as well as the hereafter and that is to adopt the fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala and to be conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala during every single second of our lives, may Allah the Almighty make us all from the people of taqwa.

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Secondly, it is incumbent upon all of us to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for the numerous bounties that Allah the Almighty, our beloved maker has conferred upon us the numerous bounties even if we were to try and count those favors of a loss of a high net worth. We would fail to enumerate all of the failures of philosophy behind them, as he himself says in the noble core and

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do

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not so hard. If you were to try and enumerate the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala, you would not be able to encompass all of the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, the aroma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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the Nation of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is indeed a blessing.

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For all of us on hold oma, we keep constantly moving from virtue to another virtue, we keep moving from one Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala, to another Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon filmmaker, Allah, the Almighty Isaiah JAL, he created all of his creation, and then afterwards, he gave superiority, he gave virtue to some of his creation over others, as Allah Subhana Allah says in the noble Four

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Loko, Maya Sha,

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Allah subhanahu wa taala he can he creates what he was, what he wished, what he wishes, what he desires, why, and he chooses what He wills and what he desires of.

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Allah the Almighty created the heavens of us behind and what Allah created the heavens and allow the Almighty gave virtue to the seventh heaven, beauty to the proximity of that heaven to the outer shell of us behind the hood, upon which he ascended in a manner that befits His Majesty and His glory, gentlemen,

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Allah subhana wa tada created the melodica created the angels, all of the angels and then others behind them who Allah gave virtue to jabril alayhi salatu was Salam. He gave virtue to Mika

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alayhi salatu salam, he gave virtue to his Rafiq alayhi salatu was Salam. ala salatu salam who has been given the responsibility of the rains and the provisions is Rafi alayhi salatu salam who has been given the responsibility of blowing the trumpet, he has already placed the trumpet on his lips, waiting for the command of Hamas.

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To blow it to signify the commencement of the Day of Judgment. Allahu Akbar

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jabril alayhi salatu wa sallam was given superiority, oh all angels, Allah the Almighty made him up Angel. He is the angel responsible of bringing, bringing divine revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala to the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Allah the Almighty Creator Jelena. And then of course, Allah gave superiority gave virtue to general fear those over all other agenda, all other paradises.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala created mankind, Allah the Almighty, He created all of us, and then he gave superiority he gave virtue to the MBR AlLahi wa Salatu was salam to the Prophet alayhi wa Salatu was Salam. And from the profits from the MBR Hema salatu salam, O Allah the Almighty He gave virtue to the rustle to the messengers, Allen mo Salatu was Salam. And from the messengers, Allah subhanho wa Taala gave virtue gave superiority to the oral as the five special prophets and they were Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam new alayhi salatu salam Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam ala Moosa alayhi salatu wa salam, and Isa alayhi salatu was Salam. And from the orderlies, Allah subhana wa Tada. out

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of his infinite mercy, he gave virtue and superiority to two of them and he made

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his Helene. He made them his friends, and they were Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, and from the two great friends of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. Allah the Almighty gave, you gave superiority to our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, by making him the greatest prophet of all, and by making him the best of mankind.

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All of this is from the virtues from the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Likewise, my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, Allah the Almighty did not create all of time equal.

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Allah subhanahu wa taala attached word choose to some days over other days, to some months over other months to some nights over other nights, the best of days. According to the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is Friday is the day that you and I we are seated in.

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Lagos lm is reported to have said hydro Yeoman.

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Yeoman Juma that the best of days upon which the sun has risen is Friday. It was in this day, it was on this day that other man in salatu salam was created. And it was on this day that other Miley salatu salam was admitted entry into Jenna and also it was on this day that are the modern salatu salam was taken out of Jenna. From the man's mature respected elders and brothers in Islam, Allah the Almighty has attached so much of virtue and given preference to the month that we are rapidly heading towards the month of Ramadan.

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And now comes about the topic for today's sermon. Make this Ramadan count the topic for today's sermon in sha Allah will be make this Ramadan count money respected elders and brothers in Islam. The month that we are headed towards the blessed month of Ramadan is a month known as Sharon.

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It is known as the month of the Quran. It is known as shadow tarawih. It is the month of Dharavi it is known as shadow.

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It is known as the month of generosity and the month of spending it is known as shadow damage. It is known as the month of delay because most of us will be involved in night worship towards Allah subhanahu wa Tada. This is why Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was overjoyed when he was expecting Ramadan when the month of Ramadan was near Rasulullah sallallahu

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Who seldom used to be so overjoyed he used to be excited, waiting for the month of Ramadan.

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said

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Sharon Mubarak a month is coming towards y'all. The month of Ramadan, a blessed month.

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Allah Allah.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala has made obligatory upon all of your fasting in that month to

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the doors of the heavens will be opened in that month.

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The dose of jahannam will be slammed shut in that particular month.

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Many narrations and other narrations to it has been mentioned that the devil's will be locked up they will be chained and locked up.

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And in that blessed month in the month of Ramadan, there is a night there is a night

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it is better than 1000 months.

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There is one night that is better than 1000 months madhurima.

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Whoever is deprived from the blessings of that night, or that month is indeed the one who is utterly deprived. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from the ones who are deprived of the blessings of the month of Ramadan. I mean,

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a pious predecessors, they used to pray to Allah subhanho wa Taala very sincerely, very earnestly Allah give me a chance to attain the month of Ramadan the coming month of Ramadan before you take my life, Allah. Allah prolong my life so that I attained the coming month of Ramadan because the month of Ramadan is such a blessing month. Such a noble guest all of us we need to prepare ourselves starting from now it's not too late to welcome that noble guest who is headed our way above

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my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam. Have you ever thought about the virtue of attaining the month of Ramadan? Have you ever thought about the virtue of attaining the month of Ramadan Hadith is anybody imagine?

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isn't even imagine the Hadith goes along the lines of these words to men go to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam they go to the supervisor Nevada salah and they proclaim jasola law we wish to accept or embrace Islam to men embrace Islam on the same day from these two men, one of them used to exert himself excessively excessively in good deeds. He used to involve himself in jihad. He used to involve himself in that he used to exert himself more than the second individual and this first brother, he passes away as a Shaheen. He dies on the battlefield. He passes away as a Shaheed Amata the second individual he passes away A year later, after the first individual passed away as a

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Shaheed. Now

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as a hobby by the name of obey the law.

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He saw a dream.

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This is a long line, he saw a dream. In that dream he saw himself in front of the gates of Jenna Allahu Akbar.

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He saw a dream and he saw himself in front of the gates of Jenna, and he saw these two individuals, the one who passed away as a Shaheed and the other individual who passed away who died a normal death one year later, both of them were also in front of the gates of Jenna. While she was observing the scene, an angel comes out of Jenna and admits the second individual. The individual who passed a year later after the Shaheed the individual who died a normal death, he admits him first into Jenna and closes the gates and goes away. After a while, the angel comes back again and then admits the individual who passed away as a matter as a Shaheed Allahu Akbar. He goes in second and then he

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closes the gates and moves away.

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After some time the angel comes again and now faces called hora de la Juan and and informs called hora de la one. Yeah.

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Go back for your time has not come. You may go back because your time has not come the minute the angel said that.

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Pearl Harbor, woke up from his slumber from his sleep. And he was shocked at the dream that he witnessed. He goes about telling people because he's sharp, He's surprised. He ends up going and informing Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam about the dream of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam very calmly asks called Haro the wrong one.

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What is it that surprises you from the dream that you witnessed the long line who, because of his ardent desire, not because he was questioning the dream of questioning the decree of Oz behind him with

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his ardent desire was to find out what was the special deed that the second individual had done to make him intergender before Shaheed

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so he informs the sort of lights on the lawn Why don't you say to them as to in regard to why he was surprised now what we need to understand my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, that the status of a Shaheed is not ordinary, the rank of A Shaheed is not something ordinary, it is natural for the long run to be amazed because the daraga the rank of Russia, he is much much higher. So he was surprised as to how did the second individual go into gender before the Shaheed because a Shaheed

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is an individual who have lost behind a horse wa Taala blesses with six special traits, six special qualities. Number one,

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before the first drop of his blood, spills onto the ground, all of his sins will be forgiven, and he will be able to see his place in Genoa Allahu Akbar. trait number one, trait number two, there will be no punishment for the Shaheed in the grave. No other for him in his grave. Number three,

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he will not be scared he will not be terrified on the day even all of mankind will be terrified and will be running Helter Skelter. This man will become the Shaheed he will not be scared he will not be terrified.

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Russia he is a person who will be given a crown of honor on the Day of Judgment, trait number four, he will be given a crown of honor on the Day of Judgment, that crown will be so special, it would glitter and it would have jewels and gems in custard all around the crown. And just one from the crowd is more valuable than this whole world and all it contains

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trait number five, Allah Subhana Allah will bless him with the most beautiful of spouses he could ever imagine. This is quality number five, and the final trait is that he will be given the permission to intercede on the behalf of 70 of his family members to get them out of Jannah into Jenna Allah the Almighty will permit him to do that. But this is the daughter of a Shaheed so no wonder palheiro

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was surprised. He was amazed how come the second individual antigen before the Shaheed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then asks called harrovian Mohan Yamaha did not the second individual witness one whole year after the Shahid palheiro the other one replies in the affirmative, he says, but of course he

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did that individual, not witness another month of Ramadan.

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The law one replies by law, yes, of course.

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Then did that individual not pray this kind of a prayer did he not make such more than that individual palheiro the one who replies Bella yaroslava then Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam goes on to say along the lines of these words, that the difference between the Shaheed and the individual who stayed a year back who witnessed another month of Ramadan who involved himself in other acts of worship. The difference between these two individuals is like the heavens and the earth a law. My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, this narration should fill our hearts with hope. This month of Ramadan, make it count. Do the very best. be your best in this month of

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Ramadan. turn over a new leaf begin a new chapter. Turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala in sincere Toba before it's too late My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam because I wish to ask

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Ask your question now.

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And I hope that this question serves as a reality check for you and me to wake all of us up from the drunken haze, that this dunya this worldly, this materialistic, worldly life has intoxicated us. The question is, what if this is your last Ramadan?

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What if this is your last Ramadan?

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What if molecule mouth? That is never going to happen? But hypothetically What if molecule mouth has come to you and told you I give you time until the end of Ramadan? Right after the day of eat, I come to visit you to take your soul. How would you and I behave in this month of Ramadan mature, respected elders and brothers in Islam? in reality we don't we cannot even guarantee that we will last till the end of Ramadan. We cannot even guarantee that we would last till we reach home after Juma that is an impending reality My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, and it is upon us to remember this excessively just as how our beloved Master Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is

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reported to have said Hadith is intermediate a coup de gras Heidi Milla de Jani Alma,

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make excessive remembrance of the destroyer of pleasures, make excessive remembrance of the Terminator of pleasures, which is death, which is almost

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My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam The more we remember death, the more we make remembrance of death, that that would shatter the fake waves of pleasure that this dunya adorns herself with none of us can guarantee for how long we will last many respected elders and brothers in Islam. What if by the time we reach our homes molekule mouth is standing by the doorway waiting to take our lives the question that you and I need to be asking ourselves, are we ready to meet a mouse

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because molekule mouse will not give you a second extra even if you cry tears of blood if you're supposed to pass away if you're supposed to die at 106 pm on the sixth of June 2014. So we hit molekule mouth according to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala he will be there on the dock. We will not even get a second extra but we have been intoxicated with this materialistic dounia we run behind dounia we are behind dunia we have forgotten Allah subhanho wa Taala Are we ready to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala so my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam turn to Allah the Almighty before it's too late, make use of the blessed month of Ramadan that we are headed towards.

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So let us prepare for the month of Ramadan. From the preparations for the month of Ramadan, I would like to highlight on one important aspect and that is in regard to our Salah.

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My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, Salah is what differentiates us and the Kufa Sala is what differentiates a Muslim from a cafe. But many of us have lost the understanding of the value of solar. We think of solar as a burden. We think of solar as something that we need to get over with Allahu Akbar, Salah is the link between us and Allah subhana wa ala between our beloved maker, we should enjoy Salah we should wait for Santa say we finished we should wait earnestly for solid answer and then

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a whole day revolves around Salah.

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Look at the difference of the importance we attach to sola and the importance the Sahaba Rwanda Allah Allah Himeji marine attached to Salah

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It was during the sale of Amaro de la one.

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One morning tomorrow the long line goes to the masjid

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for Salah.

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He goes to domesticate the Sahaba one light Allah Allah image mine have gathered because the Amira meaning is the one who generally conducts the Salah. He will be the man

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or woman, the long line moves forward to conduct a solid solid refresher. He makes sure that the sufu align all of the rows

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I like something we will touch towards the end of the football. He makes sure that the subwoofer all aligned and then he turns to tie tech be

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as he ties takbeer

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the criminal abou Alma juicy above the fire worshipper.

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He comes and stabs rumor. rhodiola one with the with a double tip dagger he stabs aroma rhodiola one multiple times. Tomorrow the long line who knows he doesn't want to leave.

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But he's weak because blood starts gushing out of the wounds of the stabbing by the individual. Tomorrow, the long line who feels dizzy feels weak. Immediately he leans onto

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the low line and pushes forward Abdurahman even out for the long line who to conduct the solid,

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the Sahaba

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and some of them quickly help over the long run and rush him to his home. Although the long line the minute he reaches his home, he falls unconscious. Why because of the heavy bleeding he falls unconscious. The so However,

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they finished the salah and they rushed to the house of meaning, they see that he has fallen unconscious. Now it is almost daybreak, the sun is about to rise. Now they are wondering how are we to make ameerul momineen How are we to make over the long line gain consciousness? What are we to do today? What would you and I think let's keep some smelling salts perhaps to help the person gain consciousness. The Sahaba

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mind immediately come to a conclusion that ameerul momineen had this importance that he attached to Sala nothing on earth could prevent him from fulfilling his Salatu Allah Subhana Allah so the Sahaba

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go by Roberto de la one who is unconscious now and say yeah ameerul momineen It is time for Salah amirul momineen It is time for Salah Omar Oh the long line immediately gets up from his slumber Allahu Akbar. Is it time for Salah Is it time for Salah. This was the importance they attached to Solomon he respected elders and brothers in Islam, but we on the other hand, placing multiple alarms

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we find it difficult to lift the tiny blanket and make it to the message of

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the law who gets up Is it time for Salah Is it time for Salah Have you all finished? He asked the Sahaba Allah Allah the Sahaba they reply Yes, we finished our Salah then please bring some Bring some water ablution and then he makes a fresh ablution and remember, why is he still bleeding he's still bleeding from his wounds, he makes a fresh ablution and then immediately prays solid will further mature, respected elders and brothers in Islam for a slight headache or a slight fever. We tend to miss so many followers May Allah Subhana Allah forgive us all.

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Even at the crucial moment, he is bleeding heavily. The importance that he attaches to Salah is admirable that is how you and I we need to behave with Salah with that blessed relationship between us and a wa Subhana Allah. So my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam from the prepared preparations for the month of Ramadan, please establish your Salah please establish your Salah on time with the congregation. These are all things which would take time to touch but I just want to touch on one very important etiquette in regard to solve something that most of us are now neglecting. And that is in regard to straightening your rose.

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Hadith in Bukhari Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said straighten your rose for straightening of the Rose is part of perfecting your Salah in another innovation.

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Salim is reported to have said straighten your rows for straightening of the rows is part of establishing your Salah is in Muslim Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said straighten your rows and do not differ in your rows lest your hearts will begin to differ. Our sales call is in Bukhari and Muslim Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was aligning the rows before he was straightening the rows and he saw a man whose chest was a bit forward. In other words, he had come a bit forward

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alayhi wa sallam immediately said all slaves of Allah all slaves of Allah straighten your rose all Allah subhanho wa Taala

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will cause this unity amongst your straighten your rows or allow the Almighty will cause this unity amongst your heart behind and what Allah say was all my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, if there are gaps in the Rose shaitan the occurs Devin, he starts going through the rows like a tiny lamb, causing mischief and corruption amongst the Salah. He causes disunity amongst the hearts. He plays around with our minds. It is upon us to straighten our rows. Today Today we see individuals due to the heat perhaps or because he's got this favorite spot in the mustard. What come what may he does not want to leave that spot in the masjid or is because of the heat he wants to be right under

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the fan. Even if there is a gap in front of him, he is not ready to move forward and fill the gaps. muddy respected elders and brothers in Islam, the majority of the Ummah, they say that it is obligatory straightening of the rows and filling the gaps standing shoulder to shoulder feet together is obligatory and if the congregation does not see to it that all of the gaps are filled. The whole congregation is considered as sinners, Allah save us all.

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The scholars also say My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, that it is upon us to straighten our rows based on our heels, we should look back back at our heels and our heels should be aligned together. Today we have some brothers who align the rows based on their toes. Now, the problem with the toes is perhaps some people have got longer toes and some people have got shorter toes. So how are you going to align the rows based on your toes, but heels everybody has got has got almost the same heel. So you align your rows based on your heels. And if there is a gap try to fill up the gaps. Like I said before, at times we have brothers towards the back and especially on days

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of Juma on the days of Juma on Friday because most of the flows in the masjid are full. We have brothers who stay right at the back right at the back with whatever flow it may be because right after the man gives Sarah the vote to rush out of the masjid. This is their relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala they come to the masjid waiting to rush out my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, we must give importance and priority to the first row we must give importance and priority to the first row Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said,

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as low as a nation as long as a group keeps delaying themselves or keep going behind from the first row. In the sense, the HUD is along these words, the nation that delays themselves, Allah subhanho wa Taala will delay for them. Now Avi Rahim Allah He writes in his shadow of that Hadith, he explains in regard to the idea that it is in regard to individuals who delay from coming to the first row. If they delay coming to the first row, Allah subhanho wa Taala will delay in regard to sending goods to them in regard to conferring his blessings and virtues upon them. So we need to compete with one another. There should be a heavy competition amongst ourselves to make it to the

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first row of domestic because the first row is the row that is given word to my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, not the last row, not the row by the door so that you can rush out right after Salah

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marry respected elders and brothers in Islam I hope I have touched on the importance of aligning your rows.

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This is also part of perfecting your Salah and preparing In other words, perfecting your Salah is part of the preparation that we can prepare for the month of Ramadan so that we can welcome that blessing guests who is about to visit us soon. And so that we can make that blessed month of Ramadan count this time and my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam as a closing note, I admonish myself and then all of your to turn to Hamas behind who Allah before it's too late. And like we mentioned about death before medical mode comes in front of you and before the sun rises from the west. With either one of the two occurrences were to occur, the dose of Toba will be slam shot. And

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even if you were to cry tears of blood of us behind what Allah would not accept our Toba.

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Allah forgive all of our sins, and may He the almighty accept all of our good deeds. And may He unite us just as how he united us here this afternoon with our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the gardens of genda

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hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen