Channel: Musleh Khan
Series: Musleh Khan - Ask Musleh
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh part three, why Ramadan can change you?
This is a really important point because it affects, I think most of us around the world. And that is we're unproductive in the month of Ramadan. So most Muslims have this tendency of starting Ramadan in a zigzag motion. And what do I mean? You start off the month of Ramadan and you climb very, very, very high. You do all the acts of worship the poor and is there all the cytopathic cetera you're doing everything. But somehow in the middle of the month, you drop again, and you become unproductive, you can't focus or you're late for Salah, you're not going to throw away anymore, nothing. And then the last 10 nights, you're back up again. And for these last 10 nights,
here, you are looking for Laila to Potter, you're in there for PM, and you're going with the Floyd, you're performing Arctic f all of these great acts of worship, then when a day comes around, you drop again. So it's literally been the zigzag Ramadan for you. All of this is happening for a number of reasons. Number one, and this is usually the biggest problem is that we set high standards for ourselves that we can stay consistent with. We say to ourselves that this Ramadan, I'm going to recite the entire poor, and I'm going to pray every single rock of Tara we I'm going to give sadaqa every single day all of these great things. But the problem is, is it's too overwhelming. It's tough
to sustain. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once told us that the acts of worship that are most beloved to Allah are the things that are consistent. So here you are, you start off strong, but you can't keep it consistent. So that's one dilemma that you have to sort out, start off with simple things, things that you're comfortable with things that are easy for you. And this is something even our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam encouraged us that whenever you go out and you want to do a righteous deed, start off with the things that are easiest for you. Because why that will build up the confidence you need to continue to excel and become a stronger movement, a
stronger Muslim. So that's the first dilemma. But then the second dilemma is throughout Ramadan. And this is really really is very, very sad state to be in is the person is focused on everything except worship. So they're focused on where am I going to go for if thought every night Okay, let's hit up that missed it. Let's go check out this place. Let's see what their if thought is like, we know some Muslims that actually call ahead to a message and say, Can you tell me what your menu is and then decide whether or not they'll go to that Masjid based on the menu that's going to be served for a thought. So all of these priorities got in the way of the true priority, which is worship a bad
focusing on your relationship with Allah. So this whole month has become unproductive, because you were involved with things that were unproductive, you were in just involved with life, too much work, too many other responsibilities, too many distractions, all of this got in the way. So when it was time for you to go to the masjid, you were too tired, too exhausted, or when you got to the masjid you barely squeezed in toolkits of taraweeh and you left. Third problem is the sleep. The sleep is a huge and major concern because why? Think about how Ramadan is for a lot of it messes up everything in terms of the timings of our day, and how productive we are. So we will wake up very
late. Some people they wake up like four and five o'clock in the afternoon, but then they'll stay up all day and all night until Ramadan is not supposed to be like that. It's supposed to be normal in the sense that you should be able to do all the regular things in your daily routine, go to work, look after the kids. Look after all of the other responsibilities, do your errands, all of these things should still be there. I do understand that it's more difficult than the month of Ramadan. But this is the Baraka that we experienced in Ramadan is that you can get so much done. And so little time. I'm sure many of you listening to this, you know exactly what I'm talking about. People
are very productive in Ramadan when they're when they're focused, and they set their priorities straight, they can get a lot done. So I hope and shout Allahu taala that for those of you who found yourself very unproductive in the month of Ramadan, that Allah subhanho wa Taala forgives us of our shortcomings and those of you who are productive or who were productive, may Allah azza wa jal accept your efforts. Now how do you fix all of these problems? Stay tuned in sha Allah, Allah I will address that salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah.