The Ideal Muslim Society #07 – A Lesson in Humility

Musleh Khan


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As salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah, Ali, authorial Salah woman were buried, brothers and sisters, welcome to the last and final session of our journey through SUTA to you a lot. And I know what you might be thinking, How unfortunate. This was probably, you know, I hope so it was a great journey for all of us. It was certainly a wonderful journey for me. And I prayed that Allah subhanho wa Taala accepted from all of us. And actually we're pausing for good reason. So hopefully those of you that are little bit you know, upset about stopping now. We are getting ready for Ramadan, which is literally around the corner. So it's a

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great reason to pause so that we can gather ourselves gather intention, plan your day, whatever it is that you need to do, and be set to maximize Ramadan insha Allah Tala, so this is going to be the last and final session until the end of Ramadan when we resume the military. So let's get right into

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our last discussion. We are at verse number 14. So obviously the last one was verse number 13. So we are now at a point where sort of rod is going to conclude itself by highlighting some very key and interesting themes that we've been talking about briefly in the beginning of the surah will now come at the end of the sutra, and it'll be highlighted in a way to really put all of the lessons we've talked about, into perspective, everything's going to come together. So Allah subhanaw taala says politics are all men, some of the nomadic Arabs would see we believe, or Polly LEM talk meanwhile, King Paul Lu as Lemna Allah will say we believe so say or prophet, I saw someone go and say to them,

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you actually don't believe you have not believed but say we have submitted or faith has not yet entered into your hearts while a man yet Hulu Islam, while Amna Yeah, the holy man who feel poorly will be called. So what does happen here? We have a 2022 version of this aka all around us. These are people who say, Look, I have Amen. I love Islam. I just don't practice all the rules of Islam. I'm not going to wear hijab, I'm not going to go to the masjid all the time. I'm not going to pray as often. You're not going to find me waking up during the knights and praying, doing voluntary fasts. I'm not going to sit in a classroom and study the Quran and that sort of thing. Because why

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even is right here. Faith is right here. I'm good. So I don't have to worry i You know, I believe 100 And I believe, well, unfortunately, that is not enough for a loss of hydrotherapy, you can have in the Latina manner, but there is the Amul Solly had aspect of it, that needs to be there they go hand in hand. So Allah literally calls out this belief system and says, Look, well, I can call you a solemnize say to them that no, actually all you did is that you just you know, you kind of followed along, but you never really truly believed. So this A, Allah is highlighting that look, you might be praying, you may be doing all of this stuff. But your heart Eman hasn't gotten there. So this is the

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lesson for you. And this is what separates people that are Muslim, and those that are men. When you're Muslim, you're not necessarily more so on the outside you practice Islam, but in the heart, it's you're not 100% committed. But the movement now by default is a Muslim, and amen settles in the heart and it's a quality in that it's permanent. Nobody's going to take that away.

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A lot contains what enthalpy or Allah what enthalpy or law how water so without whom we lay it coming out early crunchy in Allaha Fudo Rahim. But if you obey Allah and His Messenger wholeheartedly, he will not discount anything from the reward of your good deeds of your deeds. Allah is truly forgiving and merciful. So today, here's a couple of notes on this a. Today Muslims say I do a lot Ira

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already have Amen. So we've discussed that the first part of this a real Amen is when you have the love of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. And as a result, you watch your tongue. Now, where am I getting this from? It's from the same surah. Remember, there was a chunk of the Surah, that was all about the tongue. And before that, it was all about respect to the prophet Ali Santosa. So if we're going to create this ideal society, then these components are integral, their enormous part of synchronizing and creating a harmony in a society that is pleasant, safe, obedient, respectful. Remember the verse that we took in our last class, where we talked about how sweeter hoogenraad

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eliminates racism. As for Pom Pom, and I sat in a corner of hydro minimum, another verse that says, Don't look down and poke fun at each other. All of these verses led to this point, do you actually now have true love for the prophets already, so to Salem, that you as a result of that love can control all of these other problems, because these problems are part of society, they're going to come up, they're going to confront you, you're going to hear about it, you're going to make friends, you're gonna have neighbors, they're going to have some of these traits. So is your Amen. Now when it's confronted with some of these traits going to manifest itself in a way that it's still observes

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what Allah expects, that's the key here, Islam and Amen. It's a social problem. So the example that I see that I put here was imagine a father with two sons, one son is completely obedient. One son, you don't have to tell him to wake up or fetcher, none of that stuff. But the other son is the complete opposite. You've got to just like literally scream at him all day and night just to make will do. And hopefully, he'll actually go and pray. You know, you have two sons here. They're both Muslim. But what's the difference? That is, so that's just to sort of clarify, bring some additional clarity to what Allah is highlighting in this area that despite you have two individuals that are

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from you know, same parents that live together? Clearly one is completely different than at a totally different level than the other. So that's important. We can only judge Islam not Amen. And stay away from people who call others and when, if it. Were this part of the verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, well, in my head holy Amen. Of your Columbian so the fact that faith is the thing that has to enter the heart that defines whether you are mean or not stay away from the people who say things like, oh, you know what, I see them pray, but they pray really fast. You know, I, I don't know I would question their event, or I see them coming to the masjid. But then at the same time, I

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see them without hijab somewhere. Stay away from people who do that, who are really quick to judge and label others, especially with titles like this, like, I think he's a true hypocrite. I think you know, there are two faiths there's this there that stay away from all of that because it really does affect the quality of faith that which you inhabit. In the mill, miuna Latina and or below you are solely from LM, your tab watcher to be Mr. Lee, enforcing the sebelah EULA ecommerce site upon the true believers are only those who believe in Allah and His messenger. So look what ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala says here there are two verses in the SUTA that started off with enamel meno thorn melebihi

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other terrible. So why did this happen?

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They were true believers and they believed in Allah and the messenger. They slept with Salam for millennia or taboo, they never doubted anything, and they strive with their wealth and their lives for the cause of Allah. So thermal lamjao taboo, why did they end up doing? How were they able to preserve that way of life? So how were they able to maintain a quality of life with respect to Eman and being Muslim? How were they able to do that and at the same time, struggle in life to hold on to this religion which in essence is what Jaha do be unworldly him or unforeseen disability. So the sacrifices themselves they sacrifice their money, their wealth, all for the sake of Allah. Allah

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says, These are the people that are really ones who are true in faith. So how did this happen? It happened because of intimate meaning. It happened because of these two ingredients here. Let me know below what are slowly it happened because of the previous verse. So what we're seeing here is these two ingredients go far beyond just believing and practicing Islam. These two ingredients of really having genuine love and commitment for the Prophet Tarly sloth was slim and for Allah subhanho wa taala. You are able now to sort of

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Create and mold your lifestyle in accordance to a lifestyle that is always struggling for a lot and will be able to overcome that struggle. So it's not just something that you can say, You know what, when the time comes, we'll see how do the true believer no matter what the situation is, always has this level of faith and commitment, nothing is going to stop them. So that's really, really important. What is the ultimate litmus test that determines whether your Eman is real or not? And there it is constantly in a struggle to please Allah. That's how you know you have truly men.

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Every time there's a struggle, what did you even say to you? What do you do? You know, some of you know that my beloved aunt just passed away a few days ago, met Allah subhanaw taala shower mercy on her, make her spacious, her grave, spacious for her and grant her agenda, Allah. I mean, she was a truly, truly wonderful human being. And she was the closest to all of us in the family. She was beautiful. She was kind, she was tender, soft hearted, she had a strong belief in Islam, and she had her faith, she was charitable, all of the qualities that you and I struggle for, will let you 100 Mel accepted from her. When she was eventually diagnosed with cancer and then passed away. I

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remember reminding myself, you know, this little voice comes in you and you just remind you to say hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah. And that was the thing that I constantly needed to do just so that I could keep myself relaxed, and Subhanallah everything you work for in life prepares you for those moments, you know, all of the terrible work all of the learning and the teaching all of the you know, trips to Ramallah and Hajj, all of these things that we do, prepares you for those moments. When you think you know from a distance, how am I going to handle that? But when it actually arrives, you're like Alhamdulillah Oh Allah, I trust you in Nita, what can I you know, I am in

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complete trust with you all Allah. If you can do that, in tough times, you have truly men in sha Allah. May Allah count us from amongst them, Allah them

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all to our Limone Allah Habib Dini, Khumba la Hui are in the Memphis, Mr. wealthy woman feel audibly, Allah will be quickly shading early. So now here's a brief lesson in humility, saying, do you form a love your faith, so you're going to tell a love what you have and what you don't have? You're going to tell Allah. So these people went a step further in their arrogance, in the sight of Allah. And so this area helps to kind of put them back in check and just like, relax, you know, you got to be humble, you've got to be like focus, you've got to understand that this gift of true faith, it's not something you earned. It's something that ALLAH blessed you with because what you

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had a genuine heart, you wanted to learn this stuff. And this is what our prophet Ali is Salatu was Salam said that a top laahu Nanny pointed right here in his heart, that telkwa is right here. So you've had that sense of sincerity, genuine willingness to learn and to understand. So do you form are you going to tell Allah Now that you've arrived there, and that you have true faith? When Allah already knows whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on earth, Allah has perfect knowledge of all things. subpanel luck, a group of Muslims have their own philosophy of what Islam represents, are you going to teach a lower Islam miss? You know, we get this all the time in this day and age,

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you know, these different versions of Islam and different versions of who men are in Islam, or who women are in Islam, or what a husband is, what a wife is, with children is all the categories of people what their role is, and many times none of it is connected to any area or Hadith.

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It's just life, culture influence, you know, education, outside of the borders of Islam, that really sort of are the, you know, it's what's driving those theories and philosophies in life. It's what's the thing that's motivating you and connecting to you to re interpret what some groups have categorized as old, archaic, old fashioned version of Islam, and that it needs to be reformed and updated. So that's what this A is about. You're going to now redo Allah's deen and then

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Tell him what is best for you, when Allah knows what is in the heavens than in the earth and everything in between. So never cite an area, or Hadith, or scholarly opinions, so that people who do this, never ever come to you with an A or head you'll just like yeah, this is what I believe Islam should be. This is what I believe my role should be, you know, I'm not ready to practice this or that but inshallah you know, I'm still a devoted Muslim, I'm still holding on to my religion, I'm still you know, considered to be pious, I still deserve Jenna is like, just slow down.

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You know, you got a recipe here, you can't just come now and switch all the ingredients and expect the same result. Now, if I give you a recipe, this is how to bake a cake. And you take the recipe and like okay, well I'm gonna take this out of this out of this out of this out and then replace it with something else up with ketchup and peanut butter, maybe some lettuce there. And let's see if we get a cake. So that's the whole idea. So Allah gave us a set of ingredients to follow this is the result. So the lesson in humility is that look, you've got to humble yourself to follow these instructions. Come up with their own revised updated reformed version of Islam. Yeah, well, no, no,

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I Laker and Slemrod por la time. No I lay yet Islam calm. They regard their acceptance of Islam as a favor to you. Subhan Allah, the Prophet alayhi salatu salam is being reminded here that these nomads these Bedouins instead now what they came to do is say, Look, man, we're with you is not enough. We're following you. We're obeying you, we come to your msgid We dress like you. You told us to read this and read that and we're doing it like what else do you want from us? Can you at least mention our gods? Can you at least put like a picture of a statue so like, just give us one we'll call much woman gave up for you. That's what the Bedouins now are saying to the prophet Ali sought was salam.

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They regard their acceptance of Islam as a favor that they've done to you. Tell them watch how Allah guides the prophet Ali. So to a certain point in time, we know why they get Islam Khan, oh, Prophet, do not regard your Islam as a favor to me. Well, Belly belly love who you are more normally come and her daughter Camille Imani in Quinton side, European. Rather, it is a love who has done you a favor by guiding you to the faith if indeed you're faithful. So in other words, the prophets are central some takes himself completely out of it. But look,

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it's actually from Allah, you're not doing me a favor. I don't get anything out of it. But I'm my here, my job is a messenger. I'm just here to proclaim the message to pass it on. And we have so many people like that in the community SubhanAllah. And so many people you try to, you know, influence and encourage them to do things slightly different, because that's what knowledge is it manifests. You know, over time, you will learn more and more. So as a result of what you learn, you try to implement it practice. And so you try to implement these new teachings and make adjustments in your life. But for some people, it just doesn't work that way in and then they'll be like, Look,

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we already go to the masjid we already prayed. Now, on top of that, you want us to stop celebrating this. You want us to stop putting up our Christmas tree, you want us to stop celebrating that holiday. You want us to stop acting this we're going to this place, like come on. That's the battle. It's a really tough situation to be in. So this is a real shameful attitude that the Bedouins had, we are not serving Islam, but Islam is rather serving us we are not indispensable. Allah imposes his favor on you. So it's really really powerful. Some of the lessons now in humility that we're getting, and the last and final area is of course, in the La Jolla and Lemuel haber center where it

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will auto do well law who will see your own be mad tonight on surely ALLAH knows the unseen of the heavens and earth and a lot is all seeing of what you do.

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You know, this verse,

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summarized everything that just happened. Everything.

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You know that at the end of the day, if you think

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that you did me a favor, Allah has complete knowledge. If you think you claim you have true even Allah has complete knowledge. If you think that you're doing a favor to Allah has complete knowledge that you're not doing anything for Allah. Then Allah remember reminds us this in several places of the court, that

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he doesn't benefit, you know, out of anything.

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that we do, but rather everything even the gratitude that we show to Allah, that that gratitude still helps us it improves us we benefit from. So Allah says, women yes, good for him Noma. Yes, Kuru lafc. Whoever shows gratitude, gratitude, in turn, actually is for themselves, it benefits of themselves sand going to Allah and doing anything. So that's why they ended off this way. Allahu wa see rune, Bina Tattnall. Allah is fully as complete view, all seeing of what you do.

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With that being said, brothers and sisters, that concludes

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our journey of Sudoku, gerat And Alhamdulillah. I want to just take a quick moment. Let me turn it over to the next slide. In Chatelet Huhtala, we're going to do is in about seven minutes or so we'll pause for salatu muffin, I want you guys to especially those of you who is selected mocha for you now, go ahead, pray your mouth read. And I'll give you exactly 10 minutes to do that. So those of you who are in a different time zone and you know, there is no solid at this moment for you. Just please bear with us for 10 minutes, no more than that. I will be back on. And as you can see on your screen, we got a little bit of a bonus material to share with you. So I'm really happy to do that.

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It's going to be all about Ramadan. And basically it's just a couple of verses that I wanted to share with you and highlight some of the lessons of Ramadan in sha Allah Butera. But before we do that, I just want to officially conclude and maybe if we have some time, we will even start this section real briefly. But I want to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept from us our journey with Surah Al hoogenraad. Let me just bring it back up into the screen. I pray that Allah subhanaw taala accepts our efforts. I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala allow all that we've learned in this beautiful Surah to be a puja to Lana willacoochee Tonight, Elena, something that will uplift us and

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benefit us and increase us in this world and in the Hereafter, and not something that will punish us or upset us in this world or in the Hereafter. I show our I show gratitude to Allah and we thank him for allowing us to begin this journey and to end this journey. If you guys remember in the first episode, we asked Allah to bless us to begin to sort of for his sake to journey, the surah for his sake and to conclude the surah for his sake, like we asked Allah to allow us to reach the end of the surah

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and Allah answered the door for us. Alhamdulillah if you're listening to this sale hamdulillah right now, especially specially if you were with me from the beginning of this surah and you made it to the end with me and hamdulillah that's not from me, don't sell just like Allah hybrid most left no, no, Allah blessed and honored all of us in this journey. You know what I love about this soda as well. Take a look at the last a year. Is there any connection with the lesson in this area? Total Milan nulla year level haber semi word you will Allah knows everything that unseen in the heavens on Earth, is there something there that we can relate to and connect to with Ramadan,

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all of us are going to be doing more good deeds in sha Allah. Some of it, we'll see some of it, we won't be able to calculate, we can keep track.

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Some of us are gonna make a lot of us maybe all those are gonna make Dora and we're gonna be Dora for each other. And we're gonna make DWIs that later on. We won't even remember we made Dora there we we chose those words because we're making so much it's hard to keep track of lessons. I know everything. Don't worry. It's all been a record. We'll love and we'll see you don't be mad terribly. And Allah has complete view and watching everything that you do all those extra, yet you have been reciting all that additional charity you've been given all the extra rokerites You've been doing all of the Salawat all the fasting and this struggle in between.

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Allah says don't worry, I'm monitoring it.

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I'm keeping track.

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So the point here is that what a what a beautiful way to end off our journey with swear to God as we get closer to Ramadan. That's the final thought that all of us should have

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In our minds at this point, how beautiful is that? Like nobody could plan that except Allah subhanaw taala so, I'm very grateful for that Willie, let your hand and so what I'm going to do guys right now we have about a minute or two before mogra begins. So I'm going to pause here. So what I have right now on my watch is exactly 725 So I'm going to ask everybody to come back at 735 So exactly 10 minutes in sha Allah Huhtala and then we will start this here in sha Allah. Okay guys, so let's pause here Maghrib See you in 10 minutes What's up Mr. Lee Kumar? Huhtala yo Barakatuh

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Are you ready? Sharla Oh, you see me okay. Yes, we're ready. Okay, hold on one second let me

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go for it

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shall I begin? Yes, we should go ahead. Okay.

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hamdulillah salatu salam ala Rasulillah barbaric Welcome back guys. So for the next maybe 15 or 20 minutes, we will conclude with what you see on your screen practical lessons from the month of Ramadan. So look, let me begin by saying that in terms of what Ramadan is, why it's important to us the lessons generally speaking, what the ultimate aim of Ramadan is, I think, for the most part, we are all on at the same level, there's a lot of knowledge out there are hamdulillah in every language you can think of to describe to us the importance of the month, why we need Ramadan, and what's the ultimate goal La La Quinta tahune So that in sha Allah, you attain some level of consciousness and

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awareness with Allah subhanho wa taala.

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In addition to that, some of our scholars compiled very unique lessons, that Ramadan help us to reflect on and to even instill in our own lives. So I what I did is I'm going to mention four of them to you. Lesson number one is the days of Ramadan, LapSim, the Muslim finds one of life's opportunities presented before him. So the first lesson here, it's the opportunity to do extra righteous deeds, you know, you will adjust your routine. So you might end up going to work a little bit later or leaving a little bit earlier. Why because you want to get to the masjid for tarawih I don't know, if all or many message will have taught, if thought as a result of you know, the whole

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COVID situation. So Allah Who Island if you're able to have your dog with their community, all the blessings to you mashallah Tabata kala but where I am here in Toronto, unfortunately, that is not the case. Pretty much all the messages are just not going to have a public if thought at this point. However, total we had hamdulillah is definitely there. And we are embracing what we get. So that is like at least a bit of like a sample or a taste of going back to some sense of normality. But this particular lesson that the scholars give us is when you think about what Ramadan has the opportunities that we are given, all of our deeds are multiplied 70 times or more. With every area

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you recite in every letter you recite it is multiplied as well, over and over, especially in the month of Ramadan. Just like our Prophet tiny slutspel sign told us. Most people Muslims leave off their sick cat for the month of Ramadan. Because it's such a blessed time you want to give away and pay yours, that cat and whatever additional charity you want to do, they kind of reserve all of it for the month of Ramadan. Those are the opportunities that Ramadan presents. So let me tell you something, honestly, like this is from experience, but you will hear so many people say the same thing.

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If you set your mind to accomplishing something in Ramadan, so whether it be let's say, you want to memorize some Koran, or you want to memorize some Hadith, or you just want to, you want to start a course and you want to complete by the end of Ramadan.

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Some for some reason, and I mean, we have an idea that it's the baraka and the blessing of the month. But let me tell you,

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in Ramadan, not only are you able to reach the goals you set for yourself, sha Allah, but most of the times you surpass those goals. Most of the times, like if you say to yourself, I want to memorize one suit, I don't know so you're not

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and you want to move on to other sources as well.

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Next thing you know in Ramadan because Allah blesses the time, to the point where not only do you finish sort of who you are, but you end up finishing the rest of the Jews and the Jews that came after and after. And before you know it, you're that close to the end of the Quran. That's what the Ramadan does. You just this is baraka that comes from all over. And it is truly truly a magnificent blessing month. That's the first lesson lesson number two

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fasting is a secret between the servant and his master. And no one else is truly aware of its reality except Allah.

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That's a secret worship we do between us and Allah. The assumption is everybody around you is also fasting. But their intentions, how their day was going, what are the struggles that they're coping with? All of that stuff? Is between them and Allah. You know, it's one thing when you have a meeting with the boss or the president, you know, you have a group meeting and there's like, 100 guests in the room, and everybody's meeting the President. It's a whole nother meeting, when it's just you alone and the President meeting in the same room? Nobody else is there. How does that feel? It's a bit more comfortable, you're able to say more, you're able to address more, answer more, you're able

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to unload more, it just becomes a better overall quality meeting. That's a little more than this. And you know, to add to this,

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there is a door of the door of gender just like our Prophet Allah Soto Sallam told us of the doors of Jenna one of them is called Ultra yen. And overall Yen is the door in which all of those who are fasting, their fastest accepted in sha Allah, may Allah count us from amongst them, and we're all able to walk through this door, this babbled way in. May Allah make us from amongst them. What is amazing to me. We know the names. We know that Jenna has many doors, we only know the name of one door. And that's the door of those who fasted in Ramadan, the door that they'll go through Subhanallah so there's a really, really beautiful, really special. This is why I hope you you

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understand why we have the door of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. Ala Moana Baddeck fee or Raja beam was Sherif then what? Belliveau now Ramadan, oh Allah. Bless the month of Rajab, the month of shall then and allow us to see and welcome Ramadan. Brothers and sisters we ask Allah Allahumma barik ala Houma Bella little now Ramadan, allow us to see Ramadan Bella now Ramadan, Allah whomever live now dumbleton Allahumma billowing out a Moabite lock and then we ask Allah azza wa jal to allow us to see this beautiful month in the time that the times that we live in this day and age we need or Ramadan. It's not just something that we sort of await and locate here. Let's let's get into it.

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Know that we're desperate for Ramadan, we're desperate to do more. We're desperate to help each other. We're desperate for more prayer and more worship. The third lesson.

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One of the things which brings delight and happiness to the good natured Souls is finding the masajid brimming with worshipers in the month of Ramadan.

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We got to miss that in the last couple of years, didn't we? We were less than three was really difficult. But the flip side of that the bright side of that is, maybe our homes became a place of happiness, happiness, and it became that place of light. Maybe many of our homes in return got to have that. So although it's not the same, still a beautiful thing to be able to come together as a family pray Taraweeh as a family to be able to carry that responsibility. And now your children, especially if you've got young children like I do, they sort of look at this as a brand new experience that dad is their dad's leading total weight, and we're following daddy. So they

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immediately get comfortable. They're not intimidated or scared by strangers around them, none of that stuff. They're up to get dressed, jumped in a car fall asleep on the way to them, this did get all cranky, then you got to get them to pray and sit and behave for two hours, none of that stuff. They just get together. And it's comfortable. So that's why I think that these last couple years that we spent at home was actually more beneficial for children in particular young children. Because they were able to make that personal connection and appreciate their own parents and their own siblings that are practicing this religion and you shall Allah be able to develop that routine

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in themselves to appreciate and to see the beauty because it's happening in the people that they live with.

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And the last and final lesson, brothers and sisters lesson number four,

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the obligation of fasting from food drinking all else that nullifies the fast during the month of Ramadan. Why? Why is this lesson because when you take away the things that are most valuable and then you're given those things again, you appreciate it more. So when we take away food

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didn't drink and all the other things that we sacrifice in the month of Ramadan, when we get it back, how do we feel? There's this renewed sense of gratitude, appreciation, we're so grateful to Allah to have these things. So the next time you cook the food that usually gets thrown out at the bottom of the pot, it's not going to happen no more, you're going to measure your food a bit more carefully. When you serve, you're going to serve enough of a portion that people will eat at all. And if they want more, they can help themselves to some more. But you're not going to fill up the plate as you usually do. When you buy that coffee, when you buy that tea, usually by the large for

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the extra large. But guess what, there's always a little bit left at the bottom that ends up getting thrown away. So you downsize, just so you avoid doing that. You see, these little adjustments are the difference between you gaining Allah subhanaw taala. This forgiveness or not, food is a huge item in the sight of Allah huge item. I mean, without food and drink, there is no life in this world. That's why less has led the abbarno home in Georgia, men and women hope that he fed you when you were hungry, and he protected you when you were scared. So security and food are two greatest blessings on this planet. One of them we're giving up for Allah. We're intentionally saying, look

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for these, this amount of hours during the day, we're not going to have this just to sort of taste and remind ourselves how important food is to us. Because in this day and age, food has become art. In some cultures, food has become competition. Food has become you know, everything that you would never imagine it to be.

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It's become sort of a culture, where you cook a certain way you design a certain way you become an artist a certain way. And remember, this is food we're talking about. These are things that the world needs to first survival. And millions of people around this world just don't have access to it barely get water, for that matter. But in other parts of the country, other parts of the world. There are people who are taking this they bait game shows and competitions out of it and you're thinking to yourself, I wonder what they do with all of that food. All of the extra shavings off to the cake. Where Where does that go? That's that's a lot of extra shavings just to carve out a

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particular sculpture or statue or something.

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All that extra flavor, the coloring, the whipped cream all Where does all of that go?

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Really makes you think why the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam was so strict about food. When him and some of his companions and his daughter Fawlty model the Olive Garden, sitting together eating some meat for the first time in a long time. The Prophet highly sought was salam said enjoy this food. From Amanda to Naomi, Ethan it Noreen, that a at the end of SUTA Katha then eventually Allah subhanaw taala will ask you about this great noble blessing in front of you. You know what that noble blessing was? It was the plate of food that they're eating. That's when that a came down. And that's when prophecy sort of reminded everybody there. Allah is gonna ask you about this plate of

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food, the choices, the assortment, all of the cuisine, the flavors I was gonna ask you about all of this. So if when you eat it, say your DUA, eat the food, eat it. Well, we use all of the etiquettes that we know and finish the food and then how do we how do we conclude eating food? What's the first thing we say Alhamdulillah is analog. That's the first thing we say hamdulillah the Aparna was on our island evening, I mostly mean Praise be to Allah Who fed me to quench my thirst and made me a Muslim allowed me to be amongst the Muslims, because it's part of our faith to be grateful for this stuff. So with that being said, brothers and sisters,

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we conclude officially, our time together here pre Ramadan, I just want to say that I truly, truly appreciate all of you that took the time out of your day, to tune in to support all of our programs to watch, you know, a miskeen brother on your screen for an hour or so. Just sharing with you some of the things that changed my life and that have uplifted me in my own life in my own journey with this religion. And I hope and I pray that it does the same for you and even more in shout Allahu Taala I thank all of you for taking that time may Allah subhanho wa Taala accept from all of you, the time and the effort and may Allah azza wa jal accept from us this

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Journey and all that was said and done during our time together with certitude hoogenraad Whatever is correct and authentic and has uplifted and inspired you in some way. Please keep in mind that is a blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala and anything that sounded confusing or was plain and simply wrong, that's from me and from shaitan So I pray that Allah subhanaw taala forgives me and I hope that all of you find it in your hearts to do the same in sha Allah Who Tada. So until we meet again. May Allah azza wa jal bless all of us to welcome Ramadan met Allah subhanho wa Taala except from us, our fast, our Roku, our sujood our Dora and our worship, especially in the month of Ramadan, may

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Allah make it a month of blessing and baraka for all of us in a way that is uplifting and in a way that is pleasing to Him. May Allah subhanho wa Taala continue to increase this keep us together and reunite us in genitally photocell Allah, Allah from me. So thank you very much brothers and sisters. I look forward to seeing you in a few more weeks. I mean over a month actually but when the time is right in sha Allah, you will hear of more courses and more topics that will be prepared and Shahla coming your way. So please keep up with the websites keep connecting with us. We're going to have a ton of stuff we're doing in the month of Ramadan as well. So tune in for all of that. And

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yeah, I look forward to seeing all of you again soon in sha Allah post Ramadan, just Lakmal low Hydra May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep you safe and keep you healthy and bless you wherever you are. With Salam or aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.