Nadim Bashir – Khatira – 4 Things to Achieve in Ramadan

Nadim Bashir
AI: Summary © The importance of fasting in achieving reward and personal fulfillment is emphasized. The speaker also discusses the success of Islam, including the use of sadaqa, detoxification processes, and readiness for the month of year when the clock is at the right time. The heart is calm during the time of the year when the sun comes out, and reading the Quran and understanding the nuances of the Arabic language are essential for achieving spiritual detoxification.
AI: Transcript ©
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Today Inshallah, now that Ramadan is coming very close I don't want to today inshallah talk about Ramadan and next week inshallah also I want to talk about Ramadan after that inshallah I'll be gone for almost 10 days for Amara Inshallah, but today inshallah I want to talk about fasting from the perspective of suburb and at the same time as a class. See, first of all before I talk about fasting Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran in one place, he combines the concept of Sobor and a class, Allah subhanho wa Taala says that earlier everybody Lavina Manu Itakura bacame Allah subhanho wa Taala says, that say oh Muhammad wa salam to my followers to my slaves, and Lavina Armando those who

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believe in me it the Quran back home, the beat God conscious, then Allah says lil Lavina X and we'll see how the dunya has Santa. For every person who does something good in this dunya they will get the reward for it. And then Allah says well out of Allah he was, the land of Allah is very vast. That means that if you cannot worship Allah in one place, you are required to move, you are required to do a Hijra to another place where you can do that leap out of Allah subhanho wa taala. And then Allah says, In NAMA, you asked for sabe Runa Agera, whom betray the peace up that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives a full reward to those people who have observed patience and Allah subhanho wa Taala

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says, Be ye hisab there is no limit to how much Allah subhanho wa Taala can give to that person. So Allah subhanaw taala mentioned SUBUD Subhan Allah, the next verse, the very next verse, this is the resumen Allah says, pull mean that Muhammad Sam tell them in the mirror to I have been commanded to do what an honor Buddha Allah to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala morally Salahuddin to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala with pure sincerity now Subhan Allah in the previous idea when Allah talks about SUBUD and Allah will give a full reward of Saba in fact, a reward that is going to be limitless. Imam Azhar Yamato Allah, Allah, Allah he says that when he talks about this, he mentioned his book,

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or Medina, he says that this also is connected to fasting why? Because he says a soul mootness for southern Imam Ghazali says that fasting is half of sober how's it have a summer because at times you want to say something, but you cannot doing fasting, you want to waste your time, but you cannot waste your time, you are required to stand up at night for long hours. And this is also another type of SUBUD there is Southern Utah suburb to do the orders of Allah subhanho wa Taala or to carry out the orders of Allah subhanho wa taala. To do the Ibadah of Allah also requires a subsidy and so forth. So he says the first of all in this ayah when Allah talks about SUBUD This in itself is

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connected to fasting. And then he says the next one is also connected to fasting, which is a class and by the way, you look at all the rebar that okay, which are the basic rebar that solid Siyam, Zakat and hij Imam Ghazali says that if you observe all these rebar that there's only one, there's only one that is the most unique in terms of sincerity, and that one is fasting. Why? Because think about it. If a person is praying salads, and a person looks at them, and they say mashallah, what a great salad, they're praying and so forth. And a person knows that the people are looking at me, what happens is, they might even extend their PM, if there is a very big possibility that a person

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is praying, and they could have RIA in their heart, a person is giving zakat. Okay, this is an obligation, but while giving there's a cost because other people are looking at them. There could be via and there's a cut while they're doing hij Okay, while they're doing hij and this is one thing that by the way, when people go there for camera, it bothers me at times, but once again, you see this happening over and over again that they're going to stand there and show the entire world I just did my camera, okay? Take a big selfie, okay, put it on Instagram, putting everywhere I just did my camera, I just did a hedge and so forth. Once again, when we do these kinds of things, we do

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these kinds of things, not to show other people we're doing these kinds of things only for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala but there's also a possibility that you're performing hombre or performing hij and a person could have Riya but Subhanallah fasting is the only one. Fasting is the only one that no one can tell if you're fasting or not. That is why he says that when it comes to Ramadan, Ramadan is a test from Allah subhanho wa Taala and the reason why it is so virtuous is because every single thing in Ramadan that we do, our sincerity is being put to test when we fast we're fasting no one can tell Of course no Malawi Can anyone can tell. But once again, beyond that,

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fasting is such an AMA that no one can tell about your sincerity. Likewise when you pray Salat, and now

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ate it now, by the way, in the time of the Prophet SAW Salem, they never would come to the masjid and pray in a Sato Jamara. They will never pray in the form of a Jamara even iiamo Lay they will never pray in the form of Jamar they will stay at home. This was the actual practice of Rasul Allah, He said, Allahu alayhi wa sallam that he will stay at home, and he will perform his salad at home now in the form of Jamara. But once again, people want to come to the masjid and pray absolutely no problem. But once again, there are some people who say, You know what, I'm gonna pray at home. No one is watching me. Okay? Someone may say that, Oh, I don't see you and I'm late last night. Does

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that mean that they will not doing their EBA at home? Does that mean that they're not doing pm at home, there's a very big chance that we're probably doing their opinion at home. But no one knows about that. Why? Because when you stand up at night, and you worship Allah subhanho wa Taala and no one knows about that. That is how your sincerity is built, because you know that no one is going to be watching me And subhanAllah we find this when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so this is also we find in the month of Ramadan, and also in the month of Ramadan when people give sadaqa See, one is giving zakat you're giving zakat, and people that person knows and the person you're giving

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to that person knows but at the same time when it comes to giving sadaqa optional sadaqa there is is mentioned in the Shemitah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what can I do? What do Maja kunafa Ramadan, if there was one time of the year he was the most generous and he will give our so much sadaqa it was the month of Ramadan when you give sadaqa this is also part of your sincerity. So Ramadan is not not once again as Imam Gaza is explaining. Ramadan is not only about Sabah, but because that suburb once again it's such a unique suburb that Allah subhanho wa Taala This is why he says in a hadith he puts the a formally what GCB This is the only a bada that Allah subhanho wa

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Taala says that his fasting is for me, the salad. Allah never said The salad is for me, this is this belongs to me. He never said that was a card. He never said that. But he said about fasting that this fasting belongs to me. Because once again, you have the utmost amount of sincerity in this. So in the Ramadan, where there is a test of patience, there is a test of a class. And then the next thing is that there are four things that we need to achieve from Ramadan. The very first thing is that the month of Ramadan is the month of reform. You know what that means? You know, when a person goes to prison, often we see here in America, the prison system is so is I mean, so horrible to

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begin with, that instead of going to prison and come out as a reformed person as a change person. Most of the time people will go to prison, they come back out, they commit crimes again and they're back in jail. This is how it usually works. Our system here, the juvenile system, the prison system is not a re formation system. Otherwise the prison system should have been a re formation process. People go there, they learn their lesson, they become better people and they come out but that's not what we see here. But Ramadan is what that's why we talked about Ramadan as the month of re formation, you entered on Lavon with weaknesses, but you come out on the other end of Ramadan with

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strengths. A person could come from Ramadan, enter into Ramadan, and they're not coming to the masjid. But they come out on the other end of Ramadan and they're coming to the masjid every single day. That's a sign that the Ramadan was accepted. That's a sign that the Ramadan is is accepted. If you want to know that if you're a bar that is being accepted, just look at your Riba and see how your life is. If your salon is not protecting you from committing Phoenicia, the Quran says in the Salah, tettenhall fascia you will incur the salad has that powerful ability to stop a person from committing sins but if we're coming to same as exact sins, the problem is not the salon The problem

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is us. Likewise when it comes to hedge hedge is a person who has changed after hedge when it comes to Armineh a person has changed after aamra just recently a person came to me and told me they were not praying salah they were drinking gambling everything. One time they went from camera one time they went for ombre their entire life changed their entire life change. These things have that ability to do so and they have the ability to change a person. Likewise Ramadan has the ability to change a person but we have to be be willing to change in ourselves. That's the very first thing that we have to achieve Ramadan. The second thing that we have to make sure that we have achieved

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from Ramadan is the spiritual aspect which is detoxification. Detox means what when you say detox what does that mean? A lot of times they do you know juice, you know, detoxification juices they say you know, but there is something called detoxification that you go through a spiritual cleanse in the month of Ramadan. Allah subhanho wa Taala he says call the Alpha Harmon Zakka those people who work on

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Their spirituality who are focused on detoxing themselves and eliminating all the bad in their heart, all the unravel pollun in their heart and their focus on achieving a whole Boon Salim Allah subhanho wa Taala says these are the people who are successful. And likewise when it comes to all so many other places in the Quran, Allah says for example, but the Avila has been on those people who are Iman who have Iman, they were successful. He says, Well, lady, Olivia, don't feed Salah team has your own. These are the people that when they pray Salah they're concentrating and then he says well Lavina whom I love, we morally don't. There are those who stay away from a loved one. And then he

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says well Lavina home Lyza karate fire alone zakat in the Quran there are places of chemo Salah what does the cat means pay your zakat. But zakat overall does not necessarily mean zakat. Zakat means does care to knifes. Okay, anytime you read the Quran, and Islam associated with solid, understand that zakat will mean purification of the soul. That's what that means. So that's why it's called Teskey to knifes. So Ramadan is the month that we go through a detoxification. What should we eliminate from our heart, there's arrogance, there is proof. There's arrogance, there is belittling other people, there is hatred, malice, jealousy, also two things that shaytaan uses to destroy

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people. Number one is to create doubts in other people's hearts, which is a Shabbat and number one and number two is a Shabbat, Shabbat is desires. Today, people fulfill their desires and haram ways. These are the things that take a peep that takes a person far away from Allah subhanho wa taala. So once again, Ramadan has to be used for detoxification purposes. And if we don't detox ourselves, then the heart is completely dead. So Ramadan is a time that if our heart is completely dead, it is a time to give CPR to our heart. That's the time to give, you know to revive that dead heart. This is the only time that this heart is calm. Okay, this is the only time that the heart is calm. Let me

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give you an example. You know, long some time ago, I bought my kids a there's like this toy that you can buy. And it has like these spikes on them like plastic spikes on them. But there's a there's a button in the middle, you push that button, and it just it bounces. You've seen that toy before. It just goes around everywhere. Like even the kids tried to run after it. They can catch it because it's always moving around. When that ball is moving, you can catch it because it's always moving around. Listen to this. A heart that is always changing, always changing is hard to tame that kind of heart. Right? You look at a lion when they try to tame a lion. They do that when the lion is

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calm. Now with a lion is going around crazy. Likewise, when the heart is calm, then you're able to tame that heart. When the heart is calm, you're able to can take control over that heart. The only time of the year when the heart is calm is the month of Ramadan. Okay, the time of the year when you can control that heart take control that heart that time of the year is the month of Ramadan. So if the heart is dead, this is the time to revive and finally, the Rama the mother of one is the month of the Quran. This is the month of the Quran. And I will say one thing about the Quran is first of all the Quran makes it very clear. Shehu Ramadan, there's only one place in the Quran only one place

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in the Quran, where Allah talks about Ramadan, and that is in sort of Bukhara. He says shadow Ramadan Alavi only the fee here Quran that this is the month where the Quran was revealed. And by the way, they all ama they say shiksha Ravi Rahmatullah. He says very beautifully it is to see it. Allah could have called and referred to the Quran here in this ayah as anything Allah Krishna said, Shehu Ramadan Allah the only the fee he Kitab Allah, this is the month where the Kitab of Allah was revealed Shahan Ramadan Allah the CFE vicar that is the month where the vicar was revealed. Why did Allah use the word Quran in this verse? Because the word Quran comes the word para Quran means to

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read hence the word Quran linguistically means a book that is read over and over again. Hence Allah is trying to send a message to us that the month of Ramadan is the month where the Quran is to be read the month of the Quran, the month of Ramadan is the month where the Quran has to be read. People come to me and say that I want to come closer to the Quran. But the only way you will come closer to the Quran is first you have to read the Quran. You cannot just jump to the deceit of the Quran and find the Quran amazing, but many people who have gone on to this journey they have began this journey of the Quran. It all started from reading, they read they read and they read and then

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after a while they felt that you know what I've been reading this Quran now the time comes that I need to start understanding the Quran and then they start going into understanding the Quran and that means that then they are led to understanding the Arabic language and studying the Arabic language

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And then understanding the nuances of the Quran And subhanAllah those same people then they love to read the Quran, but it begins with reading the Quran. And this is why by the way, when people come to me and they say, I have doubts in my Deen when you come to me and say, I have doubts in my Deen you know what the first thing I tell them is how often do you read the Quran? How often do you read the Quran? Because the Quran says who the only nurse Sharon Ramadan Allah the Quran, who the only nurse it is a guidance not just for Muslims Lynas, how many times we have done shahada is here and they said the word change your life what made you believe in Islam? They said I read the Quran

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you've heard this before, right? Yes or no? I read the Quran. That's it. They became Muslims because they read the Quran in English first of all, okay, not even Arabic. Arabic has his own beauty to it, but they read the Quran in English. Think about how powerful the Quran is that even when is translated, it still has an impact on other people. So the Quran is who dealt in us will be uniting me. alHuda is not only just guidance, but there is proof of that guidance that likewise we find when I just said when youth come to me and they say I have doubts in my deen the first thing I ask them is how often do you read the Quran? Because when you read the Quran, your doubts will be eliminated.

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You will start believing more in Allah subhanho wa Taala but a person says I don't read the Quran and I have doubts of course you're gonna have doubts. Of course there's gonna be a lack in your deen because you're not reading the Quran. So that is why now that Ramadan is coming once again, was the first thing I said about Ramadan starts with the art

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reform. Second one was

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starts with the D detox the third is

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starts with our revival okay, if we have a dead heart revival 14 is that we need to make sure we achieve it number one is Quran Okay. Reform, detoxification, revival and Quran. You do these kinds of things. You want you to have a meaningful Ramadan I ask Allah subhana wa Taala to make this Ramadan our best Ramadan Ramadan I mean where does that come like I said I'm already going to live with cattle

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