Khatira – The Power of Ramadan

Nadim Bashir

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The success of Islam is highlighted, with the speakers emphasizing the importance of achieving the spiritual well-being of the creator, achieving the second objective of achieving the spiritual well-being of the creator, and the third objective of achieving the spiritual well-being of the creator. Improvements in fasting and surrounding knowledge are also emphasized, along with the need to stay hungry and thirsty. The importance of slow progress is emphasized, and plans to attain these goals and show gratitude to Allah subhanho wa taala are encouraged.

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As we approach the month of Ramadan, I want all of us to understand that this is a golden opportunity given by Allah subhanho wa Taala to attain Jana see many of us as we approach them avant we have our daily schedules. Many of our all of our kids are going to be going to school. We think that is just another Ramadan, I'll go through the daily routine, I'll fast I'll come from the night I'll do whatever I can, and then the rest is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala but let me share with you the story of Paul Hubin Obaidullah or the Allah one full Hobbit obey the Lord of the Allah on he says that one time two people came to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and both

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of them accepted Islam at the same time. For Hubin obey the law, the Allahu Anhu mentions that I found out that one of them would exert more towards towards his Islam compared to the other and that same person who used to do more, he lost his life in the Cause of Allah subhanho wa taala. Now you and I, we all know when we hear about a person who loses their life in the Cause of Allah subhana what to Allah, they have a direct entry into Jana, the other person he died a year later for The Hobbit obey the law you Allah on he says that one time I slept at night and I saw a dream. I'm standing at the gate of Jana, and a man and these two same men who have already passed away during

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his life. These are the same two people who accepted in some of the same time on the hands of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once again, one of them died as a Shaheed the other one was shahid. But the person who came from inside Jana, he first admitted the person who died a year later, the person who was not a Shaheed and then after a short while, he came again and he says that now that Shahid is allowed to come into Jannah and then he came later on he told that have been obeyed Allah that your time has not come now. Now this was of course very shocking to Abdullah Abdullah bin Abdullah, that here I'm thinking that a person who died as a Shaheed he has a higher

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status and the person who is not a Shaheed, so he went to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says, Yes, well, this is very odd to me. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the why would it be odd to you Opal hub? He says did the person didn't the person who passed away a year later, didn't he attain and experience another month of Ramadan? Did he not fast for an additional 30 days of the month of Ramadan, and because he lasted and he lived for one more year, more than the Shaheed did he not praying all the additional Salawat compared to the Shaheed and that is where this hadith tells us that this is the month of Ramadan is such a powerful month that 30 days of fasting

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can be sufficient for any one of us to protect ourselves in the fire Jahannam and enter to Jannah so this should not be seen as just another 30 days that I have to get through a 30 days I'll come from the yum and I'll get tired, but no these are 30 days that you and I are given an opportunity by Allah subhanho wa Taala and hence you and I we need to understand the power of these 30 days. Brothers and sisters today inshallah quickly, I'm going to share three objectives of Ramadan if we pass them on and we get to Ramadan. And if we have these few things in our life, then inshallah Ramadan is an overall success. The very first thing that we find in the Quran is katiba on a como cm

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km aquity by Lydia publikum La La Contacta on first objective is that we have to attain Taqwa of Allah subhanho wa taala. Taqwa does not necessarily mean the fear of Allah, it means the awareness of Allah subhanho wa taala. As I shared on Saturday morning, the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, he gave his advice to mA given a general view Allah wa and while he was sending him to Medina, it tequila hyphema couldn't be aware of Allah wherever you are you at the grocery store, be aware of Allah, you are in seclusion, be aware of Allah subhanho wa Taala you are around people who know you be aware of Allah. If you are around people who no one knows you and you are a total stranger. Also

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fear Allah and have you awareness of Allah subhanho wa taala. Earlier the Allah one he gave the definition according to him. The definition of Taqwa is a hopeful mineral Jolene is to be aware of Allah subhanho wa taala. You and I, when we write when we drive our car on the road, and we see a police car coming after us because we're speeding, we and we understand the consequences. That is what prompts us to drive the speed limit. Otherwise anyone will drive any which way they want. What prompts us to make sure that we pay our bills on time. We don't want to be fine. We don't want to be hit with a late fee. That is where promises we are driven by consequences. So when I when I'm about

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to do something that is wrong, I understand that the possible consequences may come from Allah subhanho wa Taala that he says, Well, I'm a little bit Tenzin. Another definition of Taqwa is to

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act upon the teachings of the Quran will turn out to be a lead and to be satisfied with what we have given by Allah subhanho wa taala. Well Is there a dad who Leone Rahim is to prepare for the Day of Judgment? This is according to the Allah juande definition of tequila. So the very first objective of Ramadan is that we have more Toccoa in our life. Yes, we may not have the amount that Allah wants from us, but at least we tried to make some improvement in Ramadan. The second objective of Ramadan is that we are able to show our gratitude to Allah subhanho wa taala. The second idea in this passage of Ramadan and so the Bukhara, Allah talks about Quran, he talks about fasting, and he talks

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about Ramadan as a month as a whole. And he at the end, he says, Why did Allah give us this so that we can show our gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala that Allah has given us an opportunity and there are so many people who passed away throughout this entire year. And will Allah He I say, Will Allah He, I say that if they had the opportunity, they will give everything they had just to witness another 30 days of Ramadan, just to get the opportunity to read one more page of the Quran and to witness another night of lay the other you and I inshallah will may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us this, but this is an opportunity given to us by Allah subhanho wa taala. And then finally, the last

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thing the last objective of Ramadan is, Allah says, Turn to me make dua to me in the month of Ramadan. And then he says laleham your shouldn't hopefully through your doors, you will come closer to Allah, the word rushed, we say like even you know people keep their name Rashid. What that means is that a person is aware of Allah, they are aware of their surroundings at all times, and they are understood they understand when she thought is going to deviate them. And when the Quran is trying to guide them, when Allah is trying to guide them. So a person is overall aware of their surroundings. And this is something that we find from the Sahaba of the Allahu Anhu that they were

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totally in command of their surrounding, they will never let shaytaan he will not they will never allow shaytaan to deviate them. So this is called rushed. So these are the three objectives of Ramadan that you and I we all need to attain. Number one is stucco. Number two is showing our gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala and number three is rushed and being aware of Allah And subhanAllah all these three things are mentioned in the same passage. And what's beautiful about all these three words is that right before this, Allah mentions law, Allah whom the word Allah Allah in the Arabic language means that perhaps you can attain this. These are not guaranteed by Allah

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subhanho wa Taala these are not guaranteed by Allah but rather Allah is telling us that if you spend Ramadan it's on you. It's on us. If we spend Ramadan the way we need to spend Ramadan, then we will attain these three things. And you and I if we don't spend our Ramadan, the way we need to spend our Ramadan we will go through the motion, we'll go through our fasting we will stay hungry and thirsty and we'll have you know we will send an pm at night but then we will leave Ramadan with absolutely nothing. So this is why we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala first of all to give us Jana through Ramadan and then not only that, but give us the ability to attain these three things in the month of

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Ramadan. I ask Allah subhana wa Taala to grant us the month of Ramadan. We are few days away but life is unpredictable for any one of us Wallah he none of us here can predict can guarantee that we will be able to leave this building this is how life is so uncertain. So anything can happen anytime. So we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to grant us and move on to Grandison last night of April and May Allah subhana wa accept our brothers and our daughters in the month of Ramadan Amira Bella Alameen desert como la jolla Assalamu alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh