The Chapter of Fasting #01

Navaid Aziz

Channel: Navaid Aziz

Topics: Fasting

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim in hamdu Lillahi namitha Hornstein who want to start off with odo Bella Himanshu Rai and fusina woman sejati Marina Maria de la vida modela homeodomain hufa Lucha de la or shadow under either Hill Allahu Allah shikata or shadow now Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira and my bad, my dear brothers and sisters salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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So inshallah for the next three weeks, we'll be covering the chapter of fasting. The goal for today, inshallah is just to have a small introduction, and then starting from next week, and the week after that, that's when we'll actually cover the book. So what I thought we'd do for today is actually cover the verses that talk about fasting in the Koran. So for those of you that have been most helpful, have, you know, an app on your Koran? We'll be doing verses 183 till 187 inshallah 183 to 187. So let's find out what's the other in verse 183. of Soto bacala. He says, I was a villa in the sheetala gym. Yeah, you already know Armando katiba la cama, cama. cama cootie ballerina mean,

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Camila. Camila committed.

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So here Allah subhanho wa Taala. He starts off the verse by calling out the people of Eman. Now, in the Quran itself, you'll find roughly about 70 odd verses that begin with Yeah, Johan levina I shout out the Allahu einheit and Abdullah number of the Allahumma they both said that when Allah subhanaw taala starts off a verse by Johan livina Manu pay very close attention to it because either Allah subhana wa tada is about to command you with something that is beneficial for you or is about to prohibit something that is harmful for you or is about to private, something that is harmful for you. So here in this verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala he now begins the obligation of fasting, he says

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Cuzzi by Ali Khan. So now when you study Sunil filk, you'll notice that Allah subhanaw taala obligates things in various ways. One of the ways that Allah subhanaw taala obligates a matter is by giving a commandment one of the way that let's find out which other obligates a matter is by obligating a command by giving a commandment. So here Allah subhanho wa Taala, he could have simply just said some meaning fast, but Allah subhana wa tada did not do that over here. And here's a general introduction to that, when it comes to matters of eBuy death and Allah subhanaw taala giving a command, then the general rule is that that command becomes an obligation. However, if that

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command is outside of a by that and this applies to processors as well, if the command is outside of it by that then the general ruling is that it is something which is Mr. Have to do it is something which is most the hub to do. There's some that's default over over the scholars, but it's something that is good to know, a second way that Allah subhanho wa Taala obligates a matter is that Allah subhanaw taala does not give a commandment, but rather he sets up a punishment for the one that doesn't do it, he sets up a punishment for the one that doesn't do it. So this would fall under the category of impermissibility. So when something is impermissible, the opposite of it becomes

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mandatory, the opposite of it becomes mandatory. A third way that Allah subhanho wa Taala obligates a matter is by using this form of kutti bionic Omar Khattab anicon that when something has been prescribed for you or written for you, it is understood from this that it has been obligated and is mandatory to do now I want you to think about it cutterbar comes from that which is written Why does Allah subhana wa tada use kasturba or quotevalet Khan which is the form worthy

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other where the subject is not known where the subject is not known? Right? So it has been prescribed for you. Why does Allah subhanaw taala use it has been prescribed or written for you to show obligation.

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Why didn't tell us panatela just says say it has been said to you, why has it been written or prescribed for you guys?

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When everything is said already, like

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the things?

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That's right. Okay, that's a good guess. You know, you're on the right track. Does it have something to do with lowering my forth? indirectly? Yes, it does. But you're on the right track.

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Go ahead.

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Christian, the previous book is written right. I mean, like in Cairo or something. Okay. I mean, that's what the verse is is implying over here that it is been prescribed in the previous books as well. But we're looking for something different. How is speech different from writing?

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Don't tell us to use your hand traded that's not what I'm looking for.

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Right. So if you look in the Hadith of the Lebanon bustle de la Noma.

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If I'm not mistaken, it was headed 19 in the magnolias, 40 Hadith. He says ofii it of Colombia, Jeff are the sort of that the pens have been lifted and the pages have dried. So when something has been written, meaning that it is set in stone that it's written now, it's not going to change right away.

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Whereas speech you know, it's like someone can hear it someone can not hear it. Someone can you know have mistakes in the in the way it's they're narrating it, but when something is written there's no margin for error over here right? It's set in stone. And this is why I listen, I know it's either uses that form. To obligate matters uses that form to obligate matters. Now a cm, our cm over here comes from a limb suck and a limb sack means to refrain from something. So when Allah subhanaw taala talks about fasting, it is a

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the act of refraining from three things what are we refraining from when you're fasting?

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Fantasticks you refraining from food, water and sexual intercourse Now are we refraining from anything else as well.

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Since fantastic, and that's something that is implied that is something that is implied. So while the general scholars when they talk about things that one must refrain from from fasting, they're talking about those things that will nullify a fast if they were to do them and that is, you know, food, water and sexual activity. If these things are refrained from sins, they do have an effect on the fast but not to a degree that they will nullify the fast not to a degree that they will nullify the fast except for one sin which the scholars deferred or that if you were to do it, it could possibly nullify your first, what was that sin?

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Why?

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Because there's it's

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defeating, fantastic, yes, backbiting was one of the things that the scholars talked about that if a person does not refrain from it could possibly nullify his fest. The reason behind that, the verse in sort of fudge Allah to Allah subhanaw taala says, Are you Hebrew or hydrocone? Aquila, he Mater fuckery, that when Allah subhanho wa Taala describes backbiting SoTL vajilla He says, Would any of you like to eat the dead flesh of his brother? So they said the fact that Allah subhanaw taala like into this to the eating of dead flesh, this is an indication that this could potentially nullify the fast. In fact, you will actually find certain heidy that are weak, but the indicates to this fact

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there's a Hadith of the of the two women that they were fasting. And the process of them said that your your your fast is not accepted. They said why a messenger of Allah we haven't eaten we haven't drunk? No, we have no have we partaking in any activity. And the Prophet said and said go and throw up and you will see, and then the women throw up and they found you know, dead flesh coming out of them. This Hadith is weak, it is not authentic. But some of the scholars use this as a secondary proof to indicate this point, that when an individual back bites in the month of Ramadan, then this will nullify his fast quotevalet camassia. So what is the fast that has been obligated over here?

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scholars differ as to what is the first thing that has been obligated over here, the majority of scholars said that is the day of Ashura that was first obligated upon the Muslims and this was the first fast that became obligatory. Now, the clearest indication of this is the fact can makutsi by living I mean communism, like it was prescribed for those before you. So as you know, the month of Ramadan was not prescribed for the nations before us, and the only fast that was prescribed for them was the festival Ashura and this is why they understood that the the fasting which became mandatory upon them was the first of Ashura.

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Now,

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this indicates also the chronology of prescribing or fasting that we had the first fast which came down, which was literally You know, one day a year span Allah, how easy is that? You can imagine that if you missed that one day or the whole year, how terrible you would feel like I'll give you one obligation, and you couldn't fulfill it right now, was that sufficient for the Muslims? Even then Allah subhanho wa Taala gave them away out of it, that those who eventually wanted to fast were allowed to fast and those that didn't want to fast all they had to do was feed a poor person, all they had to do was May feed a poor person and that was sufficient for them. And this is from the

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leniency and generosity of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he understood the state of this oma that as an oma you know, we have individuals that will be very, very weak, then even fasting in one day is extremely difficult. And this is like a reminder for ourselves and reflection for ourselves. Multiple Ramadan comes in hamdulillah we're amazing with fasting. What how do we do with fasting outside of the month of Ramadan? You know, how difficult is it to fast outside of the month of Ramadan? Like when winter time comes? We have no excuse not to fast because you skip breakfast, and literally, you're fasting the whole day? Like, is that a Muslim? Is that for us? If you just skip

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breakfast and obviously lunches? Well, you know, that's like within 10 hours, your your day is over. There's no reason not to fast. But a lot of the times we don't think about fasting, our environments aren't conducive to fasting. shaitaan gets the best of us. We just forget, right? It's just natural, but the habit of fasting is a very good one that we'll come to discuss and talk about in a little bit. Then the heat

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cannot go to aladeen I mean, kubla Khan

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Khan.

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So fasting was one of those acts that was prescribed to the people before us. Now, when Allah subhanaw taala talks about the people before us, and how certain things have been prescribed in our Sharia that were prescribed in their Sharia, why is Allah subhanaw taala telling us this relationship? What is the wisdom behind Allah subhanho wa Taala establishing this relationship for us, it tells us

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almost a motivation. Okay, that's one way of looking at it. But that's not what we're looking for though. Why does Allah subhana wa tada establish the relationship between our city and the city of the people before us?

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Is it the same [???]tier

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just to a certain degree, while I'm in the religion generally is the same that it was it's called Islam because submission to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the reason why Allah subhanho wa Taala establishes this relationship. And you'll notice this, you know, quite a few times, is the fact that Allah subhanaw taala wants to draw common grounds between us, Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to draw common grounds between us for those of you that remembered when we were doing that the CEO of sorta ladder, the reason why Allah subhana wa tada mentioned, Sophia Ibrahim, almost at the end of the surah Allah subhanho wa Taala establish this because this would encompass all of the people that the

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the Muslims will encounter. So this is establish common ground between them. The Quraysh respected, Ibrahim Ali said on the Jews of Medina respected Mousavi Salaam. So this was to build and establish common grounds between them. Similarly, over here, Allah subhanaw taala is establishing a common ground between us and the previous faith to indicate that look, there is this common ground between you and you know, it used to be like a gradual process of conversion for those that converted that look, the Sharia at the end of the day is not very different from the Sharia that was revealed in your face as well. Laila comb, comb, in hopes that you may attain taqwa from Allah subhanho wa

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Taala.

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This concept of taqwa is a very long one and you know, a lot of times you will dedicate a quarterback to it will dedicate a full halakhah to it. But to summarize the the concept of taqwa.

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I want you to think about for those of you that are working, what happens to you, when you're working at work, and your boss walks by, right your body your body naturally stiffens up, if you're not working, you pretend to start working. If you're on the phone, they're crawling around, you'll you know, you'll get off the phone and you know, act properly. I give this example because that is what taqwa is sort of meant to be like that when a person becomes conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala then that person gives up the foul D that they're doing or you know, the obligation that they're not fulfilling, and they actually rectifier their affairs and that's what they're meant to

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be doing. And that is what duck wa actually does. When the person becomes conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala their deeds will naturally be go up. So this is to become conscious of Allah subhanho wa Tada. And that is what taqwa in its essence, truly is. Now, the predecessors they've, you know, discussed taqwa from various angles and various ways. Some people said that taqwa is to remember Allah subhana wa tada so much that he has not forgotten and to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala. So that knowing gratitude is shown to him, and it is to obey Allah subhanho wa Taala. So that Allah subhanaw taala is never disobeyed. Now, that's a very difficult, you know, definition, to live

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up to that never forgetting Allah, always obeying Allah and always being thankful to Allah subhanaw taala. But this shows us that taqwa is a process, it is not a goal within of itself, that you try to attain taqwa as much as human is as humanly possible. And when you slip, you try to strive for it. Again, another example from the self that they said dakwah is as if you're walking on a path, and there are thorns on this path. And with each step, you're very, very careful as to where you step so that you're not pricked by a thorn. So the example that they're giving over here is that Allah subhana wa, tada is defined for us what the straight path is. And then on the straight path, the

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there there are desires and pitfalls that will come our way. So before you step, you just, you just can't blindly take a step, you have to be very, very careful of where you're stepping so that you're not pricked by that Thorn so that you're not pricked by that thorn. Now on a practical level, how does fasting tie into taqwa? How does fasting tie in to taqwa? Let's start off with number one, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam advice that those individual that are single, they should fast if you're not able to get married. He says you're not Shabaab minister Domine kumala violators which that old group of young people, those of you that are able to should get married, and those of you

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that are not able to show it fast, because it is a purifier of the the eyes and of the heart and it is protective of the private force that is protective of the private parts. So here the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave this piece of advice, because fasting naturally could

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patrols the desires of the body naturally controls the desires of the body that when the body is hungry, it is being starved, it will focus more on attaining food and drink than it will on fulfilling one's desire. And you'll notice that the exact opposite happens once the body has food and is nourished then once that once the body is nourished then focus on fulfilling the other desires as well focused on fulfilling the other desires as well. So when in the body is being you know, important provers then at that time it is easier to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala because the test is easier to remember Allah subhana wa tada through them through the state of gratitude,

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right? You have no food you're starving, you're like yeah, let me get through this day. Right? That's the natural reaction you will you will have what once your stomach is full, it's a colossal let me go to sleep let me go do something else. You know, we forget about Allah subhanaw taala. And similarly, you know, it's like in the month of Ramadan, you look at Muslims before they fast no before if third time and after a time, it'll be for a third time everyone's making two I was really caught on. And then as soon as the alarm goes off, food is being served, we become animals, they jump on the food they attack the food. Like if someone gets more food on their plate, then you you

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start complaining if someone has a second plate of food, you start fighting them like you can have this you know people just go absolutely crazy. And this shows us you know the effect of of starving the human body. Number two is that it makes a person dependent upon Allah subhanaw taala fasting makes a person dependent upon Allah subhanaw taala and this is because one starts to realize that this food is from Allah subhanho wa Taala alone, that if Allah subhanaw taala was to not provide this food for you, you will not be able to eat. I want you to think about this for a second that we are We live in an age where we're very, very spoiled. Whatever food we want, we can literally go to

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the store, you know and buy it even fruits that are out of season. They found a way to make them grow so that you can get them out of season. You can buy mangoes all year long you can buy like papayas all year long, right? But now how What is it?

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What did you say though? Mango he said mango? Okay, he says something else.

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So you can get things out of season. And I want you to think about Subhan Allah. Imagine Allah subhanaw taala was was to withhold rain, from the whole entire world. What would happen to the world at that time, no fruits would grow. No plants would grow. The animals even that we eat, they would not be able to eat and eventually the world would die off right? It is from the generosity of Allah subhana wa tada that even though we disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanaw taala still sends down his reign through which the cycle continues. So this is the dependency that we're talking about that when you're not eating food, it allows you to reflect Where did this food come from? volume

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loaded in Santo ala farming, that new LED mankind look to where his food comes from and what his food actually is, and is a blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala. A third thing that fasting does for us, it shows is eight it shows us the importance of gratitude that how many people there are in the world that fasting is not a choice for them, literally they have no food, so they have to fast right? But for us when we fast, it is a choice, it is an option for us. And this is something to import gratitude on our behalf. That here we should be thankful for the food that Allah subhanaw taala has provided for us make the most of us to try not to be gluttonous when we eat so that we can

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show gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is, you know, part of the legacy of fasting that the reason why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to fast so frequently is part of the gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala In fact, the PA system described his general attitude towards the divider that why he did so much of it for the akuna abdun Chakra Should I not be a thankful and grateful slave to Allah subhanho wa Taala and this leads us into how many days per year the prophets of Allah hi new Salah actually fast and you'll notice that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was fasting close to more than half of the year, half or more of the year. How so? The Sonic month

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will have 360 days, deposit salams fasting, all of Ramadan Okay, let's say 30 days over there, then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wanting to sample katsu is fasting, all of Muharram if not most of Mohan, let's just say on average 20 days over there, then the Prophet seldom is fasting most of cheban as well. Right another 20 to 30 days over there, then the 10 days of the hedger, right, then the six days of Shawwal, and then the day of Ashura, and the day after it or the day before it, and then the 13th 14th and 15th of every month, and then Monday and Thursday of every week, like you do the math over here, and literally is coming out to half of the year. And that was the attitude

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that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had towards fasting had towards fat

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And this is why you see the profit center was able to get so much done through his day, because he didn't have to worry about food, right halfword distractions throughout the day are the food that we eat that you know, okay, what should I have for breakfast? What should I have for lunch, then preparing those meals, if you're not preparing it, then going out to buy it right, and then after you go out and you eat, and then you have to let this food digest and you have this period of like non functioning is this like, zoned out right? All that is eliminated when a person is fasting, all that is eliminated when a person is fasting. Now, the last objective of fasting over here, and this

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is what we'll conclude this idea with, it is a training for the body to refrain from sin, it is a training for the for the body to refrain from sin. As we mentioned, when the scholars talked about, you know, the things that an individual refrains from from fasting, while sin is not mentioned, as nullify as a nullifier, of fasting, it is definitely something that one has to stay away from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Allah subhanaw taala is not in the need of you giving up your food and drink if you're going to be vile in your speech, if you want to be foul in your speech. So there's a train that any sins that a person has, he uses fasting to eliminate them, he

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uses fasting to eliminate them. And I remember the amazing story, an uncle in Montreal, that this uncle used to smoke, like three packets of cigarettes a day, three packages, absolutely crazy. Like now I'm just thinking about it from like, a financial perspective. That's like, you know, like $25, a day that is spent on smoking, let alone the health repercussions of this. And I remember one day, you know, we were talking about how look, uncle, you're really sick, you need to give up smoking, and it's not good for you. And you know, it's not good financially. And he's like, what should they do? And I was like, You know what, the Ramadan is just around the corner, use a normal bond as an

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opportunity to give up this habit, make lots of Doha to Allah subhanho wa Taala and see what happens. The first day of Ramadan comes and he's like, literally crying at a third time. And I thought he was so happy that you know, he's giving up smoking at that time. But literally, he's going through such severe withdrawals is like painful for his final law. And that shows you you know, the effect of the things that we're addicted to people that are addicted to tea, you know, fasting is very difficult for them because they start getting highly extremely addicted to coffee, same thing, various addictions that we have, but we don't want to admit them. We find them out

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through fasting. Now getting back to the story of this uncle. By the end of the month of Ramadan, he had spent the whole month of Ramadan, and he hadn't touched a single cigarette, and hamdulillah you even to this day, I'm still in touch with him. And it's gone on to like five years now or if not, I think five to seven years now that he hasn't touched a cigarette. You know, Ramadan is the month that any changes we want to make in our life. It is an ideal opportunity to do that is an ideal opportunity to do that. Now, let us move on to the very next verse. Allah subhana wa tada he goes on to say a Yama do that for mankind. I mean Kumar Aidan Oh Allah suffering fader to Mina Yamanaka

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vinylidene, yotaphone Ophelia, Tama mysskin, Furman totowa, halen for Hakuna and assume Okay, Rhonda Come in, come in, come in consumed Salah moon. So here, Allah subhana wa Tada, he says,

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and it is for a fixed period of days. But if any of you is ill, or on the journey, the same numbers should be made up from other days. And as for those who can fast with difficulty, then they have a choice of either too fast or to feed a poor person. But whoever does good of his own accord, it is better for him, and that you fast is better for you, if you only knew if you only knew. So now when it comes to verse 184, there's actually a large discussion amongst the scholars. Is this verse abrogated? Or is it still applied? Is this verse abrogated? Or is this verse still applied? Those scholars that said that this versus abrogated, they said that this is referring to the initial

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obligation of fasting, people had a choice that if they wanted to fast, they could fast, and if they weren't going too fast, then they could feed a poor person. So they said that this is referring to the first of Ashura. That was the first class that was given that if they didn't want to fast, all they had to do was feed a poor person. But if they were too fast, then this is better for them. Abdullah banaba de la Juan Houma, he had a completely different opinion. He said that this verse, it wasn't abrogated, but rather it was understood in a different light than when the month of Ramadan came. Then those people that had difficulty fasting, like the old man, or like the one that is

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traveling or like the one that is sick, then they can do they have the option to feed a poor person, but the one that doesn't, then they have to fast and then we just change that around. There is only the old person, not the person that is sick, or is fasting, the person that is old and can no longer fast, or the person that has a terminal illness that prevents them from fasting, then they can feed it

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4% for the month of Ramadan, and they don't have to fast, whereas the one that is traveling or has a temporary sickness, then these people have to make up their friends. And these people have to make up their fasts. Now, in terms of the figure that he Allah subhanaw taala is referring to, this is the equivalent of the amount of food that you would eat in one meal. So whatever you would eat in one meal, this is the amount of food that you would donate to an individual. Now obviously, as time is going on, the value of this is something that is going to increase with the price of food has naturally increased. So this is something to keep in mind that those of you that have parents that

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are unable to fast and you're giving money on their behalf, it's not like you just buy like, you know, a bag of macaroni and you can give that out. Unless that's what you're eating every single day, then that's a different story. But whatever you're eating, you know, a combination of salad and pasta and rice and chicken and meat, and all that stuff, then whatever the average meal is, that's what you want to donate. In the masjid, we usually approximate around $9 per meal, around $9 per meal. That is what we usually tell people that if you're giving fifth year, then this is the approximate amount that you can give. And this is North America, obviously you go back home, and

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it's a lot cheaper, you know $9 panel can like feed a family sometimes, depending on what country you are from, once assuming that if you were to fast and it is actually better for you. And this is, you know, a part of the idea that scholars used that if an individual is sick or an individual is traveling, and he has the option not to fast, what is more preferable for him? Is it preferable for him to take the concession from Allah subhanho wa Taala? Or is it preferable for him to rough it through as long as it is not harmful for him? Now the general ruling that the scholars gave is that the concession is always preferable that the concession is Allah subhanaw taala has given you a

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gift, then you should take advantage of that gift that Allah subhanaw taala has given you, except for fasting scholars said that it is better to fast if the person is able to based upon this verse. The why would the scholars differentiate fasting from something like Salah, like an individual is traveling he can combine and shorten his prayers. And there's nothing wrong with that no, the scholars did not say it's better for you to pray your prayers incomplete whereas when it came to fasting the scholars actually said that it for you to fast is actually better for you Who can tell me why

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we haven't gone to Ramadan yet Allah is coming in next.

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But even even let's just say it is the month of Ramadan. Okay. I mean, what is there not but I can pray to extra guys. Everybody's fasting at that time as well right to me, so he is wrong, the individual can at the same time of Ramadan, you know, there's certain lessons that come with it, if you don't get the same lessons.

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Blessing was too vague of a term here. What blessings are you talking about? Like you have to have, like so many, like the last time I do. But how does that affect one's fasting, though? I'm just saying the the bulk of that comes up that time. It was what I mean, can one not attain that, but I cannot have they're not fasting. Like saying the woman that is menstruating?

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No, but that's exactly my point that that Barack is not restricted to the act of fasting, right? It's Dude, it's restricted to that period of time. So for example, a person that can't pray during that time like the woman that's menstruating, do we say she's deprived of the of the buttock of Allah subhana wa Tada. No, it doesn't her situation is when she's the one who has a choice.

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No one What I'm saying is, is I think you're mixing up two things over here. The concept of Baraka is not restricted to the act, it's restricted to the period of time so late in the month of Ramadan, these are periods of time, and those periods of time have Baraka in them. Right.

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Okay, so now that is bring go back to the original subject. Why is an individual that is a monster fast? Why is it better for him to fast and take the concession? Because the time has run?

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out of Go ahead, man.

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Fantastic, yes. But Why though? That's what we're looking at. Go ahead.

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He himself is giving there is no way that

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we're going to get to their word of fasting, but that Your Honor, on a close track, but that's not it. Why does Allah subhanaw taala just fine with Allah tell us that this concession, it's better for you, if you don't take it? Go ahead.

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Like the example you gave with a cigarette correctly,

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it won't change him. If you pass them, they're giving the money instead of not posting like, for example, if the guy is smoking, like he could just pay someone Okay, I cannot disclose because I'm smoking but since He fasted, the change came, the change came in for him. So I will accept that as half of an answer. So you're on the right track. I like to accept that as half of the answer. So

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The goal of fasting is to attain taqwa the goal of fasting is to attain taqwa. That's what are the primary goal of fasting is to attain taqwa when an individual fasts. Then this he is attaining that taqwa. When an individual chooses to give the fiducia he is not going to attain that taqwa. He's just fulfilled that obligation. He's just fulfilled that obligation match to it. The second elements to it. Let's hear from this side of the room. Why would I? Let's find out what's on Monday. We'll come back to when even Sharla this part of the room, why would I listen to what he was laughing at you?

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Why does Allah subhanho wa Taala want us to fast? Like he tells us that if you were to fast, it is better for you.

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How is fasting different from like the other Pillars of Islam? I

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wish we had like the Jeopardy music.

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ahead, nobody knows what you're doing. Nobody knows that you're doing so it improves your sincerity.

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People can see you, right? If you're, if you're fasting, nobody can tell whether you're actually fasting or not. We can actually tie that in with one of the benefits of fasting that's fasting will improve your sincerity with Allah subhanho wa Taala because no one knows about it. To give you the answer over here is that when you look at the candle Islam, none of them are communal obligations with the accepting of fasting and for Hajj, how do you have to do it once as for Ramadan, that is the only communal obligation that everyone has to do together. At the same time. Someone may argue How about Salah Salah is not like that, because we have an open window for Salah the hair will last

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from the time that your your shadow is one till the time that your shadow is to right. Sunrise is on the beach from dawn till sunrise this fudger right? So not everyone has to pray at the exact same time. They are the window of time to pray at the exact same time. Right. So now with that having being said, as a community This is part of showing our communal worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala does the establishment of the Shire of Islam that when the whole oma the whole community fasts together, then this is a representation of the faith is a representation of everyone on worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala altogether. And this is why I listen to what he tells us that if you were to

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fast, it is better for you. One it helps you attain the taqwa of Allah subhana wa Tada. And number two, it is a representation and a manifestation of the shaido in Islam, where everyone is obligating together.

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Now, just to comment on that verse, on this completely side tangent, I just came back from Hong Kong yesterday. And while I was in Hong Kong, the hotel we were staying at the machine was right behind it, and behind this panel, and on the very first night, you know, we were invited to Nika and when we were at the nicca, we looked at the the Salah timings Salah Fulford was like the strangest experience over there, the mom insisted that he would they would pray frigid in the last 20 minutes of frigid. So son fajita will begin at 420. And sunrise was at 540. Every day with that as the salad timings were changing, you would just take 20 minutes, and that's when they would establish Salafi

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budget. And I was like, why are you doing this and literally by the time you finish the lotto fudger The sun is up. In fact, I even remember the third day when we were there. After a lot of budget, the sun was up, you know, this, the sun was rising at that time. And I thought to myself, you know, someone needs to speak to the Imam, but he didn't have the guts to do so. So I got one of the guys to you know, going ask him, you know, why are you doing this? And he says that from my experience. And this is like oh, this was like a huge lesson for me. I was like, You know what, this is a macro he shouldn't do this is leading into how long is this from my experience, when we keep fragile as

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earliest time. No one wants to show for Salah. But when we keep it at around this time, this is when the most people show up for Salah. So to make it easy for the people to show up. You know, that's why I kept the the budget that late. And at that time, you know, it actually clicked I didn't think that that was the actual reason that us as human beings, does it really make a difference, we're waking up at four or at 5am generally not because we're not gonna start work till nine. So you're still getting an average good amount of sleep after budget if you like. But this shows us a real effect over here, that an individual he wants to look at what is good for the community, right? So

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the more people that can come and pray salado and pray the prayers, then that is what you want to do. Again, going back to this concept of as a community representing the Shire with Islam, that one should not look at, you know, hey, is it obligatory for me to pray in the masjid or not? That's not the point of view that we should have the point of view that we should have is that, you know, where are the shied away to stand being represented and what is more pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, let's take the last verse For today, or you have a question out.

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You mentioned something about fasting being

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very fast and taking the concession because because the tough boy you will only attain if you fast. Yes. If you're if you're if you're to try

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concession you will first eventually. But remember that obligation hasn't come yet that's coming in next is right. So right now you have the obligation, the obligation to observe, right, which is either through fasting or giving you the idea, right? That's what the initial stage was. Then the second stage is now you actually have to fast so that's why wouldn't apply to that. weekend I have something getting give me reference something Allah subhanaw taala is the most powerful. Yes, Allah Subhana Allah. Allah right. Yes. So can you give me the reference?

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For what exactly Allah subhanaw taala

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Allah subhana wa tada never tells a lie.

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I don't even know how to answer that last one, Allah all the way to speak of truth. Okay, and we follow it. So if you look in

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verse number 11, in a La Jolla, California that Allah subhanaw taala does not break his promise. That's one thing that comes to mind. Throughout Umrah, number 11.

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Now the question is if a Muslim is a Muslim tells lie, yes, it was live just like continuously. Yes, continuously. He does. I'm a Muslim, but he does alive now. In the evening, he just alive in the morning he tells ally

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in during the senators like but he he claimed that I'm a Muslim, but he tells a lie all the time. Yes. So according to tariqa, what is the punishment for him during this art? And what is the punishment for him after?

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All right.

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There's a hadith that the processor says that.

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Speaking the truth is righteousness, and righteousness leads to paradise. And a person will continue to speak the truth until he's written from the people of paradise. And the exact opposite. Also, some said in the Hadith, that lying leads to vice and vice leads to the Hellfire and a person will continue to tell a lie until he's written from the people of the hellfire. So that's what the punishment of lying is the most of them said that that person is going to the Hellfire in terms of specific punishments of this dunya I do not know of any specific punishments in this dunya however it is considered a major sin that needs to be abstained from claiming I mostly but he's always been

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the light. So according to you, that is he you don't know about the art but after after the art or after the cameras you will go to help art right he is deserving of the hellfire. Yes. This is a hadith and there's many many irons in the Quran that talk about this.

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Okay, okay, let's go on.

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So in verse 185, Allah subhana wa tada he says, scheffau Ramadan, the lady on zelophehad the Koran who then the nasty will be in 30 min. And Hoda will farrakhan famine Shahid Domingo Masha her father, some woman kanamori, then Oh Allah suffered invader to Mina Yamanaka, you read Allah will be komamura beauty to become an officer. And when he took me to Kabir, Aloha, Yamaha, Docomo, Tesco, so in this verse, Allah subhanaw taala, he says, the month of Ramadan, in which was revealed the Quran a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion. So whoever Have you cites the crescent of the month of Ramadan, he must observe fasting of that month and whoever is ill

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are on the journey the same number of days, which he did not fast must be made up from other days. Allah intense for you, he is and he does not want to make things difficult for you. And he wants you that you must complete the number of days and that you must magnify Allah subhana wa tada for having guided you so that you may be grateful to him so that you may be grateful to him.

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So now, Allah subhanaw taala gives us an introduction to the month of Ramadan, Ramadan, now the month of Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. And this month of Ramadan is the month that Allah subhanho wa Taala chose to obligate fasting, but before the obligation of fasting came Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us an another introduction and that is that scheffau Ramadan and levy on zelophehad the Quran that the month of Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was sent down. Now what does it mean that the Quran was sent down in this month? There's multiple understandings of this verse number one that the first revelation came down in the month of Ramadan, does that look so

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gentle?

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This you can keep one I'll take one second look at

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does that drink it inshallah.

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So the first revelation came down in the month of Ramadan, that is one understanding of it. A second of understanding of it is that Allah subhana wa tada revealed the Quran from the low Halima fourth to the first heavens in the month.

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Ramadan Allah subhanaw taala revealed the Quran, from the lower hand refers to the first time is in the month of Ramadan. And then jabril died is how he used to narrate the Koran to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam from the first time it's used to relate to the Quran from the first heavens. So the Quran was revealed in its entirety in this month in this month.

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There are other narrations that even cathedra him Allah mentions that Allah subhanaw taala chose, in fact, all of the revelations to be revealed in the month of Ramadan, and he used some of these Swahili to indicate this point, that the Torah to Moshe the Injeel to easily set up all these were revealed in the month of Ramadan, and not just the Koran. Now, why does Allah subhanaw taala start off Ramadan with an introduction to the Koran rather than fasting? Because the Quran is so significant, so important in the life of the Muslim that even the commandment of fasting came in the Koran itself. So the first obligation for the Muslim is to reattach himself to the Quran, in the

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month of Ramadan. Now, our understanding of being reattached to the Quran in the month of Ramadan is completely different from the reattachment to the Quran that the seller had. When you look at the lives of the seller, you'll find that it was extraordinary how they should attach themselves to the month of quote on multiple multiple of the seller from them emailed Macaulay funding the magma Shafi from them, Mr. Muslim from them in the sacramental hallway, all of these great imams of the past when they reattach themselves to the month to the Quran, that was completed close to one Quran every day. And then you know, one Quran every three nights in Korea, Malaysia, that is how they understood

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we attaching to the Koran. So you can imagine you know, some of them finishing the Quran up to 20 times in the month of Ramadan 20 times in the month of Ramadan, almost an impossible feat in our times almost an impossible feat in our times. But that is what you know reattaching to the Koran actually is. And this is what is important to understand that regardless of where your relationship is with the Quran, one should make his priority in the month of Ramadan, to reattach to the Quran, you may have abandoned the Quran for the whole entire year. Allah subhana wa tada is given the opportunity to reattach to the Koran. Now here's the scary reality of being distant from the Quran.

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The Quran, and this is going to sound really strange, but understand where I'm coming from is almost like a human being from one perspective, that human being is that imagine you constantly see someone and you constantly every time you see them, you're like, Can I have this? Can I have this? Can I have this? Can I have that always asking for favors? Till the time comes? You're like, you know what, just leave me alone. I want nothing to do with you. Right? This is how we sort of treat the Koran that we will refer to the Quran when we need something. So for example, you know what, I have an exam tomorrow, let me read some Koran, or I need to do a good deed. Let me read some Koran. And

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then when we don't need anything, we abandon the Koran altogether. Right? So now imagine if you were this individual that constantly you had this friend that only called you and asked you for favors, you wouldn't respond to them, would you a time would you actually come you wouldn't respond. And this is what the Quran does from a spiritual aspect. That why is it that for some people it is next to impossible to complete the Quran in the month of Ramadan. It's because the Quran does not want you to be abused and will not allow you to abuse it. So if you're only reading the Quran in the month of Ramadan, it's going to be next to impossible for you to finish it. Whereas the individual

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has a regular habitual reading of the Quran, even though it may just be a little bit. Allah subhanaw taala will grant that person tofik and they will be able to finish the Quran in the month of Ramadan. So this is like a good reminder that hey, if we've been you know, being very lazy with our Koran, now is a very good time to start that up. Again, start reading as much as you can before the month of Ramadan. And this will actually train you to finish the Quran in the month of Ramadan. How many pages would you have to read per Salah to finish the Quran in the month of Ramadan.

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Not in the Salah. But if you were to break it down, according to Salah timings, go ahead

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folder, five pages four to five pages, if you read four to five pages,

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except if there's like 29 days and maybe a bit more sophistic five to six pages, you know every Salah before or after, then you can actually finish the Quran and the whole entire month. And my personal strategy is that try to knock it out at the beginning part of the morning. So you're going to wake up or suffer, you're going to stay awake a little bit after surgery is over. Then read as much of the Quran as you can at that time, so that you give yourself leeway for the rest of the day that you read 10 pages at a time, so that you only have to read about like 15 pages the rest of the day. And if you're gonna read 15 pages at a time, then you only have to read 10 pages for the rest

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of the day. So give yourself flexibility and leeway so knock out as

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Much as you can at the beginning of the day, now, how about if you knock it out completely at the beginning of the day and you chill the rest of the day. That's not the, the the attitude you sort of want to have, if you knocked off 25 pages, the beginning of the day, try to knock out another 25 pages throughout the day. The point is, you want to establish that habit of reading the Quran regularly, right. So if you're able to read a juice in the morning, fantastic, you could do more than that. Fantastic. But the thing is, make it a goal to finish the Koran at least once in the month of Ramadan, and do as much as you can, on top of that.

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The point of the Quran, why does Allah subhanaw taala want us to have this relationship with the Quran? Allah subhanaw taala he tells us, who then the nurse you will be in the middle, Hoda will forgotten that it is a guidance for mankind and no clarification of this guidance. And it is a criterion. So here Allah subhanho wa Taala has given three descriptions over here, the number one it is a guidance for mankind. So mankind is constantly in need of guidance. That's why we're constantly asking Allah in a cell autumn stocking, you are asking Allah for guidance. Now follow up that door with actual action by reading the Koran. If you were to just make you know a blank as to how Allah

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grant me guidance, but you're not willing to read the Quran. This shows a level of insincerity when making that you know, Doha in salah and this shows that a lot of the times you people will say hey, I'm praying, but you know, why is the Salah not having an effect on me? Because Are you truly fulfilling what your Salah is necessitating making dua that Oh Allah guide me to the straight path necessitates that you will read the Quran because this is why let's find out the real the Quran as a form of guidance. You want the guidance from Allah, establish a relationship with the Quran will be in the middle Hooda and it is a clarification of that guidance. So here listen, not only with the

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guiding graduate guidance through the Quran, because Allah subhanaw taala will manifest and explain what that guidance actually is and what it should actually look like. Generally speaking, increasing the Eman increase in righteous deeds, that is a simplified clarification of guidance. One for call. Al Furqan is the criterion between right and wrong between good and evil and truth and falsity. Right. And that is what for con is that when you live in troubling times, and you're unable to tell between what is right and wrong, the Quran is there to clarify what is right and wrong and what is good and bad. So that distinguish that is distinguishing characteristic lies with the Koran that it

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will help an individual decipher good from bad now particularly there are times where the license have become so blurred. This is one of the objectives of the Quran that Allah subhanaw taala grants people basura through the Quran and they are able to distinguish between right and wrong.

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Then Allah subhanaw taala goes on to say for men shahida minco Masha Hara failure somehow that whoever amongst you sees the crescent, then they should fast. So remember, we were talking about the ways that Allah subhana wa tada obligates things. Either let's find out Allah gives a command or either Allah subhanaw taala shows the punishment for not doing it, or Allah subhanho wa Taala uses the form or the form of cateva or katiba. So here Allah subhanaw taala is now actually giving the command for the song. Right? So this command, as we mentioned, when it comes in matters of a bad that, then the default ruling is that it is an obligation. So now, can one argue from an shahida min

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como Shafilea Sumo, that whoever amongst you sees the crescent, then they should fast? Can you make the argument that fasting only becomes obligatory on the one that sees the crescent

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fasting only becomes obligatory on the one that sees the crescent.

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We know the answer to that obviously, I hope it is no, but I'm saying using the context of this verse. How what is Allah subhanaw taala trying to imply over here femen Shahe Domingo, Mashallah, for this, that whoever amongst you sees the crescent and fast?

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Okay, so the first ruling we're establishing over here is that the sighting of the moon is an actual activity by the to the go out and to try to cite the moon is an actual activity by that from what perspective one, Allah subhana wa tada he says, that whoever amongst you sees the moon, then let him fast. So it is an indirect way of encouragement. But a clear understanding of this is that malla your team will why'd you go in that belief of who are wajib that whatever is needed to fulfill an obligation becomes an obligation within of itself. So if you need the setting of the moon, to fulfill the obligation of fasting, then the setting of the moon becomes an obligation as well. And

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that ruling is that it is a fourth key fire, that if one part of the oma is doing it, one part of the community is doing it then the other part of the community does not need to do it. What are some of the things we can extrapolate from this that when one hears something, it is just as much of a proof as one one sees, right? So we are all in agreement that we do not need to physically see

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The president in order for all of us to fast, so where does the obligation of fasting come from, that if someone did see it, and he told it to us, and they are a trustworthy person, then hearing it from them is sufficient just as much as seeing it just as much as seeing it. So this shows us, you know, the levels of knowledge and how we extrapolated, it's not just through seeing something, that if one can hear something, and it is carried by trustworthy individuals, then this becomes a form of knowledge as well, that is just as strong as having seen it with your own eye. A second lesson that is derived from this

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is that Allah subhanho wa Taala, he did not say to do Taka deal of a yam He did not say to do to approximate the days of fasting, but Allah subhana wa, tada clearly says, from an shahida minko, that whoever amongst you sees the crescent, right? So that meaning that Ramadan, and the month in general, they should not be calculated that yes, you can use calculations as a form of approximation. But you can't say that Ramadan is going to start on this day and end on this day, you know, five years in advance, like some calendars are doing this day, they have told us when he is going to be celebrated, you know, five years from now, and it's it's set in stone, that even if the

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signing is different, you know, what, this is what we're going to do. Now I can sort of understand that the argument where they're coming from is that, hey, you know, we live in a time where people need to take days off or eat, and, you know, if they can tell their bosses advances the day that I need to take off, it becomes a lot easier for those of you that work, you know, you know how difficult that conversation is every year, when you're like, yeah, Boss, I need the day off. And he's like, okay, which days do you need? And you're like, I don't know, he actually told me the secret that day, I understand where you're coming from. But that difficulty does not mean that we

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change the deen of Allah subhanaw taala Allah subhanaw taala clearly said that, who are most who sees the moon, then let him fast, then let him fast. And now this is when the obligation of fasting the month of Ramadan actually takes place. So now this has abrogated the fasting of Ashura, this is abrogated the fasting of Ashura, so our shoulder was obligatory now when Sarah Milan is obligate

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established, Sheila becomes abrogated the fasting of it only in terms of it is now recommended, as opposed to an obligation and that obligation has also become abrogated that before you had a choice to either feed a poor person or to fast that now with Ramadan, it is obligatory to fast it is obligatory to fast woman can Maria Don our other suffering determiner Yamanaka that whoever is travel is sick or is traveling then they have to make up these days after they have to make up these days after. Now Allah subhanaw taala goes on to say something very, very interesting. You read a lot will become more looser whether you read will become a nurse or that Allah subhanaw taala wants ease

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for you, and does not want a difficulty for you.

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Thinking of the month of Ramadan, where you're giving up your food, you're giving up your sleep, Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling you that he wants ease for you and not difficulty, but as a normal bond seem difficult? How would we understand this part of the verse in light of Ramadan?

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getting asked the different questions. God after you answer my question, you can ask the question.

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Go ahead. Because I'm going so hard today, but the rest of the universe sees you because of it.

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Okay, that's an interesting way to look at it. I didn't think about like that. So if you didn't want to Ramadan, then the rest of the year becomes easy. That's an interesting way of looking at it. Go ahead.

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Okay, very good. So let's find out I was referring to making your algebra easy, as opposed to this dunya what else

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also was the goal behind it, which is

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to achieve it through other means or possible with the public faster is

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is much more conducive to achieving that. It's quicker to

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say, Okay, good is a better way maybe compared to others. Okay.

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Anything else? When Allah wants ease for us, but on the apparent it seems difficult? How is it is

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the side of the room is always quiet. Go ahead.

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Since

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Allah forgives sins during the month of Ramadan, okay, so that makes things easy.

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And brings righteousness. Okay. So when Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about bringing ease. What this is referring to over here is the example of someone that is like weight training. Okay, when are we training in the gym? The first time you're doing like a benchpress of like, 100 pounds, you're like, Man, this is so difficult. I can't do it.

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Then as you do it over time, and your muscles start to develop that 100 pounds no longer becomes difficult. In fact, you can do 150 pounds 200 pounds, but that initial, you know, reaction is one of difficulty and over time, it becomes easy. So, when Allah subhanaw taala wants ease for us, meaning that the stronger you get spiritually and physically, then the rest of your tasks will become easy for you as well. So, this is one element of ease and this is how I understood what the judge was trying to say. A second element of ease is that our understanding of ease is completely different from what Allah subhanho wa Taala is referring to. So, our understanding of ease is comfort in this

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dunya comfort in this dunya is not necessarily ease, right? Being able to adapt to your situation, that is what ease is, and when an individual refrains his knifes and strengthens his knifes, then that is when things become easy, but when you're constantly giving in to enough, then to control your nerves in for a short amount of time becomes very, very difficult than to control your nerves for a short amount of time becomes very, very difficult. So we need to understand is in light of the sheer number three that Allah I know that is explaining to us what is is is is what Allah subhanaw taala tells us what he is is not how we understand it, right? So a lot of the times when we were

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having general discourse on you know, the city our came as a form of ease is from the understanding that Allah subhanaw taala wants us to understand, not our perception of it, right. So that is the third thing that we should understand from this. Now, as a general concept relating to the fact that fasting, we tie this back to the buttock of the month of Ramadan, we tie this back to the burqa of the month of Ramadan, and that is fasting inside of the month of Ramadan is a lot easier than fasting outside of the month of Ramadan. And this is the ease that is specific that Allah Subhana Allah is talking about that mentally you think you know what, how am I going to fast a whole month

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you try to explain to non Muslims that we fast for a whole month and they're like, aren't you going to die? And we're like trust me we've been doing this for 1400 years hamdulillah no one has died yet. So how is it possible that you know even the person that is just on the the the bear breaks of Islam, they find a way to faster the month of Ramadan is because Allah subhanho wa Taala makes righteousness easy in the month of Ramadan. And this is the ease that Allah subhanaw taala provides for us and this is shown in trying to fast outside of Ramadan that even if you're a righteous person fasting outside of Ramadan is a lot more difficult than fasting together in the month of Ramadan.

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And others understanding of this is the relationship with shape on that in the month of Ramadan. Let's find out what's other ties up the shell theme so they do not whisper too much to us as much. Whereas outside of the Moto moto mod on the shell theme or lose fighting your soul becomes a lot more difficult finding your soul becomes a lot more difficult. Well, it took them a little bit to compare aloha Dharma haidakhan so that you may complete the obligated period of time meaning that you have to fast the period of days of Ramadan is if Ramadan was 29 days. 29 days needs to be fast if Ramadan is 30 days. 30 days needs to be fasted regardless of your sick or traveling that needs to

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be done with it took a bit of lohagarh.com and that you may magnify and glorify Allah subhanho wa Taala did that which he guided you to. And this ties us back to how the slaves of Allah subhanaw taala needs to be humble and need to recognize the greatest gift of guidance that when Allah subhana wa tada gives you guidance. It's not something that you earn, it is a favor from Allah subhanho wa Taala and that you praise and glorify Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now scholars interpreted this in a specific sense and a general sense, the specific sense they said that on the day of aid you make that could be a lot we need to compare Allah hi Dima hi Darko so that you make this could be a lot

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did you make these steps be a lot on the day of eat, too Thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for the guidance that he had given you too fast in the month of Ramadan, that is a specific sense. in a general sense, they say that the tick appear over here does not mean the act of saying Allahu Akbar, but it means generally as you praise Allah subhanho wa Taala for the act of guidance for giving you guidance. So if Allah subhanaw taala has blessed you with Islam, that thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for that blessing for Allah subhana wa has blessed you with the sooner the thank Allah subhana wa Santa for that blessing when Allah come to school, in hopes that you may become grateful to Allah

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subhanaw taala in hopes that you may be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. As we started our discussion, one of the primary objectives of fasting was to become more grateful slaves to Allah subhana wa Taala grateful not only for the food that Allah subhanaw taala provides for us, but grateful for the health and wellness panel data provides us and over here grateful for something even greater guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala that if you're able to fulfill your purpose of creation and work

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worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala then this is something to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for the original plan was to do the next verse as well. The next two verses as well but we'll leave that for next week within later Allah when we started because particularly worse verse 187 it's dedicated to fix itself and I thought 186 will be like a good heart softening introduction to next week's halaqa so next week's Hanukkah inshallah, we will be starting with the fifth of fasting, what we need to know. And this will be based upon a hadith from the fasting from Sahil Bukhari as a Muslim. So the chapters of fasting from Sal Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, this is what we will be covering together in

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sha Allah at the same time, starting from next week, the the night either Wednesday at this location at 730 Bismillah heeta Allah Allahu Allah, wa sallahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam.

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So the general concept is the same that in the process of them said that in Soho there is Baraka so that in having this pre dawn meal there is Baraka in it. Now, particularly with the long fester coming in the month of Ramadan, it's almost on the verge of being obligatory that this is like, you know, with long fast, if you're not drinking before, fudger, you're not having like foods that have potassium in them, that will help you retain that water, so that you can stay hydrated, you're literally like punishing your body. And there's some that Allah subhanaw taala doesn't want so fast properly, as difficult as it may be, wake up, you know, 15 minutes before fudger, drink some water,

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have have a banana, have some watermelon, and maybe have some yogurt and you're good to go. It doesn't have to be a big meal. In fact, you shouldn't have a big meal, but have something small because that's where the buck is in. And that will get you through the day. Insha Allah. So the general rule is that it's not obligatory, but I was saying with looking at these long, fast

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it's very important to wake up and have that support.

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Especially when appropriate, is it okay to suffer right after you come in? And this was the

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Yeah, generally you could do that me

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that Mr. Hall is generally was meant to be even before like, just before budget, they said like 50 is or so before the the budget is made, that is when the whole time is. But if one has the intention of having their support at 1am there's nothing wrong with that. But it's still better, I believe, to wake up before 5g and have that support Allah Tanana.

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Go ahead. No, so fix your reading of the Quran with the soleus. So you have to pre select anyways, right? So either read five pages before or five pages after. And if you just just stick to five pages before after every Salah, then by the end of the month, you would have finished the whole Quran inshallah.

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Yeah.

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I mean, if you do five pages in the cellar, you know, thumbs up, but that may not be feasible for everyone. Well,

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let me comment on to the things that you mentioned, in terms of, you know, detoxing the body, that's something that's very, very important that you'll notice that when you look at your level of health after the month of Ramadan, an individual is a lot healthier than they were inside of the month of Ramadan. So the point that you mentioned that we abuse our bodies for 11 months, and then for that 12 months of mind, in the month of Ramadan, it we do actually give our body a lot of ease. And you will notice that we sleep properly, we eat properly. And that's very, it's a very good point, in terms of you know, opening up the door for sadaqa. Then the general month of Ramadan is a door of

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worship to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And why the Central Council. And it's very true to say that you know, when you're not eating, and you know, you're encouraged to do more good deeds that will serve us to become more generous in the month of Ramadan. And you'll notice that everyone wants to do a fundraiser for you know, for this perspective, let's take advantage of everyone's generosity. And we're going to hold you hostage in the masjid till if you will, that's a very true point.

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What if you do not know how to read the Quran Arabic is about to read the whole English Korean translation, or attempt to read a few pages in Arabic.

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So the goal of reading the Quran in in in the month of Ramadan is to establish that relationship with the Quran. So what I would suggest is, don't focus for an individual that is struggling with reading the Koran. Don't make it an either or situation. But rather read a little bit in Arabic Read a little bit in English so that you can understand what you're actually reading. Because not only is there a reward in reading the Arabic that's where the reward is, there's no reward in reading the Koran in English. What you do get out of the English language is getting an understanding and that's what you might get rewarded for however, but in terms of the actual reading of the Quran, that

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reward is only in Arabic. So I will see an individual that is struggling combined between the both and even if you don't finish the Quran, then do as much of it as you can read a little bit of Arabic followed up with some English translation and that way you would have combined between both forms of goodness understanding the Quran and getting the reward of reading the Quran. Allah Tanana Yeah, good could apply to that in Quran.

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That's the context. Yeah, yeah, it could apply to that it could apply to that. Definitely. So that I mean, this is actually goes back to, you know, one of the the principles of this city, that anytime there's a difficulty that it always brings about ease, so when an individual can't fast, then Allah sponsor will always bring that ease. And over here, that's where they give the video allow to anonymous. Because the last 10 days of Ramadan are the most important days I will move on. And a lot of the times when people aren't able to fast in the last 10 months at last 10 days of Ramadan, is because they're not doing something right in the first 10, the first 20 days of Ramadan. So either

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they're not eating properly, they're not sleeping properly, they're not getting hydrated enough, that is when they are unable to fast in the last 10 days. So I would say try to figure out what you're doing wrong, so that you can fix that so that you're able to fast the complete month. You should never intentionally give a fasting in the month of Ramadan, especially for a prolonged period of time. You had sick for one day, on the day of sickness, you can break your fast, but to say, You know what? I'm not going too fast for the last five days or less 10 days or number one, there's something that shouldn't be done, correct? Yes, yes.

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We'll conclude with that. Somehow Nicola home will be having a shadow one day and I learned a stockbroker or two