Eid ul Fitr Talk 2016

Nouman Ali Khan


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Eid ul Fitra and the Power of Gratitude – Nouman Ali Khan

This khutbah was given at Islamic Center of Irving on 7/6/2016

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We're in Nakula modesetting VEDA wakulla which is in Walla Walla Walla Latina kulu subhanho wa Taala Chiquita Hill Karim. fischeri Ramadan you read Allahu be como yo, sir. Well, are you ready to be qumola? Awesome. Well, he took me on when he took a beat Allah Allah. Allah, Allah koonta Sharon, when he does anybody in the academy, rubbish and he saw that he was silly Emory Wagner, Dr. Missoni of Coco de la homophobic nangal multiview La ilaha illallah wa la homage and Amina Latina, middle Sally, whatever. So we'll help you what was on the subway. I mean, I mean, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha illallah wa la hora, Allahu Akbar, when they learned in

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the brief Goodbye, that I want to give you today's number one, a reminder of what Allah wants from all of us. The month of Ramadan, as you all know, is over. And that's why we're here. And for a lot of you, it was a great month, and you're actually sad that it's over. And you did more worship than you've ever done in maybe even previous Ramadan. And for a lot of you, this Ramadan was a disappointment, you wish you did better, and you failed. And you look back and say, I can't believe that I missed the opportunity. And that's okay. At the end of the day, we have to have hope in Allah. And the fact that you're here now isn't is a significant thing. You're actually fulfilling

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the commandment of Allah just by being here. By fulfilling one of the purposes of Ramadan. This gathering is actually part of the purpose of fulfilling the spirit of Ramadan. The first thing I want to tell you about a line this matter is what he says himself in the art of Ramadan, he says, you need to learn to be cool yourself, whether you need to be communal. So that is a principle from Allah. Allah intends is for you, and he does not intend difficulty for you. Yes, the fasts were long, and they were hot. And Texas is not a fun place to be in Ramadan. And there are people who are going through all kinds of difficulty on top of their fasting in the month of Ramadan. But even the

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idea of Ramadan, the name of the month comes from Ramadan, which is should that will hurt, it's actually you know, how to even like extreme heat. That's what the word itself means. So it's not it doesn't seem like it's something easy, but Allah says, Allah wants ease for you. So the first thing I'd like to share with you how in the world does Allah want ease for me, when you could have just made me fast for one weekend or two, three days. Instead, he asked me to fast for 30 days, that doesn't sound that easy. But Allah says he wants us for you. Because if you and I were able to do that, if we're able to sacrifice our bodily needs, and our desires for 30 consecutive days, we've

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proven to ourselves and to a lot that we know how to hold back, we know how to stop our nuts, we were capable of it. We showed it for 30 straight days. And so everything else Allah asks of you outside of Ramadan should be much easier now. He wants is for you, because now you've proven to yourself that you're capable of obeying Allah in the most basic of ways. He even stopped you from eating Hello, the things that are permissible for you, that he stopped you from those and you stopped. And so now that the door has been opened, and you can eat now, it's so much easier for you to avoid what's already impermissible. And that's not just in the matter of eating and drinking, but

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it's also in the matter of relationships. There are relationships that are completely halal, but Allah blocked the door to them in the month of Ramadan while you're fasting, you know, but now that those doors have been opened again, it's time to think if I can if I can restrict

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myself even in the relationships that are halal, then I have to go out of my way to restrain myself in the relationship that are not even Helen, some of you have those kinds of relationships you have to I have to check myself You have to check yourself, are we carrying those kinds of things? You know, inside of us, nobody knows those secrets except Allah. But you'll be able to navigate that in a way that pleases Allah because he wants ease for you. And he doesn't want difficulty for you. This religion is not there to make people's lives hard. It's there to make their lives easy to remove their burden. You need to love who you have FIFA anko Macaulay Culkin Sangha, the second purpose of

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Ramadan after knowing that Allah wants is for me, he doesn't want me to have a hard time in this life. That's not his goal. Islam's goal is not to make things harder. The second thing Allah says about himself in the IRS, Li Li took me long. So you can complete the training period. Basically, I added the word training and translation. So you can complete the count. There are some of us that are much better Muslims and others, and they say, Oh my god, I wish Ramadan was like twice as long. I can't believe that it's over. You know, I'm so sad that it's gone. And there are other people here like, man, is it five more? Seriously? Seven, three more? Oh, my God reveals like 30 No, oh, thank

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God, it's over already. And you feel guilty because there are other people who are crying that it's over and you're happy that it's over. Don't feel guilty, Ally's happy that it's over for you. Allah is actually congratulating you that you finished the count. It's okay. And that's, that's a labor of love puts you through and he's proud of you for completing. It's like you graduated. So there's nothing to feel guilty about. It's something to celebrate that we actually were able to pass this incredible test that Allah has given us. But then the most important part, this is the first lesson one difficulty for you. The second He wants you to complete the count and be happy that you did.

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We're not here to mourn and cry that Ramadan is over. We're here to celebrate that Ramadan was finished. That's what we're here to celebrate. That's the point of this this occasion. And then the third part of this equation, Allah says when he took up pero la Allah Maha dokkum. If you remember nothing else from today, just remember this part. And so you can declare the greatness of God, the greatness of Allah in the way that he guided you. You can declare a lot of greatness in the way that he guided you. Now, what does that mean? As we come to the prayer, we chant over and over again, the greatness of Allah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha illallah wa Allahu Akbar,

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Allahu Akbar. Well, Allah had the idea that now Ramadan is over. Why are you saying Allahu Akbar? You're saying Allahu Akbar. Because for 30 days, Allah was in fact accurate in your life. You did make a lot the biggest priority for 30 days. And now it's over. And so now allies telling you now that you're outside of Ramadan, can you show me that I'm still the greatest priority in the way that I guided you. Just like I guided you in Ramadan, you were waking up earlier than you ever wake up. You were showing up to Allah's house more than you ever show up. You are holding yourself back more than you ever hold yourself back. You showed in everything you do that allows a greater priority for

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you. That is the living example of Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar is not just something you say with your mouth, it's something you live and you lived it for 30 days, congratulations. Now it's time for you to live it outside Ramadan. Now it's time for you to say Allahu Akbar when it's over. And so can you truly declare Allah's greatness in the way that he guided you? And so Allah is asking you and me as we leave this month, to actually come back, to actually come back and read his book and to find out what His Prophet told us and to find out when which things have we made ourselves greater than what a lot taught. And we need to now make ourselves smaller again and make a lot greater again, in

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our in our lives. This is why the word is not Allahu Akbar, the great test, that would just be a description of the greatest God there is yes, the only the only one Allah but he says Akbar which is tough D it's comparison. Meaning in everything that you do. compare yourself your priorities to the priorities Allah gave. compare yourself, what is the loved one and what do you want is there if sometimes they're in agreement, and sometimes they're not? This is what he took me to law school. And now that you have that sense, that you walk away with this, don't say, oh, Ramadan is over. I'm gonna go back to be messed up again. God, I can already feel the shell Dean hovering around, you

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know, the chains have been undone. You know, and a lot of people won't even pray five prayers today. It's so sad. Like, they're like easy prayers done. And some of you haven't prayed fudger pray fudger. When it's done, praying, do it because that's like, it's like showing a lot. You were a cover for 30 days. Now it's time for me to be back on top again. No, no, this is time for you to show a lot that you mean business, celebrate a but celebrate it in the obedience to Allah. And if you develop that consciousness, then truly it's something to be grateful for. And so the ayah concludes. Now I'll come to Sharon. So you may be grateful. As I leave you I share with you that the

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oma the online the world over is going through all kinds of fitna. There's blood being spilled senselessly and mindlessly against Muslims by supposedly Muslims, the spread that the blood of innocents is being spread, spread even in sin

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places like the city of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam it's a depressing time. It's a sad time and we don't know how to even react to this situation because it's overwhelming. The amount of ignorance and violence that's there is overwhelming and it's mind numbing. So it is a depressing situation. And yet, in the middle of all of it, Allah tells us that when the month of Ramadan is over, be grateful and accomplish Quran so that you may be grateful is one of the commandments of Allah, and you cannot be grateful if you're depressed, it's impossible. You can't be grateful if you're only thinking about things that are wrong with you or in the world, you have to be grateful

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when you think about things that are going well. You have to be positive, you have to find the things that you should look at and say Alhamdulillah This is good things are going well and why should you do that? Why should you ignore the negative and still focus your attention on the positive? Why should we do that? We should do that because of the promise of Allah in ceccato. That as he then nakum if you're grateful, I will increase you. I will absolutely absolutely increase you a level increase the safety of this oma Allah will increase the guidance of this oma, Allah will increase the risk of this Omar the provision of this oma the health of this oma the education of

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this ummah, the status of this a mother respect of the soma, he will increase all of those things if we can just become grateful. So let's come out of this Ramadan reminding ourselves what it means to be grateful. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Now you know in the law, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar when Allah headhunt

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and hamdu lillahi wa salatu wa salam O Allah Abadi levena stafa also sent him a heart I mean, they've been Mohammed amin rather early he was I mean, Nicola has always advocated beheading Banda and Apollo

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in Allahumma, Salli ala Nabi

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Otis Lima Allahumma salli ala Muhammad Ali Mohammed kamasan later, Rahim Allah Allah Hinton I mean, in Mecca, Jaime de Majeed, a lot more radical Allah Muhammad and Muhammad

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Allah mean in Academy de Majeed, my parting words to all of you as part of being grateful, be grateful for the people of love put in your life, the family members that alleged put in your life to friends that Allah has put in your life, if you've been in a fight, you've been an argument you haven't been talking to your uncle, your cousin, your spouse, your children, your parents, your grandparents, if something has happened, drop it all. Let it go, let alone be greater. Go connect with them, call them apologize if you have to cut you know crush your ego. It's okay even if they were wrong. Just make make amends and fix your vendor relationships and Eliza we will put blessings

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in those relationships. We allow God to bless you and your families. Congratulations to all of you a robotic ceremony comfortable