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Ramadan: A Gift for Muslims

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Nouman Ali Khan

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Episode Notes

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan shares with us some probably already deciphered reminders that will help one prepare for Ramadan. 

The first of those things is probably the most ignored in the conversation about Ramadan. The placement of the ayat of Ramadan in the Qur’an where we realize that Ramadan is a part of the larger lesson and larger wisdom that Allah SWT revealed in His book.  The second thing is to pay attention to the Ayat themselves and maybe extrapolate some lessons from the Ayah itself in which Allah talks about Ramadan. He highlights exactly how Allah Himself talks about it and maybe help oneself derive some benefits from that. He also shares the six Ayat that is the entire section of the Quran on fasting that deals with the entire wisdom of fasting and the month of fasting. Also, in these Ayats, there is a gift from Allah embedded inside. There is an opportunity. What is this gift or opportunity?

Listen intently and be mesmerized by the beautiful answers.

Allah said fasting was given so that one can get Taqwa. Ramadan is given so that one can be grateful. Dua is given so that one can get straight. Allah has made the month of Ramadan, the month of Taqwa for us, a month of gratitude for us and month of being set guided for all us.            

 

Episode Transcript

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Sabri. We're silly MD, Dr. Melissa de Cali al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala al anbiya wa sallim ala alihi wa sahbihi Ah my

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mama died once again Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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inshallah Tada. This evening, I'd like to share with you as some of you probably already deciphered some reminders that will help me and you prepare for Ramadan. Ramadan is around the corner, and it's a good time to remind ourselves of some important lessons in regards to it. I hope to do three things in this talk with you today. The first of those things is probably the most ignored in the conversation about Ramadan, the placement of the art of Ramadan in the Quran. The Quran talks about Ramadan in one place. Baqara that's it. So, so dakara and only mentions at one time.

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But where is it mentioned? And how is it part of the greater teachings of social Baccarat? Well, how is it connected to everything that's followed, it's almost like a combination of several things. So I want to share with you how we get to this point in Baccarat. So we get to gain a little bit of a bigger perspective. So we understand that Ramadan is part of a larger lesson and larger wisdom that allows religion revealed in his book, that's the first thing I'd like to do. The second thing I'd like to do is pay attention to the art themselves and maybe extrapolate some lessons from the IRA itself in the way in which Allah talks about Ramadan. Just not just, we all know what the month is

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and what its significance is. But I want to highlight exactly how Allah Himself talks about it, and maybe help ourselves some derive some benefit from that. And finally, I want to share with you that in this passage, the six ions that are the entire section of the Quran on fasting, like the entire wisdom of fasting and the month of fasting all of its captured in these six ions in Bukhara.

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In within these ions. There is a particular offering from Allah. There is a gift from Allah embedded inside, there's an opportunity, if you will. So I want to talk about that opportunity in sha Allah at the end. So those are the three things I want to share with you today. So total dakara is divided basically into two conversations. Basically, the biggest surah of the Quran, but it's divided into two conversations. One of them is the previous nation and their mistakes. Overwhelmingly, the first half of SoTL Baccarat talks about Bani Israel in the children of Israel and the mistakes that they made.

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put it on silent now. Please, I can't think when you guys seriously, you know what's happened to me. It's gotten so bad. I pray at a Michigan jamaa on almost waiting for the ringtone.

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And I'm in shock if I make it all the way to record without hearing somebody go off with their, you know, their 50 cent ringtone or whatever. So, you want me to put on another mic?

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I don't know. I don't think these are enough.

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You have like eight more. Okay.

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Okay, Is this better?

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The echo is crazy in here. But anyway. So.

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So, the surah talks about two this two conversations one when you slide in and the other, the Muslims. The first half of the solar deals overwhelmingly with buddies like this, the sons of Israel in how Allah favored them, how many monumental mistakes they made as a whole list, like a list of counts. You know how a criminal goes to court and they say you are being charged with

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The Count of this and this and this and this. There's a whole chargesheet a whole counts in your be charged with this crime in this crime in this crime in this crime. And at the end when all the crimes are listed what comes after that in court?

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What's next? The verdict? The verdict. So what we're expecting at the end of that entire conversation is well, what's the verdict?

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Within that list of crimes, however, I want to highlight one thing, the Jews of Medina rejected the Prophet salallahu, alayhi wasallam, by overwhelming majority, they rejected him on the basis that he was not from the children of Islam.

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He was not from the sons of Israel. He was from the sons of Israel in that was their final basis. But towards the end of the conversation with the Jews, you know, when the lists the crimes are being listed, Allah says, fine, you don't think he's from the sons of Israel in let's talk about Islam in himself.

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Let's talk about Islam. He himself is like in either his Salaam, his other name is Yaqoob.

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His other name is yaku. And yaku. His father, what's his name? What's his name? Yaqoob. Father is hot. And what is hogs? father's name? Ibrahim. Okay, so you don't want to you want to say that he's not from the children of Islam in Islam is your family. So he's not from your family? Is Ibrahim from your family?

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I mean, they call themselves children of Islam. He but is it wrong, that they're also children of Abraham? Is that true? Sure. So actually, first, a lot of talks about the great grandfather, the grandfather, actually, Ibrahim alayhis, Salam. Then he says Abraham had a lot in common with his slide in which his name is yaku and yaku alayhis salam of all the things that Lockwood have highlighted. There's one particular thing I want to share with you. And by the way, all this conversation is about Ramadan, as you will see, the whole thing is about Ramadan.

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Yahuwah his Salam is at his deathbed and his sons are surrounding his deathbed. He's about to die, according to the Quran, and he wants to give parting advice to his kids. How many sons did yaku have? How many sentences so I will have

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seven? No, that's not seven No. 12 remember, 12 sons of Islam in become 12 tribes of Israel. So these are the actual sons of Israel. And you know, when we say children of Israel, we think of 12 tribes. We're talking Now in this ayah about the actual sons father and actual sons of Israel. And they're surrounding him, and he's leaving them with parting advice. Let's listen to this parting advice. I'm going to Shahada and Harold iacobelli mouth were you around where you witness when death came to RIT yaku. When death arrived to Jacob, it presented itself to him if Kali when he when he said to his sons, Mata Guna Maggie, what are you going to worship after I'm gone? My time is gone.

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What responsibility what life will you lead? In terms particularly of worship? Because that determines everything else you're going to do in life matters to them in body so they responded if emphatically you said kalu Nando de la haka we're gonna worship your God.

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What either Haha, and we will worship the God of your fathers.

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We will stick to the religion of the family, yours and your father's and now they're going to mention some of those fathers. They say Ibrahima, what is Marina? What is haka?

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Before the mention, by the way, they are they are grandsons of his heart.

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before they even mentioned their own grandfather, who did they mentioned before that is Mari. The Quran is arguing you claim to be sons of Islam, he will sons of Islam, he had more respect for his marine than they even had for their own grandfather. They mentioned him first. first dimension Ibrahim that they mentioned this morning, then they mentioned this.

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How are you turned out turned off that by the fact that he's the son of his mind? What's wrong with you? It's Marina was hot. in Ottawa, he's one God, he's always been one God. All the children of Abraham believed in the same one is also chronology because it's mine is the older son. And that's important to its chronology. The most ancient figure, Abraham Ibrahim, then under him is mine. And under him is Huck, that's the chronology and then then you Yaqoob our father, and then us the children of Israel, ie the children of yaku. So there's a chronology. And the chronology is important to you know, why? Because the son to be sacrificed even the biblical version sacrifice

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your only son, well, the younger son couldn't have couldn't have ever been the only son.

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Because, you know, the Christian argument is the son to be sacrificed was his heart. But actually, the only Sunday, if there was ever a time where there was an only son, it was mine.

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And the Jews tried to circumvent that actually, they developed an alternative view and said, No, it's mine was the illegitimate

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On my other law, which is an accusation against Ibrahim Ali Salaam, and against the smile on Islam, and Allah says, Let me tell you how to resolve that problem. I will tell you what your own father's, your own father's the actual children of Islam him. They themselves said if they didn't honor this, my son, why would they mention his name?

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They themselves mentioned his name is

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Muslim moon, and we are Muslims to him the word they use to describe their religion, the sons of Israel in the Jews describing their religion to their father said we are Muslims. They call themselves Muslims.

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These are the closing arguments of Allah with the Israelites, you have always been Muslim. And when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is given Islam, he's given what you were already given. You want to be true to your tradition, nothing is true or to your own tradition and Islam itself.

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Look at what a lot what jacoba sama saw himself as his children, he tested his children. It's like he asked those children those questions to his children. It says those still jacobellis Sam's questions are alive, how are you going to answer them? Are you going to answer the same way your own father's answer them? Or you came up with your own answers? Whose true to their tradition? And who's abandoned their tradition? A lot, flip the question around them. Awesome.

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And once he did that, once he did that, it's established the case has been established, then the case there is no more arguments necessary to be made, is done. It's finished. So now what is Allah do? Allah starts talking about Ibrahim again.

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He goes back to Abraham, and he goes to the son that they refuse to honor he talks about Ibrahim with his son is married, and they were on a project together. Father and son were on a project together. It was called you could call it a construction project. Well, if you're familiar Ibrahim al Khawaja, Minerva is mine. When Ibrahim was raising the foundations of the house along with his money now, it's my aim, obviously was left in the Arab lands. And he was left in the city of Makkah. So it's already understood that this construction project is not happening in Jerusalem. The construction project is happening in Makkah, and they know that too, and since they already have

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respect for Ibrahim, it said, He's building this house, which house is being referred to the karma? The karma is, Allah talks about the building of the Kaaba and says, this Kaaba was built by your father to Jews, sons of Islam, it was built by your father to he built this Kaaba, along with his son is married with your own father's honored. That's that's all Allah mentions. First, he establishes the legitimacy of the house first. Once he establishes the legitimacy of the house of Allah, the Kaaba, then he tells the oma Oh, by the way, now for a NEMA Tuvalu finem icon for Lu hukam, chakra, wherever you may be turning into direction, this is your new Qibla you do not pray in

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the direction of Jerusalem anymore. Many of you may not know the Muslims until the Allah revealed these iottie and Medina. Until then, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to pray towards an exile in Jerusalem.

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He used to pray towards Jerusalem, like his predecessors, musante salaam, the Saudis, salaam, the major prophets, they all prayed in that direction. And since the Quran is a confirmation of previous scripture, it didn't contradict that until new instructions came. The Prophet used to pray in the same direction. Now, you know what we say the capital of Islam, the capital of Islam is Makkah.

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We say the capital of Islam is Mecca. Politically, things can change socially, things can change. One thing will never change in Islam, the capital of Islam will always be Mecca.

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When you talk about a capital, you're talking about a nation. Yes.

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And before it was macabre was the the first capital of Islam before that.

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The earlier capital of Islam was Jerusalem, Jerusalem and again, a capital is symbolic of a nation to have a capital you have to have a nation first and then the nation has its capital. Isn't that make sense? What Allah says, Now you have to pray in this direction. It is as though Ally's saying now you have a new capital.

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And if you have a new capital, that must mean you are a new nation. It is extremely logical then that right after a law talks about us having our new capital.

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He says, What karateka Jana como Mata and Masato, that's how we made you balanced nation. The conversation about us being a nation comes right after we have been inaugurated with a capital. It's a continuation of that conversation.

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Now the here's the really interesting thing. Have any of you ever prayed in a public space, like in the airport or school or anywhere? Okay, so some bad people walk by this you pray. Like I tell you a funny story. Really good friend of mine, I can't name him because this is going to be

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On YouTube one day, so I can name Alan college and he knows who he is. He's gonna watch this and he's gonna, when I see him, he's gonna hit me with a shoe. But anyway, we're in college. And you know, my, I used to always make sure that a good friend of mine is in every class that I go to, because my thing was, I got the best sleep of my life in classes. So this is like, you know, Business Law one on one and I'm, I'm totally gonna get the best sleep of my life, but I make sure I sit next to my friend x, you know, right next to me. And used to be that during that class class, it was answer time. By the time we got in before this class started, also hadn't come in yet. By the

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time the class is done, motive has started. So we have to leave in the middle of class to go pray. So you know, I, I'm passed out as usual, and you know,

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it gets me and we go and we find an empty classroom.

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We make blue and we go in an empty classroom. We started praying with brains tomorrow, I'm leaving the gym and for some reason, and he's following.

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And our back is to the door, doors close. It's an empty classroom. It's so happened. Some girls, I guess we're looking for an empty classroom to smoke, whatever.

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So a whole bunch of girls giggling giggling they walk into this room and we're in real cool.

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casing away from them. And they walk in and they go What up?

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What's going on?

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And my friend ex got so nervous. He got up from record before me, even though I was leaving.

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But let me tell you the reason I brought this silly story up. If you're praying in public, if you're bringing public somebody who doesn't belong to your religion, a Christian or Jewish or Hindu, an atheist or an agnostic, Buddhist, whatever, a Sikh, whatever. If they see you pray northeast Southwest, if they see you pray in whatever direction do they care? No, they don't care. These Muslims are crazy man. They're praying towards that car. They don't care.

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It doesn't matter to them. It doesn't make a difference to them. If the Jews of Medina saw themselves as a separate religion,

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then whether we pray towards xR or we prayed towards Makkah, it doesn't make any difference to them. You guys are misguided anyway, they would say you guys aren't on the right religion. You pray this way or that way? What do I care? But it so happens that the moment Allah change the Qibla, and the Muslim started praying towards Mecca, the Jewish community in Medina was in an uproar. Now we're not at him, what's wrong with them? What turned them away from their privilege, look at the language stimulating him and evolve, what turned them from the direction their own direction, as though they are saying that that was the right direction. They didn't just say what turned them from the

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direction. They said, what turned them from their direction that was their direction to they're offended by the fact that they're offended by it, in and of itself prove that deep down inside. They knew this is the right religion, and they felt like they're still a part of it. They can mess around with profits. We've done it before. Why can't we do it now.

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But when the Capitol changed, the Capitol changed from the family of Yakuza to the family of Israel in the house built by Ibrahim along with his smiling, they realize they are declaring themselves a separate nation. So they got offended.

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And in their offense, the fact that they got offended, offended, gave away that they were already accepting internally, that this is the true message. That's why Allah called them fools in that particular Ayah say, akula super hot woman and as some fools were among the people are going to be in an uproar. Now, Allahu Allah to him, what turned them away from their Qibla what turned him away from their direction. Long story short, at the end of all those crimes, Allah says you were the preferred nation, I gave you the opportunity to be the role model to the rest of humanity of what a nation one nation under God looks like.

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That's what the Israelites were told, and you failed that opportunity. You squandered those resources. And as a result, you are being deposed from that position. Your capital is no longer the capital, the capital will go back to the house built by Ibrahim along with his marriage, the Muslims will now pray in that direction. They are a new nation and when they are a new nation than the Muslims are told,

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now that responsibility of being role models to humanity that used to be on them, falls on you. Lita, kuno, Shahada, alumnus way akuna rasuluh alikum shahida. Now let's move on. We're a new nation for what makes us different from the previous nation. So tillbaka began with that very point that he can kita la Riva Masami

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semana de salud solid, this the same thing we heard in the prayer. This is the book in fact, that's the book that has no doubt in it whatsoever. Which book is he referring to? Hold on, hold on is what makes us a separate

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nation for art is what makes us a separate nation. Our capital is Makkah, our Constitution is gone,

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because the nation has to have a capital and also has to have a constitution. And since this constitution has been formed, the day a constitution is ratified or a nation is inaugurated, is there some sort of celebration in any society?

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Some commemoration? Absolutely. We celebrate, for example, in this country, the day the day the Declaration of Independence, you know, was formulated, etc, etc. Every nation has something like that. Now, what does that do to us? He says, well, when he talks about Ramadan, I'm coming to the eye of Ramadan now, Shahada Ramadan, the month of Ramadan unless even zerafa core are

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the ones that Ramadan is the one in which the Quran came down. You know, the book that makes you a separate nation. It came down in the month of Ramadan. I didn't say Shang Ramadan unless itosu Muna v.

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The month of Ramadan is the one you're supposed to fast in the month of Ramadan is the month of really heavy fried if

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the month of Ramadan is the month of exhausting that are we? The month of Ramadan is whatever first definition of Ramadan Koran came down in it. In other words, we are learning something very powerful about Ramadan. You know how every nation celebrates its independence. The Fourth of July, you know, Pakistanis, what

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14th of August Indians what 13th of August, these March Pakistanis, Kannada Pakistan. You know what I'm talking about? The inauguration of this oma is not one day. It's not one day, what is it? One month, you are now celebrating the fact that you are an oma on behalf as a result of this incredible constitution that came from the sky that is drafted by Allah Himself. You don't celebrate for one day you celebrate for 30 days. Ramadan is this celebration that we are a new oma. That's what it is. First and foremost.

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It's a recognition that that nation did not fulfill his responsibility. And this nation will the first thing we're going to recognize about Ramadan is it celebrates our status as a new month. What's the first thing it's incredible? Who must which will some things like that anymore?

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We just think about Ramadan great time to lose weight, even though most of you end up gaining weight anyway. Because you overcompensate, you know,

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you overconfident compensate. But anyhow, coming back to the point,

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did you know that we prayed in the same directions as the Jews. And we also fasted on the same days as the Jews.

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before Ramadan came, the Prophet used to fast, so the love Marley's and I'm on the same day as the Jews did. Why? Because again, our religion is a confirmation of previous scripture, until our scripture revelation from God doesn't tell us to change things that were already in place that were legitimate in of themselves. The prophet will maintain those practices until he's told differently. So he maintained to fasting on certain days. Those were less than 10 days, some argue nine days.

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Now the first ayah is actually about fasting. Yeah, you Hannah Deena. amanu quotevalet como Seon, Kanaka teavana la Vina amicably como la la comida taco. Those of you who have faith, fasting is mandated on you just like it was on those who came before you.

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In other words, your fasting is no different from their fasting. It's just like they're fasting. This is the ayah before Ramadan about the fasting that we used to do before even Ramadan started. But I want to tell you something about this fasting. Before I go on my second point about Ramadan.

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How many days that I say before Ramadan, and I'm actually roughly nine.

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Allah says

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they're just a handful of days and Mark Duda is more might do that. jokin Lana, COVID Avia gentlemen, killer. They say it's a minimal plural. In other words, it's just a handful of days. So before Ramadan, we didn't have to fast 30 days we only had to fast maybe a little over a week. Number one, Allah calls it a few days. Number two, by the way, is that easier or harder than Amazon? Nine days versus 30? What's easier?

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Nine days is way easier. Number two, for when you know from any kind of income, leave on our sofa, find that Amelia Manohar, whoever our view is traveling or he's sick,

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then they can make it up later days. If you miss those fasting days, you can make them up later. And your excuses are to either health reasons or travel. You got to excuses. But there is another provision where an intervener UT Punahou, finito, Thomas King, those who can afford it and have the power to do so also means those who had the power to fast and they were like, I don't know, I don't feel like it.

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Fast, they can actually even pay for it later. They can give the feed, they can feed an orphan as compensation for not having fasted. So there's two ways you can make up a fast. What were the two ways?

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Come on?

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You can make it up number one, what's number two? sisters? Are you alive?

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what's what's number two?

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You can feed not your husband. No, not your husband. You can feed a poor person. And she goes, Yeah, my husband.

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I'm kidding. So you can you can feed, you know, you can feed a poor person, you have two options. And how many days did I say? Nine?

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Allah says about Ramadan. Whoever witnesses this month for mentioning them in comitia. Assume Who? Whoever witnesses this month should fast the entirety of it?

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Is that easier or harder?

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that's harder. Now it's 30 days versus or give or take 30 days versus nine days. Then he says from an Kyler Murray don't either suffer for the tomiyama or whoever was traveling in sick he can make it up.

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So you can if you miss class, what should you do? Make it up what used to be option number two.

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You could pay you could pay that option is no longer mentioned.

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The options taken away

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so that fasting just get easier, get harder.

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Fasting just got harder and the option has been taken away.

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The extra option of you can just pay your way out of it is taken away.

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And then online as a now's the moment you're thinking, Man, this just got hard. Imagine those Muslims back in the day they were used tonight and all of a sudden it's 30. And it's all of them. And you can't even pay pay your way out of it. They're thinking it's hard. The very next words in the IUD Allahu como user, voila. ecomondo Rasul Allah wants is for you. He doesn't want difficulty for you.

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How incredible is that? Like he knew what we were thinking? I know what you're thinking. I know you think it's gonna be hard. Let me tell you, I don't want any hardship for you. I want to use for you. That's what I'll explain to you in a little bit. The first introduction to Ramadan is that it's a celebration of a new nation. The second introduction to Ramadan. Allah adds himself. Let's go through it bit by bit. Who then leanness number two, it's a guidance for all people.

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It is a guidance for all people. What did the Israelites believe about their revelation? The Revelation the Torah is a guidance for all people. No, it's a guidance for who? their own. Allah says, No, this capital is not just your capital. Now, this is a capital of all those who will believe. And this revelation is not just a revelation for believers. It is an open invitation to all humanity, across ethnicities, across continents, across races and across genders and across generations. It's open invitation. It's not like your restricted view anymore. Hold on Linux. By the way, you know what that also means? If this is the month we're celebrating, hold on, does all of

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humanity know about the Koran? No. And if we're celebrating the Quran, by just using the word NASS, in this ayah, Allah already implied that it is the obligation of the Muslim Ummah, they're reminded in this month of the Quran, that this is guidance for all people, your job is to spread this word. Ramadan is a reminder that the Quran must be spread at the hands of Muslims. It's a reminder that we are obligated to share the Word of Allah with humanity. Who thinks of Ramadan like that?

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First thing Allah said, it's the month in which called on came second thing he said, it's a guidance for humanity. Has he even talked about fasting yet? No, not in this idea.

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And then he says, well, baby, nothing in alhuda.

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When you share the message of Islam, the message of the Quran with humanity? Aren't they going to ask for proof?

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Aren't they going to ask what's your basis? Aren't they going to ask what are your evidences? The very next words, this is a guidance for humanity and a set of proofs from guidance. It's a set of clear arguments from guidance. Because once you start sharing this message, you will need the proof that criteria, the arguments. And now so there's this process, once you share the message, then you convince people of the message. And if they are convinced of the message, they will know the difference between right and wrong. So the final this definition of the Quran given is one for con and the criteria between right and wrong. It's so beautifully connected.

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And so now we have the month of Ramadan, the month in which we will refresh our relationship with the Quran. And then we're going to give it to all people and we're going to share it with the rest of humanity. It's going to be reintroduced to us. Now, let me ask you this.

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Other than the fact that, you know, the Quran was revealed in the month of Ramadan, there are three things Allah mentions, let me reiterate them for you, number one, number one is guidance for humanity that Muslims already know that

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Muslims of the time when Allah said put on his guidance for humanity that the Muslim already know that yes or no? Yeah.

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He said it has proofs from guidance by United mean alhuda do we know that already?

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Yes, he said it makes a distinction between right and wrong. It sets the standard between what is right and what is wrong then we know that already too. So in introducing us to the Quran in Ramadan, Allah told us the very basic introduction to the Quran, isn't it? What that teaches us? Every Ramadan I am supposed to go back as I'm listening to the Quran as though it is the first time I'm reading it. I'm being reoriented, re edited, introduced to this book all over it.

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That's what it's supposed to be imagine somebody who just became Muslim, how curious how enthusiastic how energetic they are to want to know what this book says to want to figure it out to one understand. That's the enthusiasm every single Muslim is supposed to have the moment Ramadan begins. I want to start all over again. As though I know nothing.

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You have to start reoriented against upon Allah.

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Now, he says For men, Shaheed amin commercia. Whoever witnessed the month of

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this very interesting English, a lot could have just had to move fast the entire month, easy way to say Sumo.

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But he says whoever gets to witness the month among you, the language seems to indicate a lie of saying not every one of you will have the honor and the award of being able to witness this incredible thing called Ramadan, some of you will not live to see it. But if you are among the few lucky that I have gifted the opportunity to that you get to stay alive these 30 days, then you better celebrate as best you can. Because that's an amazing honor and allows way of teaching us to celebrate his failure. So fast.

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Fasting is our show of joy. I got to witness this month. You're gonna fast, funniest woman

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in Canada, but even a lot as a firefighter to me, and by the way fast. But if you miss any, you can make it up. That's the rest of the

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now, go back again. I want to go back again, before I finished this.

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Did you know In every profession, they have training programs,

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police has training, the fire department has training the military has training are no Sure, especially in professions where you are going to be headed towards certain danger. And you're going to be facing serious challenges. They have these simulations and trainings ahead of time before they throw you out on the battlefield put you out on the street actually have you go into a burning building, etc. Because these are challenging, threatening situations. And training is all the more important in those fields. Everybody knows that. Now,

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in the training itself, when a when a some guy says I want to work at the fire department. Okay, let me take you to our training facility. There's a mock building, and they painted flames on it or whatever.

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Are they actually going to throw him into a burning building?

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When he's in training day one of training Go ahead. fifth floor by the way, are they going to do that?

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Police Training they have this building, you got to go up the stairs, there's criminal like poster things of cutouts of criminals shooting at you and you got to shoot back at them or whatever. Are they actually going to have actual criminals in there with guns pointing at you? No, not on day one of your training.

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You're going to be given those exercises, but there's a level of safety. You're protected. So you can get better and better. And then you will be thrown out in the real world. Isn't that the case?

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Ramadan is actually training.

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Ramadan is actually training. And in training, this

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is the challenge a little bit. You have to ease the challenge a little bit. So our biggest challenge is shaitan.

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So in this 30 days of training, what does he do?

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blocks of Shetland have a good training. I don't want you to mess up in your training, have a pretty solid days of good training.

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But let's talk about what this training is. What's it for? I mean the predominant thing the the practical thing we do in Ramadan is fast, fast. But this is not the idea of fasting. This is the idea of the virtues of Ramadan.

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The idea of fasting is the I have a for this one. The IRS before this one what did that what are those iisa What is the purpose of fasting gudivada ecomuseum kamakoti bardella dynamin company Kula Allah comb takuan you were given fasting bottom line you were given fasting so you can develop a consciousness of Allah. You can become aware of God's presence. You can be cautious in your speech and your behavior and your actions in your financial dealings in your family dealings, you would recognize that allies

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Watching, you will become ever conscious of the presence of a law as you are as you would be if there's a camera on you, as you would be when you're driving and you see the police car, duck law takes over.

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You just slow down your muscles relax, you start acting all normal. You know, everything chills out when there's a cop right there. You know, and sometimes you don't even realize there's a cop right behind you.

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Right? And then the lights turn on. And you're like, Oh, yeah.

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And then he passes by you and you say Alhamdulillah

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it's a spiritual experience for a lot of you. And it's an exercise in dakhla. But let me tell you a law according to this ayah This is the riddle here. Allah says you will fast so that it develops in You what? taqwa

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that's a very interesting correlation. I want I want to help you in myself understand that correlation. Fasting is of what things physically What things? What do you abstain from? What do you stay away from when you're fasting, food and drink. And obviously, you know, intimate relations with the spouse. These are the physical things you stay away from. Allah says you stay away from these physical things and you will develop something called something called Word is taqwa something physical,

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to acquire something spiritual. So you're going to engage in this physical exercise. And you will develop something that is not physical in nature, something that is taqwa spiritual, it's not physical. So how do you take something physical and develop something spiritual? That's the riddle here that I'd like to help solve. So let's let's let's take this one step at a time.

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It's a hot day in Texas. You're at work, you're fasting. your coworker non Muslim, or not that Muslim?

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Got one of these last hot today? 105.

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looking right at them.

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At that very moment, does your throat feel something?

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Your throat feels thirsty? No, it does.

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You go over to your cubicle next to you. There's a guy and he's like chowing down on this chicken.

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You know, and he tells you, man, this halau restaurant is awesome.

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You're like that. Hello? Oh.

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Does your stomach feel something? Yeah.

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But there's also another entity inside you, your heart.

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Your throat starts yelling, give me a drink. Give me a drink. Give me a drink. And your heart says a throat Shut up. Not until

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your stomach says come on food, food, feed me, feed me. And you your heart yells at your stomach and today, keep it down down there.

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I don't want to hear it. Not until What? Mullen? There's a battle going on inside you, between your body and your heart.

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There's a band who's winning for 30 days.

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Your heart is winning. You're training your heart to win over your body. And where does taqwa live?

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lives in the heart. It needs time to work, it needs time to win. If shavon was released, the heart wouldn't get the opportunity to win as well. And even it's not just food and drink guys, a lot of you guys are party animals. I know you're here for the program. But you know, let's be real. Okay. And you guys you know you got you got whatever on your iPhone. I don't want to know what's on your playlist. It's okay, I understand. You know, and you've got the auxilary input into your car and you're blasting it or whatever and you've got the you know, your your, your iPad or whatever you got the Netflix app and you got the Hulu app and you know you're watching whatever shows Elon knows what

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of course documentaries that's what he wasn't watching. But anyway, you're watching all that stuff. You go into movies with your friends and once in a while maybe even a party that's not exactly Hello by any stretch of the imagination. But even though you're up to that stuff Yo bro Ramadan starting in like three days, man, I got to get everything out of my system.

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And once Ramadan starts even that guy, that guy you know the guy with the with the G 35.

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That guy with the big like, you know, the weird tins and the spinner rings that guy. Even that guy is not a machine. You want to go hit up a party, man. No, bro. It's Ramadan.

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Talk to me in like 25 days.

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You know,

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think of me when you're there. Even he takes a step back and says no, I'm not gonna do this man. I can't do it. I'm not gonna text her back as normal, but I can't do it.

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His heart is winning even these other battles. The battles of addiction to entertainment.

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The battles of inappropriate interaction. The hardest, even winning those battles in Ramadan shape on being gone helps a lot.

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It helps a lot.

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So the heart is supposed to be getting stronger and stronger and stronger and all of it so it can develop this thing called what? taqwa. And unless and I'll let you build up costs or lack of the shouting you understand now. So the month of Ramadan is our training program. If life is about guidance, and guidance only comes to the people who have Taqwa hotellin Matatini people who have God consciousness, then this is a month yearly program where you get to let the heart win for a change for an entire month. Your heart gets to win, by the way, then Ramadan is over. And you have 11 months of a tough battle ahead of you. Will the heartbeat injured in those 11 months? Yes. So it

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needs to recuperate and strengthen itself again, so you need to come back as you were before start all over again. You don't finish this training and you're done with it. You got to go back and you got to go back. You got to go back. It's refresher training for our hearts every year.

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This is Ramadan. This is what it's supposed to be.

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It's no joke eyes. For you and me. Knowledge is up here. Duck was down here. You can gain knowledge and gain knowledge and gain knowledge and not have an ounce of taqwa

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taqwa will come when you exercise that muscle when you let that heart when sopapilla so he says now financial freedom in commercial Ophelia some woman kinda Marina de vida tomiyama. No, have you read Allahu Allah wants is for you.

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He says he wants is for me. Why did he make the days of fasting more? How can we took the opportunity to give Vidya and get out of out of the problem? pay my way out, pay the fine and I'm done. How can we took that away. Allah means bigger than just the ease. You're thinking that the ease of fasting only he wants ease for you in your life. You will never have ease in your life if you don't have guidance. And you will not have guidance until you have Taqwa. Allah wants your life to be easy and easy will come only with guidance. That's what he wants for you. That's why he gave you Ramadan. So he's Ramadan is tough, bro. But Allah onesies for me.

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That's the outlet and what are you ready to be communal? So he doesn't want difficulty for you. Let me tell you, if I'm talking to my daughter, and I say, you know what, I'm putting you in summer school.

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I want to put you in an extra math class. Like all summer, I want to have vacation. And I put my hand over her shoulder. And I say I don't want difficulty for you.

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First, I say I want I want you to be happy.

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And then I say I don't want you to be sad. is not saying the same thing.

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I want you to be happy. What else did I say?

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I don't want you to be sad. It's not the same thing. But somehow when a father lovingly says his child, I want you to be happy. I don't want you to be sad. The second time around, it just hits you.

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Yeah, dad wouldn't want me to be sad.

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A lot once ease for you. And he doesn't want difficulty for you. And let me tell you why I gave you this month. Is it do you get your training certificate? If your training program was 30 days? Do you get your certificate if you do 15 days and get out? No. What happens to most people that join a workout program like an intense workout program?

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They drop out because the word suicide is too strong.

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You can't do it. You can't do it. Come on. Why are you killing yourself? Look at that donut over there. Come on, come on. And I can't do this. I'm done. And then a whole week row. You know if shaitaan was around, we'd start giving up on fasting in like a week. We don't know why. It was not around. And by the way, let me tell you something else.

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How many parents here have teenagers? Show of hands please. Parents of teenagers okay. Parents of teenagers. You tell your children do your homework. How many times you got to say

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one time right?

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They say do your homework right? I already did it finish. Thanks, Dad. Thanks for the reminder. Is that what happens? No. What do you have to do? Your homework? Can I share your homework? Did you do your homework? Hey, how's it going? How's your day? Did you do your homework? homework? I'm not you're not having dinner until you have homework. You better have done your homework. Then they'll post it on Facebook homework question mark. They'll tweet it homework

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to leave a voicemail each w

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you know, then they'll call your friend Yo bro, your mom called me. She said you should do your homework.

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They'll repeat and the thing you don't do and if you ask the parent, if I go to one of your houses and your dad's yelling at your home, do your homework, do your homework, do your homework. I turned to the dad and say Why are you saying it like that? He said well, you know if he listened I wouldn't have to do that. And I'm just gonna say well, you know your kid better than I do. So

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Homework away.

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Do your thing.

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Do you know what let tells us to have Taekwondo come on over 200 times

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he talks about duck Whoa, well over 200 times. So you can have duck Why have duck was so it Taku Taku La La Jolla, takuan many tacos Taka over and over and over 200 times. Why do you think Allah would talk to us about developing consciousness of him 200 plus times?

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Because we don't develop it.

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If one time would have done it, and would have worked, how many times did he tell us the faster normal bond?

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By comparison, how many times did he tell us to fasten hold on? One I

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did a huge number of listens to this day, no matter how irreligious they are. That one instruction is still being maintained, alone you in his wisdom, what I need to say one time and it'll work and what I need to say 200 times.

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But the whole point of Ramadan was to develop the thing that you don't develop the one that thing that had to be said 200 times.

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Now, when he took me when I did the I gave you this. So you get to complete the period, complete the 30 days, I want you to finish your training. When somebody finishes their training, what do they do?

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Tell me call it out. Celebrate. I finished my training. I got certified. I got it. Here's my badge. Here's my certificate. When you finish training, it's time to celebrate. And when people celebrate Muslims, you know, some Muslims are very conservative, they don't clap or whatever. When somebody goes up to the graduation podium, what do they do?

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That's what they do, isn't it?

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It's getting really awkward now because more people are lazy. So the guy goes step by

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and he's the only one saying

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yes, really awkward.

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But anyway, our idea of celebrating is saying what? Allahu Akbar. Do you know where that comes from? Why do we celebrate with the words? Allahu Akbar, Allah taught us to do that in the Quran. When you finish your training session for 30 days need to kabiru la llamada calm so you can say tech lead, you can celebrate in the way Allah guided you. So when Ramadan is over, we're walking over to the prayer and what are we saying on our way? Allahu Akbar, oh, la, la, la.

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celebration, man.

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You just you just got your certificate, congratulations, your heart has just been strengthened. Go out and get that shirt on for 11 months. Go out there and destroy him.

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When you come up with a la la la la la la, la, la la la la hadoken based on how he guided you. And then at the end of it all he says when I left home

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so you can be grateful. Check this out. Allah says you were given fasting so you can become God conscious. He says you were given Ramadan so you can be grateful.

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There's a difference and purpose of Ramadan to make you grateful. But they say like shout out to him. Allah so eloquently said a shokuhou. Allah nirma

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gratitude exists when you do a favor. When you say thanks to somebody when they've done something for you. It would be awkward that you meet a stranger. You know somebody call Microsoft a year from where are you from? I'm from Jersey. Oh, thank you.

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Don't just say thank you for no reason. You have to have a reason to say thank you, you understand a lesson at the end. So you should be thankful you should be grateful. The question is grateful for what? Obviously the general answer is for everything, but what in this particular Ayah what was the first thing Allah said in this ayah This is the month I gave you what in

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what I give you in this month, you should be grateful for the Quran.

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You can't be grateful for something you haven't tasted.

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You can't be grateful for the carita have recited the Quran.

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You have to be grateful that you tasted the Quran. You experienced the Quran in this month. And what a beautiful thing. What a beautiful thing. Fasting starves our body and revelation feeds our soul.

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One thing is getting weaker and the other is getting stronger. So the equilibrium is reached again. Be grateful to Allah that He saved your soul this month. He landed connect with the revelation again. Did you know one of the words for the Quran in the Quran is rule.

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One of the descriptions of the Quran is rule itself and what is inside of us rule.

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A rule for you federal rule.

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Angel gibril is also called rule.

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It'll feed our soul. It'll feed us It will strengthen us spiritually. Spirituality in Islam is directly connected to Revelation.

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The most spiritual people are the ones who cry before Allah.

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Isn't that true? The most spiritual people are the one that cried, they can't even help themselves tears coming down their eyes. That's a spiritual experience. What is the law say? These are the people when they recite revelation, tears come down their eyes, even connected crying to what put on.

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You connect it to this law, he connected crying to Quran. That's what's supposed to happen. This number one,

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this is the training I wanted to talk to you about. But I told you, I want to conclude this conversation today. With a reminder of the bonus, there's something Allah has given us an additional bonus in this month, that we should really take opportunity to really take advantage of. Some of you may have heard me talk about this. I know the lectures out on YouTube or whatever. I don't know how everything gets on YouTube. But I don't care. I'll talk about it again. Because Koran repeats itself. Why can't speakers repeat themselves?

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Well, either anybody on the conversation happening up until now in these chart was cookie bar and a comb. Yeah, you handed Dena amanu. You believe Muslim community, I'm talking to you in the very next ayah. Allah doesn't talk to us. He's talking to his prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he says, whenever my slaves asked you about me.

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Whenever my slaves asked you about me, do you know the difference between when and if

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there is a father whose son goes to the army?

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Does he say if my son comes back, I'll be so happy. What does he say? When my son comes back, it'll be amazing. He never says if, because if it's hopeless,

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it seems to suggest in my mind, maybe he's dead, or he's not making it. But his hope is alive. So he says in anticipation and love, enjoy. He says, When Allah didn't say, if my slave asks you about me,

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he said, when my slave will ask you about me, because Allah is waiting in anticipation for you to ask about him. For me to ask about him. He didn't say if he said when? When are you going to ask about me? When are you going to want to learn more about me?

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And who should you ask? You should ask the right teacher? So who did they come and ask the Sahaba? Anybody who do they go ask the Prophet sallallahu Sallam? Now, here's the logical flow of the conversation. I want you to appreciate the subtleties in the Quran. If they asked you about me, then tell them then tell them I am near. That's the suppose that if

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Allah did not say, then tell them for Kula home. Let me let me ask another

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is a Sila kariba de de for iniquity. If my slaves asked you about me, you don't tell them iron near you know what, I'm going to tell them myself, then I am near.

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All you had to do to get close to Allah was asked about it.

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Somebody says, I feel God I feel so distant from a woman. I feel so distant. Allah says, Have you asked about me?

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You know, when you miss someone, you ask about them.

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You know that right? You miss Allah. You want to talk to him? Ask about him. Allah guarantee. And by the way, don't be in any doubt. I am near anybody.

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But the I said, if my slaves asked you about me, anybody, you know, somebody might say, but I'm not a good slave.

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I'm not I'm not that good. Maybe it was close to the people that are good. But I'm not one of those guys. How can you be close to me? Unless as

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I respond, and before I share this with you, you need to understand the comparison. How many of you work for a big corporation? She worked for a big corporation, maybe 500 employees, 1000 employees? How often do you see your CEO?

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You know,

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if maybe you saw your CEO, how long would it be?

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minister pretty heavy. Only a couple of seconds. Maybe. You know, he'd walked by your cubicle and he'd say maybe one word, how's it going? And you'll be like, the highlight of your life. You know, who said how's it going to me? Oh, it was amazing, bro.

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And I was like, I'm alright. Yep. I responded.

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When somebody is very high up, and is responsible for a lot of people

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that he doesn't respond to every one of the requests. He doesn't have time for you have to make time for him.

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You He will make time for you. I can't say well, you know, I was listening to the radio. I heard obama speech. I didn't like what he said. You know what? I'm gonna give him a call.

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What do you say man? What are you gonna say like that? Is that gonna work? No, cuz he's a little higher up.

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Just a little bit. You know? I can't I can't just have a direct conversation.

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Yeah, now the lowest employee in your companies who?

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Don't say me.

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The guy there's maybe the intern. Maybe the secretary. Maybe the janitor. The lowest status.

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in your organization, the lowest status and the CEO would be the highest. This the word slave, is there any lower job description in existence?

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No. Slave means there's no one below you row.

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You know, there's no one below you. And Allah is Allah, which means there's no one higher than him.

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So now you're talking about communication between the highest possible and the lowest possible in every other situation in the world, this conversation is impossible. And if it happens, it will happen. If you get lucky, if you really get lucky, it might might might happen. By chance, it might might occur, but you're not going to be able to and if it happens, it won't be regular. It's weird.

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Allah says I am near to my slaves. First of all, you will think masters should be distinct from slaves. But this supreme Lehigh says, as low as you are as slaves, I am near you. And on top of that, you know, he can't respond to someone above doesn't respond to all your requests. Allah says, Would you boo, I immediately respond.

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I immediately respond. What comes first request or response? logically speaking, what comes first?

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Allah didn't even mention the request that is either the army that's the request portion of the ayah. We haven't even translated that yet. Allah says I'm so anxious to respond. I'll mention my response. First, I'll mention the request later. So Panama, Eg Buddha is first either the honors later it's incredible.

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The actual sequences either on YouTube, when he calls me I answer, he says, No, I answer when he calls. He mentions his enthusiasm. First we learned he's in Wait, he's waiting for us to ask about him. Then he says I will call I will respond immediately. By the way, there are two two words for answering. There's esta Ji Woo. And eg boo, esta je vous means I will try to answer or I will answer over time two meanings I will try to answer and I will answer over time also means I want to answer just because somebody wants to answer does that mean they actually answer? No. But if you say eg boo, it means I immediately answer.

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People that are important. You have to leave them voicemails, and they will maybe call you back in two years.

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Allah says you don't have to leave me a voicemail. I'll respond immediately. But the thing is, and I'll give you another example, to help you understand this better, I had to take my daughter to a specialist. One of my daughters, she needed to see a specialist and the specialist they're very rare. You know, every city has two or three maybe and you go to them and they have a long waiting list. And they give you an appointment three months later. And it's not up to you what day they say there's an opening you want it or no Take it or leave it. So you take it and if you're 10 minutes late, what are they going to do?

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another four months five months go I don't have time for you. When you have to meet with someone important your schedule doesn't matter their schedule matters isn't that logical? does not make sense. Unless as I respond to the call of the caller either the on whenever he calls me call me whenever you want middle of the day middle of the night whenever it's convenient for you I the Most High will make immediate time for you the most low

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Is that something

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the power of the Allies inviting you and me to make the art whenever whenever Iran but there's more I want to share a couple more things with you.

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He says that our data What is this called an Arabic some of you even if you don't know or be you know this word? What is it?

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He didn't say eg Buddha. He said Buddha Buddha had died

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the hour with a stammer Buta Tina and I'm getting Arabic a little bit but I'll simplified in a sec, the stammer Buta actually miss is called Mr. Mara. What this means in the English language is something that happens at a single moment of blessing. I'm not talking about me responding to someone who makes it all the time. He prays to me all the time, even if there's a guy who's never prayed to me and he decided one time to turn to Me sincerely, one time he made the offer to me. That guy I'm talking about that guy that what a single call. And then he said directly, I respond to the call of the caller. Let me tell you this.

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Color could be anybody's in it.

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A color could be anyone. Does a color have to be a righteous person to be a color. No, the Arabic word color captures anybody. Allah didn't say you have to be this righteous your beard has to be this law. You must have prayed this many prayers you must have finished Hajj, you must have done this and this and this. And you must be few pure purified of all these sins before you get to call me.

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He says so long as you're a call.

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And even if you call once I'll respond

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how many calls does he get?

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You can imagine

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now when you get a lot of calls, is it easy for you to for you and me to forget who was I talking to?

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I have a horrible memory. I mean, I mixed up my kids names.

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I have a terrible memory brother comes up to me said brother, I met you last year at the convention was like, Okay.

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I'm sorry. I start my conversation with an apology. I'm sorry, I don't remember. You know, he looked familiar though. Like kind of Muslim.

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I can't say which word

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Allah did not say and by the way, when somebody is anonymous, you call them a caller.

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When somebody is known and recognized you call them the caller.

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Allah didn't say oh gee Buddha in he said he Buddha Type II, I respond to the call of the caller meaning he's not just anyone to me. He is not an A he is a de he is particular to me he's unique to me, he's an individual to me. So you and I have a direct no shared access with Allah in which he recognizes every one of our presences and every single one of our donors because there could have been although her but that was every single one of them with a tolerable Tatiana. There was a die Whenever you call.

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This is Allah's invitation. This is the passage about Ramadan, right?

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What is this invitation most open?

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robot? You really want to get your act together with da when do you get that? jumpstarted super jumpstarted Ramadan? He is near. He's open that invitation. Let me conclude with this. This ayah file yesterday Bulli.

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Then they should try to respond to me.

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He said I respond over time or immediately what did which one did he say? You remember? I respond immediately. Allah didn't say well, you should respond immediately to to me. He said no, then they should at least try to respond to me. They should at least want to respond to me. Allah says I'm not expecting too much from you at least give me a sincere effort.

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Don't give me Java Give me the Java one yesterday but he changed the switch the verb See that's why Arabic is important guys. You read the English translation of the IR you probably 90% of what I shared with you today is not the and when you when you make that intention, I guarantee you a lot will open doors for you never imagined I guaranteed because Allah guarantees

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so he says finally yesterday when he tried to respond to me, Well, you know be ambition believe in me. Allah mentioned believing in him at the end because when people pray to Allah, Allah give me a raise. Yama, let me marry that girl. Let the family say yes, I know her father hates me. But please somehow put something in his heart. put something in his heart. And the girls because Are y'all are not that guy. Please not that guy. You know?

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You know?

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You may enjoy and sometimes you don't see the results of your dog.

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Sometimes you don't see the results immediately. And then you start thinking, Well, God said he's going to respond immediately. Where's my raise

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your love by the time I reached my car today, my 1978 Cutlass Sierra and the parking lot. Let it be a BMW M five

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2012 navigation spinner rims would be nice. I mean,

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and you get to the parking lot. You're like, what's up God?

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Everything.

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Nothing working. No, no, no, no, no. Allah says the prayers are answered not on your schedule. A level respond, but he will give you what's best for you. You don't even know what's best for yourself. Alone knows what's better for you. He'll respond though in his way in and his ways way better than your way Trust me. So that requires you to believe him that his way is better. His way of responding is better. I'll give you a small example of that. A mother is afraid that our baby is going to die.

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A mother is afraid mother's mother's mother's afraid her baby's gonna die.

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Unless as breastfeed her breastfeed the child. I accompany this feed the child

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you might think my baby soldiers are coming to kill if they hear a baby's make a single noise they're going to kill a baby. You're telling me to feed the child no she trusts alive she starts feeding the child and guess what when a child is being fed to the child makes noise or no.

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So they don't hear the child. know if he tries to hide the child put a blanket over him whatever it is even a little bit of our air and it's over.

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Allah gave her the best thing she could have had at that very moment feed your child. And if you really get scared, here's what you do put them in the river

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for either 50 elk even young if you're afraid for them in the river.

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Now the thing is putting him in the river was the best thing that mother ever did because she believed in Allah.

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Because you know why that river got him to a palace. And when he got to the palace, he was already alive, put in the heart of that baby that he will only drink that flavor of milk. So no matter how many witnesses you bring him, he will not accept.

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How would a baby know the difference between this and milking that milk will let install that software way back when she was at the house when she fed him the first time. So he's used to that flavor that said, he can't have anything else. So he doesn't have to. He's not even old enough to recognize his mother. But he's old enough His heart is mature enough to recognize that milk and that's how she gets the job at that house and her baby safe.

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Her baby is going to be saved they're safer than anywhere else inside the palace.

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Who's going to go door to door inside the palace so hon Allah Allah has his way Allah has his way You and I have we think our way unless you do it our way. No, no, no, I was way way better.

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If unless we happen in the soldiers didn't catch the baby that day. Is it possible to catch him the next day or the day after that within after that? It's possible?

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What Allah set up for her was terrifying in the beginning, but it saved her and her child's grief. A lot bigger plans. We have to that takes trust. Will you be in the home? Yes, you do. And this is the last part that I'd like to share with you. Allah said fasting was given so you can get what taqwa Ramadan was given, so you can be what? grateful? The law is given so you can get straight. You can be heading in the right direction. You can be guided the Allahu yo[???]sune. Allah is saying there's a direct connection between talking to him asking for things and being guided. That is why the surah of guidance, the Surah Fatiha, how do we ask for guidance in a DA Idina?

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We're learning guidance and do our one in the same they're fused together, they're inseparable entities and you and I, if we're not making a lot of da then I can guarantee you we do not have a lot of guidance.

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Allah says they should believe in me, they should ask me they should try to respond to me so that they can be set straight.

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You will make dua and you're gonna have problems

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you're gonna have problems and don't don't be like one of those obnoxious people you know what an obnoxious person is, you know, bro I had and I had a midterm and I was I made like so much

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and I still failed.

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That's why I don't pray.

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This is why it's not amazon.com I placed the order and I said expedited shipping and it didn't show up I don't give them orders anymore.

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You're you're not unless customer

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you don't place orders with a lot.

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You know, the people who talk like that. Were the followers of Moosa

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Krishna Collier, may God give us something Come on, hook us up.

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The followers are around talk like that.

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Call your call your master make these these nine signs stop, make them stop. You think you're entitled to get a lot of do what you want to do, then you sound like the misguided followers of your own or the misguided, you know, excuse of followers of Masada Salaam, knows what you become.

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Come on, don't have an attitude when you make dua to Allah understand he's the highest You are the lowest. Maybe you forgot that just because he made himself available. You think you just you've lose your place you start thinking man, I mean, boy.

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Come on.

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You can't have that attitude. You can't and a lot of people lose faith because their their answers are not answered.

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So I have one minute and I'm done inshallah, a lot of people lose faith because their dogs are not answered. We have to be the people. The more we make the law, the more our human increases. May Allah azza wa jal make the month of Ramadan a month of taqwa for us a month of gratitude for us, and a month of being said guided for all of us political multicam barakallahu li walakum filco Hakeem, when finally we are coming at him, one last announcement for all of you inshallah, tada, it's a request. Some of you know a lot of you don't, if I if you can remember this website and visit it and share it with family and friends. amazed by the quran.com amazed by the quran.com. It's the first

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