Ramadan in Allahs Words – How to Approach Ramadan

Nouman Ali Khan


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The intention of this lecture is to cover the few verses in the Quran, and the only place in the Quran, that talks about the month of Ramadan.

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inshallah, Allah today is a huge effort, I am hoping that this, this lecture lasts about 90 minutes and I have a tall order to finish quite a few things with you in those 90 minutes. So I pray to Allah azza wa jal that not only do I have clarity in speech, and what I'm trying to convey, but I'm able to do so in a way that you're able to keep up with and inshallah tada benefit from. The intention behind this, this does is actually to cover the few ayat in the Quran, and the only place in the Quran that talks about the month of Ramadan. So these are IRA, beginning with iron number 183 onwards that deal with fasting, and then onwards the month of Ramadan. And the way I'm going to be

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giving this talk, I'll try to organize it into distinct parts. So I'm going to give you guys an introduction, that should take about 10 to 15 minutes, then I'm going to go through four parts. And then I'm going to give you a conclusion. So it's all together six things introduction, Part 1234. And then the conclusion, which is kind of like a part six. That's how we're going to try to get through this. So in this introduction, it's very important for me, as a student of the Quran to first understand, where does a passage belong, it's not just out of the Quran, they belong within a surah. And that's part of alleged grand design to place a message within a particular surah right.

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So some things have to be understood about the larger message of certain Bukhara, and then within that context about the ayat of Ramadan, and that I feel is very, very important. So even though I thought before about skipping that stuff, I do feel very, very strongly that that overview needs to be given. I'll highlight one dimension of that overview. One of the strongest messages that comes across to as a careful reader and a careful student of social Bukhara is the message that this religion of Islam is actually the religion of Ibrahim alayhis salaam, it's actually in a very succinct and comprehensive way. makaras message is that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa

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sallam came to complete the legacy of Abraham. That's actually one of the central messages of the surah. And about Ibrahim alayhis. Salaam, the relationship between himself and all of Islam. It's a couple of things quickly that I'll mention, you can even argue that all of the five pillars of Islam that we call booney al Islam, Allah humps, right, that we use the word pillars, even though I believe that to be inaccurate, because the Hadith of the Prophet Solomon says booney al Islam, Islam is founded upon five things, when, when you say it's founded upon five things, that actually means that's part of the foundation. But when you talk about pillars, they're actually above the

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foundation, they're actually the visible part of a structure on which other things are built. And structurally and even thematically, these are two very different things. A foundation helps you build up or pillars help you build upwards. But a foundation is actually that which before you do it, you can't build anything else, nothing else can exist. So it's actually the very, very found five foundational aspects of Islam that are what is what we commonly call the five pillars of Islam right? Now, each one of those five actually in one way or the other is attributed to Abraham or the Salaam. And I'll show you that rather quickly. And I'll get to Ramadan at the end of those five. I

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think everybody here in the audience and most of the people that are watching online, also know that about those five pillars, but let's go through them. The Shahada, the concept of of the hate of one unique God that deserves worship that cannot be compared to anything less academically he shared. This concept is most accurately attributed to Ibrahim al Islam and more directly attributed to Abraham, my son than any other actually the idea of monotheistic faiths or is also called the Abrahamic faiths, right? And the demonstration that there can only be one

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Through God, and to make the case and the arguments for that no one's gone out of their way to make the argument and compelling cases for that, other than Ibrahim alayhis salam. So the idea of La ilaha illAllah itself, by the way tied to that is of course, the construction of the karma. The purpose of building the Kaaba was to establish the heat and the prophets liasons mission one of the ways you can look at the profits mission Elisa to salon is to liberate that GABA is to restore its original place in other words, to restore the original legacy of Abraham to worship one single God, right? So So Pamela, the Shahada directly goes back to Abraham how they set up the prayers which is

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such a fundamental tests on the five prayers are bizarrely mocha masala tea is the prayer of Ibrahim Ali so make me one who establishes the prayer and out of my offspring so when we establish the prayer, we're actually fulfilling the prayer of Ibrahim Ali Salaam. In doing so. The Hajj is probably one of the easiest to explain. Right? How does the act of pilgrimage has actually come? Every part of it commemorates the legacy of Abraham Madison. We're going around the house that he built. We have a special prayer at maqam Ibrahim with the human mikami Ibrahima masala. We're running between Safa and Marwa as his family did, right, we're drinking something that is part of

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part of history will pelting the police as his family did as he was actually taking his son for the sacrifice. Then the sacrifice itself commemorates the sacrifice he was supposed to make of a smile Elisa. So the entire ritual of Hajj is actually a ritual commemorating the legacy of Ibrahim Ali Sam. So we've got the Shahada, the tawheed of Islam, we've got the prayer going back to Abraham, then we've got the hedge going back to Abraham, the not so obvious ones are zeca and Ramadan and fasting in Ramadan, but they're also attributed back to Abraham. And so I'm gonna show you how, as far as the court is concerned, the immediate son, the one who passed the tests, along with him, was

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his main idea. He said, I'm Yes, the ones who built the karma together about him. Allah says, Can I use Moodle? Allahu Allah, it was a karate. What kinda ended up become of the smile on a Salaam used to tell his family to pray and give Zakat? Where do you learn to tell his his family to pray and to give Zakat from his father? Ibrahim Ali Salaam his teacher in the deen so as the card goes back directly to the legacy of Emperor humanists made him a solemn but the least obvious one is actually Ramadan. How does Ramadan this these 30 days of fasting, how do they go back and attribute them or how are we to attribute them to the legacy of Ibrahim Ali Salaam Ibrahim Allison as he was building

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the Kaaba realize this is not just something for the worship of God for himself for his immediate family. This is something that is supposed to maintain and and retain that true religion for generations to come. And he saw that religion deteriorates over time he had the foresight to to acknowledge that religion deteriorates. So within that that barren desert he made this job. And the hours have been our theme Rasulullah min. Home, yet you and him attic. Well, you Alamo Makita Bottega will use a key him as he's building the car, but he told he asked a lot along with his son a smile. Yeah, let's send a messenger from among them who will recite your ayat who recite your

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revelations. And he's going to teach them the book and the Wisdom and he's gonna cleanse them. This is actually a prayer mentioned within the story of SoTL Baqarah itself before we get to the out of Ramadan. Now of course, which son was with him when he made this prayer, aspiring, and in between those two in their lineage, the only next prophet to come is only one of them. And that's Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. On the other side of Rahim Allah Islam has another son, his heart, but his Huck is himself a prophet. He has a son yaku, who's a prophet who has a son Yusuf, who's a prophet later on from the same, you know, from the children of Israel, because your other name is

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he? You've got Kula mahalik Anna villafana below fundable like the Prophet would tell us. Every time a Prophet would die and other would take his place. Every generation had a prophet, they had a continuous chain of prophethood from the is Huck side of Abraham's family. But there's only one prophet in these 1000s of years only one more prophet to come on the inside of the profits family and that is who Mohamed Salah Salim, and what does he do? He receives the Quran? When did he receive the Quran? He received it in later than Qatar. belongs in which month Ramadan? And what does Allah say about Ramadan? It's the month in which the Quran was sent out. In other words, let me summarize

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this for you. Ramadan is a celebration that Abraham's prayer was finally answered. He made a prayer 1000s of years ago. Yeah, let's send a messenger who will recite your revelations, who is that messenger? rasulillah. So I sent him When did he come? When did he become a messenger in the month of Ramadan? Right. So that's what we're actually celebrating that that long age old door that was made in that land 1000s of years before the asylum was ever born, was finally answered through the coming of the Quran in the month of Ramadan. So all five pillars in one way or the other, are traced back to Abraham and his son. That's the first point that I wanted to make to all of you. The second

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point that I wanted to make to all of you I've in passing mentioned that there are two family lines. There's the line of when I came through a smile, and there's the line from Abraham through his hug, right and what's really

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Really beautiful about sort of Bukhara is when Allah did talk about the two lineages of Abraham, he actually described that one of them meaning that children have a smile through both of them they call themselves Muslim robina which Allah Muslim any luck make us Muslim before you and through the children of Yaqoob and that that tradition? Yes Naboo ilaha illa Abba calibre Hema was Mariela was haka Illa. Allah who Muslim on both lineages considered themselves Muslim. Both lineages considered themselves Muslims. So what we think of now as Islam versus Judaism, we think of it as two different religions, right? That is not the original view of things. Even they themselves thought of the

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people that live by revelation. And anybody who lives by the revelation from the legacy of Ibrahim Ali Sam saw themselves as a Muslim, that's the original name, whether they're willing to acknowledge that name or not, that's what they actually were. Now, this is important to mention, because when this little was revealed, the profit slice that had already moved to Medina, and when he had moved to Medina, he encountered a large contingent of the Jewish community, particularly rabbis were very knowledgeable in their tradition. And in that tradition, of course, they saw themselves interestingly enough, not entirely as a different faith. They didn't see themselves entirely as a

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different faith and the prophets lesson I'm actually emphasized that his the religion that he's brought is not something that is a separate religion from what they practice. He didn't emphasize that. As a matter of fact, we here and no Karanja you Allah, Xena, amanu. In the Quran, we also hear Yamani, Israel,

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directors, Allah didn't do that with anybody else. He didn't say Yana psara. He didn't do that with the Quran. She didn't say Yama, Yama, shikun or even Latina for even the one time it's done is referring to judgment day when Allah addresses them, but never in this world. But you have any slave they're they're addressed directly. And actually a lot of the commandments they're given are the same Commandments were given was that he noticed somebody was Salah was told to them in the same meaning hold on to patients in prayer, seek aid from patients in prayer. And later on. Yeah, you Halina our monastery knew that somebody was Salah, same commandments. It's like he's talking to the

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people belonging within the same religious framework, right? And they look at the parallels, the prophets, I saw them would fast on the same days as needed.

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Middle three days of the month, celebration of Ashura, he said we are more worthy of it than they are was a great deal of victory in the life of Musashi Salaam. And then this is something he attributed Muslims, the Muslims should celebrate it more, they're more worthy of it. So hon Allah, the Quran talks about musasa more than any other prophet. That should tell you enough of how how join these two legacies are, right? How we're not seeing them as two different you know, Arab versus Jew are children of a slave versus children of a smile. It's not like that. It's just it was one thing to them, because the tie between the two of them was Ibrahim alayhis salam. Then on top of

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that, not only did the prophets lie some fast on the same days as they did, not only the prophets, I seldom acknowledged the great contributions of musala Islam and Allah kept revealing to him more and more about the legacy of Masonic Islam. And the Israelite prophets. As a matter of fact, the majority of profits mentioned in the Quran are the Israelite prophets, right? That the ones that came to them one after the other, then the third piece of it also was the Prophet was praying in one direction for all this time, he was praying towards Jerusalem, they even had the same direction of prayer. And when the great miracle of the prophets I saw them as mentioned, the light journey, the

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Night Journey is not from Makkah to the heavens, where does he go? First, he goes to Jerusalem first and acknowledges the importance of that place first, and through acknowledging that place acknowledges that entire tradition. So even the Jews that came into contact with the prophets, I saw them saw that he's fulfilling all the signs that we were looking for a confirmation of religion, he's not coming and claiming a different religion. All their experts could tell that this is actually the Prophet that was foretold in our books. Now, I want you to put paint a little bit of a picture as part of this introduction. You have people nowadays, for example, we're living in modern

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times, a long time has passed since the coming of our Prophet salallahu alaihe salam. So nowadays, for instance, you might want to know, what are the what are the signs of the Day of Judgment? What are the minor signs of the day judgment? And what are the major signs of the Day of Judgment, and you have lectures about that you have lectures telling you, you know, when this happens, and this happens, and this happens, then the Day of Judgment is near, and you hear this stuff, and you go, Oh, my God, I look at look at that stuff's already happened. You know, all the one I think, Oh my god, the dollar bill has one, two, and the minions have one eye and like, the, my webcam has one eye

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and the one eye is taken over and the jobs here and you know, you might go nuts thinking, all the signs are here, you know, and it's about to go down and you're like, awaiting this one eyed Cyclops dude coming that's gonna, you know, the, you know, wreak havoc in the world, and you might really terrify you. But we have that tradition of that tradition. Part of that tradition is we have to study the signs of the coming of judgment. But for the Jewish faith, you have to understand there were they were totally final messengers coming. And what did I tell you about their lineage. Every time a prophet died, what happened? Another took his place, another would take us

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Place, but the last one that comes to them was a salesianum. And now it's been six centuries of nonprofits, six centuries of just blank. And, you know, for the for the aspiring side of things, they've had no score for a long time. So they're used to the starvation. They don't even remember the idea that they're supposed to be a prophet. But all the other side, it's been six centuries, and with every passing month, not every year, even their desperation. And they knew when those signs when there's a long gap than the last ones coming. They knew that that's what they knew. So now they're in even more anticipation, that that last and final messengers coming, this became a thing,

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they would study this stuff, they would discuss this stuff, they will give sermons about the stuff, the final ones coming. And when the final one comes along, will guarantee and victory. And he's going to store the restore the faith of Abraham, and he's going to come in this land, and those people would hear it. And then they would go in sometimes they'll get into fights with the Arab American Arabs, and they would lose, and when they would lose your stuff, the hoonah, Allah levena cafaro. They would actually say, Oh, yeah, we've studied our days, the signs of the final prophet, we just heard a lecture, he's coming in when he comes when they get you back. And they used to

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actually say, Oh, you just wait, because he's coming. And then it's on. So they were actually very much anticipating the coming of that final messenger. Of course, when this whole size of them came, and they saw their congregations, not of scholars, not the speakers, you know, not the thieves the congregation, when I heard a lecture that described him this last Saturday, because they observe the Sabbath. Right? This last Saturday, I just heard a whole talk about what looks like this man. And they're starting to get impressed with the profits on the lotion. And they're starting to, like come towards Islam, who came in the way the rabbi's Hello Hola Hola. We're gonna lose all our all our

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congregation this way. You can't just join him. Let me tell you why that's not the real messenger honey Sato Salaam. And so, they tried to block him to now the last one they will try to block was lisa lisa them. And now the final one has come and they tried to block him to access them from their own congregation. And it is at this point that a lot decided that they should not be looked at this, these two should not be looked at as one religion anymore. They have, you know, you know hammered the final nail in their own coffin, they are not they are not going to be addressed directly as people that still have a chance because you know, that's the other thing they got used to. They used

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to do all kinds of blasphemy with their profits and get away with it. Another prophet is going to come anyway. It's all good. It's obvious not like our nation got destroyed. We're not like, Ah, there's some mood or around or whatever else. We keep getting extra chances. So they started taking that for granted. A lot decided, no, I'm gonna take your status as that nation away from you. So what does he do? He first says, If you really want to be proud of your Jewish heritage, by the way, why? What was the primary reason for rejecting the prophets? I saw them. He's from the line of a smile. If he was from the line of his hug, no problem, but he's from the line of his mind. And so

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Allah makes the case in sorted because if you're so proud of your heritage, why don't you show loyalty to Ibrahim? If you really want to show loyalty, show loyalty to Abraham and his justice related table Hey, my les Salaam as you are. So he starts he makes that case. Through making that case, he starts talking about the building of the Kaaba. And as he talks about the building of the Kaaba, next subject, you know, the Muslims were, they're no longer gonna pray towards Jerusalem, they're gonna pray towards the capital of Israel has changed. The capital has, you know, every new nation has a new capital. So long as we were praying in the same direction, we were, in a sense,

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still the same nation, giving them their you can consider them a deviant Group, a last group within the nation. But now that your prayer direction has changed, you're entirely a different religion. Now.

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You're a different religion, and they sensed it. They sense that this is a problem where, wait, it's like they, they felt the rug was being pulled from under their feet, so they got alarmed. And so they said, Why are you praying in a different direction? Mao Allahu Allah. Tikkun Walia. The question I asked is, listen, if you don't think he's a messenger, and you think this religion is all made up, whether they pray left, right up down, whether they pray on their heads, or why was that matter to you? Why are you offended that they're praying not in not towards Jerusalem anymore? The only way you can be offended is deep down inside, you know, he is in fact the messenger. And now

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Allah has decided to not give you the favor anymore. And he's forcing you to convert and show your loyalty by turning towards the table, the Haram, you see, so the capital change, I'll move along quickly. When the capital changed, then soon after the next major change. And the next major change was the prophets. I seldom used to pray a little fast on the same days as them

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same days as them and they were less than live about three days in a month. Okay. And all of a sudden a revolution comes now you don't fast on the same distance then when do you fast now? The month of Ramadan? And why do you fast on the muzzleloader? Because Koran was revealed in it and Quran is not for one nation aligned

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Is orderliness for all people. So I'm not going to restrict it to some one group like the Israelites thought thought is only for them. And nobody else has guidance with a special group. Allah says No, not this time. Koran is for all humanity. So now not only is the capital of this nation different, its constitution is new, which is what the Koran and the celebration of its independence as a new nation, you know, you have this thing concept of an independence day. That's a little cuddle, it's our independence night. And it was expanded to an entire month of celebration. So now from me, in every sense of the word, we were in new, distinct nation, and that's why it is in these IR that

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Allah says cattolica Jana cometan, Masada. That is how we made you a balanced nation. There's a new nation that's just been formed there, they've severed those kinds of ties from the Israelites. Now, symbolically in their worship, now they're distinct from them. And so the what I wanted to first get across to all of you is that the month of Ramadan is actually a month that distinguishes us as a people. It was a statement of our new identity as an oma and it was a celebration of our revealed constitution the Quran Subhana Allah that's its that's its original heritage, that's its place inside of the surah. Now, the now that was my a little bit of my introduction, what I want to share

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with you now in sha Allah is the, you know, these four parts. And in these four parts, I want to cover basically what Allah azza wa jal has to say about the month of Ramadan in the institution of fasting. The first point I'd like to make to you is that the purpose of fasting is different. And the purpose of Ramadan is different. I'll say that again, because it's a difficult thing to grasp. The purpose of fasting is something else. And the purpose of Ramadan is something else. And Allah decided in his book to tell us the purpose of fasting first. So we're gonna think about that without thinking about Ramadan. Usually, we kind of mix these things together. Yeah, but we're not going to

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do that. today. We're going to separate those two things because Allah Himself separated those two things. Okay, so this is our section one. Yeah, you have lilina armano quotevalet camassia kamakoti Valentina Min kubla Khan, la la contacta con, those of you who believe fasting was made mandatory upon you cookie Bionicle it was made law binding upon you cannot katiba Allah Latina Min publikum just as it was on those who came much before you, this ayah is actually talking about the institution of fasting before Ramadan. How many days did I say? Just three, just three. So you're gonna fast just like they fasted. So we're starting with the common not the different one. But

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interestingly, I'll use the word cm, not Psalm. He used the word cm and not sewn. Now for Arabic students, the mustard could be so many could be cm, sama, sama, sama, sama xeomin but they're not in precise usage of the Quran. They're not synonymous. They're not the same. The word soul in the Quran is used for a special kind of fast that the Israelites used to observe in which they wouldn't even speak. And Nina Tortola mamani Solomon. And when they when you say Solman, that means falon or luminous, okay, I'll call him a Yama and see I'm not going to talk to any human being. Not only was it a fasting of food and drink and intimacy, it was also a fasting of speech itself. That was part

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of their law. For us, the fasting of speech was loosened, but the prophets of Salaam made it spiritual advice. In other words, you will find prophetic traditions telling you that your eyes are also fasting, your tongue is also fasting, your hands are also fasting, but that's not a part of the law. It's not like if you kind of blurted out something in anger, you're fast broke, right? So that was actually the enhanced enhancing the spirit of the fast but not the legal requirements of the fast but for the Israelites before us the fasting was actually much more difficult and the term for it in the Quran is actually sown. And then the new institution of fasting what's the term, Seon? So

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that's the that's the this this term that's meat specific for the month of Ramadan. But anyway, yeah, you have the nominal kuchibhotla camassia. At least a cm part of it is the same as what it was come up with Eva, Latina and Kublai Khan, as just as it was mandated on those who came much before you. And then Allah tells us the purpose. The purpose is La La Quinta token, so that all of you may develop a sense of protecting yourselves caution care, you know, you can say fear but fear is really not a good, like description of the word dukkha. So I'd like to take a moment to just tell you a little bit about the concept of taqwa. The word doc word comes from the Arabic word with Kira. The

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original word is what Taiyaki retired, and we hire in Arabic means to protect, like joaquina Adama not protect us from the punishment of the Fire.

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To protect yourself, you say Takaya Turkey. So for K Fatah takala Inca for tomiyama. How will you protect yourself on the Day of Judgment if you disbelieve, the day on which a baby's hair turns gray, the idea of protecting yourself, okay? Now when somebody protects themselves like they lock the door or they close the window, you know or

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They put the security alarm on or whatever. They only do that because there's an actual real danger. And that's why by association people use the term fear. But it's actually what you do as a result of fear. That's what that was not fear itself. Somebody can be afraid and not take any precautions. They don't have Taqwa. But somebody who out of fear, lock the doors, got out of the bad neighborhood, sped up the car, whatever they did, that's an act of decoy you understand. So it's actually taking protective measures to secure yourself from any kind of trouble. That's actually what duck wise, okay, duck walking can have a positive connotation to it's not just protect yourself

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against danger. But when you take the proper precautions to not get in trouble with your dad, or with your mom, or with your spouse, or in our case, to not make a lot upset. When you protect yourself from for example, I'm just I know that I'm going to fall asleep. So I'm going to finish my homework before I fall asleep. I'll just do it early. Because I know I have time right now, and I'm feeling lazy. But I know if I delay to seven, I'm not going to do it. That's an act of tequila. You protect yourself from your own shortcomings. You took proper precaution. And that's why you'll find even you know, one of the places in Quran actually inserted Baccarat when you're preparing for Hajj.

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When you prepare for HUD, you have to have a lot of savings. You have to pack properly, right and it's going to be back in the day a really long journey. So you really have to make sure you pack and you're going to be in the desert. So if you don't have the right supplies, you're going to die. So let's just What does overdue pack up in the hierarchy taqwa the best kind of provision you can have is stuck while meaning take proper precaution not just taqwa of Allah. But that's a comprehensive phrase saying look, be safe. Don't go to like unsavory roads and neighborhoods. Don't talk to strangers. You know, make sure you defend yourself properly. You know, that's actually within the

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meanings of taqwa. Now, why am I telling you all of this? Because Allah has done something remarkable. That was something talked about over 200 times in the entire Quran. One of the most, if not the most repeated theme in the Quran is taqwa. And you've heard probably countless holebas before you fell asleep, you heard that it's about dakhla. Today, brothers and sisters, I'm going to talk to you about dako.

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You had plenty of those. Everybody says you have to have the why you have to have the why you have to have the club, but it's not on sale after this alliance outside.

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I don't know where to get it from. You have this concept? How am I supposed to put it in myself? I have heard that it's really important. And I better have it. Right because but it's an abstract thing. That's the beauty of our religion. It takes these ideas. And then Allah will give us in his book, a practical way of bringing it inside you. So it doesn't just have her as a philosophical concept. Something called taqwa. I guess some people have it. I don't have it. No, Allah will actually give you training exercises that you can implement and through them get taqwa. And one of the most powerful ones of them is what fasting fasting will give you taqwa. Fasting is hoped to give

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now if fasting was guaranteed to give you taqwa. Here's what you would have read quotevalet camassia kambaku tiva Allah Latina man publikum Lita, taco, the Lamb would have been llama tally Lita taco would have meant so that you have to fly. When you say that I love them. There's a hope that you might get it but there's not a guarantee.

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There's not a guarantee. Okay? So Ally's saying this is a way to get it. But only if you do it right. It's not like anybody who's gonna fast is gonna get tequila. So let's explore that concept a little bit. How does fasting lead to dakhla the idea of being cautious of Allah protective, secure about Allah. Very simply put, I don't want to get technical with you on this. And I'm not going to give you elaborate quotes. My intention, by the way today is not to be academic. I'm teaching I'm giving this lecture as a teacher. I'm not a scholar anyway, but not as a researcher. So I'm not trying to you know, present you with scholarly research from this, this source and that source. I've

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done that homework, and I'm trying to present it in as easy language as I possibly can inshallah, okay, so now let's talk about this. When you're fasting, especially if you're fasting in an interesting hot place like Texas in the summer, right? Or in the Hollywood somewhere in Pakistan or wherever South Africa.

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When you're fasting, you're gonna feel thirst. And it doesn't matter if you're religious or not, or old or young. This it doesn't discriminate. thirst doesn't discriminate. Hunger doesn't discriminate, you're gonna feel hunger. And that feeling inside of you is basically your body asking you to disobey Allah,

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isn't it? I mean, every ounce of thirst, every second of thirst that you feel your body is screaming, give me water. Your stomach is really almost coming up with a song on its own. You know, feed me, there's a war happening inside your body is asking you to rebel against the law.

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And there's something in your heart that tells your your throat and your stomach to shut up. Not until

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not until

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you're finding yourself the entire day. yourself the entire day.

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There's a newlywed couple. He's crazy about it. He just looks at her and he goes

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What am I supposed to do? Not until

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I'm gonna hold myself back. Because I'm fasting.

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There, there's the strongest of the urges intimacy. And of course, the most basic of needs hunger and thirst, a love, block them for the entirety of the day. And you and I, if we're observing our fast, we're literally, we're crushing the needs and the strongest desires of our body, for the entirety of the day only to make Allah happy,

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only to make Allah happy. And you'd like there's a kid who's like 12 years old, or 10 years old, he's fasting for the first time. And he's looking at this melted piece of chocolate. And he's got like a little finger of it on his and he's just looking at it like

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and he puts it back.

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Even he's got taqwa. And then you're going to do this, you know, every time you do this, you're developing a consciousness of a law. Why is that exercise important? If you can do that to the entirety of a day, to block yourself and deny yourself the most fundamental of your needs, and the strongest of your wants? If you can, if you're capable of doing that, then your allies asking you for a lot less outside of the fast. He's asking you to actually your Hadley more or lay him will have is the only thing he wants to prevent from you are filthy things.

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You're gonna have a much easier time dealing with other acts of obedience of Allah. It's trained you. It's beautiful. You know, I put it this way, when you know, for any tough job, like a rigorous training, like a military training, or police academy training, these kinds of trainings, there's a lot of tough exercise. Yeah. And they go through hours and hours of regiments, and trainings. And then that same guy decides to join some kind of light gym.

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And they have a workout routine. And he says, this is a joke. We used to do 10 times as much. Yeah. So when he's come through a much tougher training, anything less is Piece of cake, effortless. That's the idea of fasting. It's so tough. So when you're done with this, what Allah is going to ask you after that is Piece of cake. Get ready for it, you'll develop the consciousness of consciousness of a law and you'll be much better able to protect yourself from disobeying the law. Now look at the beautiful words, a Yama murder that days that are very, very limited in number. The words matter do that with the elephant suggests what's called an Arabic general killer. Less than 10 How many days

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did I say they were? That's why we're learning that these are the three and you can call out in this audience. It's okay. Though people around the world can hear you. It's fine. inshallah, but I need when I asked you a rhetorical question, call it out. And those of you that are watching online, get weird and speak to the phone, or the iPad or whatever you're watching on inshallah. It's okay. So there are only three days of fasting. Yeah. So let's have just a limited number of days. So this is pre Ramadan discussion. This has nothing to do with Ramadan. All Ally's describing is fasting itself from an ngadimin Kumari one hour Allah suffering for indeterminate Yamanaka and whoever among you

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had been sick, or whoever among you have been traveling, then they can make up in other days. One way to make up for the fast if you missed a fast because you were sick or travel is that you can just make up another day. Yeah, that's option one. Well, I don't know, here you to Punahou videotron. And those who are capable to do so, they can actually give an expiation meaning a compensation you can say you can pay a fine. Okay, pay pay a penalty for missing a fast. So this is option number two, I need you to remember these two options. The first option is you can make it up. The second option is you can you can pay a fine and what's that fine. A lot will explain himself by

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his scheme.

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Food of a person who can't help himself. miskeen is someone who's stuck in a situation and can't help themselves. The beauty of this phrase often missed in translation, Allah did not say it's his skin, its album his skin would have been translated feeding of the poor feeding of the poor, but the arm cannot be translated as feeding. It can only be translated as food.

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Tom and Tom are worlds apart. Now when you say feeding, like feeding of the poor, then you did something out of your way. But when you say food of the poor, it actually means the food belong to them. It was theirs to begin with. You understand? in it, there's a hint that faster no fest give the poor what they deserve. It's theirs to begin with. You're not going out of your way to do them a favor, right? So in any way. In any case, what I learned in at Punahou philia, Tama miskeen ferment Ottawa hiren from Ohio, and then a lot goes on his on his own and says And whoever wants to volunteer out of goodness, that is better for them, meaning volunteer meaning meaning make up the

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fast and give someone feet you know, give someone food, good for them. Well until Sumo highroller come and if you were too fast to begin with, in other words, not miss it's better for you want to Sumo highroller come in. Some have also interpreted this Yes, you can give voluntarily to somebody but the better of the two options is make it up. Make it up right so why don't you

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Hello and welcome in contempt on the moon. If in fact you've know now what we've learned thus far is this is what we had in common with the people that came before us. This is the fasting that was in common and there was two ways of getting out of a fast that you missed. I asked you to remember both of those making it up or or the the meal of a poor person Yeah. Now we get to the next section. This is now section two that was section one will compare to section two. Section two is Ramadan itself. The spirit of Ramadan itself inside of one ayah Allah captures the whole thing. He says shall Ramadan, the month of Ramadan, and levy on Zilla hilker on the one is the one in which the Quran was

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sent down the month of Ramadan. Now let's change the subject. First of all, he's talking about an entire month, which is very different from three days. Second of all, he didn't start with fasting. The subject isn't fasting anymore. The subject the thing you need to know about the month of Ramadan, what makes it important is what

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Quran was sent down. He changed the subject altogether. And I would argue for for us as a Muslim culture around the world that reorientation needs to happen.

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Our minds consciously or subconsciously associate Ramadan with hunger and thirst, and be more importantly associated with fried foods that must have time. Right? That's in our minds. It's who or who's a thought or party Are we going to tomorrow? And how many are we going to hold in our place? It's just become it's a festive thing. It's a beautiful thing. Yes. But the spirit of it, the purpose of it. When Allah spoke about it, the first thing he told me in you is this month is valuable because the Quran was sent down in

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Allah de la valle Quran. I would argue that for myself, this is what I'm going to do as an exercise for myself. And I try to do this every Ramadan, I actually remind myself of this statement of Allah every morning in Ramadan.

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This is the month in which Koran came down. This is the month in which the course of humanity shifted, the map of the world changed. Because of this one month,

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billions of lives have been transformed families and lineages and Heritage's have been completely transformed. Because of this one month. If you think of all of humanity, all human history as one lifetime.

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If all of human history is one lifetime, then the month of Ramadan is not even a second.

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It's not even a second, but it constitutes the most important turning point in human history. That one second, the course of humanity changes forever. And it changes in more significant way than has ever happened in the entire entire span of humanity. So panela, that is the month we're experiencing, that is the month Allah which is highlighting, and I make it a point to say that because if Allah can transform the course of the future of humanity in that one month, how much change can you bring into my life in that one month, if that month has the power to transform the entire world, entire civilizations, entire civilizations, I mean, think about the fact I think about

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the fact that I'm Muslim, but my heritage, some of it goes back to India, some of it goes back to Afghanistan. And all of those are actually go further back enough their pagan traditions. They're one either Buddhism or some kind of Hinduism and some kind of Islam. And you know, what those isms became Islam at one point in our lineage in some some part of our heritage. And all of that started because of this month.

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I have Islam today because of this month. We have the Quran today because of this month. Subhana Allah like, just to remind yourself of that, through the course of these 30 days. Why is it that we're celebrating Ramadan? what's so amazing about Ramadan? You know, Shadow Ramadan and lesbians in Africa? And did you know that prophets, especially masala, salam, and Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam

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wasn't told to come meet too fast and then meet with Allah, who saw this and was prepared ahead of time before he received a lot. And also some used to do it on his own.

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He just left home and he's just going up in the cave and he's just literally fasting from the joys of life. Just contemplating. It says though, in order to receive truly receive revelation, you have to engage in the act of fasting. To really truly receive revelation in your heart, you have to cut yourself off from some other stuff. And so Allah made this institution so we can receive revelation in this one month like no other month. What I'm arguing before you then is this is the month in which you and I have to internalize the Quran. And we have to experience the Quran descending into us like no other month. This is the month of Quran.

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Don't think of it as the month of fasting. It's not the month of fasting, it's the month of Quran. I love the fact that a lot of xojo used unzila. Only left Sharona Medan under the under the law who are on a fee. Allah could have mentioned himself in such

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The month of Ramadan is the one in which Allah centocor on down. But he said the Quran was sent down he made it passive. And when you use the passive form of a verb, you're deliberately removing the subject to do or from the equation. You're not mentioning a lot on purpose as though the reader is supposed to study the Quran and discover Allah all over again on their own.

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rediscover Allah. On the left Nicola Quran was sent down question is raised by who read and you'll experience by who? You'll get to know who I can give you a simple answer Allah, but when you recite the ayah and you go by the end of reciting the Allah,

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then you'll know who

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you're reintroducing yourself. So Panama, and now he says, Now the next quality of Ramadan was this is the orientation of Ramadan. Yeah, well, deadliness. There are going to be three things that are going to be said about the Quran. Okay, I have to keep track of time because there's lots of stuff to talk about. But there's three three things that are going to be said about the Quran. The first thing will be who deadliness guidance for humanity. The second thing that will be said is be anatomy alhuda, clear proofs from within guidance, clear, self evident proofs from within guidance. Now that sounds kind of weird. I'll explain what that means in a second. So so far, two things what were they

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guidance for humanity and here proofs within guidance and then one for con. The third is the separator or the separation you can say the ultimate separation that's a good way of thinking about it focus on the Old English word they use this criterion. I have never used that word in my life. So I don't like to use it. Because separation is or you know, powerful separation is what you can say okay. Now what are these three words about?

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First thing to note is this is a pseudo revealed while the while most of the Quran has already been revealed, two thirds of the Quran has already come down. The Prophet is now in Medina solo longanisa. And when he's in Medina, and this ayah comes down. So how about familiar with the Koran or no?

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They're very familiar with the Quran. Now, are they familiar with the fact that the Quran is guidance for humanity? They're extremely familiar with that this is not some new information. Okay. Are they familiar that it has proofs of itself within the guidance? They are? Are they familiar with the fact that the Quran is the ultimate separation between right and wrong?

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What I'm trying to get at then is as though this ayah is introducing us to three things about the Quran, but for anyone who's been with the profits is on them for years and years and years. None of this is new, is it?

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Why is he mentioning it? Then? It says though, he's giving us an orientation or an introduction to the Quran. But why would you give an introduction all the way like 13 years in 14 years in, you know why? Because now you're learning a timeless lesson about the month of Ramadan. Every Ramadan, I will come to the Quran, like I just got introduced to it, I will make no assumptions about the Quran. When I study a surah I will never be able to say I already know it. I already did it. It's gonna hit the every I will hit you like it's never hit you before. Don't underestimate the book of Allah. Not in terms of his guidance, not in not not in terms of his holder, not in terms of his body not not in

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terms of it being Furqan because it will manifest itself to you. It will open itself to you a new every single time man have I learned that lesson. You know, I was just sharing today which students were those who Murphy.

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Murphy, Allah complained, why didn't they study what is in it? Instead of saying, why didn't they study it?

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Why not say a study if you say I studied a book, you know what that means? I'm done with it. I already studied it. When you say I've studied something in it. Then there's more left. There's always going to be more left when you study Quran. You can never be able to see you'll never be able to say I already know Fatiha.

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I already know Baccarat. I already know you're not going to be able to say it. Because there are there are treasures there in that you just haven't even begun to touch. You haven't even begun. That's why Allah gave the analogy of the Quran like an ocean. When you jump into an ocean and you come out you're drenched. Yes. You can't possibly say I experienced the entire ocean. All you experienced that were the drops that were touching your body.

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Those were the only drops you were able to experience. You can dive deeper and deeper and deeper. You might experience some more drops. But for someone to dive in and then come out and say I've experienced the entire ocean. You're a fool to think that. And to think that when I dive in again, it's the same exact drops that are gonna touch me.

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They're not Hello, kinda bahuvida Delica Mattila B, if the oceans were turned in ink for the words of my master, the parable of an ocean and the Quran is incredible. All I will dive into the Quran my entire life and all I will have his drops. That's all I will have his droplets. That's it. You know, that's all I'm capable of. So now, going back to these three things, the four hour

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See some comments about each of them, who they Linda's. It's a guidance for all people. Two things to note here. The first of them is the idea of guidance. guidance is something that you and I need when we're in trouble. When we're unsure about something, when we're going through a difficult time a challenge in our life, I'm not sure what called which college to go to who to marry, you know what to name, my kid, where to move, you know how to solve this problem, how to end this conflict, that's when you and I need guidance. And when we get into trouble, we go to people we trust, and we talk to them, you know, in either you go to an expert, you know, and get legal advice, or financial advice

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or medical advice. That's the kind of guidance you get, or you just need to talk to somebody about your problems, and they just need to tell you relax, it's gonna be okay. That's not expert advice. That's just chill out, calm down. And you just needed to hear that and you're like, Oh, thanks for saying that. It really helped me a lot, isn't it?

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The Quran will be both of those things, expert guidance on the most complicated of issues, and personal counsel, personal counsel, you and I will go through challenges in life. And we're going to open up a less book seeking of less counsel, and he's going to give it in ways that you and I have never experienced, and that is going to be your personal miracle with the Quran, that you cannot prove to anybody else. There are going to be moments in your life where nobody knows what to tell you. You can't find answers anywhere else, you open a large book, and you start reading. And it's like this idea just came for you.

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This sort of just came for you. And you're like, How did he know? How did he and you can't even nobody will be able to you can't prove this to anyone, and you can't make anyone else see what you just saw? That's what Elon does, that that personal relationship with Allah through his own words. But then I'm also fascinated by the phrase and thus, orderliness. You know, this is a month in which we engage in more worship than any other month. That's our culture. We spend more time in the machine than any of the month we received more than any other month. Right? We do more than any other month we make more than any other month. But do we talk to more non Muslims this month than

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any other month? are we concerned about the rest of humanity this month than any other month, we become actually more introverted in this month than any other month. And this is the month in which Allah said this is meant as a guidance for

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us. And that is, when I told you this entire religion is the religion of which figure, Ibrahima Lisa, when Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam built that Kaaba. He called it Mahabharata linas. You know, that Amina nasi de la him. He was hoping all humanity would one day turn towards this house. This oma is the legacy of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who is the fulfillment of the mission of Ibrahim Ali Salaam, we more than anyone else is supposed to be concerned with all of humanity was our messenger concerned with all of humanity. So why was he concerned with all of humanity because of these words that Allah gave him, and he gave them these words in Ramadan, so we have to relive

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the mission of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam, in the month of Ramadan, and to relive that mission in the month, this word has to be shared with all of humanity, more this month than any other month, look at the opportunity of lions given humanity shall be entertained. So the same people who hate Islam and shaitan constantly whispers to them, that shaitan is not giving them the extra fire. It's a time for even them to come down and you'll be able to share a word of Allah with them who don't mean us, man. It's, you know, like, if you think about what happened, I, there's not enough time, guys. If you just think about what happened in that time, when the Koran came down, if you just

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study what was happening in the heavens, the arrangements made for the Koran to come down the earth and there's a reason Shelton are chained by the way. We're in this in this month. There's a reason for that. When what were the arrangements made for the for the plan to come down, you know, and so little Jin Jin were confused.

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They had no idea what's going on. They're like we used to hang out up in the stars. It says Access Denied security. We tried to go to our old hangout parking lots in the galaxy somewhere and we get Meteor shot towards us. And we're like what is happening? There's a complete lockdown of the of the skies. So all the jinn were stuck on the earth because they couldn't go hang out in the skies. Why are all the skies locked down and the only access is left on the earth? what is about to happen to the earth? Is there some giant thing pointing towards the Earth? And we have no idea so this is

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a Sharona dw Manuel de Amara who boom Russia, we have no idea of some terrible thing is about to go down. They were actually not sure what's happening. And then they heard the Quran and they said, Oh, that's why the skies are locked down.

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That's why this guy's like they realized this going on.

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Like locked down the seven skies so it could descend. That's the month we're experiencing. And you're thinking that this is if there was a if there was one time to give the word of Allah to humanity, man, this is it. This is it, are we how we pass by this month not realizing what it is is remarkable to me is just that's a tragedy by itself. You know? That's what the Lynas The second thing was but well being it means that listen to this part carefully is very important.

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masala sama was his miracle.

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So many the staff the hand, right, the water party, there's so many incredible miracles inside the salon. What are some of his miracles?

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The blind carrying the blind by less permission, the bird, the clay bird turning into a living bird. Speaking as a baby, so many miracles. Yeah. I want you to imagine that you are one of the people with musante Sam, as he's parting the water.

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Your mouth is open, your eyes are wide.

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And you're going through it staring cuckolded alim on both sides, and you get to the other side. And you have like, you're just everybody's looking at everybody else, like what just happened here. And then you saw fit around.

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You're just speechless. A few years later, you get married, you have a child, the child is 678 years old. You sit your kid down, and you're gonna tell him an amazing story. You know, when I saw son, we were standing right there. And this happened and this is like, Whoa, isn't he?

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But that same kid, when he turned 16

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come here said let me tell you a story is that the same water story again?

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Within one generation, something that you saw with your own eyes that completely changed your appreciation of God. And your ARV is messenger RNA Salaam for that next generation, what is it?

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It's a story it's not a miracle for them. It's a story for them. They can't experience it like you did Lisa haberkorn Rihanna.

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The news is not like eyewitness account you can't compare those two things and as the generations go by it's just a story story your story and actually an old story

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we believe in the same stories but there we didn't see it we didn't we believe in it. But we're not in all of the water partying you can recite is gonna be como la Rafa Angelina Khomeini water part of the water cool, move on.

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But if one if you and I lived in that part in that time, and we decide if we're gonna be kumal Baja, we might even fall into siesta without even helping ourselves, we just fall. Isn't that true? all the miracles that Allah gave to prophets were miracles for eyes. They were miracles for eyes. And you can only have one set of eyes. You cannot pass your eyes down to the next generation. The next time around it is a message passed down for the ears.

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The first generation experienced it with their eyes but the next generation with their ears. Now the thing is, let's go back for Moosa for a Salima Salaam, they were given two things, they were given a message for the ears, and they were given a miracle for the eyes. I'll say that again. prophets were given a message for the ears, and they were given a miracle for the eyes. Is that clear to everybody?

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Then comes the final messenger.

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And this final messenger is the last there's no more messengers coming. And if he's only given a message,

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by the way, what's the point of a miracle and it firms your faith? Like you have no doubts left. If you were skeptical about Mussa eight, no way you're skeptical wants to waterparks

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you see what I'm saying? Like you may be like the eight, you're in the eighth row when the staff turned into a stickler what just happen. Everybody's saying there's something epic going, you didn't see it, I missed it.

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But there's no way you're missing the water party. You're there's no way you're missing a cloud following you guys around. There's no way you're missing those. But the next generation Mr. All they get is a message and a story about the miracle. Allah sends his final messenger with the Quran. And he decides that this Quran will be both the guidance, the message, and it will also be the miracle so that it can be passed down with the same if not even more effect, every single generation because the ear the message for the ears can be passed down. So it's holiness. But it's also been at him in alhuda. Clear, self evident proofs from within guidance is that clear. So is the message and the

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miracle now, so hon Allah, that's what Allah gave in this in this revolution. This is like unlike any other revelation before it, unlike any other revolution before. Now, if you appreciate that

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We get to another realization. Do you have to be an expert to be able to stand next to Musashi Salaam or at least a salon and see a clay bird, a dirt bird turn into a living bird? and say, Well, I'm not sure if that's really.

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You'd be like, That was incredible. What just happened here? You didn't even have to be Muslim to appreciate the miraculous power of what just happened, isn't it? What I'm saying is appreciating a miracle is effortless. appreciating a miracle is effortless. Allah change that part of the equation.

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This time Allah says, Allah Tada, cron Academy andyroid, la, la vida de la Finca de la, why don't you reflect deeply on the Quran, because if it was from someone other than Allah, they would have found contradiction until you reflect, you will not find miracle.

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Until you think about it, it will manifest itself to you. It didn't come in for free, you can just watch from a distance water party, you're gonna have to apply yourself. It's not just gonna manifest itself to you. It's not cheap. Now, it comes with an effort.

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It comes with an effort. When the eyes see something, they can appreciate the beauty of it right away. But when the ears hear something, unless you pay attention, you can't really tell if it was amazing.

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You understand that? Right? You know, think about a movie, some crazy scene, you can even watch it on mute like you do when somebody else is watching a movie on the plane.

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You can't hear any dialogue, which is like whoa, blew up and just happened in that happen.

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But now imagine that same person is watching a not an action film, but some drama. And they're laughing, laughing laughing Can you appreciate it? No, because it requires you to pay attention to be able to hear and really get it. Yeah. allows me to condition. So now for you and me, the abena the clear proofs of the Quran are gonna keep manifesting themselves, not only will we get guidance from this will get wonder out of this, we're going to be bewildered by how incredible it is. And it just won't come to an end, it will come to an end. And the more we will discover, we'll share with our next generation. And they'll know the miracles we discovered. And based on them, they'll do

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their own digging, and they'll discover even more that the previous generation didn't discover so panela and the miraculous like nature of the Quran will keep unfolding itself more and more and more, not less than less more and more. And there's a repository already there of so many things that people have discovered. And it's only going to keep building on all the things are going to be found and then found again and found again. And then finally, finally lessons one for God and the ultimate separation. What more do you need to separate right from wrong, you have guidance and you have a miracle and thus it is the fourth con. Now you have no excuse to live live, you know life by

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the right in the right way. You have all the reason to be convinced you have all the best guidance that touches your heart. All of those things are there. This is an orientation of a lot of the Quran in this month and then he says from an shahida min como Shara. I love this phrasing, however, of you gets to witness the month to witness the month. Witnessing is done with the eyes.

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Witnessing is done of miracles.

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And when witnessing is when you in the Quran. When you witness something amazing. It humbles you before God and in many places you fall inside that when you witness something amazing.

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When you witness this month, you should be humbled before Allah and fast. Amen. Shaheed, I'm in coma Sherif Ali, awesome. Whoever gets to witness the month, this is that this is a miracle we're gonna with Ramadan itself is a miracle that we get to witness then we should fat then you should fast in all of what they're witnessing. It's like they should forget to eat and drink.

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So you should forget the most important things in life for a month. Because there's just an hour of what's going on, you know, financial freedom and commercial failure. So,

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you know, in a sense, it's like praying.

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When you're praying, you're an All of Allah, and you leave food and drink and intimacy behind. You leave everything behind. You're just an awful lot. Now it's an entire day of just being an awful lot.

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And then now as I move forward for woman, Canada, Maria, one other suffer.

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Is this familiar? Whoever was sick or traveling? That was mentioned before? To which context was it mentioned in? Good was that before or after Ramadan? That was before Ramadan. Okay, now check this out. If it was before Ramadan, you had two options. Do you remember those options before they

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make it up? Or even the food of a poor person? Yeah. Watch this. For indeterminate Yamanaka. You should make it up in other days. Option one. What's option two?

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No more. Sorry, no option two

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Option two is taken away.

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This is very important. Because Allah says about the previous law, the law given to Moses musala Islam and Islamic law allottee cannot allow him to remove from them their burdens and the chains and the fetters that they had put on themselves, and that they had on them. The law of musasa was much harder was fasting harder for them by the way, it included food drink, no intimacy, and what else and speech are fasting is what? easier? It's easier.

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Everything Allah did for this Deen was easier than what he did for the previous one. That's why he says you need to lonely you have FIFA uncom. Allah wants to make your burden easier

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to make your burden easier. This is one of the goals of this Deen was to actually make the Torah loft a lot lighter.

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But when it came to this, you break a fast or you didn't get too fast, you have two ways out. But now in month of Ramadan, first of all, you should fast three days.

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No, not three consecutive days, you need to fast 30 cut this 10 times harder now.

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And on top of being 10 times harder. If you do miss one just feet of word person know you better make it up. Has this gotten harder? in two ways it's gotten harder. Is that clear to everybody? The fasting the institution of fasting instead of getting easier? It got harder unlike every other institution in the religion, which from the law of Mossad Islam to the law of association Got what? easier so it's going in the opposite direction. Is that obvious to everybody? If it's obvious, then you will appreciate the next words. You need a lot hope you call yourself.

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allowances for you.

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When are you ready to be communication and he doesn't want difficulty for you.

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Whoa, what? You just made things harder. And then you said by the way, I want things easy for you.

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You know why? Because I translated it incorrectly on purpose.

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Allah didn't say beauty de la hola como looser, whether you redo la como los allowance ease for you, he doesn't want difficulty for you. He didn't say that. That's when we say in translation. You read the law who become a nuisance. While you need to become a nurse, the bar actually means because of you. Allah wants ease on this earth because of you. Allah doesn't want difficulty because of you. You people are supposed to deliver the message of humanity that will bring about ease for all of humanity. That is a massive, massive task. And for that task, you must be properly trained, and to train you, you must go through more rigorous a training and internalize this revelation, and three

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days just won't cut it.

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You must internalize this called on and bring ease to all of humanity and remove difficulty from all of humanity. Remember the words of the prophets I send them when he sends his students his ambassadors to other tribes. Yes, Sierra, WA Sierra, go make ease. Don't go make difficulty. Allah says he wants to make ease through you. He doesn't want to make difficulty through you. The job of this is to deliver this ease to all of humanity. And that needs training. And that training is Ramadan

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is so powerful. And it's so forgotten. It's so forgotten. You need to load the kimono yourself. When are you ready to be qumola rasa. Now you know this training. The more the more difficult your job, the tougher your training.

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And when you have a tough job, there's no absences allowed. And if you have an absence, you better make it up. You better make it up isn't it? And when you and you know, you won't get your certificate until you what you finish. Allah says when he took me to the render so that you may complete the count, you must finish the entire certification. You must finish the whole thing. And when you finish, you should have a graduation ceremony.

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And when you have a graduation ceremony, you have a chance you have claps what are the Muslims have when we celebrate when you finish our training of Ramadan? What graduation Do we have their eat ceremonies, our graduation ceremony? And so Allah says Well, he took up below la high lama haidakhan. So you may declare the greatness of Allah based on how he guided you. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar una ilaha illa Allah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, WA Leela hum, by the way, those words,

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man, they rattle me this entire month of Quran and then you're reciting Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar La ilaha illAllah Do you know who which messenger use the word Akbar Hazara Bihar Akbar.

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Rahim Allah Salah. And you know what happened when the prophets I said, I'm conquered Makkah. They were shattering the idols and they were saying Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar La ilaha illa Allah

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Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar what Allah hum. It is actually the legacy of Ibrahim alayhis salaam culminated in aid.

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So beautiful.

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But then there's something else. There's always something else.

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What does that mean? It means to declare greatness. Allah is saying, Now that you've completed your training, and across this training, your stomach was asleep and allow us Aqua, your throat was a slur allow us Aqua, your desire was us or allow us Aqua, you did this for the entire month everything you wanted was lesser smaller allows greater was any further the entire 30 days. Now that you finished the count, now you're ready to declare a law grader and everything else you do.

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Now based on the lens guidance, live the rest of your life when he took a bit of law

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and then when you live the rest of your life will you have difficulty or ease in the rest of your life as a result you will have ease and when you go out of difficulty into ease you become grateful the eye ends Welcome to Sharon so you can be grateful you can be grateful that you went through this training and it brought ease into your life and you will bring ease into other people's lives because of yourself.

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You know the the man inside the heart of a believer is described like a lamp you know that right? And so to know, the man inside the heart of a believer is described like a lamp. You know a lamp is its purpose is to light its surroundings.

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A lamp doesn't just light the inside of the shade. The purpose of the light is to enlighten illuminate its surroundings. That's you need to become lucid. You love becoming yourself. Now you're ready to light up your surroundings. You're inspired by the word of Allah yourself. And the people around you will see its effect they'll feel its heat. You know, this is what a HELOC and so you will become grateful and by the way, what greater thing to be grateful for than a celebration of the Quran. Well, hello, my marriage

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was better than everything they gather better than everything they got before I go on to the next section, which is our section three. I do want to share something I maybe it's controversial. I don't know. I don't care.

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But it must be said

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the purpose of Ramadan is to reconnect the believer to the book of Allah like they they're starting over.

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And the reason that's important is because the believer is supposed to reconnect humanity with the book of Allah.

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The way we do that in Ramadan, the way the first generation did that, the prophet SAW some institutionalized additional prayers on top saw that people might lose out on that. So he Congress made it into congregational will be called the tarawih prayer. Yeah. And it became an institution in this oma. Now that institution, if you imagine the Sahaba every time they stood in prayer, and they heard Bukhara, Alia and Ron Nyssa being recited, they heard the message and they understood the message. they appreciated the miracle all in the salon.

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All in the salon, you know, you sometimes you hear a powerful lecture for them standing in the Salah is hearing a lecture from Allah. That's what it was. They were listening to a hook by Eva from Allah when they're standing in prayer. Yes. And that was the institution It was supposed to reconnect us with a lot of religion in the most beautiful of ways. Okay. A few centuries later. Fast forward to you know, now 2016. We also have that that our way of prayer, is there a difference between the way we conduct our prayers today and the prayer and the spirit of those prayers of the lowdown on who there's a fundamental difference, the vast majority of you and me that are standing behind the Imam,

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as he's reciting the word of Allah are not hanging over every word lost and mesmerized in reflection. Rather, we are wondering, was that the first or the second? Are we on 14 or on 15?

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When his little girl coming, if the mom takes so much as a long breath, you're like,

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and then he goes on to the next I'm like, okay, okay.

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Here are some of my friends that Lita we they're like, the on purpose when they will get to ayatul kursi they take a pause.

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Allahu La Ilaha Illa

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Oh, yeah. Oh, God, I thought it was a lot harder.

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You know, what I'm trying to get at. Besides, the joke is there's a tragedy in the oma this month was supposed to genuinely reconnect us with the guidance, and the appreciation and the art of the Quran. So it can separate right and wrong for us again. But today, our relationship with the Quran has been reduced to an artificial one, where we stand in prayer and the vast majority of us don't know what's being recited. We run after the best reciter and stand behind them and wonder why the person next to us is crying.

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And some people are crying because they don't understand. And that's a good thing. That's a beautiful thing by itself. But then there are just a few that understand and they're moved. Sometimes the man himself has moved, and then we're committed

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really okay with a culture that even the one leading us in prayer has no idea what they're reciting. And we're okay with that. We're okay with that. We've accepted that as a tradition. Yeah. Is there something wrong with this?

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You see, as some problem

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we have violated the spirit of Ramadan so badly on every account on every account. And then on top of that, if you didn't finish the recitation of the entire Quran, that's why we got to speed it up in the last few days. And there's complaints about this reciters reciting too slowly, who cares about finishing the Quran Ramadan, we're in a state of emergency right now. If you just what I'm going to do at our you know, inshallah, at the at the new campus, and what's going to be in the, you know, the Ramadan program for all of all of certain Baqarah inshallah, tada,

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we're just going to recycle to Baccarat

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entirely, I'm going to given 3540 minutes, hour long does, and we're going to have to rally and we're only going to recite what we heard explained,

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I'd rather replay pay less, but pray with attention and pray with all previous understanding, get some guidance for it reflect. That's what the spirit of this prayer was supposed to be.

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We have to compensate in some way, I can't expect everybody to learn Arabic overnight. So we have to make it up somehow. We talked about one legacy of our model, the Allahu anhu, where he where he encouraged that prayer, we don't talk about the other legacy where he makes sure halaqaat of Quran we're going on.

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Look at the whole picture. So this is the spirit of Ramadan is lost. If you didn't come out of Ramadan, knowing more Koran than you did before being in love with more Koran than you were before. Don't reduce it to something less. This is part of the fundamentals, fundamental goals and spirit of this month. So this was my second section. My third section is actually about the spiritual power of the fruit of our labor really, and Ramadan. And this is probably my favorite section. The next section is rather controversial. And it's also pG 17.

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So for those of you in the audience, if you have children, that last section of the fourth section, kicked them out of the room, because we have other things, it's gonna have to talk about it, but it's not appropriate for children younger than 16. At least, inshallah, learning with this section is fine.

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When we recite the Quran, who's speaking,

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ally speaking, but when you want to have a conversation, you have to have two parties speak. A conversation is one in which one party speaks and the other party speaks. Yeah, this is the one the next I were about to read is the idea of

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and this is one of the most beautiful iaat in the entire Quran about the concept of talking to Allah, calling upon Allah speaking with Allah. Notice the sequence. First you recite what Allah speaks to you.

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Ramadan is about refreshing how Allah speaks to you. But a conversation is not complete until you speak to Allah. So now this is going to complete the conversation. And this is actually something so beautifully consistent in the Quran. This exact order is found multiple times in the Quran, beginning with the Fatiha Al hamdu, lillahi, rabbil, aalameen or Rahmani Raheem, Maliki or Medina Allah speaks are turned er Conoco, er can assign in a salon, that's when we speak, you see that the same thing is going to happen here. Now it's time for us to speak with a lot. We're learning in these IOD Ramadan is the best time to make da, but you have to have the proper etiquette. You let

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Allah speak first. And you listen carefully first. And then you ask, has it ever happened, that you are going to go walk in and ask for something from your parents? And your mother said, Wait, let me tell you something first. And she speaks to you for five minutes. And then what you are going to ask completely changed.

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And you decided not to even ask? Or you started wondering whether what should I ask for now?

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Has that happened?

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And you know, when you go to someone that you're going to ask,

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and they say I want to talk to you first. It is totally disrespectful and disregarding of their status that you say no, no, no, no, I just want to ask you first I want to hear anything from you first.

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You want to ask a lot I want to ask a lot of you want to ask him all the time.

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Can you hear him out first?

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Can you just hear what he has to say first before you ask? Maybe what he has to say is better than what you were gonna ask.

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And even if it's not you in your mind, not better which it is. Doesn't need deserve that he should be heard first before you're heard.

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The order the principle of law, let Allah speak to you and then you're in a position to speak to a lot so powerful. People are really into the people are really wanting to get a lot of hear them. But they're not into the hearing them selves.

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Well, either

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Everybody I never in a hurry.

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When my slaves asked you about me than I am near as a beautiful Ayah

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I'm gonna go piece by piece in this ayah I will be probably 20 minutes over my time. So I'm going to go till 750 guys, is that okay? My live cast guys? Are we okay with that?

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Yeah, okay. All right. Yeah, cuz I want to do justice to this as much as I can. I'll start with an analogy, folks. I've talked about this before, but it doesn't matter.

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A mother sends her son off in the military. He's been shipped somewhere.

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He's gonna come back in a few months. She says, When my son comes back, I'm gonna make his favorite cake. Or does she say if my son comes back, I'll make his favorite cake. She's definitely not gonna say if you don't say if when you have that much love and that much hope. She's actually not willing to accept the possibility that he might be killed. She will always say what? When her intense love keeps her from saying what word?

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Listen to the words, either Sila kariba. De, when my slaves asked you about me, they haven't even asked yet.

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But Allah, in his intense love for all of his slaves, refuses to give up on them or even entertain the possibility that they won't be asking. There are people who haven't asked about a law for a long time. And even on those so long as they have breath in their lungs, Allah has not given hope upon them. We give up hope in Allah. Allah doesn't give up hope in us, either so Anika bardiani. Notice the word Salah is Molly, if it was evagrius, Luca would have been Muslim L. Which means it would have been they keep asking you about me. But even if they were to ask you, once Allah is talking about a kind of person or the kinds of people who asked about Allah, but once in a lifetime,

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something happened in their life and they decided to walk into a machine Ramadan. And ask about Allah.

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You know, and when they ask, Allah didn't say what they ask, you asked about me, a drunk guy walks into the machine, why is God doing this to me? Does that have happened I've seen it actually happened before. You know, somebody comes and asks about a law when a family member dies. When a business fleet feels when they get diagnosed with a terminal disease, when they get impaired. They come and ask about Allah.

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Allah didn't restrict the question.

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People can ask good things about Allah. People can ask bad things about Allah. But they're coming in asking in this case to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and so beautiful, that the first answer to all of the questions.

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I mean, different ends, different questions should have different answers. But it doesn't matter what you asked about Allah. The one thing that will probably answer all of your questions is for anybody, I am definitely near.

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I am without a doubt, I am close. Allies closeness became the primary response to anyone who asks about him, his closeness spondylus so beautiful. You know, at this occasion, it should be shared with you that

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through the Koran, we become closer to Allah.

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I'll say that again through the Quran, we become closer to Allah and through da, Allah becomes closer to us.

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As both parties are coming closer to each other,

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okay? When we're reciting the Quran, ally speaking to us, when someone's speaking to you, you draw your attention towards them.

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Whoever is speaking, you you're drawn towards them. When ally is speaking in the Quran, we're drawn towards him. When we're making draw a line is drawn towards us for a nuclear time near there's another thing here, there's always another thing the prophet SAW, Selim is asked in Sri Lanka, Hey, buddy, when my slaves ask you,

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he didn't just say when they ask when they ask you and who's that you're referring to primarily, but also the last column and by extension, any Rasulullah rasulillah anyone who learns and teaches the message of Allah's Messenger, so some people will go to them, people will go to any mom, people will go to a student of Dean and go ask them about a lot. Yeah. But first understand, it goes back to the Prophet, primarily solar system and the rest of us as representatives of his message in whatever capacity now understand that.

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When you ask the Prophet sly Salam about Allah

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alive, so happy that you consulted His messenger that as a result he becomes near.

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I'll say that again. The fact that you considered consulting His Messenger brought him near

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Salalah on you

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know, practically what does that mean for you and me? The prophets. I said, I'm told

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What to ask Allah when you walk into your home, when you walk out of your home, he told you what to ask Allah when you're going to eat. And when you're going to finish eating, when you're going to include when you wear your clothes, when you're going to ride your car, when you're going to get married, you're going to get to see your wife for the first time when you're going to have a child when you're gonna have our cake. But when you can have a job, there's not an occasion in life, where he didn't tell you what to ask Allah.

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He told you all the things you can ask Allah for in your entire life. If you don't know all those doors, there's such a thing as ticket notes.

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Get them, put them on your fridge, put them on the banana,

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put them in your dashboard, put them everywhere. Ask because why am I telling you that? Because if you want to guarantee a less closeness to you, then you go through the profit slice.

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And aka anybody I need for anybody. And there's the most beautiful part of all of this, this phrase. And that is that? Who did they ask?

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they asked the Prophet.

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If they asked him he should give the answer.

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He should give the answers to them. So the idea would go is about the need for cola home in a crib. If they asked you tell them I am near a law remove the phrase tell them it is as though they came and asked you about me. He removed the profit from the equation. I'll talk to you myself. Unless so happy that you even asked about him. He's not ready to talk to to His Messenger about you. He's immediately ready to talk to you. And actually you weren't you were so scared you weren't even going to talk to him. You'd rather talk to the prophet SAW them because you're too embarrassed to talk to Allah. But Allah broke the ice and came talk to you directly and said I am close. You can talk to me

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directly for any Kareem. And then he says oh gee Buddha today, I immediately respond and wholly respond to the single call that letter with the Donald Buddha that's called the Mr. Mara the single call of the one who called I this phrase is so powerful, by the way by using the word that without realizing this is not even a person who makes 1000s of dollars. This is someone who's so far gone they only made this one draw this one time. That letter

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Why is this person's door so special? Some people come to me and say brother asked my big dog for my children. And you know, make draw from my mother and make because you know you're so much closer to Allah guitar. Where am I closer to Allah? Am I in like on a higher floor? closer to Allah? What do you mean closer to Allah? I don't understand. Well, unless I can listen to my ears, I'm a bad person. Really, let me tell you what qualifications you must have for your dog to be answered immediately. somebody asks, What do I do for my dog to get answered, immediately, all you have to be is here's the word Adar, the one who calls

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you just have to be someone who calls.

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That's Ella didn't say you have to be muchness or Mottaki, or you have to be righteous, or a half of or a Haji or alum or all you have to do is be someone who asks.

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That's it. The guy who called that very one time he called is good enough for Allah.

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And he will respond to that one when Wu Ji boo. This is actually a shout out and immediately, immediately, I want you to understand how human beings work differently and when they land masala. I have different students. I have different relationships, family members. There's a family member who always cares about me asks about me deals with me all the time, when they ask me something, I'm ready to do it for them immediately because I have a constant relationship with them. Then there's a person who clearly doesn't care about me, doesn't concern themselves with me has dismissed me on many occasions. They've seen look straight at me and not even said Salaam and now they call me am I

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inclined to call them back right away?

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Am I not allowed to say Where were you all these years? Now you want me to call you right back right away? I'll take my time.

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I call them so many times. They didn't listen, why should I call them back immediately? It's not our attitude. Allah doesn't have a right to say whatever you the last 18 years.

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You want me to answer your door right away?

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Where were you last Ramadan? This Ramadan, you wake up.

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He doesn't have the right to do that. But he says well gee, without a DA, I'll call whoever calls. The one who calls. Then the power of this panel. Like, even in the small audience, there's 1000s of people online. But even in the small audience that's in front of me. If each of you took five minutes of my time, and there's 20 of you, there'll be 100 minutes. That's a long time. And even then you'll say I only got five minutes. And I guarantee you I won't remember all your names. There's no way.

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If you have an employer that's got 1000 employees, he's not gonna know all the names. He's not and even if all the employees send the CEO an email, he's not gonna respond. He's gonna have a secretary and the Secretary secretaries respond, because he can't handle all that load. A lot of Xhosa doesn't say, I'll respond to the call of some color. He said. He knows each one of them particularly they're special to him. They're special to him. They're not

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unknown to him, you know, no one is higher than Allah. And no one's lower than you and me. And yet a lot acknowledges each one of us and our requests immediately. And then he says either, and that part just blows me away. In other hand, whenever they call,

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whenever he calls me,

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the more important someone is, the harder it is to get their time. Can I have an appointment with you? Yeah, next month, for how long? Five minutes? Okay, I'll give you six. You know, I'd like to talk to the President. Good luck with that.

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I had to take my child to a specialist one time, it was booked for six months, getting them on the phone took two weeks, the appointment came for six months later. And if you're 15 minutes late to the appointment, good luck another year, you better show up on their time. They don't operate on your time you operate on their time, the more important someone is, the more you have to be on their schedule. And a lot of turns to you and me, and the one who hasn't even asked a lot ever has ignored him his entire existence and says, I'm going to answer you immediately. Whenever you call. People ask what's the best time to make da Allah says Whenever you call,

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either the one

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and then he says, Okay, I'm going to do this for you. What do you have to do for me? Finally StG Bulli, then they should try to respond to me too.

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It's so beautiful that he didn't say value g bullied and they should respond to me immediately as well. He Java would have been immediate is the Java to try to respond to progressively respond to put an effort in responding to want to respond is defile also has to live in a desire in it? To what do they even want to respond to me? Do I even see a want in them some effort in them? You know, this is the unique thing about Allah. Nobody else can appreciate effort. Everybody else can only appreciate results.

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Only a login appreciate effort. You know, the kid who comes last in the race, we say thanks for trying nobodies. We're just saying that so he doesn't cry.

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Really, it's the effort that matters. Yeah. But if it's the effort that mattered, why does he get a medal? Oh, why did I get it? You know, why we got a participation award. You know, if you failed your exam, you're nobody else is gonna care that it's the at least you made the effort. You know, if your homebox style show you effort, you fail.

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Try making that case, you know, over the last hour,

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somebody hasn't become perfect yet. Somebody is trying. They're trying to wake up for fudger. They're trying to leave send behind. They're trying to move into a you know, halau lifestyle. Nobody else sees changing them. But alas sees what them trying.

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So don't say well, if since I don't see results, it's not even worth trying.

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Don't do that. Don't do that to yourself. Because Allah is not interested in results. Allah is interested in seeing how much you want and how much you try. And nobody knows that except Allah, you can even lie to yourself about that I tried, you know, when you didn't try?

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You know what, that's what we do. Now a new lie to ourselves is when you don't do something I tried. Well, you didn't

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know you didn't, you can lie to yourself. You can't lie to him.

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He will he will, you know, be and they shouldn't believe in me. They shouldn't lose faith in me. I'll still be here. I'll still answer them.

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Don't give up. People don't give up on you. But I won't. You know, people won't believe in you. I believe in you. And you believe in me. What do you mean ob La La homea Sharon, so they may be set straight now. So panelized I conclude this, the conversation between you and allies complete? The last part of the conversation was called on your part of the conversation is what is Doha and when that conversation is complete, Allah says hopefully you'll be set straight. This is the way to set our life straight between the word of Allah and the prayers to Allah. That'll set our live stream and let make us of those who find that strictness in our lives in this in this month and by the way,

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Rashad in Arabic from your show Don't rush out is when a course like goes straight and it deviates. Like you didn't realize that you went off course. And when you come back, this is Sevilla Rashad, like you want a path you found a way back to get back on the straight road. That's actually called a shot. So that to avoid the deviation of course, is actually a shot. Instead figuratively it's useful reform. So now I come to the second last section, my goodness of this discussion, and this is rated. It's an adult conversation, but an important one to have. I believe that first of all, allow everything he reveals to us. He reveals to us for purpose. And like so many things that I tried to

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share with you that I feel are buried about the spirit of Ramadan. This is one of those things that I feel is violated about the month of Ramadan, but it is adult in nature. It's about the relationship between the husband and the wife in the course of Ramadan. And the way that Allah spoke about it, I think the rules everybody knows that husband and wife are not supposed to have intimacy during the fasting. And they may do so after the fasting is done before the before budget, right? But then it's not just what it's the how, how did Allah speak about it? That's absolutely fascinating to me. So I wanted to share

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Some of those things with you are held on a common a lot of CML refer to ilani this icon refers which I won't translate yet has been made permissible for all of you and the night of the fast lay letter is the night that is to suggest treat every night like it's the only night you have.

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Otherwise it would have been lately a CL Knights of the past, but it's a letter

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that every single night of the fast Okay, that's the first thing the Arabic language and the Quran in particular uses several words to describe the intimacy between a husband and a wife, the romantic relationship and the intimate relationship between the husband and the wife. Now Allah uses many many words he avoids them explicit language though. There's never any explicit language in the Koran, but there is imagery and physical and romantic language in the Koran certainly okay. And many words are used like a crab ohana don't go close to them closeness as mentioned Lama says used to touch one another is used you know Basha who never gonna see here I'll explain what that means later

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on in shallow Tara, right.

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So but the word here uses a rough, a rough Earth, and our refers is an algae ma who mckuen by natural law, it's all the way the act itself and everything before that can happen between a man and a woman. The entire spectrum of a romantic relationship between a man and a woman is captured with the word love us. Okay? Allah says the Knights of the night of the fast that romantic relationship and then he used the word Ella which has never used with Rafa it's used ma ma ma ha, and Rafa Bihar. It's never never never. Rafa de la Ha. It's never a roughest LA, the word the word Illa suggests. And that's what's been said is Ivana and what is Shannon, to make you feel like you have to head

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back towards her. Like, you finish praying. And then you have to make sure that you have an intimate relationship and a romantic relationship with your wife. In the nights of the past, we've made the Ramadan, a tradition where we're at the machine until 2am.

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And what's happened in many of the Muslim countries of the world, is because it's Ramadan, which means we don't do anything.

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We're gonna we're gonna hibernate from fudger until Muslims wake up for three minutes at a time for vote and hustle, and then exhaustive amounts of fried food, then we're gonna pray to Louie and you know, belch our way through those. And then we're gonna be at like late night restaurants and hookah joints or whatever through the night.

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And then start all over again.

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Ramadan is a time to restore the romantic loving relationship between a husband and a wife.

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Because if it wasn't just if it was just about permissibility, Allah wouldn't have used the word Rafa and he wouldn't have used the word ILA.

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He wouldn't use that. It's been opened up for you. And when Allah opens it up, and he says, Why not leave us alone, for ultimately Barcelona, you those women, they are clothing for you leave us for you. The word Libous in Arabic is used for garment clothing, it's also used for something being mixed up. It's been described figuratively to mean that women are your cover, they hide your faults, they hide, they hide your you know, they protect you. Like our husbands and wives are not supposed to share each other's secrets like our clothing covers our secrets, right? And our shame, etc, etc. but in the context of these, if we usually take this phrase out of the eye and talk about it

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generically, in the context of these ions, it's actually literally describing a very romantic image, you are wrapped up in one another like clothes are en la bussola como de Barcelona. I'm making a point to mention these things. Because this is Allah's word. Allah wants this kind of a beautiful relationship to happen between a man and a woman in the most spiritual time of our existence, or Ramadan. Why in the world, we would talk about a man and a woman being the most romantic they've ever been in a time when they're supposed to be the most spiritual and otherworldly.

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There's a deep connection between these two things. There's a deep connection between the loving relationship between a husband and a wife and both of their relationship with Allah.

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Our our spiritual efforts and Ramadan are going to be incomplete. Those of us that are married, they're going to be incomplete if this isn't there,

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or halal accommodate the tassia of rafasa ilani cycle, men have to go out of their way to work alone, to be romantic to dress up nicely.

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To eat things that don't spell and if they do to take a breath meant to brush their teeth

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to take her out,

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you know, not just pass out

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to get in shape. Do this stuff, guys. Ladies, this is not the month to bring up old fights. This is not the month to argue about old stuff. This is not the month today. Hey, want to go out? No. There's not that month. There's not the month where he says sorry. And you say I don't want to hear it.

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There's not that month. There's a month to be

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Romantic This is a divinely ordained honeymoon.

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And I'm telling you, why is that though? You know why that is? Because you have to understand the spiritual side of this. This is most eloquently explained instead of Tatem.

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has the heaviest burden ever placed on a human being the Quran and he has to deliver it within 23 years.

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And even the slightest of disturbance at home.

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The slightest of faults in the relationship at home will compromise the burden he has to carry.

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And so in sort of the hareem, the UN Abuja, Hilco firewall, munafo Kinabalu Valley he was at the end

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struggle against the cofilin the monarchy at the end, and the beginning Leah you NW Lima to Halima Allah, Allah who like to tell him about sort of what's going on at home first, if this huge burden of revelation has been placed upon us, allies actually acknowledging the fact that if harmony doesn't exist between the spouses, then this word will not spread,

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that its goodness will not spread. It can only spread with people that are at peace themselves. And you cannot be at peace in a marriage if this isn't there. If the loving romance isn't there, it has to be there. This is this is something ordained by a large origin, especially in this age of fitna, especially in an age when a man and a woman are called to be attracted towards all kinds of entertainment, all kinds of other images, you know, all kinds of other environments, they have to be protective of each other. Ali mala has a knock on conjunct Astana and Fusarium Allah already knew that you were cheating yourselves. This means two things in the original context, some that some

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mofa student have narrated that some companions who were married, obsessed with his wife thought that the same laws of the Jews applied to them, which means the Jews were not allowed to be intimate with their wives even at night when when they fasted.

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But they things got out of hand and they they were together. And he they hit it, and they thought, I don't know what I've done. Is that really wrong? And Allah hasn't said anything about it yet. So they're not sure. And so they were cheating themselves, meaning they didn't know what was wrong. They didn't know what was right. But they were still doing that. That's one meaning. But there's yet another meaning. A law has opened the door for you. There are you know, when you when you go on a spiritual high, you say I want to leave everything of the world behind and what's everything of the world. Well, your desires.

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And allies He wants you to balance both of those things. And so he says you're actually cheating yourself. If you don't do that. You've mentioned you've been kidding yourself. You think you're just gonna have in one way or not the other way, you're a human being, you know,

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Fatah Alaykum wa funcom so you accepted your repentance and he's pardoned you he's pardoned, all of you fell and now Bashi, ruhuna, and wabasha. They say Mahathir bin be in one, literally in Arabic, here's what this is why I said, this is a radio conversation, be under one sheet with them is one of the first meetings of Bushido, then the word Bashar comes from bisher, which means skin, enjoying the skin, literally. Then Bashar comes from Bashara, good news, enjoy each other smiles, Barcelona, this is literally the meanings that come from it. And it actually doesn't have to do all the way with with with the sexual act, it actually has to do with everything before that.

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And that's why these even even a narration for example, in the whole kind of blue bar show, even during the fast process, I'm used to kiss and it used to be somewhat intimate, and your passion was used. So Allah says, you know, you may be romantic with them, have foreplay with them, hug them, kiss them, that kind of thing. You for Anna Barcelona, Tahoma Kitab Allahu la come and pursue what Allah has written for you. Allah has made this open for you. So don't make it a part of your relationship. You know, and don't don't, you know, run from it. And this is something that, you know, it has to be mentioned, because, you know, I feel the more I've worked with different kinds of

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communities. I don't come from an you know, a super traditional family background myself, but because of the work that I do, and the Koran studies and all of it, I've been around very traditional communities, some very conservative communities, etc. And I've noticed that this kind of a thing is actually shunned. Like even the romantic relationship between a husband and a wife is considered disrespectful. No, no, no, after you turn 30 you're just supposed to make die for each other.

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I don't know what planet you came from. But this is not our religion. It creates problems when this isn't there. Allah says falana Barcelona Tahoma katapola Hello, come

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and eat and drink

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and eat and drink. Now he puts that second.

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He put on eating and drinking is a need. And that's a that's a matter of desire. You mentioned that first. By the way, if a legend wanted to say it's Hillel at night, the ayah would have been done or halala.

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Move on.

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Hello Libras Welcome to leave us Allahu Allahu

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wa salam aleikum. Wa funcom fel antivaccine ohana. Tahoma katapola hola oh my god he's not letting the subject go so hard on what Allah is not letting you see that

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mokulua Shinobu up Karla below. Now you can eat and drink too hot diet Obaidullah communicate with abdominal hated us wait a minute, until the white thread becomes clear from the black thread meaning the horizon appears right off budget. So Martin will see Emma Elaine, then go on and complete the fast until the night when not to watch it. And don't even get you know, get fresh with them. They simply want to mokopuna for a massage while you're in Africa in the masjid. Meaning while you are devoting yourself time in the machine, that's the time to completely cut off. So even if she comes and visits you don't be like, Can I just give you a hug? At least I miss you. No, no, no, you gotta

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just chill out totally. That's letterbox you

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want to mokopuna massagin. Allah says del campo de de la la Cava. Those are the limits limits prescribed by Allah don't even go near them. Now this means don't even go near them, meaning observe the notion that it's sanctity and don't violate that that's one meaning. But the other is, this bond of marriage is the HUD of a lot don't go near breaking it. Don't go these days. There's not 100 of allies. tilaka who do the law, plural. If it was only referring to one head, which is violating the law, you know, the take off would have been valleca de la. But it's still the plural all of what I mentioned to you right now. These are all bound set by Allah, fanatic, fanatic revoir. Don't even go

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near them. Don't even go near them. Because Anika ubu Allahu iottie healing nurse. That is how Allah clarifies his miraculous science for people that are in the homeopathic one so they can have Taqwa. I am. This is the last part of our discussion today. Before I give you the conclusion, why does this ayah end with so unlucky and clarify his IOD for people? The entire conversation was, yeah, you

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know, you're the ones that are fasting. You're the ones that are fasting. So I was expecting, because not only can you be you know, la Hola, como la, la La Quinta takuan. So you can have Taqwa. But Allah says the romantic loving relationship between a husband and a wife is something all humanity needs. And if they don't have it, they will be able to protect themselves from all kinds of chaos. This, this institution of marriage is something sacred within Islam, and even outside Islam, even outside Islam, and allies profoundly articulated that message that society will suffer. When the institution, the romantic institution, the loving institution of marriage suffers. When that's

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properly not there, it'll be all humanity that will pay the price. halala. So, so beautiful. So this is a month of many beautiful things. It's this, you know, you if you if you look at the, the Christian tradition,

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they had their spirituality was so much that they said, we're not even going to get married.

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Right, because they wanted to deny sexuality, and say, if you want spirituality, you can have sexuality. What does Allah do in his book, The most spiritual month also becomes the most sensual month, the most spiritual month in all of the year, the most sacred month. And then he talks about this, of all the times he could have talked about it. He talked about it here. And the other beauty of this is, this is the time when chelten are chained. If there's a marriage that's going to be reformed, it's going to be reformed in this month. You know,

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and if a woman is going to be stubborn, and she's gonna say, Well, he should love me for my personality.

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Good luck with that.

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You know, if a guy's gonna be high, you know, it's not for me.

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You have only yourself to blame.

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As I conclude in Telangana, what I want to share with you is something about the context of these ions. I talk to you about the overall context of Bukhara in the introduction and the conclusion I want to share with you. The goal of fasting was stuck with

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the goal of Ramadan was to reintroduce you to make you appreciative of the Quran.

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And the entire institution between fasting and Ramadan. The whole thing, the fact that you have Taqwa and the fact that you are now reconnected with the Quran, where does it practically manifest itself? First?

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Of all outside of Ramallah, where does it show up? First, you know what the IR before these IR began was an idea about distributing inheritance fairly. The I after these I authored an r1 otaku, and voila, combinar Camille Batali. don't consume each other's money using falsehood. What not to do behind alchemy, and don't draw people don't use it to draw people and draw draw towards you the rulers meaning don't pay bribes.

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kulu farrakhan Mina Malina so you can eat a portion from the people's money bill Ism sinfully went on the moon and you already know, don't be corrupt in your financial dealings. The first place, Dakota will show up is how you make your money.

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That's the first place that'll show up. You can pray every dollar we in the machine, recite the Quran 10 times over, and then go back to your heart on business, and you're cheating ways, and you're scamming and you're lying on contracts and on taxes. And you can go back to, you know, inaccurately reporting your income. And under paying your employees. You can go back to all that stuff. You have nothing of the law.

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That was all artificial. It's going to show up in the way you and I earn. We are so concerned about the meat being hidden.

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We are not concerned about the paycheck that got the meat being stolen.

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The money with which you bought has to be valid. Fix your financial dealings, that'll be the first place you'll notice a transaction Allah azza wa jal is profound in mentioning this. Because if you can, if you can stop yourself from the most basic of your needs, eating and drinking in the month of Ramadan, why do we earn our money for a better life for better food for better drink? But now you're not going to be as desperate to earn the best of it. At any cost. You're going to observe the laws of Allah azza wa jal, taqwa will be there, and then a level provide from wherever he wishes. I wanted to share these few things with you and finally encourage all of you in Sharla I'm very

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excited about the study of certain Bukhara I don't know if I'll be able to finish it in its entirety. But my intention is to go through as much of it as we can. I won't rush I'm just going to go as much as we can do every single night I feel very strongly about total Bakara. I feel that if you've gone through all of Baccarat, you've gone through a good comprehensive understanding an overview of the entire religion, like the entire Deen is summarized so beautifully in sort of Bukhara you know. And so that's why I chose this or I could have gone with maybe a more familiar part of the Quran, like the last joke or something this Ramadan, but I felt like especially the last

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years has difficult vocabulary for a lot of people to understand. And Bukhara is Amazon order right for fish Fatiha and get into get into this surah so I'm hoping that you guys will join that effort, the URL to I mean, some of many of you are, you know, you're watching, you may be part of this already, and some of you don't know, I'll be broadcasting lectures every single night. inshallah, tada, here's what my day is gonna look like. I'm gonna I'm gonna study all day and more than study, just sit there and think all day about these few highlights. And then inshallah Taylor's you know, memorizing Quran and then in the evenings, we'll have our a short prayer and an hour of Darshan,

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sootel Baqarah and then the tarawih prayer, inshallah and the hour of Darshan Baccarat is going to be broadcast live, so I'm hoping everybody joins in. It's called on.bina.com slash Ramadan. 2016 please do me a favor and spread the word about it inshallah, that we can get the maximum height my hope is if nothing else, there are hope you know, my ambition is 1000s if not millions of people in sha Allah tala come out of the month of Ramadan, knowing something more and loving something more about the Quran this year. So May Allah azza wa jal accept this effort and put Baraka in it and keep me and yourself on the right path and allow us to correct our mistakes and keep us from making

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mistakes and say that which benefits people and brings them closer to a law and brings the gives them more love and appreciation of this Deen barakallahu li welcome. Thank you so very much as salaamu Alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato