Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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inshallah, I was asked today to speak about sort of an introductory does on the coming of Ramadan, all of you know and all of us are excited about the approaching of Ramadan and I pray that Allah helps us witness this month once again, and that all of our ibadat before then and especially during then, are accepted by Allah azza wa jal, and I pray that every single one of us and every single one of our family members is able to find the little cuddle this this year in sha Allah Tada. So, I want to share with you some reflections about the way the Quran talks about Ramadan. And there are a few things all of us have to know. A lot only talks about Ramadan once. Allah talks about taqwa many
times. Allah talks about Africa many times Allah talks about different prophets many times. Allah talks about different outcome many times but when it came to Ramadan, there's only one place that's it, there's no repetition it's not mentioned anywhere else. And that isn't a little Bukhara many of you already know that. But the place in which it is in Baccarat is important to note. You know,
the first half of silicon Bukhara is Allah giving reasons to Bani Israel even why they are not the chosen Oh my anymore. What mistakes did they make? Allow me to list of them and sort of Bukhara. At the end of that list. He talked about Ibrahim alayhis salam. Why? Because Ibrahim alayhis salam is the link between the Arabs and the Jews. Why is he the link between the Arabs and the Jews? The Arabs are children of smiling and the Jews are children of his hug so that the common bond between them is the grandfather, which is Ibrahim alayhis. Salam, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam is reminded of Ibrahim alayhis salam because they say we will only accept a prophet if it comes from our ancestry.
And by our ancestry, they mean the children of his heart. And Allah reminds them Why are you obsessed with the children of his heart and you don't care about the children of Ibrahim alayhis salam because Ibrahim Alayhi Salam also is the father of his married and through him Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So the idea was that this this chosen oma is the children of Ibrahim and it used to be through the lineage of his half and now it's through the lineage of his married under his Salaam, but at the end of the day, they're still all what children of Abraham so there is not a change. This is not really a change. So they are told after they're given all the
reasons why they will not be given the Salah anymore. Then they are reminded of Abraham Allah His Salaam and the story that is mentioned of Ibrahim alayhis salam is what if you're a human or a terminal he was smiling. Ravana Taco Bell Mina in decanter. Similarly, whenever he made in his salon was building the foundations of the Kaaba, that is mentioned now at the end of this first half of Sultan Bukhara. Why is that important? Because the Kaaba that Allah just a sha Allah, he just hinted at it that he's building the Abraham is and built Aqaba A few hours later, you know what's going to happen? A level command the Muslims that they should not pray towards as much as
they should pray towards, especially when they should be prayed to work.
The camera, but before he told the Muslims they should pray towards the Kaaba. He mentioned that Ibrahim alayhis salam is the one who built it. Why? Because the Jews and us Muslims until then we used to pray in one direction
aleksa we prayed in the same direction as them. We prayed in the same direction until the IOD came and now the Muslims were commanded to pray in the direction of Aqaba. Now, you should know also that when the prophet SAW Salam was in Makkah, it is possible to face the Qibla and at the same time face aleksa you can stand in one part of the Qibla and when you're facing the Haram, you're also facing as much as possible. But when you go to Medina, you don't have that option anymore. Either you will face the Kaaba or you will turn your back to the Kaaba and face aleksa you cannot face both at the same time anymore. When was a little less a little longer, I think he was selling was in Makkah, he
was able to face both of them.
When he's in Medina, he can only face one of them and he was facing a Luxor and it hurt him. He didn't like he missed facing the Kaaba. That's why I live in mentions that in the Quran, when the real killer the art of the change of the Qibla are mentioned. That's why less has come Nevada, Nevada, San Fernando Valley and Macaca la Santa Baja, we saw your face turning to the sky. So we're turning the Qibla. Allah says, But anyway, the point I want to make is a nation. And please listen to this carefully. A nation is known by its capital. When you have a nation, you have to have a capital, okay? And especially if you are a big nation, then you have to have a respected capital and
the capital as part of your identity. You know, if one city in a country falls to the enemy, the enemy takes over one city or one village or one town, no big deal. When is the country completely defeated?
When you take over the capital, when you take over the capital, that country is no more. Okay, so the capital represents the identity of a nation. The Qibla for the Muslims is our identity, it's our capital. Makkah is our is Islamic capital. We all face in its direction. When a lot change the direction of the Qibla he changed our identity.
He changed our identity. Now the Jews of that time. Interestingly enough, Allah wants us to become a separate nation. Yes. That's why he changed our capital. And as soon as he changed our capital, he says, What can I leakage? Ah, come on. Martin was alpha. After he changed the capital. He says, that is how we made you a middle nation. He inaugurated us as a new nation now. Because now we have our own capital. The other thing that's important to know this is a conversation especially where I come from, because I talk to Christians and Jews a lot where I come from and Texas.
Allah azza wa jal teaches us in the Quran that the Jews did not like when the Kaaba with the Qibla was changed. They didn't like it. The question arises, why didn't they like it? I mean, do any of you have non Muslim friends? If you do if you have a Christian friend or you have a Jewish friend or you have a Hindu friend, or you have a Buddhist friend, whether you pray this way, or that way or that way, do they care?
They don't care. It doesn't matter to them. If the Jews are a separate religion, they're a separate religion. If the Muslims are praying towards dibbler, they're not praying towards Qibla. If they're praying towards Uppsala, they're not praying towards Africa. They shouldn't care. But unless I say appunto sofa Amina nasma, Wanda humann Latika the idiots among the people are going to say how come they turned away? What turned them away from the Qibla? They used to be on how come they change their direction. In other words, the Jews were offended. The Jews of Medina were offended. Why were they offended? because deep down inside, they knew that so long as they're praying towards that
direction, that is still the capital, which means we are still part of the accepted people. But as soon as the direction changes, that means we no longer have our capital, we have to accept this as the capital, which means we have to accept the children of Abraham and his marine. We cannot no longer hold on to our identity. Our supremacy is gone in the sight of a lot. And this proved that they believed in the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Yeah, and if we know who
he knows, they know him like to know their own kids. They knew he's the messenger of a lot, and that's why they were offended. And they by being offended, proved that deep down inside they had accepted him as the messenger, we're still refusing. And that's what makes them fools. So kudos Haha, the fool gives up his secret.
formula says the fools will say what turns them away from the Qibla You understand? So the first thing that made us a separate oma was the change of Canada. This official we used to By the way, we used to fast on the same days as the Jews. We used to pray in the same direction as the Jews. And we before the five prayers, we had this
Same ocata Salah the same times of prayer as the Jews. Why? Because it was the sheer Dr. Musa alayhis salam until new Sheree outcomes. We adopt the Sharia that was given before us. The prophets I seldom adopted all of the things from the [???]ty Agusan until Allah gave him his own shehryar all of it was maintained now.
We used to fast the same days as the Jews. I asked him down yeah, you hella Xena. amanu quotevalet camassia those of you who have Eman fasting has been made mandatory upon you. Okay, come on cookiebot Allah, Allah cinnamon company calm, just like it was made mandatory upon the people who came before you Who are those people who had fasting as a form on them, the Jews been to Israel, these realize the Sharia moves around. So even Allah is saying part of your identity is the same as the identity of the Jews. But in the same surah already, he separated us from them by separating our Baba, he separated them, but now he's saying we have something in common with them, which is what?
fasting fasting is the same between us in them. Then he says that Allah takuan so that you can have Taqwa, you people can have Taqwa. Now, it's interesting that in the first half of SoTL, Baqarah, our talked about who again if you were paying attention, who does a lot of talk about the Jews. And Allah complains the entire time. Why don't you have duck walk? The entire time. The problem is they have no taqwa. And now Allah says you are given the same exercises then, which is what fasting and what's the point of all of it? So you can have Taqwa. So let's the first conversation I want to have with you was that fasting is something we have in common with the previous nation. But why do we
fast? Why do we fast is also the same. Why they fast it was to get taqwa why we fast is also to get taqwa. I want to talk to you practically What does that mean? That was you know, the people translate that as the fear of Allah. Duck, what comes from the word with Chi or with Chi are actually means protection. quite similar to if the call to seek protection to try to protect yourself. That's why on Judgement Day, on Judgement Day, everybody will try to protect themselves. So Allah says, What can you attack the hoonah? In cafardo? Yo, man, yo, gentlemen, Donna Shiva, how will you protect yourself on the day if you disbelieved? The day on which a baby's hair is gonna
turn gray, so he uses the word that the Coons are described, protecting yourself. That's what the real meaning of taqwa is to protect yourself. Allah says, Allah gave you fasting, so you can protect yourself. What does that mean? Let's, let's try to understand what that means.
Human beings, us we have certain training, you have to go through training, if you want to get good at something, especially physical training, like if somebody is they want to become a soldier, or they want to become a police officer, then they have to go through certain kinds of training, and their bodies turn learns to adapt. Like at the beginning, it's hard, and then it gets easier and easier and easier for them. Right. And this idea of training, putting yourself in difficulty, it helps you in not what By the way, when you're in training, things are easy. When you're in the training program, things are easy. Like for example, when they're trained firemen. They set up a
fire to put it out, but they control the fire. It's not like a real fire in a building. It's controlled, so it's easier. They make you jump down a building, but it's easier. It's not like the real thing. They go easy on you. And then when you get good enough, then they put you in the real life situation. You understand that right? Now the same thing happens with fasting. Fasting, you're constantly feeling something, aren't you? Especially in Qatar, especially in the village. You're constantly feeling thirst, you're constantly feeling hunger. There is not a minute that goes by that you're not feeling it. Your your throat is fighting with you. Your lungs are fighting with you your
throat is yelling at you and saying give me water Give me water Give me water. Whether you like it or not, your throat is begging you. And you tell your throat shut up throat. It's not positive yet.
Your stomach starts talking to you sometimes very loudly. Amen. Come on what's going on up there? Where's the supply? You know? And you're like, it's funny, dude, you're starting already. You know, you have a conversation with yourself. But you know what, there's a war going on inside you when you're fasting. There's a war physical war going on inside you. Your throat is against you. Your stomach is against you. Your body is getting weaker and begging you please disobey love, please disobey Allah and you stay the entire day fasting fighting your body and you say no, my heart is submitted to Allah and therefore I don't care if my entire body wants something. I will not give it
Your heart to control your body. That's what you do when you fast. That's what I do when I fast. Why is that important? Because when the fasting is over, you have to continue to train, you're now your heart is ready to control your body. So you're not just going to eat what you want. You're not just going to go where you want, you're not just going to look at what you want, because all of those things your body wants, but who has gotten stronger and when you pass, the body got weaker and who got stronger, the heart got stronger, and we're stuck. We're rest in the garlic I'm in touch with
the heart is the place of taqwa. When you give your body the weakness and you give your heart, the strength, you train yourself to stop yourself from other things. So my my dear young brother, the young guys that are here, if you're fasting, staying at home and watching movies, you're not fasting. You're not fasting, because you're still your heart is still giving in to your other the wrong temptations. The entire exercise of fasting is you constantly remember Yeah, just like I'm fighting my stomach, just like I'm fighting my throat. I gotta fight my eyes.
I got a fight my I got a fight my mouth. I gotta fight my tone. I gotta fight my desires. I gotta fight my hormones. I have a fight with everything. Now the the thing we see is the drinking and the, you know, the the eating, but everything else that I'm not going to taco.
If we don't remember this, then we become just like when we saw. They fasted, but they didn't have what? They didn't have Taqwa man. They didn't have Taqwa. But they fasted. If you forget why you're giving the fast, then you're just doing what you did, unless had to you put on a comb a cm on a condom,
condom, especially on you and it's your turn. Now I am giving you what I gave to them. They did not benefit from fasting. They didn't get taqwa. Hopefully you will get Aqua. That's what am I saying? That's what I was saying when he gave us fasting. What is the first thing people think of when they think of fasting? They think of F star.
They think of F star fasting is your training for real life. And by the way, and told you when training goes on? When training goes on, then it's easier. Controlled fire control situations. What does Allah Allah make fasting in Ramadan? easier? Does he cage cage up shavon. As he put the shaitaan away, he does, doesn't he think he's going easy on you. So your heart can get a chance to train and get better without being in the battlefield. The second robot is over eight mobarak guess what
shavonne is out. And the war begins. And all of that training will now come in handy. But if you didn't train yourself properly.
Look, I mean, just to help the younger guys, if this is for the younger guys, especially if a guy wants to join the army, he has to go through physical training. So they make the guy jump over a wall or climb a wall and go on the other side. So two guys joined the military, one of them jumps over the wall, the other one goes around the wall, they both got to the other side, you have to do it 10 times one guy jumps over at 10 times the other guy walks over 10 times. Right now when they're on the battlefield and they have to go over a wall who's gonna go in who's gonna fail? You understand? They both can say I did it, I made it to the finish line. Well, that's what you wanted
to reach the finish line I did it. You will fast and your brother will fast but your fasting will not be the same. It won't be the same as the guy who applied himself and actually trained himself and the guy who didn't train himself they're not going to get the same results. Now let's move on. Allah says a Yama Matthew that a younger man do that which means very few days. You know what that means? the ayah I just talked to you about is not about Ramadan. This is not Ramadan yet the word mountain doodads in Arabic grammar they call this German Mukunda which means less than 10 nine or less, nine or less, which means this ayah is about the old fasting the fasting before Ramadan, which
was on the same days as the Jews or the you know the middle three days of the month and all of that few days. Allah says I made fasting mandatory on you just like the old nation meaning just like them same days as them. A young
woman can amin Kumari one Oh Allah suffer find that too many Yamanaka fears. If any of you are sick, or you're traveling then you can make it up later.
While I'm in London at Punahou, vinyasa, miskeen and the people who don't have the ability to do that. They don't they can't make it up, then they can feed a poor person. So now I'm going to remind you so you pay attention. There are two things you can do if you miss the fast This is before Ramadan. What did I tell the Muslims there's two things you can do. What are the two things you do
Tell me what's the first thing
now if you make if you miss the fast what can you do?
You can make it up you can make it up what's the second thing you can do? feed the poor two options there's two ways you can fix it. Two ways to fix it remember that two ways to fix it but two ways to fix it before Ramadan or after Ramadan. No, no, no, no no this is before Ramadan came down. These are not about Ramadan. These are not our P Muslims didn't know about Ramadan yet. They just knew about the fasting like the fasting of the Jews. And if you ask those few days and you missed them, you can make it up or you can feed a poor person. Okay?
Then Allah says woman totowa Hi, Rhonda hirundo. Now if you give a poor person in South Africa, or you feed a poor person or you volunteer to make up the day, Allah says if you volunteer to make up the day, it's better for you. is better. Even though I'm giving you both options, you should make it up. Okay, but it's not you're not sinful if you eat the purpose and this is what the Sahaba had. Okay? Well, the sumo highroller come in contempt and the moon if you fast it's better for you if you knew fine now Allah talks about Ramadan. So I want you to understand the history first. When the Muslims first about heard about fasting, the Sahaba heard about fasting will be a lot more and much
more. I mean, it was less than 10 days. Number one, there were two day two ways to get out of it. Number two, and even if you want to volunteer you can make it up but you have the option. You have the option Okay. Now Allah Sasha Ramadan, the month of Ramadan This is the next time this is the only I actually about the fasting of Ramadan and this is the one and lady on Zilla t helper and Alison I told you when people think of Ramadan was the first thing that comes in their head. If our code is similar, say make sure you have enough ketchup in the house. You know, you go extra shopping for all the sodas and all thing people Muslims usually they they don't lose weight in Ramadan, we
gain weight in Ramadan.
That's our practice.
Even fasting, even if you when you think of Ramadan, the first thing you think of is fasting. If you don't think of the food at least you think of fasting. Or you say man Ramadan this year is coming into summer. It's gonna be hard. That's the thought that goes in your head. Allah says in the Quran the first thing you should think about when you hear the word Ramadan, shuffle Ramadan, and lady in Zilla feel or
not Elise Allah de katiba faecium.
Lady in Xena Quran, the month in which Koran came down Ramadan, the month in which the Quran came down the thing that makes Ramadan special is not the fasting. The thing that makes Ramadan special is the Quran that is Allah telling us that is a lot telling us now you have to ask yourself if you are fasting in Ramadan what you don't decide anymore on
you're fasting in Ramadan, but you didn't memorize not even one page the whole 30 days. Not even half a page not even two is you didn't memorize anything in Quran from the Quran. Then how would How do you understand what I was saying? The entire purpose of Ramadan is to celebrate the Quran I told you the first thing you need for a nation is a capital. What's the new capital? taba. The second thing you need for a nation is a constitution?
What's the constitution are on and when the Constitution is written and passed on every nation celebrates every nation that has a constitution has a Constitution Day. The day on which their constitution was implemented. They have that day. Okay. Our Constitution is celebrated it was revealed in the month of Ramadan. Allah didn't give us one day to celebrate he gave us 30 days to celebrate the coming of the Quran. This is the month of Ramadan is the celebration of the fact that Allah made us an oma. Now we have our own capital and we have our own constitution and we have our own days of fasting no longer the same as the days of the Jews. No more Yama not do that. Now shall
Ramadan. They did not have Shabbat Ramadan. So Allah distinguished us from the previous nation now completely now it's done. Now if you want to be you want to consider yourself Yeah, are you 100 Lena amanu you got to change the direction you pray and you got to change the days you fast. You don't have the option you don't before they were told about a cardinal maraca aim. They were told you can make a record with those who make record and they might not have had a problem with that. Why? Because it's still in the same direction but now it's changed. It's gone. By the way on a side note, recently I made friends with a rabbi in back in Texas and I you know, he's a research scholar in
Judaic studies and I talked to him about Musa alayhis, salaam and other things we talked about.
So I asked him one day when you guys pray, do you have, do you have Roku?
Quran says about the Jews worker who are lucky, he didn't say was to do masajid in salomaa. And Mussolini's a worker Omar working. So how can I say that to the Jews? Let me ask if you have Roku. I mean, I know they have such that they have. They said we have some record. We do it once a year.
We used to have it all the time. And I said you have to do and he said, Yeah, we did have such that we didn't put our head on the ground. But we have a prayer now in which we complain about how we don't do it anymore.
Assalam o okay. That's that's their I mean, that's i'm not i didn't make this up. He told me this as a rabbi telling me this stuff, you know, so they, they lost the size that and they have something from the ruku left. So a lot of them were Carl Moroccan. He also told me what they're in their prayer actually, the final part is Roku. That Roku or comes after and the size that comes before for their prayer. Right if they do make sense that they make it first and they make Roku later, and when I was talking to somebody I'm Solomon and I said was Julie or Chi
right he told her I'm excited that make Roku cuz individually our size that came first and Roku came second. So it's appropriate to the aim. But anyway, coming back to our subject in the in the month of Ramadan, Shahada, Ramadan, and Lillian Zilla are on then he says Hotel in
this part of the ayah is a slap in the face, he says or on his guidance for all people. This ayah is not just to the Muslims, it's also to the Jewish community of Medina. They believe that when he comes it comes for who? Just themselves? It just themselves. Allah says No, you are not going to this time this way is not just for you. It is for all people who don't live NASS. He didn't even say a hotel. They wouldn't even he wouldn't even a smile wouldn't even era him. No, no, no, no No Hotel in NASS misguidance for all people. This is one of the most beautiful things about our religion, folks. It is one of the most beautiful things about our religion. I don't care if you go into a
machine in America, or Australia or the college or Pakistan, if there are multiple nationalities, multiple nationalities standing in one role. You don't make a distinction. The rich people should be in the first row, middle class should be in the second row. The janitor should be in the third row. Nope, nope. Everybody stands in the same row. And it could be that the boss and the worker are standing together. And it could be that the worker is in the first run the bosses in the last row. That could be too. It could be that the guy who works for you is leading prayer and you're praying behind it that could be to
make this guidance for all people. You know what that means he made all human beings equal just by foreign by the institution of salaat. We cannot be racist, because we have salaat we cannot be supremacist we cannot think my nation is better than your nation. My nationality is better than your nationality. My language is better than the old language. My skin color is better than your skin color. My religion is better than your village we can do it. And you know when we are reminded that we can do that when we stand together and a lot. When bedava de la hora. Andrew is standing next to us man with the alarm on who we are reminded that we're equal His Holiness. That's what that means.
You know why I'm highlighting that? Because I noticed it and Muslims. I noticed as Serbia and Muslims, I noticed Muslims make fun of other nationalities look down on them. talk bad about them. talk bad about people that speak a different language. The the the army makes fun of the non army.
The Bangladeshi makes fun of the Pakistani the Pakistani makes fun of the Indian. The Filipino makes fun of the Malaysian. What's going on here Don't be mixed a lot. We mix a lot as if that's what our if we're not learning from our salaat if we're not learning from this Koran, and we're just it's like I tell you we're just a shell, you know, if you have a shell and you don't have any egg inside, and that's what Islam is. Sometimes it's just you look like Muslim. You say the words that Muslims say but inside your heart, there's no, there's no love for your deen. Every one of us here that are sitting in this audience. So many different countries are sitting in this audience right now. It's
such an International Gathering right here. This is a United Nations meeting right now. You know, let me tell you, I don't know your name. Some of them. Some of you know my name. I don't know your name. But you know what, we have a relationship with each other that is thicker than Blood
is thicker than blood just because of that in a high Lama just because of that. This Quran binds us together. And this was told to the Jews. You know why? Because the Jews believed they were special. everybody else's second class. We're first class. everybody else's Gentiles were the chosen nation. Allah says anybody can become people of Quran houden linas open
An invitation to humanity that eradicate racism, nationalism, tribalism, egotism, it gets rid of these things. So hon Allah, what an amazing religion. This is such an incredible thing. Even in America, I can tell you, there are black churches, there are Spanish churches, there are Greek churches, even of the same denomination. And then in the in the heart of Brooklyn, you're gonna have in New York and Brooklyn, you'll have different churches, different ethnicities. You walk into the mustard, it's an international conference, again, all the same ethnicity standing together. They don't even speak each other's language, but they're praying together. The same Koran unifies us,
because when we stand in solid What are we listening to? Let's hold on. Hold on Linda's babina came in and Hoda and there are multiple proofs clear evidences from guidance. Allah took this ayah was supposed to be about Ramadan, Li and na vida de Cali met shadow Ramadan, the ayah began with shadow Ramadan, but so far he says for on came down in it. It's a guidance for people. It's got multiple pre proofs from the guidance meaning of the guidance itself has miracles that if you look at them, you will know this can only be the word of Allah but you not demeaning Buddha, one for con, and it distinguishes between right and wrong. All of this up until now Allah didn't say anything about
Ramadan. What's the only talking about Koran? More than half this is about Quran.
Why is he doing that? Because he wants to make sure no Muslim ever forgets that Ramadan is about the Quran. Ramadan is about the Quran. It's about the miracle of this book. I told you I made friends with who?
Rabbi ha and tell you a fun story about the rabbi.
So Rama is of course, which prophet do they love the most? Was Allah so we talk about Musa alayhis salam, he and I will talk about Masonic. We disagree on everything. We talked about Masonic, and I don't talk to him to insult him. I want to understand his position. I would really like to know about when he is right in front, but he is right.
I would really like to know because Koran talks to them so much.
You have any Slide it talks about their profits so much they became our profits. So much. I want to know what you guys think. So we talked about musala. And one time I told him one of the great miracles of the Quran, if you don't know is the name Musa. The name Musa.
I said so what does Moosa mean? And they don't say Moosa in Hebrew, they say Moo Shea. So Toronto Musashi, Toronto Shea, that's how they pronounce it. So what is mousseline? The word mu for them is similar to the Arabic word Ma. What does that mean? Water, Musa is the one from water, that to them, the one from water, okay? Now the thing of it is, that means that the word Messiah is Hebrew.
Our Messiah is Hebrew. I told him, the word Messiah is not Hebrew.
It cannot be Hebrew. And he says, Why not? Musa alayhis salam is from Israel. He was like, Listen, where was he born? tells me Egypt. When he was a baby, where where did he end up? Where did he end up?
In the castle of Pharaoh, who took kingship, who was in charge of him. They don't ask you how to do ohana. And then the mother came as a servant. So when there's a newborn baby, who will name him, the people in charge of the servant.
People in charge, and the people in charge will name him in the language of the slaves. If they're going to raise him as a prince. They will raise him as a prince Yes, they shouldn't get named him in the language of the slaves are the language of the master. The language of the master and the language of the Masters Egyptian is that Hebrew.
His name is Egyptian, his name is not Hebrew. But the problem with Egyptian is that the Egyptian language died.
The Egyptian language was already dead 3000 years when Rasulullah came along. rather he was alive. Nobody knew the Egyptian language. So if somebody asked at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. What does Moosa mean? Nobody could tell you? Why not? Because the Egyptian language was already dead. We live in fortunate times. We live in times where because of Egyptology, the Egyptian language was revived and translated, the hieroglyphics and the phonetics of the Egyptian language have now been translated. So now we can go back to Egyptian and find out what what means. Muslim means but before I tell you what it means, let me tell you an ayah from the Quran. Musa alayhis
salam came into the castle, his mother, his foster mother, the Queen picked him up, she took him to fit around and she said, you know, she said to him as a foreigner, Nikita who Well again, maybe he could benefit us or we could take him as a newborn. We could take him as what a newborn. A new
Born. The word Messiah in Hebrew and Egyptian means newborn.
The word Messiah and Egyptian means what? newborn she came to fit on inside. Maybe we could take him as a newborn. Maybe we could take him as a Moosa
Koran translated Musa alayhis. Salam 's name. Until then the Quran knows the Egyptian language even when it's dead. Even when is dead, or untranslated accurately, she must have called him Musab because mercenaries in Egypt in his newborn. And Quran says we should take him as a newborn. We should well Nikita hula dancer.
Like you people don't have what we had. We I disagree with him on everything. And that's part of our identity. We have to disagree on our Kaaba on our days of fasting on our profits, all of it, all of it. But anyhow, now coming back to this really awesome subject.
Allah azza wa jal now give us how many days
30 days 30 days of fasting Now you tell me Was it more days before or less days before? It was less days before? How many ways to get out?
What were those two ways to get out?
Either you can make it up or feed upon okay. This time he says for men Karna Minh Kumari Americana Merida, Allah Safar for entertainment, a Yamaha if you are traveling or sick, you have to make it up.
You have to make it up.
How many options who have no option number two?
No option number two. So the previous idea was you have not 30 days a few days less than 10 and you have two ways to get out. Then Ramadan came and now you don't have three days or four days or five days you have how many 30 days and you don't have two ways to get out. Now you have only one way to get out. did things get easier or harder? Things got harder. Things got harder. And as soon as they got harder unless says to us you read the law who become more useful. When are you ready to become an officer? Allah wants ease for you. He doesn't want difficulty for you. So hard Allah The moment he made it harder. Immediately after making it harder. He said by the way I want to use for you like
Jambi, you just made it harder. Why are you telling me you want easy for me? How is this easier? This is harder. He's telling us something very powerful. He's telling us something very powerful. The first lesson from this is Allah will give the Muslim the power to fast in Ramadan, that he will make fasting easier in Ramadan than any other time of the year. You I can guarantee you when you fast in Ramadan, it will be easier and the week after you fast in Ramadan it will be 10 times harder because Allah says he wants ease for you. Those 30 days will be easier than three days outside of Ramadan. So hon Allah that's the first meaning you read Allahu
Allah once he is for you. The second thing is if you have two days of training, three days of training, four days of training, you got some training. But if you have 30 days of training, are you stronger
or stronger? Will that training last longer? And last longer? Allah azza wa jal gave us 30 days of no chiffon 30 days of all caught on 30 days of the heart controlling the body 30 days of that he really really prepared us for this training and when the training is hard. By the way, when training gets hard, then when you finish it you get a certificate and you celebrate it.
You go to people and say I finished I got my certification. People congratulate you they give you a hug. When we finish our training What do we have? We have
we celebrate so how are we can we can successfully completed this year's training?
Why were we given this training so that we can deal with the real life situation now the war would shape on and yourself begins again. Let's go go into the battlefield. But you know what, even though the fasting is no longer with you every day, what should now go inside you that you never want to let go of on? The real weapon you will have against headline will be your Koran.
That's why we wouldn't be recycle and we asked the last refuge first but in our collection for amphastar as we learn the ministry plan over jeem you will come out of Ramadan stronger because you will have more Koran in your heart. I am telling you guys, brothers, sisters, everybody that's listening here. You have to memorize Quran and Ramadan. You if you've been lazy, stop it. Get Started. I don't care if you do to IOD. I don't care if you do two pages. Set your goals high. Well then you gotta hurry up. saluda Jeeva Davina.
Aim high, aim high. See, I'm gonna memorize a whole justice month. I'm gonna memorize 20 pages I'm gonna memorize 10 pages
I'm gonna finish the entire you know, just Mr. Something.
Am I even if you don't finish, but put yourself in that position, when somebody tries to memorize the Quran, your you know, you go to Nigeria at the masjid and you decide you're gonna stay back a couple of hours and you're just gonna sit there for maybe 30 minutes, 40 minutes and just gonna memorize Hold on, I can tell you that is one of the most sincere acts of anybody you will ever do in your life. Because you're not memorizing put onto show off to anybody else.
When you memorize what I'm the only one who will know is who you are, unless you have the problem, you go over, hey, by the way, by the way, I know Slovakia. So, you know, if you have that problem, then see me later.
Other than that, if you're memorizing Quran, who is it for yourself, and you're spending so much time on every ayah. And every time you repeat it, the angels are writing it down. Because when you memorize, don't you have to repeat yourself. Every time you repeat yourself, the angels are writing it down every time every time every time every time is not one time for you is 10 times for you 20 times for you.
The the barakaat of the Quran are entering into your life. This is what we have to do when it comes to Ramadan. Now the real reason I came to talk Oh my God, I only have like, How much time do I have?
15 minutes. I need like an hour.
I just need an hour. Can I have an hour? We'll pray fine. Continue to. Alright, okay. Okay. So this is the part I really want to talk to you about. I'll set the scene for you first.
I am the head of a small Institute and I have 60 students. In a year I have 60 students. I teach them for five hours. Every day. When I finish teaching five hours, I'm tired. One student comes to me and says Rostov, can I have five minutes, I only want five minutes. I see okay, I give him five minutes. Then another one comes and says I only want five minutes. Then another one comes in says I only want five minutes. Then another one five minutes and another one five minutes. 60 students come to me each one of them says I only want five minutes, how many minutes? 300 minutes? How many hours is that?
That's three hours, 300 minutes, Mashallah. There's a good math program and
excellent PhDs in mathematics in the house.
Five hours, I was already dead from teaching. Now I'm in the ICU.
But each of the students says man, I only got five minutes. I didn't get any time.
There are 500 people sitting in here, maybe more. If I only talk to each of you for one minute, one minute, that's 500 minutes.
That's over eight hours.
That's eight hours of one minute each and every one of you will say man, I only got 60 seconds. That wasn't a real conversation. You understand? Let me give you another example. My one of my daughters had a health problem. And we had to go to a specialist. You don't just go to the regular doctor, you have to go to the specialist. Now the specialist is very busy. You can't just walk into his office, you have to get an appointment. And they give you an appointment three months later. And you say no, you don't have anything sooner? No, he's booked for three months, what can I do? Okay. And if you miss your appointment, it's nine o'clock, if you show up at 905. Gone, they have to get another
appointment after four months.
So if you want to meet important people, you cannot do it on your schedule, you have to do it on their schedule, you have to go on their schedule. If your boss calls you, you don't say when I have time and how low you know. You go cuz you're on his schedule. He's not on your schedule. You're on his you understand. That's the nature with important people. Now with your children. That's not the case. If you call your child he better show up. He's not gonna say dad, take an appointment. I'll get back to you at 845 or something, you know, I'm free, then, you know, he'll show up. He has to show up right away, you understand? now. Last example. If you have a a the employer of a company,
maybe there's a company CEO, you know, the owner. And he has 500 employees, or 500 employees? Does he know all of them?
No. He only knows a few managers. And those managers have a few team and their team has their managers have sub teams and sub teams. So he knows 10 people, 15 people, he doesn't know everyone. He doesn't know everyone. And if everybody sent him a request directly, can he answer them?
No, he doesn't even care. He doesn't care who's this guy. He's the security guard. I don't care. I'm the CEO who's this guy. He's just an accountant. I don't care. He's just any employee. Now understand, this is
solokha everybody I mean, in nipper when my slaves asked you about me
when my slaves asked you about me than I am near
Fuji Buddha da, da da, I respond to the call of anybody who calls as at the moment they call me.
I will not put you on hold, you will not go to voicemail, you will not be told within 24 hours, I will respond Whenever you call.
Whenever you call, that is not possible for a human being.
It's not possible even if I love you, I cannot answer you. I love my children. When they're sitting in the back, my four daughters are sitting in the back, and they're all talking at the same time. Can I answer them? No. And even if they asked me one says I want to eat ice cream. The other says I want to have pizza. The other says I want to go home and go to sleep. And the other one says let's go to the park. I can only do one of those. I can't answer all of them at the same time. I don't have the ability even if I love them. I have to say sorry. I can't. Allah azzawajal says to His Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam when they asked you about me Tell him I am close. And I will answer
whenever they call.
I will answer their door whenever they call the the thing in Ramadan, the secret to Ramadan. It's okay. children crying should not bother you. By the way, sister, if your kids are crying, it's okay. Other sisters stopped looking at her.
Stop staring at her. Just look look away, look at the pretty lights on top or something else. Okay, stop giving her the look of death. Now if your child is super crazy than just take a walk and come back. Okay, those are those are my only conditions. We should be happy that mothers come to the program, man. It's hard. If you're complaining, you're hard. Well, baby, let's be real much harder. We should be happy. They're here, Mila Baraka and this mother and her child and their life and all the children that are here. Now this takes a lot of effort to do that. I know I have kids, getting them into the car is too hard.
Then on top of that, you got to drive in this traffic, you know,
your own. One guy has to go to the bathroom, the other one's hungry, the other one fell asleep and you wake him up and he's cranky. Oh my god. You know, it's not like you single guys over here, let's go to the most dude.
It ain't like that, bro. You know, and those in probably the father here recognizes his son screaming. And if you do, like at Hamdulillah, my wife is here, I don't have to hold the baby.
But the the talk I want to give you guys after salaat is about and these are specifically desired, they have so much treasure in them. There are so many gifts from Allah in these ions that they can't even be counted, but a few of them I want to share with you inshallah, Tada. Why become because I want to encourage all of you, this Ramadan should be a month of Quran and should be a month of a lot of Doha. And you can combine both of those things. And inshallah we'll talk about how you can combine both of those things within that data. Every time you have an option to earn halaal money and a more option to earn a lot more money, but it's not exactly halaal then you remind yourself
fully to compute Allah. Allah is greater than that money. So I'm not gonna go there. Every time you're lying down in bed, and the event is being given for a budget. And shaitan is holding you down.
I can't do it. Just five more minutes. Chapin says to you, and then you say to yourself five more minutes, I can catch the first mocha I can do it No problem. I'm amazing at waking up whenever I want and then next thing you know is 10am.
Right when that happens, there at that moment when need to compute a law you say a lie is bigger. Allah is greater than my sleep. Allah is more important than my sleep. That's what this means to prioritize Allah. Allah is a bigger priority than my own temptation, my own laziness, my own desire, my own urges my own hunger, my own greed, all of those things are less alized greater. That's the training of Ramadan willing to compete Allah Allah Maha Darko will accomplish guru and the is beautifully and so that you can be grateful. Now the question is grateful for what the ayah began Shahada Ramadan under the Xena Fie Al Quran. So the first NEMA the first blessing that you and I
should be grateful for is what the Quran so you can be appreciative of the Quran. Now, let me tell you, if I come to your house and I give you a gift, I bought this for you. I bought some silly crystal thing Pakistani's like crystal things I give you a crystal thing. And you say Oh, this is so beautiful. Thank you.
In front of me, is that insulting?
I give you a gift and in front of me, what did you do? And say you thank me, would you throw it away? Or I say, hey, got you this book, I thought you would like it. So thanks so much. And you take a piece of cloth and you wrap it up,
and you put it behind the fridge.
I didn't give you a book. So you can wrap it up and put it behind the fridge. Why do I give you a book, you read it, you're not grateful for this gift. You understand? Unless so you can be grateful, meaning you appreciate or unlike you never did before. Once Ramadan is over, it's like you found this new relationship with this book. You can't put it down your you always want to know more about it, you always want to recite it more. Allah has given us a direct link to him. No other religion has this. No other religion has this. What we experienced in salaat is a direct link to Allah. Literally the word Talat means link, it literally means sillas connection, literally. And the words
of Allah that are being recited are what connects us to him, Who have you met him in a summer
it's the stretched rope of Allah from the sky to the earth, the Quran itself, the more connected you are to the Quran, the more connected you are to Allah, the more disconnected you are from the Quran, the more disconnected you are from Allah, that's a fact. You have to be an I have to be on a life mission, they get closer to this book, and nobody can say that they're close to the Koran. Nobody. This is an ocean that doesn't have an end. I can't say Alhamdulillah this, this talk is for you. It's not for me, it's actually more for me, than it is for you. So because the deeper you go, do you realize I don't know anything. I need to go more I need more, I need more I need more. Now the I
So panela every word of this if we begin with the word either is or is transport either side like everybody, right? So it begins with either either means in English when, when there's a difference in English and Arabic between when and if. I want you to understand the difference between when and if will be an akula. In, in, well amico supanova. Allah insha Allah kariba Dr. Nicola de la cara bardiani. So what's the difference between if and when? Let me tell you a story. There's a mother, she sent her son joined the army.
And he went to war.
Now she's missing her son, and she doesn't hear back from him. No calls coming, no emails coming? Nothing. He's at war.
When you talk to her about her son, does she say when my son comes back, I will be very happy. Or does she say if my son comes back, I will be very happy. Which one does she say? She says when my son comes back, I'll be very happy. She does not say what if my son comes back, I'll be very happy. Because if she says if my son comes back, then she has accepted that he will die. If she says when that she's expecting him to come home, you understand? When you lose someone and you really want them to come back and your heart cannot accept that they won't come back. You don't say if you say when Allah says when my slave asks you? He does not say if my slaves asked you why? Because he's not
saying oh, maybe they won't ask Allah is expecting you to ask. He's waiting for you to ask. It's not just a possibility. It's like a lie saying when are you going to ask? So how to law either it's a there's a talk or there's an expectation. There's a ton of there's a love inside the word either. If Allah was talking about people, he didn't care about them, whether they asked or not, who cares? He would have said inside Allah. He said he does Allah, then there's a lie itself. So
you can say is is also if you play him if that comes with melodic if that comes with money that comes with the present tense, and it comes with the past tense. When it comes with the present tense, it means over and over again. Meaning if my slaves asked you over and over again, that would have been either Yes, Alka. It is Luca, anybody but the ISS Eva Santa Casa Allah is the past tense, the past tense. You should even mala Alvaro wahida is one time something that happens one time, meaning I'm waiting for my slave if they can only asked about me how many times once I'm not even waiting for a lot of times, I'm expecting just one time asked. Then he says solokha they asked you
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Allah is waiting some Sahabi says that I want to know more about Allah. Who is he going to go ask? Allah salsa. So I look at anybody and then he didn't say sila Kahala these people. So Allah can Latina amanu those who believe so Allah can be known
No believers, so Allah Muslim moon as hubback none of these he said salika either sir Luca Abadi, my slaves, my slaves and he didn't even say about Do not worry about the law he said anybody that he at the end of that means I my slaves Allah uses my in the Quran mine You know sometimes Allah uses he sometimes uses we sometimes use his eye, right you know that right? When does he use eye he only uses eye when he has a lot of love or a lot of anger. There's only two times if you read an ayah of the Quran has I in it. It's either online showing a lot of love, or he is showing a lot of anger. There's only those two there's no normal situation. This is an I have a lot of love. So he says A by
my slaves they're mine. You know even when you when someone is distant from you, but they're yours my brother, my sister, my mother, my father, there's an it's not it's not just you own them, you love them. When you say my to someone, it's an expression of love. And they're a bad now these people may not be worshipping Allah, but he still calls them God.
Now, who did they ask? Let me ask you if you were paying attention, the people who asked about a lot do they ask a lot of do they ask the Prophet? they asked the Prophet. They asked the prophets, a lot of them. So what you expect is now he will say the English if they ask you about me, then tell them I'm near. But the IRS does not say tell them.
It does not say tell them here's what the IRS says what about the need for inequality? When they ask you about me when I am near? Then I am near what is missing? Then tell them I have a cola home in the country. There's no cola home. There is no tell them. Why not? The people came to ask on a su sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, somebody comes to ask the island about Allah will Alliance or my da. I have a lot of mistakes. I missed a lot of salaat Well, unless they'll answer my da. Well, I love what love would mean hellfire. He's asking the island. In this case, he's asking Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, and Allah says he puts total suicide and he answers him directly.
He starts talking to you and talking to me. He's not talking to this little light anymore. He says iniquity I'm near. I'm so near I'll talk to you. I won't even tell the messenger to talk to you. I'll talk to you myself. That's the beauty of Quran. People came and asked for pseudolus Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and Allah did not tell him you go tell them unless I had no no, I'll tell them myself. I am so near. You don't believe me? Why am I Why did I say You don't believe me? He said in ni ni is used in Arabic is Allah to shock? You know, Allah Muhammad did Hooray.
So if someone is in doubt, then you use in Allah. Allah is saying Don't you ever doubt that I am near? Why are you doubting that I am near? Why do you think I would go away from you? You turn your back on me. I don't turn my back on you. You turned your back on me. You disobeyed me? You stop loving me I never stopped loving you. You become distant I stay near. And the word Karim also Karima system sofa which means I'm always near the sentence actually means certainly I am always near. Let my slaves know. Now the other thing is, how many names is Allah have at least 99 at least 99 so many Beautiful Names of Allah and the one when Allah and the messenger is told when people ask you about
me, when they asked the Prophet about Allah, then the most important thing you need to tell them is which name of allah which description that he is what? Near? That he is near. Why? Because when he is near, it's easier for you to talk to him. When when someone is far you can talk to them. When someone is near you can talk to them. When someone is near you can respect them. Listen, kids, you guys, how many kids in school here kids from school? All right, like four kids. Excellent. Okay, what are the rest of you do Okay, anyway, anyway. So if you're in school, and the teacher walks out of the classroom, the teacher walks out of the classroom. Do you behave the same way or no?
No, and don't lie. You're in the machine. Okay?
Go outside and live. I'm kidding. Okay.
When the teacher is near, do you behave differently? You do Don't you know you're taking a test. The teacher walks by. He just walks by. Do you cover your exam a little more.
You know, just a shadow machine. Oh my god. Especially if he puts his hand on your desk.
And he looks down at your paper and he goes
well, I called him out.
I do that to my students because I really enjoy torturing them psychologically. This is one of the great joys of teaching you get to mess with students. Oh my god. Allah says if my slaves ask you about me tell them I am what near when you know someone is near you act differently when you know the police officer is near you act differently. When you know your bosses near you act differently when you know the teacher is near you act differently. When you know your mother is there you talk differently to your friends.
When she goes to the other room, then you elbowed him in the face or whatever but once he's there, you talk differently when you realize a lie is near you will become different forever.
Because he's always near her in the aquarium.
Now, if he's so near, then what does he say? Oh gee boo, boo, boo, boo boo boo in Arabic means to a Java means to respond to give an answer. But there's another word in Arabic which is is the Java? Am I a female there are faster Java alohomora buho faster Java, Java, Hong Kong faster Java, whoa. He said he responded to them there must have responded to them. So there's two words in Arabic, a Java and it's the Java, there's a Java and it's the Java. Now Java has a fall is actually immediate. When you answer somebody immediately without any delays. That is called a Java when you take time to answer you don't answer right away but you answer over time that is called is the Java Allah says Wu
He says I respond to when immediately I respond immediately. Some people make the line they say when is Allah going to respond? What is the help of Allah coming I'm sick when is the login to make me better? I can't find a job what is the login me gonna give me a job? I can't get married what is the login and get me married? My mother keeps turning all the desktops down.
What is the login to change our heart? This one's nose is too long This one's eyes are too far apart. This one is you know this one doesn't know how to make Chai properly. I can't get married my mother is killing everything. Yeah, what is my mother gonna make dua to Allah Allah says I will respond when immediately and by the way by the way these are the Ramadan Yes. So if you really really want immediate answers when do you make da Ramadan man? And if you really want to be close get close to a love first recite a lot of Quran and then they draw the underside for an amygdala then there's one called on amygdala that's what you should do a normal not oh man you enjoy Ramadan
if you make lots of dogs you start enjoying Ramadan you don't make lots of law you want to enjoy the joy of Ramadan is in Doha. So he says I respond then he says that there is such powerful words he says i by the way i is used when When did I say I envy and he when is I used
too much love too much anger which one is this? Too much love I respond I myself respond immediately respond now respond to who you might think Allah responds to someone who makes a lot of da I only make do I like once in a year when you have exams Yella I have an exam I mean and then you take
you know or you may die if you know you cut the red light and you're about to get the 5000 real ticket like yeah Allah
get the angel between me and the cancer license plate in the camera. Don't let me get the text message the SMS anything but the SMS SMS you know then you remember Allah Allah now if you if someone makes a lot of you use the word drop if someone makes you out one time just one time you call that that what's on the hour with a timer but it was used for Mr. Mara is used for the words in Arabic That happened one time, like Dada means hitting but the baton means one time hit. I can means food but act Latin is a single meal. The timer Buddha makes it one time Allah says that what I die I respond to even though one call the guy only mid draw how many times one time Allah does not say to
him Where were you all here? You never made any Salah you only make $1 to me your whole life. forget you.
You only remember one time. You know if you are an employee, and you only show up to your job one time in the whole year.
You don't have a job. They'll say Who are you? I work here what when I got my job last year. What are you doing here? What are you know, I was a? I don't know, but I'm here now at least.
Can we start all over again? Is your boss gonna say Yeah, sure. Oh, Right away, sir. Please. Why don't you get a promotion? No. He's not gonna offer you that. Allah is giving you in the word Nah, he's
I will even answer the person who never makes the only made da one time even they should say Allah He will answer. Don't say to yourself, man, I don't even have a beard. Allah is not gonna answer my dog. I only have a mustache I was gonna you know, I just watched like three movies before Ramadan because I figured I'm not gonna watch a normal but now I'm going to make the yellow still answer your job. Don't watch movies. But don't expect never think Allah will not answer. Even the guy who makes one draw. Now you say okay, okay, the guy made one draw, but maybe it's a really good guy.
Maybe it's like a solid movement. Someone who has a lot of stuck was someone else. Or maybe a guy who made Toba
g Buddha teta v. In respond to the draw of the guy who made Toba. He didn't say that. He said I respond to the guy that that was the one draw of the guy who called a DA The one who called the description of the guy is that he did what he called, in other words that Allah put any other expectation on him.
Then he said that was almost only the automata T. That was no he didn't say you have to have Taqwa he didn't say you have to have in mind you didn't have to have in not in this door. None in this door. Why? Because Allah is talking to people who are so far away from Allah. And the first thing he tells them is Look, I am near your far I am near. And then he tells them Look, I know you have nothing but this one door right now. That's okay. Just give me Just give me this one. Even if you're just
you're just a color. You have no other description for you. I can't even call you Muslim yet many. I can't call you anything. I am just calling you a darker color. That's not even a qualification. Just that is good enough. Just call me. Hon Allah. What an invitation from Allah. And before I go on, I told you sometimes a boss has 500 employees, does he know their names?
No, especially if the employee only sent him in his entire life only sent him how many emails? One email, how's he gonna remember? If he sends him a text message, he doesn't have his name saved. He doesn't know where this number came from. Allah did not say he would die in he said he Buddha.
The NF Lum in the world makes it modified which means it makes it proper specific. In other words, anybody who calls Allah, Allah does not just say someone who calls me he goes that one who called me that one particular he is you are specific to Allah. Allah knows us, especially personally. No doctor remembers your name. If he sees 100 patients that he doesn't know your name. He just tries his luck. He goes Mohammed, how are you? Come on, you know,
everybody's Mohammed you chances are, you know, he doesn't know you by name. You know, I need people lucky I meet people. That was in Baltimore. This elderly fellow came to me this uncle came to me is beta. How are you? I remember when you were so little used to run around in the machine. I was like, I'm from Texas, man. But I said yes, I remember to
know, maybe you don't remember. People don't remember Allah azza wa jal even knows you in particular, you might say, how is the CEO of the company going to know my name? I am just a security guard. He is so high, I am so low. How will even know my name? How will the President of a country no one citizen? How is that possible? How will I know if you all of you came up to me and told me your names? Well, I remember. I don't know. I don't know. If some of you got my phone number. Please don't take my phone number. But if you got my phone number, and you sent me an SMS, I don't have your number saved. Do I know who it is? I don't know who it is. I just have a number. I don't have a
name. I'm nothing. You call Allah. Allah knows who exactly you are. And he wants to answer you immediately. He wants to start a new relationship with you immediately. Whatever happened yesterday is done. Start today, you become Muslim today. You become a color to a lot today. Would you do that with a diary? Now the question I told you before was, the problem I gave you before was if you want to meet someone important that happens on your schedule or mice other important person schedule, important person schedule. You don't say I would like to meet the Minister of Education. Let me just you know, walk over to the ministry and say, let's go I want to talk to you for a minute.
I can't do I'm not gonna fly to DC and say I need to have a pizza slice with Obama. I'm not going to do that. You can't just go and walk up to the President. I can't even if you're an employee, like if somebody works at Microsoft back in the day, when Bill Gates was still the Emir of Microsoft. They're not gonna say hey, Bill, you want to go grab some pizza or something. I'm not gonna do that. I don't have time. He doesn't have time for you. When will allow
When can you what's a good time to call a lot? People say what's a good time to make?
People say that right? And of course, we're talking about normal. But what does he say though? He says he would die, either. Whenever, whenever the army whenever he called me, whenever you call me, I will answer you immediately. Call me one in the morning, I'll answer you call me in the afternoon, I'll answer you. before you go to sleep. You call me I'll answer yours. panela.
This is not the whole idea. This is the first half of the ayah I will answer you, whenever you call. This is the invitation of Allah. How is it that we don't listen to this invitation? How can a person stay away from door after listening to the word of Allah? I don't understand, you know? Then he says, Now I've given you my invitation. My invitation is I'm near to you. I'm ready to listen to you whenever, even if you haven't made law, except only one time I'll still listen to you. Doesn't matter if you have no other good Islamic qualities except to I'll still listen to you. What should you do, though? This is what a lie is doing for you. What should you do for him? He says Finally,
yes, that g Bulli the other word remember, there was a Java and it's the st. Java also means to try to answer.
Somebody says, brother, I want to have lunch with you. I say I'll try to make time.
I don't know if I can do it. I'll try. Try means maybe you will succeed. Maybe you will fail. Alice has failed. Yes. ijebu. Lee, they should at least try to answer me.
You are asking things from me. Allah says you're asking me for a better job. You're asking me for health. You're asking me to protect your children. You're asking me for your parents. You're asking me for a house. You're asking me for all kinds of things.
I'm asking you some things to worry about what I'm asking you earliest ijebu Lee, then they should respond to me. They should respond to me. Now the the thing is
in the Fatiha in certain Fatiha.
What do we want from a line certified to anybody? No. We want guidance. But what is a loved one from us? Reba? yaka yaka
Nestor it means we want help. But before we ask Allah what we want, we tell Allah what we will do for him. What will we do for him? He aka nabooda What will he do for us is Tiana he'll help us so what you do for Allah should come first, what you want for yourself should come second, but in these Ayat of Ramadan, he said, I will answer you whenever you call me. And then he said you should answer me. He didn't say you should answer me that I will answer you. So how long ha he even put himself second and you and me first in these ions? he put himself second well yesterday when he was up to be they should respond to me they should have really man in me, they should really believe in me.
So that they can be set straight. So they can be good people. They can change themselves. So how are these few I art of Ramadan are transformative. They've completely changed the way you think about this month. If we reflect just on these IOD, the relationship you're going to have with the Quran, the relationship you're going to have with
the relationship you will have with a lot after Ramadan is done. These are the things you have to internalize. Now as I conclude with you guys, I want to give you at the end I'll give you some practical things but today today inshallah at least I want to give you some observations, the thing that you have to look out for. The thing we want out of Ramadan for the goal of fasting is taqwa the goal of fasting is taqwa the goal of Ramadan is three things to complete the 30 day training to declare the greatness of Allah and to be grateful to compete Allah Allah Maha Dakar Rally took me down into capital da da da da da da calm, slash guru three goals of Ramadan itself. But now I want
to tell you what the real threat to your taqwa is in countries like the one you live in, like Qatar like Dubai Electoral College, like much of the Arab world, much of the Muslim world, the big danger to you and your children is materialism. That is the big danger. Your children and you are becoming obsessed with the car with the brand name clothes, with the brand name phone, with the gadgets with the new movie with the new song download this with you know with hanging out at the mall with Facebook, and how many likes you got on your comment. You're getting obsessed with these things. your entire life only means these things, nothing else. And this is a tragedy because the youth of
are so powerful ally II they are so powerful. When the young people of this oma internalize the Quran, they can change the world. Really, the world will be a beautiful place if this the young people of this oma wake up. But the young people of this oma are being put to sleep by the iPhone five, by the Samsung Galaxy touch by the iPad, by Facebook. And those things can be used for a lot of good. They can be used for a lot of good but man those things are poison to man. They're poison to the sword is good if you pointed at the enemy, but it's pretty bad if you pointed at yourself.
You know, that's what it is these tools, they are a force of good they can be. I am on Facebook.
You know how much? Never
my pictures on Facebook? Some things I say are on Facebook. I am actually almost never on Facebook. Never.
I'll tweet things once in a while. I'll send a tweet message. I never checked what responses there are. It was a brother You never report the response to your response to your Twitter as I'm leaving a Sunday up. Don't worry when you say something good that will benefit somebody else. Right? And then don't worry about don't get caught up in online conversations. You have more important conversations. You have time for all those conversations, man. How you have time to read all the comments under a YouTube video. Where do you find the time?
Where do you find the time I'm shocked. So you have to you and I have to detox we have to get rid of the gadgets especially in Ramadan, guys, get rid of the gadgets, delete the video games on your delete the game apps off your phone, delete them, or robot you say me, at least I can redownload them later. I don't care. But at least in Ramadan.
Every sisters two sister get off his Facebook right now I see you I don't see you. But she just got off of Facebook, and the joke is on you. But anyway, you know, get off of your devices. You have to do this. materialism is killing us. And I tell you the real anecdote the real solution to materialism is understanding the book of Allah. Personally, personally understanding the book of Allah, the more you start understanding the book of love for yourself, you will no longer be interested in materialism, it will not fulfill you, it will leave you empty.
This will start giving you joy that you never felt before you get to talk to a loved one. You get to talk to a lot when you talk when you recycle on, what more can you ask for. So this is the this some practical or some advice, I want to give you a warning I want to give you guys in particular. And of course materialism is hitting everywhere. But I noticed like the malls and like the you know the glitz and everybody's like the youth are like flocking towards these things. I don't get angry at them. I just feel like we haven't given them Quraan we haven't given them something to be excited about. It's our fault, you know. Now the last piece, especially for the parents that are in the
audience, here's how you can make good use of your Ramadan. Everyone here should have some goals in Ramadan. Here's my recommendation. My recommendation is you should memorize a couple of short sutras short surah means a page a page and a half. A couple maybe four of them if you can, three, you know two between two and four of them in the month of Ramadan. And you should not do it alone. You should do it with your family. You do it your children do it. The husband does it the wife does it first one to do it gets 200 reals. Now the father will do it very quickly. Okay, so
but do it memorize Quran as a family? memorize Quran as a fan make it a family project we're all gonna memorize this soda. It's a beautiful thing when a family gets together to get closer to a less book. My recommendation is the wasabi hot like if you memorize Sorrento Jumeirah Soto munafo and salsa tabon these sutras and these these three sutras beautiful Suraj. And they really help your Eman. The next thing you want to do
this is again in Ramadan. My recommendation is to actually listen to gurus have those same sutras that you've memorized. listen to lectures and explanations of the same students that you memorize. Now the sutras I recommended to you as soon as number 60 to 63 and 64. Those are the numbers of the sutras. I picked those suitors on purpose because those three sutras are about a Muslim Ummah that is losing it see man and Elias fixing their mind again. That's what those three swords are about. And Omar Who's the man is becoming weak and Allah makes it strong again, and he protects it from hypocrisy. And he shows them the fruits of really man. Right? So that's why those tools are very
particularly beautiful and easy to memorize. Also
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what you can't I don't recommend doing other studies in Ramadan like you know, I I personally am a big believer in Arabic studies and other studies but those aren't spiritual studies or new idea right or tools to get to higher studies. You can put the academic studies aside in Ramadan, the only thing you should study in Ramadan is what gives you gets you closer to Allah directly, immediately. So if you're an Arabic student, don't do Arabic studies in Ramadan, do Koran studies in Ramadan, do tafsir studies in Ramadan? Don't do Arabic studies in Ramadan, okay, or if you're a student, don't study the reason Ramadan, memorize more Quran, you understand. Now, I have, there's a project I'm
working on, that I have basically dedicated my entire life to at this point. And the project The goal of this project is to do only two things. I believe every Muslim in the world who can speak English, at least every Muslim who can speak and understand English should have access to learn the language of the Quran.
Not not just at a beginner level, but at a very advanced level. That's my belief that every Muslim it should be available to them. And the second is that every Muslim should have the opportunity to listen to an explanation of the Quran.
not read. But what did I say? Listen, why is that important? Because when you listen to something you remember, and when you read something, what happens? You forget, I remember the speeches I heard 10 years ago.
I don't remember the articles I read 10 years ago. I don't even remember the article I read this morning.
But I remember the speeches, when are on is presented as a speech, you tend to what you tend to remember, when you go home and read the IR to fasting today, you'll remember a lot of things I said, because you were listening. If I gave you a printout of my speech and you read it, guess what would happen? You want to remember it if we want the oma to get closer to the Quran, we have to make the explanation of the Quran available in video and an audio so they can listen and then remember, that is a mission. That's a mission by itself. Alhamdulillah the first phase of that mission is complete. I was I started at a scene or a basic Tafseer project of the Quran, where I was going to do an a
translation of the Quran and explain it in the easy language so that the entire family can listen and learn something about the book of Allah II. It was called the cover to cover project. It's done Alhamdulillah and it's all posted online. I told you that to try to memorize surah number 6263 and 64 then what I would like you to do is go to the website, listen to the rousselle stuff outside Jumeirah munafo unterhalb on this lease who runs the lectures on those students are already up online. Listen to them 234 times until the message of those Sooners gets inside your head. It's inside your head. And next time you stand in salaat. And you recite those solos you have a real
solid, you are really connected with a lot because you memorize the chart and you understood what they mean at least some things from what they mean is inside you and inside your whole family. So when you're at home, and sometimes you didn't come to the machine for some reason and you're leading a lot at home and you're reciting this little your whole family understands the whole family has kosher and that's a lot you know, that's what I want you to reach. So the website for that is vegana.tv if you don't know how to spell the United so hard spelling, so I'll spell it out for you. It's be a take your cell phones out so you can put it in there. I know you have cell phones Come on
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And then after I'm done telling you this I'll talk about marriage. No I won't but that guy just woke up.
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Gotcha. Anyway, the website is bernina.tv ba y y to wise va yyinh.tv if you can check out the gurus on sootel jamara monaka Sahaba I think you'll benefit from that inshallah tada tremendously. Vanilla. Okay. I hope you guys benefited from the conversation today about Ramadan. I pray that Allah accepts all of our Ramadan, MiG dry that I have a safe journey back and shall as I leave and I'll be making lots of draw for you and your community. A lot of Colonia welcome Salaam Alaikum