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Have you earned your Eid? – Ramadan Reminder

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Omar Suleiman

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Santa Monica, welcome to LA here when it gets

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out of us and we are going to shape on just knocking on our income, the lack of land, you know, slothful cinema and obviously the the kitty Juan earning, he was happy he married. First and foremost once again, I want to congratulate everyone on the soul on the development. I mean, we see the blessing of having been able to come together while in Chicago, that is either gonna come and if you are grateful, then I will increase you. So we say hamdulillah we think Allah subhanho wa Taala after a long period of uncertainty, of allowing us or for allowing us to be able to gather together and come to the long run and to pray Our total weight together and to worship together and to

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celebrate together and him Did he not and him to do that and hamdulillah that may Allah accept our Ramadan. May Allah accept our recitation of the Quran, may Allah accept our pa May Allah subhana wa tada write us down amongst those who fully observed later to cut the alarm mean. So dear brothers and sisters, I want to tackle something actually conceptually in shot let's add one of those distinguishing marks of Islam. And it's how we view celebration. How many reads Do we have a year?

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We have two rings, right? What about us? Well,

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there's 1231

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but it's the other end. The profit slice I'm told us we have two reads. Okay. So we have either football and either of her right we have the read that comes after the period of fasting of Ramadan, and the read that comes after the sacrifice or with the sacrifice that is also in parallel with the Hajj, okay. We also have these days, right? So we fast Ashura for example, because nanolab removes some income. We are closer to Masada histogram than everyone else. And so we thank Allah subhana wa tada for the victory that he gave musante his Salaam by fasting but it's not a celebration, like Ashura was not a day for the profit slice. I'm in his community of celebration. They fasted as a

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form of Riba as a form of worship a yaman. I do want to thank Allah subhana wa Tada. We fasted the Avada. But obviously that is also in accordance with the ADA lotta right is the day that comes with the dots. Hi. So it's also a day of worship, and it comes annually. The Prophet sly, some of them did. He used to celebrate his birth. You guys are like, Oh, no, he's starting a motor debate. We already have moon sighting. He's gonna go into a motor debate. No. How did the Prophet slice I'm used to commemorate his birth, though, for sure. Let's get away from the debate. Let's get away from the difference of opinion. All of the. Let's leave that for later on. All right. What did the profit

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slice I'm certainly used to do to thank Allah subhana wa johna. He said, it's one of the reasons why he would fast on Monday so he would commemorate his birth or thank Allah for his birth by fasting. So we thank Allah for things that have happened to us. I'm trying to establish a concept here you guys are like so wait a minute, what does this mean?

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conceptually speaking, we thank Allah by what he has given to us by what he has done for us by everybody by fasting. So Allah saved Musashi his Salaam. There was fasting, the prophet, slice alum, thanked Allah subhanaw taala for his birth for bringing him into existence. So He fasted Salalah honey was something but celebration is very unique in Islam. The idea of a read is very unique in a slump.

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And one of the wisdoms that the scholars say about our needs in Islam, our two reads in Islam is that they both come after worship. They both come after sacrifice. And they say that one of the wisdoms of that is that Allah subhanho wa Taala is teaching you the very nature of your relationship with him. This saw me for hatten for the one who fasts is two times of joy, the joy when they break their fast and the joy when they meet Allah subhana wa Tada. When you sacrifice for Allah subhanho wa Taala then you have the joy of reaping the acceptance of a loss of hundreds out of the reward in that sense in this life and you have the greater joy of seeing the reward of it's in the next life.

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Both of our Aedes are not marking an incident that happens to someone else. They're not marking some sort of season that we commemorate or some sort of incident that happened to someone else. They are marking our own actions, they accompany our own deeds. Now they parallel how other people would observe them for Allah subhanaw taala being the NBI of Allah subhanaw taala so either is inherently connected to the sacrifice of Ibrahim it is set up but it's our sacrifice that has to be put forward.

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We don't just get to get together and have buchla and have you know cake and stuff like that because we remember this is the day that Ibrahim alayhis salaam got to sacrifice we don't have our either.

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Like, lamb hunt we don't put sheep in the masjid and everyone try to find the sheep under a corner at least I don't think we do that here. But we don't have a sheep hunt right there's there's no shipmaster doesn't come out with a special vest on either.

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That's made of sheep skin so that he could you know, we could all find him and touch him for No, no, we have our own sacrifice. I gave away the surprise honestly after the vest that you were two days ago [???]. I don't know what to expect anymore. Leather biker vest. Allahu I don't know what's gonna come out on it.

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But the point is, is that it's our sacrifice. Our sacrifice is not with a celebration. It's our fast. It's inherently connected to the profit slice. I'm receiving revelation hit off later to the quarter. It's inherently connected to the profit slice. I'm fasting but it's our fasting. It's our pm. It's our observance. What is the wisdom of that dear brothers and sisters? When Allah subhana wa tada tells you about the celebrations in Jannah.

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Allah reminds you, does that be my quantum tap Milan? Enjoy. These are the fruits of your hard labor. What do we recite on AIDS? But a Fleur Herman has a car with a color smell on behalf of Salah he has succeeded who has been toiling in purifying himself to zeca you are purifying yourself in Tesco, you have found success. You have found success. What do we read in sorted molossia Lisa Yee ha all Leah that on the Day of Judgment, the believers are pleased with their side. They're pleased with their efforts. They're pleased with everything they put forth for Allah subhanaw taala they're seeing the reward of it. So this is establishing the very basis of our relationship with Allah that

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we work and then we celebrate. Now are we celebrating the departure of Ramadan? And are we sure Allah accepted our I'm alone? This is a really, really important point in Charlottetown here's where I want us to inshallah Tana, hopefully you take something that's very instructive. I hope the concept is there. And it's understood in sha Allah tada that our aids are very unique from a spiritual perspective. When you study religious doctrine, that our aides mark our own efforts, they come after our own efforts. And then depending on the mercy of Allah subhana wa tada celebrating the mercy of Allah His parents, I hope the conceptual part of this is done. What about the practical

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stuff? We got a few hours left before the end of Ramadan.

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We might look back and say, I don't know.

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I didn't really cry. I really don't know if I made any serious progress the same sense I was committing before and I'm a bond I think I'm going to be committing them again. I don't really know if I've seen any serious increase in my Riba that's gonna Outlast stumbled on this kind of feels like all the other animal Don's. I don't know if Allah has forgiven me or not. I don't know. I mean, every one of the last two nights there were a few moments where I got distracted. I'm not sure I slept too long.

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I was dozing off in pm.

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You know, we're gonna go back and review those moments, right. But here's a very important point in Charlottetown two things I want you to take number one.

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Your last hours of Ramadan should be ours have is to

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seek forgiveness from Allah and ask Allah acceptance. I know people are going to be or eat shopping. I know people are going to be you know, making preparations for eat. It's natural. I know that all of that is in play. But seriously tomorrow and also to

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spend some time in contemplation even if it's 30 minutes before all right, like if you can't do all sorts of mclubbe in Vicodin or ibadah 30 minutes before moving to just take 30 minutes before my flip and make do make do out with your families. Make sure ask Allah Subhana Allah for forgiveness, ask the last parents offer acceptance their times to ask Allah for forgiveness and acceptance and you don't know it might be that that sincere ask in the last moment of Ramadan causes everything to be accepted on Amazon. I'm not making that up by the way, because the of the fasting person is accepted until they break their fast and so the last moments of Ramadan can be the most precious

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moments of Ramadan. So ask Allah Subhana Allah to accept ask a lot of forgive you. Now, the second part of this and this is really important.

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With your loved one to morphine on a busy job,

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call upon Allah while you are certain in the response. Allah says adunni StG Blackcomb call me I will answer you call me I will answer you. The Prophet signs that I'm said call Allah with a certainty in his response. Dear brothers and sisters, when we ask Allah to accept our time alone, we're not saying Yeah, Allah you know, if you wish

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Yeah la you know, I don't know. No, we're saying yeah la except our on Milan and then we're walking away with an hamdulillah for the mercy of a loss pantai that he accepted our Milan

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sounds a little audacious while the prophets lie Some said call upon Allah and some walking on with certainty. And so the celebration that comes afterwards is not celebrating the departure of Ramadan it's celebrating the mercy of Allah. That Yeah, Allah you allowed us to worship you. You enabled us to worship you all this time. We made a lot of this sama lon yeah Allah we make this job for acceptance and we are certain in your forgiveness and your mercy and your acceptance. Allah subhana wa tada taught us to our prophets lie some to keep on saying Allah him into cafo when to hit with off with our one or like you are the one who forgives you love to forgive so forgive us have

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certainty in your job. have certainty in your job. Not in a way that makes you say, Okay, well I can put everything before this past normal on the shelf. Let me go accumulate the next year's worth of sins and take it with me to the next level. Don you don't know if you'll have another Ramadan

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but to say with a sense of certainty and hamdulillah Ya Allah, we trust in your mercy. Yeah, Allah we trust in your forgiveness. Yeah, Allah when we think of our deficiencies, we remember your perfection. Yeah, Allah when we think of our shortcomings, we remember your glory. Yeah, Allah when we think of our sins, we remember your mercy. And that keeps us motivated. And that keeps us going. And so our celebrations come after acts of worship. And our celebrations come with due outs for acceptance, and the demands for acceptance that accompany deeds of striving are the most certain drugs that we take to Allah Subhana hazzan.

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And so we call upon Allah subhanaw taala with certainty, and we call upon Allah subhanaw taala knowing that he is shy to reject, and we say yeah, Allah accept our Ramadan, and then we celebrate our aids not in heedlessness, not with disobedience of Allah subhanaw taala we celebrate our eighth with recitation with celebration, counting on the greater celebration with Allah subhana wa tada because we believe our prophets of Allah honey was someone he said this lot me

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for the fasting person are two moments of joy. Yeah, Allah as you have given us that joy in this life, assure us of that joy in the hereafter. Yeah Allah as you have allowed us to break our fast day after day after day in Islamic law yeah Allah allow us to break our fast with you by meeting you while you are pleased with us having accepted our Ramadan yeah Allah as we have called upon you assuring that you love to show mercy to us and forgive us yeah Allah let us not be amongst those that are disappointed or deprived on the Day of Judgment. Yeah, a lot. Let us be amongst those who receive your mercy in its fullest on the Day of Judgment. Yeah, let us be amongst those who receive

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your forgiveness in the fullest on the Day of Judgment. And yeah, Allah Do not let us turn back on our heels after this Ramadan goes away. Yeah, Allah we ask you from now for the acceptance of this Ramadan and we ask you to accept our intention to worship you throughout the year. And we asked you Yeah, Allah, Allah but living out on Milan Oh Allah send us the next one. Milan. Oh Allah send us the next Hajj and Oh Allah let us always be in a state of sorry in a state of striving towards you. Until we meet you and you are pleased with us. Allah, amin will slow down Masai Mara Nabina Muhammad was early he was not gonna be a Jemaine