Observing the Forgotten Month of Sha’aban in the Coronavirus Era

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Shot ban is already a month that the profit slice I mentioned is a forgotten month. And so the Coronavirus Siobhan is going to be, you know, extremely forgotten, obviously, you know, people will definitely not pay attention to this month with everything that's going on, as everyone is talking about. How are we going to find for title we? How are we going to plan for, you know, Ramadan, are we going to have to eat indoors outdoors, what's going to happen, people are already overlooking this blessed month, that's right at our doorstep right now. And we need to make use of it. So to recap and show what's on and then I'll get back into the full subject. The name charbon. Just like

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all of the names in the calendar comes from one of two things. It's either weather or war, everything in the calendar. If you go to my series on the 10 days of the hedgerow, you'll find that,

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that I go through the namings of each month, every single month is named after weather or war or both. And so when it comes to shut down, and have them inhabitable him all the time, and he mentioned one of two possibilities, he says that one of the reasons why it would be named chabanne, me to shut up him for the Apollo is not because people would go out and they would carve out their wells to prepare their water supply for the month of the month. The first of all on came in heat, it referred to

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the thirst of people. And so the month before was a chance to and I don't want to use the word hoard because hoard is not a good word right now in particular, but to collect their water supply prepare themselves and Charlotte's island for the moment. So that's the first possibility that

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it mentions. The second one he says that open the heart that people would rush to attack each other in the month of shotgun. They would descend upon each other in the month of shutting down in war. Why because Shabbat comes after the month of Rajab, which is a month that all fighting was to cease, the Raja is the fourth of the sacred months and because all fighting would cease and Raja, all of the tribes were waiting for a bunch of to answer, pick their weapons up and they could attack one another again. So he says that that's the second possibility. And there's a third possibility, but some of the scholars mentioned other than half of them had a Mala. They said that shut down in the

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Arabic language refers to anything that is placed between two significant things. And so by virtue of the significance of the two things that's placed between people lose sight of its importance, and so shot ban being placed between lots of animal bond is like a valley share. A valley separates two plots of land two significant pieces of land, so Chandon gets lost in between Raja and Ramadan and certainly that has spiritual significance as well. From a historical perspective, Shabbat is also the month in which Ramadan was legislated. It was a second year after his and Allah subhana wa tada revealed Shahada, Ramadan 11 04 put them in NASA where they may not even know who that was for con,

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las panatela revealed that the month of Ramadan is the month in which guidance was revealed to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And in fact, of course, the month of revelation to all of the prophets of the past before if you read through the Bakula the verses of fasting were referring to a young man do that to some specified days that were mandatory for the Muslims. And then once Ramadan came, those days became no off and they became voluntary days of fasting. So Siobhan is virtuous in that. The second year after his love the month of Ramadan was legislated in the month of Shabbat. And the second thing is that it's the same month in which the fibula was switched from Jerusalem to

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Mecca. And that had an important significance on the ER that was very significant to the psyche of the Muslims that had just dealt with the Hitler has dealt with the migration. And as they have left Mecca, and long term Mecca, including the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, Allah azza wa jal turned their faces towards Mecca in a way that allowed them to connect in a beautiful way. So these two things happen in the first shot done in the time of the Prophet sallallahu. It was set him with a spiritual significance. So what are some of its virtues? Number one, it's a month of fasting. And typically people lose sight of the fasting in this month, because again, we're thinking about

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Ramadan. It shall be a long time and Hershey says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to fast until one would say that he would never stop fasting. And then he would abandon fasting until one would say that he would never fast meaning that, generally speaking in the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he would fast these long periods of time, and you would think that he was never going to stop fasting and then sometimes the Prophet slicin wouldn't

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First any of the voluntary days or any days outside of the periods of fasting to where you thought he would never fast again, and then she says for the Allahu taala and I never saw the Prophet sallallahu wasallam fast an entire month outside of the whole lot, okay, from our eternal sort of lonely Salama, and he was selling the armor shuttin in Lodi Milan, I never saw him fast the entire 29 or 30 days of a month, except for the month of Ramadan, one or a two extra dose Leanna min booty Shabbat, and I did not see him fast any month after Ramadan more than the month of shaba. So again, he says that the prophets lie some have never fasted an entire month outside of Ramadan. But the

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month that He fasted most after Ramadan was shut down. And the prophets why send them specifically expressed a love for fasting that month. It was a habit. It was it was a desire that he had to pass that month as an another narration considered a necessity that's also authentic, it shall be low and he says, Can I have the Shahada, shahidullah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and your swimmer who shall burn they'll count that you'll see know who built on the line. She said that the most beloved of months for the month in which the Messenger of Allah love to fax, more than anything else was Chandon. Indeed, he used to join it to Ramadan, now used to join it. So normal bone here means

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it was as if it was as if it was connected to Ramadan because of the amount of fasting that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam would do in that month of Shabbat. So it was as if it was connected to Ramadan, as the Prophet slicin continued from fasting the majority of the month of Shabbat to fasting, all blah, blah. Now the question becomes, why, what is the wisdom? How much of Siobhan should we fast? What are some other practices that we can take undertaking shot down? And what are some things that relate to us specifically in this time, in the Coronavirus era, as we're, you know, generally speaking, quarantines and not able to go out and do the things that we would

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typically do. So, the first thing we take is from a question that the prophets lysozyme was asked directly about why He fasted shut down so much. And understanding the why of Shabbat helps us understand how we should structure our fasting accordingly. Without his aid, or the Allahu taala nkhoma. He says that I asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, why is it that you fast more in Shabbat than any other month, and this was, as the scholars say, the slova time job, he was amazed he was shocked. And what was implied in the question of the sound of mosaic was that you seem to give this month so much importance, but you have never preached of its virtue. So this is really

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interesting because I'm a mosaic is noticing that the Prophet sly son did not command the companions to fast shotgun. And he did not preach specifically about the virtues of fasting shotgun, but in his practice, so salmon was a being the son of the adopted son of the Prophet slice of them, they didn't have it but who of course after Ted Bundy after adoption, in the sense of being named after the profit slice almost prohibited still was like the grandson to the profit slice of them with sadness that I've seen you and you just you're fasting this entire month, it seems. But though you're practicing that you're not preaching of its virtues to the companions. So why is it your sort of

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luck that you seem to give this month so much importance? And he said some a lot more and he was alone, that he can chaperone yes for NASA and who bainer Robin what I'm alone, that this is a month that people neglect between Rajab and Ramadan. So this is a people, I'm sorry, this is a month that most people have become heedless of people don't recognize the importance of this month, because it's lost between Raja and Ramadan. And he said, Sal, Allahu alayhi wa sallam, well, who are sharper on shorter faculty who are not going to Allah mean, it is a month in which the actions are presented, the deeds are presented to the Lord of the worlds hebel and your family and us like them.

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So I love that my actions would be presented to the Lord of the worlds while I am in a state of fasting. So this is a powerful Hadoop and it gives us two layers to really unpack about the gems of this month of shutdown. Especially again, forgotten, you know, the most forgotten shutdown of all time, which might be the Coronavirus, shot about the month of shutdown in this era, some had a lot and how it's it's completely being neglected as we think about what Ramadan is going to look like, in these times. So let's start with that concept. First and foremost, it is a month that people

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People are heedless of your, your for NASA and people become heedless of it. What is the significance of that? The scholars mentioned that the times to compete for Alas, pleasure most are the times in which Allah subhanho wa Taala is most forgotten. The Times that Mycenaean people of excellence, seek to compete for a loss of pleasure to really stand out, are the times that most people are neglectful of a loss of Hannah Montana and his rights upon them. And so that's when you compete for a loss pleasure when everyone else is in the hafla when everyone else is in is heedless. And so, you know, there are times when everyone is doing it about them. Everyone is doing acts of

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worship. And then there are times when most people are not and so that's what makes for example, the night prayer so special, most people are sleeping and there you are standing up in front of your Lord and saying Yeah, Allah here I am presenting myself to you. And so these are the times most people do everything but Riba and so you're a bother your worship in these times in particular shows that you really want the pleasure of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah so the Jolyon chemo law says that this is the lead Allah him see here.

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This is the evidence of your insistence Upon doing good that you want to stand out and do good when most people are not doing anything, right. And that's the best part of the year. That's the best part of the month and that's the best part of the day. And that's the best part of the night to compete for a loss of habitat is mercy. And this is something that we find throughout the day. For example, the prophets I said have mentioned, said the Guwahati will welcome to Walker will shake them in a dojo, the prophets lie Selim said to be moderate and sincere and strive for perfection, but be gradual in our pursuit of Allah. And he sets an alarm or you send them to focus on

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remembering a lot of little hard work, what will happen, which is the morning between federal and sunrise, and then the evening between us and lava will shake, I'm going to do it and then a small part of the last part of the night. And the scholars mentioned that the lava which is the very beginning of the day after Vegeta, sunrise is where most people are not doing anything, right. So you can distinguish yourself by remembering a lot between fajita and sunrise, and then also some other that most people are exhausted from the day, and they have nothing to do. And you know, they're just kicked back. And so that's the best time to remember a loss.

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in the, in the in the end of the day, when people are tired, exhausted, and then that's where you choose to distinguish yourself by remembering a loss, or dad. And he also mentioned that Kennedy is the head born here Nabina Isha aim, this slot, we'll call it on here, sir, I took your photo naswa anbieten that, that they used to love the companions of the Prophet sighs I'm used to love particularly to give life to the time between the two assets between the two nations. And they would say because this is an hour that most people are heedless of, what are the two assets? The two assets are Muslim and Asia? Alright, so one of the you learn something new, you know, one of the

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things that

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was called one of the names of Mughal it was the minor issue. Okay, so it was the smaller ERISA and so they would call them the two h says muck it up and ERISA prayer as we know it. And so the companions would love to remember a lot between moment of inertia because most people would not at that time, and they wanted to give life to that time. This is also the case when it comes to places Okay, so the places in which a lot is least Remember, the remembrance of him is most rewarding. And so that's why you find a soak the supplication upon entering the marketplace, right. Why is it so rewardable the profit slice that I'm said whoever enters into the marketplace and says that he got a

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lot wider who'd actually color love and will call on Him He will you need to have a higher name or to be Eddie he'll say, or who are actually shaping? How did that whoever enters into the marketplace and makes this you're out the door and the soup the profit slice I mentioned that a low rates down for him 1 million has not and removes 1 million see and raises him $1 million jobs, 1 million stations in genda and builds him a palace and Jim, why do you get so much Egypt, so much good deeds, for remembering Allah in that way upon entering the marketplace, because that's where people are least likely to remember last time, okay, as people are entering into the marketplace, and they're

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there, they're thinking about what they're going to buy there. They're seeing certain things and you choose to remember a lot that time and so you distinguish yourself in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala and that's what makes it so special. And so there are times of the day. There are times of the week, there are places that a lot is not remembered as much and that's where you say

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I'm going to be that one to rise to the occasion, and to take advantage of this forgotten time, or this forgotten place, and to show a lot that I'm amongst the few that are competing for his pleasure, when most people are actually neglectful of him somehow and was had the knowledge about him a lot. He talks about this also,

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some of the gems of this, he says that, a bad though when people are in Muslim, the worship that's done when people are generally heedless, should be done as secretly as possible as possible, should be done as privately as possible. Why? Because these are deeds of Exxon, their deeds of excellence. So they should be done with Exxon as well, they shouldn't be done with excellence as well. And part of a son with the voluntary deeds is to actually hide them, right to hide them. And so he talked about this, he said, You know, when a person is fasting, you know, one of the voluntary class, don't, don't make it a point to let people know that you're fasting volunteers. Okay. In fact, you

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know, if people offer you food, when you're fasting, a voluntary, fast, just politely, you know, decline, but don't say, you know, it's because I'm fasting, try your best to avoid letting people know about your voluntary fast, okay? Unless it's persistent, like, hey, let's go to lunch. Why don't you want to go to lunch? Why don't you want to go to breakfast with me, and people push, push, push, and they might get offended by you not eating with them, and then you make it known to them that this is a bother This is an act abortion. But generally speaking, it's better to say I'm not hungry, or better to just, you know, to politely decline to say that, you know, I'm busy, whatever

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it is not to lie, but just to not expose that voluntary deed that you're doing with a loss of handle, it's either on a date that most people are not, there are exceptions to this right? People could make it part of an effort, right. So you say as a group of friends, for example, we're going to fast one Monday, one Thursday, the middle three days of the month, and as a way of encouraging people, but generally speaking, the rule is trying to hide your private, try to hide those deeds, that people are neglectful.

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As much as you can do those deeds of Exxon with Exxon and part of Exxon is reserving them only for the site of a loss of Hannah, let's add, there are many different narrations of this same image of a scenario in Sahih Muslim that he said, you know, all the other hand who who amongst you saw that that shooting star last night, and then he realized when he said it, that people might have thought that he was praying pee on the lid that he was praying to make prayer. And he said that I was not awake praying, he said, but something stunned me in the foot. And that's why I was awake to see it. And you find narrations about su piano thodi Rahim Allah hiding his night prayer even from his

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spouse. That would not be hint of the a lot of time to him Allah who would fast for 40 years without telling his spouse he would take the food that you would prepare in the morning, he donated and charity and then he'd come back at the time of motive. And he would eat as if it's a regular meal. But for him it was a flop. Okay, so this is part of axon with those deeds of the fasting of Shabbat, don't tell the world that you're fasting these days of Shabbat and pick some days and fast in sha Allah and make it a means of connecting to Allah subhana wa tada in a special way, between you and him. I'm loving Massoud will be a long time he says, If you wake up fasting, wear perfume and look

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fresh to ward off any thoughts that you might be fasting. Okay, don't let people know even in your posture, right? If you know you're exhausted, you're wiping your eyes. It's one o'clock and you know what's wrong on fasting? You know, why are you so tired this morning? Why are you so groggy while I was praying pm all night. So you know, that's why that's why I'm so tired. Right? Try to ward off those thoughts, that people might expose your good deeds that are deeds of axon between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala and one of the gems Allahu Allah, Allah knows best. But but it's, it's, it's very interesting and profound, that all of the Hadith that are narrated about the prophets fasting

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and Shaban are by the people of his household, so it's either his wives or his children or his grandchildren. Okay? They're the only ones that narrate the siyam the fastening of the prophets license in Shabbat. So even the prophets of Allah it was Saddam was not announcing this to the people in a way that would cause them to do so. However, we do find narrations of Sahaba of companions because everything of the Sunnah of the Prophet slicin is meant to be conveyed, and not to be acted upon. And we find narrations of the companions and how they took seriously the fasting of Shabbat. You know, it's narrated by looking at a long term I'm

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about a mod of NASA, with the Aloha and

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what NYT day may Allah be pleased with him. His parents that are modeled the long time cannot emote, you

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Get to hate yet the Sony shut down come to hear the Samia Milan. She said that the model the allot of time and we used to present himself he used to celebrate the fast thing of Siobhan the way that he would celebrate the fasting of Ramadan. Meaning if you looked at how seriously he took the fasting of Shabbat, it was like a person that would be taken seriously. The fasting of Ramadan, it's also the month of but particularly just like Ramadan is the month where everyone's reading Koran and Shabbat is a month that people neglect. Shabbat was nicknamed by some of the pious predecessors, a shuffle put what has the month of the reciters Why is it the month of the reciters because Ramadan,

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everyone else is reciting the Quran. Most people if they recite any quote, and during the year, it's going to be in the month of Ramadan. But Shabbat is the time that the reciters prepare themselves for the recitation of Ramadan. Right? in one of two ways, either they're leading the people, okay, so if you are a half of that leads, and saadawi which by the way is the most difficult job in the world is to lead the people and so we as a half of why because people will jump on every single mistake that you make. Just I'm not people will be screaming from the back of the masjid we know that you know, so it's another hamdulillah but, you know, as a half of when you're reading when

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you're leading the people and so lots of it's very stressful. And so you need to prepare yourself and shut down refresh the hope and, and then the days of Ramadan, whatever you're going to be reading in the salon, you prepare yourself with that just for that day, right? And so it's a month of reviewing the Quran, but for those who are distinguished with the recitation of the Quran, and so you find the narration from cinema and coffee, one of the terms that are either in a coma or either up there and he himself was shut down to third level up to the port and Kareem took a shuttle shot about shuffled and that he saw his people that when the month of shotgun approach them, then the

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welcome the month of shot down to five level and they immediately allotted a portion of it to the recitation of before and so he said that chunk will shut down the month of shutdown of the Kovach the month of the reciters. There's also a narration

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about under no case or the length of time and what you that definitely shuffle shotgun, a handle to what's a fog already put on, and that when the month of shutdown came upon him, he close to shutters, shut his curtains and he freed himself to the recitation of the so what's something very practical to give you all as a golden child outside as you go into the month of Shabbat for them alone, I want you to take the goal that you have for recitation of Ramadan and do half of that goal in the month of shaba. Again, take the goal that you have for the month of Ramadan and do half of it for the month of Shabbat. So if you're planning to recite the whole plan, at least 100 of the time

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in Ramadan, then do half a Hudson and shotgun. Okay, do half of the recitation in shaba Okay, so take that goal again do it from now because we're going to shut it down start right away, cut the golden half inshallah and then you never know by the way because when I'm alone comes

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when I'm alone comes what might end up happening is that you would have conducted yourself in a way that inshallah tada you know, how to you know, how to actually push yourself to a greater level inshallah tada with the month of Ramadan, okay.

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Another very famous saying of an angel Rahim Allah. He said that the pious predecessors used to say, in the month of Rajab, you sowed the seeds in the month of Shabbat, you irrigate them, and in the month of Ramadan, you reap the harvest. So Raja was the time that you plant the seeds, Shabbat is the time that you watered them. And then Ramadan is where you finally reap the harvest. And so if you missed that budget, don't miss out shot down in Charlottetown if you still need to plant your seeds, it's okay. Plant your seeds and charlotta either and irrigate them and get ready inshallah tada for Ramadan. And have them in Raja Rahim Allah mentions another wisdom of the fasting of

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Shabbat. He said that one of the things that it does is that it takes away the hardship of fasting and leaves only the sweetness of it for the time of Ramadan. This is a beautiful thing, okay.

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But it's temporary and it's practicing fasting so that your body can get adjusted, so that you entered on the lawn. The call was in one shot with energy and strength, so that you're only tasting the sweetness of the fasting of Ramadan. That is probably the most profound things that you'll take from this because

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If you think about it, the first few days of Ramadan you're getting used to kicking your your habits you know you're if you're if you're a caffeine junkie like I am, you know you're getting used to ditching your coffee or adjusting your coffee schedule. Whatever it is with your food with your drink, your first few days are sluggish, right? But if you use Siobhan to prepare with fasting, what happens is that when the month of Ramadan comes, you can you can focus on reaping the rewards of the month of Ramadan without the physical tiredness that usually comes with the beginning of Ramadan. So the Raja Rahim Allah says, that's one of the wisdoms as well of fasting the month of Shabbat. The

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other wisdom is what the prophet SAW lahardee was Southern mentioned, which is offered at man, when the deeds are presented to your Lord, you want to be in a state of fasting. And this is true, not just for the month of Shabbat, but this is true on a daily and a weekly basis as well. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said that in

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Toronto in Allah, that the actions are presented to Allah subhanho wa Taala, either on the date of Monday and on the day of Thursday, so I love to be in a state of fasting when my deeds are presented to a loss of time. And so a person wants to be in a state of fasting on a weekly basis on Mondays and Thursdays one of the wisdoms is because the the actions are being presented to a loss of time and the profit slice I'm connected fasting to the state of the presentation of deeds. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the most significant thing about this month of Siobhan, who was shuffled on tour de facto feel, man, you know, Abdullah Al amin

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and your family What am I saying? That this is the month in which the deeds are presented to Allah subhanho wa Taala and so I love that my deeds are presented to Allah subhana wa tada while I am in a state of fasting, so everyone in your family when I saw and I love to be in a state of fasting when my deeds are presented to Allah subhanaw taala. So just like on a weekly basis where you'd want to fast Mondays and Thursdays and there's the weekly presentation of your deeds to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. Likewise, in the annual presentation of your deeds to Allah subhanaw taala which takes place in Chabad you want to be in a state of fasting as well, on a daily basis, by the way the

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Prophet slicin mentioned, the the refer, or the presentation, the reporting of the deeds, after Salah to fetch it and after its allotted also, and that's one of the wisdoms that the scholars mentioned, of the cost of the remembrances of Goddess tillbaka massage the morning remembrance in the evening remembrance being after budget. And after that is that that is the time of the day, that the angels report the deeds back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, again, there's the daily reporting to a lot and then there is the weekly reporting to a lot and then there's the annual reporting to Allah subhana wa Tada. And so as the inventory of your deeds for the year is being presented to

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Allah subhana wa Tada. You want to be in a state of fasting as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned neopagan Rahim Allah Allah. He also mentions that the prophets lie Selim would fast shot ban to make up some of the missed voluntary fasts throughout the year. This is beautiful, okay, to make up some of the missed voluntary fasts throughout the year, what is this referring to? A person of Exxon a person of excellence does not just make up the obligatory deeds that they miss. They also intend voluntary deeds, and if they miss those voluntary deeds for any reason, they try to make them up. So I'll give you an example. If you sleep through the night, and you have the

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intention to print the amulet,

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print, the omelette is a voluntary deed. It's a rewardable deed. If you sleep through the night and you wake up at the prophets lysozyme said that Allah will give you the entire reward of that pm. And the sleep was a charity from Allah. Now a person of isando personal excellence is not just going to say, Well, you know what, I got my pm and I got to sleep in peace. What would the prophets lie some do if he missed the night prayer, I'm setting the alarm. And he says that he would make it up between the between the sunrise and the.

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So the prophets lie, some would pray those records between sunrise and the hook to make up what he missed in the night. So it's like you get double the reward at that point. So with the voluntary fasts, the things that the prophets I send them habitually would do in terms of CRM or the days that he would fast regularly if he was traveling or if he was sick. And he missed those days. The profit slice of them had a record for himself that he wanted to make those days up as well. He also did this by the way with with Etsy cap.

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There was one normal done with

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profits by some spent the last 20 days in the caf because he had missed the prior year 10 days. And so he added those 10 to the next year. So this was the mindset of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was to make up even the voluntary deeds so no claim Rahim Allah said that's one of the reasons why He fasted almost all of Shabbat. Because of that.

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Another reason he mentioned he says toliman the Ramadan as a means of glorifying Ramadan, the way that the Sunnah is prayed before the fact.

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So the best prayer, this allotted budget for example, and the best sooner is the sooner fetish. Okay? The sooner affected the most beloved of the period dispatches, the sooner affected is the most beloved of the suddenness. And so just like you use the preparation of the sooner to the federal itself. He says Lima, Nina, Milan, that one of the ways that Ramadan is honored is that you honor the month before it's in Shabbat. And then, as we already mentioned about him, Allah also restates that he liked to fast when his deeds were presented to Allah, which is also how he would fast Mondays and Thursdays. There's also another wisdom that's given, which is that the Prophet slicin

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him was joining his wives who are making up some of their obligatory missed fasts from the previous month, joining his wives from making obligatory missed fasts from the previous month. So some of his wives missed some of the fasting of Ramadan for whatever reason, you know, that that they weren't able to fasten them alone, and they were making up those fasts in Shabbat and the Prophet slicin as a means of joining them in that faith as a means of joining them that good decided to fast, voluntary fast with them. So by the way, this is a new term solidarity fast thing, all right, if your spouse was pregnant, or was breastfeeding, or for whatever reason, missed a lot of days of

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Ramadan. If you can support her in sha Allah to Allah by fasting with her, then it's a it's a good means of faith for you. It's a good means of good for you, as well as helping her inshallah trying to get over the Miss fast that she might have, as well. So that's one of the reasons as well that's mentioned of the prophet SAW Allah Hardy was summoned is fasting in Shabbat. Now half the Bonanza Rahim Allah, he continues on this question,

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which is better, the fasting of Shabbat or the fasting of Mahabharata? Because the Prophet slicin um, said, there is no month. Remember, there's the practice of the Prophet slicin, which is now established by those in his household that he did not fast any month after Ramadan, more than Shabbat. But then there's a hadith a saying of the Prophet slice Allah, which is also authentic, that the prophets lie Some said there is no month in which fasting is more beloved to Allah subhana wa Tada. Then the month of Muharram, shuttle La La Habra, the month of Allah. Mohammed, okay, so no month after Ramadan, in which fasting is more beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala than the month of

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Allah Mohan. And this causes some confusion because it's, well, if the Prophet slicin fasted more of shut down, then we'll have one, then what are we to take here? So I'm going to show him a whole lot he says that, Siobhan as you know, it's still better to fast then we'll have one because it's like a tsunami watever. It's like the Confirm sin does the practice of the Prophet slice on them. So when the prophets lie, some says something, and he does something sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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clearly the way that he understood his own words on a salatu salam in his own teachings will be manifested in his actions. It is Salatu was Salam. And so he said that shut down

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is, it is confirmed to be the month that the prophets lie some faster than most after Ramadan. But it could be that what the prophets lie some months was out of the sacred months out of the sacred months, because the four sacred months are the character, the hedger, harem, and Rajab, the out of the four sacred months, well, how long is the best month as a month? Whereas the 10 days of the hedger? Okay, I know, I'm speaking too fast. Let me actually slow down. It could be that the Prophet slicin was saying that the best month to fast out of the four sacred months was

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even though the best 10 days to fast out of the four months would be the first 10 days of the year, but as a month, well, how long is superior to the hedger that, and Roger in terms of fasting the month of Muharram. So that's one way that the scholars reconciled the practice of the Prophet slice on fasting the majority of Shabbat with his statement about the blessing of fasting in one. Another reconciliation is that the prophet SAW

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A lot of it was Sundar was saying that Mohammed one is blessed as a month to fast because it is one where a shot bam, it's not that the month itself is so virtuous, it's that the month is so lost, right? It's lost between everything else. And because it's lost between everything else that makes it more a blessing to that makes it more blessing to fast. Okay, so that's one of the ways that the scholars reconcile that the month of Muslim as a month is more virtuous, the month of Siobhan as a month is is better to fast because of its proceeding or Milan and some of the reasons that I already had mentioned

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and even HUBZone Mahima. He commented on the

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on this as well and he reconciled he said because of the heavy throughout Asia, it shows that Siobhan is the month that is the best month of fasting after Ramadan, another note and Chatelet tada and then I'll go to particularly fasting the second half of Siobhan and fasting the last day or two of Siobhan and then the 15th of Shabbat which is always a fun question for us to get get to inshallah time, something very beautiful than half of them and honorable mentions. He says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam fasted more than any other prophets, the prophets lysozyme fasted more than any other Prophet, including WD his Salah, including that wood.

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Now, why is that significance? The Prophet sallallahu Sallam mentioned that the Buddha and his Salaam would fast one day and break his fast the next. So that would mean Salaam would fast half the days of the year.

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Even Raja Rahim Allah said, if you were to take the amount of days that the prophets lie some fasted in the year that it would come out to more than half of the days of the year. Okay, if you were to take the cumulative days of the year that the prophets lie some fasted, it would certainly surpass half of the year that that there would any salon would fast as well. Okay, so this is something that's just the beautiful note about the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that it's not just shout about that he was fasting, but really a beautiful practice of the profit slice on the habit of the profits license fast the majority of the year if you took it all together, now there's

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one thing to talk about from the fifth here and then we'll go to the 15th of Shabbat. There's one Hadith that mentions that it's impermissible for the profit slice on forbade fasting. The second half or discouraged strongly fasting the second half of Shabbat. So that would mean after the 15th of Shabbat now that Hadeeth is not as authentic. But there is an authentic hadith where the profit slice on sub do not proceed on Milan, the young Oh yo main and shotgun with one or two days of Shabbat and fasting. So don't ask the last day or two meaning the 29th or the 30th and the 28th and the 29th of Shabbat as you go into Ramadan.

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Now this hadith has to be reconciled with another Hadith where the Prophet slice Ellen asked me rather than her saying about the law of Thailand he asked him how Sumpter min Sunni how the Shahe shader Did you fast any of the end of this month of Shabbat and suit up are the days when the moon is hiding? So it refers to the last day or two of Shabbat so in one had the prophets lie some is saying do not fast the last day or to have Shabbat and another Hadith the Prophet slice Allah is asking,

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you know, the same or the a lot of time and will Did you fast the last day or two of Siobhan and when he said no the prophets I seldom said too fast for two days. Instead of one once you've completed the fast of Ramadan, and this is in Sahih Muslim, what's the reconciliation? The profits, I seldom did not want people whose habit is not to fast shop than okay or not to fast in general, Mondays and Thursdays or whatever days to start practicing. They're fasting in the end of Shabbat. Okay, so this prohibition of fasting the last day or two of shot ban, or in general the dislike that some of the scholars have based on another narration which isn't as authentic of fasting. The second

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half of Shabbat refers to the person who starts to fast in the second half of Shabbat, not a person who already had the habit of fasting before the second half of Siobhan came in. So if you're fasting Mondays and Thursdays if you're fasting the middle, three days, whatever

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Whoever it is, that's different. Okay, and that's not only

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excused from the prohibition or the dislike, but it's actually Beloved, as we know from the practice of the prophets lie Selim himself in regards to the way that he would fast the lice and I'm continuously throughout the month of Shabbat to the point that I saw the low on headset, it was as if he was connecting shout outs at all. So this is a prohibition of a person or dislike of a person trying to suddenly start to practice Ramadan, just a few days before. So start fasting shut down now in the beginning and Charlotte time, or pick up the habit of a few days in the beginning and Sharla Tyler, and you're excused from this. The second part of this is the prohibition that the profit

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slice and I'm had on yo must check the day of doubt, which is that a person fast the last day of shutdown, just in case it might be all alone, and the profit slice and I'm wanted a break between, he always wanted to break between the Sun and the salt, right? So the profit slice on did not want people to connect the sun as one. And that's one of the reasons for the prohibition here. It also completely takes away from the blessing of welcoming the Hitler of Allah. Okay, welcoming the hell out of Ramadan, and treating it as its own separate event. So again, the prohibition is that a person would wait until the end of the month of Shabbat, to start too fast for one of two reasons

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either because then just a few days before Ramadan, they want to get ready for animal dawn or because they, you know, it's the day of doubt, and it just connects to Ramadan, within the last day or two

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of, of Shabbat. And also some of the scholars mentioned that the strong prohibition on Yama Shek on the day of doubt is that that would basically always rendered Ramadan, 30 or 31 days, right. So it's, it's also a shock, but it's a hardship on the oma that the prophets lie Selim did not want to place on us that always asked the last day of Shabbat and just in case, it might be actually a date of Ramadan instead of the Prophet slice on one of the things to be simple and easy for us and that we don't connect ourselves to that hardship. So with all of that being said,

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if you've tuned me out until this point in Charlotte's Island,

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fast as much as you can, in this month, prepare yourself by reading half of the poor and that you want to read in Ramadan. And again, the half by the way, just to be clear is my recommendation. I'm not saying it's exactly half but prepare yourself with the plan for Ramadan in sha Allah time. And now the 15th of Shabbat. Okay, the 15th of Shabbat. What is the virtue of this night?

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Well, there's a narration you know, from the boss will be a lot and we're frequently quoted that he calls it later to the bar the day that we were freed from the hellfire. A very weak opinion, by the way attributed to a coma. Well, the alignment where he's excellent Rahim Allah that He said that it's late. That's, that's very weak. Because as we know, that's in the last 10 nights a normal month. But what is it about this night of the 15th of Shabbat and how do we observe it? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said unauthentic narration? Yup, Lord Allaha see Laila to Nestle Minh chabanne to Pharaoh de Jammie. He helped me he in the missionary can own Washington Post. Oh, coffee

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doughnuts. The profit slice of them said that a lot looks at his creation on the night of the 15th of Shabbat and Allah forgives the entirety of his creation. Allah forgives everyone. Okay. Y'all futile need yummy, healthy, Allah forgives the entirety of his creation, except for a Muslim, someone who associates a partner with him. Okay. Or Moshe him someone who has shahana whose heart is consumed with enmity. So someone who's holding a grudge. Oh, coffee doughnuts. Another narration which mentioned someone who murdered someone. Okay, so a murder. And this is obviously the consequence of great shahina of great hatred in the heart enmity in the heart of a person that he

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would actually take the life of someone else. So again, on that night, Allah looks at the entirety of his creation, and he forgives everyone that does not associate a partner with Him that does not carry enmity towards their brother or sister strong hatred in spite towards the brother or sister or a murderer on that night. Now, of course, a murderer can be forgiven if they seek forgiveness from Allah. But this is just a beautiful

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general amnesty that he's given on this night, okay of the 15th of Shabbat. This is beautiful for many reasons, and also it has a direct call to action for us. The first thing is that if the profit slice of them said that this is the month to arnoldo, the amount that the actions are presented to a lot and this is the purchase

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Night that a lot looks at those deeds and last counts, Allah forgives all of them.

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He cleans your record as you go into Ramadan. Okay, he cleans your record as you go up into the whole bar. So, you're granted this amnesty, not approaching Ramadan without the burden of your sins, but with the longing of your Creator, longing for a loss of handling time, because your Lord is so merciful, that in this month before halfway through Shabbat, he looks at the creation, and he forgives the entire creation, so long as there's no ship or China or cotton. Okay, so no polytheism or enmity or murder. All right, so what's the call to action here? You know,

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if you're trying to prepare yourself for Ramadan, there's the preparation with the recitation of the Quran. There's the preparation with the fasting. But what about preparing the heart? Nothing consumes the hearts and distracts it from a loss of hands. Like a grudge. Okay? shahana is when you have an obsession with someone, okay, you hate someone so much that your heart is consumed by the enmity. And this is directly connected by the way to the other form of

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presenting the deeds which is that the prophets lie some set every Monday and Thursday when the deeds are presented to Allah subhana wa Tada. Allah forgives the people except for two brothers or sisters that are calling at a loss of habitat says unbelievable having had to study how to leave these two until they solve their grouch. Leave these two until they remove their grudge. So this is the annual night that Allah subhanaw taala would look at the creation or last times I would forgive everyone without should or should not or, or cutting.

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This is the time to really, really think deeply is that grudge worth me? missing out on this incredible reward? Right? Do I really want my deeds to not be presented to Allah and to be amongst those people who are not forgiven by a loss of Hannah Montana on that night is my hatred of that person, worth me sacrificing the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so seek forgiveness from people. If you've heard someone, suck it up. Remove your ego, call them seek forgiveness, okay, remove that grudge, past the last contacts or forgive the one that hurts you as much as you can. Do not keep anything in your heart of hatred or grudge or envy. Because that will directly stand in the

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way of you receiving the reward of this blesses Knights of the 15th of Shabbat. So that Hadith is authentic. And just like you're preparing your tongue with your with the recitation of the Quran, you're preparing your body with fasting, you're preparing your soul with the remembrance of a lot you prepare your heart by removing that grudge and sha Allah to Allah, removing that hatred that you have of your brother or your sister inshallah, so that you can clear the way for the poor and to consume your heart and all along and for Allah subhanho wa Taala to be the full focus of your thoughts and intention during the month of Ramadan and beyond. Now, how do we mark this night? Is

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there a special practice to mark this night? fasting the 15th of Shabbat is established not just because or not even if it's not because of fasting the 15th of Shabbat as the 15th of shaldon fasting the 15th of every month, the 13th 14th and 15th of every month is similar. Okay, so fasting, the 13th 14th and 15th which are gonna be the white days because the moon is fullest, the 13th 14th and 15th.

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The bright days, fast those days anyway, so yes, by all means, it is soon not too fast the 15th of Shabbat as part of the understanding of that Hadith of the Prophet SAW lice Allah, how else do we mark this night, you'll read the books of a chef of the Tamia daddy of Mirage up in the salon. So you'll teach so many other scholars who wrote about the general observance of this night. So obviously, if it's a night that Allah subhanaw taala has marked as a night that he forgives the entirety of his creation, so long as they so long as they do not have Schick polytheism or China or enmity or Putin or murder standing in the way, then obviously, you want to be up cranky on the lead,

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reciting the poor and remembering the last minute. However, if you don't find any Hadith that talks about specific about that, okay to talk about specific acts of worship, just the general idea that this is a night that is to be observed, how you observe it observe with the way that you observe any other night but obviously with the knowledge of that beautiful time that Allah subhanaw taala in the learning time will forgive us for all of our sins on

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That night not so yes, by all means a night of prayer, a night of recitation, and I did remembrance. But you know a lot of the things that come in like they had an 11th century, Buddha, which was known as a lot and fee to recite 1000 quarters or to pray this money in archives, or you'll find a lot of things that get passed around to recite on data too, but

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just avoid that and just wake up. Pray, read fast today in sha Allah to Allah because that's something that's established. And again, more than anything else, prepare your heart by removing the grudges from it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala allow our hearts to be studying to be free of those things, free of those flaws free of that hatred free of those impurities, as we approach the month of Shabbat, the last panel to either prepare our hearts for the month of Ramadan by conditioning them properly in the month of Siobhan amin inshallah, tada, I'll go ahead and I'll just take a few questions, inshallah, if I can, and then I'll let you all go so exact, more faded. And again, I

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apologize for the beginning. And one more thing.

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This this next few Wednesdays so today we had our webinar. The next few Wednesdays we're going to have a few special webinars in sha Allah tala. So next week, we have a webinar on European and your community. And that will include our dear brother, Dr. Altaf Hussain, who is the vice president of VPN.

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Sr tesni, who runs the Curriculum Units the expanded learning in sha Allah to Allah and others in Chatelet time to talk about how yaqeen can be used as a resource for your community and also give some general tips and advice on how to function as a community in the wake of the Coronavirus era, obviously, in this pandemic that we're facing right now. So it's very beneficial, especially for institutions, communities that are trying to function. How do you think about fostering the important community solidarity, dealing with fundraising dealing with all of the issues that have come our way? How do you maintain programming in your community inshallah Tada, so please do in sha

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Allah to either

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attend next Wednesday then the nahi tada for that program, then the Wednesday after that, so at the same time in sha Allah will have a program on the appeal and family will will have a group of speakers and Charlottes out of talking about how you can can be used by parents so to

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to maintain the home in these times, and it's not just going to be up in resources, but we'll also have some experts talk about in Charlottetown how to maintain tranquility and religion and programming in the home inshallah tada as we go through this and then finally, the week after that, we will have European and EU where we'll talk about how a person can maintain their own regimen, inshallah tada throughout the day, as we're going through this pandemic, and then the week after that will be the week before Ramadan inshallah, and we'll have a pre Ramadan webinar, inshallah Ramadan prep webinar and Chatelet time, and so what I just want you to do is to mark every Wednesday

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in Charlotte's island for the next four weeks at this time 9pm 9pm Eastern Time and shall at 8pm Central, and tune in and Charlottetown I'll be joining every week in sha Allah along with with many wonderful guests with the nine tada from European and also some experts not in the Athenian shell let's do

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to do that to prepare us in sha Allah Allah going forward. So again, that's gonna be next Wednesday. And of course, I'll be logging in every night in Charlotte, China to do the reflection, the nightly reflection on Facebook Live

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at the same time, with the exception of Wednesday, so Wednesday is the only night that I won't be doing the Facebook Live reflection, because I'll be here with you in sha Allah for the webinar. Other than that, please do inshallah to either

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join us for that. Now questions.

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Firstly, regarding removal of graduates from the heart, what if that person is holding you back from trying to be a good Muslim?

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So when it comes to remove of the grudge from the heart, sometimes there are circumstances that make it impossible to actually establish a relationship

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once again, but there are a few things to keep in mind here. Number one, this doesn't excuse volume, oppression. So we don't burden the oppressed by telling the oppressed that you have to reach out to your oppressor. Okay, so someone's actually been wronged Muslim. The Muslim is a different case. Okay, the oppressed is a different case.

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What this is talking about is two people that quarreled and they remove that that argument, they remove that barrier, they remove that grudge and that hatred that's been put between them in the process of them. So that's the first thing

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The second thing is that even in that situation of the headache is referring to you. This refers to removal of grudges between brothers and sisters and friends, this doesn't mean that you have to be best friends, okay? It doesn't mean that you have to now call them every day, it doesn't mean that you have to establish a very involved relationship, but at least you remove the harm that's been done, and the barrier that's between you at this point. The third thing is that if you open the door to someone else, but they don't, they're not ready to, to establish that relationship, or to move on, at least leave the door open from your end, let that person know that the door is open from your

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end, okay. So if they don't forgive you, if they don't want to move on, they want to keep going, then that's fine, but you let them know at least from your end, the door is open and the garage is removed from your heart. Also, by the way, you can sign up for the pre normal bond program in Charlotte's island in the link in the comments.

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Us Now I come Could you clarify the bond to the worship we should do and we should refrain from So again, the idea of worship here is prayer, recitation of remembrance, the only worship that I would say that you should refrain from, or the very specific types of innovative actions that have been attributed to the night of the 15th of Shabbat. So wake up and pray pm as you would pray pm on every other night, while recognizing the significance of the night, wake up and recall. And while recognizing the significance of the night, fast the day while recognizing it's as soon as the 13th 14th and 15th. Day in Charlottetown. I'll take one more question in Charlottetown. And then

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I'll go ahead and I will, I'll end this, I want to do a T calf but the message is closed. What do I do? This was the hotspot that I gave last Friday, by the way about a new year to start about the blessing of having a truthful intention. Make the NEA from now still that you want to do RT caf

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in all likelihood, we might we probably won't have that opportunity but let that need to be there. So what do you do them if the opportunity does not present itself to you when the last two nights of Ramadan come? What you do is you engage in Acts of remembrance and worship at home in Charlottetown. So you use the same amount of the nights in your home that you would have used in the masjid to remember last time and to worship him with sincerity. And that is your way of proving to a loss of hands on that your intention was sincere to do those acts of worship. May Allah subhana wa tada accept them from you and I lost pounds Allah forgive us all. remove anything from our hearts that

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that stands in the way of his forgiveness remove anything from our deeds that stands in the way of his forgiveness. A loss of contact allows us to observe the month of Siobhan in a way that prepares us for Ramadan May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to live to see him Olam, Allah subhana wa tada protect us in these times allow us to have full trust in Him and getting the full reward of this while being minimally harmed with everything that's happening around us may last lift this trial from us soon alone. I mean, does that mean Lafayette and Charlotte's I'll see you tomorrow on Facebook Live and next week for the webinar. So don't want to lie here.