What Happens On The 15Th Night Of ShaBan

Omar Suleiman


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The upcoming month of Shabbat is recognized as the month of the Quran, with deeds presented to the Prophet. Deeds are recognized for the recitation of the Quran and the importance of honoring things in the first place. The importance of showing one's love for Allah's], and the connection between spiritual experiences and actions can lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that lead to actions that

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As we talk about the month of Ramadan, and that which follows, it is important for us to really make the most of the moment that we are in. And in particular, a discussion ensues about the middle of this month of Shabbat. And so let me just start off with a few basic things. The cell of the pious predecessors used to refer to this month as Sharon Cora, the month of the reciters, whereas Ramadan is shahada and Quran, it is the month of the Quran, because this is the month where the reciters begin the recitation of the Quran, and they show their commitment to the Quran before the month of Ramadan even starts. This is the month of fasting for the people of Exxon for the people of

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excellence, as it totaled the allowance and has said, I never saw the profit slice, I'm fast a month after Ramadan, more than this month of Shabbat that we are in. And then you have the discussion about the 15th Night of Shabbat and whether or not there is anything that is specific to that night. And so I want to start with the following In sha Allah to Allah. And that is to say that the month of Shabbat is virtuous in and of itself. And it offers us the opportunity the potential to clear out our hearts and to prepare our hearts for Ramadan, without anything of the month of Shabbat needing to be any more distinguished than it already is. The month in and of itself is a month that is

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distinguished the entire month honored and distinguished for those who wish to meet Ramadan, with their hearts prepared, and with their actions already in motion while other people are just trying to get started. It is already virtuous enough. But secondly, that what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam proposed or put forth as a reason for the blessing of this month, is that the deeds are raised to Allah subhanaw taala Toto, Pharaoh feel that the deeds are presented to Allah subhanaw taala in this month, and that in and of itself should give us some pause because of the deeds are presented to Allah subhanaw taala and Allah subhanaw taala sees holes in those deeds before the

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month of Ramadan even starts, that it's important for us to start plugging those holes. But if the deeds are presented to Allah subhanaw taala and we are blocked off from that presentation even happening in the first place, then what is the point of even going forward with our good deeds, when our deeds are blocked off from Allah subhanaw taala What do I mean by that? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to fast every Monday and every Thursday. And when he was asked why he used to fast every Monday and every Thursday he mentioned are they his Salatu was Salam because those are the times in which the deeds are presented to Allah subhanaw taala and Allah subhanaw taala is the

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Most Merciful when he accounts but Allah subhanho wa Taala sees two people who have a grudge and he says unbelievable how they had to study her, leave these two until they reconcile amongst themselves. Allah does not even look at their deeds. So there are those who when the deeds are presented to Allah on Mondays and Thursdays, their deeds are not even looked up. And there are those who when their deeds are presented to Allah subhanaw taala on Mondays and Thursdays, they are in a state of fasting and there is an entire spectrum in between the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam described this entire month as a month of accounting by Allah subhanaw taala when the deeds are

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presented to Allah subhanaw taala and he wanted to be in a state of fasting as his deeds were in presentation to Allah subhanaw taala Now what does that even mean in the first place? Because Allah says my Elfie lumen colon Illa de Hiraki when anted every word that you say is carefully documented, and Allah subhanaw taala sees you at every moment. It is one of those things in which Allah subhana wa Taala has given us to let us know that there is careful attention in those moments similar to how you can make your act to Allah subhanaw taala at every single moment where you guys like everybody in the crib when my servant calls upon me, I am close to them. But there is a special time that

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Allah subhanaw taala wants you to know in that last third of the night that your DUA is particularly attended to and so your deeds are particularly attended to in the month of Shaban your deeds are particularly attended to on the night of Monday and Thursday on the day of Monday and Thursday. And you want to be attentive to those deeds as well, just as you want to be attentive to those drops. Now Subhanallah when it comes to the 15th Night of Shabbat almost all that has been narrated about it fills the threshold of authenticity, even being considered for authenticity.

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There is a narration that strengthen by multiple narrations that many of the scholars have accepted, both classical and contemporary. And it revolves around these few deeds. It revolves around these two things that the believer might find very, very hard to adopt in their lives. And it's more about what you're emptying out, rather than what you're putting forward. That in this narration might have been Hibben that the prophets Allah Allah, Allah, he was salam was reported to have said that Allah subhanaw taala looks out to his creation every single 15th Night of Shaban so the middle point of Shabbat.

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Well, yo Filoli January healthy and Allah subhanaw taala forgives all of his servants in LA Mushrik Oh, Moshe Han, except for a disbeliever or a person who carries spiked hatred in their hearts. shidduch and Shanna are the things that disqualify a person from being forgiven. On that night. I want to pause here for a moment. If we were to put aside all of the discussions of the dilemma about whether or not this hadith would be accepted or not. And if we were to put aside all of the discussion from the scholars about whether or not this night of the 15th night which will be tomorrow night, in most calendars, if we were to put all that aside, every single night, is the

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night in which a person should honor that night by calling upon Allah subhanaw taala and waking up and Brinkley on we live.

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Every single night is a night in which Allah subhanaw taala presents you that opportunity. And if the prophets lie, so I'm used to fast most of Shabbat and in every month the prophets lie some use the fast the 13th 14th and 15th. As a sunnah than fasting, the 15th is virtuous in any single month, so the fasting is down, the piano is down, all of that is done, aside from the acts that have no basis in Islam that some people do culturally. Let's talk about not just honoring the night, but honoring something that we're supposed to do in the first place. And pay attention to

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in Ramadan. Allah subhanaw taala incentivizes the things that are already rewardable Their iba that you're already supposed to do.

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But here Dear Brothers and Sisters, these two conditions these two things that are to be removed from us, require from us, not just special attention, but a special type of love for Allah subhanaw taala that would allow us to overcome our hurdles towards him in that journey that we hope to have in Ramadan. When it comes to shidduch we already know no one is to be worshipped aside or next to Allah subhanaw taala no one should be given that rank. No one should be associated as Allah azza wa jal says an Ashoka Jana Schilke I am the most worthy I am to worthy to have anyone associated with me in worship, from an army that I'm an astronaut, Kofi Maria veiny, toxin, or silica so whoever

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does a deed seeking someone other than me than I will leave him and that should have, there's no need for that deed. And so removing anything that would be a barrier between us and Allah subhanaw taala in that regard, is more self explanatory. But the point is, is that I worship Allah alone only for Allah without anyone else in consideration. I worship Allah subhanaw taala are meant to be law, there is no one else that's going to interfere with that relationship with Allah subhanaw taala the second one though, a Shana. That's the tough one.

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That you have hatred towards someone else, that you carry a grudge that you're holding on to something that is consuming your heart, consuming your deeds, and shutting off the gates of those deeds before your deeds even get there. I want you to think about this. Ramadan opens for business on the first night. And there are people that arrive at the gate of Ramadan and they are told even though you are alive, stay outside.

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Why? Because a person was unwilling to relinquish that grudge between them and their Lord, a person was unwilling to relinquish that hatred for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. Now as I said, this is a spectrum. And the Prophet slice that mentioned especially when your deeds are supposed to be presented to Allah, don't put a barrier between you and Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. There's a spectrum here, but when it comes to Shahina it rarely remains stagnant and it consumes a person beyond being rational and as

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specially to a point where they can no longer be truly spiritual and connected to Allah subhanaw taala. The real amount mentioned the scholars mentioned that with that hatred that consumes a person. It takes a person from merely being reckless to wanting to wreck other people and in the process it makes their deeds especially dangerous and malicious. So for example, usually when it comes to Ilieva backbiting the scholars say that riba often emanates backbiting often often emanates out of recklessness. But what usually crosses the line or caught causes that backbiting to cross the line into slander, which is even far more dangerous than Backbiting is that there's an element of

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You're not just reckless with your tongue. You want to hurt someone, you want to bring them down and so you pass on slander about them. And one NARRATION The Prophets ice I mentioned by the way, Masaryk, Moshe had, oh cartoonists are someone who murders. What takes a person from being silly, and being loose and being reckless to being violent and beings, you know, being particularly destructive is that they have an element of hatred towards their brother or towards their sister. I want you to walk this back.

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And I want you to think about all of the messages that you're going to hear in Ramadan, about worshiping like the angels. You want to be as much like the melodica as possible in Ramadan, the angels don't eat and drink, they nourish themselves from the worship of Allah subhanaw taala the angels Don't disobey Allah subhanaw taala or so on Allah humma amerihome If I don't have my motto, and they do exactly as they're commanded, your fasting is an angelic exercise. You are imitating their worship of Allah subhanaw taala in many ways during that time, when you stand up and you pray at night,

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and you deny your body so that you can nourish your soul. And you find all of that above the all of that worship and the angels are descending and ascending with your name and with your deeds. Be like the angels be like the angels be like the angels.

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There's an element here that precedes the output of good deeds. And it's particularly relevant to this moment of Shaba.

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The angels love only for Allah and they hate only for Allah. They love only for Allah, and they hate only for Allah. What was it that allowed the companions of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam to prostrate their faces to the ground after decades of prostrating to idols was that they worshipped only Allah subhanaw taala they purified themselves from * all together. But what was it that allowed them to prostrate instantaneously next to people that had killed their own family members and persecuted them and did all sorts of evil things to them

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is that they were also doing that for Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, that they learned to love and to hate only for Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, and they removed their naps, they removed themselves from that equation altogether, similar to how the angels only love and hate for Allah subhanaw taala we're talking about the companion entrepreneur also the Allahu Taala and who this past week, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made your against him. But as soon as he saw him coming to him to say Leila and Allah, Muhammad Rasool Allah, He loves him so Allah when he was set up so much that I'm thinks he's the most beloved companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because that

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love and that hatred is only driven by Allah subhanho wa Taala by how a person connects that relationship to the most consequential relationship in their lives, that relationship that they have with Allah subhanaw taala just as there's a connection between Schoodic and Shanna multiple things that the scholar has mentioned that Shana can even lead to shidduch that a person can worship their hatred of another person somehow to where they will do anything, to bring down that other person to the point of leaving off their own Deen to ruin that other person. Isn't that the case of Iblees? Isn't that the case of the devil himself. But there is also a connection between last sincerity to

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Allah, the opposite of Schick and the willingness to let go of a grudge or let go of hatred for the sake of Allah.

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You know, the famous Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam where he said in the La Habra, Abdon when Allah loves someone, now that you breed he calls you breed it his salah. See it from the perspective of the angels yeah to breed in the bufala for Hebda Oh Gibreel I love this person. So love that person. Gibreel immediately loves that person. Gibreel doesn't need to hear anything else. I love that person. Because Allah loves that person. And then Jabra Islam tells the angels and all of the angels love because Allah loves that person.

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There is a continuation of that had

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difference Sahih Muslim by the way,

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when Allah subhanaw taala is angry with a person when Allah azza wa jal despises someone now that Gibreel he calls to be in yah Gibreel in the obihiro Fulani

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Yes, Allah subhanho wa Taala despises some of his creation. So you too should despise that creation to be right Islam despises that creation. Now in the situation of the one who Allah allows you allow the whole Cabal, I will muhabba Phalarope Allah subhanaw taala causes the love and acceptance of that person in the hearts of the believers to descend in the hearts of people around them. And for the one that Allah subhanaw taala despises Allah subhanaw taala causes a bulk ba also that ripples in to descend in the hearts of the believers for that person for that one. But the point is, is that just like the angels, they love and they hate for Allah subhanaw taala they feel compassion and they

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feel rage for Allah subhanaw taala and that's from their sweetness of Eman tasting the reality of Imam. And so when you see these Israeli soldiers posting their tic tock videos, doing the most repulsive things in Gaza as they massacre our people, I hate them for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala I despise them for Allah. Because what they are doing to our brothers and sisters should bring a range should bring a sort of rage to me, but a righteous rage. This is disgusting.

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I can't tolerate this. Allah azza wa jal puts that in our hearts as believers, that's part of faith to hate them.

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But at the same time,

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if you love and you hate for Allah, then when it comes to your own personal dealings, and when it comes to those own your own grudges, the things that have happened in your own life, people that have offended your ego, your willingness to give that up for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala is also always presents because of your love for Allah subhanaw taala

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if you were to imagine Allah subhanaw taala saying to you, oh my servant for me, let it go. For me, let this person go for me forgive.

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Would you really say no to Allah? subhanho wa Taala

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is it really worth getting in between you and Allah? subhanaw taala does your love for Allah subhana wa Santa allow you where they are for those for whom Allah to hipbone? Allah, who Allah come, let them forgive and pardon? Don't you want Allah Subhana Allah to forgive and pardon you? Does your love for Allah subhanaw taala not consume your heart in a way that you're not going to let that grudge not going to let that hatred take root inside of you and consume you? Isn't Allah worth it? Just like with his loss, I'll give off everything else for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala with my personal worship,

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I'll also give off everything else for my own personal being out of my love for you, Oh Allah, because it's not just putting your face on the ground and prostration it's your willingness to put your cheek on the grounds also for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and say for Allah, I will forgive for Allah I will let it go. And sometimes it's much harder to do the latter than it is the former. It's a lot easier when you tell someone prayed the AMA live for 30 days Hamdulillah you tell someone to pick up a phone and call someone they haven't called for three months? I don't know about that.

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For Allah

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I don't know 30 years for Allah pick up a phone, swallow it. Put your ego to the ground put your cheek on the ground for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala I don't know. And you know what happens as time goes on? Your hatred for that person only gross. Your grudge only gross. The distance only gross for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala Are you willing to swallow the bitterness? Are you willing to say yeah, Allah for you, I will show the essence. I will show that excellence and I'll relinquish it for Allah. Not because the other person deserves it. Not because it's good for my mental health. Not because it's good for my physical health. Not because you NO NO NO for Allah. Ya

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Allah for you.

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I will call him I will call her. I will put it behind us for you. Oh Allah. I forgive. I forgive. I move on. You know dear brothers and sisters Subhan Allah we often talk about Ramadan. You know, the holding back from food and drink and not tasting what we taste so regularly throughout the day. But I guarantee you that if you were to show Allah subhanaw taala today or tomorrow, do it today. Do it tomorrow.

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Yeah Allah for you, I will swallow the bitterness.

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And I will apologize. And I will put this behind for you oh Allah.

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The gates of the heavens will open up to you but hidden in Lehi to Allah so that your deeds and Ramadan ascend and a sand and the sand and sand it might be the most beautiful thing that you ever did for the sake of Allah because Allah knows how precious our ego is to us. Our ego is more precious to us than our food and our drink. Sometimes our ego is more precious to us than our existence. Sometimes we'd rather die and be right. Then swallow it

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and allow that to move on.

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But if you want Allah to look at you and to forgive you, and you want to be included in those whose deeds are constantly ascending to Allah subhanaw taala Yeah, Allah for you, because I love you, oh Allah. I'm not going to make any more excuses. I will swallow it. And I will move on your brothers and sisters. In conclusion, you know, there's this famous Hadith where the prophets lie some of them. He rises onto the men bar and he says, Amin, Amin, amin, here are three steps on his man but it is Salatu was Salam.

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And when they asked the prophets like some why he said, I mean three times. And he said, Gibreel Ronnie Salam made your three times and I said, I mean three times. What did he make do out for? Love the man for

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Harboe hustle. May he be humiliated? What a loser. Man Andraka Ramadan?

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Well, um, you for

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a person who Ramadan comes upon and they are not forgiven. Why wouldn't they be forgiven? Why wouldn't they be forgiven? Well, if your gate never open to Allah subhanaw taala in the first place, how would you be forgiven? It could be that Shana that grudge that you're leaving there as a barrier. And the prophets like some mention, that the next year I was against the one whose parents grow old in their presence.

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And they're not forgiven by their presence. They don't show them exon they don't show them excellence. We live in a strange time. That tells you that it's okay to harbor that type of hatred even towards the people that brought you into existence in the first place. Strange times, yes. There are exceptions. Yes, there are abuses that crossed the red lines. Yes, all of that is there, but the default we'll call darbuka. Allah, Allah Yahweh Bill Walid ner. Sana, Allah puts your parents right after him. In that obedience. You've got to remove that Shana, and if a person has built up in their hearts the ability to have a grudge with their parents, then what does that mean

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for every other relationship in their lives? Shana? You've got to get it out of your heart. And the third one, the one who the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has mentioned in their presence and they do not send Salawat on the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, a person whose heart is filled with the love of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is not going to have space for hating the other creation. The one who loves the best of all creation, the one who seeks to emulate the best of all creation sallallahu alayhi wasallam the one who seeks to follow the Sunnah of the man who forgave the people that chewed the liver of his uncle, and caused his wife and children to die.

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You want to follow his sunnah sallallahu alayhi wa salam, if you're overwhelmed with that love of Him and His Salatu was Salam and loving his example and striving to be like him? How could you maintain a petty grudge when you have that prophetic example? And so you wonder how Ramadan comes and goes and you're not forgiven? Resolve it now. Tomorrow is the 15th Night of Shabbat. I challenge every single one of us. If there is any hardship, any hard feelings, bitterness between you and your brother or sister for Allah, initiate

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and put it behind you. May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to put our faces and our cheeks on the ground only for his sake. May Allah subhanaw taala make us like the angels who love and hate only for his sake. May Allah subhanaw taala make us amongst those who love the deeds that are beloved to him. May Allah subhanaw taala make us amongst those who hate that which is hated to him. Allahumma Habib Elaine al Eman was a yin houfy guru in our Kara Elaine Al Kahf Rodolfo Zuko Garcia or Jana, Amina, Rashida and Alana. I mean, there was Toffolo Lee welcome Marisa Muslim infrastructural in our local Rahim.

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