Ramadan Session – EP01 Go the Extra Mile
Channel: Quran Weekly
Series: Quran Weekly - Ramadan Session
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We are past the half way point of this blessed month. Shaykh Abdul Nasir gives an encouraging and motivational reminder to excel and work harder for the time we have left in Ramadan.
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu Quran Weekly hamdulillah it's really a pleasure to be speaking to everyone about a blessing and very beneficial topic as the month of Ramadan. The topic I wanted to discuss with you today is kind of making a push for a little bit more striving for excellence making that extra little push, pushing your limits and pushing your boundaries just a little bit, pushing yourself a little bit further and a little bit harder in order to achieve a little bit more. The reference that I have, in the where I'd like to connect this to is actually somewhat interesting. It might not be a very obvious connection, but I think when the discussion is
over, I think everyone will shala hopefully benefit from this.
The Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he left the city of Mecca and migrated to the blessed city of Medina, there were the people of the unsought who had first come to Makkah a couple of years in row and accepted Islam and eventually, you know, wanted to take the profits holiday send them back to Medina, and base the, you know, the Tao and the message out of the city of Medina.
So there was actually an agreement in place. And part of that agreement was that, you know, because they knew the process Salaam had some, you know, the Quraysh basically had some beef with the prophets, a lot of them that those issues were pre existing, that part of the agreement was that if somebody attacks the city of Medina, then we'll defend it, we'll fight along your side, because we live in Medina as well as our home as well. But if you Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or the Muslims who have migrated to the city of Medina, if you go outside of Medina to engage in a battle or to basically engage in a confrontation, then we're not obligated, we're not compelled to have to
join you and support you in that fight. And in that confrontation, and that was part of the agreement.
When the Battle of the first major confrontation went into occurred,
and but that is actually quite out far outside of the city of Medina. When the Prophet salani sent him was going for the Battle of butter, that same issue came up. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam told everybody, Alright, we're going
to take care of the situation. And he didn't really ask the unsought, the Muslims of Medina to join them or not. And they in fact spoke up when their leaders spoke up and he said that all messenger of Allah, if you're waiting for our response, then understand that we will not say what bunnies are, he said to Musa alayhis salam is have Antara buka katella in nahoon acari do you and your Lord can go and fight. We're gonna sit right here. Rather, we will come and also fight by your side and also help you in this cause. It goes on to say and this is something everybody knows the Battle of brother was how many Sahaba participate in the Battle of other 313.
Which really, really remarkable is that the Mahajan own whose fight it primarily was, there was only about 70 some odd Mahajan in the Battle of butter.
The vast majority, two thirds of the two 313 are the unthought of Medina people who weren't obligated to go, but they still went and took place in one of the greatest victories in Islamic history. One of the most glorious moments in the history of our oma
because they were willing to go the extra mile. They said yeah, we're not obligated to go. But we want to take part we want to do whatever it is that we can do. And it was that same reason that they became so beloved to the prophets allottee center that the Prophet of Allah Salaam would make one for the one time he was sitting, and he saw some women and children of the unsought passing by and he stood up and he said a lot more free lunch or what do you have nylon saw one in a nice Island saw when he Ola the Lancer Viola Viola de la ami, Allah Oh ALLAH forgive the inside and forgive the women of the inside and the children of the unsought and the grandchildren of the unsought. So much
love for them. One time he saw a group of the Anthony said I swear to Allah, you are some of the most beloved people in the world to me. The prophets Allah The Some said that if all people would go in one direction, oh silicon, NASA huadian
was helical, and Saraswati and NFT Ansari ansara went in a different direction, the select to ideal and so I would go the way of the unsought
and so that's the type of attachment the process I'm happy, the unsought, they were blessed by a lot
were loved by His Messenger. Why because they were people who are willing to go the extra mile, people who are willing to push themselves a little bit harder and a little bit further.
And that's the opportunity we have here in the month of Ramadan, you've probably done, you know, quite a bit. And I know there's always room for improvement. But let's say some of you have even really pushed yourself. Use this as an opportunity to push yourself harder. If you've given charity, give a little bit more, don't just give that which is comfortable and convenient. Give that which pinches and hurts us a little bit like working out. If you just if you run 30 minutes, and you've been running 30 minutes, three times a week, for three years. There's a point in time where running for 30 minutes three times a week doesn't even require any effort on your part. It's natural. So
anybody who's a fitness expert will tell you, you got to push yourself a little bit harder. You got to run 35 minutes a day. And that extra five minutes is what I'll do the job. So if you've prayed Mashallah taraweeh every night tonight pray a little bit of extra.
If you've recited if you're been reciting half pages of Quran every day, today recite three quarters of images. If you've been reading two pages of translation every day, today, read four pages. If you haven't been sitting in the Holocaust every day, during after the tarawih prayers, sit in the dark city after taraweeh prayers, push yourself a little bit harder and make this Ramadan count. Those are the people that succeed those are the people that benefit those are the people that increase and inshallah This will make this the best from Oban inshallah, that all of us have experienced to date. May Allah want to accept from all of us, again may allow us to accept this Ramadan from all of us
and make this a very beneficial month of Ramadan, which is our Kamala Haider, salaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh
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