Ramadan Session – EP05 Make Dua
Channel: Quran Weekly
Series: Quran Weekly - Ramadan Session
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Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda explains the importance and power of making du’a, especially in Ramadan.
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah where Allah Allah he was he
said Mr de como Rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu so we had a little bit of a mix up there with the lines and the number and stuff and so apparently I was on the line without knowing that I was on the line. So inshallah since the session today is about do I we're going to start off by making sure that Allah forgives the Ramadan prep team, everybody say ami, all right, very good. Allah. So today's session is about I wanted to start off today's session by telling a story from
to talking about a story that is mentioned in the Quran. You know, a lot of times people have questions about how to make what is really, what is the purpose of the law? How do we go about in making supplication? How do we ask and beg from Allah. There's a very beautiful powerful passage in the beginning, in in the beginning of surah, number 19, sort of muddy him, where last portada begins to pseudo from the very beginning of the sutra and this pseudo sort of medium is also referred to as pseudo terrafirma, the sutra of mercy. Allah subhanaw taala begins gaff haiga inside the disjointed letters, and then Allah subhanho wa Taala says Vic rahmati Rebecca abita who's Acadia, that this is
a reminder or this is a mention of the mercy of your Lord upon his slaves Acadia alayhis salaam is nada Rebecca, who NIDA and Sophia, that remember back when he called out to his Lord in a very, very private, quiet manner. So the first thing we see is that Dr. Li Salaam is making dua to Allah. This is a prophet of Allah, making the art to a love for something that he desperately wants and he needs and he's trying to state his desperation before a line he's trying to make do it in such a way that is law cannot be refused, cannot be denied. And so what the first thing that we see is no doubt about who NIDA and huffy and that this is for emphasis that he called out to his Lord it
passionately and emotionally he cried out to his Lord, and he did so privately. So he went and found a moment he found a time he found a situation that was private, which being shared between solely between him and a law. And in that moment, he cried out to Allah and begged to be for a lot.
Now what did he exactly saying this to our How did he exactly make Dr. Bala, Rob be in the moment? He was stralla Ross who shaven? What am I couldn't be do I cannot be Shaka. He said, My Lord, my master Most definitely. I wanna love no money. My bones are falling apart, my bones are becoming frail and are becoming weak. So again, he states his frailty, he states his weakness before a lot. Because when you talk to a lot, you are talking to the superior one, the highest and the most noblest and the most superior one. And so part of the etiquette that we are learning here from a prophet and a messenger of Allah, is to state our weakness, our desperation and to state our need
before a lot and to humble ourselves before a lot. What shallow rocks who shaven, and he says that my head has become completely gray has gone completely white, meaning I've reached a very, very old age. So I've become very humble, very frail, very weak. And secondly, he says that I've become extremely old. So this is Zachary Ali Salaam, stating his weakness before Allah. And that is a very admirable thing when making the law. But at the same time, he says, What can we do if he cannot be shafia? But at the same time, my Lord, my master might Rob I have never suffered when making your art to you, meaning you've never turned me down. I've never returned back from making draw to you or
left empty handed. So I've never been disappointed. I've never been turned down. And I'm extremely hopeful here today as well Oh Allah, that you will answer my draw your you will fulfill my supplication my request to you. And at the end of the day, you will take care of me.
What in the 15 Medallia numero de, what can a team or a TRP run for heavily militant Cavalier and then he states why he's making this up. So he says that I fear for the people that I leave behind, meaning. I'm not confident in the people that I'm leaving behind. But at the same time, my wife has not been able to bear a child. But at the end of the day, regardless of all of these facts, in spite of all of these things, I am here before you
begging you all a lot for heavily melancholia. All our pleas from your generosity from your kindness grants me as a gift, a son, a supporter, somebody who can support me and aid me in my cause in my mission. And he asks this as a gift Heba for heavily that I will I asked this from you as a gift, I don't deserve it. I'm in no position to demand it. But I begged this of you as a gift, yet he thought he was ready to send it out. But see, when he asks a lot, he said, Look how frail and weak he is. He talks about how old he is. He talks about how desperate he is. He talks about how hopeful he is in Allah. He stated the reason why he asks for this and even though all the circumstances and
all the odds are stacked against him here, he still begs of a lot as a child to be blessed to him as a gift. But then not only that, look at the type of child that he asked for. Yes, yet he to me with everything mentally as a child I will inherit for me and inherit from the family of Yahoo, meaning you will be a prophet and a messenger of Allah and you will be a leader of his family and of his people.
Would you hold up below the time and allow me Kim someone who is extremely pleasing to you make him someone who is who is very pleasing to you. Someone that you are extremely pleased with and you are happy with? Yeah, zekeriya in an Uber shoe, cubby hole that allows for a lot of what Allah answered the door this application of reality. So now, he said that we are giving you the good news. We are delivering to you we are congratulating you have a son is muya here. His name is yahia lemenager Allah whom in blue Samia, that we have never made anyone like him ever before. Yeah, Zakaria in Nova shoe Luca hola means Mu yahia lambda john lumen fabuleux Samia, Hanukkah, donec Allah subhanaw taala
them we're not to say that just like that, meaning we can fulfill your supplication we can fulfill your requests Acadia, just like that. In an instance, we can grant grant you whatever you are asking for. And even more than that, Father aboukir, who Allie Hagan, your Lord said that this is very simple, very easy for me to fulfill and to do what for the philosopher to come in fabulou. While I'm takushi and in fact, we created you when you used to be nothing, you didn't even exist and we gave you existence. So why would this be any difficult for us to grant a husband and a wife a child? Yes. Now the circumstances were that second son was extremely old, and his wife was extremely old, and
they have not been able to bear any children. But Allah says, as long as the father and the mother are there, this is a lot easier than creating a human being out of nothing, which Allah subhanaw taala has done.
This is a quick snapshot of how to make, why we make draw, and what to what to keep in mind when making draw. And then what is the outcome of the draw when made properly. We see the Curiosity some humbles himself. We see it as equity Ali Salam is very hopeful. He's he has full conviction that Allah will enter his daughter in this application, we see that the creality salam, praises and glorifies a lion states the blessing of Allah platinum, rugby, rugby, my Lord, my lord. And we see that he gives the reasons of why he's making meaning he turns this into a conversation. Too often our doors to Allah are just formalities. We sit down. dinner after dinner has an hour philosophy has
an hour an hour, we just recite a supplication. But we don't talk to the only time you're talking to Allah, Allah, my bones are falling apart, my head is going white, Oh Allah, you've always taken care of me, you've always been there for me, Oh Allah. So he turns this into a conversation with a law, a very heartfelt emotional conversation with the law. And we see that when he presents his need and the situation to a law accordingly, the or when he presents his need and the situation to align this manner. Then accordingly, Allah subhanaw taala takes care of him a lot immediately fulfills his due on his request, and Allah subhanaw taala it gives him a son not only up another place in the Quran,
we are told that Allah subhanaw taala medium a prophet made him pious made him righteous made him modest. And Allah subhanaw taala gave him a wonderful son, who will Hannah Miller do now was the cotton we're gonna talk to you later on into the money of Allah tells us that Allah subhanaw taala meet him very caring, well butter on bydd you can Giovanna Aasiya that he took care of his parents and Allah did not make him somebody who was very hard for very evil. Well, hi Nana. Mila done and he was very soft and gentle and loving as a human being. Why Nana mooloolah was that cotton? Not only that, but he was pure on the inside and he practiced charity and gave charity to the poor and took
care of the poor. Well, kinda tough the yen. And above all, he constantly was Cognizant and mindful of Allah subhanho wa Taala and he
Got a very strong relationship with Allah. I wanted to start this off so that we would have a good perspective in terms of how to make DIY to make, what to keep in mind when making draw. And when we make dua to Allah subhanaw taala in this manner in this fashion, then how Allah will respond to our door and Allah will take care of our two hours. So this is a sample from the Quran from the life of the prophets, prophets, Acadia Ali salam, think about this fact. We are learning what a blessing of Allah that Allah is giving us an insight into how a prophet of God how a prophet of Allah Alayhi Salaam, Zachary alehissalaam would make dua to Allah. And one of the greatest miracles that is
mentioned in the paper on a lot granting a son to Second Reality summit a very, very advanced age, some of the books of Tafseer mentioned and being 7080, even over 100 years old, 100 plus years old, that Allah subhanaw taala took care of him in that situation. So this gives us a very good insight. This gives us a very good understanding of how and why we should be making the law and what we should keep in mind when praying and supplicating to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Now, what I'd like to go ahead and do, inshallah, here today is to talk a little bit about some of the more technical aspects of making glide like I'd like to actually provide to everyone here today, You shall love some bullet points, certain instruction that we can keep in mind when making the first and foremost thing you have to understand is making draw is a command of Allah.
Allah commands us to ask him, in fact, there's even a Hadith of the prophets, a lot of him which tells us when someone does not make dua to Allah and Allah is angry with that person, and less pleased with the person who continues to make dua to Allah, because it's a fulfillment of the command of Allah. It's as soon as the profits allottee some, and it actually is the one of the greatest manifestations of our faith in human and belief and trust in Allah. This is stating the Hadith of the prophets Allah, in which he says, a doula who under a Bada, that do our supplication making law to Allah that is a bother in and of itself. In another narration, the prophets a lot of
them says, do I owe muscularity bother making god this is the core and the essence of ibadah of worship and servitude and slavery to Allah. So we have to understand that do i is a command of a law. As soon as the prophets Allah is a practice of the believers. And it is the one of the greatest manifestations of our belief in our human and convictions in Allah subhanaw taala in the Quran in surah hoffen I in number 60 Allah says we'll partner up book on your Lord has said, who do Rooney meaning he has commanded? He has said make do odd to me supplicate to me as the tubular Come, I will answer you. Allah has said in the Quran that your Lord has said, Make do odd to me. Seek from me ask
of me and I will enter you in sudo TL dr is number 186. A very powerful, I have the Quran which talks about Dora Allah subhanaw taala says What does Allah carry by the army? For anybody? That Allah commands the prophecy? He addresses the prophets, Allah says, When my slaves asked you about me, then tell them that I am extremely close. Wu Ji boo Tao with a diary. He that Donny? Allah says that I answered the call of the caller is a very interesting construction. In the Arabic language. Allah says I answered the call of the caller. Why? Either Danny, when he calls out to me see something very interesting here that we find out is, or let me complete the ayah then I'll explain
funniest said he boonie. So let him answer me. Well, you know, be and let him believe in me, that I know who we are soon so that maybe hopefully, possibly they will find some direction, they will know how to live their lives. What this is, is a lie saying that let the people know that the slaves of Allah know that he is very close. And Allah himself in the first person he says, I answered the call of the caller when he calls out to me. What that tells us is that the issue of our daughters being answered by Allah is not a question of if rather, it's a question of when it's not a question of if it will our daughters be answered or not. We learn to always be answered. No, no, no, our laws will
be answered or less guaranteed that in the Quran, but the question is of when When will our dollars be entered? When we make dua to Allah? You see allies waiting allies on standby waiting to answer our laws and our supplications and allies waiting on standby to answer our laws and supplications the onus is on us. The responsibility is on us. The only delay is on us. It depends on us. When we asked Allah, He will enter into us in our supplications he's waiting he's on standby. He says I'm waiting for you. That's
He says I answered the call of the caller when he calls, meaning Allah subhanaw taala repeats this is repetition. This is the most basic form of tokita of emphasis in the Arabic language Allah repeats the word of calling to let us know that look, it's all on you. It's all on you. It's all on us. It's all on me. That allies waiting to answer my supplication, my drive, it's just on me. Will I call out to Allah when I call out to a lot how I call out to Allah? And he's waiting by to answer my glass, to answer my call to fulfill my request to take care of my supplications. And that's something very powerful. I'm a huge even majority that there are who were actually forced to wager.
That who is it that answers the call of the distressed? Ie that there are who when he calls out to him? What do you do?
So Allah subhanaw taala, in another place in the forum tells us that who's the one that answers the call of the distressed when he calls out to a lot we actually pursue, and he removes any type of harm or difficulty from the believer. Of course, it is a lot, what em Cisco love will be looking for that gushy fella who in law who, that when you were afflicted with some harm or difficulty or adversity, no one can remove that from you except other than Allah, no one can remove that from you other than Allah, except for Allah. So that's something very powerful to keep in mind.
Now to talk a little bit about now that we understand this and we kind of have this in mind, that this is the nature This is the understanding of what is doing and do are literally means to call out supplication is to call out now we talked a little bit about the technicalities or the the bullet points in terms of making drama.
The first and foremost thing is
what are the conditions of having our do as accepted by Allah? What is required to have our supplications and ours was answered by Allah. Number one, sincerity Eamonn to believe in Allah, obviously, but also to be sincere. To sincerely be asking a lot. That's why in the Parana law commences with the older bakudo burdwan were Kufa there are lots of hunter which Allah says that call out to your Lord. Call out to your Lord.
In with humility, make dua to Allah with humility. And number two, make dua to Allah quietly and privately, sincerely, sincerely make dua to Allah. And that is a drug that is answered by Allah. The second element that makes it extremely effective, and makes it a type of Tsar that we call monster job. It's a drug that is answered by Allah
is to not have any type of
to avoid asking for haram things, or to not be speaking inappropriately to Allah, meaning to avoid any type of inappropriate behavior into two are the basis for this is a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, which I will relate to you here. It's a hadith and mentioned in the Sahih Muslim, narrated by Abu Dhabi, Allahu anhu, where he says that the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him said, use the Jabu Lila RBD Madame yedder be if men were okatie rT Rahman Rahim in that the prophets a lot of Assam says that this the DA, the slave, the drive of the slave is answered and is fulfilled as long as he does not ask for a sin, meaning he does not make do art in order to fulfill
a sin. He's not asking a lot to facilitate the committing of a sin. Now many of many of us might be sitting there listening to the saying, well, that's common sense. Why would we ask a lot to help us fulfill a sin to help us commit a sin? Why would we do that? But we have to understand that when we ask Allah subhanaw taala for things that can only be achieved through impermissible means, then it also falls into this context in this category. So that also needs to be kept in mind. Oh, Katia, atira Haman or there is not in the slaves there is answered as long as he does not seek anything in his jaw, that will result in the cutting of family relations. So as long as a slave of Allah makes
to where he does not ask for any sin to be facilitated, and he does not ask for any relationships to be severed. And then the prophets Allah assumes that one more thing, my lamb your sturgeon, as long as he does not rush things. He does not rush things in regards in seeking things from Allah in making dua to Allah. P llegado. To Allah. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam was asked, my dear john, how could a person rush things in making
the profits a lot? He said I'm sitting here, Hulu, he says, but TAO to put down to film Aurora used to Jabulani. He says I asked and I asked I made Brian. I made it
Don't think my prayers are going to be answered. I asked and I asked me, Do I and I mean, I don't think my prayers are really going to be answered that he takes that type of a tone. And he thinks this way, he says these types of things for your staff, in the Delica, where there are, because the prophets, Allah Subhana, Allah, we see the Prophet system says that it's not just that when a person behaves this way that is drying, this application will not be answered. But the prophet who loves him actually talks about the psychological, spiritual effect of thinking this way and saying these things, the effect that it has on a person, the prophet SAW some says, For your sassy lorinda
Dallek, then he will start to lose hope in that situation, we had to do, and he will stop making.
rather a person has to positively reinforce, after making glad to Allah, and a person has to continue to be hopeful, in the mercy and in the blessing of Allah, knowing that Allah hears him and Allah will take care of him. So that's the second thing, number one, believing in Allah and being sincere with Allah. Number two, not being inappropriate in Ardrossan, that could be three things. Number one, where we asked for the facilitation of a sin. Number two, where we are
seeking something from a law that would result in the severing of relationships, or number three, that we rush things where we become impatient with a law. And we say, oh, I've been asking, I've been asking, I don't think my laws are going to be answered, because not only are we disrespecting a law, and when we do that, but at the same time we are having we are basically we are we are having a negative impact on our own resolve on our own determination. And after some time, we will lose hope and we will stop making grace of the process. Some says don't do that. The third thing that adds the element of acceptability to the draw the application of a person is having firm convictions. Knowing
with your hope, believing with your, with your whole heart, with your entire being, believing and having having full conviction, not having a shred of a doubt that Allah will take care of you. And Allah will fulfill your due on your supplication he'll take care of you. It's very, very important to keep that in mind.
There's a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that is mentioned in the jamea of humanity meeting. This is also narrated by Apple who laid out all the low annual where the profits a lot of drummers reported to have said who the Aloha make do it to a lower unto movie nunobiki Java. While you are in the condition, Allah says make dua to Allah supplicate to Allah while y'all are in the condition in the situation, that you have full convictions that your drawers will be answered by a lot while mo and Allahu Allah used to G Buddha
and know very well that Allah does not answer the door of the person mn huntable who's often thought men who have the who that Allah does not or rather excuse me, and the law legacy gebouw do I? Do I mean the husband halfling The Who? That love does not answer that to our that comes from a heart that is disconnected from a law that is neglectful of a law that is heedless of a law that is disconnected from Allah. So the prophets Allah tells us that may go on to allow while you're fully understanding, you have full convictions that Allah will enter in your laws. Why? because keep in mind the simple fact that a lot does not answer. And the low latency we do i mean helping the VA
fill in the who, a lot does not answer the door. That comes from a heart, which is disconnected from Allah. So there we understand that a lot of times we focus that the door is coming from the tongue, the dog comes from the heart. The art comes from the heart, so our words can be as beautiful as we make them. But if glide is coming from a dark place in the heart, that is disconnected from Allah that is not helpful in Allah. Allah does not answer that there are verses that our words could be broken, we could stutter, we could not even know what to say properly. But is that to our comes from a place in the heart that is hopeful, that is lit up that is illuminated by the hope and the mercy
of Allah subhanaw taala then know very well, that that is a drug that is answered by Allah, because it comes from a place of hope. It comes from a place of conviction. And that is a third thing that to keep in mind when making draw. Now I'm going to go ahead and address an FAQ here a frequently asked question, kind of in the context of this third point, to keep in mind the condition from having to ask accepted by a lot.
A lot of times people ask the question, Well, you know, I've been making lots and lots of dogs. Well Allah, but my prayers my dogs have not been answered by Allah. How do I know that my prayers are my answers my dogs
supplications are being answered by Allah. There is a, there is a hadith in regards to this. That is the continuation
of the previous Hadith that we were talking about. Actually it's a different variation of that's a similar narration from above sorry those who did not do long wine who that is mentioned in the Muslim interview Mr. Mohammed Rahim Allah tala where Mr. Mohammed Rahim Allah
reports his Hadees that Abu sereda who deserved a lot more honorable narrated that the Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam said, madman, Muslim and yet there will be Darwin that each and every single Muslim when he makes a draw, they Sofia is Manuel alpha tr to Rockman in La, la will be out. That's another thing, that when a person makes a draw, that is not asking for the facilitation of a sin. Nor is it asking nor is it seeking the severing of family relations. Then Allah gives him one of three things Allah gives him one of three things what is one of the three results outcomes of the drive a person number one in my a huge Allahu Dawa to who number one that his or her either the who
who who that are lost control and Salah will fulfill his request meaning whatever he's asking for will be granted to him. Number two what ima and yet deceit I'll have an update on number two is that Allah will store this to offer him in the asset
meaning it wasn't good for him in this world so local storage for me the aka number three what in my in your city fine who mean a su Misra. That or Allah subhanaw taala and your city fine who mean a zoo in Ethiopia that Allah subhanho wa Taala will avert some harm from him in exchange for his line his application. So the profits a lot of him is telling us that the outcome of a drive is one of three things. Number one, either that person has given whatever they asked for because it's good for them in this life. And next. Number two, it's not good for them in this life, it's better for them in the hereafter. So law stores that for that person keeps it reserved for that person in the life
of the hereafter. And understand that realize when a person will show up on the Day of Judgment, and he will see what he will receive in exchange of His laws being answered in the world what he will receive in the Hereafter, he will actually hope on that day that none of his laws were answered in the world, and all of his laws would have been kept for him in the life of the hereafter. So that's such a huge blessing of Allah. Number three is that what he's asking for is not good for him in this world or the next. So what a lot does is a lot in exchange for that. Allah subhanaw taala takes care of the person a lot averts turns away some harm from that person in exchange for the drive that
person palu he then looks at Allah, Allah who accept the Sahaba the Allahu anhu is so beautiful. When they heard this Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, they were like, oh snap, that's amazing. He didn't look silly. They said O Messenger of Allah, we're gonna start making lots and lots of law, the prophets a lot he sent them, of course, being the prophets a lot. He said them, he responded to them, he said a logo, no matter how much more do I you might make allows ability to fulfill your draws and answer your draws and fulfill your requests is that much more abundant, that much more greater than however much you might be able to make? meaning no matter how much draw all
of your put together might be able to make a law can answer more to us than the maximum amount of dollars that you can make. So ask Allah as much as you want, and know that Allah will continue to take care of you, and will continue to give you one of these three outcomes to your dogs. So hon Allah, this is the mercy in the benevolence of Allah subhanaw taala.
So that is that answers the question about having, how to have our dogs accepted? And also kind of in the context of that. I also wanted to address what is the outcome and have a do I how is it law answered by Allah? So we see here that none of our dollars go unanswered, that the outcome of that is not a single Do I have a believer goes unanswered. Allah answers and fulfills all the laws and supplications requests of a believer is just on us to understand Allah does for us what is best for us because he knows what is best for us.
The next thing that I want to do is I just wanted to kind of talk about the format and the layout of making draw, what is the prophetic method of making draw? So I'm just going to mention a few things. I'm not going to get into a lot of detail so that we can inshallah, stick to the time that I've been allotted here. Number one is the prophets a lot of them taught us to begin and end
to begin and end every single day with the praise of Allah and sending Peace and blessings upon the prophets. Allah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah.
So praise and glorify Allah, this in the context of this, I'd like to mention one
More point, there's a there's the I end up on our last panel a town that sells us.
Allah a widow, man, Lolita Allah with their own rock man, that all messengers saying to the people say announced proclaim will do a lot of either order of man call out to a law or call out to our man be Abundantly Merciful am matadero however you call up for a smile, then he has the most excellent and beautiful of names. When he lacking a smile her snap for the room will be hard, and for Allah alone are the Most Excellent and beautiful of names. So call out to Him using his beautiful and excellent names. So we begin and end the redraw. by praising and glorifying the line the best way to do that is use the beautiful powerful attributes of Allah inshallah I'm actually working on,
you know, a seminar, a class and even some materials that will be published online in sha Allah, which will be detailing the meaning and the understanding and the beauty of each and every single one of the attributes of Allah. So May Allah subhanaw taala allow that to come to fruition, allow us to inshallah, be able to implement that. Secondly, begin and end every draw, if you know, begin and end every draw with the praise of Allah. Number two by sending Peace and blessings upon the Prophet sallallahu sallam. This actually a very powerful, beautiful prophetic principle that was taught to us by the prophet sallallahu sallam. He taught us language called aloha Malaya shrewdness, that
person cannot be grateful to Allah who is not grateful to the people. By sending peace of blessings upon the prophets. Allah is number one, the prophets Allah is him is the beloved in the Habibullah. The best way to win the favor of anyone is to say something nice to do something nice for someone that they love you I have two children. I have two little daughters that are you know, just everything. I mean everything to me, they mean the world to me. If somebody is nice to them, if somebody does something nice for them. I have instant love and affection and gratitude for that person. That person instantly wins my favor because they have such a special place in my heart, that
anyone that does something good door shows a kind gesture towards them. love and affection towards them has won my love in my affection. The Muhammad, Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the Habib and the Beloved of Allah, someone who shows love and affection and appreciation for the prophets, a lot of them has won the love and the appreciation, the affection of Allahu subhana wa Taala. So we start by sending Peace and blessings upon the prophets who loves him. Secondly, as I was mentioning, it's a prophetic principle, we cannot be grateful to Allah, if we cannot learn to be grateful to people, and no human being has more for us than Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam, I really encourage that each and every single person listening, watching, whatever the case may be reading, you know, each and every single person make an effort to learn about the life of the prophets a lot. So again, a resource that I can make available to you, I've been working on a resource developing a resource that will be an in depth detailing in the English language, extracting relevant lessons for the Muslim today from the life of a prophet of some sorts, a detailed analysis of the life, the biography of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and these sessions are recorded. And they are podcasts on the parliaments YouTube website. So if you go to Pelham,
institute.org, slash podcasts, you'll find this information there. And you'll find these recordings there and they are free, open to the public, you can download them, share them, and benefit from them inshallah share them with others and continue to make to offer us so I recommend you learn about the life of the process, and that will motivate you to send Salawat upon the profits, all of a sudden, when you sit down to make draw before Allah subhanaw taala. The second advocate of making lies to raise the hands, the prophet doesn't would raise his hands and spread his hands before a low when you would make draw. You know why this is the gesture of a beggar? You know, I'll be very
honest with you, this is something that's really hard for a lot of people, those of us who might have maybe, you know, grown up just knowing to make law we were taught by parents and macdrive. We sometimes even we take it for granted, we don't think about that. But somebody who maybe isn't regularly making draw, when you spread your hands like this, it's it's very difficult to do. Because when you do that you step on your ego. You basically turn yourself into a beggar and you beg and you plead and you cry. You say Oh Allah, please, I will law please.
And you beg before Allah. It's a very, extremely humbling experience. I recommend everyone implement this.
Number three, we talked about having firm convictions, in the fact that a lot takes care of us and Allah will answer our prayers.
But at the same time, we have to make sure part of the same etiquette is to not be doubtful in our words, nor in our body language. At the same time, be very humble. Be very sure and be very convinced and be in almost borderline insistent. When you make draw
insist when making lobby for las panatela. There's something that the scholars have mentioned as part of the etiquette of the law. What that means is, of course, we don't talk arrogantly to a low enough boss in the long run. But you know, when a beggar when a beggar is hungry, like he's starving, his stomach is like rumbling. He hasn't eaten anything for a day or two days. He doesn't sit there and casually say, you know, maybe if you think possibly you might be able to spare a little bit of food, then, you know, hook a brother up.
a beggar doesn't ask like that bugger, who is truly desperate for something for food. He says, Please give me food. And he grabs you by your leg, and he won't let go of your leg and he says, Please, literally, if you keep walking, you'll have to drag him by your leg, because he won't let go into begging and pleading and crying tears streaming down his face. Please give me food. Please give me food. He'll insist on receiving food, because he's desperate. When we make dua to Allah express your desperation before Allah, beg and plead and cry before Allah. That's why there's even a narration which the prophets Allah tells us about crying when we make dua to Allah, if we can't cry,
make an effort to cry at least try to express your desperation before lo and making drama.
The last thing that I mentioned here in the etiquettes of making draw before last kind of Watada
is to seek out the recommended times of making go out,
seek out the recommended times of making go out there are many, many different times when the prophets Allah has told us about the significance of grace being accepted during that time. There is the last third of the night in which
there's a hadith bootsy that or there's a hadith luteum, which Allah subhanaw taala actually says, Is there anyone who wants to be forgiven so I can forgive him? Is there anyone who wants to add something so I can give it to him? Is there anyone who needs something so I can alleviate his need? Allah Himself asks and seeks out beggars at that time to give to them to grant to them. So the last third of the night which means wake up a little while before the time of budget, you know, this is Ramadan prep. So in preparation for Ramadan, when we set our alarm for suhu, set your alarm and extra 1015 minutes early five minutes if nothing else,
in may do it at that time, and beg Allah subhanaw taala at that time, another time that is related to the month of Ramadan, that is an amazing time to make draw, that draws are accepted is when we break our fast when we break our fast. So similarly, when we decide to break our fast when we have our alarm set for when we break our fast when we open our fast, set the alarm 510 15 minutes before that and sit down and macdrive that time, you know many of the great scholars of the past the pious people of the past, they would actually write down what they wanted to make draw for, so that they would have that consciousness that cognizance of mine. Like we make a to do list for anything
important. We set reminders in our devices for anything that is of any significance in our lives. Similarly set a reminder for this and make a list a to do list or to do our list. Everyone should have a to do list that they follow up on every single time they sit down to make draw before sir Who then before they thought so before we fulfill the physical need fulfilled, let's fulfill our spiritual need by making God to a love before sohoton before you've taught another very amazing time that is universal throughout the year. But Ramadan is a good time to build a habit in the practice of this is after every Salah make dua, you know, too often, you know, I teach the meaningful prayer
seminar and a lot of times I talk about this there as well. Too often. We by the time we're making the second law, we already have our first shoe on, like second to offer shoe. It's like how did that happen? I don't know. So that's our attitude when praying as well. We'd like to boom, and we just make a run for the widget. We're just out of there Peace out. So next time you pray, I believe in my surgeon or the loved one who used to teach his students and his family members. Yeah, my new Hawaii Jamal and mokuba save your knees and your situations, your circumstances for the next obligatory prayer. Because that's an amazing time to make do on your supplications will be answered at that
time. And then there are of course other very famous occasions for making GLAAD there's a time there's an hour there's a time slot on the day of Friday when dogs are accepted and many of the scholars majority of disclosure of the opinion that is after so often outside on a Friday until negative that is the time withdraws are accepted. And then there's a lot of other occasions and we can start off with just these three four that we talked about here. I for every salon before he thought before so he would make draw at that time and it shall our draws will be accepted by Allah subhana wa Tada.
What I wanted to talk about now was what are some major barriers that we have to make an effort to remove from our lives which can block our door from
being accepted by Allah. There's one major primary thing. And that is the disobedience of a line or life. Specifically, the consuming of how long? How long can consumption? How long consumption makes a person renders a person's law
unacceptable. A person who is not accepted There's a famous Hadith of the prophets Allah, where he talks about a person who, whose hair is disheveled, his clothes are dirty, he's traveling, he's hungry, he's thirsty. He's desperate. Meaning all the conditions in which a driver person would be accepted or all combined within this person. And he turns his hands in his head, his face to the heavens. And he says, oh, love, please take care of me. Oh, love, please take care of me. But the prophets Allah says and now you said yeah, Buddha Who? How why would his driver be accepted? Why? Because his clothing is has been bought with money that was earned through impermissible means
lying, stealing, stealing, cheating, selling and buying of haraam items. What he eats comes from her own means what he drinks comes from her own means his pieces rent with hot Amin's meaning his entire lifestyle his entire life is fueled and funded by things that are purchased or bought through impermissible means that are acquired through things through routes that are haram and permissible, whether that be alcohol or pork or even interested in eba usery. So with understand one thing here, a lot of times he This is another thing where our ego gets in the way, this is really touchy topic and subject there are probably lots of people watching right now who are saying, you know what, this
was going great. This goes going fantastic until this guy started to say he decided he was going to tell me what not to do anymore. I'm very humbly going to say one thing to you. I'm not telling you what to do or what not to do. Because I'm nobody, nobody cares what I think nobody cares what I say. I'm a nobody. This is a line, this messenger telling us what to do and what not to do. And we turned this into an ego thing. Oh, brother, you know, what about this, and I heard this and I read that and I thought this and I thought that put all that aside, even if based on certain fatawa based on certain rulings of certain scholars, for certain people, in certain circumstances, something
impermissible would be permissible. And I don't deny that. This is not a fifth discussion here. Otherwise, I would get into it. I would get into it. I could explain to you what those circumstances or situations are. But we have to understand that we have an individual responsibility to ourselves into a law to try to live our lives not by law, but live are not to live our lives by football. Excuse me not to live our lives by fatwa. But to try to live our lives by taqwa. We have an individual responsibility, spiritual responsibility to ourselves into a law to to not solely only continuously live our lives based off of fatwa, which is the bottom line. But occasionally, we have
to challenge ourselves, I cannot enforce the law upon anyone else I can't. But I have a responsibility to myself into a law that there comes a certain time and place where I have to try to live my life based off of what would be most pleasing to ally in this situation. Let me think about that. Let me take that into consideration. And understand one thing, that when I consume her arm, and I try to find justification for it, I don't harm anyone else, I only harm myself. Because that's the Hadith of the prophets, Allah tells us, my da is rendered unacceptable.
My Drive is rendered unacceptable. So I only harm myself when I do that I damage and hurt my relationship with Allah.
next thing that I wanted to talk about here, there was actually a lot that I had in mind that I wanted to address. I really can't
recall everything off the top of my head. But inshallah The next thing that I wanted to talk about here was
something very important that we all have to keep in mind in regards to making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is
what will actually choose me one thing that I wanted to talk about real quick here was, I wanted to actually share a sample of Aquinas application with you here today. And I wanted to share a sample in a sample of an application in a drawer that is related to the month of Ramadan, so that Ramadan is around the corner, where we're about 10 days away from the month of Ramadan. So there's a lot that we can all utilize during the month of Ramadan. That door is a door to profits allows him to talk to each other the lohana actually I shall be alone. Why not ask the prophets Allah? What do I should I read during the last 10 nights when seeking out Laila
In the drought that the prophets alleged tartar was Allahumma in Mecca for one to hit bola Africa for Omni Allahumma in Mecca for one to help Bula Forfar for Omni Allahumma. Aloma means Oh Allah. Some of the scholars explained that when we say Allahumma, this is inclusive of all the attributes, and the names and the qualities of a las Katana. So it's a very powerful word. At the same time, this is a very unique word that is used only and only to call out to a lot. So it's a very powerful, emphatic way of calling out to a lot and that's why many of the prophetic supplications that the prophets Allah do some talk to us. They begin with this phrase, Allahu
Allahu Allah in Mecca, or LA, most definitely you and only you. So there's emphasis here and we are directly talking to Allah, Allah Most definitely you and only you are food one, you are the one who is our food. Our food is an attribute of a lot that comes from Allah Allahu Allahu in the Arabic language means to disregard something to not mind something to look away from something. That's why they would say I put him down the house has been abandoned, the house has been abandoned. So Allah means to disregard to not mind something. Allow fool is the one who abundantly continuously excessively disregards, overlooks and does not mind. So Oh ally, you are the one who excessively
continuously consistently overlooks the wrongdoings of people in the car, who would do hiwula alpha. But on top of that, we say Oh Allah, not only are you that person, or are you the one on one law, you are allowable, but you know, a lot of times now, when the lagging muscle Ilana, for Eliza, most exalted of examples, laser committed, there's nothing like a law. But at the same time, linguistically, language wise, meaning wise, let me explain what this application says. When you describe someone as being very, very generous, or you describe somebody as being very, very hard working, maybe that person is hard working because of their circumstances. They don't necessarily
like to work as hard. But they you they're working hard because of their circumstances. So when you describe them as hard working, sure it's appreciated, but maybe they don't like to actually work hard. They're just having to do it because their back is up against the wall. When we say I love my neck are fooling Oh, like you're the one who excessively overlooks and disregards the shortcomings of your slaves to HIPAA law for for to HIPAA law for but then we go on to say and you love to overlook the shortcomings of your slaves. You love to overlook our shortcomings out a lot for me, so please overlook my shortcomings. I love my in the guy who won or lost most definitely you and only
you are the one who continuously constantly overlooks the shortcomings of your slaves to help with alpha, and you love overlooking and this regarding the shortcomings of your slaves. For me to overlook this regard my shortcomings look up beautiful and elaborate this application is and this is a supplication that we can use during the month of Ramadan when we wake up at night and we pray in the night and all day long while we're fasting continue to read the supplication a llama in the car for one to hibbeler alpha sophrony make this a habit memorize this understand it, learn it, teach it to others share with others making yourself a god I get to work, invest in yourselves invest in your
offset and make it a practice and then continue to read this throughout the month of Ramadan it will be a very very inshallah resourceful thing, beneficial thing for all of us involved. And I finally wanted to end my session here on da
ba by mentioning
a story that again will kind of give us some perspective.
You know the Battle of butter, and I specifically wanted to talk about the Battle of butter because the Battle of butter occurred during the month of Ramadan. According to the majority of historians and scholars of this era, excuse me.
According to the majority of the scholars of Sierra and the historians, the Battle of bundler occurred on the 17th day of the month of Ramadan in the second year of the prophets residence in Medina, Tillman Amara,
the second year of hydro after migration.
We all know the story of the bad luck but it's a beautiful, wonderful story, inshallah, maybe another day or another time, and also eventually in the Sierra lectures in the Sierra podcast, we will eventually get to the Battle of weather and we'll talk about in more detail there. But generally speaking, we're somewhat familiar of what occurred on that day how glorious and amazing that day was.
But what we don't
Focus on enough is what transpired and what occurred the night before the Battle of
the night before the Battle of whether
there's a narration there's a hadith about the prophets, Allah Shem, which tells us
the prophets a lot, he sort of had a tent. And he was in camped along with the Sahaba. But he had his own private tent. The night before about the burden of avocado, the loved one who walked into the 10th of the profits on late at night, they have a battle the next day, he walked into the 10th of the process and late at night, and he found a prophet, somebody said I'm making dua to Allah.
He found the process of making drugs will look. And the scene that's been described is that the prophets a lot of them had his hands raised above his head.
And he had his hands raised above his head, and he was crying stream for tears were streaming down his face. He was crying tears were streaming down his face. And he was making do I get his hands above his head. And he was insisting with a low and making blah, someone saw that he was moving his hands like this, when making Guatemala. And he was praying for those for the victory of the Muslims. The next day in the battlefield, he was praying for the protection of the Sahaba, or the alarm, one of us praying for the establishment of the religion of a law on this earth. And he was had his hands raised so high, and he was shaking them repeating them so much, that he was wearing a shawl. One of
the one of the ways in which the prophet SAW someone dressed is that he would cover his upper body with like a rap like a shawl, that the shawl became undone and it fell off of the shoulders off of his upper body.
And we look at it'll be a long one who walked in, and he picked up the shawl and he put it on the shoulders of the prophets are loving them, and seeing the profits of them crying and making God like this over and over again. Look under the a loved one who broke out into tears. And he came and he covered the prophets a lot he suffered from behind him. And he said, Your daughter has been accepted on messenger of Allah your God has been accepted by Allah. Allah has answered your prayers on messenger of Allah Allah has answered your prayers. That was the night before brother before every great achievement before every great accomplishment before any significant moment in our lives. It
needs to be preceded it needs to be it needs to
be done with first making logical line needs to be preceded by law.
Every great accomplishment and achievement in our lives will be will follow the law will be the outcome of our doors will follow up for a glass and that will also ensure that every great achievement and accomplishment in our lives will be a blessing achievement and a blessing accomplishment like the achievement and the accomplishment in the Battle of butter which occurred you know 1400 plus Ramadan's ago. So similarly let's always try to make dua you have a big day up ahead the neck tomorrow you have a you have a job interview, you have an appointment you have you know, a test and exam.
Proceed that withdraw
lead to outcome before that make sure before you set out always before you embark on any important tasks in your life, start by making go out to Allah and try to keep in mind and remember everything that we talked about, because this will make this will ensure this will make sure that your dry will be effective and inshallah be nilla e to Allah as we talked about it will be accepted by Allah believes that and know that and know Allah will do for you what is best for you at the end of the day.
I real quickly here I wanted to you know thank the Ramadan prep.com team for putting this program together you know it's it's just knowing some of them personally and actually some of them being students of mine as well I know that they set out on this task you know months ago weeks ago that for weeks they've been working diligently to make this possible I mean I come here I show up here for an hour and I talked for an hour but they really did put a lot of sacrifice and work into it so make sure you remember them in your to us who are remember making law and I should go ahead and mention this as well that you are that will you make for someone in their absence is accepted by a
law so the Ramadan prep calm people are not at home with you. So yes, you're gonna on Facebook and on Twitter make draw for them to encourage others to make to offer them as well. But privately quietly, before you get to bed tonight after you pray a lot to the mother groups a lot in a shot tonight. See a little to offer them inshallah, and make to offer them that Allah subhanaw taala bless them, reward them and bless and reward their families as well until I give them the best of this life and the life of the hereafter. Secondly, I wanted to apologize to everyone for the little bit of delay, and also for the
rasp Enos of my voice
hamdulillah we just finished up or unintuitive it's a summer program that I teach every year, Arabic and tafsir and we just wrapped it up actually,
you know, two days ago basically and then I had another program that I had to do yesterday. So, because of that I haven't had time to recover yet. So that was a reason why I was running a little behind and also that's the reason why my voice is the way it is. And if I seem a little out of it a couple of times here I just kind of blanked You know, my brain broke it's we'll do a couple of times they're in the middle of the lecture and so the reason why that happened was I'm still just trying to recover from the intensive but at the same time, I want to appreciate everyone for being patient with me and you know, you know, staying staying here with the conversation and
you know, listening and watching so May Allah subhanaw taala bless and reward all of you. I also want to request everyone to make draw for me and for my family, in our families do make a lot of sacrifice when I'm here on camera, it's at the expensive time with my family. So I want to request everyone to inshallah remember my family and in your eyes. And lastly, I want to acknowledge all the different you know, all the different
organizations that are working together to Mashallah bring
Ramadan prep to you from different different aspects we have Ramadan prep.com the website itself that is bringing you this live streaming audio and the the the presentation, we have Muslim matters. org that will be posting inshallah, a transcript of today's session, and we have put on weekly, that inshallah we'll be posting these videos on their YouTube channel. So again, want to you know, give a shout out and minghua and sages are co located on May Allah subhanaw taala bless reward all of these organizations organizations, but on weekly Muslim matters and Ramadan prep for making all of this possible. May Allah subhanaw taala accept from all of us and May Allah subhanaw taala give us the
guidance that Sophia the ability to practice everything that we shouldn't hurt, so hon Allah He will be handy. He sort of Haleakala whom I'll be handed knows how to Allah Allah Allah enter the saphira one or two.
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