Channel: Riad Ouarzazi
Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah
My dear viewers, brothers and sisters, ladies and gentlemen as salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah. This is your host to the other zazzy and welcome back to another episode of reflections of Islam. What we're talking about this best guest Ramadan, and we talk about, you know, some pointers on how to welcome Ramadan. The first point was a tip about repentance to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we explain the meaning of Toba and why we should repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala Almighty God, but number two another on how to welcome Ramadan, his brothers and sisters, ladies and gentlemen, do not miss out from the blessings that descend in this past month.
Do not miss out from the opportunities that are in abundance, that in fact they sent in this special and blessing the month, the Prophet arisa two sentences in this habit, and it's how it is narrated by Obama or better no summit and reported by Ronnie harriton Hassan is a good Hadith that the Prophet Allah is a semi Ganga Ramadan. He is to say attackmen Ramadan, Mubarak, Shah como lo fi Ramadan has come. It's a blessed month of Sha como la houfy. Rama Rama descends in this place of the month as the Prophet is Assam says is up here Rama, Papa and then he he forgives the sins in this vessel month of Ramadan. You have to feed him papaya with the Hebrew he
and he answers the art in this lesson man yeah and in this best month of Ramadan. This is the month where the simplification of Allah subhana wa Taala is automatically granted wastage he will feed way on the election FEC config and then he looks at those who compete towards good deeds. When de la electrophysical for those who compete towards coming close to Allah subhanho wa Taala what you bet hippie commune medica and then the Prophet Allah Sufism says that Allah subhana wa tada he mentions our names to His angels of law right now.
Allah subhana wa tada is telling his angels all my angels look at my servant, Ahmed Mohammed Ali. Omar use of foreplay Maha Isha Khadija la hora, look at them, they are fasting.
Imagine a life mission your names to His angels.
What a beautiful blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then the Prophet it starts with some says, In the sharqiya man Halima Rahmatullah Ramadan, the Shakti The one who is unfortunate is don't who miss out on these blessings that descent in this vessel is really unfortunate.
And ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, my dear viewers, these blessings when they descend, in this blessed month,
how they find you, and why would they find you?
Especially in the west of the night? What would they find you and how would they find you in what state
sleeping, watching TV on your PC on your laptop chatting, wasting time
descending in abundance, and you are missing out on them?
Yeah, you're smart, my brothers and sisters, my dear viewers, you don't want to miss out on this opportunity. As the Prophet Allah Sufism says, By Allah you don't know whether you're gonna make it into the end of Ramadan. You don't know whether you're gonna make it until now until today and to the fraction of seconds from now you don't know. You see? Allah subhanaw taala He loves you so much that has given you another opportunity to witness Ramadan
so make it an outstanding Ramadan making the Ramadan like no other Ramadan before make it back. This is not the last Ramadan Imagine if this is the last Ramadan in your life.
How are you going to live it? How are you going to fastest? This how you need to fast Ramadan and every Ramadan make it as if this is my last Ramadan.
How many people that you know actually last year who faster than we do last year? We'll pray with you last year who admits pm went through last year and printed aid with you last year. They're not here this year. What are they are they gone?
Take advantage. Point number three ladies and gentlemen. Another point of how to wake up Ramadan. Asana, Asana, this is the map of Sudan.
This is the month of prayers. Asada, a Salah woman Malik is a man who come as the Prophet alayhi wa sallam used to say, as he was dying in his deathbed, he said, prayers, prayers,
that are the corner of the Prophet Cyrus of census in his hydrocodone by the student.
He used to say, what he said in this Hadith, that if
you burn and burn in committing sins for either sunlight tomorrow,
and then when you pray when you pray, it will wipe out all the sins that you've been doing, and then the pinata code and then you burn and burn committing sins for the summer to Mottola. But then when you pray, it will wipe out and cleans those sins that you done between First of all,
and then you burn and burn committed sins.
will human beings we make mistakes. We're not infallible Ladies and gentlemen, we do make mistakes with weak so the premises we burn and burn and committing sins for either sunlight tomorrow.
And then when you put it, it will wipe out all those sins and then
and then when you pray it oh my god, it will wipe out those sins and then you burn in Britain committing sins and then when you wait when you pray a shot let's say that and then when you print a shot, it will wipe up all those sins to mutton amoun follow up on
the Prophet Adam says and then you go back to sleep, nothing shall be written on you until you wake up the next day can be a solid
especially in the massage in this visit Mondays and gentlemen brothers and sisters specially the brothers
in the masjid because this is a training thing you know, Ramadan is an exercise.
So you have to build that habit of going and performing the praise in the masjid
by Allah Ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, you know, let me ask you a question this massages beautiful massages What are they made for? For people to come and visit them once in a once a year or maybe normal Donald Galloway. But let me ask you this,
which is fold First of
of course first of all is is for our history.
But a lot of people they go and they revive the sooner and then they leave the funnel deliver the fourth
hour massages are crowded Mashallah and Ramadan in a way, but for short term what happens? So we need to build that habit of praying the silhouette in the masjid, except if you have an excuse that goes along with the Sharia
and Islamic and Islamic auto excuse like you're sick like these like pulling rain, like some wind that you cannot really come out from your home and go to the masjid.
But please, please you know now let me ask you a question again. A
lot of people excuses are until the movies over.
Is that an excuse?
Or until the game is over? Until the soccer game is over? Or the football game is over? Or the basketball games or these movies over and busy as soon as they finish and then go to the masjid is there an excuse? Of course it's not an excuse ladies and gentlemen.
If our if our those pillars in our massages if they were to talk they will they will cry blood.
You know what the prophet Elisa to them says in the Hadith reported in Muslim
about the heaviest Salah, and for the the hypocrites, he says social Anisha
the prayer official and the prayer of Asia and he says if they were to know the good in them in these two prayers in the in the masjid, or like the Prophet says, if they were to know the good in them, they would they would go to the masjid even if they were to crawl to the masjid crawl into them as imagine if you were to know the good of these two prayers in German.
So of Salomon Brothers, let's build this habit. This is an opportunity really to build a habit of praying the silhouette inside the masjid
another inshallah who had a
pointer on how to welcome Ramadan. Ladies and gentlemen, as I said this is really a month whereby one should come close to Allah subhanho wa Taala as the doors of heaven are wide open
dismissed the month and in fact he said he didn't go back and look at the cedar of the profit is of Sam, how was it in Ramadan? He used to do all the good Subhanallah you know that he used to do it so to say that in Ramadan he used to do a lot more. He's to increase in the amount of doing good deeds is awesome, especially, you know, donating and spending in the cause of Allah subhana wa Tada. He used to be so generous, but in Ramadan used to be more generous and it's a little sad.
Why? Because everything is multiplied in multiforme in Ramadan $1 in Ramadan that you were to give a pound or ringlets or whatever it is any any amount of money that you give me Ramadan, the least you need to multiply it by several hundreds, the least
a lot more. That's only in omega.
It's an opportunity not to be really missed out. You need to leverage of these hierarchies that descend in Armada
and do not fit poverty Ladies and gentlemen, never feel poverty especially in this month. Donate and give for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah Tada. Let me share with you one story of the spice man by the name of Hatchimal awesome, listen up, had him Assam. He was a pious man, and he wanted to go for Hajj came to him his wife and she says well no you cannot go because we've got nobody to support us.
So you're the only one actually who works here so you can go and then came his daughter. He had bunch of kids but came his daughter one of his you know his youngest daughter. In fact she came to me she says that you want to go for his girlfriend as you are not aware that Allah is
Allah is the provider of lies the Sustainer unlike the nourisher
advocate, Allah subhana wa Tada. So if you want to go for Hajj, please go dead.
And then he decided to go. Of course he gave them some means of you know, food and whatnot. He didn't leave him some stuff, but he went for Hajj. But somehow Allah sure enough the house rent of a food. And he comes to test. The mother and the other kids. They came to this little daughter, the past one. And they all started blaming her it was because of what's happening to us now. We've got no food. You're the one who let your father go. is because of you now. And he started really blaming hers in there and then she was Myskina she's a little kid. She went out crying, crying To whom? To Allah, to Allah, Allah Zack, the nourisher the Sustainer
but he went for hedge, but somehow Allah Sure enough, the house rent of a food. And he comes the test. The mother and the other kids, they came to this little daughter, the price one and they all started blaming her it was because of what's happening to us now. We've got no food. You're the one who let your father go. It is because of you now. And he started the really blaming hers bombing there and then she was Myskina she's a little kid. She went out crying, crying To whom? To Allah, to Allah, Allah Zack, the nourisher the Sustainer
Allah subhanho wa Taala The one who says what he does,
if he might stainswhich ask you about me I am near I answered the call of the needy. The one who says warmer yet tequila is
the one who says whosoever says Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala shall provide them from ways and avenues. He's never thought of ours that
we all believe that Allah says that we as Muslims, that Allah is the provider, but do we act as if I was the provider? Do we live in accordance with this concept that Allah is the provider? Do you? Do we? Why do we did with one of the Muslims did with haram? If you and I believe that Allah is the provider? Why do we seek wrong ways and means to provide for our families. She went crying before Allah.
And then somehow the magic happens. The Emir of that of that town, happened to be walking with his soldiers, with his people. he happened to be walking by the House of Fatima Assam and he felt thirsty.
And he says I need to drink some water. Please get me some water. They went to the closest home to get him some water and it was the home of
so they get him some water. He took the water he drank and he says hamdulillah whose houses this? They said this is the house of Fatima Assam. This is Oh, is it that pious man? They said yes. So please call him I'd like to thank him. They said No, he won't for her she's not here.
And then he says, then it is a must on us to take care of his family in his absence. It is our obligation to take care of his family in his absence is what he said. And then look look at the beauty look at the gold look at the magic from Allah subhana wa Tada. He pulled as their currency the time used to be from gold. So he pulls the little bag from his pocket back in those small bags full of gold
currency and then he throw it into the house of Hatchimal awesome
that he just throw it into the US have had him awesome.
And the family became happy.
money but Allah subhana wa tada wanted more. Look, Allah wanted more more. What? Look what happened to me. He goes to his children. He says, Who amongst you loves me? He should do exactly as I did. If you guys really love me, then do as I did. And everybody all the soldiers, all these people that were behind them. They started taking you know, money from the pockets and throwing it into the into the house of Hatchimal. Awesome.
Amazing, isn't it? Amazing, isn't it?
I'm telling you.
And you know the mother now she's happy. Yeah. And she went to the doctor. Yeah. Thank you. Thank you. You know what your father can stay? He doesn't have to come back. Now, and then she was crying? Who the little girl Why are you crying? Maybe. Why are you crying? We're so happy. We're so rich. Now.
You know what she said?
She says lack of nada Elena mahalo constructeur Nina for K phenomenon. karako. Elena, one of the mukluks one of the creations of Allah has looked upon us and you have become so rich. However, if Allah Himself looks after us.
And he did he was Allah who said that people that man and his soldiers, those people to take care of the house of having a son, who's such a very pious man who put his trust in Allah and who taught his kids especially like that daughter, who taught her to put and delegate her affairs to Allah subhana wa Tada. Yes, to use the means. Take the means follow the means yet put your trust in the Lord of the means. Who is Allah subhanho wa Tada. So ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, this is your opportunity.
This is your opportunity, really, to come close to Allah subhanho wa Taala. With so many things that we can do.
By like I said Toba to Allah subhana wa Tada. Repentance to Allah subhanho wa Taala sincere repentance to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and rest assured that Allah Subhana Allah would accept your repentance and not to miss out from the opportunities that descend in this verse of the month the month of Ramadan.
As for the prayers
especially to build this habit of praying the Salawat inside the masjid in this in this blessed month of Ramadan, so that we can inshallah tada you know keep on doing so after Ramadan Why? Because we're not Ramadan is or we were not Ramadan Ian's we are Rabbani Ian's who do not worship Ramadan we worship the role of Ramadan who worship Allah subhanho wa Taala the look of Ramadan Don't we?
Imagine if there is a river but your home and you were to police yourself five times from that river as the Prophet Allah Sufism says, wouldn't would any any any dirt remain in your buddy the Sahaba said no elsewhere Allah and river clean, beautiful river flying or flowing. You know by the by your by your door in your home back outside as soon as you open your door and there's a river flowing in and then you were to go every day five times a day and clean yourself like take a bath a shower from that river with any dirt remaining your buddy
and then the profit is likewise the Salah, the Salah,
Allah subhana wa tada would cleanse you from your sins through the son
The coolness to your eyes, the coolness of the eyes of the Prophet It is such
a Salah additionally, VIP dad used to tell me that oh began we want to find some rest. Rest, aren't you rusty now yellow, so a lot. He's with family, you know, sitting with this, you know, and having fun
One as you'd go, oh Bella Nava, we want to have some rest. The Prophet used to find rest in the Salah.
Where do you find rest?
in the Salah? Have you felt the sweetness of Salah?
Have you ever felt the sweetness of the center? Have you ever made one when says that to Allah subhanho wa Taala and you never want it to come out from the search. Why? Because you've had something so sweet. something so beautiful, so sweet that you want to just remain in that search and not to come back out from that search.
Have you the Sahaba used in fact, to you know, spend the whole night making Sushil to Allah subhanaw taala so as the Prophet is awesome and so many generations
want it to be that habit
with the sutra
and then like I said, and in fact we serve at law, donating for the sake of Allah subhana wa tada
spending in the cost of Allah Subhana Allah tada without feeling poverty,
because that is Allah subhana wa Tada. And last but not least, ladies and gentlemen, let us all do some accountability. Someone has said there
has a bit accountability.
Before he used to go to sleep, he used to say mad at the corner because
what would you tell your Lord? This is?
before he goes to bed, he used to say Oh Allah, what would you tell your mama? If a If a cow was to trip in Iraq, Allah would ask you what, why didn't you pave the road? For that cow oma Have you paved the road for that cow, she wouldn't have tripped. This is Maha Sabha.
This is accountability. As he was distributing apples, the spoils of war overcame his son. And then he took an apple and had a bite of it. And then he took that Apple and he took that in, he opened his son's mouth, and he took the apple off of his son's mouth. That bite.
And then the son went out crying. He went home crying. So that went home. He opened his home and then he smelled apple. And then he was so angry. Why, who What did you guys get apples from? Is it from the spores? In other words, it's from the Muslims stuff that that spores that that Apple used to go to the Muslims first. His wife said, No, no, no, no, don't worry. Your son came crying. And they went with my own money and they bought him apple. I bought him an Apple
says let me tell you what law you know what when I took the bite off of his mouth, it was like I was snatching something off of my own body of my own heart. But I didn't want Allah to hold me accountable for one bite for one apple that was supposed to go to the Muslims first.
He would feed the Muslims before he would feed himself
not only himself but his family he would take care of the Muslims first before taking care of his own family.
This is accountability. So let us do some accountability brothers and sisters Ladies and gentlemen, my dear viewers, just from last Ramadan and Ramadan just from last weekend to this week.
You know if you were to go in and and write down all your sins and put them in one scale and then and put all your you know your good deeds that say all your goodies in one scale and put all the bad deeds in the other scale, which can you think would outweigh the good deeds or the bad deeds? I think most of us do bad deeds. If you were to count,
but you know what, who are we dealing with? Again, we're dealing with Allah Subhana Allah Allah for Allah. Allah, Allah
the Most an oft forgiving subhanho wa Taala The one who loves to forgive,
especially in this blessed month of Ramadan.
So do some accountability. Sit with yourselves today or tonight and go and lock yourself up in your in your room and then just do some thinking.
All your good deeds and your bad deeds and and and if men can note if the Angel of Death were to take your soul today, would you be ready to meet Allah? Would you?
If the issue of that was to come today and take you would you be ready to meet Allah? Would you be ready to stand before Allah today? Me? Me, Noah. Noah me. I tell you honestly, I am not ready.
But I'm hoping for Allah's mercy. Why? Because he is our hammer Rahimi. He is the most, the Compassionate subhanho wa Taala
the Most Merciful subhanho wa Taala of hamdulillah Honey, I asked him subhanho wa Taala to forgive all our sins in this blessed month, I asked him subhanho wa Taala to to grant us the highest level of agenda inshallah.
In this lesson, I asked him subhanho wa Taala to forgive our sins and not to prevent us from seeing his face in general in sha Allah tala. I mean I mean, I mean what hamdulillah have been had. I mean, may Allah bless you all my dear brothers and sisters, until another episode, I greet you with the greatest of wisdom and I see a salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.