Channel: Riyadul Haqq
18.05.2018 Jumuah Khutbah
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in our second day of this year's Ramadan
each year we hear
verses of the Koran and their commentary
as well as Hadees and their commentary about the month of Ramadan
we already know
many of its virtues as well as its laws
but just as a reminder
letters once again
listen to what law and the law
say about the month of Ramadan and its virtues.
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Oh believers, fasting has been prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those who came before you.
Look into the room perhaps you may attain.
This is the first verse which speaks about fasting in general, not specifically about the month of Ramadan, but in general.
Later we learn that Allah has made this fast obligatory
for the 29 or 30 days of Ramadan.
Fasting is one of the pillars of Islam, along with summer zaca, Hajj, and of course, the
Shahada theme the testimony of faith.
fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of the light ignore the alarm and relates headquarter by nan mahadi in his story, and by others, but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said William Islamorada
shahadat the Allah ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah when it comes to when it is occurred when he was so Mira mapa
that Islam is built on five things, the testimony that there is no god except Allah. And that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the messenger of
the establishing of Sunnah
the giving of
the pilgrimage to the house of Allah. And finally, we're so mad, I'm a bomb, the fasting of the month of Ramadan.
Allah says, Oh believers fasting has been ordained for you prescribed for you written for you made obligatory on you, just as it was for those who came before you. What this verse tells us is that fasting is not new. It's not an innovation. It's not a burden, some things specifically on this.
humanity has always fasted and fasting for prolonged periods, has always been part of faith and religious tradition.
And we are merely continuing with a noble practice, which has many benefits, primarily spiritual.
For that last panel with Allah says Allah Allah come to pass
As you may attain
what this verse tells us in categorical terms
is the benefits and the wisdom of fasting.
One has a last panel with Allah made fasting, obligatory office
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Now, fasting has many benefits, physical, mental, disciplinary.
And these are well known, well documented, and in fact, continue in medical and scientific research proves again and again. The immense benefits and wisdom of remaining hungry and going without food.
It has many medicinal benefits. When the body fasts, it actually begins to cure and repair itself. But apart from the physical benefits and the mental benefits of fasting, rather than delaying the manner in which we think we think if we go without food and drink, it dulls your mind. I feel groggy, sleepy, this is mental and psychological. It's because it's because of our dependence on caffeine. We are so accustomed to waking up to a cup of coffee or a cup of tea, and then sipping tea and coffee throughout the day, to keep us alert and awake. That indeed, without coffee and tea, we undergo withdrawals.
the reality is that remaining hungry and thirsty and fasting around far from telling the man and making one groggy and sleepy actually create sharpness and alertness, it creates clarity in the mind.
But apart from these physical and mental benefits which are there, which are accrued by fasting, which are good but which are ultimately secondary, this is not the primary purpose of fasting in Islam. Allah has not prescribed fasting for us, so that we may accrue the physical or mental benefits though they are welcome. They are a bonus. last panel who was Anna says Allah has prescribed and written and ordained fasting for you with one purpose in mind, that
perhaps she may attain.
Now we hear this word a lot duck Wah, wah. What exactly is the Aqua we say the fear of Allah which is true, but it's a partially
the Aqua is very simple.
The Aqua is the consciousness of alone.
whereby a person then becomes cautious of
taqwa is the awareness of Allah, whereby one becomes wary of a lot.
But when it comes from God,
so that one means to guard to protect, and it's also a noun referring to anything which guards or protects. A shield is.
a barrier is a duck.
That's a tough one a noun and it's also a verbal noun meaning, the process of protecting and guarding.
So that this is why this is the meaning of duck wah. And what's the meaning of duck? Well, we the last panel who were there and Allah sees Yeah, Johan levina. Armand de la haka. Takata. Oh believers observed that one in respect of Allah dakwah should be observed in respect of a law. So what's the meaning of the law in relation to Allah, it means guarding oneself, protecting oneself from the displeasure of the last panel.
And the only way a person can be wary of a law, be cautious of a law, which is a mean of duck law is by being aware and conscious of the last panel with or without consciousness of a law, that can be no caution of a law without awareness of a law that can be no awareness of a law. So
what fasting does is bring the Presence of Allah subhanho wa Taala to the mind, heart and soul of a person. It makes them conscious and aware of a lot of religion all the time, and someone who is conscious and aware of a lot just like in normal human behavior, if we are aware of someone watching us,
then we are wary if we are conscious of some someone observed
We are cautious in our behavior, even infants.
It's well known and documented that even infants two to three years old, we may think they don't know much or understand much. But even infants if they are conscious of someone, whether it's an adult or another child, or a parent, watching them observing them, infants at the age of two have been known to modify and change their behavior in order to please or appease the observing individual. So if that's the case with infants and children, then as adults, we are extremely conscious of what people think of us of how people see is. So if we are aware of a camera, monitoring, and recording our movements and behavior, we are well behaved. If we are aware of
someone watching us, then we modify and change our behavior accordingly.
We do this all the time. So imagine how cautious how wary how well behaved, a person would be, if they are able to develop that awareness of Allah and consciousness, consciousness of Allah and realization that Allah Subhana Allah is watching me and observing me all the time.
That's why it was sort of La Silla love it, who was some of them said to jabril alayhis salaam when he came to him in a multitude and gathering of the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu. In the famous incidents recording data recorded by Mahatma Muslim and others, and in the wording of a man Muslim.
Jubilee rally Hassan asked him about Islam, and then he man. And then the third question was, Melissa, what Essa? So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, and that was the law, and the law for Islam doesn't offer.
The sun Islam is simple Islam is the external act of submission. Islam means submission.
And that means when a person is submit a parent's
when we pray when we fast when we gives the car when we perform the pilgrimage, when we abstained from Harlem, abstaining from heroin and observe,
all of these are external apparent acts of submission. They do not necessarily reflect in a belief and in effect, that's a higher grade. And this is why the hypocrites during the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they used to actually pray Salah with jemar.
So even the hypocrites during the time of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would be present in congregational Salah all the time.
That would match with the prophets of Allah hardy who was sending them they will travel with they would observe the fast apparently they would pray Salah not just individually but in congregation in the mustard on the back of the soul the loss of the law it will send them they would give them a car
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me merely showing the people and they do not remember a law except very little. So even a law testifies that the winner for all the hypocrites would pray their Salah, though they would do it half heartedly lazily and indolently, but they would still perform that still perform their Salah, and even in congregation. So Islam is the mere apparent submission of faith. It does not necessarily reflect in a belief, an image in a faith and he man, that was a second question. So Djibouti ready saddam said to him, what's up man, he said he man is that you believe in Allah and in the angels and the final day and in the box and the prophets.
And that's not just a testimony of faith verbally. Rather, that is true in a belief whereby a person believes with hearts and soul in Allah in the final day, in the angels in the box in the prophets. And then as a third question, there's a progression arise from Islam which is apparent submission to Eman which is interfaith. You can have Islam and have no email, but you can't have a man and no Islam.
And then the third question was what's next?
Until that I saw the last little alarm it was replied by saying SRM is that and that will the La Liga de la, that you worship Allah you serve Allah as though you see,
which is the highest grade.
And this is the stage.
This is the state of the prophets of Allah alayhi wa Salatu was
they lived every moment of their existence in a state of ersan as though not with the knowledge and the realization, the awareness and the conscience consciousness, that law who's watching us know, they were observant and watchful of Allah.
They saw the last panel with that or not with the physical sense of sight. That's not the meaning of the Hadees it means with the sight of one's heart consciousness, awareness. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the lower grade is for England, that are within the who Iraq, if you do not see him,
then that leads son is the knowledge and the awareness and the consciousness that Allah subhanahu wa tada is forever watchful and observant of me. So imagine how a person would be all the time how well behaved, how well mannered, how proper, how prim how upright, if they are constantly conscious, that last panel with the Allah is observing them and watching them, monitoring them and recording their deeds and their words.
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and he has great. So one last panel who without essays fasting has been made obligatory for you.
Perhaps you may attain taqwa.
That's telling us that Allah has the which Allah has ordained fasting for us, so that through remaining hungry and thirst, we become
aware and conscious of the last panel with data and develop such spirituality that
we create and instill taqwa in ourselves such that we are conscious and aware of Allah subhanho wa Taala, which will undoubtedly and inevitably make us wary and cautious and fearful of a loss.
Now, how does fasting actually achieve this just remaining hungry and thirsty? Well, just remaining hungry and thirsty will not do it. Rather one has to fast with the correct intention.
With the correct mindset, with the correct etiquette,
and for the fast to be a shield as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam describes it, one has to protect the shield itself and not damage it, or rip it or tear it by sin. Whether it's the sin of the flesh, which is actually quite easy to abstain from, but more difficult, more problematic, more lethal, are the sins of the tongue, which a person is unable to refrain from sometimes even the state of fat, we are fasting and we are bank bites and we are fasting. We are lying. We are fasting. We are leveling false allegations. We are fasting and we are indulging in rumors and gossip. We are fasting and we are using foul language.
If someone fasts in that state, then their shield is torn and ripped and tattered. It's useless. If the fast has been damaged irreparably by the sins, whether they are the flesh or the tongue or even of the mind, then the fast is damaged beyond repair. All that will happen is that one will fulfill the obligation of fasting, but they will gain nothing from their fast except hunger and thirst. That's why as a man with a hammer to lay lay relates to the youth in his Muslim and so does it no manager Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said come in slot him in lay Scylla woman so yummy he drew what came in Chi Minh laser human pm he saw that there is many a fasting person who gains
nothing from their fast except
they can't so and in these later by mahadi the sort of loss of the love it who seldom says millimeter bolt azuri will only be for a cylinder handwritten fee any other outlet, who will shut up if a purse whoever does not abandon and shun
false speech and false deeds which means since so whoever does not leave aside and Shannon abandon false speech and false deeds, ie walls fasting, then Allah Subhana Allah, Allah has no interest and no need of their remaining hungry and thirsty. At the end of the day, a person will gain nothing from their fast except hunger and thirst. So one has to abstain not just from food and drink, and that's the original meaning of CRM and some abstention. Well, we don't just abstain from food and drink. We abstain from hot food because it's how long we abstain from drink because it's how long we abstain from false speech because it's how long we abstain from false deeds because they are haram
we abstain from we ensure that we are fasting not just with the stomach, and the throat, and the parched mouth. But with the lips, with the arms with the tongue with the hands with the feeds, we ensure that we don't walk towards anything that's wrong, that's the arm of the feet. We ensure that we don't touch anything that's haram that's the arm of the fat of the hands. We ensure that we don't listen to anything which is displeasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's a facet of the IRS, we ensure that we don't get glare, stare at look at Agha lands, anything which Allah which displeases Allah, that's the first of the armies. And
equally important that we ensure that we don't pass our lips and we don't work our tongue, and utter anything with our tongue, which is displeased on to the last panel. That is the fast of the time.
If someone doesn't observe the fast of the lemons
other faculties of the body and the senses, but observes the fast of the stomach and the throat by refraining from food and drink, then lawhon is a salsa lohardagan seldom have said that fast is meaningless, or person gains at the end of the day is hunger and thirst, they would have actually been better off not fasting and eating and drink.
So when a fast is proper, then it will create it's done with the right intention with the correct mindset, with the correct attitude and approach.
And the fast is comprehensive of the entire body, even of the mind and the heart, then that is a fast which will create the universe. This is why I sort of lost some of the love it was suddenly
in a famous headies later by Malmo Hardy and others, when he explains fasting, the sort of love some of the love it who send them sayings, Allah Subhana, who would the other essays, parts of the Hadith is Pudsey law, his original essays could have been a little illicium if it was equal to the malabu illicium. If in the holy war, Zb. Allah says, every deed of man belongs to him, except fasting, for it is for me, and one duration. he abandons his food and his drink and his desire for my sake.
Fasting is for me, what an exhibit him I shall reward it. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam continues by saying, or CRM or gym, and fasting is a shield. That's stuck. Well, as I said earlier, that wire is a process and it's also a thing.
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He doesn't say,
imagine this is one of the longest and most famous studies of fasting.
colossal Allahu alayhi wa sallam mentions what Allah says about
first and then he mentioned something himself. But when he explains fasting to the believers, he doesn't tell them. Fasting means you have to abstain from food and drink. No. How does he begin? He says, fasting is a shield. So when one of you is fasting on any given day, what should he do? abstain from food, refrain from drink, refrain from desire. Now he doesn't mention any of this. He says, the first thing he says, follow forth.
He should not speak in a vulgar, lewd, obscene rude.
That's the meaning of fasting. But sort of last Allah hardy who seldom begins his instruction of fasting with the tongue, that if you are fasting, then the first thing you should do is follow your fourth, you should not engage, indulge in her rougher and rougher means. leanness, vulgarity, obscenity, ruse.
One should guard one's tongue and what God wants speech was fast.
Second thing What are Yes.
In fact, colossal Allahu alayhi wa sallam says, One shouldn't see, one shouldn't even raise one's voice. That's actually an etiquette of fasting. Because succor means dim, clamor shouting. So for now, your fourth one is
one should not speak offensively rudely obscene in a vulgar manner.
But that's sinful, but assume the loss of the law it was something shows us an etiquette which is that whilst fasting one shouldn't even raise one's voice.
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whom they find mentioned in the Torah and in the in G Allah testifies that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has been mentioned and described in the form of scriptures in the Torah, and in the in G in the Gospel, and in the Torah.
others relate from some of the Sahaba of the law. What this description is in the previous scriptures,
and what is that description in one study? That's how about all the love and who say, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has been described in the earliest scriptures of the Torah and in the Injeel, in the following words, lays the before when what are the leave in what I have in fill as well.
But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is not harsh of tongue
or heart of hearts.
Was Harbin fill a swamp and no is he wanted to raise his voice in the markets, while in the markets. Markets are a place of den clamor, hustle bustle, and the raising and elevation of voices.
People often have to shout the whereas the trade the traders are shouting in order to promote and sell and advertise their wares. And to make oneself heard over that dinner and clamor. It's inevitable that in the marketplace, one has to talk loud. But even in the marketplace, the Hadith says a sort of loss of love it who seldom was softly spoken, and have a low voice, even in the marketplace. So imagine how he must have been in the home and in the machine.
So sudo la sala la Hardy, who sent him teaches us another etiquette whilst fasting, that was fasting, avoid even raising your voice for that as a son of the messenger Salalah articles. And then the third thing he says,
feeling sad, but what about and if someone abuses him, or quarrels with him, fights with him, then what should he do in response, he should simply say, in the middle slot him and in one narration of the heart itself in the middle and sign in sign model attain that he should say, I am fasting. I am fasting twice.
Someone provokes fasting is a real test.
And if someone fails during the test of fasting, they will never gain the benefits of fasting
And so whilst fasting, even in the face of provocation, even in the face of insults, even in the face of physical altercation,
one should desist from responding in.
Someone abuses him sweat, if someone abuses one swears at one insults.
Then one should exercise patience and forbearance. And remind oneself that I am fasting, again, part of the etiquettes of fasting is that he shouldn't respond in kind, rather, he should say, twice, I am fasting, I am fasting, what that rhythm actually mean. And what they explained by this is that the purpose is not to remind the other person.
Rather, it's to remind oneself, because if someone's abusive, and insulting, and quarrelsome and argumentative, and even belligerent to the degree of physically provoking another individual, they are not in the right state of mind. Their mind is clouded by the redness of anger.
Do you really think telling that person I am fasting is going to stop the bullet in its tracks?
He may even provoked me even further.
Because when a person is gripped by anger, they are gripped by shape.
wants some sort of loss of the love it was some sort of person who was angry. So he said, he said to this, how about all the love? I know something which if that person said it, the anger would disappear from him.
The anger would depart
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So the one of us Or how about the lover who went to him and said, If you said, If you said RO Billahi min ash shaytani r regime, your anger would disappear. So what was his reply? He said, Do you think I have a shape on with me?
That's the response of anger when a person is angry. In fact, he he rejected that advice of Rasulullah Salallahu it
because that's what anger does. Anger, the redness of anger clouds a person's mind, and it disables their thinking. It cripples
them machinery is crippled, it's damaged, stalled. It's gone haywire, literally haywire.
One should never expect to be able to speak sense to that person during their state of anger and cloud. So the words I am fasting aren't meant so much for the
belligerent individual who is provoking you and insulting you rather, they are meant for you.
And you should remind oneself I am first
and thereby, one, enable oneself to be patient and tolerant and forbearance and walk away. May Allah subhanho wa Taala enable us to stand the words of Allah and Allah.
May Allah make our fasts fast, protect our limbs, our organs, our minds, our hearts, our tongues, from the disobedience of Allah, may Allah make how fast a complete and comprehensive and such a fast that it develops that consciousness and awareness of a last panel Adana, thereby creating dakwah is also the law was
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