Ramadan A Spiritual Month
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we are in the final few days of Shabbat.
And there's a lot that can be said about the upcoming month of Ramadan.
We can speak about its virtues.
its relationship with the holy quarter.
What we should do what we shouldn't do in the month
we can speak about the virtues of fasting
and the virtues of the recitation of the Quran the virtues of charity in Ramadan. Ramadan is a huge topic.
And we could devote entire sessions to just one single aspect of many different aspects of the month of Ramadan. But today, as has been announced,
what I wish to concentrate on is
the theme of spirituality in Ramadan.
Ramadan is a spiritual month, it's a month for spirituality.
That's what I would like to focus on.
A lot on STEM.
And I'm a mom of all the months of the year,
especially is a month of spirituality.
Let's just take a look at ourselves
as humans and our origin.
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Of course Allah has created the whole of creation, but
apart from inanimate objects and apart from other living
organisms, such as plants and trees, etc. The four main categories
which are regarded as being of a higher existence, than the rest of creation, are beasts and birds,
humans and the angels
and if we look at just these four categories,
we will see many similarities and a number of differences.
First of all with the highest form of creation,
when a lot created the angels
a lot created them from pure light from normal
meaning or a shadow the alarm high relates to heavy recorded by Muslim in his sorry that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Allah has created the angels from law from law
and the law has created the jinn from
the flame of fire.
Last created you human beings from what has been described to you, ie the dust the soil of the earth. So Allah has created the angels from more from lands
and the law has fashioned them and mold them in such a way that the angels have no desires, no physical needs, they do not rest they have no need to rest. They do not eat or drink, they have no need or desire to do so. They
have no relationships, they do not procreate.
There is an existence of light
and of virtue
and total obedience to Allah.
As of last season, sort of scribing the angels, they are soon Allahumma amerihome we have our Luna my Maroon, the angels do not disobey Allah. In watts he has commanded them to do.
We are following them. And they do what they are commanded, instructed to do.
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be able to hear
the angels. They never precede a law in Word.
They are meaning they are forever obedience. There is no interjection on their part. They do not do. Allah will try to outdo a line anyway.
When Allah commands them, or gives them an instruction, that is no interjection, there is no pause, there is no protest. Rather, they listen silently and attentively and obey their very nature is one of obedience. As all of these verses show lives, all of whom will hold, they do not proceed a lot in Word, won't be able to hear him at all, and they do have his commandments. They act on his commandments, they fulfill His commandments, that is the very nature of the angels. And each Angel has been assigned a task. That whole existence revolves around the fulfillment of that individual task, regardless of what it may be. And of course, there is a hierarchy, even amongst the angels.
But that's the world of the angels. They have no needs no desires, no inclination to eat, drink, rats procreate.
Their whole existence is one of lights and obedience and the worship of the law and the sphere. In fact, their breathing has been described as at the speed in itself, their whole existence, they evolve, that the speed that forever hemming the praise of Allah and His glory. This for them in itself is a form of inhalation exhalation. This in itself is a form of breathing for them. So these are the angels created from light.
Their existence is one of lights and one a virtue and total obedience, they undergo no change. That's the most important thing in our discussion, they undergo no chain.
So the angels do not rise, they do not fall in Islam, there is no concept of a fallen angel. It leaves was never an angel. He was of the jinn. So it's incorrect to believe or to think that at least was an angel, who then fell from grace, there is no concept of a fallen angel.
Islamic teachings are that the angels are as they are, they do not deteriorate, they do not fall from grace, and they do not rise higher than their current station. Allah has created them for a particular purpose, from light, to live a life to live a life, of obedience of virtue, and they are as they are, they undergo no change
of these four categories. So apart from the angels, on the other hand, further down, we have the beasts, beasts and the birds, the animals and when I say animals, I speak of both the beasts and the birds, animals and birds, they all live a certain existence and Allah has created them in a certain way.
The angels Allah created them from law from law and law also
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and the animals, Allah created them from the dust of the earth.
And having created them from the dust of the earth, Allah subhanho wa Taala has given them certain characteristics, and a lot has also instilled in them certain needs and inclinations.
the beasts and the birds, they live a life of eating, drinking, resting and procreation.
For the beasts and birds, these things are not just necessities, but also luxuries.
They have a need for these things, but they are also something of pleasures.
Similar to the similar to the angels, the beasts have not been commanded by Allah, to obey or to live and behave in a certain way.
Similar to the angels, a lot panel with Allah has kept the beasts and the birds as they are in a static state, they do not fall from grace. And they do not rise to a certain station or level they are as they are. beasts do not undergo the change that we see in human beings or that we would expect to humans.
lungs also deprived the beasts and birds of intelligence. Of course, all living things have a form of intelligence without that.
But I'm speaking about the high intelligence, the high intelligence of the angels of the human beings. For the gym, the beasts have been deprived of that level of high intelligence.
But they have the best deal needs and inclinations and behaviors of eating, drinking, self survival, procreation, and even rest.
And in between these two, the angels and the beasts, a lot of order Allah has created jinn and men.
And the jinn and men share qualities with both the jinn and men share call humans share qualities with both the angels, as well as characteristics with the beasts.
So, for instance, Allah has created angels from lions.
Allah hasn't created humans or jinn from Lance, he was a loss creator from the dust of the earth
and the age and the jinn, Allah has created from the flame of fire. But just like the angels, Allah has endowed both jinn and humans with higher intelligence.
However, while sharing some qualities and characteristics with the angels, humans also share many characteristics and attributes with the beasts because we have been created from the earth.
Similar to the beasts, we also have certain needs, and these needs
are also inclinations and pleasures in themselves. The need to eat, to drink, to learn to rest, to live and to procreate.
So in some ways humans
are like animals, they share these qualities and attributes with them. However, humans have also been endowed with higher intelligence like the angels.
However, for both men and jinn, there is one crucial difference between them, the angels and the beasts. The angels are static in their states, and so are the animals they are static in their state. But humans and jinn are not static in their condition. Humans and jinn rise and fall,
and in fact, they can rise to be greater than the ancients, in some aspects,
and they can also fall from grace to such a low level that Allah Himself describes them in the Quran. In the following words, some hymns Allah says, Allah, Allah, Allah mobile home oven, these are like cattle name, they are even more misguided.
So depending on a human's behavior, his choices, his actions and deeds, the human can sink to such a low level and to such a low depth of depravity and best the reality that Allah describes
The same things as being worse than the capsule.
And the capsule here is not specific to just capsule. But it's in Arabic. Sometimes, a specific name can be used such as cattle, but the references to animals in general, rather than particular forms of livestock. However, the same human being, depending on the deeds, and the choices can rise to such a level, that rather than describing them as being beasts, or worse than the beasts, a lot actually both of them to His angels.
In salted Baqarah when Allah subhanho wa Taala
relates the story of the creation of Adam and Eve.
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And when your Lord said to the angels, I'm about to make a deputy on Earth.
They are the angel said when you place on the earth, one who will spread who will spread corruption they're in and who will shed blood. When we are here.
We him your praise. And we Hallo your name. A lot said in reply. I know what you do.
And then when Allah created Adam alayhis salam.
Allah says, Why Allah, Allah smart, Allah have mercy
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Allah says. And he taught them the names of all things, all the names, Allah taught them all the names. Then he presented these names,
or not the names but the objects, which were named a lot presented the the named objects to the ancients.
And he said to them, inform me of the names of these things if you are truthful.
They said, hallowed be your name. We have no knowledge except what You teach us, or what You have taught us. Very You are the most knowledgeable You are the most wise. Allah then said
to Adam alayhis, salam, O Adam, informed the angels are the names of these things. Then when the when the mining has Salaam hadn't formed the angels of the names of those things, a lot of dressing the angel said to them, Did I not say to you,
that indeed I know the secrets of the heavens and the earth. And I know that which you were which you would reveal and which you would conceal.
So by virtue of knowledge, and the names of things that a lot of taught to Adam alayhis salaam, but not to the angels, Allah proved his superiority over the angels through through knowledge.
That's what law did at the very beginning. And for many hobbies, we learn that a law speaks of his creation and his servants to those who are in his presence. So inactive later Varma Muslim in his he was sort of lots of love from the library.
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reciting the book of Allah and studying it amongst themselves,
except that tranquility descends upon them, mercy envelops them and the angels surround them with the gutter who will love even in the UN Allah mentions them to those who are present in his assembly.
The angels Allah speaks to speaks about them and mentions them in a very
Proud and boastful way,
just as a last set to the angels, then I know what you do not
part of that knowing what the angels did not know is that the humans indeed could sink to that level of bestiality of sinfulness, that they will spread corruption on the on the earth, and that they will shed blood, and that they will cause mischief. But unknown to them, but known to a lot
is that the same human beings could rise well above that, and not just well above that, the scales such heights that Allah would boast of them to the same angels in the future.
So human beings, just like the jinn
can undergo huge changes and fluctuations.
Why is that? Why is that the case with human beings
and not the angels and not the animals, a lot of what the AMA has placed as here as a test.
And part of that test is to obey Allah azza wa jal and fulfill His commandments and be his deputy on
both as individuals and collectively as a whole, as the whole of creation. And most importantly, the reason why human beings are so different
is that and why they can rise to the heights of the angels, or sink to the depth of the animals. And when I say rise to the heights of the angels, this doesn't mean that human beings in general can become better than the angel. They are actual grades. This isn't the time for the discussion, but just so that I can dispel any misconception, the
certain specific individual angels are indeed better than the whole of creation.
So not the whole of creation. Let me put it this way. The prophets of Allah Allahu alayhi, WA Salatu was Salam are better than all the angels.
And amongst the angels, certain individual angels are better than the rest of creation, after the Prophet sallahu wa Salatu was.
Then, in general, the extremely pious of the servants of Allah, especially amongst the companions and disciples of the prophets, and even wa Salatu was salam, the true saints of Allah can be better than some angels, but certainly not better than all of the angels, especially the likes of jobaline and Mika evali, who salon. So when I say,
a human being can rise to the heights of the angels, or even better, I'm not speaking about all human beings and all the angels, but keeping this distinction in mind, which I've just explained right now. So, what makes the human being changed so much that he can sink to the depth of the animals and the beasts All rise to the height of the ancients, or even better.
The reason is, humans
made up of two distinct
and the spirits
we only see, and we only tend to understand the body.
And indeed, as far as the body is concerned, that body
is the entity which shares so many characteristics with the beasts.
We have bodies just like beasts, eyes,
senses of smell, sight, touch.
And we share these with the beasts.
Just as the bees were created from the dust of the earth and its soil. humans were also created from the dust of the earth and its soil.
Our nourishment is always from its origin. Since we were created from the soil of the earth,
this body, which originated from the soil will be sustained from the soil, just like the beasts. Our food comes from the ground.
Whether we eat vegetables, or whether we eat animals, those animals themselves have been nourished on grass.
And that's where the food chain eventually ends. The food chain will trace itself back to the earth.
Humans, birds and
beasts have been created from the soil of the earth, that's their origin. And that will also be the source of their nourishment and their food.
So we just like the bees have been created from the earth, that's where our food comes from. That's how our origin, we share so many qualities and attributes, food, the need for food, drink, rest, and procreation. In that bodily sense, we are no different to them. And in fact,
when it comes to categorization,
humans have always been placed in the category of talking animals, that's what we are.
there's something distinct about human beings, something very unique.
If we are just simple animals at the end of the day, with the same bodily organs and functions with the same senses of touch, sights, smell, taste, etc.
If we share the same characteristics, as the animals of
food, drink, the need for rest and procreation.
Then why are we on Earth, so different to the rest of the animal kingdom? Why is human beings who unique have this extreme high level of intelligence, that we are able to live and organize our lives in the way that we do?
That is something unique about human beings, and that high level of intelligence has been fused in men from a loss
a unique sense, all of these things come from not the body, but a different entity. As I said earlier, human beings are made up of two distinct entities. One is the body, which we always tend to concentrate on, which at times is the only one that we believe exists, but there's another entity to human beings. And in fact, that entity, that being that essence of men, is far greater than the body, and that essence is the Holy Spirit.
In fact, man, is man, not because of the body of flesh, blood and bones, but man is man because of that rule, and that spirits
because it's connection.
And its origin, its origin is divine, divine, in the center is celestial, not divine, but its origin is celestial. The body has come from the earth. But the root, which has been blown into men into the body of man has not come from the earth. It's come from the heavens, Allah subhanho wa Taala, when he created Adam alayhis salam alaikum, did not create the body and then instruct the Creator, the angels to push straight to the body of Adam alayhis salam, no, Allah azzawajal says as is mentioned, in two different places of the Quran, both sort of hedgerow and sort of slant, Allah says for either so way to who won a photography in a row, he forgot Rola who such de la size that he instructed the
angels for either So wait, then when I have fashioned him meaning up, perfectly formed the mold of him, one of the fee human
and I have blown into him of my spirits for Carla who started in the new fall before him in frustration. So what the angels frustrated to was not the body of Adam alayhis salam, as it was the rule and the spirit that Allah breathed in.
That room is what makes men men.
And the last panel horadada created the rule, not just about the money, his salon,
but the whole of creation,
before the body
and the root was blown into the body. In fact, long before our bodies existed.
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and each parents,
their children, and subsequently from each individual, their progeny, one after the other.
One, what is the hello and remember when your Lord extracted from the backs of the children of Adam, their children, watch alumina and foster him. And he made them all witnesses against themselves all over themselves. And addressing all of them, Allah said, a list of Arabic. And remember this took place in the world of spirits.
And Allah said, a list of that have become, Am I not your Lord?
And they all replied in unison. Yes, Allah extracted this promise from us, from every individual destined to live in the world. A lot himself says unto all Yama, Yama, lest you say on the Day of Resurrection, that you were unaware of this, that we were unaware of this, this is why our rule,
understand its connection with the heavens, it understands its origin, it understands where it came from, and where it will go. But in the world, that rule when that spirit is caged within our bodies,
so long before our bodies were created, a lot stronger with Allah created our, our, our spirits. And when we came into this world,
our room wasn't created just before we arrived in the world, our roof was merely placed in a cage, a carriage, our body is a carriage. And this carriage will carry the body will transport it on this journey of life for just a few short days. And then when we die, the body will decompose and disintegrate and disappear into the earth. But the rule
will soar to the heavens,
the rock continues to live on.
And all that life is as we understand it, yes, if we look at just the body, then what we will say is that the body was formed, it lived, it will die, it will decompose and disappear. But if we look at the spirits, the spirits existed long before the body came into the world. And in the world, the body merely acted as a cage and a carriage as a mode of transport for that same rule. And then once the body decomposes, and dies, the room does not die in that sense, as we understand it, but rather it continues its journey.
This is the real essence of life. It's not the body. And a lot, we may not fully understand it to let himself say some sort of way so long salomaa can rule for the Roman numeral determinant polyfilla, that they asked you and they asked you about the rule about spirits say, the rule, the spirits is a matter of mind, Lord, and you have been given very little knowledge, we do not fully. In fact, our bodies, and our minds which are part of those physical bodies, do not possess the ability or have the capacity to understand the affairs of the room, and the Spirit, that valuable passenger that resides within this character in this body.
Now, having said all of that,
is the essence of life. This is what makes a person a person, a human being a human being a man, a man.
since the rule has come from the heavens, its nourishment will also come not from the soil of the earth, but rather from its origin, from the heavens, the body's origin. And therefore the source of his nourishment is the earth and the roof, the spirits origin and therefore the source of his nourishment is the heavens. And this is why Allah has given us messengers and books and religious teachings. These are not so much for the carriage and for the body, as they are for the spirits. The human being is made up of both things, the body and the spirit. Now, we do not see the rule. We do not understand the rule and the Spirit. And as a result, we often neglect the role of the spirits.
It's to address and arrest this neglect. That law has given us so many commandments and teachings and sent messenger after messenger and he was set out to us
and if I can just share with you if
A few moments regarding our attention, that we lavish on our bodies. Hopefully we'll be able to understand the disconnect with the spirit. What do we do with our bodies, the bodies, our bodies, our body is a living thing. Without that it needs us food and drink threats, that's nourishment.
And we lavished attention on it, we feed it, we over feed it, we indulge in pleasures, we indulge in all of those best deal activities which we share with animals. To a certain extent, they are necessities. But beyond that,
it can become gluttony, and debauchery.
Our bodies are prone to disease, our bodies need care and attention.
In order to survive, they need nourishing, caring, feeding
They need all the care and attention that we can give them. But unfortunately, we overdo it at times. And when we look at ourselves, all our attention is focused on this carriage this car, because that's what we are doing. Ultimately, we are lavishing all our attention on the mode of transport itself. And we are ignoring and neglecting the passenger.
When it comes to diseases, yes, indeed the bodies are prone to disease and the largest budget of any government in the world will almost always be healthcare and medicine.
But Allah has commanded us time and time again, that the human being is not made up just of the body, or rather, that is the spirit and that spirits needs attention, that spirits needs care, it needs feeding, drinking nourishment, it also needs to survive and not just survive, but grow.
And our success lies not in the body, but rather in our spirits in equities, later by Muslim in history, and also by number eight in history, the sort of loss of love and evil some of them say is in the law and I am wrong in our sort of work welcome. What I can throw in a Ruby Kumar americom. Allah says very Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Verily, Allah will not look at or does not look at
your forms and your bodies
and your wealth, rather, a law looks at your hearts and your D.
That's what really matters to Allah.
Not the physical appearance and beauty, but what resides within. In In fact, in sort of the monastic form, whilst describing some of the hypocrites, especially Abdullah hypnobabies saloon.
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sanada Allah says, and when you look addressing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah says to him, and when you look at them, ie the hypocrites, namely, I'm delighted nor even the saloon that are given some of them, their bodies cliche, they impress you.
With all the smile of only him when they speak, you listen attentively to their words. Why Abdullah ignore even a subtle was
a grand human specimen, tall, well built strikingly handsome, sweet voice,
honey voiced and eloquent in his speech.
He was a born leader.
And this was mainly his law. This this played a great part in his opposition to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he,
he was aggrieved.
And he'd begrudge the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was arriving in Medina, which led to his being deprived of the crown of Medina, because prior to the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam his arrival, he was about to be declared the chieftain of the whole of Medina
and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam arrived, so I'm delighted nobody in the saloon had all the qualities of leadership. He had wealth, influence, power, well spoken, very eloquent, and along with these characteristics of leadership, and intelligence, and influence, and he was a poet
along with his verbal eloquence and poetry, he was also
strikingly handsome, very handsome, Allah attests to his handsome listen.
So Allah says, What is our
sermon, and when you see them their bodies impression, please, you will be appalled with the smile upon him. And when they speak, you listen attentively to their words. But Allah says, got another washable Musonda. In reality, they are like propped up planks of wood. Meaning in order to understand that phrase,
in and around our homes, especially in rural areas, we see things lying about. So imagine if there's a plank of wood.
You, you see a large plank of wood, and we do this now as well.
On the one hand, do you think Should I throw this away?
It's a beam or a plank of wood? Should I throw it away?
Or should I keep it? So part of you says discard? Because it's not worth much. It'll just be a burden and a hindrance. It's an eyesore. It'll take up space. On the other hand, do you think maybe, because it's also part of human nature, to hoard and to hold on things, you think to yourself, maybe it'll come in use in the future sometime, so unsure of what to do with it.
Despite it being a burden and an eyesore, temporarily, you think to yourself, okay, let me just leave it on the side. So it's like a plank of wood, which is eventually rotting, but you prop it up against the wall, it serves no purpose in itself. You're just merely hoarding it per chance that in the future, you may be able to put it to some use, but like most hoarded items, which aren't looked after, and protected. Eventually, it's just rotting by itself, but it's pretty useless. It's an amazing description a lot describes the uncrowned king, and the chieftain of Medina, who has all the lead has all the qualities of leadership, of wealth, of power, of influence, of poetry of eloquence,
and who to boots is also strikingly handsome. Online describes him as a propped up plank on what
because bodies do not matter at all.
Appearances do not matter to a lot, what really matters is the hearts that resides with him.
And that's why in the famous athletes by save them, or say you're gonna not matter, the machine or the alarm. And it's a very long study recorded by Mahatma Muslim and others. I just mentioned, the final parts were sort of last on the last Friday or Sunday essays were in the field just at the mobile app. And if our Salah had some of the cooler, weather faster, that festival just couldn't allow here. So lots and lots of them says, and let know that in the body that is a piece of flesh, which if good, than the whole body is good, and which have corrupt and the entire body is corrupt, low, no, that that is the heart. If the heart is pure, the body is pure, if the heart is corrupt,
the whole body is corrupt.
And that means the deeds, the speech, everything is corrupt.
Our role requires attention, it requires care, it requires nurturing, you know we have children, when a child is born. Amazingly, in the entire Animal Kingdom, we look at birds, beasts, animals,
it said that in the entire Animal Kingdom, human beings are unique in the sense that they are the most vulnerable,
most vulnerable, and they require the most attention and for the longest duration. So human baby requires more attention, more care and looking after and for longer than most any of them.
And this is why human beings, our age of maturity, physical maturity is
for males 1314 for girls slightly younger.
But they say the mental maturity of a human being is only after 20 years of age.
And islamically it's mentioned that the maturity of a human being in terms of wisdom is only after 40 years of age.
And when I say mental maturity, because human beings some of you may have may recall, the latest scientific research shows that the human brain actually continues to physically fall fresh and new until up to the age of 20. And it's only at the age of 20 and slightly beyond that the human
Brain physically settled as it is, without any further development. Of course, there's always constant change and deterioration. But the development of the human brain actually continues till 20 years of age. This is why they say and as part of this research that when we, when we say children, kids just don't understand. It's the fact that humans that brains do not possess the ability, or the mental capacity to actually understand what we as adults, or parents say to them, because the human brains have not fully formed.
The human is more vulnerable than any other animal on earth. It takes longer for the human to grow up to develop into mature both physically, mentally, and emotionally, and in terms of wisdom than anything else.
But there is one thing even more vulnerable than the human body. And that is a human spirit.
Just like the human body requires attention.
The rule requires even more attention. Indeed, it's like a child. Some of you may know, almost all of us have heard the term Darby.
What does that mean?
When we hear the word therapy, it's an Arabic word, but we use it in virtually all the Asian languages and in all the languages used by Muslims. It's a common word therapy. And commonly the word is translated as upbringing, or Islamic upbringing, or moral upbringing.
None of these phrases are actual, are accurate, to be honest with you, of course, they render the general meaning, but they will not precise translations. Because the word tarbiyah. And I'm going to explain to you where the word therapy actually comes from.
A rubber europeu
for a woman
means to grow.
For those of you who understand Arabic, you'll understand the above and the other details. But Roboto simply means the word there'll be a comes from a river. And yes, the same river as we know as interest or usually,
as a liberal means to grow, to flourish, to rise. And this is actually used for plants.
So imagine a plant.
If we wish to
have a tree or grow plants, you can't just leave it as it is.
Imagine the plant it requires
the right amount not too much, not too little, it requires the correct amount of heat, the correct amount of sunlight,
it requires the correct shade, the correct temperature, it requires so much care and attention, the right nutrients.
And even a single plant, if you fail to look after it, you drown it with too much water, you leave it to dry, you leave it to dry conditions, or you expose it to too much sunlight, or the incorrect temperature, it will wither and die. That's the planet. And I read something remarkable about plants and some of you may be able to identify with this, I once read that if you even if you purchase the plants from
somewhere else, or you move a plant from one place to another, they say you should actually leave it for a few days. So that it can a climatized one. And also because the plant is under great stress after moving, the plant is actually stressed out after moving. So before you start treating it in any particular way by giving it nutrients or
water etc. You should allow the plant to settle in its new environment once it's got over the stress of having been and that's a plant a lot. And in fact, just a few days ago, I read a headline that I could actually read the article, which is about plants talking to each other. Some of you might be able to recall that I wasn't able to actually read the article but it was a headline.
So this is why I said right at the very beginning, that all the creation of Allah has some level of intelligence, but not the high intelligence of him being does not human beings does not allow saying that. We're immune Shane in our use of Birmingham they were lacking lots of bone at the sweet home and there is nothing which does not him
the praise of Allah except that you do not understand it's praise and it's the speed
everything, animals, birds, even grass, even plants.
Now, I was mentioning about plants, look at how much attention a plant requires.
this is where the word belavia comes from. Rama europeu means to grow. When a person cultivates a plant looks after it nurtures it, helps it grow, helps it flourish, protects it, this whole procedure
is known as tarbiyah. And this is also known as dusky. In reality, as far as origins are concerned, the word dusky and the word therapy are both synonymous.
This is what therapy originally means. Now, when we we use the phrase dunbier to refer to upbringing of children. In reality, although it serves a meaning I'm not saying it's incorrect, originally, that's not what that'll be me. If anything requires dunbia, it's not the vulnerable child. If anything requires there'll be a, it's a walk with me.
what prevents him beings from rising above this low station, those same qualities and characteristics that keep them bogged down and at the level of beasts, food, drink indulgence, and rest and procreation. And this is my last panel with Allah encouraging us throughout the year, has actually made it some obligation in the month of Ramadan in one month. But for one month, you will be obliged you will be placed into an obligation to prevent yourselves indulging in these things. The same things that prevent the human being from rising below that low level, all those qualities that we share with animals, food, drink, and procreation, as well as obsessive rest. All of these
have been forbidden to us in Ramadan, although there is no particular stipulation about excessive rest that comes in with all the encouragement of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and what we should actually due in the month of Ramadan. So for one month,
we have been placed and done obligation, that throughout the year, you neglect your room.
And when you neglect your room, it doesn't remain static, just like a plant. It withers and it dies last season, and sort of shops or shops they will know how will family that Allaha wouldn't hurt either. gela one lady, I assure her till the end, Allah says by the sun, Allah swears by many objects in his creation, by the sun and its brightness,
mid morning brains, and the moon when it follows the sun, by the day, when it is revealed by the sun, or when it reveals the sun,
by the knights and its darkness, by the sky and by lava created the sky, by the earth and alarm spread the earth,
by the soul, and that law who created the soul, and by Allah who then inspired the soul to both good and evil, love and sayings. But after swearing on so many objects of his creation, Allah says, but a flat
rock and harbor.
Allah sets down a rule as to who is successful and who is a loser. The one who is rich, have a good appearance of all the other normal rarely qualities that we seek and aspire to, in the words of Allah. These are not successful ones, Allah says, but flemons of Gaza, indeed has succeeded, succeeded, he who
allows the soul to grow and flourish. Walk of Harlem in the Sahara indeed, has perished. He lost out who stunts and prevents the growth of the soul.
When the soul is uncared for, and it's deprived of attention and nourishment, it withers and he actually dies, not the physical death that we understand it, but it dies of spiritual death, that spiritual depth depth deprives the individual of light of guidance on a true sense. That is the greatest misguidance that is the greatest loss. So for this one month, throughout the year, we may lavish attention on our physical bodies and neglect our ot for one month, a lot of places under an obligation to pay some attention to our rule and our spirits so that it may create a momentum and as that will last throughout the year of doing something
Least for our role of caring for it, so nourishing it, of paying some attention and helping it grow and flourish rather than killing off its growth. And why the month of Ramadan because Ramadan is the month of spirituality, Ramadan is the month. I said earlier that the physical body comes from the earth, its nourishment will come from the earth, food will come from the earth. The spirits comes from the heavens, its nourishment will come from the heavens, and its greatest nourishment is the holy water.
The Koran is the nourishment of the spirits and the spirits. And Ramadan is the month of the program. And not just the program we learn from it is led by my ramblings Muslim, that's all the major scriptures that were revealed to the Prophet sallahu wa Salatu was salam, the NGO to the Prophet Isa, the Torah to the Prophet Musa alayhis salam, and even the sort of the scriptures of say that Rahim Allah has said and as well as the Holy Prophet, and all of the major scriptures were revealed to the prophets in the month of Ramadan. And as we know about our own, why is Laila so great? Why is Ramadan great? Ramadan is partially great because of later. But why is later two other
great, it's partially great because both from a volume and the night of other Oh, their greatness to the Holy Quran, as a Holy Quran was revealed in May the toccata, meaning in Mongo, almost as a single instance of revelation from the highest heaven to the lowest Heaven, in preparation for its gradual revelation, sort of sort of laughs on the level it was on them that occurred on the on later, in the month of Ramadan. And coincidentally, the very first verses were also revealed in the month of Ramadan to the Prophet sallallahu send them not just the Holy Quran, but the other scriptures to the other messengers were all revealed in the month of Ramadan. In this month, God
really Islam will come and meet with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they would revise the whole report and one would read to the other ones the other Listen, and then the other one would read and the other would fall silent. And and listen attentively. Ramadan is the month of Ramadan is the month of Revelation. Ramadan is a month of the nourishment of the room. And this is why what do we do in Ramadan? If you look up all the teachings of Ramadan, they are designed to turret divert our attention from our physical bodies to the spirits.
Allah has told us during the day you are so fast prophets Allah, Allah alayhi wa sallam was told as during the nights you are to recite
Number one is a month of the Quran. That's why in another headache later by my ramblings Muslim, from say that I have to live under the alarm. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will give a voice to both the fast and the arm, and the fast will speak up and say, Oh Allah, I prevented this servant of yours from his food and drink and from indulging in his pleasures during the day, because he was preoccupied in fasting, for your sake in me, our law except my intercession on his behalf, then the person will speak up and say, Allah, I prevented the servant of yours from resting throughout the night, because he was preoccupied in my recitation. For
your sake, I will not accept my intercession on his behalf. But sort of less than the law hiding even seldom says for your chef on both the arm and the fast they're in session will be accepted by the point of mentioning this Hadeeth is not so much about the forgiveness of the session, but it's about the relationship between the fast and the holy book, The relationship between the month of Ramadan and the Quran. This is what Yvonne is designed for during the day fasting during the night continuation of Avada. And less rest, less sleep, less food, less drink less and total abstention. In fact, in the final 10 days of Ramadan, what is the similar hombre pseudo la sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam total seclusion and at the caf, the meaning of Attica is to single mindedly focus yourself on one thing to the exclusion of everything else. In shadow the Allahu Allah says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would do more in Ramadan than he ever did at any other time of the year. And when the final 10 days would come, the SU la sal Allahu Allahu wa sallam would rise.
Worship the myth Zahra why Allah, he would rise he would first in his belt, ie be determined to worship Allah in total
uninstallation and total devotion for the final 10 days. And he would also exercise total abstention from other things. And he would also awaken his family so that they would share the last 10 days of a bar for last quarter hour. And one of his greatest summits was at the calf in the final 10 days of Ramadan. And what kind of Attica single mindedly devoting oneself to the worship and the vicar of Allah.
What all of these things show, whether it's fasting, whether it's spending the nights and prayer, and in recitation, whether it's following the sun novel, pseudo loss and the love I'll even send them whether it's at the graph, where all of these acts of worship show and these teachings show is that the month of Ramadan is designed to divert our attention away from this physical body and to lavish some attention on our roof merely as a kind of training so that it creates a momentum that lasts throughout the year. In fact, last season sort of bacara Yanina animal quotevalet coo coo coo makuta Adam Levine publikum la la quinta takuan Oh believers, fasting has been prescribed for you,
as it was prescribed for those who came before you. Why we may think of many wisdoms and purposes for fasting. Allah mentions only one in the Quran. Allah mentions only one purpose, one wisdom, one reasoning for fasting which is landlocked, own in the hope patterns, maybe you may become you may adopt Aqua, and what is that what a lot can be said, a very succinct definition a very succinct definition of Bagua is that word means or taqwa is,
to guard oneself from the displeasure of Allah, by guarding one's senses and one's limbs, from the disobedience of Allah. This consciousness of a lifespan or the other, which is complete, can only be achieved when we divert our attention away from our bodies, and onto our roof. And we prepare ourselves in the month of Ramadan so that that ductwork can be created, and it can last us throughout the year. That's what fasting is designed to do. That's what prayer is designed to do. This is why I mentioned at the very beginning that Ramadan is a month of spirituality, it's a spiritual month. I haven't shared with you any of the other topics of Ramadan, its virtues, what we
should do what we shouldn't do. There's so much that can be said a lot, not only instructors, but a lot also prepares the climates and the atmosphere for us. Remember Harding and Muslim both later today from Abu huraira de la, Su lots of Allahu Allah who seldom says either Joe Ramadan for a verbal agenda, we'll look at Obama also fitted sheltering when Ramadan arrives.
The doors of Jenna are open
and the doors of the fire are shut. And the charleen Archie, Allah creates the atmosphere for us every night and under the Hadith we learn every day actually in Ramadan, the angels announce Yeah, Bharti Airtel Hurry up bill, way above the shovel. Oh seek of good comm forward and oh seek of evil desist, because this is a month of good luck the month of evil. And having prepared this climb. It's an atmosphere for us having paved the way for us having given us all the tools and the opportunities, the atmosphere and the climate for us to change for us to divert attention away from our bodies and onto our ruler. If we don't seize this opportunity now in the month of Ramadan, then
at which other time will we this is why I sort of lost a lot while he was in them in many heavy he actually explains and he describes the individual who is unable to earn forgiveness in this month as being the one who is deprived of all
the one who is deprived of the blessings of Ramadan He is the one who is deprived of all good because if there is no hope for him in Ramadan, how can there be hope for him out I'm gonna move on. And I end with one final Hadith related by humanism and by others by Gavin original hallelujah Lahore and he says one day to solve the loss and the love and evil some of them climb the member and placing his foot on the first step he said amin and then on the second step he placed his foot he said amin on the third step if he placed his foot and he said amin when he descended, we addressed him and said or messenger of Allah. Today we have observed you do something which we have never seen
you do before. When you ascended the member, you placed your foot on the first rung. And you said I mean then on the second you said army then on the third you said army that's all we heard on messenger of Allah
What was that? Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, when I climb the member gibreel Le Salaam came to me. And when I put my first one about when I put my foot on the first step of the member, Jubilee alayhis salaam said to me or messenger of Allah, May that person be distanced and removed from the mercy of Allah, who finds the month of Ramadan, and yet he's still unable to earn forgiveness. So I said, Army, then I placed my foot on the second step. And he said, O Messenger of Allah, May that person be deprived of the mercy of Allah, who finds both or one of his parents, and then through them, he's still unable to earn paradise as an amine. And then on the third step,
on third on the second step on the third step is that a messenger of Allah made that individual be distinct from the mercy of a law, in whose presence your noble name is mentioned. In fact, this was on the second step, your noble name is mentioned. And he still does not send salutations Peace, blessings and prayer upon you. So I said amin, the reason I mentioned that this hadith has been raised by various authors, and the order and procedure for the three things is different and some of them durations, but in general, this is the meaning the first or last parameter with the ANA, his or avant, that that person is distant from the mercy of Allah who finds a month of Ramadan, and yet is
still unable to earn his forgiveness. Imagine, the chief of all the angels makes it there are at the member of the mystery of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Chief of all the prophets, says amin to that
may that person be deprived at the mercy of Allah,
who finds a month of Ramadan and yet is unable to earn his salvation and forgiveness. There's much more that can be said, I end with this. I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala enables us to appreciate this opportunity of the month of Ramadan, realize that it's a month of the Holy Spirit's May Allah enable us to observe Ramadan, as it should be observed, as a month of fasting, lots of feasting and festivity. It's a month of sacrifice, it's a month of charity, it's a month of
repentance, it's a month of patience. It's the month of sharing of sympathy, all of these words have been described in some way in that hat teeth.
And that, in doing so, and in observing these teachings of the sort of loss of love, it was observing Ramadan, as we should, Allah enables our room to grow and to flourish so that it is to our rule that we will hear the address as a law mentions in the Quran that on that date you will be said yeah, you have to have some movement in in a jiffy in Arabic arrabiata Maria for the holy body with Holly jannetty again the address the announcement will not be to the body it will be to the spirit as alum instance. And it will be sad. Oh content soul. Yeah.
It'll be good are there to Malaya return to your Lord in such a state that you are content and Allah is pleased with you for the hoodie theory body and enter amongst my servers with hoodie generosity, and enter in my cart.
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