Welcoming Ramaḍan Part 3
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For the past few weeks we have been
I've commented on
a few verses of sort of the bacala
which marked the beginning
a discussion of fasting and the month of Ramadan in the Quran.
Some of the common chat provided is a very summary, one superficial one, one could go into great detail
for every part of the verse that I've refrained from doing that. But moving on from the
Just as a reminder last round with the ad as these are all believers fasting has been prescribed for you as it was ordained for, for those who came before you, perhaps you may attend duck law. Then law speaks about some of the laws of fasting and then in the third verse, Allah azza wa jal says Shahada, Milan and livi into the field,
that month of Ramadan in which the quarter arm was revealed,
hidden in NASA's gardens for mankind
in mineral Hoda will follow upon and as clear proofs,
of guidance of distinction
from and share them in commercia for your son, so whoever Have you finds them and let them fast it. And then again, Allah mentioned some of the laws of fasting.
Finally saying you read a lot of the common user Well, I read a bit more.
Well, it took me a while it took a bit of law.
Law wishes ease for you a lot, not much difficulty for you.
And I'm more or less stopped here.
And the end of the versus what it took me down the toilet took up the law. And so that you may complete
account either count of 29 or 30 days of fasting for the whole month.
Well, it took a bit Allahu Allah hada
and so that you may glorify
over the fact that he has guided you
will end up with the score.
And perhaps you may be grateful.
I've already said a lot about these verses I've spoken about the obligation of fasting, the wisdom of fasting, that creates duck wives. Well, I've just touched upon some of the laws in relation to traveling and people who are ill, again, not so much detail, but just as a commentary of the verse that Allah has granted this concession
also spoke about the Arnold's relationship with Ramadan.
And that's the obligation of fasting in the month of Ramadan is actually contained in this particular verse.
And finally, that law wishes these for US law does not wish difficult for us. One should take advantage of these concessions if there is a need and that's the
The laws of the last panel with the ad and the teachings of Islam, a source of the law, hidey holes
to create ease and comfort. And to provide a benefits for the believers, even though we may not see some of them in that way.
unfortunately, if we've been conditioned in a certain way, for the great part of our lives, and just like an ill person, if you give an ill person medicine,
they will be very averse to taking that medicine.
And in fact of someone's parents is distorted,
someone's taste buds are distorted, even the sweetness of honey
will taste better.
a lot of it has to do with the condition
of the patient.
No matter how tasty food may be delicious, we experience for ourselves that if we are slightly ill,
then our whole system is disrupted. Even good food tastes bland.
We lose our ability to taste to discern good from bad.
Imagine if our soul is sick and corrupt. We will see falsehood whether it's truth and truth, whether it's falsehood.
And alarm mentions at Universal or on that those who are arrogant sort of sort of at Alinea.
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Villa rush, like tofu Sevilla, el la casa de, that I will turn away from my signs those who are arrogant on the earth
without just called
someone, even if they see every sign they will not believe. And then Allah sees and this is what concerns us what el Seville have rushed LA, Casa de la. And if they see the path of righteousness and gardens, they will not take it as a path. And if they see you want yours to be the lane. And if they see the path of waywardness and deviation. You're the hero who Sevilla they will take it as a path. Because the mind has flipped.
One sick condition and corrupt character, and distorted and warped thinking and mentality
And such a person will not so good, whether it's good.
So that the teachings of Allah has a source and a lot of them are designed to create comfort.
But initially, just like any patient, good medicine will taste better, and the patient will be averse to taking that medicine. But
he or she really has no choice.
And just like children, when a child is sick, and parents actually force the medicine down their throats into their mouth, sometimes cajoling them, sometimes fooling and deceiving them, and at times, even forcibly administering, administering the medicine because the child is unable to understand
in many ways, because of our very primitive understanding, of spirituality of the, of Allah of is that a source of the law by legal assembly, we are like children
which cannot fathom to cannot comprehend, just cannot understand the wisdoms of the teachings of Allah is an assault on the law highly.
Like the man who came into the suit Allahu Salatu was Salam and he said My brother has a bad stomach. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him just be lassa give him honey to drink.
he went and gave him honey.
He came back and said the outer solar lights only made it worse. So you said to him splitting last give him honey to drink. So the man went back and gave the brother his own brother honey to drink again a second time. He only
made things worse.
then he came back to LA and he said Uncle Sam said to him again, it's a lesson so that Allah will give them a back to my feet. Give him honey to drink, Allah has spoken the truth, and your brother's stomach has lied.
do not seek to blame the cure.
blame your condition,
we fail to take responsibility for our own deeds for our own actions for our own condition.
This is part of humility.
Parts of arrogance is that I am perfect.
As part of that perfection,
I am unable to take any criticism because it's invalid.
But such a display of arrogance actually reflects a very fragile personality, a very fragile ego.
Part of this thinking is that I am
such a person thinks about themselves. That if I really look at myself, if I really tried to understand myself, and I am terrible,
and I hate myself.
I am absolutely nothing. And therefore I have to create a false ego, I have to create a false image by which I identify myself, and which I have to present to the world. And that image must always be polished and perfect and beautiful. There can be no chink in the armor, no flaw, no defects, no scratch.
And if there is a single scratch in that image, if there's a single slightest dent in that image, then that means even the slightest flaw, then the whole image is worthless, I am worthless, and people will see how worthless I am. And therefore, because we are unable to look at ourselves in our own mirror, we create this false image and this is all the work of the knifes and we like to keep that image for ourselves. We like to present that image to the world. And that prevents us from accepting any criticism because any criticism, any acceptance of fault, any appropriation of blame
any apportioning of blame to ourselves means that change in the armor the damage in that image, the slightest scratch, which makes us worthless in our arms. So we see ourselves as being perfect.
And we never accept criticism whenever we accept responsibility.
For someone who is of abundance nature, realizes that I am not perfect.
I am not absolutely worthless either. But I'm neither an animal nor am I an angel.
I'm a mixture of good and bad.
Someone spoke harshly to him in the heroin in muckety muck aroma while he was performing the laugh, and he was Ambassador at the time, the Khalifa of the whole Muslim realm. So someone spoke harshly.
So how do you know Rashid? He was a he was an emperor who associated with the with a man
and he was pious in his own way.
One can't answer for every single one of his deeds, but as a general person, associating with the man. He was.
Certainly in comparison to other monarchs and rulers, he was a pious individual.
So someone spoke harshly to him, and in fact, one could see how just he was that a random person could approach him in the harem, and scold him publicly.
But Hello, Rasheed replied to him was
a last sent
Noosa and Harun aleikum wa salam to Pharaoh
and instructed them Thus, for Allah Allahu Allah Leonor.
Allahu yaksha that both of you say a software in the hope that he may take heed or fear Allah says Allah told the prophets Musan Harun alayhis salam, to go to Pharaoh and addressing softly. So what need was there for you to scold me publicly like this and speak to me so harshly for you are no better than you sat in her room. And I am no worse than Farah.
So a balanced view of oneself that I may not be an animal.
I may not be an angel, but I'm also not completely worthless as an animal.
I have good and bad.
could say that I am a la,
la or UB. May Allah have mercy on a man who gives me a gift
of my own heiress?
So he would be grateful if somebody pointed out a flaw, and what do you love, I would be grateful.
And look how humble he was see the above or the loved one, where it required he displayed immense strength and courage and resolve and determination. But were required. He was humble. And that's exactly how we'll learn he has said was around was humble, wait required softness, weigh required, weight was required, but also firmness and resolve and determination resoluteness, where they were required. So
one should have a balanced view of oneself. And that Balanced View, enables one to accept one's mistakes, one's errors, and only that will allow a person to reform themselves. Why am I saying all of this is because as I said earlier, it's part of our nature and what is partly as part of our illness unfortunately, that we do not accept blame. We're always blaming something or someone else, someone so we even blame the sooner of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam with the teachings of Allah and His Messenger alayhi salaatu wa Salaam, rather than change ourselves, we seek to change the irrefutable, indisputable, established commands of Allah and His messengers on the law it was.
And I mentioned all of this because of what I said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to the brother, give him honey to drink, so that Allah
Allah has spoken the truth, and your brother's stomach has learned.
So allows teachings and those of His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam are designed to create ease and comfort and are actually in our welfare, just as the last days of his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and Lavinia to be rolled over soon and Nabhi and me and Lydia Juno mokuba, in the Torah will in G
monka we pray about where you haven't eaten well,
while you're there, and
what I've learned that you can have for living in an OBE was
what the neural net the
very beautiful verse, which describes the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his noble companions and his followers, but part of the verse stays, that speaking of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. What does he do? He enjoys a good thought to them, forbids him from evil. So what he instructs them is good Morrow.
And once he prevents him from his distasteful monka
we handle that and he makes lawful for them the pure thing.
We have them either him or her, and he makes unlawful them forbidden to them, the impure thing
with Islam, and he removes from them their weight and burden when I've learned that he cannot lie, and those shackles which bound.
This is a very good summary of the summer and the teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who represented a last panel.
But what he told his followers to do his mouth good, while he forbade them from his monka distasteful, harmful
what he made lawful for them are the pure things what he made unlawful for them other sabetha mean the impure things
And his teachings and is somehow such that they rather than shackling people and fettering them and burdening them and changing them and restricting them. In reality they liberate they remove the burden from them. They unsettle them. They release them from the burdens and the shackles that bore down heavily on them. And that's a testimony of the
so when Allah has the withdrawal seizures at the law have a common use, what are you doing to become a nurse? Allah wishes ease for you, Allah does not wish difficult for you. This is a reflection of the teachings of Allah is also the law, our legal system. Unfortunately, if we can't see that,
then we really need to question ourselves. Finally, Allah azza wa jal says, well, it took me a long time so that you may complete the count. Well, it took a bit of law,
meaning the counts are 29 or 30 days, and so that you may glorify a law over the fact that he has gone
to school and in the hope that you may be grateful. This final part of the verse is actually a reference to eat.
So, very quick summary, that the look of fasting of Ramadan, and then so that you may complete the count of 29 or 30 days. Well, it took a bit longer so that you may glorify parts of the Sunnah of E that is the bead, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allah Allah.
Allah is a greatest ally is the greatest.
There is no god except Allah.
Allah is the Greatest.
Allah is the Greatest, and to Allah belongs All Praise
be which is part of the rituals of he,
according some of them are begins after Muslim Salah. With the advent of show well, as soon as Ramadan ends, and Chevelle begins, one should begin reciting the key according to many orders, according to others, after federal solar the next day.
In either case, this is one of the hallmarks of EAD and we remember this from our child.
throughout our lives, we have witnesses, but even on the day of festivity, on the day of celebration, when fasting is how long
we do not begin on the day when we have been told to eat and to drink and to feast and to make Mary and to enjoy ourselves. And to be happy and joyful, to share greetings to exchange gifts. On the day, when we are forbidden to fast we have been commanded by the Messenger of Allah to wear the best of our clothes knew all the best. Even on that day, we do not begin any festivity or celebration, without the fear of a loss.
Without Him in His praise glorifying his name, pronouncing that be bowing, prostrating in congregation together, and listening to the sermon, in which we are constantly reminded of Allah and His little salsa, Lala, I'll even send them in their teachings, and even of
the Hereafter, only when all of this is complete, do we then go out and enjoy it?
That's one. And that's the case with everything. We don't we don't have our EAD without the praise of Allah. We do not enter the world without the name of Allah, we do not leave the world without the name of Allah. We do not get married without the name of Allah.
Last name we take in everything. So here as well, well, it took a bit of law, this is actually a reference to the query. And why should we glorify a lot less easier Allah,
that any good that you have done in Ramadan, anything that you may have achieved, in fact, not just the hedaya too fast in Ramadan, but the hidayah have emerged as well. You should be grateful to Allah Subhana Allah
glorify Allah, for having done.
Well, I look into Sharon in the hope that you may be grateful. I'll end with the commentary of the verses here.
Because the remaining verses actually still continue to speak about on the bomb and about law, but some of them contain laws and we was faced with this. But before we
having concluded with these few verses, let's move on to a few Hadeeth about my bomb.
Some of these are these are very famous well known prophets the law it was seldom said a lot about the month of
some of the more famous authentic Hadees awarded a hell of a lot longer relates nowadays recorded by Mahatma Muslim and others are on my barn foot they had a verbal agenda.
It was seldom when Ramadan arrives,
the doors of Gemini are flung out
and the doors of gym are slammed shut
and the child theme
they are chain
and in one generation of Sahih Muslim the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, above all Rama when Ramadan arrives, the doors of mercy are thrown out.
As I mentioned before Ramadan is a quarantine special time
Allah opens the doors of mercy the doors of Jenna shuts the doors of gentlemen, we are put in a special environment a special sanitized time and environment in order to achieve certain things.
If that Ramadan is proper
and the next Ramadan is proper, then according to the sort of law and the law it was seldom says that from one arm of arm to the other,
all the sins in between.
So one arm of arm to the next two of them of arms are
pen penance for the sins in between.
Again speaking of forgiveness, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says when sama Ramadan the email server offered a level map of
where the fasts in the month of Ramadan
with belief with faith, and with a hope and anticipation of reward, all of his past sins will be forgiven.
And again, whoever stands
I in vigil and in prayer.
in Ramadan, karma Ramadan Imani Saba
whoever keeps vigil beyond although it means to stand what it denotes here is remaining awake,
spending the night in the worship of Allah or even a portion of the night. So whether this be an IE stones before Allah, in Ramadan, or just be on a remaining awake, engage in the wish of Allah, in the month of Ramadan, with faith and in anticipation of reward, and hope reward again all of his past sins shall be forgiven.
And the same is said about Lila, Mama farmer, a little pottery man.
All of these three Hadeeth authentic, narrated by most authors, that whoever does beyond it keeps a vigil in the minds of others
in faith and in anticipation of reward all of his past centuries.
There's one very famous long studies recorded by Malmo Hardyman Muslim in which from a book called The love and in which the Sol La Sol de la Heidi who seldom says about fasting, it's actually a Pudsey. Hadees, meaning the suta La La Salatu was Salam narrates is from Allah Subhana
Allah who relates that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Allah, Allah said pulwama libnah Adam Allah who will illustrate the AMA female Li what
way that Ghana Yama saw me for a while is club things but who had an old partner for jaquan
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I spend a bit of time commenting on this because it's quite detailed and encompasses so much would give which gives us a good flavor of Ramadan but sort of loves to love it who seldom says Allah said
Adam Allahu Allah say, Amma for in the hall Lee. What?
every deed of man belongs to him.
Except fasting. For that is for me.
First thing is for me, and I shall reward.
What's the meaning of that part of the hug. Let me translate the for the first Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Allah said, every deed of man belongs to is for him, except fasting, for fasting is for me and I showed up.
And fasting is a shield.
And if one of you is fasting on any particular day,
the net and not believed, or indecent
and let's not raise his voice in chat.
And if someone abuses him, or quarrels with him, then let him say, I am a fasting person.
By that, by that law,
in whose hands rests the soul of some a lot
more Certainly, the odor
emanating from the mouth of a fasting person
in the sight of Allah, or sweeter by law,
than the fragrance of
for the fast and personally are two moments of joy. When he breaks this fast,
he is joyful over the breaking of his fast and when he shall meet his Lord, he shall be joyful over his fast. So that's the Hadeeth. So the beginning part is are sort of last on the line who seldom says that Allah said, every deed of man is for him, except fasting, fasting is for me, and I shall reward it's what does that mean?
fasting is a unique act of worship.
And he has many implications.
One of them is that just as it is, a divine attributes, that a lot does not eat or drink,
and just as it is an angelic attributes, but the angels do not eat or drink,
man for a certain amount of time, intentionally unconscious, not out of need or necessity, but intentionally and consciously shuns food and drink, and other desires, all of which are the hallmarks of bestie alive and in alive, and rising above that low states, consciously, thoughtfully and intentionally.
Man fasts and remains hungry and thirsty,
in a way coming close to that angelic attributes
and for a short period, reflecting the attributes of a less powerful data of
the divine attributes are not eating or drink.
is one of the great dangers that faces as in virtually every intention on every deed, and one needs to be very careful.
But it's a bit more difficult
and certainly, quite worthless to be insincere in fasting.
When it comes to prayer,
if one has to show that I am praying, how long does it take
a couple of minutes.
At home, if someone wants to just show another member of the family that I'm praying, when they have no intention of praying, all they do is pull out the subject or a muscle or a rug or carpet and go through the motions of prayer.
In the masjid,
you enter the masjid, you pray.
even in the mesh, I mentioned the Hema story once of love Island if this is true, but it was related. That one man in a village, this is in a rural area of the Indian subcontinent. He wanted to encourage people to come solar, and people weren't coming to solar.
So he thought of a method. Well, some people came but he wanted lots more to come. Obviously, we thought of a novel method and we're talking about in the earlier times when there were no cars and a man's prized possession.
was a buffalo
the man made an announcement
for 40 days in congregation
I shall get with the first that V. I shall give him the gift of Buffalo bears. So one chap said
that's a good prize. She starts with a template and every 10 he prayed all five Salah in congregation with jamara for
the first 10 days 50 Salah after the first 10 days at last, he came to the Imam and he said Don't forget,
quarter of the cow is mine now already. And then the 20th day said half of the cow is mine 30th day said, two, three quarts of the car is mine. It was over collecting on the 10th on the 14th day on the 14th day came and he said where's my car? Where's my dance? So I had no intention of getting it anyway. But the man said to him look
yet again Akiva
You know, this is just something to be said that we say
who's gonna give you a buffalo for praying Salah for 40 days. It was just my way of getting you to come to the masjid.
So the villagers said to him see, since your intention wasn't correct, that reflected on me my intention was incorrect either. I'd also like to inform you that I prayed all 40 days Salah five times a day with Jim Abbott without water.
if it's true or not, but Hayden So how long does it take to pray Salah hypocritically even Allah mentions in the Quran that they do pray some of them when asked what is our karma? Illa salatu salam Salah Yura luminous. What is Corona, la isla de la la ranch the prayer, they rise in densely leisurely,
merely showing the people and they do not remember a lot except very little
insula, so it's easy to be insincere when it comes to prayer. A few minutes here and there a few minutes in the masjid, a few postures and movements. People can be insincere when they go to pilgrimage.
It could be just an adventure going all the way to Mecca, Medina for sightseeing just to see so many people who shouldn't have been there in the first place or just meeting in Accra.
So it's one can be insincere when it comes to hygiene when it comes to ombre when it comes to Salah. Even when it comes to soccer.
Some people have money for them.
Money is a currency to purchase influence and power and recognition. So they'll give it to charity.
And many people do. That's why Allah has warned in the end that charity should be sincere and one cannot use one's charity as leverage to gain and wield influence.
And unfortunately, many of us think that once we have given someone or some someone money or some establishment or institution or charity money, then we hold a certain rights over them.
So, one has to be very sincere even when giving in charity. So, a person can be quite sincere in southern pines or garden charity in Sala even in hygiene.
But there is one act of worship out of all of these which is fasting in which is quite difficult to be insincere. Why? Why would a person and how could a person remain hungry all day
and actually fast
in an insincere manner. Of course, some people do it if they have to. But all you need is a few minutes here and there to have a quick bite and a quick sip of water or a quick drink.
Some people do.
So, first thing is one unique act of worship mostly others in which is it is quite difficult to be insincere. One can be careless and negligent.
in one's fast, one can be
sinful, but not behaving properly through one's own errors ustedes but to actually remain hungry and thirsty from morning till evening. You
To show people, that is not easy. And that's why in another narration of the same heavy, sort of laughs a lot of them say is that Allah said, that fast every deed of man was for him except fasting for fasting is for me.
he abandons his food and his drink from arsenic.
So Allah recognizes that. And therefore the last panel with the ad essays, I will reward him one of the earlier massive amounts of damage
to law, he was a famous teacher of Hades. He died in 198. He,
he was questioned, it was great the amount of muckety muck around.
And he was questioned about this. He thought, What's the meaning of a law say that fasting is for me, and I shall reward it. So his explanation being a great amount of detail his explanation was as follows. He says, On the day of reckoning,
when accounts will be settled in the court of law.
Anyone who has wronged someone else and this is actually mentioned in the ad This is my explanation that this is actually mentioned in the Muslim that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked us to have out of the alarm. That who's the poor and destitute person?
Who's the Muslim?
So, the one who's burnt all his money, or the one who's got only pennies
as meaning of mufflers, someone who's only got a class full of fills fills means a few pennies, few cents. So who's the penniless person or someone who's only got a few pennies?
So this How about the alarm who said that penniless? The poor destitute person amongst us is someone who has no debt, and no possessions? No good. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the penniless person the poor and destitute person of my own man is one who shall come on the day of reckoning. And then he mentioned good deeds, with prayer, charity, etc. You will come with all of these deeds, but you will have come in such a manner that in the world, he will have
shut them down Shahada, waka, waka llamada de cada muhabba
he will have come having verbally abused this person having falsely accused this person having unlawfully taken the wealth of this person having shed the blood of that person. So when he shall come in that states, what will happen
is good deeds shall be taken off him.
And they shall be given to those whom he has wrong to his victim.
This is why we say why should we give anyone our deeds? You might have heard some of us have the euro dollar here Lee.
He once heard that someone was backbiting him.
So he sent him a gift.
And he said, I thank you. And this is my expression of gratitude for giving me a gift of your good deeds.
So why should we give anyone out?
And this is what will happen on the Day of Judgment. So in that context of Yana Marina, luckily saves when he was asked what's the meaning of the idea where Allah sees
every deed of man belongs to him or is for him, except fasting, for fasting is for me, and I shall reward it. So his explanation was that on the day of reckoning, when, when the wronged victims of a person shall be rewarded and compensated from this person's deeds, allow them to take his salah and Allah will take part of his aka and Allah will take part of his other good deeds and give them to others to the victims of his wrongdoing.
Allah will give his victims of every one of his good deeds except fasting.
When it comes to fasting, the last panel data won't take any part of his fast and give it someone else. Rather, Allah will himself personally assume responsibility of compensating the others for their being wrong. But not from this person's fast. Allah will keep his fast intact on hold. And then Allah will reward him and others personally for all their fasts.
The reward of the deeds may be given to the angels, but the reward of fasting will be passed.
You'd be distributed by LastPass.
There are many other explanations as well for this, but I'll suffice with this. I'll continue with the rest of the heavy thefts.
Continuing with the headache that we were discussing before some sort of lesson learned it was eliminated stays a law said,
every deed of man is for him, except fasting fits for me, and I shall reward it.
I've already explained the meaning of that. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then continues to say, what's the region?
fasting is a sheet.
These two words explain a lot about fasting.
Fasting is a sheet.
Let me connect it to the verse of
a few verses. A few weeks ago, we were discussing the very first verse about fasting in the body.
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Oh believers. Fasting has been ordained for you as it was ordained for those who came before you. Why landlocked, perhaps you may attain the Aqua. And I explained about the duck law in Arabic.
If it's used as a verbal noun,
it means to God.
And if it's used as a noun and is it means a god.
So fasting creates and taqwa is, if you use it as a noun, it means a god or as a verbal noun, it means to God. So ushio can actually be called a guard decoy in Arabic.
taqwa is anything which can be used as a guard, a shield, a protective cover, mask, you can call that.
this is quite unique. But what I'm saying is learn look at the own, perhaps you may attain dakhla in that fasting creates
a sort of last alarm, it was seldom says fasting itself is dakwah.
And the way the shield works is fasting is a shield. And in one of these essays are beautifully in another heading, but sort of loss of love. Our legal system says fasting is a shield madami
as long as he doesn't violate it, as long as he doesn't rip it.
So by weakening the fast or damaging the fast, the shield is weak, and if the shield is weakened, he won't protect the person. So the fast itself will become corrupt.
So the idea is that if the fast is kept properly is observed properly. Then he acts as a shield, a protective cover around a person, a guard, a duck well, which creates more depth.
But how can this duck work creates any duck What if itself becomes damaged?
And if its defenses are penetrate?
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says here was cm or Jin and fasting is a sheep.
How can you act as a shield we don't really understand the inner workings of this. But alas hammer who has told us that fasting creates that sort of loss and allow it was seldom has told us that fasting itself is a shield. And as long as a person keeps that shield intact, it will create even more taqwa in a purse.
Fasting purifies a person's mind and body. In fact, in one of these was sort of less than the law legal system actually says super
fast, you should become healthy. And this is a reference to physical health.
So first thing purifies a person's body
makes it healthy, physically healthy.
And as I mentioned before, until recently, those who are very hostile and still remain hostile, but those who are were treating disrespectful, they would even say or fasting that what good is there in in remaining hungry and thirsty and starving yourself for a whole day? What benefits is that what good is that? What's the use
and yet, man
There are many different studies, which show the beneficial impact
the highly beneficial effects of fasting for prolonged periods.
Some of them suggest
two days consecutively, others suggest one day of fasting followed by three days of eating by another, followed by a day of fasting. Others suggest prolonged periods of fasting. But all of them say, none of them actually say these are damaging to the bubble.
All of them say they have good healthy benefits. Of course, this must be understood in context. A person must be healthy, physically healthy enough and capable enough to actually fast otherwise One should not endanger one's health. And Allah himself says that twice in these few verses, where he says that
whoever is ill, then you make you make up the
count of the days on another occasion.
So Allah has granted a concession, but if someone is healthy enough to fast, then again it can create even more health it says very beneficial. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said fast You shall be healthy soon.
But as I was saying, fasting not only purifies the body and purifies the mind, it cleanses the mind. And most importantly, we may not understand its inner workings, but it cleanses and purifies the heart and the soul.
And in such a way, that it raises it from that lowly state of animal behavior.
And revitalizes the rule, the spirits
and the spirit games life, the soul finds life.
And with that, there is an increased awareness and consciousness of a lost power.
And the shield will protect a person from the disobedience of a law and creates even more power and even
greater taqwa. One of the ways in which the shield protects the person is if it's done unconsciously, if someone just has support and then
meanders for the rest of the day, wanders aimlessly I in their deed, and come, if far another time, they just have their style, and that's it, then
they are being neglectful. But if someone is conscious of their facts, and reminds oneself that fasting is can actually help a person avoid sinning.
Because fasting isn't just about remaining hungry or thirsty. Fasting is a facet of the mind, the heart, the spirit, the soul, that one's thoughts, so you don't just avoid harm food. And if food is haram, during the fast, you also avoid harm,
harm, thoughts, feelings, emotions, and this creates such discipline as long as one is conscious, and how can one remain conscious always remind oneself that I am fasting for the sake of Allah.
If one has an evil thought, one can banish it
with the reminder that I am in a state of fasting. If one's gaze wanders, when can avert one's gaze, control oneself and remote by reminding oneself that I'm fasting. And this is exactly what the prophet said of the law. It says next, he says, What either garni Yama saw me.
And when it says a day of fasting for any one of you, for your fourth one,
and he should not speak legally.
Nor should he raised his voice. Again, the synchrony is remarkable between the words of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the words of the
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is in a period of moments.
So whoever makes the Hajj obligatory upon himself in these months, how, by entering into the state of Iran for office, because
is a state, not two items of clothing. So when one consecrate oneself into this
During the Hajj or during the normal lawful things become forbid
trimming one's nails, clipping, one's trimming one's natural hair, clipping one's nails, all of these things become forbidden even though they are normal normally Hello.
And sins remain sins anyway.
So it's a state. So Allah subhana wa tada reminds us that when one enters the state of harm, Allah mentions three things that everyone must avoid. He says, follow our office, let there be no decency, no leave what are for so and that there'd be no sin? What are jaded and there'd be no quarreling. And
then Allah continues, such remarkable speaking about the state of fasting, which is a sacred state.
Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions even though halau things become forbidden and therefore the Haram things remain haram anyway.
But of all the Haram things of all the sins, Allah mentions only these three,
one, let that be no lewdness, indecent or
offensive talk. Number two facade, which is actually a generalization of sinning anyway. And number three, what are you done? Let there be no, quite. Remarkably Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says the same about the sacred state of fasting. Fasting is a sacred state.
And that's how we can remind ourselves that we are in a sacred state.
So when one is fasting Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, just as Allah says about the first thing is follow up. Let there be no orifice. Here, he says, follow your fourth, let him not do rough Earth. So what is a rough, rough Earth means in decent tall, it means indeed, decency, primarily of word.
Now indecency is haram anyway, regardless of whether one is fasting or not, regardless of whether one is in harm or not. But it's a reminder by law is the law it was that
one should not be viewed offensive or indecent. Why mentioned a rough Earth in particular,
because, in fact, out of all the things, Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned referred before anything else, before anything else. Referred means lead indecent speech.
Now, before we continue further, let us remind ourselves how easily we slip into that mold.
Even when we are not angry.
The slightest upsetting thing, the slightest mishap, the smallest disappointment, and we swear
we use offensive words.
Sometimes we say sugar.
So if something happens, we say sugar. Some people say sugar.
And you must have heard no.
Why do people say sugar? In reality? It's the minds quick replacement of something else which begins with the same for fanatic letters.
So instead of saying the mind quickly to try and be decent, switches rapidly to sugar, sugar.
Something happens someone drops, a bottle or a glass sugar. So sugar is actually a euphemistic placement of another more offense, another offensive word, but that reflects
habit of uttering offensive words and making
indecent remarks about even the blenders of things.
When it's raining,
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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he would say rains the rain a lot, mostly even now. All law Let's be a beneficial poll.
People would joyfully receive right now when we
Speak around even about the weather. We can't just say it's cold, or it's hot, or it's raining for something as normal as this. What do we say? It's expensive, hot. It's expensive, cold. It's expensive, raining. In fact, that becomes too long winded. It's exploitive raining, we just remove the exploitive and make the raining and exclusive in itself.
So a synonym of urinating.
even about the weather. We have to speak rudely. Legally, offensively. It's hot. It's expensive, hot, cold, six minutes of cold. It's expensive raining in fact has to do away with each leads if it's
the rain itself becomes an expensive
all for no reason.
We have an inclination.
And it's a venting of our frustration, our disappointment and our anger. In fact, not even our anger. We're not even angry we just calmly use commenting on the weather. And
the neighbor meets neighbor over the fence. Oh, how are you?
Look at the weather. It's, it's expensive This is please
enjoy the rest of your day.
So, so casually We swear.
And one description of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was
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He was neither rude and vulgar in speech, nor could he affect vulgarity. Meaning
sometimes people are vulgar and rude and lead. For the sake of it. As I said, it's just become a habit. Even speaking about the weather this something normal and common. Sometimes, there is no need that people merely to fit in. So when you've got a group of friends who are together, especially teenagers, there's no need to swear. But everyone wants to sound the baddest and the harshest with the worst language,
the worst swear word, the most expensive spluttering splitters and this is merely to impress. So the strange thing is, they aren't normally like that. But to be in with the game to be in with the group to sound like part of the group. Each is trying to outdo the other, and all of them are competing in vulgarity. In fact, they don't normally as they do swear, but not as much as this. So they have to put it on.
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was so pure, it said of him. Neither was he vulgar, nor could he be vulgar, even if you wanted to.
He could not affect vulgarity. He could not affect a rudeness in speech,
pure of heart pure speech.
And there's a saying in Arabic that the tongue
or is merely
a funnel for what's in the heart, ie, the tongue will only spit out what's contained in the heart.
The tongue will only spout what's actually in the heart.
Sometimes we are able to mask it.
just as people in voluntarily react at times
when they are provoked or when they see or hear something shocking. Then what's in the heart if they can mask it normally.
When they are taken out of their comfort zone and they suddenly it's a certain reaction. Then the heart betrays itself or the tongue betrays the heart.
So since vulgarity rudeness, leanness, offensive and indecent speech, becomes so normal at times. alarm is a subtle, subtle alarm it some have warned us against it. And aside, they both speak of the sin before anything else in the state of their home or in the state of fasting. why
most of the sins require an ethics
If somebody wants to commit Haram, there's normally a lot of preparatory work
when it comes to the sins of the tongue, and there are many obstacles, time location,
opportunity. When it comes to the sins of the tongue, they are literally on the tip of our tongue.
There's no effort.
There's no obstacle, no restriction, we can do in privacy as well.
We sin without.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam here was familiar with in the state of fasting, let him not say anything indecent. Let's not be rude or offensive or vulgar. Because that will just destroy the fast and not just be, avoid being vulgar and rude. The second word is what is unless I'm not sure, that's not sweet.
During the fast one shouldn't even raise one's voice. We shouldn't raise it anyway. Especially during the fast control yourself.
Do not raise your voice and this is a perfect
indication to controlling ones.
This is a time of working on ourselves. This is a sign time of discipline. If you want to go on an anger management course that actually works, and it's for free. Ramadan.
Ramadan is quarantine it's an anger management course. In an ethos all lots of love. It
was CRM on this was sub, and patient sorry, fasting is half of patience.
Fasting itself is half of patience.
And it's a real discipline.
Don't send with your tongue, don't swear. Don't say anything rude or offensive. And if you can manage that, then something even better and further. While I don't even raise your voice.
We should plan ahead and make an intention. Forget New Year's resolutions, make resolutions for Amazon.
I will not get angry. I will not raise my voice. I will not argue. I will not say anything offensive. I will not be rude.
Biggest challenge. I will not raise my voice I will not get
and it's easy to get angry and angry man isn't angry.
But that's if you're fast is just hunger.
If you're fast is just hunger. You're going to be angry, irritable, irascible, easily provoked.
But if you're fast as a fast, then as a suitable lesson love it when someone says that fast will be half of patience itself.
Because you remind yourself, I am fasting for the sake of
and we can control our anger in Ramadan in the state of hunger.
Then imagine how self developed and self improved we will become after Ramadan? When we have normal sleeping patterns, normal eating patterns. Don't you think that we will have improved as far as anger management is concerned. And we are all in need of anger management. We're all angry to some degree.
Imam Shafi to love your disease Minister for the miracle, the hammer
that whoever is provoked and doesn't become angry then is a donkey.
Meaning it's part of human nature.
And nowhere Do you find in the Quran and Hadees instructions to eradicate anger.
Anger is part of humans as much as blood.
You have blood flowing through you. You've got anger raging through
what the Quran tells us not to eradicate anger, but to control it and to manage it. We all feel upset. We all feel annoyed. We all feel angry. We're all disappointed. That's human nature.
We're angry because we can't find work when we get work. We're angry because of the work.
So you can never satisfy him.
So anger is part and parcel of human nature, or the Quran and the Hadith tellers is not to eradicate it, which is an unrealistic prospect is to control it's to manage it.
So we, what mannschaft
was saying, isn't that we should just become angry all the time. But
it's human nature. If a person is provoked, the natural reaction is going to be angry, the command, but what Islam teaches us to manage,
and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam herself, divided people into four categories when it came to anger, one, someone who becomes angry quickly, and their anger subsides slowly.
They are the worst.
Then someone who's who becomes angry, rather, belatedly, slowly, but their anger also subsides slowly.
Third person, someone who becomes angry quickly, but that anger also subsides quickly.
And the fourth person, someone who becomes angry very belatedly takes a lot to provoke them.
But they are also the quickest to calm down, their anger subsides quickly, they are the best of all these people.
So it's human nature to become angry, we should control.
And that means we should control anger, not just within the expression. Also, this idea that, oh, I shouldn't shout I shouldn't screen. But I should rage within that strangeness to
that is volcanic.
There's no point. When we become angry, we release a frustration, and we target someone else or target someone else.
If we don't express our anger at others, then unfortunately, we rage within its inner rank. And we actually vent that anger on ourselves that is deeply damaging to one psyche, one's mind, one soul and spirit. It makes one hour it makes us very bitter. And unfortunately, as volcanic, one day you will erupt
and destroy everything in its way.
So the best thing is to try and control ones of accom wants to support
a river bill,
being content with the decree of a law
that goes a long way.
You just let go, let go. No point holding on to something.
It takes a lot of energy to be angry.
Takes a lot.
And if you just let go,
then it's gone. And you can let it go.
You can actually train yourself. Even if someone insults you, you can train yourself to let that insult
Judo, the martial arts technique and sport. Part of the philosophy of judo is that you use your opponent's energy against them. What you're
saying they come at you
using the full force of their body and their energy and they're gaining they're gathering momentum. They come charging and all you do is you step aside calmly
and maybe stick out a leg. But all
you step you step aside candy, one of the graphing techniques is that you take their arm as they come action, and you help them along.
So they come actually you're standing there, what you do is that you quickly turn aside and you actually grab their arm and propel them along the path that they have chosen. So part of the philosophy of judo is to use your opponent's energy against them. So emotional Judo is
let them vent their anger and frustration and their hatred and vitriol
and all you do is let it pass through.
Why let it bounce off you. Why become engaged? Why sent to their level.
Smile alone enraged them all.
As long as you don't invite any further damage to yourself that
you can actually learn to control your inner anger.
The best anger management course is.
Let's not raise his voice learn to control one's voice as well.
And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says continues, for instance,
if he himself behaves so that he doesn't become angry, he doesn't raise his voice. He doesn't say anything rude, lewd, or indecent and offensive. But someone else comes and spoils his day, or tries to spoil his day by
someone else comes to him fame, sad, but who had someone abuses him swears at him verbally? abusing them, or carpet or actually quarrels with him, obviously, initially, verbally?
And what should he say? What should he do?
he should say I am a fasting person. Now we hear this, we think of it as meaning that we should remind the other person that I am faster and faster.
it said Martin, he should say in the moon sign in the moon sign, I am fasting, I'm fasting.
But in reality, the meaning of the body isn't just that we should tell the other person.
It's a reminder to the other person and to ourselves. This is why I'm also really heavy and thick. There's actually a discussion as to whether these words that are valuable in minimum slot him, he should say I am fasting, whether they should be said loudly or in the heart, and many oral ama, are of the opinion from the commentators of Hadith, that these words should only be set in the heart. So what does that mean? It's not directed at anyone else, is directed more at oneself.
Because anger is such a thing a lot about
Sometimes, any attempt to douse the fire, to extinguish it only results in its further eruption.
And that's actually happened without a suitable love alarm. It was just when a person becomes angry shaped barn gets hold of
a man was angry. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saw him. And he said to his companions, I know something, which if he was to say it,
then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told them, what should he say are also below him in a shavon regime? So one of the companions went over to the person and said to him, seek refuge in Allah from the curse devil say, I will be learning to shape language. So the man became even more angry. And so do you think
that's what anger does?
It clouds a person's thinking.
So sometimes, if you were to say to the other person,
and one has to be careful about how they're saying it, one counts not someone will say it should be said loudly. But a good number of orlimar say it should be said in one's heart. All I'm trying to say is that this message, although it can be delivered to the other person in a good way, I in a humble later amount, look, I'm fasting.
So maybe they might stop and think
I shouldn't be getting angry anyway, I shouldn't be abusing you anyway. But since you are fasting, this makes it worse. Does Apple law here for reminding me and I'd system I seek your forgiveness. Now that's normally good people who make a mistake. But lots of people unfortunately, if you tell them I'm fasting, it doesn't make any difference to them. And if you say it in a certain way, it can only exacerbate the problem. And I'm serious. Some people think that the meaning of this hadith is that and I've actually, although witnesses directly. I've heard of it. And I've dealt with cases where the person reminding the other person, in fact, I have heard
if I wasn't fasting,
I do this to do that, too. So it's more like saying,
Don't bother me. I'm fasting.
But it's set in such a tone as to suggest that if I wasn't fasting, then there will be five legs.
So that just provokes the other person he caught it just exacerbates the problem.
But like I said, many rule amount of the opinion that one shouldn't even say loudly should be set in the heart. So if it's set in the heart who is it being addressed? More than individual? Let them carry on the way they are. Walk away, remind oneself in the moon sign in one duration, even if it means saying it twice. I am fasting.
That's a constant reminder to discipline oneself. And to avoid quarreling to avoid arguing. And just as he mentioned, that will last a little while it was mentioned. Avoiding quarreling. Allah mentions that in the state of hedges well, philosopher, let there be no leanness while alpha soup or any selling while
no any quarreling and catch and profits and the lovers themselves the same does not mean you do not raise your voice. Do not
quarrel. And if someone quarrels with you, remind yourself even if they actually attempt to fight with you, remind yourself that you're fasting. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam says well of the innocent human being, by that Allah, in whose hands restless Olam Hamad Mahalo for femicide in the emanates the odor emanating from the mouth of a fasting person of people in the light and that little mist is sweeter by Allah than the fragrance of mustard.
true fragrances of the world of the dunya
not the artificial stuff.
The true fragrances are such that they permeate the whole atmosphere and surrounding air.
And they linger for a very long time.
I have used certain fragrances, the traditional ones, which we'll learn, I applied once
others were able to smell that small dab of fragrance applied once to the cloth Three days later, with the same intensity imposed.
And in fact, I've applied fragrances the traditional ones, which
even after washing
after wearing washing, a week later after washing the framing system,
these are the traditional
so even the best musk of the dunya pursued lots of the law My name is Salim says sweeter than the fragrance of musk Viola.
And that's the odor of a fascinating person. That's such as human nature, even if one spouse, even if one senses that smell, from the mouth of a fasting spouse is human nature we are unable to tolerate.
In fact, even from one's children.
If such an odor was to emanate from one's a mother's baby, even the mother would not be able to tolerate that.
And they don't.
But lots of panel data. Also the loss and the love it themselves, because that is a result of fasting. It's so beloved to last panel more than that is sweeter by a love and even the fragrance of
because it's a result of faster than the province of the law. It says that the end of the dislike.
For the fasting person there are two moments of joy, either after a fairly heavy fitfully when he breaks this fast, he is joyful at his breakfast.
And this is a reference to both if stars
the smallest bar of every day at Marvel
and the greatest bar of the day.
But even greater than the joy of breaking ones fast, even greater than the joy of pursuit of loss on the law. My name circumcise a second and grades a moment of joy is with our lovely Arab boho fairy himself. When he shall meet his Lord, he shall be overjoyed as fast when he shall see and witness the reward. And the honor that is accorded to him because he or she fasted in this dunya
that person would have wish that they would have fasted every single day of that
they would have remained in this constant state of fasting. That is how beloved fasting is to Allah.
And we have a perfect opportunity coming up in the month of Ramadan. Not only to fast we all going to do that anyway, but to make the fast quality fast so
Such a fast that we will be rewarded by Allah we will be honored. And most importantly a fast actually creates that way. And that makes us a better person, not just a better religious person, but a better human being. Someone whose speech is refined whose mind is referred to as heart is refined, whose character is referred, someone whose behavior is refined,
free self development, free anger management, free self improvement, free greater awareness and self consciousness, all wrapped up in one package of fasting, all we have to do is be a bit more mindful, pay a bit more attention and be conscious of the fast throughout the day, and not just treat it as a period of remaining hungry and thirsty. It's a test. It's testing, it's not easy,
but it can be done. And once a person is conscious of their fast, in short, light, you get easier and easier. So lets us make an intention and resolve not just to remain hungry and thirsty, but to make it a fast where every part of our body, every limb, and every part of our mind and heart. And in short life we do that fasting will be such a shield, that it will create even a strong shield. Give us momentum of taqwa and make us one of those last days.
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