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Welcoming Ramadan – Part 2 of 4
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Welcoming Ramadan Part 2/4
Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq at Al Kawthar Academy (Leicester)
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respective listeners salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
We continue with our
series of talks on
the holy and blessed month of Ramadan, which is only a few weeks away.
We've began the series of talks in the hope of mentally,
spiritually and practically preparing ourselves for the month so that we can maximize
our benefits therefrom and
utilizar. Our time wisely, they're in.
I began last week as well as the week before
a recitation and a brief commentary of some of the verses of sort of debacle
which are actually the first verses first verses which deal with the topic of fasting and Ramadan.
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I briefly commented on these two verses, which simply translates as follows Oh, believers, fasting has been ordained for you as it was ordained for those who came before you.
Perhaps you may attain
a few non days. So whoever of you is ill, or on a journey, then the completion from other days.
And upon those who are able to fast is a compensation of the feeding of a poor person.
And whoever gives voluntarily,
then this is better for him.
Whoever gives wealth voluntarily, then this is better for him. And that you fast is far better for you, if only you need.
I've commented on most aspects of these two verses, the latter part of the second verse I didn't really touch on. But the second verse, the first verse speaks about fasting being an obligation upon the believers, just as it was an obligation upon other people of previous nations. And the very purpose of fasting is to create that we fast in the hope of attaining.
These are only for a few fix days. And I mentioned before that these two verses, although they speak about the obligation of fasting, this obligation is not to do with the month of Ramadan.
Right. Rather, the obligation of fasting was first revealed to the believers in relation to three days per month.
The three middle days 13th 14th and 15th of the lunar month of the lunar month, and for the 10th of may have been known as a facet of Ashura. These facets of Ashura and the middle three days of each lunar month were obligatory upon the believers. And this is what these two verses actually referred to. And in that context, in those early days, when fasting was not obligatory in Ramadan, rather only for three days, and each month and I'm Ashura,
Allah still gave a choice. So even those who were able, capable fit and strong enough to fast, they had a choice, either they fast or they give some charity in the way of Allah as an alternative to fasting so it was optional.
And I've already explained that as well. Then, Allah says,
although he has stipulated the feeding of one poor person,
for one day, in new have one fast
from an totowa, Hayden, Hayden,
whoever gives wealth Omo, voluntarily in charity, over and above this amount and anything else, then this is far better.
So, what this part of the verse tells us that yes, in the early days, Allah had stipulated that you need to fast but the obligation of fasting can be waived by giving charity by feeding a poor person,
one poor person per day in need of one fast, if you give more this is far better.
Because in Islam, charity
is not to be considered a tax even Zakah is not to be considered a tax
is to be considered Southern, a purifying charity.
And although Allah is a source of the law, legal system have stipulated a bare minimum
one should try and give over and above.
sort of the
last panel who would add are also mentioned diverse, least liberal and to wonder, would you recommend some along this, which speaks about virtue, and the summary meaning of the verses that virtue, piety righteousness is not that you face the east or the west?
Lisa Varun tolu, Hakuna mush.
righteousness is not that you turn your faces towards the east or the west.
This is a reference to ritual prayer.
And it's a very beautiful message, which is that we have a habit or we have a tendency, we have a weakness in us as human beings, to reduce our religion to mechanical ritual, repetitive
acts of worship.
And we think that that is a height of piety.
So it doesn't matter how we behave outside, as long or in other aspects of our life, as long as we perform the prayer.
As long as we stand and turn towards the east, or the West, or in
whichever direction it may be for any individual in any part of the world.
And this verse is actually a reference to previous nations to because ritual prayer has just like fasting has always been part of every religion.
But, as I said, it's part of our weakness as human beings, that we reduce virtue and piety and righteousness, to the concept of repetitive mechanical ritual acts of worship. So as long as a person prays to allow praise to the creator worships the Creator.
That's considered virtue and piety, then it doesn't matter how he or she behaves, especially in relation to the creation.
But last panel, who would
condense that and say categorically, it is not virtue that you turn your faces towards the east or the west in ritual, mechanical
Then Allah says what are
will be the will
was Ilene ofori upon salado.
Rather pieties of that person who believes in Allah.
And in the final day,
and in the angels, and in the book, and then the prophets. And then Allah says, and this is the part of the verse that I wish to get to, what are the manner that will be the will.
And he gives wealth,
despite the level of wealth, or in the name of the love of Allah,
to whom, to one's relatives, and to the orphans, and to the poor, and to the traveler, and to the beggars, and in the way of freeing slaves, then Allah says, and he establishes Salah, and he gives aka.
So Allah has already spoken about spending wealth and giving in a charity. And he's even mentioned categories and recipients of our charity. But then he repeats the word or he mentioned the word Zakah. So is this repetition. Now?
remarkably, the word xhaka, which comes later refers to obligatory soccer.
But all the charity referred to earlier is optional.
So in the locker according to this verse, it is an act of greater virtue and greater piety. That's a person gives an optional charity, voluntary charity, before an over and above one's obligatory.
So Allah mentions obligatory Sokka later that he mentioned optional voluntary charity before.
And in fact, if you look at the verse, after correct belief in Allah, even before Salah, even before,
even before fulfilling one's promises, which comes later on for either a huddle, or saw the screen and even before mentioning patience, and perseverance in conflicts and in adversity.
last panel with the other essays, the first thing which he mentioned as being an act of virtue, before prayer, for patience before obligatory is occur, before perseverance before fulfilling one's promises is voluntary charity.
So in Islam, charity is not to be considered as a
tax, where one always tries to keep below the threshold remain below the threshold or pay the bare minimum. No, that's why Hey, Allah says in the early days, when fasting was obligatory, but the obligation could be waived by simply feeding a poor person, one poor person per day, lots of panel data essays, and whoever gives over and above that, or you feed more people, and this is far better for him.
And this is the spirit of Islam.
Charity, one should never look at how much one is spending give in such a way that the left hand does not know what the right hand to spend.
One of the seven people in Haiti for saw the loss of the love it who seldom says subiaco Allahu la FEA lillahi Ouma La la la la la. There are seven people
who Allah shall grant a shade on the day when there shall be no shade except tissue.
And one of them is what our children
the sub database or the
tala tala, Mishima Luma to me
and a man this is just one of the seven who shall be given a shade or a place in the shade of Allah on the day when there shall be no shade except to shade.
A man who gave in charity,
the subject of a sadhaka
and then he conceal the charity. So much so have Darla Darla Mishima Lu matanza. umino The his left hand does not know what is right.
To give blindly in the way of Allah without hisab
when a person gives without accounts, a lot of places immense Baraka
shuttle the alarm was mentioned
During the grain in her house, Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
Do not measure.
If you measure Allah subhanho wa Taala will measure against you.
So, if you give without measure alaba reward with that measure allowed blessed with that measure. And in fact, you will witness such Baraka
ladies, one scholar
has passed away in the last panel without our grant agenda and the highest ranking gentleman, may Allah reward him for his efforts. And for his commitment of Dean, I had the good fortune and the opportunity of spending many days with him.
we witnessed his sense of humor,
his razor sharp intelligence, his wit, and his piety.
And I've heard about when I say many days, I don't mean
many, many weeks, in fact, just a few weeks, but in those few weeks, I had an opportunity to spend many days with him, but along with many others, and he was a remarkable individual. And there are so many
details I can share about him with you. But
here because it's concerning charity and how Allah gives Baraka, let me explain two
stories about him that I have heard directly from his students and his fellow scholars. And I also had the opportunity of studying a number of ahaadeeth, with
this great scholar. And not too long ago, we did have ether, the ether heraclius. Along with my other teachers,
we had the opportunity of studying the whole had either heraclius with him as well with his chain of narration. But what I relate to you has been verified by many different people, not one, not two, but groups of people.
He never took account of money in his entire life, never.
He narrated from what I know he inherited a house as part of his inheritance.
And these were his own, that was his only belong, a whole house inherited a whole house. This is the way of the aroma,
and the true servants of them.
He inherited a whole house, we spent his life and learning
even whilst he was a teacher, in one of the most famous, stamped learned establishments of learning.
He would stand in line with the children and with other students to collect his food in a plate.
And he would refuse for anyone to serve him This was in his younger days.
He would live in the madrasa
from what I know he would never take away.
And he served the mother sir, and the Dean of a law spreading him and knowledge
voluntarily, without hesitation without reservation.
And he would just live eat and sleep in the madrasa
when he got married.
The only belonging he had was one house.
On the day was met on the night of his marriage. When he entered the house, the room, the chamber, he said to his wife
that he this he actually related to us himself. He said
we are now husband and wife
and I have no belong except for this house.
And here, I give the whole house to you as a gift. As a heavy This is my only belong.
This is all I am. I give it to you as a gift. You do what you want with it. It's now yours.
If you allow me to stay, I will stay. If you do not wish me to stay I can always make my lodgings elsewhere.
La he gave away his whole house
Life on the first mindset.
That was his without without his
no account whatsoever. The little that he owned, he gave it away.
But his students relate to that throughout his life, far from being ever in need.
would give freely, he would spend on students he would spend on all Mr. He'd give gifts, every country where he would visit, his own entourage of students told me that we're lucky we do not know where he would get the money from.
And I haven't heard this. You should, from.
From the many years that I've shared
my thoughts with you,
you should realize that I'm not one for jackin orys or relating stories about men flying on magic carpets.
But this I have heard from so many of his students.
He had no ink.
And yet last panel with the Allah gave him immense Baraka because he had no history.
And he would give without, he'd give with that account. One scholar told me that the first time I traveled for Hajj, everyone knew in the mother, sir, that if you wanted alone, you go to him.
So instead, I went to him. And I said, I need to travel to hedge.
And although it's not obligatory on me, I will shave and teach our grand chief and teacher is traveling, and I would like to go in this company, but I have no money. So I would like alone, I can arrange for the payback in Sharla. Within one year, I will pay you back. So he said some come tomorrow, he related to sweet himself, the scholar was old himself and are very old. So he said the next day I went and this great teacher of ours, he gave me a whole bag of money. He said as your husband.
Many, many, almost a year later, I went back to him with the repayments. And I said that I promised you I will pay you back in one year. Here's
just come back tomorrow.
He came in shortly. So come back another time. So he came back another time.
He said here's the money, come back another time.
He said he did this a few times. So I then said to him that look, I am being I'm in torture here. Give me a final answer. Are you going to take it or not? either take it please. Or forgive me? One or the other? She said it's a gift.
And he says I was just one of many, many students for the whole Mother of sunny and which are 1000s of students. If you needed a lunch you go to him and not just long for lunch. If you needed a loan for hedge you got
and he had no
any money which people would give him. Of course some may say well, these
molars receive a lot of gifts from people.
Woodlands receive a lot of moolah. So, but any gift he received, students would tell me if somebody came came and gave him a whole bag of money, you will take it with one hand, immediately turn round to someone here. Go on distributes us among the support students amongst the Forgotten amongst the need. Never would he keep he had no need. He's asleep in the mother. So he had a simple bed, a simple room. And the only thing he owned was probably the clothes on his body and a few
few books. That's just one example.
And there are a lot but
it's just one example of how Allah subhanho wa Taala is.
One of his students asked him that I wish to become like you.
How can I do that?
And he mentioned three conditions to him. When he heard those three conditions, students said this is impossible for us to achieve.
But he had already achieved those three conditions.
last panel with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam set on woman in a Chateau de Allaha do not measure if you measure a love and measure against
and indeed, when she started measuring
it depleted rapidly.
But until she never measured there was Baraka and blessing upon us.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, whoever gives him charity then
and charity should be given in such a way in Islam without limits without boundary without.
In fact it was a sin Novelis Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as we learned he bought a camera of Jabir ibn Abdullah the alarm. And when he came to collect the money, Allahu Akbar
is set to be learning more about the alarm.
give him more over and above.
And he bought amount of camel and then gave it back.
It was a similar Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam the when he took when he was in debt he was when he was in debt, or
he borrows or he had, he had done
to pay later. Either way, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam voluntarily would give over and above
it was a tsunami of loss in the lives to actually give over and above. Now, isn't that a river? No, it's not a river. A river is weights conditional easily interest rates conditional. If a person without any expectation without any prior agreements, without any condition voluntarily gives over and above than whatever is paid as a repayment of the principal loan isn't repayment, whatever it is given over and above sincerely, and genuinely, is an idea it's a gift. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam would give a gift, even someone who had money, and who was actually being repaid money, wealthy enough to be to give a loan to receive a repayment, but the profits of the law will
give extra, if that's the way the law had
dealt with those to whom he owed money, that he wouldn't just give the full amount he gave over and above them lots of charity, we shouldn't treat charity as a limited amount as a threshold that we wish we should try to
meet as a bare minimum. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, whoever gives more than this is far better for him. One buzzsumo Hayden welcome in complete data, Moon Allah season, and that you fast is far better for you if only knew. Now, this is again, in reference to those early days when fasting was obligatory for three days of the month, and I'm Ashura on the 10th of how to run. And even though it was obligatory, the obligation could be waived by giving in charity by feeding a poor person. But Allah has the original say is that rather than accept the concession of giving in charity, the fact that you actually fast, this is far better for you, if only you knew. So out of the two, fasting is
still better. I in those early days, when you have the option of fasting, or giving in charity, allowances, if a given charity tried to give more, but even better than giving in charity and giving more in need of your fast, even better than that is that you actually do fast. If you're new, this is far better for you. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala reveal the obligation of fasting in the month of Ramadan, when that was revealed with the next verse, the obligation and the fault of fasting for the three days of each month, and of Ashura on the 10th of how on the 10th of Muharram that obligation was removed and those fast became some.
So the next verse is shuffle them Yvonne and living inside a vehicle or an urn, or the lean mass, it'll be inactive.
And I'll continue with the verse that that month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed, as a guidance for mankind, and as clear proofs of guidance, and as distinction
or as clear proofs of distinction. And then Allah continues with the verse about the obligation of fasting in Ramadan. inshallah I'll continue with the commentary after the Muslim sauce.
As I was saying,
before the last panel with Allah say Shahada Medina Liddy on Zilla fievel Quran or the mercy will be you know, the minister who there were four gone
that month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed as a guidance for mankind and as clear proofs of guidance
and of distinction
them and share them and commercia for yourself.
So whoever of you finds them
president at the time of the month for your son the lesson fast. These are the words that make the fasting of Ramadan, a blockage.
In the beginning of the verse Allah has
mentioned Ramadan by name. This is the only place in the entire course. Ramadan is mentioned, it's only mentioned once
that month of Ramadan in which the whole arm was revealed.
This is something which I would like to spend a few moments on.
The relationship between Ramadan and the
law has revealed
or on in the month of Ramadan.
But as someone approached Abdullah hidden I burst out of the alarm home and said to him that I've got a an wasn't just revealed in Ramadan it was revealed and then he mentioned all the other Islamic months. So what's the meaning of this verse? I've explained this in detail in the seed of sort of others, as well as on other occasions. So please refer to that for further details. But in short, the arm was revealed
by our last panel with Diana, from the local raffles, the protected tablet to surmount with dunya the heaven closest to the earth, in preparation for its gradual revelation, total solar Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
and this single transition of the entire body
a low muffles, the protected tablet to the lowest heaven.
The single transfer this transition, this revelation took place in layer two
and that's what's referred to installable
as well as in sort of the hardware Allah says, Hi, meanwhile kita will moving in Nyanza, nahi, Lady T Mobile
hi mean by the clear book.
Verily We have revealed it in a blessed man's.
That single revelation of the or an inner blessed night is exactly what's referred to in sort of,
in that and now feel a little
verily We have revealed it in the night of
the both the beginning versus the beginning versus of both the suit two suits as well referred to the single revelation and the transition of Oregon from protective tablet to the lowest heaven
in preparation for its gradual revelation, sort of sort of less alarming and that's also what's referred to here we're alas a shadow Ramadan and Lily had a feeling that the month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed, but this verse also speaks about something else.
And before I continue, I'd like to mention a simple question is that the Quran refers to many contemporary events
at the time of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam
and refers to some names and details.
and in fact, it refers to other books one is avoiding bad Vic and the other the ADA throw her a body assignee home, that we have recorded in the
eye in the Psalms of that.
That the meek shall inherit the earth that meaning my pious servants, they are the ones who shall inherit the earth. So there are references to other books two places two times to actual incidents, past, contemporary present and future. So leaving aside the future ones, if God existed in its entirety, how can they refer? How can he refer to these individual people, places incidents? Again, I've explained this in detail in the deceit of certain other but simple short answer.
We speak about past, present and future because that's time
but time and space
constants and features of this universe,
which is the creation of a law.
And now the dominant Well,
one of the theories, or one of the more favorite theories is most of a single universe but multiverse has many, many universes.
And these multiverses
these other universes, they do not necessarily have the same features, or even the same laws and constants of this universe. So, time and space may not necessarily be
constants of that universe, and all of them are ultimately the creation of the last panel data was time in respect of Allah when time is his own creation.
So, there is no meaning of past future present, when it comes to Allah has his origin, when he refers to the past and the present and the future, or he even refers to time with respect to him of himself, then that's to facilitate our understanding of law and what we need to understand of the law and know of the law. Otherwise
timespace this universe, all the universes of Hungary law have been an amine, or praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. So
past present future has no relevance.
It's not a restricting or constraining factor for Allah.
Whatever we know about tying in respect to the law, is to facilitate our
but going back to the verse one of the meaning of the Koran being revealed in the month of Ramadan, apart from this reference of layer two,
is that from the lowest heaven,
the Quranic revelation to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also started in the month of Ramadan.
So that is also another reference just as many other revelations to the Prophet alayhi wa Salaam, were also in the month of Ramadan. It's a blessed time. Ramadan is a unique time of the year. It's very different. It's like a porthole
to the heaven,
which is only opened in Ramadan.
That was the time when Allah revealed not just the sort of silver laughs and the love of it. But the other box to his messengers and prophets. That is the time when the doors of janin are shaped and the doors of jinma opened. And in one narration of Sufi Muslim, the doors of mercy are thrown open.
That is a time when there is an increased presence of angels. That is a time when Allah listens to an exception.
In one of these blades by Mantovani ravintola hirasawa Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, the month of Ramadan has come to a month of bless, in which Allah sends down mercy sheds and forgives sins and answers prayers.
So, Rama balm Is it like I said, it's a porthole. It's a channel of communication between the creation of Allah the Creator, it's the month in which Allah revealed not just the Quran, but other books. It's a month in which
there was increased communication between the angels and
We learn from our Hadeeth lambs alive in our bus of the Allahu Nkrumah we were speaking of charity earlier on.
I'm delighted my boss of the Allah says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the most charitable of all people.
But he was his most charitable in the month of Ramadan.
Why? And he explains, because he would meet gibreel Allah Hassan's, Arianna others, because he would meet gibreel at a salon and meeting gibreel alayhis salaam what would he do? What would the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam do?
You would meet him each night.
And he would revise the Koran with meaning as much of the Quran as had been revealed to them. gibreel alayhis salam would recite to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he would listen and then he would recite to gibreel alayhis salam
He would listen.
in Ramadan all over the world, we have
students who have memorized the Quran partially or entirely, and normally they pair up, especially after us Allah throughout the world. And they then read to one another. So one of them reads and the other listens, reads by heart, and the other one then reads, and the first one listens. They both read to one another what they have memorized. This sum now goes back all the way to the sort of last Friday was a limb and Djibouti rally.
So when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would meet gibreel alayhis salam, and they were both revised or
this enlightened, inspired, and overjoyed the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so much that I'm delighted my boss of the love and Kumar says he was already the most charitable of the whole of mankind. But after meeting gibellini, his Salaam, it was as though Korean masala is charity, he was like the free wind in chairs. After meeting with jabril alayhis salam, he would spend like the free blowing wind
law. So Ramadan is a unique time and opportunity, increased communication between the creator and the creation, angels and human beings, the presence of the angels, the opening of the doors of mercy, the locking of the earth and standing shut the doors of jahannam flinging open the doors of mercy and
all of this increase reward the acceptance of the or the forgiveness of sins. It's a unique time. And that a lot of this is to do with the fact that the God was revealed in this month. Ramadan and the poor have a very unique relationship. In fact, one could argue, and one could understand it in this way, that what makes Ramadan great
is the revelation of the Quran there and
that's what makes Ramadan great.
They are both suited to one another. The greatness of the Quran along with the greatness of the month of Ramadan.
And therefore, Ramadan for us shouldn't just be about fasting. It should also be about the whole
and in one heavy elated by man, humbling as Muslim Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,
On the day of reckoning
both the fast and the ora
will intercede on behalf of the fasting person and the recite.
And the fast will say Oh Allah, oh my lord.
I prevented him from his food and drink.
For sure fearing the fee, so accept my intercession on his behalf. Then the man will say oh my lord, I prevented him at night from his rest and his sleep. For sure, fairing up, therefore accept my intercession on his behalf. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, For your shift fan, Allah will accept the intercession of the fast and the Holy Quran on behalf of that individual. So the idea is we fast during the day, and we spend the night in the dilemma.
And that was always the Sunnah of the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in this habit of the love
and the amount of time they would recite a law how
it related the amount of war hanifa Rahim Allah would recite 64 hours in the month of Ramadan. 30 during the day 30 during the
along with his traveling, along with his work on Hades, and even in Malmo, hanifa along with his gatherings of knowledge, and his teaching and lecturing on fic and his majelis and his other duties, along with all of that, he would complete 60 grams 30 during the day 30 during the night, harder to learn and he along with his traveling his work on head eat his teaching, he would recite 40 grams one during the whole day, and 10 parts out of 30 meaning one third at night. That means by the end of Ramadan, you have completed 30 grams during the day and 10 grams, June
Now some people find the surprising they say, Look, how is it possible
it's to do with Baraka.
it's to do with Barack into,
we don't understand the concept of Baraka in money.
How are we going to understand the concept of blessing and Baraka
are speaking about time earlier, time and space are constants of this universe. And we know that time is relative.
Einstein's general theory of relativity
is that time is relative
time can actually shrink and expand
according to where you are in the universe relative to what force in the universe
and as we travel slower or faster, further or shorter time, we then end up with two different actually separate measurements of time.
So time is relative.
Allah Subhana Allah Allah can put Baraka in the tongue.
those who he wishes and time will shrink and expand. In fact, it's a hadith again related by Imam, Muslim Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam is prophesizing the time closer to the day of reckoning. And he says, time will shrink
somewhat so that a year will become like a month a month will become like a Jamaat meaning of Joomla referring to one week, a week Joomla will become like one day a day will become like an hour, an hour will be a flash
in the general meaning of it.
And we witnessed that now.
One, great scholar writing of just the past century, we're not going back 13 centuries, the past century, speaking about his family in northern India.
In the village,
100 Allah, I am pleased to say that a lot and I'm paraphrasing what he said, I am pleased to say that Allah has enabled members of my family such that the women folk and the ladies of my household
along with their daily chores,
and their household work.
And remember, we're talking about village life in the early part of the last century,
to get water, there was no running water, you would have to go to the well or the pond, and draw water by pumping it on a daily basis early in the morning, and bring back water in you jars.
these jobs would be deposited outside the homes and from there, they would take water, for washing, cleaning, for bathing, for drinking, for cooking.
To wash clothes, there were no machines available, and you wouldn't have the ability to wash in the house.
And forget early parts of the last century, I speak of only 20 years ago,
when I went back to my own village backup
and their family,
the family members of our household to wash clothes, they would have to gather the clothes track a fair distance to the edge of the village where there was a pool upon and there on rocks, they would beat the clothes and wash them in that manner.
So there were no modern facilities available. No appliances, nothing.
And yet, so cooking was a chore It was a difficulty getting water sufficient water was a task in itself. Washing clothes was a task. So this scholar writes that along with all the household duties and the chores, along with the cooking, the cleaning, the washing, and the preparing, along with all of that, along with the fast just during the day, ladies of my household in the month of Ramadan, along with all of this was still able to complete individually 15 to 20 parts of the whole
as I said
So it's a question of time and Baraka as we the more appliances the more facilities we get, the less Baraka plays. And
right now we've got everything yet how much time is that everyone's rushing, rushing, rushing?
and panic and moaning and complaining and arguing. panela
ever heard of road rage when people were riding donkeys and camels?
Ever heard of road rage?
Now we've got the ability to travel fast.
And yet forget you will discover road rage in people going to and from the machine. And even in mothers dropping their children off to Qatar, McKibben madrasa,
such impatient, we are impatient because there's no berbicara in our time. There really is.
A lot of these people of the past they were able to tighten it, like I said, relativity.
We all if someone says, Well, we don't accept that fact. We don't have evidence. Are you physical evidence of someone
reciting 60 jers, or sorry, 60, or arms and rollover from the earliest centuries. That's just one example.
What about the physical proofs that we do have of that time,
the books that they left behind
even luxuries of poverty.
He was a scholar who died in 310 history 310 years after the hitch or
even a jetty the poverty
most of his works are lost.
He has at the seed of the Holy Quran,
which is huge.
He also has another book which is incomplete, Scotland is unavailable, except parts of it that he will or third It was sunnen.
in Hades, but most of it is lost. He has a book on the history of nations and kings that equal only one model Luke, which is multivolume, the State University of New York, they produced an English translation of
human bodies, native history of nations and kings emperors.
And that English translation is a summary translation. It's a condensed summary translation.
And they have a whole team of academics and professors working on it, you will find that mostly, it's been published in 40 volumes. And that's a condensed summary translation. And it's taken them many, many years, many years to do it. And each volume is more or less covered by one or two professors or academics and translators. So they've divided the whole work. And it's taken them so many years. And that's just it's a summary condensed translation. That's just one of the many, many works on the image quality.
And in those days, another hardware process, no computers,
they wrote with pens,
which they had to sharpen
every couple of minutes even or every hour, and the ropes and candle lights and during the day, how they were able to write so much we're lucky that we wouldn't be able to read.
A team of people cannot read in a lifetime. What they actually wrote individually in just a few years.
evangelia Dino so you you're
a scholar who died in 911 hijiri.
you've probably heard of the seed of July
that the seed of July Alain is a very brief,
condensed commentary of the Holy Quran in many places. He uses just one word to comment on a verse or on one word, one word, one word or sometimes one word on the whole verse.
And almost the words of the commentary are almost the same as the words of the meaning half half.
So it's not a verbose commentary. So very succinct commentary and to be able to condense
To abridge is an art in itself.
Imagine producing a commentary which matches the words of the Koran. So the words of the commentary are almost the same as the actual words of the Quran. Not not that much more. That's a remarkable feat.
evangelia Dino suit his teacher, imagine Allah Deena Henley, Rahim Allah, he produced
the first commentary.
His name was Gerald as well gelada de
and what he did is he produced the commentary.
And he began
I know it sounds strange, but rather counter intuitively he began from sort of guff.
From half of the or until the end.
And Allah when he completed half of the book,
he passed away.
So his student gelada Deena so UTM Allah, he decided to complete his teachers work. So he began from the beginning, till
sort of paragraph
he wanted to do half
and he said, I will try to do it as close to my teachers work as possible.
And he did it. Following the same pattern, the same same pattern, same rulings meaning rule in the sense that the same methodology the same abridgement, the same condensing
and he completed 15 the commentary of 15 Jews in that remarkable refined, condensed manner of abridgement, you know how long it took him 40 days
he completed the heart half of the commentary of the Quran in 40 days, in that manner.
How many of us can read the same common chain
and he actually did it in 40 days.
There were countless words written by will, Mr.
entire commentaries from beginning till end.
One scholar was imprisoned in a well,
in a well,
he actually wrote many volumes of a book of fit of Islamic laws in the well, whilst being imprisoned.
Dry Well, he was just dumped at the bottom
with a few belongings.
So there was Baraka in that time, Mr. mojarra, complete 40 completions of the art in Milan.
Lovers nouns have completed 61 This is a physical evidence one only has to look at the physical evidence of box and the works bequeath by that rolana.
And their intellectual ability was truly remarkable.
If this is a physical evidence that we have, if those saying Allah, we know about them, that they also recited the
30 completions of the court and then it's not something that we
people come down to they wish but it's not something who
if we take a holistic look of their lives and their achievements and the evidence that we have, and I strongly suggest that they were able to achieve that.
Also, I mentioned earlier on I just like to clarify something I do not wish to be offensive in any way when I said that I'm not known for sharing jackin or ease or relating stories about people flying on magic carpets. I did not wish to demean or belittle any search narrative. It was just my humorous way of explaining something otherwise, as the Omaha Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam the aqeedah of the sun the whole jemar is that the cooker Amato Olia
the kurama of the only miracles of the only are true
for the miracles of the saints and the Beloved of Allah in this ummah are a reflection of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself.
So, when it comes to that role, Mr. completeing many
completion of the course. It's, it's entirely understandable. It's a question of where you draw your energy from. The truth is they live in a different world, we live in a different world. I've said before, they live in a different world, we live in a different world. If, when,
if the same, were to learn of our lifestyle,
they wouldn't be able to believe half of it, they wouldn't be able to believe half things.
And when we learn of their lifestyle, we can't believe
what a man who are enabled, as I should said last week, the love of the program was such
one great scholar of the past century, the early part of the past century, in fact, early he was unable, he was so old and so ill and weak in his late age, that he was unable to walk 20 paces to the bathroom
without stopping without leaning against the water without shuffling along.
Yet that same person
in the same evening,
he would stand without any support for up to three hours loudly reciting the Quran and the hedges.
There are countless stories of
one again, one of his students, one of the history students was traveling for Hajj or Umrah or most likely Hajj on ship.
And this was during the month of Ramadan, they were still making their way to
the jars in preparation for Hajj. So while we're traveling,
it was Ramadan. They were fasting during the day. But the same scholar with the students they say of him that he was unable to stand
on the ship, remember we're talking about some time ago, he was unable to stand properly without support because he would feel seasick
so even to get up and walk a few paces you would find it difficult to feel dizzy and seasick but when it came to Salah whether it was fun Salah
he would insist from standing up he was able to praise Allah standing up even more remarkable at night. He also would stand for up to two and a half hours in that are we salah and the 100 on the boat without any difficulty louby recite in the color analyst
it's a question of what a person loves and where they draw their strength and inspiration from those who love the love the column of Allah love the speech of Allah.
They are affected just as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was affected by meeting Djibouti Dalai Lama
and others we may open the Quran and think what's this?
The Quran has a remarkable effect. It may not be the most published book in the world.
It may not even be the book which is most translated.
But it is one record that the Koran has always held holds and will never be surpassed.
Which is it is the most recited book and
the most read book in the world.
Without exception peerless, without peer without parallel.
Day in how many of us recite by heart. Children memorize the entire plan when it comes out of my mom. It's like the humming of bees.
The mustard is like a beehive. The factories homes, industrial units, roundabouts,
online beehives where people gather and there's a buzzing, buzzing humming is that the law of the poor and the recitation of
nook and cranny every corner? As I said, I once traveled to a Muslim country, and they're just sitting in the car and we approached around to that. So
people were with me in the car, they said, Do you see that roundabout? I said, Yes, the
standard ran very large, extremely large, roundabout standard roundabouts are so remarkable about that. Today, it doesn't look remarkable but huge roundabout with grass in the middle like an island. They said in Ramadan. There's a whole jamara of that. I'll be Salah with one completion of the Quran in that roundabout.
And there's cars whizzing busy traffic
like frogs Island all the people praying that are we have to play frog in order to get to the island.
And so on that around about there's a taraweeh Gemma
Gemma has taraweeh prayer with one completion of the even in the middle of the round.
Everywhere you go, people gather, recite, pray, listen, this is the beauty and the Baraka.
in the month of Ramadan, even here on the fast all day long, they rush, how do you fire rush back to the machine. And they are able to stand
for 90 minutes, two hours of course here the UI, most places that are always very quick, as measured by the speed. So people normally work out weights the fastest.
And as children, we used to route data from one area to the other to see who's the fastest all, we in some cases, we didn't know what they were saying. All you would hear was the animal and the animal the animal died alone and then a lot.
but even then, whether it's one hour, 45 minutes, one hour, 30 minutes to remarkable people without understanding a single word,
they are able to stand for so long in devotion. That's the power and the influence of
if the poor arm can have such an effect on animals, like in the heavy thoughts, even though they are the Allahu anhu was reciting Quran with his baby close by on the roof of his house, and there was a horse there.
But in some narrations, it was a roofing seminar, he was a core child, it was one of those where it was an open area. And you know the full story of related it many times next morning, he went on to sort of last in the love it was one of them. And the prophets of the law, it was something told him that the lights that you saw, they were the angels who had descended from the heavens listen to your dilemma.
And the prancing and the dancing, and the excitement of your horse was because of the result of seeing the angels and the dilemma. So if the recitation of the Quran can have such an effect on animals
than what half human beings, all we need to do is open up our hearts and minds to the Quran. And it will work wonders. When a Muslim no poor animal will shift to lean meaning mean when I see the value mean.
And we do reveal of the program that which is a cure and a mercy for the believers.
And it does not increase the sinful ones accepting loss. The arm has a positive and a negative effect. It has a positive effect on those who are pis. And he actually has a negative effect on those who are not pis.
Because it's a force and it will work its force. But if one is not receptive, one is not ready. If one is a volume as a last season, this verse, then the same
will only increase that person in suffering and loss. And as until as the alarm would say this quarter and through it, Allah elevates them and debases us.
Ramadan, is a month.
And it's not just about recitation. It's about so much more. We end here, let us pray and prepare for the coming month of Ramadan that in Sharla, we make an intention to recite as much as possible to increase our delight and to
strengthen our bond with the Quran in terms of recitation and understanding and most importantly, to act on it.
I pray that Allah has enabled us to understand inshallah we continue with the commentary of the verses, as well as at how the youth in the next two three weeks before the arrival of Ramadan, was the Lahore salamander after he was sold in the Vietnam humid while early he was in panic a lot more behind the controller on the land was the federal government awaiting