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Welcoming Ramadan Part 3/4
Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq at Al Kawthar Academy (Leicester)
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Salam aleikum wa
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respect to listeners. For the past few weeks we have been
upcoming month of Ramadan.
I've commented on
a few verses of sort of the buckler
which marked the beginning
a discussion of fasting and the month of Ramadan in the Quran.
Some of the commentary are provided as a very summary, one superficial one, one could go into great detail
for every part of the verse, but I've refrained from doing that. But moving on from the
verses, just as a reminder last round, who are the others 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 dakhla, then law speaks about some of the laws of fasting. And then in the third verse, Allah azzawajal, says, Shahada, Milan and livi into the field.
That month of Ramadan in which the Koran was revealed,
hidden in Nance as a guidance for mankind,
the men and Hooda will follow upon and as clear proofs,
of guidance and of distinction
from and share them in commercia for your son, so whoever of you finds them and, and let him fast it. And then again, Allah mentioned some of the laws of fasting.
Finally saying you're either love, the common user will read a bit more?
Well, it took me a while to come to LA, da da, da.
La wishes ease for you a lot, not much difficult for me.
And I'm more or less stopped here.
And the end of the verses, well, it took me long to come to La da da, da. And so that you may complete
account, I either count of 29 or 30 days of fasting for the whole month.
Well, it took up the law,
and so that you may glorify a law
and praise him
over the fact that he has guided you
will are looking to 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 dupois as well. I've just touched upon some of the laws in relation to traveling and people who are ill, again, not in 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 ease 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 laws of the last panel with Ireland, the teachings of Islam, a source of the law highly equal, some of them are
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 sweetest 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.
So imagine if our soul is sick and corrupt, we will see false or where there is truth and truth whether it is false.
And alarm mentions at University of Oregon that those are arrogance that are certified at Alinea to combat
what Nero cola is
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that I will turn away from my signs those who are arrogant on the earth
without just cause
someone saw even if they see every sign they will not believe and then a lot sees and this is what concerns us what ELO Seville have rushed ly at the 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 in your servido array, and if they see the path of waywardness and deviation you have severe 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 see good weather is good.
So that the teachings of Allah is a source of
our desire to create comfort.
But initially, just like any patient, good medicine will taste better, and the patients 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.
So in many ways, because of our very primitive understanding, of spirituality of the of Allah of his little salsa love it.
We are like children.
We just cannot fathom just 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 SU de la liga. Salatu was Salam and he said My brother has a bad stomach. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him to spill acid, 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 he said to him, speak
Last, give him money 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 or saw the law. And he said, as was Sam said to him, again, is a lesson so that Allah will
give him money to drink. Allah has spoken the truth, and your brother's stomach has lied.
do not seek to blame the cure or
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.
Part 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 try 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 floor, 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 chink 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 we never accept responsibility.
For someone who is of a balanced nature realizes that I am not perfect.
I am not absolutely worthless either. But not I'm neither an animal nor am I an angel.
Battle mixture of good and bad.
Harun al Rashid.
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, Harun al 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 ruler man. He was
certain 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 how do you know Rashid replied to him was
a last sentence
Musa and Harun alayhi wa salam to Pharaoh
and instructed them thus for Ooh la la, la la la la jolla taco yaksha both of you say a software in the hope that he may take heed or fear Allah says Allah told the prophets Musan Harun alayhi wa sallam 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 Noosa and Harun 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.
your loved one would say that love,
Li or UB? may Allah have mercy on a man who gives me a gift
of my own Eris.
So he would be grateful if somebody pointed out a flaw, and would have known the law and would be grateful.
And look how humble he was either above or the law firm, where it required he displayed immense strength and courage and resolve and determination
or weigh required. He was humble, and that's exactly how to learn he has said wassalam was humble weight 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 wa sallam 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 messenger to love it.
And I mentioned all of this because of what I said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to the brother, give him hunger to drink, so that Allah
Allah has spoken the truth, and your stomach has learned.
So a laws, teachings, and those of His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam 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 Lavine at the marina Rasulullah nibi. And million
to one in the Torah. Well, in G.
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a candidate for living in Ann Arbor. He was one of sorrow, with the very northern,
very beautiful verse, which describes the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and his novel 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 mouth.
And what he prevents them from is distasteful monka.
We handle that and he makes lawful for them the pure things. We have reminded him of Sabbath and he makes unlawful and forbidden to them. The impure things we are that are Islam, and he removes from them their weight and burden when I've learned that he cannot lie, and those shackles which bound
so this is a very good summary of the Sun and the teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, who represented a last panel,
but what he told his followers to do his mouth good while he forbade them from his monkey. distasteful, harmful
What he made lawful for them are the pure things. What he made unlawful for them are the sabetha I mean, the impure things and his teachings and is somehow such that they rather than shackling people and fettering them and burdening them and chaining them and restricting them. In reality they liberate they remove the burden from them, they unfettered them, they release them from the burdens and the shackles that bore down heavily on them. And that's the testimony of the
servant Allah has the results at the La Habra como use what are you doing to become a nurse? Allah wishes ease you Allah does not wish difficulty for you. This is a reflection of the teachings of Allah is a source of livelihood. So unfortunately, if we can't see that,
then we really need to question ourselves. Finally, Alonzo riddle says, well, it took me a long time so that you may complete the count. Well, it took up the LA dama Huracan, meaning the counts are 29 or 30 days, and so that you may glorify a law over the fact that he has died when I looked at the 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 of luck so that you may glorify part of the sooner he that is the bead, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha illa Allah, Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allah Allah.
Allah is the greatest ally is the greatest.
There is no god except Allah. Allah is the Greatest.
Allah is the Greatest unto Allah belongs All praise
is the be which is part of the rituals of he.
According somewhat Roma begins after Muslim Salah with the advent of shell well, as soon as Ramadan ends, and shall well 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.
And throughout our lives, we have witnessed this, 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 marry 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, new or 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 the
bow in prostrating in congregation together and listening to the sermon, in which we are constantly reminded of a law and have a source of the law it will 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, will it pick up your law This is actually a reference to the meat of lean. And why should we glorify a lot law says the Anima Hadouken. That's 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 hedaya have emerged as well. You should be grateful to Allah subhanho wa
glorify Allah for having done
well, and looking at the screen in the hopes 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 will
First with this, but before we
having concluded with these few verses, let's move on to a few Hadeeth about
some of these are how these are very famous and well known. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said a lot about the month of
some of the more famous authentic Hadees a warrior a healthier longer relates now these are called bamboo Hardyman Muslim and others that are on mobile on foot the head of wearable Jim Holika
aka Mark Carlson live it was
when Ramadan arrives,
the doors of gentlemen are flung out
and the doors of gentlemen are slammed shut.
And the shower theme
they are changing.
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.
Allah opens the doors of mercy the doors of ships the doors of gentlemen, we are putting a special environment a special sanitized time and environment in order to achieve certain things.
If that aroma volume is proper
and the next Ramadan is proper, then according to these two sort of lust and love it was seldom says that from one Ramadan to the other
all the sins in between are forgiven.
So wonder my bond to the next two llama bombs are
penance for the sins in between.
Again speaking of forgiveness, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says when Samarra Medina Saba 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 at Nan's in Ramadan and Ramadan.
Whoever keeps vigil beyond although it means to stand what it denotes here is remaining awake,
spending the night in the worship of a love or even a portion of the night. So wherever does the Am I stones before Allah in Ramadan will just be on a remaining awake engage in the worship of Allah, in the month of Ramadan with faith and in anticipation of reward and hope of reward again all of his past sins shall be forgiven.
And the same is said about Lila to other family a little other email server was caught them in zombie all 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 Hadees recorded by Malmo Hardyman Muslim in which from a warrior I have the love and image to sort of last on the law it was seldom says about fasting. It's actually a bootsy Hadeeth meaning the pseudo La La Salatu was Salam narrates this from a last panel.
So it will raise the alarm relays that the prophets of the love it was seldom said by the law. Allah said pulwama libnah Adam Allah who will illustrate illicium affino Lee, what
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I spent a bit of time commenting on this idea because it's quite detailed and encompasses so much would give which gives us a good flavor of Ramadan. The soul loves to love it or send them says Allah set
glomeruli are the mother who illicium of in the holy words, every deed of man belongs to him,
For that is for me.
Fasting is for me, and I shall reward.
What's the meaning of that part of the head, let me translate the for the first Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Allah said, every deed of man belongs to him, except fasting, for fasting is for me, and I shall reward it. And fasting is the shield.
And if one of you is fasting on any particular day,
then that's not believed, or indecent.
And let's not raise his voice and chant.
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 law highly,
more Certainly, the older
emanating from the mouth of a fasting person
in the sight of a law, or sweeter by a law,
than the fragrance of mass.
For the fast in person, there are two moments of joy. When he breaks this fast,
he is joyful over the breaking of is fast. And when he shall meet his Lord, he shall be joyful over his fast. So that's the heavy. So the beginning part is that a 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 What does that mean?
fasting is a unique act of worship.
And it 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 did not eat or drink,
man for a certain amount of time, intentionally and consciously, 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 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 Allah subhanho 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 almost allow for a rug or carpet and go through the motions of prayer.
In the mystery,
you enter the mystery you prey
even in the mesh, I mentioned the human story one soul will love Ireland if this is true, but it was related.
That one Imam in a village the
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.
prays Salah for 40 days in congregation
I shall get with the first that we shall give him the gift of Buffalo bears.
So one chap said
that's a good prize. She started attending and every time he prayed all five Salah in congregation with Gemma for
the first 10 days 50 solar
after the first 10 days of laughs, two 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 he said to three quarters of the car was mine. It was over collecting on the 10th on the 14th day on the 14th day came in and said where's my cow? Where's my bass? So email had no intention of getting it anyway. So the mom said to him, Look,
you take Nikki Botha?
You know, this is just something that we say
who's going to 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've prayed all 40 days Salah five times a day with Gemma Abba with that will do
will love Ireland if it's true or not. So it's how long does it take to praise Allah hypocritically even a law mentions in the Quran that they do pray Salah them when I wear either armor Isla sala de Palma, Salah euro luminous what is Corona, la la la cadena on a ranch to prayer. They rise intensely 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 machine, 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 that's why many people who shouldn't have been there in the first place of Smeaton in Iran.
So it's one can be insincere when it comes to hygiene when it comes to Angola when it comes to Salah even when it comes to Zakah
some people have money for them.
Money is a currency to purchase influence and power and recognition. So they'll give in charity
and many people do. That's why Allah has warned in the Koran 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 out of them.
So one has to be very sincere even when giving in charity. So a person can be quite sincere in southern charity in Salah even in hygiene.
But there is one act of worship out of all of these which is fasting in which is 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 it
So, first thing is one unique act of worship amongst the others in which it is quite difficult to be insincere. One can be careless and negligent
in one's first one can be
sinful, but not behaving properly through one's own errors and misdeeds. But to actually remain hungry and thirsty from morning to evening, merely to show people. That is not easy. And that's why in another narration of the same heavy sort of law, so the law says that a law said, that fast every deed of man was for him except fasting, for fasting is for me, he abandons his food and his drink for my sake.
So Allah recognizes that and therefore the last panel with Allah says, I will reward him. One of the LMR Sufi moms of Yana Marina de la hora was a famous teacher of Hades. He died in 198. He
he was question was great, your mom of Makoto Makarov?
And he was questioned about this. He thought What's the meaning of Allah saying that fasting is for me, and I shall reward it. So his explanation being a great amount of Hadeeth 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 heavy and this is my explanation that this is actually mentioned in an ethos he 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? What's the penniless?
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 glass full of fills fills means a few pennies a few cents. So, who's the penniless person or someone who's only got a few pennies?
So this How about the line who said that penniless? The poor destitute person amongst us is someone who has no debt, and no possessions, no goods. 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 he will have come in such a manner that in the world, he will have
the Shahada, waka waka llamada, Casa de 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 state, what will happen
is his 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 mammal has some of us have the right to learn here, Lee.
He once heard that someone was back biting 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 our good deeds? And this is what will happen on the Day of Judgment. So in that context of yarn of Marina de la he says when he was asked what's the meaning of the Hadith where Allah says,
every deed of man belongs to him or is for him, except fasting, for fasting is for me and I shall rewarded. 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 him 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, last panel, more data won't take any part of this fast and give it to
Someone else rather, Allah will himself personally assume responsibility of compensating the others for their being wrong, but not from this person's past. allow him to keep his fast intact and hope. 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 personally 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 heavy we were discussing before Scylla sort of laughs and the law my legal system says Allah said,
every deed of man is for him, except fasting fetus for me, and I shall reward it.
I've already explained the meaning of that. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then continues to say, well CRM
and fasting is a shield.
These two words explain a lot about fasting.
Fasting is a sheep.
Let me connect it to the verse of the
a few verses a few weeks ago, we were discussing the very first verse about fasting in the corner.
Yeah, you're living in r1 or quotevalet maaseiah maka, maka de vida Medina Min publikum.
O believers. Fasting has been ordained for you as it was ordained for those who came before you. While landlocked. Perhaps you may attain dakwah and I explained about the Aqua dakhla. 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 a shield can actually be called a guard decoy in Arabic.
taqwa is anything which can be used as a guard, a shield, a protective cover, that you can call that.
this is quite unique, but what I'm saying is landlocked. Perhaps you may attain dakhla, in that fasting creates
a sort of loss of the law highly seldom says, fasting itself is the Aqua ship.
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 last lavalley who seldom says fasting is a shield man, and
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, it's observed properly. Then he acts as a shield, a protective cover around the person, a guard, a duck well, which creates more.
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 he act as a shield? We don't really understand the inner workings of this. But last panel who has told us that fasting creates that while sue the loss and the law and he has told us that fasting itself is the shield. And as long as a person keeps that shield intact, it will create even more duck wire in a purse.
Fasting purifies a person's mind and body. In fact, in 100 ether so the last Allahu alayhi wa sallam 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 extremely disrespectful, they would even say our 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 now,
there are many different studies, which show the beneficial impacts 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 body.
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 ally 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 Planet.
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 a person is if it's done consciously, 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 file and that's it, then
they are being neglectful. But if someone is conscious of their fast, and removes oneself that I am fasting, this 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, the ones thoughts, so you don't just avoid harm food, and all food is haraam. During the fast, you also avoid her arm.
her arm stands, her arm thought, her arm feelings, her arm 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, one can avert one's gaze, control oneself and remote by reminding oneself that I am fasting. And this is exactly what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says next, he says, What either garni almost 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
last panel who would add as a
woman followed the feet in the hedge
philosophy to cover large data for the hedge.
is in a period of moments.
So whoever makes the hedge obligatory upon himself in these months, how, by entering into the state of Iran for office, because
Iran is a state not to items of clothing. So when one consecrates oneself into the state of Iran, during the Hajj or during the Roma, normal lawful things become forbid
trimming one's nails, clipping one's trimming one's metal hair, clipping one's nails, all of these things become forbidden even though they are normal normally Hello.
And soon remain sins anyway.
So it's a state. So Allah subhana wa tada reminds us that when one enters the state of harm, elimination is three things that everyone must avoid. He says follow our office. Let there be no indecency. No leanness What are for soap and let there be no sin. What are Judah and then there'd be no quarreling for Hajj and hatch.
Then Allah continues. So it's 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 know leanness indecent or
offensive talk. Number two facade, which is actually a generalization of sinning anyway. And number three, what are done at there'll be no
remorse. 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 of you is fasting, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, just as Allah says about Iran, the first thing is follow. Let there be no rough Earth. Here, he says, follow forth, let him not do a rough Earth. So what is a rough a rough Earth means indecent
meanings and 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 has also some of 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 sins, Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned before anything else, before anything else.
Referred means viewed indecent speech.
Now, before we continue further, let us remind ourselves how easily we slip into that mode.
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 now
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 money quickly to try and be decent, switches it rapidly to sugar,
Something happens someone drops the bottle or about sugar.
So sugar is actually a euphemistic replacement of another more offense, another offensive word but that reflects
habit of uttering offensive words and making
indecent remarks about even the blending of things.
When it's raining,
prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he would say rains the rain a lot, mostly even nafa or LA Let it be a beneficial poor
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 expensive raining. We just remove the expensive and make the raining and expensive in itself.
So a synonym of urinating.
even about the weather, we have to speak rudely neatly. offensively. It's hot, it's expensive, hot, cold and cold. It's raining in fact us to do away with the explosive it
the rain itself becomes an
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're just calmly 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 the Sweden laughs and the line even Southern was making fashion when
he was neither rude and vulgar in speech, nor could he affect vulgarity. Meaning
sometimes people are vulgar and rude and lewd. 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 words, the most exploitive spluttering splitters. And this is mainly 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 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 he 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.
So 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 match
when they are taken out of their comfort zone and they suddenly it's a southern 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, alarming is that a source alarm, I leave some of wanders against it. And aside, they both speak of this sin before anything else in the state of their arm, or in the state of fasting. While
most of the sins require an effort,
if somebody wants to commit harm, there's normally a lot of
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 he was familiar with in the states 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 and let him not shout. 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 one's
This is a time of working on ourselves. This is same time of discipline. If you want to go on an anger management course that actually works and is for free. Ramadan.
Ramadan is quarantine it's an anger management course. In an eternal soul lesson the love items themselves, or CR missile 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 for getting 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 hungry 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.
That if you're fast as a fast, then as a single lesson love it when someone says that fast will be half of patience itself.
Because you remind yourself, I am fasting for the cycle.
And if we can control our anger, in Ramadan, in the state of hunger,
then imagine how self developed and self improved we will become after I'm Yvonne 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 love He says, Minister for the miracle for Jorge Ma.
The whoever is provoked and doesn't become angry then he's a donkey.
Meaning anger is part of human nature.
And nowhere Do you find in the
body's instructions to eradicate anger.
Anger is part of humans as much as blood is your blood flowing through you, you've got anger raging through
what the Quran and Hadith tell us is 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 was to control it's to manage it.
So we, what am Shafi, they are 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, become angry. But what Islam teaches is to manage it. And the prophet SAW the love it was herself, dividing 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 all sorts of side 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 the VSP.
So it's human nature to become angry, we should control ourselves. And that means we should control anger, not just within the expression, also, this idea that, oh, I shouldn't charge I shouldn't screen, but I should range within that's dangerous, too.
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 it's in our anger. And we actually vent that anger on ourselves that is deeply damaging to one psyche, one's mind, one soul and spirits. It makes our it makes us very bitter, and unfortunately is volcanic. One day will erupt
and destroy everything in its way.
So the best thing is to try and control one's anger, overcome wants to support
a river will
be being contained to the decree of the law.
That goes a long way.
You just Let go. Let go. No point holding on 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, that the martial arts technique and sport, part of the philosophy of judo is that you use your opponent's energy against them. Watch your arm.
So 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 at all you do is you step aside calmly and maybe stick out a leg. But all
you step you step aside calmly. One of the grappling 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 their vitriol.
When all you do is let it pass through.
Why let it bounce off you? Why becoming engaged? Why sent to their level,
smile, alone in raves of them all.
As long as you don't invite any further damage to yourself that
you can actually learn to control your inner anger.
But 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 to insert but who hadn't Obama, 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 in 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?
For your room? Sorry, he should say I am a fasting person. Now, we when we hear this, we think of it as meaning that we should remind the other person that I am fasting and fasting.
and wonder ation it said, Martin, he should say in the room saw him in the room sign I am fasting, I'm fasting.
But in reality, the meaning of the truth isn't just that we should tell the other person.
It's a reminder to the other person and to ourselves. This is why amongst all rollermouse, heavy and thick, there's actually a discussion as to whether these words that are fully up in the morning slot him he should say I am fasting, whether they should be said loudly or in the heart. And many Malema are of the opinion from the commentators of Hadith, that these words should only be said 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, Allahu Akbar
sometimes any attempt to douse the fine to extinguish it only results in its further eruption.
And that's actually happened without a single law. So the law My name was because when a person becomes angry, shavon gets hold of
a man was angry. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam saw him and he said to his companions, I know something, which if he was to say,
extinguish his anger.
Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told them what should he say are all 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 occurs devil say all that we learn in a shape language. So the man became even more angry. And so do you think I'm a shaper?
That's what anger does.
It curves 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 can it's 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 on and look, I'm fasting.
So maybe they must stop and think of stuff that I shouldn't be getting angry anyway. I shouldn't be abusing you anyway. But since you are fast, and this makes it worse, because alchemilla head off reminding me and I'd system I seek your forgiveness. Now that last normally good people
make a mistake. But lots of people unfortunately, if you tell them I'm fasting, it doesn't make any difference. 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 I
in the machine.
If I wasn't faster,
I do this to you or do that to you. So it's more like saying,
Don't bother me. I'm fasting.
But it's Ted in such a tongue, as to suggest that if I wasn't fasting, then there will be fireworks.
So that just provokes the other person he caught. It just exacerbates the problem. But like I said, many of them are 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 that individual, let them carry on the way they are? Walk away, remind oneself in the moon sign, and then wonder, 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, the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned, avoiding quarreling, Allah mentions that in the state of hedges well, philosophers Let there be no lewdness without fur suit, or any sinning while agita from hedge, nor any quarreling and hatch, and prophets 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 faster than the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, one of the innocent human beings by that Allah in whose hands wrestler Mohammed, the whole law firms law in the emanates the odor emanating from the mouth of a fasting person operable in the line of legal misc is sweeter by a laugh and the fragrance of mask
and proper mask.
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 and potency.
And in fact, I've applied fragrances the traditional ones, which
even after washing
after wearing washing, a week later after washing fragrances,
these are the traditional ones.
So even the best mask of the dunya Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says sweeter than the fragrance of musk Laila.
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 spams. It's 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 Allah subhanho wa Taala also the last in the law hiding themselves because that is a result of fasting. It's so beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala that you is sweeter by a law than even the fragrance of the US because it's a result of faster than the province of the law. It says that the end of heavy dislike
for the fasting person there are two moments of joy either after a fairly heavy fitri when he breaks this fast, he is joyful at his breakfast.
And this is a reference to both if bars
the smallest bar
Every day at Marvel,
and the great if far of the day.
But even greater than the joy of breaking ones fast, even greater than the joy of he saw the loss of the law My name Salaam says a second and greater moment of joy is with a lucky robber, who very hanselman 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 wish that they would have fasted every single day of that
they would have remained in a constant state of fasting, that is how beloved fasting is to Alaska.
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, such a fast that we will be rewarded by Allah, we will be honored. And most importantly, a fast actually creates that lightness. 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 refined to his heart is refined, whose character is refined, 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 inshaAllah, it gets easier and easier. So lets us make an intention and resolve not just to remain hungry and thirsty, but to make it a fast for 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 stronger shield. Give us momentum of taqwa and make us one of those of the law says learn to own perhaps you may attain. I end with this. What's the law? Mr. lamptey he was sued in the Vietnam humid while he was sadly he edge means panic alarm or alert