Welcoming Ramadan – Part 4 of 4
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Welcoming Ramadan Part 4/4
Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq at Al Kawthar Academy (Leicester)
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This is our final that was
and also the last jumar before.
Over the past few weeks, I've spoken in some detail about many different aspects of what I've been commenting on
a few verses of the Quran in relation to fasting and Ramadan, as well as commenting on a few of these oversaw the loss of Allah Heidi.
Today, I'll just share one final reminder, as a summary of what we've discussed so far. And I'll just go through a number of verses and how these
as a final reminder in order to prepare ourselves for the coming months
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are believers fasting has been made obligatory for you as it was made obligatory for those who came before
perhaps you may attain the
fasting is not new.
It's nothing alien or strange to him.
Allah says that it's been made obligatory for us as it was made obligatory for those who came before us.
Fasting in one form or another, has always been part of the religious practice and tradition of peoples all over the world.
And so we shouldn't see it as being strange.
It has many
And the more we learn, scientifically and medically,
we realize that fasting has its immense benefits, not only physical, but even psychological. And for Muslims, most importantly, are the spiritual benefits of fasting.
But again, everything in moderation,
the prophets, the law and even within them, and even before him, Allah in the or,
in fact, the very next verse
has made it clear that those who are traveling or those who are ill,
they have the concession, they have the option of not fasting, but postponing their that obligatory fast till another time.
And these concessions have a loss of more than a loss in the love it was in them savings that Allah loves.
That people adopt
his, a lot, a lot. A lot of love loves that people accept his concessions. Just as much as he loves.
That people act on
The more determined and resolved and difficult laws of a law what that means this is a very
simple and crude translation.
In Arabic we have two terms one is known as rasa and one is known as azeem.
azima is the opposite of rasa. rasa means concession.
azima has the opposite.
So in the case of
or let's use another example, if there is an activity, a ruling or a practice
and in that
a lot of Sol Sol Allahu alayhi wa sallam have recommended something or prescribed something.
But then they are concessions to.
So ultimately man has a choice.
Either he can accept the concession
or he can go ahead with some resolve with some determination, push himself or herself and act on the original ruling without the concession.
So if he or she accepts the concession That's awesome. But if they forego the concession
and act on the original ruling and push themselves with some resolve and determination, then they act on azeem.
So in this hadith Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam says Allah loves that his concessions be adopted, as much as he loves his azeema to be acted on.
So everything in moderation, even fasting, if someone has the ability and the strength. I say this because some people have gentler, how can fasting be good or beneficial, health wise and physically, if it can, if it's risky for some people?
Well, whenever we speak about fasting, we are speaking about healthy, able bodied individuals for whom fasting is good and beneficial.
And it's no risk or harm to them. It cannot be harmful. Anyone who, for whom fasting is risky
and can prolong their illness or bring about illness or endanger their health
or even simply because of their weakness and old age. Well, Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam have both
categorically and clearly
explained that such people do not have to fast in fact, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went further. And in the case of one fasting companion, who fell down on unconscious and the companions were trying to revive him. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saw this and questioned them as to what had happened to him. So the problem since they were traveling, the they inform the messenger sort of the lie and he was someone that he is fasting. And undoubtedly, it was the heat and the fatigue of journey,
coupled with the fact that he was hungry and thirsty, and he was in a state of fasting, which brought about this is unconsciousness and his ill health. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam categorically stated on that occasion, in the holiest amenability of CME of suffer, that it's not an act of virtue or piety or righteousness, too fast whilst traveling.
So whenever we speak about fasting and its benefits, its health benefits as physical benefits. Then of course, we are speaking about fasting for those individuals who are well able bodied, capable and healthy, and for whom fasting, with the prescribed limits, ie
ensuring that they have subtle before beginning their fast, ensuring that they break their fast properly.
Then, for such people, fasting is not of any harm rather it's of immense physical benefits, along with the other psychological benefits and most of them
Importantly, as I said, for Muslims,
what is most important for Muslims is the spiritual benefits of fasting, which Allah mentions. immediately thereafter Allah says
that the wisdom of fasting as a law mentions here is
to attain the to achieve.
That is the purpose of fasting.
And we should never lose sight.
It's a vast topic.
The whole of Ramadan is about creating.
Fasting is about creating.
The whole month is about creating.
All the provisions of Ramadan
are for the purpose of creating.
And what is duck.
Duck we're the most succinct definition of duck work is not the fear of Allah. That's just part of it. The most succinct definition of duck work is
guarding oneself, from the pleasure of Allah. By guarding oneself from the disobedience of Allah.
taqwa means to God. And that can also mean a god. It can be used as a verbal noun as a verbal noun as a muscular for the Arabic speakers it means to guard to protect and as a man as an if it means a guard any form of protection.
So a barrier is duck is a taqwa a shield is a
ring is a decoy, and to guard and to protect the process of guarding and protecting and preventing is the so that's the original meaning of what it means to guard protect. And when duck word is used in respect of Allah subhanho wa Taala, a duck was in relation to Allah. It means guarding oneself from the pleasure of Allah. And that can only be achieved by guarding oneself from the disobedience.
that is something similar, although not identical, but very similar to the rank of
God really Hassan came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
in a very
marvelous incidence, marvelous in the sense that the Sahaba of the alumni who spoke of him as coming to the messenger, some of the lighting was seldom, nobody recognized him, therefore he couldn't have been from the city of Medina. But then again, he had no signs of traveling on him. That was strange. He approached the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, addressed him, sat in front of him, and he placed his hands on his knees, and according to one interpretation, this means that jabril alayhis salam, who no one knew that this was Djibouti, and who was simply seemed like a stranger. He, according to one interpretation, this means that he gibreel alayhis salam placed his own hands on the noble knees of
the messenger salallahu alayhi wa sallam. Again, they found this very strange. Then he asked him a few questions. And when he was given the answers, do you believe any history? Or this question actually affirmed and ratified the answers of the prophets in the law, it was a limb and said to him, you have spoken truthfully, you have spoken correctly. So I'm under the law one. He said, The Virgin Allahu yester who is something that we marveled at this man that he questions the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then he ratifies his answer. He attests to the answer.
So it was only later that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told them that this was God
who came to teach you your religion? So he asked him a number of questions. One of them was what's Islam Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explained the pillars of religion.
And then he sets in what's EMA?
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spoke to him about the articles of faith,
like free, steady this very closely. What's apparent is that
Islam here by the explanation
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his submission and the external
manifestation of religion. It's merely external, it's apparent.
And then there is some progression from Islam, which is mainly external submission to interface.
And that's mentioned in the poll. And, of course,
in everyday practical usage,
the word Islam and email are synonymous and interchangeable.
So we use mock Minh for Muslim and Muslim for mock Eman for Islam and Islam for email, and there's no harm done.
But, strictly speaking, there is a subtle difference between the two.
And the difference is that Islam merely refers to extend and submission.
So not every Muslim is
banned, absolutely every morning is a Muslim. For there can be no inner faith without external submission, and without the fulfillment of the outward teachings of religion.
But just because a person is praying, fasting, giving in charity, or even going into pilgrimage, this does not necessarily reflect in an email.
And that's why the last panel was added essays in the
What am I email?
A lot refers to a group of Bedouin who said to the messenger, some of the love it was seldom that we have believed email, we have accepted email we have embraced email, we are
so last panel with the and I said to him, that tell them
you have not become
you have not embraced email.
What I can only rather say Islam now we have become Muslim. Are you we have submitted apparently, and then Allah makes it very clear. What am I at Holden email, Murphy, Rubicon, and he man has not yet entered your hearts.
On one occasion, a companion of the law.
He observed that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
had distributed wealth.
And he had given it to some but he had deprived us
and one of the people that he had not given any wealth to
in the eyes of this companion was very pious. So this grieved him this disturbed him.
So when he was in the presence of the messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he cannot contain himself and he spoke up.
And he said,
O Messenger of Allah, you gave others but you did not give such and such a person. I did not see him but as a mcminn.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam replied by saying our Muslim, I rather say, Muslim, that's all he said.
But he didn't explain or clarify why he had not given him wealth,
or made him a recipient in the distribution of that wealth. So the Sahabi the Companion of the Allahu and fell silent, and then after a short while, and he says, I could not contain myself. So I spoke up again. And I said, O Messenger of Allah, you gave others but you did not give to him. I did not see him but as an admin, so again, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam replied to him, not with any explanation of why he had not given the wealth, or included him in a share of the wealth, but only with the words of one Muslim, I don't say what means a Muslim.
Then he fell silent. After a while, he says I gave him could not contain myself. So he spoke up again. On the third occasion, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, I will Muslim say Muslim, not. Then he provided an explanation, that when I give wealth, I give to others in order to win over their hearts, and to reconcile their hearts. But there are others to whom I do not give not out of this
Pleasure, but relying on the self sufficiency and the contentment that Allah has placed in their hearts, ie their hearts our content, they do not need winning over. They do not need any sort of reconciliation.
They do not need any special treatment. Allah has place to place to faith and contentment and rely on some Allah, deeply in their heart. So Subhana Allah imagine such a person whose piety the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam, attested to and actually said that I have no need to win, win him over, I have no need to treat him specially, rather I know that he is the kind of person who even though he is deprived of wealth, this will have no effect on him because of the the contentment and the self sufficiency, but last placed in his heart, even for such a person, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught the other companion don't claim that you know that he is a mock man, rather just say a
gibreel alayhis salam asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about Islam, he told him about the external acts of religion. Then there is a progression. He moved on to eemaan which is interfaith. He mentioned the
articles of faith which reflect inner belief. Then jabril alayhi salam asked him about
that what's so
we believe that this is another progression, a progression from Islam to Eamon and then from
Islam is the external solution.
Islam is a reflection of the external acts of religion, apparent obedience of the law, apparent observation of the laws of religion. Eman is a reflection of all of that within.
But what's a grade higher than Islam and email?
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam implied by saying Hassan is and Daniel de la Nakata for England.
ehsaan is that you worship Allah as though you see. And if not, that Allah sees you.
Now, in order to understand this phrase, and realize why it's the highest grade, a believer can reach
are very conscious about
being watched and observed.
Once we are watched and observed
in any way, if we are in company,
if there is someone in the vicinity, in this around,
then we are very careful of what we say, how we behave, what we do, is we are very conscious conscious of what others think of us how others perceive us.
And that's why we all have a mask.
We have a persona,
we have a certain costume
for every occasion. For every moment of the day.
We have a certain persona and costume and mask at work, another set for the messages, and other sets for our close friends, and other sets for strangers, and a completely different set for home.
In fact, we could go as far as saying that we even have a costume and a mass and a persona
for ourselves, even in privacy.
Because we do not wish to face the reality of our own selves.
That's why we're able to that's where delusion comes in. We're able to deceive ourselves.
We're able to convince ourselves at times we believe in our own lie.
Because we've got that costume and mask and that persona for ourselves even in privacy.
This is what this is where the beauty and the majesty
of the name of law comes into play.
Allah has said
that a lot of the great conceit
a lot conceals our faults. Allah shields our faults. A lot of places a barrier between us and our closest ones.
Imagine if our parents were to realize how their children really are.
Imagine if it was the other way around. Imagine if the image of our parents, our beloved mothers and fathers are shattered,
for everyone is a human being.
And that's why Allah says on Yama, Yama, Yama, your February model mean as he was, he was Sahiba he was
the culinary minyama, even shuttling yovani on that day of reckoning,
when men shall flee from his brother,
and from his mother and father,
and from his spouse, his wife and his children.
On that day, everyone will be in such a state that that state will render them heedless of others.
And what day will that be? In one verse and light describes it with the words Yama tubeless Sora.
from Allah Herman, who was the one announcer, on the day when the secret shall be exposed.
On that occasion, he shall have no strength, and no one to aid or assist.
So in the dunya, on Earth, for our practical everyday living, Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah has given us
Allah has given us concealment, and a shield and a protection that conceals the worst of ourselves, from our loved ones, our parents, our children, our siblings.
But we have to strike a balance.
If we remember who we are, and what we are, this will keep us humble. And we will avoid, avoid horrible dilution.
If we overstep that mark of balance, if we overstep that center line,
we will be taking the concealment of a lot and fall.
For we will begin to believe in our own lie in our delusion.
And if we then begin to think of ourselves that there's nothing wrong with me,
then what is that correct or rectify?
If we actually begin to believe of ourselves that I am not sinful? What is that to repent for? Or to seek forgiveness for?
What is that to change? If we believe ourselves to be perfect, what is there to change?
So the balance taught to us by
the law, it
is to accept the scepter of Allah subhanho wa Taala his concealment from others, so that we can live a practical life, and we can continue, but not to be diluted, and to remember and realize who we are.
So going back to what I was saying earlier,
we are very conscious of what others think of us. And we adopt these costumes, these masks and these personas
for many different situations for many different people.
And the moment we realize that we are being watched, observed, glance that even by strangers, we change the way we behave. Children do it. toddlers do it, infants do it. Babies.
They've carried out immense research, lasting months and years on babies
and how they behave. infants and toddlers, how they behave in the presence of other children, adults, their peers,
in the presence of strangers,
and sometimes attention so you can
I'm actually believing in their own lies begins as early as four or five years old. Sometimes even three.
And nine can be sometimes learned behavior.
We have to be very careful Allah, but this is why the soul of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was present when a mother summoned her child. And she said to him, come here, come here.
I'll give you something.
And she was going to give him a date.
And as parents do with children, come here, come here, I'll give you something.
So she ties the child.
So when he came, she gave
you the last lie, it was seldom said to her had you not given it to him, that would have been registered as a lie by law.
Even with children,
children learn from our behaviors, infants and toddlers observe our behavior they learn. And this is why it's sad and tragic. But some.
Some individuals grow up not only into teenagers, but into adults as habitual lies.
And it's learned behavior. For them lying is normal, just as nine was normal in the family setting, the father would lie, the mother would lie, the siblings would lie. So for them, that is the law of life, lying is absolutely normal. Because it's learned ingrained behavior.
As I was saying,
not just adults, but even babies and toddlers and infants are very conscious of being watched. And the moment they realize they are being watched, they actually change their behavior.
In fact, you may have had experience who may have been told of a child, very young infant who is crying, wailing.
As long as someone is in the vicinity.
The moment there is no one around the waiting stops, the crying starts because all of that crying and wailing is mainly to seek attention. But there is no one around seek attention, whose attention they can see, they stop. So that is actual behavior, to arrest someone's attention. This is how conscious we are. We change our behavior, we modify our behavior, in order because of the presence of others, the observation of others the monitoring of others.
This is why we observe the law.
related to you before we were traveling once in London, and there was an Egyptian
gentleman who was driving. And he said it was very late at night, approximately two o'clock in the morning.
And we were at a large junction.
It was dark, the lights were red, we were just waiting.
And there was only one other car in the distance on the opposite side of the junction, no one else.
And he said,
out of the blue sets
exceeds two o'clock in the morning.
We're at a junction, it's dark, it's nighttime. There's no one around yet nobody except for that one car yet. Everybody observes the law. Nobody jumps the red lines. He said in Egypt.
We have traffic lights, under the traffic lights, we have policemen standing. And the light says red and people still go through.
So I said SubhanAllah. So what does green he said? He said in Egypt, red means go. So that's what does green mean. And he said go faster.
Fear of the law, fear of being watched, observed fear of being penalized. Even if it's just a 26 pound fine.
It makes people behave.
Imagine a person's behavior if he or she was able to cultivate that awareness. And that consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala not just that Allah has watchful over them at all times, but that they actually see a last panel with an app all the time.
Imagine their behavior.
Imagine that connection with Allah has so little, that is the roncal ehsaan. So the province the law, and even some of them said, Exxon is that you serve Allah I've mentioned before, about the hints now isn't just about worship, it either means service, and that's throughout the day, for all months of one's wakefulness and existence, not just the ritual acts of salah and Hajj, or fasting at all times. So a sign is that you serve
law as though you see him and if not, then that he sees you.
I mentioned that this is similar to the one this is where I started. So taqwa is not identical, but it's very similar to the rank of SSR. How? Because dakwah is
total consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
When a person is constantly aware and conscious of Allah, that will act as a guard and a prevention from disobeying Allah subhanho wa Taala, and
therefore, earning the displeasure of Allah, and that's what the fast is. So CRM is buck wire itself. And CRM creates extra to
house the decoy. If a person properly observes the fast then
last time, what the other places this Baraka in fasting,
and this reminder in a person's heart and mind,
during the fast
just before a person has the impulse of
committing a sin,
or doing something wrong or saying something wrong.
Deep down in our conscience, deep down spirit, in our mind and heart, there will be a reminder and a warning that you are fasting for the sake of Allah.
if a person heeds that reminder, then hopefully they will desist. They will stop that will act as a brake on their impulse. And what a good way of understanding how the fast is the quiet itself. How can the fast actors that were IE as a guard against disobedience, think of the fast the car as being no different to salah and hatch? Hmm.
When a person goes for IRA or for Hajj, then one can just stroll into Makkah.
One has to pass
at the border, ie not the official political legal borders, but the border of the last panel with the me Part One has to pass that board
in a certain state in a certain uniform, which is in two simple pieces of cloth. And with the intention and in the state of
when a person embarks on a journey of pilgrimage of honor or for Hajj, they enter into the sacred state of the heart.
And ROM means to make something hard, it means consecration. That's what it means. It means consecration sanctification.
So when a person goes for hydro formula, they enter into a sacred space
that a similar sacred state
once they enter into that sacred state, normal things that are allowed to come.
And once that sacred state of harm ends,
those normal things that were previously Hello, and we're only temporarily haraam are now also Hello again. But there's another thing the person was in a sacred state.
So in Arabic, not only do you call other things Hello, when a person comes out of that sacred state of Iran, that person is also referred to as Hello.
So in Arabic, you actually say, meaning he is Hello, ie he's come out of the state of Iran. So Iran is a sacred state. Look at Salah when a person begins their Salah, and they pray to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Until the moment they say that we
they can do lots of things they can eat, drink, they can face any direction, we can speak.
But the moment they say that that could be that marks the beginning of the sacred state of Salah. That's why the first the could be is known as that be the two herring or it's also known as the miracle.
Meaning that the key of consecration, that the beer of sanctification that we have precondition that first that the marks the moment when that person enters into the state of a home for smaller things that are normally had
Now, you can't eat or drink or speed during the summer. And it's all temporary. The moment you say uh salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah twice, and according simple amount only once you end your Salah, you now again become halaal, those temporary how long things once again become a hoarder.
Now, when a person is insula, they are conscious of their solder. When a person isn't harmed, they are conscious of their being. And
one should not think of CRM or fasting as being any different. Once the person makes the intention and begins the fast, they are in a sacred state, just like a Haji is in a sacred state, in a hedge in her arm. And just like a person praying, Salah is in a sacred state, these are all sacred states for fasting for prayer for hedge. And
so when a person is in a sacred state of fasting, they think of that fast in that manner, they are conscious of it, then this consciousness, the realization that they are in a sacred state, that will act as a deterrent, it will prevent them from committing sins.
No matter how a person is outside solar.
Once they are insular,
the majority of people behave
and they won't do anything.
In harm, it's not that easy, because there's greater time you're talking about many days.
With CRM with fasting, again, it's not as easy as the law, but it's more it's easier than hedge because you've got the sacred states lasting a whole day.
But if a person has that awareness and that consciousness, then the fast will prevent them from committing a sin.
If they are about to glance at something that they shouldn't.
And immediately there's a faint reminder. That faraway distant voice
that's telling them you are fasting,
hopefully, they can assist, they can prevent themselves from committing a sin. And this is why not only do we have that reminder in our hearts and minds, but we should constantly remind ourselves in that famous Hadith which I commented on in detail reported by Manmohan Singh amount Muslim. Also the last little alarm it was seldom says
that when one of us fasting without gana, Yama Samia has become familiar with what is up for him. who hadn't ohata fileopen in India musar him.
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says when one of you is fast, on any given day, then nothing not believe vulgar, rude offensive indecent in his speech. And also he shouts but if someone abuses the insert, if someone verbally abuses them, I swears at him and thereby provokes him. Or or god oh actually quarrels with him. He tries to physically grapple with him or quarrel.
Then, what should this person say? I am a fasting person in the moon sign. I'm a fasting person. And in one duration of Buhari
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says you should save twice in the moon sign in the moon sign. I'm a fascinating person, I am a fascinating person. Now here amongst the ruler, man, the commentators have had a very interesting discussion, which is, should he say these words that I am a fascinating person, I am a fascinating person. Should he say them loudly? Or should he say them signs the eye in his heart? So many,
many of the classical commentators have had these and many of the classical orlimar are actually of the opinion that he should say these words that I am fasting, I am fasting only in his heart, I am not verbally
what that shows. Although I say no, you should say loudly.
What that shows is that this message that I am fasting, I am fasting is meant more for the fasting individual than it is for the provocateur.
The one who is provoking.
The idea is to maintain that consciousness of the fast that I am fasting. I am fasting. This is my test. This is my discipline.
Even though he is abusing me swearing at me quarreling with me. Maybe
even attempting to physically grapple with me. In all instances, I should be aware, I should be conscious of my fast and I should be the better person the more patient.
So the message is more for oneself and the other person. This is what I mean by a constant reminder and a constant continuous consciousness and a constant awareness of the state of fasting. If a person is able to maintain that awareness, then it'll hamdulillah that fast will act as
a word which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam describes as shield throughout that have he had as a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam described the fast. In fact, at the beginning of this Hadith, he says, was so young,
and fasting is a shield.
This is the meaning of shield.
That it's taqwa because as I said earlier, taqwa means a god. As a noun, it means a God as a verb, verbal noun, it means to God. So a shield is is a taqwa a barrier is a
solution shield is dakwah. Fasting is a shield fasting is
it's full of taqwa, it creates more.
And Ramadan, how does it create more dakhla? How can fasting be a form of taqwa itself? I've just explained how it's a form of dogma. But in Ramadan, especially, and during the fast this training,
is training to be aware this training to refrain from food and drink and desires, this training
to desist from all things displeasing to Allah, this
abstention from food and drink and haram things. haram thoughts haram
intentions, haram deeds haram acts, from speech, even haram emotions
in la sala La la
la la relators Hadees.
From a better in Saudi Arabia law, whose name we don't know. He was one of the companions of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he actually couldn't read or write being a veteran. So he approached some people with a piece of paper and he said, Can anyone Is there anyone who can read Is there anyone who can read he had let a patch of leather. So someone said I can read and then
there was something written in there about sort of loss and allottee.
So they realized that this was a companion of the Messenger of Allah. So they asked him, Have you ever heard anything from the messenger sort of
what he had written didn't wasn't his meaning. These weren't his words. Someone else had written it, and he just wanted it read. When they realize he is a companion, they said, Have you heard anything from the Messenger of Allah? sallallahu wasallam? And he said, Yes. So can you relate it to so eagerly? Such zeal? So he said, The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, and this was a heavy
fat sama, Shahada sub
with the young men condition.
The Fast of the month of patience, are you Ramadan,
and fasting for three days of each month?
the madness of the heart.
The fasting purifies it cleanses. And I mentioned this in relation to what I said a moment ago, that even abstaining from harm emotions, it's haram to feel hatred, or malice or envy, or arrogance and pride
in one's heart.
Islam isn't just about abstaining from heroin. Dinis sins are sins, whether they are Sins of the lens, or whether there are Sins of the eyes or Sins of the mind or Sins of the heart.
And the sins of the heart are the most difficult to
control, followed by the sins of the mind, followed by the sins of the tongue, followed by the sins of the
sins of the lemons that we found.
They are actually easier to control and to refrain from than the sins of the sins of the tongue. So
of the mind and the heart.
So when we are fasting, that sacred state means the fast of every part of our body, not just the stomach in the throat, not just the guts on the mouth, but the faster the tone, the faster the eyes, the faster the ears, the faster the mind and the faster the heart.
So, all these, if a person observes the fast in that manner, undoubtedly, that fast will be a shield, it will be done and it will create, it will create a momentum, you will create the
the fitter a person is the more they train and exercise. The fitter they become.
They don't lose that energy they create energy.
Similarly, with fasting, fasting is duck wire itself. But it's the kind of training when a person spends a whole day in the state of fast and observes the fast properly. That will create even more greater reserves of taqwa in that person to be used for the future. That one leads to more good leads to good sin leads to sin. As a last panel data season sort of delayed
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what the Quran is conscious of Allah. What's up,
attests to the beautiful thing IE Islam the beautiful truth.
What will a lot do in return?
For some of your city hall in your salon, we shall ease him into ease. Meaning we shall guide him even to greater good
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So he Daya leads to his
Eman leads to IE man good leads to good taqwa leads to greater taqwa. But sin leads to sin.
As a last as I'm asked for one member who is stingy
was Donna and who considers himself independence needless Allah will cut the bill and who rejects the beautiful truth, what will allow for some of your civil who we shall ease him into difficulty. ie these things lead a person they create a momentum for more disobedience. That's why every good deed makes a subsequent good deed easier. every sin makes a subsequent sin easier.
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Allah says and asked for one who contradicts the Messenger of Allah who opposes the Messenger of Allah. He even after guidance having become clear
and who follows away other than the way of the believers
and the believers here normally refers to the noble companions of
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his companions are true believers. So Allah says, Whoever opposes the Messenger of Allah, after the truth and guidance having been committed become clear for him, and adopts or follows a path other than the path of the believers, what will happen? Allah says, No one Li moto Allah, we shall turn him in the direction to which he has turned himself IE we shall propel him.
If he adopts a certain path, we should push him and propel him along that path.
If he or she decides to adopt a path of waywardness and deviation, which will push him and propel which will push them propel them along that path, way of good, which will push them and propel them along that path, because it's like anything else.
I gave the example of exercise and fitness. Someone who has who doesn't exercise is not fit.
If you put them on a certain course then find it impossible.
For those who do it regularly, it's child's play. And each act, each session makes the subsequent one easier, until it becomes second nature.
Good leads to good
until a person who can do good in such a way that it becomes part of the nature doesn't the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,
Allah can be set for in the evil bill. We're in the middle of the iljin. oma is our original yes the way pero said, hatha yoga in the law, he said the, he says, adhere to truth, truthfulness and honesty.
For indeed, honesty.
truthfulness, guides a person to virtue
and virtue guides a person to gender.
And then the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, a man continues to speak the truth.
When you sit
and seek out opportunities for truth, ie a man continues to speak the truth and seek the truth.
Someone saw that he is then hacked October in the law is the car he is registered by a law as a as an extremely honest and voracious purse.
Then the youth continues, where young will get the final
rule when the federal re election now, Omar is our original yet we have al Qaeda in the Lok Sabha. And beware of lying,
flying leads to sending an openness and openness sending leads to the fire.
And a man continues to learn and seek law
until he is registered by a law as a verb, meaning an excessive impulsive, compulsive, serial liar.
But the words of interest in both these Hadeeth are were terrorists. In this one it is with her sister were parallel, which means a man continues to speak the truth and seek the truth. And conversely, a man continues to lie and seek life.
Which means that when a person lies, and lies more, lying not only becomes a habit, it becomes a necessity. It's like food and drink.
They don't lie out of necessity. They don't lie out of self preservation. They don't lie out of self interest.
They don't lie to protect themselves. They learn because they enjoy it. And where they don't even have to lie. They go out of their way to lie. And if they see no opportunity to lie, they actually seek out opportunities to lie.
When a person is truthful, truthfulness is part of their nature, they ask they are full of sin, which means that even when they have no need to speak the truth, because of their good, honest nature, they speak the truth.
You find some people, they can't lie, even for their own good.
They just cannot learn even for their own good.
And sadly, they are often the most mistreated and abused people because people take advantage of their goodness, they are too good for themselves, too good for their own good. And there are those who learn.
There's an anecdote that there was once a poet was known to be a liar. So in the marketplace, one day there was a group gathered around him. And someone said to him, Have you ever spoken the truth?
And he said, to be honest, yes, one sorry. Yeah. Have you ever spoken the truth? Who said yes, to be honest? Yes, I have once. So someone was standing. Then he said that even That's a lie.
Even that's a
better way the topic isn't about speaking the truth or lying. What I wish to share with you is the words of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we've had. We've had a look at him, he seeks out truth he seeks out lies. When good becomes part of one's nature. That's the path they travel.
They see good, an inch good deed creates momentum for the subsequent good deed. And the next one becomes easy and easy and easy until it's effortless. Good deeds are effortless. piety is effortless.
And then frighteningly, when someone adopts the path of iniquity, and sin and disobedience, each sin
makes the subsequent sin easy. Each sin creates a momentum for the next one, until sinning against a law becomes effortless. And not just effortless, but thoughtless. People don't even realize that they are sinning
because it's become so deeply embedded in one's nature. So keeping all of this in mind, this is how siyam fasting, which is full of well or should be full of what creates,
and he creates dupois for the rest of the year. Interestingly, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has encouraged us to observe certain paths fast. Why? fasting is a training period.
And I'll say more about this in a moment. But it's interesting he tells us
that this lady by Muslim law here leaking history, last alarm, it was
when sama Rama bla bla, who sit them in chawan gannicus.
observes the fast of Ramadan, and then follows up the fast of Ramadan with the sixth fast of chawan Garnica CRM, this will be like
the fast all the whole year.
That means eternity. In some instances, it can mean a year as it does here. How does that work? 30 facets of a bomb every fast is multiplied by 10.
That's 306 facets of show well multiplied by 1060. That's fast of the whole year. And then in another Hadith Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saves
the fast of the month of patience.
And the fast of three days each month
again, the fast of the whole meaning the whole year. Again, how does that work?
For the one month of Ramadan, the fast or not multiply by 10 even if they are just left us 30.
And if the three days of fasting and each month, multiply by 11, barring the month of Ramadan, that's 330 along with the 30 days of Ramadan was 360. Again,
the idea is training, training for the whole month of Ramadan training for three days of each month in the middle. Even better coupled with that, the fast of Monday and Thursday. But even if someone doesn't manage that, just three days each month and right in the middle of the month, and if someone tries us throughout the year.
This will be a period of training of taqwa which will create momentum for thought well for the persons
that are looking at the only hope that you may attain.
There's so much more that can be said the coming month of Ramadan I pray that last panel horde Allah makes it a month of forgiveness, mercy and blessing for all of us. Indeed it's a month of blessing in a number of medical sort of laughs and love right equals alum se uses a word shalom.
He himself has used different words to describe it on my bomb in one Hadith, but Giacomo Rama bomb Chateau
de Atacama Ramadan shako Mubarak, Ramadan has come at a blessed month. And actually, at the end of this hadith Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Allah has one night in this month which is better than 1000 months which is daily.
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Whoever is deprived of good in this one night, he is deprived of all
and in one narration. No one is deprived of the good of labor to father except the truly deprived Illinois.
So it's a very blessed month. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has actually used that phrase to describe it on my blog for myself, Shadow Mubarak. He describes it as a month of patience. And in one narration, or cm and this was sub fasting is half of patience. But the whole of Ramadan is described as a month of patience. There's a lot that can be said I pray that light enables us to seize this opportunity and enable us to better ourselves in the month of Ramadan to discipline ourselves the best people
area the best time for achieving a lot. Make your resolutions and our for the month of Ramadan. And what can those resolutions be? People say at the beginning of the l go to the gym and exercise or become fit. This is our time for making resolutions for spiritual fitness for spiritual exercises
for becoming better, controlling our anger, curbing our desires, controlling our behavior,
controlling our speech,
that fasting is a period of training for speech to
it should be
probably one of the most important lessons of fasting and that's why again in that Hadith, what does the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say was the way they're gonna yom Samia had an idea for what is fasting is a shield. So when one of you is fasting on any given day, what's the first thing he should avoid? Robertson the law doesn't say he shouldn't steal, he shouldn't hit, he shouldn't shed blood. He shouldn't attack anyone. He shouldn't commit sins, ie with his lens. The first thing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that when any one of you is fasting on a given day, for your fourth lesson not be offensive and rude with his speech, when is he not and even less, and he
should not even raise his voice.
So he tells us to control our tongue. Allah says that in the state of hedge as well, from in front of the theme that had to for alpha one alpha, so COVID
Hajj obligatory upon themselves in these months,
then, and what's the meaning of making Hajj obligatory, entering into the state of Iran. So Allah says when a person enters into the sacred state of Iran, for hydrophone, Allah Bahamian Hajj, the machete avoid, again, a lot does not mention any of the sins of the body, the limb
or anything else. Allah says follow our office. Let there be no leader offensive speech. Why does Allah say, remind us that we should the first sin we should avoid in the sacred state of harm in hajj is a sin of the tongue? No refer Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, why does he remind us that in the sacred state of fasting, the first sin we should avoid is referred lead offensive speech. Because this is one of the easiest things to sit with.
And Ramadan, fasting is a perfect time to control our speech.
Many people are disciplined by the swear box.
And it's very effective.
When people lose money, it hurts. It pinches. So
children do this.
I remember when we were studying.
We were all young.
1213 years old, just enrolled. And we slept in the dormitory were 14 people in our room.
Seven bunk beds. And we had all come from different parts of the country.
And all the children had brought their experience of life at home life on the streets, life at school, from all different parts of the country, 14 people bringing all their experiences together, you had 14 people
speaking in different accents, with different vernaculars.
using all kinds of language, and not all of us, but many of us in varying degrees. Well,
almost everyone, almost everyone, at some stage use foul language. Because it had almost become habits. This is the language we picked up and people continue to pick up in schools and classrooms, on the streets with friends.
So we made a conscious decision
we all have to stop using foul language. And remember, in those days, 30 years ago,
the threshold for what we considered foul language was quite high in the sense that speech which people consider normal in our view was deeply offensive and
We consider that to be foul language. So,
law we came up with an idea of a square box. Of course other people have thought of and implemented, we actually had a box of soda in the corner of the room right near the entrance.
And every time someone used a bad word or foul language, the restaurant ganging up on him and force him to give some money and students, they didn't have money in those days. So everyone had to put in a few coins a lot. But within a few weeks, and no exaggeration, possibly six weeks.
Every single person's speech in the whole room was pure.
And it remained pure.
It wasn't just the swear box that had that effect. But it was also the environment. Because we were now there studying
you in the company of Allah, and our teachers, and everyone had an effect on me.
But it's possible.
And in the month of Ramadan,
we should seize that opportunity. And it's not just about not swearing. In Islam. The sins of the tongue include foul language, abuse,
backbiting slammed, gossip,
rumor mongering, tale teller.
In fact, we should weigh our words before we say anything.
We should weigh our words.
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There are many hobbies just advance withholding a person's control your time, the ring, we may not think of it as being much we may think that that's trivial. Speech has a dramatic effect on a person's behavior. We may not understand it. In fact, we in a way we don't understand it. But law testifies to that in the pursuit of law, civil law it seldom testifies to that in the in the Quran, Allah says a verse which we hear regularly. Again, it's about taqwa. Yeah, Johan Lavina, Armando de la. Oulu. Bolin. sadita use.
Allah says all believers, be conscious of Allah.
And say, a straight word. Say a strange word. What will allow do in return for you saying the straight word, what will allow give you in lieu of you saying a straight word, your special armor that Allah will make good and pious, your deeds. Your speech is strange, your deeds are straight. And your man Timothy ravintola. Hey, let's have Ethan his son. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
every organ of the body pleads with the tongue. every organ including the heart,
the lens of the body, plead with the tongue, and say to the tongue,
if the pillar has been affecting the momentum of it,
for instance, upon now we're in trouble just there which they say oh tongue, fear alarm, be conscious of a law in relation to us.
For we are as you are in the manner bit we are as you are.
The heart is saying that the feet are saying the hands are saying that we the limbs of the body or tongue we are as you are, then continues, that is the hump. If you are straights, we are straight if you are bent we are
and that's proven by the words of Allah say a good word. Say a straight word Allah will make good and pious your deeds. If our speech is bent, our deeds are bound. If our speech is good and straight, our deeds are good and straight. So this is the time this is an opportunity in the month of Ramadan. Time for disciplining ourselves in Christ.
in controlling our speech, this is the way that I look at the home perhaps you may attain the law, along with just one or two Hadith about the month of Ramadan. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says the Ramadan agenda
was a fifth thing. When Ramadan arrives, the doors of gender are thrown open the doors of gentlemen are slammed shut and the shower clean, are chained and one narration Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says the doors of gym are opened and no door is shut. They're off. And the doors of gentlemen are flung, are slammed shut, and no door is opened. They're off. And each night
the angels announce yeah Bobby Hill headed up mill way above the shovel upset. This is every night what happens the angels actually announced the heralds of a law proclaim to the world or seeker of good come forward and all seeker of sin desist
What do you learn who are the hot women and now and each night? Allah subhanho wa Taala has many souls that he flees from the fire of
someone asked me the other day What does this mean? That specifically each night Allah frees
people from the fire of gentlemen. Surely the month of Ramadan is about forgiveness anyway and why each night? Well this is in relation to those who are damn
those who are damned and contempt condemned to gentlemen. Even for them Ramadan ism and firmness
and forgiveness. last panel with Anna freeze on the slightest excuse. This is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that it's like a builder. There's a crescendo on Laila.
We have Siobhan leading up to the month of Ramadan in sha Allah and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would fast and then come the month of Ramadan, his activity will increase. You have the first 10 days and the second 10 days then you have the final 10 days when the final 10 days arrived. The prophets the shadow the alarm says that when the final 10 days of Ramadan would arrive, what would the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam do? He would remain awake, Jed. He would strive worship them Zahra he would fasten his girdle fasten his belt. And not only that,
awaken his minds. He would revive them it would give life to the knife. I would keep the vigil all night long and not just that one.
And he would awaken his whole family. He will stay awake all night himself he'd ensure that his family would be awake.
And this was in the final 10 days and he would even do actigraph in the final 10 days of Ramadan. And all of this would be leading up to a crescendo to the climax of Laila terracotta
Allah has given us so many opportunities that's why it was total loss and the love it who seldom says that Allah has one night in this month which is better than 1000 months. man heard him a hater half a mil hater Kula whoever is deprived of the good of this 190 is deprived of all good meaning Ramadan is our opportunity, if we cannot change if we can not better ourselves if we cannot earn a last forgiveness if we can let them good and forgiveness and last mercy in this month then when only a truly deprived person
could be in such a state and that's why in a very beautiful Hadith later ban on hacking in Islam so that I can buy others from see them. Raja Ravi Allahu I'm in fact this incident is narrated by many companions of the alarm. But this particular wording is buying humanism Saugatuck from the companion gambled and Raja huddle de la and he says one day the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and some authentic had he, he ascended the member. And he placed his noble foot on the first step and said amin, then he placed his foot on the second step, and said army and he placed his foot on the third step and he said army
so when he then descended later, the companion said to him on messenger of Allah today we saw something which we've never seen before unprecedented. You said amin on each step. So the prophets love it or some of them said gibreel alayhis salam came to me. And he made three hours every time I put foot on the step of the member, he made the do and I said army, second one and then the third one. So the three
As well, prophets the law it was seldom said to be in a Salam said to me, barrel the man
may he be distance
who finds the month of Ramadan and then the month of Ramadan passes and he has still been unable to earn his forgiveness.
So I said
and the second step made that person but just in whose presence Your name is mentioned or messenger of Allah, and he does not say salatu salam upon you. Asad Amin. On the third step, May that person be distanced from the mercy of Allah, who finds one or both of his parents in this world and then he is unable to earn genma through them.
So as to the army.
So again, profits May he be distanced IE from last panel with Allah that's like this. So someone who finds a month of Ramadan and yet is unable to do any good, unable to earn forgiveness and able to earn allows mercy in the month of Ramadan, then that person is wrong. And even gibreel alayhis salaam curse that person and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said amin to the curse of gibreel on his noblemen.
So this is an opportunity for us. I pray that last parameter Allah enables us to understand more lawmakers amongst those who are able to earn a large muffler and in the month of Ramadan and better ourselves. What's the law similar to what I saw in the Vietnam War on the heels of a huge Marine, panic alarm or Candy Crush or the alert land as the federal government