Channel: Saad Tasleem
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Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh I hope everyone is doing well.
We're here for a live q&a inshallah Tada. As you know, Amazon is just days away. So I wanted to take the time to really have an open q&a for any questions that you may have.
that deals with the topic of Ramadan, preparing for Milan, or certain issues that may come up in Ramadan. And this Ramadan is I don't want to say different. I'll say it's special, because we have some unique circumstances dealing with the Coronavirus and people being quarantined in their houses. So this year especially I thought it would be particularly important to have an open q&a like this. There were some questions submitted ahead of time. So I will begin with those questions until we'll have to add up. Also, if you do want to ask live questions, there is a chat here I have my chat window open here on my computer. So I should be able to see that Intel has data so you can post your
questions in the comments. My only request is make them relevant to the month of Ramadan, or anything related to the month of Ramadan inshallah to add on. So as I said, I'm going to start off with some of the questions that were asked ahead of time. I have an email that I made specially for this
for this q&a, which is from Oban questions at scientists lean calm. So if you sent in questions to that, I have them here. So this minute, let me start with the first question. It says, as it is said to recite more Koran than usual, during the month of Ramadan. My question is, should we focus only and just reciting only on reciting the Koran? Or should we study Tafseer? And do memorization of the Quran? in Ramadan as well? Okay, this is an excellent question.
The the the month of Ramadan Yes, it is known as the shadow Koran the month of the Quran, for the very reason that the the Quran was revealed in Ramadan. Also, we know that the prophets that I sent them would review the Quran with the angel jabril every Ramadan from beginning to end. And in the year that the prophets I send them passed away, he reviewed the Quran twice. And so it has been the practice of the presence of love and the companions after him to pay special attention to the book of Allah to Allah in the month of Ramadan. Now, unfortunately, there are many people who have their relationship with the Koran is just memorizing the Quran. And sometimes this is more of a cultural
issue where we're taught that the memorization of the Koran is the most important thing or just the recitation and if Arabic is not our native language, and we may not understand Arabic, and sometimes by the way, this is not just for people who are not on even Arabs, sometimes, they may speak Arabic, but their dialect of Arabic can differ from classical Arabic, or what is known as the Arabic of the Koran. And so even somebody who is born into an atom household and they speak Arabic, they may not have a great understanding of the meanings of the Quran. So sometimes as I said, there's an emphasis on just reading the Koran or just memorizing the Quran. Now, when it comes to having a relationship
with the Quran and that's what our goal is in sha Allah to Allah to have a relationship with the Quran. What does it mean to have a relationship with the Quran? I'm going to mention five or six things that we should try and focus on in the month of Ramadan inshallah Giada. Number one is an okay law, which is recitation and that I think most people, they do focus on that.
We know that simply reciting the Quran, we are rewarded for it the Selim said that whoever recites a letter from the book of a lot will get will will receive a good deed. And person said, I'm not saying he said that. And if not meme is not one letter rather undef is a letter meme is an alarm is a letter. And meme is a letter meaning every single letter of the Koran that we recite, we receive reward for that. So the other extreme, by the way, is people who say like, Oh, don't recite the Koran, don't memorize the Quran, just just look at the meanings of the Quran, which is the other extreme and it should not be all or nothing. It shouldn't be just one or the other. And that's why
I'm going to mention about five or six things here. Now, but one of them Yes, just the recitation within of itself is important, as well, even if we're not understanding anything if we don't understand a single word of what we're reciting just the act of reciting.
Upon intrinsically it has reward in it. So yes, that should be part of our relationship with the Quran. So that's number one.
Number two scholars they say, and it's called, which is proficiency and the point on which is working on becoming proficient in the Quran, that is basically trying to better our recitation of the Quran and to try to better our pronunciation of the letters, and the words and Tajweed and all of that that is what is known as it's on. Or it's kind of being proficient in the Quran. It doesn't mean you have to be proficient. But what it means is that you make an effort to be proficient in the Quran. And we know I was impressed that I'm told us that a person who struggles with the recitation of the Quran meaning a person who is not proficient with the Quran, person who struggles person, I'm
told us that he has a he or she has a an added reward, meaning not only do they have their the reward of reciting the put on, but all the struggle that they go through, they're rewarded for that as well. So even if we're struggling
with the Quran, we are rewarded for that very struggle even if we're not proficient but working towards proficiency in reciting the Quran number three, so we said okay, and it's on and number three is horseshoe, horseshoe R is really presence of the heart or we can say presence of the heart and and and the mind right so we don't want to have a relationship with our hearts and minds are not present because really part of the Quran and the reason why the Quran was sent, yes, it was sent for recitation, but also it was sent for us to learn and understand the meanings of the Quran. And horseshoe I can only be developed when we learn and understand the meanings of the Quran which is
what I will get to in childhood tiara. So who you are developing for sure and developing the presence of our heart, the presence of our mind when reciting the Quran, a number for ultra double double, which is basically contemplation of the Quran. Allah has Pilate tiada says a fella, Bruno Koran that do they not ponder? Or do they not reflect upon on an APU been acquired? Or are there locks upon their hearts? And here This isn't a question by law has panel with the IRA, to wake us up? To help us understand that if we're not if we're not contemplating on that, if we're not reflecting upon the Quran, then we're not truly benefiting? We're not properly benefiting from the
Quran. So part of of having a relationship with the Koran is being able to or is reflecting upon the Koran and a prerequisite for that is obviously what I said earlier. unfound, which is a family which is understanding the Quran. So working towards understanding the quote on how do we understand the put on? Well, for some of us, yeah, that means looking up the meanings of the Quran. And looking up the defeat of the Quran to properly understand the message that Allah has penalty Allah is giving to us that's how we will develop what I spoke about earlier. And also that is what will lead to this point, point number four have to double to double quote on which is reflecting upon the put on, we
don't want that our hearts be like they are locked up, as I said, Are their locks upon the heart meaning the Koran needs to penetrate our hearts, and how will they penetrate the Koran if we do not reflect upon the Quran? Now, a lot of times people ask me, How do you reflect upon the Koran? What does it mean? Or some people will say look, I'm not a scholar, I don't I cannot do it, the seed of the Quran I can be very clear here there is a very big difference. There's a clear difference between tipsy and to the board. No one is asking you to do to see it nor should you be doing to see it. To see it should be done by those people who are qualified those people who are educated in the
deen and who are educated in the Koran to do to see if they've seen it goes into things like what is Allah saying here? Why did Allah say it? What circumstances did Allah mentioned this in all of that comes under Tafseer and that comes with knowledge to the boom happens after the knowledge meaning once we understand once it is done, we understand what Allah is saying, then we can do to the book. So to dub book is different is separate than to see it no one is asking you to do to see it. Go look up to to see it. Go look up the interpretation and the meanings and the message of the Quran. Do that leave that to the scholars. But look it up once you know the meaning of the Quran due to double
to double is taking the meanings of the Quran and asking yourself, how does this relate to my life? How does this affect my life?
What role does it play in my life? So, for example, Otto has said in the, in the recipe you saw that with hardship comes ease, okay? So we have the fear of it, we recite it, we want to make sure we recite it in the best possible way. We want to develop hosts who are intended but want to reflect upon the Quran, we have to first understand what it means. So when Allah says in the electricity, you saw that with hardship comes ease. That means and this can go into the meaning and the deceit of the Koran, that when Allah gives hardship, a lot also gives ease with it. That is the that is the understanding, also part of the deceit is that when a law brings hardship that always attached to
that hardship is ease mean ease is connected to it. Myra law said with enough, certainly my nursery use law with the hardship is the ease meaning they're not separate, there'll be connected after a hardship there comes ease, either in this life or in the afterlife. So that is now we have understood the Quran we know the meanings of the Quran, we proceeded to put on to dubbo means we say, in my life now that I understand that that verse in my life, how does this apply? Well, I'm going through this difficulty and that difficulty and this hardship. The Double of the Quran means I say, Okay, so how do I apply this to my life? Well, this gives me solace, it gives me comfort
because as difficult as things are right now, there is ease that is attached to meaning relief is going to come, maybe not in this life, but maybe in the afterlife. Also, part of the seed of this idea, which I forgot to mention is that the use of that Allah has mentioned, part of that usage is a reward, right? The reward we get for going through a hardship and being patient. So once again, the tempo means Okay, I'm going through this hardship, whatever that particular hardship is to you. And you say, I know this is hard, but I know that if I'm patient with this hardship, then certainly there's useful with it part of that user is that Allah subhanaw taala will reward me for that ease
that I'm going through. And so that is what we're talking about when we say to the temple, or on reflecting upon the Quran, number five, heavily on memorization of the Quran. And yes, that is part of it as well. We should make an effort in the month of Ramadan, as we're making an effort to recite and to reflect upon the Koran, we should make an effort to memorize the Quran as well. This doesn't mean you have to memorize 10 sodas of the Koran or a juice or two Joseph or honor three Jews. That's not what we're saying here. What I'm saying is that you should make an effort to memorize some thing of the Quran, even if it is one ayah even if it is small if the Quran but regularly memorizing and
making a schedule for ourselves that we will add to our memorization of the Quran. And if we memorize the Quran, obviously that will fall notice that for them a lot of times it's a review of the Quran right review and strengthening of what they have memorized. The prophets I send them he says certainly the one who doesn't have anything of the Quran in their hearts is like an abandoned, abandoned house or a ruined house. Meaning we all want something of the on it doesn't mean you have to be 100 of the Quran. But what it means is that we should be making an effort to memorize something of the font, even if it's something very little or very small. So he said a little put on,
put on number six. And this is the last point I'll mention is an AMA with thought to be this is acting and implementing the Quran into our lives. So this is part of reflecting upon the Quran as I mentioned earlier, but this is now the practical aspect of,
of living with the Quran, meaning we take the message of the Quran, and we apply it into our lives. And that was the methodology that was the way of the companions. One of my favorite narration that I mentioned a lot, Pamela
is the narration of a model the Lauren who said it took me four years to memorize solten bacara. And I often compare this to the default that we have today, sort of Bukhara some of you may know this, but it's it's about two and a half Jews of the Koran.
For for a for somebody who is memorizing the Quran, to memorize two and a half Jews for somebody who's like really good at memorizing they could do it very quickly. There's people who memorize the whole Quran in two years, right? But in the Quran in two years there have followed that will and even less I've heard of her father, who had memorized the whole Quran in less than two years. Even Mr. Who was a Sahabi. He was a knowledgeable so he was a scholar amongst the Sahaba he had a very high rank. He said it took me four years to memorize just two and a half Jews of the 30 Jews of the Quran. Why? He said because I
would never pass a single verse of source and Bukhara except that I would implement it into my life. So had Allah. This is why it took him so long. He said, I'm not going to move on, I'm not gonna memorize another idea. until I've implemented I can test it on the Day of Judgment, I can come and say, Oh Allah, I heard the message. And I applied it in my life. And because of that, he said, it took me four years to memorize Sultan, Bukhara and that's why we I don't believe we should be in a hurry, especially as adults, children, it's another matter, right children, we should encourage them to memorize as much as possible, obviously, to the best of their ability and we don't want to
pressure them. But children, you know, is a different issue. But as adults, I don't believe we should be in a hurry just to memorize the Quran. If we're not benefiting from the message of the Quran, if we're not doing to be up for not implementing the message of the Quran. Yes, we should memorize as I said, but part of that memorization should be implementation of the Quran, a bit of mystery, there'll be a lot that I know once again, famous companion, he said it was difficult for me to memorize the Quran, but it was easy for me to act upon the Quran. And so I've had a lot in our times that it is the opposite, right? We find it easy to memorize the Quran, but difficult to act
upon it, right. But we want to go back to the way of the companions and their relationship with the with the operon. So, to review if you didn't, if you didn't catch all of them, we said number one
recitation of the Quran number two, it's fun to to work to be proficient in in our in our recitation of the Quran, who are developing the presence of heart and presence of mine with the put on we said that happens when we learn and understand the meanings of the Quran when we look up at the feet of the Quran, which is definitely a part of what we should be doing
to double booked we said number four to the board reflecting upon the put on number five, here's a little quote on memorizing the Quran. And lastly, which is not a last point but this is and this is not in, in in order of importance, this is all together we should be doing all of this is tough to be implementation
on and I love this penalty Allah knows best. Sorry for a long answer to that that question is just that that question is an excellent question because it is very relevant to the month of Ramadan and 100 Now we know that in the month of Ramadan it may become easier for us to work towards bettering our relationship with Allah and so this is an excellent time to build a relationship with the Quran that will hopefully continue with us even after the month of Ramadan and Allah Subhana Allah knows best Okay, I'm going to take a look at some of the questions in the in the chat. As I said you can post your questions in the chat and I'll try my best to answer them inshallah tada Okay, so someone
someone said I didn't have my exams yet but I want to complete the put on the routine is too tough. What should I do? I think I covered this in the previous answer. Yes, we should make an effort to complete the Quran but that shouldn't be our only goal. During the month of Ramadan, you should have other goals as well. We should however, work to have a relationship with the Quran which involves all of the you know, four to six things that I've mentioned previously. Allahu Allah arland Okay, someone says does the 100 that require sleep to hedge it is the prayer also known as pm or pm will lay normally prayed in the last third of the night. The head prayer does not require sleep. So even
if we haven't slept, we are still allowed to pray digit. Our scholars do mention that if a person does sleep, then they may be more refreshed. And they may be better and they may be more capable of praying to hedge it. But I know some how to fly some people are the opposite that once they fall asleep, especially in Ramadan, where people may be staying up the night that once they fall asleep, it's hard for them to get up for dejan. So no, it's not a requirement. If a person doesn't sleep during the night maybe they're busy doing other acts of worship has no been right not assuming the worst I'm assuming the best. They're doing other acts of worship and they're up at night. And they
can definitely definitely when the last night of the night comes pray the tahajjud prayer and Allahu Allah knows best. Okay, so instead of Saddam with a comb from Madagascar, I embraced Islam on January 2 2020. This is my first job on 101 equals rahmatullah wa barakatu. Welcome to the brotherhood and sisterhood. Welcome to the faith that hamdulillah any tips by any chance? So, yeah, I have lots of tips. But one of the things that I mentioned is I recorded I think last year or the year before, a whole series on preparing for the month of Ramadan. They're all there. I think they're
About five or six short videos that I go through some of the ways of taking advantage of the month of Ramadan and all the issues related to the month of Ramadan. And I'll post a link to it inshallah, at the end of this session inshallah tada or I'll post it in the link to this video when it's uploaded the live video when it's uploaded. But definitely check that out, especially if you're new to them. And as I said, welcome. Welcome to snap
tips for lazy people. To not stay up all night and sleep all day and wake up wake up a few
a little bit before look at what I'm about to say may seem a little bit controversial.
But I'm gonna say it anyway because I think it needs to be said and needs to be heard. Staying up the whole night is not within of itself a bad thing. Like just because somebody stays up the whole night doesn't mean it's a bad thing as long as they're taking advantage of that night look. The reality is not everyone has the luxury to stay up the whole night. People who are working people who have jobs will go to school and I know now with the Coronavirus everybody's home so this may be an opportunity that many of us are getting for the first time in years. But outside of this time outside of you know the Coronavirus issue. People don't have the luxury to stay up the whole night.
So if Allah has penalty Allah has given you that ability
then take advantage of it right so as long as we're using the night to be productive, we're using the night to worship along we're using light to increase ourselves and knowledge we're using the night to better ourselves. All of that would be good reasons to stay up the night and yes, if you're staying up the night so had a lot then you need to sleep at some point, right? That's why it always it always.
I never understood people who shame other people for sleeping during the day in the month of Ramadan. Yes, if the person is sleeping during the day, and they're missing their prayers, and they're missing the other obligations. And it's just causing laziness. Yeah, of course, that's not good. But if a person is sleeping during the day, because they stayed up the whole night worshipping the last Pantheon That's amazing, right hamdulillah you have that ability to do that. And I know a lot of people have a lot that will who are able to stay up during the night they stay up during the night. They you know, they they'll they'll they'll take care of themselves. They'll be productive at
night. The recycler on during the night. They will pray to hedges they'll make sure they pray, don't pray.
They will recite Koran, they will do other things they'll make sure to eat so right, which is very important to handle a prayer Sam said, the saddle for enough is howdy Baka he said eat cereal. Right. Because in the Sahara, there's some people who, because they may be tired or whatever they are unable to eat. Or they only wake up like two minutes before fed up. And they only eat a couple bites of cereal. And maybe they're missing out on that bottle count, right. But someone who stays up the whole night, they have the ability now to eat cereal to get the bulk of the prefetcher on time, they can pray. The Fed generally prefers it on time. And they may stay up for the prayer. And then
they go to sleep. Right. So they took advantage of the whole night. And then they sleep from, you know, friends at a time until the whole time. And they make up on their sleep. That's not something that they should be shamed for. Right, because they're taking advantage of the time during the night. So just sleeping. The night within itself is not a bad thing. As long as we're sorry, staying up during the night and sleeping during the day is not necessarily a bad thing. And I know a lot of times it's culture, right? Because culturally, we see somebody sleeping during the day. We're like, Oh, look at this person, right? so lazy or this or that, whatever. But that's not necessarily the
case. Yeah, some people that may be the case, they're staying up all night, just wasting their time, like doing whatever and during the day, they're sleeping all day and they're not getting anything out of the month. Yeah, that's not good. But my advice is, look, if that if you're if you have if Allah is giving you that ability, and you find yourself being productive at night, and you find yourself worshiping a lot at night, then take advantage of it make sure that that time is not going to waste and Allahu Allah to Allah knows best.
Someone said, Okay, let me let me see some other questions.
Is it better for one to do one hot item or memorize the whole Sultan Baccarat? Okay, so once again, this this question goes back to the first question, and that is that it shouldn't be one or the other. We should try to be balanced in the month of Ramadan in our relationship with the Quran, it should involve reciting the Quran and it shouldn't involve memorize that memorization as well. That being said, I will say also, that we should also look at our own aptitude, our own strengths. So someone may have the aptitude for one particular aspect more than the other. So maybe someone finds it easier or or they're more prefer they're better at
Studying the Quran rather than memorizing the Quran and if that is your strength, you can focus on that strength 100 as long as the other aspects of the Quran are not completely neglected, but if you find a strength for something, then yes, we should. And these are, you know, these are all these are this is not a requirement. It's not like we are sinful if we don't do hottel, the Koran or if we don't memorize the Quran, these are all things that are considered was to have things that are recommended things that are good. So when it comes to the most to have matters, we should pick those in general in general, we should pick those things that play to our strengths. So if you find that
you've had a lot your memory, you have a much easier time memorizing in the month of Ramadan, more so than outside of the month of Ramadan and you find yourself enjoying the memorization, you have an aptitude for it, then I would definitely encourage you to play to your strengths. And if that's the case, for you, then play your strengths. And as I said, we're all different we all have different strengths and different weaknesses and that is what loves Pantheon out of his wisdom has made our worship of so many different types. Some acts of worship are
they require physical
exertion, right pm will lay the Salah fasting, it's a physical it's a physical act of worship, some acts of worship or more monetary right, giving sadaqa giving charity, not everyone has the aptitude not everyone kind of has has the has the has the the wealth to give charity like other people, some acts of worship are a monetary and they are physical, for example, making hedge right which requires money and also requires physical effort. So a lot of penalty. Adda has made our acts of worship varied right in different types so that we can all play to our strengths. And apart from the photo, apart from those acts of worship, that are a requirement with the requirements, we don't say I'm
gonna pick one over the other right? So we don't say I'm gonna fast I'm not gonna pray My my, my prayers, no, the photo is the front part we all have to do it. But other than the follow up other than the obligatory acts of worship, the
the recommended the was to have the sooner than Noah feel all the extra acts of worship. Yes, it is beneficial to play to our strengths. Will la hota Allah.
Okay, I'm going to take another question from one of the questions that was sent in to the email. Someone said
as, as some of us have know, a hell of the Quran no memorization of the Quran
in the house, so we can lead thought we have prayer in the house. Sorry. So can one lead that our way of prayer in the house by reciting using the most half using the physical copy of the Quran? And can one use a mobile device instead of the most half? Okay. So this is an issue, you'll find some debate amongst the scholars regarding
is it permissible to hold the copy of the Quran during the prayer the majority of the metalhead, the school of thought they allow for this, the chef and raise the hand bunnies, I know allow for this. And I also know that the Hanafi men have been particularly Mount Abu hanifa have Allahu Allah was of the view that it is not permissible, it is not permissible to hold a copy of the Quran during the prayer. So before I get into the stronger opinion, if you are Hanafi, you follow a Hanafi scholar, you have a Hanafi ma'am and your scholar told you that you shouldn't do it, then go with that opinion. However, if you don't have someone that you can go to and you rely on rely upon for these
issues, then I will give you my opinion, my opinion is is with the majority I follow the opinion of the majority that it is it is permissible it is permissible to hold the most half a copy of the Quran, especially during those prayers are not obligatory. I know email kind of left out in the head, but I believe if I'm not mistaken is of the opinion that it is mukou it is disliked to hold the most half in the obligatory prayers in the father the prayers, but in the son that no often prayers, it is permissible. And that is also only in the case it is only Makoto in the case that a person is able to recite from their memory. And so you know, he is like he's of the opinion that if
you are unable to recite the Quran, then even in the front of the prayers, it is not mccoo meaning it's completely permissible even in the obligatory prayers. But the point being as I said, the majority are of the opinion that is permissible to hold a copy of the Quran. And look there's there's there's reasons why the scholars differed on it and I'll touch upon it a little bit. But some of the Hanafi scholars they said that holding a copy of the Quran distracts us from the way the prayer should be prayed so the president didn't treat us didn't teach us to pray the prayer wire while our hands would be up physically holding something the President said suddenly
Come on ready to move to Sunday, pray as you see me praying, meaning we cannot make up our own actions in the prayer, right. So we cannot do things that the President didn't teach us to do in the prayer. And this is one of the reasons that you know, hanifa, Allah to Allah didn't allow for people to hold something, a hold a copy of the Quran in the prayer. Other scholars have said that, following the percent of in our prayer deals with the actions of the prayer, but if there's something that is a slight, slight departure from the prayer in our actions, then it doesn't affect the prayer itself. And their evidence for that is the fact that the President would do certain
things while he was praying. So for example, we have an authentic narration of the Prophet sallallahu, I knew he was sending them where the Prophet send them held a child
during the prayer, so he lifted up the child. And I believe if I'm not mistaken, it was the daughter of faulty motor, the love that I found, I'm mistaken on that. But the process of sending them held a child during during the the prayer, and that did not affect the prayer. Also, also, we do have an authentic narration where someone was knocking on the door of the process and EMS apartments and their living quarters. And during the prayer person reached over and he opened the door without moving the direction of the prayer or without, you know, changing as I said, without changing the direction of the prayer, or doing anything else. So something so you know, that the other scholars,
the scholars in the shelter, as for example, they, they they say if it's a small movement, which doesn't take away from the prayer, then that does not affect the prayer. So, so they say, you know, this is something which is permissible, and especially, especially if there's a need for it. And I know, I know now, especially now more than ever, when we are not going to the machine to break that out, we're definitely this would fall under the need to hold a copy of the Koran. And regarding the second issue, holding a mobile device or holding the cell phone, this would come under the same thing as holding a copy of the Quran. So that would be permissible as well, especially for those who
don't have anything memorized from the Quran. And Allah who is parallel to Allah knows best. Okay, so let me take some questions from the chat.
Okay, so I'm going to try and stick those questions that are relevant to them Oban. Let's see.
Let's see. Let's see, there's a quite a few questions here.
So similar? Somebody asked, Are we allowed to use a written copy of the Quran? During the prayer? Yes. So I said, My It is my opinion that that is permissible to do. And aloha is Panama to Allah knows best?
What is the best organization to give? Zakah? I don't know. It depends on where you live. It depends on what you have access to.
So this may differ from place to place. So I don't want to give a general answer. I know people are viewing from all over the world, hundreds of people joining us from all over the world. And this will be up on my YouTube channel after we're done as well as I know, people listen to this from all over the world. So I don't want to you know, I don't want to give an answer regarding this.
Mr. Miller, someone said, I said, I'm on a cruise ship, what is the best time to pay for the year at the beginning, middle, during the end? So look, this depends on what what reason somebody is giving fadia For what reason someone is given the expiation for if somebody is giving it, for example, for an illness, that they that they that an ongoing illness or a long term illness, that meaning they they're not able to fast for an illness, that's not going to get better. And it's not like they can make up their prayer later on. Then something like that, look, your fifth year is due upon not fasting. So some of our scholars have said that if you know you're not going to fast the month of
Ramadan, then yeah, you know, get out of that obligation ahead of time and go ahead and feed a poor person for every day of the of the fast that you did not do. But in terms of an obligation that I obligation only is upon us once the time comes. So let's say somebody Subhan Allah passes away. After the 15th fasts of the month of Ramadan, if they pass away, and they've only fed 15 people, then they are only responsible for those 15 fast because they are not alive for the rest of the 15 fast they're not going to be held accountable for those fast that they were not alive for.
So that is in terms of an object
But in terms of if somebody wants to make it easy upon themselves, and they want to do it ahead of time, that would be that would be fine inshallah tada Allahu Allah Allah. Someone said if you're pregnant please guide on any other obligation other than praying paying fifth yet do these Miss fasts have to be made up afterwards. Okay. So for someone who is pregnant, and for those who are pregnant and those who are breastfeeding, feeding their infant children, then if they if they if if it is, if it is a fasting would be very difficult for them, or it would harm the child in any way or the or the, or, or would affect the pregnancy, it had any type of negative effect on the pregnancy
in any in any way, right. So, if you go to a doctor and doctor says, Look, do not fast for a different period of time it could affect your health or it could affect the baby's health, then definitely this person is allowed to not fast during that time, right in the month of Ramadan. Now, do they have to make up the fast? Yes, they have to make up the fast that that fast is something that is still an obligation upon them. So when they are able to when they're capable to it is they do have to make up that fast now? Do they have to pay for the along with that with that? I'm of the opinion that the safer opinion is to give fibia even though I don't view it to be a requirement for
for for for pregnant women, but I do I do.
I do recommend to err on the side of caution if one has the ability if one has, you know the financial means to give the idea to feed a poor person for the fast that they missed. And mind you were talking about pregnant and breastfeeding women here that the video should be given as well. And yes, as I said the fast do have to be made up. Now I know one of the concerns that often comes is sisters will say look I didn't fast this last month of Ramadan because I was pregnant and I've 30 fast to make up. How am I going to make up 30 fast try your best you try to be try your best to make up the 30 fast. And I've heard of cases where a woman says I was pregnant wonderful bond, the next
animal bond I was breastfeeding and the next level but I got pregnant again and then the next next level but I was breastfeeding and then the next level don't I got pregnant again. Now it's been like four or five years of handle animal bones and I have not fasted How am I going to make up I don't know like 120 fast.
Try your best try to try to do as much as you can inshallah Giada de la mosquito bite Don't be conscious of Allah have the taqwa of Allah to the best of your ability. Obviously a lot knows everyone's ability or their capability. And a lot is will not oppress anyone Allah will is the most just when we come on the Day of Judgment, Allah knows our particular circumstances and our situations if someone had a difficulty where they were not able to make up the fast that is something that was kind of out of nose no one will be punished unjustly in the in the hereafter. So but it is our from our side, we try our best to make up as many fast as we can. And Allahu Allah to
Allah knows best. Okay? Someone said Is it okay to recite the Quran with correct pronunciation? I'm Arab but without Tajweed
I don't know how to recite beautifully with Tajweed but I'm memorizing the Quran okay. So,
look, there is some difference of opinion on the matter of tweet right is to tweet a requirement or not. However, the stronger opinion seems to be that as long as the pronunciation of the words of the letters have you say letters right.
The Mahatma is the pronunciation of the letters and the pronunciation of the words is correct. And when we say letters we say can you say the off properly Can you say the eye improperly so on and so forth? Because, because an incorrect pronunciation of a letter can change the meaning of the word right? So, classic example. What is the difference between cutting the end Caleb? Caleb and Caleb in the Arabs? No, this is your heart. Caleb is a dog right? off and calf. There's just the different pronunciation right? So, when pronounces the cough incorrectly, instead of saying heart they can end up saying dog right. So, so So yes, so that is a requirement. We should we should and as I said no
you know we work towards this we try to better ourselves. And you know, especially those learning the Koran you're not expected to be perfect, but we should learn the correct pronunciation of the letters and also correct pronunciation of the words what I what I mean by that is the halaqaat or the vowels of
The vowels of the of the word. So changing a hat to a customer, a llama, so on and so forth. The vowels can change the meaning of the word as well. So as long as the person is pronouncing pronouncing the letters and the words of the Koran properly, then that is acceptable in sha Allah, Allah and tige weed would not be a requirement. That being said, I will say that I do highly, highly recommend that a person studies that tweet, because one of the benefits and the blessings of a dream is that it helps us memorize the Quran. And you know, President instructed us to beautify the Quran to beautify our pronunciation of the Quran. Obviously, we all have different abilities. Some of us
may have a better voice, not a better voice, you know, and some scholars, those scholars, by the way, who view to tweet to be a requirement, they say, look, I said, beautify they'll put on Tajweed is the beautification of the Koran, meaning that as something which is a requirement. So that's that's their that's their opinion. However, as I said, at the very least, I don't think we shouldn't neglect to tweet, I highly encourage people to learn and study to dream because that will help it will aid in our memorization of the Quran. And I can give you an example. My personal example, my son, a lot of Follow me, Allah protect him and all of our children. He's five years old, and you
know, I'm encouraging him to memorize the Quran and I've always seen that when I have him recite the Quran with Tajweed and you know, that we make to put on melodious, right we beautify the Quran it is easier for him to memorize the Quran as opposed to when I just recited you know, without with not with me but without making it without beautifying it. Because melodies of how LA is something naturally
pleasing to our knifes, right so when we hear something melodious, when we hear something beautify it is naturally it is pleasing to the knifes that is pleasing to the soul. And that can that definitely aids us as I said, with the Koran and memorization of the Quran, definitely from my son, it makes a big difference. If we're if we're not, you know, if we're not reciting the Quran with Tajweed like he can tell the difference so, so that's why like it says one of many reasons there is Baraka. In in, in learning the Quran with degrees I would definitely definitely recommend and you've had a lot to do we if a person works out especially if a person that has correct mahadesh meaning
their pronunciation of the Quran is as good as the questioner said I can pronounce the pronounce Arabic fine. If the pronunciation of the letters and pronunciation of the words is correct, then teach me the challenge era will not be that difficult learning that that read inshallah data will not be that difficult. I don't I don't see it taking I don't see it taking very long intelligent data as long as the pronunciation of the letters and you already have that have done I don't think it would be too much would take too much time. So I would recommend definitely that the person
learns to read inshallah Donna will Medina item. Okay, someone is saying I am to learn Arabic during the quarantine, but I don't know how to start. Okay, so I get this question a lot like how do I learn Arabic? Where can I learn Arabic? And I always have difficulty answering this question because I'm not fully in tune with what is out there in terms of Arabic programs online.
I learned Arabic or I should say, you know, I you know, the bulk of my Arabic I learned a very long time ago. And for myself, there used to be an institute here locally, astronaut that locals in the next state over was in Virginia, which I attended where I started learning Arabic there, I spent some time in Egypt as well as spent one summer in college, I went to Egypt, I studied Arabic there. And then as many of you know, after I was accepted to the University of Medina, I did the two year Diploma in Arabic And I learned Arabic there as well. And I still continue to learn Arabic is how I don't think that somebody just completes Arabic, right? Arabic is is something that we can learn our
whole lifetime. So I still consider myself as a student of Arabic because you know Arabic hamdulillah is one of those things you can continue to learn your whole life. But that's so that was my journey and you know things now and I learned Arabic you know that journey of mine was a long time ago. I don't know what's out there. Now there's a lot of programs online. There are, I don't know institutes and so on and so forth. So I'm not the best person to ask this question. So I would guess I would defer this question to someone else. Maybe some of the people here in the in the in the chat can recommend something as well. Also in the comments for this video, if you go check out
this video later if you're not watching it live, then then you can inshallah Tiana you can add to the comments and check it out.
If you could recommend to a service for for anyone listening if you know of any institutes or any places where a person can go study the Koran online inshallah data will load data.
Okay, this minute. So I'm going to take a couple more questions. I don't I didn't want this to go beyond an hour. So we're about 45 minutes in right now and I'm gonna stop before we hit an hour in Charlottetown. Take a couple more questions inshallah.
someone is saying, what is the best time to make
while fasting right before breaking the fast or right after breaking the fast? The answer to that is, all of those times, all of those times we should be making God. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam he said, Who am a bad guy, he said, is worship. And what he's saying here is that is really the essence of worship. Meaning is one of the ways One of the best ways to worship Allah whose pen went down. So during the month of Ramadan, especially when we're fasting, we know the person informed us that they have a fasting person is accepted by Allah. So all throughout the day we should be making
while we are fasting,
right before breaking the fast after the breaking of fat all of those times, and I get I understand, you know, some people, you may you may get the impression that that, that, you know that there's just one answer to this question.
And I and I see this happen a lot, some people think it's one or the other with a lot of these issues. But the reality is that it doesn't have to be one or the other. So my recommendation is to make
it any point. And especially I would say, look, the best time to make the hour is when your heart is most present in that job. Right. And that is the most important aspect of our job is that our heart is present, while while making that. And so, for someone right after breaking their fast, they may be overwhelmed with emotion. And that is the best time for them, meaning of the pusher is there and not so I would say definitely make the ordering for some people, you know, right before breaking the fast and that's a time where you know, once again, they're they're really feeling the fast and their spirituality is heightened, definitely make that time as well. And likewise, even you know, during
the night or the evening when we are not fasting that maybe some people have may have more strength to make die at that time. We know Yes, specific times and last third of the night is a time where art is more accepted. And as I said, to do all of the fasting person and so on and so forth. Those are all there but we should try our best inshallah data to vary the times when we're making. And also, as I said, most importantly, pick the time. Pick the time that is best for your for your heart where your heart is most present in making the law hotel.
Okay, next question. Someone said can women recite the Koran during their menses Metsys for the purpose of memorization, if they read from a laptop, okay, so reading from a laptop, so reading from it from a laptop or a tablet or a phone does not come does not take the ruling of reading from the actual must have holding a physical copy of the Quran. So that would be fine inshallah. Tada. And, and, and,
yes, so. So as long as it's not, as you said a physical because regarding the physical,
physical copy of the Quran, there's a difference of opinion on that. But the majority of scholars, they say that during a woman during her, her menses during her, your menstrual cycle should not hold a physical copy of the Quran. Allah said this played off on that issue. I don't really want to get into that. But 100 love in a very simple way to get out of that feed off to get out of that difference of opinion and to take the safer option here. Use a tablet if you know if you're able to do that or your phone, or something like that. I'd love to Anna Ireland.
Okay. Someone said I've heard epic mission on YouTube has a few beginner level to read Arabic course. Okay, very good. Okay, so that's it. That's a that's a recommendation for an Arabic program. Okay. I'm sure there's many in Charlottetown. Okay, so one final question I'm going to take from the questions that were asked online, the question that were asked online, sorry, on through the email.
Let me take that, take those questions, because I do want to give time to the people who emailed their questions ahead of time, as well. And I will be doing by the way another q&a somewhere maybe in the 10 day mark or the halfway mark during the move on. And I usually also do
a q&a before the last 10 days. So keep an eye out and chill out. I know, you know, issues develop. And there may be different concerns that we have before I'm alone versus the middle of Ramadan versus maybe the end of Ramadan. So
I'll do another q&a challenge out if you do have questions you can email them to.
And I'll post that in the comments and check it out. But you can post your question or you can email your questions to
questions at scientists. theme.com. But let me take one of these questions that asked to the email. Someone said, Can you follow the thought of we are online if you are quarantined at home? Okay, so this is a question that has come up quite a bit.
Because and this is this is this question, by the way is not a this is not a new issue, by the way, you know, relatively is not a new issue. Because since the advent of the of TV, right, since the very first time that the the, the the thought of prayer from Michigan, how long in Mecca was was broadcast to the world, right? Since that time, people have been asking this question because I want you to imagine panel luck seeing this technology for the first time you're sitting in your home 1000s of 1000s of miles away, and then you turn on your TV, and you can watch the thought, Oh, we had a lot in Macau. Right. So the natural question is, can I follow that through? Because the
recitation is amazing. It's in Mecca, so on and so forth. You know, can I can I follow that? Can I follow that? Can I just pray at home, you know, make my mouth Ah, but I'm following what I see on TV. So this is a relatively
since then this question has been has been asked. And also somehow, like, even before that, even before the advent of TV, there was people who would say if we can hear the messages from our house, right, so this is before even TV, radio, even to analog before the time of microphones, there may be somebody who says, Look, I live, you know, fairly close to the masjid. Right, maybe it's half a mile or a quarter of a mile or something like that. And from my house, I can hear the email and reciting right, even, let's say without a microphone, but I can hear them. Can I pray in my house? So this is not a new issue? Pamela? Yes, this issue has popped up now. Especially because the vast majority of
us right are not going to the machine, the machine may not be holding thought or we were quarantine have their lower quarantine because we don't want to be a reason that this virus spreads even more. And as a side note, we do have a responsibility as believers that make to make sure that we are not harming other people and not increasing in this problem. That we do not press him said no ba da da da, da, da da. There's no causing of harm. Nor is the reciprocating of harm. We should not be the source of harm for anyone. So we have a religious obligation to make sure that we are quarantine that make sure we're not going in large gatherings and we're not making this worse. Even if you've
had a lot I know some people, especially some young people, they say like I'm not afraid of the Coronavirus. You know, I'm young and you know how many most of the young people get the Coronavirus. They recover. And by the way, some young people have died from the Coronavirus as well, young people completely healthy. So just because you're young doesn't mean you're not you can mill up protect this right. But doesn't doesn't mean that you're completely safe. But a person may say I'm safe, you know, nothing's gonna happen to me, I'll be fine. It's not just about you. It's about if you get infected, and you'll be fine, but how about the elderly that you are affecting, and somehow the harm
that you may be causing to them? I have no doubt that if you did that out of negligence, that this is something that somehow Allah will hold us accountable for if we were negligent, if we were careless, we didn't care. And we didn't think about other people how it could be harming other people. This is without a doubt this can be considered alone, it can be considered oppression, it can be considered harming other people. Right. And we know somehow how serious that is in Islam. Anyway, that's it. That's a side point. But as I said, hopefully, you know, and I know every mission may be different, maybe where you live, they may be holding the prayer in a way that people are, I
don't know, six feet apart, or something like that. And I know some of the latest studies are saying that even 13 feet away so I've had a lot people can catch the Coronavirus. I don't know, I'm not I'm not a professional. But the last thing I heard confirmed was that, you know, six feet apart or whatever, maybe so maybe I missed it is holding the time. That's a separate matter. And that's for them to decide. It's not, you know, my local mission. No, we're not having enough because as I said, I think that is the correct decision for for my mission in my local community here. I don't want to speak for other communities, they have to that's between them, it'll wash out and the knowledge that
they have, but at least here in you know, my local communities here, we're not holding that all we have for you know, for people to gather.
And so, so so, so, so because of that right because of the Coronavirus because of being quarantine, this issue has now popped up again. And I and I and I wanted to give you that background of this not being a new issue. Because some people I've heard some people saying oh, you know, this is a this is from the Noah's a meaning this is a new issue. Right? And you know, and that's why the modern day scholars have to decide and you know, whatever
You can take the opinion of a modern day scholar, you know, and so it's a different, you know, it's a big difference of opinion or whatever. Look, as I said, this is not a new issue. It's it's been this question has been asked for a long time. And so there is yes, there is enough, there is difference of opinion on this issue. But the vast majority of the scholars are of the opinion that it is not permissible to be at home and following a Gemini somewhere else, right. There's a there's a few different issues. Number one, there's the issue of being in two different places, right. And this is an old issue. Can you pray with someone if you're in two different places, the hammer fee's
the hammer is they said this is not this is not a this is if it's they mentioned like a short distance, the distance of like a road crossing and something small. If it's more than that distance, No, you cannot pray in that in that in that way, did the shaft I must have given a certain amount of distance as well. The Maliki's may have certain allowance for that. But the majority says no, if you're in different places. No, that is not. That's not permissible.
The other issue is
praying by yourself, right? We know the issue and the President has told us that we should not if there's an agenda, we should not be praying by ourselves. Right? So basic, basically start our own row by ourselves. And there's nobody in it, we make our own road. This is like the issue of you go to the masjid, instead of joining the row in front of you, you go and make your own row in the back. And it's just you by yourself and you're praying with the with the
with the with with the jamara many of our scholars say that is not okay. Right, the head of humans have been particular they say only this is only permissible in the Kaaba, when you're praying, it must have How long were you know, that's basically out of necessity. And you know, and even I believe some of the other Medina they say only a necessity, it may be okay, right? Meaning, let's say that row in front of you, there's no room there, right. And now you come by yourself, and there's nobody with you how often you have to pray in your own row. Right? That's a necessity or as we said, in Mecca, or Medina where, and especially MK had a lot of sometimes the rose gold way out
to the marketplace and you're praying on the street. And, you know, it's hard to you know, there may not be clear rows for you to join. Okay, that's it, that's a necessity.
So and and,
and so the kindness and also the connecting of the being able to see the people in front of you, the rows being connected, various opinions regarding that issue is about as well, the vast majority is that the vast majority of our scholars do not see it to be permissible do not see it to be permissible that a person prays by themselves or they pray following a nice what's happening on TV or live broadcasts or anything like that. I know certain modern scholars today have given the Fed what it is okay. And with all due respect to them, you know, no animosity, no disrespect for them, that is their opinion, may Allah reward them for their HD had milma reward them for their, you know,
the work they have done and their knowledge. I disagree. But as I said, this should not end Look, this should not be an issue of hatred and animosity and arguments. If and look, even if you're listening to me right now, you don't agree with me? No problem, right? This is not an issue. That, you know, is an issue that there's no plaintiff in that somehow you're going against all of the scholars or principle of the dean is not one of those issues. There is, as I said, some of the some scholars did allow for it. And so somebody has a different opinion. Okay, that's fine. So it shouldn't be a problem shouldn't be an issue that causes problems, or hatred or animosity. But as I
said, the vast majority of our scholars do not allow for it. And yes, this is an extenuating circumstance, I get that. And I believe that we should treat it as an extenuating circumstance in the in the sense that we understand that Allah has given us a unique challenge, this trauma bond, that unique challenges, we have to pray on our own, or we have to pray with the members of our household. And that's it. This is a unique challenge that was given to us. And like all unique challenges that are unique blessings as well. So now a person who's struggling with the throw, yeah, because they don't have anything memorized, or the recitation is is difficult for them to recite.
We've had a lot think about the blessing of them having added reward. Now how to look for this difficulty that they're having. Think about the added reward of the person who has to pray throw in their house, right? They're leading their, you know, let's say the head of the household is leading their family and thought, Oh, we look at the reward that in previous years they would be getting, now they're getting, think about the added blessing of completing this summing up I said what does this sort of By the way, some people don't understand this, the son of Christendom is to pray, in the masjid and also at home. The press is seldom and we have a hadith I believe that is above the
law and a missional body in which she tells us
The story of how we started, she said Preston, came to the masjid in Ramadan. And he prayed thoroughly and people join rested and the person who prayed with them, and that has happened for another night and more people heard about it. More people came, they prayed that I would pass it on. And then the word spread, more people came. And then the president of one night will have heard that more and more and more people are gathering behind him for the thought we had prayer president prayed at home. And the people asked him they said, Why didn't you pray at home? When you were coming to the masjid print them away? The mission? press them said that I know I know. I understand
that you are you're praying in the masjid. But I didn't want to continue to pray on the masjid. So that some of you because some of you may may take from that, that it's an obligation that you have to pray in the masjid. Right. And so to teach us that it is good to also pray in the house press them prayed in the house as well. So what is this some of our system the Sunnah is to pray in the masjid and also to pray in the house. So this year finally 100 now this is a blessing I think it's a great blessing. Talk about forgotten so notice I have a series on YouTube called forgotten suddenness. This is a forgotten soon enough for Milan to pray throw in your house as well. Right
that to not completely be reliant upon the mission and say like, oh, if it's not gonna happen, the mission is not going to happen. So bandulus sometimes our schedules and you may have you may have this may have happened to you. Sometimes our schedules don't allow us to print that always the mission. Maybe the mission I'm talking about outside of the Coronavirus issue, the mission maybe 30 minutes away from your house, you drive 30 minutes there, you pray you drive 30 minutes back apprentices are not going to be able to print that I wasted work early in the morning. You know I don't have time maybe the days the nights are shorter I won't get any sleep. You know I so hot off
I'm not gonna break that away. This is the attitude that has been developed for some people because they they have this misconception that oh, we can only be prayed and the mission and yet the Sun is Also to pray at home. So for that person, even outside of the Coronavirus, we would say Look, don't miss that. Oh, yes, it's something that's not an obligation, right? Even if you miss thought we have not sinful for that but it is recommended All right.
But but do not miss it because you can't go to the masjid prayed at home because the prophets I send them also prayed at home and Allah has penalty knows best. So I'm going to leave it at that question. I'm over my 16 minute mark.
Thank you to everyone who joined me and handle everyone gave Saddam's thank you for giving me and why they call set out
for me for being here.
And like I said, I'm going to be doing more Q and A's most likely and haven't fully decided yet most likely at the 10 day mark and the 20 day mark so 10 day mark and then right before the last 10 nights of the month of Ramadan we asked the most out of a llama but no not alone. We ask Allah to allow us to witness the month of Ramadan we asked a lot his penalty Allah to give us the ability to spend the month of Ramadan where our previous sins have been forgiven a llama amin and also as I mentioned earlier if you have further questions you can email I'm going to post the email right now in Charlottetown. I'm typing it right now you can check it out as submitted
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tasleem.com sent okay a lot of questions so you can send your questions in there as well and we can hopefully answer them in the next q&a inshallah it will load to Ana Arlen was set up on a comb what I met a lot he was