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welcome to all of you who are attending through those platforms and through CSS themes page as well, to our day a number three of the hijjah 360 present from the UK. It's your first time Welcome. Welcome. Welcome, jack look there for joining us. And I'm curious frazetta How did you find out about the hedge 360 chimed in to the chat, we'd love to hear I have that promising little ring going off on my phone Alhamdulillah. So a couple of quick announcements as usual, before we kick off for today, I'm super excited for this topic because I know a lot of like Ramadan, I think of the hijjah as like the first nine days as kind of that those last 10 days of Ramadan where that you build up
that intensity and then you try to go hard and make every single second count. Unfortunately, for the hijab, we don't have that prep period, we usually try it we start to prep as soon as we're in it. So it's going to be really beneficial inshallah, to learn from chefs that this theme, you know, the best of deeds that we can do in the head so that we can maximize the benefit of the time that we have left. inshallah and these blessed days want to come Islam, I would like to nausea and acid from NYC Welcome, welcome to zactly here to those who have been adding their names and their locations, we love to see it. And it's a pleasure to have those of you who have, you know getting, you've
gotten familiar with this aspect of the virtual experience. back with us at humla for today's session. So Bismillah you guys kind of know the drill already. For the schedule of today, we're going to have about a 30 minute session 30 to 40 minute session, we'll have a brief pause, then we'll have time for the q&a. At the end, I'll drop a link to live ask on all our social media platforms and on zoom so that you guys can come comfortably and confidently submit your set your questions throughout the session, inshallah and save them for the shift to answer at the end. If you are a few students who have not yet signed up for the exclusive access to this experience of the
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So we'd love to see your faces and put some faces to the names and shout out to those who are interacting with us and hamdulillah and of course this experience is made possible by some amazing people, some amazing organizations across the globe and some specific ones that we've partnered with from Canada, the UK and the USA. So I want to give a quick shout out to helping head for relief and development in the USA human appeal in the UK and idrf in Canada, all of their links are in the description and I encourage you to consistently and generously donate throughout these 10 days inshallah and reap your rewards for for donating to them and follow the links again are in the
description that will drop them again here in the chat. They're also in the telegram group for those who are registered for that inshallah as well. And Bismillah I don't want to take too much time a lot of you are familiar with Sheikh said Mashallah, he's the he's coming to 10 years as an instructor with amalgam Institute. He's has had an amazing journey with us. He's taught courses like thick of chilling trends. He's had an amazing course called deception, which is now available online as well. And recently, most recently, he's been teaching a live virtual experience with emulator Institute called Quranic vibes 21 principles to live your life by from the Quran. So we're super
excited to have Jeff beside back with us inshallah for today's session as salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah Shaikh How are you? Rico Sir, I'm getting I'm well handled left handed. I good to be back online for a live session comes in that we've missed you since rambled on. Not too much. Hello, we've met keeping up some of us in multiple time zones and times for chronic vibes, but it's lovely to have you for the general community on the ledge 360 and I don't want to steal time I feel like these sessions are so short.
afterwards. So this my last shift, I'm going to pass off the mic and I'll catch you in a few minutes. Just like a lucky smilla Mr. Lord Hungary Lao salatu salam ala rasulillah, who Allah Allah He will be here well, Allah, Allah Allah amen are not in them are lumped in Mega antenna and he will forgive Allah Marlin nama And Pharaoh now and finally Martin lantana was aedra ALMA, the Honorable alameen lamotrigine liquidity bearer was in a vault in a vault dealer what is what can I say number of Samadhi. From what I've met Allah who would occur to to everyone joining us here today. It's good to be here, live with everyone. It's good to always say it's great to connect with everyone, people
that I probably would not have been able to connect with if we weren't able to do these live sessions. So we have people from all over the world. That's why I love to see people's names and where they're from. It just fills my heart with love for the aroma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and how you know us as brothers and sisters. How we may be separated by distance and even cultures
Sometimes, but it doesn't mean that we are not connected to one another. And as the profits of a lot of send them referred to the oma as one body, and this is truly truly a testimony to the statement of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam where he said the oma is like one body, the fact that we can all come together we can connect, and inshallah Giada our goal in inshallah all of our sessions, but today, I can say specifically, our goal is to seek nearness to Allah and to get closer to Allah to spiritually benefit. And we're all here together. And that is truly a blessing from Allah, who's penalty Allah. So we are gathered here in the first 10 days of the hedger. Now, I often, you know,
every year when the first 10 days of the hedgehog come upon us, I start to reflect upon these 10 days, and the significance of these 10 days, and one of the reflections that I often have, is the difference between the people who are able to make hij and the people who are not able to make had 100, in that I have been very blessed in my life, to make hij multiple times, you know, as a student in Medina living, there is truly a blessing to be able to make hij. And now that we're living in a time where I believe most people can't make hij. And to feel cut off from that, you know, it's I've seen both sides of the equation. And so being there, and making hydrogen is such an amazing
experience, and you truly appreciate to once a person, once you make hij, you can truly appreciate why this is one of the pillars of our faith, because there's just so much spiritual growth that takes place and truly Subhan Allah in such a short time. And a lot of that is because of the experience of what we go through. A lot of that is because of the sacrifices that we make a lot of that is because we find out that we had this untapped potential, we find that that we are able to do things and put up with things I mean, to be honest, and just keeping it real, to put up with things and to be patient, unlike, perhaps we ever thought that we could that we could actually be patient
in that way. And truly, that is one of the the challenging aspects of hedge, even in the modern days of how to allow where we have so many ways in which our lives Our lives have become comfortable. And hedge has been facilitated in so many ways. And you know, now they have like a train and stuff like that I wasn't there for the for the whole train thing. I haven't experienced the train, but the train and you know, just everything else that goes into hydrogen. And oftentimes I hear stories, I'm sure some of you have heard stories as well, about the five star hedge, or like the Royal hedge and things like that. And sometimes I know people, they may have a little little bit of resentment
towards you know, that I had the experience, you know, where people get to stay in these really fancy hotels and they have the phase or maybe in in Mina, they are very close to the, to the to the stoning area. And people like you know what kind of hedges that like hides is supposed to be a time where you know, you really have to, you know, go through a lot. And that's just the easy hygiene. And I can tell you this, there's no such thing as a easy hike. Even the people who are maybe they have some physical comfort or comfort or creature comforts, hygiene will always always be a challenging time, it'll be a test from Allah who's paneling to Allah, and making hij. And as I said,
making hij, multiple times, you know, you begin to see certain things, certain themes, certain consistencies, certain things that happen during hygiene, and one of the things that I would came to realize is that everyone is test tested during which everyone is tested really in their own way. And oftentimes, we're testing in ways that perhaps we couldn't imagine. And you know, our test can be very severe. One of my teachers he once said, that Be prepared to be tested in ways that you didn't think you'd be tested. And, and and, you know, be ready for anything. And I remember some had a lot of people would come for hedge and you know, when we would talk to the judge, and we would say to
them, by the way, if you hear sound in the back thunder, it's it's thundering and raining here in Maryland. So this that's that background noise if you hear some like crashing and stuff. May Allah protect us. But that's just happening anyhow. So you know, being tested had a lot in ways that we wouldn't imagine. And just seeing people come from different parts of the world and how their their tests work. SubhanAllah I remember one year I was with a brother and you meet you know, interesting people's how to ledger and hire people from all over the world, similar to today as we have people from all over the world.
Hajj is similar in, you know, a little bit similar in that way you meet people from you meet Muslims meet your brothers and sisters from all over the world now, but there's a brother, you know, and you know, we're talking to high judge and we were talking to him about you know how hedges, you know, it's going to be difficult, regardless of how much you paid for hedge and whatever star hotel you have, or whatever's going on, like you're going to be tested. And, and this brother, he said to me, he said, You know, I'm ready for anything. He said, you know, insha Allah, like, I'll be fine, like, I'm ready for anything. He was, he was, you know, honestly, the only thing that I probably wouldn't
be able to put up with is if someone Subhanallah if someone did something or said something to my mom, and he was making hide with his mom that year. And I believe his mom was a little bit elderly. And I was like, in my head, I'm thinking, don't don't don't say that. No, I don't say that. Because that like that, I don't know, like that. And sure enough, Subhana Allah, that year, this brother in law, he was patient, he was patient with so much, right, you have to be during Hajj. Until you know, I believe he was making the love. And someone just, you know, knocked his mom over. And I don't believe it was on purpose. But you know, when you're when you're making throw off, and there's like,
1000s of people around you, your adrenaline is pumping, your heart rate is up. And, you know, it's it's, it's, you know, it's gonna be hot, and you're sweating, so much going on. And you see just this anonymous person, right? Because you don't know that people there. So there's not a person knocks your mom over and keeps walking, and you see the back of their head. And I and I heard just a loud yell from this brother, even though we weren't, like super close to one another, you know, make the Lafayette a general area together. And he's like, what are you doing? Aren't you here for HUD? What do you and then like, and some had a lot, I could definitely empathize. Because you know, just
to see your mom and you know, his mom was knocked to the ground.
It's not easy to witness something like that. So how to lie, it's it's a lie. It's, it's, it's hard. And so there's no judgment from my end, you know, there's no judgment, you know, May Allah forgive him for any shortcomings and Milla increase him in reward for all of his patients. But I really thought about the statement he made, he's like, you know, I could put up what I put up with anything except that, well, we don't know, we don't know what our tests are going to be. So there's so much to learn about how to how to love that, you know, I think about that, and I think about, you know, sitting here in Maryland right now, and not being not being there. And, you know, as someone who's
made hij, you can be overwhelmed by a sense of missing out, right feeling left out that some that people are able to have this, you know, especially when you go through it, you think people are able to have this amazing spiritual experiences experience of growth and, and really connecting with Elon, and we all know stories of people whose whose lives changed when they made hike, right, that they're maybe on a particular path in life, and they made hygiene there. I certainly know, countless people like cacti, if I tried to count the amount of people that have had that experience that I know, I would, I would lose count and just know so many people. And I think about how like, you
know, are we missing out? And that's, that's, that's a that's a normal thought. So that and so that's number one, right? So that that feeling of like, Am I like, Am I missing out on the possible experience of hedge? And then number two is, how is it okay? that some people will never be able to experience that, right, because we know, Hajj obviously, is not obligatory, except upon those who have the means to make Hajj that the the capability or the ability, that ability. I know, oftentimes, we think of it as financial. And a lot of it is financial. But it can be more than financial, it can be physical ability. And then now, I've had a lot of 2021 it's not it's not it's
not monetary, I'm sure a lot of people can afford to make highs this year, they're just simply not allowed to set the high does not open. And so you know, that ability that that comes into play. So, you know, how is that? How's that fair that some people don't get to experience that? And obviously, we know that. And so to answer that, and to really, you know, to ponder upon that, we think about the merits of the first 10 days of the hijab, and we think about how this experience for us and look, I'm not going to say that everyone's spiritual experience in Islam is the same it's absolutely not. And people you know, they may find different things in in their Deen in their faith that bring
them close to Allah and and it doesn't mean that everyone has to have the same experience. And you know, in recently in our seminar called onic vibes, the among center, we talked about how sameness is not equality, right, that if everyone is treated in the same way that doesn't necessarily
to equality or doesn't lead to equity. It's can be unfair sometimes if people are treated in the same way because they may have different needs, right? separate discussion for a separate time. If you want to check that out, check out my seminar I put on imbibes the side plug for that seminar. But we were talking about that so everyone's experience in the dean is not going to be the same right and everyone may be test engine, even it hedge everyone has tested and tried in different ways. That's, that's normal.
And so it may be obviously what Allah has decreed for us and, and certainly Allah decrees who comes to Hajj and who doesn't come to Hajj, it is not really in our hands, we from our and yes, we make the effort. We do everything we can do to try and make hij. But it's really not in our hands. And and I know people and you may have heard stories like this as well, people who had everything set up to make hij. And something happened last minute and last minute their head was cancelled, they were not able to go. And on the flip side of that, I've heard many stories of people who had no plans of making height, they didn't have the money to make hedge, they were not thinking about it was just
not even in their consciousness that this particular year they're going to make hedge and then something happened last minute someone said I want to sponsor a hedge or something. And last minute they're able to make pipe so truly, Allah invites whomever He wills to his house. And so you know our experience is going to be different but it should help us reflect upon the different avenues we have. In our spirituality the different authentic obviously we don't make up our own spirituality it's a core aspect of our Deen is that we don't make up our own acts of worship and you know, we don't make up you know, our spirituality. It doesn't come from our own.
You know minds it is legislated by Allah. Right? Allah has informed us of how to worship Him and how to seek nearness to Allah. And that has happened obviously through the Quran. And through the prophetic guidance, the son of the Prophet satellite, seldom the president taught us how to seek nearness to Allah subhanaw taala. But we look into the Quran and we look into the sunset, we do find that the people who are not able to make Hajj are the people who don't make hide, they're not left out to dry. Right. And and they are given many avenues of reaching love is paramount to our spiritual growth. And that really comes to light Subhanallah when we think of the merits, and the
amazing quality of the first 10 days of the hedgerow, so this amazing Hadith of the process and Hadith of Ibn Abbas, have you looked at it? I'm sure you've heard many times now, but I'm gonna mention it again, very important, heavy, where the Prophet settle, why send them it's just a body. He said, Man, a young man, a young man, I'm a foreigner, in a humble Illa Allah mean heavy and a yarmulke I shall, or a you have an actual that there are no days in which good deeds are more beloved to Allah mean how the hell am I shall then these 10 days. This is speaking about the first 10 days of the hedger and our scholars mentioned how this is, this means these 10 days are better
than any other 10 days, even even the 10 days, the last 10 days of the month have been on my mind. Now this is a special time it is even better than the last which you know, for us as Muslims, we think of Ramadan we think of Yeah, of course, that's, you know, the best time of the best 30 days of the year. And then the last 10 days are so very special for us. And the thing that these 10 days are better than the last 10 days of the month of Ramadan is amazing. And yes, obviously our scholars have said that the last 10 nights of the month of Ramadan are better than any other 10 nights. So the last 10 nights of the month thermobonded We better than you know, the 10 nights the first 10
nights of their hijjah and that is the because later is found in the last 10 nights, which is better than 1000 months we know. So nothing compares to that right seeking a little either. But other than that these are very, very special 10 days. And Allah who's How do I know one of the wisdoms there is that Allah has made these 10 Day Special, yes, for the people making hij and they're going through what they're going through, they're, they're they're, they're you know, they're they're, they're experiencing it. But the rest of us, we have these 10 days to be amazing and special as well. And so we really need to start thinking about what we do in these 10 days. And right off the bat, I'm going
to mention some examples of acts of worship that we can do and, and some things that we can focus on. But in case someone's going to log off in the next two, three minutes. I don't want them to miss out on the most important point. And that is that we have to make these 10 days, really our own. And what I mean by that is that we should play to our strengths. There are many ways to worship Allah many ways that Allah has legislated for us to worship Allah. And we all as human beings, we have different strengths and different weaknesses. So to maximize our reward
To maximize our spiritual benefit in these 10 days, it's really important that we start thinking about what our strengths are, what acts of worship do, perhaps I find, easier to do and therefore I can do more, or what acts of worship really speak to me, possibly more than other acts of worship. And if we're being real, and I know some people don't like to hear this, if we're being real about our Eva and our worship, certain acts of worship, it they may connect with us more we may find our heart more attached in certain acts of worship. And when it comes to the, the Sunnah, and nefyn the extra acts of worship, then and handling that Allah has given us the ability to choose Yes,
different right the the obligatory acts of worship, we don't choose right, we were obligated, obligated when we have to do we have to do regardless of where we find more strength or less strength with an obligation is an obligation, but other than the obligations, we play to our strengths, right. So we may find a person may find, you know, what, I have the strength for a family, I find enjoyment in that I find my heart connected to Allah. And so we would say then focus on that a person may say, you know, I find more enjoyment in, in, in the Noah, Phil, prayers, right? The Salah, I can pray extra rock as we would say, focus on that. So that is something that I really
want you to keep in mind, inshallah Tada. And as I said, if you log out, not, I'm not telling you to log off, please don't log off. But if you do log off, I want you to keep that in mind. And there's one thing I want you to take away in Java, Java from this talk, this this humble reminder and shuttleq is that this it's important that we play to our strengths. And so that being said, let's talk about some things that we may find strength in, and some deeds that are maybe more recommended than others. As you said, this does, it does go back to our strengths and what our heart may be more connected to. So keep that in mind. As I mentioned some of these things. So first and foremost,
fasting, fasting in these 10 days fasting in the first sorry, the first nine days we don't we don't fast on on on the day of the day of Hajj, but the first nine days fasting on the first nine days, I just want to be open and clear here there is some difference of opinion amongst the scholars, whether a person should fast on the first nine days. And that is because we do have a narration from an idol, the Allah and how where she says that the prophets I send them did not fast in the first nine days of the hedger. But as opposed to that we do have other narrations, we have the narration of hausa, the other wife of the prophet SAW Selim, in which she said that the prophets I send him
used to thought he meaning he did fast in the first nine days of the hedger and the day of Ashura, and the three and three days out of the month, which are known as a Yammer build, the white days and and the first Monday, and, and Thursdays from the month. So that led some scholars to say like, do we fast or do we not fast, the view of the majority of the scholars is that it is so not too fast that it is so not too fast. And so that is my recommendation as well, that we should make an effort to fast and obviously, fasting has such a great merit, that look anything as I said earlier, anything that we do is amplified in these 10 days. And as I said, Yeah, we play to our strengths.
And so fasting to panela it is such an amazing act of worship. Why wouldn't we want to amplify that reward because the amazing thing about fasting is that the reward for that is truly truly limitless. And we hear that in the Hadith glitzy where the prophets I send them tells us of what Allah whose power went to Allah said, he said, couldn't look, Emily Adam law in last year, he said all of he said that Allah has paneling to Allah said that all of the actions of the children of Adam are for for themselves in lecien, except for fasting, but in holy for that is done for me that is for me, Well, I know GB and I give my reward for it, meaning there's no limit to the amount of reward that
Allah has presented to Allah can give for fasting and so that is why fasting is something that we focus on in in this month. And I often like to also think about fasting is connected to the month of Ramadan and we all inshallah have data. Or I would say, possibly the vast majority of us listening to this right now have experienced the month of Ramadan, and that amazing feeling we have in the month of Ramadan. And why would we not duplicate or aim and strive to duplicate that feeling in these days in which our worship is better than any other days in
The year. So that is something that we should focus on. And we will add to that fasting on the day of alpha. For the people who are not making hides, people who are making hide, they do not fast on the day of alpha out of what we know is a very, very special day, the proxy send them when talking about hedge the prophets, I send them he said unhedged your alpha hedge is alpha. And that speaks to the importance of the day of alpha. And, you know, we would tell the judge, that would make hedge, we would tell them, like out on first should be like, if you know, the one day that you're going to give it your all, should be the day of alpha, right, because that really defines your hedge. And
that is how important the day of alpha is. And, and so the people making hedge, because you know, they are in a very particular place, and the situation may be difficult. And those of you who made hedge how long, I don't if I can be difficult, because of the weather, it can be hot, depending on which season a person makes hygiene. But I found that regardless of the season, I made hygiene, a few different seasons out off, does not seem to be comfortable. In terms of physical comfort, whatever the weather is, you know, it's uncomfortable. And also the fact that so many people are gathered together, the fact that a person is in a state of Hold on, there's a lot going against
against that person. So perhaps and Allah knows best that is the wisdom why it is legislated that we do not fast when we are making Hajj we don't fast on the day of I don't know when they're making hives. But as for the rest of us, were sitting at, you know, the comfort of our homes.
Or I mean, I don't know your exact situation. But perhaps a little bit of generalization from my end, please forgive me for the generalization. But I guess, hopefully, it's a fair assumption to make. And please forgive me if I'm incorrect. But from my end, a fair assumption would be that we could, many of us would possibly be in a in in more physical comfort than we would be if we were there. During our alpha, I can say for the dude's for the guys not wearing the harem
is automatically you're in more comfort.
And obviously, depending on one's financial situation, and I know we have Muslims, you know, of all different social status and background and truly even our clothing is a blessing from Allah to Allah. But I would imagine that many people listening to this have more to wear than two sheets of cloth. And may Allah has pointed out I give patients to our brothers and sisters who are limited in what they're able to wear and and Melba reward them for the difficulty that they go through. But for the people who do have clothes that are not two sheets of cloth, automatically, we are in a state of more comfort than you know, the brothers at least, who are wearing just two sheets of cloth, and
nothing else really. So that means that we are able to do more. And if that's the case, then perhaps that and Allah knows best Perhaps that is the wisdom why it fasting is legislated for those people who are not on the plane of out have found the mountain of alpha and are not there during off I'm making hugs, because we're able to be patient, perhaps because when we're in our homes, we're in our home country, in our home environment, we're able to sacrifice more. And so the amazing thing about fasting is that you can literally do nothing. And you're worshipping Allah, if you're fasting, you can literally sit and do nothing. Right? Hopefully, you know, by nothing I mean, bad deeds as well.
Right? So no bad days. But let's say person not even doing good deeds, I say, I don't know they're staring it up at a black wall. Right. But the fact that a person is fasting for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala means that they are in a state of worship. And that is why that's one of the reasons why fasting to be in a state of fasting is such a blessing state for us. And so yes, that is something that we should definitely try to focus on. In these in this in these nine days, the first nine days of the hijjah hopefully that was enough of a motivator I could honestly talk about fasting for hours and hours and hours because of the many merits and the benefits and I'm sure that if we
all reflected upon the times that we have fasted we have found so many amazing personal reflections and if you want to drop them in the in the chat right now feel free to do so how you've benefited from fasting. It's it's just an amazing time and we all have something different that we may get from fasting and as I said that base reward, inshallah, who to Allah we all hope to get from being in a state of fasting. So that's number one. Number two, is the remembrance of Allah who's pelo data, the vicar of Allah, who's Palo Alto, Allah, in particular the vicar that we know that as mentioned,
we have the vicar of saying the what is known as the mean the delille the takbeer
So the takbeer is to say Allahu Akbar, the meat is to say Alhamdulillah the deadly is to say that inhale Allah, this beer as well is to say Subhana Allah, these are things that inshallah to Allah, we are all capable or I would say most of us are capable of doing and this is something that is recommended in the first 10 days of the hedger. We know the to be an author to be made, we know the companions of the prophets that I send them, they took me right they would make out loud or model the Allah and wouldn't be heard walking in the, in the, in the in the marketplace, saying the tech Birotte outline Allahu Akbar Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah La, he would say out loud, and this is
something which, unfortunately, is almost one of those abandoned centers in our time. That because, you know, we live in a we live in a world where people tend to think of, you know, religion and faith and Deen as like a private matter, right? Like, it's just between me and God. And you know, that's it, whatever. That's more politically correct and all that. But as a believer as a Muslim, our Deen is not just a private matter, right? Our Deen is is our life. Our Deen is our way of life. And so it's on our tongues, it is said out loud, we express our faith and our and that is done verbally as well. That is why we're not afraid, you know, depending on where you live, but, you
know, living in as a minority of non Muslim country, you know, obviously, we don't want to put ourselves in physical harm. And I know some crazy stuff is happening in the UK right now with the world with not the World Cup. The Euro Cup. I'm not I'm not a soccer Excuse me. Sorry. Sorry, football. I'm not a big football fan. Please don't hate me per se soccer. Because honest mistake. I'm just not a big sports fan in general. I don't really watch any sport. Well, maybe a little bit of cricket maybe but even that not a lot. So football, football, Excuse me. Excuse me. Big football right there. I apologize about football. I know there's some crazy stuff happening in the UK right
now. May Allah bring peace over there and protect our brothers and sisters. And those people who may have gone maybe getting hurt and targeted in this time? We want to stay safe obviously. But you know other than that, if our if our safety is is not in question, if we're not in danger, then part of our acne that is that we are proud of our faith. So we have we have to pray publicly, we pray publicly the Prophet satellite sending them he said joining us out of the masjid that was the whole of this earth has been made for me as a as a Masjid meaning a place of prayer. And it means a purification meaning we can worship Allah anywhere you're out in the street. You can work your you
can worship Allah you can you can you can pray Salah, you're out in the desert, you can pray salam, wherever you are, with some exceptions, obviously, you shouldn't be a place of an agenda and so on some exceptions, but really anywhere and we live in an amazing time right now where even in the skies there are people worshipping Allah, there are people who pray in planes. And how amazing is that? That when the pastor seldom said this earth has been made, as a as a as a place of such that as a place of prayer, that includes even the the atmosphere, right, what is above the earth that today there are people flying in the sky? You know, if you would have told this to people, you know,
a couple 100 years ago, there'd be people worshipping flying in the sky worshiping Allah they'd be like, What is wrong with you? Are you crazy? Right? How can you fly in and worship Allah but today we have people flying and worshiping Allah whose power went to Allah. Right? That is the beauty of our Deen. And we, you know, we take pride in that, that we can worship Allah, anywhere, even if we're out in public and even even if we may feel a little bit embarrassed and so on and so forth, that we do it because when we say Allahu Akbar means Allah is greater. Allah is greater than everything, right? greater than any, maybe some embarrassment that I may feel and like I said, I'm
not speaking about physical danger here because if you're in physical danger, please don't put yourself in physical danger. Now that's when we want to want to be very clear about that, please don't do that. But other than that, if it's simply a matter of you know, being shy and so on and so forth, then you know, we when we put ourselves in that position,
inshallah, Allah will give us strength, Allah will give us strength. So likewise, saying the tuck rod publicly, out loud, it can be our form of educating people about STEM. People say like, what are you doing? Uh, you know, I'm glorifying My Lord. I'm saying that Allah is my Lord, is greater than everything else. And this is a blessing, spiritual time for us. You can educate them about hygiene, and how is connected to Ibrahim alayhis, salam, Abraham, right, a figure that is recognized in the quote unquote Abrahamic faiths. And so it can be a means of Dharma for us, and we can find that maybe a person ends up having a conversation in these first 10 days of the hedger. And because these
days are days where our reward is multiplied, that becomes our avenue of seeking
closest to Allah who's paranoid Allah, just that form of doubt the form of educating people, and and and informing people of what Islam is and passing on this goodness. But as I said, these, this, this making the vicar of Allah who's pelota Allah and in particular we have the Hadith, of Ibn or model the loads and all the data on Homer, in which he said that the profits that I send them said that there are no days that are greater before Allah in which good deeds are more beloved to Allah, then these 10 days meaning the 10 days of the hedger, and then proceeded, I'm said, so recite a great deal of the holy, deadly, as we said, is to say la ilaha, Illallah takbeer, Allah campo de Hamid is
to say Subhana Allah during these days, and so that is why we say that we make as much Vicar as possible, and in particular, the duck Bharat. We know it is so not that we say it out loud, you know, to not only for us to be
to be empowered by our Dean, but also to motivate other people, whether it's Muslims were motivating them to do this sooner, in this time. And if it's non Muslims, perhaps to educate them about our Deen and Allah who's pedaled to Allah knows best. Also, da, da, da is very significant in our Deen as a whole, but da has a very special connection to this time period.
Really had is a answer to the death of Ibrahim alayhis salam in hajj, we hear the significance of the death of the wife of Ibrahim and he said I'm had a job who made the day that Allah who's kind of data provides for her child his main idea he said, um, and Allah who's patologia, Allah
sprung in that desert, the well of or the water of Zamzam, which is now the well of Zamzam. So it has you know, that God has a very special significance during the time of Hajj, not as widely even, you know, do is something that we encourage people to focus on the people who are making hedge. And specifically we said, you know, the, the the most important time is alpha. And the most important deed during our alpha is to make sure we have the Hadith of the prophecy senator mentioned the Mortazavi my medic, were bosses, Adam said, after all,
your money out of I said, the best of the art is the dollar on the day of alpha, what up boy to market. I know when abuna mean cuddly said the best of what I say. And what has been said by the prophets who came before me not you know, in the LA wahoo luxury gala, just to say that, that they could, he said is the best Vicar that we can make on the day of alpha. And our scholars, many of them say that this is not specific to the people who are making hijab, they're on alpha. Rather, this is general to anyone who witnesses the day of alpha. And so we focus on the day of alpha, that is the day that we focus on. But in general, in the first 10 days of the of the hedger, we focus on
the art in general, because we know that is such an important aspect of our team. The last thing that I mentioned here is the other area is the animal sacrifice that we make. And this has a very special closeness, very special significance to the to the to the days of Hajj as well, because we know the connection between Ibrahim alayhis salam and the sacrifice that he was instructed to make but Allah has penalty Allah long story for another time and yada yada but hopefully we've heard some tidbits of that story that you know, that significance it brings up brings, it really helps tie our heart to Ibrahim alayhis. Salam, the prophets I send them as per Selim continued in the rights of
Ibrahim alayhis salam. And the the the focus really there is how our Deen is not something that just came about. It's not something even that just came about 1400 years ago, this Dean this way of life, this happy that this faith is the faith of humanity, from the very beginning, from the mother who said, I'm continuing through all of the prophets to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and until the day of judgment, the Akka of Allah who's petalite to Allah is our Creator, and He alone is to be worshipped. And we focus on this worship in these first 10 days of the of the hijab. And so that a very important aspect as well. And I'll close it. I know I'm a little bit over
my time. I apologize for that. But I'll close with once again, reminding you to play to your strengths.
I've mentioned some of the good deeds. It's not restricted to that.
A person may find that they're able to do something else, I'll just share something personal with myself, I tend to one, you know, so I try, I try to try to do two things. Okay, so number one play to your strengths. Now, I mentioned that a number two, the other thing I recommend, and I recommend this, it may not work for everyone, but for myself,
I try to vary My my, my acts of goodness, and my worship, to get to cover as much ground as possible. And at the same time focusing more on those, which may be a strength of mine. And so I try to cover my bases. And so what that teaches us what the lesson from there is that in doing that we may be attached to a particular act of worship in the Ramadan and now in these 10 days have been hijacked as well. So one of the things that I I started this year actually, um, I was never really a fan of fundraisers. I think people when they hear fundraiser, they immediately switch off and they're like, oh, more people collecting money, right. And you know, and there's that typical story
of someone going to the masjid in the month of Ramadan, in the last 10 nights in the month of Ramadan. And, you know, the Imam or a board member comes on the microphone, and they're like, before we start that, oh, yeah, let's do a quick fundraiser and everyone's like, Oh, no, another fundraiser, people get upset and annoyed, and so on and so forth. And I get that, but at the at the same time, I, I think it's important for us to recognize that when someone does a fundraiser and when someone says gives for give for the sake of Allah, Allah, Allah, what they're offering us is a chance to give for the sake of Allah and to and to and to get closer to Allah. Right. So we should
never have any resentment in our heart towards somebody who is asking for us to do something that will only bring us nearer to Allah Subhana Allah, that can perhaps be our means to attain done that will not only that, but bring us Baraka blessings in our lives and blessing, blessings in our own wealth. And so I even so for myself, I got over that I'm like, you know, what, we should never be ashamed to raise money or to help those who are in need, regardless of how people feel about if 10 people are annoyed, but two people give 100 and now those two people give the 10 people that are annoyed, can work on that they can do some personal development and work on their really get to like
what's happening on a subconscious level. Like why are you really annoyed? That's something I think we really, really need to ask ourselves if we're, if we're annoyed by someone asking us to do a good deed, what's happening here, right? Maybe some, some self reflection, or perhaps, you know, we need to sit with a with a psychologist and get some insight, a low item, what's happening there on a on a subconscious level. But so what I started doing is take on some project for myself, and I moved on, I was amazing. I was raising money for our brothers and sisters in Pakistan in Tata botica, which is a desert, and you know, people just don't have the basic necessity of water there. And handling, I
was able to raise money for a complete smart village
to build a whole village there were waters provided and and that only motivated me because I was I had my doubts. I was like, nobody's trying to hear from me, you know that collecting money, but people gave 100. And so in this, these 10 days, I've decided to forget to focus on orphans. So my golden tele to Allah is to,
I believe, four to 500 orphans to provide for them. And I'm sorry to plug my own little charity here, I might get into trouble from this from my mother, but it's okay, you know, they put up with a lot from me. So, inshallah it'll be okay. So, but I encourage you to give all around all around, right. And, you know, if,
if, if you're asked to give by 10 people, and you can, you know, split up your money into 10, go ahead and do that in sha Allah,
you know, just just give, but also in terms of raising money. You know, this is for me, if it's, it doesn't have to be raising money, it can be, I'm just going to helping the poor and the needy, or depending on where you live, like in the States, depending on what city you're in going and helping the homeless, that Act of, you know, selflessness, the act of empathy, and helping other people because indeed, all of our deeds are multiplied in these 10 days of delay. I know people asking for the link, I'm gonna drop it right now. Boom, right there. That's, that's the link. And if someone could just copy and paste it, if it goes up in the chat, I would appreciate that. But as I said
that, you know, whoever's raising money and I know we have sponsors for automotive as well, definitely.
You know, help out the sponsors as well. inshallah, tada, we're just trying to increase the goodness trying to increase the fair, in these 10 we're all trying to, to get closer to a line if we can help each other in getting closer to Allah. Then that is goodness upon goodness. And I'll leave it at that. And Allah who's paranoid Allah knows best subhanak Allahu Allah will be handy.
She had to allow a stockbroker to break which is Aqua locator, which is Camilla fareshare for those reminders on reminders and reminders. And it's lovely Mashallah to see the kind of the reunion of the mugger 360 community saying Salaam sorry ship, we were paying attention, I promise but there was half a gathering happening at home on the chat everyone catching up. And I'm going to say Salaam from the Quranic reflection circles as well. So just click here to those who've joined us again and hamdulillah. And of course, we're going to jump into the q&a portion of today's segment. So I'm going to drop the link for live ask where you can all submit your questions inshallah for the shift,
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have submitted. And also Facebook, YouTube, you guys can keep submitting into the chats inshallah, we'll try to catch as many as we can. And hold on, you guys are going crazy. So Bismillah Shek, we have like 15 questions already. So let's jump into it. I'm gonna take it from the top, you guys can upload the questions that you would like to see, answered most urgently. I see the question is the virtue and greatness of the first 10 days of the hijab only during the days, or does it also include the nights
spill out of the LA Salatu? Salam ala rasulillah? Yeah, so it includes the nights as well. days are said in the sense of like a 24 hour period that's that's that's why we say days, but includes a night nights as well. The point I was making, I think maybe that might have made possibly cause confusion is in terms of the night period. The 10 best night periods
are the last 10 nights of the month of Ramadan as compared to the 10 nights as an LED the night period of the hedger.
So maybe perhaps that causes that confusion, but the merit, you know, the virtues of the 10 days of the hijjah are Yeah, the daytime and the nighttime, Allah to Allah, Allah. Perfect. The next question that I see is, you were saying that we should do these acts of worship, which we find easier in performing them. But is it better to perform deeds which may be difficult, but have more reward? For example, serving our parents?
Okay, excellent question, Pamela. Very good. So this really depends on you as an individual and what motivates you more? And I'm really glad someone asked this question because it may be that you're the type of person who is motivated.
By challenge, right. And when something is a challenge for us, we know part of our Deen is that when something is challenging and difficult for us, insha Allah to Allah, there's more reward in that. And that may be, that'd be maybe more of a motivator that look, you know, the harder it is, the more I'm rewarded, that that may be a motivator for you more than, you know, the easier a deed is, the more I can do of it, and then the more reward I'll get so it really depends on you as an individual.
You know, whichever one motivates you to do more, and to keep going it's Hello john that would that would be what is best Allah, Allah. Allah. Beautiful. Speaking of motivation shift, the next question is how do you gain motivation back to worship, when you feel down?
Okay, so this is really, this is a hard question to answer because, in reality, we are all motivated by different things and we have different life experiences and we've been through different things and and you know, we are different in what motivates us. So, honestly, it's it's hard to answer
Question. And, you know, I have been asked this question before. And sometimes I'll give some things, you know, in general, you should do this to motivate yourself for that. And the danger of that is when a person tries that and it doesn't work for them, the person may give up hope and say, you know, what, it's just not like, nothing motivates me. But in reality, you know, we just, we might need to find what in particular motivates us. Some of the things like generally, like I find for myself, and like I said, it may be different for you. When I find myself slacking, I try to surround myself with people who are working hard, and people who can uplift me and help me give it
my all as well. And we know that goodness is contagious, just like bad deeds and evil deeds can be contagious. And, you know, and this is why we, there's such an emphasis on good companionship in our Deen in Islam, to have the right people around you, and the dangers of having the wrong people around you, is because it does have an effect on us. So, you know, if I find myself slacking, you know, I try to be around people who will motivate me and people who will encourage me to do more. So that is something that helps me get motivated. Another thing that helps me get motivated is learning. And that is why I love Love, love giving talks like these in a time like this. Because,
you know, giving this talk is a motivation for me going on in you know, and, you know, these ideas, and, you know, the the act of a lunch era, I've heard them before, obviously, you know, you know, given lectures like this before, and I'm sure many of you have heard the Hadeeth that I mentioned today, they've heard, you know, I mean, I would imagine a lot of people know that it's good to fast in the first 10 days, first nine days of the hedge that you've heard that, but it's that reminder, right? So reminders for us to believe I think oftentimes are underestimated, right, because even Allah has kind of out of told the promises profits that I send them that get in the decra 10.
Meaning that remind remind them because reminders benefit the believers and a reminder means we already know something we're just being told again. And so reminders are important and our faith, our Amen. The nature of our faith, is that it doesn't remain constant, it goes up and down based off of the effort that we're putting in, based off of, you know, the the condition of our heart. And these factors can make our emotion go up, it can make our human go down. And so to keep our human going upward direction, or to try and keep it constant, we have to put continual effort into it. And that means that you don't maybe a person's email is going down. But that reminder could be something
that could benefit the person. And look, I'll say this, you know, just to keep it real. And y'all know, I like keep it real, sometimes reminders, and depending on how the reminders given, can be a demotivator for some people, right? So somebody who's being nagged all the time, for example, like do this, do this, do this, you know, do this, they can be like, you know what, I just, I don't want to do it, right? Leave me alone. It really depends on on, you know, the state that a person is in the state of their emails, just keep that in mind, as well. So just when it comes to reminding other people, please keep that in mind that you don't want the reminders to lead them away. Right? So just
keep that in mind. But for ourselves, you know, this is something that, you know, we, we aim to, we strive towards being those believers that benefit from reminders because not everyone benefits from from reminders. Some people honestly, and I hate to say this, some people, you know, we live in the age of information. You know, there's so many lectures, there's so many
articles, and, you know, how do you if you can just go look up ideas on the internet, and there's so much information that people I've heard people say, like, oh, I've heard this before, tell me something new. Right? And it's like, well, you have to hear something new to find benefit in it like what's going on? Are we just inundated with information that we have some how to love become desensitized to reminders that we are just jaded. And so we hear ideas, we're like, no, I heard it before. Tell me something new. Well, you know, Subhana Allah, like, what's happening to us that this information is it this knowledge of Allah is paramount to Allah and the Messenger of Allah, so I
send them become something that we are jaded towards, and that really, you know, speaks to how much how much self purification how much purification of the knifes we need to do, but reminders is something that that absolutely, I encouraged. So, if you're if you're struggling, if you're feeling down, you know, pull up, pull up a reminder, you know, and if that helps you pull up, perhaps, if you pull up this talk, if it helped you at all right, pull up this talk in five days and or in four days and say, You know what, let me just listen to that real quick again, and on YouTube. You can put things little side tip for the people listening. You can put things on faster speeds.
Right so if there's a 30 minute lecture, you want to listen to it in like 20 minutes put on like 1.5 I believe I'm I'm not sure on the math on that, but put on 1.5 speed and it's speaking quicker but you know, quicker motivation. Quicker reminder. Well Allah to Allah, Allah Jazakallah authorships Hanalei especially the last point, I think, that struck a chord because a lot of us actually imagined was speaking about this because he's teaching a course on Abraham in Islam right off Abraham in Islam, and a lot of people are like, oh, I've heard this story before. And he was giving the anecdote that, you know, Subhanallah like, if you don't make the offer or something, and you're
like, Oh, yeah, I made the offer that and do that. 3007 I've taken care of that, you know, you keep going at it, there's always benefit in the reminder. SubhanAllah so there's a there's a video I did years ago,
called knowledge junkies. And it's, it's a little harsh now that I look back on that video. I was younger back then. But inshallah it's out there still benefit and it's on my YouTube channel, you can check it out. But it addresses this very issue, issue of, you know, just being jaded to, to, you know, information. And information is one thing, but information of our Deen is knowledge of law. So it's a totally different matter. So check that out as well check out the link in a second. And then jumping back into the questions. Another question is, is it okay to fast on just the day of alpha? Or do you have to fast the day before as well, I've heard some mixed things. So it is okay to fast
on the day of alpha itself. If we can, fast other days as well, it's all worked out. That's, that's better. But fasting on the day of alpha, if that's, you know, you know, I know some people struggle with fasting. And that's okay. Right, that's, that's okay. You know, if we find certain acts of worship to be difficult, and but we do want to get that, that reward of alpha, and you want to just pass on the day, a lot of potential a lot of data. That is okay, as well. Well love to Allah balance. Beautiful. And the next question that I see is how do we reconcile with a spouse who thinks of religion as just between him and Allah
Subhana Allah, the way you do that is, you sit down with a person of knowledge, and you have a conversation with them with your spouse, and you discuss this issue and, and you know, what they feel about it, why they feel this way about it. And, you know, hopefully a person of knowledge can give you some insight and some words of encouragement. I would do that right now, if you were both here. And we had at least 40 minutes that I could do a session with both of you could sit down and get to the bottom of this.
And, you know, it may sound like I'm saying this in jest, but I'm ally, I'm not saying this in just, I mean, it I mean, it issues like these in arts and I know, I sound like a broken record, if you've taken classes with me before. You're like, okay, we've heard this, but I'm gonna keep saying it. Issues like these, they don't need a quick, you know, 32nd answer that's going to you know, just somehow solve all these problems, you need to really work through these issues to really come to a place
to counter this conflict or to counter this this issue. Relationships are tricky, relationships are complicated relationships are nuanced. And with a with a single question and a single response, there is no nuance there are very little nuance. So that is that is what I would recommend. Well, La Jolla.
Beautiful. Chef, you better throw your your phone out the window before you started getting calls. But next question, we only have a couple minutes left. So just take one more question in Sharla. And that is what is the difference between restricted slash unrestricted Vicar during the HIPAA what should be recited or said on restricted vigor and what and when and what should be recited and said on unrestricted thicker.
Okay, look. So this terminology is interesting terminology. I think I'm familiar with it. I think what they mean by that is, and this is my understanding, I may be wrong in this restricted vicco. So when we talk about restricted vicco. So, this is the issue when someone says, say,
any Vicar, right, like say, Allah Subhana Allah or handle any pickup, X amount of times, right? Let's say for example, say it 100 are okay, 359 times, right. So to put an exact number on it, we need evidence, we need to know that. Well, we have to ask Where did this number come from? Because to put an exact number to something that would have to be something that came from Allah and His Messenger, because who decides what exact number has what exact benefit when it comes to our worship? Well, I can't decide that. I don't receive revelation from Allah. No one receives revelation from Allah, except the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and what we have
from him is his authentic Sunnah. And so it's for no one to make up or to say, you know what, according to me, or my opinion, this number is the number to do this. And so
When someone puts a number on something, it would have to be a number that came from Allah and His messengers, I guess that I believe that if I'm not mistaken, that is what is meant by restricted, as unrestricted. What that means is, generally they can we make, and we can make the cup as many times, right, so let's say we're saying Subhana Allah and when we say Subhana, Allah Subhana. And we end up doing it at nine times. Is there something wrong with doing it 89 times? No, there's nothing wrong with doing 89 times or 99, nine times or 109, nine times, or 58 times that number is only as long as we don't think that that specific number has some specific reward or some specific significance. We
can say yes, the more we do, the more the the reward, that's nothing wrong with that, right? And we can say, Well, I'm going to aim for 100 to motivate me, I'm gonna aim for 200 to motivate myself to do more and more. So today I did 100 tomorrow I do 200 next day, I do 300 in gelato, there's nothing wrong with that, because that's used as a motivator, not that the number 100 or 200 or 300 or 400 has some extra reward and so and so, so, so, that is that is what we need to understand regarding I guess what is meant by restricted or unrestricted. So the the the, the restricted there is no as far as I know, in the last time that I know the best, there is no restricted Vicar that is specific to
the in terms of number in terms of number. There's no specific number that we say that is specific to the 10 days of Grenada, we have other numbers obviously you know the 33 times after salaat and the 100 and certain things that are from the sun Nigella data we continue with that, that is okay. But in general, the more we do, inshallah to Allah the better. And we know that the they kind of mentioned and I mentioned the Hadith of the prophets, I send them regarding the day of alpha, the Narcissus Adam said the best Vicar that I have said in the end the prophets that came before me know either Allah like the hula Shetty killer, that is what we focus on, on the day on the day of
autofab. And the can be a lot that are mentioned there authentic from the sooner Allah, Allah, Allah Allah Allah.
Allah, Allah, Allah but Allah but when he hadn't, and that the numbers that you know there's three and four, there are a few different narrations. So inshallah out of the three or the four whichever one you say inshallah to Allah is okay, I believe both of them are authentic. But we have the specific vehicles that are meant for this time period and that is fine. But in terms of number angelics out of the more you do, the better. And Allah has penalty auto knows best Allahu Allah Balam zakka Molokai, thank you for doing justice to the answer to that clipper ship. And with that we're at the hour. So hamdulillah for day number three of the hijjah 360 does iClicker shift for
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