AlAfuww – Names of Allah
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In salat wa salam O Allah rasool Allah he will either early he or sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman cathedral lamb Dean, and my bad rubbish rally Saturday westerly Emery. That me Lisa any of Kahakai We begin in the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala and we request praises and blessings upon Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
To my brothers and sisters in Islam salaam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh and welcome to another installment of our
sister session this Ramadan session is dedicated to learning about Allah subhanho wa Taala hand Allah when we say that it is our third session that no doubt it brings about a reality. And that reality is that we are Subhanallah
officially in the latter half of the month of Ramadan. And how quickly
did the first half go
I sincerely feel Subhanallah this year there was a bit more Baraka, I don't know if it was due to how
I managed the month this time. For example, This time I chose not to look at the nights and the days and count the nights and the days. I purposely decided not to because every Ramadan Subhanallah you just feel like the month is escaping you. But I was in Sydney this week. And as I was going for the the evening program,
the mood reminded me that half the month has passed because it was Subhanallah brightly lit and full in the sky it was impossible to miss there were clear skies Subhanallah Sydney definitely is experiencing warmer weather than than Melbourne. So, you know, these reminders come to us, and Inshallah, in them there's there's a mercy, there's a mercy. And we never, ever forget that ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada judges our actions based on our endings. So we don't look at our weaknesses during the first half. But we look at what we can do to consolidate on the good that we've done. Insha Allah moving into the latter half and what changes we can bring into our timetable and day going
into this latter half.
May Allah subhanaw taala accept from all I know, it's,
as you've said, it's a holiday period, things are more flexible, I'm not sure for how long schools will be closed here. I know in the UK, it's about two weeks of holidays, it will take people all the way towards the end of Ramadan. So this is like a mercy SubhanAllah. But it's a mercy if people choose to utilize
their time. Well, if you choose to travel, and make yourself unsettled during this period that requires great settlement, then this isn't a wise decision in terms of Ramadan, in terms of Ramadan and the productivity that we should be striving to achieve during this month. minute for our mothers, it can become more overwhelming because if the kids are at home, then you feel Subhanallah now there's,
you know the time that you had when they were at school has been has been taken taken away, perhaps it was time for rest, perhaps it was time to catch up on some reading of the Quran
and so on and so forth. But try not to let this be a negative thing. Do not see this as an obstacle. See it as an opportunity. And as we've discussed in previous sittings, our greatest weapon is our iman. And that's because it brings to us an intention and intention that allows us to convert the norms of life into an A Bad Internet of worship. So see the attention that you give your children as a means of building gender as an act of worship.
Through making your service to them solely for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala recognizing that Allah subhanho wa Taala has commanded you to raise them, he will ask you about them on the Day of pm and your duty towards them. So
you know, this is a good time to also consolidate on those realities that sometimes Subhanallah we forget.
We become detached and we just see the children and attending to them as ultimately overwhelming void of any benefit in the hereafter something sort of specific to this life and we under the daily grind. But Ramadan Alhamdulillah brings us this moment to reconnect to recalibrate
our perspectives with regards to our children with regards to looking after our spouses that just remember how pleasing it is to Allah subhanho to Allah and see it as your act of worship during your month. This is an act of worship of mine that I'm doing during the month of Ramadan.
that we have people who are unmarried, they cannot worship Allah through being in the service of their spouses in Ramadan, they do not have children. So they cannot worship Allah through being in the service of their children during Ramadan. And this is the way of a believer, we never ever forget our attachment to gender and the proposition of being able to build it. So, don't see these holidays as an obstacle. See them as as an opportunity, it may mean that you you know, may have to reduce certain areas either here or there. But see it as, as as not a reduction but a sharing because, you know, looking after your kids and then embed that as well, teaching them something from
the Quran and the Sunnah, is a a type of relationship that you can have with the Quran, that you might not have been able to read that extra code to Jews that you were doing to you know, before the holidays, but now you are teaching your children, a verse or two from the Quran or pondering with them over a verse or a word or half a verse from the Quran. And this is also from the relationships that we should be having with the Quran and a means of our journey with the Quran during the month of of, of the Quran. So if we correct our intention, insha Allah, Allah will open upon our hearts, innovative ways to recognize him and innovative ways to project inshallah I just wanted to start
with that, because it's the common sentiment at the moment. Subhanallah especially with the last 10 days coming people feel like this is the worst time to have these holidays, the holiday should have been after read or something of this sort. I need my nights and I need parts of my day. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is all merciful. He knows what time you have, He knows your timetable. He knows how many children you have. He knows who has three kids and who has one kid, one child who has an infant and who has a baby and who has an older child, Allah knows everyone's different circumstances and sensitivities. And that's why it's very important. And I must say this, because this is also
something that brings about this trepidation and sadness. It's important you don't compare your your timetable to other people's timetables, it's important you don't copy other people's timetables, especially during these last moments of Ramadan. everybody's lives are different. Everybody has different abilities and capabilities
to their day to their night, depending on the circumstances. You know, some people have a husband working from home, for example, this is a common thing now after COVID. But some people don't. Some people don't. So that extra pair of hands isn't there. And if you're going to sort of copy paste, your neighbors timetable, your sister's timetable, or a relative's timetable, not taking into consideration their unique circumstances and how different those circumstances are from yours. You're going to set yourself up for unnecessary failure, unnecessary feeling of being overwhelmed, okay, Allah knows and we see this in the Quran Allah subhanahu etalon Surah to Muslim ban, when he
commands the believers towards the or he commands the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to the night prayer and no doubt in it is an encouragement of the believers to the night prayer towards the end Allah subhanho wa Taala says that Allah subhanho wa Taala is aware of those who are traversing the land searching for the risk meaning those who have more time and those who have less time, those who have the risk nearby those who have to travel for the risk. And then Allah subhana who is analysis factor for chromatica serbin read that which is easy for you, which is
you know, which falls within the realm of, of you being capable, that we you know,
read from that which your timetable allows you to read from Allah Subhana Allah says Allah is is Knowing of your circumstances, right? And Allah is just and Allah is merciful, He can reward us in full for a little act and and look at later to cuddle, you worship for a few hours and he rewards you a reward worthy of more than than 83 years worth of worship so hungover just five to six to seven hours of application. Taking aside the time you need to eat, the time you need to pray Orisha and so on and so forth. Allah subhanho wa Taala and the time you need to prepare you're so who let's say you get six or seven hours in between. And maybe you need a bit of rest, so that you can be
capable in your bed, Allah is going to reward you for more than 83 hours of Han Allah. So think about it like this, that you you might have an hour's worth of dedicated worship as your neighbor might have for because of your circumstance. But recognize that it's easy for Allah to reward you at the rewards of for when Allah knows that your intention is sincere. Allah sees within you a person who if they had the opportunity they would have worshiped for hours. But Allah put upon them a circumstance that prevented them, right? So it's easy for Allah. And this is also a chance for us to worship Allah through having good hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala this idea of hustle one, many of
us forget Subhanallah because
act of worship known as having good thoughts about Allah, which no one is an act of worship, good enough itself 200 law, that you worship Allah, that's worship. And then you have good thoughts that is accepted, you're a bad, that's worship as well. Many of us lose the bonus round of worship the bonus round to build gender, by forgetting to have good thoughts about Allah, that Allah has accepted from you ask for forgiveness that Allah has forgiven me. Some people ask for forgiveness, and they doubt I don't know, maybe he has, maybe he hasn't. And we still live with Shetlands whispers, you know, pushing us to take a couple steps back when we've just taken a step forward.
You've taken a step, you've done a step far, this is a step forward, but you're living as if you've taken two steps back because you have this doubt. Now worship Allah with us now. Have good thoughts about Allah subhanho wa Taala SubhanAllah. how merciful is the Sharia? And how merciful is our Lord, the one who revealed this Sharia oral health.
So I leave you with these these few words going into the month or the latter part of the month and I guess, connecting it to Allah's names, then Allah Subhana Allah to Allah says in his book of Maha raka Bureau, Big Al Karim Subhan, Allah, what has put you in a deception, in a sense of loss, when it comes to your Lord who is carrying, Allah describes himself as carry and carry me is ultimately generous and we know that Karim is upon the scale Ferril which means it is upon a superlative sense in terms of the Arabic language, so Allah is not just saying he's generous, but he's saying his Karim, his, his ultimately perpetually, absolutely generous. He gives without measure Subhanallah
This is the nature of Allah has Karim and we spoke about later to Qatar, just a few hours of application, more than 83 years worth of worship. You know, you add six days
of fasting to Ramadan, we reward you for fasting the entire year,
including the summer days that are longer, Allah gives you He gives you that Subhana Allah Subhana Allah, right, you, you pray Fajr and you sit and you remember Allah and then until the sun rises, and you offer two units of prayer, that he wants you the rewards of hygiene and Rama Subhanallah Imagine that. Had you an ombre? Just for one hour, really one hour, one hour 15 One hour 20 worth of application. This is this is the meaning of Kareem really, right when we look at this verse Maha raka Bureau basically, Kareem what has put you in this, this this ambiguous state of this deceptiveness regarding your Lord who is carrying, stand everything for you Subhan Allah has given
you everything, and really, for nothing, what have we done? Nothing, we will always be in a state of loss, a deficit when it comes to Allah subhanahu edad think about it. If Allah gives you something, and you say Alhamdulillah Okay, what does Allah do when you say Alhamdulillah?
It gives you some more, isn't it?
La gave you something. You said Alhamdulillah. So Allah rewarded, you gave you some more. So who's in a deficit now?
okay. Then let's say we Say Subhan Allah, because Allah rewarded us for saying Alhamdulillah so he said, Subhan Allah, okay, what happens? He said, Subhana Allah, what does Allah do? He rewards you. So who's in a deficit? Now? You're in a deficit again. And let's say you say, I'm going to say Allahu Akbar, because Allah rewarded me for saying, Subhan Allah, after he rewarded me for saying that hamdulillah so I'm going to go forward, I'm going to say Allahu Akbar. What happens when you say Allahu Akbar,
Allah rewards you again. So now what? You're in a deficit again Subhan Allah. So Allah is Karim at this as a name from the names of Allah subhanho wa taala. On the list that we have been discussing. Allah is Karim and this is a good segue into the final name that we want to discuss under the themes of
mercy and compassion. And that is the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, Allahu
Allah alpha. And I left this name for now, because
I believe it's from Tuesday night, we will be beginning
to engage Allah subhanho wa Tada we will begin engaging Allah Subhana Allah to Allah with a DUA and that do is Allahumma in NACA alpha one to have boo laugh waffle and
okay, and we lend this to our from the hadith of Aisha Radi Allahu Allah.
And in this hadith in this narration, she asked her husband
Prophet, Messenger, the messenger of allah
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that if I if I happen to send lately to Qatar, I happen to catch later to Qatar
in a drug to her if I managed to catch it, if I managed to live through it
What should What should I say? What do I Oh, she's asking for this application. She's asking for something unique. She's asking for something unique.
Give me something on messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam by catch this night,
something that I can say something that I can do, they can really aid me that will enhance the experience.
I'm paraphrasing, I'm bringing context here for you to appreciate the the nature of the lesson.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says to her, he says to her, say hola Houma in Nikka, Alpha One, two, a bullet Alpha. Funny that Oh ALLAH in Nikka iPhone, indeed you are. Alpha One you are alive. This is the name from the names of Allah
will discuss it shortly.
To Hebrew alpha, you love to
exercise the attribute of this name, Allahu finely, so showered upon me this afternoon. I'm going to deliberately keep it in the Arabic language until we tap into the meaning of the name.
So this is what he told her. And subhanAllah there's a footnote lesson here. And I'll share this with you thereafter.
So we have so we sort of went into the direction of Kareem, this name of Allah, that is Kareem and we discussed examples of how Karim Allah subhanho wa Taala is, right, his gifts unprecedented.
And we discussed later two other as an example, just a little bit of application from you, and He rewards you more than 83 As
you first thought over, He forgives you two years worth of sins, one day of fasting, even if you fast the winter, and the UK for example. I was there recently. So hon Allah the winter fasts just feels like a late breakfast, and maybe an early breakfast and a late lunch final. And you could fast practically, from I don't know around 8am and you break your fast around, I don't know 330 Or even earlier 315. So, so short other days. So short of other days, when Ramadan is in the winter, I suppose everyone wants to travel to the UK. But then they make it up in the summer. Because in the summer, the faster 19 hours, or 18 hours are very long in the sub.
So it's one of those I don't know 1015 year cycles we ever get through them, then you have to live through these. These changes and indeed in these are signs of Allah subhanahu Attallah. However, coming back to the main point, even if you fast that day in the winter, late, early breakfast, late lunch, Allah will reward you two years worth of forgiveness. This is Kareem I mean, we can go on the examples are so many.
And Allahu is the segue from Kareem. Because when you learn how Allah forgives you, you will see how generous Allah is. When you learn how Allah forgives you, despite your many sins, despite you repeating your sins.
For you, not losing hope in Him,
you will see Subhanallah how he is carrying
a laugh Who is this name from Allah from the names of Allah? That we can call a qualifier name, what do I What do I mean when I say a qualifier name, a qualifier any see Allah subhanahu Attalus names
some of His Names
They are names that capture the meanings of other names. Like a rob the name Rob is a universal Name of Allah
Subhan Allah ramen, universal name from the names of Allah. It captures so many I think you we've discussed this we've discussed is when you understand Allah is the Entirely Merciful. You can see that it captures the meaning of the name Rahim. It captures the meaning of the name half it captures the meaning of the name of afar. It captures the meaning of the name of a fool and will capture the meaning of today's name Rama is from the universal Names of Allah, like Rob is from the universal Names of Allah subhanho wa taala. It captures so many other meanings.
The Creator captures the meaning of alcoholic
it captures the meaning of erotic, it captures the meaning of a Razzaq.
It captures the meaning of a movie. It captures the meaning of a meet the one who gives life the one who gives death the one who sustains
captures the meaning of a Halak. Subhanallah the perpetual creator, rob this name of allah captures all these
Subhanallah meanings from other individual dedicated Unique Names of Allah subhanho wa taala. That's a universal name. So we set that up, we started off man, these are examples of the universal Names of Allah subhanho wa taala.
But then we have qualifier names, qualifier names teach us
the how, when it comes to some of the meanings of the names of Allah subhanho wa taala. So we know Allah forgives, we know he perpetually forgives, we know his occupation is to forgive Subhana Allah who teaches us how he forgives, it qualifies it, it enhances our understanding of so many names of Allah subhanho wa taala.
Especially the names that we've discussed, the names that fall within the genre and category of
cause compassion and mercy.
In the English language, and alpha has been translated as the effacer of since the ifisa. of sins. Allah is the One who effaces
What does a facing of sins mean? It's a interesting translation, you can see it it's this translations come with care. The person who worked on this translation Subhanallah, many books went with it. So it's a sadaqa jariya. Really, you can see there was clearly thought
there was connection to the Arabic language and the derivatives of the Arabic language.
Because when you think of something being effaced, you think of it being annihilated.
You think of it being blasted out of existence.
After it came into existence, it's been blown up into so many shreds that you cannot make heads or tails of it.
Right. So Allah is alpha.
He's the one who faces our sins.
He's the one who faces our sins.
This means that when Allah subhanho wa Taala forgives us.
When we think of Allah alpha, we learn that Allah subhanho wa Taala forgives us such a perfect forgiveness,
that the grounds upon which you made the sin is grabbed the grounds made to forget, Allah makes it forget the angels that recorded the sin.
Allah makes them forget it. The ink that has logged your sin is lifted. The environment that may be a witness to your sin is made to forget your forgiveness is so perfect.
That when you meet Allah subhanho wa Taala that you have Kiama you
you will meet Allah as if you didn't do this in in the first place.
Think about that for a moment. That is how perfectly
you will be forgiven, that there is nothing for you to answer for because it doesn't exist as a record for you to look at. For you to be reminded of for you to be told off.
told about and ultimately then for you to answer.
That's how perfectly Allah forgives us. It's so perfect that there's no remnant the sin is covered. Remember we said the author refers to a covering the one who covers you with a covering that preserves. This covering so perfectly cannot be uncovered. That's what we saying? That in case you thought I look awfully refers to the one who covers your sin a covering that preserves you but what if the sun is uncovered and therefore teaches you it's a covering that can never be can never be unburied. Allah will bury your sin so perfectly it can never be unburied.
This is the meaning of life.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling Asia to engage Allah and the NMAT large during the last 10 nights of Ramadan when she's searching for Leila together when we are searching for data to other keeping this dua moist on our tongues at the tip of our tongues. Allahumma O Allah in Africa Indeed you are full when you love to face our sins, meaning in the Carphone, you are alive.
This is who you are to help Buddha you love to eat face the sins of your servants of your slaves. Subhanallah
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was
teaching her that Allah loves this because if he's teaching her to tell Allah that Allah loves this, that means he's been taught by Allah that Allah loves this
you love to efface our sins for me. So if it's my sincere
you love to face the sins of your slaves of your servants, I am a slave from your slaves. I'm a servant from Your servants. If faced by sins Forgive me a perfect forgiveness.
Now, I hope through this, you will not go into the last night of Ramadan, just like reciting this at supersonic speeds, such that it's just mentioned on your tongue with no prevailing
transformation on your heart.
You need to go into this last night saying this was meaning with feeling
that will cause the heart to shiver
and perhaps bring a tear to the eye. That there will be a physical ramification of you engaging Allah subhanho wa Taala this way
frizzy physical ramification that the heart will tremor and the heart no doubt is the king
peace of our bodies as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said whatever the heart feels, ultimately it will be felt on the lips.
However the harsh changes ultimately you will see the change on the limbs.
I'm asking you to go into the last 10 nights of Ramadan
saying this supplication with feeling
and then connecting it to what we discussed earlier having good thoughts about Allah subhanho wa Taala
that Allah has received your application and his answer it that you get to the day of really believing like your newborn
that's how we should engage.
Isn't Allah deserving of us engaging in like this?
Getting out of the rut Subhanallah if I can
call it a rotten I did it deliberately said rotten not right. Because what a shaper can do for us. It puts us into this rotting state. And we can't see any way out of it. And we always just feel overwhelmed and we always feel that we're actually playing second fiddle and we always feel like we fighting a battle we cannot win.
No no Ramadan's come to make you're a winner. to free you from the hellfire. Allah shut all the gates of Jahannam the Hellfire gates are shut. If you slip, the only gate you can fall through is the gates of paradise. Those are the only gates that are open.
It is the month SubhanAllah.
In which you actually feel even without trying, you'll be forgiven. Meaning trying a little bit. I'm trying that hard.
And incidentally, I closed with a reflection. I'm not sure if I shared it with you all. And that's really related to Ramadan. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saying a mean to this to our of Gibreel the greatest messenger, saying I mean to the dua of the greatest Angel. When the angel said May Allah has cursed be effectively male as cursed be upon the person who witnesses Ramadan and Ramadan leaves them without them being forgiven. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, I mean that I share this with you this reflection, that you have the mercy to the world's,
whose entire being is to take us to Jannah he is saying I mean to the store.
You got to feel this. I thought about the Prophet sallallahu says Have mercy to the to the words Rahmatullah. Allah means SubhanAllah. And this door is scary, to stay out of Gibreel that may Allah has cursed be upon the person who witnesses Ramadan and doesn't get forgiven.
And the mercy to the worlds whose entire endeavor is to take us to paradise. He says, I mean, that's what about the SubhanAllah? What would make him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say, this is the mercy to the world. I can't discount this reality. I can't exclude this reality. He's the mercy to the world. If the mercy to the world said I mean, then they must be a merciful lesson in this. There has to be a merciful lesson.
What is the merciful lesson in this? That Subhanallah the only one who doesn't get forgiven
after witnessing grabar is the one who puts his or her hand up and says I don't want to be forgiven.
But the one who sincerely wants to be forgiven or has a feeling in their heart that they want to be forgiven, but they just didn't try hard enough for whatever reason, even they have a chance. This is the merciful lesson from this generation.
Subhan Allah that the one who has the desire in the heart to be forgiven but didn't come to the playing field to the party, whatever you want to call it in colloquial English didn't come to Ramadan as Ramadan deserves even they have a chance to be forgiven. Subhanallah
so why shouldn't we?
You know, have these good thoughts about Allah? Why shouldn't we believe that insha Allah on the day of Eid we like newborn children with a newborn babies why shouldn't we have good thoughts that if we were to pass away May Allah preserve us, but should we pass away you know, after this Ramadan that will have nothing or very little to answer for that inshallah our chances of gender are real, why should we have these positive feelings and have the this this type of hope in Allah subhanahu Allah to Allah, especially after Allah blessed us to sit with his names and attributes during these Ramadan sessions, connected to him being ultimately the generous one at the mercy for the Entirely
Merciful One Allah subhanahu itad
May Allah grant us that may Allah grant us that Amin and we may Allah forgive us for the sessions that we've had Subhanallah don't underestimate these these sittings. When next time you raise your hands and say to Allah subhana wa Tada Allah grant me Alpha dose for the for the
you know, to know him is to love him sessions we had your grandmother.
Say that to Allah.
Because we can only have it if Allah decreed it. And we can only be here if Allah chose us to be here. And Allah chose us to be here to study the most noble of
knowledge Subhan Allah, so make that dua to Allah also, during your last time that Allah grant bill a little cuddle for the sessions, you blessed me to be a part of the Sahaba understood the Subhanallah it's amazing because they came from this life of idolatry. And next minute, they
you know, going through the most difficult moments of their life saying lol Allah, if it wasn't for Allah, ma Selena Wolmar sunnah. Amata sadaqa Anna, if it wasn't for Allah, we wouldn't have prayed. We wouldn't have fasted we wouldn't have been charitable, that even the good deeds that they do they say it's because of Allah.
That may actually,
you know, giving charity is a moment with Allah they recognize that as a moment of Allah, we bring my salah is a moment with Allah we fasting is a moment with Allah me being charitable is a moment with Allah.
Because Allah brought me to this, to that which he loves, loves given me blessed me to have a moment with him.
These are all the all moments of Allah, within the obedience of Allah, you are living moments of Allah subhanho wa taala.
These are moments with Allah
I feel like I need a moment after saying this, because it really makes you realize who Allah is and what he's done for us. Subhanallah
so you can never lose hope by the mother and sister never lose hope in the Mercy of Allah, Allah. He never, ever lose hope never ever literally upon make you ever feel in a state of loss. As long as you are breathing Allah He, every breath you breathe, is giving you hope. It's telling you Oh 70 of Allah, turn back to Allah, redeem yourself, seek forgiveness from him. He forgives without measure, he gives without measure.
Told was hoping don't lose hope all of us go through, you know, journeys, and some of our journeys are unique. I come across some sisters Subhanallah that were upon the hijab that were upon guidance. And then Subhanallah Chapin got the better of them during a portion of their life. And they felt like you know, the doubting of LA and they started taking off the hijab and they started putting on the makeup and they started
going to mixed gatherings and
Subhanallah as if they were on autopilot. And
this is where Shepherd comes to you and keeps you moving forward in his direction and making you feel that you have no chance for termites finished. It's gone. It's long gone. You had it and you left it. You had the membership and you drop the membership. It's one of those memberships. You either hold it for a lifetime or lose it for a lifetime. That's actually a plan comes to you.
And the Ramadan comes to remind us that no, no, no redeem yourself. If you're seeing it if Allah brings you to Ramadan, he will take you through his forgiveness.
Turn back to Allah. Use Ramadan, calibrate yourself, put on the hijab. Don't go out with the makeup, follow the Sunnah. Get away from the friends that you know are triggers for you. Falling into the disobedience of Allah do what you need to do. Allah
eyes or he watches everything. He knows everything. He sees everything. He has everything. He knows what is in your heart. He knows of your effort he knows of your endeavor.
Make Allah witness this from you, not being in a state of loss, especially when that loss is you losing hope in him. Never ever allow Allah to see you never ever make Allah see you.
Live in a state of loss, feeling distant from his mercy. Don't do that. After you've learned who Allah is. Do not feel a sense of Subhanallah it's like bad character for me to do that. Bad manners was ALLAH for me. Do you not feel that? If you really understand Allah subhanho wa taala. And you've understood Rahman and Rahim and Allah kuffaar Allah for Allah Akbar, or terroir. But if
you understand who Allah is, don't you feel Subhanallah overwhelmed to the extent that you sincerely believe that it's bad manners for me to ever show Allah that I'm in a state of loss, loss from his mercy?
And you should feel that you should show Chapin that that is how firm you are, in terms of you knowing who you will notice that if there's one thing Japan cannot come in between, it's your relationship with Allah subhanho attack.
And you should announce that to Shavon.
You should make that known to Shavon
and no trespassing here, when it comes to my relationship with Allah no trespasses, you he should announce it clearly. The Atari should feel fearful
Iblees the head of them should feel fearful.
Even the shayateen from the INS from the human beings should feel fearful.
And perhaps this was almost reality.
Because Omar Maha Pavarotti Allah Who wants the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, said to him in a praiseworthy way, in a praiseworthy way
there is no path that Omar treads, except that if a person sees him on that path and takes a different path, that's how fearful Chopin is of the image of armor in his look
at perhaps shape on fields, if I bumped into him, he might convert me.
Who knows why shepherds Running away is taking a different path,
that era hayleigh May Allah grant us that relationship with him.
And this is what it is, you might be feeling
a bit Sufi esque at the moment as we discuss this and this is the true Sufism This is the Sufi ism of Alison Neville Gemma
of the righteous before us sorry about you know, repeating Names of Allah on your tongue 1000 times 2000 times in a dark room or with certain body actions or in a group or with the light switched on or the light switched off.
Now, this spirituality, you feel that you might say, um, you know, I feel a bit Sufi esque at the moment. Subhanallah I feel like it's given myself to Allah, this is what it is, it's built on knowledge,
against something substantial, something always connected to knowledge. This is what it means to be a true Sufi will you recognize Allah this way, and your relationship with him is calibrated because of it, your relationship with yourself is calibrated because of it. Your relationship with the people is calibrated because of it. You never speak to another person the same way. Because you have knowledge of Allah now that you didn't have before. And that is seen in your actions. You never treat yourself the same way like he used to before. Rather it's become more transformed because you have knowledge of Allah now
that you didn't have before.
You never be with Allah the same way as you were before, because you have knowledge about him now that you didn't have before. That knowledge is transformative by design, in and of itself. Okay. So
this is what I wish to share with you during this month of Ramadan. In terms of
this series, my dearest mothers and sisters in Islam and and perhaps the only thing
pending in our
sessions together is
I think I promise you that we will tap into the this hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in which he said that Allah subhanahu atta Allah has
99 names and the Promise of Allah subhanho wa Taala I mean Allah revealing to us his reality that he has
these perpetually Beautiful Names, okay, so I will share that inshallah and then we'll discuss this a little bit and then we're going to the q&a, the q&a inshallah
So in terms of Allah subhanho wa Taala His name is being beautiful. And this is this is just a conclusion a a beautifying.
set of knowledge Inshallah, to help complement what we've learned so far about Allah subhanahu, Allah to Allah, we see in four parts in the Quran, four verses in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala telling us about his names, and describing the reality of His Names. For example, in Surah, to the era of in iron number 180. Allah subhanahu two ever says what Allah He'll smell horseneck for there will be that indeed Allah has a smell personality summary, firstly, His names and he describes his names as an Hosana. We'll talk about that just now.
Instead of to the surah verse 110, Allah subhanho wa Taala his Khalid Allah with Rama, a method the roof Allahu Ismail, Allah says call out to Allah and worship Allah using his names the name, Allah, the name of Rama. We spoke about how Earthman is a universal May.
Allah says call out to Allah and worship him using these names and then Allah subhanahu Allah says, a method irrespective of how you call out him, whichever names you use, all His Names are husana. Allah describes his names again as personal. In surah Taha, verse number eight, Allah subhanho wa Taala reveals Allahu Allah ilaha illa who Allah who will smell personal Subhanallah Allah subhanho wa Taala reveals that Allah is no one worthy of worship besides Him. To Him belongs a smell Hashanah. To Him belongs these names and he describes his names as Elsner. And finally in Surah, two hasha in verse number 24, Allah subhanho wa Taala reveals and I think we all know
these verses. Allah says who Allah Who highly Huckleberry almost all will level a smell person. At the end of sorts of hasher we have many names of Allah subhanahu Attallah revealed to us and Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us his names and he says level of smell Lucena, he's the owner of asthma of these names that are that are husana.
When we ponder over these verses, we learn number one, that the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala are absolutely beautiful, and absolutely praiseworthy, and in every dimension, in every dimension, in the in how the name is made up in terms of the letters that make up the name in how
in the sounds that are formulated when we pronounce the name SubhanAllah. And then of course in the meanings of the name, as we've seen, so in every dimension, Allah has names or husana. In every dimension, Allah's names are absolutely beautiful and absolutely praiseworthy. We also learn that Allah's names have meanings, because
if Allah's names didn't have meanings, would these names be described as at husana as being absolutely beautiful, and absolutely praiseworthy? How beautiful and praiseworthy is something that is meaningless.
Does that make sense? So we learn from this that Allah's names have meanings, those meanings, we call them attributes, the attributes of Allah. Right. And through Allah's attributes, do we have the facility to interact with Allah subhanho wa taala. When you make dua, and you know, Allah is a Semir you interact with Allah knowing that what I'm going to make dua because Allah here's my dua.
Does that make sense? When you stand up from Gurukula and you say, Send me Allah halimun Hamidah? Why Why do you say semi Allah Who human habitat, why don't you just say Allahu Akbar, like every, like most of the movements in the prayer, they connected to a saying Allahu Akbar, who say, Send me Allah, Allah Mohammed, because you are, you are praising Allah in Surah Fatiha when you said Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen R Rahman Rahim, Maliki Yomi Deen when you praise the line ruku you said Subhana rub BL RVM you praising Allah you glorifying Him. Now you standing up announcing your belief that you worship a Lord who is not a figment of your imagination, but rather a Lord who is living he
hears you when you praise Him. You announcing that when you stand up from your record,
you acknowledging that you worship a living being who is perfect in every way.
So you say Sami Allah, Allah He is the one who praises I bear witness that Allah has heard my praise of him when I recited the Fatiha heard my praise when I was in the RUCO and then you praise him again Rob banana contempt. After you announced your belief that Allah He is the one who praises you because I've been praising him. You praise Allah after praising him. You say our banana
Do you ever think of the soup ever interact with our Ibadah and our supplications and
ponder ponder My dear mother and sister ponder think about things you have it in you Allah has given you a fitrah engage it to do amazing things for you
it will bring you the true Sufism
people look for these gaps to be filled and unfortunately they go to be their innovation that which goes against the Sunnah that which doesn't close your gap and makes the gap bigger Allah who understand takes you away from Paradise ylim Rahim Allah accept to Allah brings back
the Quran and Sunnah is enough for us. We have enough de Leon McNulty la Candela Comala completed the religion for us before the passing away of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And he chose for us this Deen that was complete before the passing away of the Prophet. We don't need the dreams of any pious person to teach us how to worship Allah.
We don't need somebody say I saw in a dream, this pious saint who said you need to sit in this manner and utter this name of Allah this many times we don't need all of this.
What we need is what we have already.
Meaningful transformation. If you just put it over something, Allah will even hammer that what does it do for your life? What does it do for your DUA? What does it do for your sujood? You're going to go into sujood the prophets that that's a place of dua, the closest you are to Allah is in sujood, you get into sujood. And now you asking Allah, what does it do to your DUA? After you answer me Allah will never have that unfortunately, SharePoint puts us in this vortex whereby things become a normal we say things without realizing.
So the sujood doesn't have the impact that it should have because of the RUCO because of the standing of the RUCO like a process before we get to sujood Allah makes us do the Tobia recognizing his name Allahu Akbar, Allah is greater than everything in existence. He is greater than everything outside of the Salah. He is greater than my wounds and my fantasies is greater than my worries is greater than everything whatever I'm going through in life right now I'm in a meeting with Allah and is greater is greater than everything else.
interact without using Salah starts you there. Then Allah starts takes you to the bus mela Bismillah R Rahman Rahim seeking Allah's blessings in the prayer, asking Allah to bless your prayer, to make it the prayer of prayers, then he takes you through the journey of Fatiha, then he takes you through the journey of the Quran, then he reminds you that he is greater than everything outside of the prayer in case your mind is shifting, and he takes you into the core. And when you get into RUCO you submitting to him that he Allah you so great, it's not enough to worship you standing and it worship you bowing, I need to humble myself some more. So you go into who and then you praise him some more.
He takes you into Rocco says if he's setting the scene for the salute, he's setting the scene for the frustration, he takes you out of Rico, announcing that you worship a Lord who is living who hears you, and makes you praise him some more than he takes you into that prostration.
So you get to the frustration, in the ultimate form Subhanallah of servitude, of submission, of recognition,
Or when the solute is lacking, is because everything before it's been lacking. And ultimately, it boils down to knowledge as well. And not knowing who Allah isn't about knowing the process that we have.
But we must ponder
as I said, Allah has created us upon the Hytera if we just thought about things, subhanAllah we will, we will connect to meanings within our fitrah that we didn't know Subhanallah we already knew
that we are in alpha over we are heedless about Allah has given us the programming, but unfortunately we hit this about it. So we learned this that Allah's names, they beautiful, absolutely perpetually in every way and also that they have meanings, they have meanings, right? And that is why Allah subhanho wa Taala like in Surah to the era of when he teaches us that he has the most beautiful and absolutely perfect names. He calls us to action he says for the room who be here
Have you ever thought about that? Why does Allah tell us about him having all these beautiful names and then he calls us to action after it
to better our worship to better our our perspectives.
And by the way further, oh who be heard this term? Do I hear the scars of the CDC it entails both types of da do it better and do and masala not sure if I taught this to you before perhaps in a in a previous Medina year. I mentioned this to you
that the eyes of two types. Do the rabada do it by the refers to every act of worship
is a dua
every act of worship is a draw.
Because through it in effect, you've made a call.
So Allah forgives you
He rewards you is ultimately what you want every time you raise your hands and call out to him. Every act of worship is a DUA
and then we have to add Miss Ella Miss Ella refers to this application what we call to our famous when you raise your hands and you ask from Allah, Allah says for the row who be her, worship Allah with his names and attributes and supplicate also using Allah's names and attributes. Say yah far is really oh the one who forgives Forgive me Oh yeah, yeah, the one who perpetually forgives Forgive me haha food forgive me. Ya Rahim Have mercy on me yah Rama and have mercy on me. Yara Zach sustain me given my sister you call out to Allah would be the connected name. Razak is the sustainer. You ask Allah to sustain you.
To grant you your sustenance and your provision. So Allah so Allah is saying, call out to Allah, through supplication using his names. And Allah is also saying in this verse in Surah, talara, worship Allah through your Salah, through your CRM through your recitation of the Quran, through your hedge, using Allah's names, that as you fast, bring about as many names of Allah subhana, who were to Allah, that will aid your fasting,
they will make you recognize him in a way that is ultimately conducive to your fast being a fast that is worthy of being delivered to Allah subhanahu itad.
And the folks who had this, the fuqaha had the Subhanallah because you see this in there, especially in those matters where you need HD head. And that's ultimately 5050 is not where the verse of the Quran tells you the ruling Sheikh is about deducing the ruling so for example let's let's take a practical example to you and I
a practical example to you and I we in the month of Ramadan fasting
Let's say and this different timetables, we see different timetables she the Ankara timetable, we see the ISNA timetable, there is no timetable this close to 20 minutes later than the Omokoroa timetable.
If I ask you all when are you start? When do you start your fast? today? What time did you start your fast? 529 515 514 505? Who started at 505?
Was it 501505? Nobody put up your hands if you did, don't feel shy. I'll benefit from it there who started at 529.
Nobody's fasting today who started at 529, who started at 514.
Okay, so different timetables, write different timetables, there isn't a timetable said 529 SubhanAllah. Okay. Now,
take the example of a person who's following for example, the Omokoroa, timetable 505 Your fast starts around 505 or five or four somewhere around there.
that the app on the phone, the setting was changed for a real reason, and wasn't changed back. And they didn't realize. And they woke up towards panela. So much Baraka today, I got so much time to eat 529 is when the fast starts.
And they ate and they drank. And they literally thought it's nighttime. That fast starts at 529 they don't have the ability to see the white horizon from the dark black horizon. And at around 525 or 524 was they sipping the water they realized Subhanallah
I need to check my app, I think the setting was changed and I didn't change it back.
And they checked and they said Let Howard our quality level I normally started five off of iPhone today is the Homebrew Kurata timetable, which means I've been eating and drinking for the last 20 minutes I shouldn't have been.
What is the ruling?
What is the ruling?
Of course, the fuqaha are human beings as well. And you see the Dominus present in the approach. So you see for example, those who are risk averse because it's because it's a bad it's fasting. So they say you need to do cover you not sinful you need to carry on fasting, but also to cover.
And then you have other scholars who say no let's deal with the evidences. Yeah. Let's look at the evidences. Firstly, Allah subhanho wa Taala says proben Allah to Africa in the scenario of all I do not hold us accountable. If we forget or we made a mistake.
And when this dua was revealed in the Quran, Allah revealed it with the answer but for Allah says this is for the Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam it's that Allah will not hold the Umbra Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for a mistake or for forgetfulness.
So you have this evidence.
Then you have it
The filthy presidents found in a pseudo fake known as this hack is this hub is where you, you build a ruling based on
Yaqeen on a on a certainty that has already been established. So you eating because you look out the window, it's established that it's nighttime. You know, you broke your fast, you know it was mohareb. And it's not day until you know, it's until certainly they arrives. Right? It's nighttime until they arrives. And you looked out your window. It was dark, you looked at your clock, you didn't realize it was a mistake to you, it's the night when you ate it wasn't daytime, it was nighttime, in your heart you believed it was nighttime is nighttime a period of fasting or a period of eating,
period of eating. So the scholars say through is this hab you are eating based on certainty that it wasn't time for fasting.
And as for de kicking in, this was doubtful to you.
In the example I shared to you sorry went out, for example, I shared just notice that even though we literally were eating, believing it's night wasn't like it's it's night, but I'm doubting if it's day. Right? I mean, for example, if the person at 524 realize that no, I follow this timetable, and then they carried on eating till 529. Now you could say you ate during with a doubt. But when the person was eating before they realize to them, it was night night, called Anwar hit and they didn't have any, any second thoughts about it.
So based on the stripy precedents that when they ate, it was nighttime, and the nighttime is a period of eating. So what's the ruling of the fast?
So we find this lab some of Islamic scholarship stepped in and said the first is absolutely fine and they don't have to repeat it.
They don't have to repeat it. Why? Because Allah already said he will not hold people accountable when they forget or when they make a mistake. And also there's another Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about a person who's fasting during the day and through forgetfulness, they eat or drink, they should complete their fast for indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala fed them and quench their thirst. We have this hadith as well, that if this is the case, for a person who knows it's daytime, and he knows he shouldn't be eating and drinking, but he forgot that he was fasting.
And as soon as he realized he was fasting, he refrained. The messenger says the fastest, correct carry on, has this happened to us? Have we ever had the privilege of being fed by Allah and our thirst been quenched by Allah to have the privilege you need to fast? It fast a lot.
hamdulillah Danny, you feel proud when Allah you know? No, no doubt Allah is always feeding us and all this is from him. But in terms of this hadith, it's so meaningful and it's so close to that Allah has fed you and Allah has quench your thirst carry on fasting your fastest correct so you have this narration as well. So now when you put the the evidences together, you see the mercy of the Sharia and how Subhan Allah is a rock man.
So connected, isn't it? You got to know Allah. Remember, we said in previous sessions, knowing Allah, firstly, you have to know Him and you have, then you have to know him through the legislation that his legislation will teach you about him as well.
And legislation will teach you about him as well. Subhanallah I think we could write a book on
of course you can. It will be a never ending book when you write about Allah subhanho wa taala. Right. And maybe this is an inspiration for the students here. That after Ramadan, you can come together and maybe write a book on the practical
circumstantial realities of life Subhanallah
that taught us about Allah subhanho wa taala. So many things we go through, right. And if we knew Allah subhanho wa Taala his name, it would only consolidate our belief in Him and our knowledge,
and will take us through it in such a perfect way. And this would be I guess, a book that will be so meaningful, especially given this day and age how people consume information, people don't consume, they don't like the theory.
Everybody wants things relatable. And the theory is no more relatable because of how we've allowed our man our mindsets to
develop. So maybe this would be an idea maybe I can find a circle to jariya for myself with you all that you will come up with the writing in sha Allah you think of as many circumstances think of people's different roles as a single as opposed as a student, the trials that you face as a student, you get married, what happens there you know, how do the names of Allah help you with your in laws and real circumstances or what names you can you tap into to help you through that? For example, you have children for example. For example, you you get pregnant Ramadan, so you didn't experience that Ramadan and you breastfeeding the next Ramadan so you couldn't experience that Ramadan. For example,
how can the names of Allah help us here to be such a worthy read? I would imagine because many
Many people like to learn about the deen from a circumstance that they're going through.
It's just the way people consume information today, different strokes for different folks, right? Students of knowledge wouldn't
perhaps latch on to that book. But the masses generally are not from the student realm
I'm leaving the idea with you, you cook the idea, and let me know what you what you think of it, and think about it. But as you can see, as I'm speaking to the so many,
there's so many, you know, segues Subhanallah into real life circumstance situations. He I'm sharing with you the
circumstance of a person who by mistake began they fast after they believe they should have begun fast. And how does the name of Allah Rahman help them? Rahim?
Allah haflong, afar, Allah fool. How does it help them deal with this?
That no doubt they could be these forces advance forces trying to make you feel sad to make you feel like you spoiled your marbles? And as you can happen, nobody slips? Yeah. And they feel overwhelmed, like my whole room oven is gone.
Right? Like no, let me not, you know, I started my fast late today. So I've just, I'm fasting just for the sake of fasting and you feel that application rolling to your day, like you're not being as effective as you were yesterday or the day before. Now, that's because you don't know who your Lord is.
And you don't know about his ledger, you haven't recognized him as well through his legislation. But just to summarize that, whoever makes a mistake, eating, believing it's night, not knowing that it's day, and they never had anything to contradict their knowledge of it being night versus day, then the fastest, correct, there's nothing upon them the fastest, correct, there's nothing upon some scholars say it's safe for them to fast. And I feel that this is unnecessary. This is unnecessary, because this will bring about something in the back of the mind of a person a form of tech leave, like I have to fast a fast and then they might forget for years, and they might remember after
years, and it brings them you know, unnecessary stress to deal with it at the core based on the evidences and knowing who Allah subhanho wa Taala is that you can see that the fastest correct? Now you might say what about the person who ate during the day thinking it's night?
During the day thinking it tonight, we said the daytime was not a day for eating? Let's see the clouds sort of mashallah Melbourne, this afternoon, or this late morning look like what's happening? Right? Subhanallah where I'm staying, it's pretty high up. So you know, it's just so dark,
or movement. In any case, let's say these clouds just cover the horizon. And you don't have a watch you out somewhere and you sincerely feel that you know what it's about. And then you ate and then the clouds moved and you saw the sun in front of you. You saw a portion of the sun above the horizon. What's the ruling there. Now you're in a circumstance where you ate during a time when you should be fasting. Earlier we discussed the person who ate during a time where you normally can eat the nighttime is the time for eating. But now it's it's dawned upon you that it's daytime and you know, the daytime is the day of fasting or eating was the ruling. The scholars have two views here
as well. And obviously, if you go if you go to some evidence, then you see that this the hadith of Asma bint Abu Bakr, Radi Allahu Allah, she mentions that
it happened during the time of the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam, where the Companions broke their fast before Muharraq thinking it was Margaret.
And she says, but we were not commanded to fast
or there's no mention that they were commanded to fast. Now, in this case, I would say it's safer to make it up only because Ottawa husband Zubair, and he's not as knowledgeable as her. But when he reported he says, Booneville cover all abdominal cover, that cover should happen, above should happen. So because you have this addendum to her report, you see, this call is different on this. And because the daytime is a day for fasting, not eating, and because fasting Ramadan is from the pillars of Islam here, here you can say, if you said you if a scholar took the view that you don't have to first base on the hadith of asthma, and based on the fact that it was a mistake, and the
ayah in the Quran has not been Allah to Allah, he's not in the Xena, Asana, this is a very respectable position. And if someone followed this position, I wouldn't serve them off it or wouldn't tell them to do a cover.
However, given all these realities that it is a pillar from the pillars of Islam in the daytime is a day of fasting. If somebody wanted to fast just in case
as a precaution
after Ramadan, then learn that they can they can do that they can do that. I want to turn this into a flip session. Let's focus on the
All of what I'm saying, connecting it to Allah as a rough man, as the Entirely Merciful. And for those who study Islam, you see the mercy of Allah in his legislation.
And earlier we spoke about even Taymiyah in the previous sessions, how he taught us how to learn about Allah, you learn Allah through learning about him, and learning about him also through his legislation. You learned about the legislation before but this is ultimately from knowing Allah. You cannot know Allah ultimately, if you just know him, but don't know his rules, or you know his rules, and you don't know him. Because if you know his rules, and you don't know him, there'll be no motivation to implement his rules.
And if you know him, and you don't know his rules, you will worship him the totally incorrect way, and you will go astray and you will innovate, you will do things mountains of Allah who behave in SUTA and Allah didn't reveal with any authority or evidence.
So you have to bring both elements together, Know Allah and know the legislation of Allah subhanho wa taala.
And this is ultimately from knowing him and loving him. Because to know him, is to love him and when you love him, you want to do for him and doing for Allah is worshiping Him and following his commands and staying away from his prohibitions.
I'll stop here insha Allah because we have a few moments to select the last one, and I'll open the floor to Q and A bit Elahi tad Jacqueline O'Hara Hello hola Island Capitola Minami Kosala Amanda Salalah, who sent them over to Canada Vienna Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Germain