Merciful Wisdom from the verses of Fasting
Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
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lot of men are him hamdulillahi rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Karim or Allah Allah He was so happy he married a MOBA accomplish rally Saturday westerly Emery are here located families any fo holy. We begin in the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala and we request praises and blessings upon Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the company Allah melamine consoling ml May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept our deeds, accept what has passed thus far of our month and except our worship they didn't mean your brand me as has been announced Insha Allah, we will be sharing with you some wisdoms, some gems, some ponderings from the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and in
particular Surah Yusuf, but inshallah we will start on that in the upcoming nights to for tonight. Just to kick things off.
I want to share a little bit with you from the verses that were recited in solitary Orisha verses pertaining to this pillar of Islam. Fasting, Allah subhanho wa taala. He addresses the believers in one of many places in the Quran. And he says, Yeah, you are levena M and O you who believe. And this is a momentous moment, no doubt for a believer because the believer is receiving instruction from his or her Lord. And the Lord is addressing them as the people of belief the people of iman, the people who have believed in Allah subhanho wa Taala and accepted Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as the final messenger. This is a matter of importance, and it is a matter of elation for the
people of Iman and Imam will call to be an Imam, even Kathy and others. They narrate to us a report that goes back to Abdullah had been Mr. Ravi Allahu, in which he says that when we read the Quran, and we come across a verse, in which there in Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah, you have levena Manu, Oh you who believe for Allah has a Mac, he would say, Ravi, Allah who can pay attention to what is to come. Pay attention to what is to come, be focused in terms of your ability to hear, stop just to hearing and start listening. Because what is to come after? Yeah, you have a lady in Amman who is either a command to do something or you prohibition, Allah subhanho wa Taala either will
command you to do something, or will warn you against something so it's an instruction specifically for the believers and they need to take the heat. In this particular verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says cootie Bharati camassia a forever it camassia Allah subhanho wa Taala addresses fasting has been prescribed upon you has been made obligatory upon you. And fasting became obligatory in the second year after the hearer of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from Mecca to El Medina. And as such the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam fasted nine Rama watts, he fasted nine Ramadan, Allah subhanho wa Taala goes on to say come katiba Allah levena, mula Kubelik.
And the scholars of Tafseer they say this is from the Mercy Phil hiphop Rabbani. This is Allah's mercy in how he instructs his creation. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala in this verse is asking his creation, to manifest the Iman, by staying away from something that by design they feel is very difficult for them to stay away from, by design they feel is impossible for them to stay away from stay away from food to stay away from drink, from true dawn till sunset, this is something difficult, but from the Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala he releases to us a piece of information that need not be there, even if it wasn't there, the obligation or fasting would remain. But
nonetheless, Allah subhanho wa Taala reveals as it was prescribed upon people before you upon those before you and this is a means of mercy to us, that through this, we build within ourselves the necessary motivation. And we say that if the people of the book if the people who went astray before us, they could leave they drink and they food for the sake of Allah subhana who has Hannah, then what about the followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam no doubt they are more deserving and no doubt they will be able that the people before us they will human beings as well. And Allah subhanho wa Taala instructed them with the
same instruction, and they followed through with this instruction. If they could do it, then we most definitely can. So Subhanallah This is the Tobia. This is the nurturing and the development and the education we find within the text of the Quran. And Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't leave us stranded thereafter, but rather he fixates for us a vision. He connects us to the end, highlighting for us that the fast is just a means to an end. What is that end that end this taco lagoon, that taco, that perhaps you will attain taco Subhanallah and the Quran is so precise, because Allah subhanahu otitis is perhaps the Allah there's a chance a good chance, you will attain Taqwa.
However, in the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala is the reality that some people will lead more than 29 or 30 days. Some people need more than one Ramadan. They need a few Brahma vans, but these are my vans are a means towards that end, that end being the end of taco. Now, if taco is the vision when it comes to fasting, then why is that? Why is Taco a matter for us in the life of this world in the first place? While Taqwa My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam is ultimately division from all forms of worship, not just fasting. Even our Salah is been prescribed so that we may attain this taqwa, our hedge, for the same reason, the encouragement towards being charitable, being respectful
to our parents, and so on and so forth. Every act that the Sharia considers Hessen considers good is a means towards an end that in this taqwa and as Allah subhanho wa Taala says in his book and Surah, two there yet one more halacha to Regina, well, is it allele Abul that we didn't create mankind of gin kind except as a means to an end? What is that end for them that they worship Allah subhana who has had but if you ask this question, why do I worship? Then you would have heard in the first night or during the first night of Ramadan in the first Jews in very in the first quarter? On the second page? Allah subhanho wa Taala addresses mankind. Yeah, are you a nurse or a Buddha? Rob Bakula? The
halacha come? Well, Lavina Mila publikum La La con the taco. Allah subhanho wa Taala says all mankind, worship your Lord, the Lord who created you and those before you. In the in the verses are fasting Allah says fast as those before you were told to fast worship your Lord, the One who created you and those before you why Lala contactable so that you may achieve this Taqwa Subhan Allah. So as we see there's a system that Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed and it is a system that is connected. Everything is a means to another end, which makes it which makes that end a subdivision for what that means is an all the subdivisions collectively lead to an ultimate vision. And that
vision is the servant of Allah Anthony agenda, this gender that Allah subhanho wa Taala created for his servant in the first place that Allah created paradise and he created the servant for Paradise and he created the means to connect the servant to his or her Paradise, and this is ultimately the month of Ramadan. One of the manifestations of this reality is this month of Ramadan and Allah subhanho wa Taala goes on again this mercy Philippi Baba Rabbani continues for their after he says a Jamar do that. It's a fixed number of days just in case you panicking that okay people before me did it but how long do I have to do this for Salah is five times a day every day. Allah said fast is
this everyday thing. Allah says Am I do that calm yourself down? It's just a fixed number of days. Don't hyperventilate, don't cause yourself to the capacity. It's a fixed number of days. And in case you still worrying and thinking well Subhanallah some people are residents but I travel some people are healthy but I am sick. The mercy in Alpharetta Barbara Bernie continues Allah subhanho wa Taala says well mankind I mean Kumar even Oh Are there suffering for the two men I am you know what if your situation is abnormal, don't worry about it. You may eat you may drink and you can make up the first one your situation becomes normal again. When you stop being a traveler make up the fast when
you become a healthy after being ill you can make up the fast but in case you feel Subhanallah I am terminally ill. I'm in a situation where I will never ever be able to fast me Allah save us from these illnesses and grant us to those who have it. The mercy and alpha Tabara Bernie continues again. Allah subhanho wa Taala says we're either Latina yo yo Hula, hula Vidya to Amma Mysskin even our best Robbie Allahu Allahu Allah, the Abdullah, one of the other data from the fuqaha. He says that this verse is not abrogated. But this verse applies to those who are terminally ill, that if you suffer an illness that will prevent you from fasting irrespective of the summer or the winter,
then you don't have to fast you have a substitute, you have a bad deal. Your ideal and substitute is feeding an impoverished person
And for every day that you can't fast, La ilaha illa Allah, this is the reality of the month of Ramadan. It is a mercy from its beginning to its end from its instruction to its price. As you can see in the book of Allah subhanho wa taala. Even the instruction towards the Subhanallah is filled with mercy after mercy, such as the gift from Allah. And for those who attended the Juma, my action point to you all was to receive this gift from Allah subhanahu. To Allah, receive it properly receive it by giving it its Huck, receive it by showing Allah subhanahu Attallah you respect him and you respect the gift that he has given you, just like we would appreciate from somebody else. If we
gifted them something expensive. We bought for them something from our hard earned sweat. We would love for them to respect our gift, if you gifted them an expensive pair of sunglasses or maybe a mobile phone and they gifted it to somebody else. And you saw them gifting it to somebody else that you came to learn a few days later that they gifted it to somebody else, how would you feel Subhanallah if you give to them a nice pair of sunglasses that you love that you spent a lot of your heart and money for. And you saw them throwing it around or broken in a few days and you saw that they didn't give it any value. Wouldn't you feel this on it? This is natural human nature. It's
natural human nature. Allah subhanahu otile has gifted us a gift like no other. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is above human emotion. This is just an example to make us appreciate the fact that we must have with Allah. The reality of Allah is that he is perfect from ever, and he is perfect forever. He doesn't need us to worship Him for His greatness to increase. And if we don't worship Him, and if we don't fast his greatness will not decrease His Majesty is perfect subhanho wa Taala but what we're sharing with you are servant of Allah is an idea for us to understand the adage that we should have with the Lord of the Worlds was horrible. I mean, who gifts us after gifting us had he still had the
gift after gift, gift after gift And subhanAllah you and I know our weaknesses with the gifts of Allah subhanho wa Taala the concentration we have with our Salah, the dedication we have to our salah, and here Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us a month that brings everything together and chose this month to be the greatest of all months, say to Shoshana Ramadan. The best of all months is the month of Ramadan it's the month of fasting the month of the Quran. The month of increased rewards the one who does online Ramadan equals Hajj Subhanallah right the one who
worships Allah in Ramadan and fasting Ramadan the rewards are greater than when they when when he or she does it outside of Ramadan. It is the month of ATK if it is the month Asada counterfeiter unique acts of worship that you don't find anywhere else during the course of the year specific to Ramadan, it is the month of later to cut them Subhanallah a night in which if we worship there in Allah will reward us rewards greater than 1000 months so we have much to be grateful for we have much to prepare for we have much to bend in for let us make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala to assist us in this month and let us do everything that we can to bring ourselves to this month if we need to
fasten our seatbelts fasten your seat belts because this is a journey of a lifetime a opportunity Subhanallah that we cannot guarantee for ourselves next year. They will people we know who we bet it just days before Ramadan Subhanallah maybe hours before this Ramadan we don't know where we will be I was before next Ramadan. So let us take use of this Ramadan. Hello hola hola Ana masala who has sent them all about a kind of you know, Muhammad Ali. He was such a big man