Moments with Allah #12 – 4 Acts Of Worship Specific To Ramadan
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Smilla Rahmanir Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen are behind a strain on a Sunday on a Sallim ala Khartoum and to begin the Vienna Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman Kathira on Ilario Medina a Marburg rubbish rally Saturday westerly Emory temple Lisa, any of our Kali, I begin in the name of Allah subhanho wa taala. For in doing so, we seek blessings. We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we request his guidance and we seek refuge in him from the evil of ourselves and the adverse consequences of our deeds. We testify the room server He guides them Canvas guide and whomsoever he miss guides, the man can guide and we request praises and blessings upon our
Master and teacher the final messenger, Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I bear witness that there's no one worthy of worship besides one Allah, and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his messenger. My dearest Brothers and Sisters in Islam, I greet you with the greetings of peace. The greetings of the people of paradise salam ala Hiya, Alikum warahmatu wabarakatuh May Allah's peace may His blessings May his safety and may his mercy be upon you all. I begin, as I have begun, in other presentations, and express my heartfelt gratitude at the opportunity to be amidst the different communities in Australia, Allah has blessed me to be traveling through different
cities and different neighborhoods in each city, and nicely meeting different members from the Ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam Hamdulillah.
We are all situated currently at one end of the globe, and we cannot help but remember, the vision of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that Islam reaches the four corners of the globe. As I travel between different communities and see the Muslims in the numbers with happiness and eagerness and keenness fasting the days of Ramadan, and standing up the nights of Ramadan.
I can only feel that if the messenger salAllahu alayhi wa sallam himself was here, he would tear tears of joy, seeing a manifestation of his dream, and the promise which Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him that his mission will indeed succeed. So brothers and sisters in Islam, may Allah subhanho wa Taala accept from you all and all power to you, and may that the momentum of your worship continue after Ramadan for Indeed, Allah subhanho wa Taala is the Allah of Ramadan, and the Allah of humans after Ramadan, Brothers and Sisters in Islam, this blessing that we have is a blessing from among many blessings which Allah subhanahu Allah has blessed us with and his blessings are
countless. And he says in his book, we're Intel dunya and Matala he letter, that if you were to count, and amass and audit the gifts of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon you, you will never ever be able to do something from the gifts of Allah upon us. Are these different pedigrees and degrees of his blessings upon us, for Allah subhanho wa Taala creates and He legislates and he raises in rank parts of his creation over other parts. He created mankind, and he raised in rank above mankind be prophets, and from the Prophets he raised above in rank the messengers and from the messengers he raised above in rank five messengers, and he titled them the old Aslim in a rustle the prophets of
absolute result, new Halle Salem and Ibrahim alayhi salam, and Musa alayhis salam, and recently he Salam, and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he shouldn't know of raising parts of his creation over others continues for from these five years to and you gave them the title of Helene Allah and that was Ibrahim alayhi salam, and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and from these two he raised one and he made him the final of all Prophets and the sea level messengers and the most beloved to Allah subhanho wa taala. And no doubt, that is our messenger Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam like this, we see the Sunnah in other things for Allah created the days of the
year, and he raised in rank the first 10 days of the hijab, and from the first 10 days of the headgear he raised in rank, the day of our alpha and the 10th of Dhul Hijjah yo ml hedgesville acaba, Allah created the nights of the year, and like this he raised in rank the 10 nights and we know them as the last 10 nights of Ramadan. And from these 10 nights he raised one rank one night in rank, and he decreed that this night will be the greatest of all nights, a night better than 1000 months, the night of virtue and decree and power and night that we know of as David Ricardo like this, Allah created the days of the week, and he chose one day and raised it in right
by himself, and he declared that day to be the day of Joomla a day. That is the best day of the week, the day of reading the week of a believer and the best day upon which the sun rises as we learn in the hadith of Abu Hurayrah Heraclea Allah Who and in Sahih Muslim like this Brothers and Sisters in Islam, Allah created the months of the year, and he raised in rank one month above all the elements, and it is a month in which Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam describes it as being the best of all men say to shareholders, yah, Ramadan, the best of all months is the month of Ramadan, a month that Allah has blessed us to witness a month in which Rasool allah sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam said that a believer in his competition with another believer, if they are poor on all other things, and one passes away as a martyr, and the other goes on to witness another Ramadan. That person who witnessed an extra Ramadan will achieve a station in paradise far greater than even the motto Subhanallah as we learn in the hadith of Abu Talhah, this man's Brothers and Sisters in Islam is from the gifts of Allah that knocks our doors and visits our homes. Yes. And it is not like a celebrity chef, celebrity guests that famous Imam that we all love to meet and we wish comes to our house, but he doesn't come to our house, he goes to somebody else's house, and because he's in
our neighborhood, so close, but so far, it makes us feel a bit of sadness. Ramadan isn't like that. Where Ramadan arrives, it is the celebrity month, it is the month we want to meet. And it comes to all our homes at the same time when the month of Ramadan is announced as having arrived. And it comes with gifts Brothers and Sisters in Islam far greater than any individual you would love to meet would ever bring to you. And it comes with these gifts in amounts far greater than any other gifts held by any other individual. So no one feels when the month of Ramadan arrives that it might not have enough gifts. It might finish its gift in somebody's home and not have enough gifts in our
home. It comes to our homes with gifts in abundant measure. It knocks our doors Brothers and Sisters in Islam with the gift of fasting and the gift of having the opportunity to enter Jannah through a door dedicated for those who foster a yen. It brings to us the gift of a reason. It brings to us the gift of the Quran for the month of Ramadan is the month of the Quran. It brings to us the gift of to happinesses. When happiness when we break our fast food we appreciate Allah's gifts and Allah gives us a dua that will never go unanswered when we make dua at the end of our fast and also the happiness when we meet Allah on the day of piano because Allah subhanahu Attallah will use the force
that we observe as a means of our expansion and raising our ranks and in the hereafter in paradise and a means of entering paradise without any punishment in hellfire because we know that the month this month is a month of freedom from the hellfire and this is another gift from the gifts of Ramadan. It comes to us with the gift of freedom from the hellfire. It comes to us with the gift of mercy, the gift of forgiveness, the gift of the last 10 nights of Ramadan, the gift of little cuddle, the gift of ATF, the gift of sadaqa to fitzer the gift of the day of your eID, because the day of Eid is the result of this very month. And the list goes on and on and on unprecedented gifts
in unprecedented amounts Subhan Allah and it comes with these gifts in hands outstretched Brothers and Sisters in Islam. The only thing left for us to do is reach out and receive that's all brothers and sisters in Islam. And there's a narration which made me ponder over for a while because Subhanallah we know that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a mercy to the worlds. But even though he's a mercy to the world, when this dua was made, he said Amin Subhan Allah, the Prophet of Allah, who is a mercy to the world will not say I mean to a dry like this, except if it was a really, really serious reality of Allah subhanahu attack. And that is when He ascended the member.
And he said, I mean three times and the Sahaba take note of every action of his sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they asked him and said, we noticed you do an extra act today when you ascended the member. Is this a new instruction from Allah subhanho wa Taala that you say I mean, with every step you take as you ascend the member? And he says no, but as I was ascending Jabril came with $3 from them. May Allah has cursed be upon the one who witnesses the month of Ramadan, and Ramadan leaves them without them being forgiven. So I said me, La ilaha illa Allah, the mercy to the world said I mean to this do our brothers and sisters in Islam, because this month also comes to us with the gift of the doors
of gender being opened wide, and the doors of Jahannam being shut tight. No one can fail.
except the one who chooses to fail. If you slip in this month you'll only slip into Paradise because the doors of the Hellfire I shut. The only one who fails is the one who doesn't reach out and take from the open hands that Ramadan comes to the homes with this is the reality of the month that we are in Brothers and Sisters in Islam. You Allah subhanho wa Taala accept what has passed, already a third has gone and when he blessed what remains, and May He make us from those who witness many, many more of us to come once we are in good health and good life. I mean your brothers and sisters in Islam to bring some completion to this introduction and I only have a few minutes to share with
you a reminder as we continue with one of the greatest acts of worship of this month and that is the night prayer. I leave with you a few words of advice on how to protect your Ramadan. We must do everything to protect our Ramadan, Brothers and Sisters in Islam as we would when we receive a guest whom we love. We do everything to make sure that that guest only leaves our home happy. We Oh with that guest only leaves our home appeased, that guest leaves our home looking forward to come back to our home next year. We do everything in our capacity to ensure the guest room is in order. The linen is crisp, the towels are fresh, the ingredients are, as they say seasonal mashallah Tabata Kala and
we ensure that we also fix our timetable so that the guest doesn't feel like he's a sideshow to his presence in our home, but rather Subhanallah that he's the center of our attention. We need to do the same with Ramadan. And if you haven't done that, till now, there is no need to feel too upset because Al Hamdulillah from the mercy and gifts of Allah upon us is that actions are judged by the Indians hamdulillah alarma will how our team Allah will judge our month not based on the weaknesses of our beginnings, but the strength of our endings and it's also from the Mercy of Allah that later to further wasn't placed in the first 10 nights of Ramadan, but rather the last 10 nights that we
have enough time to calibrate ourselves in case we didn't use Shaban very well as for the guidance of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, from the ways that we look after the month of Ramadan, Brothers and Sisters in Islam is to take care of the most important acts of worship of this month. The acts of worship specific to the month of Ramadan, and from them Brothers and Sisters in Islam is the night prayer what we engaged in right now, if we look into the books of faith, we don't see any difference of opinion regarding the night prayer being a part and parcel of the month of Ramadan Hua Musallam as the scholars across the Messiah who say, it is a an act of worship from the nights of
Ramadan that doesn't even need to be discussed, it is established beyond any doubt, they only discuss of one, they discuss what is more virtuous should we pray during the first part of the night or during the last part of the night, and we normally will Hapa Bragi Allahu and gathered the Ummah behind behind the Imam to protect this act from being lost. He gathered them at the beginning of the night. But he said those who stand up during the third the last day of the night, it will be better and will be even cut up used to try and join between the two. So he would pray in the first part of the night and then leave and continue during the last part of the night. So be sure Brothers and
Sisters in Islam to look after the night prayer, not as an ad and a habit as something that we did when we were growing up with our parents but as a bad that we do it truly worshipping Allah subhanahu attr Anna, and by doing this Brothers and Sisters in Islam, you get forgiven and the scholars say you get forgiven twice because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said when karma Ravana Iman and the seven who fear Allah Who massacred them in Zambia, whoever stands the month of Ramadan with Eman and having good hope in Allah's rewards Allah will forgive his or her sins. Woman comme la Laetrile. Further Eman and the seven of goofier Allah who made them be there whoever
catches the the night of Tada Leila Tada and stands it. believing in Allah and having good hope and Allah's rewards that Allah will give him or her their sins will also be forgiven. Subhan Allah so in doing this act, not only do we achieve the chance to be to be forgiven once, but also twice. So look after the night prayer Brothers and Sisters in Islam in your effort to look after your guest Ramadan from the X Brothers and Sisters in Islam is to look after the fast this is from the acts of Ramadan, to do everything in your capacity to look after your fasting one of the best ways to look after your fast is Masoom and masajid. As the pious before us used to do, they used to take every opportunity
in Ramadan to be in the masjid
worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala in the masjid even though they could have worship in other places. Why? Because the masjid was the safest place for the fast it had the least distractions. It had the least conversations that might take this speech away from what is ideal, especially when a person is fasting. So look after your fast at every cost and ensure that you are not just fasting with your bodies, but with your mind with your heart with your with your soul with yourself.
Everything should fast. When you when your body wakes up first to hook, your heart and soul should wake up for support as well as your body fast. Your heart and soul feel fast as well. As you feel hungry and tired and thirsty. Everything of you should feel the same. It shouldn't be that you are just hungry and thirsty, but your speech isn't faster. Your actions aren't fasting, your habits your morals, your manners, your etiquettes haven't fasted. This goes against the objectives of Ramadan. And as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Whoever doesn't leave out speech and its equivalents than Allah is not in need of you leaving your food and your drink. May Allah subhanho wa
Taala help us with our fast this is how we look after our guests Ramadan by looking after the fast number three brothers and sisters in Islam, stick to the Quran and look into the Quran as much as you can. The pious before us used to keep their eyes peeled to the Quran, especially in Ramadan because it is the month of Al Quran, shahada, Ramadan and La Voz Luffy. Here Quran and Bobby Viana used to say that it is highly recommended and disliked. It is highly recommended for a Muslim to complete the Quran at least once in Ramadan outside of the timeframe by themselves and it is disliked for them not to complete the Quran at least once outside of the night prayer by themselves.
Subhan Allah and many of the scholars of Islam had this idea as well. Given how synonymous is the Quran is to Ramadan. Last but not least Brothers and Sisters in Islam Sadhak don't forget sadaqa Why don't Bishop Pitampura don't forget sadaqa even if it was with a portion of the date, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said gain taqwa and save yourself from the Hellfire even if it was even if it is worth half a date. Sadaqa took fetal harbor rub the sadaqa extinguishes the anger of your Lord. And if the if your your Lord is not angry with you, he will only forgive you and Brothers and Sisters in Islam I say sadaqa Zeca because again, when we look into the books of faith, we don't see
the month of Ramadan synonymous with Zika. In fact, if you look at the views of the scholars regarding the month of Zika the view stating that it is it is observed in the month of Ramadan is from the weakest of the cover of the book, perhaps the weakest of the views of the folk. Many of the views settle on the car being given in Muharram and some say Roger, the beginning of the year and some have said half way through the the sixth month of the year. Why? Because the pious used to remove their obligations with regards to Zeca before Ramadan, so they could focus in Ramadan on sadaqa and sadaqa in all its aspects but especially feeding and feeding the poor, because the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam segment rasa Eman whoever gives a fasting person food and the scholars have said this is not specific to a person who is fasting but feeding in general is from the acts of the month of Ramadan. My time is up Brothers and Sisters in Islam and this is a long topic but hamdulillah insha Allah Clayborne Colombian McCullough Waddell, the West which is that which is shortened to the point inshallah I've shared with you an introduction and tied it with four practical points. May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept our past blessing inspire our futures make us the best versions of ourselves in this greatest man. I'm your brother in Islam Sajid Omar, I'm not
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