Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh My dearest Brothers and Sisters in Islam may Allah subhanaw taala bless you all and welcome to another episode in our Ramadan series moments with Allah subhanho wa Taala today's episode comes from Dubai Subhanallah I am in Dubai when Allah Hamed after being blessed to visit a McCurtain mocha Rama and worship Allah Subhana Allah to Allah with Ramadan this Ramadan ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to accept from me and from all those who observed under this Ramadan and to bless us with the rewards of those who observed the Amara in Ramadan, Amin
Al Hamdulillah. The few hours I've been in Dubai has also been special, got to pray with a wonderful, righteous Imam and also spend time with a student of mine mashallah, who is very dear to me. I love him sincerely. And not only is he a student, but he's also a means. For me Allah made him a means for me to teach
1000s of students here in Dubai mashallah Tabata Cola, so it's been blasted all around and as I wait to catch my flight to Manchester May Allah subhanaw taala get me there safely. I share with you a reflection
dedicated to the last two nights of Ramadan why brothers and sisters additional because as this episode comes to you, it comes to in close proximity to the last 10 nights now Brothers and Sisters in Islam. We've said time and time in our series how Ramadan is a gift. And it is a gift containing gifts. It is a gift that keeps gifting the greatest of these gifts or from the greatest of these gifts. Is this wonderful, wonderful night the greatest night of the entire year later to cuddle the night of of power and decree and special virtue Subhanallah how many adjectives can we use to describe this night the Quran eloquently described it as a night better than 1000 nights. And yes,
we speak about the you know a little harder but also let's not forget how special the last 10 nights of Ramadan are in and of themselves because Allah created the nights and raised in rank the last 10 nights of Ramadan and made it special night. So a season of worship within a season of worship. And obviously I highlighted that is from the greatest of gifts because no doubt from the greatest of gifts, as well, in terms of the gifts that Ramadan gives us is freedom from the hellfire. And no doubt these nights provide for us ample opportunity to achieve that as well. Now Brothers and Sisters in Islam, let's make no mistake.
You know, we spoke about Ramadan being a season of worship the last night or a season of worship within a season of worship. And no matter our you know, no matter the reality of our status during the first 10 of Ramadan, and the next the second 10 of our month, we should not be held back whatever has happened, considered water under the bridge, and consider the last 10 days a means to redeem ourselves for any mishaps during the first 10 and the second 10 It's the mercy from Allah subhanho wa Taala that our actions are judged by the endings and it is also from his mercy that he placed the last or the special 10 nights of Ramadan and later to cut at the end of Ramadan, right
through to this reality that actions are judged by the endings and Allah will will reward us based on the strength of our endings and not the weaknesses of our of our beginning. So, you know, whatever has happened, Do not dwell over it, but rather learn from it that has used these moments before the last and arrive to assess ourselves to, you know, ask ourselves the important questions to audit ourselves to figure out what worked and why things worked, what failed? Why did they fail and make sure that we tweak those processes to ensure that we don't take the failures or the processes that lead to failures into our last 10 as well. In our quest to search for the night of
our decree of virtue in terms of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam during the first 20 days of Ramadan. He would sleep at night and he would worship at microgen The last in Brothers and Sisters in Islam he would tighten his belt, stay awake throughout the night worshiping Allah and even wake up his family Subhanallah What does tightening the belt mean? Meaning he would stay away from his family and he would take it seriously right? It's how we would say roll up our sleeves. We took it seriously. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he was one who sins are all forgiven? He's our best example. He was teaching us what is required from us.
During this period comes only 10 Nights Brothers and Sisters in Islam. Let us kick out all these excuses are busy and so on. We will always always be busy even when the angel of death arrives. Trust me Brothers and Sisters in Islam, we will have things that needed to be done. And we couldn't do. We were busy because we needed to do those things that ended up that doesn't wait for us to clear our task lists and empty our calendars those processes get passed on to those who you
inherit our wealth after us may Allah preserve us in His obedience. So put the busy excuse aside, I have a principle, we never ever too busy to do the things that are important so make the last 10 important Inshallah, you will find time to make it a special 10 We had the last stretch almost May Allah forgive our first, our mistakes in the first 20 may be acceptable first 20 And may He inspire us to be the best version of ourselves during the last 10 Pray for me, my parents, my family, my teachers, my students, my colleagues in the hour, those who are ill those who have passed away, pray for the O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam at large as you pray for yourselves, your parents,
your families, and your loved ones. I love you all for the sake of Allah. And I look forward, I look forward to each and every one of you receiving the full rewards of the last 10 of Ramadan, which includes receiving the rewards of the night of power and freedom from the hellfire. I mean, you're blind I mean, and I wish you to have the same thoughts for me because I can now hear it until next time, Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh