Ramadan Reminders – Recipe For Unity

Sajid Ahmed Umar

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Topics: Ramadan

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, I pray you all well, viola subhanho wa Taala accept our worship and forgive our mistakes. Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala is the most forgiving the Most Merciful Allah we, we are human beings we are prone to error and slip ups can happen. In the day brothers and sisters, we mustn't let the slip up sort of consumers in a way where we feel that we've lost all the rewards of our fasting and taraweeh, etc. Because of because of a slip up brother and family life you accept it as a slip up. That's a sign of demand if you regret that it happened. That's another sign of demand. So now what's left is to make your Eman

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manifest or that demand manifest by turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala and seeking forgiveness from Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive all our mistakes. I mean, brothers and sisters in the internet era we we had I had some sort of tool and fan. And so that will unveil as every other surah in the Quran is is extremely fascinating. And Allah subhanho wa Taala in it mentions many advices

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and tips to ensure a strong

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union amongst the Muslims. A strong union amongst the Muslims and an ayah that really touched me and I picked out to recite to you all for this evening is in the temperatures are the part of Sudoku and fell in the temperatures in which Allah subhanho wa Taala

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addresses the believers

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and commands the believers to obey Allah subhanho wa Taala and His Messenger Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We are law How are Rasulullah who

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Shalu habari must be true in law now saw beauty in Allah subhanho wa Taala is addressing the believers. And we must remember that these were exceptional circumstances these were believers who are in the midst of a battle and they were the side defending the truth. And the battle was against a mighty opponent who supported falsehood. So this is in the heat of things Allah subhanho wa Taala is informing the believers that obey of law and obey His rule. And we spoke about this yesterday, the the the evil effects of sins, right? When we spoke about the people of the towns, in our reflection yesterday, so we understand the issue of sins and we understand what righteousness does

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for us. Right? So Allah subhanho wa Taala commands towards righteousness and then Allah subhanho wa Taala says and do not disunite disunite why if you disliked production, you will fail

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and your union and your your cohesion, all this will become lost will become weakened, and then will become annihilated. And then you will be individuals and weakened. Right? In the sense that the enemy then can pick on you like how, you know

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a lion picks his prey, right? Because there's nothing for the enemy to you know to do. Even from a tactical perspective. When you alone and the enemy's mighty, then there's no tactical meetings or discussion even needed. It's Take your pick, right? So we let our brothers and sisters in Islam, the recipe for unity, the recipe for strong Islamic brotherhood and sisterhood. And that is number one in being righteous, that everyone in the community has Allah subhanho wa Taala everyone in the community makes the yardstick the Quran and Sunnah Why? Because all they want to do is live to please Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is the first step to work with the hearts that we need to

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work with the hearts and we need to develop the hearts. And whenever we talk about you know, I was I was in the UK recently. And they asked me to speak about unity. They say can you come to our Joomla? And can you speak about the issue of differences of opinion and how we should be united and not worry about difference of opinion. I said look, this is not an appropriate Juma topic for me to give.

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Because, firstly

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because of how dynamic The topic is first.

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Secondly, because if you just want to speak for 2025 minutes on a dynamic topic, I think you're going to create more harm than good because it's very difficult to ensure that the lesson is understood amongst the masses especially with the Juma hood ban. You have people coming in late. Some people just going to catch the end and so on and so forth is it's such a deep topic, which the Shetty has dealt with perfectly, and the Duma Hooda is not the place for it unless unless we have an imam of the community.

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Delivering the topic and that Imam is an Imam who was at the bedside of the sick father of that community a few days earlier, or at the table of the student of the community who had his GCSEs, or a levels of final exams. And except if the Imam was at the graveyard of a brother who lost his mother, for example, earlier in the week, meaning that Eman is always with the people. He's a true Imam of the community. And very frankly, brothers and sisters in Islam, this is what we need to to build up our communities and build up our unity. We need imams who are with their communities, and tire themselves with the communities and work with the communities and create a heart to heart

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relationship. That's when you can stand on the member and say a few things in a few words in a little bit of time. And people, you know, accept it in a wholesome way. But if you're just going to be the stranger walking into a community, and we know the day and age day where people all have the egos and even though someone has studied Islam for a long time, everybody feels they have their own view on Islam. And then the whole team starts saying things he's gonna sit there or she's gonna sit there and they're gonna say, Well, I agree. I disagree. I choose to disagree, right? We agree to disagree. This is what we hear today. So the topic is gonna bring more harm Anyway, why am I giving

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you the story brothers and sisters in Islam? Why I'm giving you the story is for us to understand that for us to create union and strong muslim brotherhood and sisterhood. The first step is to wake up the hearts is to align the hearts right upon the Quran and Sunnah. This is the first step Why? Because once you do this, then people are not living for themselves. They are living for the Quran and Sunnah. And if you have a collective community living for the Quran and Sunnah, now we can take the next steps, right? So Allah subhanho wa Taala. When he commands the believers to be united, he says, de la hora, he commands the believers to obey Allah and obey the rule. Because if everyone has

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this as the objective, then this will lead to unity. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, wallet and so do not disagree and argue with each other, but absolute because if you do that, you will fail, what doesn't have to come your cohesion will become weakened, and then it will fall and then you will become individuals weakened, and the enemy will take their pick. right because the enemy is strong anyway. And the enemy when they see you disunited in by yourself, they don't need to have any strategic meeting about you, they have enough firepower to take you upon the picking. So lots of kind of way to Allah teaches us this very important lesson brothers and sisters in Islam. It is a

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long topic, however, that you know, back to the basics before the grave This is the basic rule. Right? If we want communities united we don't need to start talking about differences of opinion and the types of differences of opinion and why we're not united and and and look differences of opinion and disunity is something that will be tested with the DF gamma however, can it be achieved in pots? Definitely, it can. And that's also kind of who Allah has revealed the ingredients for for for it being achieved. And we need to understand that if we want united communities, it has to start with fixing the hearts right. And the first step with regards to fixing the heart is getting the heart to

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understand lemme Abu Dhabi hapten illa Allah, there's no one worthy of worship besides one Allah. We don't worship our egos. We don't worship our desires. We don't worship the pride of our cultures. We don't worship the pride of ourselves and our family and our lineage. Lam Abu Dhabi, how can he love la? We worship on Allah when you understand that step number two, Muhammad Rasulullah that if you worship one, Allah, you worship him upon the mandate of Muhammad Rasulullah you worship Allah, how he wants to be worshipped, not how you want to worship him. Why? Because Allah is Allah, He is the Creator, you are the created, He is the Lord, You are the servant. When the community is upon La

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ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, the community is upon us to learn how to wrestle, and when differences of opinion happen to pop up, which is natural, then the believers who have the hearts in the right place will not use this as a means of creating drama and so on and so forth. As you know, some people like to see today what they will do is firstly, say Hold on a second. Hold on. All right, so you have a view, I have a view, she has a view, right, what should we do over here for de la hora. So let's take it back to the Quran and the Sunnah is taken back to our line is also because Allah says, do that in quantum to Minami La Jolla will do that if you indeed believe in Allah, and

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the last day so brothers and sisters in Islam takeaway from today's lesson, there might be people in the community that you have issues with people in your household that you have issues with the it is coming a day of unity, right? Think and ask yourself, what can you do?

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to sort things out what can you do to bury the hatchet? What can you do to make things better? and ask yourself a question is the situation where it is because of you not being appointed?