Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
Ramadan Week – Fasting, its meaning and Virtues.
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah while he was happy as a Marine, I pray you all Well, everybody and from myself from Khadija from Abdullah from Ahmed and also from Khadija cat,
Jess we say Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh May the peace and blessings of Allah Allahu Allah be upon you. What do you say when the Salaam is given?
Hello and welcome to episode number
1313 or 12 today's trout Mashallah welcome to episode number 12 of our young learners hub and week three, which we call Ramadan week and hamdulillah Allah has given us another chance to build the agenda. I really enjoy building genda with you all and I really love spending time with you all everyday so thank you for coming back to the last panel with Allah bless you all I mean, yesterday Masha Allah we reached Thailand and Switzerland and Nairobi, Masha Allah Tabata Kala So, big thank you for me to you all, for helping the program spread and sharing our episodes with your cousins with your friends all over the world. Who Bless you, this is your program. Okay, this is your
program and it's our program, so please feel free to share it with people to tell people to subscribe to the channel, to tell them to like the video to tell them to share the links consider young learners hub, your hub, we also extend a special welcome to our viewers from the man channel. And also to Alia and Hannah from Switzerland. I told you we read Switzerland and I hope I get this right Please forgive me if I get it wrong. Medina hon. Aurora from Tampa, Florida, Mashallah. I know we have students from the United States. But given the time difference, it's very early for them there when we do our program. So they watch the program recorded right after the live program and
hamdulillah when you get it right, and they do get it right. In most of the cases. They upload the program as a recorded program and hamdulillah we have many students from the United States watching so welcome to all our students from the United States as well. We have palha and a highlight perhaps because he comes from an interesting town that I never ever heard of. It's called rugby, and rugby we know as a sport, right? rugby is a sport, but it's also the name of a town, a market town in Warwickshire in the UK, and I also welcome a man who's 10 years old from Jordan, Zahara and Miriam from Melbourne, Khadija and Esma from Namibia, in Africa, Masha Allah close to
South Africa, Cynthia Phaedra close to South Africa. And amar reiza from Medina, Masha Allah, the city of the province of Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and aleni Maurice who seven from Nigeria, but he's living in one of the neighboring countries to Nigeria, and that is Egypt. He's living in Cairo, which is Egypt so welcome everyone. I know yesterday we didn't manage to do the call outs but I promise you inshallah, we will do them to date. We have a lot to go through the hamdulillah yesterday we introduced Rama, Rama Yvonne right and we said Ramadan is doesn't come after me. It comes after September is Ahmed
comes up to September.
Okay, today, ladies,
he's not with it as he was yesterday, right? Is Ramadan Arabic month or an Englishman? And September
so it doesn't come up to June or July.
Excellent. So Ramadan is the ninth ninth month of the Islamic calendar. And yesterday I made a little mistake when we got asked me to read to us the Islamic dates he got stuck after from Iran. And he said bill Carragher, and I corrected him and I said, chabanne, that was a slight mistake, right? The correct answer is show when the correct answer is show well, so we actually are ban Rama one and then show one show while is the 10th month of the year. But this is the week related to Ramadan. And yesterday I also asked you an important question. Right? And that question was, Allah said the Quran was revealed in Ramadan, but we know that the Quran was revealed over 23 and a half
years. So what does it mean when Allah sees that he revealed the Quran in Ramallah? Let's wait for for everyone behind the camera to answer when you just look up a little bit to see your answers right. Did you guys get the answer to the question? What does it mean when Allah says he revealed the Quran in Ramadan when we know that the Quran was reading
Slowly over 23 and a half years. Anyone with the answer out there?
thinks he's got pants over. I told him Let's wait for everyone out there.
I've done nothing scares the answer as well. Everyone is saying the Quran was revealed slowly. All right, it was revealed slowly but what does it mean? And a lot of you did in Ramadan over 23 years.
All right, someone said it started in Ramadan, but the message flew up the screen, Mashallah. And that's what I said. And that's what Abdullah said that Allah means that the revelation of the poor and to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam began in Rama one, right? This is a plausible answer. This is a plausible answer. Right? However, what is plausible mean? Very good question. How did you how did you said What does plausible mean? plausible means? It could be true. It could be true, right? But the correct answer is that Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed the Quran in stages.
stage number one was when Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed the Quran from the low Alma fools, which is the preserved tablet. All right, so this is like a book with a law. And when the first thing Allah created was the pen, and a lot told the pen to write, so the pen said, what should I write? So Allah said, write everything that will happen to the DFP Emma and Allah inspired the pen, because Allah has knowledge of everything. So the pen wrote everything that will happen to the piano, and one of the things that will happen before piano was the revelation of the Quran. So the Quran is inscribed on the preserved tablet, which is like a book, okay, in the month of Ramadan, Allah
subhanho wa Taala reveals the Quran from the preserved tablet from a low Halima food, and in particular, in Ramadan, and on the night of Laila to Qatar, because Allah is in Enza, now who feel a little further, we revealed the Quran during the night of power. So during the night of power, in the month of Ramadan, Allah revealed the Quran in as one hole in completion, in completion, right from Surah Fatiha to store to less incompletion, I will be following me from the preserve tablet, to the first heaven to a house known as Bay to larysa. The House of honor.
So, on the night of power in Ramadan, a lot of the heels the whole floor and from being from the preserve tablet, which is a local food to the first half of the painting, which is in the first half, and basil is known as the house of honor. Okay? And that's what happened. Then from the Bay to lyza to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it came down in stages over 23 years. Exactly. And we learn this from remember that amazing companion, the amazing cousin of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, a small boy with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught, and he was only 13 years old when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed away. We learnt about him in week
number one, his name was Abdullah even best to live in our best Ravi Allahu anhu. Matt, may Allah be pleased with him and his father, he taught us this. And he could only know this from who from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam because this is something no one can know unless Allah teaches you and who doesn't like teach the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us. So shutaura mohanan lady owns Isla de la Cora in the Angela who feel a little cutter, the month of Ramadan is the month in which a lot of you the Quran, and a lot of use the Quran during the night of power, which is in the month of Ramadan from a local food, the
preserved tablet which is like a book. The first happened, this happened in Ramadan on the night of power. And then from there when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam came and Allah decided that he's going to send the Torah with gibreel to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. It came from aloha
verse by verse slowly over 23 years to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam All right, we spend some time on the answer because it's a bit technical, but I hope you've got it. And if you didn't get it, no problem, inshallah. This episode will be recorded onto YouTube. And you can watch it back later with your mother with your father or your mommy or your daddy or your mama or your Baba, right? Or your grandparents and you can ask them
to pause it, stop it, listen to it, and then explain it to you again, okay. And also soccer parents said that some of the boys and girls, they find it too long to sit for 30 minutes. So also for the children who find it too long to sit for 30 minutes, don't worry, if you can sit for 10 minutes, 10 minutes is fine. Then you can go and play. And later on, you can watch the episode again with your parents because it will be recorded in Sharla. Okay, so please don't worry. Now Abdullah said he's picked up a question from who?
So we have a student called Same as me. I don't know if you there? If you then please let me know. It's a male with us today. So what you may ask us she's asking why did
the other side is to fall in it. Alright, so so Megan Mashallah has been asking for a long time since last week over many episodes. Why did a law change? Why did the law change Muslim to three? He changed it from two units to three units and two units to four units. And the answer to that question is what we said yesterday, Allah does what he wants, when he wants, how do you want to allow 110 Muslim to be only three. So Muslim is three. That's how Allah wants us to worship Him. Right? So I hope you got the answer to the question. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said we need to pray how we see him pray and he had to pray how Allah wanted him to pray. So allow wanted
him to pray only three Muslim so we pray three at Muslim. All right. Excellent. All right. So now we want to talk about today fasting. Yesterday we spoke about Ramadan, we introduced Ramadan, we spoke about the virtues of Ramadan. Today we want to speak about fasting because we said Ramadan is special because we fast and fasting is a pillar from the Pillars of Islam now. So question, when did fasting become compulsory? Last week we discussed when did cylab become compulsory? So when did fasting become compulsory? So pay attention everyone. Fasting became compulsory in the second year after hegira What does it mean? hijra means after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam moved from
Mecca to Medina when he moved from Mecca to Medina in the second year, after he moved from Mecca to Medina, fasting became compulsory. And this means that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam fasted nine Ramadan because after nine Ramadan's he passed away and he went to Allah Subhana who attack so in the quiz if there if you asked when did fasting become compulsory? You say in the second year after
after hegira means after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went from Mecca to Medina. If you asked how many Rama bonds did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam first you say nine Robins right because if you count from the second year to the year that he passed away that equals nine Ramadan Okay, next question. How did Ramadan become compulsory? How did fasting Ramadan become compulsory? It did Allah just say everyone has to fast.
Well, Allah subhanho wa Taala did say everyone has to fast but Allah told us or revealed fasting or made fasting compulsory in stages. Slowly. Why? Because it's not easy, right to tell big people. Right? Stop eating for one month. We'll stop eating for eating we have to eat. We don't eat, you know, drinking, if we don't drink, what will happen. Right. So it's a bit of a shock. And that's when a lot told us about Ramadan. He says. Yeah, you
know, coochie Birla ecomo cmo, chama ku Chiba La La Vina moon mukava honeycomb, Allah says oh you will believe Allah has made it compulsory for you to fast
but before you get worried, Allah said just like Allah made it compulsory for other nations to fast. So now you say okay, how long did it last? So maybe the followers of Isa fast they were human beings. So if they faster then we can fast right? Maybe the followers of moose are faster, right? They will human beings. So if they fasted then we can also fast right? Right. So Allah said you have to fast just like people before you used to fast you see how merciful Allah is. Allah teaches us about fasting in a way that doesn't make us scared. Doesn't make us we think because you think oh no fasting, but I'm
But the people faster they say okay, okay if other people faster than I think we can fast. So let me listen what does Allah want? Right? So Allah is merciful, and the Sharia is merciful. Islam doesn't ever tell us. Islam is merciful. Islam doesn't ever tell us to do something which is impossible for us to write SNA will never ever tell you to do something which is impossible to do. Well, a lot of you, you will have to not eat from for 24 hours every day for 30 days. That's impossible. And Allah created us and Allah knows that's too difficult. They all manage to do that. Okay, so Allah told us to fast only 3030 days, right? But even that Allah gave it in stages, how many stages three stages,
so pay attention. First, when Allah told the people too fast, Allah gave them a choice. Allah says Allah wants you to fast.
But if you don't want to fast, you don't have to fast. But you must feed a poor person a meal. The day you don't fast, you should take a nice meal. Okay, a good meal, a meal that you'll be happy with, and feed it to a poor person. So Allah gave us a choice stage number one, we had to fast all we have to feed a poor person. You had a choice. That was stage number one. Okay. That was stage number one. Then later on a life changed it. The law said now everyone has to fast. You don't have the choice. You can't say no, I won't fast today. I'll just feed the poor person. No, Allah said everyone has to fast. But how is the fast? The Fast was that you fasted from Super? Super. When you
wake up for support, right from from 5g, I'm sorry, from fighter. So you wake up for support. You eat? Sorry, you have to fast from fetcher. You have to fast from fighter until marieb. Okay, but if you end to sleep at night, the fast starts, the moment you go to sleep, the fast starts. If you wake up before you can't eat,
the fast starts from the time you go to sleep. So first stage number one, we had a choice either fast or feeder to a person. Then stage number two, Alice had no more choice. You have to fast and your fast starts when you go to sleep.
Okay, then Allah changed it for the third time to make things even more easier for us. And Allah said the fast starts at fudger. So even if you go to sleep, you can wake up and you can eat like we do, right. Abdullah
Khadija, sometimes Khadija hears us waking up to her, so she wakes up with a sleepy eyes. And Jess.
And she comes and joins us for Soho. So even though we went to sleep, we allowed to wake up and eat. So did you understand that? Yes, you guys got it out there. three stages. Okay, three stages. Now what about feeding a poor person? What happened to that?
Allah said, the only people who can feed the poor person and not fast are those who are terminally ill. What is terminally ill mean? terminally ill means they are sick for a long, long time. And they can't fast for a long, long time. And they probably won't get better. They have a sickness. May Allah save us? I mean, and May Allah cure everyone who's sick, right? They have a sickness that requires them to take medicine, okay. And if they take, they have to take that medicine in the day, if they don't take the medicine in the day, yeah. If they don't take the medicine in the day, then they'll get even more sick. And we have to fast in the day. So Allah says, if you really sick for a
long time, and you have to take medicine, then there's no hope of you getting better than or maybe you're very old, somebody who's very old in their 60s they 70s in the 80s it's very hard for them to fast for example, so Allah says for them, they don't fast but every day they feed the poor person. So Ramadan is 29 days, they have to feed 29 people if Ramadan is 30 days, then they feed 30 meals. Is that clear? Alright, so once again, number one became compulsory in the second year of the hegira. And it happened in stages. Number one, you could fast or you could feed a poor person number two
You couldn't feed a poor person unless you were sick for a long time. Everyone else had to fast but the fast will start from the time you go to sleep. And number three, which is the fasting as we know it now, you fast from fudger until sunset. So this is what fasting is. What is fasting? We know when Ramadan became compulsory when fasting became compulsory, we know it's a pillar of Islam and we know how it became compulsory. What is fasting? Well, fasting is that you don't eat or drink from fair job until
Okay, that's fasting. Even though eating normally is allowed halon drinking normally is allowed. It's heaven. Right? But for the sake of Allah, because Allah told you I want you to stay away from eating and drinking from fudger until you leave halaal food and halaal drink for the sake of Allah that is what fasting is. You leave halal food and halal drink for the sake of from when from Niger.
Not from sunrise. Some people say from sunrise, they know it's not from sunrise from federal, when you hear them often say a lot.
starts making the event for failure. Okay, and if you can't hear them more than then when your watch tells you that it's time you find out when especially in my country, you ask your teachers in your country, your imams in your country, wherever you from you ask them when is Frederick? They'll tell you the first thing starts from this time. And it ends at sunset sunset, all of us know because we see the sun go down, but fudger sometimes we don't know. So we ask our Imams and they'll tell us the time and hamdulillah before that time starts we stop eating you're allowed to eat up to one second before fudger starts. But once it starts no food can go down your throat Okay, so that is what
fasting is all right. What
are Why do we Why did Allah tell us to fast? Why did Allah commanded us to fast? Who knows the answer to that question? Abdullah knows it anyone out there know the answer to the question. Why did Allah tell us too fast?
For those of us who didn't understand the three stages again, don't worry shala the recording will go up and inshallah you can watch the recording again. Okay. And that's how we learn sometimes we have to revise right Khadija? Yeah, we need to revise isn't it? Okay?
Nicola Nazir, well done as either That is why we fast to try and get tough Allah Allah says Allah Allah.
Allah once you too fast, so you can try and gain tougher. Now what is Taka? Some people say Taka is piety. Some people say taqwa is righteousness. Some people say taqwa is the fear of Allah. These are different translations. But in reality, taqwa is you building a barrier award award. He just he just asked me What's a barrier? a barrier is a strong wall. Yeah, a strong wall that no one can pass. That's a barrier. When you make a you know, like sometimes on your stables at night you close the gate, isn't it? So the horses don't come out Khadija has some baby stables and baby horses. So every night before she goes to sleep, she tries to she closes the gates because she imagines that if she
doesn't close the gate, then the horses will run away. Right? So the gate is a barrier. Okay, it just said she closes the gates because she's scared the wolf will come and attack the horses. She's not scared that the horses will run away because he was his lover. Mashallah. But you close the gates of the wolf doesn't come right. So that gate is a barrier. That gate is a barrier it blocks things blocks the wolf, isn't it? So when the wolf looks at the gate, the wolf says, Oh, that's a strong barrier. I can cross that. You see.
You can't go around because it's a barrier blocking. Right. So takua is building a barrier, building a big strong wall. Where Where are you building this wall between you and the fire of Jana.
between you and the fire of Jana takua is building a barrier between you and the fire of Johanna. That is what turquoise is building a barrier between you and the fire of Jana. When you build this barrier, the fire of janam Can
you see that is
What allowances to try and do so a lot too fast so we can tackle
so that we build the barriers of the fire of gentleman doesn't touch us. And remember we said yesterday that from the virtues of Ramadan is Allah free people from the Hellfire, they fast they get tougher. And Allah says Allah is Forgiving them and they will go to jail and they won't go to the house right? Now, how do you build this barrier? We said by faster, but how do you build this barrier? You build this barrier
by doing everything that Allah told you to do. And by staying away from everything that Allah told you to stay away from.
like staying away from music, and praying your Salah, good if you pray your Salah, you build the wall. If you stop listening to music, you build the wall, right? So if you leave Harlem, the wall gets bigger. And if you do Hillel, the wall gets bigger and stronger. Right? That's what turquoise. That's what taqwa is. Now, taqwa, as we said, is building the wall. How do we build the wall by doing good and leaving? Bad? How does fasting? How does it get that for? Somebody might ask that Okay, so taco, this is what turquoise and Amber told us to fast so we can get tafawa. But how does fasting help us get up?
Well, there's many ways that fasting helps us get up well, okay. I'm just going to share with you
two ways today, and then tomorrow, we will continue with the rest. Okay. So the first way that fasting helps us get taqwa is by disconnecting us from the world.
A slight disconnection, right? Eating and drinking. It's part and parcel of life in this world. And fasting tells you stop eating and stop drinking. So what happens? is fasting, making you go deeper into eating and drinking and into the life of this world? Or is it pulling you away from the life of this world, pulling you away? Now pay attention boys and girls, each and every one of us, because we Muslims have hamdulillah we have a connection to our agenda. Okay, we have a connection to our agenda. Okay. But the more we love this world,
the connection with our agenda becomes weaker. The more we love this world, the connection with our agenda becomes weaker. And if our connection with gender becomes weaker, then the chance of the fire touching us the power of gender becomes greater,
becomes stronger. Right. So that we are connected to gender. But if that connection gets weak,
because we we like we love this world too much. We just want to eat, we want to drink we want to play we want to do what we want. If it's music, we listen to music. If we don't want to pray Salah we don't pray Salah, we just want to do what we want to do. We don't want any rules that's wrong.
Khadija says you just want to break the rules. If you just want to break the rules, then your connection to gender is going to get weak. Right? It's gonna get weak. Because you can't love this world that love gender the same doesn't work. If you love gender more naturally, your heart will love this life
less. And if you love this life more naturally Your heart will not wish for Gemini, it will wish for Jenna less also, you see, so you have to see like a seesaw, a seesaw, it goes up and it goes down. If you love gender more, then your love for this world will go down less. And if you love this world more, then the love for gender will go down less like a seesaw. Right? If you love gender, if you go up and your love for the world goes down. And if you love the world, then your love for gender goes goes up. So what tells us first the month of Ramadan just 30 days. Why? Because by fasting, you slowly stop loving the world because you love food. Now you have to stay away from food you love
drink halaal drink, you have to stay away from it. Right? And because you're staying away from it for 30 days, what happens? You start getting connected to gentlemen. And the stronger you get connected to Jenna, the stronger your barrier is the five janam can't touch you and that is that part. So that's how fasting helps us get taco also number two and this is the last thing we'll say today and tomorrow. I'll tell you some more inshallah. Right. So the question is, how does fasting help us gain taqwa? Number two, fasting removes from our heart, bad qualities. Sometimes we get greedy.
Our mommy and daddy buys us toys. We want more toys. They give us one ice cream. We
Ice cream every day, right now. So you don't know you're a small boy, you're a small girl you growing up, but slowly but surely you want more and more and more and more and more and more, isn't it? Right? So Allah says, so when you want more and more of the life of this world, what happens to your connection in general goes weaker, right? And then you start developing greed. There's a lot of us to be greedy, who loves us to be greedy, share fun. So Allah tells us first, stay away from food, stay away from drink, you can eat ice cream, but at night, you can drink beer at night, you can eat but at night, it is in the best practice staying away from it. So when you practice staying away
from it, and you feel hungry, you stop being greedy, you start thinking so panela and wishing for an ice cream now, but I can't have the ice cream now. Right? I can only have it at night. I should thank Allah for the times when I could eat ice cream anytime, right? So the next time your mommy or daddy gives you an ice cream, UCL Hamdulillah, you won't be greedy and say I want more. Even if they give you a little bit you say Alhamdulillah because you think of the time when you used to fast. And also you think of the poor people who don't have any ice cream who don't have any food. Even when the nighttime comes, they don't have food to eat, right? They don't have food to eat, at least we
inshallah will have food, but some other people they won't have food. So now you start thinking of the poor people. And when you think of the poor people that causes greed to leave your heart, right and you become more generous, you become a person who wants to give people not take everything. And that helps you get as well. All right, so this brings us to the end of today's lesson. And as promised yesterday we want to do some call outs before we enter the session so very quickly, I have Maria and Mohammed five years old Hannah was four years old from Leicester thank you for your kind email it made me smile and I mean to your Mashallah Maria and Hannah made a do either I go straight
to gentlemen, Masha Allah, Allah bless you Maria McKenna. And I also have Hannah Hussain, who is eight years old from Qatar. May Allah love you, Hannah for loving Surah Fatiha I have ruqayyah from South Africa, and she's 12 years old and Jazakallah ruqayyah for catching up with Lee Kuan and I hope you manage to watch this episode as well. I have neuron who's from London, and he's 10 years old, and I have to hide me who's nine years old from India. So welcome to honey Weldon also neuron and also I have a call out for a wonderful picture from the story of new Halle ceram done by eight year old Alina,
Alina I'll help from London. We also have a wonderful student who memorize the Hadith Mashallah the Hadith about opening the gates of Jelena Ibrahim is half who's 10 years old? Mashallah well done Ebrahim. We also have Luke man who's six years old from Melbourne, Australia, very nice masala young man Keep up the good work. I have a Mullah Ali, who is nine years old from Bolton and mill and nine years old from Bolton. Thank you mo for sending your work. I have a black man who's eight and Zane, who's six from Jubail in Saudi Arabia. Mashallah not too far from where I am. And I have Abdullah Eben ruag, who is 10 years old, from Leicester and thank you for sending me the meeting notes from
yesterday that you did with your parents. Now, everyone out there. I hope you did yesterday's homework. I hope you had that meeting with your parents. I hope you completed your worksheet today. We also have a worksheet for you.
Two worksheets we have two worksheets for you Mashallah, and you'll find the link to it in the description box. So please go to the description box now and download your worksheets and complete your worksheets. Okay. And every episode as always on the website, we have the practice questions going up as well. So if you search the website side, you come in the young learners corner section, you can find the practice questions that your parents can do with you to help you consolidate and strengthen the knowledge that you got from this lesson. I love you for the sake of Allah Jacaranda here for coming back again and I hope to see you tomorrow at the same time in sha Allah, I love
building genuine with you until tomorrow as salam aleikum wa rahmatullah warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.