Transformers Ep 12 – Ramadan Prep – Just do This!

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Sajid Ahmed Umar

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smilla Rahmanir Rahim. Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh My dearest brothers and sisters in Islam I pray you are all phenomenally well. I also hope by now that you've listened to our introduction to the resumption of Transformers Episode 11 that I sent out a few days ago, in which I discuss welcoming Ramadan, and I promised follow up episodes to help us have a more transformative Ramadan. And as promised, we have now Episode 12. Now brothers and sisters in Islam, for those who have been following following my Dawa, you've heard me many a time talk about training for Ramadan before Ramadan just like the Olympian trains for the Olympics, many years before his or her race in

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that special competition. We have our competition coming we have our season of worship coming and the gold medals will be distributed freedom from the Hellfire later to Qatar, you know, these are prizes that Allah subhanho wa Taala will distribute will give us and we must be ready for it. So you've heard me say this and no doubt that advice applies for this Ramadan as well but you need to look into Ramadan and see what you need to do and start doing those things. Now. Don't enter Ramadan in a state of shock. Right start doing them now. So it's your your body climatized as your timetables climatized your physiology your your your mentality, your psychology, everything

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climatized accordingly Okay, for this particular episode, I want to focus on something that perhaps I'm also guilty of not reminding them enough about and that is about preparing for a transformative Ramadan by training your heart before Ramadan, training your heart now what do I mean by this? Well, brothers and sisters in Islam there's two concepts in the heart that prevent us from tasting the true sweetness of Ramadan number one is the for the dunya love for the dounia you know, loved, you know, in terms of following our desires love to being set in our ways, even though we could be doing things that get us closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala here or maybe we could be reading Quran, but we

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choose to watch TV, for example, and then she upon beautifies it for us and tells us but it's the news, but it's sports. Yes, but it is, but it is but you and I both know that if the angel of death was in front of us, we would shut that TV and use the remaining seconds to do some Ribeira to do something. Right? Some people say no, I'm doing the Crota TV on why do you want to share your attention between the TV and Allah subhanho wa Taala is Allah subhanho wa Taala most deserving of your of your attention. So we need to work on this is that this is an aspect This is the sickness of the heart the love for the dunya and what I shared with you is minor this sins that that people do,

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and we need based on following one's desires we need to work from now train our hearts before I move on how by starting to hate the dunya starting to hate following our desires. And I'm not saying anyone soon as was loving it. inshallah This is not from the qualities of the people of Eman, but I'm saying we need to stop right now before Ramadan comes hating sin as a concept and start hating it as a reality that we need to sit down and really look at how much time the TV takes from us how much time that TV takes from us building our agenda from pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala. Realize do the math, see the figures see the metrics in front of you, right? And then you can hate it more.

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This is now starting to hate your lack of diligence not as a concept. But as a reality. Look at those things. Look, find out the repercussions of those sins, find out the punishment that comes as a result of those sins. Because when you see the harm something does to you, then it's human nature to really hate it. So we need to really work on transforming our hearts before Ramadan by training our hearts by working on this number one starting to detach our hearts from the dunya detach our hearts from loving to follow one's desires. This is number one. Number two, we need to work on loving Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said easy, this is also advice for myself. Right? And

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you know, you've heard me tweets. You've read me tweet rather right previously about how some people do their best to make us hate them. They do everything in their capacity to make us in their capacity to become a to forshay upon in causing anger and hatred and other difficulties of the heart to enter our hearts. But whatever happens, we need to be nice, and we need to not become a victim of their behavior towards us. Why? Because that's not the way of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So we need to work on that. We need to work on reading our hearts of the hurt that our hearts hold because of what other people do to us. We need to work on reading our hearts of the jealousy that we

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have in our hearts because of our own weaknesses with regards to what other people have, and so on and so forth. We need to work on that this is probably the best training you can do for yourself for a MOBA. If it's if there's one thing you can do, and it's just work on your heart, then yes, do it. Do it aside of the advice I gave you if you can't do that be accepted.

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to one thing then do this, because a heart that has jealousy with regards to others and feels hurtfulness with regards to others and a heart that has love for following its desires. This heart prevents the Muslim and the woman from tasting the sweetness of later to the sweetness of being freed from the Hellfire, the sweetness of fasting and the sweetness of tarawih and the sweetness of sujood and salah and Quran and Dora and sada Yes, you might say I do it. And I still feel sweetness despite the situation of my heart, but I promise you, there's a sweetness that you haven't tasted that you will only taste when you follow the advice of this audience, our brothers and sisters is

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not going to be easy, right? So going to be easy, but you need to fight. Why? Because it's worth it. You need to fight it's worth it. And to do that I want you to frequent with regards to helping ourselves, you know, with the hurt that we feel because of other people is our banner. Rob banner, Filipina

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urban a Filipina Nina la Vina Saba Puna v Manuela alumina Hill La La Vina Manu robina in the car over I want you to repeat that was understanding is meaning I'm going to post this video with that do I insha Allah and the meaning of it be the ninth Allah so you can repeat it and understand what you're saying. Understand whilst you repeat and repeat once you understand and grow your heart, putting your trust in Allah subhanho to Allah, that Allah subhanho wa Taala will help you because indeed, all success begins with a salam, the perfect one. Allah subhanho wa Taala I love you all for the sake of Allah until our next episode. May Allah forgive us all, and inspire us to aspire. I

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mean, you're abroad I mean, Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh