Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
This Lecture ‘Lessons for the Resident not performing Hajj’ is part of the lecture series titled ‘The Hajj – A Message for Mankind’ presented by Sheikh Sajid Ahmed Umar at Fanar, Qatar – UAE.
In this Lecture, Sheikh Sajid highlights the blessing of Allah Almighty that is afforded upon the person that is a resident, and has not undertaken the journey of Allah.
Sheikh Sajid offers advice as to the different actions that may be performed by the resident during these special ten days of dhul-hijjah and having a strong intention to continue with these deeds throughout our lives .
Part 3 from the ‘Lessons of the Resident not performing Hajj’ focuses on the general acts of worship that we should strive to implement in our daily lives.
The question comes up and about and that is, what is
or what should be the practice of the residents. That person who has not gone to arafa and will not go to Makkah to observe Hajj and observe Amara, we just said that Allah subhanho wa Taala laws are encompassing, and to ease our pain, and we should feel pain, for not being able to be on the best places on the best day. Allah subhanho wa Taala grants us these days, and some acts of worship that the resident can observe, which are specific to these days, there are some which are general acts of worship, but some are specific to these days, and inshallah This is what I aim to share with you in our remaining moments together in the lifetime. The first act of worship of servants of Allah, and
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that I would like to share with you that should be part and parcel of us during these 10 days is fasting is fasting. We want to erect these 10 days, we want to
renovate and construct these 10 days, we don't want it to be 10 days that come and go. And we haven't been from the successful. So we want to do everything possible to construct these 10 days to make it the most conducive to our lives. Right? And from constructing these 10 days is fasting and the reason why brothers and sisters, I start off with fasting is because of that famous Hadith that you and I heard many times during the month of Ramadan. And we felt so sad when Ramadan left us but Subhana Allah Allah eases our pain by giving us another season of worship in these days coming back. Allahu Akbar these days coming to us the first 10 days of the hedger. We felt sad Ramadan left us on
the last day of Ramadan on the 29th we were hoping the moon was incited so we could have one more day And on that day we will confused our emotions
had war with each other should it be happy because tomorrow is read or should we be sad that Ramadan is leaving I said we don't know if the next Ramadan will come. Allah is Karim again in that just after that Ramadan, he gives us the best 10 days of the year. So Pamela, another season of worship, where rewards are amplified and multiplied. Allahu Akbar and days in which we can also live as we used to live during the month of Ramadan.
So remember, that Hadith could see, we Allah subhanho wa Taala said that all the deeds of the son of Adam are for him, except fasting which is for me, I shall rewarded Allah says, I shall reward it. Allah, Allah Allah, Allah says, I shall reward it and open ticket Allah subhanho wa Taala gives to the one who fasts an open ticket. Why? As Allah subhanho wa Taala says yet, who was Sharapova who was Shahada? hooli he, he left his food halaal food and drink halaal drink and marital relations which are halaal for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala
Allahu Akbar indeed. So Allah says, my slave who does this, when shavon promised remember he told Allah subhanho wa Taala. He said, he said, as we find in Surah
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and from our right, and from our left, and from our behind, and he promised Allah that you will find most of them from the ungrateful, from the ungrateful. This is the promise shape and give to Allah. So imagine, with this enemy shaper, you find a slave of Allah, who leaves Hillel for the sake of Allah Allahu Akbar, who leaves Hillel for the sake of Allah, what should be the reward for this person? And in management, we always say that reward is proportional to effort, right? For those who read books of management, this is what they say. Right? And in the Sharia, we say Al Jazeera, who mentioned Solomon, that reward is proportional to effort. It's based on effort, the greater the
effort, the greater the reward right now. From this we understand that we understand the reality of an effort based on its reward.
If Allah subhanho wa Taala says that the reward for this act is an open ticket then by Allah I asked you how important must be aqP how important must it be? Thus my brothers and sisters, I invite yourself and myself from the outset, to fasting these days off
bullhead jack, it's from the most beloved acts from those acts which Allah subhanho wa Taala loves now, a question
Do we fast the 10 days of the ledger? Or the nine days of the ledger?
We said that the best days of the year are how many number 10? So do we fast? Nine or 10?
Take a guess.
Nine Mashallah. With some fuqaha here hamdulillah
will increase your knowledge, we fast nine Why? Because the 10th is the day of aid and fasting the day of release is not allowed. First thing that you have read is not allowed. So when the scholars say fasting the first 10 days of the ledger, they actually mean the first night the first night and
it has been reported that fasting the first night was from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Yes was called is they differ Is this a sinner or not? Because they differ with regards to the narration is it authentic or not, but we have a narration by for a day but highlights from his wife that one of the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him used to fast on the first nine days of the ledger and the day of Ashura and three days every month, and the first Monday of the month, and the two Thursday's of the month. So this is a narration that has come through with some of the scholars have cited as
authentic. And if this is the case, then this was the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And remember, we said that there is no better days to worship Allah. So if we did fast, we would be reviving a sinner. So which better day do you have in the year to revive us and
so in fasting, is worship? And if your intention is to revive a sadhana, which not many people do, you stand to gain even greater rewards Allahu Akbar, may Allah make us revivals of the Sunday. I mean, I mean, now for those who can't fast online, then at least try and fast every Monday and Thursday within these nine days. Right? Right. We must always look at our capability and potential sometimes we overwhelm ourselves, we say nine days, and we don't fast any of the days. It happens. People are different in how they approach certain things. If they feel overwhelmed, they leave it all together. So we say look, first, understand your potential. If you can do nine, don't do
anything less than nine for the sake of Allah. But if you can't, don't give it up altogether, at least try and fast every Monday and Thursday within this nine. And if you can't, then at least fast the ninth of the head for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a hadith found with a Muslim says that for those who fast that they have out of the Navajo judge, right because we know from the Sunnah is not too fast for the Hajj on the day of arafah and we talking about lessons for the resident. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says it exploits the sins of the previous year, and the following year, Allahu Akbar
was reward system brothers and sisters. Right now the scholars explained that what is meant by this hadith is that it is a means of explanation for the mind essence, not the major sense, because from the conditions of the major since being expiated.
We need to observe Toba. We need to observe Toba. So Toba is a requirement. May Allah subhanahu Allah inspires and grant a strength. I mean, this is the first advice brothers and sisters. The second invite and advice that I invite myself and you all to
send invitation during these 10 days of the hedger is reciting the ashmead and reciting the holy grail and reciting the takbeer a great deal for Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
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over the beast of cattle that he has provided for them, when we sacrifice we announced the takbeer. And the scholars have said, or the majority of the scholars have said that the appointed days mentioned in this ayah refers to the first 10 days of the hijack, and it was narrated by an Abbess of the Allahu Allah that the appointed days in this ayah are the first 10 days of the head Jen we know that even our best Roby Allahu anhu is the king commentate of the Quran. Is the king explain of the Quran, because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam laid out for him of the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Allah hamasaki de while living with a beautiful daughter, and we
should make this door over our children that he or Allah, Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam supplicated to Allah and said, Oh Allah, grant him the understanding of religion, and grant him the knowledge of the Quran, the knowledge that will allow him to explain the Quran. What a beautiful draft, we should make this for our children, our parents do over the children is powerful, you just never know. You just never know there's an Imam in Saudi Arabia in Riyadh. And a few years ago, Allah gifted him with a great gift in that he was called up at the beginning of Ramadan and told to shift from his message to the Hara.
And we know him as chef Adam kilbirnie. Right. And some depth in the first amount of African descent is a sir is a Saudi nationality. Right? And this Imam happy the Hola. a year or two before he was called. He saw in a dream that he was a mom of the heroine and voila, he Allah has blessed him with a powerful
and an amazing recitation. And he is the person who does not revise the Quran in Ramadan, as I've understood from him, because he says a person who needs to revise therefore our new Ramadan is not a half an
He saw in a dream that he was reading Salah in the Hara.
And a year later or two, it became true. And he says that when he was a young boy, and he used to upset his mother, his mother used to become upset with him. But instead of swearing him or shouting at him, she's to say, may Allah make you the mom of the Hara?
Imagine that. This is what she used to say with all that anger. Right? And you know, in the Arabic language or the Arabs, when they scold you, they say nice things. Mashallah, like we commonly hear a lawyer
will guide you, we say I mean, right? somebody doesn't say, Why do you say Armenia Arab, right? We want this guy that this is a draft for guidance. So it's from the beautiful nature of the Arabic language, some languages are abrupt by nature, but some languages are sweet by nature, right? I don't speak to myself. But I know from those who do speak it that the older culture has this, that they address, the young, as the young would address, the elders, there's this type of conversation that happens. It's a respectful language, right? In the Arabic language. This is where as well we find that they'll scold you with goodness. So his mother would say, may Allah make you the amount of
the hero with raging eyes. Right? And he say, I mean, right? And Allah subhanho wa Taala, many, many years after, gave him that emotional moment, to stand in the harem. And pronounced to the world, that deep voice that he has Mashallah, right, the deep voice that he has heavy the hula. So we should make these doors for our children this kind of device. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made this door over even a bass robiola horn and he explains these particular points and says that Allah, he refers to the 10 days of the ledger in this particular area. Now, it's narrated by Abdullah bin Omar, may Allah be pleased with him that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
there are no days that are greater before Allah, or in which good deeds are more beloved to him than these 10 days. So recite a great deal of lead, and a great deal of tech beer and a great deal of Kashmir during them. And this was reported by Imam Ahmed LA LA and cited by some of the scholars of Hadith as authentic. So we see from this Hadith, that the second advice that I'm inviting you to, in these 10 days from the student of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, right is from the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. And when we say takbeer, we mean to increasing Allahu Akbar, and when we say ashmead, we mean to increasing Praise be to Allah. And when we say daleel we
mean to increase saying La ilaha illa Allah see the Arabic language is is amazing that it can give certain sentences a name. Allahu Akbar is a sentence.
Alhamdulillah is a sentence La ilaha illa Allah is a sentence, but it's given it a name, right? Like Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem, do you know that this also has the name?
Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. Its name is bas Mala.
And you know how you add a salah and hi Anil fella has a name? Yes he does. The name of it is hey Allah.
And you know that law how La quwata illa Billah has a name? Yes, it does. It's help Allah. Right. It's amazing how the Arabic language is. So when you pick up a book one day and you see the word how Allah you know what it means? Hey Allah, you know what it means best of Allah. You know what it means May Allah increase our knowledge. So this is what we should increase in these days, brothers and sisters.