Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
This Lecture is part of the lecture series titled ‘The Hajj – A Message for Mankind at Fanar, Qatar.
In this Lecture, Sheikh Sajid highlights the blessing of Allah Almighty that is afforded to the person that is a resident and has not undertaken the journey of Allah.
Sheikh offers advice as to the different actions that may be performed by the resident during these special ten days of dhul-hijjah and having intention to continue with these deeds throughout our lives .
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen ob Hina staring on to suddenly want to sell him Allah has been the beginner Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira lamb Dini, my bad Allah whom Allah and Melina Illa Allah in the Quran, Allah Allah will Hakeem Allahumma aluminum and Fiona one beam alum Tana was in Milan, er Kareem.
All praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Who said, well, fair job, while I add in
all praises, belong to Him.
Thus we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala
and we seek Allah subhanho wa Taala LS assistance, and we seek Allah subhanho wa Taala as guidance and we seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from the evils of our souls, and the adverse consequences of our deeds. Whomsoever Allah subhanho wa Taala decrease guidance upon the man can misguide him, and also of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Decrease misguidance upon them, none can guide him
and peace and salutations be upon our final messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who said, Ma'am in a Yun alarma lasala houfy hin abou el agua minha Hill am Alicia.
Peace and salutations be upon him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who said there are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then these 10 days
oh seven of Allah. No Children of Adam Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
My dear brothers and sisters, and mothers and fathers
By Allah, No words can describe my happiness at being present with you all. in Qatar once again.
If we recall, during my last visit on the last day, I made the promise of Anahata Allah, that Allah subhanho wa Taala re unitus again, in this world before uniting us in the Hereafter, and indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala answered that sooner rather than later. And thus, from the outset, it must be said Alhamdulillah hilarie had an early Hara Omar couldn't Elena de Alola, and Hayden Allah, that all praises belonged to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah who guided us to this. And if it wasn't for the guidance of Allah subhanho wa Taala, then this blessed opportunity would not have occurred and would not have come about and from the outset, asked Allah subhanho wa Taala as we did the last time
to bless our time together, and to make it a means of worship, and to accept our worship. I mean, and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make this a gathering, surrounded by angels, and the gathering that has not come together except for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala alone and the gathering, that he has a good word and follows it as well as a gathering that is forgiven upon our departure. I mean, Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala is upon what Eva also from the outset, I would like to extend my hand of gratitude to for now for its efforts, Masha Allah tabarrok Allah, in making our time together over the next few days, a reality a reality will have to be Allah subhanho wa Taala
preserve us all in his obedience, I mean, and May Allah subhanahu Allah bless their efforts and Masha Allah. For those who follow the efforts of this organization and Institute we see that Masha Allah Allah has blessed them with activities and proactiveness so we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless the efforts, as well as the efforts of everyone involved in allowing the strip to be a reality. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to keep them a shining emblem of productiveness and proactive
serverless over the inhabitants of this land and the world I mean, I mean,
my dear brothers and sisters, our series together is a very emotional one.
It's a very emotional one for me. More so for several reasons for several reasons, one of them being that during our time together over the next three or four days, we will spend our time celebrating the life of Ibrahim alayhis salam, for Hajj truly is an encapsulation of his life. Allah His Salah, may Allah subhanahu wa ala Grant has genda with him. I mean, we Allah subhanho wa Taala also accept the hedge of all the Hajaj this year
and the hedge of the judge of previous years. And for those who are yet to perform hij May Allah subhanho wa Taala send your calling sooner rather than later. And for those who have performed Hajj before, we have also kinda who Allah decree another chance. I mean, indeed, our hearts here and to be in Mecca. We have Aqaba our hearts yearn to be in the sacred places of Mina and Miss Delhi for our hearts here to be on arafa especially on the day of arafa a day where Allah subhanho wa Taala free so many from the Hellfire, Allahu Akbar, Allah Subhana Savannah, who Allah accept from us and grant us those opportunities. I mean, my dear brothers and sisters,
after Ibrahim Alayhi Salam boot the Kaaba, Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah commanded him
and Allah subhanho wa Taala said
or as Lynn Finn, Sybil had to carry Jalla wa ala kalibo Mary, Tina me qulified Jean army,
Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah tells us in Surah Al Hajj, his command, Ibrahim Alayhi, salam, Allah subhanho wa Taala said and proclaim the pilgrimage among mankind proclaim the pilgrimage among mankind. And this teaches us that this action, or this command towards Hajj is not something specific to Islam, or more correctly, the owner of Mohammed Salah Allahu alayhi wa sallam because Islam generally, Islam generally encompasses
all those who accept the will of Allah Subhana, who Allah in the moment that they live in. We have the specific meaning of Islam, and we have the general meaning of Islam. The general meaning of Islam
encompasses all those who
follow the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the moment that they live them.
So those who followed the message of Musa alayhis salam, and died upon that message before he said, he said lamb came, they were Muslims. And those who accepted the message of Isa Elisa Lam, and died upon that message before Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam came, they were Muslims, and those who accepted the message of Isa and he, Salam. And then
so Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam accepted his message and died upon that then they too were Muslims. This is the general meaning of Islam. Islam refers to Islam, to submit to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the moment that you live in. So this dictates that this person is a Muslim. But then we have the specific Islam as our LMR. What Allahu Allah him, taught us, and this refers to those who declared the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala and accepted the prophecy of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they accepted his prophecy. This is the specific Islam, such as yourself and myself, may Allah subhanho wa Taala cause us to die as Muslims as Mormons as believers.
and this is why
some of the scholars record that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he actually observed Hajj before he became a prophet. He used to perform hajj, they differ with regards to the number of hedges he performed. Once they agree after he became a prophet, he only observed one hedge and inshallah we'll be taking lessons from that hedge. There is an entire Hadith in Sahih Muslim, which is famously known as the hadith of jabber yamahai. And this haddie describes the hedgehog.
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from beginning till
it was hoped that we would discuss this hadith in detail, but to discuss the heads of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the fifth and the wisdoms from it, it needs a lot of time, but inshallah we'll take a portion from it. And as we have seen, in the topics of our series together, we will discuss the lessons from the final kotoba of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, or the Hooda. That was done during the farewell hedge of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, or the hedge that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam observed after he became a prophet So, the scholars say he observed hedge before Islam, and he was different to the crush, in that he observed
it according to the teachings of Abraham, Allah, his Salah, the Quraysh, they tweaked the hedge
and this is what they would do, because they would utilize the intellect over instruction in Revelation and that's why they went astray. Right? So we know that they would circumambulate the Kaaba clothes, without clothes. Why? Because they said the Kaaba is sacred. And these clouds
manufactured by mankind and made by mankind,
prone to error and fouth. And our bodies are given to us by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right with regards to the Kaaba, they were very particular. That's why remember, there was a great war that was about to break out before Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam became a prophet with discover, do you remember that when they decided, you know what we need to renovate the Kava. But we have to use super pure wealth for this. We can't use wealth, which was accused from gambling, and accused through reverse Panama. Look, they knew that there was evils in the river. They knew why because they didn't want to use that money for the Kava, but they were deeply engaged in it. Right. They
would deeply engage in it. We know very well, the Quraysh. They would lend you money with interest. And if you couldn't pay back, they would delay it with interest as well. Right, Riba and Islam came to wage war against that act. Because Islam is all encompassing. Islam, the laws of Islam are amazing, really. And I don't know if there's if there are any economists here, or those who specialize in Treasury. If they are you would really appreciate how dynamic the laws of Islam Our lives are law that when Islam made Zakah, compulsory, it wasn't just an obligation and a pillar of Islam. Zakah is a financial system. And I was explaining this to our brothers and sisters in Dubai,
a few days ago or a few weeks ago. Zika is not just an obligation, we think we have to play soccer. It's a pillar of Islam. Yes, it's a pillar of Islam. But it's even more than a pillar of Islam. It's a financial system. And when Allah subhanho wa Taala made the Riba haram it wasn't just an Islamic obligation, but it also was a financial system. Because the economists talk about a concept known as the fallacy of composition, or the fallacy of the comments. Right, which is if two people practice an act,
then they could be benefit, and they may be benefit. But if the entire community practice that act,
they will be communal harm.
They will be comprehensive harm, self harm, and this is Reba. Reba if two people practice it. Yes, there'll be benefit between them. Whereas the person who needs money can borrow money, he can't get money from anywhere else so he can borrow and the person who's lending he will have an increase to his money. If these two practices alone is fine, but when the community practice it all together, there's a problem because we all interlinked and there's going to be a creation of something at a rate which necessitates harm. Now, they give as an as an example, I know I'm coming off a little bit but it's come off a little bit. So when we come in, we even more excited inshallah.
They say one day, in one village, there was a shortage of milk. So the chief of that village, he erected a big jug in the middle of the village. And he told everybody
because a village they have cows and goats so obviously, this look so he told everybody that when you
attained the milk from your animals, then each one of you have to take a glass of milk and pour it into this jug.
Each one of you just one glass.
Right, you might gain a jug of milk a day, just take one glass and pour it into this jug, right? Because if everybody pours a glass of milk into the jug, they'll be milk reserves, milk reserves. But one clever person said, you know what I'll do I will go deposit my glass at night when it's dark. And what I will do is I will deposit a glass of water, who's going to know it's dark, I deposit a glass of water.
So the next day when they woke up, and they went to look into the jug, they found a jug of water
or a jug of milk. Why? Because everybody thought like him. Everybody thought will deposit a glass of water who will know? So when everyone did it together was the benefit or harm? There was harm. But if one person did it, would they be harmed? No, because if some one person dropped a glass of water in a jug of milk, you wouldn't even know that there's water there. So yes, he would have benefited that he would have still had his jug. And the jug would have still be the jug of milk. So there would have been camino benefit, right? So we see how when we look at the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala, we see how comprehensive they are. And that, if our weak intellect seems to,
meaning seems incompatible with the law of Allah subhanho wa Taala, then we should not try and tweak the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala because that leads to destruction that leads to destruction. When the whole community practice Riba
that leads to debt creation, at a rate far faster than wealth creation.
And when debt creation is faster than wealth creation, how are you going to pay the debt? There's no wealth to pay for it. Right? So can you see how convenient harm is spreading? Right? And that's why societies crash. So this was the Quraysh. They said, Look, how can we observe power this way?
Right, with clothes manufactured by us, which have filth and impurities, right. And even though they knew rebar was Haram, they would not use money gained from it for the Kaaba. And the huge war was going to break out because they built the Kaaba. They renovated the Kaaba, right, they renovated it, but because they didn't have enough wealth, it was renovated as we see today, the original carrabba, booed by Ibrahim Alayhi. Salam is not as we see today, the original carrabba had two doors. The original carrabba was inclusive of the curve, the semicircle you find in front of the Kaaba today, which is always full of people observing their Salah, and we always try to go and observe Salah so
we can gain those reports of observing Salah were
inside the cover, isn't it because this was the original structure is built by Ibrahim alayhis salam so they didn't have enough money. So that portion was left as it was. And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam wanted to renovate it, according to the oil of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam but he told he told me I shadow the Allahu Allah and said that it wasn't that these people were new to Islam.
I would have returned the Kava to the way it was at the time of Ibrahim alayhis salam meaning if they if they Eman had grown. Remember when the Muslims overtook Mecca? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam forgave them. Right? They accepted Islam but they accepted Islam. Because there was there was a notion that they had to write and this is the wisdom of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam not to do something that caused turbulence in their hearts, right just like how Allah subhanho wa Taala for 13 years never revealed,
quote unquote, today's day in terms right never revealed to the Sahaba until they went to Medina alcohol became Haram in Medina, Salah Abu and so on and so forth. The care and fasting was prescribed in in Medina and Salah as we know it today was prescribed in Medina, right with the widow and so on and so forth. Right Allah subhanho wa Taala in his wisdom left time for the man to build. So when the man boots
and you become a person who automatically places your man in front of your apple in front of your brain, right you place your your belief in front of what your brain says Now it's time to review because whether they make sense or not, you have a man belief and that will necessitate Islam and Islam which is to submit to the will of Allah. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the great teacher, may Allah gathers with him in Jannah. He said, this is wisdom that these people are not ready to accept this this will cause turbulence and affect the Islam so leave it as it is. leave it as it is. So coming back to the original point, the Quran tweak the Hajj. Also
And remember we were discussing how the hedge is not specific to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. It was an instruction from Ibrahim alayhis salam, Ibrahim alayhi salam, the father of the MDA. He was the father of the BIA. Why? Because he's from the progeny of new Allah, his Salah.
And all the prophets after him are from the descendants of his two sons, his heart
and his very rarely his Salah. Some of the scholars of the series say Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed Ibrahim Alayhi Salam with his Mariela Allah He Salah when he was 19 years old and some say 95 and blessed him with his half when he was 100 years old and some give a different figure but it was around this particular this is what they say around the speakers when it wasn't like how we have now birth certificates and registration centers and hospitals Masha Allah and the name is placed and the mother's name and father's name and father's profession in mother's profession, Mashallah, there's no way we can forget our our date of birth, or doubt, our date of birth, they can't say with
regards to the date of birth of chef so and so or brother so and so the scholars have different upon two opinions. Not now, because it's documented, it's documented. But the point is when Allah subhanho wa Taala, blessed Ibrahim was these two boys. Allah blessed Ibrahim, with the gift that every prophet to come, will come from the progeny of his two boys. Thus every prophet yaku and Yusuf and so on and so forth. They are from the progeny of his house.
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the exception, for he is from the project you have is married Allah, his Salah, and that's what they call is my ala alihi salam, the father of the Arabs, because Ibrahim Alayhi Salam left her job and left his marine Alayhi Salam in the barren land today known as Mecca. And civilization started there. And this is Marian is known as the father of the Arabs. So Ibrahim pronounced the Hajj
and the Quran, tweaked it. The Quran said that, you know what, how can we stand on the earth on the day of Africa? How can this be out of that is not part of the Hara.
It's outside of the home.
Right. And this is how it is today. We know that our office is situated outside of the boundary of the Heron.
So they said that what we will do is tweak the hedge, we'll edit it will revamp it, as some of the youth will say today,
we will stand on Miss Delica on the ninth of the ledger, why because Miss deliever is in the heroine is in the remit of the hero. Right? And that's where those callers who say that Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam observed Hajj before Islam before he became a prophet. They say that he used to stand on earth on the length of the ledger by himself by himself, and some of them document how he met one person from the Quran standing there.
And they discussed how standing there was from the ways of Ibrahim alayhi salam, right. And I know I'm sidetracking here, but this is an important point for you all brothers and sisters, that today when we live in the world of science and philosophy, right, and philosophy existed for a long time, right? We find that the scientists say that you and I we're a product of nature.
And the philosophers say that we are a product of nature. Right? This is what they say is what they say. The philosopher say you're a product of your environment, once designed to say you're a product of your DNA.
Right? But if we look at Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he grew up amidst a people who drank alcohol, admits the people who circumambulated the Kaaba Wilds naked, admits the people who buried their daughters alive, admits the people who engaged in Riba it was the age of, of ignorance and darkness.
But he never practiced these practices amongst the people who would tweak the hedge. But he never practiced these practices, Allahu Akbar, which teaches us what
that we are a product of our core self.
There's a inner voice that we have
this voice of reason that's governed by our Islam and Eman, there is this inner voice, and we should be a product of that voice. Really. Sometimes we don't hear that voice as some people say. And I say the reason why you don't hear that voice is because the outside noise is so loud. You can't hear it.
Sometimes you have to switch off your mobile phone
and switch off your computer
and your social networking sites
like Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would do were in the cave of Hira. He didn't know how to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. But he knew that these people are not upon
the correct way. And he was trying to listen to that inner voice find that inner voice go to a place which is quiet from the noise of shirk, and the noise of haram and said,
We Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed us with guidance and a true ability to be a product of our Eman and Islam. The true Eman and true Islam. I mean, I mean, so these are many lessons sometimes we say in talks we need to have a break but we don't have to get up and go out for a break we can have something known as an intellectual break and intellectual break that we we bring in footnotes as I like to call them into the talk right before coming back in so that our intellectuality has a break and refresh to listen to some more. We have God
bless our our understandings and May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant his energies I know you've been working the whole day, and Mashallah, you've come and I'm truly honored. barakallahu
So Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah commanded Ibrahim to proclaim this hedge and
Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says that once you make the call, they will come to the on foot, as well as mounted on every kind of lean camel through deep and distant mountain ways. Right? So Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded Ibrahim alayhi salam to announce this pilgrimage. And by the way, another footnote, if you allow something that just popped up in my mind, many times we hear when we go for Hajj, something called the walking Hajj.
Have you heard that? Walking had said you should instead of using the bus and now we have trains you should walk? Right? And many people ask that which is the better hedge? Is it better for me to walk? Or is it better for me to use the air conditioned bus?
Which is more rewarding? Has this question not happened to you?
Some yes, some still have to go for hedge. Right? This is a common question. Because we go in groups and some people in the group I build the walking hedge. And when we go for hedge we so charged up, it's the fifth pillar of Islam. And we want to be as perfect as possible and gain as many rewards as possible. So what do we want to do? We want to make sure that nobody else beats so if they're doing a walking hedge, we want to find out about this walking hedge. Right? And to be honest, this question or the answer to this question has been discussed by the scholars before us, whether it's better to walk or whether it's better to ride
and they actually use this
as evidence those who say it's better to walk. They use it as evidence that Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah said they will come to the on foot
and mounted on every kind of lean camera or animal, right? So they say Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah said, foot before animal
and they understand from this that walking is better than writing. This is what they say. Allahu Allah. However, the other scholars who say no, this is not the case, they say Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he observed his hedge whilst on his mount.
Right. And there is no better way than to follow the sin of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the other say look Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was of mercy to mankind. So he observed it on his mount to be merciful upon us, so that we would not think we have to observe Hajj walking because this is difficult. Anyway, the discussion goes on and on in a nutshell, in a nutshell, the preferred opinion and Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah knows best is that the best thing for you is to observe Hajj in a way that grants you the greatest huzhou the greatest contentment allows you to be phenomenal. In minut, and phenomenal in arafa. And phenomena in was Delica and phenomena at the
Kaaba and so on and so forth. If being phenomenal requires you to be on the bus then that's the better hedge for you.
Right because some people say look, I am not at that level of fitness, and I'm not used to this climb but being on the bus helps me remain fresh. For when I get to the next place during the places of hedge if that is better for you than that is more rewarding for you in Sharla Why? Because Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam as his report
But it was never given two options which were both Hillel except that he chose the easier one, the easier one and Allah subhanahu Allah knows best. So Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded him to announce the pilgrimage to mankind and call them to perform the Hajj.
And this was one of the wisdoms behind allows command to Ibrahim to build the house now. Mmm acaba de
la. He has a report in his tafsir. And for those of us who want to revise it, depending on the printer that you have, you can revise volume 18 I have it as page 605 to 607. He says that even a bass and others report that when Allah commanded Ibrahim Alayhi Salam Ibrahim Alayhi Salam said to Allah subhanho wa Taala that Yeah, Allah, how can I convey this message to the people when my voice is limited?
It will not reach them.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala told him Bella Hua Li el Bella that conveys the message and it's upon me to carry out the greater conveyance.
So they say that Ibrahim Alayhi Salam stood up
Oh, mankind, your Lord has established a house. So come and observe the pilgrimage.
And it is said that the mountains lowered themselves to handle law, so that his voice would reach all the regions of the earth, and those who are still in their mother's womb, and those that were in the father's loins would hear the call. The response then came from everyone in the cities, and everyone in the desert, and everyone in the country sides, and those whom Allah subhanho wa Taala decreed will make the pilgrimage until the day of judgment, Allahu Allahu Akbar, for those who have performed Hajj when you when we listen to this narration of Ibn Abbas or the Allahu Allah, how special do you feel? So Pamela that indeed, Hajj is a calling. It's a calling that when you go you
are answering the call of Ibrahim, and who promised to convey that call of Ibrahim to us, Allah subhanho wa Taala Allahu Akbar, we have a grant of the understanding. So this brothers and sisters is the fifth pillar of Islam in a nutshell,
a pillar, which is a great act of worship, which Allah subhanho wa Taala decreed to exist in the best days of the year, the first 10 days of the ledger, right now, I mean, all this talk makes our mouth water and makes us wish that Subhan Allah we wish we had booked our tickets for Hajj. And we wish we left with our families and friends who we just said goodbye to they have gone to Makkah and they enjoying the domain, and very soon they will make their way to Milan. Not so we would write. But this over this introduction, I bring ourselves back to the title of this talk. And that is the lessons for the resident, the resident because Allah subhanho wa Taala is the most forgiving, the
Most Merciful. Allahu Akbar. Would Allah subhanho wa Taala forget about the those who are not considered the judge in these special days? Absolutely not. Absolutely not. And these days, brothers and sisters are indeed special days. And I opened my talk today with a hoodie with a hoodie, which is sachet or a portion of that hoodie.
Right. The full version of that Hadith is that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said mermin A Yemen Allah lusardi houfy hin hubco illa la bien where the hell am Alicia? For corlew jasola while LG had to be savvy Lila for call.
Well she had to feasability illa Illa Raja Raja been FC he wore many he fell amuro Jae min Delica Ba La Akbar listen to this hadith brothers and sisters, because we celebrate this hadith insha Allah in this talk today, or in the remaining moments that we have in this talk today.
Listen attentively, oh servant of Allah. And listen attentively. Oh child of Adam. Listen to what Allah subhanho wa Taala has cited for you and I, the resident, those who cannot perform Hajj during these days are sola Salalah alayhi wa sallam says that there are no days or better days.
On which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala than these 10 days.
No better days listen to this brothers and sisters.
If you gave sadaqa on this day, it is the best sadaqa that you can give or in these days, these first 10 days of the ledger, if you observe solar during these 10 days, it is the best follower you can observe during the course of the year understand this Heidi. Now, the sabaragamuwa in the
OVA, the light of Eman is amazing when it enters the heart, we just discussed who the Quraysh were right, and now we're discussing this hadith and these four However, some of them were formerly from the days of ignorance, the days of ignorance, look what they say now, they turn to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and say yeah, Rasul Allah, or messenger of Allah, not even striving in the path of Allah
when Islam is being attacked, so that the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala can be elevated to how they understood that Islam or from the objectives of the Sharia, is that the Sharia gives an even greater protection to religion over life, Allahu Akbar,
right, religion over life,
and the value of Islam, the new the darkness they lived in. So to them, the greatest act was this act.
they said yeah, Rasul Allah, are you saying that actions in these days are greater than striving in the path of Allah? Is this what you're saying? Oh, Prophet of Allah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
yes, these acts are better. They said, not even striving in the path of Allah. He said, not even striving in the path of Allah.
That also doesn't beat an act of worship done in these days. But he said, except a person
who strives in the path of Allah with all of himself and all of his wealth, and he does not return home.
That is the only exception. Allahu Akbar, brothers and sisters understand this gift that Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed us with. So Pandora bl Allah, a great gift that Allah subhanho wa Taala has showered on love Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in these days. Allah he, you know, we say Allah Karim. Allah is generous. Allah is generous, right? But many a time we haven't really understood what this name of Allah subhanho wa Taala means. You know, perhaps in our next series, we can discuss together some of the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala have sittings dedicated in Bala he, we don't really understand the implications of the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Many of us
say, Allah is Karim. When we make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he gives us something we say Allah is Karim. He's generous. Yes, Allah is Karim. And he does that. But the meaning of Kareem far surpasses what we've understood, from Allah He Alize also carry in that Allah asks from us, when he doesn't need anything from us and he asks from us that which is for our own benefit, Allahu Akbar, that which is so little, but the reward system of Allah subhanho wa Taala is so great, what law he who can reward us as Allah subhanho wa Taala does.
Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us days. An act in this day is better when an act that one can do throughout the course of the year. Look how great the reward system is. So Pamela understand this brothers and sisters.
Do you want more examples?
Some more. By Lena through
Layla through kata.
Just striving for one night, Allah subhanho wa Taala rewards you with that better than 1000 months delay.
Who can reward us better than Allah subhanho wa Taala This is the understanding of Karim that the reward system of Allah subhanho wa Taala is unmatched. So Hannah rabina.
Take for example, the 12th RWA tip
if we observe just 12 marker acts,
in one day, Allah builds us our house, which we've never seen, never dreamt of. Never heard of engender a place which no eye has ever seen. No heart has ever dreamed.
talk and no ears ever heard of just tougher to rock before fudger before the fall of the Federal at the time of fudger and for a cart before the horse and to record after the horse and to record after my trip and to record after Isha 12 Records just for these 12 I mean, how many minutes does it take brothers and sisters? Really? How much of our time is required to do this? And benchmark it against what you would need to build a house in this dunya with a workforce of 100,000 people working 24 hours a day? How much time would you need to erect the home?
Right? And how much time is needed to observe this tough guy but Allah gives us a home that is indescribable as a gift. Look at the reward system of Allah subhanho Allah
subhana wa he will be happy he subhana wa Hill Avi
just saying these two words can be met and
coffee fatten and Elisa, it's light on the tongue and on the tongue. Heavy better Nila rush man, it's the most beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allahu Akbar.
Imagine what Allah will reward you for doing something most beloved. And I asked you by Allah, how easy is it to say Subhana Allah He will be happy he subhana wa halabi does it require effort? Really, but look at the reward system of Allah subhanho wa Taala and in light of that, understand that Allah is Karim Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.
Fasting the day of
fasting one day in the year
and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says the rewards Wait, is that Allah will forgive your sins for two years. So Allah Allah one day worship,
two years of reward Subhan Allah
right, and we feel the benefits of it in this world and the next
and the like fasting the days of Ashura fasting, the sixth fastest show while after a madman, you get the rewards of an entire year
of law, we can go on and on and on with law he our heads should stand at our new understanding of this term, Kareem that Allah subhanho wa Taala is Kareem and even in retrospect when we sin and we just turn to Allah subhana wa tada and seek forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah. Allah says young Pharaoh Luba Jamia, Allah will forgive all your sins.
Isn't that generosity from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And again, understand my earlier point, that every act of worship, who benefits from it, we do Subhan Allah, Allah is prescribed we get for our own benefit, and for doing that which benefits us Allah subhanahu Allah rewards us with uncountable rewards. We see colossal forgiveness, but by Allah we we are.
We are we are weak. We are not diligent in our worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And recognizing His mercy and recognizing the reality of his names and his qualities, Allahu Akbar, May Allah forgive us, Allah, He is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful. May Allah forgive us and inspire us to be greater Muslims. I mean, I mean, so, this is the reward system of Allah subhanho wa Taala that He grants us 10 days in the air
that are better, or the actions in it are better than the actions that can be done outside of these days of the year. Now, I have another footnote for you, because this is a question which which comes to mind, somebody might say, but what about the days of Ramadan?
Why are they not the best days of the year? Why are the first 10 days of the ledger the best days of the year? And the scholars of the past have discussed this we have lengthy discussions by Eben Raja Rahmatullah. Holly, anybody Kathy Rahmatullah Haley and others, regarding the the days of Ramadan, and more specifically the last 10 and regarding the first 10 of the hijab, and their conclusion and preferred view and Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best is that the last 10 days of Ramadan, hosts the best nights of their
wives the first 10 days of the hedger house the best days of the year. So the best nights of the year are the last 10 nights of Ramadan because they host the night of power a little further. And the best 10 days of the air are the first 10 days of will hedger because they host the deal of America, which is the best day of their Allahu Akbar. So this is just something for us to
Take note of it's that knowledge which really makes us appreciate the depth of the Sharia and makes us appreciate the wisdom of the fuqaha and Allah subhanho wa Taala to teach us that these days are the best days of the year, takes a Muslim by these days in the ayah that I recited at the beginning of our talk today. We Allah subhanho wa Taala says, oil fragile oil a national Allah subhanho wa Taala does not take a person by anything that is not praiseworthy, by anything which is not honorable, is not honorable, but Allah subhanho wa Taala takes a custom by these days. And the scholars have deduced from this Rahmatullah here at a him that this is evidence to denote
and substantiate that these 10 days are the best days of the year. And the scholars of Tafseer say that Allah subhanho wa Taala. When he talks about the 10 nights here, he's referring to the 10 days of will hedger will hedger, right. So this is the reality of the days that we are in our servants of Allah and our children of Adam.
the question comes up and about and that is, what is
or what should be the practice of the resident, that person who has not gone to arafa and will not go to Mecca to observe hedge and observe Amara, we just said that Allah subhanho wa Taala, as 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 light and the first act of worship or servants of
Allah, and oh, children of Adam,
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 one will come. Allah is Karim again, in that just after that Primavera, 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 Pudsey. We Allah subhanho wa Taala said, that all the deeds of the son of Adam and for him except fasting which is for me, I shall reward it. 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 Subhana who Allah says, Yeah, the old timer, who was yarrabah who was Shahada hooli he he left his food, halal food and drink halaal drink and marital relations which are halal 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, two era
any age add him or mean holvey him or
A limb or lethargy do actor whom shaqiri
He promised Allah Subhana who attack
that he will attack us, from our front
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 partnership and give to Allah. So imagine with this enemy shavon you find a slave of Allah, who leaves halaal for the sake of Allah, Allahu Akbar, who leaves Heller 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 or Minchin 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. And 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 the act be? How important must it be? Thus, my brothers and sisters, I invite yourself and myself from the outset, to fasting these days of
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 hedger?
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 Alhamdulillah
will increase your knowledge? We fast nine Why? Because the 10th is the day of eating and fasting, the Dr. Reid is not allowed. First thing that you have read is not allowed. So when the scholars say fasting, the first 10 days of the lecture, they actually mean the first nine, the first nine, and
it has been reported that fasting the first night was from the shooting of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Yes, the scholars they differ Is this a sooner 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 hedger 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 wasallam. 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 air to revive us? And
so in fasting, there's worship? And if your intention is to revive us sooner, which not many people? Do, you stand to gain even greater rewards? Allahu Akbar, may Allah make us revivals of the sundown? I mean, I mean, now for those who can't fast all nine, 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 was in 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 founded Sahih Muslim says that for those who fast the day of arafa the men who 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 majors,
we need to observe Toba. We need to observe Toba. So Toba is a requirement where Allah Subhana who Allah inspires and grant us strength. I mean, this is the first advice, brothers and sisters, the second invite and the 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,
Lee a shadow manaphy
Luma matin Allah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says that they may witness things that are of benefit to them,
and mentioned the name of Allah on the appointed days,
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 Eben Abbess around the Allahu Allah, that the appointed days in this ayah are the first 10 days of the hygiene we know that even our best robiola one who is the king commentate of the Quran, is the king explain of the Quran. Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam may do it for him 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 Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam supplicated to Allah and said, Oh Allah, grant him the understanding of religion and granting the knowledge of the Quran, the knowledge that will allow us to explain the Quran. What a beautiful draft, we should make this for our children or parents,
over their 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 dubbed him the first Imam 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 Annie Ramadan is not a half with a lava. Lava cover, right?
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 Imam 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, Masha Allah, like we commonly hear, why do we Allah guide you? We see I mean, right? Somebody go regardless a
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 up to do 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 there as well, we find that they'll scold you with goodness. So his mother would say male Mommy, because the mom of the harem, with raging eyes, right? And he said, 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, that deep voice that he has heavy, the hola so we should make these doors for our children these kinds of ice Soros
Allahu alayhi wa sallam made this dua or even a best robiola one 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 Lille 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 is from the Sunnah 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 increase saying, 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 Ar Rahman AR Rahim its name is best mala
and you know how you Allah salah and halal fella has a name? Yes, he does. The name of it is hey Allah.
And you know that La hawla wala quwata illa Billah has a name? He does it 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 but Allah, you know what it means by Allah increase our knowledge. So this is what we should increase in these days, brothers and sisters now. The Sharia has specified to us a how it's not just in these 10 days. It's not just about saying, Allahu Akbar Alhamdulillah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah know, in these 10 days, we have been encouraged to proclaim, proclaim these
two to say it out loud for the men, obviously not for the females, to say it out loud in the marketplaces, in the places of education, when the teaching is not happening, of course, right. Sometimes when the teacher is teaching, we start shouting, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha illAllah stirlings. There's a time and place for everything, when the teaching is not happening at the masajid. Right, right, Mr. Bean, or these accounts should be announced and more specifically the tech bill that we have these 10 days, which is known as Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha illa Allah who Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allah Allah, that Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great,
there is no god worthy of worship besides Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, Allah is Most Great, and to Allah is all praise, right? And there are many versions of this, that we're there are many versions, I wanted to share it with you but since time is running by so fast, we'll leave that for another setting with the law but any version that you use, as cited by the scholars are acceptable insha Allah insha Allah. And interestingly enough, just for your information, some of the scholars cite that this duck bead was the tapir of Ibrahim alayhi salam. And he said this duckbill when he was sharpening the knife, before carrying out the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala Subhana Allah, what
was Ibrahim Alayhi Salam doing? I mean, imagine, you've asked Allah so many years to give you a child.
And Allah gives you this child. And before these years you lived for Allah, and you died for Allah. You are a man of the heat. As a young boy, you did not accept the practices of your father and his people. And you searched for Allah. And Allah says in Psalm 81 sukima Hey, Yo Mama T Lila, Allah Allah mean indeed my Salah, and my sacrifice and my living in my dying is for a lion. This is the height of the heat. Allah He Allah has honored Ibrahim alayhi salam, because of his story, then inshallah we'll discuss Ibrahim alayhis salam tomorrow in the light.
So Ibrahim Alayhi Salam is given the sun and Allah test his toe heat with regards to the sun, that you always put the command of Allah first. Now you have something that is so beloved to you. will this affect your reaction to the command of Allah Allahu Akbar. So as he's about to do something when his body naturally is pulling him away from it his neffs and share your barn is telling warning him against it.
And beautifying, not doing this act for him. He is combating these thoughts by saying Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha illallah wa Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar Allah who
is combating these thoughts that are Why is greater, greater than my love for my son greater than what shaytan is calling me to greater than this life and this world and the material well being and financial standing of it. Allah is greater than everything. Allahu Akbar, Allah is greater. Allahu Akbar, Allah is greater La ilaha illa Allah there is no one worthy of worship besides when Allah Allahu Akbar, Allah is greater. I'm not going to fall prey to anything else which is not the instruction of Allah. Allahu Akbar, Allah Allah Allah.
recite this could be this way our brothers and sisters, we know our sins, we know what we have trouble leaving, recite the stick be when the sin is beautified for us that Allah is greater, Allah is greater. We've declared the Shahada, Allah is greater and to Allah belongs all praise and inshallah Allah will assist you against that certainly the lighter in the lighter so we need to explain this stuck we're stuck we're we need to explain it And sadly, it's a sooner forgotten
and now we have days to revive asuna days in which the X in it are better than all as the X ray Allah grant as the understanding. I mean,
it is reported that urban Farmer of the Allahu Akbar Houma and Abu hora, hora Viola who and they would go out to the marketplace during the first 10 days of the ledger, and recite the stock be allowed to remind the people to recite, and thus the people would recite, right in their own way, in their own pace in their own manner or at their own pace. And the marketplace would be buzzing with taquile. During these 10 days, imagine, who wouldn't love to go to the marketplace when you entered the marketplace and the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala is abundant and manifest. May Allah make us the revivals of the sudden. And yes, somebody might say, but you know what, when I go there, and I
announced that people will look at me funny.
This is what people say, but you know, I'll be strange. People look at me funny and say, What, what's wrong with this person? Right? And I say to you, brothers and sisters, rather be strange in following the son of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam then be strange and going against you. So
it's how you see it. What's really strange following the sun now or going against it, it doesn't matter what people see a strange, right, going against the sun that is strange. Thus, if they see you as strange, pat yourself on the back. Because Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam commanded us to be strange, he said four to ballyhoura glad tidings to who? The strange ones. So this is the second advice. The third advice very quickly, brothers and sisters, that I invite myself and yourself too is the oath here. The oath here
because this is also an act specific to these days, just like the record we discussed, are specific to these days. The oath here Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned in the Hadith, which is silly
or it is said in a Hadith, which is so he has reported by NSE been Malik robiola, one that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sacrificed to white Rams speckled with black and he slaughtered them with his own hand and said Allahu Akbar, and put his foot on its neck or on the next. That's how we started. Right? So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam slaughtered and Abdullah bin Umar radi Allahu anhu said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stayed in Medina for 10 years, offering the sacrifices over here. This is an NFS I shouldn't have the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. It is the majority of the scholars say it shouldn't. But we have some of the scholars like
the rationale for Akhmatova here and they say it's
because of how Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam never left it out. Thus, if we are able brothers and sisters never ever leave it, if we are able never ever leave it today, unfortunately, we plagued with a virus. And that's the virus which says, You know what, this is fun. You don't have to do it.
Where we leave things, because it's
why is the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu much Marine, they did things because it was
Look how opposite we are. And we want the same success. We want change, but we're not willing to tread the path of change. A wise man once said, If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got
very wise. It's a fact. If you do the same thing, the result is going to be the same. If you want
Change, apply the means of change. If you want to get what you never got, then do what you never did. Right? To complete this wise statement, right? If we want to gain the exam that the Sahaba had that Allah blessed them with, we need to adopt in our lives the means of Islam, and that is in following the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we have a Subhana who Allah grant us the understanding.
I have one Headey here that I'd like to share the hadith of Bara, robiola when he says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said whoever offers a sacrifice after the prayer has now completed the rituals of eat Subhanallah Bella so it's from the rituals of teeth. So these are three major advices that I invite you all there are many advices which are general in all the acts of worship brothers and sisters such as sadaqa such as sadaqa, right? We know that, that Allah subhanho wa Taala he multiplies our investment that's why we call it investment. We give $1 for the sake of Allah for you, though, if a hula who Allah who Allah subhanho wa Taala makes it abundant for us. So
we need to increase in giving sadaqa in these days, this is another way of resurrecting these days and constructing these days. And another advice that I come to you with. Also when we talk about sadaqa brothers and sisters, we know that the Sharia as view of sadaqa is more encompassing than just giving monetary value. It's also encompassing in smiling in the face of our brother and sister in feeding our family and so on and so forth. All these entails sadaqa. So go out and lead. Right, what are the sadaqa through our actions and make these manifest during these 10 days. We know about salah and what will make us understand the benefit of Salah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
in the hadith of Oban. He says that he asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he asked him for advice and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said assist yourself with many sujood. By increasing your prostrations. Assist yourself with many sujood for by Allah you will never prostrate and put your forehead on the ground for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala except that Allah subhanahu wa taala will increase you in rank. Allahu Akbar, you the lower you go for Allah sake, the higher you go with Allah subhanho wa Taala Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. We have McCandless, the understanding. I mean, we know that there's something known as the head Jude in the last night of
the night. We know that there's something known as Salatu Guha, we've just discussed the rewards of the sunon urawa keep the 12 Raka. And we shed many types of worship that we should engage in. And one of the things which is something well known is the recitation of the Quran, the recitation of the Quran, reciting the Quran should definitely be a major feature, a major feature during these days as it should be a feature in our lives during every day of our lives. A Muslim should never go to bed, except that they have a portion from the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala, that they complete daily, if they do not complete that portion, they should not go to sleep, right a Muslim should
ensure that they have this daily relationship with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala, as was the practice of the Salah facade of the pious predecessors before us, right. And when I say a portion, I mean a portion that we consider a rock. In our daily timetable. Iraq means that which is that which can never be changed, whether we traveling, irrespective of circumstance, irrespective of circumstance, it's something that exists in our day, just as we have the five daily Salawat the five daily Salawat and we know that Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah has granted a great reward
for the recitation of his book, and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us that a person who reads the Quran, then they benefit from the recitation by earning a Hasler for every letter recited for every letter recited, and it has an A is equal to 10 has n is equal to 10. So if you say I leave Lam Meem then this equals 30 rewards Allahu Allahu Akbar. Such an easy way to gain magnanimous rewards from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this, again, is testimony to the amazing reward system of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And how Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala is carried that we practice a little and He rewards us with a lot. We Allah subhanho wa Taala inspired diligence
amongst us during the course of our lives. I mean, and during the
The special 10 days that are about to visit us ensure brothers and sisters that in these days, your day does not go by, except that you observe them. How amazing Will you be if you wake up that day fasting, and you observe the tip of the day, and you observe the sunlight in the mosquito, with the Gemini for the males, and you observe Salatu
Allahu Akbar. And you observe this other card of smiling and greeting one another, and helping one another, and giving monetary wealth as charity and treating your families and friends for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right, right. And your tongue is moist with the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. What will be your condition if you die on that day and Allah subhanho wa Taala accepted from you. You tell me brothers and sisters,
you Allah grant us at devoxx is pleased with us. I mean,
brothers and sisters to end off, I want to I want to say, and this is important, that when we have these discussions, like during the month of Ramadan, or before the month of Ramadan, or before the first 10 days of the hedgeye, and the seasons of worship, and we encourage one another, to adopt these these worships in our lives, these acts of worship. We're not saying that you should be a temporary Muslim. Now that you should worship Allah only in Ramadan, or worship Allah during the last 10 nights of Ramadan, or worship of law during the first 10 days of the hedger. We're not saying this, oh servants of Allah, and oh, children of Adam, this is absolutely not what we say.
Because the same Allah that we worship during these days is the same Allah that that is worshiped outside of these days, Is this clear?
Is this clear brothers and sisters. So my advice to you all that from the means of resurrecting these 10 days and reviving them, and constructing them, is to build a solid Leija and intention
that you will be perpetual, with the worship that Allah has blessed you to revive during these days,
that this is a platform to jump off.
Right? Not that once it is done, we fall back on our worship, right. And that's why I said start to slowly but surely, if you can't fast, the nine days fast, the Mondays and Thursdays or even just the day of alpha, because from the most beloved acts to Allah are those acts which are the ones who have power in those acts, which are perpetual and continuous, even if they are small in a month. But they continuous brothers and sisters, right? If you fast the length of the ledger this year, have strong intentions to fast the ninth next year.
And if you have revived these 10 days during this year, have strong intentions to revive with next year as well, as well as to be resilient in these acts of worship throughout the course of the year. Because we are Muslims. During every breath that we breathe, please understand this are servants of Allah, and our children of Adam. The other point I want to mention and this is the last thing I'll say, is train for these days.
Don't just enter these days, and think that you will be resilient in them. The person who wants to win gold at the Olympics, he doesn't just go to the Olympics, he trains for four years before the Olympics.
this is the same brothers and sisters, if you want to fast in these 10 days that are coming, start fasting now, if you want to be diligent with your liquor during these 10 days, start practicing the car now, if you want to be phenomenal with with the extra set our derivative and the Doha and so on and so forth during these 10 days and beyond, remember we said not just for 10 days and beyond start now. If you have amazing data that you want to make to Allah subhanho wa Taala on these days, start now we have a grant is the understanding. I mean, I mean and then you do our brothers and sisters look after the etiquette of asking Allah for the Hara, more than the dunya look after this
etiquette, and this etiquette is taught to us in the Quran through taboo. Remember, we discussed the whole topic on the double the last time I was here, through the bar, we learned that Allah wants us to ask for the ophira twice as much as the dunya
how in the eyes of Hajj, in the eyes of Hajj. Allah subhanho wa Taala says
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Allahu Akbar, Allah subhana wa tada in the ayat of Hajj. He says, When you have finished your head rights
for the Kuru Maha, remember Allah subhanho wa Taala was all the SQL, including Dora.
Then Allah says wamena ness and from the people who make dua, and remember Allah are those who ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for the dunya but they never ask Allah for the ACA, so they have no portion of the ACA, and then our praises the others who make dua, and he says that they are those who say, or a banner, Latina dunia Hashanah, they say Allah give the ask Allah for this dunya well, Phil irati Hashanah, and they asked me to do alpha, the alpha joaquina.
And they asked Allah to free them from the hellfire. That's two to one. So the scholars have deduced that the proportion in terms of our dryer and the dryer for this dunya and the Hara should be two to one. And they deduced it from this dryer. That when we say what will fit hassayampa give us in the era Hazara that's one joaquina either banagher was the punishment of the Hellfire in the hereafter. So this to do as for the Hereafter, in comparison to one for the dunya Allahu Akbar, Allah grant us the understanding. I mean, may Allah subhanho wa Taala inspire us to be the best that we can be in these 10 days. May Allah subhanho wa Taala inspire us to be the best that we can be after these 10
days. May Allah forgive our sins and protect us from downfall because of our sins. I mean, our sins brothers and sisters prevent us from achieving our potential. So from the mannerisms of training for the first 10 days is to see Christopher stone, hula, hula, hula seek forgiveness from Allah subhanahu wa tada for when the sins are removed, our potential to achieve greatness is even greater. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us life to this these 10 days. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us teachers to our families that we live today and we convey what we've heard today to others. May Allah subhanho wa Taala be pleased with us. Grant as death was is pleased with us. Grant has a
grave which is a garden from the gardens of gentlemen, and show us our deeds, all the deeds that we did our good deeds till the time we die on our skills of good deeds of the day of May Allah show it to us will lie we live in this dunya and we don't know that yet Allah we've worshipped you Are you happy with us? He Allah we attended this talk today for your sake, have you accepted it from us? We don't know. That's why the person who passes away they don't have it's dead. In our life we live we might have a good day The next day, could we ask a lot to protect us from having a day which cancels our previous day? Right. And that is why and it's from the wisdoms of our brothers and sisters we
shouldn't be disheartened. It's from the wisdoms of Allah that Allah didn't
teach us every time we worshipped him whether he's pleased with us, or whether he accepted it from us. It's from his wisdoms that he didn't tell us when the night of power is so that we can continue striving. We can continue striving. And he robiola one is reported to have said in the law facility in the facility, that Allah subhanho wa Taala has hidden two things in two things.
And if we ponder over this, it's allows wisdom so that we strive in both these two things. He says Allah has hidden our knowledge of his happiness after we worship Him.
He hasn't told us so that we don't become relaxed. We carry on harder
We strive harder.
We ask Allah to accept. We ask Allah for forgiveness. Look at Ibrahim. When he finishes the Kaaba, him and his son. What does he say to Allah? Subhana?
Allah except for us, except from us. We don't know. We don't know. Look at Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam with a shadow of the Allah who asks him yeah Rasul Allah, if I see the night of power, what must I say?
He says, say Allahu
Allah in the car who you love to forgive. So forgive us.
After she fasted the whole month, and she's spending the nights in Nevada, I must ask Allah to forgive me.
Yes. Because you don't know if Allah accepted that Abed Allahu Akbar. Look at that. This is the wisdom behind Allah hiding it from us. This Allah says, Allah has hidden the knowledge of his happiness after you worship him. Why? So you can strive worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala every day of your life,
you can be the best with the rights of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And then he says, at the loss of Hannah, who Allah has hidden our knowledge of his own Leah that lives with us, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Why, so that you can be the best in looking after the rights of the servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because you don't know who is from the earlier that one day one day you might do you might be of service to one person who's from the only have a VA and they will make dua for you of love. And Allah will make them do the opening of your dunya and
so cannot be allowed. We all accept our deeds and be pleased with us. And grant us gender was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I love you all for the sake of Allah, everything correct set is from Allah subhanahu Allah, and he's perfect. And any mistakes are from myself and Chapin and I seek Allah subhanho wa Taala has forgiven us. Brothers and sisters just below head on for coming. I asked you to honor me with your attendance tomorrow. And I asked you to bring along to more people with you. When you come tomorrow, because you have two hands, one person you hold with your right hand and the other person you hold with your left hand and you just never know because a dead animal
is the one who invites towards good gets the rewards.
For the person who does that good, Allah will reward them. If a person through you does something good, Allah will reward him and give you also the rewards because this is the reward system of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah subhanho wa Taala is Karim varkala or sallallahu wasallam Oba ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Pamela will be having this panic alarm will be having the connection to La La Land.