Sarah Sultan – A Ramadan Like His S.AW

Sarah Sultan
AI: Summary © The speakers emphasize the importance of positive deeds and positive light in shaping one's life, as well as the success of speaking to people in public and being alone in busy settings. They stress the importance of showing a strong belief in Islam and rebuilding relationships with Allah. The success of fasting, monitoring mental health, and building physical distress tolerance is emphasized, along with avoiding regret and building physical distress tolerance to avoid negative consequences.
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tomatoes some fruit some rice and

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we're planning to decorate this weekend yeah yeah the kids are excited about that that's awesome yeah we kids we worked on that's that was done yesterday so now we got that all on decorations that haven't been that good Oh that's awesome

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spiritually I feel almost ready though that which is awesome so I had some came up the other stuff

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check Brahim What about you guys up in Canada

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we've had a lot of drama because they shut everything down the truly like the other day like they waited till after Easter and they shut everything down and we had to fight to be allowed to open the message it's a little bit at least and have there's been a lot of drama on that front but hamdulillah we're hopefully set to open inshallah everyone we're live at home that lesson only come around once a while here but a cutter to everyone that's tuning in spit out Hamza la slaughter, some are still love it he will be here woman why Allah and hamdulillahi rabbil aalameen This is you know, it came so fast Subhan Allah You know, it's been a long year obviously, but at the same time, here

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we are, one year later, or our second COVID Ramadan but this one hamdulillah things are a bit better in sha Allah to Allah opened up a bit, except for Canada, which if Rahim was just dishing on so we're making dua for everyone in the light island, but just to set this up in sha Allah, this Ramadan, of course, our theme is Ramadan with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and meeting Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam what it would be like to meet the Prophet salallahu Salam is going to be a Ramadan series along with Quran 3430 which has a Sierra focus with Sheikh Abdullah Maduro has deemed to have Sierra so we'll be doing tough Sierra and sha Allah Tala nightly as well.

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And we're looking forward to getting started just in a couple of days in sha Allah to Allah with that as we go into Ramadan bitten Allah and of course, you know throughout this, this period will also have the webathon at the last 10 Nights inshallah Tada going into the last 10 nights. We ask Allah azza wa jal to allow us to live to see Ramadan and to achieve all those to be achieved within Ramadan and to be pardoned and forgiven and attain his mercy subhanho wa Taala in Ramadan and to develop lifelong habits in accordance with the way of the Prophet sallallahu ani who has some that we can carry with us outside of Ramadan, Allah humma Amin and inshallah Tada one more reminder that

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the greet Ramadan with sadaqa is still live. If you donate at the link inshallah Tada below, Your donation will be processed inshallah Tana on the first day of Ramadan so that you get the edge of giving within Ramadan, so please do Inshallah, time to get ahead of it. And we appreciate always the support that we get from the community. You know, it was really overwhelming last year that people still gave, despite the uncertainty of the pandemic, and Hamdulillah. And we were able to actually grow as a pain to do more. So everything we do is free resources in Sharla, Tana, all of our resources are free, and the more that the community continues to support us, the more that we're

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able to give back with the night data through these free resources. I want to welcome the panel that we have today in sha Allah. First of all, I just have to say Sheikh Abdullah Maduro and like super high def, he looks like he's got like a TV camera. It's my first time seeing him like Masha I mean he's always Masha Allah neutron, Allah Nora and just just full of joy, but man, you've come a long way from last year is called and 3430 with the curtains blowing in the back and you know,

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the fan Oh, we already got a face phone. We didn't even have to wait for Quran 30 to get a facepalm out of Chef Abdullah

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but his cameras like super high def. So I think the rest of us should probably just, you know, just let him talk the whole time, right. But hamdulillah blessed to have Chef Abdullah Douro

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star, the Lagna Mala who was coming to us from California with the La unhemmed. Always a pleasure and always great benefit and great blessing and great lessons and tetapi in particular, and sister sada sold on him did a lot of learning, who has been a pioneer of the trauma series at European and has put out just so much of him didn't know but I mean through her writing, and through her lectures and various webinars that we've had with her, may Allah reward you for filling such an important void in our community. And she has a BA in Hindi or Canadian, our token Canadian for the webinar hamdulillah we've got a Canadian with us Sheikh Ibrahim, of course, well known in Canada and

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hamdulillah bromine joined the team full time recently and we're just blessed to have him there as a religious throughout.

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After in Canada, and I'm looking forward to hearing all of your insights in the nighttime. So welcome to the entire panel

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located exactly last night, I'm happy to be here

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Jack O'Brien How's Canada? Tell us about Canada first.

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So do you want to like switch the tune on Canada? Well, like you guys know, we all live in igloos and our money's worthless

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I can't wait inshallah for you guys to be able to visit us hopefully after all this COVID stuff is over. I have to show you around the best health food scene in North America is in Toronto. So

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we have a lot of secrets here and that's one of them. I gotta get one of those beavertails what do they call those Beavertail things

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Things are good. That's my cheat day

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you got to try a short my protein to okay this fella put it this Milan. Alright, so So Milan prep and we're already talking about food

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averted quite a bit from the from the Ramadan prep. So listen to that. Let's get started that inshallah just to mention one more thing with the Abdurrahman Wahid will be coming with me later to join us. Soon in sha Allah to Allah He is at a janazah for one of his friend's father's May Allah reward him and may Allah have mercy on the brother that passed away in sha Allah, He said he'll join at some point so we'll look forward to having him when we can inshallah. So Ramadan like his sallahu alayhi wa sallam, and I want us to just sort of start off because each one of you inshallah is going to be connecting a Ramadan experience that would be closest to his sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And

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I think it's important for us to just say that whether it comes to Ariba, the realm of worship, or the realm of character, the realm of just being, you know, the best servant of Allah subhana huzzah out of the best slave of Allah, the best, the most pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the supreme standard. And so anytime we become more connected to Allah, we become more beloved to Allah and we become closer in resemblance than to the Beloved One of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not just this example for us to marvel at, but he is Switzerland has Santa Lehmann county Abdulhadi, I'm an

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author. He is in you know, the supreme example for those that desire that long for Allah and goodness on the day of judgment. And remember Allah subhanaw taala frequently and so the more we remember Allah, the more we worship Allah, the more we seek to refine our character, the more we remove those things that are undesirable from our lives, the backbiting, the gossip, the waste the time, the closer we become to Allah, because the closer we resemble the most beloved person to Allah subhanho wa taala, which is our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and I wanted to start off in shell and then we'll, we'll start with Allah He, Tana. With each one of you in sha Allah. We'll

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start with Sister surah. I want to start off with something that I noted, you know, a few years ago that I find very profound that Ramadan, engages all of the articles of iman, it engages all the articles of faith. It engages your belief in Allah, it engages your belief in the angels. It engages your belief in the Prophet sallallahu and he was sent them in the messengers because you are following the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and fasting the way that all of the prophets used to fast it engages Eman, Bill Kutub the belief in the books because it is Sharon Quran. It is the month of Quran. And we honor ourselves by the recitation of the Quran

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in our lives, particularly in this month, and it is of course, what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the month in which all of the divinely revealed books came down, all of them were revealed in this month of Ramadan. Subhanallah the tilapia indeed, were all revealed in this month of Ramadan. And the Quran was revealed, of course on a little cutter, and this is shuffle Quran. So it engages the belief in the in the books and particularly the belief in the book in the ultimate book, the Quran, it engages our belief in the akhira in the Hereafter, right? Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in Hadith klutzy that Allah has said all of the children, all of

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the deeds of the children of Adam are for him except for fasting. Fasting is for me and I reward accordingly meaning it is a specific deed on the Day of Judgment, a specific reward on the Day of Judgment because it is such a sincere deed and such a rewardable deed in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala and then it engages with Kado and engages Divine Decree Laila through cada is in Ramadan

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And our decree for the year will be written Bismillahi Tana on native to Qatar and we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, for the good of it. And so it engages all of our pillars of faith, all of our articles of faith. And we basically see that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, everything that he did outside of Ramadan that made him the magnificent person that he was, and he can salatu salam, and Ramadan, he just took it to the next level. And so when we compare ourselves to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we're striving to be, you know, anything of what he was already his salatu salam throughout the year, but in Ramadan, you know, he just took it to the next level.

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And so I think the lesson that we learned is proportionality. Right? If the Prophet slicin I'm increased in this particular deed, which we were already lagging behind in, then we should increase in that deed, right. And the things that were the features of the Ramadan of the Prophet slice and um, should be the features of our Ramadan, as well except for one thing, and it's very interesting.

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And that is the abandonment of sin. The Prophet SAW Salem was never foul the prophets lie Selim was never one to engage in the Marcia and the disobedience to Allah subhana wa Tada. He was never one at his Salatu was Salam to, to engage in those deeds that would bring about the displeasure of Allah. And that is actually our starting point, that we have to see quickly, but it can also Yan can Ikuti Banda Latina and Kamala Kamala Angela canta taco and fasting has been prescribed upon you the way it was prescribed on those who came before you so that you may gain tequila so that you may become more pious conscious of Allah and abandon those sins that are a barrier between you and Allah. What's

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what's just so powerful about that is that what that tells us is that what is preventing us and excelling in those good in those good deeds is in fact, the presence of those bad deeds. What is preventing us from taking that next step is our insistence upon that regressive step. And so I just think always and inshallah Tada, I'll then pass it on to sister Sora.

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You know about the saying of Imam Hassan buslee Rahim Allah when he was asked about why we can't break the amulet why we can't pray the night prayer. And he said, Don't disobey Him during the day and he will wake you up at night. Don't disobey Him during the day and he will wake you up at night. And so the ultimate ingredient, the first ingredient, was that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam was not wanting to engage in the disobedience of Allah. And therefore he was always oriented to the obedience of Allah. And so in the month of Allah comes, the month of Ramadan comes, then it's just, you know, you're ticking into next gear rather than starting the car. And for a lot of us,

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we're just starting, right? And so how do we start and inshallah to Allah with that? I'll go ahead and I'll pass it to sister SATA bidding and Atana to get us started.

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Just like Hello, Hi, Ron. I was when I was listening to the last one. And he was happy when, when? And how bad? Does that one look, I'm for the all star lineup here. Michelle. Now I'm excited to prep for my personal Ramadan and listening to everybody's tips. Inshallah. So the one that I wanted to focus on for today is, you know, I think when we're talking about transitioning into Ramadan, a lot of us naturally think about the increase of external acts of worship, which are very, very, very important. But the one that I wanted to focus on today is more of an internal act of worship. And that's important as well.

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And so, you know, this particular one is one that can allow for spiritual, mental and emotional growth in sha Allah. So it frees up space in your life for what's important. And it's based on the hadith of little suicide, Salem, where,

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in sitting in the masjid, a man before before he walks into the master, little saw, Selim says that a man from the dwellers of Paradise will walk in now. And then a man walked in, and this happened three times. And so one of the companions of little sulci, salaam Abdullah acknowledged, you know, was very curious, this is three times what are those SlMs saying that this person is a dweller of paradise? What does he do that is so unique, that makes him from amongst those who have such a high status in the eyes of Allah pannacotta. And so he decided, you know, he requested to spend three, three nights with this man, and the man accepted and he goes to his home. And what really stood out

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to him was that nothing stood out to him, right, that that the external acts of worship were not, you know, he was doing all of the things that he's supposed to do in terms of saliva in terms of things like that. But there wasn't something that that was really really, you know, like a huge increase in in typical acts of worship. And so you know, he addressed him directly

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If you said, the Rasulillah Salam, you know, mentioned you as a dweller of paradise three times, and each time it was you who walked through those doors, you know what, what is it about you that gave you such a status that led you to deserve such a status. And the man said, You know what you saw, like my deeds are nothing more than than what you saw. And so Abdullah Nam walks away, and then he calls him back. And he says, you know, my deeds are nothing more than what you saw. But the only thing that I do that, you know that that might be something special, right? The only thing that I do is that I don't hold a grudge against any Muslim or envy anyone, for the bounties that Allah

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subhanaw taala has granted them. Right, this this idea of like hustling have been right thinking giving people the benefit of the doubt, not holding on to ill intent in one's heart that if somebody has done something that has hurt you that has offended you to not hold on to that. And perhaps one of the ways that he did that is through this idea of giving benefit of the doubt of being able to see this from a from a light a positive light of positive intent. And you know, another Hadith also SAS LM that stood out to me about this, this concept is one that also says LM is is describing the kava Subhan Allah and he's describing the kava in, you know, such a beautiful way as is, you know,

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how pure is your fragrance, how great you are, how incredible is your sanctity and things like that. And then in the end, he says that the sanctity of the believer is greater to Allah than your sanctity. And then he ends the Hadith by saying, to assume nothing but good of the believer, right in comparison to the Kaaba. So it tells you the significance of you know, how much little suicide Salah was encouraging us to do this SubhanAllah. And so it's something that, you know, some of the questions that come to my mind when I'm thinking about this for this upcoming Ramadan, right, is, what would you be able to focus on, if you weren't holding on to that grudge. If you weren't

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struggling with those negative thoughts about that person who said something that bothered you the other day, if you weren't so busy searching for possible ways that people might be intending to hurt you? Right, if you could let go of that, imagine how much space in your heart and in your, in your mind and in your time is freed up for other things? Right. SubhanAllah. And there was also salam, you know, talked about this, you know, my intent in sharing this is that it truly makes things better between people. But it truly is so much better for you. Right? How Cinnabon is for you. It's not for that other person, it's for you, but in reconciling things, between you and that other

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person that is for you, as well. But also, Selim said to his companions, that you know, shall I not tell you, you know, shall I tell you about something that's better in degree than extra fasting, prayer and charity?

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Extra fasting, prayer and charity, what could be better than those things? Right? And there's just how Selim said reconciliation between people making things right between people, and having positive intentions that you attribute toward other people, helps to make things right, between you one of the rewards of of Genma Subhan, Allah, one of the rewards that we inshallah Allah Subhana Allah through His mercy grant system. Now, one of the rewards of that, is that ALLAH SubhanA, Allah will remove what is in our chests in terms of resentment toward other people. That's a reward of Jannah right. So what if we could, you know, to some extent gain that for ourselves this Ramadan? Right.

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And so, you know, some of the things to ask yourself about this, right, is, you know, somebody has done something, is there another way that I could possibly be interpreting this? What might be going on in that person's life that led to that moment that hurt me? Right? Is it possible that I've been hurt by other people and so because of that I'm searching for possible harm in in this particular situation, is any good going to come from me attributing negative or ill intent from this person? And what could I do instead, if I let that go, and I moved forward from that. And so I asked Allah subhanaw taala in sha Allah to increase us and the ability to give people the benefit of the doubt

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to increase us and the ability to attribute positive intent to them and to allow that to be a purification for us this Ramadan and after Ramadan as well, inshallah

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Monica Lewinsky and you know, hello right away by the way, what came to my mind is the Siobhan. The Shaban regimen more than anything else is clearing your heart making space for Allah. And I think that is something just the connection between Shanna and Sheikh

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Right. And I talked about this a few weeks ago. It was something one of my teachers had shared with me a long time ago and I never forgot it the connection between China and Schick which is malice and shirk, which is polytheism to associate another God.

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And he said, a shipwreck, total tiller. Dean was Shanna Tadek with Dean.

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shirk invalidates faith.

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And Shana hatred shaves it as a prophetess. I'm sad because it's born out of envy and things of that sort. And I think what you just mentioned is very profound your opportunity costs, you know,

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the greatest thing you're missing out on is not you know, your your peace of mind is not you know, I'm not able to enjoy this time with my family, I'm not able to the greatest thing you're missing out on is you're not able to really enjoy your worship because you're so immersed in your your hatred, and

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you know, and what could even be your righteous anger sometimes about something that was done towards you and relinquishing that grudge is really removing a poison from the heart SubhanAllah. And one other thing personal lung and Allah and personal lung and the people personal lung in Allah is actually directly connected to that, because you're hosting along with the people

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includes a natural element of you know, if there's something I'm missing, or if they are indeed, as you know, if they are indeed, as bad as some say they are that some there's a voice inside of me telling you that that bad or that this was done, or this was the intent, then my husband, Yvonne and Allah, that Allah is not going to let the edge of that go to waste, Allah won't let the reward of that go to waste. And so there's a connection in the history of Vaughn and Allah, the good expectation of Allah, and the good assumptions that you have of people that, you know, the biggest fear of having good assumption and people is what they'll take advantage of that. But if you have

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has none and Allah, they can't take advantage of that, because you'll take advantage of it, because you'll get the reward from Allah subhanaw taala with anything that happens there. So does that come off here for that beautiful reflection?

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Well, yeah, gone. No, you know, as you said, that I'm sorry, just to add one thing that came to mind, from like a brain perspective, the connection between like husbands of people and husbands, Allah's parent data, if you're scanning your life for ways people might hurt you, you're going to end up scanning your life for ways that you're going to, you know, feel a sense of distrust from Allah Subhana Allah as well. Right? Like if your brain is in protective mode constantly, that can even affect the ability to trust. And you know, expect the good of Alas, Pat data as well. So so that's what came to mind as you were sharing that because I can modify it. And

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that's a beautiful connection, because when you have bad expectations of people, we mentioned that the other is part of our Amen. So you have bad expectations of what's going to come from what Allah ultimately has control in. Right? So that's the beautiful connection within it. And I like how you mentioned

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Subhanallah you know, and not having any grudges with people, you know, subhanAllah and that's, that's one thing I remember one of my mentors told me a long time ago and he said, Ramadan is when I send texts out call people, you know, and ask, is there anything in the hearts you know, saying if there's anything that I've done, there's a possibility of one person you know, I send a text or I call him before text was, you know, I just call them and see if there's any anything in the heart and if there is and we can, you know, talk it out Subhanallah so that's very important and it takes it takes effort you know, and that's what you know Sugarman was saying about the Prophet SAW Selim,

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it was kind of you know, Ramadan kind of edge with ma a coin as a companion said that he was the best study best manners. So it takes digging deep within yourself and making that call or sending that text for the sake of Allah subhanaw Without it's not easy, but it's not supposed to be easy.

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So to look on our show from Ryan Amash, almost doubled up mental heat, person have you been given how how are you? How are you sir? Solid?

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Labor if we can move this up, we know you just came from Janaza May Allah azza wa jal have mercy on the one who passed away

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and lost pets or reward you for being a part of that, can you share who he was so we can make dua for him Inshallah, so that people can see, he was one of my close friend, he, his mother passed away, his name was busted. His mother passed when he was maybe like, in seventh grade or eighth grade. So this person took care of him all his life. He was his uncle, his mom's brother, and he got diagnosed with cancer a few months ago, and his health started deteriorating in the last week or so. And so they were expecting it, but it happened very quickly. And he passed away Friday, early morning between the hundreds and hundreds.

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And so today was the janazah. And, you know, it's just, it's I don't know how to put in words, but it's the first janazah and our institution since my brother passed away six months and four days ago, so it was kind of

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Yeah, I mean, I'm on here so inshallah we'll say a few words, but it was kind of difficult because it's the first time we bought a

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body to our our building since that time, so it just brought memories of that.

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But underline Allah give them didn't deliver for DOS, he was a sick man. And I always might when we when you put my brother in his grave, my older brother said like he was the youngest among us. And now he's the oldest because he's 33 years old now. So this this all these images sometimes were all 65 Seven years old, who would not who wouldn't want to be young again? Who wouldn't want you know, full hair on their head again, who wouldn't want to be and the moment you pass away and somebody's got agenda you're 33 years old, the identity so I mean, you know, these things started coming but Sharla isn't easy. He's he's in a better place, but I'm not sure if we are but inshallah we'll be

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For him, Allah may Allah subhanaw taala have mercy on him and have mercy on your brother, Eliza to allow them to be from the people of Jonathan DOS and allow us to be jointly with them and love them. I mean,

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it's like a mafia.

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It's hard to sort of transition back Mufti Saab How about you just while we have you in sha Allah?

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Sure, share your words your heart is in a good place for the nighttime and you can turn on PrEP inshallah for us. So SR sada just spoke about the importance of hustlin lon and Allah and Hurston have been in the people as well. And removing from our hearts scratches, removing from our hearts, things that would prevent us from immersing ourselves in Ramadan. So, would you have anything to sort of build on that inshallah? what's your what's your normal bond prep tip for us? Alright. So homerun is good, you brought that up. I would, something I was working on last month. And I'm so grateful that I was started working on it last month. And

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it helped me out. This is something that really helped me out to my brother passed away. On October 5, one of the things you heard from people was that don't find yourself alone, you know, don't be driving alone in the car. And don't ever see yourself alone in the house, because that's when it's really going to hit you always be around people. And that is true to a point that definitely it's true. But I found that the most comforting moments was when I was alone.

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Because nobody really understands what you're going through. other than Allah subhanaw taala because he put it he put you through it. So yes, you can speak to this person. When you speak to people around you, it makes a difference. Just getting it off of your shoulder, just speaking, letting just venting, even talking to people on Oh, you don't understand how much difficulty there's this that it just helps just speaking about it. And we understand that it's a factual thing. You don't constantly let the person speak. once more to speak, the better they feel.

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I feel that in Ramadan, there's so many collective Ibadat things that we're doing together all the time. So we eat so together we pray Salah together inshallah we'll be in the masjid and we go for we go to work, we come back, we prepare for Iftar together, then we motherlode in Asia everyday. Ramadan is like a collective month where everyone's together and it's great. But a mighty for this Ramadan to all of us is schedule a time of your day in which you are alone with Allah subhanaw taala. And in that time that you're alone scheduled this to be on your to do list, I mean, there's so many things, people will tell different variations, different rhythm, I will say different

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things. This is the top 10 things to do on your lawn to ah there's that all these amazing about that. But for me personally, and anyone who is going through something similar, like going through difficulties, whatever it is in your life that you're going through

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the most comforting thing to me of course, reading books and learning knowledge and speaking to people, it's comforting, but the most comforting thing for me. And our I want to continue in a moment is just speaking to Allah subhanaw taala it's common knowledge that I started this last Ramadan, you know, even though I was really weak at it, but it really helped me out after my brother passed away because you started this habit and you could bank on it after because, you know, you just go right back into it. And then you just cry in front of Allah, you just open up your heart in front of Allah and he understands what you're going through. And so I would say that this idea of

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you don't you don't need you don't need to learn to us. You don't need to learn certain words. You just need to speak. He's your friend. He understands what you're going through. Just speak to him in whichever manner you're speaking to. And it comes in handy to a person who's speaking to Allah and he says, Oh Allah, you're my slave and I'm your Lord. You know, like he literally switched it up. And Allah forgive him because of that just because he was the way he spoke to Allah. Akbar. Allah he says, long poem, but you know something that we can reflect over he says something what we're going through similarly, he says duniya ki methylome, said Octavia who rob Kia looked for Angie Mancha.

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Did he put together whole surestay Back to home they will do the Hemera SS good. Just put the three Bifido Martha who harmos Cheaper

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Yeah, Arzu Henry. Diamond Makaha. Cook, he taught us a jump Raho Azad Ficus who was let me didn't go Xaro dunya que romka They'll say cartoni culture go. He says dunya Kima philosophy Dr. Guerra Oh ALLAH I'm just tired. I feel like I can't breathe. I've heard this like three three times the last week from people. If I feel like I'm suffocating even though you're in the middle of everybody, you have everyone around you but the Catholic can't breathe. And this sort of balancing over here. All I feel like I can't breathe. Again look uneven catch up. Did he put together what what is what benefit is there in this crowd in this audience? When you're restless from inside? He said, Oh Allah, I'm

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trying to run away from this, you know, not that I have to avoid, of course, the person, the person said, a person who meets people and his patients who and he exercise or She exercises patients on the difficulties that receive is better than the one who's alone. But still, Allah is saying to the problem for either for Dr. fansub, what a better relate Abdullah, you know, when you get done with everything or prophet of Allah, please spend some time alone along with me and the Prophet would yearn for that time where he would be all alone with the last battle, and he would not compromise anything on that time. This is only for him and Allah subhanaw taala. And the people of the past,

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they were the you know, they were the people that brought the best, most justice and they brought so much greatness to this world. But one thing they never left sovereignity blah, blah. They never missed time at night speaking to Allah Subhana Allah. So he says, so so good, just carried bifida. Whoa. So Homer, this is crazy line. He says, I'm searching for such silence, in which even speeches would envy. So you have speeches that affect in motivate you right like that? I heard that speech and, like, it motivated me so much. The new series are coming out. shakaama like, yeah, that really pumped me up. But he's saying, I'm actually looking for such silence, or even speeches with envy,

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like, Whoa, how did this have such an effect on this person? How does he goes on by saying different things that you know, people to understand or do forgot for him has, you know, shut them or you don't understand it says, I can't do anything about it. And another place he says, or Gabi will jump without hottie Janome doesn't it here on call Monza la semana makes it once you have this spirit of this Falcon, which is it's roaming around everywhere, it's a public bird. But at the same time, one of the things about this bird is it finds time alone, alone somewhere, if you develop this quality, Kabbalah says then you can see your destination above the skies, meaning you could see the light

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beyond the tunnel. You can envision things in a much different light, I found that if we all can work on this quality in any way it's going to be it's going to be very awkward at the beginning, you sitting down all alone, but then you start speaking to Allah as if you could really, really like feel that Allah is listening to you, it's a different feeling. And just, you know, everything's in your heart. Today, we know how to share our problems on social media to people all around us. But we just don't know how to speak to the one who is the solver of our problems. So let's present present our problems in front of him. So he can solve it. And I'll conclude by saying, the people of the

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past they were they just knew how to speak to Allah smart Allah. They never really asked Allah for too much, but they just knew how to speak to him. One scholar he used to say, in his every single day and his manager to say, let in Parliament and he be the new build authority when Nickleby Afric while in Parliament and he beat Albertine Talib button that can be so high, whether in adultery and narla. Elena and you have a book, his name Lucilla Mandarin, he used to say, Oh Allah, if you ask me if you present my sins in front of me, then I will present all the pages of Quran Hadith about your forgiveness. So oh, look at my my sins, your forgiveness, they don't even come close to each other.

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Then Oh ALLAH if you present me by saying to me that oh, where's your Toba? Like, yes, I will forgive you. But where's your Toba? Then I will present your generosity to you. So Allah you also said you're generous. Then he says, Oh Allah, if if I know I'm not worthy of gender, but if I ended up in Jahannam, I will tell the people of Jahannam that I love you. Well, I never understood this until when I

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went through with my brother, where people are looking at you. People are not Muslims. Atheists are looking at you like okay, this is really gonna break this person. And you look at them in their eyes and say, I love Allah more now. I don't care what happens. Right? And those people can I believe that our relationship is completely different. So we just say Oh Allah, no matter what you put me through, and me or hymnbook I still love you. This is a conversation. I urge everyone to start developing in this collective month of ours. still find time where you're sitting alone, and you're speaking to Allah subhanaw taala you will find that this will be the powerhouse for you hold that

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you will not get tired. If you look you look forward to this and then you build upon it for the rest

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Today I hope I never took more time than a lot of time even though I do all the time

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Shut up man you you really touched our hearts in a way I don't think you can imagine so many of us from time to rewarded you made us want to have mercy on the the dear brother that you buried today and your dear beloved brother that you had to endure the pain of bearing the six months back so made those parts out of BLESS YOU deserve credit for that beautiful beautiful reminder

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alone I mean, I mean not you know, I found it so powerful. The way that you were talking about

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taking your emotion and making it into a diet to help you connect with Allah subhanho data. And I was thinking about Nora holiday Sadam and how in the Quran, Allah, you know, he's described as saying, I'm so defeated, so help me right, like he takes this emotion. And he turns to us past data and seeks help from the one who can who can help him. And I, you know, in hearing my, like my clients is share their emotions in therapy. And that's one of the pieces of therapy that's supposed to be healing, right. So can you imagine the healing that can also come from sharing those emotions with the healer, right, the source of healing Subhanallah and so it's such a beautiful reminder to

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second love hate and for sharing that.

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Vulnerable have will go on a phone call after and I'll translate those poems for you. Okay?

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What wouldn't be it would not be a Mufti

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moment without an acrobatic poem in Urdu. And,

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yeah, and then making us cry, and then making us laugh like, that just wouldn't, it wouldn't be the same. So as

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well, I'll reward you. And

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yeah, I was proud to bless you.

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And by the way, I'm wearing the vest in the Milan series. So

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I mean, you know, people been asking

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for, like,

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they see around, I'm like, he's just a want to be, you know, like we

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This is something the marketing team put into this, I can tell you that for sure.

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I'll tell the story. I'll tell the story of the vest. Because you never gifted me with one and you guys never gifted me with one. So I'll have to tell the story. I got it from a random Nica as I was going into record meeting Muhammad's license I said you know what, this looks pretty nice. I'm gonna keep it on. So you never got me one because you you obviously don't find me worthy.

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You know, of your poetry or of your of your clothes. But um, hum. Did Allah someone else gave me one share, so we're good. So now I can I can pretend I can come to Mr. And I can done the best I can. But

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we have to get to a turbine that goes seven times on your head, not six. It has to be seven has to be it has to be big enough. She'd have to like don't do those things palms. I'm gonna see you in a moment and allows you to move on.

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He's doing his face palms in high def right now like super high def. And with that we just we still got a lot of time to go Bismillah

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Sheikh Abdullah Abdullah mash Quran

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you're on mute chef

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good No, you're good yeah. I'm gonna lie but I mean so a lot of some of my back and I interviewed him Hamid while he was he made and my body just to kind of capitalize on what shake shake of their members mentioning.

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Was was was was very beautiful in regards to you know, just reminding me of which will come at the end of Ramadan but does not mean that it's only confined to the end of Ramadan to the last 10 days of Ramadan. Here it's decaf and at KEF is to be stationary or devotional worship within a place. Primarily the Masjid. I remember one of my Subhanallah one of my best friends that I was studying within Medina, Sao Paulo, he got accepted to Medina, you know, when he was around 1718 comes from a very strong family mashallah Tabata Allah. And I remember he gave me advice, you know, to just go to a when you go to the masjid because we should go to the Heroine Make a ticket. So as soon as we get

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to the door of the harem, you're like, Okay, so I want to I really can't go off somewhere where no one knows you. And there's no distractions. You know, so that was that was huge advice for me because but it was normal for him. But it was Subhanallah it really touched me when he did that because as soon as he did it, I knew what he meant since he shook my hand and looked at me. We traveled for hours. And I'm like, Okay, got you. Right so it was Subhanallah I'll never forget was in Mexico Subhan Allah was the last year shaken Earth they mean was given the Halaqaat giving them the lessons in Mecca. And you know, every time he would speak every couple of minutes,

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you know, he was coughing and things of that nature. I am allowed to either, but it was an experience that after that I was hooked. You know, it was really

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It's a calf was my you know Subhanallah my my go to particularly because of that reason of spending time alone with Allah subhanho wa Taala and conversing with him through the slots through reciting the Quran through asking ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala and not being distracted at all. And I think that is a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful point that he mentioned. And guideline and pointing for us to, to really ponder over and just ask ourselves how much alone time on purpose for Allah have we spent? That's what I want to talk about roughly. Not exactly the alone time but what would get us there in sha Allah Allah. As we know the beautiful Hadith of the Prophet sallahu wa Salam is actually three.

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It's easy for us to memorize, you know, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he said, three the Hadith in Bukhari and some Bukhari and Muslim said man Famara, Medina Eman and 87 COVID Allah who met them in Thembi when sama Ramadan Iman were 87 who fear Allah who met at the moment then be woman arm and a little other Amen, where it saben or who fear Allah Who MetroCard the moment and so there's three things here. And these two, how do you the process some of the first one, he said, Whoever fasts the month of Ramadan, with firm belief and conviction and hoping for his reward, then he will is previous or her previous sins will be forgiven. Second Hadith, who stands the month of Ramadan, with

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conviction hoping for his reward, then his or her previous sins will be forgiven. Third Hidin whoever stands the night of other okay latest other with conviction and hoping for his reward, his or her previous sins will be forgiven. So we see just the first part of the hadith is something that is slightly different, but it's all in the month of Ramadan. So the prophets Elijah was synonymous talking about standing. And the month of Ramadan, which is prayer, which is some of the scholars mentioned is In another Hadith, that the prophets Elijah was setting them he used to desire for the Muslims to stand in prayer and primarily the scholars mentioned this being tucked away when Abu

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Huraira mentioned this that it was him hoping for the companions to stand but he didn't want to make it obligatory upon them. So as a as an encouragement, he mentioned this hadith moneyfarm Ramadan and emailing with whoever was to stand in the month of Ramadan in prayer primarily totally. with full conviction hoping first reward, then he or she will be forgiven, their previous sins will be forgiven. So this is beautiful because when we look at tarawih it's something that should you know, looking at the Gemini and looking at the congregation, especially this year, for those of us that are able to make it to the masjid or here those that are able to go you will see people that you

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haven't seen in a while and you will see all of your brothers and sisters and you're all praying together, listening to the Word of Allah subhanho wa Taala being recited, and also in fasting this month of Ramadan and standing in the night of other but I want to touch on primarily the second part of this hadith because that was the first part. There's three the second part is where he says Eman and witty saben and Subhan Allah is beautiful in reading the works of of Noah famed Josie Rahim Allah to Allah when he talks about this concept of Eman, anti sad even though I translated it as conviction on a Yaqeen platform hamdulillah seems like we call him a common makan and head on makan.

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You know, we can say conviction and it is that which is it pushes you to do an action of higher to Allah to your Creator. You know and that's the belief in Allah firstly knowing who he is knowing that he is one and he is not like any other and he is a creator of all things. Therefore, everything other than Him is creation and naturally the ingrained quality of yearning for one deity that is what is ingrained within all of creation and that Eman is that which one needs in order to pull through and that's why says Eman and we're at seven and every they call us my friend they actually the reason that they did this action was for this purpose. So it was Eman and ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada

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belief in Allah subhanaw taala conviction trust on her love all of these aspects of worship this Eman and Allah so what I like to say is this is your motivation. This is what got you up in the middle of the night. This is what after shallow this will be all of us but the reality is after you made you had your huge Iftar and you know you unbuckle your belt buckle you go to the extra hold you know that is you know it's gotta get a little bigger and the like okay we gotta get we got to totally but you still getting up to go to totally. It's that the man that motivated you to do so inshallah it's that the man that pushed you to go and pray for a week with the Jamar because

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hopefully when you are there you have which is next the destination. So we talked about the motivation and your destination that which pushed you to do an action is

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Are Eman and wadge. Any man who wants to have the man the initial belief that you have, I believe that God created me. And I believe also that Allah made this obligatory being this Ramadan. And I believe also that this torah, we would make me a better person. If I go and pray Taraweeh in the congregation or I pray at home with myself, as opposed to someone did by himself or with his family. This is something that Allah loves, you know, Subhan Allah was I was I was at a public place the other day he reminded me of my children and all of us have faced this, you know, I saw the guy on the island he was with his children and his children were like, Baba looked at me, look at me, look

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at me look at what I'm doing. And they were performing and actually look at so they wanted their dad to see them because they wanted their dad to be proud of them. Well, we as all a bad Allah, we want Allah subhanho wa Taala to see us. We know that he sees us at all times. But we want him to be happy. We want him to be pleased with us. We want to go to Jana or Allah, Samantha says Radi Allahu Anhu. One other one, that Allah subhanaw taala is pleased with them, and they are pleased with with Him what He has given them. So this image is something that is very, very important for us, that when we have this motivation, and we have this belief in Allah, that he's made it obligatory, or

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he's made it recommended for us and that we will receive the reward. That is where the anti sap comes from the at SAP. As scholars, as mentioned off the top, he mentions later, almost top Leland ame will later we'll start dealing with the end of it to me, he says that, you know, the one that hopes for the reward is the one that does not feel a burden when fasting was stuff good. And Satya means heavy, it is not a heavy burden on you. And later most of the other 2am is like Oh man, it's gonna be the 16 hour part of the year, man.

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All right, I guess I'll do this. Let's just Let's just get it over with, right. We really have to check ourselves and see this. He said, we're really hoping for the reward. We want this reward from Allah subhanaw without it because we know what it means. Because of that, man.

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We've established that relationship or we're trying to establish the relationship because of that Eman that we have. So trying to establish it setting your alarm clock looking at your calendars saying you know I'm going to make a change or this one thing that I'm going to be consistent on which we'll talk about inshallah Tada, it is that motivation to get to a destination motivation, ie man, the destination at Serb and that is something that is so beautiful because when one is constantly yearning to get to that place, or constantly yearning for the reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala what's the reward? who fear Allah who met at the moment and being what's interesting is

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that the prophets of Allah Allah was telling me who Fidella who mentored them Mata aka that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what previously his previous and future sins will be forgiven before us. Our previous sins will be forgiven in sha Allah, if we had this motivation, trying to get to this destination hoping for the reward from Allah subhanho wa taala. And standing in Ramadan in prayer permitted taraweeh, the last third of the night, and then also fasting in this beautiful month and standing for later to other this beautiful aspect of this motivation and destination is also so profound. Because when we look at our previous sins, you know shot Ben as a Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said had a shot from young Buffalo and who cathedra minuteness. He said that this is a month that many, many people are negligent upon because it's between Roger men ashore from the prohibited months, and also the month of Ramadan. It is the eight month shot ban, and he loves to fast this month. And it was these were raised while he was fasting. Because as scholars mentioned, Ibn Rajab and others, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam always took advantage of doing actions of worship in times where people will be negligent. As we see in times of fitna the thought of Alumina layer, the last sort of the night suburban Layli, when nasally and prayer agree at night

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when people are asleep, trying to do actions of worship when the majority of people most likely may not be doing it. Now, with that reality, let's look at the last 10 months because maybe Shopback, hungry Allah, you know, we fasted a good amount of it, where we're conditioning ourselves to doing a great job. But the past 10 months when we look back, there definitely was some toxicity. There definitely was some negligence, there definitely was some sins that all of us could have committed. And that's the beautiful wisdom behind a little filler that we were meant to put them in them be that it was a it's the passive tense of the verb, that it was forgiven, previous sins will be

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forgiven that we see in this in this beautiful, beautiful Hadith, but it's an encouragement for us to look at how we can initially motivate ourselves to continue on this axis.

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And while we do this act of motivation that we want the reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala and I want to end by saying I do I don't primarily like the word motivation a lot because it is something that is temporary it's when you light the fire to motivate but to keep it lit you have to be disciplined and discipline always our science motivation. We're going to talk about that beating the lights on so many Allah Subhana Allah make us of those that have this Eman, anti sad when standing in the month of Ramadan, standing on data to other and fasting in this beautiful month hoping for his reward that is endless and that cannot be domesticated to any shape form or fashion. Allahu

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Absolutely beautiful LACMA Kashia, lowfield Allahumma Atacado and MB. I never thought of the connection between the prophets I some forgiven for all of his previous and future sins and we seek to be forgiven for all of our previous sins. May Allah reward you

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We haven't heard much from SR Libnah Sheikh Ibrahim, so

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I thought it's kind of like, you know, I was reflecting on this the other day that all of like the concept of fasting itself is all about building the Eman and because you know, fasting differs from other actions and that you can't see someone fast. You know, we meet each other and Ramadan, I assume you're fasting, you assume I'm fasting but really nobody knows if I'm sneaking off somewhere and eating some food and if you're doing the same Allah why them right. So in the end of the day, it's it's a secret between us and Allah subhanaw taala and the only reason you would follow through on a fast is because you know, that one day you're going to meet Allah subhanaw taala one day you're

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going to, you know, get that reward from Allah subhanaw taala right. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, this slightly me for Hetton right to the one who is fasting, they have two forms of joy, the joy when they break their fast will fall has an under the Arab day and the joy when they meet Allah subhanaw taala. So the only reason we would fast is because we have that Eman. We're going to meet Allah subhanaw taala. And that this fast is going to have value. And so this panel is a beautiful talk from shahada, Allah that really all of us building our Eman and rebuilding our faith in our expecting of that reward from Allah subhanaw taala

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was not gonna knock our sister look now Bismillah

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does that

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they're just to reflect briefly, I should have done more. I think that's a, you know, a beautiful reminder. Because I know, for some of us, perhaps we've been fasting for many years. This was something that we were used to doing. And for others, maybe we're entering the the folds of Islam just recently, and maybe this is our first Ramadan. For some, maybe they were born into Islam, and maybe this is a practice they used to do when they were younger, but for some reason, this has been a time where they have fallen off of either salah, or, you know, prayer or fasting. And for some. I know there's some, you know, there's some jokes that go around about Ramadan Muslims, you know, but

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but this what you reminded us of I should have done that is that, you know, it's never too late for us because with that Imam and with that he said, that can propel us to say, this is the Ramadan, I'm going to turn around, you know, and all you can do is just start one day at a time. So so it's really a blessed opportunity for for those of us who are you all of us on our spiritual journey. And for some of us who have really, you know, this is a time that we're just trying to come back from, from a period of time and where we have we've been heedless, or perhaps we've been neglectful, I should say I should say neglectful in our responsibilities. For the most part, Paola, what a what a

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blessed opportunity we have to start and it's never too late. I felt last month Allah would never turn down your efforts despite other people may be judging you and saying oh, you're just you're just doing this you know, because it's Ramadan. So we should never belittle such a thing and and I hope any of you out there that are watching and this is your this is your time where you're really thinking I want to turn myself around hamdulillah grab onto this opportunity. I was born to Allah, you know, Inshallah, with that event, and it does happen, it will reward you for it inshallah.

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I would just like to alumni and sick of the law and Brahim from entering those things. I feel like the word is the sub sometimes, like we could, we could we could be in a position where we don't under fully understand what it really means like this up. And I found that

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the time where I fully understood that what this meant was when I coupled it with another word which is called It's the law. Right? And it's the law means being mindful, present minded. So think about this for a second. What is the single most

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effective ingredient to benefit from your journey to Medina and maca? Hello, this is

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I believe this will be the top of the list, this is the single most effective ingredient in order to benefit the more you have of this, the more you benefit, and the less you have less you benefit. Of course everyone benefits inshallah. And

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if I'm not sure if you're keen knows this, but I think I'm like, I can call first on almost every video that comes out. So the last video that came out were just came out a few minutes ago and I was walking to the for my car to hear and I played it. What would you say to the Prophet Salam, if you've seen him? Say, Omar, you know, I mean, I'm sure most of you haven't even watched it yet. Yeah, Homer, I just I just watching this And subhanAllah this, this is this is something that you should think about it. So here's what is that one most the most effective ingredient and I believe it is the Lord being present minded. When you arrive in Madina Munawwara understanding that this is

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the same city, same soil that the Prophet SAW once walked upon. These are the, this is the same mountain that the Prophet saw one saw. This is the same Kaaba or the Prophet SAW with his tears with his blood, which he hung to O'Hagan which he, which he saw on the day of Congress of Makkah, which he saw when he was leaving Makkah, I mean, think about all these different things, and then you can feel it. And if you just look at the copper, the copper is really, I mean, nobody, like nobody in the world would make a home like this, you know, it's just, it's a structure there. And people you know, there's the curtain of the Kaaba, but it has such an important you know, that's, it plays such

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a huge role in our lives. When I look at the Kaaba, and this is what my father taught me this look at the Kaaba. I try to think of all the different times that the Prophet saw the Kaaba and the Kaaba and I will say if the Kaaba had a tongue what would it say? Right if the moon had a tongue loaded say if Ramadan could speak, what would it say? So have it's difficult to be present if your present mind when you go to Medina and Mecca, you're able to benefit and you kind of, that's why my mother would never walk with his shoes in Madina Munawwara so many people, they're so pretty, like I hope I don't walk on the same place where the person walked upon right? And so I could speak about that

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some other day, but coming back to Ramadan, imagine imagine Ramadan now and imagine how the prophets of salaam would interact with the month of Ramadan. And it's not like, you know, hunger was the order of the day before it was not like they were just hungry in the Milan hunger was order of the day where they were hungry before and after. And the month of Ramadan came to them as as this gift and they said okay, this is an opportunity to really benefit from the treasures of Allah's Pantalon His mercy. So there were so present minded about every single moment they say that people in the past you could literally count how many words they would say in the month of Ramadan, because they

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wanted to live capitalize on every single moment, because it's not really at that point. Like it is tiles in front of you. It is this big structure of machinery, but they could look beyond that, you know, that's looking beyond that. Yes, it's a month of Ramadan, you know, Brahim said, Well, I don't know you're fasting but I'm fasting but you know, that's the truth but look beyond that look at look at how much benefit you can have from this and then that leads you to this up when you present minded then it leads you to now understanding what the reward is. And I don't know if I if there's anyone more excited honestly to even though this Ramadan will be extremely tough for our family

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because the first Lashon Milan was the first Ramadan in which all of our brothers were together because there's COVID and we let her out with me She surprises and more of the three of us we let her away and read the whole Quran in my mother's house with my mother behind us and our you know, my sister in law's my wife and you know, every after eight regards me and my mother because I'm the tea guy in my house. So I make all the different types of teas I act like I can make tea you know, make a lot of noise in the kitchen break something do this and you know, pretend like I'm doing a lot and so I mean him used to make the tea and he used to serve and I could imagine I just can't even

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imagine how difficult it's gonna be for my mother and my father and I know how difficult it is for myself but at the same time, like this is another opportunity to really like okay, this is we're going to come this month of Ramadan with a broken heart with a different type of feeling and now we're going to try to get even more reward from it maybe this is the month which can completely heal us from our pain. That's That's how we're looking at this one. So soak up the law like thank you for mentioning that the sad part because I believe that it's coupled with this law, being mindful and present minded if you don't have that if you come to Salah and you're not you're not present

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management, Salah How can you be present minded enough to think seek the reward? So you have to be mindful that you're there and then it leads to seeking the reward

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that's a beautiful point. You might say it just remind me about what we saw.

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The process of selling right you know the process that I'm that we saw this where he would fast continuously he wouldn't break as fast as Mueller he would continue on for days fasting and then some of the Companions would do it and then this and then the puzzle is still a mess and why they're doing it and they mentioned it really we see you too awesome. He said anyway, Utah m&e, Robbie will your skin and some of the scholars mentioned that it was because he was so Musa winner of the CME, just like you mentioned, he was someone that was so present that that wasn't even a thought you know Subhanallah and as you mentioned the alone time with your T calf. And I highly implore Muslims to

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really you know to make it to Katherine if possible if it's not the 10 Nights one night between monger Manisha the scholars have mentioned just you know, time on purpose spending alone with Allah subhanho wa Taala will lie when you reach a certain point to where you understand the whole concept of how the process automated we saw because you're just your mind is in your soul is so divided, so undivided, you just really with Allah subhanho wa Taala and as you mentioned what I tell a lot of youth, even new Muslims you know when you're praying and what do I think about when I pray and youth I tell you I tell my sons I know sometimes you're gonna get sick you're not thinking about you know

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your prayer when you're in your prayer, think about things that happened in your life and associate that to a name or action of Allah subhanho wa Taala anything you know if it's something bad you've done ill afford if it's something good good you've done and Hamid you know hamdulillah a shock or just anything that's happened in your life you know, when you see movies, you'll see scenes and things of that nature. So do the same thing when you're when you're praying or when you're trying to focus on Allah think of things that have happened in your life and that may help you be more stuck than someone that is present in the moment with Allah subhanho wa Taala and not anything else so

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just allow that to Alikum at point that you add inshallah

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I cannot relate with the example you gave me when you see movies like what is that? Oh

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here he goes again. You know

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be honest Alright, how many how many how many you don't watch movies in English that's all it is. All right.

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refuses to watch movies in English. I've never seen the guy eat non Desi food.

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Really? Must have the right man. Yeah, like how jeez that guy and has this like roasted chicken? What's this? You know? Let me go fine.

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only doesn't like like he's too good for Americano, coffee. He's too good. The key word for masking movies is documentary. He's gonna say that hellos then

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That's right. That's right. No, I'm sorry. Hey.

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Sorry about that. But yeah.

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Like, oh my gosh,

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I love bless you. So you know, Inshallah, we've got just about 25 minutes or so left. So I want to

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let's kind of go through sort of our final advices. But you know, we really haven't heard much yet from Sheikh Ibrahim and started a look now so

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I know both of you inshallah have a very specific message for us, then we can kind of just end off and I'll try not to, hopefully, Mufti Abdul Rahman wants anything that provokes a reaction, kind of keep it keep it the way that it is. But by the way, one thing before I hand it back off in sha Allah, the ad

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or the video that just went out on the on the meeting the prophets I send them

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is a very that was a very beautiful experience for me personally. So I actually interviewed people and I had these questions I first put them in Medina. I said, Have you ever been to Medina and then start to then ask them okay, well, do you think the prophesy son wanted to meet you just like me and then it's like yes, he actually did want to meet you and then after that, okay, well what will you say when you meet him it his salatu salam so it's a it was it was a beautiful experience to ask a diverse group of people those questions so please do watch the video and shallots I just got released actually before the webinar and benefit from a bit and and and to remind everyone the great

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Ramadan wood sadaqa link is in the description inshallah Tada. So please do inshallah consider being a keen supporter as always been an icon on your donation will be processed on the first of Ramadan and with that in sha Allah Tada we started looking at the smaller your final advice some words for us is we're going to Ramadan and then we'll go to Shiva Brahim and sha Allah and give everyone just a few words to end off inshallah. Inshallah does that come okay, this fella so that'll send them on that was totally been enjoying the back and forth conversation I'm delighted to have benefiting and hamdulillah and as so I like this you know, find nuance you know, not really movies but

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documentaries, right? It's all in the wording. And that ties in nicely to what I was going to talk about until I kind of

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you know, one of the things

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sister sought out hamdulillah mentioned you know, kind of the, the inner reflection in the in the inner type of worship that we want to be doing when it comes to posting have done about

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There are people that can help us when it comes to hosting a bundle. But last month Allah and Allah reminded us about, you know, our worship in that hadith talking about fasting prayer and then

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pm in particular and then prayer and little other doing little other Chela.

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You know, and another form of worship that I would like us to think about is as our Marma lead is our dealings with Allah mortarless creation. So part of our, you know, you know, responsibility towards the last part that Allah is doing, the the acts that He has commanded us to do, and that's between us and Allah subhanaw taala when it comes to fasting when it comes to prayer, when it comes to southern Gaza cut, of course, other cut benefits people but Hamdulillah this is we're dealing with Allah subhanaw taala and one of the ways in which we deal so often, and yet maybe we're not so mindful of is when we speak to Allah spontaneous creation. How are we speaking to them? You know, in

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this very brief, concise Hadith from eminence, NSW, Malik Rahim Allah

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right, Your Honor, I should say, may Allah be pleased with him, you know, as we know that from the age of 10, that he lived with Prophet Muhammad Ali Salam,

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his mom, you know, asked that he could serve often I was I suppose we could learn for him from him. And he lived with him for 10 years, I should say. And, and one of the things that he reflected upon the character of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was that

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he mentioned that Rasul Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, never said off to him. Never once said of, and he also continued and said, and he never said harshly, why did you do that? Or why did you not do that? And it's, to me, this speaks volumes, it's kind of like, it really speaks volumes. Because when you translate, you know, we can say, no, maybe someone will say that today, when somebody asks us to do something, or it's in response to something maybe wasn't very nice that somebody says, But you know, we can do that in terms of an eye roll, shrugging our shoulders, a hand flip, like, whatever, or whatever, you know, subhanAllah, there's so many ways in which we can do

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that. And if we were to only reflect upon how Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam dealt with people, you know, here, he's dealing with a youth, he's dealing with somebody who's serving him dealing with somebody in the privacy, sometimes of his own home. And here is where, you know, we see, in many ways, of course, we see Prophet Jose sometimes character, shine, because he was not the type of individual that only when he was in the market, he was very kind, because everyone's gonna see him, or only as a statesman and his meetings, that Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would be, you know, you know, moral and use good words and be kind to individuals or do the right thing.

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You know, wasn't just an dalla He was who He was, which was an amazing individual, Prophet, Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, always exhibiting good character, not only in public, but also in private. And, and I, this is something I would like to always work upon, you know, work on myself. And a reminder for all of us today, Inshallah, that actually, it's our private, you know, our private interactions with those who are around us the most, those are probably the interactions you want to be the most aware of, because you're on your best guard when, when you're outside when you're at work. But perhaps due to you know, we're tired. At the end of the day, we feel the most

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comfortable we love these people the most yet, sometimes these are the people that we can tend to just kind of let our guard down and and just say whatever. So how amazing is it? And there's so many times where we could point something out, especially the second part of the Hadith. Why did you do that? Or why did you not do that? You know, you see, you see the trash cans outside? And you tell your chairman, why don't you put them in the trash? Or did they tell you not to play video games should be praying Do not you know, why didn't you do this? Or why did you do that? Subhanallah you know, we have a narration from endosomal Malik when he one time a prophet Muhammad peace and

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blessings be upon him, sent him out, send him out on an errand and told them to do the errands. And to not get caught up and play in the streets, you know not to delay this errand. And,

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of course, what happened as a youth and as he Rajon who he went out and he saw kids playing in the street, and he started playing and he forgot Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came up to him from behind, he put his hand on the shoulder, he did not say, What are you doing playing? And he did not say, why did you not already do? He just asked him knowing that he had not finished the errand. He said, Did you complete the errands? And then and I said, I'm going right now. I love his answer to I love Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam you know question it wasn't why didn't you or why did you? It was did you do it given given Ennis the honorable opportunity

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right to speak with dignity for himself, he didn't have to be ashamed. He didn't have to be put down. It wasn't a criticism. He says I'm doing it right now does Subhanallah we can learn volumes from this type of interaction, it shows dealing with other people with kindness, even though you have the authority, whether you're in a business situation, whether you're in a family situation, you're a mentor, you're a parent, or as a child, as well, you know, you think, you know, um, you know, my parents, or maybe you're caring for elders, or maybe you know, you're in different situations where you think you can just answer in any way, because especially in Ramadan, you're

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tired, maybe you're hungry, maybe you're having that

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before, before measurable headache, that I always get tempted a lot, or I shouldn't say always, I quite often get, and you just feel like you can respond in any way. But this is a reminder for us, that even when you have the authority or the position, to just kind of respond in any way that you really be mindful. And I like the word that

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our beloved chip reminded us of

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is to head on that mindfulness, that mindfulness, you know, if we're mindful of our words should come to mind, if we're mindful of our words, if we're if we're really thinking and we're having tougher, we're thinking about is what I'm about to say pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala, is what I'm about to say, is it displeasing to Him, if we're mindful, then we are able to take our character to the next level, and really choose our words wisely.

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Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also mentioned another Hadith, to speak good, or keep silent, speak good or keep silent. So if you know what you're going to say is not, you know, it's just kind of a little bit of attitude. It's, it's maybe there's some validity in it, but it's not going to come off in the right way. Delegate, and maybe when you're in a better situation, you can think of a better thing to say, to address a real situation, timing is also important, then you can speak, but otherwise, silence is golden. And the last thing that I wanted to mention what's really interesting, you know, this, this psychology of, you know, negative negative talk, you know, whether

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it's a self criticism, you know, for every negative self criticism that you think of in your head, it takes five to six times positive thoughts about yourself to overcome that. And the same ratio is really interesting, at least is the research that, that I've read, you know, as a, as a lay person, but that in business, that the most successful teams are the ones in which management had like a 5.6 ratio of negative, you know, criticisms, you know, this is probably not a good idea, you know, obviously, it's set in the right way, but it's still considered negative, that, that their their positive comments outweigh the negative 5.6 to one. It's really powerful. It's karma. And here we

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see it in action. So until we take this opportunity to be not only mindful of our worship, in terms of, you know, when we're fasting and when we're praying, but also mindful of how we deal with a loved one that was creation and salah.

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Zachman welfare check Ibrahim

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Bismillah Rahim, you know,

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just to give inshallah some

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reflection that I had recently just dealing with my community as we're coming into Ramadan. And, you know, one of the things that has been, that I've been thinking about is, you know, we talked about some of the amazing examples of the righteous people when it came to this month of Ramadan, that, you know, for instance, Iceman or the Allahu ion recited the Quran, all of it and one raka during Ramadan. That would have been Abdul Malik, and was also narrated, Imam Malik would do hutzpah of the Quran once every three days. And I think that those stories are so motivational if you're in the realm of their a badda. Right? If you're somebody who can do to have some of the Quran, do the

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fundamental Quran twice in Ramadan, then you read these stories and you're like, you know what, maybe I can do once a week. But the problem is we have a lot of people in our community, they've never read the Quran cover to cover. And though here's some of the stories and it has a demotivating factor for them. And so I find that people sometimes fall into two categories. One of them is they think that you know what, these examples are way beyond me, I'm demotivated, there's no way I can accomplish anything in Ramadan. So I'm not even going to try to because they know I'm going to fail. And the other kind of person is the one who says, You know what, let me try. If other people could

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do it, I'll do it too. And they go as hard as they can. And they, you know, are praying and recite, don't put in as much as they can. They do one night, two nights, three nights, and then they all burn out. And all of us know this. Anybody who's been at the masjid, we see the dip happening after a week of Ramadan. People stopped showing up and, and we know that's the case. And so, you know, there's been amazing lessons that everybody's been sharing today. The one lesson that I just want people to know is

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You know, the most important thing you can do for yourself entering Ramadan to prepare yourself for this month is to figure out things that you can do that are consistent that you can consistently carry on during the month. And the Prophet sallallahu sallam was asked, we know he was asked what is the best deed? He said, a DUA and what is consistent amongst the deeds even if it's a little bit, and another Hadith the prophets of Allah spoke to the people, he said, Hold on a minute, Ahmed metal to own he said, Do of the actions of the good deeds, that which you're capable of enduring that which are actually capable of doing, like, don't take on so much that you know, you're not capable

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of doing it, and that you're gonna burn out because of it, and you're gonna end up not being able to take advantage of this month. And then he said, Indeed, Allah does not tire until the servant tires, meaning that Allah has power that is not tired of rewarding you have given you until you tire out completely right. And so if you're doing something, and then he said that, indeed, Allah loves the most the actions that are consistent. So if we're consistently doing something, even if it's small, even if it's not a lot, if we're consistently doing it throughout the month that Allah is consistently rewarding us. And if we do so much in the beginning, and we try to do all that we can,

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and then we burn out real quick. What's happening is that Allah is rewarding you in the beginning, and then he's not rewarding you through the other days. And so that's something that's really important for us to think about as we're entering into this month. And you know, there's an interesting story of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, when he entered into the masjid, and he saw a rope tied between two pillars. So he asked me people, what is this rope for? They said, this rope is for Xena for the daughter of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam that she used to pray to hedge it. And sometimes she prayed so much that she was afraid, basically, of falling. So she would lean

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onto this rope and hold on to the rope. So they put this rope there so that she can hold on to it while she's praying. When the Prophet SAW Allah and he said, I'm heard this he said, untie the rope. Don't let her have this rope. He said, if she's tired, she should stop the prophets of Allah where you Salam was mindful of people taking on more than they're capable of too quickly. Right. And so when we look at the example of the Prophet, we say, we want to have a Ramadan, like our Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, the methodology of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam is to build himself up with consistent actions over time. So it's easy to look at the Prophet and see all that rather than

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he's doing, trying to do it right away, recreate it right away. But that was not the method of the Prophet the Prophet built himself up in his body rather slowly with consistent actions. And so we need to follow that same methodology. And the scholars they say, you know, beautiful statement Rahim Allah Who inadi phonexa I even have said that Allah Subhana Allah has mercy on a person who knows themselves. And so one of the best things you can do coming into Ramadan is knowing yourself, who are you, right? And what are you capable of doing? What is you know, Ramadan comes and appends our routines, our life changes that forces us out of our comfort zone. So Ramadan should force you out

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of your comfort zone. But what is an achievable reasonable thing to do outside of your comfort zone? Right? If you rarely read the Quran, can you make it a reasonable goal to recite half of the page a day? Right? Is that reasonable for you? Is that something that you're capable of doing? You need to ask yourself know what you are capable of doing and push yourself to go a little bit outside of your own comfort zone. And the Hadith of the Prophet SAW Allah send them you know, Salah to come so drama Island Juma Ramadan, Ramadan, that the Prophet SLM says, you know, the five daily prayers and drama to drama and Ramadan to Ramadan, mocha ferocity, remember

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that they are expiating of the sins that are between them. And you know, when you read this, it makes you think that you should be evaluating your drama to dramas every week, you should evaluate your week, every journal, and every Ramadan, you should evaluate one Ramadan to the other. Right, what did I do last Ramadan? How can I make this Ramadan? 5% 10%? Better? 15% better, right? What did I do last year to do better and the people who really benefit for Ramadan are the ones who every year Ramadan, Ramadan is getting a little bit better getting a little bit better. And so inshallah that's just my little advice. And you know, finally the prophet sent him said codable was a detour,

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right, you know, be moderate in your actions and try to be as close as you can, as in the province. So as I'm saying, You're not going to be perfect, nobody is going to be perfect. Don't give up on your deeds because it's not perfect because it will never be perfect. Rather just keep trying keep doing as much as you can consistently even if you fail, just keep trying again, because it will never be perfect. And Allah subhanaw taala can still give us from His mercy and entrusted to gender because of our actions in this one.

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Zack law hate on chef Ibrahim And subhanAllah you know, I really appreciate the the bridge.

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Sister look now, you talked about the importance of us trying harder to be kind and you know, it's not easy sometimes. And if we can be consistent in our behavior, like there's no way you go through 30 days of being so mindful of the way that you talk to people. The

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Do you just go right back into it after all Milan and the same thing is true, I think with a regimen of very bada you're not going to carry the same portion but you can carry the same motivation the same the same habits to a lesser extent after a Milan bitten and Aitana to resemble the prophets I seldom, most often, inshallah Tada as we're coming towards the end, just to remind everyone once again, about the Greek Ramadan with sadaqa campaign and I just want to say this, sha Allah, you might have noticed that hamdulillah it was with the support that we got last Ramadan, in particular that we were able to produce multiple series this year at Hamden and also European the European team

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grew and our content grew. We have prophetic parenting, which actually Brahim chef Abdullah did his series on pillars you know, Sister SATA continued mashallah the wonderful work on you know, on trauma and the series there at Hamza did not Oberon Amin and we've we've been able to grow and grow and grow and grow. And mostly Abdurrahman series on f bar and oh to do to do poetry. That's not out yet. We should do a high quality series though with you doing some finally left the overdue come out inshallah but, and instead of looking of course, has been a constant presence as a board member, as well but but we've been able to produce so much and hamdulillah and that's the idea that the more

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inshallah Tata support we get, the more that we can continue to crank out free resources inshallah for the benefit of the community. So please do consider supporting us just as you did last year, and be the light if you can do more, you can do more and share with others the Lincoln shot Lazzara. And with the last seven minutes that we have, I'm going to go around and ask for one minutes. It's really hard for us to talk in one minute

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or I'll just say me, I'll say me and move to

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everyone else. Michelle, Allah knows how to talk in one minute but we Sheikh Abdullah just give you the facial expression and that'll tell you everything that you need to know. And I was gonna ask who started looking at by the way does this count as part of because if it is then Abdullah is in trouble. He does a lot of face palming. Well, he doesn't want smiling so much alike.

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It's a good 100 Allah.

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Let's go around. So check Abdullah football, give us one minute sort of last advice, word of advice to everyone. Shala

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you're muted. I wasn't serious about just needing to facepalm I want to hear you man.

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You know, subhanAllah as I was just thinking of,

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you know, even to pay him he mentioned and why be the slave. One of his books, a beautiful book, just talking about the importance of vicar primarily.

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The first part of it, he mentions a lot of really interesting points about a stiff coma and being upright, and how the how the heart can be upright and he mentioned something very beautiful. We kind of touched on in the beginning, Sheikh Omar kind of touched on it

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in regards to sins, and how sins can be a blessing how because when you ponder over your sin, you feel so much regret and that can assist you in being more of a moralist and being sincere. And that's the reality of Toba Toba is to have is to return to something so you're kind of turning away from that sin because you feel so bad about it. That you are so sincere in the DUA as opposed in a time of Rafa and time of easy you make dua which is not which is which is preferred which is which is great. But when you think about that sin in prayer is something that you did weeks ago, you know, a month ago a year ago a decade ago, you pondering over that sin is one of the strongest means for

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you to be a muffle is to be sincere. So just taking advantage this this Ramadan now, even now and just thinking about Subhanallah doing a roll call, you know why your insula and anytime you know especially when you're alone with the loss of time with data, the time you know that you had a grudge with somebody and you refused you saw them far away they didn't see you and you didn't want to walk that way to give them Sonos you know the person that you know as you as a father, you as a mother that you said you raised your voice and you saw the facial expression on your son but you wanted to remain the parent and didn't want to show some type of apology or show that you have some

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form of regret because you want to remain that authoritative had that authoritative nature within the house even though you know it's not right. Or the time that you you know, knew that you would not be consistent in something but you overwhelmed yourself because you want it to impress people right? Each and every one of us has fallen into that so I would just say look over those senses you have especially in times where you are alone with Allah subhanaw taala Chicago he mentioned document mentioned when you're alone with the last month how to do a roll call every single night and just see wherever I've been deficient and inshallah that can be a means of you increasing your Amen and

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hoping for the ultimate reward from him inshallah time that Hi Ron, sister Sarah.

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Just like whoa, hold on. You know, as I was hearing both Elena and Jacob Rahim speak the

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The tip I'd like to give is more dedicated to the parents out there being a mother and hearing the things that that you were all sharing. You know, a lot of Ramadan. One thing that's so powerful about it is that it builds our distress tolerance. It builds our distress tolerance in the ability to tolerate difficult situations because you're physically depriving yourself of something that you normally wouldn't to deprive yourself of. And so your window of tolerance can increase. And so, you know, kind of tying that into what Senator Lebanon was saying about kind treatment toward other others, you know, we build our physical distress tolerance, but let's build our emotional distress

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tolerance as well, you know, and so thinking about the example a little sass LM in the way that he treated everybody including those who you know, he had so much power over and us as parents, you know, thinking about our children, this Ramadan and trying to make it a very positive experience by building that distress tolerance and being able to, you know, withstand some of the struggles that come through pausing for a moment tying into that theme of mindfulness we were talking about and pausing for just that present moment, and deciding how do I want my child to remember this moment and realizing this is part of Ramadan in my Ramadan experience and my connection to others pass that

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up also, in the experience of my child of Ramadan as well in sha Allah?

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Allah Kalong Sookie

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Shekar Brahim, give me a tweet like a tweetable, quote, men advice by quick like, if he invites, yeah, give me a pain bite. You know, I just want to enjoy maybe just mentioned what the brothers have talked about earlier, but having her daughter and for sure, in this month, and you know, when we say the word for sure, what does it mean? We could talk for a long time, but its definition. But alas, kind of dad, you know, he uses the word and in one verse will cash out in a slot to the right man sucks, but the Day of Judgment, the all the sound will be hush and you know, quiets down in front of a recommend. So how to what to either. And you know, it's interesting because part of the

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show I think is really a church we're turning down the volume of everything else in this world that doesn't matter to us, and only listening to our connection to Allah subhanaw taala and so as we enter this month and we want to have that presence and that connection to Allah subhanaw taala we should have that mindfulness that who are when we just look at all the things that are not useful for us in this world and try to turn that down that volume and this month and focus only on Allah subhanaw taala

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that's so tweetable turn the volume down Zachman law fed stepped it up now.

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Does that go ahead and wait until a quick advice is you know, everybody has a different life situation and it doesn't change during Ramadan so you have the single mom you know who's who's you know, trying to hold the fort down doing everything you have people taking care of maybe their elderly parents you have students that are in the you know, the throes of of completing a thesis or what have you and you have people you know, maybe who are taking care of small children so your Ramadan is not going to look like everybody else's, you know, and I think we can still benefit and inshallah Allah subhanaw taala will still accept from us whatever it is that we're able to do. So

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plan your Ramadan according to your life situation of course, push yourself and set those lofty goals. But this is not a time to feel bad because of a life situation that you're in that you can't change and just adjust your Ramadan goals accordingly inshallah. Awesome that's a lot of cool, awesome. Mufti Saab Listen, this is not like when you stand up after maghrib and say I'm gonna be five minutes and it goes 1520 minutes all right, please, one

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wrong it's the airline that says there'll be a short

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no sign up. No, no long talks give us a minute Bismillah in English please speak English please.

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Come on and I speak English inshallah. So I would say that

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something that we can work on this Ramadan is our Andover fast which is the third time right what happens is sometimes we build up on our momentum, our spirituality. And at that moment, we we forget that we are not supposed to save our portions of food for one time and eat more rather, we're supposed to the point of Ramadan is try to eat less so we can make that the way of our life Aisha Wanda says in a beautiful she says beautiful beautiful statement of her sister in our Bella in Hadith if you had it on my brother holla in Abuja, a Shiva the first thing that went wrong in this nama after the problem of this world was people started customarily habitually eating to their full

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always, for in the Coppola Masha be at Mattoon home. When people eat to their full seminar epidemic. They of course you get unhealthy your body gets bigger for the saga, but Hulu boom was Yamaha to another place. Welcome

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said hello, boom, then the hearts become hard and our craves become very our cribs become overpowering. So we always have to go. We're not if if we're sitting there after Iftar we ate so much. Now we're like I just stay here. I'm not sure if I go for taraweeh I'm not sure but at the end so I would say that you know if we can really it's not that hard if we could make it easy upon ourselves or look more libertarian. Yeah. Bucha Yeah, get them to Latin America Namath Hilfiker all my son when the when we when you eat to your fault your neck or you can even move, then the vision of person has. It goes to sleep you can think about things anymore properly. Well, horizontal hikma

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you lose wisdom will God worker other than our abattoir and a brother and the limbs of your body become weak? And they sit down and they cannot worship Allah smarter than me more so I would say that try to add affordance or understand that use of assumption say that when he was asked why do you always Why do you stay hungry more often? And he said that I stay hungry because I don't want to become insensitive to the people who are always hungry. So I want to stay in that state. So I would say one thing we could do is try to eat less at Iftar and suhoor give it a shot it's very powerful and at nighttime you can stand for more Ibadah and try easier because the more you eat the heart

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becomes harder it becomes harder to do good all of what we said right now would be just so easy if we just relied on sufficient provision only as I can look at

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because I had I had a timer on but I accidentally put it for one hour not wondering I was gonna say that's not 57 seconds

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over like this he was

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serious I put it on

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one hour rather than one minute I'm sorry I stopped earlier

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luck bless you we I enjoyed everyone's input tremendously I'm sure we all did Zachman low height on to all of you for such valuable input today and inshallah Tada we pray for a blessing Ramadan Ramadan mubarak for everyone bidding the night Allah may Allah accept from us all Allahumma Amin and inshallah I want to remind you all again please go please share this webinar. First of all make sure that you press share where whatever platform you're using and Charlottetown make sure you spread it because I personally benefited quite a bit handed it out I mean from everyone here so please do share the webinar and Shawn please do watch the video that was just released interviewing people

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about the prophets of Allah audio Salam and then get your hearts ready with the night Anna for this Ramadan experience that will have with your pain, doing tough Sierra and doing meeting Muhammad Sallallahu and he can withstand them on a daily basis. And finally in sha Allah to ALLAH asking you once again to please consider supporting yuckiness Ramadan along with the other wonderful efforts if you click the link below, Your donation will process but in the nighttime on the first of Ramadan, and Desikan low Hadron Subhanak Allah who will be handed a shadow in

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