Feel close to Allah swt
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My brothers in Islam today.
Today is the first day of Rajab.
Today is the first of Raja 1414 after the hazera and migration of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam
is one of the sacred months that Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention the Holy Quran in the Shahada in the life now Shara Shara
mean, our bottom harem.
So the number of months Allah subhanho wa Taala had the cradle ordained 12 months
out from the day that Allah subhanho wa Taala had created the heavens and earth, Min harbottle home for months, out of the 12 months or sacred months, we call them a shorter,
so there are 12 months throughout the E and we're talking about the loonie not the solly not the Gregorian calendar, we're talking about the Islamic calendar which is part of my Islamic identity and your Islamic identity. And this is the beauty of the Islamic identity. We have our independence.
Our slavery is only to align to Islam.
Men are back on home from amongst the 12 months that Allah subhana wa tada had ordained there are four sacred months. They are Raja, the month that we started today.
Though Qaeda, the 11th month, we'll hit the month of the 12 month and the month of Allah Muharram the first month in the Islamic calendar. So today is the first Raja.
The month of Rajab is the only month that's on its own, not connected to the rest of the three other sacred months, the
11th 12th and the first are all connected to one another by itself.
And what does that mean?
These are sacred months before Islam, the Arabs used to sanctify these months.
And there are matters that they never used to do in these months from amongst as well as the never ever wage war against anyone in the month of in the sacraments
and from the other things that will abstain away from evil deeds, even though there should be abstaining away from evil deeds, regardless of the sacraments or not. And that's why Islam came and confirmed and approved some of those actions. And that's why Islam considers this four months, a sacred month, in which you need to be more vigilant, you should always be vigilant, but this time, we need to be more vigilant in doing anything wrong these months.
It doesn't give them any significance. So Roger, this is the significance of the month of Rajab, as if if you're going to worship Allah subhanaw taala we're gonna get more rewards. If you're going to worship Allah as though as a month of Ramadan you're gonna get any more rewards No, but it's just a program a system for you to keep in mind to continue remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala
without a doubt, and that's the primary topic of today's hookah. The most important month of all the months throughout the year is the month that's around the corner.
Can you believe it? That month around the corner? which month Am I alluding to? It is the month of Ramadan.
Two months exactly from now.
Two months exactly from now, we will commence the month of Ramadan. And the month of Ramadan
is the greatest month Allah subhanho wa Taala throughout the entire II
gives you in the month of Ramadan he doesn't give in any other month.
Around the corner, less than 60 days to go for the month of Ramadan.
The month of Rama the month of forgiveness, the month of salvation from the Hellfire, the month of Ramadan is just around the corner.
as Muslims, we prepare for the month of Ramadan, from the very moment that the month of Ramadan has been announced. And that's where we get it wrong. That's where we get it wrong. Yes, we get it wrong. And that's why my brother and Islam at the end of the month of Ramadan or out of the month of Ramadan when you evaluate yourself or you assess yourself
After the month of Ramadan you realize you didn't really gain much out of the month of Ramadan. You know why? Because he didn't stop properly from the very beginning
you waited for the month of Ramadan to be announced. And then without shamelessly mm skills announced the beginning of the month of Ramadan or the moon was started at the beginning of the month of Ramadan, everyone now starts to pull the sleeves up and hamdulillah now when I prepare myself, you're wrong my brother in Islam, you want to prepare for the month of Ramadan, I'm telling you right now with 60 days to get through the month of Ramadan, less than two months to get to the month of Ramadan, you need to prepare now and now it's even late.
And light is even worse.
three months to go for the blessing month of Ramadan.
The month of Ramadan Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam makes mention and he says the moment the month of Ramadan starts and commences the gates of the paradise will open and the guards of the oil shop
will call and say
seeking goodness come forward. This is your talk. This is your moment this is your month or the one that's seeking evilness turn back
this time and a rather time is not your time.
So what is the month of Ramadan?
Today we started the month of Rajab, Today's the first of Raja after Raja is the month of Chabad after shabam welcomes Ramadan Subhan Allah so close there realizes that close
so my question to you my brother in Islam Are you ready for the month of Ramadan?
Are you ready for the month of Ramadan? Have you prepared yourself for the month of Ramadan? Are you gonna wait for the month of Ramadan to commence for you to start preparing yourself for the month of Ramadan? Well, you're wrong.
That's why you're not gonna gain much out of the month of Ramadan. We are set ambitious in the month of Ramadan, I want to do 1234 I want to achieve 1234 I want to do this in the month of Ramadan. I wanna do that in the month of Ramadan. inshallah, after the month of Ramadan, I want to be at that level, I want to make sure that this but then after the month of Ramadan, nothing's there. Why? Because you didn't prepare for it. You want to come to the exams, and you want to get 100 out of 100. In the exam when you haven't even studied.
You enter the exam room exam, and you haven't even studied and you expect to get 100 out of 100 When are you going to prepare or prepare when the exam starts? What do you mean you're gonna prepare when the exam starts? How are you going to prepare when the exam starts? You should be prepared prior to the exam. You should study you should have started before the exam you should have been well prepared before he even entered the exam room or the exams. That's what we do when it comes to the month of Ramadan.
We want to prepare when the month of Ramadan starts.
Now start warming up. Now I prepare myself that's why you get nothing out of the month of Ramadan. Or you know what? Take there was nothing that's why you get very minimal out of the month of Ramadan.
Instead of getting 100 you get 10 out of the month of Ramadan if not five
when you earn 400 and even more barely get five and 10 because you haven't prepared yourself our predecessors my brothers in Islam used to prepare for the month of Ramadan six months, not two months, six months before the month of Ramadan. This page that I'm giving you right now two months before the month of Ramadan, the Sahaba and our predecessors they'll be talking about the month of Ramadan and preparations for the month of Ramadan six months before the month of Ramadan not two months.
If I had spoken about the month of Ramadan four months ago, he said isn't
quite talking about the month of Ramadan is still six months together for the month of Ramadan. Maybe even some of you have been thinking was the show even talking about the month of Ramadan when there's two moms to go for the month of Ramadan. Well my brother in Islam he should have been prepared to mount or even four months ago for the month of Ramadan in the month of Ramadan. Three months away from now.
So are you ready or not.
Stop preparing yourself for the month of Ramadan from now
from now don't wait for the announcement of the commencement of the month of Ramadan.
to come out and say the month of Ramadan is tomorrow.
We become very active, more active on the announcement of the commencement of the month of Ramadan and the end of the month of Ramadan. The what we need to do in the month of Ramadan. The debate star
Okay, you're gonna go with me, sorry, you got to go with calculation. You're gonna go with this organization, you're gonna go with the organization, you're gonna go with this chef, you're gonna go with that chef, you're gonna go with this country you're gonna go with that country you're gonna go with global Sony, we're gonna go with local Sony, we get caught up with that. And we forget the core issue. What's the core issue, preparing yourself for the month of Ramadan, not preparing yourself for the debate of the month of Ramadan.
Now people prepare themselves for the debates.
We prepare ourselves to handle Luca we get so caught up in
the morning, the importance of the listener, this is the this is a different topic here. But there's a lot more important than the debate.
There's a lot more important than the debate there's something called connecting myself to Allah Subhana Allah Allah has given me this opportunity once IE
once IE for me to reconnect myself to Allah subhanho wa Taala
has given me this opportunity once a year for me to sit with myself and start reconnecting myself with Allah subhanho wa Taala
it was giving me this opportunity once he for me to make up for my mistakes for my shortcomings for my delphos in the last 11 months allows give me this opportunity for me to make it up. So I'm gonna get caught up with other things.
I'm gonna get caught up with other things. The month of Ramadan Allahu Akbar, in
the month of Ramadan is the gift of Allah
mercy grace from Allah subhanho wa Taala detriot the month of Ramadan as a gift
the treat the month of Ramadan as a grace from Allah the treat the month of Ramadan as a mercy from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah my brother in Islam, the month of Ramadan is less than 60 days to go so prepare yourself for Mata Ramadan.
So what do I need to do to prepare myself for the month of Ramadan number one
number one, set your heart straight
set your heart strike What I mean by that be sincere about the month of Ramadan and about your connection to Allah subhanaw taala month of Ramadan and about what you want to achieve in the month of Ramadan for the sake of Allah
in nomina man when yet or in number equilibrium and Allah why intend for his wallet gives you What's your intention? What do you want to get out of the month of Ramadan? again as the month of Ramadan the pleasure of Allah reconnecting yourself to Allah becoming closer to Allah be forgiven by Allah. accepting your friends in the month of Ramadan is the month of Ramadan about you staying awake all night and hanging out with your mates and eating and drinking handily a lot more in the month of Ramadan forget about diet that's not gonna happen. Again speak to the restaurants speak to the shopkeepers at oil handler what they do in the month of Ramadan mobile what they do in 11 months.
People are supposed to be fasting Yes, they fast for 12 hours but they ate for 12 hours too.
I'm not saying that's bad. Don't get me wrong. But some people the month of Ramadan is the month of food the month of sweets you know no issues with that
I'm happy for you. And I'm sure Allah subhana wa tada is not displeased for me but that's not the primary focus here
is to be forgiven by
Allah subhanaw taala to share me
amongst those that's been recorded
in the sacred holy records have forgiven
want to get out of the month of Ramadan
at the end of the month of Ramadan or after the month of Ramadan
I feel that I'm close to Allah
I have the sense of feeling of the connections are lots of hands on Have you connected to a lot that's what I want to feel after the month of Ramadan. Do you feel that did you feel that last year? Did you feel that in last Ramadan? Ramadan before the other Ramadan before that Ramadan Subhana Allah what happens to us?
Sir, sir, say your heart strike.
Whatever you intend for Allah gives you in return.
Secondly, my brother and Islam, set your mind straight.
After you set your heart straight, align your mind with it. Set your mind straight. What I mean by that. Make sure that you have the word
mindset, what's in your mind? What's your goal? What's your target, put a goal for yourself. You work every single day because you have a goal. You want to finish this job and you want to get paid. That's your goal. No one goes to work because they want to go work.
You have a goal for yourself. So I go, so you've set your mind straight. This is why I want to achieve out of my work out of my studies, or my tasks. Set your mind straight in the month of Ramadan. That's something that you need to work on before the month of Ramadan.
At the beginning of the month of Ramadan, not the end of the month of Ramadan, this is something you start working on now.
Set your mind straight.
What do you want to achieve out of the month of Ramadan?
What are you goals?
What do you want to gain out of the month of Ramadan,
I can give you some tips by guys back to themselves, to be forgiven by Allah
to be accepted.
I want to connect myself to the book of Allah. Set yourself some goals in the month of Ramadan,
set up from now on from now, put your list and come to the job interview. And then the interviewer or the boss or the manager ask the questions. They're like, I need to think about it. Well, you know, you're not gonna get that job.
I guarantee you're not going to get that job.
Can you imagine you apply for a job? And it was the interviewer that's interviewing you and he asked you Okay, what's your objective of this? Let me think about it.
What do you want to get out of this job? Let me think about it.
What's your ambition out of this job? Let me think about it. What's gonna happen you know, we're not even going to think about you being hired on just get out of here are
you waiting for the month of Ramadan for you to set your mind straight set up now? Now's the time that you start sending in one straight.
Set your mind straight. Set your
strike, set your mind strike. And thirdly, my brothers in Islam. Set your actions straight.
Set your actions straight.
You don't want to enter
and you're still indulging in the Haram still perpetrating the Haram still committing
to enter the month of Ramadan if
you've ever been
for the month of Ramadan to repent to Allah, you've already repented. That's something that you need to work on now.
Say action strike
such action straight repent to Allah for now.
Muslims I think about insha Allah the month of Ramadan comes I'm gonna stop this and I'm gonna stop there and I'm gonna stop the heroine I'm gonna stop the scenes. Why? Stop it from now? The Lord of Ramadan. Allah exists in Ramadan before the month of Ramadan for the month of Ramadan, set your actions straight from now. Stop the heroin from now.
Stop the scenes from now.
Stop displeasing Allah subhana wa tada from now. Start working on it. Prep yourself prepare yourself the month of Ramadan, you've got 60 days to go.
So set your heart straight say your mind straight say your action straight so you could get the most out of the month of Ramadan or brothers in Islam. Once again prepare yourself for the month of Ramadan. The month of Ramadan is around the corner literally Yes, around the corner. So Pamela as of yesterday, we're talking about the end of the month of Ramadan. As if before yesterday we spoke about the beginning of the month of Ramadan as of yesterday, we're talking about this last year but Subhan Allah already started a new month and then another month and then it's going to be the month of Ramadan. So prepare yourself for the month of Ramadan.
One of the things that you can prepare yourself for the month of Ramadan what your brother is he from Melbourne, West Melbourne, wherever Islamic Society and mosque there are brothers very dear to me. I've known him for a very long time I've been working closely with him for a long time with the Imams the head of the organization number of imams. Shay's, Nawaz and other brothers are a part of this organization, establishing one of Australia's largest Islamic Center whereby Islamic community center and mosque are visited the site. They've already started the work they already gone underground and building a big mosque and an Islamic Center a number of things that are trying to do
there in Melbourne. So today insha Allah collecting funds, you could go give it directly to them. And at the same time, they've got a fundraiser tomorrow, tomorrow 7pm it was stellar. But there are nice ones lidcombe nan as the oldest Tila
want to get $50 it's a good opportunity for you to prepare yourself for the month of Ramadan invest for the heat
afternoon at the same time, one of the things that you can set your actions your mind and your heart straight. So I urge every single one of you try and help and support your brothers here from Melbourne, he came from Melbourne arrived here today in the morning they can pass the umay and he though with us at the back,
whatever you can contribute towards his Masjid, whatever you can give towards that lizard, whatever he can do was a form of contribution towards establishing one of the houses of alliances or one of the credible organizations and big Islamic centers in Australia and shall not do so. So you brothers are there just opposite to the entrance and the exit point. So try and help them as much as you can try and buy a ticket attend tomorrow's dinner. If you can't attend tomorrow's dinner, at least buy a ticket and consider that to be one of the contributions that you want to contribute towards the organization that Masjid and hamdulillah Islam is growing.
I told you this 100 times one
by Allah then care about what's gonna happen to Islam. I don't care. I'm not worried. Taking care of me. I care about what role do I have in Islam? I'm not worried about what's gonna happen to Islam. I'm not worried about the future of Islam. I was taking care of that.
And I was gonna take care of her as long as you're gonna take care of her. At the end of the day, Islam is protected by law not by you, not by me. My concern is where do I fit in? When it comes to upholding the deen of Allah? Where do I fit in when it comes to serving Islam? I bet it's not my my worry is that was gonna grow. His name is gonna grow with you. There you
is Damon's gonna grow whether or not his name is gonna grow. This is the promise of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah Subhana Allah you say Allahu Akbar the last 1520 years you can see it growing everywhere, everywhere.
Centers just opening with all the attacks that stem is facing, encountering
encountering so Panama is not just continues to grow. And you know, and it will continue to grow. There is Aziz Obi dilly dally as the problem homosassa says, with the honor of those who seek honor, or the disgrace and the dishonor of those who seek disgrace on Islam is going to grab my brothers in Islam. Don't worry about Allah. I'm sorry. Then think well, I'm worried about Islam, Allah, Allah has taken care of Islam, and you're not taking care of others taking care of it. Worry about what do you do towards the revival of Islam? What do you do towards contributing to these Islamic organizations? msgid Why are you doing when it comes to supporting Deen of Allah subhanaw taala stem
is going to grow the entire world face it let the entire world challenge it let the entire world continue targeting of 40 is Islam Islam will just continue to thrive. Islam we're just going to continue to grow because we take care of our laws of health as at the end the child is not between them and Muslims, the challenges between them and Allah.
The challenges with Allah not with Muslims, we I mean, the challenges to the laws of Karnataka owner, whoever wants to challenge Allah will all know who's gonna be the loser who's gonna be the winner at the end of the day. My loss of Hannah tala uses for this Deen of Allah Xhosa continuous I've got enough.
Every Muslim dreams to be
a pious person's destiny.