How to Prepare Yourself for Ramadan

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Shady Alsuleiman

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Jemaine Robbie Shockley Sorry uncle Emery. Voila cdata melissani of Coco Liam, Ubud.

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allpress gentle hand putana and peace be upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are testify that there's no god except Alanna testify that Muhammad is the Prophet and the Messenger of Allah brothers and sisters. Do you believe that there in less than 10 days time from now is going to be Ramadan

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in less than 10 days time from now is going to be Ramadan. In 10 nights from now, we will be we have this time.

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In 10 nights from now, we'll be preparing ourselves too fast for the month of Ramadan, preparing cells to fast in the days of Ramadan. That month, the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the Sahaba of the Allahu taala I know means to look forward to Why? Because then it is a month that lots of Hannah with Allah will bless them with blessings that will never ever encounter though experiencer in any other month besides the month of Ramadan,

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a month full of blessings a month full of virtues, a month full of rewards. And not only that, but it's also a month full of forgiveness and mercy from Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's why my brothers and my sisters, that's a habit of the allowed random including the teacher Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to look forward to the month of Ramadan. And that's a sign of a true believer in wattman. A true believing man or woman, they look forward to the occasions of the worships of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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They look forward to the seasons of worshipping Allah azza wa jal, the look forward to moments that they know they're only going to get closer to Allah azza wa jal in him. And that's why I asked you this question and you need to ask yourself that question. Are you looking forward to the month of Ramadan? Are you looking forward to fasting in a month of Ramadan? Are you looking forward to hearing loss of Hannah Montana in the month of Ramadan? Because if you are really looking forward to it from the deep bottom of your heart, then you're a true Mormon. But you know what, I'll tell you something. And you know how many brothers and sisters speak to me and they told me that some of them

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don't even look forward to fasting in the month of Ramadan. The moment they think of the month of Ramadan, they feel that this month is coming to deprive them of the from the food and from the water during the month of Ramadan deprive them from a lot of things that they're probably doing outside the month of Ramadan. Some people have that feeling and I'm talking about Muslims.

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I'm talking about brothers and sisters. I'm talking about hamedan Mahmoud and Fatima and Ayesha I'm talking about Muslims, Muslims, who c'est la

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jolla Sula, who are not looking forward to the month of Ramadan. That's not a good sign of the strength of a man. That's a sign of weakness of a man. And that's why if you really want to measure you a man and measure if you are truly a believer, look at your heart. Look at the bottom of your heart. Are you really looking forward to the month of Ramadan? I'm not because you're looking forward to the month of Ramadan because everyone else is fasting. Are you looking forward to worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala in the month of Ramadan? The way the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Sahaba used to worship Allah azza wa jal in the month of Ramadan. Are you

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really looking forward to

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the panel data in the month of Ramadan? Are you looking forward to sec parsing for the sake of Allah xojo in the month of Ramadan? fasting is a form of sacrifice. Yes, it is a worship but it's also a form of sacrifice. you sacrifice your struggle for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala Are you looking forward to the struggle and sacrifice?

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of not looking forward to that?

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When you think of the month of Ramadan? Are you thinking of a burden? Or you thinking of a virtue? Are you thinking of getting closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala or not? So you need to start asking yourself those valid questions you need to start assessing yourself. You need to start looking in your heart and saying you know what, am I really looking forward to the month of Ramadan? Is there a big smile on my face, though, I'm really looking forward to the month of Ramadan. Oh, I'm already starting to plan what I'm gonna do in the month of Ramadan because it is a Monday I enjoy eating and going out and playing cards at night. And then when it's time to get to the museum again.

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Pray for God because I can prepare. And the first thing that I'll do is ask this question. How many Riccardi pray eight okay do you read the entire Quran or not? And if you do read small portions of the Quranic read how many verses you read in each of the five verses, there's too much I'm gonna get another Express. I'm gonna get another one drive through. So have a look. That's what people say. In the past people used to ask Where are the massages the Prater with the longest and primordial cat. But now we asked which means to praise the shortest and praise this record. These are the common questions that we are asking why because now to us Ramadan is eating more and socializing more and

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playing cards or watching movies or watching a lot from overseas. So now everyone wants to set up their satellite for them to watch the Ramadan programs Mashallah Ramadan programs.

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Have you heard of him Ramadan programs and so panela When is the prime time the prime time is during

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lunch programs of course, while everyone else is praying, you're watching sunset lot.

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You're watching episodes because it's Ramadan program. So panela even before

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Ramadan he prepares, he prepares he leaves this poison in the month of Ramadan before he gets locked up. Because the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says that when the month of Ramadan commences, Allah subhanaw taala opens the gates of the parallels and Allah subhanaw taala closes the gates of the Hellfire and Allah subhanho wa Taala locks up the shell thing and then there is a column that will call your belly and hide

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all the wonders seeking goodness come forward. And although on the seeking evilness Tim back so there is a call that will call when the month of Ramadan starts. All the ones are seeking goodness come forward. This is your time. This is your opportunity. This is your time and opportunity for you to see is going to say to see goodness

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for you to gain goodness it is the month of Ramadan. The good thing here again is the blessing of Allah the mercy of Allah the forgiveness of Allah and then the lives of a Joe was declared to be from amongst those who will enter the paradise. Experience the Hellfire Allahu Akbar. What more goodness Can you ever ask for?

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Yeah, bell here Lady

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ockman. All the ones are seeking goodness come forward. Where the

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other one the seeking evilness. This is not your month. Sir, to tell you got back. You're not gonna get any evilness. This month. Why? Because the master and the head of evilness is locked up. So the month of Ramadan is not the month of evilness. The month of Ramadan is not the month of wrongdoings. The month of Ramadan is the month of blessing. The month of Ramadan is the month of goodness. And that's why you need to respond to the call of the caller and he says come forward. Come forward with law. Come forward with your heart and soul. Come forward with your body come forward with the amount Allah Subhana Allah, I am going to take advantage of this month to reconnect myself

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and start a new page the best page I ever started with Allah, because we've been saying that every single year but then after the end of the month of Ramadan, the month of Ramadan ends we relapse and we go back to old habits.

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We go back to our old habits and we go back to the harem that we used to come in and then we'll start neglecting the salon then we'll start neglecting all the good deeds and all the good

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Ramadan, as if Allah subhanaw taala only exists in the month of Ramadan and as if worshiping Allah subhana wa Taala is only prescribed upon me in the month of Ramadan as if I only feel a loss of power during the month of Ramadan. No. You feel lost in the month of Ramadan before the month of Ramadan after the month of Ramadan every single moment of your life. Where is the trophy of Allah subhana wa tada was that true connection to a lot of soldiers. That's why my brothers and my sisters that's a habit

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to lose look forward to the month of Ramadan. It is an opportunity for them to reconnect themselves alive. So even though we're so connected to Allah subhanaw taala before the month of Ramadan we are so disconnected from Allah azza wa jal and we don't even take advantage or even capitalize on the month of Ramadan to reconnect to the loss of Hannah hautala

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sama brother my sister asked me again Are you really looking forward to the month of Ramadan? Oh Na, are you preparing yourself for the month of Ramadan? Oh no. And you know what not everyone talks about in the month of Ramadan I need to stop myself for the month of Ramadan. Well, I'll tell you something. That's a habit of the enemies to prepare themselves for the month of Ramadan six months before the

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month of Ramadan

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six months not six days not six weeks, six months before the month of Ramadan to prepare themselves for the month of Ramadan we start preparing ourselves literally six minutes before the month of Ramadan six minutes when it's Ramadan Did you see the moon or did you fall over the moon? or What did you do? Because these days no longer mean sorry it's been fighting Alhamdulillah everyone starts to forever okay is that Ramadan has Ramadan started? It's not tomorrow after tomorrow

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Ramadan is Ramadan ever are tomorrow's Ramadan hamdulillah I'm gonna repent a loss of health and prepare myself for Ramadan What are you talking about? If you really want to get the most out of the month of Ramadan you need to start preparing yourself for the month of Ramadan at least a month before the month of Ramadan for each day of the month of Ramadan you need to have at least one day preparation.

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So 30 days of the month of Ramadan, you prepare yourself 30 days before the month of Ramadan if you really want to get the most out of the month of Ramadan. And that's why I am going to answer your question why is it that every single year you experienced the month of Ramadan and he didn't even get the most out of the month of Ramadan because you're unprepared in the month of Ramadan

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preparations start for the month of Ramadan before the month of Ramadan at least a month by at least a month. Not a few hours a few days. But at least among the Sahaba I'm talking about the greatest people that ever trained and walked on the face of this earth they used to prepare for the month of Ramadan months before the month of Ramadan.

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And when I talk about preparation I'm not talking about preparation that I'm taking leave from wait for one month I'm not talking about preparation Mashallah filling up my fridge and making sure these are the menus that I'm gonna have every single day. I'm talking about spiritual preparation. I'm talking about moral preparation I'm talking about mind preparation that I am prepared. I am prepared that when I enter the month of Ramadan, I'm gonna start taking advantage of every single moment of the month of Ramadan because by the time the month of Ramadan starts and then we want to warm up for the month of Ramadan we start warming up for the month of Ramadan and preparing yourself for the

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month of Ramadan Subhan Allah by the time by the time we almost sums up the month of Ramadan had finished and that's why every year the month of Ramadan comes and the month of Ramadan ends and we didn't even get anything out of the month of Ramadan. These changes in our life

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haven't really changed in my life. I am who I am used to be before I even make any positive changes in my life. Then I'm for the month of Ramadan. Ramadan ended and I am the same person as I used to be before the month of Ramadan if not. Sometimes after the month of Ramadan, I'm a lot worse. Well it used to be before the month of Ramadan.

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It

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all goes back to me not me not being prepared for the month of Ramadan.

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It all goes back to me not preparing myself for the month of Ramadan. That's why my brothers or my sisters, this is our time. This is the time that we need to start preparing ourselves. And if there's anything that I need to prepare myself with number one, I need to reconnect over the last soldier from now. Number two, I need to start abstaining away from the Haram The Haram and the evil doings. Now I'm indulged in only to stop them from now. Don't wait for the month of Ramadan to stop for you to stop the harm. You need to stop the harm from now. Number three I need to start working and I need to start perfecting masala and my relationship with Allah subhanaw taala my relationship

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with a lot of xojo starts with the salon. A lot of us didn't even pray the prayers on time alone was even struggling in their prayers. So I need to start working on my prayers. And number three I need to start reconnecting myself with my brothers or my sisters, whether my kids or my brothers or my sisters in Islam, number five or number four number five I need to start reconnecting myself with Kareem start opening the book of a large zoa just don't wait for the month of Ramadan to stop for you to start reading the Quran. connect yourself with the Quranic and because it takes time for you to warm up. It takes time for you to get yourself ready. This is your time and opportunity. So my

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brothers or my sisters, don't wait for the month of Ramadan to stop for the month of Ramadan to be announced for you to start preparing yourself. This is your time to prepare yourself for the month of Ramadan. So get yourself ready. Be prepared so you could get the most out of the month of Ramadan. That's why we are never ever getting the most out of the month of Ramadan.

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The month of Ramadan comes past or the month of Ramadan goes and comes into tears even experienced a month called the month of Ramadan. Just a normal month like the rest of the month.

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What was a month of eating and sleeping and just hanging out that's a month of Ramadan. That's the perception. And not only that, that's a perception that we are. That's a perception that we even deceived ourselves. To have the perception of the month of Ramadan is a monster and drink and have no sweets and visit the family and come to them as when you feel like and hanga might. And that's a that's a month of Ramadan. No Subhan Allah, this is the time this is the month that you really, really push yourself forward. And you strive hard, and you work hard. And you pull your socks up and you continue moving forward. Because your aim of the month of Ramadan to get the most out of the

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month of Ramadan to sustain yourself after the month of Ramadan to be a good Muslim after the month of Ramadan.

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Look at yourself right now. If you're gonna be after the month of Ramadan, the way you are right now that I'm telling you right now, I'm telling you, you did not get anything.

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You did not even advance yourself you did not even develop yourself you did not even take a step forward. If you can see yourself in the same status. As you are after the month of Ramadan, as you were before the month of Ramadan, he did not even get anything out of the month of Ramadan, the way you walked into the month of Ramadan, the way you walked out of them.

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He did not get anything out of the month of Ramadan.

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And all goes back to you were unprepared. Simple, you got to the exams, and you didn't even study what do you expect to pass? You're gonna fail.

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study that even open a book and you just attend to the exam. And you just want to start answering the questions and then you found any so what did I fell Of course you felt not only failed, you deserve to be kicked out because you didn't even study.

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You came to the exam unprepared. And that's why you failed. And you're entering the month of Ramadan and prepared that's why a lot of the times we fail Yes, we did fail. And how do we fell because we didn't get anything out of the month of Ramadan. For that my brothers and my sisters, we need to start preparing ourselves for the month of Ramadan. Start doing what you need to do all the things. I'm sure you've had all these things in your mind. It's all at the back of your mind you're thinking about them and saying oh, this is what I want to do in the month of Ramadan 1-234-567-8910 those 10 things that you've got in your mind that you want to do in the month of Ramadan and implement in the

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month of Ramadan. You need to start implementing them now.

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You need to start executing them now. You need to start putting them into practice right now. Don't wait for the month of Ramadan. Do them right now. make them happen right now. And believe me my brothers and my sisters if you do that then this is Ramadan obey different Ramadan in your life. If this is Ramadan is gonna be the same as last year that I'm sorry to tell you even make anything or you did not even do anything you did not even achieve anything of the month of Ramadan.

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You need to experience and you need to aim that this is Ramadan is going to be different than every other ever experienced in the past.

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Sang sha Allah let us take this reminder on board and start preparing ourselves and do what we need to do and move forward in sha Allah and inshallah during the month of Ramadan the human will be operating three different centers who will be operating this center you may revote we will be also operating a national sports club a Perry Park will also be operating Greenacre public school in Greenock on Waterloo road and inshallah three of those venues three of them you'll have the throwaway price of South salado Asia through a prayer halfway in between the through a prayer is always be they'll always be a reminder of 15 minutes or less in English and both sisters are welcome

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to attend us three venues now the most convenient one for the sisters is paraflex got more room than in other center this one has a limited room and also Greenacre public has also a limited room. So all brothers and sisters are welcome you and your children are welcome but your answer to children I'm sorry they're not welcome. Yeah, I'm sort of children that child of yours that's unsettled always crying and screaming and shouting and running around them causing a muck I'm telling you from now you're welcome but he's not welcome. Oh, she's not welcome as long as gonna be here anyway. Okay. So if you have unsettled child, please keep them at home because one child can distract about

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three 400 people.

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One child can distract three 400 people so please, all brothers and sisters and your children entire family all welcome to attend the three venues that will go up for the AMA once again that you may revoke the National Sports Club and Greenock Republic and Sharla before you leave tonight make sure you take your your Ramadan calendar Look how nice and cute it looks you know, look at it handler taker Hmm. And sha Allah put it wherever you want to put it at home. But inshallah This is the Ramadan calendar for everyone has got all the different programs and activities that we'll be holding during the month of Ramadan. So all brothers and sisters are welcome to attend and the

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different initiatives that we have and before you go Also make sure you take the minutes

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magazine, the latest that came out and inshallah it's very comprehensive and very informative informative for brothers and sisters for them to take so you've got them all over there inshallah and also brothers and sisters as I mentioned we'll be starting at seven o'clock at a set time throughout the entire month of Ramadan seven o'clock regardless how early Salatin he becomes or less a lot of Asia is going to be a seven o'clock celebration the latest is going to be in the month of Ramadan is 646 45 but we will be praying in Sharla at a set through the entire Madonna 7pm through out the three venues and throughout the entire month of Ramadan. Every single brother and sister are

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welcome and please ensure that comes to the ease of the year my venues during the month of Ramadan please be disciplined in the way that you park your car and when you enter the massage Do not be loud while other brothers or sisters are praying someone else is talking someone else is having a laughter with someone else please respect other people are trying to attend the masjid and trying to connect themselves to the last panel Thailand insha Allah like us on Facebook in my Facebook and every single day it will also inform me of the different amount and the different teams or different speakers that will be there at each venue age venue challah, you'll know that this day This person

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will be leading the prayer and this person will be delivering a token handler we're ready to put the program for the entire month in one mm. Once in volunteers program for both brothers and sisters. My lots of apps are on the moon. Therefore, my sister is on the phone in the month of Ramadan. I look forward to seeing every single one of you in the month of Ramadan and together in sha Allah we want to get close to Allah subhanaw taala to be the best of servants of Allah azza wa jal in the month of Ramadan after the month of Ramadan together want to be the best of believers

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and before as the origin of Ramadan

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people after Ramadan your objective Your goal is to be the best Muslim in the month of Ramadan for what's after the month of Ramadan. If you want to really see what benefit you gained out of the Ramadan look at yourself after the month of Ramadan look at yourself assess yourself after the month of Ramadan and see how stronger you are with the loss of power closer to the Lord xojo her more connected your worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala based on that then you realize and say you know what? hamdulillah I managed to achieve something in the month of Ramadan inshallah together we will achieve that together inshallah we'll get closer to Allah azza wa jal and you know what, I want to

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enter the month of Ramadan before the month of Ramadan starts. I want Allah subhanaw taala to forgive me before the month of Ramadan. I know a lot of us are aiming that they'll be forgiven the month of

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will walk away and Allah subhanaw taala will erase all these sins. But in sha Allah if you really want to get the most out of month then aim though you want to lose a pound it is before the month of Ramadan. So this is your time to have a sincere repentance for the last panel tality sincerely repent to Allah xojo say I am a servant of yours that disobeyed you in the past I want to start a new page with you and therefore your Allah I seek your forgiveness and I want you to forgive me and I want you to forgive Oman since you want to enter the month of Ramadan forgiven. If you really aim for the end The end of the month of Ramadan forgiven then I assure you that insha Allah not only in

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the month of Ramadan you'll be forgiven but in the month of Ramadan you escalate and elevate yourself in the last panel.

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So you want to enter the month of Ramadan already forgiven. You want to enter the month of Ramadan Allah subhanaw taala really showered you with His mercy, Allah subhanaw taala to really showed you with His mercy and mercy and Allah subhanaw taala is really forgiving you That's why you want to enter the month of Ramadan and then you occupy yourself in the month of Ramadan with the worship of Allah subhanaw taala so inshallah aim for that and ask Allah to make us from amongst those who experienced the month of Ramadan live in the month of Ramadan, get closer to the month of Ramadan. And lastly my brothers and my sisters if you live if you live to the month of Ramadan Allah subhanaw

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taala

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in your life know for a fact it is the son of Allah subhanaw taala upon you that loves you