The Final 10 Nights of Ramadan

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Are you Hello, Dina, tap along. Why don't you tell us a little Natsume pandemics new harder. What tap along in nulla hobby, your own Bhima Tommen who don't All praise is due to Allah the Exalted. We praise Him, we seek His help, his guidance and his forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of our sins and the evils within ourselves. Whomsoever Allah guides, there is no misguidance for him, and whomever he rightfully causes to be led astray, there is no guidance for him. And I bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah alone. And I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam peace be upon him is His servant and final messenger.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us in the Noble Quran, what is translated as, Oh you who believe all believers, so pay attention, all believers, be conscious of Allah, as he deserves, worship Allah, as is his right upon you and do not die except in a state of Islam a state of submission, a state of consistent worship, may Allah Subhana Allah allow us to die upon Islam, Allah Mermin Oh you who believe are believers, be conscious of Allah. Once again be conscious of Allah. It's up Allah in public, in private with Muslims with non Muslims with friends and with strangers. It took law be conscious of Allah. While Tango Neff some Padma definitely hard, Let every soul reflect on what you

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have sent ahead for tomorrow. What did you prepare for the Day of Judgment? What did you prepare for the inevitable the guaranteed meeting with Allah subhanahu wa taala what type Allah be conscious of Allah in hola Javi rhombi matar Maroun Allah is aware of all that you do.

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If you were convinced, and you believed that this little Milan was your final Ramadan that these 10 nights and 10 days were your final 10 nights and 10 days of Ramadan.

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How would you want them to end? If you believed with conviction? This was your final Ramadan? What would you do differently?

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Ramadan no doubt is the month of hope it is the month of change. It is the month of optimism and growth. We see from the east to the west, north and south all across the world, all across the Ummah, brothers and sisters of all backgrounds, worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala in a way that they did not throughout the year, may Allah subhanaw taala keep us consistent upon growth Allahumma Amin and during this month, we have many different blessings we experience of growth and closeness to Allah subhanho wa Taala as we put in more effort, and no doubt the greatest part of this month is the finale. We are now at the final stretch of Ramadan. We are now in the final phase, the final

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days and the Final Nights. How do we want to look back on these nights and on these days? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam it was authentically reported that he used to strive harder during these last two nights than he did at any other time. This is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who worked hard throughout the year, but he worked harder during these nights than any other time if there is a time to push yourself exert more energy, reduce the sleep during the nights overcome one's laziness and one shortcomings it is these 10 nights and ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada when he addresses the month of Ramadan when he references it explicitly in the Quran. In the only ayah in

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the entire Quran in which Ramadan is mentioned in 185 of swords and Bukhara which begins with it's a longer I shall hold on Madonna lady on Xena V Hill Quran the month of Ramadan is the month on which the Quran

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It was revealed at the end of this ayah Allah subhanaw taala reminds us when he took me down so you may complete the prescribed period the prescribed period of fasting, of growth of excelling, of working hard, while he took that beat Allah Allah Maha dotcom. So may you may glorify Allah subhanaw taala for having guided you, Allahu Allah Al Hamdulillah Hidayat in Islam, or Allah we praise you for guiding us to Islam. Al Hamdulillah Hilary, her Donna Lee Harada, Mama Hakuna Lena, Tatiana hula and her Donna Allah praise me to the one who guided us to this. Without Him we would not be guided. These are also the words some of the first words of the people of Jana May Allah subhanaw taala make

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us and our loved ones amongst the people of Jana Allahumma Amin, and then at the end of the ayah Allah subhanaw taala says wonder Allah contest Quran so that you may be grateful. Are we grateful that we made it to the month of Ramadan? Are we grateful that we made it to the last 10 nights of Ramadan, there is no greater time of the year. And as we don't know when our lives will come to an end.

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As we are unaware of how long we have left in this world, these may be the greatest 10 nights of one's own life. These may be for any of the individuals here and those who are listening on the live stream. These may be the last 10 nights of our lives and the best 10 nights of our lives. May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to take advantage of these nights Allama mean, if we made it today to the 22nd of Ramadan, we are not guaranteed the 23rd night tonight and all night. We're not guaranteed the 25th We're not guaranteed the 27th through the 29th through the day of read. So take advantage of every day as though it is your last approximately eight years ago. In year 2012 We received news

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that one of our teachers have great scholarship or I'm gonna call Rahim Allah passed away in the last two nights of Ramadan. It was a Friday morning around February time when we heard the announcement. And it was not only Friday morning, it was the first of the last 10 Nights May Allah Subhana Allah have mercy on him and all of our brothers and sisters who passed away before us Aloma mean, the point is, we don't know if we'll make it to the 23rd 24th 27th and so on and so forth. The believer takes advantage of every day as though it is their last May Allah subhanaw taala grant us a good ending Aloma. I mean, a lot of times people look at what past of Ramadan, and they say I did

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not do well enough. I did not try hard enough. I did not strive enough. And don't feel like I did enough. Maybe I fasted and that's all that I did. Maybe I prayed a few times, but I feel like I could have done more. Or maybe some people missed out too even on those things. Maybe some people missed out on some major things that they usually do in Ramadan. So rather than only look at the past and then give up hope the believer looks ahead and says indeed deeds are by their conclusions in number Armando will Hawa team. Verily, actions are based on their conclusions, if no Josie rahamallah He says when the racehorse sees the finish line, this is a race horse when the race horse

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sees the finish line, it starts to strive more to exert more effort, so as to what to do better than it did before. And he said be more clever than the racehorse for if you did not do well in welcoming Ramadan, then you can do better in bidding farewell. We are now at the end of the stretch of Ramadan. There is no time to push ourselves more than these nights. There is no time to push yourself more to overcome distractions than during these nights. Why is this so important? Not only are these nights the nights that contain the night in which the Quran was revealed, Leila talakad But we know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam informed us that the actual night Lena to

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encode is unknown to us. And long story short as the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam came out one night to the Companions, he saw two men arguing

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and he said I didn't use salatu salam that the knowledge of the night later to HOD was taken away due to the quarreling on that night. So number one, as a reminder, don't quarrel. Don't argue don't waste time during these nights with worldly things with distractions With tensions. And if you're not doing so in person, don't waste time arguing online through text. Don't troll people and so on and so forth. Use your time to focus on your relationship with Allah subhanho wa taala. After this the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam said some words that are extremely important for data to encode. He said perhaps this is better for you, not knowing when Laylatul Qadr is perhaps it is better for

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you. Now someone might misunderstand. We're reading in the Quran that Allah subhanaw taala says Lena told the night of other is greater than high your own mean and fish are better than not equal to 1000 months 1000 months more than 83 years more than a lifetime of worship, meaning we cannot afford to miss out on this night. We cannot take any chances whatsoever. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said perhaps not knowing is better for you Why not knowing will will cause us in sha Allah to work hard and all the tonight's not knowing the exact night show.

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cause us to strive every night. What happens if you strive 10 nights in a row rather than compared to the one who strives on only one night, the one who reads a hadith that says the 24th the 25th. The 23rd is laying the tool for the other one reads obey. you've encountered the 27th and so there isn't any Iijima there is no consensus, there is no yield clean, nobody can claim no scholar will say for sure, Leila to others on this night and not any other nights. It is not possible. And so this should cause us as believers not to become lacks not to become lazy that I want to take advantage why this night is worth it. This night is worth it. It is greater than 1000 months,

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greater than a lifetime. May Allah subhanho wa Taala allow us to catch Leila to God. Allahu Allah Boliviana Laylat al Qadr wa jal Luffy Herman al McMullin Allahumma Amin, I want you to imagine the analogy of someone telling you that on this night, one of these nights in the last 10 of Ramadan, you're going to receive a billion dollars a billion dollars. If you catch les little, would any of us take chances and say, Well, I heard about E and opinion that is on the 27th or 25th, or 24th, or 23rd. So I'm only going to do one night with any of us take that chance, if there was a 1% chance that you are going to miss out on a billion dollars. I think the vast majority of us I know this is

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not for worldly things, the vast majority of us in that case would still take advantage of alternates. Even if it's only for two or three hours of worship, we would likely take advantage of all right tonight why? If you take advantage of alternate nights, you are guaranteed later to lunch. If you take advantage of alternate nights, you are guaranteed Laylat will but if you don't take advantage of alternates, you are not guaranteed. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us consistent in all tonight's Allahumma I mean, the reason we give this analogy, although we are not seeking a billion dollars is because the reward on layer two is better than everything in this world

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and all that it contains from the beginning to the end of times later to the point that we cannot measure it or quantify it. We cannot really imagine if you have 500 minutes on average, from the time of mother to the time of budget on the night of other 500 minutes, let's say approximately in the United States 500 minutes for that night. That means every single minute of Laila to call it is worth more than not equal to but more than two months of worship. Every minute is worth more than two months of worship. So we cannot afford to waste a second of leader to the contrary, these are the most precious nights of the year may Allah subhanaw taala guide us to take advantage of them and

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make us amongst those who are accepted on these nights Allama mean, what are some practical things we can do very quickly will mention seven things in sha Allah. Number one, try to cut off or limit as much as possible any distractions. If you have distractions that you noticed yourself falling short to in the first 20 days of Ramadan, let's say with social media, with the internet with watching videos, whatever it may be, then try to limit it, replace it during these last nights with something beneficial, something educational, or if it's something harmful, remove it altogether, whether it is social media socializing, or any kind of leisure. Number two during these nights,

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upgrade your relationship with the Quran and with dua.

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There is nothing more than more important than your relationship with Allah in these 10 Nights, meaning your dua to Allah subhana wa Tada You're spilling of your heart out to ALLAH asking Allah for guidance asking Allah for humility, asking Allah Subhana Allah for forgiveness Allahumma inner Carphone to Hibou la 4510 Allah you are the Forgiver you love to forgive so forgive us. This is the dua we should be making throughout the last 10 nights as was reported by Aisha Radi Allahu Allah, Allah Allah in Natasha phone to her bola 4510 Allah we ask you to forgive us you are the one who forgives you are the forgiver and on these nights as you are improving and increasing your DUA

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remember that Allah subhanaw taala is nearby. Remember that Allah subhanaw taala is nearby.

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And if anyone were to forget that and then to review the verses in the Quran about fasting Shahidullah Madonna lagoon Xena, phenol, Quran 185 And the two IR to before then all they need as a reminder in that same excerpt the same passage as Allah is discussing Ramadan for us, Allah subhanaw taala says in the following area 186 What either so Allah curry buddy on Neva in the body for in Nippori Boon oh gee Buddha said he either

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fell yesterday Boonie well you know, be mural shoe do bone if my slaves asked about me, if my servants asked about me than I am nearby, but in near quarry, Allah does not say then respond for pull in your quarry brother for inequality indicating how close Allah subhanaw taala is to every single one of us. If you want something

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There is no night and there is no time better to ask Allah than during these nights. Ask Allah open your heart out. Don't miss out on this treasure, the one who is going to regret it is the one who misses out. The one who is in loss is the one who does not take advantage of these tonight's for in near Corrib I am nearby oh gee Buddha to die either dawn I respond to the one who calls upon me with one condition when they call upon me when they call upon me. So just raise your hands during these nights and during these days and make dua ask Allah for everything of how you have this life and especially the next life. Make dua for your brothers and your sisters all around the world. Make dua

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for your family, your loved ones make you out to be guided and firm until the day that you die. Make dua to be connected with the Quran. Throughout your life make dua to die upon law in law Allah. Make dua for relief for all of our brothers and sisters who are struggling under oppression occupation, make dua and open your heart out and make it a way of life for yourself long term in sha Allah and upgrade your relationship with the Quran. Use the time at the night whether you are praying or you're not able to pray use that time for Quran for the for the kid in general, and try to focus mainly on these deeds. Number three, if you're able to do so than try to take a nap during the day,

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if you're able to sleep during the day so that you can work and strive more than anybody that during the night try to do so as much as you can. And as we emphasize this point the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to also sleep at times take a nap during the day so he would strive throughout the night as well. And as you are taking a nap during the day for the sake of health and energy management. Whatever you eat for a spa during these nights especially try to eat light try to eat healthy as a very practical advice so you can worship with energy throughout the night. Number four, if we have amongst our community and many brothers and sisters who are extremely busy during the

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day, extremely busy and even perhaps at night with their children now that everyone is on lockdown, extremely busy with work extremely busy with other commitments, whatever it may be, then try to incorporate as many good deeds as possible into your schedule into your time. So if you can be making videos while you're doing other things, if you can be listening to Quran if you can be making dua try to incorporate and don't look at someone else in a different situation who has perhaps more free time or flexibility and compare yourself to them. Allah subhanaw taala will hold us accountable based on our circumstances for Tapachula hummus, the bottom be conscious of Allah as much as you can

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within your circumstances, take advantage of what you have within your life. Number five, try to take advantage of Sadako throughout the last 10 Nights consistently. Take advantage by giving sadaqa throughout the 10 Nights consistently knowing that if you give on altar nights you are guaranteed that your Sadako fell on later to May Allah subhanaw taala accept from us. Number six a point that some people may think is kind of odd to mention in light of these lockdowns is erotica. And the reason we are mentioning our teacup is not to ask you to go to the massage that are closed no rather, in the overwhelming majority of the world where many massages are closed. We are reminding

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our brothers and sisters try to exemplify a form of empty cuff a form of antique F within your home. Try to have a place within your home if possible. If a room or a corner or a small area, whatever it may be that you can try to have a secluded area where you can isolate yourself and focus only on your relationship with Allah meaning what don't take your phone with you. If you have a private room in the house a masala if you have a private corner of one room, private small area, even if it is a small area just for yourself to worship, then try to seclude yourself to that area, even if it is for one hour, two hours, three hours and leave your phone behind. You don't need your phone there.

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Try to focus on vicar on dua, reflecting meditating whatever you want to do, focus on your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala try to do so even if it isn't our number seven. And the last point here in terms of practicality, try to focus as much as you can when you are interacting on social media or in person with family or in any other way with others, to motivate them as well to empower them as well. May Allah accept from you and also you're making dua for them reminding them May Allah make us consistent in these nights. Don't forget my friend don't forget my brother. Don't forget my sister. Let us make dua during these nights. Let us take advantage if you have family,

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remind your family members remind your children it's not something you should assume they automatically grew up knowing sometimes it has to be explicitly stated by the mother and the father. Take advantage of these 10 Nights take advantage this is why it's important. This is the night on which the Quran was revealed. In the unzila houfy Leila Timo Baraka we revealed that on a blessed night, a blessed night means worship more, make more dua do much more and you will be rewarded for it. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when these 10 Nights came, authentically reported that he used to quote unquote, tighten his waistbelt saying for example, rolling up on sleeps, the

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Prophet sallallahu Sallam would tighten his waist but many he would work even harder and would pray throughout the night. This means according to most scholars, most of the night he was poor

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rang and he would awaken his family to also pray to stay awake. So keep your family awake, wake them up to worship wake them up to take advantage of these 10 Nights especially on the odd nights. Once again we do not know when the next quarter is, but we know for sure it is in these 10 nights and so we take advantage of all tonight. May Allah subhanaw taala make us amongst those who are accepted. May Allah forgive us for all of our shortcomings. May Allah Subhana Allah allow us to catch later to Allah Allah Boliviana Laila to five one John fee her Minalima Bulleen of who you've probably heard that was Sofitel, la new and I confess the pharaoh in the Hall of affordable high.

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hamdu lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah while early he was so happy he woman who Allah in Allahu wa Mala Ecouter who Soluna Allah Nabi, you Alladhina amanu solo Ali, he was a limiter, Seema, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala just to send His peace and His blessings. Upon his final messenger Muhammad Ali salatu salam peace be upon him, and all of those who follow him correctly until the end of times Allama Amin, my dear brothers and sisters, the greatest way for us to improve the quality of our Ibadah is to take the advice of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he advised the man who came to him for advice. If you stand to pray for suddenly Salah Tim over there, pray as

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though you're bidding farewell. And I asked you as well to apply this hadith and this instruction, this advice that is life changing for so many people, when you fast and when you take advantage during these 10 nights to pray. And when you read Quran, when you make dua when you make the wicked, whatever it is that you do, do so believing that it is your last do so believing that you are bidding farewell to Ramadan. We do not know if we will be here next year. We had many brothers and sisters with us last year who are not here anymore. May Allah have mercy on them and accept from them Aloma Amin, and next year as well, we do not know if we'll be around. So take advantage, take

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advantage, take advantage of every night, believing this might be my last night. Let me work hard and it will pay off. And we all know the feeling when you work hard for 234 hours in the night striving for the sake of Allah alone or with family, wherever you may be around the world. We know the feeling of working hard. And then at the time of budget feeling like we did all that we could. I did all that I could and I ask Allah to accept I did all that I could and I don't regret all the hard work that I put in. And the people of Jana as they take their first steps into Jannah they don't have any regrets. They don't think about distractions of this life. They're not thinking about

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the wealth of this world they missed out on they're not thinking about some kind of leisure entertainments that they felt they were not connected to the people of paradise enter paradise eternally. And their very first thought is Al Hamdulillah hamdullah that I was guided hamdullah that I took advantage how many people around the world are looking for guidance, and how many people around the world during a lockdown like this are feeling more empty than before Alhamdulillah that we have this guidance this Hooda this hedaya Alhamdulillah that we have the she felt she felt when Lima is slowed Alhamdulillah that we have all that we need to be connected with Allah and to make

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sure that we enter Jana. May Allah subhana wa Tada make us amongst those who catch a little hotter during these 10 Nights. May Allah subhanaw taala relieve us of this hardship around the world. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive our believing brothers and sisters all around the world. May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to bid farewell to Ramadan better than how we welcomed it. Allahumma Amin Allama Amin Allahumma Fidel didn't want me Nina wouldn't want me not wanting Muslim you know wanting Muslim at home well and what? Allahu Allah for anyone. Idina? What do you want ed while Idina Allahumma yarmulke liberal Hollywood absorbs a bit Cubana? Allah Denecke Alana Dena, Divina suburban

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