Benefit From Ramadan
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How can we take advantage of this unique Ramadan?
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without partners, and I testify that Mohammed bin Abdullah solo I think it was sell them as a slave and messenger. Yeah, you're Latina? I'm gonna choco la Hakka tokachi whether it's a moon in lava and to misty moon, you have NASA tokoto Bakula de hakomi nuptse wahida holla. Amin has Oh Johanna Westerman. humare Jalan cathinone, Sam what's up la let me to set a new interview he was on him in no longer can and equal nakida Yeah, you hola Nina. I wanna talk Allah wa kulu colon city that you select Akuma nada como fille de novo for my user a la hora, pseudo vaca frezza false and our Lima and my brothers in Islam. Today's football is the last football of shabang which means that the next
time somebody stands on this member, it is going to be the month of Ramadan, the month in which we'll also have Jada began revelation of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And as with anything that is coming is close Hulu ads in a hurry, but everything that is in front of you everything that is coming to you is close, and you have to prepare for it. and preparing for the month of Ramadan this year is a little bit different.
It's a little bit different than our normal preparation for Ramadan. Because this year is different from previous years with dealing with the pandemic, the majority of the massager closed is not going to be any big if tops is not going to be large gatherings photography is different than it has been in previous years. And because of this, there are many Muslims who are anxious, apprehensive. What does the future hold? In fact, you may even hear some people say how are we going to do Ramadan this year?
As if, as if something has changed that drastically that we can't fulfill the goals of Ramadan. And so hopefully this will help us to calibrate to get on point to say this is what I need to be doing throughout the next week to prepare for
Ramadan, and the first thing that we have to do in preparation for Ramadan is remind ourselves. And I'm saying this because a lot of people are approaching this year very differently. They're approaching it very differently than they had previous years. But we need to remind ourselves, what is this month? What is the month of Ramadan? What is it that we do? What are the objectives of this month? And can we still, can we still procure those objectives, even though we're not able to congregate or do the communal activities of Ramadan. So the first thing to remind ourselves is that we are slaves of Allah subhana wa Tada. That's not going to change pandemics or plagues or whatever,
as long as we are alive on this earth. We are slaves of Allah subhana wa. And we fast the month of Ramadan. Because the law told us to fast the month of Ramadan, that's the first thing we have to remind ourselves of, I don't want to dwell too much on this point. But I think it's an important point because a lot of the Tao, if you will, a lot of the instruction now,
especially here in America has gone to the point that every activity bad that we have to understand what we get out of it. What's the benefit in it for me? This is the way some people are teaching people so they're teaching people not that we worship Allah because he's alone. But we worship Allah because it benefits us. You see how it switches that now makes a bad is self centered, instead of the real focus being? Are we pleasing Allah Subhana with that, and there is no doubt about Allah subhana wa tada Who has created us, He created us with a certain psychology, he's the one who created our minds. Allah Subhana Allah knows that we want to know the why behind behind things. You
see little children are two years old three is it? Why, why? Why? What are the first words they learned? They ask you why but when you're two years old, you don't even understand why. But you still ask it? Well, that's because that is how we are as human beings. We want to know why behind certain things, but even if we don't the one thing as Muslims we have to understand is that we are slaves of Allah is fantastic. We take pride in that. Because if you are a slave of Allah subhanaw taala you will never be a slave to anything else. You're never going to be subservient and subjugate yourself to anything other than a loss of hands either because you are the slave of the Almighty
Allah subhanho wa Taala the Almighty and the one who was all wise de la jolla. So the first thing that we have to realize is that the main thing that we are looking for it and this fast in any other time that we fastest tap peak, a little deal that we realize and actualize our servitude to Allah subhana wa tada and that is our pride in this life as Muslims that we worship Allah subhana wa tada and then we don't worship anything else. The the from the mercy of a lost parents either, however, is that he has clarified to us why he made fasting and obligation upon us, as he says in the Quran,
to whom he prescribed the fast so that we attain taqwa that we attained tougher. I'm not going to stop too long with this point. We'll get back to it later. But I want you to realize as well, that tough what is not just something that you do. It's not just that you increasing your a bed, it's not just that you increasing your salon, that you fast from dawn that you fast from budget until mother that's a part of chocolate. Another very important part of chocolate is what you leave off for the sake of a loss penalty.
Keep that in mind because we're going to come back to that point. So Eliza Joe has prescribed this fast so that we attain tequila. He also prescribed this fast for a very noble reason that he mentions two eyes later that most of the time you don't pay any attention to
lighten the mood, so that you are thankful to Allah so that you show your gratitude to a loss. Allies when Joe says when he took me on when he to Kevin de la Highland met her dad who was the contest guru, so that you complete the count, meaning that you complete the number of days of Ramadan because and as the scholars associate mentioned, that some people will not do the entire 29 or 30 days they're traveling so they left off with that, that they were sick so they left off with a system man been on her menses she may be breastfeeding, she may be pregnant. The point is that there's some people that are going too fast some days and leave off other days. Eliza gel is
reminding us when he took me too late so that we weren't that we complete
The count that is the number of days of Ramadan, when the two Kabila hyla had come, and so that you glorify, magnify, loss of hands out of for having guided you, guided you to what guided you to fasting the month of Ramadan will lie in the contest. And so that you show your gratitude, we part of our fasting is to show gratitude to lots of hands on gratitude for what
gratitude for what and if we understand the answer to that question, we will realize how to prepare for this Ramadan and every round that evening gratitude for what for what the law said at the very beginning of that same I shall hold on my mind and lithium, lithium ion who then the next the month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed as guidance to mankind, who will lead the Auto Salon or sudo will be who that was with the net hack. He is the one who sent His messenger with guidance in the religion of truth, guidance gathering knowledge, the religion of truth, the good deeds that are based on that knowledge, the hero who Allah Deen clearly, so that it would be predominant over all
the other religions Subhana Allah, and we look at this, Eliza Jim is reminding us as soon as he talks about fasting, you gotta fast he's reminding us that this was the month in which the Quran was revealed. What law he we don't have guidance without deprive. We don't there's a, you know, people Dibble and dabble in different sciences and philosophies and they try to talk about self improvement and self development and all these other things. And allies with Joe has told us what this life is about. And people still trying to figure it out. People don't have the Koran, for them life to them. They're shooting in the dark about what the purpose of life is, they're trying to find their
individual purpose. And for the best of them, the ones that can overcome their own selfishness in their own egos, you know, you know, where they wind up. My purpose in life is to help people. My purpose in life was to serve humanity, my purpose in life, and they come up with all of these, you know, very nice things that aren't selfish.
But Subhanallah they missed the boat. Because life becomes again focused on
you. And it's not about you.
it's about our service, total blind. I mean, and this life is very fairy, fairy short.
And it can end like this. So Pamela, who would have imagined? Who would imagine? A month ago, there's somebody who's healthy, walking around praying with us is not going to have this Ramadan. Did I have people in people, young people, Muslims are dying
Who would have imagined That's
what he said that we asked the last panel to make us amongst those who reached the month of Ramadan, and who fasted with a man seeking his rewards and whatnot. So look, we are thanking Allah subhana wa Tada, this is one of the goals, the objectives of Allah Subhana Allah prescribing the fast for us, so that we thank him for giving us the Koran, for giving us guidance in life so that we know what this life is about. We know who we are, and respect to the rest of humanity and what and who we are and respect to our Creator, subhana wa tada and more importantly, who he is. So Hannah, who was added, so that we can prepare that we can use this life, that we can plant the seeds in this life
that we want to reap the benefits of in the next life.
I'm telling you is one, those who don't have the power and haven't got a clue they don't know. And a lot has withheld protected the Koran from time leaf is not going to be distorted until y'all know pn because the last penciler protected.
Many people as we know memorize the Quran by heart, the core and the Messiah have in millions and 10s of millions of copies or more all over the globe. What happened to the net? And that will remain the latter either until last time it takes people off the planet. And but the point is that what that we think along
this fast is about thanking commemorating the revelation of the Koran. And so when we talk about preparation for Ramadan, we can't talk about preparation for Ramadan. without talking about renewing our relationship with the last book.
Period. There is no Yes. You know, if we fast, we get our bodies ready for fasting right, from fudging into mud that is a form of preparation
That's a physical preparation. But problem a bond is about talking to the soul. You see, Subhana Allah, as we all are aware, we are body and soul. When the soul goes out the body, the body is still there, all of you have seen that that person is still they look how they looked. And this but they no longer there, it's over. Because the soul
Ramadan is about feeding the soul as you starve the material part of you, as you starve your flesh in your bones and you are nourishing the soul. Because oftentimes, they're not going to be nourished. At the same time, you can't feed both. And so as you begin now to starve yourself, and you're hungry, and you're thirsty, all of that to the side, you're not feeding that part of yourself, you're able to nourish that soul
through the Koran, through the recitation of the Quran, through understanding the Quran, through acting according to the Koran making the Quran a part of your life. So preparing for this month will lie is so much that can be said it's a hook by so we can't talk forever. But the reality is, is that from today, you need to have that firm determination to renew your relationship with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Take the time starting from today to start reviewing, getting your tongue loose because you're gonna be leading yourself in salon for the most part, getting your tongue loose, reading the Tafseer of the Quran. So as you start understanding a bit more about what it is
that you're reciting. For those who don't know how to recite the front end just say you know what I don't know what to do.
Do like you would do with anything else that's important to you. Take some time out and make the effort. There are plenty of apps, websites and so forth that you can program to repeat the Quran to you 10 times 20 times 30 times just take the I just take one test but yet we let her be on what's happened. Listen to it 20 times 30 times and repeat after take time out of your day to renew the relationship with the book of Allah subhana wa Tada This is one of the best things that you can do in preparation for the month of Ramadan, quote unquote Leanna was stuck with a lot of the work over stuff
hamdu lillahi wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Mustafa either early he was like me, he will know what I'm about.
I want to talk a little bit about some of the things that you can do
that are not that are practical steps that you can implement in your life from today. That will be game changers in the land inside. Ramadan should not come and go and we're the same people right now. We're the same people 40 days from now after Ramadan is over. That should not be the case. So I want us to focus on one aspect of Ramadan only inshallah, cooked by as they come in the month of Ramadan will focus on some other aspects. But this month of Ramadan is great preparation for the Hereafter is great preparation for that meeting with the loss of hematite. In fact, the prophet Isaiah salatu wa sallam said a CM junuh fasting is a shield, a shield from what? It's a shield from
sins in this life and the consequences of those sins because sins do not go without consequence. They make you feel a certain way and oftentimes they affect other people as well. So their shield fasting is a shield from sins in this life and it's a shield from the Hellfire in the next life.
Our Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam said, I want us to think about this. He said masama Ramadan and he meant and what he said
everybody knows this hadith who ever fast the month of ROM of mine he man
with true faith. What does that mean that you have a man
that you fast the month of Ramadan with he man, you know what that means? That means if everybody if everybody you know all Muslims that you know, your teachers and everybody else, if they say you know what?
This year fast is a little too difficult.
Just imagine your teacher tells you that
people that you respect and love your parents, your family,
that you are going too fast no matter what because you know that allies are just meeting an obligation for you. It's not about the community.
Ramadan, let us understand this Ramadan is not about the community, it's about you. It's about your relationship with the loss of habitat. The communal aspects of Ramadan are secondary. We benefit from them we benefit from coming together for a time for seeing your brothers and your sisters in Islam from praying to get but that's not what Ramadan is about. And this is why in fact we will get to this in the next point so whoever fast the month of Ramadan, he men with true faith and a lot of fans out believe me that he made it an obligation, what he said in seeking his reward. So Tana, who was
who fear Allah who mentor Kadima Mendham be, all of his previous sins will be forgiven. I'm going to ask you a question don't answer.
And your mind is, if all of your previous says are forgiven, isn't that a good barometer of the law? Whoever and that's what it's about all of my sins being forgiven, because if your sins are forgiven, there is no barrier between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala that bond is strong when your sins are forgiven. So that's what we're looking for. And we can get that without any other human being who ever fast the month of Ramadan. He meant what he said.
But the prophets of light of some of the establish
and mentioned to the virtues of Ramadan said woman karma, Ramadan and he man and watch the server, who fear Allah who met me and whoever stands the nights of Ramadan
with even faith in Allah subhana wa tada knowing that the reward is from him at seven, not because everybody else is standing and see this is where we got to test ourselves. am I standing the month of Ramadan because I know that there's some people in the masjid that would find it odd if I wasn't there.
are we standing because we want that reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala his previous sins will be forgiven. Okay, now here's where things get a little different, because we're dealing with this virus. See now
many people allow the man of the master to do all the heavy lifting for their sled.
So they break the fast and
eat a bunch of sand boosters and some Moses and chicken and rice and fried chicken on top of everything else.
And then all I gotta do is come to the mansion last.
Wait for the man to finish it. You're not responsible. You're not responsible for your own prayer. It's up to the man the man prize and I cry a lot. The man starts his keynote I say I mean a few times.
It's not working like that this year.
This year we're gonna be tested with who is going to stand the month of Ramadan without any man.
Man comment on the line. He man and what is happening now, a few things we need to keep in mind.
To stand the month of Ramadan means that you pray a voluntary prayer at night after selected Asia after you too soon as Russia and sometime before salado fetcher.
So as long as you pray at some point, even if it's three records, but you should shoot for 11. And I'll talk about that. Even if it's only three records and you're consistent with it and it's sincere for loss of hammers.
Even if you don't finish reciting the core is the meaning throughout the 30 nights. It's not a condition for you to be amongst those who stood with a man and it said, but you have to push yourself and you have to do it every night that is possible for you to do.
And if you do that, who feel that who mentored me. Now, some of you have memorized the Quran with humbly let push yourself push yourself to recite the Quran, like the Imam would have the master and that you finished with yourself and with your family, whoever else is in your household. If you can't do that you memorize the nice portion of the crime. A few Jews of crime. Then recite what you can from the Koran.
Somebody says but shake I only know sorta to Lhasa to soldier to next that's 12 soldiers, a low Atma, recite one of those soldiers in each rocker
and then finish off with salata wizard and that'll be 13 rakaats. And the Prophet is allowed to sit down with pray 13 Records sometimes it's come to silence. So recite them, but when you recite here's the difference.
This happened in your in your because now the salon is in your hands, it's not in the hands of the man. You have to take control and make that salon meaningful for you.
So now it's not well actually another set.
Now as well as stop, think about what that means. Think about the fact that awesome time means that the day is running out that your time is running out that Allah Subhana Allah blessed you with time on this earth, these little gray hairs we get started. Those are blessings from a loss of habitat because they remind you Hey, you get up there in age
you it's time for you to take life seriously.
Well awesome in the center because some people are at loss mankind in general, except for people who have these four folly. Let that sink in. You can read different type series of sorts of ISO so now and from ISO to ness. So now you recite and you can do that every night. And when you say Allahu Akbar you go on record as Han
Soo Han or be allowed him say 20 times a 30 times stay there till you feel like coming up.
And then when you go down and Sue Jude, you say Sue can have appeal either to panel appeal and then you call upon a loss of hands out and make do it from your heart make the glass of the profit it is Salatu was Salam
as much as you can and if you can't save them in Arabic for those who don't know Arabic the correct opinion of the scholars is that you can say do it in any language you want.
So as you introduce you call upon the last man's Island English no problem. But guess what?
After those 13 rocks, you realize wow, I just spent 45 minutes I just spent that hour of prayer with Asa Xs which is where I was spending MST
and the lowest percentile of blush to do that and believe me, this is what the companions did at the time of the prophet Isaiah slots was saying you know how many times they pray tada we're during the lifetime of the prophecy so being even though Ramadan was obligated in the second year after the Hitler so the Prophet is allowed to say and fasted nine Ramadan the only time you don't have any nights they pray total we're in those non Ramadan, three nights and the entire nine years
now many times they pray in total we're in the masjid in the lap of Abu Bakar to sit deep or the little tiny zero.
At the beginning of the LFO Omar Bonanza top of the low China angle there was an entirely and domestic and then on the low side and who gathered the people upon one party, and then they began that shouldn't that exists with us until today.
But the point is that exists that we can pray in our homes and I telling you, we don't know why last panel tada has tested us with this test. But believe me there is divine Hickman, all of that. And the prophet Isaiah select was Salam was asked by eyeshadow, the low tide and about the Torah which is the which is the play. And the prophet SAW Selim said it is a punishment that Allah Subhana Allah has used for some of the people who came before and it's a mercy for the believers.
And even though we may not see the mercy will lie if we come out of this Ramadan, people who pray the night prayer every night, not just during Ramadan, but now I've gotten confident now, I'm confident that I can do this. If we now make it a habit than the last minute Allah has blessed the Muslims, because now we pray at night we call upon the last panel to Allah in that auspicious time of the night, a special time to call upon Allah subhana wa Tada.
So they there may this may be a blessing in disguise, I'm not going to go as far as the best Ramadan ever. That's a different story for a different day. But the reality is, is to make the best out of the situation that we have. And then the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam said, woman Palmer, Laila delicata imagine what the center will feel a woman to cut them in Denby and whoever stands the night of Qatar, Laila Takada,
Eman and yt. Said faith in Allah Subhana. Allah seeking his reward, meaning that you spend the majority of your night in the worship of a lost pantheon of some sort, lots of clutter,
then you will be forgiven of your previous sins, that person will be forgiven of their previous in just a standard one night's panela Can we not do that? Even under the circumstances that we have right now? Absolutely. We can do that. By loss pantiles need, we don't need any man to lead us and select to do that to worship a loss of habitat. And so perhaps this trial that we are going through is showing us the importance of us developing our own bond with the loss of habitat, not relying upon anyone else. We don't have a savior and Islam. That's between us and Allah subhana wa Tada. Our Deen is about our connection to Allah subhanho wa Taala through the teachings of the prophet Isaiah
Salatu was Senate. But the point is that as we now begin to prepare for this month of Ramadan, we have to think about the night prayer. That preparation starts from today. That preparation starts with developing that relationship with the prime because the night prayer is based on your recitation of the Quran.
It is also based on something very important. And this is part this is number two of the practical things that you need to do, along with starting your recitation and reading of the Quran from today. And step
number two is to start learning the eyes of the prophet Isaiah SelectUSA. If you could finish Ramadan with 15 new blinds that you didn't know before, from the Do I have the profit, I didn't realize that this will be a Ramadan that will change your life. Because you'll be implementing those two eyes for the rest of your life. You'll be saying them every day for the rest of your life. And this Ramadan will be the cause of change. And you'll look back and you'll say alone, that was one of the blessings I got out of the year of the virus, Ramadan, 2020, or Ramadan, 1441. start memorizing those who are and I'm telling you, I'm saying no exception. Every Muslim can memorize do eyes that
the prophet SAW It was so nice to me.
Because we memorize a whole lot of other things. And so we need to make that a very important part of our lives. Number two, memorizing da number three, setting aside a time with your family
during the month of Ramadan, where everybody sits down at the same time, perhaps the last hour of the day before if taught at some point that you can all agree on, re Tafseer together, read the Koran together make it be a month of the Koran.
That means that from today, you have to start thinking about your schedule.
And a Muslim is very keen and diligent about protecting his or her time.
And this was from the time of the Prophet it is a lot to say the prophets of the law. It was something that encouraged us to be people who take advantage of our time.
And at the end of the day as a hustler bacillary Rahim Allah Tada. So you have an admin in the Manta Ian, oh, son of Adam, you are nothing but beings. You from top to bottom, you're nothing but they either have a young guy, when a day goes by part of you goes. And once all of those days are going, you're going. That's it your time on earth is done. And so how now I take advantage of each day. How can I put a schedule in place that allows me to take advantage of that day? As I mentioned, inshallah, we'll close with this point, as I mentioned at the beginning of the hookman tuck was not just about what you do, it's about what you don't do. It's about what you refrain from fasting, in
fact, is doing what it's what you don't do. Fasting is not eating, it is not drinking. It is not involving yourself in spousal intimacy during the daytime, it's leaving off things that is what fasting is. It's not that you're actually doing something is that you're refraining from doing things. And so as we look to what can we do to prepare for Ramadan. We also have to look at habits that we have that we need to leave
if this Harrar it has to be left off yesterday and left off forever. But even those things that are hilarious you either have to cut it all the way up or cut it back significantly to benefit from Ramadan properly. Netflix deleted
apps that waste your time on your phone. delete them yesterday don't don't wait until all camera get rid of this the first day around. Okay if you need to the weekend is over. Hello. needs to the weekend. Fine. Monday started Turner with me. I asked the last man Tyler for his eight social media for what in the month of Ramadan last time for the media itself?
What are we getting out of it? Yesterday 40 571 people died this many people contracted a disease this that these governors are doing it. I just want to know. Well law here if we ask ourselves and we're realistic, what do we have to do?
What do I have to do a government policy? So I need to know everything that's going on the watch the news an hour a day so I can figure out what's going on? That's ridiculous. Does it mean that we should be oblivious to what's going on in society? No, you still have to live in this place. So you need to check something 510 minutes or whatever like that. But you're not going to find the sweetness of the crime, you're not going to find the time to return here. Because I'm busy, busy doing what I'm busy checking my Facebook, my Instagram and whatever else is going on all the social media stuff, and the media and the news and all of these things that have bogged us down. If there's
anything that we should be learning and these days is about how much we really don't need in our lives and so cutting out the fat
You see our profit selector sort of setting out and we just had a man named Jada cola zoo? Look what he said about fasting, whoever doesn't leave or false speech? Well, I'm gonna be an acting according to it when gehele acting foolishly acting without discretion, but Lisa lilla he has its own little katama you're gonna find Oh, shut up. A lot has no need for him to leave off his food and his drink. You're leaving off your food and you drink a lot. So Joe has no need for that. Anyway, the prophet SAW Selim is showing us that part of this fast is that we refine our characters that we watch our tones that we don't act foolishly, that we refrain from certain things that may be permissible, but
they're not good for us. This is all a part of what we need to do in preparation for this Ramadan and again, we asked Allah subhanaw taala to be amongst those people who reached the month of Ramadan and who fasted fast that monkey manner what he said. We asked him lots of hematology to make this for most people who stand the month of Ramadan. Imagine what he said. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to make this for most of the people who stand later till he men and what he said Baba no Phil anomaly whining and Medina sobre Puna when he met, while a
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COVID-19 dunya has some of you laugh a lot. He has an opener that are not working. So
for those people who are following at home, you have to pray. So lots of books. You cannot pray a lot to the Jamaat