Get More Than Just Hunger and Thirst This Ramadan

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Tahir Wyatt

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brothers and sisters in Islam.

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This kotova

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as you can imagine, is about Ramadan, because we're all waiting for

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the month to come in the light.

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However, there are some people, some Muslims are going too fast this month. And the only benefit that they're going to get out of the month of Ramadan is hunger and thirst.

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And it is my sincere desire that through this cookbook, we get beyond that as a reward for Ramadan, if you will. Our Prophet it is Salatu was Salam. So boo Bissau even La Habra, la hoomin Cm e e. ll joueur will alpesh that perhaps the somebody who, who gets nothing out of his fans except for hunger and thirst, or because even the hubzilla home to me in a taboo.

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And perhaps somebody stands that is there standing in prayer. In the nighttime during Ramadan. They're getting nothing out of that prayer, except for tiredness.

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That's all they're getting out of it. And so when we look at the categories of people, fasting the month of Ramadan, there is one category who fasts simply because they view it as a religious duty or perhaps worse than that a cultural duty.

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They fast just because it's something that the other people in their house are doing. Or they look at it as a religious obligation that they have to fulfill.

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And they simply want to get it over with.

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So they're planning for Ramadan.

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Even though Ramadan is a month of fasting, their planning is all about eating.

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In other words, and you can and this is the internet is full with this, how to prepare for Ramadan. Okay, what meals Should we eat for support? And how should we hydrate ourselves so that we can last throughout the day because the entire goal is to get through it? There's no they're not looking at spiritual benefits. It's simply to get through the month this is an obligation I need to get it over with

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and so they'll give you advice about

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when you should go to the gym. And should you try to you know, stay away from bulking during Ramadan because this is a month for cutting or whatever else these people look at the month of Ramadan is being it's it's Ramadan modification mode, how to alter my schedule, do the same things I'm doing that necessarily increase in any forms of worship, perhaps not even pray on time.

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Worse than that, not pray, but still fast the month of Ramadan. This category fits squarely within that howdy through besar Imola have the lumen CME eligible, perhaps somebody is fasting. They get nothing out of the fast except for hunger and thirst.

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There is another category.

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People who are actually striving to be better during the month of Ramadan. They have religious goals that they set for themselves.

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They discuss these goals with their families. They recognize the spiritual benefit of Ramadan, they look at Ramadan as a time for self discipline, self control, forbearance.

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And they see that the fact that they are able now to abstain from and refrain from those things that Allah Subhana Allah created them to not only light

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but to need. We need to eat, we need to drink to survive. The human race needs procreation in order to survive.

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These are things that we need not just things that we innately crave, you stay away from them from for a specific period of time, from budget until McGarrett for lots of him without his pleasure. And so they look at this time as a time to exercise self restraint and to stay away from not only those things that Allah subhana wa tada has permitted for them, like food and drink, a lot of prohibited them during those daytime hours, but they're in general permissible for us. So then they realize that we can also abstain from those things that Allah has made haram for us that we don't innately create, that we may have developed a liking for.

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But they're impermissible and they're Haram. So we stay away from them. And this, so, therefore, Ramadan for them is a time to accomplish some some spiritual goals to to grow in religiosity for lack of a better term,

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but the goals that they have are restricted to Ramadan itself.

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So, for example, they look at the statement of the profit it is selected with selling manlam yada cola Zoo will be He will judge Felicia Linda Hagee, and Yakama who will share the profits Eliasson say whoever does not leave off line an acting according to false speech

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or behaving ignorantly. That is, during those fasting hours, Allah is no need for him to leave off his food and his drink. That is, that is not the objective of Ramadan.

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So they keep these things in mind. But for them, it starts at Ramadan. So Ramadan is a time for purification, it's a time for spirituality, it's a time to get the family together to build those family ties. And we sit down and we we discuss Islam and we all have these nice things. But it stops at Ramadan. They don't look at Ramadan is a time of permanent change. Ramadan is a time to grow and then we just go back to doing our normal thing. After the month of Ramadan, there is another category

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and this is the category that I hope

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to shed some light on that I hope we we strive for

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and that is the category of those who look at Ramadan differently. They look at Ramadan as a time to mend their relationship with Allah subhana wa tada to fix the things that they have

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been doing wrong.

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It's a time for sincere and serious reflection and self examination.

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It's a time that they used to promote not only increasing in good, but developing good habits.

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And as any, you know, mental health professional will tell you the development of a habit is usually something that someone can do in a three week period. And Ramadan as we know as a month. So for example, if you can fast for 30 days straight

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Can you not then fast every Monday of the year. For example, if you can pray for 30 nights straight

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for an hour at a time sometimes longer than that sometimes a little shorter. Can you not develop that into a habit that you take beyond the month of Ramadan. And so Ramadan is not simply for them a time to grow in spirituality

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and trying to draw closer to Allah Subhana data but a time to create habits

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that go with them beyond the month of Ramadan.

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If you if you look at the Hadith of the Prophet Isaiah select to Sudan even I best said about the prophets life some day he was the most generous

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People when in Ramadan only know, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was generous year round, but he was the most generous

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of all Yeah, for himself during the month of Ramadan. So his his generosity increased in the month of Ramadan. But then after Ramadan he didn't bottom out, he was still the most generous of all of the people. And so Ramadan was a time to increase, built the habit and then continue with that habit after the month of Ramadan. So

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it is again this category that I want to shed some light on. Because many of us though we hear the ayat and we hear you know what the objective of Ramadan is, many of us don't put that into concrete terms. Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran, yo yo Latina mo coochie, COO, COO, coo makuti, Valentina makaveli, coo land.

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So lots of data here saying, Oh, you who believe

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talking to the Muslims, fasting has been prescribed for you as it was prescribed for the nations prior to you. All of the prophets taught their people to fast, it doesn't mean that they with or they upheld that fast until today, Catholics fast. Till today, Jews fast, however, is the offense, the way that it was prescribed by Moses is it the way that it was prescribed by Isa de Salatu was the fact that Catholics, for example, abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, and they only eat one meal every Friday leading up until Easter, for them for that particular time. That is what they call fasting. That is their version of fasting is that when Jesus prescribed for them, Allah Subhana

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Allah knows best. But this seems to have come out of teachings of the church, not teachings of Christ Himself. And it's a lot to say. The The point is here that fasting was prescribed by all of the practice.

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It is part of a loss of habitat as Dean, it is from those mothers of worship, as they call them, those great acts of worship like prayer and like giving the cat and so on.

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It was prescribed for you as it was prescribed for the people before you so that you achieve taqwa. So that you achieve tuck with not so that you get hungry and thirsty, not so that you can say, Oh, now I understand. And I can empathize with people who don't eat on a daily basis. Yes, this is one of the results that comes about from them. But this is not the objective of your fast of Ramadan. The objective of your fast is to attain tough one, we all know that we hear that on an annual basis.

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But what this talk will look like,

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what does it look like? Have you ever picked up the Quran? Do you think that Allah subhana wa, tada would tell you that the goal of fasting is tough? And then not talk about toppling the Quran? Have you picked up the Quran and said to yourself, let me read the Quran with the sole intention now of looking at the characteristics of the key those people who have suffered? Because the only way you're going to be able to measure yourself? Do you have trouble or not? Where are you falling short. And the qualities of the people have tough what is to know what they are, you cannot reach a goal. If you don't know how to define that goal. It's really that simple. And many people, many

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Muslims they go year in, year out and not take the time to look at what it means to be from Turkey.

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And so inshallah Tada, what we're going to look at very briefly, a few is from the Quran, where Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us about the matcha tea, because then we can measure ourselves. So panela look at it as criteria. You know, most of us today,

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for some reason or another, we have to create a password, whether it's for you, your email account, whether it's for a bill that you have to pay or whatever, you have to create a password right.

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On the side, they give you criteria for that password. And then they put the the bar underneath. So as you start typing in your password, they tell you what is weak or medium strength or strong.

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And on the side it says Oh, it has to have a capital letter, or it has to have this amount of numbers in it. This many characters should have a sign symbol in there something like that. These are the criteria for you to have a strong password. If you don't, you still have a password, but it's going to be weak. And somebody can come hacking, and it's the same way with taqwa, you have criteria that you

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Have to fulfill. If you don't fulfill those criteria, it's not to say you won't have any tough love. But your tuck was going to be weak and you'll be hacked by a time period. So we have to look at these criteria so that we can understand. Are we up to speak or not? So, the first thing when you open the Quran, you resort to fancy huh?

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You switch to the next page. And there's sort of an Eliza Joe starts out the Quran by explaining to us the characteristics of the puppy. Alif Lam means that you can keytab la vie Buffy who did Dilma Chucky, Allah, Allah says Alif Lam mean? That is the Book about which there is no doubt it is who that it is guidance for the people of taqwa who are the

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illustrator that is going to tell us alladhina You mean wanna build a way up Muna sala merasakan. At Home Depot. They are those who believe in the unseen That is, they have unshakable faith in Allah subhana wa tada because he is the greatest of the unseen. They have unshakeable faith in the last day. They believe in the laws decrees, they believe in his angels, his messengers, his books, and they don't stop at some nominal belief, but they push themselves to learn more, so that they have true faith in the unseen true belief in the unseen

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alladhina univille. Right there is the first quality that allows me to add dimensions about the people of

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last minute added that says what up Muna Salah they establish the salah,

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what is established a salami pray when they want. It means that Allah has prescribed for us times to pray.

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And you pray during those times. Not only do you pray during those times, you pray during those times all the time.

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And not only that,

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but you push yourself to pray as the prophet SAW the law, it was something free, not just externally, but also internally, that you're there. When you're praying, not that you're doing business or you're running your account books, or you're treating a patient or whatever else you might be doing in your head.

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But that you are there when you pray that is part of establishing the salon. If you do not do that your level of tuck was commensurate with that. You have to you have to understand it is proportionate to your belief in the unseen. your level of Chuck was proportionate to your establishing the prayer. Ask yourself where were you this morning for fudger?

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Where are you? Do you live within distance of a message? Did you pray at a message this morning from fudger? Did you pray fudger this morning? Did you pray on time.

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We can't just let these things slip through the cracks and think that we got everything we're supposed to get out of fasting.

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Fasting is not simply abstaining from food and drink. What you get from that is hunger and thirst. That's not why I lost me without a prescribed the fasting. It is that abstaining from food and drink. That allows us to think a little bit more about the other things in life. We starve that flesh, you starve your ego. And now you can nourish your soul. You can think a little bit more about the other part of you, that gets neglected so much in the rest of the year.

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Woman matters up by now who knew FICO and from what we have given them, what We have provided for them. They spent

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meaning that they spend to please Allah subhanho wa Taala hamdulillah many of the men in our community, they take care of their families What else have they spent they don't leave their children neglected.

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They don't leave their wives neglected, but are they doing it for Allah? Or is it because of cultural norms?

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What Why are you spending? Do you spend more money on your cable and internet than you do

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to support your messages?

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Is that the case? Because these massages

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that you come to that you benefit from it services but they are supported by public dollars if the Muslims don't take care of these messages, nobody else's do you spend for a lost cause.

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You can measure yourself if you're stingy. You can't have that level of tuck well your your your tuck what is proportionate to your spending for last panel data. And this is what Ramadan is about. Ramadan is about attaining taqwa. There are many other verses in the Quran. That highlight and emphasize

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These same points but due to the time factor that we have in equipment, they can't all be addressed but recognize that from the characteristics of the machine as a loss of habitat, it says into crime. This is not even from the Sunnah of the prophet Isaiah SelectUSA it's right there in the Quran, accessible to every Muslim. And if you read the Quran via de la, you'll see these effects are these characteristics. Allah subhana wa Taala, for example, describes them with takim, the people of taqwa as those who spend at times of adversity and prosperity, not just when things are going well. But even when things get a little tight, even when you took the hit and you lost some money, you still

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get philosophy with that, because that is from the qualities of the people of Tacoma.

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That you control your anger. If you're somebody that turns into a firecracker, the minute you get angry, you scream, and and don't test it with the brothers in the masjid. Don't test it in your social spheres. Everybody can front it work. Everybody can be somebody, they're not. When the enemy test yourself in your home.

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minute something goes wrong, you start screaming at people.

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If something doesn't go your way, you have to test yourself. Controlling your anger is from the characteristics of the people of taqwa. And if you don't do so, and this is how we really have to understand, if you don't have that characteristic, you're tough what is deficient. That means that during the month of Ramadan, you need to work on that overcome that implemented in your life.

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pardoning people, forgiving them for the wrongs that they've done to you.

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Especially if you don't assume that they are going to do it to someone else. This is from the characteristics of the people of taqwa. And there are many other characteristics that obviously cannot be addressed at this particular time. However, what we'll say is that

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you have to use this month of Ramadan. If we're going to get the most out of our fast,

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then we have to be from those people who strive to achieve the qualities of the people of taqwa not simply that we do it during the month of Ramadan, but that we build those habits that will help us be better people because you can change and you can maintain that change. Even after the month of Ramadan. Let the Ramadan of this year of 2018 be the Ramadan where you set a goal for yourself.

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For example, you set that goal of fasting after Ramadan, that you fast the Monday every week,

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if that's what Allah subhanaw taala makes easy for you and then let the Ramadan of 2018 be the Ramadan that changed your life in that way. If it is the time when now you pray every night you pray at least switch it

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before you go to sleep. If you think that you're not going to be able to wake up then let it be the Ramadan where you have created that permanent change in your in your life. We asked Allah Subhana which Allah to bless us to witness the month of Ramadan and before most the people of taqwa Apollo poliana was suffering alone only when they come, but stuff in the world for him.

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hamdulillah Allah de la masuleh who will who will help do the hero who are the de Nicola de Vaca fabula he shahida pasado en la ilaha illallah wa sallahu la sharika lahu crar en de voto Haider, Shadow Anna Mohammedan Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa early he was happy he was a limiter Sleeman Mazda

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and my bad

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there are common errors

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that are made in the month of Ramadan

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and they need to be avoided from the onset they need to be part of your planning

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during the month of Ramadan so that you don't fall into these errors and shallow tada the The first of them that I'm going to mention, and I won't mention too many, but enough for you to grasp on number one.

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Big if stars during the last 10 nights of Ramadan.

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What happens at these avatars we invite somebody over.

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We invite somebody over to the house. The families come over. We use it as a time not to gain the reward of feeding a fasting person. But to show off how much and how great of a cook

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spouses are

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we want them to see the various types of food that they can cook that they've spent the entire day making instead of reading the Quran and doing other things. They've spent their entire day in the kitchen and we want to be able to show everybody this and then we come

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and we eat and then we eat some more. Then we pray McGriff and we eat some more. And then we talk

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and then we look at our clocks and we say also Hannah loves getting late Oh, we need and then you come to the messy late for Asia. And then you miss part of total we

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all because we needed to get together and socialize even though any of those nights might be later to cuddle.

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And a loss of hemorrhoids Allah says Leyland from Cuddy hieromonk lV shop that lay little cottage is superior to is better than

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1000 months.

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More than 83 years of worship. Now I want you to think about this. A person who prays Isha in Japan is like he prayed half the night.

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The prophesy Some said

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the person who prays fudger in Japan

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like they prayed the other half of the night so just by praying and shot and

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then it's like you prayed the entire night. Whoever prays with his Amen. until he's done praying that is the night prayer tada we

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then it's like he prayed the entire night. So in one night it's like you pray two nights in full. The reward from Allah subhana wa Tada. But Allah azza wa jal is Karim he's generous and he's most generous during labor to look at this because not only is your deeds all of your deeds are multiplied 10 times to 700 times over so let's just take the minimum two nights is like 20 nights allows enhance it rewards you for but not just that. It's not like you just pray 20 nights, Allah subhana wa tada is going to reward you if it's later till Qatar, as if it was for at 30 some odd years plus, so it's like you pray 20 nights, times 1000 months and even more and Allah Subhana which

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add his bounty is endless, but we spend that time eating stuffing our faces and talking to people. That's a mistake. That's a mistake. Allah subhana wa tada is extending his generosity to us. And it's like we're saying, I'm good. I don't need

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Oh, we have to take advantage of that time. It's not a time for socializing. This is why the Prophet sallallahu wasallam did what in the last 10 nights he made it he kept stay away from the people. It's not to say that that's something that you have to do, but you do have to cut down on on the social life. The second thing is that some people come to the masjid

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for social meetups.

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So while other people are praying, they are talking, they are giggling. They are doing whatever, as if the messenger was made to hang out.

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And unfortunately, this is especially common on the other side of the messenger.

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So people come to the masjid, to talk. This is a house of worship. The Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam prohibited us from raising our voices in recitation of the Quran, if it was going to cause a distraction and nuisance to the people who are praying, that's if you're reading the Quran, in an audible voice. What about if you're talking and giggling while other people are trying to worship a loved one with the message is not for them. And this is a big mistake that happens in many of our massages. The third and final thing that are mentioned in terms of common errors that occurred during the month of Ramadan

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is that some people cannot fast for a legitimate reason. Either they are sick, a woman is experiencing her monthly cycle or whatever else might be going on. That is a legitimate reason for them not to fast. That does not mean that the blessings of Ramadan are not extended to you.

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You can still feed someone who was fasting, you can help them break the fast. And for that you get the reward of that fasting person is the Prophet it is SelectUSA name and form this you can still rest recite the Quran. And for those of you who have not memorized enough of the Quran that you can listen to the grind and repeat after what you hear. You can read Tafseer of the Koran. Even if you're not in a state of purification, where you would be able to touch the Koran you can still be engaged in the recitation of the Quran and understanding the book

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Allah subhanahu wa tada you can still make a lot of

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the doors the doors of Allah Subhana Allah open an eyeshadow the Allahu Allah and when she went to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam in those last two nights and said O Messenger of Allah, we know what night is lately till

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she didn't say what do we do? Oh messenger of Allah. She said, what should we say? The prophets of light it was sent him said, say,

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Aloma in the guy who went to HIPAA law for a fact for me, Oh Allah, you are the partner you love pardoning so Pardon me. Right. The point here is that do i is at all times the prophets of light it was son of what remember law when he was standing when he was sitting when he was laying down in all types of scenarios. So we don't stop making. The point is that even if you don't fast for whatever legitimate excuse that you have in Islam, you can still benefit from the blessings of Ramadan.

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We ask Allah subhana wa tada to bless us to witness the month of Ramadan. It's a fast it's days with sincere faith and seeking his reward. We asked him Subhana who wants to bless us the standard tonight in sincere faith and seeking his reward. Robin Ella two letters of Kaluga Nevada data while having an MLM Khurana indicating to her robina at Neff with dunya Hashanah. Well Phil FERC has in Okinawa now. Welcome to Sala