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This is a khutbah giving by our brother, Shaykh Tahir Wyatt, may Allah (Ø³Ø¨ØØ§ÙÙ Ù ØªØ¹Ø§ÙÙâ) increase him in good, ameen. Brothers and sisters, please keep in mind what a splendid opportunity this is to have our first ever Westerner/American ever to have a chair in the Prophet’s Honorable Masjid, wa la haw la wa la qew wata ill la bill lah.
This Khutbah is about getting the best out of the Holy Month of Ramadan. He also speaks about the Virtue of the Qur’an and how a Muslims life should revolve around the Qur’an.
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la cama de como de la creme de novo, one minute a la hora Sula, who falls in Lima, and my bad in Oslo cul de de de la, Ohio Have you heard the Mohammedan sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Machado moody Matata, Hakuna Matata Tim deja vu COVID-19 Valera codelattice enough to meet me back. Before we get into the topic of the hookman it is imperative that we look at some of the etiquettes of Yeoman Joomla and attending the national Jamboree Juma because there are many incidents that occur and have occurred in the past where people are actually talking during the hook by while the katiba is talking. And if a person talks even if it is to say to the person sitting next to him, then he has
nullified the reward of his Joomla. It doesn't mean that he has to pray over again or praise door in place of Joomla. But he diminishes his reward severely for just saying a small word to somebody sitting next to him even if it's his child, so you need to be absolutely silent. on normal Juma when the Imam is talking that goes for males and females young and old. However, there is an exception for those who are working security, as there's a fatwa from the legend of Dima in Saudi Arabia, where they have mentioned that those who are working security they have the right to talk because there is the pros of that outweigh the cons. However, they should do it in a manner that does not
disturb the fatigue and those who are listening to the hook boss, if they're outside and they need to direct people outside in a manner that does not affect the hook by the net is fine. That goes for cell phones as well. You brothers should turn your cell phones on silent and listen attentively to the hookman.
After that, and before again getting to the topic, it is from the
great mercy of Allah azza wa jal
it is a favor that needs to be thanked by each and every one of us that we are here and dimensional normal Joomla and I say that because
it took a lot for many of you to get here for Joomla. You had to convince your employer that this was something that was your religious duty, or you had to schedule your own schedule that is if you work for yourself, you had to make Jomo Juma and coming to the Kabbalah priority. And that is something that each and every one of us should be thankful to realize that he blessed us to be here and it's something that maybe many of us take for granted because we go to gym every week. But it's not something to take for granted. It's something that we should be grateful to Allah Subhana who would to Allah for that he has blessed us to be here today because there are other people that put
their work over Juma and they don't come to the rescue for Juma or whatever other thing they have going on. And Juma is the second thought and whatever else they're doing is the first thought so the fact that you are here today is a great Nima from Allah subhana wa tada a great blessing and favorite from him to kind of who attacked him and from the favors of allies who would judge upon this oma dome of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
the good deeds that a Muslim does are increased, multiplied 10 to 700 times as the prophets of Allah it was some informed us. So every time a Muslim says sapan Allah
and remembering Allah subhanaw taala it's written down for him 10 to 700 times, every time he prays Juma. It's written as if you have prayed 10 to 700. Juma, but if you commit a sin, then that sin is only written as one sin and this is a favorite from Allah subhanho wa Taala for this oma so that our scales will be heavy in the law E to Allah on the day when we meet Allah subhanahu wa Tada.
That's important because this this activity bad or this act of worship that is upon us now, that is the blessing month of Ramadan which inshallah who to Allah will begin on Sunday will begin fasting on Sunday tomorrow night we will begin praying a tarawih inshallah, after Salatin Isha,
this month it is upon us is the month of fasting. And Evo hudaydah are the Allahu tyna and who reported that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Allah azzawajal said kulu Amma Lebanese Adam Allahu in the song, for in the holy war, enter Zb. every act of worship of devotion that the son of Adam does, is for himself. It's for him, except for fasting. Fasting is for me, this is what aligns with Joe says, fasting is for me, and I reward the fasting. This is collected by the memorable party and another narration of that same study, the province of Lahore it was alum or was added, has an A to be actually am 30. Her Illa said immediately defin except for fasting. So every
good deed that a person does is multiplied tend to 700 times except for fasting. Fasting is for me, and I will reward it. And the scholars of Islam Rahim Allah, they have different ways that they interpret this hadith from those ways is that what does it mean that fasting is for Allah, it means that it is the act of rabada that there is no react in it. There's no way to show off when you fast. Because fasting is the intention of the heart. The word sown in Arabic means an insect it means to refrain from something. So it's not like salaat when you're praying a lot everybody knows you're praying.
When you are giving the cat, the people who are receiving this a cat they know you're giving the cat when you are making hides, everybody sees you making hides when you're fasting who knows you're fasting.
Nobody only you know for a fact in terms of the human beings that you are fasting and Eliza jello, of course, knows whether or not you are fasting, because a person it could be the daytime and Ramadan and he could have went in a room by himself. He could have gone in a room by himself, eating some food and come out and act like nothing even happened. Even when a person makes will do. He can swallow water
and act like he's still fasting. So fasting is the one rebekka that requires us to leave off something to refrain from doing something. And this is a test from Allah subhana wa Tada. So Allah tells us that except for fasting, fasting is for me, and I am the one that rewards the fasting.
For this reason, we see that this month of Ramadan and fasting the month of Ramadan, it nurtures the Muslim upon a class to have sincerity and all of the worship that you do for Allah subhanahu wa tada and you have to keep this in mind as Ramadan comes that Ramadan is much more than simply not eating or not drinking or not having spousal relations in the daytime. Ramadan is much more than that. And this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in an authentic howdy men lambing gadda cola zoo, one lamb and a B he was john for a son in law he had to tune in yet ruka CFE and yet Raka Tama who was
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
Whoever does not leave or false witnessing any line and acting according to that and in decency,
then Allah has no need for him to leave off his food and his drink. Allah has no need for that. And now we look at this Howdy, because Allah azza wa jal does not need any of our worship in the first place. He doesn't need any he doesn't need you to pay gains nothing. Allah azza wa jal has the dominion of the heavens and the earth and if you fast it's not going to increase that and if you don't fast, it's not going to decrease. So Allah does not need your fast in the first place.
But here the prophets of the law it was Selim is informing us of what the actual objective of the fast is. So if you do not leave off line, and indecency, then Allah azza wa jal has no need for your leaving off food and drink. And this is why one of the famous companions dabit ibn Abdullah, while the Allahu taala and whom I said
foliations sam Luca vobis Haruka Valley San Luca and KDB. One method, if you fast, then the fast is not the fast of the stomach.
Let your hearing fast. Let your sight fast let your tongue fast from lying and sin. This is what he said while the Allahu taala angle and this is prophetic advice.
When you fast it's not enough that you wake up in the morning First of all,
and you eat a meal and then you don't eat again till if time but during the day you lie and you watch things that are haram on the television on your on the internet and you listen to things that are Haram. And you say things that are haram and you do things that are haram and then you break your fast
and believe that that is what is required of you. That is what it means to fast and Ramadan, that I just don't eat or drink anything from sunup excuse me from dawn which is Salatin. Until but until until sundown. And that was a slip for me that sunup to sundown, because that's how some of the literature says and that's a mistake. That many Muslims who read that type of literature fall into especially new Muslims. We don't fast from sunup to sundown we fast from fudger until Monday, which is dawn until Margaret. But the point here is that a person's site has to fast his hearing has to fast because this is the way that we attain a taqwa. And this is why Eliza Jo prescribed the
fasting. He didn't prescribe fasting so that we can get hungry. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam told us in a hadith Rupa saw him in law have Allahumma CME in Nigeria. Perhaps there's someone who fast but he gets nothing out of his fastest up for hunger. But Allah azza wa jal doesn't want that for us. Because he told us in the Quran, yeah, you're Latina eminonu quotevalet como si n. k makuti parallel Edina mn callicoon la la comunidad chacun. O you who believe fasting has been prescribed for you as it has been prescribed for those who came before you. Perhaps you may attain taqwa so that you can attain taqwa and what stuck with me. We usually translated as the fear of Allah. But
tuck was much more than that it is to worship Allah upon knowledge, hoping for his reward and to live off this obedience to Allah upon knowledge, hoping for his reward. So taqwa is closer to what we would say is being conscious of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And in fact, if a person fasts correctly,
and he leaves off,
lying and disobedience to a loss of Hannah, who were to add, then he will be more conscious of Allah. During his fast, he will be more likely to do those things which are pleasing to Allah subhana wa tada and leave off those things which are displeasing to Allah. Why, why is that? Because a person alized with Joe created us with a natural desire for food and drink. That's natural. A baby comes out of its mother's stomach wanting nourishment is something that we are creating.
Likewise, a person has a natural desire at a certain age to procreate.
What do you do during the daytime of Ramadan, you leave off those natural desires that you have, by leaving off those natural desires willingly,
willingly leaving them off. You are saying to Allah subhanho wa Taala that you will leave off those other aspects of disobedience which you don't naturally crave. But that's your lust and your desires and other things that society may have around you create that desire inside of you, but they are not natural desires that Allah subhana wa Taala has created you upon so this fast, when we leave off food and drink those things that we naturally desire, then we are more likely to leave off the disobedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala with those things that we don't naturally desire and as the month of Ramadan is coming, I want to remind myself and the rest of you who are listening with some
reminders inshallah to Allah that are practical that we can take with us to prepare properly for Ramadan which we only have one more day to get to and we ask Allah subhana wa tada to make us from amongst those who reached the month of Ramadan while we are healthy and in good, amen.
The first thing is that fasting is obligatory, it is a pillar of Islam. And it is obligatory upon every Muslim who is sane has reached the age of puberty.
is not traveling, and who has the ability to do so.
Now, this is something that may seem obvious to most people, we know we all have to fast as Muslims. However, this issue of the age of puberty is important. Because many of us, especially those of us who come from this society here, and we're raised in the United States, then we look at adulthood as being 18, or 21, or whatever the numbers they put on it. But we need to understand as Muslims is that once your child reaches the age of puberty, then he is responsible, the angels are recording his or her deeds, one on the right, and one on the left. And those deeds are being recorded, and they will be held accountable in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala, for that.
So we should start treating them as kids, oh, he's just a kid. And it's a long day. He doesn't need to fast. Even if he has not reached the age of puberty, the same way we train our children for salaat is the prophecy Sonam instructed us, when they reach the age of seven, tell them to pray, when they reach the age of 10. If they're still not praying, after three years of training them, then there is time for physical discipline
at that particular point, that they are physically reprimanded at the age of 10. The same thing when it comes to fasting, when the children reach the age of seven, encourage them to fast. And if they can't fast the entire day, then let them start the day with you at fudger. And go to where they can't go anymore, and then build them up. But do not wait until your child and subpanel especially with the girls who usually reach the age of puberty before the boys don't wait until your child has reached the age of puberty. And then all of a sudden, now you tell them, you have to fast, you have to fast because it's the month of Ramadan, and they don't have any experience fasting, and then they
come in. But the day is long, it's 16 hours and fast and it's hot and it's humid.
And you've done a disservice to that child. Because once they reach the age of puberty, they are accountable for their deeds in Islam.
And so we need to start raising our children as young men and women stop treating them as kids their kids into when
treat them, treat them as young adults because once they hit the age of puberty, they are responsible. The second thing that I'd like to mention is that we should all be aware of the virtues of the month of Ramadan.
This month of Ramadan is a month of forgiveness from Allah Subhana Allah month of mercy. And all of us, without exception, have things that we need to be forgiven for.
We've done thing and if you think that you haven't done anything wrong, then that is a sin in and of itself.
Because you think that you're purer than what the angels
so Subhana Allah we all have things that we need forgiving. If we don't take advantage of the month of Ramadan to do that, then when when do we take When do we start? You see the non Muslims they'll make new year's resolutions
on the 31st of December, and by the second of January, they're out the window.
They wanted to lose weight and on the first on New Year's Day they were taken out.
But as a Muslim Allah we just cannot scientifically they say that it takes 21 days to create a habit.
The month of Ramadan is 29 or 30 days
and we can create the types of habits in Ramadan that are pleasing to Allah Subhana Allah that will take us to gender as some of the some of us to say a Salah praying will take you halfway there
and fasting will take you to the door that is the door of gender and sadaqa will allow you to enter
Ramadan is a time to build those habits that the evening lady Tana will continue with us until after Ramadan as some of you have experienced this some of you at the beginning of last Ramadan had a goal you want it to do you want it to pray every night for example tada we and then after Ramadan you continue to pray with it or you continue to pray the night prayer all the way up until this year or until this Ramadan so you create habits during Ramadan but there be a delay to it will last with you until the following Ramadan until you meet Allah subhana wa tada and this is an important point because none of us know when
That meeting is going to come and we shouldn't treat Ramadan as just something like okay, I'll get it together next Ramadan
you might not have it next Ramadan that brother that you guys buried in this city two weeks ago he didn't make it to Ramadan May Allah subhana wa tada Have mercy on him, but he didn't make it to Ramadan. But he was a sharp and he was right there
and then all of a sudden a heart attack and he wasn't even 50 years old. So the point is that we don't know if this is going to be the last Ramadan or not. And so we need to take full advantage of the opportunity that Allah subhanahu wa tada has given us too fast this month of Ramadan and to stand in prayer and that's my third point. And that is to make every effort to pray. Tada we, every night.
The Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam said men karma, Ramadan, men karma Ramadan, amen and YT Sabha, who fear Allah who massacred them in them D. Whoever stands in prayer for the month of Ramadan, Allah will forgive for him everything that has proceeded from his sins.
Just for standing the month of Ramadan, how long is total we're 45 minutes an hour
for 30 nights 29 nights to have all of your sins forgiven.
So this is something that every Muslim should strive to do to pray totally every night in Ramadan. However, however, I recognize that there are some of you who work early.
Staying in the masjid late may not be feasible for him.
Or some of your schedules, if you stay late, you might miss the whole whatever the situation may be, you have to be the one to weigh your own situation. But I will say this, and this is something that is from the from the subtle understanding of Ramadan. Ramadan is about the last 10 nights, the first 20 days of Ramadan, our prep for the last 10 we need to get this concept down. Because in those last 10 nights, there is a night that is better than 1000 months. And it's called Laila to Qatar.
And you would be unwise to go all out during the first 20 and burn yourself out. And then the last 10 you're just waiting for the eat.
That would not be wise. And so Muslim has to pace himself and recognize that the races run at one in the last lap.
So pace yourself. ask Allah azzawajal for his aid and assistance in helping you to pray the nights of Ramadan and too fast during the day. This is something that's very important. But you may find that practically you can't really do that. So space it out. But during the last 10 nights you need to go all out. And the Muslim Subhana Allah, as we find many people, they take vacation days for whatever,
for whatever family vacation, they want to two weeks off of work. So they can go on a family vacation to whatever probably do something that's not permissible for them to do anyway.
Or for their anniversary or whatever else people celebrate. But when it comes to the last 10 nights of Ramadan, nobody thinks in advance. Let me see if I can get those days off of work. So that I can spend those days in the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala and spend those nights and the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala because it's one night, Laila toccata hieromonk elfi Shah is better than 1000 months, the worship that you do and that night, there is no other night like it in the year and the one who is deprived of worshipping Allah azza wa jal, and that night is the one who is truly deprived of kulu curly hair that was stuffed with a lovely welcome and Columbian festival in the
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen Salatu was salam wa barakaatuh Nabina Muhammad in water and he was talking to you guys my in my back. There last thing that I mentioned inshallah tada so that it can be fresh.
That it can stick in your minds is that the month of Ramadan is the month of the Quran. Allah azza wa jal said, Shadow Ramadan under the only reveal for the month of Ramadan in which the Koran was revealed
and being the month of the Quran
It's important that we understand how those Muslims who are successful before us used to live.
The Prophet alayhi salatu salam,
or rather, Eliza Joseph says in the Quran makalah rasuluh Yara be in a coma, tougher to handle Khurana Matura.
Allah Eliza just says in the Quran that the messenger said, oh my lord,
the people, my people have taken the Quran and abandonment, they have abandoned the Quran.
And to clarify what that means. The scholars of Tafseer say that whoever does not read the entire Koran not who doesn't pick up the Quran, or some, whoever doesn't read the entire Koran, at least once a month has abandoned the Quran.
See, what happens a lot of time is we come to our Ramadan. And that's when we read the Quran. We read the Jews every day and we think we're doing something
but that's, that's normal. That should be normal behavior for the Muslim. Because the Quran This is not some inspiration given so called inspiration for Matthew Mark. Luca now it's the word of Allah.
This is not some letters that Paul wrote.
This is the word of Allah. And the virtue of the Koran upon all of this speech is like the virtue of a law over his creation.
And so the Muslims life has to revolve around the Quran, the speech of Allah subhana wa Tada.
Therefore, it is critical that in the month of Ramadan, that the Quran be with you.
That it is something that you that you use your hours of the day, there's no such thing as being born in Ramadan, it's impossible.
Because if you are awake
and you are not doing something tending to your family or doing those things, those that you should be reading the Quran as much as possible. And when we talk about reading the Quran, the Quran was revealed in Arabic, and the reward that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam talked about when he said for every letter that a person reads, he gets 10 rewards. That is talking about reading the Quran in Arabic. Some of us have been Muslim for 20 years for 3010 2030 years or even longer, and still have not learned to read the Quran in Arabic.
And that's okay, let it pass passed.
However, you should not let this Ramadan go by, except that you make an effort and effort in earnest. To learn how to read the Quran in Arabic, it is really not that difficult. Well hamdulillah these 28 letters, you learn them and you learn how to put them together two ways. Usually, I'll carry the note on here. This is a Oracle card bug the idea and we have brothers we learn in this community and in other places in the city, who will take the time to teach you that be at the left. And if you take a step towards a larger adult, Allah will take more towards you. And if you walk towards Allah, Allah will run towards you know that, know that you have to make that first effort
though, you have to make some effort to learn how to read the Quran.
If that simply is not feasible for whatever reason, don't let that deter you from reading the translation of the meanings of the Quran.
And when we land humbly we also have now available in the English language and abridged version of Tafseer to be caphyon that will help you to further understand the meanings of the Quran. The point is to use the hours of your day in Ramadan, listen this, this has to be your goal to read the Quran as much as possible. And if you were the type that used to read, for example, a juice a day then don't do that this Ramadan at least finish the Quran once and the first 20 days and once in the last one and last 10
That way you have finished twice. And then the next time Ramadan comes around, you increase in that because you have been reading the Quran all year. This Quran, the Quran, the speech of Allah subhanho wa Taala unchanged, unadulterated. This has to be part of the Muslims life. We've gotten caught up into a whole lot of other things. And we read a whole lot of other things. And we read all types of social media and news and make the Koran part of the law. I'm not saying you can't read that. But that's not your priority as a Muslim. The Muslims priority has got to be to what what did Allah azza wa jal review
The box is perfect for so it can sit on a shelf
so it can sit on the shelf and collect dust.
What did he reveal it is profit. The main objective of the profit idea selected was selling was to pass that message on to the oma.
And then we just let it sit, or we only visited in Ramadan. And then we read juice a day and we really think we're doing something Muslims, this is not appropriate. This is not appropriate manner in dealing with the book of Allah subhana wa Tada. We asked Eliza what job to aid us in reading his book and implementing it.
And closing in the last piece of advice in shall altana practical advice is to make sure that you do your best to have some horror every day. So horror is very important.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to sahuaro for inadmissibility Baraka eat the meal of support that pre dawn meal, because in it is Baraka. Okay, now, this word bucha. A lot of people use it to mean reward, but that's incorrect. The word for reward in Arabic is
I want I want reward for this. Now I want baba baba can means Baraka means that something is established, and it grows and it's the crop man who is yet that something is established and that it grows and develops. So when the prophets of Allah it was seldom said that this meal is blessed it is Mubarak there's Baraka in it, and means that even if it's a little bit that it is established inside of you and it grows, so that a Muslim and you can you can verify this for yourself.
When you eat the hood and Ramadan.
Mashallah, unless you throughout the day, you might start feeling a little hungry, and also tired but you're not starving.
on regular days like today, you eat at seven o'clock, eight o'clock in the morning by the time you start. You feel like you have to have lunch. You need a break. But in Ramadan is different. When you eat that support, there's Baraka in it. So make sure that you make every effort to wake up on time and have support because the prophets of the lie that was sent him encouraged us then he mentioned that in his barking we asked the laws of the jungle to make this the most blessing and productive Ramadan ever for all of us and for all of the Muslims allama bolivianos Medina shadow Ramadan when Allah alchemy was young, that have been in our livina kulu Vina wadena Sula, Salam