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in this ayah Allah subhanaw taala tells us that fasting is something that he has obligated upon us, something that he has decreed for us, meaning it is not something optional for those who are able to fast. And we see in this ayah that people before us were also commanded to fast. Why, what is the reason? Remember that alasa panel data gives us different types of commands. Why to test us in different ways. For example, there are some things that we are required to do, in which we are supposed to use our money. For instance, when a person goes for Hajj they have to spend from their wealth. There are other acts of worship, in which we are required to use our time give from our time
and from our physical ability. For example, when it comes to Salah, we have to get up and pray. There are some acts of worship, which require which demand from us that we give of what we love. For example, when it comes to Zakat, we have to give from our gold from our money. And there's other acts of worship,
in which we are required to refrain from what we love, and that is fasting. For one person, giving what they love may be very easy, but refraining from what they love may be very difficult. So through various commands, Allah subhanaw taala tests us to see who is truthful. Who is it that obeys Allah? And who is it that will be is there nuts, and we see that this is not just in the shed era, meaning the religious commands that Allah subhanaw taala has given us, but it is also with regards to the rest of our lives, the old konia the worldly matters, in which Allah subhanaw taala also changes our situation, our circumstances. Why to see who is it that is true to Allah soprano, there
are other about the Battle of a hunt. We learned in the Quran, that this bet that this defeat, or the loss that the Muslims experienced at the Battle of our hunt, was very different from the victory that they had experienced at the Battle of beddit. So Allah subhanaw taala tells us what to kill a young who knew there will have been a nurse, that these are days which we substitute between people, one day of victory, another day of loss, one day of gain, and another day in which you lose something. Why? Well he RLM Allah who ladina Amano in order that Allah may know those who believe through changing our situation, Allah subhanaw taala brings out what is hidden deep inside so that
we recognize who we are so that we recognize where we stand in our relationship with Allah subhana wa tada
in this ayah, we learn that Allah subhanaw taala has commanded us to first the month of Ramadan is for
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language for example, Saman phallus, it means when the horse stands without eating anything. sama tea shrimps is when the sun becomes apparently stationary. And this is at midday Samadhi re is when the wind becomes still, and sama and his Sade is when a person abstains from traveling, which is something that all of us are practicing right now.
And so in Islam, is when a person intentionally abstains from consuming food and drink, and engaging in sexual activity, from budget to motive. Why, in order to worship, Allah subhana wa, Tada. On the surface fasting looks like deprivation, it seems as the person is missing out, they're not getting to eat, they're not getting to drink, they're not able to fulfill their lawful desires. But is it really all about depriving the person?
Did Allah subhanaw taala command us too fast, so that we are deprived, so that we suffer? No, that's not the reason. Remember that when Allah subhanaw taala, with his wisdom, prevents the believer from getting sustenance from getting something through one way that Allah subhanaw taala opens multiple avenues for the believer at the same time. Why? So that the believer can get what is better, what is more through different ways. So if we are told in the month of Ramadan, that while we fast, we don't eat, we don't drink, then that means there is something better, and something more that Allah subhanaw taala intends to give us, there is something much better that we are in need of. And the
thing is that we cannot get what we don't have, by doing what we are already doing. To get something different. We have to do something different. To get what is better, we have to do what is better. So fasting is not about deprivation. Fasting is about giving us what our soul needs. So the question is, what is it that we get from fasting? Especially because in the month of Ramadan, we're not just fasting for a day or two, the entire month is about restraint. The entire month is about abstinence. So what is it that almost a penalty Allah gives us through this, through this apparently, through this apparent deprivation?
Allah subhanaw taala tells us himself, la Lacan that the spoon that fasting has been obligated on you why learn Lakota tune in order that you get the cone. Now what is this word that the cone, that the cone, in order that you may be saved? In order that you may be protected? You may be shielded, shielded from what protected from what? From the fire? Remember, that fasting is a shield that protects a person from the fire of health. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that asleep mo junuh. Fasting is a shield, meaning literally, because of fasting, a person will be saved from falling into help from burning in help. How is it a shield? Because remember that fasting is
something that expatriates, it brings about forgiveness for the sins that a person has committed. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that fits naturally, Zhu li li were Mali. He was a Jedi he took a feudal her Salatu was Liam who was sadaqa to the fitna of a man, the fitna of a person in respect to their spouse, meaning that when a person and ends up committing sin against their own family members, and this is something that we are fully aware of,
that we know where we are falling short, we know where we end up hurting the very people that we love. So the fitna of a person with respect to their spouse with respect to their wealth with respect to their children, and their neighbors. And this is a fact that we end up wronging those who are closest to us. So what is the expiation for that? How are these sins erased? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said they are Sunnah, fasting and southern. So when a person fasts because of these factors,
their sins are forgiven. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also said mon sama, Yeoman feasable Allah here asila gela whoever fasts one day, in the way of Allah the Exalted bar the law who would you whom and Jehan Nima Sabrina Armand, Alyssa panel Donna will distance his face from Hellfire a distance of 70 years. So, learn the contact akun fasting is not in is not to deprive you, fasting is to save you, to rescue you from the fire of hell. Secondly, learn the content the cone, this also means that you become righteous, you become better, you become more pious, learn the content the cone in order that you may develop the core. And remember that taqwa is that consciousness of Allah
subhanaw taala. Because of which a person is mindful, attentive about what they're doing. Why? Because they realize that their Lord is watching them. And because of this consciousness, what happens is that a person abstains from committing sin. And they also are encouraged motivated to to worship Allah subhanaw taala to obey Allah subhanaw taala. So the law has two sides to it. One side of taqwa is that it leads to agena to refraining from sins, and really, the fasting disciplines the soul, it disciplines the desire. So a person is protected from committing sin. And the thing is that when a person is fasting, they realize their strength, their ability, that you know what I am
capable of not drinking from morning till evening, I am capable of not having my tea or my coffee for the entire day. And that means that I am also capable, I do have the strength to stay away from sins, to stay away from backbiting. So it leads to
it leads to staying away from committing sin. And then when a person fasts, then they're amazed by the strength that Allah subhanaw taala gave them the ability that Alice puntata gave them too fast for so many hours. So often, it happens on regular days that when you're not able to eat your lunch or your dinner, then you become very irritable, you become very tired, and you pity yourself. But when you fast in the month of Ramadan, day after day after day, you realize how much you're able to accomplish with the dough feet of Allah subhanaw taala and that gives you the realization that you are able to do good. So fasting develops the core, it develops the courage, the strength, the
ability to do good. And especially because while we're fasting, we're taking a break from attempting to our physical needs constantly. We are encouraged to or we're redirected to making our soul a priority. And the loss of primal tala tells us in the Quran, that one ma Hanako Gina will insert a learner Dr. Boone, I have not created gene and men except that they should worship me. Matt woody Domaine hometel is in one hour odd a new 30 Moon, I do not want from them, that they should feed me that they should give me food that they should give me something. No, Allah subhanaw taala is the one who gives us and what he wants from us is that we worship Him. So fasting has been ordained upon
us, in order that we may develop the habit, the strength, the courage to worship Allah subhanaw taala. Because all the time we're giving ourselves excuses. We're too easy on ourselves. And fasting enabled us to push us to push ourselves a little further. Then thirdly, a third benefit of fasting narla contatto con also means that you get reward that is unlimited. Because remember that when a person fasts and they're practicing restraint for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala then this is a form of submission. This is a form of patience, and the reward of patience is unlimited. In our hobbies, we learn that Allah subhanaw taala says that every good deed that that a slave performs is
rewarded by 10 times its kind up to 700 times, meaning the reward is multiply anywhere between 10 and 700 times except for fasting was so mooli what energy is Eb?
Fasting is for me, and I will give the reward for it. And whenever we said, what this means is that I will give to the fasting person, just that and cathedra an abundant amount of reward, meaning, it's not just going to be 10 to 700 times, it is even more than that. How much more is unlimited? Because a law tells us that in your facade, the lunar edge of our home, be lady who said, that Indeed, those who observe patients will be given the reward without any account, without any measure, it is limited.
And when is it that the fasting person will get this reward? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that the fasting person has to Joy's meaning two times that they will experience reward. One is when he breaks his past, and another is when he will meet his Lord, and that reward is reserved for the hereafter. And how does that reward even begin? That reward begins from the gate of the urine, which is a dedicated door to enter Paradise from dedicated for who dedicated for those who fast. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said enough in jannetty bourbon you call hula hula Yan. There is a gate in general, which is called a young young woman who saw him on a yarmulke Yama,
it is the people who fast who will enter gender from it on the Day of Judgment layer the hula men who had another home and there is no one other than them that will enter through that gate. It will be said, a NASA moon Where are those people who used to fast so fire comun that they will get up lie the whole woman who had a home again the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that none other than them will enter through that gate. And once they enter through that gate, then that gate agenda will be closed. Meaning meaning this is a privilege that is exclusively for the people who first so this Hardee's shows us that the reward for fasting is Jana. In the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala says
about the people of Jenna, that kulu wa shabu honey and Bhima is left to fill a yummy hollier eat and drink in satisfaction for what you put forth in the days past. And what Kia said that this is referring to the days of fasting because they worked on those days. And what was that work? They refrained from eating and drinking. So in general, they will be told now you eat and you drink honey and in satisfaction because you used to fast before. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran, Allah tala Muna Soma offi Allahu Minh karate our union, Joseph and Bhima can we are Malone, no soul knows what has been hidden for them off the comfort for eyes as reward for what they used to do. No
person knows about the reward that is reserved for what they used to do. It has been said that can I am Alou a cm B Macedonia Milan what they used to do, which action is this? This is the action of fasting because the action of fasting is something that is hidden. And this is why the reward of fasting is also something hidden. It is not known until a person will get it.
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This is the benefit of fasting. Jenna, endless reward. Fourthly, La La Quinta de Khun Allah. Allah tells us that fasting is so that you all develop taqwa, you will abstain, you will protect yourselves protect yourself from what from schicke because fasting develops sincerity. How, how is it the fasting develops sincerity? Because every other deed that a person does, that a person performs any act of worship, it can it is visible, or it can be known to others. For example, if you pray Salah, then somebody sees you praying Salah, so they know that you are praying, if you're making they could then people can see you moving your mouth, so or they can hear
Are you making Vicar so your action cannot be fully concealed. But when it comes to the act of fasting, then this is something that is completely concealed from people. It is a very private and a very personal act of worship.
And it is so personal, that its reality is known only to Allah subhanaw taala It is very bad to say, it is a secret act of worship, and it can only be for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And when a person is fasting, constantly, they are taught to be conscious of Allah subhanaw taala to be sincere to him to be true to him to fear Him, in private and in public. So, fasting develops sincerity in a person. We learn in a hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, You have nurse iya commercial Casa is a yaku worship cassava is that oh people beware of the secret should the people said What is that? And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that a person stands to pray.
But then he beautifies his prayer, because people are watching him. So that his secret ship.
But the thing is that when it comes to fasting, it is something completely hidden. No one knows if you're really fasting, except for Allah subhanaw taala It is really something completely private, between a servant and his Lord.
And this is why Allah subhanaw taala says that fasting is for me, fasting is mine. Why? Because even though every deed is supposed to be for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. Fasting is especially for Allah, because it is only known to Allah.
And also remember that through fasting, we are discussed, we are completely blocking chez Pon out. Because remember that shavon takes hold of a person through their desires. And when a person is fasting, they're blocking the ways of access for shaytaan. When you're not eating, when you're not drinking, then that means that shavon has no access to you. And that means that you are by default, closer to Allah subhanaw taala. This is why fasting is for Allah.
And Allah alone will give reward for fasting.
And we see that when it comes to sincerity. This is something that is incredibly important. It is a condition for the acceptance of good deeds, people will come on the day of judgment will with mountains of good deeds, but those mountains will be turned into dust. Why? Because those deeds were not performed for the sake of Allah soprano, Darla.
And so, because of fasting, we develop the ability to worship only for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala and we develop the ability to worship Allah subhanaw taala in private. And remember that sincere and private worship is something that brings about forgiveness, and Allah subhanaw taala is mercy in our bodies we learn sadaqa to sell we don't have to have about Rob, that secret charity meeting when a person gives charity in such a way that no one else finds out about it. This is something that is secret between you and your Lord. Then this act of charity, it comes the anger of the Lord. Meaning if you've done something that that has caused Allah subhanaw taala to be angry
with you than the way you please Allah soprano Tata is by giving secret charity. We learned the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that whoever wakes up in the night in order to pray and wakes his wife up also so that she may pray for solaia on our caratini and then they both pray just to the gods even Jimmy and together katiba Amina their Kadena Luca Thielen with accurate then this couple is written amongst those who remember a lot much and basically the eye on the Quran in which we learned that in the Muslim mean when Muslims will move meaning will move me now we'll call it we'll call it at different qualities of the believers are mentioned alesse pantherella says are the
LA hula hula filata and what I'm doing there of Lima, Allah has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward. So when a person worships Allah subhanaw taala in private with sincerity, then this is something that brings about forgiveness and a great reward the process
Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, all people, spread the salon, feed people and, and join the ties of relationship and pray in the night while people are sleeping, you will enter Jannah in security. So when a person worships Allah with sincerity in private, then this is something that will allow them to enter agenda with security and peace. In fact, even before entering Jenna, there will be security for a person on the Day of Judgment, because of their sincere worship. We learn the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that there are seven people who will be given shade on the day of judgment
in a shade that, that Allah subhanaw taala will especially give them yo mala will in love with
the day on which there is no shade, except the shape that Allah gives. And amongst these people is the person who gives charity in secret.
How secret so secret that the left hand does not know what the right hand gave.
So fasting allows you It encourages you to keep your good deeds a secret between yourself and your Lord. It helps you connect with Allah subhanaw taala it helps you to enjoy solitude with Allah azza wa jal
and this is why fasting should be with a man with intention with hope of reward so fast happily, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, When sama Ramadan amen and YT saben whoever fasts in the month of Ramadan with faith and expectation of reward Littlefield, Allahu Mehta put them in zombie, then all of their previous sins will be forgiven. All of their previous sins will be forgiven sopran Allah. May Allah subhanaw taala enable us to fast with sincerity only for his sake with expectation of reward with happiness as an act of worship, and the last panel tada except our fests now the question is, what is it that we can do in the month of Ramadan? How is it that we can use this month
in order to earn forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala especially because we are going to be home this is going to be a different Ramadan for many of us. There are many women who practice isolation in the month of Ramadan because they are home, they're not able to go to community of Thor's they're not even able to go to the masjid to pray. So, perhaps this Ramadan will not be new for them. But for many other people, this Ramadan will be different. So what is it that we can do? First of all, benefit from the month of Ramadan as much as you are able to
take this situation that we are in, which is that we are in lockdown, we are stuck at home, not stuck at home, we are at home and humbled in that. Take this as an opportunity, not a punishment. Consider this as a blessing from Allah subhanaw taala that Alhamdulillah we are home and 100 Allah This means we have more time. So this means that we have more opportunity to worship Allah soprano Donna, you see when it comes to many other things that are going with that, that were very important in our lives, because of the current situation we've had to put them on hold or we've had to defer them until a later time. But when it comes to Ramadan, this is not something that we can put on
hold. This is not something that we can defer until a later time No, we have to make use of this time because every single day of Ramadan counts. If we look back at the at the past few weeks, there are some people who have Mashallah been able to take to take Mashallah there are some people who have been able to take a lot of advantage because of the fact that they're home and there's other people who are just waiting for this lockdown to be over and their time is going in just you know watching different things, talking to different people, you know over FaceTime social media, etc. Any the time that has been spent
is the same, the amount is the same. But in the past few weeks, some people Mashallah they have accomplished a lot and other people have not accomplished a lot. When it comes to Ramadan. We cannot take this chance. We cannot be lazy about Ramadan. We have to make
The most of Ramadan. Why? Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave us a warning. He said, Shut the burden of draka Ramadan in fact gibreel said Shapira burden adric ramadan finsanto Harmon, who while I'm using formula who and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, I mean, Julian said, wretched is the slave to whom Ramadan comes. And when it passes from him, he is not forgiven. Meaning May this person be made, may this person be a loser, that they find Ramadan, they live through Ramadan, and by the end of it, they have not earned a less forgiveness. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, I mean,
we all are desperately in need of forgiveness. Because remember that small sins are enough to destroy a person, we are in need of the forgiveness that the month of Ramadan brings us. So we have to take advantage of this time, we cannot afford to let it slip away. Just because things are different. And yes, kids are home. And yes, life is upside down. But we have to do something to take advantage of this time. We cannot afford to waste this time, it will kill you said that wasting time is worse than dying. Why? Because wasting time disconnects you from Allah subhanaw taala it disconnects you from the home of the hereafter. And death only disconnects you from the world and
So we cannot afford to waste time in this month of Ramadan. One of the righteous said that a servant is in one of four states,
one of four conditions, what are they? The servant is either in a state of blessing, meaning they're enjoying a blessing from Allah subhanaw taala. Or they're experiencing a trial, they're going through some difficulty. Or they are in a state of obedience to Allah subhanaw taala they're doing something in obedience to Allah, or they are in a state of disobedience to Allah, they're doing something wrong.
And regardless of what state a person is, in
Allah subhanaw taala deserves, that the person should worship Allah, meaning their servitude, and worship, that is do on us that we must observe in every single state that we are in how if we are enjoying a certain blessing, then we must express gratitude before Allah subhanaw taala. If we're experiencing hardship trial, then we must observe Sabbath, and we must have the law, meaning we must be pleased with the decree of Allah subhana wa Tada. If we're able to obey Allah subhanaw taala, then we must realize that this is a last favor on us. And we should increase in our obedience. And if we are in a state of disobedience, that we must turn back to Allah, we must repent, and we must
seek forgiveness. So yes, we are in a state of tribulation, we are all experiencing a hardship. And some people are experiencing more hardship than others. There are people who are just in lockdown, which means that they're at home, they still have work, they're still getting their paychecks, their children are still going to school online, virtually. And there are other people who have lost their jobs. There are other people who have to figure out how to pay their bills. There are people who now have to teach their own children who don't know how to teach their own children. So there are people who are experiencing, you know, more difficulty than others. But every single person experience is
experiencing some level of difficulty. And that means that we all need to exhibit some patience and,
and contentment with the decree of Allah subhanaw taala. And part of that is that we continue to worship Allah subhanaw taala to the best of our ability, we don't make this trial, an excuse for not worshiping Allah, La you can leave Allahu nevsun illa was Aha, which means that every person must see what is it that they can do. Every single individual, whether you have one child or five children, more or less or none, regardless of your situation, whatever, you know, unique set of difficulties that Allah subhanaw taala has given to you analyze your situation and see what is it that you are capable of doing.
set realistic goals for yourself. Don't let this time slip away.
Now, what are some goals that we can set for ourselves and each person needs to see what they're capable of doing, what their situation allows them. The first thing is remember, the month of Ramadan is shorter.
It is the month of Quran. When Allah subhanaw taala mentions the month of Ramadan. He says shallow Ramadan and levy on zelophehad Quran, the month of Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was revealed. So this means that Ramadan is special. Why? Because of the fact that Allah revealed the Quran in it, which means that we should make our Ramadan special by spending more time with the Quran. And when we look at the way of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this is exactly what he did. We learned that every single night, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would review the Quran Would you agree? So this means that we should also strengthen our connection with the Quran,
in this month of Ramadan, and then handed in love, you do have more time now at home. Because if you're not going to school anymore, or if you're not going to work anymore, or if you're not going to social events, that means no authorise, right? You're not hosting People at home, you don't have to go to different people's houses for a thought. And that means you do have that extra time. Now it's up to you if you spend that extra time in doing other things, or use some of it to connect with the Quran.
How is it that we can connect with the Quran in the month of Ramadan? recite it, especially in a state of fasting because when a person recites the Quran, while fasting, then this will be a means of salvation for him on the day of judgment because the Quran will intercede for a person. We learned that the Quran will come on the day of judgment and it will say I am the one that kept you awake at night, and I am the one who made you thirsty during the day you became thirsty because of reciting the Quran. And you weren't able to drink water and quench your thirst because you were fasting. So recite more Quran and each person should see what they're capable of doing.
But push yourself a little bit more. Secondly, review the Quran. memorize it, listen to it, just like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to review the Quran with being drilled up. This means that if you've memorized parts of it, then this is the perfect time to review what you've memorized. And if you have already memorized some portions of the Quran, perhaps this is the time where you increase in your memorization. And then of course, another way of connecting with the Quran is to reflect on the Quran. Allah subhanaw taala says keytab en Anza Nahin, la como para con Leah de barro Aya T, that this is a Book which We have revealed to you. And this book is the lesson
it is full of Baraka don't think that if you're spending time with the Quran, you are missing out. Know, every single moment spent with the Quran is a source of blessing, a source of goodness, such blessing which you cannot even fathom, which you cannot even recognize. But the Quran brings Baraka, why is it that Allah has revealed the Quran, Allah tells us himself, Leah w Aya t so that people reflect on its versus Walia to the coronal above. And so that the people of intellect take lesson has an adversity would say that the Quran was revealed so that people reflect on it. But the people think that it's recitation is sufficient.
They think that there is that the recitation of the Quran is all that they have to do, but a lot tells us that that we're supposed to reflect upon the Quran.
Then another thing that we can do is to perform pm in the nights of Ramadan, because Ramadan is also shuttle PM, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said muncom on a Madonna Eman and YT seven will feel Allahumma Takata means MB that whoever performs pm in the month of Ramadan with a man with faith and expectation of reward than all of their past sins will be forgiven. And remember that pm is to worship in the night which means any part of the night and it means any form of worship, but especially voluntary prayer, voluntary salah and when it comes to pm Elaine, remember that this is one of the best things that happens
can do. We learn that a man came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? And he said, O Messenger of Allah, please tell me if I were to bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship of Allah, and that you are the Messenger of Allah. And I perform the five prayers. I give this a cat. I fast in Ramadan, and I also stand in prayer at night during it, filming for me men, Anna, then from which people am I, which category do I belong to? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said unto me, the city Athena was Shahada, that you would be amongst the truthful, and the Shahada, the martyrs, you would be among their company.
But remember, that in this Hadith, it is not just mentioned that I fast in the month of Ramadan Welcome to he said that I also performed pm in the night.
The people who pray in the night, Allah subhanaw taala praises them in the Quran. We learned that praying in the night is the way of righteous servants of Allah. Allah says in none would attain a Fijian nurten were young indeed the righteous will be in gardens and springs aqui Vina Atal hombre boom, they will take whatever reward their Lord will give them in the home can Kabbalah Valley come are seen before that they used to be of the righteous servants, excellent servants, good servants of Allah. What was their goodness? What did they do? Can kalila mean a lady Mae and Jerome they would sleep only a little in the night. What bill as Heidi homea style funeral and they used to seek
forgiveness at the time off dawn.
So praying pm Elaine is actually the quality of the people of paradise. Piano named is the best prayer after the fall of the prayer. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said a photo sloty burden for the Liberty Salah to lay the best prayer after the obligatory prayer is the night prayer. This is prophetic character. We learned min Allah ambia he was a sphere he that off the character of the prophets and the chosen servants of
the best servants of Allah, Allah Harajuku boom, those whose hearts are clean
of their character is what have lumen pmla a share of the night prayer, meaning they pray in the night. The believers honor is in praying in the night. The elite of the oma, the best of the human are those who pray in the night. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Ashraful Almighty, the best of my own, the nobles of my own, the elite of my oma are hemella to Quran are the carriers, the bearers of the Quran, what else have we laid and the people of the night?
People who have the Quran, in their hearts on their tongues, and who worship Allah in the night, and a person who's able to pray in the night is actually worth envy. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that there's two people who are worthy of being envious of meaning if you find out about them, and you're jealous of them then that jealousy is okay. That envy is okay. And one of those people is what are juliaca other fire Kuma laid the person who recites the Quran, and prays in the night. Remember that praying in the night is a means of drawing close to Allah subhanaw taala the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Are they come at me late for in the hood that bizarrely
haina kubla Khan, you must perform pm will lay because it is the practice of the righteous before you what will kobato lr have become it is a means of drawing near to your Lord. While McFarlane to Lissa he add a means of prevention from sin expiation of sin. woman had to leave Islam. So both it prevents from sin. And it's also an expiation for the sins that have been committed. Performance to Malaysia is a way of expressing gratitude to Allah subhanaw taala and it is something that brings about Alyssa peloton has mercy and forgiveness and it's something that will allow a person to enter Jannah and have beautiful homes in gender. It is a means of healing also, it will look I am sad that
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Something that prevents diseases. And it is also something because of which a person will find healing, healing for the body, healing for the soul healing for the heart. And remember that it is in the night that Allah subhanaw taala invites His servants to call upon him. In so many hobbies we learn that Allah subhanaw taala invites the servants he says, Is there anyone who will supplicate to be? Is there anyone who will ask me Is there anyone who is sick? So he will call upon me and I will cure him? Is there anyone who needs provision, so I will give him sustenance, I will give him provision
beyond will lay why in the night, because the night allows you to connect with Alyssa Parnell tada even more. The silence of the night. The quiet of the night allows you to focus on the recitation and the night. It the worship of the night. It is a means of disciplining the soul because you have to fight your soul even more. So it's a way of disciplining the soul. So how much should a person pray in the night? Allah subhanaw taala says fuck around. Ooh matter? Yes, sir. Amina. So recite whatever is easy of the Quran, meaning recite whatever that you can, which is why we see that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, at times, his dam in the night would be very, very long. And
there were other times when it was short. So we see that once the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recited so much that Abdullah Abdullah Omar and who said that I was praying with him, and I intended to do something bad. Meaning it was so long that I intended to leave the prayer
to not pray anymore. It was so long. And there were other times when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would recite very little. So for example, I showed the Longhorn has said that there were times when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam only recited one ayah MPM will name abou mo de la hora and who said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recited only one ayah the entire night EULA did to her, and he will only repeat the same idea over and over and over again. We learn in a hurry is that once a man heard another person reciting kulu, Allahu Ahad
repeatedly in his pmla, meaning he was only reciting pseudo class again and again and again. And his entire night prayer was based on sort of a class meaning that's all that he was reciting in his setup. So he went and he told the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as if complaining to him that this is what this man was doing. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, we'll live enough CBD in the health authority to sort of buy the one in whose hand is my soul, it is equal to a third of the Quran. So whatever it is that you're able to recite, whether it is one soldier, or more than recite it, don't limit yourself to only reciting a juice or don't think that you're not reciting
enough. If all you know is just a sooner or two, whatever it is that you're able to recite, recite that in the night prayer. The question is, how many dakara should a person pray in the night prayer? Well, the best example is of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam when the prophets of Allah Who are the son was asked about how the night prayer should be, he said methanol mithuna meaning in sets of two. So he did not specify a number, but he specified the manner and what is the manner the matter is that after every total cost, you say the center and when you feel that you are done, then you pray the wizard.
When I showed the law when he was asked about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam night prayer in Ramadan, specifically, she said, Makana Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to Pharaoh Madonna, whenever you lady he are that that are schelotto keratin that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would not do more than 11 Recaro in Ramadan, and also the rest also the rest of the year, meaning whether it was Ramadan, or any other time of the year, the Prophet sallallahu reading someone would always pray 11 laqad which means that he would do eight o'clock in sets of two and the remaining would be weighted
family. Remember that if a person recites even three verses in his prayer in their prayer then
That is better for them than three large of pregnant she camels. Imagine, camels are worth a lot of money. But a camel that is about to give birth is even more money, it's even more valuable. So if a person recites three verses in piano lane that is much better for them, then such and such amount of property. If a person recites 10 verses in piano laid, then a heap of reward is written for them. And a heap of reward is better than the world and whatever that is in it. So do not leave pm one late every single night, perform some PM, even if you have an exam The following day, even if you're exhausted from all the work that you've been doing, even if you're sleep deprived. If you can manage
to get to innacurate and recite a few verses even just put a little low ahead, then do that so that you were written among those who performed piano late. And because we're at home, it is essential that we encourage our family members, even our children to perform just tune a car for rock or something, even if it's just very little, but something so that we are written amongst those who perform the night prayer in the month of Ramadan so that we can be forgiven by Allah subhanaw taala
Another important thing is that the month of Ramadan is the month of Riba. So yes, we increase in our connection with the Quran, yes, we will pray pm will lay consistently in sha Allah be eaten alive, Donna, but we also have to focus on other acts of worship. Remember, that increasing in worship in certain times is especially important, what are those times those times are for example, the the times of the year, which have virtue like the month of Ramadan, but also times of difficulty. When a person is experiencing difficulty in their life, then that means that they should increase in their worship. And this Ramadan will be will combine both things for us. It's it's a
time that is virtuous. And it's also a time that will be difficult because of the pandemic. And that means that we have double reason to increase in our worship. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran, that the reason of difficulty is meaning when people are given difficulty, it is lion Lumia lavar moon, it is so that they humble themselves before Allah, they express their neediness before Allah, the fact that they are beggars before Allah. And we do that by worshipping Allah subhanaw taala through servitude.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam also told also said that
that that Allah subhanaw taala says Yebin Adam, the father of liberty or son of Adam,
make time for my worship
and what will happen unless sutra Colleen and I will fill your chest with richness will assert the clock I will remove your poverty. And if you do not do that, I will fill your heart with Sugarland with occupation so that you will not get a moment's rest. While I'm so difficult, I will not remove your poverty. So if we want to relax mentally, spiritually, then it is essential that we up our game we increase our worship, we improve our worship, because remember that worshiping Allah subhanaw taala also frees a person from fear and sadness. Allah tells us in the Quran in the livina amanu wire I mean asylee had indeed those who believe and do righteous deeds were accommo salata aka was
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and they will not experience fear and they will not experience sadness, Allah will remove their fear and Allah will remove their sadness. So this is a time when we increase in our southern Yes, a lot of people are afraid about their financial situation. But remember, Allah subhanaw taala encourages us to spend in ease and in hardship when we have a lot and when we have little, so increase in South Africa. And you can remember the example of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he would become extremely generous in the month of Ramadan increase in your vehicle in the remembrance of Allah will have a Corolla he up
But instead of always talking about and thinking about, and discussing what the situation in the world is, in, everybody knows, everybody knows how difficult things are. Instead of only talking about these things, let us also engage in the vicar of Allah, because the vicar of Allah is the Greatest increase in this be had in the glorification and praise of Allah subhanaw taala increase indoors. And finally, increase in compassion and kindness. Be especially good to people. Now we cannot go outside, we cannot always be we don't have the opportunity to be good to the community to show good o'clock, right? Because we're at home. So remember, to be good to the people at home.
Let's make our homes a place of safety. For those who are at home. Let us not act in such a way that people are are uncomfortable at home. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said haidakhan hydrocone early, the best of you are those who are best to their families. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, a hub bulleri body in Allahu taala unfirm whom the really the most beloved of servants to Allah are those who are most beneficial to their families. So bring benefits to your families. As you are now home, make yourself available, right to help people at home. To participate in you know in in the kitchen, in preparing food in in cleaning up so that all of the work is not
just on one person. share the burden, share the Lord, be helpful and be resourceful and remember anything you do for your family. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said cuando mouse la Narita Isla a Holic everything that you do to your family for who will solder cotton early and then it is a charity on them. It is as though you are giving charity.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also said you will not enter agenda until you will believe and you cannot truly believe until you love one another. So we must create the spirit of love at home. Not that by the end of the month. Or by the end of this quarantine. We don't want to see each other anymore. No show compassion, show kindness. And part of that is that we protect the people who are at home from our you know bad words and our bad behavior. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked for a young Muslim in affable, which of the Muslim of the Muslims is best. Which Muslim is the best? And he said when Saleemul Muslim una melissani he were the he the one from whose
tongue enhance other Muslims are safe. So if you cannot do much at home, at least protect people from your main words from your hands, keep them safe and avoid arguing because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a Boho Berry jelly ilagan ella doll hustling the most hated of people to Allah. The most detestable person to Allah is the person who argues a lot, who is stubborn, who is argumentative such people Allah subhanaw taala does not like so as we focus on your ibadah Let us also focus on Good luck, may Allah subhanaw taala allow us to reach Ramadan, Millis pelotonia allow us to earn his forgiveness through this month of Ramadan made this Ramadan be a
source of the removal of our fear and the removal of our sadness made this Ramadan be a source of connecting with the Quran reflecting on the Quran, reciting the Quran and made this Ramadan via means of bringing our families together, increasing our love and our compassion towards one another. Does that come low heighten soprano supersonic Allahumma will be handig ashampoo la ilaha illa Anta esto Furukawa to buoy Lake Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh