Preparing for Dhul-Hijjah

Taimiyyah Zubair

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Said mRNA Komodo Allahu wa barakato

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Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Hill Karim rubbish lovely Saturday were silly emri workflow looked at a melissani of coho coli. Along them it was said that the sunny was sloth Sophie moto Colby amin, Yoruba alameen

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Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah,

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we can never truly be grateful to Allah subhanaw taala for the blessing of the different times of the year, that Allah subhanaw taala has given special significance to we see that throughout the year, Allah subhanaw taala gives special significance to certain days, certain times. Why in order that we may be encouraged to strive in worshipping Allah subhanaw taala, in order that we may increase in our good deeds, increase in our rewards multiply in our rewards, and this is truly a mercy, a favor, a blessing from Allah subhanaw taala. If, if the entire year if all of the days if all of the nights if all of the months were equal in their status, then how would we find the

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motivation, the encouragement to strive in the worship of Allah subhanaw taala? How would we increase in our rewards given that our lives are so short? So this is truly a favor a mercy from Allah subhanaw taala when it comes to the first 10 days of the hedger, we see that a lot of us are either unaware of the importance of these days, or we don't find that motivation because because a lot of times that atmosphere is not created when it comes to the month of Ramadan and hamdulillah there is a lot of excitement, there's a lot of awareness and there's that there's that atmosphere of of encouragement of encouraging one another in doing good deeds, but when it comes to the days of

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the hedger A lot of us are unaware or unmotivated. So inshallah this short session today's for the purpose of, of reminder, for myself, and also for all of you, in hopes that inshallah we will take advantage of these days and really make the most of these days isn't Allahu taala. So we see that when it comes to these days of the year, first of all realize that these days are extremely, extremely important. What is it that makes these days so important? First of all, we see that Allah subhanaw taala himself swears by these days, Allah subhanaw taala takes an oath by these days where Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran well federal, well, Al enosh we're sure Free Will what will

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lately either Yes, healthy there Lika Casa mo levy head, by the dawn and by 10 nights and by the even number and the odd and by the night when it passes, is there not in all that an oath sufficient for one off perception? Meaning the people of perception Do they not realize the importance of the odds that are taken over here? And what are the odds that are taken over here? Well, I yell in our show. By the 10 nights, this has been interpreted as the

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10 days and nights of the month of the hedger meaning the first are shallow. So the fact that Allah subhanaw taala is taking an oath by these days shows us how very important these days are. Secondly, we see that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also testified to the greatness of these days. He mentioned the importance of these days, he said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that of a yummy dunya Allah shrew that the best days in the world, meaning the best days ever in worldly life, are 10 meaning the first 10 days of the hedger, then we see that these days are actually within the sacred months. There are four months which Allah subhanaw taala has declared sacred, I sure will

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help them and this is mentioned in the Quran, that minha arbeiten, whom that from the 12 months, four months are sacred, and off the sacred months is also the month of the hedger. And this shows us how important these days are. Then we see that in these days, all major acts of worship are combined in these days is hedge hedge. assura. Omar Lumet hedge cannot be performed in any time of the year it can only be performed in these days, in the days of hedge in the hedger. And so we see that during these days, we are praying, we are fasting. There are people who are going for hedge, a lot of people gives a cat if it's not the cat, then definitely some form of charity. So truly in these

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days, all major acts of worship are combined. So they are packed with goodness they're dense with goodness. Then we see that in these days we have been commanded to remember Allah subhanaw taala Allah subhanaw taala instructors in the Quran were Kuru SMA Allah He fi a yam, Mr. Lu Matt, that they should remember Allah they should mention the name of Allah in the known days, and what are the known days, this is the days of the header. And then we see that in these days is also the day of our offer. The day of our offer the Night of the Hunter, a very, very important day, about which Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran that Aloma are commanded to lock andina calm. This day, I

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have perfected your religion for you, meaning it was on the day of our alpha, that Allah subhanaw taala completed the revelation of the religion of Islam, meaning all the instructions regarding Islam, they were perfected on the day of alpha. So we see that in the month of Ramadan, the Quran was revealed and that is what makes the month of Ramadan important. And the day of alpha is the day of is the day when the revelation of Islam was completed upon the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam so Elio merkmale to la cadena calm, we're at man to our Lake Amir Mati and I have completed my favor upon you and this is truly a blessing from Allah, a huge favor from Allah, that all of the rituals,

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all of the commands, all of them, all of the matters of Islam, have been given in detail to us worldly to local Islam, Medina, and I have approved for you Islam as religion. So if anybody wants to earn the approval, the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala, then the way to do that is through Islam. What is Islam? Where do you find it, it is in the Quran and Sunnah. And all of its teachings were completed or perfected on the day of alpha. So the day of alpha is a day of celebration for us Muslims. And then we see that the day of autofire is also important for the people who go for Hajj because that is the day when they get forgiven by Allah subhanaw taala that is the day when people

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are released from the fire of hell. And then we see that in these days is also the day of the day of sacrifice, which is the 10th of the hidden the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said about these about this day, that in our a woman, a young man in the LA heat about aka taranta yo monatti, that the greatest day near Allah, the blessed that an exalted is the day of sacrifice and the next day of resting, so the day of sacrifice is no ordinary day. It is on this day that in the footsteps of Ibrahim alayhis salaam, we also offer sacrifice. Now a lot of people ask if sacrifice is mandatory or not, what is the minimum amount of wealth you must have in order for sacrifice to be obligatory

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on you? And the fact is, that offering sacrifice is not an obligation rather it is tsunami occurred, meaning it is a very emphasized so now the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam greatly encouraged it. He practiced it consistently since he migrated to Medina and we see that the Prophet sallallahu earlier said

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never really had that amount of wealth on which evens are Cathy's do. However, every year he would offer sacrifice. So offering sacrifice is not about how much how much money you have whether you have a source of income or not. The purpose of sacrifice is to offer something in love in dedication to Allah subhanaw taala to earn his closeness to earn his nearness, this is why it is called Colburn Coburn is a means of closeness. So the the the point over here is not about how much money you have. And if it is obligatory on you or not. This is about this is an act of love. This is an act of dedication. And this is what makes this day so important. So in these days is the day of a noun of

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the day of sacrifice, which is one of the greatest days of the year. And then we see that any good deed that is performed in these days is actually more rewardable, which means that if you were to perform an obligatory deed in these days, then it would be more rewardable compared to the same deed performed at any other time of the year. So for example, if you were to give the cat if it is due, if you give the cat in these days, it is actually more rewardable than you giving the cat at any other time of the year. Of course, this doesn't mean that you delay giving the cat No It means that you perhaps you can set your Zakat schedule is such that it is due in in the month of the hedger in

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the first 10 days. And likewise any voluntary good deed even when a person performs it in these days, it is more rewardable what is the evidence the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that no good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these days. Meaning when a person performs a good deed in these days, then those deeds become more superior compared to the same deed performed at any other time of the year. And the people were intrigued so they asked not even jihad in the way of Allah and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said not even jihad, because when you think about, you know big deeds, the greatest of deeds that a person could do you think about

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going out in the way of Allah Jihad? feasable Allah. So the companions asked, what about that, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said not even jihad, except that of a man who does it by putting himself and his property in danger and does not return with any of those things. Being a person goes and does not return, someone like Mousavi been remade or the Allahu anhu, who literally sacrificed everything he had for the cause of Allah subhanaw taala. And when he was martyred, and the Battle of brother, we see that there was not even enough cloth on his body that could cover his head and feet at the same time. So panela any imagine that sacrifice and imagine the reward that is

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greater, of course, compared to a deed performed in these days, but that is the only exception. So this shows us that performing a good deed in these days is really is truly a privilege. And it is truly making, you know, taking great advantage. You see, it's not just about doing a lot of good deeds, it's about doing good deeds at the right time, at the best time so that you can, you can earn the most reward. And then we see that good deeds in these days the Prophet sallallahu earlier Sena mentioned the significance of performing good deeds in these days. And in one of these we learn that that good deeds in these days are more superior compared to good deeds. at another time of the year

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, ma I'm alone, if Bala mean who he used the word of would have been more superior. In another Hadees we learn more Beloved, he said Mammon, a Yemen allameh la sala huffy her a humble in Allah, any if you perform a good deed in these days, that good deed is more beloved to Allah compared to a good deed that you were you were to perform at another time of the year. And then we see Thirdly, that good deeds are greater in reward in these days, and also more pure in the sight of Allah in these days. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Ma'am, and I'm a lien asker in the law he Wella Arawa Agila as pure and Allah john greater in

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reward. And as God doesn't just mean pure, it also means increase, meaning greater, more more in terms of rewards the Prophet sallallahu earlier Selim used multiple words here to show us the importance the benefit the virtue of doing good deeds in these days. So this means that we must take advantage of every single day of the first 10 days of the hedger. We

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shouldn't just wait till the Day of alpha to fast and to, you know, recite some Quran and to make da know every single day beginning from the first until the day of read in every single day is important and what is it that we should fill our time with? That you see, because in these days, you know you still have your obligations you still have, you know different things to do, but this time is too precious, we cannot, you know, let this time slip away. So how can we make the most of these days the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us the easiest thing that we can do in these days, that the easiest thing through which we can continuously earn reward in sha Allah. And what is

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that? It is the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that there are no days greater and more beloved to Allah than these 10 days of the hedger. Therefore, for axial roofie hinda mila tahiliani with the kabiri what that means, therefore, increase in them, your declaration of the oneness of Allah, your exaltation of him and your praise of him, the Prophet sallallahu earlier said, I mentioned three things that do a lot of the halleen a lot of tech bead, and a lot of the Hamid daleel is to say la ilaha illa Allah, so c'est la ilaha illa Allah a lot, that beat is to say Allahu Akbar, therefore say Allahu Akbar a lot the Hamid is to

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say, Alhamdulillah therefore, in these days, say Alhamdulillah a lot. And this is something that we should make a habit of any, whether we are working in the kitchen, whether you know, we are driving, we are walking, even exercising, you know, you're putting laundry away, you are, you know, attending a meeting in which really, you don't have much to say you basically have to listen, then make use of those moments. Don't just lip those. Don't, don't just let those moments slip away, say so. C'est la ilaha illAllah Al hamdu, lillah Allahu Akbar, continue to say these words. And remember that definitely any these words are virtuous, because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us to

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say these words in these days, but also we see that any of these words are actually extremely rewardable. We see that to say, La Ilaha Illa, Allah to say Allahu Akbar, to say Alhamdulillah any these words are, are like the reward of charity. We also learned that these phrases are from a humble kalami illa Allah, the Most Beloved words to Allah, these words are from alberca to solly had the good deeds that will remain that will endure that will continue to benefit a person forever, and they are from the Eros, the seedlings in Paradise, meaning every time that you say one of these phrases, it tree is planted for you in Jannah. And we learn that when a person says any of these

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phrases, Allah subhanaw taala responds, so Dr. Heaney, these are, you know, words that you say in remembering Allah and when you remember Allah through these words, Allah subhanaw taala also remembers you, he responds, he answers so doctor, we learned that a man came to the Prophet salallahu earlier settlement, he said, that I am unable to learn anything of the Quran is some people are like that they find it difficult to memorize or to even, you know, read recite, so he said, teach me something that I can say in place of the recitation of the Quran, because this man realized how much he was missing out on. So he asked the Prophet salallahu, Urdu Selim to give him

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an an alternative, so that he doesn't miss out on reward. And the Prophet sallallahu earlier Selim said say Subhan Allah will hamdulillah Willa ilaha illallah wa Allahu Akbar, Allah Hola, La quwata illa Billah so we see that these days, definitely beneficial, very rewardable and these words these phrases, you know, rewardable beneficial and so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam encouraged us to say these words in these days specifically, when it comes to daleel La ilaha illa Allah, of course you can say la ilaha illa Allah you can also say slightly longer version, for example, that ilaha illa Allah who washed the hula should ecola the hula, hula hula hem The one who are luckily

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Shay in karate, in another Hadees we learn that whoever says La ilaha illa Allah who Allahu Akbar La ilaha illallah wa la ilaha illa Allah who Alicia de calor La ilaha illAllah hula, hula, hula hula La ilaha illAllah hula hula La quwata illa Billah in the five different versions of La ilaha illa Allah with with added praise of

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Have Allah subhanaw taala whoever says these five statements in a day or a night, in a month, and then he dies in that day or night or in that month, then his sins will be forgiven. So increase in saying, La ilaha illa Allah, when it comes to saying the tech be saying Allahu Akbar, again, we can simply say Allahu Akbar. Or we can say Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha illa Allah who Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allah Hill hand, Allahu Akbar Kabira Allahu Akbar Kabira any there's different ways in which we can say that there could be rot and and say them very frequently say them out loud, because this is what the companions would do. So, there is a specific time for saying the duck B rod

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and then there is a general time also for saying takbeer all the takbeer which is a mocha yet meaning that could be Roth, which we can say at any time,

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basically begins with the first day of the hedger meaning we should continue to say that could be Roth wherever we are, we learn that even or model dilla Horne who a Buddha total de la hora, and who they would actually go out into the marketplace and say tuck the rot out loud. And so the people would also say that we rot behind them, which means that when we are at home at work, we should say that we rot so that people who are around us are also reminded any don't just say these Earth card softly you know in your in your heart, rather say them out loud to the people around you can also remember to glorify and praise Allah subhanaw taala. And then we see that the clear is also mocha

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yet in these days, meaning at certain times, and this is basically from fudger on the day of arafa. Until, until the last days of the shriek, meaning the 13th and this is specifically after Salah, meaning right after salla Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar saying that billroth at this time, and then when it comes to the Hamid praising and glorifying Allah subhanaw taala again you can just sit Alhamdulillah or you can say Alhamdulillah HCA Thiele or you can say al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen you can say Allah Hama, local hand, Allah model banana Cal hummed along them on a banana can hammer mill a semi word, one mill, one mill image, ship them in sheet environmental, any there's

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different ways in which we can praise Allah subhanaw taala. So, so definitely take advantage of, of the different forms of of these of cards that have been reported, you know, from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, because there's various rewards for these Earth cards. And definitely, when there's a variety a variation, then your heart is also more involved. You don't get bored. Then when it comes to

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the different things that we can do in these days, of course, after the cook, is fasting, fasting, the first nine days of the hedger Of course not in the 10th because the 10th is the day of read, but the first nine days of the hedger, we see that some of the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the Prophet sallallahu earlier sent him would fast the first nine days of the hedger and he This was from his son, and specifically when it comes to fasting on the day of arafa, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that I hope from Allah, that it will expiate for the sins of the year before and the year after, and he imagine the sins of two years can be wiped out

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because of the fast of one day. So don't allow yourself to take it easy at this time, push yourself, you know, make sure you get the rest that you need in order to fast make sure that you know you get your work done, etc, so that you're able to fast any Don't, don't take this for granted, make sure that you do your best in order to fast, especially on the ninth of the hedger. In another Hades, we're in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that I consider it with regard to Allah that it exports the sins of the previous and upcoming years as Senator mallia Wolbachia baqia meaning the remaining the upcoming years. So the the benefit is definitely a lot. So make the intention.

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Encourage your family, encourage your children encouraged your, you know, friends to fast on this day in Sharla. Then we see that of course, one of the best things to do in these days is hedge, but a lot of us are not able to go for hedge. So how is it that we can benefit or we can gain the reward of Hajj even while we are at home? We see that once the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was returning from an expedition

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The expedition of the book, and he mentioned on the return, that there were some people who were in Medina, meaning they were not physically present with you on this journey. But you did not travel any portion of the journey, nor did you cross any Valley, but they were with you. They were with you, meaning in terms of reward. So the only reason why they were not able to accompany the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was some genuine excuse. Otherwise, they had the desire, they had the longing. They had the intention to be with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So this shows us that even though we're not able to go for Hajj, we should still have that desire, we should still

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have that longing. Don't be completely disconnected from Hajj. I don't even know what day it is on. I don't even know what the Hajaj are doing right now. But rather be connected. You know, have that wish, that longing that your Allah I want to be there, I want to do this. And as long as you have that intention, that desire that longing, insha Allah you will get the reward as well. Another thing we can do to earn the reward of Hajj even from home is that we make Vickery after Salah, we learned that once certain companions who were poor, they went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they said that, you know, the wealthy companions have really gotten ahead of us, because we pray

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and they pray. We fast and they fast, but because they have money, they go for Hajj, they go for Umrah, they go for jihad, and they given charity. So the Prophet sallallahu earlier Sallam said to them, shall I not teach you something with which you may overtake those who surpassed you? And if you want to reach their rank, then let me tell you something that you are able to do. And what was it that he told them to do? To say Subhan Allah, Allahu Akbar Alhamdulillah 33 times after every Salah. So in these days, pay special attention to that, that after every four weeks Allah, make sure you say Subhan Allah Alhamdulillah Allah Hu Akbar 33 times, it doesn't take very long, it just takes

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a few moments, but say it consistently so that in sha Allah, you can reach the ranks of those who are doing hudge. Then thirdly, we see that if a person performs feathered in congregation in jamara, and then they make Vicar until the sun rises, and then they perform the Doha prayer or the Islamic prayer, same prayer. If they perform that prayer, then they get the reward of Hajj as we learn the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, So, again, this is something that we can take advantage of every single day of the of the days of the hedger pray fudger in congregation at home even make Vicar after Salah keep making liquid until it's rock time pray ish rock and and hamdulillah you have

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so much reward be eating Allah and then praying and congregation in the mosque also, we learned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said whoever walks to perform an obligatory prayer and congregation It is like hudge in terms of reward. So this is not something small and these days, it may be a bit challenging, you may have to register in advance, you may have to go early. So even if it's one Salah that you can, you know, make sure that you perform in the mosque, then go ahead and do that. Because remember that the reward is equal to the effort that a person puts in. And then we see that goodness towards parents. This is also something that can be equal to the reward of Hajj.

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We learned that a man came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he said, Well, messenger of Allah, I wish to perform Jihad with you, but I am not able to do that. The Prophet sallallahu early he was sending a mass Tim halbach em in Whalley, they go ahead on, is there any of your parents who were still alive, and the man said only my mother is still alive The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, For rockabilly Luffy Barry had and go towards Allah, how by being good to your mother. And when you will do that for in interfaculty valic for under her June, one more Tammy, Ron, one more J. Hayden, then you are like a person who is making HUD, a person who is making aroma, a person

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who is making jihad in the way of Allah either redly yet there I'm Look, when your mother is pleased with you, for the pillar her will be that so fear Allah and be good to her. So in these days, make it your goal. You want to do something by which your mother your father, especially will be happy with you, you know,

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do something to to help them make them happy in different ways. It does.

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doesn't just mean that you have to give a super expensive gift. It could be with small acts, also small acts of kindness that are done on a consistent basis. Any This is something that will earn you in sha Allah, the approval of your parents. And even if that doesn't happen, you are striving to be good to them and Allah subhanaw taala knows that. So the reward of this as well as equal to Hajj and then we see Finally, attending gatherings of knowledge. This is also something that brings the reward of Hajj. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that manha al Masjid de la you redo Illa Allah Allah Hi, Ron. Oh, you are limo, Canada who can add Hajin Thurman had to add to that the

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person who goes to the masjid only intending to teach something good or to learn something good, then he will have the reward of a complete Hajj. So take these matters seriously, these days are not a vacation in which we just you know, take it easy sleep through the day. You know, watch movies at night. No every single day is important. And we see that in these days. It is also very important that we avoid sin, because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that your blood your property, Your Honor, are sacred to you like the sacredness of this day in this place in this month. And he said that, on the occasion of of the farewell pilgrimage when he was giving the sermon. So

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realize how special mcca is, realize how special the days of Hajj are. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned that the honor the dignity the wealth of another Muslim is is more sacred. It is it is extremely important near Allah. So make sure that with your words with your actions, any you're not causing harm to anybody. And then, of course, offer sacrifice as well in these days. And remember the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that as for your sacrifice, it is preserved for you with your Lord, meaning its reward is not going to waste in sha Allah. And finally, make sure you celebrate Are you even though a lot of people are going to be home in these

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days, perhaps a lot of people are not going to be able to go for eight Salah. But that does not mean that we don't celebrate you the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said that yo more often than not what a Yamato Sri Sri Dona al Islam, that the day of honor for the day of sacrifice and the three following days are the EAD for the people of Islam were here a young a clean was should have been. And there are the days of eating and drinking. So no fasting on these days, of course, but there are also days of eating and drinking. This doesn't mean that we just indulge ourselves what is meant is that, you know, this is a time of us enjoying the blessings of Allah of being with one

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another. However, that is possible. So make sure that you do something with your family wherever you are, in order to celebrate. That feeling of reads should be there. And of course that day should be filled with the cubby lot with the glorification of Allah subhanaw taala. Now Allah subhanaw taala enable us to benefit from these days, no less penalty they give us they'll feel to truly take advantage of these days. And Allah subhanaw taala increase us in our rewards and forgive us for all of our shortcomings. Joseph qumulo Hayden cathedra subhanak Allahumma will be handing a shadow Allah ilaha illa Anta a stone Furukawa autoboot Lake wa Salaam wa Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh