Reviving The Spirit For Ramadan (Part 3)
Channel: Taimiyyah Zubair
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So the first thing is to our to call on that we have to do. Secondly, Darlene will call on we have to learn the Quran study the Quran, you say I'm already in the process of studying no make that study very comprehensive. Go through the entire reading of the Quran with meaning. For example though the Quran in that every day one juice is studied very briefly. So focus on that, try to make sure that you complete the Quran in this way. Another important thing that the board will call on reflection on the Quran during the day you recite and during taraweeh you reflect Mashallah many of you are those who are either studying now or have studied already. So internal weird for that what
should be your focus? Not just okay, when is he going to go and record? I think we've been standing for very long I think my ankle is hurting. I wonder who this person is standing next to me is he crying? No. Focus, reflect on the recitation that the bureau on another important thing that we can do is
memorize the Quran. What better time to memorize the Quran than Ramadan? I'm not saying memorized the entire Quran. Memorize one more surah memorize three more surah how many ever you can but set a target for yourself. If you have memorized from before, set at a target that in this month, I'm going to revise and when to perfect my memorization because over time it happens that we have memorized some parts but we tend to forget to set your target as I'm going to revise whatever I have memorized so that by the end of Ramadan, I know the sutras really, really well. By the way, it was the habit of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam to recite to hold on throughout the month of Ramadan. And
in a hadith we learn even our best believe it or not, he said that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was the most generous of people. And he was even more generous during Ramadan when gibreel met him. And jabril used to meet him every night in Ramadan until it was over and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam would go through the entire Quran with him. He would go through the entire Quran with him and the Messenger of Allah was more generous with good things than the blowing wind. Why? Because of his study because of his revision of the Quran. When you will read the Quran when you will study the Quran it's going to force you to do many other good deeds. inshallah.
Another important thing, that when a person stands and recite put on in prayer, or stands does pm would put on then what will happen on the day of judgment? What will happen, that the Quran will intercede for the person? These deltas that fasting and reading Quran will intercede for a person fasting will say, Oh Lord, I forbade him from eating and drinking. I did not let him eat and drink because he was fasting. So let me intercede for him. And the Quran will say I deprived him from his night's sleep. So let me intercede for him. Your fasting will intercede. Your recitation of the Quran will intercede in Sharla. So don't let this opportunity slip away. And we know from our heads
as well, that a person who fasts in the month of Ramadan stands in prayer in the month of Ramadan, expecting hoping for award from Allah with a man then all of his sins will be forgiven.
So make this as your main goal. Another very important goal Salah we already pray for Allah. So what's the importance of so that in the month of Ramadan, in the month of Ramadan, I want to focus on three things. First of all, improve your solar, how will you do that? Learn one more, or one more year that you can read in your record that you can read in your sudduth there are many get any book Uppsala, any book of Salah that is Muslim and you will find so many adkar that you can read in your solo. Generally we don't read them write it down on a piece of paper, put it close to the place where you generally pray and before you pray read it several times so that you know it and in the
Salat say it and some are very very short for example to boot from could do some horrible Malaika to very short. So learn one more thing that you can add to your Salah in order to improve it. Likewise when you get it from your record, it's not just me or LaHood even Hand me the Hoban our hand hand and Kathy Rhonda even bar consider many more at Carter also we learn many more this behat that we learned that the Prophet said a lot of them said you approved up so learn them so that when the Imam is praying that you're not just standing there silently, you also know what to say what to beg a lot for improve your Salah in this way.
The second thing I want you to focus on is that work on praying all of your sooner throughout the day. Generally it happens that, Oh, I'm so busy. I can't pay the dues on it and I can't pay the force before for Mother's Day. All of a sudden something happens and we miss out
On, set it your target because this is the time of developing good habits, perfecting good habits. So by the time Ramadan ends, we want to be a better Muslim leader, a person who prays Salah even better. So focus on praying all of the sudden. And thirdly, that are we knuffel knuffel Sala. It's quite possible that your situation is such that you cannot go to the master debater away. If you have a toddler. If you have a four year old, if you have a two year old, can you go to the masjid and pray that? You can't, and you will also not let other people pray. And as you're praying, you'll be wondering, where is he? Where is she? She ran away, he ran away? Where did they go? You have no
idea and they're tired and they're cranky. You can't focus in your prayer, you can't do anything. So in that situation, what should you do not pray at all? No. Pray at home, put your kids to bed before selecting Russia. Get them to bed so that you can have everything done by the time Isha begins. You pray and you pray through yourself you pray enough fulfill yourself up on yourself you might say but I don't know the Quran and what am I supposed to read? In knuffel Salah you can open up the most half and read from it yourself. In nephal tala, you can open up a must have and read from it yourself. So do that. set a target, don't let this opportunity go away. So these three things,
remember that. And also remember the last panel Darla says was good work they do such there and draw close to Allah come near Allah, the more you will increase in your Salah in your schedule, the stronger your bond will be with your Lord. And we see that in the last 10 nights we should increase in our pm in our praying at night and not just ourselves. But we should also encourage other family members. We learned about the profits that they used to command their families with Salah even the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would do that. We learned from a hadith that once the Prophet sallallahu Sallam in the night, he said that a little slower, he better wake up these women who are in the
huddle. He was referring to his wives that wake them up so that they can also pray for Bakassi and for dunya Aria confirm, because there are many who are dressed up in this world, but on that day, they will be naked. What does it mean by that? That there are many who have a lot of material things today, but on the Day of Judgment, they will have nothing they will be bare because it will come with no good deeds. This is a time when we want to excel in performing good deeds. We want to accumulate many many good deeds. You know how there are some times when there is a sale and they tell you stock up and save by now at a discounted price that you can stock up. This is what we need
to do in the month of Ramadan, stock up on good deeds, stock up on good deeds increase in good deeds so that we are not bare, naked, empty handed on the Day of Judgment rather we have something with us. So focus on Sunnah as well. Another thing, charity sadaqa. I mentioned the Hadees to you earlier that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was the most generous of people. And in the month of Ramadan, he would be even more generous, even more generous, run, to give a date to somebody to open up their fast. Give whatever sadaqa that you can, don't wait for the night when they will be a fundraiser and the people of the masjid will force you to give otherwise they won't let you go. Don't wait for
that. Don't give out of being forced into giving. Give with your heart. Give willingly give for your sake. Because Allah Subhana Allah tells us that whatever you give Allah will replace it for you. In a hadith we learned that what you give a lot accepted with his right hand any increases that he takes care of it like you take care of your full of the baby horse, how you take care of it, and it grows strong. Something given in the way of a law, it is like a seed a grain that grows and multiplies one seed leads to so many other seeds 700 even more. So the reward of charity is increased many many times. And you know what? fasting teaches us compassion. It teaches us care for
other people. It teaches us that we should not be selfish that we should be concerned about other people. When we're hungry, when we're thirsty when we're tired. We should think about those people who are hungry, those people who are tired those people who are exhausted and we should spend on them. If we are enjoying our fast because of what we know because of their aim that Allah has given us and because of that we're enjoying our everybody we're doing one good deed after the other we should be concerned about those who don't know, suspending that cause so that the Islamic knowledge may spread. Whatever you can give in the way of Allah do charity because it rewards
It is countless.
One more thing, self analysis, self analysis every single day, when you go to bed, ask yourself, what did I do? Did I do something? Because of which I think that perhaps Allah will forgive me because of it. Perhaps because of that my good deeds will be a lot. What did I do today? call yourself to account every single day. And you know what, make a checklist for yourself, all the targets that you're setting for yourself, write them down on a piece of paper, put them up on the fridge, put them by your night table. And when you go to bed, asked herself, what did I do? What did I not do? What did I leave out? What did I defer? Because eventually Ramadan will be over. It's a
yam Amar do that is just a few days, a number of days. So we want to make the most of it. And for that self analysis is essential. Because we see that on the Day of Judgment, people will have a lot of regret. We learn in the Quran, that if a person has done even with all of them, nothing higher on Yahoo. If a person isn't even an atom's made of good, he will see it. No good deed is little. No good deed is such that it's not worth doing. No, every good deed is worth doing. when death comes, what will some people say? There'll be Lola Horton? Isla agilan Kareem, why didn't you give me some more time I could have given charity, I would have been of those who are righteous. So we don't want
to be of those people who are sitting sad at the end of Ramadan wondering, I wish I'd done more. I wish I could have done that. It just takes a little bit of consciousness, a little bit of preparation on your part now so that you can make the most of the month of Ramadan.
Some other good deeds that we can do in the month of Ramadan. Allah tells us in the Quran, festival, highlight, race in performing good deeds, don't stop anywhere. Don't stop at any limit. So just because you're fasting just because you're reading Quran every day doesn't mean that's enough. There is no limit. You can do as much as you want to because Allah doesn't get tired. Allah is very appreciative he is a Shaku of the things we can do if Allah is giving us the opportunity, Rama in the month of Ramadan. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that when the month of Ramadan arrives, go for Ramadan because Allah in Ramadan is like accompany me on hedge is like performing the hedge with
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Another thing we can do increase our evaluator in the last 10 nights, especially for the later tool called a nail cutter who can find it for sure. Who can worship a lot on layer two cutter for sure. The one who worships every single night of the last night on the Moto Ramapo, if you do it every single night, you can't miss it. It's one of them, right?
So don't forget Layla toccata Don't forget increasing rebellion in the last 10 nights of the month of Ramadan. In a hadith Whelan I shall determine how she said when the last 10 days of Ramadan started the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to pray during the night and used to wake up his family and he used to intensify his efforts. He used to work even harder in performing good deeds, and erotica.
If a person can do it, they should avail the opportunity. Those of you who are not working or who can take time off from work, who are not married, or who don't have children yet, or whose children are old, they're independent, they can take care of themselves, take advantage of this opportunity, erotica, half, everybody's not able to do it, trust me, those who have little children, they can go further.
Those who have to work who cannot take days off, they cannot go for thicker. Those who have their family depending on them, they cannot go for erotica. So if you are young, then make sure you make use of this opportunity. And remember that had these about the virtue of a young person who worships Allah in his youth in his or her youth. And this is also something that is of the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, we learned that the Prophet said a lot of them used to perform erotica for 10 days every Ramadan. And in the last year, when he died, he performed it for 20 nights. The Sunnah is that you go into Masjid for 10 days, but if let's say you are working, but the weekend is
there, you're off Friday, Saturday, Sunday. So you can even go for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, it won't be much snow near the craft, but at least you're doing it three days, at least three days, you're focused on Riba at least one day, you're focused on urba. So whatever you can do, do it. And if you can do all 10 nights, then please do it. Please do it. I cannot emphasize this more. You have to do it.
So just to go over it quickly. Again, a quick review that Ramadan. It's
The time of many opportunities. It's the blessing month, the month of Baraka. It's the month of mercy. When Allah forgives people, it's the month of forgiveness. It's the month of taqwa. It's the month of Quran, it's the month of righteousness. And it's the month of improvement, which means that after Ramadan, our lives should be the same. It should be different, for better or for worse, in a good way or a bad way. In a good way. Have you ever seen the SLDS products exercise plans before and after picture? I've never seen anything like that. So likewise, our life before Ramadan, our saliva for Ramadan, our relationship with the Quran, our sadaqa, it should be different from how it's going
to be afterwards. So there should be difference between before and after. If there's no difference than what does it mean? There are two reasons if there's no difference between before and after either the product doesn't work, or he didn't use it properly. Is there any doubt about Ramadan affecting people improving them? Not at all, then where's the problem? We did not benefit. We lost the opportunity. And if we don't give honor to our visitor, if we don't make the most of their stay, it means we don't care about them. We're humiliating them. And that's the most lowliest of traits that a person could have somehow lost the penalty to give us all that they'll feed to make the most
of this month, that may Allah grant us this Ramadan, and that every day is better than the day before. And by the end of Ramadan, we come out clean, we come out fresh, pure, forgiven. And the habits that we have developed may then last with us for the rest of the year until we see the next Ramadan. I mean,
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