The Best Deeds in the Best Days #06 of a Dhul Hijjah Series

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

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in these days Alhamdulillah we are talking about the best deeds, which we can do in these best days. Now, remember that when it comes to the different deeds that we do for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala these deeds are not just limited to the deeds that we perform with our limbs, rather, deeds include deeds of the heart, deeds of the tongue, deeds of the limbs, and also different deeds that we perform, by using our time by using our wealth, by using our, you know,

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different skills and different resources that Allah subhanaw taala has given us. And the main point over here is that whatever Allah subhanaw taala has enabled us with whatever resources he has given we use them to to strive in order to please Allah subhanaw taala in order to find closeness with him or xojo because that is the key to success. And, of course, ibadah different acts of worship are included within these best deeds. And, you know, one question one might ask is, why is it that we should focus so much on worshiping Allah subhanaw taala? Any generally, throughout the year, but specifically, you know, in these days, what why are we making such a big deal out of it? The thing

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is that, of course, Allah subhanaw taala is not in need of our worship. Allah subhanaw taala does not depend on our worship, he does not benefit from it at all, the reason why we worship Allah subhanaw taala. And the reason why we strive to words him through actions of the heart actions of the, of the tongue actions of the limb, is because essentially, all of these acts of worship benefit us, they help us, you see, as human beings, there is a void inside of us, that can only be filled with Reba, we can try to fill that through shopping, we can try to fill that through eating, you know, different foods, we can try to fill that by, you know, spending time with our friends and

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family. But the fact is that that void cannot be filled with material things, that void can only be filled by connecting with Allah subhanaw taala by worshipping Him. So it is the worship of Allah, that that brings us real contentment and happiness and joy. And another thing is that no matter what we do, no matter how we are and who we are, the fact is that we are all imperfect. And the fact is that we all you know, shall we all fall short in our duty to one another, and also, you know, we make mistakes. And when we make mistakes, of course, there's that heaviness that guilt that is in the heart. And that guilt that heaviness can only be removed by virtue of good deeds because it is

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good deeds that erase bad deeds. So, in a Hadees, we learned that the prophets

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that a man's fitna in his family, his wealth, his children and his neighbors. And what what does it mean by the fitna of a person in regard to his family, any the situations where, you know, you, you, you wronged your family, or for example, you know, because you live with them, you get into arguments with them. And you know, you say things which are inappropriate, sometimes you hurt them, sometimes they hurt you. And no matter how much you try to take care of your family, and be good to them, you will fall short. Right, then there's fitna related to your wealth. There are times when you make poor financial choices, you realize that, you

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know, something that you you purchased may not have been completely lawful. Right. And then there's also fitna in regard to your children, no matter how, how hard you try to be an excellent parent, there will be those times when when your children will suffer because of your mistakes. Right. And then your neighbors as well. Sometimes you don't even realize and your neighbors are getting constantly bothered and annoyed by you know, the way you dry, for example, the way that you do not take your garbage in or put it out on time and you know, little things, the noise that you make.

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So, the point is that you know, the fact that you are human, and the fact that you make mistakes, the fact that you are not perfect means that by definition, people around you are going to suffer at your hands. Sometimes, in fact, most of the time, for many people this is you know, not deliberate at all This is completely unintentional. So if all of these sins are, you know, accumulating in our record, then we would be doomed. So in this Hadees, we learn that the atonement, the expiation for all of these fitten is what it is a Sunnah, it is fasting, it is charity, it is commanding what is right, forbidding what is wrong, meaning the different good deeds that you do, what happens is that

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they erase the the unintentional, the little little sins that you commit, you know, on a day to day basis, given the fact that you are human. So it is essential that we learn about these best deeds, so that we have the motivation to improve the way that we worship Allah subhanaw taala because we are in desperate need of this worship, it benefits us, it brings us joy, and it also removes the burden of guilt from us. So today in sha Allah, we will continue with the theme of the best worship and hamdulillah yesterday we learned about the fact that the best worship is Salah, and today inshallah we'll be looking at the other acts of worship, especially those which Allah subhanaw taala

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has obligated on us, which are best for us. And we will begin with with the with with the virtue of za cat, as a cat which is to spend in the way of Allah and of course, you know that the cat is not just any kind of charity, it is specifically that charity that is given on a certain kind of wealth that has been sitting with a person for a certain amount of time. So for example, you have gold of a certain amount or silver, that is that has been sitting with you for for an entire lunar year, then you have to give a certain percentage of it in charity. Now, a lot of times when we're thinking about the cat when we're calculating it, we think we're just you know, fulfilling our obligation.

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We're just doing something that we are required to do as Muslims. But this act of worship that Allah subhanaw taala has legislated on us you need there's some wisdom, some benefit behind it. We learned that our bleiben Massoud rhodiola Horan, who was asked by a man that which of the ranks of Islam is the most superior. Any of all the different you know things that Allah subhanaw taala has commanded us to do. You know, in Islam, which is the best and or the Leben Masuda replied it is Salah, and then the man asked then what Abdullah bin Masaru de la de la hora and who said it is a cat. So after Salah, remember Zed cat is extremely important. It is one of the best deeds, it is greatly

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rewardable and it is also something that Allah subhanaw taala has obligated on us in the Quran in Surah Al Baqarah is one

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177 Allah subhanaw taala says lay sell below unto well Lu Buju How come people alma shrieky. Well, Margaret, well I can never be Roman am and a biller he will Yeoman FET. Well Mullah equal to well kitabi wouldn't have been. So piety is not that you turn your faces in the direction of the East or in the direction of the West. Rather piety is of the one who believes in Allah and the Last Day believes in the angels the scriptures the prophets, and then when it comes to actions what at Alma Allah Allahu be, he gives wealth in spite of love for it, he gives it to who though will call by Wally uttama Wilma sakeena webinar, Sybil was set ilina welfare record, he gives us wealth to the

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relatives, the orphans, those in need the traveler, those who beg and also in the freeing of slaves, and then what a karma salata he establishes Salah will act as a catheter and he gives a cat. So we see that over here, where Allah subhanaw taala tells us what real piety is spending in the way of Allah has been mentioned twice and in two different ways. One is that a person gives his wealth in spite of love for it. And then specifically it has been mentioned that this person also gives a cat so the giving of the cat is not something small. It is not something ordinary. It is something that is very very special. We learned in salt or baking aisle number five, a last panel three dimensions

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without O'Meara ill earlier would Allah meclizine Allahu Deen hona Farah, were you chemo salata were you to Zenyatta, Weatherly Kadena loci humor, that what is it that people have been ordered to do, that they should worship Allah sincerely, and that they should establish prayer and that they should give Zakat and that is the correct religion. So, the foundation of religiosity is what that you praise Allah because that is the right of Allah. And that you also gives a cat because that is the right of people, that is the right off, especially the people that you live amongst. Because you see the benefit of Zakat, you look at the words a cat, the cat literally means purification and growth.

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So, you know, if you want a plant to grow, you don't just let it grow, you have to prune it, you have to trim it, because when you trim a plant, then then it will grow better. Right? So likewise, when it comes to our wealth, if we want to preserve our wealth, we want our wealth to increase, we want our wealth to benefit us, then it is necessary that we prune our wealth and how is it that we prune our wealth by giving Zakat by taking from our wealth the right of those who are in need the right of those who deserve a share of our wealth,

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and then we see that you see the cat is not just given on gold and silver and cash, it is also given on you know animals of livestock also produce and trade goods. And one of the main benefits of the cat is that by the giving of the cat wealth circulates within the society, that any cat makes sure that wealth is wealth does not become stagnant, it is not you know, a concentrated in the hands of a few people. So the cat has, you know, it brings benefit to the individual. It brings benefit to the community, it brings benefit to the economy, it has long lasting benefits, and the cat is supposed to be given annually, right and there's a certain percentage that is required any when it comes to

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charity, okay, you can give any amount, you know, to anybody at any time of the year, but the cap is something that is legislated right that there's an entire system. So this system ensures that the entire community is benefiting and we see that especially once a cat is of immense importance right after Salah,

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Salah is what worship, you need dedication to Allah subhanaw taala and the cat is also a way of worship of course we are giving this wealth in obedience to Allah. But who is it benefiting? It is benefiting the creation. So solid and Zakat together. What is this worship and service? You see some people think

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that the best way of being good, right is that you help humanity that you help the creation and okay helping the creation is great, but it is not the only part of being a good person. You cannot be a good person until and unless you recognize the right of the one who created you, the right of the one who, who who gave you everything that you have. So salad and the cat are both important. And we see in so many places in the Quran when Allah subhanaw taala mentioned salad he also mentions zakat. So in pseudocode bacara I have 43 Allah subhanaw taala says, What are PMOS salata What are two sakata worker Omar a rock here in established prayer gives a cat and bow down with those who bow

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down. Allah subhanaw taala says what a Kamal salata What are two sakata will appear on Rasool Allah, Allah come to hormone insulin to note I have 56 that established prayer gives a cat and obey the messenger in order that you may receive mercy. And we also learn that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked about, you know what Islam is, then he defined Islam as what it meaning in the in the Pillars of Islam, he listed the giving opposite cat. And in a Hadees, we learned that Allah subhanaw taala says, that indeed, we have given wealth, so that Salah is established and the cat is also given any How is wealth related to Salah because you need a certain amount of you know,

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access to the different things that Allah subhanaw taala has given us in order to make wudu right, in order to have proper clothing in order to ensure that you are facing the Qibla. So the resources that Allah subhanaw taala has given to us in this world, there are not so that we just, you know, enjoy ourselves, and we live a fun life and we seek enjoyment. No, those are, you know, side benefits. The main reason why Allah subhanaw taala has given us different things in this life is so that we establish prayer and we gives a cat. The Hadith continues that if the son of Adam had two valleys of money, he would wish for a third. Right, if he had one, he would, he would wish for a

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second if you have to, he would wish for a third. And nothing can feel the belly of the son of Adam except dust. So the thing is that our greed really has has no limit. So Allah subhanaw taala has legislated the cat so that because it also curbs our greed for wealth. And then we learn that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that when you gives a cat, you have fulfilled your duty, because some people, you know, they associate having money with a lot of guilt, it's bad to be rich, it's bad to have money. And that is not the case, being wealthy is not wrong, it is not sinful. Of course, when you're wealthy, that means you have to be more careful, because sin might be more

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accessible to you, because you have money, you know, and you can access different things, you have certain privileges, so you have access to different things. So, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that when you gives a cat, you have fulfilled your duty. So you do not need to feel guilty about having the wealth that Allah subhanaw taala has given you, as long as you keep giving from it, especially as a cat, then you are doing your part you are not sinful. And we also learn in a Hadees that the one who gives a cat of his wealth, then the evil of his wealth goes away. What does that mean? The thing is that every thing of this world, you know, has something negative

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associated with it, everything you know, there is its its height. And there's also its shutter, right, with the with the rolls is also a thorn. So for example, when it comes to your money for for instance, your car, right, you have the you know, it's there's a lot of good associated with it, but then there's also some evil associated with it. Like what, like, for example, you're sitting in your car, and as you're driving, you know, there's that sense of pride, maybe that comes in your heart. So there's also some evil and also, you know, some kind of trouble that is associated with it. You know, for instance, you're driving your car, and then it breaks down, it needs an oil change, right?

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It needs a new windshield, it needs, you know, service, etc. So, you know, there's there's also evil associated with your wealth. So the Prophet sallallahu earlier said himself that the person will give the cat then what does the cat do it

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removes the evil of your wealth, you are protected from the evil of your wealth. Allah subhanaw taala protects you. And we also learned that the person who gives a cat happily with his heart willingly, then amongst other things, then Allah subhana wa tada will admit him into paradise. So it is essential that when we gives a cat we give it happily as well. We give it willingly, we don't treat it like as if it were tax, you know, when it comes to calculating tax, then you know, people try to cut corners, right? They will, you know, try to give as less as possible. But this should not be our attitude when it comes to giving a cat Of course, you have to calculate it correctly. Right?

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But don't, don't be stingy. Don't treat it like a burden, give it happily. Then we also learn the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the one who gives who worships Allah subhanaw taala, the one who worships Allah subhanaw taala alone without any partner, and establishes salah and gives a cat and listens and obeys that Allah will admit him into paradise from all its eight gates, any such a person will be allowed to enter Jenna, from any of the gates of Jenna, who the person who worships Allah alone, establishes Salah gives the cat and listens to and obeys the leader. All of these things are important. Some people think that you know if they are, in general charitable to

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poor people, they are, you know, be being generous in, in how to deal with people, they're kind to people, they're honest in their dealings, they're a good person, and that's enough, you know, it's not enough, you should be a good person you should, you know, exhibit good manners, you should treat people kindly, you should be honest and fair in your dealings with people. But at the same time, you also have to give Zakat because that is something that Allah has legislated on you. And unfortunately, you know, these kind of thoughts are becoming very prevalent within Muslims, where they belittle the giving of the cat, they say, oh, I've given my annual taxes. All right, and the

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government will take care of the poor people. So I've done my part. Know, the tax that you pay to the government is different from the cat that you have to give? Yes, in some Muslim countries, you know, the cat is automatically calculated, depending on you know, the money that you have sitting in the bank, etc. I'm not sure about the details of that. But the point is that the cat is not just on the money that you have sitting in the bank is a cat This is all to do on the goal that you have the money that you have not declared the assets that you have not declared the trade goods that have been sitting for an entire year. So the cat is a certain type of charity, and being charitable,

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otherwise, does not fulfill your obligation of giving a cat in a Hadees we learned that our Chateau de la Mourinho mentioned that once the Prophet sallallahu wasallam came, and he saw any two rings of silver in her hand, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked her that oh, I shall, what is this? She said, I got these made, so that I can look nice, you know, I want to beautify myself for you. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam asked her, did you pay a cat on them? She said no. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that then it would be sufficient for you to take you to the hellfire. Any these two rings of silver even if you have not given the cat on them, then that is

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enough to take you to hellfire. So we have to be very careful. The jewelry that we own the money that we have sitting. And we have to learn about what's the cat is due on how much the cat is due. And we have to calculate it properly and we have to give it on time. Because those who do not give the cat they will be punished very severely on the Day of Judgment. We learned that on the Day of Judgment, the wealth of a person in which he did not give a cat will come in the form of a snake, a poisonous snake. All right. And it will be very scary looking the prophets of Allah who are listening described it and that snake will encircle the neck of the person and it will bite his

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cheeks. It will bite his face. And that snake will say I am your wealth, I am your treasure. So not giving a cat is something very, very serious. May Allah subhanaw taala protect us from greed. And may Allah subhanaw taala open up our hearts so that we we are we are not stingy in calculating Zakat and in giving Zakat and

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Let us remember to give Zakat properly and also happily, in sha Allah. The next act of worship we're looking at is fasting. When it comes to fasting, remember that it is also one of the best deeds ever. And that is the reason why Allah subhanaw taala has legislated this deed on us, because if there was no benefit associated with it, why would Allah subhanaw taala commanded us to do it? Any even? You know, the thing is that everything that Allah subhanaw taala has commanded us to do. There is some benefit in it for us. Because Allah does not benefit from our worship, we benefit from our worship. And we learn in Surah Al Baqarah ir 183 Allah subhanaw taala says, Yeah, au alladhina amanu

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katiba la como si, that all you who believe fasting has been made obligatory on you. Come out cootie by Ellen Levine, amicably calm, lai La Quinta taco just as fasting was prescribed on those before you why in order that you may become righteous. So, fasting has been obligated Why? So that we become righteous, right there is there is a benefit associated with it. And laurila conda taco also means that in order that you may safeguard yourselves, Guinea taqwa janee fasting shields us, right? It, it guards us, it protects us, what does it protect us against? It protects us against committing sin. Right? It protects us against, you know,

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against rude, you know, rude words, harsh behavior, and also,

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you know, the bad habits that we have developed. Because,

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you know, over time, we develop certain habits that we don't even realize. So while we're fasting, what happens is that we become really careful, really conscious about, you know, what we're eating what we're looking at what we're saying. So, fasting is is a training basically, we learned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in regards to fasting, that when he was asked sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that a EULA family have been that which deed is the best. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, take to fasting or like a song for in a hula a dilemma, because there is nothing equal to it. Now the background of this hadith is very interesting. We learned that abou

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mama or de la Mourinho, he reported that once the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sending a certain expedition, and he for battle, and I was participating in it. So before I left, I asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that or messenger of Allah, pray to Allah for me, that, that I am given Shahada, I am given martyrdom. So the Prophet sallallahu earlier said to me da Allah Salim home was a nympho that Oh Allah, keep them safe, and also grant them of aneema grant them spoils of war. So what happened? Well, Mama abou Malmo de la Horne who said that we returned from that battle safe and sound, and we obtained war booty as well. Then after some time, the Prophet sallallahu

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ariosa was sending another expedition again, he said I was participating in it before I left I asked the Prophet salallahu Ernesto to make dua for me, that Allah grants me Shahada. Allah grants me martyrdom. So the Prophet sallallahu early sent him again made the offer him Allah Salim whom will her name home, that Oh Allah, grant them security and you bring them back safely, and also grant them

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booty, you know, spoils of war. So he said, The same thing happened we returned, safe and sound, and we returned with spoils of war. Now the third time also, a boo mama asked the Prophet sallallahu earlier, someone going for an expedition that please pray to Allah for me that I am given Shahada, the Prophet sallallahu earlier celebrate the same era. And so abou mama returned to Medina safe and sound, and you know with spoils of war. So then, of all mama, you know, he went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and any you see a boom Allah was basically seeking Shahada. He wanted martyrdom, right? Because he knew that Shahada is is, is a great deed it's it's extremely rewardable

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so but but he had asked the Prophet sallallahu earlier cinema three different occasions that may draw from me that I become a Shahid and the Prophet sallallahu earlier on did not make the door for him. So then he's wondering, Well, what is it that I should do then what is that I should seek? So he went to the Prophet sallallaahu Ernie and cinnamon he said, he goes

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Allah more neaby aman or messenger of Allah Tell me about an action then any Tell me what is it that I should do? So the Prophet sallallahu earlier said and replied or Laika was sown for inner hula myth lella, that you should fast take to fasting, because there is nothing similar to it any its reward is unparalleled. So, about Abu mama It is said that, whenever abou Mama was seen, or his wife was seen, or his servant even was seen any they were in a state of fasting, any of whom Mr. Abdulla Horton who made it a habit that he would fast a lot. And if any time, you know, smoke could be seen coming out of their house, and that was a sign that you know, food is being prepared. Any people

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thought that Oh, they must have a guest. They must have a guest which is why they're preparing food, because this family doesn't generally prepare food for themselves because they're, they're fasting all the time. So, abou Mamata de la Mourinho ne he was advised to fast a lot and that is what he did for a very long time. And then he asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the Messenger of Allah, you commanded us to fast, and I hope that Allah will bless us in it. Tell me about another good deed that I should do. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, You should know that you do not do any such that for the sake of Allah, except that Allah who raises your rank because of

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it, and remove the sin because of it. So the Prophet sallallahu, early insulin, encouraged him to increase in his voluntary Salah, because that is a means of increase in ranks, and also forgiveness of sins. So this hadith is so beautiful, that they're, you know, it shows us that there is no equivalent to fasting. And look at Abu Malmo de la hora and his eagerness that he, he wanted to do a deed that would bring him great rewards. And this is what the prophet sallallahu already said I'm advised him to do. So, how is it that fasting has nothing, you know, equal to it or nothing similar to it, because fasting increases a person's ranks it it is a means of, you know, of removal of since

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it disciplines, the the knifes, it helps you become stronger from the inside have stronger willpower. It it repels the the impact of shaitan it, it's a defense against shaitan as well. And it is also a door to goodness. You see, because when you're fasting, then you're constantly in a state of worship. And you have that mindset that I am worshipping Allah soprano. So you're not going to want to watch a movie or something like that while you're fasting. I'm not saying that watching any kind of movies sinful. Of course, there are movies that you know, if you watch them, they are sinful. But I'm not saying that watching something is sinful. But the point is, that fasting forces

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you to be more careful about how you're using your time and what you are choosing to engage with. So fasting becomes a gateway to to righteousness to piety, and in a Hadees we learn the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that shall I not guide you to the gateways of what is good, fasting is a protection. Any fasting is a gateway to good it is off the available height, and it is also a jhana it is also a protection and charity extinguishes sin, as water extinguishes fire. So first of all, fasting we learned in this Hades that fasting is one of the gateways of goodness, it's an avenue. It is something that propels you forward, in in doing good deeds, and it is also a

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shield. How was it a shield in the hereafter Of course it is a shield against the fire against the punishment. But even in this life, it is a shield. Because it It forces you to be more careful. It helps you guard your tongue it helps you guard your your eyes, because fasting proves to you that you are stronger than you think. Right? Generally we make excuses for ourselves. Oh, I'm not that good of a Muslim. I'm not that strong. I can't do this. I can't stay away from this. But when you are fasting, Masha, Allah, you are staying away from any food, any drink for over 12 hours, sometimes 1618 hours. Right? What does that show you? You are very capable. Right? Allah subhanaw

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taala has given you a lot of ability. You're stronger than you

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Think. So, fasting then becomes a shield, it proves to you that if you're able to leave your beloved afternoon tea, right, or your, your second cup of coffee in the day, if you're able to leave that, you're able to leave many other things. So, fasting is a shield. And we learn that on the Day of Judgment, fasting will intercede for a person. And we also learned that in the grave, fasting will shield a person from punishment. in Hades, we learned that when a person is placed in his grave, and people bury him and they walk away, he hears their footsteps, alright, as they, as they walk away, and then, you know, his deeds, you know, they come and they, and they're right by him. So Salah is

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on the side of his head fasting is on his right side, and the cat is on his left side, and other good deeds, such as charity, and, you know, being good to relatives, and, you know, being good to people in general, they are present at the side of his feet. So when the punishment approaches the person from the side of his head, salaah says, you cannot you do not have any access. When the punishment approaches him from his right side, fasting says, you do not have any access. When punishment approaches him from his left side, the cat says you do not have any access. And then when punishment approaches from the side of his feet, he has other good deeds, they say that you do not

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have any access. So fasting is a shield, it will protect a person from punishment in the grave. And, of course, there's a lot of reward associated with it. In other Hadees we learned that because of fasting, any there is a trench between a person and jahannam between a person and hellfire. So it literally becomes a shield a defense against punishment. In another Hadees, we learned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the most superior type of fasting is the fasting of profit that was early his Salah, who used to fast every alternate day, meaning

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this is of course, related to voluntary fasting, any when it comes to the obligatory fasting, of course, that is in the month of Ramadan, and if a person misses any fasts, then they should make them up at you know, at other time, at another time of the year. But when it comes to voluntary fasting, then that at the maximum a person can do or should do is every alternate day, because that is the best type of fasting it near Allah subhanaw taala. And there is a particular background to this Hadees we learned that, you know, are the linemen are moving a little deal on Warren who, when he got married,

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any his his father would, you know, check on him through his wife, and he would ask the wife of our beloved in our mode,

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that, you know, how was your husband? Is he treating you well, etc. And she would say to him that Yes, he's a very good man. He's a very good man. But then after some time, she said that he he's never,

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you know, come to my bed.

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Yanni she basically mentioned that he does not sleep with me at all. So then, you know, he complained to the Prophet sallallahu earlier said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him that let me meet our 11

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when he met Abdullah bin Ahmed, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked him, How do you fast? So he said, I fast every day.

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And then he asked him that how long does it take you to complete the recitation of the Quran? He said, I finish it every night. So basically, what is our dilemma are doing all day long, he would fast and in the night, he would prayer pm and in pm you would recite the Quran. And while fasting he would, you know, also recite the Quran. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him fast for three days every month, not more than three days every month and recite the Quran and finish it in one month. And he don't do it every night. Complete the recitation of the Quran in one month, and fast for three days every month because the reward of one good deed is multiplied 10 times, right.

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So if you fast three days every month, then it's as though you are fasting the entire month. So our beloved and I'm gonna set that I am capable of more than that. So then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said then fast for three days every week. And he said, I can do more than that. So then the Prophet sallallahu earlier said and said, then fast, the most superior type of fast

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Testing which is the fasting of the wood or the slab, we used to fast every alternate day and finish the recitation of the Quran in seven days. In it, that's that's the,

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you know, minimum amount of time that you can spend in, in completing the recitation of the Quran. Don't do it in less than that. So we see that the word early Salaam imagine that there was a prophet, a king. And earlier we learned about how he would pray in the night he would sleep, and then he would pray and then he would sleep again. And then when it comes to fasting, he would fast every alternate day. So if a person believes that they that they want to fast, more voluntary fast, then this is the maximum that they can do not more than this. And we see that this is the best type of fasting near Allah or xojo.

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And then we learn the Prophet sallallahu arias and I'm also said in regard to fasting that the most excellent fast after Ramadan, is in Allah's month of Muharram. And he looked at how the month of Muharram has been honored over here when it's described as the month of Allah. And then it has been said that the best fasting after the fasting of Ramadan is in Morocco. So what does that mean? This means that first of all, the best fasting is in the month of Ramadan. Why because the fasting of the month of Ramadan is what Allah subhanaw taala has legislated on us has made obligatory on us and remember when Allah subhanaw taala has made something obligatory on us, then those reads are most

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beloved to Allah. However, after the month of Ramadan, the best fasting is in the month of Muharram. All right, and what is special about the month of Muharram if you think about it, the month of Muharram is the first month of the Hijri year and it is also the last of the three consecutive sacred months. And we see that there are three are Sheila's okay of the year that are special by our shadow, I mean 10 days Okay, so the last our shadow of Ramadan is very special. Okay, then the first, the first partial of the hedger is also very special. And then the first, our shadow of Muharram is also very special. And within more headroom, of course, fasting on our Shula on the 10th

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of Muharram is of course more special. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us to fast on that day, he said, Indeed, I anticipate that Allah will forgive the sins of the year before it. Imagine the fast of this one day will be a means of forgiveness for the sins of the entire year. Allahu Akbar, and he This is huge, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in he would fast on the assura and he would fast on the Ashura even before the fasting of Ramadan was legislated. And after the fasting of Ramadan was legislated ne he said that I will fast on our shoulder and whoever wants to fast among you on our shoulder then he may he may fast on our shoulder and whoever does not

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want to fast and he does not have to fast The point is that fasting on our shoulder is not obligatory. However. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam did fast on this day before the obligation of the fasting in Ramadan and also after and we learned that little by year been tomorrow with she said that you know, they would even have their children fast on our shoulder, All right, any everyone should be encouraged to fast but of course we should realize that it is not mandatory, like the fasting of Ramadan is and when it comes to fasting on our shoulders specifically, you know, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam expressed his intention to fast on the ninth and the 10th. So

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Alhamdulillah we are in the

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last month of the of the year and then next month is haram. So make the intention from now that inshallah he will fast on our shoulder, and especially within the 10 days. The next is about hedge. When it comes to hedge. We learn that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked that which deed is the best and he said faith in Allah, jihad in the way of Allah and hedge mob rule in the hedge mob rule is of the best deeds and what is hedge if you think about it hedges that at a certain time of the year, which is these days of the year basically, you go to Makkah, alright and there are places in Makkah and insert it and its surroundings, in a minimum was nullified cetera out of where

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you have to be at certain times and perform certain rituals.

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And when you think about those rituals, like for example, walking around the Kaaba seven times, going between Safa and Marwa, right and then sleeping at Mustapha standing at our office staying, you know, your day and night in Mina, and then, you know, throwing stones, the ramier dream out, and then shaving of the head or the trimming of the hair, and offering the sacrifice any, on the surface, it seems like what's the point of all of these rituals? Any why are we doing all of this? And a lot of people, you know, they don't understand the wisdom. The main, the main thing about hedge is that it is all about showing obedience to Allah subhanaw taala.

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Any Why? Why spend the night animals deliver? Who said, Allah said, write Allah subhanaw taala is the one who commanded us and that's why we have to spend the night in was deliver on that that particular night, not the night before, not the night after. Right? Why do we have to go around the Kaaba seven times in a certain direction? Why Allah subhanaw taala is the one who has commanded us. So which is all about showing obedience to Allah? Right. And this is why the the slogan of Hajj right, the Tobia, what is that? Love, bake Allah whom Allah bake, here I am or Allah, here I am. It's about responding to the call of Allah, showing obedience to Allah. Right? Even when it comes to

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you know offering sacrifice, that is what showing obedience to Allah azzawajal trimming your hair even you know wearing certain clothing,

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you know, staying away from from certain things like not applying perfume on your body, any everything related to how big or small it is a test of obedience. Right? Some actions are public, some actions are private. When it comes to hedge. You know, there are certain things you have to do certain things you have to refrain from. Everything is related to showing obedience to Allah soprano tarna

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and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he didn't just say Hajj is the best deed he said had Juma Bruce Hodge mob rule is the best deed. Now what exactly is hedge mob rule? mob rule is, you know, something that is filled with piety right something that is filled with righteousness. So how do you mob rule is basically hedge in which there is no sin. Okay, hedge in which there is no sin hedge in which there is no disobedience to Allah, what kind of disobedience, any kind of disobedience but specifically, we learned about hedge that whoever intends to do hedge fell out off I thought well, for sukawati dalla Phil had right that there is no sexual advances, alright, between

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married people, then no, no disobedience to Allah, no, no committing any any kind of sin, and no fighting even with one another. So huduma brood is a hedge in which a person does not commit sin. And you know what this is easy to say. But when you are at Hodge, and you are tired and hungry, and you don't understand the language of the person that you've been dealing with, and you feel like they're taking advantage of you, you'll feel like they may be exploiting you, then you just want to argue you want to bite their head off, you want to show them that, you know, you can teach them a lesson. Or, you know, you feel that someone has been unfair to you, maybe your hedge group, you

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know, they the people responsible are not bringing you food at the right time. They're not answering you know, your phone call etc. Any there are moments when you will be tested. And you will be tested, you will want to get into arguments with people. But you have to stay away from all of that you have to control yourself. And the only way that you can refrain from all of these things is that you focus on ibadah. Okay, when it comes to hedge, there are people who will spend a lot of time socializing, talking, talking, talking, talking, going on walks, let's go check out you know, the other camp in Mina. Let's go see where our friends are. Let's go see, you know what they're eating.

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Let's see if we can get coffee from there. We can get food from there. in there, they're just distracting themselves. And then there are other people who even at dinner in either sitting literally on their bed or on their cushion. And what are they doing, they're just busy in rebadow in remembering Allah in, you know, making draw in reciting Quran and it doesn't mean that they're not talking to anybody.

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All, but they're, you know, minding their own business basically. So it is important that when we go for Hajj we also mind our own business and what is our business that Hajj to worship Allah. And the more that you will talk, the more that you will socialize, the more difficulty you're going to put yourself in. When it comes to law office, whatever so, you know, no sexual advances, no, no sin no no disobedience panela there are some people who even at hedge, do not have the decency to lower their gaze. They will harass women.

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Any How How indecent is this, that imagine a woman is not feeling safe.

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Right around the Kaaba. A woman is not feeling safe because a man is constantly following her constantly staring at her. And he This is so frightening for a woman. So, so upsetting that she is there for worshipping Allah subhanaw taala. This is a place where even animals and birds are supposed to feel safe. But it is so sad that so many women do not feel safe. Because there are men who are not able to control themselves. And you can blame women all you want. But you need this is hedge. After all, you have to take responsibility of your eyes of your mind of your hands of your body control yourself. So those who do not control themselves, their hedges not mob rule. Hedge mob

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rule is hedge in which a person does not commit sin.

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And hedge mob rule is also hedge in which a person performs a lot of righteous action. This includes, you know, helping people or giving charity feeding people speaking good words to people making way for people, you know, saying the words of Tobia right.

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You know, busying yourself in performing voluntary prayer making of car making your art reciting Quran any there's so much opportunity to do good. And some have said that the Prophet sallallahu earlier said I'm described bid as personal Holic as good character. Right. So hedge mob rule is a hedge in which you exhibit good character. Because yes, you are had you are worshipping Allah, but at the same time, you are constantly interacting with people, right from the moment that you leave your house, right? You were you're at home, you're at the airport, you know, you're dealing with it with the airport staff, you're dealing with the aircraft stuff, and then you know, the visa

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processing, etc. Any you're constantly interacting with people and when you interact with people, there are those moments when you know, there are some unpleasantries basically. So exhibit good o'clock, that is hedge mob rule. May Allah subhanaw taala grant is all tofield

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also said that bill had atomic army with people color that the piety of Hajj is in feeding people and and speaking good to them. So Hydra brood is hygiene which there is a lot of feeding people any you're not just concerned about feeding yourself also feed people share your food, right? A buy food for someone and also speak good to people. Remember that hedge is the right of Allah. It is an obligation and every Muslim who was able to do hedge and yes, hedge is only obligated once in a lifetime. But if a person is able to hedge more than once, then then they should and once a person is capable of performing hedge physically financially, then

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they should be eager to perform hedge as quickly as possible. Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that you do not know what may happen for in the Agha Khan Leia de Maya adebola. Who any Think about it, we never expected you know this pandemic to prevent us from going for Hajj. So any make the intention now you don't know how circumstances might change personal circumstances or the situation around the world as soon as you have the opportunity Go for it. And the Prophet sallallahu Urdu said I'm also described how you as Hajin Urmila that they are from Sabina they're part of going out in the way of Allah and the the people who go for Hajj are the guests of Allah

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there they're ours are accepted, and Hajj is a means of forgiveness of all past since the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that Hajj yeah had the MoMA candle cobbler who it destroys whatever was before to have since the person who goes for Hajj is rewarded for every step that they take. And when a person does Hajj and Umrah consecutively, then this is a means of removing poverty and neediness

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And for the people who are weak, the people who are old and also for women had is is their jihad. Right? It is it is they're striving in the way of Allah. And if a person makes the intention for Hajj and you know, they they're, that intention is sincere, but they're not able to complete the hedge. They die before that, for example, a person, you know makes the intention they leave for hedge, but on the way they die, then they will get the reward of hedge and they will come on the Day of Judgment, saying the Tobia and there are many religious benefits worldly benefits associated with Hajj as well.

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Then the next is about, about jihad, about striving in the way of Allah. In the Quran, Allah Subhana Allah says in Surah kotoba Ayah 20 that alladhina amanu her journal wotja her doofy Sabina Allah he be unwell he him what unfussy him Allah muda Raja tener in the law, what Allah camelphat is that the people who believe and they have immigrated in the way of Allah and then they strive in the way of Allah as well. And they strive in the way of Allah while using their properties and dedicating themselves in risking their own lives. They have a great reward with Allah their rank is higher in the sight of Allah and it is those people who will be successful. So remember that when it comes to

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striving in the way of Allah when it comes to jihad, some people think that Jihad the simply, you know, participating in battle, but that is not the only form of jihad that is one aspect of jihad. Jihad has many different aspects. Because every person's life is different. Every person situation is different for the Sahaba in Medina, of course, Jihad meant participating in battle. Right. But everyone was not able to do that, you know, has Santa's been Sabbath rhodiola Mourinho a great companion. He was a poet, right? His tongue was sharp, but he was not capable of using a sword. So when I look at the Battle of the trench, when the the men were guarding the trenches, and the women

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and children and the old and people who were unwell, they were, you know, fortifying themselves in the fortresses. Among them was her sandeman, Sabbath rhodiola Mourinho and when, you know, person from the enemy reached the fortress, and, you know, he was about to get inside, you know, some of the women, they they taunted Hasani with Sabbath to do something, you know, and he did not he said, you know, that I'm not capable of picking this up, meaning the sword. So it was a woman who went forward and she fought off that man and killed him, any her Salomon sabots, he was not able to, you know, use a sword use a weapon. So, for you know, for different people, Jihad means different

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things. So in this Hadith, we see that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that to guard Muslims in the way of Allah for one day is better than the world and whatever is on its surface, and a place in Paradise, as small as that occupied by the whip of one of you is better than the world and whatever is on its surface, and the mornings or in the evenings journey, which a slave travels in Allah's cause is better than the world, and whatever is on its surface. So yes, part of this Hadeeth is telling us about the rebel, which is to guard the Muslims, any against the enemy. But then we see the towards the end, the Prophet sallallahu, earlier, Sena mentioned in this Hadith,

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that if a person goes out in the way of of law, for how long, just in the morning, or in or in the evening, any that's the duration of the journey, morning time, evening time, but why is he going, they're not going for shopping, they're not going to meet a relative, they're going, they're traveling, they're leaving their home, in the way of Allah for the religion of Allah. You know, sometimes this means that to meet, to, to study with a teacher to to study in a class, you know, to read Quran to a teacher, to, you know, learn in a gathering of knowledge, you have to leave in the morning, right? Allah subhanaw taala give us the ability to attend such gatherings soon. You have to

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leave in the morning you drive 45 minutes and hours, some people take the train, they take the bus, in their journey is longer. When you go out in the way of Allah, this is better for you than the world and whatever is on its surface will matter. I lay her any This is how rewardable it is. When you strive for the sake of Allah, when you leave your comfort for the sake of Allah. Right. This is something that Allah subhanaw taala appreciates.

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Deal, we learn. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that anyone whose feet become dusty in the cause of Allah, He will be forbidden to the fire. And he's such a person will be saved from the fire. And remember that when you go out to seek knowledge, Islamic knowledge, sacred knowledge, whether it is that you were learning how to recite the Quran or you are learning, you know, advanced Tajweed you are memorizing the Quran, you are learning Fiq you are learning to fsid any aspect of the Islamic tradition you are learning about for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala This is also jihad. This is also striving in the way of Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,

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Whoever goes out in order to seek knowledge, then such a person is in the way of Allah until he returns. In other Hadees, we learned that if anyone comes to this mosque of mine, coming only for some good which he will learn or teach any, why is he going to the masjid only for the purpose of learning something good or teaching something good? Because, you know, sometimes we think that we should not have to leave our comfort if we want to teach others. No, sometimes teaching also requires that you leave your comfort, you travel, you go, right. So if anyone does that goes to the masjid for that purpose, then he ranks a Mujahid, in the way of Allah, in his rank is like that of

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the one who is who is participating in, in battle for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And it's a big deal. The Prophet sallallahu already is and I'm also you know, set the companions, that which one of you would like to go out every morning to such and such market and bring to large camels without being guilty of sin, or severing ties of relationship and, and bring these camels for free. And the companion set that all of us would like that, alright, any even if you don't know how to ride a camel, even if you don't know, even if you don't have any personal benefit, any if you know that something of value is being given for free, you will go and get that thing for free. And then

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you will worry later about, you know, okay, I'll sell it, I'll gift it, etc. Any companions that that all of us would like to do that. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that does not one of you go out in the morning to the masjid and teach or recite two verses of Allah's book that is better for him than two camels and three verses are better for him than three camels and four verses are better for him than for camels, and so on, then their number in camels, anyone you go to the masjid, specifically to learn something good, and especially to learn something of the Quran, that is better for you than the things of this world, then precious valuable things of this

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world. And this is why when a person goes out to seek knowledge, the angels also lower their wings end they come down, they spread their wings, like like, you know, like a red carpet, you know is unrolled for dignitaries, and VIPs. Any the angels spread their wings for people who go out in order to seek knowledge. And we also learn in the Hadees that whoever goes to the masjid only intending to learn something good or teach it will have the reward of a complete Hajj any, this is also very beautiful. Whoever goes to the masjid to learn something good or to teach something good will have the reward of a complete Hajj. So be eager for these rewards, especially in these days. If your

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Masjid you know is open, and you know there are some guidelines related to COVID observe those guidelines and, and participate in such gatherings in order to in order to gain these benefits. The prophets that Allah has already said, I'm also said that the best jihad is to speak a word of justice to an oppressive ruler. This is also a form of jihad, to speak a word of justice in a place where you know you are risking your life. You know that you are

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you know, risking your reputation, your future your family, maybe because an oppressive ruler is also an arrogant ruler he doesn't care about, you know others he only cares about his own ego. So why is it that the best you had is to speak a word of justice to an oppressive ruler because a lot of times oppressive rulers, the reason why they continue in their oppression is that

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everyone around them is is supporting them out of fear. Right? No one is criticizing them. No one is making them realize their mistake and think about an oppressive ruler, not just as you know the president of a country

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tree or, you know someone in a really big position. But even within a household, sometimes the father figure the mother, you know, they become those oppressive leaders, where children are being oppressed, adult, married children are being oppressed, their spouses are being oppressed, their children are being oppressed, and no one will dare to speak the truth, to speak a word of justice to the person who is committing oppression, because everyone is afraid of them. So no one makes them realize, right, that what they're doing is wrong. So, you know, talking to a person like this and making them realize that, hey, you're doing something wrong, this is not fair. This is not correct.

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This is something that is sinful, this is unjust, making them realize their mistake is a huge favor to them. And it takes a lot of courage to do that. Right. And it also means that you are putting yourself in some kind of danger or some kind of risk, because imagine if they dislike you from that point onwards, you know, you're going to suffer a great deal. So it is risky, but it's also a little jihad, it is the best jihad. And then the thing is that imagine now, if someone who is in a position of power, who is committing oppression, but you go and advise them, and you make them realize that what they're doing is wrong, and then they correct themselves. Imagine, you're not benefiting just

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that person, you're benefiting so many other people through them.

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Because imagine, for example, that same father figure, you know, if they're being oppressive towards their daughter in law, for example, you stand up and you defend the daughter in law, and you make the father in law realize, you know, this is unfair, this is not correct.

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Any, you're helping not just the father in law, but also his daughter in law, also, perhaps his son also perhaps his other children and other family members. So, what it was, so what do we learn from this, you know, to help the oppressor is that you stop them from their oppression. And sometimes we will talk about the oppression of the oppressors, we will not talk to them, it's necessary that we talk to them. So this is as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam described the best jihad, and another Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said at the best jihad is that you strive against your soul and your desire for the sake of Allah, the Exalted Allah. This is also a form of

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jihad that you strive against your soul against your desire. Any sometimes saying no to others is easy, saying no to yourself incredibly hard, very easy to set rules and limits for your children. Right? You can only use a computer for 20 minutes. You can only play this game for 10 minutes, set a timer, and once the timer goes off, that's it computer is taken away. What about your phone? Who sets a timer on that? Who sets a limit on that? So it's easy to strive against others. Okay? The main thing is, are you striving against your own soul, your own desire, especially for the sake of Allah, the Exalted because for the sake of Allah means that you are striving in order to make

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yourself obedient to Allah in order to abstain from sin. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also said that a Mujahid lumen Jr. had enough selfie authority the Mujahid is the one who strives against himself in obedience to Allah any in order to obey Allah His tribes. You see there are we have three enemies okay as human beings we have three enemies one is che plan okay? And that's the external enemy Allah subhana wa tada has made us aware of this enemy Okay. Then there is another enemy which is knifes a model which is your own soul which tells you which prompts you continues to urge you to do what is wrong, okay. And then there is Herbert dunya love of the world. So when it

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comes to shade on any we have been taught different ways of protecting ourselves against shape on we say our Oh Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim. The more we obey Allah, the more we have the support of the angel than we weaken the plot of shaitan when it comes to the knifes ammara, your own nups which tells you urges you to do something wrong, you can eat this is hard, right? This because this is internal, this is your own self that that that has become an enemy to you. So Allah subhanaw taala has given us alcohol, he has given us reason he has given us any the knowledge of his religion so that we recognize what is right what is wrong. And when it comes to the love of the world, Allah

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subhanaw taala has given us the ark or the home of the hereafter to

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Look forward to, to strive towards. And if no claim says that the jihad against your own self is more important than jihad against an enemy, an external enemy. Why? Because of a person cannot win against himself, how can they have the determination and the willpower to win against another? Right? And it will claim also mentioned that there are four levels of jihad against the nups. The first level of jihad against enough is that you learn you seek knowledge. And yes, that is hard. But if you want to strive against yourself, you want to discipline yourself, the first step is that you learn what is right, what is wrong. Okay. Then the second step is that you act you implement that

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knowledge. And of course, that's not always going to be easy. Then the third step is that you invite others as well. Right? So you learn, you implement and you invite others as well. And the fourth step is that you observe patients in in calling people to the way of Allah because that that doesn't always come easy. Now when it comes to striving against enough's, Allah subhanaw taala tells us in Surah to Nazir odd, that what a man Harpham a comma b, when a hand up sinal hella for in Elgin, netta, he'll work that the person who fears the position of his Lord and forbids the soul from desire and he forbids his soul from following the desire, then such a person will have genda as his

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final aboard. So, striving against the desire against the knifes any This is not just for the youth, okay? This is not just for men. This is for everyone. This is for adults and children, those who are married and also those who are not married, those who have knowledge and also those who don't, everyone needs to strive against those desires, which which, you know, lead one to disobedience to Allah subhanaw prata and we should also ask Allah subhanaw taala Aloma in Ruby come in one karate lappi while our merrily well, that all I seek refuge with you from evil character, evil actions and evil desires as well. We should ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect us. And when it comes to a

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jihad, the Prophet sallallahu earnings and I'm also mentioned that the best of those who strive in the way of Allah, the best, Mujahidin basically the best drivers in the way of Allah. And he gave a certain description and part of that he mentioned is that they don't look back. Okay? Meaning once they are in the way of Allah, then they're fully committed. They don't look back, any they, they they follow through till the end. They don't quit halfway. So this is also important and this is also part of jihad that when we begin striving in the cause of Allah, we don't just quit, we keep going until the end. Lastly, about hedra when it comes to hinted at the Prophet sallallahu erusean

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was asked which of the actions is best He replied, standing for a long time in prayer. He was then asked which charity is best, he replied, the charity given by a man possessing small property acquired by his labor, hard earned money. And then he was asked which hijra which migration is the best? He replied, the one who migrates from what Allah has forbidden on him. This is so important, we think hedra is you leave England you leave America, you leave not, you know, wherever,

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you know, Western country you're living in and you migrate to Saudi Arabia. Right? You'll be lucky if they let you in Hani.

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The hedra is not just that you leave a non Muslim land and you go to a Muslim land, okay? Sometimes you're able to better practice a slam in a place where you have greater freedom. Okay, and that greater freedom, sadly, is not found in majority Muslim states.

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Anyway, that's not the point of discussion over here. Here the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he described his job in such a way that you know, he made it relevant to everyone. Okay, any What if someone is already living in a place where there are Muslims, there is no hatred for them, they're still headed off for them. hedra is one that you immigrate from what your Lord dislikes. You leave what Allah subhanaw taala has forbidden to you. Any you don't do those things which Allah subhanaw taala has, has forbidden to you. And sometimes that means that you leave your friend circle, okay? Or you leave your social circle you leave your workplace, you realize that the kind of

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work that you're doing its nature is such that it has a lot of harm involved in it. So

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So, once you become aware hedra is that you leave that and you find another option, right, which is lawful hedra is that you leave bad habits. hedgerow sometimes means that you leave a social media account, you unfollow certain things, you unsubscribe from certain things, because you know that every time you see it, you fall into sin.

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Any the concept of digital is broad and the best hedra is that you leave what Allah subhanaw taala has forbidden and when you leave what Allah subhanaw taala has forbidden the reward is huge. We learned that such a person will be in the shade of Allah on the Day of Judgment. So May Allah subhanaw taala give us the ability to recognize what are those areas in our lives where we may be doing something to displease Allah and the Last panel try to give us the courage to leave that analyst panel to grant us what is even better. You know what is lawful and what is even more beneficial for us in its place. I mean, inshallah, we will conclude over here for today. So

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