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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

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Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah. We can never thank Allah enough that he has brought us so close to another Ramadan and we beg Allah We ask Allah azza wa jal that he enables us to live through this Ramadan and May this Ramadan be a source of purification for all of us a source of increase in our good deeds, a source of increasing and closeness to our Lord our xojo and made this Ramadan be better than all other all previous trauma bonds that we have lived through.

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The fact is that every single day of our lives is a very special and a very important day. A day that will never ever return. Every single day is a gift from Allah subhana wa Tada. And every single day we have the opportunity to seek Allah subhanaw taala has forgiveness and to earn his generous rewards. So while Ramadan Yes, we we want to make sure that we benefit from every single day. The fact is that we have to start preparing for Ramadan from now, don't wait for the first day of Ramadan, to seek forgiveness, to worship to increase in your recitation of the Quran to be a little nicer to the people around you begin right now. Because the thing is that when we when we are not in

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the habit of of dealing with people in a good way, when we're not in the habit of praying Salah when we're not in the habit of reciting Quran, when we're not in the habit of remembering Allah subhanaw taala then when the month of Ramadan comes, then we struggle a lot. So in order to make use in order to benefit from every single day of Ramadan, we have to prepare now we have to begin now. So inshallah the things that we're going to discuss today, I would like for you to think about incorporating these things from now. Meaning start, start doing these things from today. Don't wait for the first day of Ramadan, to become the most, you know, excellent version of yourself. start

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trying now because change happens gradually, especially when it comes to habits that we have to change a new behaviors that we need to bring about, then that requires time and effort. So I hope in sha Allah that the things that we're going to discuss today are going to be are going to become lifelong habits, not just things that we're going to practice in the month of Ramadan, and we're going to end in the month of Ramadan. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in Surah Al Hajj, yeah, au her levena Manu, all you who have believed it'll Kuru all of you should make recor was Jew and you should make such the wire buddhu Rob back home and you should worship your Lord, what for our little

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hierarchy and you should do good things, law law come to flee home, in order that you may be successful. So here Allah subhanaw taala tells us that we should press Allah we should perform recor and sujood but we should also do very bad we should also worship our Lord otherwise our worship should not just be limited to prayers. There should be worship outside of Salah as well. And then it shouldn't we just be that we are focused on ritual acts of worship. We should also do good things for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala what for our little Hira? Why La La come to flee Hoon in order that you may be successful. So this is the key to success. And when the month of Ramadan enters,

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then a caller calls out unity moon ad in return in Hades that an announcement is made that Yeah, belly I'll hurry up Kobe.

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That all seeker of goodness come forward advance. Meaning This is your time to accelerate, to really give it your best to do the best that you can to increase in your good deeds, why I barely a shut up a slave and all seeker of evil, the person who does evil things, take a break, stop right now. Why? Because this month of Ramadan is really a time to increase in our good deeds, this is not a time when we want to be, you know, wasting our time doing doing useless things or things that will become a source of regret and burden for us on the Day of Judgment. So, with this in mind, let us think about let us talk about what are the good things that we can do every single day of the month of

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Ramadan. So, you know, it's the fact is that every single person, you know, they have their own unique, you know, their own unique circumstances, their own unique situation. Your life is very different from my life, your life is very different from perhaps even your your spouse's life, the responsibilities that you have, the the nature of your work, the nature of your, your responsibilities, or your your health, or your family circumstances vary from, from the people who are around you. So the first thing is that we should not compare ourselves to people and and don't just spend your Ramadan wishing for things to be different, so that you could worship Allah subhanaw

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taala in a different way. Because every single person can worship Allah subhanaw taala given the situation that they're in, we have the example of the prophets of Allah. And the thing is that every single Prophet, you know, their their life was very different. We see that new highlight his Salaam, in he, he he did not have a huge community of believers with him. We have a YouTube earlier his Salaam, who who you know who experienced a great deal of, of sickness in his body. We have the example of such a man early his cylinder was early his Salaam who had you know, wealth and power, but each of the prophets of Allah where he you know, every single prophet of Allah was an excellent

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worship or to Allah. So the first thing we have to do is that we have to accept we have to embrace the unique circumstances that Allah subhanaw taala has put us in and we have to assure ourselves remind ourselves that it is possible for me to worship Allah The way that I am right now.

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Because of recent or because of the current situation, you know, things have changed drastically for many people. People who are not working from home are now you know, working exclusively from home, or people who have been recently married are now you know, navigating through a very different lifestyle, people who may have relocated to a different country to a different city. Again, their life may be very different from how it was previously, people who were accustomed to going to the masjid every single Ramadan may not be able to go to the masjid this Ramadan. So yes, our circumstances have changed. But in every circumstance in every situation, remember that we can

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worship Allah subhanaw taala. So instead of thinking about what you cannot do, start thinking about what you can do. And I hope that inshallah the things that I will mention today are things that every single person can do, regardless of their circumstances in sha Allah. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in pseudocolor awesome that while also in Al insana, love you host that by time, humanity is in loss, meaning as time passes, we are losing. We are losing something incredibly important and that is our lives. Every day that passes means that we now have less of our lives left in the levina armano wa amilo Sally hat, except for those people who believe and do righteous deeds. It doesn't

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say except for those people who are wealthy, who are at peace in their heart, who have no worries in their lives, whose children are independent or

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Who have perfect health know, what is said is illa levina Manu, where Amina Sally had those people who believe and do righteous deeds. This is the key to success, Eman and ml saline water well, so bill helped me with the wasabi suburb, and those who encourage each other to adhere to the truth and encourage each other to be patient. So I hope in sha Allah that this session will be a means of encouragement to, to observe patience, and strength in in worshipping Allah subhanaw taala. And remember that as you are, you can worship Allah subhanaw taala. So the first thing is that when it comes to worshiping Allah, we have to remember that there are two conditions and those conditions

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are that whatever we do, we do it with sincerity, we do it exclusively for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala. And we do it in the way that Allah subhanaw taala likes, not the way that you know, maybe pleasing to us, or maybe convenient for our lives, or maybe impressive to people or maybe, you know, excellent for posting photos online. That's not the goal. The goal of privada is to seek the approval of Allah and to do things in the way that Allah subhanaw taala likes. So when it comes to fasting, for example, we are taught that whoever fasts in the month of Ramadan, with a man with faith and with expectation of reward, then all of their sins

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are forgiven. We learn about praying in the nights of Ramadan, that whoever prays in the nights of Ramadan, with a man with faith and with expectation of reward from Allah, then all of their sins are forgiven. So we want to make sure that whatever we do in the month of Ramadan, and also otherwise, we want to make sure that we do it with sincerity. And we do it seeking the approval of Allah expecting reward from Allah. Because sometimes people think that, you know, yes, the month of Ramadan is coming, I'm going to be forced to eat less. So you know what, I'm going to make sure that I lose some weight. Or, you know, people have these goals like, you know, this month, I'm really

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going to prove to my family, that I am a good person. That's that's not the goal. The goal is to seek reward from Allah because our Lord is appreciative. He is very generous in his rewards. And he accepts the good deeds of his slaves that are done with sincerity. So that's the first thing that we have to, we have to renew our intentions. And we have to remind ourselves, that this is for my Lord, I expect reward for this from my Lord. And remember that when it comes to the worship, of Siam of fasting, then this is really a private matter between you and your Lord. So for example, who knows that you know, you are actually really fasting? It is only Allah subhanaw taala. Right, this is a

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matter that are secret between you and Allah because a person can pretend to fast in front of other people, you know, by not eating in front of them, but then eating in private, right behind a closed door. And yes, people people may think that you know, they're fasting. So who is it that really knows you're fasting, it is Allah subhanaw taala. So fasting is an excellent Riba through which we can practice sincerity, that we keep our actions we perform our actions, only for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala being true to Allah, being honest with Allah,

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this is the first thing. The second thing is that let us begin this month with gratitude, with with with gratitude to Allah subhanaw taala and every single day of Ramadan, also, we should begin with gratitude, where we express where we verbally express gratitude to Allah subhanaw taala You see, in the morning, when we wake up, we're supposed to say Alhamdulillah he lovey a Hagana there that all praise to Allah who has given us life again. So every day is a new life. And every day that we wake up is an opportunity to show gratitude to Allah subhanaw taala and remember that it is not enough to just feel gratitude that yes, I'm so happy that you know, it's Ramadan, that I'm getting to fast

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that I'm getting to pray. I'm you know, I have the opportunity to worship Allah subhanaw taala I love the month of Ramadan. That's

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It's great that you're feeling gratitude. It's also important that we express gratitude. And we see that you know that there are studies that show that expressing gratitude is far more effective than just thinking about gratitude. Or then even just writing about gratitude. So for example, when it comes to, you know, writing in your gratitude journal, that's, that's a great exercise. But when you actually verbally express gratitude, this is something that is far more beneficial to your mental health, to your overall well being. So, let us begin with gratitude. When we wake up in the morning, when we're praying salah and Hamdulillah, I mean it, you know, express it, and show gratitude to

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Allah subhanaw taala that you're Allah, thank you for another day of the month of Ramadan.

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The second thing is that as we wake up in the you know, especially in the month of Ramadan, we're waking up at Soho Time to eat our food, that is a time when we shouldn't just be rushing to eat, before we eat, or before we pray, it's important that we, you know, pay attention to our body. You know, when it comes to pmla, for example, praying in the night, you know, some people just have a habit of just getting up making will do quickly and just praying one with it. That's okay. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his habit was that he would first clean his mouth with the Syriac, he would clean his mouth with the sewak. Why? Because as we learn in, you know, some other

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narrations, that the mouth is the passage of the Quran, just as the most half the book holds the Quran, and we treat it with so much respect, just like that our mouth is carrying the Quran when we recite it. So we have to treat our mouth with respect as well. We have to clean it as well, for Salah. And sometimes what happens is that people eat some food without brushing their teeth, they quickly pre budget and they go back to sleep. And in the morning, they think well you know what, I can't exactly use much toothpaste. So I'm just going to you know, just just swish some water around in my mouth and and do you deal with the bad breath. So we need to be careful about this. The

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he used to encourage you know, Muslims to to make to use the Syriac to clean their mouth and he said that if it was not difficult upon the believers, I would have commanded them to clean their mouth with the sewak for every single Salah so in the month of Ramadan, it's of course it's very normal when you're fasting you have bad breath, but just because you're fasting doesn't mean that you neglect your you know, your your, the you know, the care of your teeth, cleaning of your mouth, etc. Pay attention to that because even this is Riba you will notice that when you clean your mouth first thing and you recite the Quran in your Salah you eat

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your SIR food and then you pray fudger you know you you will find it easier to feel awake. A lot of people are groggy at the time off so who they're not able to even eat well at that time. Why? Because they haven't fully woken up. So when you clean your mouth and you pray you make will do that helps you wake up and when you wake up properly, you can eat well, you can pray Well, you can recite Quran, you can make vivid

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then the next thing is that begin your day. Of course, you know after you're so good, you're going to make sure that you pray for budget in the best way. Pray fudger Salah in an excellent way. In the Quran, we learn what called Anil fidgety in Nakuru, Anil fidgety can Emma shuda that the recitation of the Quran at the time of fudger is witnessed and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that it is witnessed by the angels of the night and by the angels of the daytime. Meaning that is the time when the angels are changing their shifts, right. So the angels of the day and the angels of the night both are present, and they witness your recitation of the Quran. So sometimes what

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happens is that we rush through, you know, through our fragile Salah because we want to get back to sleep, or we want to get on with our day. But don't rush through budget. You know, allow yourself to pray fudger peacefully, and one of the best ways that you can make sure that you pray fudger nicely is that you recite some more Quran and recite it out loud even if you are praying

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on your own, you're not praying in jamara you're not leading people in Salah you're praying on your own, you can still recite Quran in fudger prayers out loud. And you don't have to recite a whole lot. Any of course, if you have memorized and you want to recite for example, a page in one record and another page in, you know, in the second record, that's excellent. That's an excellent way of reviewing the Quran. But even if you recite, you know, for example, an extra surah just so that your record is slightly longer. You You are reciting the Quran that you have memorized, that is excellent for you. In our head, these we learned the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked the people that

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would any one of you like that when he returns to his family, he finds over there three large camels and the Prophet sallallahu Urdu said I've described those camels as you know, being large, tall, huge, pregnant full term. Female camels would would you like that that you find at home three camels waiting for you. And you know, while this might be a little strange for us, you know, for Arabs, at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam camels meant, you know, transportation, a whole lot of wealth status. And if these are female camels that are pregnant, that means that you're going to get more camels, you're going to get even richer very quickly. So the companion said that yes, of

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course, we would want that. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that three verses that one of you recites in his prayer are better for him than three large she camels. If you recite three verses in Salah that is better for you, then such and such amount of wealth. So when you're reciting, you know in fudger Salah make sure that you're reciting nicely, you know, recite beautifully improve your your Salah in this way. And this Hadees also shows us that recitation in Salah is better than recitation outside of Salah.

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So pray for Jude nicely and especially pay attention to reciting Quran even if it is, you know, three versus seven versus 10 versus, you know, how much ever that you know, but increase that recitation to the best of your ability and also pay attention to praying the Sunnah prayers or fudger. Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam described these two record as better than the world and whatever that is in it. And it doesn't take long to perform these two records. And even if you are unwell, you can still perform these two records sitting down laying down and these two records don't have to be very long. The Prophet sallallahu earlier said I'm used to recite Surah

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kuliah you healthcare furon in the first record, and Sudoku, Allahu Ahad in the second record, so they don't have to be very long but make sure that you pray these two records. And if you know for some reason, your budget is getting delayed and you feel like if you pray those to the cause, and then you perform your fault, you might end up missing your phone or you know getting delayed, then you can always pray the Sunnah prayers afterwards as well. And when you pray Salah, pray with her. Sure, pray with attentiveness with humility. Try to be still in your body. You know, don't fidget don't keep adjusting your your clothing your hijab, make sure that you fix that before you begin

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your Salah so that you can be fully attentive and humble in your Salah. In the Quran, we learn how to apply Hellmuth Menon and levina homefree Salah to him harsh your own, that successful are the believers, those who are in their prayers, humbly submissive. So be humbly submissive in your prayer to the best of your ability. And this means that your heart is attentive, but along with your heart, your body should also be still an attentive, your eyes, your thoughts, all of them should be focused on Salah. And the next thing that inshallah we all can focus on in the in the month of Ramadan, is that make sure that after Salah you spend time remembering Allah subhanaw taala This is something

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that we know we're supposed to do. But over the course of the year we tend to lose this habit because other things become you know, so urgent, so important, but in the month of Ramadan, you know you can you can strengthen this habit by making sure that every single day

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After every single Salah you spend time remembering Allah subhanaw taala because when because after Salah when you remain sitting in your place of prayer, and you keep remembering Allah, as long as you remember Allah the angels make the offer you the angels pray for you that Oh Allah have mercy on him Oh ALLAH forgive him. So for as long as you can try to remain in a state of liquid and and what we could Can you make of course, the the F cow after Salah you know there's a lot of, you know, a stuffit Ulla stuff that a lot of stuff that Allah Allah and the Salaam woman because Salaam and then also rugby are in near Allah the clicker was shook Rica, where Hosni rabada take, make sure that you

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have you know, a book or, you know, an app or something that you can use to to remind yourself of the dollars that you should be making, after Salah. Among among these is of course, saying Subhan Allah and hamdu Lillah Allahu Akbar 33 times. And if it's not possible for you to do it 33 times because in some places, you know that the time between budget and and and the time when kids have to get ready for school and leave is so limited. So if you, you know, if you're in a time crunch, then don't leave this, they could completely at least say Subhan Allah Al hamdu Lillah Allahu Akbar 10 times minimum. Because in a Hadees, we learned that, that that is also rewardable. So 33 times each,

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that's the goal. But if that's not possible, you know, you're in a time crunch, then at least 10 times. And then as you're going about your day, or for example, if you have the luxury to sleep after you know fudger prayers, then wherever you are, whether you are getting ready to leave for work, you are getting your family ready, you're getting your children ready to go to school, or you are you know, you know, laying in bed in order to fall asleep, then at that time, make sure that you say your morning of cough, right you you make Vicar in the morning because Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran that Yeah, uh you hola Dena Amman with Quran Allah the Quran cathedra all you

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will have believed remember Allah a lot, a lot was sub bihu book Ratan were asleep Allah and glorify Him in the morning and in the evening. So make Vicar of Allah when in the morning and in the evening, this is something that is you know, that that is extremely rewardable now there are certain of color for the morning and in the evening. And among them is for example, to say Subhan Allah He will be handy. Right? And and this is extremely easy to say, whether you are driving or you are walking, or you are working in the kitchen, you are ironing your clothes, you are, you know, getting your bag ready, you are going up and down the stairs. You know, even if you go for a short walk

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outside, or you're laying in bed, you're you're looking out the window, whatever it is that you're doing, whatever your circumstances are, you can still say Subhan Allah He will be handy Subhana Allah He will be handy. So pound Allah, He will be handy and try to say this at least 100 times in the morning, because in a Hadees we learned that whoever says this 100 times in the morning, then no person will come on the Day of Judgment with the deed that is better than this. Except for someone who has also said Subhan Allah who would be harmed the 100 times meaning this good deed is unbeatable. Right? So so make a habit of saying Subhan Allah He will be handy and if you say it

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slightly out loud, then this will help you make sure that you actually say Subhan Allah He will be handy because when we make liquid quietly what happens is that we say it a few times and then we get lost in our thoughts. Right? Or we start talking to someone and in that we forget that we were making liquid. So if you are saying it slightly out loud then this will help you complete the record. And it will also you know, remind other people that you are making Vicar so they won't interrupt you. And perhaps you're saying it out loud will also encourage them to say it. So Subhan Allah He will be handy. This is something that we can make sure that we do in the morning. You know

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as we are getting ready for the day, or as we are even laying down to take a nap. The next thing is that in the morning at some point, try to

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Perform the Doha prayer or the or which is called the Islamic prayer

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and the time for this is anywhere between once the sun has risen until right before the hood. So, so basically this is anywhere between three to five hours even

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sometimes even more depending on where you are and what time of the year it is.

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So,

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so this is an excellent time to to perform the Doha prayer. And what you can do is perform Tootle card anytime so for some people, you know for example, if your routine is in the month of Ramadan that you are, you know you don't sleep right away after fredro prayers, then once the sun has risen, you can perform the shrug prayer. But if let's say you need to sleep, you take a nap or you have to get ready for the day you have to take your kids to school you have to go to work, then whenever that you wake up whenever that you get, you know, a few minutes, five minutes 10 minutes, you know, go freshen up, make will do and perform to record and if you can do for that is even better. If you

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can do six or eight that is also excellent, whatever that you can. And in the Doha prayer, it's you know depending on your situation, again you can recite Quran

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you know,

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you can recite a little bit or you can recite a lot because remember that in enough and prayer in involuntary prayers you can hold the most half in your hand and recite put on from that. So do have prayer is Neff in prayer, it is voluntary prayer. So you can actually hold the most have and recite from it. Or if you have a stand on which you can you can place the most have in front of you. You can also do that. Because the recitation of the Quran, especially while we're fasting, this is something that is rewardable. This is something that will be a source of relief for us on the Day of Judgment, because we learn in our Hadees that on the Day of Judgment, the Quran will intercede for a

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person, right and it will say as as it will meet, you know the person that I am the one who kept you thirsty during the day. So, yes, you know, when you're reciting the Quran, you do become more thirsty. But this will be in sha Allah a source of relief for you on the Day of Judgment. So, in Surah falsehood, Allah subhanaw taala tells us that in alladhina at Luna Kitab Allah He was our karma salata what an fakuma models upon our home sidran were Alinea turn your unity jar rotten lentils that indeed those people who recite the book of Allah and they establish prayer and they spend out of what We have given them secretly and openly expect a a trade meaning a a profit from a

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trade that will never perish, meaning they are investing in something the rewards of which are guaranteed. So what are these actions, they begin with the recitation of the Quran and performing Salah so if you perform the Doha prayer to the crowd for record, how much ever your you know, your situation allows you and in that you also recite some Quran, one page, two pages, you know, whatever you are able to do at that time, then that is excellent because you can combine two acts of worship in one and remember that the recitation of the Quran Yes, it is rewardable but the recitation of the Quran is also a means of relief from worry and anxiety. It is something that brings us calmness and

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peace of mind. Because we learn in Hadith about how the prophets Allah Who are your Salaam taught us this beautiful drop? in which we ask Allah subhanaw taala that, that Oh Allah make the Quran the springtime of my heart, meaning something that it that that is a source of incredible joy for me, something that makes me happy and lively. Right and, and a means of relief of my worries and my anxieties. So sometimes, you know, in when we're fasting, and we have to go to work, we still have our studies, or we are anxious about how we're going to fast the whole day because, you know, it's just morning time and we already have a headache, or we are already tired and hungry. And you know,

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we're getting anxious. So one of the ways through which we can come from

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for ourselves is the recitation of the Quran. So make sure that you recite some Quran. Of course, you can recite the Quran any time of day. And any time of night, you can do that. But if you fix a time for yourself that this is my Quran recitation time, then it will be easy for you to make sure that you recite on every single day, so fix a time. And if you fix it with, for example, the Doha prayer, then, you know, your your your day will begin with worship. And in sha Allah, that will be a source of blessing for you for the entire day.

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The next thing is that just because we're fasting in the month of Ramadan, or just because it is the month of Ramadan, it doesn't mean that we, we are no longer you know, doing any other work. Or when we're no longer attending to the needs of our family, or our own needs as well. You You do have an obligation towards your family, you have an obligation toward yourself, you know, how these we learn that your body has a right over you, your your family has a right over you, your Lord has a right over you, your guest has a right over you. So give each their right. So sometimes what happens is that we make the month of Ramadan, or the fact that we are fasting and excuse for not doing anything

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else. But that is not correct, we have to pay attention to these matters as well. Of course, it is a bit more challenging, because we're fasting. But remember, you know, if you if you change your your your thinking, then that will affect your mood. And that will affect your ability to do your work. So if you

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you know, remind yourself that for example, if you are preparing lunch for your children, right, because they're not fasting, they're going to school, right? And you know, you are getting a little annoyed that you know, I'm fasting I should be able to rest right now I should be able to recite put on right now. But here I am preparing lunch, preparing lunches, why can't other people do it? Why do I have to do it, remind yourself that feeding people is actually rewardable it is a form of charity, it is one of the best things that we can do. When we when we are taking care of our families, even if it's in the form of tidying up the house, right or doing some laundry, or driving our children to

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school, or for men, or even for some women, for many women, you know who have to go to work and and earn money to provide for their families. This is all rewardable when you're doing it with the right intention, inshallah so remind yourself that I'm doing this, for the sake of Allah, I, I'm given these responsibilities which I have to fulfill. And if I'm doing this, you know, in, in acceptance of Allah's decree, then this will be rewardable. And sometimes it's a struggle, that you you really have to fight against yourself, you know, to you, you have to discipline yourself. But in a Hadees we learn that the best form of jihad is that you do jihad against yourself and against your desire,

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in the cause of Allah for the sake of Allah, that you you strive against your desire, you know, your your house, your desire, you know, it asks of you that you just sleep and sleep more. But this is the time when you have to pay attention to your family, for example. So you, you, you strive against yourself, and you make yourself you know get your children ready, get their lunches ready, drop them off to school, etc. There's reward in this for you don't think it's a waste of your time. There is reward in this for you.

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We learned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he used to work at home our shuttle de la mer and he said that he used to Yamanashi Beatty, right when she was asked that that what is it that he used to do in his house, she said that he used to you know, mend his own clothes and he used to you know, milk the sheep were hadoo nafsa, who and he would take care of himself. We learned that, that she also said that canopy may not the early he he used to be in the service of his family right. So when you are taking care of your family or when you are, you know doing your work so that you can provide from your for your family. This is not a waste of your time. This is also a form of

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Riba. This is also a means through which you can you can earn the pleasure of Allah in

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Have these we learned that no man spends on himself or his family or his parents or his servant, except that it is written as a charity, that any amount that a man spends on his family, even on himself, this is written as charity. So this is not a waste, the time that you spend with your family looking after them, this is also rewardable. But of course, you have to be mindful and careful that all of your energy and all of your time is not just going into housework, or in you know, in doing these kinds of things, they are important, but at the same time, you also have to pay attention to the vicar of Allah, the recitation of the Quran, etc. And if you fix a time for that,

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like, for example, to have prayer, if you have spent 20 minutes of your morning, performing Doha prayer and reciting Quran and making Vicar, you're going to be in a better mood, you're not going to be feeling that your family is a burden on you, you're not going to be thinking that, you know, because of them, you can't do more worship. So fix a time for yourself. And you might have to be a little selfish over there. But if you attend to your needs, you are better equipped to deal with your family and to take care of them and and provide for them.

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The next thing is that every single day of Ramadan, make sure that you engage in some form of the book, some form of learning some form of reflecting over, over the verses of Allah, you know, connecting with, with the sacred knowledge that Allah subhanaw taala has, has blessed us with through His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, meaning every single day, learn something new. And this could be in the form of reading something. Or it could be in the form of listening to a lecture. And depending on your situation, like for example, if you're still commuting to work, if you are, you know, if you have to take your children to school in the morning, you do the morning

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drive, or even if you are walking your children to school, then you know for example, if you have your phone with you and if you've subscribed to a podcast, for example, on the way back, you know, you can you can listen to something as you're walking as you're driving. And if that is not something you do, you are at home, then again fixed the time that 10 minutes you know, you spend in reading something, learning something, because when you learn when you increase in your knowledge, your your mind is more active. Right you are you are more

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you know aware, you are more conscious. And as you are more conscious more aware, you you do the things that you typically do with more intention, and you do it more intentionally you do it in a state that you are more mindful in in a state that you are more eager to earn the rewards from Allah subhanaw taala so make sure that you learn something new every single day. It doesn't have to be a three hour long lecture. Some people Masha Allah, they're very fortunate. They have, you know, in, enrolled in certain courses, and and hamdulillah there are many courses that are available online this month of Ramadan for you to benefit from, if you're able to do that excellent. And if you are

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not in that position, you have school, you have work, and still make sure that you learn something new every single day. And it could be in the form of just spending five minutes 10 minutes, but but see what your situation allows. But make sure you you do this. In the Quran we learn Allah subhanaw taala says the interview help is summer work, you will only work Laffy layli when they're hairy, let at least we'll album that indeed in the creation of the skies and the earth. And in the alternation of the night and the day are surely signs for people who have understanding.

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Meaning, they, they they learn from these things, they pay attention to these things. They're not so busy that they that they can't even take a moment to think about how beautiful the sky looks.

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They are who Aladdin is kurunegala pm and Walker all that were allowed, you know, be him. There are those people who remember Allah while they're standing while they're sitting. And also by laying on their sides. And they they remember Allah in that state. Now think about it. You may have to stand that may be outside a grocery store because there's a lineup to enter. So maybe you're standing over there. Maybe you have to stand

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As part of your work, right, your work requires that you stand and work you the nature of your work is like that. Or maybe you're standing in the kitchen. Right? Maybe, you know, you're standing in a lineup somewhere. But as you are standing anywhere, this is a time for you to make the IQ of Allah. And then Walker ruden. Also while sitting, you know, sometimes the nature of our work is that we're sitting at a desk, we're sitting in the classroom, we're sitting in,

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you know, at home, because of our health. So Gruden, we're sitting in the car, we're gonna Janabi him and also while laying down on their sides, because sometimes while we're fasting, you know, we feel tired. So we just lay down on the couch, or even on the bed, but because our you know, sleep schedule has been changed, our eating schedule has changed, we find it difficult to fall asleep. So don't just you know, toss and turn in bed, that is an excellent time to remember Allah. You could perhaps listen to something good at that time, and increase in your knowledge. So they remember Allah in all of these conditions where the fuck Karuna if you help us somehow it will all and they

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reflect over the creation of the skies and the earth, they think. So, keep your tongue busy with the vicar of Allah. And make sure that you are more conscious, you are more aware. And one of the things that really helped, that really helps us with that is if we keep learning, we keep increasing our knowledge. So make this Ramadan, a time of growth in sha Allah in Surah Al Anfal, Allah subhanaw taala says with cotulla haka, Fear Allah, Allah come to flee home, you should remember Allah a lot, in order that you may be successful. And again, no matter what your circumstances are,

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you know, whatever it is that you were doing, make sure that you that you keep your tongue busy with the vicar of Allah, even if you're not able to fast and even if you are fasting, you know, maybe when you fast, you you you are completely functional, right your your energy levels are perfectly, you know, normal, or maybe when you fast you have very little energy. They could have Allah the remembrance of Allah is such that you can do it in any state because you don't have to make it audible you can, but you don't always have to. You don't have to move your tongue much, right because the words of Vicar many of them are very light on the tongue. So keep busy in the vicar of

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Allah. Allah subhanaw taala tells us that Allah be the killer. He taught him in Norco lube, unquestionably, with the vicar of Allah, our hearts reassured, they find calmness and stillness, in the remembrance of Allah. So even if you are feeling extremely anxious about your exams, about all the assignments that you have to submit, right at that time also you can make liquid. So keep your tongue busy with the remembrance of Allah. We learn the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, well, hamdulillah he tamila will Misa to say Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah This is something that fills the scale, the scale of deeds on the Day of Judgment. And sapan Allah healer Aleem Subhana

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Allah Allah Allah Lamia will be handy, you say this once, and a tree is planted for you in Jana La hawla wala quwata illa Billah is a treasure from the treasures of paradise. So whatever they could that we can say,

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in another Hadees, we learned that the best form of liquid is to c'est la ilaha illa Allah. So these are simple, uscar easy akar that we can say throughout the day, no matter what we are doing.

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Another thing is that as you are going about your day, you know you're fasting. You perhaps had a long morning a long day, you know, you went to work, you went to school, you had a lot of studying to do, you had a lot of chores to do at home, maybe you had a lot of errands to run while you were fasting, then make sure that you take a nap. Make sure that you take a nap and a nap does not mean that you're sleeping for two hours or for three hours or for for even an hour. If your circumstances allow you to sleep for an hour during the day, excellent. But if that's not your not your situation, then taking a short nap of even 20 to 30 minutes, even 15 minutes is actually very helpful. And this

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is something that mothers

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Especially need to do, because you don't ever get a break. Right? If you get a break physically from doing certain things, you don't get a mental break. Because as a mother, you're programmed to always think about, you know, your children, their well being your spouse, your family, their food, their uniform, their homework, etc. So, you know, when you when you're constantly working, when your mind when your brain is constantly working, you need to to allow yourself to rest. So even if you can take a short nap in the afternoon, or, you know, sometime in the evening, make sure that you do that. But especially by Lula meaning the afternoon nap, that is extremely beneficial in Hades, we

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learned that you should take a Lula because the shale, clean the devils, they don't take kalola they don't take a nap. So the thing is that when you take a nap, you you kind of get re energized for the rest of the day. And the month of Ramadan is such that you want to take advantage of the day and also the night, you have to worship in the night as well. So for that you need to be well rested, if your body has been neglected, it is getting tired, you will not have the strength to stand in prayer, you will not have the energy to recite Quran. And if you're tired, you're exhausted, you're going to be very irritable, you're going to you know, get into arguments, and you're going to be

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snappy. So that might be you know, detrimental to your fast itself. So make sure that you take a nap and don't feel guilty about it. And even you know your children, you can tell them that I'm going to take a nap now, for 20 minutes, when you hear the alarm, that's when I'm going to wake up, right communicate with your family. You know, sometimes when men come come home from work,

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you know, it's it's good for them that they should take a nap at that time. So, but the thing is that sometimes

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men they prioritize their rest, and they don't take care of the family. So make sure that you communicate with your family and you decide when the wife is going to take a nap and when the husband is going to take a nap so that both get to take a nap, even if it's going to be you know, interns so that the children are not neglected. Work is not neglected. You know, food is already on time, and everyone is fresh and active for the night worship. You see, we have to help each other worship Allah subhanaw taala better in the month of Ramadan, you know, it would be really unfair, that a person is expected to take care of the children take care of the house. And also, you know,

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do all this physical labor of preparing food in the you know, early in the morning, before even morning apps the whole time and then late in the evening. And then you know, they're also expected to do everything the it's it's unfair. Women also deserve to take a nap. They deserve to get some rest. So make sure that you communicate with your family. You decide, you know, when is the best time for example for the husband to take a nap and when is the best time for the wife to take a nap. But this is this is important. Everyone deserves to get some rest so that they're able to

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you know do do well in the month of Ramadan.

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Another thing is that throughout the day, you know as you're fasting and as you are, you know doing your work or your school, you know, your your

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your current situation, whatever that demands from you basically

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make sure that you're praying properly and you're praying on time because in the salata, Canada Ireland mini Nikita Obama quota if you cannot do much, make sure that you're praying on time

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you to the best of your ability because this is one of the best good deeds the Prophet sallallahu early was sending was asked that which actions are the best? And he said a Sunnah to Lee Oh, well, he worked here. Prayer, not just at its proper time but at the beginning of its time, meaning as soon as the time for prayer enters, then you pray at that time. So yes, anytime that you pray within the window, that is fine. But when you pray right away, then this is even better. So make your Salah a priority. Sometimes what happens is that at the time of if thought everybody you know everybody is eager to eat. So you know in in that we delay the moment of prayer. Yes, you know if you pray after

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15 minutes, your Salah

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still valid. But if you pray right away, then that is even better. So remember that this is a time when we advance in in doing good things when we excel in doing good things. And it's not just the big big things that make a difference it's the little things also that make a difference. So yes, you can pray 15 minutes later but you can also pray now and if you pray now, you know it's just a difference of 15 minutes but there is a huge difference in terms of reward. You never know this might be the reason for your Ramadan being a being better than any other Ramadan. And along with that, when it comes to Salah make sure that you perform your Sunnah prayers throughout the day.

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You know many times what happens is that we know we should pray so now but then, you know we get lazy or we say it's okay, it's not followed. And we keep leaving the Sunnah prayers. So make use of Ramadan and use this as an opportunity to develop the habit of praying your Sona prayers. And these are to record before budget and six record with Zohar. So for before the fault and to after, to Takara after Maghrib

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and to the cart after after Isha. So not many records, if you think about it, it you know, the only one that really many people find, find difficult is is the sooner of lower prayers, because there are six record. But it's it's possible to do it and, and remind yourself that, you know, it's Ramadan, I need to be better, I need to do more.

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Because there's a huge difference between people who perform so no prayers and people who don't perform so no prayers. Remember that for every such that that we perform, every every prostration every such that there is reward, right you are forgiven for your sins, you are increased in your ranks. There's a huge difference between those who perform such and those who don't and every such that counts. So people who have performed sooner prayers, and those who don't, that the difference between them in one year is the difference of 4320 Records. Just imagine 4320 the current This is the the number of Sunnah prayers that you can perform in a year. So performing 4000 Records in one

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day in a month, it looks it seems to be impossible. But it's about these habits, right? If you develop this habit, and ask Allah subhanaw taala made garowe that he or Allah helped me I want to do this and keep trying, don't give up on yourself. Maybe you use to perform so Nupur is regularly, and then you stopped, and then you started again. And then you stopped and then you started again and you stopped. Well start again. It's okay, start again. Because we have to keep trying, right, we have to keep striving. So these 12 Look out, make sure that you you try to get them in, in in every single day of the month of Ramadan. And you never know because of that you might actually develop

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the habit of performing these every single day with the permission of Allah. Now, another thing is that throughout the day,

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you know, while you're fasting, make sure that you make good use of your time.

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The days of Ramadan Are not you know, days that we just have to survive. The goal should not just be I need to somehow survive until I can break my fast. So I'm going to do nothing. I'm just going to lay down, I'm going to be on my phone, you know, watch one video, read something random, watch another funny video, and then maybe watch another TV series, watch another documentary, or you know, just listen to something random. Your goal is not to somehow survive until you can eat again. No. Every every single moment while you're fasting is a precious moment. In fact, every single moment of your life is a precious moment. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that there are two

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blessings, which a lot of people you know neglect they don't value them enough my wound on FEMA Cathedral meanness and these two blessings are essential for our health, good health and free time. So yes, you need a break to to feel more energized. So for example, you you play a game with your you know, your sibling, your spouse, you know, something like that you do that it's fine, but then check yours

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Out of that, how much time is going into, you know, playing games on my phone. If you're spending, you know, an hour every single day, that's a lot of time. That's a lot of time. If you're spending three hours on social media every single day, that is, again, a lot of time.

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And the thing is that when we spend so much time on these things, of course, we're not going to have enough time to do other things. If you're spending too much time playing, and too much too much time, browsing on social media, going from room to room on clubhouse, listening to random conversations, right? Sometimes so meaningless. If you're spending too much time on these things, that shows that you don't have much to do. So you need to, you know, get yourself busy in in doing meaningful things. And when you do more meaningful things, you will not have time to waste on these things. In our heads, we learned the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He asked in the morning

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one day that that who is fasting, and Abu Bakar Ile de la hora, and who said I am the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, which of you went to visit a sick person. And Abubakar Ile de la Mourinho said I did. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked that which of you attended a funeral today? And Abu Bakar again said I did the Prophet sallallahu earlier centum asked, which have you fed a person in need? Today? Abubakar said I did. Subhan Allah, any, any good deed the Prophet sallallahu where it is, and I'm asked about which of you did it, Abubakar said I did, I did. Already Subhan Allah, any, these are things that we can do when we when we make them a priority. So

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yes, you know, it's possible that where you're living, maybe you're not allowed to visit people, but you can, you know, randomly send a food order to their house so that they can enjoy a nice flower meal. Right, you can drop something at their door, you can just you know, drop by and say salon from outside. Because when you just, you know, come and see someone randomly even, and you greet them and they feel so happy, because of the attention that you gave them. Because you You came and showed them your face, you know, that that will make them happy and bringing delight to another person, this is something that is extremely rewardable. So make use of your time, don't just wait for each

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day of Ramadan to end so that you can eat again. And don't wait for the month of Ramadan to be over so that you can do other things again, know these, that you you can do these good things, even in Ramadan. And this is in fact the best time to do these things in sha Allah. Another important thing is that every single day of Ramadan, make sure that you do some form of ersan you know, to your family, your loved ones, your your close relatives, your good friends, your parents, because this is something that we have been encouraged to do in the hold on over and over again that we should do your son, we should do good to our relatives, especially parents, and then those who are related to

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us, those who are in need those who are traveling. So, every day see how you can bring benefit to to these people, especially your parents do good to them made or offer them gifts other call on their behalf, your relatives connect with them, you know, send a gift for them that in the month of Ramadan, it could be in the form of money or in the form of other things in the form of flowers something you know to to bring them joy, connect with them in whatever way that is possible. Another thing is that avoid talking excessively because talking too much this has something that that is really destructive for the heart. Yes, we need to connect with people we need to you know, chat and

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converse, etc. It's it's necessary but a lot of our time should not be going into this. And especially when we're talking about he said this and she said this and he did that and she did that. This is a waste of time and this is something that Allah subhanaw taala does not like for us.

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And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that mean hostname Islam and mo ether kumala yarny he of the beauty of a person's Islam is that he leaves What does not concern him

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So in this Ramadan, be more careful about what you are spending your time in what you're looking at what you're talking about what content you are engaging with, because that will definitely have an impact on your, on your well being. Another thing is that, make sure that you pay attention to your family in the sense that you encourage them to do good as well. While you are, you know, paying attention to the recitation of the Quran, and you are paying attention to, you know, remembering Allah, giving charity, etc, make sure that you include your family as well remind them, encourage them. So for example, if you have little children, tell them that, you know, for 15 minutes, we're

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all going to sit down, and we're going to make the right you know, maybe do some crafts with them, were aware that you know, you have certain mathcad written, and then each child can hold one, when they're done reading that they could they can exchange, you know, do some kind of activity with children even keep that spirit of Ramadan alive in your heart.

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And Allah subhanaw taala told us in the Quran that Yeah, you are living amanu qu and fusa como alikum. Now, all you have believed Save yourselves and your families from the fire. Don't just think about saving yourself, save your families as well, you have to encourage them as well.

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So in whatever way that you can. Another thing is that every day gives some form of charity, charity does not just mean that you have to give money charity can also mean that you, you know, like the Prophet sallallahu earlier said, I'm told without rhodiola horn who, that when you when you prepare soup, then increase the increase the volume by adding more water. Why because then you can share some with your neighbor. Now it's possible that given the current condition, because of COVID you, you may feel that like your neighbors may not be happy receiving prepared food from your kitchen, they might feel uncomfortable, well, you can also share some of your groceries with them. So for

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example, if you get a whole lot of mangoes, you know, for your fruit salad, maybe you can, you know, send a fruit basket for them. Because fruit, you know, everyone has to wash and peel and cut and then eat. So in sha Allah that save you, you can do these kinds of things, you can get packaged dates, and you can you can share that. And again, it doesn't have to be too lavish it can be from your groceries as well. Because remember, food for one is enough for two, it is enough for two. So you got a whole tray of mangoes, for example, you can share half of it with your neighbors, you can share a quarter of it, even if you you know put three on a plate and you put some grapes, or even

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some apples, you know, some dates, you know something, but but share some with your neighbors, even if they're not Muslim, you know, for for many converts, their, their their families, this is a good time to to talk to your family about Ramadan. And this can be done with you know by a by using food as an opportunity to share especially dates, right? So, so give some form of charity. And if Allah subhanaw taala has blessed you with wealth, then it's extremely important that you give sadaqa meaning from your money. In a hadith we learn and this is a very serious Hadees of Buddha rhodiola Mourinho he said that I reached the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once while he was sitting in

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the shade of the Kaaba. So he was sitting in the shade of the Kaaba and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was saying, they are the losers. homosassa rune were a bill Carver. They are the greatest losers by the Lord of the cargo homall acceleron were a bill Carver. They are the greatest losers by the Lord of the Kaaba, many By Allah, such people are the greatest losers and the Prophet sallallahu where it is and I've said that multiple times. So Buddha thought that he was saying this about him and without was really worried that What's wrong with me? Did I do something wrong? I must be really bad person that the prophets of Allah who are is that I'm saying this to me, and then a

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Buddha was like, I couldn't stay quiet. So I just asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that who are the greatest losers and the Prophet sallallahu earlier said them said that they are the Excel own Excel owner and Wallah, they are the people who have more money, a lot of wealth, they

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Are the wealthy people, they are the greatest losers Subhan Allah, we think that, you know, someone has more money, they are more fortunate. They're more successful, but the prophets of Allah, whoever it is, that said that the people who have more wealth are more in loss, except for the one who does like this, and like this, and like this, and the profits are low or insulin pointed towards his front, his right his left. In our heads, we learned he pointed towards all four directions. And what he implied by that is, except for the one who keeps spending on others, any constantly giving, and the thing is that spending giving does not reduce your wealth, right? That's what the prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us, so make it a habit that in the month of Ramadan, you're actually giving charity every single day. And, you know, given depending on your budget,

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this can be even the amount of $5 a day $10 a day, or it can be more, depending on, you know, what Allah subhanaw taala has, has enabled you some people think that in Ramadan, we only give the cat, the cat you're supposed to give when it's due. Meaning if you've had a certain amount of money of a certain kind, in sitting with you for an entire lunar year, you're supposed to give the cat on it, you don't have to wait for Milan to give the cat unless your is a cat is due in Ramadan. But

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along with Zakat, besides the cat, you're also we should also give sadaqa right, we should also give charity and charity can be in the form of money. And money doesn't just mean that you're spending on, you know people in need. Absolutely, that is a form of Southern, a very important form of Southern club. The charity also includes spending in the way of Allah, giving a donation to your local mosque, right, giving a donation to an Islamic Institute. And then educational institute, spending on a student of knowledge, spending money on on publications, right off Islamic materials, giving money to to, you know, for example, someone who is who is trying to take a you know, not take

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interest, an interest based loan while they're studying. So you you sponsor a student, Allah has blessed you with, with money, you have spare money sitting with you, and you find out about, you know, a young person who is in school, and they have to pay for their education, and they're working. So, if you have money to spare, why not bring relief to them, right, and when you bring relief to someone, then remember that Allah subhanaw taala will bring relief to you on the Day of Judgment, he will ease your difficulties on the Day of Judgment. So there isn't just one kind of charity, there's different kinds of charities and make sure that you contribute in in different

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avenues. Right in in different ways. You can sponsor an orphan, you can make sure that people get milk to drink, you know, good food to eat, you can spend money on, on on their education, right on on a surgeries on people getting eyeglasses, right? There's there's so many ways Mashallah So, so make sure that you, you, you contribute in whatever that you can, the more the better in Sharla Another important thing is that every day of Ramadan practice forgiveness, which means that you show forgiveness to other people, because we want forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala, right. And in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala You know, he urges people that they should forgive others. And Allah

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subhanaw taala says, allowed to a boon on your feet, Allah hula calm, do you not love that Allah should forgive you. So in other words, if you want Allah to forgive you, then you show forgiveness to other people as well. And begin by showing forgiveness to your family. You know, the people who are closest to you hurt you the most, because of course, you are interacting with them more. Right? You are engaging with them more. And because of that the chances of you getting hurt at their hands are are more I'm not talking about violence. I'm talking about, you know, things that cause annoyance. Like for example, your teenager shows you attitude, right? Your spouse says something

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that is, you know, extremely demeaning, and and you feel very disrespected. You feel like they're they're not acknowledging your struggle, right or that they they neglect your needs, or because they say that they're fasting, right and things like that. So show for

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Forgiveness practice forgiveness, why because when you show forgiveness, then this is something that will de escalate the situation,

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the situation will not get worse you will not end up in an argument in a quarrel. And at the same time, inshallah, when you show forgiveness, you will also earn forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala. Then when it comes to if thought when it comes to breaking the fast at that time, yes, you are preparing, you know all these good foods Alhamdulillah but at the same time, make sure that you make the art as well, because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that there are three people whose supplication is not rejected, the fasting person, when he breaks his fast is one of these three people. So, at the time, when you break your fast, make sure that you spend a few

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minutes making Dora

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don't just get busy in in munching and you know, in chewing good foods and enjoying all those delicious flavors before that, make the offer yourself and make DHA for your family, your loved ones, for for people in general.

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Another thing is that, don't overdo it when you're breaking your fast because if you overeat at the time, and if you eat irresponsibly, then that is going to affect your energy levels. And that is going to inhibit you from praying in the night. And the nights of Ramadan are extremely precious. So yes, eat but eat consciously make sure that you are eating foods that are hydrating, that are, you know Whole Foods, that that don't have much oil in them. You know, make sure that you eat what is suitable for your body that brings you energy that sits well with your stomach that doesn't cause you health issues. Right? Of course, you know your your cravings, they do reach a really high level

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when you're fasting, but take care of your body, feed it well. And even that is about the even that is rewardable the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that movement will carry you higher on what a horrible Illa human and movement and bereave that the believer who is strong is better and more beloved to Allah, right than the believer who is weak. And a lot of times our strength and weakness does, you know, yes, it is. It is related to our you know, physical capacity, our overall health. But you know, a lot of times it is affected by what we eat, and when we sleep, and how we work and and overall what our lifestyle is, if we live a sedentary lifestyle where we're not walking

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much, we're not moving about much we're not hydrating our bodies, we're not eating responsibly, then of course, you will have weakness, you will not have the strength to recite Quran, you will not have the strength to, you know, stand in prayer. So make sure that you eat more consciously. And also, you know, make sure that you go for a walk or, you know, you you're doing some type of workout, something to freshen up your body, to to boost those energy levels, so that you don't, you know, become lazy and tired right after your break your fast. Another important thing is that night worship in the month of Ramadan, incredibly important, as I mentioned at the beginning, that this is

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a means of forgiveness for our deeds, also for our sins, our sinful deeds. So make sure that you pray in the night, every single night, it could be eight record six record to record, whatever it is, do something and especially seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala in the night, when you wake up for the hodzic prayer or you stay up late in your PM, you know, in the middle of your worship, make sure that you seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala. And that is also a time to make your hours in the night especially. And make sure that you also get some sleep in the night, because this was the way of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he would sleep in the

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night, even in the month of Ramadan. That doesn't mean that you sleep all night long and you don't pray any clearer. You don't even wake up forced to hold. Now, even if you can get in a few hours. Make sure that you give your body the chance to rest in the night because that is far more beneficial for the body than sleeping during the daylight hours. Finally, one last thing I want to mention is that when it comes to food, make sure that you eat well.

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Attend to your body. Because if you don't hydrate your body, if you don't eat well, it's going to affect your energy levels.

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If you don't have good energy levels, it's going to affect your mood, it's going to affect your work, it's going to affect your relationships, it's going to affect your ibadah. So how is it that you're going to eat at so who pay attention to that, you know, an easy thing is, you know, for example, if you make overnight oats, right, this this is something that has helped me over the past few years. You know, just put the oats in milk, whatever milk that you drink, and you know, you just leave it outside even. You don't have to necessarily refrigerate it especially if it's just going to be sitting for a few hours. But you know, fill it with good nuts and seeds and fruit, it will

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hydrate your body and you know, it will give you that sense of fullness. And if you eat something heavy, you know oily that's going to make you really sleepy and tired, it's going to drain you of your energy levels. So eat well. And in Hades we learn about how dates are the best to who so you could also eat eat that in your in your overnight oats or whatever it is that you eat in sha Allah May Allah subhanaw taala give us the ability to worship Him in the best way me Allah subhanaw taala forgive us forgive us our sins through the month of Ramadan made this Ramadan be a source of purification for us an increase in good habits for us and and something that will be a means of

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success for us in this life and in the next inshallah we will conclude over here. So panicle lahoma will be handed a shadow Allah ilaha illa Anta astok Furukawa autoboot lake was Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh