In Preparation for Ramadan
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Smilla Rahmanir Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa sallahu wa salam ala Nabina Muhammad, what are the early he was a big mine,
my brothers and my sisters in Islam.
There was a lecture that I heard a long time ago from the lectures of this great scholar that lived many years ago 10 years ago. Chef bin baz Rahim Allah. The lecture was about the Hadith Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how the shaitan wears one sandal. And how Rasulullah Sallam told believers never ever wear only one sandals or one shoe.
So the shaitan is the one who always wears one sandal, he is the one who sits in between the light and the darkness of half of his face is dark, and the other half is light. So the Hadith, rasool Allah says, seldom was being explained by the chef in this beautiful lecture.
So a student put up his hand and said, Yes, chef, I've got a question. Listen to his question. It is amazing. He said he a chef, you know, sometimes when we put our shoes outside the masjid, and we try to find where our shoes are, we find the first shoe, we put our legs into the first one, right? And then we look around where's the second shoe? And we find it sometimes after one or two steps. So we end up taking one step or two steps, and then we find the other shoe and then we put our left leg in the other shoe. So is that all right?
And what the chef said right after that blew my mind away
until I reuse this to tell my son all the time. What did the chef said, You know what he said?
And it shows therefore the equity his question his answer. I know you're very anxious to know what he said. But I'm gonna tell you, not just yet.
The chef? And the answer that he gave shows how true scholars answer questions. There is something called fatwa Absolutely. But before that before a fatwa there is something called Taqwa fear of Allah. So a scholar a true scholar always answers from Taqwa before he answers from fatwa. Because that is the Hara. That is the true intention of fatwa to achieve Taqwa is it not so?
So look at what chequing was Rahimullah. He said, he said, Harris, Allah Allah, Allah, Allah will be hot water Wahida
he said what he said struggle with your life, to not disobey Allah with even one step.
Your salah, your Salah,
your equity. Sins are the destroyers of the pleasures of this dunya sins are the destroyers of the connections that we have with Allah azza wa jal sins are the destroyers of our future in Jannah of us looking at the face of Allah and being with a prophet says I'm in Jannah sins are the reasons why today people disregard a sins are the reasons why our wealth does not come to us. Sins are the reason why we are losing today equity. What cause the people, the greatest people that lived on this earth the Sahaba of the prophecies alum, what caused them to lose the battle of Oxford? It was sins the fact that they disobeyed Rasul Allah says Salem, a direct order from growing down and not taking
the war booty. What caused the Muslims to start to lose the battle of her name. Initially when the Muslim started to lose the battle for name, which was a battle that was fought after the Battle of Morocco and Morocco was conquered. And then right after that, a few weeks later, the Battle of Horning took place. musters were full of pride, full of self amazement, while we conquered Makkah. We are so strong. So what happened? As soon as they started the battle pony, they started to lose they started to die, until Allah subhanho wa Taala removed that self amazement from their hearts, brought them down to planet earth. And then they realize Wallahi victory is only in the hands of
Allah and then Allah azza wa jal subsequently gave them victory in the Battle of Honey.
My brothers and sisters Islam, what causes us to lose, and to not have wealth in this dunya is also our sins the authentic hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Nothing stops the wealth from coming to a son of of Adam, Alex with a Salam. Nothing stops the wealth that Allah has written for a person from coming to him or her except for his sins.
Do you know why we're not getting wealthy is because we're sinning. If we stop sinning, all the wealth Allah has written for us will be coming for us.
Have you not noticed when you do good deeds, more wealth comes the nose
is when you sin, your wealth also stays away. And also, in one narration, it is reported that with sins, the more you sins, the sooner you will die. Meaning with your sins, your armor in this dunya your life and how long you will live in this dunya is cut down and with repentance it is increased. Also with sins, the number of children Allah gives us is decreased. One of the reasons why we have less children today or why today we have a crisis of course hamdulillah for many Muslims, we don't have that crisis Mashallah. But for the world today, why is there a crisis with the birth rate? You know why? Because the number of sins we do, because when we sin, Allah will withhold our children
from us, because children are a gift from Allah.
And you know why there's so much ignorance today again because of sin.
Because when you sin, ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala will never ever guide you until shareholder's time. Even Tamia Rahim Allah he says in his fatawa he says every single sin will lead to another sin. He says what every single sin will lead to another sin it is a cycle of sins until it will lead you to shake and then to jahannam. Why? And how does even tame your hammer Allah makes such a statement. He makes such a statement based on the verse in the Quran, where Allah subhanaw taala says wala hula Yeah, they'll call Melfa Sufi, Allah will not guide those people who are sinful transgressors. So if Therefore, Allah is not going to guide those people who are sinning, that means that is going to
lead them lack of guidance is going to lead them into another sin isn't it? Which will therefore mean that they are further proven to be philosopy which will lead them into another sin which will lead them to another sin? And this is why it is so important that you break the cycle of sinning.
Yeah, it is because of our sins, that we do not feel the sweetness of riba today, we don't feel the sweetness or a bother sometimes in charity, or the sweetness or ibadah, in looking after our parents are the sweetness Reba in our salah, or the sweet to sarebbe in Ramadan. Why not? Because the equity it is sins that have taken this away from us. Actually, sins actually caused us to not even do the X ray bad. If you sin at night, how do you expect to get up for Fudger?
And is there a reason why we don't get up for Fudger? Except that you actually see me at night.
In the authentic narration reported from Sophia and authorial him Allah, He said, Hold him to Kiama lay Ashura Santa what we sub them been up to her. He said when he said, Verily I was forbidden from Kiama, Lael standing up for the Knights in prayer for 10 years, in my life at one stage, because of one sin that I did.
Can you imagine equity the effect of the sins? By the way, can you also notice how few the sins these righteous people had that they actually knew which sin stop them from the Kremlin? Whereas us sometimes we have so many sins we have lost count
your equity? Do you know why today people look down at us? Why perhaps today the world looks down upon Muslims. Why perhaps today our children don't take our parents as the heroes. Why perhaps the brothers look upon other brothers, as low human beings and sisters look upon other women, as poor creatures, poor examples of human beings do you know why we don't get the respect we deserve, because of sins as well. Because if you cannot look after the right of Allah upon you, the fact that Allah is in front of you, and yet you are sinning.
And you are therefore destroying the image of Allah subhanho wa Taala within yourself.
Then it is because of this that Allah subhanho wa Taala causes humanity to also disrespect you. In an authentic narration for Soufiane authority. He said look and look at what he said, Well, Allah He This is so amazing. He said, When I sin, I see the effect of my sins in the way my donkey behaves with me and in the way my wife speaks to me.
Brothers, next time your wife says to you, but you also have
There's no love there, right? Okay. When your wife says that to you, sounds like your mom more than your wife. It's probably because you earned it
is because you sin with Allah azza wa jal and so Allah azza wa jal removed that respect from your wives. Wives words make sense equity. In the same way sisters when you lose your respect with your children, it's probably because
cause you have sinned. And because of this you equity because of this Allah subhanaw taala has removed the respect or your respect from the eyes of your children.
So, what is escape from all of this? How do we escape this cycle, the only escape your equity is to come back to Allah azza wa jal. The only escape from all of these problems and all of these sins is to come back to Allah subhanaw taala. The only way to escape the cycle is to stop the cycle of sinning and to remove it and replace it with good deeds in particular to things
and if you are going to prepare for Ramadan, then I do not know of any better way to prepare for Ramadan than these two things. What is it? Number one is sincere repentance to Allah azza wa jal come back to Allah azza wa jal with a penitent heart, come back to Allah subhanho wa Taala with a slave that is so regretful of the sins that he has done. Come back to Allah subhanho wa taala, worrying about what you have done in the past and being very concerned that perhaps Allah subhanaw taala may take you to account your equity, there is nothing more beautiful than a penitent slave. In the authentic narration. The prophets are some said that I repent to Allah more than 70 times and
this is a man who has no sense. Not authentic narration was reported that he repented 70 times in every gathering. Some of the scholars said how many gatherings is the prophet some have? They calculated? More than 20 to 30 gatherings that means the prophets are Salah made is still far and Toba more than three to 4000 times a day.
It was reported the shekel Islam Ibn Taymiyyah Rahim Allah He said, he said when something is difficult upon me, I sit down and I say a star for Allah La Vie Mustang for Allah La vie, how many times he says, I say it more than 1000 times?
Yeah, what the when's the last time you actually said that's it. I've got 10 minutes to wait. And waiting for the lecture or waiting for the car to warm up. started the engine waiting for the car to warm up. I'm just going to make Toba to Allah.
Because that is the best way to remove all of these problems, to have more wealth, to have more children, to have people respect you to have your money come to you. All of these things will be rectified if you truly repent to Allah subhanaw taala
and equity I counted how long it takes to say a stump for Allah. I counted it actually tried it. Yeah, I counted how long it takes to sell stuff for Allah 1000 times. And for me to say a stop for Allah it took exactly 10 minutes to say it 1000 times. So if you have a spare 10 minutes, it is easy to just sit down so start from last from last week from last week from last week from and remembering whilst you're saying it honestly remembering every single aid that you have every single fault that you have, every single weakness that you have, and truly making your heart penitent to Allah subhanaw taala equity in the authentic narration. Rasool Allah Azza wa sallam said the best
friends of Allah are the ones who repent to Allah the most
best friends of Allah the ones who repent to Allah the most. How much do you repent to Allah azza wa jal every day equity,
equity Do you know? And he
one of the most amazing things about the names of Allah azza wa jal, right?
Allah subhanho wa Taala chose for himself so many beautiful names, right? One of the most amazing things is that Allah subhanho wa Taala chose a name for himself, which is called a Shakira and usher code.
Have you heard those names a chakra and chakra? Do you know what that means?
Well hummed which is praise is to praise Allah.
Hum. Praise is to praise Allah
with two things with your heart and on your mouth. So when you say Alhamdulillah Praise be to God, then then you have praise Allah, correct. But sugar thanks is a level more than praise. You need three things in order to thank somebody, but you need two things to praise somebody. You just need the belief from the heart and the statement of the tongue in order to praise somebody, but to thank somebody, you got to do three things minimum. What are those three things first? You've got to actually thank the person. Thank you
for giving me that water. Yeah. So that's the Thank you. The second thing you have to do to thank somebody is you have to give something back to that person. So the
brother gave me a water I give him back a coke. He gave me an ice cream. I give him back a box of chocolates. Does that make sense? So I give him back something. This is part of thanking. The third thing I have to do, I haven't finished. To be truly thankful. I've got to do the third thing. You know what the third thing is? I've got to actually mention, I've got to actually mention this person, this Brother Mohammed who gave me that water, or that ice cream to other people. So I've got to go to another group of people and say, Hey, guys, you know this guy, Mohammed. Man, he's such an amazing guy. He gave me an ice cream. Can you imagine that?
I mean, do you honestly what I'm trying to say? I have to mention him and his good deed in front of others. Then and only then have I given things given Thanks. So that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala says what Kali luminary birdie or Shaco and how few of my slaves are Shaco are thankful to me, because we don't only do his hand. Also Hamdulillah I just had food we eat, we eat, we eat we drink, or Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah I mean, what was that? There was just humbly
but everyone is saying hamdulillah Christians are saying praise be to God. Hallelujah. Right? Haven't you seen that? Hallelujah, hallelujah. So yeah, Hallelujah means you know, glory be to God. You know, praise be to God, the Christians, the Jews, everyone is thanking God. So I'm sorry, they're praising God, but it's not praise. That's important. Now what you need to do is Shuker of Allah azza wa jal. So ask yourself, how are you going to thank Allah azza wa jal?
First, you have to thank Allah with your repentance. Secondly, you've got to give Allah back something.
What are you going to give back Allah?
What are you going to give Allah? What did he give you? Were into aduna Amata Allah He that so? If you were to count the blessings of Allah, you could never enumerate it. So he's given you every single thing. And you know, which are how you can truly realize the blessing of Allah, you can only realize that when you don't have it. I'll tell you two places in the hospital to go to, for you to realize the blessings of Allah. You go to two places, right? Don't go to the fourth, the third place, just go to two places. Number one, you go to the respiratory Ward, the respiratory diseases Ward Yeah. Number two, you go to the palliative ward.
The respiratory Ward is full of those people who are dying because they can't breathe.
Oh, oh my God. I'm telling you. Nothing else matters when it can't breathe.
Nothing else matters when it can't breathe. Just try holding your breath for a few minutes and see how it feels. That is how they feel for the rest of their life. And it'll never get better
until they have a lung transplant or something else will happen to them.
The equity, this is the respiratory Ward and you will truly appreciate the value of air.
And the other one is a palliative Ward go there. The palliative Ward are those people who are dying because of cancer or some other diseases. And we don't know we doctors don't know whether it is them dying because of the disease. Or sometimes it is us killing them because the amount of pain medication we have to give them in order to stop the pain, the severe pain of cancer.
And guess what 1/4 of us here are probably going to die from cancer.
1/4 1/3 of us are probably going to die from heart disease or some diabetic related diseases. That's the statistic statistic. This is the truth.
So equity This is the reality. What are you going to do? To Allah azza wa jal when he has given all these blessings to you, what are you going to do back? And number three? Is are you going to find an opportunity to praise Allah and mentioned Allah and His blessings to other people?
If you are truly thankful to Allah, then notice that Allah subhanaw taala describes himself as a shackle and Ushiku What does a shocker mean? What does a shocker mean? Wallah when you truly understand this? And another name Allah dude? Wow, I'm telling you for me. These three names of Allah azza wa jal are some of the most powerful Names of Allah subhanaw taala. What does a shocker mean?
a shocker means the one who is constantly thanking thankful
and he is not a single moment in time, except that he is thanking someone or the other for something that people or creation are doing back to them. Okay, doing back to Allah subhanaw taala. So he's thanking them. So he's a Shakir, the one who's constantly thankful a Shaku. What does the shortcode mean? Alpha rule, which means the one who is excessively thankful. The one who is so extreme. I mean, let me give you an example. Right? This Brother Mohammed who buys me this ice cream. Oh my god, he bought me an ice cream
Did you? Did you buy me an ice cream? Oh my God and I now go out there and buy him an ice cream van
what was it? Absolutely. Sounds mad, isn't it?
That's really thankful. Would you agree?
That's really thankful. But guess what, you know what? We sometimes do that with our children. My child, my little, my little daughter Maria.
My little daughter, Miriam, six years old. The other day she drew me a picture. And she drew this really bought this bald guy because I came back from Omaha after shaving my head bald guy with a big beard and said, Dad, you're the best. You're my hero and you're the best person in the world. I got so happy right? I think I went a bit too. I was too happy. I think I was probably bipolar. Yeah. And then I went I was so happy I took her to the stores and I bought us too many presents. I mean, she just drew me on one piece of paper right? With one crayon. This is even half used one simple card but I went out there to the to Toys R Us and I bought her Subhanallah until I'm sure my credit cards
gonna bounce very soon.
Subhanallah bought her a bike about her. You know so many things from hon Allah because I was so happy.
Yeah, equity. Imagine the thankfulness of Allah subhanaw taala the one who takes his slaves as someone that is more beloved to him than children.
How much we love how much I love Meriam Allah subhanho wa Taala loves us even more.
In fact, in one narration
enough, see the Tubbercurry Wallah he this narration blows my mind away
interfacility It is reported again guys, I'm not listening. I'm not saying what I was meant to say today but labas interfacility every It is reported. Listen to the statement that when the sun rises,
when the sun rises, the sky speaks to Allah and says Oh Allah, humanity disobeys you allow me to destroy it. With lightning from myself and the mountain speakers Oh ALLAH humanity does not worship you allow me to destroy the crushing it between two mountains. The Earth says Oh Allah, humanity disobeys you upon me. I know what they do in secret, Oh Allah, allow me to destroy with an earthquake and the ocean say Oh Allah, humanity destroys humanity. This believes in you, despite all your failures, allow me to destroy it with a tsunami struck all of humanity to a tsunami every single day. They ask Allah for this, then Allah says back to them. In this narration is reporting of
syllabary that ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala speaks back to them, and says, Unto Haluk, to move, have you created them?
To the sun, the moon and stars and to the heavens of the earth? Allah says have you created human beings? And so they also know Allah, we haven't created them. So Allah says, Leave my slaves to me.
Leave my slaves to me, whoever, man Shaka Ronnie for any Habiba who woman lamb yesh, Qurani. For me, Toby bajo la ilaha illAllah. The statement? What an amazing statement. It is quoted that Allah says to the heavens of the Earth, whoever thanks me thanks me that I am his best friend. And whoever does not thank me, then I will. I am his doctor, I will cure him from his disease very soon.
Our Lord has so much faith in us. And that's why even when we sin Allah provides for us even when we sin and continue to be bad to Allah azza wa jal, Allah is good. And even more better to us. Why? Because he has every positive thought that perhaps we are going to turn around a new leaf very soon.
So quickly, Allah subhanho wa Taala is a shortcode.
A shortcode. So when you do something for Allah, first thing Allah is going to do is he's going to actually say thank you.
How is he going to say thank you? Let me give you one narration. Oh my god. This narration sent shivers down my spine. It was authentically reported.
In the story of the death of sadhana Morales, one of the companions of the Prophet SAW Salem, who was sad that he was a companion of the nobleman of the unser, when he accepted Islam than all the people in Medina accepted Islam. So he was that important.
So sad when he passed away and how did he pass away basically, an arrow came and slit the side of his throat. And he got infected. And this happened the Battle of the Azov which is a battle of the conduct. And it got infected and he became septic and 14 days later he passed away. The Prophet sallallahu sallam said, Listen to this. The Prophet SAW Salem on the day that he died, took his coffin like this and then he started to tip toe, tip toe, tip toe mini trying to see where he could put
his foot, one foot there, trying to see where he could put his foot than one foot there. So I'm gonna say Dr. Rasulillah. Why tiptoeing, he said Wallahi I cannot find a single place to put my foot from the number of angels that have come down to prey on the body, or sodomized Allahu Akbar. So they took the body of San Juan and buried him.
And look at what our solar system said, look at this hadith he said, does show Rahman Lee Mozart and he said, What does? What does that mean? The Throne of Allah shook.
When Saddam would have died, what does it mean by shook?
The scholars of the sea the scholars of Hadith they mentioned and I came across this only recently, they mentioned that does is a term in Arabic language that means to shake with happiness.
So the Throne of Allah shook with happiness. When sadhana more I have died. You know why?
Because Allah is so happy. Allah is just about to meet SAP number if
Allah is going to meet Saudi.
So the Throne of Allah is happy
with the span Allah this, can you imagine the pleasure of Allah with his slaves that worship him?
Can you imagine the pleasure of Allah with his slaves, that truly our true slaves of Allah azza wa jal
because they go beyond being slaves to becoming the friends of Allah, go beyond becoming friends to becoming the closest friends of Allah Helene.
They become the bosom buddies, the closest friends of Allah subhanaw taala. Such was to have no equity. A Shaco is a is a person that ALLAH SubhanA wa Shako is someone who's first going to thank you, he's going to actually say thank you to you. Imagine the day when you meet Allah, he's going to thank you. Thank you, my slave for fasting for my cause. Thank you, my slave for praying for me, praying to me, thank you, my slave for defending my faith. Thank you, my slave for looking after your brothers who are in need. Thank you, my slave for going to do Hajj to my house. Thank you my slave for sacrificing your life for my cause. He's going to thank you how honorable is that? How
amazing is that? The second thing Allah is going to do is he's going to give you something back bigger than what you gave him. What did you give him? Just 70 years of a life. You give him pitons a few bits of money, a car or a house perhaps to give him a few hours only. You gave him something that is so insignificant in his eyes. But to Allah, it is so significant
that Allah will take the small tiny gift of yours. Like Miriam's letter to me, where she said, my dad, you're my hero, and he's gonna give Jana to you, eternal Jana, to see his face to speak to him one to one. There is no slave who will enter Jannah except that every single week, there will be an hour in which he will speak to Allah one to one. And that will be every single weekend. Jana, can you imagine that?
Lila How exciting is that?
You know, the greatest difficulty of Johanna is not the fire or the burning. The greatest difficulty is you'll never be able to see Allah ever.
You will never ever be able to speak to Allah ever. You will never ever be spoken to by Allah. You will never ever have a one to one with Allah subhanho wa Taala forever. That's the greatest difficulty of Johanna.
Yeah, Kati, the second thing Allah will do is he will give you something that is far more valuable than what you offered him. The third thing Allah will do is he will brag about you to those people that are better than you can you imagine right now because you might be feeling some regret in your heart. You might be thanking Allah somewhere the other you might be giving sadaqa and charity to this beautiful Masjid.
That Allah will thank you by actually mentioning your name right now to those that are with him to Gibreel Mica. So Allah will say oh Jabril Do you know the slave of mine down there in this place in Toronto?
What an amazing slave of mine he is or she is. She just gave her hard earned money that she needed herself for her food tonight. She gave it for Allah's Cause for my cause. How tell me how can I reward that person?
And this is why equity. It is authentically reported that Allah subhanaw taala brags about the people of alpha
he brags about the people who are on the plains of Arafat. And he says, Why have they come? OH MY ANGELS Why have these people come? They have come or Allah, seeking Your mercy in your good favor. So Allah says to all the angels in the heavens, they are bragging about them. I make you my witness or angels I have forgiven them.
Yes, Allah, this is Allah subhanho wa taala. Being the Shaco equity, my friends, we have a very beautiful God. He is a chakra chakra. Above all, he has also named himself with another name. You know what that name is? It's called Eduardo.
Do you know what I'll do this,
I'll do is the loving God.
The God that loves His creation, intensely, more than a mother can ever love her child. In fact, the love of a mother for her child is only 1% of the love or less than a percent of the love. And some of the scholars mentioned that all of the love in this dunya is only 1% of the love that Allah has for believers.
Here what is so much so is Allah in love with his creation that he has created.
The Soufiane authority, Rahim Allah love this man Sophia. And so I loved the statements. He said, Sophia and authority may Allah have mercy upon him, he said Wallahi I know that Allah loves me more than my parents. So I would rather take Allah as my judge on the Day of Judgment. I would not take my parents as the judge on the Day of Judgment. I would rather Allah judged me.
Of course, I will have Allah judged me, because I'm certain he loves me more than my own my own parents. And as a result, he'll be even more merciful to me, that if my own parents were to judge me
healthy, if this is the type of God that we worship, if these are the qualities that this God possesses,
why have we been denying ourselves? The remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala why have we been denying ourselves remember Allah subhanaw taala
come back to Allah come back to Allah. The best preparation for Ramadan is to come back to Allah.
Two things only I asked you to do to come back to Allah. Number one is your tahajjud Salah don't forget it. Best Salah for effortless, best a brother of your class. Best a bed of effortless and read Surah Muzammil Well, Allah azza wa jal tells you to pray at night. Yeah, you have Muslim men Oh, the one covered up in garments. Come in Leila. Illa kalila stand up the night. All of it except for a little bit for sleep. Miss for who our postman who kalila half of it, or a little less than half hours either lie or a little bit more than half, two thirds. work till Khurana 30 law and recite the Quran with a beautiful re citation because I will be listening to it attentively and I
will have come down to the last third of the heavens. And I'm closest to you at that point. In Santee alley, Coca Cola and tequila, when you have come close to me, by doing so, then and only then will you be strong enough at which point I will give you a tremendous responsibility, a heavy responsibility in Malaga in Nanashi atta Leila, he shoved over to our Aqua Maquila. Verily, the nurse she Atalay the resuscitation, the bad of the night, is stronger in attachment and better for a bother to Allah azza wa jal in the lack of in the hurry. Subhan Allah for you all in the morning is a lot of work. In the morning, you've got too many things to do. Too many activities that you do,
what charisma replica, so remember the Name of your Lord at night, whatever, but tell Eli, whatever Tila and come close to him with a beautiful offering of your Ibadah Rob bull maturity well Maghrib The Lord of the East and the West, La ilaha illa who there is no deity worthy of worship except he foot the Hebrew Akela. So take him as your helper. Take him as your friend. Take him as your agent take him as your rookie, the Lala amazing equity. This is the first thing I advise you to do. Come back to Allah. Come back to Allah with your Ibadan Salah that will prepare you for tahajjud and pmla and thoroughly so you'd never ever miss that away.
The second thing is what the second act or a bother to come back to Lazada with is the days of fasting
It is fasting.
And especially those days that are the hottest. Seek out the longest of days seek out the hottest of days. Seek out the longest of days seek out the hottest of days. It was reported in an authentic hadith
that there was a day when the Sahaba were all traveling very very hot. Do you know how hot it gets in Medina by the way? I lived in Medina for six years. Let me tell you how hot it gets. It's mad. It is.
It's like you know, I mean, have you seen the those furnaces where they make the Lebanese pizza? Yep. It literally burns. It is so hot. I remember so time when I used to get into the car. I couldn't touch the steering wheel from the heat. I had to take tissue paper 123123 And then I would touch the steering wheel with that. It was so hot my steering wheel I remember melted from the heat. One day One day I remember it was so hot that I forgot to actually put my window down in my car. And it was so hot. That actually I came to that day and I found that my windows had burst in my car. Because inside the car was like a sauna. It was like a
you know, gas house if Allah was that it is so hot here within Medina Subhan Allah
so my brothers and sister Islam seek out the longest days to fast in this authentic Hadees reported that the Sahaba traveling it was so hot that there was not a single person fasting. The sun was so hot that they were using the hands to cover their faces and they put whatever they could on their faces. No one was fasting on that day, except for one man you know who rasool Allah Azza wa sallam. So the people asked him, Why are rasool Allah are you fasting on this day? It's not Ramadan. Why are you torturing yourself? Do you know what he said? He said, I'm preparing for a day that is even more hotter than that.
And that's why the righteous people seek out the longest days and the hottest of days. Not the other way around. You have some days you missed in Ramadan, or quick quick, quick seek out those you know, nice easy cold ones in December January. Right anti the right right. So when the wife does it, it's like stuff for Allah tubular Mustafa.
So Hamdulillah this time my wife actually forgot to fast or make them up in January in February. So now she's stuck right now. before Ramadan. The longest of days in summer. Now she has to make it up now. And she's like, you know, grumpy was like don't worry, I'm fasting with you as well. moral support
is what the secret the longest days do you know why? Because it's a beautiful narration that's reported by a knowledgeable humbly Lodi from out if you know what he said. He said that a man listen to this. This is what the brothers sorry, sisters.
This is what can I say? It's for the brothers brothers. This is for you. Just because you're so patient. And you such nice people here brothers. Okay, brothers listen to this. It is reported that
there was that a man, this hadith, it's reported that a man will be lying on the plains of the beaches of the rivers of the garden of paradise with his beautiful wife from the whole aim. And they will be swimming in the rivers. And they will be hugging and kissing each other.
And as they're hugging and kissing each other and his wife is singing to him.
She will say Oh my beloved husband, do you know which day Allah married me to you?
And so this man will say no, tell me which day did Allah marry me to you? He said, Remember that day.
It was so hot. I was so long.
Allah saw looked down and he saw you fasting for him.
He saw that no one could see you. He saw that you knew that no one would know if you took a drink.
But he saw that you were fasting only for him.
So he was so thankful that he married me to you. He created me on that day. And he married me to you on that day. And he told me this is your husband look at him now. And since that day, I've been looking down and I've been praying to Allah Oh Allah let him die bring him to me or Allah let him die bring him to me.
Next time brothers when it's a hot day, fast perhaps that is the day Allah will give you away from Jana.
we should always ask Allah for him.
Sorry sisters. I mean this is what can I say?
That Lika for the hola yo t my Yasha you know what I'm saying?
This is the blessings of Allah He gives it to whoever we
Just don't worry I have I have stuff for women to inshallah that's in a separate lecture. That's going to come up another time. Just just joke. Just joking. Equity Sisters in Islam Don't worry, don't worry. I know I know. I know. I know I know. It's like men always get it right.
fit for Sisters of course and Jana no hijab
Okay, happy, no hijab. This hijab is very cumbersome you get hot your hair gets messy right your beautiful hair doesn't show you want to have freedom
in an authentic narration report that listen to this in authentic narration is reported that I should have the Allah Tala Anna was walking and she was obviously covered up totally in hijab, niqab and everything and she was walking past and there was this really beautiful girl that was walking past from the non Muslims and she was walking past right? And she was very, you know, extravagant dressed and very beautifully, you know, lipstick and whatever else, you know, mascara and whatever else really decked out and I'm just just making that up by the way. But anyway.
So listen to what she said. She lifted up her hijab like this to have a look at it right? Okay. And then she said, with a frown on her face, this is what she said look, there is in the in the belief the heart of a believer. She said enjoy it in this dunya she said to her enjoy it in this dunya for it is for you in this dunya and for us in the agora.
whoever cries in this dunya for Allah, Allah will make him happy and dasa. Whoever connects with Allah and this dunya Allah will make him connected with Allah and Astra
even Tamia Rahim Allah He said Verily in this life is a Jana who whoever does not enter the Jannah of this dunya will never ever enter the Jannah of the ashram.
Do you know what the Jana is?
That Jana is falling in love with Allah azza wa jal fall in love with Allah subhanho wa Taala once again,
and it's not gonna always come easy. Sometimes it takes time. So if you're an authority Rahimullah, he said for 10 years I hated my Tahajjud prayer. For the next 10 years, I still prayed it, but for the next 10 years, I tolerated it and then for the next 10 years, I fell in love with it.
It doesn't come easy sometimes. A bother doesn't come easy. But that is the only way to persist and to struggle with it is the only way. So equity my brothers and sisters love Have you ever seen
a soccer match or a basketball match where people don't warm up?
Yeah, if you don't warm up right, or a boxing match for example. If you don't warm up, you don't get your muscles and you stretch your muscles ready. You're going to eventually lose you're going to have a stitch or something or the other you're going to pull us pull a hamstring and then off you go correct
if you don't prepare for Ramadan, that's what's gonna happen to you. You're gonna have a stitch you're gonna pull a muscle of course you're not gonna pull a muscle or stitch but what's going to happen is firstly Ramadan comes it's wow looks exciting. Second day comes I'm thirsty. Third day comes I'm hungry. Fourth day comes it's like ah, I'm dead. Right? That's exactly what happens. Don't do that to yourself. Prepare by fasting now.
The halogen first light comes that away mashallah the masjid is overflowing you need to isness Now,
second day comes you only one and a half is now. Third day comes. It's not enough. Fourth day comes. You don't need this now.
Isn't that true? It's exactly what happens. You know why? Because we are the Ramadan warriors. Ramadan. Yeah, we're gonna do war in Ramadan. But guess what? Without preparation, you're not much of a warrior. You're not much of a warrior with a Buddha. You're not much of a warrior prepare now. It was authentic reported that the prophets of Allah Salam did not fast in any month. All of the months other than Ramadan except for the month right before Ramadan which is Shan Shan man. So he fasted all of Shabbat
right? So prepare for the month of Ramadan but fasting all of Shabbat every day. Yeah, every day fast. Stop now. Stop now and Roger no problem. Follow it up with fasting Ramadan fasting and Shaban follow it up with easy fasting Ramadan insha Allah Tala. Also your tahajjud lupia Malay
If you want to make it easy for you to start today, stop now that anyone listened to me yesterday when I said don't sleep without trackers. I sincerely hope you did. I know I know. I can see 00000 says like say he's also saying 000 Okay, it's time to get off. I know, I know. But I'm gonna take two more minutes here. Okay
equity don't become a Ramadan warrior be of those people who fast now and who pray now in preparation. And another thing of course, it's very difficult to give you the card only on that day you have to get into the habit of giving sadaqa now
so that starts now. Yeah, so that starts now. And remember Shawwal as Siobhan which is the month just before Ramadan is like the two records are fragile. Just like Fajr
fragile remember has two records for your two raka the obligatory prayer has two records before it right. So in the same way equity Ramadan, which is obligatory fasting has the month of Shabbat before it so that you can also pray the two records. And just like for example, the hole has to occur sooner right after the hood. In the same way Ramadan has the 10 days of Shawwal too fast as well. Okay, that's what the cause the the outcome of the work at the fasts, meaning the very highly recommended fasts because if you do that, then you have not only follow the Sunnah of the Prophet system, you've also prepared from easy Ramadan.
And of course my brothers and sisters Islam.
One of the reasons why Ramadan was given to us is so that we remember, we remember two types of people who are the number one is the poor, who have no food to eat. Number two, are the prisoners of war so that we remember them. Why do you remember prisoners of war because they don't have their families with them. So in the same way, we remember the prisoners of war who will never have their families with them, because we also stay away from our families in the days of Ramadan, so equity
in these days, remember the poor remember the prisoners of war, the languishing in prisons, or others who are in the prison of this life languishing in the in the poverty in the prison of poverty? Remember, these people come close to Allah by being good to them.
You know, I want to tell you something that is more exciting. It's a final thing when I say inshallah you know, something I'm going to tell you that is more exciting. The buying a new Bentley, a new Porsche, a new Lamborghini. Something that's more exciting than buying a new house. Three stories. beautiful backyard, fantastic fireplace, fully decked out, more exciting than having a credit card with an unlimited
cash balance, more exciting than getting married to a beautiful woman or an amazing husband.
Do you know what's more exciting than getting a raise in your job? Or getting a kiss from your son or your daughter? Do you know what's more exciting than all of these things?
It's to make
a poor Muslim happy is to put a smile on an orphans face is to put a smile on father's face as he says thank you for saving my dignity. In front of my family is the smile and the DUA that a woman will make a Muslim woman will make when she says thank you for saving my dignity, my honor, and my chastity because I was about to sell myself because because I didn't have food.
It's the DUA the prisoners will make and saying Oh Allah, this person remembered me You remember him? He remembered me when everyone forgot me. You remember him when everyone will forget him.
That is more exciting a lie. That is the reward of the day that is the reward of the one who works for the cause Allah azza wa jal by helping people. So my brother's sister in Islam, do not deny yourselves this amazing opportunity to have paradise on this earth to taste the sweetest thing, which is to know that Allah loves you and that you love him back. And that you're excited for that day when you will be meeting ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. And that on that day, he is just like the throne of Rama shook.
From happiness on the day of the death of Osama bin Laden, Allah subhanho wa Taala sent down His angels to pray over us and also for his throne to shake on the day that we die from the happiness of Allah azza wa jal that meeting us,
Xochimilco to all my brothers and sisters, for attending this beautiful conference to all my brothers and sisters for organizing it for my beautiful Messiah for leading it. And to all my brothers and sisters, the volunteers for all the hard work that they have done and for this amazing person over here and our amazing person over there, translating
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Say we're madly translating all hamdulillah everything that we're saying patiently with all the bad jokes. I don't know how they've been doing with the jokes but I'm sure inshallah it's been funny. Zack okay once again inshallah see you another time Salah welcome with our handler