Perfecting Our Fasting In Ramadan
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witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his finalist in JAMA God festival SLM one a form or ask them to lower Acad to welcome decreases and 100 Allah, Allah, Allah blessed us with saying another Ramadan, the Panama how many people they thought they're gonna make Ramadan, but Allah did not write it for them to make it what is Ramadan. So we asked Allahu Allah to bless us in this glorious month in sha Allah, and maybe help us to increase his much righteous actions in these as we can be evening nap. Today DC. This is the month of mercy and blessings. the month in which the doors of Jama opens and not one of them is closed, the month in which the doors of the Hellfire are
locked and change and not one of them is opened. And it's the month in which the sale being the devils change the tunnel. So the person finds it easier to strive for the hero or the hero and to get closer to a level to Allah and as the Messenger of Allah so Allah wa alayhi wa sallam told us that in every night, there are people who are lost the pantalla freeze in from the fire. In every day and night ever more dawn, there are people who are level data, he's freed them from the fire. These are people that have kind of lost due to their deeds that they've been, they would have been destined for the fire, but due to their sincerity of fasting, Ramadan, and striving for the sake of
a lot in this month, that they gained the pleasure of a lord His forgiveness. And so Allahu taala you know, make them from those were saved from the fire. May Allah make up all your galantamine from those who are saved from the fire.
So the Panama deeds This is we have to realize how huge is this blessing of Ramadan, you know, if we don't cut this Jr, like, think about your life, you know, you think about this dunya it's full of problems full of you know, fitness, full of sadness, full of hardships, we're surrounded by all of this around us that we can doubt Amen. So that's why when Ramadan comes, it's a time for us to escape from our problems, to escape from the sickness of this world, to escape from the hardships of this world and just turn ourselves completely with our hearts to Allah subhanaw taala You know, this is the season of a better the month of Ramadan is a season of a bear that is coming to you just like
to have different seasons of winter, summer, autumn spring, this is a season of a bear that the season of worship that comes to us once a year that you know, inshallah, we want to make them take maximum advantage of the seasons.
And you find the power when the season comes, everybody around you gets affected even the normal people who they're not really that usually focused on their religion. But when Ramadan comes to Panama, you find it's like, it's like, it's like a season that affects everyone, everyone's affected by the season and you find them all. Suddenly turning back to a loss of pantalla suddenly going back to the Quran, suddenly coming back to prayers and coming back to the mosque. So this is a beautiful thing is it's a perfect time to make real changes in your life, you know, because you've got that complete motivation around you.
So the Panama disease as we come to Ramadan, COVID without sin, you know, we come to Ramadan, our hearts full of sin, our hearts, you know, they hadn't, hadn't had the Panama from from all the different things have been exposed to all ye.
So we have to realize that, you know, our goal for Ramadan is not is you know, it's beyond the fasting and the praise the bulk Ramadan goes beyond the philosophy and the prayers. Rather, it's to come back to what a lot of times are to come close to Allah Subhana Allah through those fasting and prayers.
Yeah, he's calling us in the Koran. He's calling us in the Quran to come back to him. He wants us to come back to him. He said yeah, and you're in Melbourne. We're cabbie Rob, because headin over
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people, what is the saving you from your Lord mahabharatha beloved we can carry what is it that taking you away and keeping you away from a lot of hands Allah. So this is the time alongside it officially in the month of Ramadan. We want to turn our hearts back to them and realize what is the reality of this life becomes free yourself from all the distractions of dystonia, you have free yourself from whatever, you know, other distractions you have around you and just focus yourself on your life. I always say, take a holiday from this dunya take a holiday from dystonia, and just focus yourself inshallah as much as you can. On your ibadah the evening Allahu Allah.
So this is
many times, you know, as sisters, as women, we sometimes feel a little bit disillusioned when it comes to our bond, because we have great plans before Ramadan, Tom, we have great fans of all the things we want to do. But due to our heavy schedules, you know, we have a lot of responsibilities of looking after our husbands, or maintaining our household or running after our children. So all of these things can derail your, you know, your goals for Ramadan. And sometimes you feel like you're not, you're not really achieving what you want out of Ramadan. So that's why one of the topics I want to speak about today is how to perfect your fasting for Allah, how to perfect your fasting for
a lot, because very often, it's not necessarily about the quantity of things you do, but rather the quality, and the quality can be enhanced and increased Obi Wan, Obi is law all by the intention, okay, so you can have, you might do a very small date, but it becomes so huge in a state with a law or because of your sincere intention for a law. So this is what you should be focusing on, maybe you can't do a great deal in your day because of your heavy schedule in looking after your children trying to look after your household. But don't underestimate the small little acts of extent that you can do with you know, whether it's your husband, with your children, we we do citizen Islam with
a relative, don't underestimate go small activists. And that could be huge in the scope of the law, or because of those and seek that sincere intention, even just a small interface of your sisters upon a law that you did for the sake of a law. So don't underestimate any app in this month, like strive as much as you can with it in whatever way whether it's helping a sister, whether it's a kind word to chew up a fist up to make her happy, because she's down. Don't underestimate any small deal that you can do for the sake of Allah. But the most important thing is to have in your heart from the very beginning, that, you know, it's the power law, you want to do this for the sake of Allah,
you're doing these acts to please a lot in this month. You want a lot, you know, you want to reach a high level in your fasting and some tips on how can we in sha Allah, you know, get, like, how can we get the most, you know, blessing inshallah, in our days of fasting
is first of all, from the very beginning, if you want to really, you know, feel Ramadan, from the very beginning, is when you as soon as you wake up in the morning, put in your heart from the very beginning, that you went live this day, for the sake of a law that your intention in this day in every day from Obama when you wake up, what is your intention that you're a law, I want to live this day for your state that everything I say everything I do is for your sake, trying to please you with everything I do and say so that way that everything you do even normal habits, inshallah you're up it can become, it can become an active worship for you, as long as you've got the intention behind
it that is to please a lot. So even when it comes to your daily household duties that you find mundane, you find boring. Like you've got to clean your house you think I'd rather be reading Quran right now? I have to get up I have to vacuum I have to I have to clean my house. I have to cook the food for thought and sometimes you feel like a bit like how can I say jealous even because, you know, you see, for example, maybe the man or the family? They're all sitting down reading grant, or what are you up to the bronze? Age 20 Judah and what are you up to the Quran? Have I done one because I'm busy during the house, I'm busy looking after the children. So sometimes you can feel a
little bit, you know, what's the word jealous deprived, that you're not doing as much as someone else. But the way to overcome that inshallah is just by putting your sincere intention, even in the small things that you do, like I said, that even daily habits become activated. They're done by their intention. So if you make you know, for example, you go wash the dishes, you're gonna cook the food for your family. So you put into your intention, you say Bismillah, for example, before studying because Bismillah when you say Bismillah you're asking for the help of a law in what you're doing. And you ask it and by you saying Bismillah r what was Baraka in that action, along with
Baraka in the action and you want to hold on to be in a state of Baraka at all times.
And places as much as you can, okay, we want to try and get ourselves in a state of Baraka in all times and places in Ramadan inshallah, because when we're in a state of when Allah is pleased with us, this is when a lot of forgiveness and Russia is coming down on us. So we want to try as much as we can and move on to get ourselves in a state where Allah is pleased about his mercy and forgiveness is descending upon us in sha Allah so that's why we're all throughout your day Ramadan, keep on questioning, you're questioning yourself is what I'm doing now. Is it pleasing to Allah? Am I gaining reward but what I'm doing? If the answer is no, then change your apps do something else,
you know, go to something else that does bring the pleasure of a loss of cansada or change the act of the possible into one that is facing a loss of pantalla Okay, try to for those of you who are very busy no increase in your degree of a lot of stuff for a lot of stuff for the last couple of like making it like it's too far because we know that it's still thought it polishes The heart is still thought it polishes the heart like Toba purifies the heart when you sit down by yourself, you know, alone calling upon Allah subhanaw taala by his beautiful name, out rough man out Rahim Yama for yet a web, you know to Barney, or Allah purify me, Oh Allah, pardon me. wildfly me, you're
asking a lot of times Allah to purify you, and you're thinking about your sins of the past. You know, you're purifying your heart by asking Him to forgive you for those things of the past and you're reflecting upon them. But besides that, there's also it's just thought that maybe you're not thinking about a specific scene. But you just think for the last stuff along with your, your, the degree of your turn. And by that even by that you're softening your heart, and you're polishing your heart as well. You're polishing the blackness from the heart, you're polishing the hardest from the heart. So this is what we can be doing while we were, you know, driving the kids to school or with,
you know, cooking our food or whatever we're doing. So we try to keep up to date. aware, a lot of times Allah is pleased with our evening that.
So start each day, like I said, with the intention to leave this day for the sake of Allah, that everything I do I say is for his sake. And you want the pleasure and forgiveness of Allah in whatever you do. And then another way to get the Baraka in your day is to start with the Koran. Start try to you know, a straight up to fetch if you can sit and read the Quran, this puts it in your diary for spacing in your day you feel your day is blessed due to you starting the day out upon the Koran.
Okay, so these are some of the ways of getting the blessing of a loss of hands Allah.
Okay, do we have to realize what is out like we were saying in the beginning, what is our ultimate goal in Ramadan? Our ultimate goal goes beyond just fasting and just those prayers. Our ultimate goal is to get close to Allah through our fasting and our prayers. So how does a person get close to Allah? How does a person get close to Allah? It's not something mystical. It's not something like secret. It's something very straightforward, which is the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us about it in a heartbeat,
in a heartbeat in which he says that Allah has said in Bukhari, Narayana Bukhari, Baba hooray radi Allahu anhu matta Kaka Ilya Devi Shea in a Subbu la Yamuna
that my servant does not get closer to me by anything which is more loved by me than what I have made obligatory upon him. One day is De La Bete, Noire fee,
HIPAA, HIPAA. So if my surgeon continues to get close to me by optional and voluntary acts, until I love him. So our goal is showing Ramadan, OK, peoples fasting people's Ramadan is of different levels. People's Ramadan is at different levels. You have some people who sapan a lot like they think Ramadan is just about giving up food and drinks. And, you know, the marital relations, that's what they think Ramadan is to the rest of the Romans, like, during the day, this is talking Luffy go shopping like it's no, it's no different to their normal days, that they would have the rest of the year. So this is one level of fasting. And the next level is those people who, like they've got
their past they, they they stay away from food and drinks and marriage relations, but they also they also careful not to fall into anything hot on what they're careful to guard their tongue from falling into how long and from doing the beaten action. And the next level is they do it. They're doing all of that but they're also striving they're trying to read a lot of Quran and such as they can during the loss of Santana.
So this is a third level and then the highest level is those who their hearts are completely focused on a loss of pantalla in the end
era in everything they do or say. And this is like a higher level where they reach a level of fan in the past. They reach a level of a sense in the past, and this is what we should be trying to aim for if we can. It's a very, it's the highest level of worshipping Allah is then is the highest level of worshiping Allah and the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he defined a stent that is endowed with the law, to enter catalogo for inlanta kuntala, who are in Abuja, that is to worship Allah, as if you can see him. And even if you can't see him, then you feel that he can see you. So you could develop that feeling in yourself in your day in Farsi, feeling that whatever you're doing
it whatever you're doing, it is this you can see a lot in front of you, as this he can see a lot in front of you. And even if you can't get to that level, you know a lot watching you and everything you're doing set by that this is how we reach a level of 810 in our fasting, but we have to realize that what does go back to the body First of all, go back to the body that to reach that level, what did what did the messenger have a loss of a loved one it was a loss it he said that you can't get close to Allah. Except by firstly fulfilling what Allah has made fun on you. So like someone who wants to get close to a life, they're not paying good five prayers on time and they say, I love a
lot I want to be close to Allah. Okay, but inshallah by just by saying this stuff but a lot. Of course that's a step forward towards a lot of times Allah but if you really if your goal is to really get close to Allah, if your goal is to really come close to Allah in robot, then you have to take it by order of priority of what Allah has told us. And that starts with the five number one, the five prayers, the five prayers getting those in order, making sure you pay your, your budget, pray on time, and you pray all your other prayers on time and preferably in the beginning of the time. Because like the messenger, Allah told us after the llama, like from the most love deeds, and
best of the to Allah is Allah to Allah wa he has that the prayer on its time, the pay on its time this it has a higher reward like when you pray your prayer in the beginning of a time that has a higher reward and more love to Allah, then if you if you delay it and pray it data.
So Ramadan, we're trying to maximize maximize LLB. So this is the ways you can do it. Like you might be busy with your other things but at least for a maximize your day to day simple things that a lot of times Allah bless India has told us about, you know, in the weather in the form of a hadith. So, step one to get close to Allah in Islam is looking after our prayers, and paying attention to our prayers, and trying to concentrate more in our prayers, like, look at our prayers, because the state of our prayers during the year, be honest with yourself, how many times we stand before a law, and our heart is thinking about other things. Our heart is distracted with what we're gonna do after the
prayer or our problems, we're thinking about everything else except the prayer.
So let's try to make it our goal form a bond that will stand before a law, we really fight with ourselves to keep ourselves focused on praying to a lot of hamdallah and concentrating on the words we're saying and thinking in as to a lot of times Allah through our prayer the evening last Friday didn't have to show up in our prayers, and have humbleness and you know, humility to Allah Subhana Allah in our prayer this should be our goal but even in that
so as we're saying, if we want to get close to a loss of Allah in this month, we should be our ultimate goal to reach a high level inshallah Europe in getting close to Allah, the number one, we have to look at the the wedgie thing you know, the obligatory action which Allah has made obligatory upon us, and once we fulfill those, now we can continue getting close to a loss of hands, Allah be Nawaz is with the voluntary actions, the things other things that are like soon the things things that aligner Allah loves, if we if we do it, but we won't get seen if we don't do it. This is what we should be trying to concentrate on doing.
from the things we need to obviously number one, the best way to get these huge rewards in Ramadan is to focus on perfecting your fasting it's as simple thing just perfect try to perfect your fasting like maybe you can't do all these other actions that other people are doing these other acts would be bad, but you can perfect your fasting. It's right bear with us right now. Like you're fasting, you protect your fasting for the sake of Allah. So how do you do that? Well, first of all, how do you do that is what how the Messenger of Allah Allah
When it was said, I'm told us in the Hadith in Bukhari, right, right by Abu hurayrah.
From the keys to it is to guard our tongue. Number one is to guard the tongue. This is the main downfall of the fasting person, the tongue. Because at some stage, your emotions come in someone talks about someone, someone gets you angry, and your tongue loses control, and you start saying something that decreases your reward, like backbiting, lying, swearing, all these things, don't don't nullify your fast or break your fast, but what they will do is decrease your reward. Okay, and we, you know, as we said, people's fasting into different levels, and people's, depending on your level of fasting, this is the level of your reward with the law. So you want to try to aim for the
highest level as much as you can try to aim for the highest level
of fasting. And if you look at these headings I was referring to before, which mentioned about how my service does not draw need to me, except, you know, my seven doesn't draw near to me by anything, which is more loved by me, then the actions, the biggest reaction, and then he continues to draw nearer to me by the nowheresville. But then what is the result of that?
It's mentioned in the Hadith, that the law says
that when I love him, I become his hearing, which he hears, and he's saying, with which he sees, and his hand with which he reaches, and with his, his legs with which he walks. Now, what happens is that when a person reaches a high level of extent, where you're worshiping Allah, as if you can see him, and even if you can't see him, he can see you is that you get yourself in a state, where you don't want to look at anything, except that Allah is pleased with it. And you don't want to listen to anything, except that you know, Allah is pleased with it. And you don't want to say anything, except that Allah is pleased with it. And so the everything you're doing in your day is only what
Allah is pleased with. And this is, this is what a live mentioning, in this Hadith, that either I have come to some elbow, Allah de yet malby, that when I love him, I become his hearing with which he is so that Allah is guiding you where the mean is happy, it means that you don't listen to something, we are looking at something you don't, this is something that Allah is guiding you and helping you to restrain you're looking to strain your glands, from looking at a thing which a light is not pleased with which we could decrease your reward for your thoughts. So this is why we want to try to aim like I said, to reach this level of extent is affecting our passing.
inshallah. So the Messenger of Allah that Allah has gone back to before, he said, you give up both speech, and acting upon it and ignorant behavior, Allah is not in need for his food and drink. And even another narration, he mentioned that a person could get nothing for their fasting, except hunger and thirst. So this shows you that yes, a person can be fasting. But it shows you that by doing x, you know, saying words that displays a loss. And since things allies up a bit, whether it's backbiting displaying the swearing, abusing someone, getting angry, losing our temper, all of those things are going to decrease our reward, having an argument with someone while you're fasting, all
of those things are going to decrease your reward for your fasting. So you're going to try and aim at only saying the goods and only having a stand, like I said before, with everyone around you as much as you can, if you want to maximize, you want to maximize your reward, inshallah for fasting this month.
So let's go back to what I was saying before. So this is how we this is how it affects our fasting, to try to develop a sense to like develop the conscious consciousness of a lot of times Allah, in everything you're doing when you go to take your dog. Don't just stand there and do as a habit. Thank you, in short, that you know you're doing it for the sake of Allah Bismillah I'm taking this football for the sake of Allah to please Him. Everything I want to do in my day in busting on Drupal don't want to please a lot. I want to do a need to allow through whatever I'm doing. When I when I go to sleep, I say add to policy, because I want to please a law in what I'm doing that I remember a
law upon sleeping, when I wake up. I say do I you know and company led
by them and Matthew now why laser shoot, like thanking Allah for waking me up and giving me another day in this world. So remembering a lot of studying my day upon remembrance of Allah going to bed so you know it's going waking up with the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala going to sleep with the remembrance of a loss of pantalla so you go to sleep for the sake of Allah, you wake up for the sake of Allah
Last pantalla so you're leaving, you're leaving your date and night for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah This is should be our aim. And then that that's having extent with Allah and then having a stand with everyone around you, like I was saying before, try to bring happiness to the people around you. Like, we see that they met you know, even the Messenger of Allah so Allah one day he was said and he said, I have good family, you know Allah soon, to the pharaoh who Allah, Allah Muslim, that the most loved deeds to Allah is to bring happiness to another Muslim to bring happiness to the heart of another Muslim. So keep that in your mind just bringing just cheering someone up, making
someone happy, say a kind word, smiling in someone's face. You can't imagine how great is that reward with a lot of pantalla and especially when you're fasting that multiplied for you, but even in that, and we see the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam How does it Sahaba describe the Messenger of Allah when he's bossy Ramadan, that he became as well behaved, meaning missionary and Mozilla like that the prophets of Allah Ohio said when he was fasting, he became the most generous, he became the most generous in in rushing after the good Good day, and rushing up to the the highest, and the goodness, even faster than a window that brings that brings good, like the wind
that you know the wind that brings the rain that's going to be plentiful to the earth, that the prophets of Allah is and he was the most generous of people. But when it came to Ramadan, he became the most generous of all paid already he was the most generous of all people. But when Ramadan came, he became
he became to Panama the most generous in rushing after all kinds of goodness. Even like like he did, he was like a winner. So this is how you should try to beat try to beat and hold on spreading the word wherever you go. When you see a sister spread the fire remembering a law reminding her of a lot of pantalla being friendly with her having good manners having good laugh having you know padlock smiling in her face making cheering her up you know with your husband same thing when trying to make your husband happy smiling in his face which we don't do enough try to be happy with your let people feel well I'm different in Oregon you know she's happy in Ramadan she's she's different Ramadan try
to give that feeling of Ramadan that everyone loves her about because mom I love my mom Ramadan she's so dependable so yeah, this is the way the way that you know we were saying before we that we often feel like we're deprived we don't have enough time to do all the things we want to do but by perfecting our fasting This is one of the best ways to get close to a loss of pantalla in this month and to and to get the highest levels inshallah of fasting through through this this intention the evening
Okay, so let's move on. So we spoke before about
Oh, the other thing too obviously Another thing I should also mention too is be aware of wasting time be very aware always. You know, reflect as I'm saying each day reflect on yourself make sure you're not falling back into old habits because you know, oh yeah, we do waste a lot of time. We do waste a lot of time. So keep a try to keep on track keep keep accounting as you keep calling yourself to account each day looking at yourself, and making sure you're not slipping back into wasting time. Keep yourself on track keep pushing yourself forward. These are like as Allah says I am in am in my doodads like they are days they are counter days. They are counter days and you know
how fast Ramadan goes. Look how many days has already gone. And you'll see before we know it will be sitting here talking about a lot accepting Ramadan. This is how it is every single year. So you have to make the most of these days and realize that every day is gone it every day and night with opportunities to get the forgiveness of Allah Subhana Allah to get the forgiveness of Allah was in every one of these days to get his mercy and His forgiveness. So every day that passes by, that's one day gone, you can never get that day back. It's gone. Only to be you'll only see it on your Makkah Yama was opened for you and your piano and you see what you put into that day. They give that
every day in Oregon as a day you need to invest in just like you might have containers that you put things in like you might have a container for sadaqa for example, think about every day to hold on as like a container for soda. So I need to put as much as I can into that date be the last that is shown on your Maki Mr. Come and I find it the less food at least to make up for the rest of the year. Of all the you know negligence we have in you know the last law, the heedlessness Metalab protect us Okay, so don't let yourself waste your time. Like I said before try to be in a state of a blessing always like even as a drug you can say allama dR Nima bada can aina Allah make me in a
state of Buttercup wherever I am. This is based upon the ayah in which he lays to them. He says in suit Maryam
JOHN naval battle can animate my coins like he's asking a lot to make him more Barak mag making me in a state of blessing wherever he is. So you can say to Dr. allama Dr. Nima Bartok and aina Meccans. Allah made me in a state of blessing in a state of Baraka wherever I am because you know when your next date but you know that that means that inshallah Allah sending out you know, you're getting the blessing so much you're getting the forgiveness and mercy of Allah when you're in that state being in love.
Okay, so the other thing we need to focus on, besides perfecting our fasting is perfecting our prayers. This is a simple way of gaining high levels of reward through your fasting by focusing on your prayers, trying to get for sure, like I said, and then after that,
because the thing is, our prayers should affect us, if if our prayers were really affecting us, we wouldn't be falling into the scenes that we're falling into. The fact is, if we were really praying in a way that Allah has commanded us or wants us to pray, then we wouldn't be falling into the scenes that we're falling into. But the fact that we are ness is weak, and we keep falling into the scenes that we keep falling into. It shows us that there's something's still not right with our prayers. We haven't reached a level of course, sure that we need to reach in our praise and concentration. Because why because Allah says, In not salata, tan hair, and in fact, shirt, you will
mukha that the Salah, it could be from the pasture, and the mukha It's a bit from the sin, and the pasture and the April date. So if we still see ourselves, falling into sin falling into the disobedience of Allah, we can say to ourselves, let's The first thing we should do is up as our praise. There's something deficient in our praise do we're not really focusing on a lot in our prayers, we're not really thinking a lot through our prayer, because if we were and we really reached a level of Zen in our prayer, then how can we sit out about prayer and then lose a sense straightaway? How and how does a person who's got a sense fall into fall into sin and disobedience
of a lot so it shows that the only way we fall into sin and disobedience is we're in a state of last law. We said hey, this is not thinking about alarm. Next slide. Okay, so this is why by improving enhancing your prayers, this will enhance will enhance your party lead it will enhance your
obedience to Allah Subhana Allah and Sharma
besides that, so that's our that's talking about the five things that the CME and the salaat they from the thoughts actions of this month, but then we have been aware of fill in this month All right. So we talked about how we have a different field of thought the thought is that the obligatory acts if we want to get close to a loss we try our best to perfect those as well not just fulfill them and get them ticked off but try to perfect them and then after that we move to the new weapon and from the nowhere Phil is what the total total Yeah, the praying the total we at night at the messenger of a loss that a lot while he was going on. He said man Allah Ramadan, amen. And watch
the seven oh pero la Mata Casa min Denby, who ever stand during the night of Ramadan, hoping out of sincere Eman and hoping for the reward and forgiveness of Allah, then his previous sins will be forgiven. So this is why we don't want to miss out on this chance of getting the forgiveness of a lot in this month. This is another of the doors that are open for us to get his forgiveness in his month. So the first way is what through sincerely fasting for the sake of Allah and trying to perfect your fasting. And the second way is by spending your night praying, not the whole night, especially like what your approach should be. Like we said, like last week, we're talking about how
is ramadan ramadan is the race of them what we need. Ramadan is the race of the believers for the month Fira for the forgiveness and read one of the law, right? So the way to be if you want to really do well in this race, the best way is not go crazy in the beginning of it like how does how does the you know if you look at a famous athlete.
What do they do to successful athletes? What do they do? They stopped it you know that when they go for a very long race. They start out on a moderate pace, don't burn all out in the first round. Okay, so the way you start on a bond is in a moderate pace.
So you fasting your best and a night you're praying your prayers as much as you can. We'll come to that in a minute. But then you sleep and you have a rest at night as well. But then when it comes to the final rounds, which is the last 10 days that we put all our focus and effort that's what you see the famous sprinters like the you know, like the we want to call them. Yeah, famous sprinters or, you know, renowned athletes, that's that's their approach like using they take a moderate pace, but then when it comes towards the finish line and it comes to final laps, that's when suddenly they put the full, the full gear on. And this is what we should This is our approach from above. So right now
you're not exhausting yourself.
Right, you're just taking a moderate pace with your worship, you're enjoying it, you're trying to enjoy it. Like you don't need to sisters, you don't need to go to the mosque that has the most like that reads the most grants, you do not need to go to the mosque that reads the most Quran that might not necessarily be the best thing for you. If you want to, what do we say in the beginning, we want to seek neediness to Allah, through our prayers and fasting want to feel sure we want to feel the love of Allah through our prayers and feel close to Allah. So really,
you know, the best approach for most people is not going to be praying the most where they feel like it's so much Brenda who really really tired, they're not even focusing on their prayer anymore, because it's too long. To go from moderate goes somewhere where they're reading a moderate amount of grant, where to recite to have a nice voice, we'd actually enjoy the recitation and it's not too much for you you enjoy pray you love it, you enjoy praying and standing in front of a law This is a more sensible approach in regards to when it comes to the end. That's a different story if you want to pray more and you want to exert more effort in the last 10 nights that's a different story. But
now to the beginning of Ramadan don't use up all your energy in the beginning of Ramadan and then you find you've got nothing left at the end of Ramadan because you're saving energy for the end of Ramadan, you need that energy you know, like you know, when you have most of you had babies, right? You know, when you're going to give birth, what do they tell you don't do anything too much before you give birth, like just before about to give birth because you need energy for the birth don't you you need all that energy goes like running around outside doing too much walking and stuff like that you end up having not having enough for the bit so save your energy for the main event the main
event is the last 10 nights save your energy for last year for the final event. That's that's that's more important right now. So now you should be just trying to enjoy your fasting. Enjoy your recitation of grind during the day enjoying your sanding at night make yourself you know really love it and enjoy it. This is what my advice been in that
Okay, so let's come let's move on and talk about the other thing we should be focusing on. So we talked about praying at night. The other thing we should be focusing on during the day is put on because we we said chakra Madonna lady Penelope hilker, on the month of Ramadan is the month in which Allah revealed the Quran the main priority for us during the day is to try to recite as much for us as we can.
the important point as well with with the plan is that we want as much as we want to, you know, recite the Quran and our aim is so like for those of us who are fluent in Arabic, should be trying to recite the whole Koran by the end of the month, that should be like the minimum of our aim for those of us who are fluent
because we know that the righteous sellers before us then when Ramadan came, they used to leave a lot of their listings and they would actually the main priority was given to the Quran. So many of them would finish reciting the whole Quran every three days in Ramadan. Okay, and this is this is how much the priority they used to put towards reciting the Quran they would spend maybe their whole time just staying in the masjid reciting Quran as much as they can Okay, so this should be our main priority. But at the same time, we need to realize that this Quran was revealed as a shoe fat for that was in the pseudo like it's it was revealed four it was revealed as a treatment and a healing
for what's in the heart. And we know that we come to Ramadan upon Allah May Allah forgive us We come from a dog we see cats we have because whether we like it or not we have because like all our hearts are exposed to fit in all kinds of fitna and sins and dunya, Allah, the dunya is so great. All of that is a fitna in the heart, you know, so we were in a bit we're in the greatest need for the cure of the Quran, from the Quran to cure our heart in this month.
Like Alex said, one, zero means for Annie mawashi
meaning that we sit down, we have sent down from this Quran that which is a healing and a mercy for those who believe. So we need to come to this treatment. We all need this treatment, we need to come to this treatment, we need this cure in our life, we need to turn to it we need to open up our hearts and seek the treatment from from this Quran.
So how do you do that? You know, first of all, if you want the Quran to treat your heart, then the first thing you need to do is empty your heart out from anything else. Put aside your problems, put aside, you know anything that you need to do, right and just open your heart towards the words of Allah, Allah and make yourself feel this Allah is speaking to you. This is Allah he's speaking to you and it every single word. Every single if there is a lesson and something that Allah wants to teach you. So every time you read an AR, you need to be asking yourself what is a lot one taste, really this is what is
I want to teach me what what am I What should I learn from this ayah.
So, examples of this,
if you if you, you know, we should be taught yet through reading the Koran, we should in our heart We should be having the hope for the forgiveness and mercy through through three in the words of Allah I also hoping for a lot to cure our hearts and for Allah to treat our hearts and purify our hearts through reading the words of Allah subhanaw taala.
Okay, so the way if you do this, if you read the Quran in this way, you'll feel you leave with the verses you leave with the verses rather than us reading them and you don't really pay attention to what you're saying.
how do you do this? First of all, when you read the verses of Genesis,
when you read the verses and a lot about the gender, think about the beauty of gender.
Think about the panel on the happiness agenda, the peace agenda in Geneva sisters, you never hear anything that makes you feel sad.
You never hear anything that disturbs you.
You never get tired in Geneva.
There's no aches and pains in Geneva like Cipolla. As we get older we start to get aches and pains. We get tired, we get sore back, we get sore legs. We sometimes we can't speak from our pain. But know that you know Jana, there is no aches and pains. Never again who you have someone come to you and tell you something that makes you sad in your heart. How many times we people let us down? How do we? How many times do people live down in this dunya how many times people hurt us. But the Panama in the agenda. There is no more of that you'll never be hurt again by anyone. You never feel sad. Imagine that. This is what we should be thinking about complete and perfect happiness like in
Estonia desistance. Yes, you can feel happy. But it's never a perfect happiness. There's always something missing. There's always it's never the complete, like you feel very happy. But it's never. It's never a complete happiness. There's always something not going to be perfect with it upon a lot, but in general is a complete happiness, that there is no deficiency in that happiness. And trust me, think about the happiest day in your dunya right now, think about a day when you were extremely happy.
Think about a day when you're extremely happy a day when your heart was just filled with happiness. Imagine that in Jannah the happiness you're feeling Jana is something far beyond any happiness you've ever experienced in dystonia. You've never been happy in Estonia in the way that inshallah be inilah you feel happy in the Jana May Allah not deprive us from that happiness and the greatest happiness, the greatest happiness and the alarm of the private private from it is looking at the watch of Allah Subhana Allah looking at the face of a loss in agenda, this is the greatest reward, the believes will be given. It's greater than anything, there'll be given in the agenda from all of
the nine and all the blessings and rewards that you'll be given in Jannah. But the greatest reward is to see Rob will Allah mean to see a law in the next slide. This is the reward that, like the Panama it can't even imagine the ecstasy and the joy of looking at a loss of pantalla in the next life. May Allah not deprive us from it.
So the Panama City imagine Jana, like when you're reading verses about agenda, think about the beauty. No matter how beautiful dystonia is thinking about the most beautiful place in this dunya maybe you've gone to a beautiful park, or a beautiful scene that you've seen nothing yet. There is nothing in comparison to the beauty of agenda. It's nothing allows you to create that to show you the level that he can create. But what he has for the meaning and janma is something that far surpasses anything that you see this is deficiency in in Estonia, it's all deficiency it's all an illusion. It's all a temporary abode. Like it's all just
a novel. You know, it's all it's all just amusement and play. It's not It's not the real thing. It's not the real thing that a lot of times Allah has kept for the meaning in agenda a lot of progress from it inshallah. So when you read the verses of Jana and you think about that piece and you think about that beauty and you think about that happiness, then you want to ask a lawyer a law a law firm that they let you know like for example a llama zucchini be Jana, you know Aloma as a llama in the local Jana Aloma me as caloocan Jana, ask Allah when you're reading the verses of the Koran, and you get to the verses of Jana, as a lot of times Allah for the agenda. Make do I don't just like read
the crime. Stop and make your art from time to time and ask a lot. You're alive. Do not deprive me from the agenda. Your ally asked you for gender, your law.
Hello my name is Ella congenital for adults and Allah I asked a lot for the highest of Jannah. The Messenger of Allah says, when you ask for Jana asked for the highest agenda as for the adults, because he is the highest part of Jana, it's the middle part of Gemini, it is the best part of Jana. So don't just act like have high ambitions with a law, have high ambitions with Allah, don't just ask for Jana, ask for the highest part of Jannah inshallah, when you have high ambitions, this will cause you want to want to act in accordance with those ambitions, okay, when you have those high goals, you have those high ambitions, it will push you to want to move and work and strive inshallah
to achieve those high ambitions the evening.
And then when you come to the verses about the fire, we should be fit from a loss of pantalla from that fire, that fire is real, that fire as a messenger of Allah that a lot while it was then told us that it is more hot, then you know, Allah, it is like 69 parts
added on to the fire of this world. So this the fire of this world is only one part.
Okay, so imagine how hot is how what can the Barbies will be, it can be extremely hot, it can melt iron, right. But yet, no matter how hot that fire is, in this world, the fire of the jahannam is that much. And 69 of that much added on to it. That's how hot is the fire of the janitor,
which the panel we know that it's not only the disbelievers who's going to enter the agenda. It's not only the monarch up who's gonna enter the gentlemen. But even from the macmini, even from the believers, there'll be those who enter the fire, but why they into the fire to purify them in order to enter the agenda. Because nobody can enter Jannah in the state of sin. So you have to be purified one way or another. Think about that sisters, wouldn't you prefer to purify yourself in this dunya tend to be purified in the next slide. While the villa. Of course Yanis is another way to Allah can also pardon you like when you come on your piano with your sins, I might allow by His mercy and Rama
he could choose to forgive you or not. And you might not enter the fight even with that state of sins. But we don't want to take that risk. It's better for us to try to purify ourselves. Now while we're in the dunya by making Toba by making the Lord be still far and striving especially this month Ramadan driving, think about when you're when you're standing at night praying to Allah, or you're fasting during the day and having a hard time with the kids. Think about that you're trying to save yourself from the fire of the next slide you're doing is to strive to save yourself from the fire of the next life. You need to ransom yourself. You need to give to Allah and show him your sincerity in
order for him to have mercy and run upon you to save you from the fire on the next slide. So think about it like that to purify yourself inshallah, in this life, before we meet with a loss of pantalla in this life. So going back to I'm saying, you know, when you think about that fire, none of us can bear to be in that fire, even if it's only for one moment. Even if we have to be purified Next Step five, only for one moment who can bear it. We will make cooking food for our husbands or for our family. And for Panama we get burnt like some of the oil comes on our hand. We can't even stand a small bit on our hands. So who can bear the fire of the next slide, which is intensity of
hate is the level I just I just explained.
No one can bear it even for a moment. That's why when we read the verse via let's take this opportunity, especially in Ramadan, to ask Allah Allah Pina Amina Dabba now mama Pina Mina de na, O Allah, save me and protect me from the fire. ask Allah Allah Allah when you're reading the Quran, you come to a Cochrane about the knot, remind yourself of the knock, you couldn't stand it so Allah saved me from the fire at the same time when you're in your prayers and you're in your job to Allah like when you're praying tada we are you praying your footprints? Ask the Lord to save you from the fire as well although my opinion may not have been that although McKenna may not have been not Allah
Makino may not have been not a lot. This is why you can get more for sure by doing it in your prayers by doing it when you're reading the Quran. This is how you have more assured when you read the word and more for sure inshallah, when you when you pray to Allah Subhana Allah as well.
And then besides that, when you read a yet about the disbelievers or the AI, it's about you know, that is about them will never feel pain, or we read as about the Jews and Christians what is less than Allah 22
Okay, what is the lesson that Allah is trying to teach you a lot did not mention these characteristics about the kafar or about the Winnetka pain or about the Christian that about the Jews to entertain you. This book was not sent as an entertainment
This book was said as an as a Noriega as as a as an admonition, as a warning, and a reminder, right? So, the Quran was sent as a reminder and a warning, so you're supposed to learn something. When our lives teach, we're talking about the Christians that they did this, or the Jews did that old Vanessa Pina got these attributes, and a coupon, they do this equal to ask yourself what was a lot teaching me to not be like that? Don't do those actions I was mentioning in his book, don't do those actions. And then you come to verses where he says, Yeah, you're letting me know. Oh, you believe that he's talking to you now. He's commanding you to think how much of a lead up to these commands? How much
have I fallen short of his command that Allah has commanded me? Yeah, let me know. In Java compacity. Come
to Allah says in the Quran. For example, I used to believe if a fast it comes to you with a news, but the baby No, make sure that don't just believe it straight away. How many times do we fall into the sin of backbiting? Because someone posts something and we go spread it. And it wasn't even true. We didn't even make sure. No commission spread anyway. But we didn't make sure it's true. We believe that straightaway. So how many times so when we come to these a yet that mentioned the command a lot commanding us this way, we should make Toba? We should make Toba we should stop reading crime for a minute. And say the philosopher La Jolla Forgive me for the time I'm back with someone or you know,
any, any of the other eight yet, which allows commending us asked us of how much we lived up to these commands. And how much should we pull in for you know, really preventing you from something up all of us have given it for things you fall into, that he forbade you from doing.
Okay, so finally,
we're talking about ways to get close to Allah. So we said, let's try to aim to reach a sense in our fasting, reach, extend in our passing through what, for perfecting our prayers, for protecting our fasting, okay, through nowhere thing, such as a light press and reading are on during the day. And then, of course, don't forget charity, don't forget charity, don't forget for the car for the sake of a lot, because soda is something that
it wipes the sin, it erases the sin. And a lot of this is Len fanad, we'll be happy
to help you not reach a high level of righteousness. until you find what you love.
We don't read your high level with a lot of pantalla as we learn to spend what we love, first upon a lot, the way that the almanac described that when the Sahaba mentioned about the Prophet, so long way of saying that he became like, more, you know, so generous in in the pious, what she has is more than a past when that bringing abundant rain, okay? Is that
is that the kind of light you should be trying to, you know, rush and seek after, like, trying to spend for the sake of a lot in a way that that you don't see being poor, spend and be generous in our bond to the level that you don't feel you don't see being you don't see being poor, you don't see poverty, in other words, by your spending, so just how much you're striving with your sadaqa. And like we said, so the car isn't just with money. So the car is even in action. So the car is striving and spending your time striving and spending with your energy helping others.
This is sort of, you know, being generous in general, like trying to break people's spots, you know, like by feeding, feeding fasting people, this isn't the best of dates in this month. So these are all the ways that we can inshallah try to reach a level of sn throughout fasting and this month, being in LA.
There's a lot more we can talk about. But this is just, we can say the first lesson which is an introduction into Ramadan. And we're just focusing more today on how to perfect our fasting, which want to aim at now. So like we said, just tried to, you know, as women were busy, try to aim. Don't think so big. Think about simple, but think about perfecting it. Alright, think simple, think small, but think about perfection. All right. So think about perfecting your busting, perfecting your prayers, trying to fit in as much as you can. Try to pray at night as much as you can. You don't need to pray in the mosque at assistance to pray. You can pray in your houses. You don't need to
pray all of the living rough part if you can. You can pray even for our car, you can pay six Raka but just don't let the night go by that you don't invest something into your night. Like we said remember we talked about the sidecar the sidecar container every night. Just
Get something in your life. Every night that goes by Ramadan every day that goes in my barn, make sure you've invested something into that night, you've invested something into that day. Don't leave any of these nights in our barn or any of these days in our barn. It could even invested something in it that you show on your piano. When your Book of Records is open to you and shown to you, you see the investments that you put forth in this world. This world is the planting ground for the earth era. This world is a planting ground for the Arab era and Ramadan is the season to strive inshallah, in planting India, in striving in that Pantene ground as much as you can. It's Ramadan,
it's a month of competing with one another in righteousness and higher. So as you know, as the hubby is a headset mentioned
the huddle finish off with this hadith inshallah,
that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he told us that when the first night of Ramadan comes, the gates of fire have closed and locked and not a door of them is opened, and the gates of Jannah opens and not one of them are closed and of color from the angels called out. Oh secret of the head, go on. And go ahead. OSI called the evil stop what you are doing in every night of Ramadan, there are people who are freed from the fire and save from it. And that isn't until the end of Ramadan. So every night we need to ask ourselves, what have I done today to save myself from the fire and to earn the gender of the next slide? may Allah have his May Allah subhanaw taala forgive us in this
month, may he make us successful in this month, may he he shower us with His mercy and with his forgiveness in this month, and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to relieve the suffering and the District Four months this oma wherever they are May Allah subhanaw taala shower his blessings upon them and comfort their heart and you know to kind of find their way out from from their trials and hardships wherever they are in this world. While fully holy herder was suffering alone when he went back home was a ton of Colombia handig Ashleigh La Ilaha Illa and Sophie Luca