Channel: Waleed Basyouni
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Allah, wa shadow Allah, Allah in Allahu Allahu la sharika wa wash Mohammedan Abdo rasuluh Allahumma salli ala Muhammad Anwar Allah Allah Mohammed kanessa later Allah Ebrahim, Allah Allah Ibrahim in Naka Hemi de Majeed bergerie by de la. All praise due to align His praise and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam and his family, his companions and his followers until the day of judgment. My dear brothers and sisters, I pray witness that Allah is the only one worthy of fortune, and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his last and final messenger.
For every 10 people on this earth
will soon celebrate the dearest month to the heart of every Muslim and to
the loss of Hannah with the others creation, even in general, which is the month of Ramadan,
very soon, and few weeks, we all going to be gathering inshallah, hopefully here in the semester, or whatever method you will be at that time, while you're fasting, while you're offering one of the greatest act of worship, that one of the most beloved act of worship to Allah, which is fasting, during the month of Ramadan.
The month of Ramadan is definitely a very special month to all of us. I know that you will hear a lot about the rulings from a lot and the verges of Ramadan. And you heard a lot already. For the last few years or so many years you've been coming to the masjid and coming to the congregations. But somehow that's this story. And this is a talk that you'll never be bored with. That every time you repeat it. Every time you talk about it, you just naturally feel that you're excited about the month of Ramadan. Even though we might fast this month this year, in a very long days and holidays, relatively purchase. So it is something that every Muslim know the value of this month, we'll be
excited about it. It is the month where the gate where the gates of heaven will be widely open.
Well welcoming people because there are so many good deeds can be offered during this month lead to paradise, and the gates of heavens will be closed the gates of hell, the jahannam be closed, which it means that there are so many people will be freed from the hellfire. So many people will be protected from the Hellfire during this month. That's why the gates will be closed. This is the month where Allah subhanho wa Taala will change the leaders and the commanders of the shell theme the devils they will be you will be protected from them. Because if your CRM as the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, a CRM, a CRM is a shield is a protection for you. Also, this is the month of
laylatul card, the knight of power, which is better than 1000 month better than have at three years. And so a four should be just fasting, donating, reading, making your app whatever after four should be due during that night. It will be equal to 83 years or more of the same exact act of fortune. Like if you pray that night as if you pray 1000 months of prayer. That's why the move is serene the interpreter of the Quran said from an agora kurama Ivana Ching kathira for
Ottawa and La hacer la those who will live to enjoy and to celebrate these nights the night this night the night of Iraq for so many years. He will be as if he lived in this life. a countless number of years, so many years, so many years. It is the month where people fast, where people donate, where people may cut too much or on where people pray taraweeh where people hold one another where people offered food to bring and to gather socially together during this month. It is the month of a salad. It is the month and everybody noticed that during Ramadan
surgeons are full hamdulillah it is the month of our on where people come back and be reattached to the Quran. It is the month of Assad apart. What kind of sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Judah makuuchi Ramadan, the most generous the prophets of Salaam, his he's very generous man. He's one of the most generous persons that you can think of, but he will reach his peak Salalah Selim in generosity during the month of Ramadan during the month of Ramadan, brothers and sisters, I know personally people who are related to me, Frank to me, and I heard have already passed away maybe several weeks or months ago, and you're not going to make an Allah Subhana Allah only knows if means
you were going to make it this Ramadan or not. And I know other people this Ramadan will come to them. And they will not be able to enjoy the same act of worship that they did last year, or the years before because they became badly diabetic and he cannot fast anymore. They are so sick and weak that they cannot offer the same act of worship that they did before.
If you are not one of those people,
and you still have the health and the strength
that Allah Subhana Allah has blessed you with mixer from now that you have your intention to fully maximize the benefit of this month. So even if Allah forbid anything happened to you, during these weeks before Ramadan, you will take the Agile because of your intention. And that's one of the first step to prepare yourself for the month of Ramadan for the month of Ramadan.
Ashima de la be grateful and thankful to Allah for whatever he gave wealth, health, power, strength, guidance to him and guidance to be here today to hear this reminder and so forth.
And remember that
you will not achieve Allah's mercy unless you work and you act upon that.
Our example is like a personnel is like the example that was given by
Rahim Allah Allah, He said that if a person in the in the sea in the ocean, and that person is basically is about to give up, he cannot anymore hold himself or herself in the water, you your body's temperatures dropping down, your muscles getting weaker, you cannot keep up with the waves, and you still see the shore not far away from you. But you will ask yourself what this person doing? Is he trying to commit suicide? Is he trying to drown himself and to die? willingly? No.
Do you know what this person tried to do? He's trying to hold on to wait for the shore to come to him.
So he can walk up safely.
You know that this isn't gonna happen.
You know that this is the wrong approach. And if we use this muscles and this strength, to fight the wave and to go take his way out to the shore, he will be safe. I was that he said that's exactly the example of us in this dunya the shore is paradise. The shore is the mercy of Allah subhana wa tada in order for you to achieve it you have to march towards it. That's why Allah subhanaw taala said Wasabi Wasabi.
Wasabi comm Marsh fast walk fast towards the gentlemen you have to earn Allah Subhana Allah has mercy you have to offer what it will be this three isn't for you to survive, which is to do your best to do your best according to what you're capable of, to please Allah subhana wa Tada. So when Allah Subhana Allah will look at you in the month of Ramadan. When he sees you in the month of Ramadan he will see is the person who is willingly have done everything he or she could offer to achieve Allah Subhana Allah has mercy and to achieve Allah subhanho wa Taala is the word.
That's why I'm reminding myself and my brothers and sisters tonight today to take to get ready for this month to get ready for this great opportunity that is coming up very soon. There is a lot to talk about the Ramadan but today I just want to focus on one thing that I learned personally from Ramadan, and I'm sure that you all would agree with me on it. That this is the month where it shows your kindness and care and love towards others. It is the month of generosity. It is the month
generosity. It is the month of giving to others stretching your hand towards others had been Omar said that he heard the Prophet for Salah months saying, I have been nasty in Allah and Pharaoh whom leanness the most beloved one to Allah is those who are more beneficial to others, those who benefit others. Well, I have been in a law saloon
and the most beloved detour law is to make your Muslim brothers or sisters happy.
Like your spouse, like your children, like your friends.
And also the prophets or Salim said, our tech shifa and who corba or that you will help him to go over one of the calamities or to ease put him in ease after he is going through a hardship or suffering from a hardship out duck, Leandra Dana, that you will pay his debt or her debt out.
Or to feed that person while he or she is hungry. Tired Are they an MC Effie Hagerty? Effie? I have gotten a I'm in an STD has a chakra woman Mushaf he had he had a speech Allah subhanaw taala who Padma who Yama Yama Yama does indeed have done. Well had he had his own cancer. No, no, Ronnie, you feel more general
than the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said, to go with my brother and to help them to achieve or to accomplish or to do one of their affairs, more beloved to me than staying in the message for a whole month making it a decaf and seclusion just dedicated all my time to worship to salaat and they can go on with my brothers to help them that will be more beloved to me than doing Attica for a whole month. And if you walk with your brother or sister to have them
Allah subhana wa Allah will support you in the day of judgment when people need the support the most
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Bella carbonara Bimini is lazy beside one of the greatest imams he is in the same level of Abu hanifa Malik Shafi. He has his own method for a very long time in Egypt, Rahim Allah. He said that when someone take my son, when I give my sadaqa, to the mustard to the poor people to anybody that he deserved it or she deserved it. They said when they take the sadaqa from me, they have done favor to me.
It's not I did favor to them. That's why some of the early Muslim scholars, some of the early Muslim scholars used to say that the poor persons that who accepted your setup or whatever, basically area that you're giving the Sonata towards, they are the one who have the upper hand in reality, some of them used to say, I fixed their worldly life and they fixed my
because I helped them to fix to live a better life in dystonia by giving him
a better house a better place a better facility. But you know what he has done by taking he has allowed me to raise my level agenda, to have a better place in general. And really, he has done good to me. Some of them even used to say when the poor person come to take the money from them, he The Giver won't be putting his head down and let him take it from up. So you will not feel the tea is in bad situation just to give him a more support.
Brothers and sisters, being good to others, being good to others and lending hand giving, sharing, rushing to help extending your basically gratitude and your your willingness to help others it is one of the quality of Eman one of the reason for your sins to be forgiven. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that a man just moved from the street from the road of the people are basically a big branch of of tree blocking the road and it has a lot of thorns could hurt children's at women, men who walking older people or maybe even animals. He said he moved it and he took the rest to deal with this big branch and move it from the why Allah because of that have forgiven all the sense.
The woman who have given water to a thirsty dog, Allah forgiven her sins, because she took that because of that mercy in her heart and she willingness to stretch your hand to help an animal
and hustle and bustle. He used to say when he gives somebody charity, he said to a lot this person
Asking for food, asking for help. And what I'm looking for is your forgiveness. And I know that you're more generous with your forgiveness than me with my money.
So forgive me
being Richard doesn't mean that you have so much money. No.
Rich means that you have something other people that they don't have. It could be money. It could be health, it could be wealth, it could be position. It could be science, that you're very intelligent. And it could be wisdom. It could be a position that a lot of giving you have an opportunity to help other people who don't have that what arena it means something you became basically independent by you don't need anyone anymore. Because it means you depend on someone. I was only the one who's independent doesn't need anyone's help.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he said once to his companion, Who among you today is fasting obaku said me who was among you have visitors sick person have attending generator basically a funeral have given sada they said no one will do these forms in one day unless this person desert paradise three out of these four is based on helping other
giving hand to others. stretching your hand and offering people your support
the good deeds that you do towards other by helping them by improving their life by supporting them individuals or Institute's or organizations.
It does protect you from Masada soup, it protects you from bad ending to end your life in a bad way.
My brothers and sisters
an evening once said that no one will give further until it will be a protection for him from the evil things that happen on the street. And he meant by that Yeah, and he will be assassinated or be attacked under the old days like in an hour they say a terrible death in a car accident or so forth.
Adnan Mubarak once a man told him I have a very sick needs, it always bleeds and something bothering me that have no robotic said you know what you can heal it with just about all the other doctors that consult this we couldn't find any cure for you. There is no MOBOTIX says go to a land the dry land and people who are poor cannot offer to have a well and digger well for them. He said I did and Allah immediately cured my my, basically my knee He came back to FBI attorney Mubarak. He said How did you figure that out? How did you figure that out? He said in the be salatu salam said Tao moto barkham to set up a heal the sick ones that you have with sign up with sada by giving sign up and
asking Allah in return and return to the person that you're giving set up a for or in his behalf had been on one of that scholars in the early time he said that I used to have a very big she come and it used to produce a lot of milk that is enough for all my family and basically my neighbors and I decided one day to make that camel for this to give it for the sake of Allah and I told my children this she camel will be only dedicated all the milk comes for it to go to the people. He said they went to the desert and enter in one of the caves and he got lost stuck actually ended. And he said i get i get lost contact with all the caravan that he was traveling with.
Days goes by his children declare him dead. And now they're distributing the wealth. They saw the chicken was very expensive what they said we nobody knows about that deal that my father made with us. And they decide to sell it and to take the money.
Two days later, his their father were found the asking how can you survive all these days. He said, for every night I used to have in my place a water, milk, sometimes sweet water.
And I use it until it survived. But for the last two days for the last two days, I lost all the source of this food and water that I used to get.
And when he told them that they said Father forgive us these two days that you lost your source of food. It is the two days when we decide to take the she camel to us and we would prevent the port from the milk that it produced.
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my brothers and sisters, one of the best blessings that Allah can give it to you that you have that feeling of others, the needs of others. It doesn't matter how rich or poor you are. biller wasn't the poor companion, he was told give and don't be afraid of poverty and 50 Amira
is to feel what your brother is going through the needs of your brothers. It is in itself a sign of Eman method meaning fetullah to him. What are our homie him? Can I tell you the example of the believers that the feel what their brother's going through, and it will tell him Cinderella country, a man takuna.
Napoleon said, according to your level of Eman, you will be impacted by what your brother's going through.
But if you come in, for example, your message need money. And he said, Okay. Sure. Other people do, you don't have that feeling attachment, that this is something I share something I'm responsible for it. When you see your brothers is stretching their hand and going through suffering, I need your hand and you just walk away, as if you curless that's a very clear sign that your image is not that strong.
And the more that you care, the more that shows that your image is strong.
Men lie on
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Those who have no mercy in their heart, there is no mercy for them. How about herself and another Hadith he said haba hasip Melania janilla who feel
such a loser, a person who have no mercy in his heart toward others. in Idaho, I was reading about a man is an interesting, a man who's like an average sales American person who goes house to house to sell vacuum cleaners. He walked into a house in Twin Falls in Idaho.
And this lady opened the door. He said I have volunteered to sell. She cried. She said that's Sunday. That's not the time for vacuum cleaners.
He had that mercy in his heart to weren't this old woman. He said What's wrong? She told him my husband is very sick inside. I'm just waiting for his death. What's wrong with him? they asked they said that one of his basically his both kidneys are failing and about to die.
And just he's curious. He said, What's your husband's he has a little bit of background in medicine. He said what's your his blood type? They said that about time. We couldn't find any donors anyway. He said, You know what, let me think about it. He went and he said they call one of my family members is a doctor, I said I've checked my kidneys are very both very healthy. Can I donate one of them.
He took that series. A week later, he walked into the same house
that he went there a week before to give them a vacuum cleaner.
And to get back from them to get back from them money.
But now he went to knock on the door to give them one of his kidneys. And to take back and with home a legacy that it will keep his name remember.
You know greatness is not about what you gain in life. To be a great person is not depending on how much you gain in this life. To be a great person, it's all rely on one factor, how much you will give in this life.
That will make you a great person.
That what is greatnesses
there is a famous professor, his name is a machete. He used to have a bird and he used to pull the legs of the beta until the bird until he broke at once and cut it off. His mother said Son, son, I guarantee you you will not go away with this. Have no mercy in your heart. You will not go with this as the machete if you read his life story and you need a description. He lost one of his legs, the same exact legs that he pulled out of that bird when he was a kid was a teenager.
And make us among those who will take this Ramadan as an opportunity to change our attitude about giving about helping about stretching hand about being part of the community and a part basically a member who will contribute
a member who will see himself as a partner, not just as a customer, male, his family and finally
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hamdu lillahi wa salatu salam ala mela and
my dear brothers and sisters, this month, the month of Ramadan.
There are so many if you look at the history from Yvonne, you will see that there are so many things changed during this month. So many things change during this month. It's been even said that in this month, the month of Ramadan, Allah have revealed down the Torah and the Injeel and we know for sure it is the product. And this month Allah have given victory we said to moose, and in this month, Allah subhanho wa Taala have also have also basically have sinned Moosa and in this month, a lot raise up he says,
the same set of the alarm.
And this month Allah have sinned Mohammed with a message that change the earth.
Change the whole world. Allah Subhana Allah during this month have given victory to the Muslim during the Battle of better which is declare a new beginning a new era for Muslims. He gives them the victory to conquer and to open Mecca. Timmy Can you another point, another landmark in the history of Islam.
There are so many people born died. There are so many events happening during this month. Muslim for the first time reached, and there are several move on.
And I can go on and on and on and on and on. But you know, what's the most important historical event that it should be recorded in the books of history
related to you?
What will happen
and Ramadan 2011.
For you what this month going to change.
What's gonna change your life, okay, I don't happen to happen, or I was revealed and Dallas was reached, blah, blah, blah. Okay, what that means to you how this is going to benefit you how this is going to change you the most important thing related to you what it will be coming down in the books, at least in the books, which is in the hands of the angels? What will change in your life,
as an individual, as a family, as a community, as a society? What will change in our life? If this is the month of change? Ask yourself, what am I willing to give up? What I'm wanting to change in my life? What I want to improve in my life? Is it my relationship with my wife? Is it my relationship with my father, my parents? Is it my relationship with my husband? Is it my relationship with my community? Is it my relationship with my friends and my family members? What is it is going to change is that I'm going to quit the bad habits that I'm attached to it like lying, smoking, backbiting, gossip, being stingy holding back having doubts about people thinking negatively.
I'm going to not be I'm going to decide in this room. And I'm going to be that angry man with a very basically students a scary face and look in his face. I'm going to be a happy person in this month.
I'm going to declare this month to be the month where I will have control over my life.
This month will make me a strong person, that I will not be led by problems by my problems. I will not be buried by the challenges that I'm going through in life. But I will turn it to be a reason for victory. When I came from and
we have a nice story I heard about it.
Have a person who had a nice farm
and he had this goat he loves the deer so much. One day, the goat jumped into dry well, he felt that the goats dead. So he decided to bury this goat in the well. And to close it forever with fans. He brought all these loads of sand and start throwing the sands. He took the basis shovels and start throwing the sand inside the well. It's deep one he could he wouldn't take the rest to go down to take the body out of that goal. But the goal was not dead was just unconscious. When the same hit the back of that goat. The goat worker
was so terrified voice is very weak what
she realized immediately what's happening it will be buried alive. So every time we were through same it will show up the same office back and we'll jump above the Senate. Every time it will the senate comes it will check it out.
Shut up, and we'll jump out of this above the same until what happened he tried to bury the goat and he finally what have risen the goat.
Don't let problems in life bury you alive.
Don't let your problems in life to bury you alive. Make this month of Ramadan is the month okay? Shake it off. And you will make turn these challenges in life, the problems maybe you're not having the job that you want the income that you want the family that you want. Maybe the sickness maybe the poverty, maybe the debt, maybe whatever it is that teenager boy or girl that giving you a hard time at home, don't live this very your life. Deal with it in a positive attitude. Turn it to be the reason for you to be strong. The reason for you to know how you can deal with it in a better way. Believe it or not, Allah will never put you in calamity in hardship just for the sake that you
suffer. No, it just for the sake that you can improve yourself and strengthen yourself in your email.
Make sure that this is the month of Ramadan and now it's the point in the biggest start point and turning point your life
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