In The Shade Of Ramadan

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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In Alhamdulillah, hinomoto.

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ODM fusina woman sejati Molina, Maja de la palma de la la, la, la,

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la la la de la sharika. Why should one know Mohammed Abdullah he was a pseudo sallallahu alayhi wa early he was awfully he was sending my dad,

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always and forever We begin with the praise of Allah subhanho wa Taala we send our greetings and prayers of peace to the messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and to his family. We testify with firmness and conviction that none is worthy of worship of Allah. And that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his worshiping slave and final messenger.

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Those who we have come to love in the way of Allah subhana wa tada I wish to greet you once again with the greetings of the people of Jenna.

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Not as a greeting that we bypass with each other as we meet, but as an invocation and as a supplication that I make for you and that I ask that you make sincerely for me. I say to you once again as salaam alaikum, warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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in the shade of the month of Ramadan.

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Alhamdulillah

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and in sha Allah, it's Alhamdulillah and in sha Allah because we're not yet there. But the cloud of Ramadan, you know, the villa of Ramadan is soon to arrive. And just as clouds appear unexpectedly, suddenly carrying the Baraka of rain and the Providence that Allah sends down to us, which rejuvenates us and brings us life. The month of Ramadan is about to hover above us, we are hoping in Chow loss of Hannah to Allah that we will be there to greet it, and that we will enjoy the vodka that is encapsulated in it.

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Today, I plan to share with you many hobbies, and many statements of the Prophet Mohammed Salim

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that are of inspiration, in short a lot to myself and you as reminders of the magnificence of the moose in the season that is about to enter upon us. It's important for us to first understand my dear brothers and sisters that this month of Ramadan is a month that many MPs for

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and I want you to really think about, you know the the gravity and the magnitude of what happens in the month of Ramadan.

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1000 700 million people voluntarily

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refuse to drink or eat anything while the sun is up.

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It's a phenomena that is not recreated. In any other circumstance. You cannot motivate 1.7 billion people to stop doing anything consecutively consistently, irrespective of race, nationality, language, climatic conditions,

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I would have a desire for the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They put down their food and their drink in commemoration

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of the suffering and the endurance of those who are less fortunate than them.

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And in anticipation of receiving an elevated consciousness that helps them reflect more about their day to day life, and the things that they are encountering as tests and trials.

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And when I say 1.7 billion, I actually mean most Muslims. What you find strange in the month of Ramadan is that people who don't pray, you know people who don't pray, people who generally you know, they're not very, you wouldn't you wouldn't find them in our audiences. For example today. People who are busy with the dounia are busy with so many things, the month of Ramadan comes and within them there is this drive to act as others act in the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala. You will even find people who are you know, two packs of cigarettes a day, they'll put their cigarettes aside and count down the clock and the first thing they break their fast on is they take a sip of

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water and they says choose me brother. I'm just going to go out

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your garden is so beautiful. I just need to see it. Right?

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Yes, they break their fast. They, they restrain themselves. And this is a phenomenon. It's a phenomenon. It's a miraculous occurrence. It is an area. It is a sign to humanity

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of a loss of Hannah with Alice love and influence of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.

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And a times we get very cluttered in the amount of the prophets, I send them, you know, we get bogged down with things that are not as relevant and that are more divisie you know, they divide us more. So you'll have the occasional fight over the moon. You know, who saw it when and where Indonesia stopped before? Should we still follow them? Or should we wait for Saudi Arabia to declare it? You know, in Australia, it's Perth. It's winter, it's cloudy. They're not gonna see the moon. And we're in the same time zone with Malaysia. And Allah subhanho wa Taala may give you in shot love the Baraka of spotting the moon, and we will have people in Perth who will say no, no, no, no,

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they're in Malaysia, we're in Australia, we're a different nation. Yes, for our flight, same time zone, your moon is our moon. No.

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But I've learned from the beauty that is hidden in the month of Ramadan, that its essence is not division, but its unification.

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And you find that those who will go thirsty in Mecca are those who will go thirsty in Kuala Lumpur, and those who will go thirsty even above the Arctic Circle in Canada. You know, there's a new message Now, while I was there last year, and none of it, which is the Northern Territory, it's above the Arctic Circle. It's a measure that houses 600 people. And in the month of Ramadan, they will declare their days of fasting. And they're going to count the hours. Because they're in certain parts of, of the Northern environments, the day never ends. 24 hours son, you cut the ruler who can draw so they will count the hours that is used by the people of Mecca, eight hours of fast 10 hours

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of fast 12 hours of fast and so on. So the month of Ramadan is a month of unity and you feel this even within your own homes. All of a sudden, you know i in our wall even before we left Perth to come here, you know we're still a few weeks away from Ramadan. Because we were coming my wife, her sisters, my mother in law, they had already started taking bookings, where we're going to eat on which day and it's quite ambitious, really, you know, to plan out 30 days of feasting, where you want holes so that you will cook for others. But you know, invariably, definitely others are going to invite you and you're trying to balance it out for 30 days, your whole life merges with the lives

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of others. And this is a great Nana from Allah subhana wa Tada. And it rejuvenates you. And all of a sudden you will meet people, you're invited to someone's house and someone else has invited them and you haven't met this brother or the sister for years for ages. And it could have been that there was a conflict that you had with them or something and the month of Ramadan, the Baraka of it, reunites you.

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And this is not something that I alone witness, but I am sure it has been touched in each and every one of your homes.

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So we want to look at the month of Ramadan. From that perspective. My discussion with you today is the month of Ramadan, the month of family, the month of unity, and the month of patient perseverance in finding a way to change that which is within ourselves that we acknowledge is negligent. The first question I asked myself a lie. And I was speaking to my wife, you know, she was saying what are you going to talk about? I said, Well, listen, I got a question for you. You know, last Ramadan, and this Ramadan and cha cha arriving.

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You know, there's some things that we needed to change. How do you think we've been doing?

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From what you recollect of last Ramadan, some of the challenges that you've had in your life.

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You've come a full year, 360 days almost now to the day and the month of Ramadan is going to arrive and you know yourself more,

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more than anyone else needs to know. You don't need to ask anyone about some of the things right you know about them.

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It could be disunity, you know, spousal problems. It could be children issues. It could be health. It could be material problems, work.

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You know, these challenges that we have that we all have

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That have lingered from one year to the next sometimes from two years, three years to the next.

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What have we done with them? How has our life progressed from the Ramadan have passed? Are we still in the same clothes in the same habits and the same attitude and the same place and the same home doing the same thing? And have not improved in our relationship with Allah? subhanaw taala? Are you still in the same argument with the same person? I keep it's true. You know, you sometimes find Oh, my goodness, it's been a year and I haven't talked to her.

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I have totally boycotted him. I will not talk to him. And it's been a year Ramadan to Ramadan.

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And you begin to reflect upon those who were with us. Last Ramadan.

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I don't want to cry.

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But

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when I remember my brother Adnan, it's really difficult to Pamela. May Allah subhanaw taala grant him his most divine mercy and His choicest blessings.

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You know, you remember those who you saw.

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And you remember those who are departed.

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And you think of those who are with you, and those who may depart from you.

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And you begin to think of those who matter. And those who've you've given time to who really don't matter.

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So it doesn't just work in those who've you've cut out. But there's those who we've tried and pulled and pulled and pulled, and they're not worth it. And there are those who are really worth it, who we haven't acknowledged their worth and haven't spoken to them, and have acknowledged to them how much we care for them, and how much we accept responsibility and duty along with them.

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And we remind you know, I'm reminded as I stand on this stage of when I arrived, I think it was 2005. Right? Dr Moosa, maybe 2005 2006.

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And I was doing something for

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philosophy, and something for NPF. And I was standing here.

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And the person who was introducing me was

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my brother, Mohammed lagna.

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And how the days go, and how the years move, and how the experiences and the people who we love, come and go, and how the consistency of our relationship with Allah we pray remains.

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And we begin with this Hadith, which is really a hadith that is related to the month of Ramadan, where the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would make Doha and it's not a jar that is for himself, but it's an instructional.

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It's a job for those who are around him to teach others that he would make it and he would raise his hands up as Sophia his wife and Arusha his wife and his wife, three different wives of the Prophet report the same deed from in his own and he would say yeah, mo colleyville kulu Oh Allah, who turns the hearts set bit conviviality. Keep my heart firm upon your way of life upon this faith, that you have destined for us to follow this Islam.

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And this is where I want to begin my discussion with Ramadan.

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with you today in sha Allah with the heart, you will find that the aim of Ramadan, my dear brother and sisters in Islam is lan lecom. By chance, per haps. If you have been granted fortune, if Allah chooses you this is what the word land lacking, perhaps by chance, if you are lucky, if fortune was to be provided to you, land lakum tech Kuhn it's a double tap tech tahune

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that you not just will have Taqwa, but that you will aim to develop it. It's not Lancome.

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You will perhaps have Taqwa tecta hoon. The double implies that you will at least hopefully make an aim that in this month of Ramadan, through your fasting and devotion, you will develop within you the desire to increase your consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And that only begins in the heart, my dear brother and sister in Islam. Everything that we do in life, the good and the bad, and the ugly.

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starts in the heart. Your heart is the beginning of your deeds. And therefore you find some of the great imams of Islam they would say miraculous, you know, miraculous words really, a madman has an impossible he would say lazy and a man who determined me, you don't imagine is not about hoping for things. It's not you say, Oh man, I hope this Ramadan, I'm gonna pray everyday. I hope inshallah.

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inshallah you know how we say in sha Allah as if, like you're saying it's unlikely,

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but maybe, you know, Sharla

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it's unlikely, I hope, you know, I really hope if I'm lucky, I'm lucky to do anything. A law can do anything. You hope.

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Where is the plan? Where's the action? Where's the determination? You know, the prophets. I send them he censors us. He cautions us, he says none of you. And as a decent Muslim is to make a dua and say insha Allah. You're not allowed to say, Oh Allah bless my family in sha Allah. You have to have Jasmine you have to have complete assurity and certainty that it will happen.

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It's not in sha Allah, it will happen.

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You have that desire in your heart, you have that commitment.

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Ladies and gentlemen, the belief in the loss of Hano to Allah is not whimsical. It's not just I wish or I hope, in normal Eman, Mr. Walker of

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the man you have is that which is solid in your heart.

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What's up, man, and after it's taken root, it flourishes. It's like it's a plant that grows out of the heart. And it's fruits are shown in your deeds. The fruit of your heart is in your tongue is in your sight is in your hearing is in your action is in your movements, land contract akun perhaps in your heart, you will have that desire to further your taqwa of Allah subhana wa tada to develop that consciousness of him sapan Tada

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the heart also my dear brothers and sisters

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is the one where corruption when it sets

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it's difficult to remove it. It's as Allah says in the Quran, it's around around in Arabic means rust. You know if your car rusts I know it's

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you don't have the same problems we have in Canada. In Canada, if your car is more than three, four years old, you have to throw it away. Because with all the snow and the ice and the salt they put to melt the snow and the ice your car rusts it's under your driving and all sudden you see the road and you're like Whoa, I think it's time for a new car.

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rust. Once rust sets in, it's very difficult to remove it. It takes a lot of Polish, a lot of vigor, a lot of energy. A lot of effort. This spot of rust comes quickly. It tarnishes quickly, but to remove it takes years of effort.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala says can learn about Ron Allah kudos to him. No, in fact, their heart has been enveloped with Ron. rustling a lot describes some people about their hearts. Some of the nation's who came before us concept Alou. They were hard hearted. They were not merciful to one another and to others. So their hearts, their hearts began to harden. For here can ijarah the heart became so hard it was like a stone.

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In fact, their heart became so bad. It was even greater in strength, and rigidity and inflexibility and so unmentionable, it was was Winstone

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and a lot even says, In fact some stones that affect Jeremy Hill and how you can find features of water will bore through it. You know, if you turn your tap and it's just a drop, drop, drop drop, it will put a hole through a stone. But Allah subhanaw taala says their hearts nothing will penetrate it impermeable to the truth. I shall do cassava.

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And that becomes wrong. That rusty Ramadan comes to remove that rust and we talked about that in an introduction. You find that person you know he's not doing the right thing. He's

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Not always active in his in the oma he's not doing his solid this and this and this. And Allah subhanaw taala begins to move layers of rust, they begin to fast and you find the more receptive to the truth.

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And they come closer to the way you have a lot in the way of his messenger Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam

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taqwa is in the heart,

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the prophet struck Abu vora. eurosai Allahu anhu. Hit him on the chest and said a taqwa hoonah consciousness of Allah, piety, consideration of what Allah subhanho wa Taala seeks of you and what you seek of him is settled and found in the heart.

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Let us look at how Ramadan affects the hearts.

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My dear brothers and sisters.

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Nothing trains your heart better than deprivation.

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And it's tough to admit that sometimes when you're full, and when you're quenched, you'll drive by the hungry and not really feel what they feel.

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When you're in air conditioning, you don't feel how hot it is outside. Am I right? You sit in here, it's nice. You step out and you go, Wow, it's really hot. I never thought it would, you know, you look through the window doesn't look at heart. But it's hard.

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And the heart doesn't recognize the needs that others deserve.

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The needs, not the ones that the needs that are not backed except through deprivation themselves. And our law has made it as a constant student as a constant pattern of spiritual development for our nation and the dangers that came before us. quotevalet cuyamaca coo coo ballerina Min publikum fasting and abstinence has been written upon you, as it was written upon those before you

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with the aim of you developing consciousness.

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If you visit Rome, you'll find people still fasting and I'm not just talking about food. You know, you come you find a nun. And you say to her, you know which way to the Sistine Chapel and she just smile at you. And then she'll show you a card that says I've taken a vow of silence. I can't speak

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one day, seven days, 14 days, 14 weeks, some 14 months, some 14 years. It's a form of plastic abstinence. You find even in non monotheistic faiths, gurus and you know people in India they donate certain types of food or certain types of drinks as a way of purging themselves of what they see as being an overindulgence in the worldly life.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala commands the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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to command his oma to stop eating and drinking and cohabiting between the spouses as long as the sun is up. And Allah subhana wa Taala says, you read the law who Vico moon use, in the same verses Allah says, He wants facilities with for you, he wants ease for you. This isn't to punish you. It's not to make you rebel. It's ease and comfort. And it's to help you recognize the needs of others have visited South Africa, my dear brothers and sisters, and I was taken to

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a camp where new Muslims from the Zulu tribes, you know, the Zulus, you don't know this, but you know,

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you've heard of the Zulus.

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When Zulus come to Islam, it's a big problem for some of their other cousins and relatives and so on. So sometimes they have to leave one tribe and go to a different place and so on. And some of them have children and families and I was taken to this camp outside Port Elizabeth in southern parts of South Africa a little bit north of Cape Town.

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And I walked into what they said was the foreign school. They called it a foreign school quote, unquote, school. And I'm thinking I'm gonna come see a building.

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And what I saw was literally, maybe a quarter of the stage half of the stage, tin walls

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and tin roof. crammed inside it with were 42 children

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who didn't have pens or

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pencils or paper, they were using charcoal to write on bark.

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I looked at the scene and I was like,

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This is not where

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it just couldn't, you know, I just came from a hotel, where the towel in it probably cost more than the shock.

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Do you know, it boggles the mind that I stood in a place that resembled the times, you know, even the Sahaba may not have witnessed. And I looked at these children.

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And they said, you know, sister, is there any funding that you receive? You know what she goes, look, because we're Zulu, sometimes people are not as generous, because there's still a lot of racism in certain parts of South Africa and different places.

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It was astounding.

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within our community today, you turn on the BBC. And you find, you know, the drought in places like Somalia and Kenya. And it's not 10s of people that are dying, or hundreds of people, or 1000s of people there, say millions of people are in drone, near death. And you see these images and then handed in love for what we have. And then handed enough for what I have for my family and what you have for your families. And the month

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of Ramadan seeks to illustrate to make a movement in our heart, to feel what others feel,

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hunger and thirst and need, helps you feel what others feel and it is an aim to cleanse your heart.

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You know, a lot of talks really figuratively in the hall and sometimes he says about those in and levina yakni, una vida Wolfeboro, those who hoard, you know, they've made savings of gold and silver and they hoard it

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the day of judgment, they will be punished in a way where to behead you by whom their foreheads, will be feared. And then their sides and then their backs. And one of the most wonderous explanations of why the forehead decided in the back, you know, one of the scholars of Tafseer he says, because as soon as you see someone from a distance, and you know, they're gonna ask you for some help, you kind of frown you're like, I'm not coming.

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You think to yourself, so you frown you kind of wrinkle.

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And if you see him, you know, he's looked you in the eye, you say, Okay, I'm going to turn I don't want him to really look at me. You know, you're turned away.

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And then if he calls out to you, or if he's really coming to you, you turn your back and you say, where's the nearest exit? You know, how do I get out of here?

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For those who are unforgiving, ungenerous, the prophets I send them in the month of Ramadan, the Sahaba would say, kana Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Lama Jawad. By default, his default setting was generosity. A man asked for his shirt here. The prophets I send them with the Sahaba they say and the signal Malik says, We never heard the prophets a laugh, meaning no, except in La ilaha illa Allah.

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I want you to think about no there is no God. It's worthy of worship Allah. That's the only time the Prophet said no to anything.

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Law. Never he never said law. No.

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That's amazing. And then he comes in Ramadan, and they say although his default was setting was with generosity, when Ramadan came, he was like a tornado of generosity. He was like the quick wind that comes into Medina and just hustle through it giving everyone and everything a share. Not once in the seal of the prophets. I said lambs whole life. Is it ever mentioned he had a meal alone?

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Ever? Some of the law he was in, he would in fact overburden some of the wealthier Sahaba. You know, you would come and say Yasuda law, so I salute

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you my wife's been saving dates. And she's been saving flower. It's enough for us.

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Abu hurayrah nice poor Sahaba they're gonna hear your rasulillah come over to our house for dinner.

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And the prophets I said Um, so yeah, come

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come with me and what I call the people have so far, bro

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no lady would look through the crack of the door. Yeah.

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What's happening? Why all these people coming? Yeah, you, I told you one, just

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Canada he was, and the Baraka of the prophets I send them was in that.

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The Baraka of the prophets, I send them entries in our home through the generosity.

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Feel the anguish and the pain of others, I want you to this Ramadan, not saying suffer. But I'm saying monitor yourself

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and will lie. It's an aim for myself and my wife to monitor ourselves this Ramadan. And sometimes we get so caught up in the spirit of Ramadan, and the joy in the family and everything that we forget that outcome of feeling the pain of others. And the people that we invite to our home are the ones who are of similar status to us, similar friends to us similar neighbors to us, similar, but that's not how the prophets I sell them was when you read a seal they would say, the miskeen can yet who do we get the person of poverty would hold the hand of the prophets I send them and bring them down to his home to have a modest meal with him.

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You know, he would sit with the rich and the popper the poor and the keys some law while he was sending them.

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That's Ramadan. That's the spirit of Ramadan.

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The Prophet would link certain acts of worship along with fasting because they go hand in hand they come together to make Ramadan better.

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And I would be deficient in mind not see how to myself in you if I didn't remind us of them.

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And the first one is for the

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charity. The profits I sell them says

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a soul Moo Juna song is a shield.

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It's obscurity. Do you know what jr means? It sounds like the word Genie. Does it sound like gin? Yes, Juna ginseng root. The gin Can you see them? No.

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It's the same thing. You want to obscure yourself from Allah punishment. Meaning that with your fasting, you hide your scenes Allahu Akbar. Look at the words the Prophet uses. It's a shield, Juna your stead You don't have to be hammering and now that a person protects himself from falling into Hellfire with it. And then the next sentence the Prophet I sell them says, we're in a solder hotter slippery to three oh double rub, and giving charity secretly will extinguish allows wrath against you.

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Allows wrath against you.

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We ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect us from his anger and his punishment.

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Sometimes we forget, you know when we mean what it means, when you say, Oh Allah, a Jew Nieminen na O Allah protect me from hellfire. You're not saying Oh Allah on the Day of Judgment put something between me and it.

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What that means is when you say Oh Allah protect me from Hellfire or Allah give me Jenna. You're not saying Allah, you know, give me a ticket. You know, I'm just gonna walk through

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making you know, like overlook everything in my life. No, what is that? What does it mean? When you say Oh Allah grant me gender or law protect me from hellfire. It means Oh Allah give me a longer life and good deeds to earn a place a route mahkamah so that I can stand before you with a truthful purpose, that I can be someone deserving of your mercy. You say Oh Allah protect me from Hellfire or law protect me from falling into things that will cause me to be worthy of jahannam

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Oh Allah allow me to be generous. You may say Oh Allah, Allahu Ma, a Jew, me Mina na O Allah protect me from hellfire. And the next second you see a poster in the mud saying, there's a family they lost their husband

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to an illness and they're finding a difficulty. You know, we need someone to donate money. That's the answer to your Doha. We're sometimes thinking Oh, yeah, we're gonna see it in the outfit. Oh, no, a lot gives you the opportunity for it in the dounia. That's the meaning of the God and the institute is provided for you here

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siyam and sada linked.

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So Young, the Quran linked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says in the Hadith narrated by Mr. Muslim

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a song

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CRM and CRM and yes fan a lot they will make shefa for the servant who is practicing of them. You're clueless Liam Yeah, Robbie mana to Parma Sharapova shout What's up, Oh Allah I kept this man from eating and drinking this woman from eating and drinking and having intentions for their spouse. All that daylight hours. And you're on shall come and say you're a man as to who Noma believe. Or Allah. I kept him awake at night. Meaning the intent of the Quran in Ramadan is when

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when taraweeh nighttime, and I'm going to tell you, my dear brothers and sisters,

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it's tough.

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It's tough going to the JAMA and praying behind the Imam from when he starts to when he finishes.

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Because you will think to yourself, Well, you know, I have people at my home, there's people in my home, we have a very simple rule and we send it out with our invitations.

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It says, please come over for dinner.

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But we close shop

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at 815.

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So if you're going to come and eat by 815 We're leaving, you can stay in our home but we're

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we're departing our home. We're going to the Jana now because you have invited people and you want to be the really nice host and you know, you're going to provide food, then some bed then some fruit, and then you have to get give tea. And then after the tea everyone loves ice cream, and how can you have ice cream without cake stuff a lot of you know, how can this be it's an insult. Right? And then after the cake, you know there's you might need more water and more drinks and you make some more fruit juices. And oh my goodness, it's 1030

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now

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your priority is the Quran. Because for us, many of us can't read it. You some of us struggle to begin and end the Quran. And in Ramadan it is a sin to read the Quran in its entirety.

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Every year of life of the prophets I said him

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since the first revelation gibreel would descend descended normal in Ramadan and urogen. Quran would recite the Quran as much as it has been delivered delivered to the prophets I seldom, except in the final year of the life of the prophets I seldom it was done twice.

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And Imam Shafi

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Rama tamale

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in the austenitic narration, it's not you know, oh look at the Granger of the email. No, no, it's not you know, that kind of thing. It's the truth. Or I'll be his student, the people who lived with him. They say can I

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feel rissalah he would read the Koran outside his devotional prayers and tada we

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see to Mahatma Ramadan 60 times in the month of Ramadan, that's twice a day other than in prayers.

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And Imam is zaharie one of the main links in the Hadith of the Prophet I sell them from the tablet he can, lipo portable Hadith he would close the books of Hadith while you're with him and tie them up with the leather, meaning they're not going to be open for the 30 days of Ramadan. Well can you come

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and sit in front of his Muslim ingredie

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the Quran was intended Shahada Ramadan and levy own Zilla Fie him

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turn your devotion to Allah subhanho wa Taala through seeking or an in this month eloquent in the recitation of the Quran can be achieved in the month of Ramadan. I'm going to tell you my dear brothers and sisters, I have a friend of mine.

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harlot. He was the type of person who I can't get him to sit down. You know, he was just, I'll pick you up from the airport. I'll drop you off yesterday. The flight is at 2am doesn't matter where they have either.

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Yeah. Sit down, sit, relax.

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No, you any event, any organization, any volunteering anything, he's there, number one.

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I go for a trip and I come back and the brothers they called me while I'm overseas and they say brother, yeah, hell, it's sick. He's a young man. He's fallen really ill some spinal problem. He can't walk.

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Can't move.

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And I say sure. They say yes. First thing I do. I come back. I'm going to go visit Khalid in the hospital

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and I'm thinking as I go

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Allah has I'm standing outside the door, I'm thinking to myself, What am I going to say when I see Khalid? He's the most mobile of those who are mobile.

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Yanni, I am thinking to myself, how

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and I push open the door, and he's got this huge smile. I goes, You asked me to sit down, I'm sitting.

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I told him I fell in the lake. He was really I look at hamdulillah at least now I can memorize the Quran.

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It took him four months.

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Look at the Nehemiah four months

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to memorize the whole for

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the doctors, they told them look, because of this meningitis and all this stuff that he had, you're not gonna walk, you may not recover. And he says, Yeah, okay, don't worry about it.

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You know, started six, seven months, eight months, and you know, now he's using his cane, he's coming to the edge with his cane, determination, effort.

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The love of the whole and the dedication you put in it the time you've given it, it returns to you. The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, a shed do Shea and defend Luther, nothing will leave your hands and your grass and your memory quicker than your whole arm. How many of us have known a suitor our whole life? And we come and then we can't remember, you know, you stumble in it. Why? And it's a way of telling you come back to the Quran read me study me.

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Another link that Allah subhanaw taala makes for us in the month of Ramadan

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with an amazing intention or a bada

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is to stand in the prayer. You know, we talked about before iron and hearing it and reading it. But the act of standing is part of the

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the standing of a lot and feeling you know, your back hurt a little bit. And you can, I'm going to tell you three ways you can tell a lot about a person. You could you can look at a person and with the three things, you know what kind of Muslim they are? All right, first, when you get in their car, turn on the CD.

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What are they listening to?

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Is it riana?

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You know, is it this or that? You tell a lot about that? How many radio stations are set?

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And to what kind of music? Right? What kind of flavor do they have?

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second test is in their motions of solid. You don't have some people that really

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they get there and they get up and when they're sitting in their you know in their tie, the kind of crooked they one foots going this way. The other ones up the up the other side. And they're kind of beads of sweat is coming down. Wednesday I'm going to say Salaam Alaikum. I'm not used to this position. Right? I'm not used to it.

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They come to make record and the knees are at a 45 degree angle. Because they've never straighten their knee and their back at the same time. It's not customary for them.

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final test you can tell a lot about a person

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can tell us a lot about a person

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by how often they talk.

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You know, the prophets I send them was the type of person who listened more than they spoke. And there's people who just talk and talk and talk and you're like yes, I know the weather. Okay, we've talked about the weather, and the car and the road. Yes, the weather again. And that was not the way the prophets I send them comfortable silence is sooner.

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comfort in silence is sooner is the way of the Prophet Mohammed slicin.

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And finding comfort in standing in similar to the way the Prophet stood until the Sahaba. They would say his feet would swell.

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They would say to him Yasuda law,

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has not a law forgiven you what has happened and what would happen if it would happen?

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The prophets I seldom says Should I not be a faithful servant.

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Allah says to the prophets I send them to me Laila Illa, Allah Allah, the active in your night prayers, except few hours, mitzvah who Allah begins by saying half of the night hamdulillah we're not Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam

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half of the night

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one of the great imams a man named Sophia Anna celery

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You know, this is an Imam. He's not like us. He is an imam of at least when

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he admits and he says for 20 years issue nah man.

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He do Neff see Allah and a human lane I fight and struggle with myself to stand in prayer at night. Well, I'm glad that and for 20 years not once I enjoyed it. Those are some really strange things to admit 20 years but what did he do for 20 years he still did it. He still did it. He persevered. And after 20 years he says by that I should own Iman loop de la Veta Allah began to grant me a little bit of its enjoyment.

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in Ramadan, you will begin and it's hard and it's tough. And the first day and second day you have energy and you will notice the message the first three nights of Ramadan are jam packed. As soon as a man gets the pseudo tilma it's like what's wrong with sauna tonight? I look around. There's no one behind me. Sort of the mind is a tough surah no one wants to hear about sorrel can

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you get to nissa ma either. On or Off, you lose them? colors. You see him again.

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15th 20th 20th the massage begin to last the last 10 days.

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The prophets I send them he says, man, man man, a man had socket, the one who stands up with an Imam until he is silent. The Imam is quiet from the reading.

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Can Allah who are drawn to him is the reward and the reading of the one who led the prayer Allahu Akbar, in another narration by the mama Timothy. Can Allah who for him? a juror men Amma who were that the Imam woman caught a man whom and the one who that he has led. So not just the Imam. But those who else are present, you get their reward as well. Because of the gang in the month of Ramadan.

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I want to inspire myself. You know, we've talked about what we should do. Focus on South Africa.

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Focus on Koran, and focus on the Torah, we kick people out of your house, you tell your husband, listen, I know he's your friend from work, but he's leaving Colossi I'll tell him to go we're going to the gym, he can come with us and be very direct with what is important to you have those expectations known before people arrive, if the following is going to start at nine o'clock people are out of your house at 845.

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It's a demand a law seeks you to make. And there's no shyness in that which is better for you and your wife and your children. I remember to this day. My father, when we were praying taller, we in Toronto, it was in July, similar to these days 25 years ago or so. And I remember the thought of we prayers would start at 11 o'clock at night. Because they're you know, the measure is at 930. And we come to the JAMA and I'd be like sleeping at my father I remember he put my myself in front of him. And he would say to any one of his friends or anyone he was praying you can I put yes and in front of you. So every little while when the mom would say Allahu Akbar to do that feel my father's face

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next to me, you know, his beard would be a bit like you know, get away from me. And I still remember this. I was 45678 years old for four or five years. I remember my father held holding us making sure he could have said no no You stay here my wife, you stay with the kids No, I would be carried on one shoulder and yes sir on another shoulder.

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Because this is the way that we seek to bring Baraka to our family.

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What does the word Baraka mean? We want to inspire ourselves now. What is Baraka? You know, you say Allahumma barik Lana females of Allah give us Baraka in what you have given us in risk. Baraka is three things. Baraka three things. When you say oh my goodness, Baraka it means you're asking Allah what is little make it big?

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What is little make it big? If I have 100 ringgit, Oh Allah allow me to feel it's worth as if it's really 100 ringgit. Have you ever spent I've spent this recently. You know, my wife and family they're going through it quickly.

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100 ringgit is 100. ringgit,

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but sometimes it doesn't feel like

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100 ringgit because Baraka sometimes is removed, and you want that Baraka to, you want to feel that Baraka that your money feels like like it's risk for you.

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The prophets lie Selim would come to eat from a plate, and he would eat from it and eat from it, and others would eat from it and others would eat from it and up to 3000 people on the days of Hiva ate from a single plate.

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And the Prophet would say to us as our sooner don't leave any rice, you know, we teach this our children don't leave food in your plate, because the bottle cap can be in any part of it. Don't eat from the middle of the plate because the bottle cat descends in the middle of the plate. What does that mean? It means sometimes you have a meal and you're not you don't feel satisfied, or the nourishment that is in it doesn't aid you or help you or that which you have consumed in fact harms you rather than heals you, because the bottle can lose the heart has been removed from some

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you want that Allah subhanaw taala makes our little fast and what seems meager worthwhile. Second with Baraka

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is that which is not present arrives. Sometimes Allah subhana wa Taala sends to you things you do not expect. And Allah tells us mania, Ducky na hajjaj Allahu Maharaja, the one who's conscious of Allah, Allah allows facilitates an opening for them while you're on zoop homing hyphal tested and gives them risk from where they did not think it would arrive. That's Baraka

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and third bottle cap that is discussed in the Quran. And the Sunnah is that your life becomes evidence in other people's life and they improve. And the law says that Isa would say what Johnny mobile can eat. Whenever he Sally Salaam and other prophets of Allah, they would enter a town or a city or a place or interact with someone, the people when they see them, they benefited from them, even if they didn't believe in them.

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Baraka can dispense itself from you towards others, people look to you and they say, just from the look in your face or just, you know, you're standing in your sofa and someone from a far distance sees you pray and they might not have been praying properly. And they say sir Pamela, you know, maybe I should concentrate a little bit more Baraka. You don't even know it, that he Dahlia that a lot puts in you towards others, is done without you even anticipating it. And then it's Baraka.

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The Prophet says Shahada Ramadan, the month of Ramadan, Sha Harun Mubarak, the entirety of it is full of Baraka

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to step up above Oussama, the gates of the heavens are opened. what's available to him and the gates of Hellfire are closed shot, what to hell? Luffy hemara to share with him

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and the evil intentions of the shale team against us are held at bay in accordance to our sincerity of a law. You know, we hear this howdy the shaitan is chained. It doesn't simply mean your shirt on my face. I know. Some of us a chain can have a length, right? We don't remember this. One chain is really short. He's far away from you. As soon as he comes near you it's pulled another there chain is he's still following you, but his influence is diminished. What is the measure of that? It's your sincerity to Allah subhana wa tada Baraka seek the Baraka in the month of Ramadan.

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Second to uplift us, the prophets I send them says in Neverland genetti burden there's a gate in Jenna layer tulameen who in the saw none shall enter from it except those who have fasted consistently.

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Baba Yaga young man shall enter it except you and I believe Lila. tala. Fast with sincerity to Allah. Finally the Hadith of the prophets I seldom men, sama Ramadan and the Prophet says this hadith in three different ways. Men sama and bow and all three are in Bukhari and Muslim, the one who fasts Ramadan, and in another generation, the one who stands in prayer in

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in Ramadan, and the third narration, the one who stands in prayer in Laila to God. So the one who fasts Ramadan, and the one who stands every night in Ramadan, and the one who stands in particular in laner, to cut who feel Allah who met them in Zambia for that person.

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If they have imagine what the sub imagine in a law and hoping for reward, their sins are forgiven.

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Your sins are expunged. The Prophet says as salotto hence the five daily prayers and one Juma to the next Juma you pray Juma and the next few months and Ramadan. Ramadan mukha fell out in Lima by noon, they expunge the errors that you have made as long as you leave off the major cities.

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You become clean in the month of Ramadan. Finally my favorite hobbies

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that is with regards to the month of Ramadan where Allah subhanho wa Taala says, a soul Li Allah says and the Prophet narrates, fasting is for me alone.

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And I will fit and I will give it reward, fittingly meaning you sitting in front of another brother or sister today you will fast and they will fast.

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Same hours, same accidents from water, food and drink, but your consciousness and your devotion to the fast and its effect on your heart. And how you interact with others is uplifted in comparison to the person sitting next to you who's fasting and hungry and thirsty and grumpy as well.

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And you will be rewarded more than him or her.

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And it works the other way.

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Because it is only Allah who measures it. Only Allah who measures the fasting of your eyes, the fasting of your ears, the fasting of your tongue, the fasting of your heart,

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the fasting of your heart towards others, your abstinence, your restriction. Your holding back for Allah subhana wa Tada.

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Finally, I wish to say my dear brothers and sisters,

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that the month of Ramadan

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is a month that comes and goes and it's an opportunity and a loss of Hannah with Allah blesses whom He wills with it. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made a Doha

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where he said, Men

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and in fact it wasn't the Prophet It was gibreel who made it through and the Prophet said our meaning to it.

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As the Prophet climbed his steps of his pulpit, gibreel made a drop by saying, men adore aka worldly they are

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the one who lives to see one or both of his parents in old age, when a new formula and they are not granted forgiveness because they have not shown their parents love and respect. pata Allah May Allah cut them, meaning not show them mercy. The one of us was their parents in older age, and they have not earned a lot forgiveness through them. Allah has cut them out from his mercy. And the Prophet said me and then the prophets I seldom climbed up the second step, and you believe made a second door and said

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monashee Ramadan, the one who greets and leaves through the month of Ramadan welcome you for left and does not earn a last forgiveness by working hard in that month of Ramadan. For kotoko ma May Allah distance him and cut him off from his mercy. And the Prophet said I mean, and then the third step woman who killed her in the who, and the one who hears your name mentioned some of the law while he was seldom and does not send the salah and the Salaam upon you may or may not cut them off. And the prophets I seldom said Allah I mean,

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the one who lives in Ramadan and does not earn a laws forgiveness. A law has cut them off. If you come at the end of Ramadan and you don't feel cleaner, better, more attached to a law with a cleaner heart with better friends with a greater attitude with more stamina and strength and ability to stand in prayer at night that your foreign reading is more fluent. That your love for hearing the forearm is greater that you've tested out different massage to hear the voices of different people say I like this one better. And you say I'm gonna pray behind that man.

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I want to hear this one more. You find comfort in it enter the victory law he taught me

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if you don't come to that end of the month of Ramadan and find that comfort and mercy from Allah be weary

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and see loss of Hannah Montana. ask Allah subhanaw taala to allow us to live through the through to the month of Ramadan.

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ask Allah Subhana

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Allah to grant His mercy and forgiveness to those who are with us in the last Ramadan who have departed from us this Ramadan, ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us from those who will be virtuous in the month of Ramadan, and who will earn and the home a place and a station with a loss of plan on what to either ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to help us follow the tradition in the center of the Prophet sighs ylim in the month of Ramadan, and to help us stand up in the late hours of the night in his worship and in the listing of the Quran. ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us learn from the Quran that which we do not know and to help us remember that which we have forgotten and to

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bless our homes and our families with the light at the end of the hole and ask Allah subhanaw taala to shelter us and protect us and our families in the Baraka.

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ask Allah Subhana Allah to bring the Baraka of the month of Ramadan upon us and our homes and our families as colossal panels Allah to grant His mercy to those who suffer and have been suffering in the way of the prophets eyes and ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant strength to the of the messenger Mohammed sighs send them and to forgive us our errors in that regard. Well after with Alana and hamdulillahi, Rabbil alameen subhanak Allahumma Honda Chateau La Ilaha, Illa and Safaricom.