The Ramadan we Need to Avoid
Channel: Yahya Ibrahim
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Ramadan, how blessing it is for myself in you to experience the entrance of the month of Ramadan. And as we begin with the first hope little Juma of this blessed month, it is customary of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to remind the believers of the fortune and the blessing that they have found themselves in and of the greatest blessing of Allah subhanho wa Taala is that you and I have an open gateway to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says to us what food they had this food they had
in the different rewire that the gateways have opened that hour, do I my do I and yours is unrestricted and unrestrained. That irrespective of my condition, and the condition of my soul in my heart in this day, and in these moments, I have an opportunity to redeem myself before Allah azza wa jal and as we look towards the good things that we seek in this blessed month of Ramadan, and as we increase our voluntary sada as we come closer together to people who may be abroad of us with our phone calls and our reception of the month of Ramadan, as the many WhatsApp messages and the pictures of Ramadan
Mubarak and Karim are exchange there is always the warning that must be given in the beginning of the month of Ramadan to not enter it incorrectly and to wake up before it departs, as we may assume prematurely.
The topic that I wish to discuss with you today are the things to avoid this Ramadan
The first of them My dear brother, my dear sister is to assume that the month of Ramadan will last longer than we anticipated to and Subhanallah you and I we reflect now, we are nearly halfway through the first 10 days of the month of Ramadan. And as you begin to consider what are some of the objectives that you have? What are the strategic objectives that you have planned to succeed in this month of Ramadan? I know at the beginning of the month, my wife Masha Allah she gave me a grocery list, things that I must buy things that we need when and the dates of people visiting our home. When are the dates of us visiting other people's when am I giving talks in different massages and
different opportunities which are okay, I will leave in total, we, you and I we begin to think strategically about what we want in the month of Ramadan.
And one of the things that always happens is that as the month of Ramadan comes to an end, there is always this fear that I may not have done enough.
And the first psychological mindset that you and I must assume is this scarcity of the month of Ramadan, a yam and modou that Allah says they are days that are dwindled in their count short in their number 2930 days, the month goes by and you blink and it's over. And you think to yourself have I finished the hat Maha they recited have they been charitable have I fixed the issues that need to be fixed.
The second important point for you and I to consider
when we think about the Ramadan, we want to avoid the type of Ramadan we want to avoid is the dissension that remains between us and others and Subhanallah you and I need to reflect about what I need and why you need the month of Ramadan. My purpose may be different than yours. So Pamela in my life in my circle of influence in my family structure and my financial position and my considerations, there may be things that I need to improve in the month of Ramadan that you do not need to improve it.
And Subhan Allah there might be things that you have improved in that I am holding myself back from that I need to consider. Why do you need the month of Ramadan sit with yourself in these moments and after this little demo and say why has a lot of single dealt this one month out of 11 and the man of New Jersey his speaks of this in a very insightful way. He says that the month of Ramadan is like profit use of Allah His Salaam and the other 11 months are like the sons of Yahoo, the brothers of us who are from the same family, they are from the same people, but they don't act in the same way. Muslims you and I we don't act in the same way in the other 11 months as we do today. Whether young
or old there is always this enthusiasm to better ourself in this one month. But it is because of Allah's mercy that he has allowed us a makeup session and opportunity to gather ourselves to come back from the 11 months of access and the 11 months to come of excess that we seek to stabilize ourselves. Why do you need that on my blog? Is there bickering between you and your spouse? Do you and your wife go to bed with each other upset? Are your children distant from their Salah? And you are taking this opportunity in Ramadan? To teach them to wake up not just for this or who would in their food but to remain longer? Five more minutes to pray their fetch? Is this the month where
you're going? phone call to that family friend who you haven't spoken to? Because of an argument or misunderstanding a misspoken word a fitna that was caused between one and another that made you separate after having been together. Do you need the month of Ramadan because of your financial mismanagement in it others that you ask Allah to endure debt that you come to this month and you say to Illa Allah Oh ALLAH forgive me for using my credit card when I didn't have the
funds to support it. Oh Allah carry me through allow me to have the halaal that is little but suffices rather than have the haraam that is great, but distract? Is this the month of Ramadan
where you make the intent to eliminate your hidden secret between you and Allah that maybe your wife and children don't know that you're not able to read the Quran fluently because you don't give it time and now the month of Ramadan you've made the Nia This is the month this is when I'm going to put my head in the moon This is when I'm going to complete ahead or two or less or more
what is your Ramadan for why do you need the month of Ramadan? And sadly My dear sister My dear brother if you enter the month of Ramadan and you don't know what you see COVID
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Back home in Toronto.
A sister texted me on WhatsApp this morning. She said Jeff, I've just fallen ill with COVID both of my lungs are feeling with liquid. I'm having pneumonia in both of them. Please make dua that Allah subhana wa Taala sees me through the month of Ramadan. How neurobiol Allah last night after Salatu tarawih I left home I left from the masjid. I came to the news that my mother in law's sister. My wife's aunt was being rushed by ambulance to the hospital in an advanced age. We'll visit her after salata, Dumont and Sharma What is your Ramadan for why do you have the month of Ramadan who is important in your life? What do you seek from Allah? What health do you have that can be changed
with a phone call from a doctor about a blood test you took that you forgot about? What pain is existing in your body today that hasn't shown itself because you're busy at work and you assume everything is okay but your life will change.
What child do you hold dear to your heart? Subhana Allah Allah He after Salatu Aisha after Salah to Torah yesterday. One of our dear brothers one of our most at least he says chef, my nine year old niece passed away we suspect that she was ill something infected her within hours she woke up for her circle. She did not finish her so young of the day.
Well law he led the ILA have a euro, the month of Ramadan is scarce, but your life is scarcer? Why do you need that? I'm Yvonne. Sit with yourself. Sit with your family. Sit with your moment, a moment in your heart and ask of Allah subhanho wa Taala to fix what you can fix for yourself to help what you can tell for yourself to aid in what you can't aid with yourself. The prophets I seldom begins the month by saying the heavens are opened.
And therefore the third mistake that we make
is that we forget the power of Do
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He would say that Allah describes this Do I need that and huffy? Yeah, he would make it it was subtle. It was quiet. It was between him and Allah. It was with humility. It was with reverence. It was in a way that was secrets because if others heard him asking for a young child that is all they did is wait all day. They were thinking mad.
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Most of us we make this dry that is just reflected reflects a lot mainly like assume to
you and I know we were taught we don't think of its meaning.
We don't think of what do you want from Allah. You don't beg of Allah I don't beg of Allah as I need to stand before him like one who is about to be sentenced by the judge
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Don't stand in front of Allah, the King of Kings as one who is broken. And terminfo Cora Illa Allah you are the ones in need to Allah, Allah who who will Ghani. He is the one without need.
We fail in the month of Ramadan to ask because in the previous 11 months, we are not accustomed.
But the month of Ramadan is the month of do.
You are in your own language do I in your heart, do with your tongue, do it with your eyes. Do it with your sadaqa do it with your action draft with your Salah. A dua, who will a bad are the prophets I seldom said dua is the essence of every worship. There is no act of worship, no statement of worship you do that is not a dua to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, your very state of abstinence and fasting is that you are of your body to Allah that I acknowledge your supremacy in laying down this law upon me or hammerlock me.
Avoid a month of Ramadan that comes and goes with only do you make are what you've been taught by others to say and you haven't made do out for yourself, for your home, for your family, for your children, for your job, for your school, for your education, for your income, for your comings, your goings, your travel, those who are alive, those who are dead, those who have not yet been born.
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other mother carries or in her stomach. She says in order to like mfe botany Mahabharata, for Taco Bell who mean me in NACA and the semi or the verses we recited last night and saw that earlier, I'm Ron, I dedicate the child within me not yet born, I have a purpose and a vision that I'm making do I for what is to come.
And third, and fourth and final avoidance before jaylon Sutton is saraha in the month of Ramadan
is to neglect our families at the expense of our worship. So Pamela, you might be surprised by this. One of the sad realities of course, is that because we encourage people to pray more and to fast more and to give more, sometimes people do it backwards. They assume that it is simply okay that if I go to the masjid if I do my Salah, and if my wife, my children, others stay home, it doesn't matter what happens. We must also commend within our families, the righteousness that we seek for ourselves and the training that we seek about them, to bring them towards the house of Allah towards the Quran, towards the heart of the Quran reading it for themselves, even if we know they will not
attain it, even if we know that they will not achieve it. But in our heart We must set the target for our homes and our families at a distance one of the most beautiful Hadith collected by the man Muslim. He describes a woman sallallahu wasallam who wakes up in the middle of the night to pray is a thought that leads to suddenly believe for example you heard him she sees her husband's asleep
so she tries to wake her husband wake up my love Come let's pray a couple of rock out before it's all out to the treasure forever he refused he said leave me I have work I he refused wouldn't wake up for noble had to be mad. So she took some water sprinkled it on his face for so long. So they finally woke up and both prayed to Allah Rahim Allah whom Allah and Allah has mercy for this woman. Why Rahim Allah Allah who Rosalyn and Allah is mercy descends on a man who does the same for his spouse, for his wife.
No, my dear brother, my dear sister in Islam, that the obligation you have to Allah is not just as an individual as a father, but it is as a father who is responsible for their wife for their for their children, as much as they are a husband for their wife as much as you are responsible for your children and your husband, my dear sister, avoid the month of Ramadan where you become insular in your a bada and it's almost as if you say lie I do recommend Allah today to which is misunderstood from Surah 10 ma either you won't be harmed when others don't do the truth. This has meant that if you have advised people and brought them to good by them not listening, you are not in error, but it
does not absolve you of not inviting them to the good in
The first place. Now ask Allah subhana wa to Allah to fill my home and your home with that which is good than that which is righteous. I pray that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah heals our hearts, connect our souls allows us to forgive those who have wronged us and be forgiven by those we wronged. I pray that Allah Subhana Allah raises our ranking day of judgment that we are in the company of our EBU Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I pray that Allah Subhana Allah accepts the little that we do in the month of Ramadan and that He manifested and multiplies it and increases it for myself in you in a way that we are not deserving of but it is only from is Allah Subhana Allah
to Allah, wa salinda Hama, wa Sallim wa barik ala Sayidina Muhammad Abu family ha that was selfish Allah Allah I'll email you welcome
Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam O Allah.
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Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala rekayasa et now habibie Now whenever you know Mohammed in filler when he also he was a limousine and so you know, whenever you know Mohammed in Philadelphia in Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Sayidina. Whenever you know, Mohammed infinim, Allah Allah Allah or hammer huahine the Ramadan that you want to avoid is that you continue consuming some of the same viewing patterns, Netflix patterns, Video game patterns, reading patterns that you had outside the month of Ramadan, the great imams of Cadiz, Lima zaharia, Lima I'm Sofia and Marina some of the great imaams of Hadith who are in found in all of the chains of Hadith literally when the
month of Ramadan after Bella Allah him Elsa Lockwood kutub they will close their books, books of Hadith of the prophets, I sell them they were the narrator's who taught Imam Al Bukhari they are in the senate of the great Sahaba and the tabular in the come after them in tabular tabular in after them. They will close the book in the month of Ramadan whether you're handy to and wouldn't share Hadees that were not relevant to circumstances they wouldn't have their normal function of educated processes of the tradition of the prophets I sell them whatever value and and most and they would turn to the book of Allah. You must make a difference this Ramadan from other Ramadan's your
television that was on last month should not be on as it is this month. Those of us who are older like myself, panela I'm getting older and age. We remember our parents, more importantly, our grandparents. It was a crime. It was a crime for you to think to turn on a radio or television set in the month of Ramadan, Walla Walla he led ILA in our house.
Our next door neighbor in Egypt. I remember I spent one Ramadan in Egypt. I was maybe six, maybe 12 years old. And in that month of Ramadan, our neighbor next door a Christian Coptic man named Ibrahim, him and his family they did not once turn on the television or the radio out of respect for the Muslim neighbors they had in their street. Equally when they had their shamanism and they had their religious celebrations. No one in the street would cook before they cooked with turn on television or celebrate when they weren't celebrating. The month of Ramadan had a sacredness that there are intentional intense in media outlets to subterfuge to make it a place and a time of
merriment when it is meant to be a focused effort towards your relationship with Allah. This doesn't mean my dear brother that I will ban my children from blank playing video games, my children will play but the time they play is less, the amount they will play is less the opportunities they will have is less and they will must increase other things that they may not have been doing in the month of Ramadan to honor the month of Ramadan
of the Ramadan that you and I must avoid is that we give a sense that it is a time of burden.
And Subhan Allah one of the mcru acts, is that when a person is asked, How are you they said hamdulillah insha Allah, so yam Chela, it's almost over. It's almost over. We must teach our children we must teach ourselves that the month of Ramadan is not a month that we look at the day
Counting down the hours to do it far, but it is counting up the hours in of our relationship and our a bother to Allah Subhana Allah, there must be a psychological shift, that the month of Ramadan is a month of religious celebration, not a burden and hunger and thirst alone. And that changes when the intent changes. The Nia that you and I seek to establish within our homes is that in this month of Ramadan, that we can make seismic shifts and improvements in our relationship between me myself and Allah, between me and you, with Allah, and between myself and all others? The effect of the month of Ramadan is to show in your attitude towards others and therefore the Prophet sallallahu SLM says,
men lamea da, zu, well, MLB, Felisa Linda he had yet and yet the other one shot Robin, the one who is incapable or unwilling to leave of vanity of words, false hood of statements, false witness with their tongue, deceptive terms, Merryman that is sinful, the one who is unwilling to restrain their tongue from what they normally do, then Allah has no need for them in the month of Ramadan to leave off their food and their drink, because the restraint is the essence of the month of Ramadan. I pray that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah increases us all in his love, and makes us from those who love Him as He deserves to be loved, and that we are loved by him for the purpose of our worship of him
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for those who have come in a little bit late there was an announcement made that all of the funds in child look that's collected during the month of Ramadan is heading towards Majid al Ameen a new Masjid in north of the river in Malaga or Malaga excuse me in Malaga. It is for the refurbishment of the masjid the property has already been purchased it's already been paid for. I think they are now adding the will do areas the carpets, the walls, the sound system, just to get the masjid ready and up and running for everyone to begin using it the evening later Allah This is something that I've gone to see the place it's a nice spacious area Masha Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala increase it
in good and give our brothers in the north an opportunity to come together in the worship of Allah azza wa jal May Allah allow us to contribute towards it be the light Allah, there are people downstairs you can take the team for you to put your coins and other things in it. But you can also tap your card if you want to give a small donation on your way out in the light Allah was saramonic more of matoba