Yaser Birjas – Getting The Best Benefit From Ramadan – Jumuah

Yaser Birjas
AI: Summary © The importance of forgiveness and rebuilding one's life for Islam's goal of pleasure and happiness is emphasized. The importance of pursuing Allah's forgiveness and rebuilding one's spiritual health is also emphasized. The segment emphasizes the importance of purifying one's body, eating healthy, and addressing one's past, as well as transformation and making commitments to one's values. The upcoming month of Georgia is emphasized as the month of the year for Islam, where people will start their day with the book of Lewis.
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Because among those who will go through the entire month of Ramadan and to go through Jabal al Amin, now Allah subhanho wa Taala granted full forgiveness in this modern modern era but I mean, brothers and sisters, every single Ramadan it's a golden opportunity. It's one in a lifetime. Yes even though it comes every single year, but each and every month of Ramadan is a unique experience of its own. In that month of Ramadan Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us opportunity after opportunity after opportunity to recalibrate, to go back again to him find guidance when we have lasted throughout this day to this year. All this year we have so many distractions last Ramadan we had commitment and

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we had so many of them but when we come now as Ramadan come closer and closer now we start our life we realize we probably felt so much in accomplishing many of the things that we wanted to do between the two Ramadan it's a golden opportunity before Ramadan starts I want you and I to make some commitment to some changes in sha Allah Tala but what do I need to focus on in Ramadan? How can I benefit from this Ramadan in the best way possible in sha Allah Tala, the ultimate goal, the ultimate goal that you need to focus your eyes on in sha Allah to Baraka data was not left for you to guess. It wasn't left for you to guess what it is. is not for us to think is it about losing

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weight? Is it about you know, maybe fixing my personal life, my marital, it wasn't left for you to guess it. Allah subhanho wa Taala isn't helping us to zoom directly onto that goal. He says Subhana wa Tada you Alladhina amanu quotevalet como Siyam Kumar kuchibhotla Dana and Kamala Kamala Khan tycoon or Yahoo believe fasting was prescribed to you the way it was prescribed for those who were before you so that you might attain piety and righteousness.

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The goal has been set for you.

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You don't have to worry about what what do I get from this Ramadan? It's there. Your job right now it find your ways, recalibrate your life, and to bring you closer and closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala in piety and righteousness, and this football I would like to share with you five seven things. Seven thing I would like to share with you to focus on in this month of Ramadan, hopefully, it will bring you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala each and every one of us is on their own journey to Allah azza wa jal. We have different ways as we come closer to Allah subhanho wa taala. I have different strengths different than yours. And it isn't in one area different than yours. But there

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are seven areas I would like from each and every one of us to explore and see one way or all of them to be the closer to Allah subhana wa Taala to attain and obtain this goal in sha Allah who has Zoda number one, what do I need to focus on? What do I What should I focus on in the month of Ramadan? Number one to seek Allah subhanho wa Taala is forgiveness. Seeking ALLAH SubhanA wa does forgiveness because the entire month of Ramadan is about this. It's about recalibrating. It's about reviewing and filter in your life once again, making sure that you seek Allah's forgiveness to erase all these past sins. Brothers and sisters the prophets of Allah Allah wa sallam one day he was climbing the

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stairs of the member.

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And every step he was say, Amin, Amin, amin, and the Sahaba were surprised what was the saying I mean for when they had no dua, no supplication. But then he told him he says Gibreel came to me, Angel Jabril came to me and he said to me, what are a man for who what I am and for my Andraka Ramadan Fela mu of Allah, men, May this person be humiliated, may his nose be robbed, and the does someone who lives to witness the month of Ramadan? And they go through Ramadan without being forgiven?

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He said, say I mean, the Prophet says, I mean,

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brothers or sisters, that's a golden opportunity. Like the prophets Allah sent me this hadith is telling us that look, Ramadan is your ticket. It's your ticket to forgiveness, when you feel it when all your past sins are erased. And if you have been given this ticket is the golden ticket. So you're going to go through this Ramadan and finish the song this month of Ramadan. And you told me that you're not going to be forgiven your sins. Now for me, I don't know if ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada for sure, has forgiven my sins at the end of the month of Ramadan, but I'm hopeful and my job is to focus on doing the things that Allah Subhana Allah commanded me to do, that will get me that

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forgiveness. Do I get it or not? I leave it to Allah subhana wa that I submit myself to him, but I need to do my part. I just need to do my part. So brothers and sisters, some of us might need to focus on this. How can I get that? The two things are prophets are some recommend for us he said Salah cellcom and sama Ramadan Amen. And was this urban warfare Rama taka Dinniman them but if you fast Ramadan out of faith or sincerity of faith, and out of hope for the reward from Allah azza wa jal, your past sins will be forgiven. He said man karma Ramadan Imana was this urban warfare Lahoma taka demon them if you stand up at night

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intellegent in the arm in taraweeh, like you pray at night regularly every single night, out of faith, sincerity of faith, and out of hope for his reward, I guarantee your sins to be forgiven

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is now what what we're going to be doing in Ramadan. You're going to be fasting anyway. You're going to be praying taraweeh anyway, so you better do it right. That's what matters now. You better do it right. And the ticket is being given to you. So the first thing we need to focus on number one is seeking Allah's forgiveness. Subhanahu wata number two.

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The second thing we need to focus on us to recalibrate. And I mean by that to remain steadfast. You know, subhanAllah in our life, like I said, we're on our individual journeys. Many of us are living their life on a different bandwidth. Some of us have spirituality, some of us don't, some of us they focus on the slide some first of all, because in the Hereafter, and even in this life, we have different interests as well too. So we very have very diverse issues here.

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So we get distracted. Every time I decided, You know what, from now on, I'm going to be praying in sha Allah Tala more often in the masjid, you do this for the first day, second day third. And they just said, you start getting weaker, and they stop doing that. I'm going to attend this program at this halacha regularly and then you start getting weaker. And so what happens then, we like that steadfastness. Ramadan is the opportunity to teach you how to be steadfast. How so it helps to discipline yourself. How many times in the month of Ramadan, you feel tempted to break your fast because you're hungry, you're thirsty, you're fatigued, or you know what just felt weak in front of

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something that you wanted to do. But you still remind yourself and tell us don't do it. You're not going to do this. You're gonna remain steadfast, you're going to hold on to this until the end of the day. And by the end of the day, you feel that triumph, that moment of joy, that was able to conquer my desires, my urges because I remain steadfast.

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So you recalibrate, you come back again to that path, and you continue on this. Allah subhanaw taala says, but one had to muster thema This is my straight path.

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febbraio follow it, go through it. While at the top of civil of Alpha Kappa command severely, don't get distracted by following the other paths, it will take you far away from Allah subhanho wa taala. Ramadan is your golden opportunity to recalibrate and remain steadfast. So make sure to make commitment this time I want to increase my ability to resist I want to strengthen my power to resist this temptation hopefully even after Ramadan I will stay there in sha Allah Allah number three.

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Ramadan is about spiritual fortification. What does that mean? It gives you protection.

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And I know that I'm weak, my shields are weak. Every time there's a temptation, I'll fall for it easily. I know myself. I go for the TV in front of the computer or maybe when I go out here and there. I know myself my shields are not strong enough. What helps us with that fasting in Hadith inofficial Allah Hello Sam Hi Madeline Jebin rasool Allah has said Allah Allah wa salam says God was so Majan fasting is a shield. He said,

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Allah Akbar How is that as Mr. Fasting is a shield, because when you fast, there's that sense of consciousness and connection. I'm doing this I'm depriving myself from food and drink and other things for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala even when people don't see.

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So therefore, I'm now building that strong shield, that individual consciousness. So hopefully by the end of the month of Ramadan, you have the fortification of your spirit and your shield, that is protection. My dear brothers and sisters, I need that all of us need that.

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What we see around us Allah Mustang weather matters of dunya and the ACA sometimes get us disheartened. And we lose that, but I need to make sure that I'm strong and protected and I'll be able to sha Allah azza wa jal to enter of course to the degree to Jana. You know, Ramadan, the prophets Allah some said about this in the Hadith, Carlos Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he died Ramadan, Ramadan comes in by the blessing of Allah subhanho wa taala. He says, Beloved Abarbanel, the gates of the Hellfire will be closed and the gates of paradise will be open, while software at a shelter in the jinn and the shotgun and the devils will be in chains, which means the temptations will be

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reduced to the bare minimum.

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And the prophets of Allah Allah wa sallam he said to us, he says and every single day of Ramadan, they will be a color an announcer they were announced Yabba al Qaeda has been looking for good come the secret of goodness come over here. Well above their shadow aksar the seeker of evil just stay away from this

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stop this stop short from doing that. That is a shield. Fasting is a shield my brothers and sisters I need you to make sure to strengthen that shield in shallow tell by fortification of your spiritual protection been Allah Azza

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number four, when it comes to Ramadan, it will help us in sha Allah Tala to purify ourselves physically and spiritually

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what does that mean? We've been eating all year long we get sick because of that. We get you know lazy because of this and so many reasons so many things happen in our life because of what we eat and what we drink. And as a result, you just keep digging more and more into this problem. But here's Ramadan give me the chance to purify your bloodstream, your stomach, your body, be clear for a few few days for a month, but not just physically, even spiritually, even spiritually how many people's Ramadan begins they cut down on many of the bad habits consciously even though they might think that you know what, I don't have to but it's Ramadan it's sacred month I have to actually to

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give it special attention Subhanallah they know what and their fitrah in their hearts they need to purify their themselves and their actions. So that's a golden opportunity that I want to quit some of my bad habits even if these bad habits were not haram is not a haram habit you know but it just a habit that takes away from me benefiting from Ramadan for my life takes too many hours for example being in the gym. I don't have to be for three hours in the gym Gemma one hour will be sufficient for now. I don't have to eat this much food I could use this for example consumption that food but you can reduce some of these bad habits and also shallow Tala physically and spiritually we will be

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cleansed and Allah azza wa jal number five.

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One of the things that it's about Ramadan is the month of the Quran, as Allah subhana wa Taala says shall Ramadan Allah, the unzila field Quran, the month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed. So obviously, if it's the month of the Quran, who should be their best companion, your phone,

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your TV, your neighbor, who is the best companion should have this companionship with him in the month of Milan, the book of Allah subhanho wa taala. And it's not really about finishing it from cover to cover regularly. That's not the case. It's about companionship, meaning having meaningful conversation with the book of ALLAH SubhanA wa Donna, when you go with your friends, what are you exactly looking for? That sense of compassion gives you peace and tranquility and fulfillment from the gathering. Some of us read the Quran 10 times, but there's no fulfillment. We just get exhausted and lose your voice probably even. Instead, I would like to have my few moments with the book of

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Allah subhanho wa Taala reading and understanding, answering asking myself, What does Allah subhana wa want for me in this ayah or this verse, and this and this chapter, have the compassion of the Quran, my dear brothers and sister because if you do that on the court and the dunya, ALLAH SubhanA, Allah will guarantee you on the Day of Judgment that even before in your grave, therefore an will come as a companion, to give you to give you some sense of peace and tranquility. Until the day comes. Make sure to have some time and give it a special time for the Quran. Insha Allah number six my brothers and sisters, the month of Ramadan is the month of kindness, the month of generosity, the

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month of humbleness and humility. You bring yourself down to the poor and needy, you make you make that food and you prepare it and you give it to them with your own hand. You're going to give that charity with your own hand. It teaches you to humble yourself. It even teaches you Subhanallah no matter how strong you think you are. When it comes to food and drink, you're very weak.

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So that brings you to a place not only that, no matter how rich I think I am. I'm still poor and need in poverty, just to His grace and His mercy and His blessing. Subhana wa Atana always put you in the right place. So Ramadan will teach us that the prophets of Allah selama said about him. Carla, Canada surah Allah has sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as well the nurse, he was the most generous of all people. SallAllahu wasallam Why do you admire cool Ramadan, and he's even more generous than Ramadan, especially when Gibreel comes to study the Quran with him.

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In Ramadan, the Prophet SAW Allah some would be more generous than a real mo salah the wind that is blowing and carries all the blessings with it, whether it's the rain or pollination, whatever that is, it's carrying it with it. The Prophet saw some was much more generous even that that one SallAllahu wasallam bring your generosity out in the month of Ramadan. Focus on this for this month of Ramadan maybe I've never done that before. I've always focusing on Quran focusing on tarawih I've never done generosity acts and kindness acts in Ramadan. Maybe this is the thing I would like to give a shout out Allah. And finally my dear brothers and sisters, remember that Ramadan is a time

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for transformation. It's a time for transformation. What does that mean? Many of us they thought that they would never be able to be good or to read Quran or sit in the masjid or even

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do things that Ramadan that they didn't say they thought they would never be able capable of doing these things. And Ramadan teaches no you can. You can wake up every single day before

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son before sunset sunrise you can you can every single day come to the masjid every single day at least once you can do that you can give and give generously without even counting. You can participate and helping and in many different things you will see how the Quran will how the Ramadan will teach you that you can transform yourself and your life to something better. So make sure that Ramadan insha Allah this Ramadan for you is a transformation month in Allah has Zildjian make sure to do that and make that commitment inshallah Tada Ramadan is coming in few days inshallah. This Sunday we will bring Tara will be praying taraweeh and Monday will be our first day to fast be

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prepared for that My dear brothers and sisters make those commitments today. Before we leave this Masjid some Ramadan starts in sha Allah Allah Allah, you're ready to hit the ground running been Allah azza wa jal May Allah subhana wa Taala make us among those who are with us this month of Ramadan Yoruba al Amin will ask Allah Subhan Allah give us the blessing of the month of Ramadan and the basis of fasting we ask Allah Subhana Allah to grant forgiveness at the end of the month of Allah, Allah Allah me and colocado that was stuck for Allah and I didn't leave welcome with a certain segment of us who didn't know one of the Fuhrer Rahim.

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Alhamdulillah Bellarmine sallahu wa salam Baraka, Viera Muhammad and while earlier was I have to sell him to Sleeman Kathira mama BA, Mario brothers or sisters, one of the other things that we benefit from the month of Ramadan is a da da making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala because I'm in need, I'm in need of Allah's answers. I might not see them, but it to keep calling and calling and calling you keep knocking on his door subhanho wa Taala until he opens a door for you. But here's the thing, when you knock on the door, he doesn't have to open that door for you. So you're always gonna need to be vigilant and look around and see which door was opened. Which door was open because

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of Allah subhanaw taala he decided to close the door out of wisdom. He will definitely open another hour of mercy so check around if you've knock on one door and when the doors are open you think that God is not listening to what he opened 10 doors behind you're just killing it to look where is that mercy is going to come through from which area of the seven here that will be your door to jannah inshallah Allah keep looking and try your best inshallah was diligent. And lastly, before even we actually close this football, I don't want to forget about our brothers and sisters because May Allah make it easy for the Mirabella. Alameen. brothers and sister we're going to start the month of

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Ramadan Al Hamdulillah and may Allah subhana continue to bless with the higher you will be able to have a moment and a time and a meal for Soho. They will probably they want you probably going to have a moment where Al Hamdulillah but I mean to break your fast with your family. Many of them they lost them. You'd have a lot of things that ALLAH blessed you with in this month of Ramadan and our brothers and because that is still suffering under this occupation, may Allah subhana wa their freedom neurobiol al Amin and protecting your Allah or Bananaman I don't want you to forget them. As we continue with the month of Ramadan. Make sure to be make part of your day part of your DUA and

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