Taraweeh Khatira – Ending Ramadan With Istighfaar

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The importance of forgiveness during the month of dashte and the need for self-growth after hard work is emphasized. It is crucial for good behavior to be necessary for success and for self-growth. forgiveness is necessary for success and good behavior is crucial for success. The importance of seeking forgiveness and a steady practice at the end of the day is also emphasized. The need for self-growth and increasing focus on self-improvement is emphasized, along with the importance of avoiding seeking forgiveness for everything, including mistakes made during peace.

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So what night is this, Ramadan al Jama'at?

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Which one?

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28.

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28, right? No, it's not worth 27.

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It's only 28. I know, so we got

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28 or 27, depends when you start fasting.

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Right?

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But we say 28 insha'allah, which means after

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this one, how many nights we left,

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for the month of Ramadan?

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2 more.

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Right?

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2 more. Tomorrow insha Allahu Ta'ala, probably we're

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not gonna have khatira because we have the

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khatim.

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So prepare yourself insha Allahu Ta'ala. If you

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like to attend the with us here, make

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sure to arrive a little bit earlier so

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you can be inside the the Muslim area

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We're expecting a big crowd as usual. It's

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going to be blessed night to all of

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us inshallah.

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So I want to prepare for this inshallah.

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So now,

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since it's coming close much closer to the

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end of the month of Ramadan,

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what should we what should we busy ourself

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with? Like if I wanna focus on one

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single

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Ibadah,

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One single ibaadah. Like I've done, alhamdulillah, enough

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of many things in the past 28 days

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of Ramadan or 27 days of Ramadan. Now

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what is it that we need to focus

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on in the next couple of days, 3

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days

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until the end of the month of Ramadan?

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If there's one single,

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what would you guys suggest to do, and

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this would be the best if you start

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with to the end of Ramadan? What would

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that be?

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It's still far.

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Seeking forgiveness from Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

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Why is still far is very important?

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Because

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is the that

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they busied themselves with almost at the end

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of every single

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Rabbi Raja Ibrahim Allahu Ta'ala, speaking about this

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matter, he says, he says

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is one of the greatest

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acts of

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that you that you practice.

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He says

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All the righteous deeds, all the good deeds

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usually are sealed

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and end with seeking steadfast, seeking forgiveness of

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. And he gave example.

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Because salah as an example, because the moment

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you say

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Assalamu alaikum

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What is the first thing you say?

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Astaghfirullah

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Astaghfirullah

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Astaghfirullah.

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Even though you just finished Ibadah.

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One of the most important Ibadah, the 5

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daily prayers. You just finish your fard salah,

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you'll be

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engaging in Ibadah.

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Now we're still saying for Allah is forgiveness.

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Hajj,

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when do you guys say Hajj or when

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Hajj is becoming actually so far becomes more

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important during Hajj time. As Allah describe in

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the Quran,

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means after you're done from Arafa.

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Wow. Arafah Jema. That's the essence of Hajj

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the entire day you're busy making dua and

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they can instill far and staying, you know,

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a visual and do the whole the whole

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day just for the sake of the Ibad

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and the tar on that day.

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And as you're done, as you're now marching

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out of the field of Arafa, Allah says

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subhanahu wa ta'ala to say what?

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After all this hard work. Yes. You still

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receive forgiveness from Allah Subhanahu wa ta'ala.

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And he says,

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after you do

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is one of the greatest

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you do after the 4th salah.

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After the 4th salah, when the prophet was

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asked,

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what is the best most important salah that

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you perform after the 4th prayer? He says

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the night prayer.

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Why? Because Allah describes

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the night prayer in the Quran by what?

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He says

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That the night prayer is stronger and actually

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heavier. Heavier as a task that performed when

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the prophet received the Quran said now you're

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gonna even make it actually harder

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by establishing salah at night. It becomes part

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of your riba. It's one of the most

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difficult thing that you do, subhanAllah, especially when

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you had to wake up from sleep and

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in the last 1 hour, 2 hours and

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there is no incentive.

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Why? Because nobody's awake to see that. You're

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not gonna post about this anymore when you

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go to to make it to Hajjut. So

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eventually it has to be very sincere.

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So it requires a lot of inner, you

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any,

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awareness and and and you become subhanAllah

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spiritual from the inside. That's your incentive to

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build Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. With all this

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Ibadah,

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what do you do after you're done? Allah

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subhanahu spoke about the righteous ones who stay

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at night. Awake at night. What did he

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say?

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And in the sahar time, which is the

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late part of the night, right before Fajr

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time. He says

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seeking forgiveness of Allah.

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So you can imagine now,

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your farsalah,

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your hajj,

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your tahajjud and ibadah, all of these are

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ending with the staghfar. You

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Allah forgive me, you Allah, I seek forgiveness

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from you. Why is that very important?

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Because

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we know no matter what we do, no

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matter what you offer in time of terms

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of

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no matter what you do, it would never

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be sufficient to suffice to to cover not

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not even one single blessing

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that Allah has bestowed upon you. Such as

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the blessings of the sight.

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Just the sight.

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In the story

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telling us that a man, who worshiped Allah

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for 70 years. He dedicated his life as

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a monk for worship for 70 years. Dedication

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in imbalantu'a.

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And then he died.

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And he said that on the day of

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resurrection he will be called and Allah subhanahu

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wa ta'ala

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will allow this individual

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to enter Jannah. He says

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Adhit him admit him into Jannah by my

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grace by my Rahma. And the man is

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going,

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what about my 70 years of hard work?

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Like, I mean just that just like that?

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Because of your mercy, I mean in Jannah,

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what about my work? Like I wanna see

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what I've done. And Allah says sure.

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All these 7 years of hard work with

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one single blessing. This blessing of the sight.

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See if that matches it.

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So when they put that of course all

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these 7 years of good is what happened

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to them.

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They jumped in the air, all flew in

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the air. So Allah says okay then, Jahannam.

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And that's when the man says, Rabbi, Brahmatic.

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I accept, Khalas, I take your grace, I

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take your mercy.

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So we learn from this is that no

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matter what you do as jamaah, you always

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still need to seek Allah's forgiveness because we

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are always with.

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No matter how much we try to make

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things perfect,

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we always fall short and behind.

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Maybe not necessarily in numbers, but maybe in

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quality.

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Maybe in focus. Maybe in concentration. Maybe in

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stafar. Maybe this, maybe that. So much requires

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from us to do actually this ta'at, this

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ta'at

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and a stilfar.

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Also, he said that you

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seek a stilfar at the end of your

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majalis.

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So when you're done sitting with people, congregations,

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socializing,

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talking, you also need to say stefar.

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As Allah the prophet told us in the

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hadith, say it was the hadith,

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at the end of the majalis.

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That I seek your forgiveness and I repent

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to you Allah for whatever ill talks that

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would happen in that congregation.

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After the end of your social gatherings, why

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you seek forgiveness from Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala.

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He says because

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in if that majlis was a good majlis,

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good gathering, they were all the

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members of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

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It's just like sealing it with goodness.

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It will actually it will actually experience the

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sins of maybe the, you know, bad talking

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that happens here and there. Brothers and sisters,

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we all need that is still far. We

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all need to increase our still far right

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moment in our day and night for the

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rest of the, the month of Ramadan. InshaAllah.

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Abu

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It was reported, he said

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mean backbiring,

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backbiring.

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It kinda like it leaves holes in your

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fasting.

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It makes a hole in your fasting.

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Imagine

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something else besides reba that we do in

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Ramadan.

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Maybe

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doing something wrong here, saying something bad here,

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and all these kind of things. And so

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imagine how many holes you have in your

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fasting.

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It still far patches all these holes.

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Every time you make a hole you patch

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it with stilfar.

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If you can't come on a day of

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judgment with a patched up fast,

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do it.

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Just don't come with all of being with

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a lot of holes in it. Do whatever

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you can. So yeah, we're not perfect.

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We were not perfect. We're trying to be

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as much as possible but we always fall

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short on making the best of the Ramadan.

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So therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, my

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advice to myself first before anybody else, and

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to all of you. I want you to

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increase your

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seeking forgiveness of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala for

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the next few days and nights until the

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end of the month of Ramadan.

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How do we say istighfar?

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The simple version of it is to say

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what? Astaghfirullah.

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Just saying astaghfirullah, which means you Allah forgive

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me. As simple as that. Can we practice

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this jamaat? Say,

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Repeat that as many as you want.

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And then there's another version. We could say

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means I seek forgiveness from Allah, and I

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return back to him with Tawba, with repentance.

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Can you practice this? Let's say it again.

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There are many many different virgin secrets so

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far.

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But these are the just the most simple

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thing that you can remember insha'Allah.

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I I I advise you to go back

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to the words of the decree insha'Allah. In

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the books of adkar.

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Learn

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something about the way you say it, and

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eat that over and over again. Keep repeating

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that over and over again. As you walk,

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as you sit together in some gatherings, when

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you drive, when you

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prepare your, you know, the meal at home,

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whatever that you do, make sure that your

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tongue is always busy with istighfar.

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Finally,

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do you have to have do you have

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to make a mistake in order for you

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to seek istighfar?

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No.

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Because seeking forgiveness from Allah in itself is

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an act of righteousness and act of rebadah.

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It's acknowledgement

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of his greatness subhanahu wa ta'ala, and your

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vulnerability or weakness. That's why rasulullah hissalallahu alaihi

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wasallam was our role model in his ta

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and his ibadah, when his his worship is

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the model for salawatullah salam alayhi. He used

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to say

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He say you seek forgiveness from Allah because

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I

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do seek forgiveness from Allah more than 70

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times a day, which means a lot.

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Like there's no number for it. So if

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that is rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam,

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then what about ourselves?

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Allah.

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Allah.