Bidding Farewell To Ramadan

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Yasir Qadhi

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hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah All praise is due to Allah subhanahu wa Tada. We praise Him and we seek His help and we seek refuge in Allah from the evil of our souls in the consequences.

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of our actions, whomever Allah subhana wa tada guides, none can misguide. And whomever Allah chooses to misguide, none can guide him to the straight path. I bear witness and I testify that there is no deity worthy of worship except for Allah subhanho wa Taala and bear witness I testify that Mohammed Sall Allahu Allah He was seldom is his final profit and his most perfect worshipper. As to what follows Allah subhana wa tada has reminded us to be conscious of him in the Quran, when he says yeah, you have Latina Armando, taco LA to party, whether to Mouton, Illa, one to Muslim moon, or you who believe have Taqwa of Allah, as a law deserves that you have tough love Him and do not die

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except in the state of Islam during Muslims, as quickly as Ramadan began, now it is ending and we found colossal Patna which Allah for each and every blessing that he has bestowed upon us. We thank Allah for Islam, because if Allah had not blessed us with Islam, and if Allah had not guided us to Islam, we would not be upon Islam and hamdulillah Hilary had Anna Lee has a woman acuna, Dina Tatia Lola and her Donna law. We thank Allah for guiding us to the Koran because Allah subhana wa Taala blessed those whom he chose from our rough Nikita Bella Dena Safina min Reba Dena, Allah chose certain segments of this of this world of his population. And he blessed them with this book, not

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all of mankind believes in this book, and it is Allah blessings that he chose us to be amongst the woman that believes in this book. We thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for making us the best of all nations quantum hierro mutton. Bridgette leanness, you are the best of all omers that has ever been brought out for mankind. We thank Allah for being in the oma of the prophets, Allah Allahu Allah, he was sending them our Prophet sallallahu I think he was setting them said we are the last of omas in this world, but the first of them on the Day of Judgment. We thank Allah for all of these blessings. We thank Allah azza wa jal for blessings we can count and understand and for blessings we cannot

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count and will never understand and of the blessings that we thank Allah for is having gifted this oma not only with the blessings of Ramadan, but with the blessings of lay literal other no oma has been blessed with the blessings of Laila to other no oma has been given this opportunity that every single year, they can do one night of worship that will give them multiple lifetimes of good deeds, how many are the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And yet, how ungrateful most of us are worried not for a loss, forgiveness and the laws that we would have no chance on the Day of Judgment. And as we witness this last term, Oban of this last of this month of this last Juma of

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this month of Ramadan, as we witness today, the very last Juma and the very last day or the second to last day of this month, we should reflect how quickly Time flies only yesterday, we were wondering, how will we do Ramadan under lockdown, how would we face this month under new circumstances, and we were all a little bit worried, a little bit nervous, a little bit anxious, and in the twinkling of an eye, all of that has finished. And here we are on the verge of saying goodbye to this blessed month re entering the rest of the months of this year. It is as if this whole month went by in the twinkling of an eye. And we need to reflect on this because it is a metaphor for how

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quickly Time flies. It is a metaphor not only of this month of Ramadan, but of our entire lives. Dear Muslims the Koran continually reminds us that on the Day of Judgment, large groups of people will regret that they did not spend their times more wisely. The Koran reminds us that we should not procrastinate we should not delay the need to change for the better. In fact, religious procrastination is one of the main tactics of shavon shavon comes in says oh you will be a good Muslim only after you go for Hajj you will be a good Muslim when you reach the age of 60 or 70 or 80. And they'll put these fictitious ideas of changing tomorrow change does not occur tomorrow

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change occurs now we do not control tomorrow we can by the help of a law control now and remember that those who do not change on time will not be able to change before their time comes multiple verses in the Quran. Allah subhana wa tada says one unfaithful that spent from what we have given you male probably and yet he had a common mode before death comes fire order up below that a hurt any energetically. Then when death comes the person will say Oh Allah give me another chance notice the person thinks he will spend before he dies, but death will come to him before he's able to be a righteous

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person, Allah subhana wa tada says, had I had the human Mojo called or build your own in the Amazon and FEMA Tareq, until finally when one of them sees death, he will beg a law and he will say, Oh my Lord, give me one more chance send me back to this world so that I can live a good life and I can be Assad I can be a righteous person. And Allah says Kela in her Kadima, when he of course, he will have a lot of soldiers as No, it is a word that he has said, Allah has already said it Allah has decreed it. What has Allah decreed that once death comes, they shall not give be given another chance. Therefore Muslims, Allah subhana wa tada is warning us. Allah says what why I sent him out

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Wednesday that he can follow the best of what has been revealed to you before the punishment takes you about that 10 before it comes to you by surprise that you did not know you did not think it would be coming. And Allah subhana wa tada says one two letter Sharon, and you are not aware that the punishment will is going to come? Until old enough Sonia has serata Allah for rato Fijian Bella, before the soul will say Woe to me, listen to this verse, how much time I wasted not worshiping Allah subhana wa tada how much time I wasted not giving Allah Subhana which Allah has helped a lot is literally telling us what will be the fate of large segments of mankind so that we do not find

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ourselves in those segments. We do not want to be amongst those who regretted that they did not do enough the quickness of this month. The swiftness by which this month has passed by it is a metaphor for the swiftness of our entire lives. And I challenge any one of you no matter what age group you're in, if you're in your 20s, or your 30s, or your 40s or your 50s look back a decade, those of you that are able to look back two decades, those of you that are able to look back three decades, and see how quickly it was as if yesterday that memory that is so vivid in your head from so many decades ago, it was as if it occurred yesterday, and yet the timeframe is 1015 3050 for some of you

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60 years have gone since that timeframe. And surely in this there is an ebow there is a lesson for those who are intelligent. Dear Muslims, the Koran is constantly telling us to race to do good deeds. Whenever Allah mentions good deeds with a verb, the verb is a very active verb for stability. tyrod was Sabu Allah is saying race Allah is saying when the race a lot as much as a rush when you hear the amount of Juma then first out either decree law walk with a determined space pace, a lot of xojo isn't encouraging us with active verbs Do not delay. And our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would take advantage would would seek refuge in Allah from laziness. He said he would say

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that Oh Allah I seek refuge in You from an agency and l castle. And an address is the in capability to do something and a castle is the laziness to do that same good deed he would seek refuge in procrastination and in delaying, and in one effort. It is said that procrastination is from shavon

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shavon to delay things to procrastinate, this is from the actions and from the whisperings of shaitaan and our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam commanded us to take advantage of five things before five others would happen is a famous Hadees that he said that take advantage when you have health before you fall sick. Take advantage when you have time before you get busy. Take advantage when you're able to do something before you're not able to do it. All of these five things the Prophet says I'm saying Do not delay when you have them. Take advantage of them. Now that Ramadan is finishing now that Ramadan is is moving on to the next month so show one now that we're going to be

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going back to our quote unquote regular routine. Let us understand the purpose of Ramadan. Ramadan was never meant to just give us a boost of Eman And then that said go back to normal no Ramadan is the spiritual training camp. Ramadan is our gym for the soul that we go to the gym every single day we build a better body at the gym. What do you think of the person who Mashallah Tabata cola has a much fitter body, a much stronger body and then one day he says you know what, I'm gonna go back to the way that I was before I started going to the gym. That person has wasted the entire effort that was put in the entire regimen that was put in has gone to waste so to is the month of Ramadan for

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our soul every single day. We have been fine tuning. We have been hitting the gym of the soul. We have been increasing our Eman, increasing our Salah, increasing our Koran, increasing our consciousness of Allah subhana wa tada we all have tasted the sweetness of Iman inshallah tada in this month. Now that we have tasted the sweetness of Eman How can we go back?

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to how we were before Joomla began. Now it is understood, it is obvious that we cannot maintain the same level that we have during Ramadan. And that is of course psychologically understood but I'm alone is indeed a blessed month. But the point is that the way that I put this is that look the month of Ramadan It is like a ladder that we went up maybe 30 maybe 50 maybe 100 steps from where we were before this month of Ramadan, inshallah, all of us without exception, we have climbed the ladder of Eman the ladder of taqwa we have climbed many rings higher and higher. We are now inhabiting in shallow to a better level of a man, it is understood that when Ramadan finishes, we're

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going to go down a bit because the blessings are gone, that we don't have the same quality of you know, the spirituality understood, some of the factors are not working, you know, for us as they were my point to myself and all of you is very simple. If we went up 100 steps, and we're going to go back down after Ramadan. Why don't we make it our utmost goal that when we do go a little bit back down, we will go back down and still be much higher than we were before the month of Ramadan. Let us make sure that our end result after this month is still much higher than when we began. It is understood. Maybe we won't be reading one juicer for on a day, maybe we will not be praying, you

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know, eight or 10 rakata Tara, we are in our homes every single night. It's understood that it's not possible for all of us to do that. But my advice to myself and all of you is that the goal of every Ramadan is that okay, we Rose 100 then if we're going to come back down, let's not come crashing down to zero. Let's go down 1020 maybe even 50 but where we finish off, it should be 50 more than when we began where we continue from the month of show while it should be much more than where we were in Shaban why, because if from Oban was simply a bump and then we go back down. This means that Ramadan did not impact us at all. This means that Ramadan did not give us what was needed to be

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given if we are able to benefit from Ramadan then posts from Oban, our level of ibadah our level of taqwa our level of consciousness of a lot will be better than guess what the next year's are mobile and we're going to go higher even more than the next year after that we're going to go higher even more such that every single Ramadan, we will boost ourselves up a few degrees so that Ramadan acts the way that it was supposed to act so that Ramadan has an impact on us year after year so that every single Ramadan we are finding ourselves to be at a higher place than the previous Ramadan. And so our best struggle bond will be our last Ramadan and our best days that we live in this world will

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be the very last days that we live that is the ultimate goal. And Allah will have a team as a prophet sallallahu Sallam said actions are judged by the end what did we do at the very end and the purpose of Ramadan, we keep on pushing we keep on boosting ourselves to go higher every single year. Allah knows how many more amo bonds we have. There is no doubt here Muslims that next Ramadan, there will be people that we had this year we will not have them next year. This is the inevitable so nuts Allah heafy hoppy and perhaps one of those might be me or you we do not know when our agenda is we do not know when our death has been written. This is the sun nuts Allah This is the custom and this

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is the decree of Allah subhana wa tada There is no doubt that every single one of us will be worshiping in one Ramadan and we will not know it it will be our last trauma bond. So we need to make sure that we take advantage of every single normal bond to the best to the maximum with that we make sure that we rise as high as we can and then when the dip occurs in the month of show as it is going to occur that that dip is as minimal as possible. We try to retain as much as we can. But definitely without a doubt you need to examine yourself after Ramadan and compare yourself to before Ramadan and you had better have a higher increase or else dear Muslims do you know what that would

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mean? If there is no increase? We seek Allah's refuge it means that in reality you have not truly benefited from Ramadan you have not truly tasted the amount and the taqwa that is necessary. Allah says in the Quran in Yakubu la hoomin. And Allah accepts from those who have Taqwa and our scholars mentioned that if a lot accepts a good deed, this means you have Taqwa. This means that your religiosity and your Eman after a good deed will be better than it was before the good deed. That is why one of the signs of an accepted hedge for example, is that the person comes back a changed man you go you do how'd you come back a totally different person. What I'm about is not to the level of

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hygiene but it is definitely of the top five things that are most

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limb has an impact on his life and from our religion. So Ramadan, the month of Ramadan, it's supposed to have that transformative impact on us that Ramadan changes somewhat from what we were after Ramadan versus before Ramadan. So let us examine our levels and what I advise myself and all of you is that let us be realistic let us plan you know, we plan everything else of this world. Why don't we plan our religiosity we plan when we're going on a trip we plan our careers we plan if we're doing anything of civic significance, building a house or moving we have a list of what we're going to do. Why don't we sit down between us and Allah subhana wa tada and contemplate and have a

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mentalist. This is what I'm going to do for the sake of my religion and my advice is just a simple suggestion is that we have a list that has two lists the first list our actions of good that we need to concentrate on the second our actions of sins that we need to eliminate from our lives. And my advice is that you have two or three maybe more if you can, but at least three different areas of worship that you know you are lacking in one of them must be the Salah, no matter what level of solder you are on, you need to up the game if you're not praying five times a day, then dear Muslim, when will that change come? When will that you do what for how long are you going to delay this

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change? Start praying five times a day if you're praying five times a day increased to your regular Sooners because that is something Allah will build that palace for you and Jenna and who would not want the architecture of Allah subhana wa tada that is being gifted only to the one who praises less than 10 minutes a day to pray your regular soon and if you're praying you're soon an add on sobre todo have or salata to hedger if you are praying all of that look at the quality always you can increase the horseshoe or the quality of course. Sure. So number one is your Salah. Look at your Salah. See where can i up the game? Where can I raise the bar number two the Koran no matter what

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you're doing of Quran some of us don't recite the Quran regularly. My sincere advice to myself and all of you even if it's five minutes a day even if it is just a few minutes before you begin your routine after your breakfast for your body have a breakfast for your soul open up the Koran and read a few minutes every single day without exception if you're already reading a little bit increased a little bit so that's going to be another bar that we raise. And then the third any area that you particularly like some people like to give regular charity Some people like to give or to listen to regular dudes and Islamic knowledge some people have other areas so three areas that you can work on

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and you say inshallah to Allah in this next upcoming year until the next Ramadan, I will master these three things. Then the next Ramadan you then look at another three and then the second or Milan from now another three you keep on raising the bar, the other list the list of sins, we all have issues we are dealing with, whether it is something of the heart we have a problem with somebody we need to cleanse it out, whether it is an issue of arrogance, whether it is an issue of jealousy, whether it is an issue of a personal vice that we have in our private lives, whether it is an issue of interest, we all have sins every one of us we are all the children of Adam, let this

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Ramadan be a timeframe to think and examine about the main issues that we have and then say to ourselves inshallah who to either my goal by the time next Ramadan comes is that I have inshallah, to Allah eliminated this from my list of regular sins. As for slip ups, my dear brothers and sisters, everybody slips up, don't let us slip up, it discourage you to the point of giving up a one off sin that we do Subhana Allah This is our father Adam had the one of sin as well the one of sin when it's not an open license, but don't let be a discouragement that you know, if we commit a sin, do not let shame on make you feel so guilty that you give up trying? No, the goal is not perfection,

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nobody is going to be perfect. The goal is the constant turning back to Allah. Allah xojo does not look at the quantity of our sins, he looks at the quality of our repentance. So we need to be sincere when we turn back to Allah and then sincere again and then sincere again. So we look at the majors the sins that we are doing in our lives and we say inshallah tada by next Ramadan, those sins will be much more much, much less than a minute more than they were the previous year. And every single year we continue to work on these deeds, dear Muslims, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he had he has hinted that he was sitting amongst the Sahaba and he picked up a stone and he

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threw it a far, far away. And then after a while, he picked up another stone and he threw it nearby so they could see the forest stone. They could see the nearest stone. He said, Do you know what this metaphor is? Do you know what this example is? He said that farther stone over there. That is the desires of man. That is what the man wants. That is what his hopes he wants to get there. And do you know what the closer stone is right here? That is his death. His death is going to come to him before all of his desires are reached or reached dear most

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limbs this month of Ramadan has passed by in the twinkling of an eye. We all have those desires we have our passions, our dreams we want to do we want to do we want to do, every single one of us we will always be having those faraway dreams and that's nice nothing wrong to have those dreams realized though that death will come to us before we reach all of those dreams. So let us prepare for that time of death. Let us see how quickly how swiftly time is going by and let us be ready to meet the Angel of Death such that when we meet Allah subhana wa tada we will not have regrets and say Oh, I wish I had done this and I wish I had done that. Take advantage of the time that we have

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before we do not have any more time may Allah subhana wa tada bless me and you with and through the Oran and may make us of those who it's versus they understand and who implement is harder than how long throughout their lifespan. I ask all those forgiveness, you always will ask his liver for the Rahman

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Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah helwa hadn't had a Samad a lead in a myriad What have you that? Well I'm Nicola Khufu, and I had to do some quick reminders. First and foremost, that if read is not tomorrow, we still have one night Do not be lazy on this one night, most likely it will be Sunday. And so if it is Sunday, that means we still have an extra night of worship. Also, another point is that it's a cultural fit or make sure that we pay ours that God will fit on our profits of the law while you send a mandated Zakat will fit on every single Muslim who could afford to pay it and it is we have calculated or estimated to be $10 per person and the Godfather is paid before the salad to

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read. And if you log on to our website, we are accepting the gutter fitter and you can go to any other website as well that is accepting the gutter fitter but it needs to be paid before so naturally read so make sure that you pay $10 per person in your entire household whether they were fasting or they were not fasting. If you have toddlers or children that are not fasting if you have elderly that are not fasting still the cathode filter must be paid $10 per person and the goal of the cathode filter is that in case we didn't you know do a fast properly in case we said something we shouldn't have said we looked at something we shouldn't have looked at that insha Allah who tada

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does the kettle filter it purifies our hour fast and Subhanallah how how easy is the love for $10 a cut to fit the whole month on shallow the other of you know mistakes that we made that were great that will regretful for inshallah, there'll be a co founder for that as well. Because of the lockdown as you're all aware. We will not be having a communal solitary so we are following the fatwa from the fifth council North America and also from imja. That is encouraging all families to pray, read it on their own meaning within their households whoever is quarantined, they will have their own Gemma. And the procedure for the read Salah is that it is a tour aka The hotel is not

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necessary you can listen to the live hood but that will be giving at 930. So at 9:30am sharp on the day of read, we will be starting the saga you will not be praying behind us as a mama Mom, you will be praying individually as Gemma is in your houses and a person will lead and they will be to Dhaka and you will raise your hand seven times for the first striker and then you will recite Fatiha and whatever sort of if you're able to do certain Allah or any sort of that is fine, then in that when you stand up for the second recap, you will then raise your hand six times so that zero to the halloumi will say Allahu Akbar and then five extra a total of six so so from the additional biraj

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when you say Allahu Akbar the for the first striker you will add six the Kabira total total of seven in the second Raka when you stand up and say Allahu Akbar, you will add five tech bureau a total of six so if that's not clear, you can log into my Facebook post I have more a clear message over there. So inshallah Daniel will be tulika if you're able to resize for the last year and the second record fine, if not any sooner. After that we will have our live hotaka from Epic Of course you will be listening just as a regular reminder you're not going to be connected to us in the actual read, but just as a regular reminder and it will be a short whole bunch a little less than 10 minutes in

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Sharla is my eight hold buzz and then after that inshallah you will proceed and make sure that you celebrate it in a manner that is really something that your children will remember we are in under lockdown, very unique circumstances we need to make sure that our children understand and appreciate this day of read, make sure we show them extra love on this day follow the suddenness of ghosal and of wearing good clothes and a perfume and of having a life if thought or breakfast follow all of this as soon as do your eat in your houses and it will be an interesting read that inshallah tada you can tell your children and grandchildren about many many years to come and inshallah epic

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Alhamdulillah. We are also

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At 1030 an hour after sada we will be beginning to drive by that you can come with your family at least some spirit of wreath will be distributing sweets and packets of goodies to the children so just drive by even if you don't have kids come and shadow so that at least in the cars from safe safe distancing and this is what we have to do we have to make the best of the spirit of read our prophets of the law Why do you sit him said that read is one of our signs one of our major signs he would tell even the women and the elderly to come to the to the gym or even those that cannot pray he would say just come and let them witness the jamara tell hi let them witness the good that Allah

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azza wa jal is sending. So since we cannot have the actual yonny prayer together, at least we want to have the spirit of read so we strongly encourage you from 1030 onwards to come in your cars into the parking lot and just drive through and say Salaam to all of us and be given some something for the gifts and the children's and we ask Allah subhana wa tada to lift from us display in this disease so that we can return to our daily routines Allahumma inni dinefwr Aminu allama Lata? I don't know if you had no reason but Ilaha Fatah, WA Han Manila for Raja wala Dana and Ella for Vita. What am I de la Ilaha feta what I see right Elijah Sarita allama fildena what the one and Alina Saba

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una will a man and voila fluvanna Villa larina Amano robina in Nicaragua Rahim. Allah we ask that this month of Ramadan only comes to an end with all of our sins forgiven our law will not cause all of our sins to be forgiven in this month of a law I will accept our pm in this month I will not accept our cm and this month I will accept our recitation of the Quran in this month. Oh Allah make us of those who when the reads so that when they read is announced also our prizes are announced? Oh Allah, Allah make us of those whose names are announced from those whose who have been freed from the fire of hell. Oh Allah accept all of our deeds of this month. Oh Allah. Oh Allah we ask that you

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give us many more Rama bonds after this full of a man and taqwa and full of good deeds and full of health. Oh Allah, we ask that the best normal law that we ever spend will be the last Ramadan on this earth. Oh Allah, we ask that the best of days that we ever spend is are the days that are right before our death or law we pray to you We beg you that you only cause us to return to you. When you are pleased with us or Allah we ask that the last cadaver that we ever say before we leave this earth is the Kadima of law. In the law, Muhammad Rasulullah servants of Allah Allah subhana wa tada has commanded you with a command that he began with himself and then he commanded the angels

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themselves. And then he told all of us to perform it ourselves as well for he said in the law, one by the echo to your saloon and and nebby Yeah, you and Edina amanu sallu la he was suddenly motors Lima allama suddenly was suddenly more radical and avocado sudocrem hamedan wider early. He was like a big marine. Everybody's a lot in the law. Tada. Yeah. Anyway, horrible wine. Hi. In fact, Shea will moon carry your belly, you're able to come to the Kuru Kuru law, they may come watch guru he is. One of the crew lighted up or walk the Masada