Yasir Qadhi – How And Why Does Fasting Help Attain Taqwa

Yasir Qadhi
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Missoula Barakatu hamdulillah every single day in Ramadan Alhamdulillah we've had people embracing our faith and hamdulillah accepting Islam morning and evening book written by Shia Hamdulillah. This is from Allah's blessings upon us. And today we have brother Macoutes mashallah Al Hamdulillah. He's with his Muslim friends and colleagues here. So Brother McCool, how did you hear of Islam? And what is the one of the main things that attracted you to the faith?

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I heard about Islam from my friends when I met them like 10 years ago and then you know, over time, seeing how they, they were close to their faith, like you know, prayer made them succeed in life excel in life. I just felt like I wanted that kind of, you know, blessing for myself as well. And hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah. May Allah bless your friends may Allah bless you. This is how that was done at the individual level through one o'clock. So Brother Makuta, I'm gonna say the shahada in Arabic and then English So repeat after me. A shadow, a shadow, Allah, Allah ilaha illa Illa Allah illallah wa wa a shadow a shadow Anna Anna Mohammedan Muhammadan rasul Allah rasool Allah I testify

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I testify that there's no God except Allah, that there is no God except Allah and that Muhammad and Muhammad peace be upon him peace be upon is the messenger of Allah is the messenger of Allah Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, sha Allah has to be it is louder than yours guys. Marcela, welcome to our faith. Welcome to our fraternity, you're a part of our Ummah and hamdulillah you're surrounded by your friends, but now you've increased your family by a billion we have 1.5 billion Muslims you're all a member of our family and hamdulillah welcome and inshallah after the hotbar you will get a bag of books and others and other things will benefit

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you and be a part of our community anything you need we're here for you and shall love Zach move ahead so brothers because of the rain we are delayed so I'm going to be giving a very short

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slowly after the goodbye please stay seated to start budget have some messages. It's going to be a small quick fundraising about the 313 inshallah you know about it, so after could the please stay seated

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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in Al Hamdulillah Muhammad who want to stay you know who want to still fiddle. When I was a biller Himanshu Rudy and fusina woman say Dr. Medina, Maria de la who Philomel Belinda la wama yodeling who Fela ha de la wash. How do Allah Allah Illallah Hua hola Shadi Keller wash Hello Anna Mohamed and Alberto Hora sudo yeah you Hello Dina. Taco la helper to quality while at Hamilton Illa enter Muslim on a My bad. Dear Muslims, Allah subhanho wa Taala has legislated fasting for a higher purpose. The goal is not to abstain from food and drink. The goal is not to be hungry and tired. The goal is not to observe an outer ritual only. There is a higher goal that is explicitly mentioned in the Quran.

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Yeah, you have an Athena Armano quotevalet como se yam will come out cootie by the lady Nemean publikum La La Contacta con. O you who believe fasting has been ordained for you, as he was ordained for many generations and many OMAS before you you are not the first to fast fasting has been ordained for you so that you may achieve Taqwa. So the fast of Ramadan is meant for the higher purpose of achieving Taqwa. In today's very brief hotbar. I will go over some of the mechanisms of how and why fasting achieves Taqwa. Because when we understand the ultimate goal, then the journey becomes easier. When we have the destination in mind, then the hurdles that we face getting there,

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we have more him and courage to overcome those hurdles. And in today's brief hautbois, I will list three specific aspects of the fast that actually taps into the higher goal of Taqwa three specific aspects of our ritual that is actually demonstrative. We're doing this ritual for a higher goal. The first of them number one, what the fast does, that allows us to achieve God consciousness Dakwah is to inculcate in our hearts a level of sincerity and a level of awareness that Allah is watching us sincerity is loss. Fasting is the one deed you cannot do to show off, nobody can monitor your fast, Not even your wife, not even your child, not even your mother. Anybody can break the fast secretly

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and nobody will be the wiser. The only mechanism we have to perfect our fast is to know Allah is watching is to know we are doing this for the sake of Allah. And therefore automatically, our fast it is our going to the gymnasium of his loss. We are working out our sincerity to Allah. Day in day out, morning, afternoon, late afternoon, evening. We're tired, We're thirsty. We can go quietly and go and take some water drinks no we will not do so why Allah is watching. Allah is watching even if nobody else is watching. And so for 30 days we are going to the gymnasium of his loss of sincerity for 30 days we are inculcating the sense of Allah is watching. Allah is Semir Allah is Vasil and

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that is the essence of Taqwa. Because Taqwa literally translates as God consciousness. That is the literal meaning of Taqwa that you are aware that ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala is watching. And sincerity is demonstrated primarily through the fast no other good deed the prayer we come, everybody can watch us the sadaqa we give everybody can see when we give the sadaqa as for fasting, the only being that can monitor it is Allah and therefore of this

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strongest mechanisms of establishing Dukkha is the fortification of sincerity. The awareness that Allah subhanho wa Taala is watching and that is my first point about how the fast helps us in the broader goal of Taqwa point number two of the mechanisms that help to achieve Taqwa is the very important concept of being patient and sober, of sober, being patient. Allah subhanho wa Taala praises SUBUD in the Quran, and our Prophet sallallahu either he was setting himself said that the pinnacle of Eman is sober. The pinnacle of Eman is sober, what is sober, sober means to withhold and restrain your actions to control the tongue to control one's emotions. Sober means to act in a

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manner that is in conformity with the Sharia and suburb is a very, very difficult reality to achieve. There are many ways to do it. But without a doubt, the number one mechanism to achieve suberb is via the mechanism of fasting. Fasting helps us be patient. Obviously it does, because if patience means to withhold and restrain if patience means to control you know when you're angry, somebody comes and keeps your anger in check. You don't act upon anger when you want to say something nasty vulgar when you're angry. Oh suburb comes in, and suburbs says nope, control your tongue suburb says act in a dignified manner. Software says Don't say or do anything except that

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Allah will be pleased with it. How do we fortify our server? Well, what better way to do so than to train our body when we're hungry? No eating and drinking when we're thirsty, nothing for us to quench that thirst. Why? Because we are fortifying the mechanism of Saba in our lives. In fact, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,

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are so mu NIS fu or Sabri fasting is half of conquering patience. If you want to achieve 100% marks and patients, half of it is by fasting and the other half by other mechanisms knowing who Allah is and reading the Quran and Sunnah. Another aspect 50% of your final exam on sub 50% of your grade on cyber, you can get it via the mechanism of what fasting and obviously what fasting does, we are once again forcing our body to be controlled by our soul. We are literally controlling via the pure power of our will and our iman, we are showing ourselves when Allah says don't do I will not do when Allah says do not cross this line, I will not cross this line. The body is screaming it wants its food at

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once it's caffeine and one says water and the soul says no suburb suburb suburb until marketed we will not do anything. And once again we are inculcating and we are nourishing the beauty of Sauber in our club. And therefore this is one of the strongest mechanisms of how the fast is going to make us of them with Ducklin. Because you can't have Taqwa without suburb. You cannot achieve God consciousness without being a patient person. And what is patience? Patience is to control one's desires. That's the literal meaning of patience, your anger is there your frustration is there your sadness is there, whatever the emotion is, is there. And Allah's mercy, emotions are not sinful. But

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patience tells us to keep the emotions in check, and to not act upon the emotions except in a manner that will be pleasing to Allah. So come Ramadan, and we have the physical emotion if you like of hunger, we have the bodily emotion of wanting to be quenched. And Allah subhana wa Taala teaches us the reality of Sobor through sown so once again, point number two here how does one achieve Taqwa by mastering patience, and the fast of Ramadan will help us master patience. Point number three.

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You cannot have Taqwa you cannot be of the people who are God conscious. Unless and until you are treating mankind in an ethical manner in a manner that exudes mercy and compassion. Taqwa automatically indicates good manners and o'clock. There is no such thing as taqwa and rudeness, taqwa and arrogance taqwa and harshness, the mood turkey. His heart is soft not only to Allah, but especially to the creation, the longest series of verses that describes them

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tucked in at the end of suitable for con, it's literally a page and a half of description after description. Multiple characteristics of that description involves how you treat other people. In fact, the very first characteristic was a bad or man, a lady and I am sure a lot of the honer were either hot or humid Jaya who do not go to Salem. The servants of Rahman are those who walk on this earth with ultimate humility and modesty. And when the ignoramus want to have a fight, they say salaam peace, we're not involved in bad manners Subhan Allah, how does one master good o'clock? How does one treat people the way they deserve to be treated? Once again, come the month of Ramadan and

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the Muslim ummah. Allah He is a miracle, no matter their level of iman outside the month, the OMA wala hits Iman is alive and let nobody tell you contrary to this, the OMA Yes, there are bad things that we have to criticize. But as a whole, the heart is beating and it is beating hard. And how do you know this? Look at the month of Ramadan, across the Muslim world, wherever you are, without a doubt, people's generosity, people's religiosity, the massages are packed to capacity during this month, every single day. That is not a show. That is not one off, everybody controls the tongue. Everybody wants to act more ethical, everybody is trying to control their temper, and they start

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treating people in a better manner than they do outside the month. And this is of the essence of dukkha to control one's interactions with people and to treat people in the best of manners and to be as polite and kind and as merciful and as generous. This is of the essence of Dakhla cut on generosity. And the month of Ramadan is the month of generosity. No poor person ever goes hungry and Ramadan. Every community opens its doors every Masjid opens his doors for the people to come for the people to be fed. And this is the essence of Taqwa. You cannot have Taqwa unless and until you are treating the people the way they deserve to be treated. And in this month of Ramadan. What did our

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say, when one of you is fasting, then even if an ignorant person comes in curses you even if a foolish person comes, tries to provoke you, you say Allahumma in the saw him, Oh Allah, I am fasting, you remind yourself, you can't go there. If somebody else does something, you cannot resort to that level. And so one of the mechanisms of mastering Taqwa via the fast of Ramadan is by conquering our bad manners and by treating people with the utmost compassion and kindness and good o'clock. Now there are many other things that can be said but because of time we will limit ourselves to these three number one sincerity and the awareness Allah is watching us.

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Number two, the mastery of Saba and patience and number three, the perfection of one's Allah and inshallah next week we will continue on the same vein May Allah subhana wa Tada bless me and you will learn through the Quran and may make us of those who is vs. They understand and applies halal and haram throughout our lifespan, ask Allah's forgiveness, you as well ask him for his liver for and the Rockman.

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Alhamdulillah All praise is due to Allah is the One and the unique. He it is when we worship, and it is his aid that we seek. He is the Lord of the oppressed, and he hears the prayer of the week as to what follows the blessings of Taqwa are too numerous to mention.

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And have the greatest of those blessings because we want to achieve taqwa and Ramadan allows us to achieve Taqwa. So, by incentivizing Taqwa by making us want to be of the people of Taqwa. This should incentivize us to fast the month of Ramadan. Once we know how blessed the taqwa is, once we know Ramadan and the Siyam is meant for us to achieve taqwa, then we should be motivated to perfect our fasts in order to achieve Taqwa. And the blessings of Taqwa are too many to list, but we'll mention one or two things for today. of them and perhaps the greatest of them. Allah subhanho wa Taala lists only very few things in the Quran and says Allah loves those people hardly 12 are

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mentioned will Allah who you hate boo, hardly 12 And one of them multiple verses will law who your hipbone water clean. When you achieve taqwa, you achieve the elite status of becoming beloved to Allah subhanho wa taala. When you achieve taqwa, Allah loves you and when

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When Allah loves you, then you have achieved success. So Taqwa guarantees Allah has muhabba and with Allah as my have become so many other blessings, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran regarding the people of taqwa, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, what our humanity What's the articleare shape? My Rama My Mercy encompasses every created being. In other words, without Allah's mercy we will not be here. Every one of us there's Allah's mercy and coppicing us, but some people get Allah's Rama more than others. Who are those people? What a mighty was the Aquila che to boo ha de la Edina Yatta con. I will apportion My Mercy. The bulk of my mercy I will write it for those who have Taqwa. Everybody

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must be immersed in Allah's mercy to live or else we wouldn't be here without Allah's Rama. But some people will get the lion's share of Allah's Rama and Allah tells us in the Quran, who are those people faster? To boo ha Lilla Denia Takuan I will write my mercy My Mercy has been a portion for those who have Taqwa of Allah subhana wa Tada Taqwa of Allah brings about Allah's blessings in this world and the next one oh an Al Quran, taco lava Hannah Allah him Baraka Tim in a summer it will out if only the people had Iman and Taqwa Allah says I would open up the doors of the heavens and earth and every good will fall upon them. Allah says in the Quran, woman yet tequila. Allahu Maharajah.

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Where's Zuckermann hate hula Yatta said whoever has the Taqwa of Allah. I will help him from sources he never expected and that will make a way out for him from places he never knew would help him. Whoever has the Taqwa of Allah. Allah will help him in this world and the next Allah's Mercy surrounds and envelopes him. Allah loves him Allah shall protect him from every calamity in the next life. Taqwa of Allah is our ticket to salvation, Taqwa of Allah is our ticket to salvation, and the fast of Ramadan helps us to achieve the best ticket. Therefore brothers and sisters embrace the fast of Ramadan. Thank Allah that Allah in His mercy has literally gifted us the reality of fasting so

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Allahu Akbar. This is just the beginning inshallah Tada you're going to see more things that will love about Islam in the latter. So repeat after me. A shadow shadow Allah, Allah ilaha illa Illa Illa Allah, Allah wa wha ash hadoo Chateau Anna anna muhammadan Muhammadan rasul. We're a solo. Hola. Hola. I bear witness, I bear witness that that there is none worthy of worship. There's none worthy of worship except Allah except Allah. And I bear witness and I bear witness that Muhammad that Muhammad peace be upon him peace be upon him because his final messenger is his final messenger. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Allahu Akbar, Allah. May Allah subhanaw

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taala bless you, my sister, may Allah keep you steadfast on this deen

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