Virtues of Ramadan Part 1 of 3
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Salam alaykum. Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh May Allah's blessings and peace be upon you. In sha Allah today we'll be talking about Ramadan and its virtues for the Ramadan. We Allah accept our fasting, and May he accept our deeds. May He bless us and righteous among the people of Heaven in this month in sha Allah, may he be pleased with us. May He forgive us our sins, and May He save us from hellfire. I mean me in your blood, I mean, inshallah we'll try this month to get closer to Allah subhanaw taala by taking tiny steps each day, consistently, in sha Allah until we get as close as possible. And we follow the Hadith that says, the beginning of it is mercy, a will Rama. So we'll
look what causes mercy and try to follow it and the middle of it or the middle 10 days or forgiveness Matt Farah, so we'll focus on that. And the end of it is freeing from hellfire or at Cannanore. So we'll look into what leads to that and follow it in sha Allah, and we'll try to apply what we take on a daily basis.
Today's the first day of Ramadan, are you ready? Is the intention there are your ambitions high or your feelings and the urge to get close as possible to Allah subhanaw taala with all your mind and all your energy there. My intention in this lecture in sha Allah is that my model and yours be I will worship you God like I have never worked with you before. Ramadan this year will be a matter of life or death for me. I'm going to hold on to it with all my mind and I pray that everyone will be like that. And after this Ramadan we will say this was the best Ramadan ever since our childhood. So let's start with an introduction with what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said 1400 years
or more ago like today, the first day of Ramadan or the last night and Chavez forget that you're watching me and try to picture the Prophet sallahu wa salam saying these words and we his words with the scale of gold and the Hadith goes, the Messenger of Allah may Allah subhanaw taala is peace and blessings be upon him, addressed his companions on the last day of Shabbat and saying, oh people are Johanna is a great month has come over you a blessed month, a month in which Allah subhanaw taala has made it compulsory upon you to fast by day and voluntarily to pray by night. Whoever draws nearer to Allah by performing any of the optional good deeds in this month shall receive the same
reward as performing an obligatory deed at any other time. And whoever discharges an obligatory date and this month shall receive the reward of performing 70 obligations at any other time. It is the month of patience, and the reward of patience is heaven. It is the month of charity and a month in which a believer sustenance is increased. Whoever gives food to a fasting person to break his fast shall have his sins forgiven, and you will be saved from the fire of hell. And he shall have the same reward as the fasting person without his reward being diminished at all. Do you hear the prophets although sometimes words, let's go into more details about Ramadan. Let's see how the whole
universe changes in preparation for this holy month. A major change takes place in the heavens and Ramadan to an extent that we can't even picture the first change that takes place as the prophesy Selim says, When the month of Ramadan comes, the gates of paradise are opened, and the gates of hellfire are closed, and the devils are chained. Try to picture hearing the sound of the gates of Hell being shot. Are you happy that they're shot? Do you feel the value and the meaning of this match and the gates of paradise being opened? Does it please you? Do you feel how close it is? What would you like to pick from the fruits of heaven? Who would you like to meet in heaven? Do you want
to see a loss of hundreds and hundreds thrown? Do you want to talk to a loss panel to
the gates of heaven have been opened? You smell the scent of heaven?
How do you hear the timing of the chains the tie the devils? Do you feel your neck being freed from the strings of the devil? Do you feel the major event taking place in the universe today? This is Ramadan. I know we all know this hadith and we've all heard it 100 times before, but try to really taste it try to hear it but with your heart not just with your ears. Feel it the gates of heaven have been opened for you yes for you. Do you understand this for us? Allah subhanaw taala opened the gates of heaven for us. And he shut the door of health and the doors or the gates of hell for us. And he's relieved us from the devil so we have no valid excuse for any disobedience. So if anything
happens, it has to be from our soul or next. We can't blame the shaitan anymore we Ramadan and Ramadan a cooler or an angel from Allah subhanaw taala called saying oh seeker of good come closer. Yeah, they're real hierarchy when Oh secret of evil, desist, or go away. You're building a shuttle Oxford go away. Who has heard this call? Who will reply
to the school, who will say Oh Lord, I'm between your hands and that your demand the baker era. I'm coming to you with all my energy almost merciful your man. Do you know what the school reminds me of? It reminds me of the phenomenon of the ebb and the tide, but in the sense of good deeds and bad desires. And as if this angel who's calling is telling us come approach, the worshipping in good deeds right now are like the woods, the tide, and the bad desires are like the ebb right now they're drawn back. Worshipping is here, let's go Subhan Allah, the Hadith on the retina right now should fill our hearts with joy and our faces with a smile. The Prophet sallahu wa salam says, Truly, the
heaven adores itself, or beautifies itself a genetic ASEAN from one year to the following for the month of Ramadan. And when the month of Ramadan comes, it says all the word Europe make for me in this month, from your worshippers those who inhabit
Can you believe this? The Jana or Heaven wants us paradise is asking Allah subhanaw taala that he makes of us people who will live in it forever.
Oh, Allah meet this girl was sitting right there. There. Yeah, that one. Let her be for my inhabitants this month, or that young man over there was listening.
The Jana Heaven is adorning itself. The agenda is beautiful. We can't even picture what the Heaven itself would be like. So imagine when did happen is in beautifying itself even more for Ramadan? Who is it beautifying for the believers for you try to comprehend the magnitude of this month that we're living in right now. The prophets of SLM says he who preserves himself in Ramadan, Allah subhanaw taala built him a castle of gold, silver, and rubies. And if this whole world was collected inside this castle, it will be no more than a goats little barn in this life. Compared with mice, imagine if this entire world was put inside of fastings person castle with all its money, its wealth and
beautiful nature of the places it would have been worth nothing more than the goats tiny barn that lesson in this life. Oh my god, what would this castle look like? What's this world worth? That would make me lose such a castle. It's only 30 days. Hold on to them as tight as you can. Short along. Let's go deeper into the spirituality of Ramadan. So what are we going to gain if we fast Ramadan, but I mean really fast. And when I say really fast, every part of me is fasting. My eyes are going too fast. You're not going to look at anything that's haram or prohibited. My hands are going to fast. They're not going to do anything to displease Allah subhanaw taala my ears are not
gonna listen to anything to displease Allah. My mouth is not going to say anything that's going to displease Allah, every part of my body is fasting, really fasting, not just that I stopped my mouth from eating from dawn to you know to from Daybreak till sunset, no, everything is fasting. What are we going to gain? So, after gathering and searching all the Hadith about Ramadan and about the rewards of Ramadan, it basically all comes down to six things, write them down, put them in front of your eyes, so that you know you could see them there. They will motivate you and your family inshallah. Look at them everyday and ask yourself, have I achieved them or not yet? Have I got all
six or not yet? Tell them to your friends, text them, tell everyone you know, email it your friends. So what is the first reward that we get forgiveness of all the past sins? Give me a zoom. All our sins, the prophesy some of them says whoever faster madonn during Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah subhanaw taala is rewards than all his past sins will be forgiven. Man sama Ramadan, Eman and YT seven Ophelia Lahoma to put them in Zambia you are met or her? So I have already. Even our major sins, and disobeying our parents, or failure to do our duties towards almost one or two Hannah was erased. Everything is erased. Imagine and watch the seven but with sincere
faith and hope to attain the last 100 talents reward. What do these word means? What do they mean? It means our first with my heart with all my energy Eman and with faith means that I'm fasting for you alone alone Allah subhanaw taala and not fasting like the rest of the people because it's the family tradition or is just because that's how we were raised that Ramadan we have to fast that's what we do every year. No, I'm fasting for you Allah subhanaw taala because I love you Allah and you have the seven means I'm hoping and praying to get your reward. This hadith needs real concentration from us the coming 30 days, just 30 days. So what if this is difficult? It's possible we daydream or
lose focus a day or two right? So do we lose the room we lose the reward? No. Allah subhanaw taala gives us another chance. Listen to this hadith. Whoever prayed at the night at night in the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith and hope for reward from Allah then all his previous sins will be forgiven man karma Ramadan Amen and with the 711 Metapod admins and Bahama to offer 30 days Allah subhanaw taala I will not miss the night prayer
RPM, etc. We're okay, too hard. Let's go to the next one, the third Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, Whoever established prayers on the night, the night of power ladies of God, are of sincere faith and hoping for Allah Spinetta Hannah's reward, then all his previous sins will be forgiven. So if sincere and real fasting for 30 days is hard, and we lose focus than take the night prayer, even though we only and if that's too difficult, we lose focus than just the last two nights. And this is almost 100 Tallis telling you I will forgive you whether you like it or not, I cannot find any other explanation for these habits. How could I help gender small spots? And he's
telling you if you can do this, then you're going to do this because I'm going to forgive you. And if you can do that, then I'm going to give you that so it can forgive you. What is this? Generosity? What is this blessing? Thank you. How could we not take a loss pinata Hannah for giving us such a month? How are you? How generous are your last 100 saba.
How grateful should we be for giving us this chance every year he gives us this chance and we don't take we don't just make benefit of it. We don't grab this chance. And we will spend $1 reward the profits always send them for delivering this message to us. Whoever fasted prayed night prayers or the Night of Power, all sins are forgiven. And those are the prophets of Islam says In another Hadith, May a servants nose be rubbed in dirt? They say who is that oh prophet of Allah. He said he who lived Ramadan and his sins were not forgiven. How can Ramadan pass you and your sins are not forgiven? Subhan Allah. So does this mean that after Ramadan, my page has no sins written on it?
Yes, this whole universe belongs to Allah subhanaw taala. And he can do what he pleases. If this is what he wants to do, and this is what he's going to do. Why are you surprised? It's Allah subhanaw taala. So, the first reward we said is forgiveness of all our sins. What is the second reward, the second out of the SIG six, freeing your neck from hellfire or light coming to mod, meaning all my sins have been forgiven, and this neck will not be dragged into help? It has been freed. The Prophet sallallaahu Salam says for Allah subhanaw taala are people who are freed from hellfire every night in Ramadan. He looks upon his servants, so ever of them is sincere and honest, he is free from
I wonder who has been free to knights. And don't forget something with the generous freezer slave. He never captured him again. Never a real Arab lot to be seen. If you owned a slave and told him go you're free. He would never go back on his word. So imagine if Allah subhanaw taala The Lord of the entire humanity, what would he do?
I know there's a question here. Someone might say, what if I sin after Ramadan? I'll tell him if you sin after Ramadan, and Allah had already freed your neck during Ramadan out of his freeing for you is that your good deeds always exceed your evil and your obedience will always exceed your sins till you die. Why? Because he freed you in the Ramadan of 2011 Congratulations. Allah has written so and so from those who are free from hellfire. And that would be the answer to the heavens prayers we said earlier when it said oh Allah make for me in Ramadan people who become my inhabitants. Why can't it be you? It's not that hard. And not something that's very very important. This reward in
Ramadan is not for the religious or this colors are the ones who have memorized or on know, this rewarded. Ramadan has nothing to do with what was before Ramadan. The contest starts today with the beginning of Ramadan. So maybe a young girl who knows very little about her religion, and used to send before Ramadan, Ramadan comes and she fast but real sincere fasting. So she beats the scholar and the one who has memorized the whole Quran and this and that. Why? Because the contest or the reason Ramadan comes for those who come with an urge to please Allah subhanaw taala for the ones who he feels their enthusiasm, there's strength and intensity. For the ones who say, I want to really
worship your God with every part of my body with every drop of blood that runs in my veins. This is the one who will be all the others, even if he was a sinner, yes, even if he's a sinner, even if you did the major sins Yes, even if he did the major sins. The contest starts today, the first day of Ramadan. Know that Allah subhanaw taala frees people every night. And then in the Hadith, he says and the end of it or the lesson days is freeing from hellfire. So what's the difference? He frees people every night and then the lesson days is what it's extra freeing, freeing with extreme