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Bismillah Al Rahman Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam on a CD and more sending say EDI now Mohammed in one early he was taught me he was Selim tesni manca theory Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. This is Amanda a Czech here coming to you on behalf of zaytuna College, our beloved Muslim college, your Muslim college and hamdulillah wish to read. We wish all of you a very Holly a Mubarak in Mubarak eat Mubarak and hamdulillah. We've made it through Ramadan. We've taken advantage of the great great opportunity our Lord extends to us. And one of one way we can look at our Ramadan dear brothers and sisters is an affirmation of our love for Allah subhanho
wa Taala Allah Allah mentions in law court and call quantum to hibou no law had said Debbie Rooney Bakula who young few local booga come wala who are for Rahim say to them, oh, Mohammed FMD you love Allah, follow me, along with them love you and forgive your sins, and the law is most forgiving, Most Merciful. Alhamdulillah Why do we say it's an affirmation of our love? And it's also an affirmation of our commitment to follow Mohammed Rojas, Salah lavallee was saying our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. We say that because we responded
to the prophetic call. We and we took the prophetically issued instructions, our Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu and he will send them it's as soon as that tells us to get up earlier than we normally would. For the savour the pre dawn meal before Ramadan and this is the sooner so confirm sooner. In other words, it shouldn't be skipped. We shouldn't think oh, I can go without eating I'm a tough guy I can bear bear the rigors of the fast though we're not Ramadan isn't to affirm our toughness or our strength. Ramadan is to affirm our willingness to follow Mohamed Salah Allah wa and he will sell him to follow our Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, as a manifestation of our love for our Lord, as a
virgin, be mighty and majestic Alhamdulillah so we follow that prophetic those prophetic instructions. It is our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who delineates for us those things that are forbidden to be eaten during the daytime of Ramadan. So when Allah tala orders us to fast, but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam provides the details. It is our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who tells us after confirming that the sun is indeed set, after confirming it, hasten to break the fast. And so we're falling prophetic instruction. Again, we're not trying to prove our toughness valid after taraweeh I'm strong I have energy. Now we're affirming our commitment to
following the prophetic guidance, a long stints to us through our Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and confirming our love for Allah subhanho wa Taala as our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who and who has encouraged us very strongly to engage in the taraweeh prayers. And so we're following the prophetic example. We're losing sleep in the process. We're losing energy and a certain tool a certain extent in the process. But those that's the price we pay, to follow our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the reward for that is the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala say to them, oh Mohammed, if indeed you love Allah, and then follow me along with the length and love you. So
there's no time during the year my dear brothers and sisters that we are following the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a scrupulously, as we do in Ramadan even spending a lot of people they pay this cat in Ramadan, they give extra sadaqa and they give to various causes during Ramadan. Why? Because they're following the prophetic example. The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Peace and blessings of Allah the Almighty Allah upon him was the most generous of all people and the time he was especially generous is in Ramadan when the angel Gabriel would visit him and review the Quran with him. So all of that brothers insisted we are following the example of Muhammad sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Peace and blessings of Almighty Allah
upon him, and that is an affirmation of our love for Allah subhanho wa Taala for humped. Alhamdulillah. And when that invitation is extended to by your beloved, an opportunity to get closer, an opportunity to affirm your love, what is what is one state?
One state is one of sincere and deep gratitude. And so the verses of the fast they end with the command to fast cotija au Heller Dean m Anu katiba quotevalet como se
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fasting or husband in our Dane for you, you believers as it was ordained for those who preceded you in order that you will gain impiety and what does it is it anyway it ends with that he wanted to be who wore her eyeliner had hair comb, and that you extol the greatness of Allah for what he has guided you to? While I look through an order that you give thanks. So it starts with the command. It starts with the opportunity to get nearer and closer to our Lord. It starts with the opportunity to affirm our love for our Lord. It starts with the opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in terms of following his way. And it ends with
gratitude, love Allah Wella and looking techguru rune, an order that you give thanks, as we said, Why? Because our beloved has given us an opportunity to affirm our love.
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should we not then be thankful? When I look on Tesco rude? Should we not then be grateful my brothers and sisters should we not then be appreciative for this wonderful opportunity? And thus we celebrate Allah Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah is the Greatest two brothers and sisters. Enjoy yourselves enjoy time with your family, eat, drink, and remember Allah abundantly. hamdulillah May Allah bless you, Bella, bless your family, your families, your friends, your loved ones, May Allah keep everyone safe and in good health during this ongoing COVID-19 situation. Mr. lightoller bless us to come together to continue to make zaytuna College, a great institution. May Allah bless
you. Bless your families in Mubarak coolamon want to be clear. May each successive year find you in good hamdulillah Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh barakaatuh