The Subtleties of Knowledge #01
Channel: Zaid Shakir
Series: Zaid Shakir - The Subtleties of Knowledge
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Bismillah R Rahman Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa sallam I let's say you didn't worsening Sayyidina Muhammad Ali he Asahi he a sell him to Sleeman kathira a banner like Al hamdu. Can I remember Avi Jalali? Which will Avi missile tonic Subhana kerlan, Sita Anna and Alec and come as naked and let's stick Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik Allah see Dino, Habibi, no karate you Nina Mohammedan. But early he was so happy he was silent his men cathedra have a wardrobe malfunction here
on the left, not like the famous ones, so excuse me
for that, and hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah and he was so happy he will sell them. This is a memory check here here on behalf of zaytuna College, the nation's first fully accredited Muslim liberal arts college. It's great honor to be affiliated with the college and all of its wonderful its founders, faculty, students and staff, both past and present. And they'll all give them all tofi can tcmalloc bless all of you during this month of Ramadan. We are here to examine a very well known text that looks at the responsibilities not just the Ramadan, but the various months of the Islamic Muslim lunar calendar, and then a few other things such as the virtual
he Iraj of the author examines three seasons of the year, and then the virtue of Sham and the virtue of remembering Allah. But the main focus of the book and title, Leviathan, the Odyssey that leaves the Midwest mill, Minh and revise the subtleties of knowledge concerning what each season of the year contains of religious duties and responsibilities. So this book is a very rich text. literal, rarely is very rich, legally is very rich,
in terms of the
ethics and moral foundation of the religion is very rich in terms of acts of worship, worship, rather describing the virtue describing the subtleties. providing insight into those acts of worship is very rich. I've gone through the text before, literally covered and covered but wanted to do something new this particular time. So we're going to just examine the poetry and the chapter of Ramadan.
to just illustrate, number one, how the role that poetry as in early Lehi were in the late Roger room, messages flashed on my screen that Chaplin saw him saw part of Princeton University, very beloved friend of ours, has just passed away. He was battling cancer for a long time. So beside the 30 of fat Allah.
said, Chaplin, so I saw Pon Princeton University when the pioneering chaplains in this country country very fine. Young men,
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Sorry, rasulillah. So part two is played a great role in our
intellectual and literary tradition, of course, the literary tradition that goes without saying it's not probably having the richest literary tradition, Arabic for sure.
in human history,
the, the religious studies have also relied heavily on poetry didactic poems, if you look at a book of Syrah For example, this year with a sham, you see that it's replete with verses of poetry. So we wanted and this book by me, Roger, but Hungary was a humbling scholar. So generally a humble is recognized as being the most conservative of the various motherhood, generally speaking. And so to see a scholar like miraggio, filling his book with poetry gives one an insight into how the role that poetry has played in, in our tradition. So we're going to start tonight, all of the verses that we will examine tonight, they're part of commentary on the Hadith that serves as the seminal point
his examination of Ramadan. And so
So in any case,
the Hadeeth is greeted by both mm and the Korean Muslim and as I said, all of the verses that we will look at tonight are part of the commentary. On this hadith on every horror I wrote about the Allahu ron
paul Kala Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam called I'm living the AMA, who has an heir to the ashram feriha in a seven year diff rapala long as we call Allah was virgin last season. The in the Holy One, Zb No, Tara Tara can shower to what I'm who Shara bakuman actually, the saw me for her attorney for her to learn the factory he will Farhatullah under the hot Europe D he was a hollow for femicide in the author yabo in the law he Norwegian misc roba hobo hurry one Muslim Addison tougher con la. So is related by Eddie Herrera that the Messenger of Allah Peace and blessings of Allah upon him said, Every action undertaken by the child of Adam is for him or her. And good deeds are
multiply 10 times over, up to 700 times over many times over and beyond. This another nourish added other thing kathira not this 110 times over, up to 700 times over. And the laws are law says except fasting that is mine, I will reward him with with it. Verily, he has left off his carnal pursuing his carnal lust, his food, his drink for my sake, the fasting person will have to delights the delight when he breaks his fast and the delight when he meets his Lord and the foul odor sometimes emanating from the mouth of the fasting person is sweeter to with Allah than the fragrance of musk related by a man that Bukhari and Muslim. So this hadith is very rich and we could comment on it but
that's not the mission will come in on an inshallah in the context of the poetry that's Marshall buy in the Roger man handily in his commentary, so we'll be going inshallah Tana Mustaine and Billa he's relying on Allah.
He says Rahim Allah.
So the first line
and is related to
the hardship that a fasting person might encounter in the context of giving up the corner alpha appetite, and amongst the common carnal appetites, the appetite for intimate relations with land water, lawful spouse, the appetite for sleep,
and then he mentions food and drink and so this one is related to sleep. So a pod is related have said and can read Dr. Murphy so hurry for Salah Mahi Allah was any so if any
If your pleasure lies in me staying awake, then I bid that by then farewell for the sake of Allah to my sleep. So
just that this is an expression of the joy that a believer has, and giving up his or pursuing his or her carnal appetites for sleep, or relations with their spouses, for food for drink, whatever the case might be for the pleasure of a lot, and so the believer is pleased with what pleases Allah subhanho wa Taala and gives precedent to that over what pleases himself or herself. So this is what the verse this particular verse is expressing. So if, if your pleasure lies in me staying awake and cannot be Docomo, FISA Hurry, then I bid farewell to my sleep for Salah mawashi Allah was any other senate I there was any.
So that's the first verse that he brings in this chapter. Our second one is related to that is
who he says. Another poet says, Oh Rahim Allah Allah
for Murli Jor Han either our Gaul como lm, our lm family, your hand either our Gaul como el ambu. So what is an injury?
If you're pleased with pain, in other words, any pain I suffer any injury, I suffer any hardship I suffer over the course of the fast, it means nothing, if it's pleasing to you. In other words, I'm really willing to sacrifice some discomfort for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala for the sake of my Lord, if the pleasure of my lord is involved with that, of course, this isn't great pain. Most of us we might have headaches at the beginning of Ramadan, but not excruciating pain. So no one should think
that in the Roger this suggesting that we have to torture ourselves. But he is suggesting
and expressing probably a better word, that the believer will endure discomfort
for the sake of his or her Lord, and for the pleasure seeking the pleasure of the Lord. So Mayor latonya give us tawfeeq. And this is this is we as a believer,
our lives are dedicated to the service and pleasure of our Lord. Allah tala reminds us in our end, amen matter how long polygiene will insert in laelia, boom, I've only created the gene and the human that they worship me. And so the believer understands that he or she has been created to worship Allah, our society elevates the worship of the self. Some of you seen the BBC documentary, the century of the self and the role that Sigmund Freud and his nephew Edward Bernays, and others played and really elevating the individual to the the highest heights, in terms of the object of our pleasure. So everyone is seeking to please themselves. Everyone is seeking to assuage their ego, we
say the nuts and this is not the orientation of a believer. Our highest objective is the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if that means our our discomfort, so be it, because and we're going to come to the point on making know, he has some verses in this regard.
the discomfort of this world is followed by bliss that's eternal, for the believers, and that bliss starts in the grave for the believer disharmony.
We've already broken fast here so don't Don't panic. Zane. What are you doing? We've broken off fast.
another belief, another poet, he says, Are there boohoo? fiecare ogbu. Were born who who feed cow caribou were entered and the Kuru he will enter me
Hey, Hubble has to be a little higbee en de Lima to help boo, boo, Nell Allah. He said, his being tortured for your sake is sweetness. And his being distanced for your sake is newness. He says in
you are with me like my soul. Rather, you are even more beloved to me than my very soul.
And it suffices me
of love to know that anything you love, I also love. So, again,
Allah subhanho wa Taala defines our pleasure and our love. So something that might be physically pleasing, soothing,
but it's something that Allah doesn't love, then we don't love it.
And if something might end up vault, some difficulty, or hardship, but is pleasing to Allah, we love it.
And then then our love for Allah subhana wa Taala makes that thing makes those difficulties pleasurable.
Because it's a function of our love for Allah subhanho wa Taala it's an expression of our devotion to our beloved. And so you you fall in love brother
with a sister,
and your favorite color is green. Her favorite color is blue. Suddenly, your favorite color becomes blue. So before you matter, they asked you What's your favorite color brother and using green?
Then two days after you met her, what's your favorite color? Brother blue? I thought it was green queen who said it was green. You even forgot about it. And so that's how we respond in the world to other to each other. Now law give us all tofik Then how should we respond to Allah subhanho wa Taala
this ROM Rahim.
So again, all of these verses that we've looked at so far, they're related to the phrase in the Hadith. No Terra kashia Watteau, what the Amma who are Shara? boohooman, actually,
he or she, they've given up the carnal pursuit of their carnal lust, their food, their drink, for my sake, and they're dealing with the discomfort that that might involve for my sake. So, these verses are an
account enriching the commentary the prose commentary on that particular point.
Another poet says
Nassim Muslim masaba alleged in alleged and letter G to hominin. To hear the fourth we'll have etha on a rock be Walla Walla Walla to the assir rollin asuna in many are horrible either the cube will have Betty ahead Betty, man min Sammy.
So he said the the morning breezes from nudged when they come bearing the greetings, bearing their greeting so the greetings of the folk and people that he loves said
sees your speaking literally fold up your speaking so that it's not heard by your riding companions
on sorry, and do not broadcast the the protected secret. For verily, I'm jealous. I jealously guard this secret of Secret of my beloved from those who are my companions.
And so the point here is fasting. So there's a section wherever the Roger is talking about how fasting is a secret shared between the believer and a lot no one knows that we're fasting. Like says 12 noon no one's around, no one knows of
two I left and
no one knows if I took a drink except Allah subhana wa Taala
so fasting is a secret between the believer and Allah subhana wa tada and in
That the believer loves a law, women nursing a toughie,
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a shed to have belly.
amongst the people there those who set up equals whom they love is they should love Allah. Those who believe are more intense in their love of Allah than their love for anything or anyone else. And so the believer loves Allah subhanho wa Taala brothers and sisters, and that love is intense. That love is real, that love is passionate. And so there are secrets between lovers. And one of the secrets between ourselves and our beloved Allah subhanho wa Taala is the secret of fasting. So what this port is expressing just how precious that secret should be.
That port is expressing are precious that secret should be a lot Allah give us tofi connotation cabo la elevate all of us male la bless us to have that love in our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala
so next couplet man, another poet
every page doesn't have
So the next one,
he says rahima one one of Anil will be who will become as mine. So one of the poet said pug Cassia hula tell the hair he or path that the Barbie. Well, let me read the brief introduction to these verse. So near Raja relates, Rahim Hola, Carlo. On Sunday for him Allah and Allah Allahu be he will be commanded by Colonel by the sword hainault consommer had tend to have had had had 10 hana now caught our Soto format for embargo, as Herbie has saw the Hina film anatomy for su Isla and Halle for da hecka are ancient. So it's related that there was one of the righteous people He fasted until he bent over and then his voice stopped, and he he expired, he passed away. And then some of his
companion His righteous companion saw him in a dream and he was asked about his state and he laughed. And then he he related
called cusi her little the happy path that be a Barbie. Hello Hello Hello could them had to Julio paella your party or color color or car? fella and fella fella I'm Lila Bharata
Baraka cm. So he said that
as far as the state that he's been adorned with,
with gum with, with garments of majesty, and there are pictures of incredible nectar and drink that are circling around him. And he's surrounded by servants, and he's adorned with jewelry. And then he said, Oh resigner of the Quran elevate, and I swear by my Milan my life span that you've been exhausted by fasting. So in other words, for his sacrifice in the world, his fasting was difficulty in the world. He has unimaginable bliss and paradise pitchers of nectar.
So moving around him, surrounded by servants, decked out in adorned and brilliant garments, and this was for the difficulty and hardship he suffered in the world. There's a principled rule and that is based on Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, an edge you will be agreeable, much sharper.
That the reward you receive for an action is commensurate to the degree of difficulty. This is I athletics if someone is in a diving competition,
and they dive into a simple dive, jump in the air and splash down into the water, if it's perfect. If it's perfect, a perfect dive, they might get a six out of 10, seven out of 10. Both someone jumps up and does two somersaults and a twist, and then enters the water and splashes a little so they're their entry into the water. Their landing wasn't perfect, but they get a 9.8 it may be a judge will give them a 10. Why because of the degree of difficulty. And so when you you find fasting difficult, you have some aches and headaches and you're struggling and dealing with things a lot of people aren't dealing with, understand, but it's unbearable, medically bearable. You've consult your
doctor, your physician, they said it's okay for you to fast but it's really difficult. Understand that your reward is commensurate to your difficulty to the difficulty and struggle involved in your fasting. So this man, he literally died while fasting. So they said until he bent over 10 henna.
Then his voice ceased. Maybe he was reciting Quran format, and then he died. Look what he had in gentlemen and exchange. Well law give us the most beautiful
recompense for any difficulty that we suffer for his sake, then for his worship His memory.
So another poet said, Rahim Allah
then you read more kaeleen any failure down on her journey? One your comfy, gunmetal layli. Elon will or Ernie? While while he often Solomon besought Solomon disarming in the head of Asia, Danny, Mariela, and know who I issue in the who atio Jawa, why he Fedora and any f1 f1 in nomination in MLA Shu Jawad, law he Fedora lanie, then him Allah, He said the one who desires the dominion of Paradise, they learn him or leave off all laxity in the world. So this world is not a vacation.
This world is struggle.
Yeah, you hell insane in Canada, hula Robic, Kedah half Amala P. Are you human you're toiling to reach your Lord and surely you reach them. So it's a struggle. It's struggle. There's this punctuated by celebration is punctuated by eat is punctuated. The struggle of a day of fasting is followed by a thaw. The struggle of a month of fasting is followed by aid. But our life isn't permanent. If tars is not permanent, yet or eat. Our life is struggle. A life is dealing with challenges. Our life is being patient in the face of hardship. That's the nature of this life. And as I said, Yes, there are joyful moments. There are easy moments, but we, we
we brace ourselves, we still ourselves, so that we're able to deal with the hardship that life brings our way. And we know this is the price of paradise. This is the price of Paradise paradise surrounded by difficult things.
And hell is surrounded by easy things. May Allah give us tofik says whoever designs the domain of Paradise let him leave off all laxity in the world and procrastination and laziness in our religious and devotional actions. And let him let him stand up in the darkness of the light of the night. To the light of the court. And so the night is dark but the court and is light.
The night is dark with the court and is light and the court will illuminate our hearts and this is this is a an allegory for the darkness of the world as in the ATI Allah says in one of his after his el como kouwenhoven
That the creation all of it is darkness
is illuminated by the light of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the light of Allah is most accessible through the words of Allah in the book of Allah.
So that light illuminates the light, the the darkness of the light of the night, just as it illuminates the darkness is that can descend upon our hearts, and let him fast, day after day. So Ramadan is a fast of one day followed by the next by the next is Verily, this life, or living in this life is Tim poro in the head that Aisha Fanny, living in this life, his temple, which is still fairly young men, for him a whole lot.
Chapter so head so far,
gone, none of us is promised the moral brothers and sisters younger Oh, so while we're in this world, while we are in this world, let us illuminate our hearts with the light of our end. And the light of Korean in our hearts produces light on our faces.
The light of could earn and our hearts produces light of our face on our face. The light of fasting in our hearts produces light on our faces, we become lights in this world, brothers and sisters. And he says rather the real life is in the, in the company in the end, the neighbor being
in the neighborhood in the company of Allah in the abode of security.
Do we not secure in this world from what Allah might have planned for us? Nothing can Ward it off. Lay sallahu their fair lay sallahu death Yeah, there's nothing that can ward off what Allah subhana wa Taala has decreed. So let us take advantage of this time
and illuminate our hearts for color and illuminate our hearts. We're fasting, illuminate our hearts with the blessings of Ramadan that we find ourselves in and those blessings are incredible brothers and sisters there are incredible
and know he's talking he shifts
to looking at
the deeper meanings of the fast so there's a fast from food or water and water and
the carnal lust, which we referred to earlier.
And then there's the fast of the Adi theme.
Mr. Raja is now referring to that fast that fast differs from the fast from physical things because that ladder fast is a spiritual fast. So one of the poet's said in that regard and
read the verses
he says hello wholefoods to Milla salami sama,
sama lisanna. Anil by attorney, one kvb. What are the foreigner? What Lucy Samu Sonal Luba and our URI would who Joby
says the the sound of the the house the elect.
So they're fasting is their refraining and guarding their tongue against slander and lying. So
they're the whole source because they're both fasting from food and water and sex and sleep.
They're the whole foods. So they're fasting from indecent speech. They're fasting from lying. They're fasting from slander,
when it funa now there's a third level. So there's one level, physical.
There's one level ethical, and then there's a third level spiritual, and that's the first of the it thing. What are the fula what I see so moving on, so the ones who have experienced directly the reality of Allah subhanho wa Taala in their lives, and the people have intimacy with Allah subhanho wa Taala they're fasting is guarding the heart against anything other than a law entering the heart.
And against any veil, there any veil that might veil them, thereby be used by a lot of valgum. from him, I shouldn't say that could veil them, that would entail the veil is greater than a law that a law might use to velvet. Because only a lock and velis for himself were incapable of doing that. And anything in his creation is incapable of doing that. So they're, they're fast is protecting. So we fast we protect a nine minute no cold element for the left too. So this is what the jurors say, We protect a tangible thing from entering, entering a readily accessible opening into our cranial or thoracic cavities. So, something entering into our mouth and to our ears, our nose had had men
feather in the thought
they very fast the fast of the Adi theme and it
is allowing anything other than a law to enter the heart.
So the eye is physical. So
I like to call it the entrance of some physically tangible thing
that can distract the person from Allah subhanaw taala those things are prevented from entering the heart of the early thing and that's their fast.
so another part he says along those lines
cowboy rock, Cabo rock him to abdon Tommy add fee and Tara and taraka when you're soon an MA unmuffled Ratan fossa, yummy. UncIe wacka. So Cabo read him to abdon.
The spiritual aspiration drive and desire of the servant was great.
Tommy at Fie and taraka, please, he, there's a longing his hima, his aspiration drive is longing to see you sees longing for the root yet. So this is a spiritual experience.
Man, you're soon and Mahatma rotten.
So some people they they fast as we mentioned from those physical things that will break their fast, faster, yummy uncIe wacka my fast is from anything other than you.
My Fast is from anything other than you. So again, this is a spiritual fast. So we'll stop here and a lot of time for some questions. I know folks on the West Coast you have to go prepare for F tire.
Give you a coffee can taste here in Kabul, we apologize for the wardrobe malfunction.
we were caught off guard by the announcement of the death of Chaplin. So hey. So there's a question here. If the rewards commensurate to the difficulty ensure we make the hard to get grant is someone who's encountering difficulty. Of course we should, we should pray for ease. Because what a person
we're a third party.
So what a person is dealing with in his or her relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala they gladly accept what Allah gives them.
But the religion is ease so we don't
pray for difficulty because we might be overwhelmed
And just as as in the Hadith letter, Tamil Nadu Allah do what Allah wa sallahu wa hell are Thea way then to move on first. So don't pray to meet any enemy because you don't know how you might respond. You might prove a coward you might run away. Or or the enemy might comment the pillage and take your women folk into captivity and kill your children and burn your fields. So who would pray for that?
Was Allah Allah if you ask Allah for well being so we ask for ease you ask for well being will either lead you to what
That aku Kaito moon force view, but if you do meet them, so if you do encounter difficulty, that's when we're patient. That's where our pleasure lives are for the laws decreed. But it's not something we asked for. And it's not something that we pray for someone else to encounter we asked for ease
was a law and last year, we asked your well being, ease good help, we then need to move on. If you do meet them. If you do encounter difficulty in your life, in your fasting in your devotional actions, false view, then be patient and dealing with that difficulty. And be pleased with that difficulty knowing this is what your Lord wants for you. So it's, it's, it's a subtle relationship.
And we should try to straddle that night, the believers between fear and hope. So we'll go over what we're not overwhelmed by fear we're not overwhelmed by hope we strike a balance. And so this is part of the omoton water pot. So we were balanced in our hope, by the use of that gives you some clarification. What are some special things about Ramadan that other months do not offer? other months do not offer
the opportunity for forgiveness that's found in Ramadan, other are other months offer the normal
undescribable opportunities forgiveness for forgiveness, but Ramadan offers special and so for example, men sama Ramadan and Eman and YT seven also Rolla hometel. Other mainland Vendee whoever fast Ramadan with sincere faith anticipating real reward, their priority sins will be forgiven that opportunity doesn't exist outside of Ramadan other opportunities do but not that specific one. Well, karma Ramadan amen and yT serban was your Allah who met Adam and in them they, whoever fat stands for worship during the nights of Ramadan, with sincere faith anticipating a reward their prior sins will be forgiven. Again, that opportunity is not available outside of Ramadan, then Laila to Audrey
Hiram and Alfie Shahar and Ramadan, it could be throughout the year, but generally speaking in Ramadan,
or based on the dominant opinion that the night of powers in the last 10 days of Ramadan, this night does not exist, in that opinion, throughout the other nights of the year. So in Ramadan, and so at night, the worship they're in is better than the worship of at three years, as the shot at three years. And not just the worship of someone worshiping like us doing at three years. If you look at the commentary on this verse, in Surah kado
the worship of a man who put on his armor and went forth to defend the faith of 83 years he worship while defending the faith for 83 years, one night in Ramadan is better than those 83 years of worship undertaken by that person that men who went forth to defend the faith. So though these opportunities
men fought or saw in then feel Ramadan can mock here at and let whoever gives the fasting person something to break their fast within Ramadan. That's a source of forgiveness for them. You can't give someone something to break their fast within outside of Ramadan, you can but the reward is specified for Ramadan. So those are some of the things
hold themselves to the Allah who asked that question. Well, anonymous, maybe Sister Sara herself, those are some of the special things about Ramadan, that other months do not offer. And there are others but in the interest of time, we'll move on so Chris asks,
How does one balance fasting for the sake of Allah and fasting outside of Ramadan to the scientific community? now realizing the benefits of fasting there's nothing to balance that we just say the heck Mata La Bella, the the wisdom of the law is deep and penetrating, does what we say because we our fast is that 16 eight fast the generally that the health community the scientific community is is extolling the virtues of so Ramadan is an AI continuous fast. We fast
for approximately 16 hours and then eight hours we break off fast. Generally if you average out the entirety of the the world, Muslim community, so
we just hit not too long he barely ever the wisdom of Allah is penetrating so Allah has already put us on this healthy diet plan long before science realized just how healthy it actually is.
There's another question related systems saara was seen as does missing prayer breaker home. Missing prayer would not break was fast. And if one missed it unintentionally, it wouldn't harms one's runs fast and one.
Mr. Prayer intentionally will not only harm your fast it will harm you spiritually. Generally speaking, it will harm your deen your religion, but allows Allah's mercy and allows forgiveness is greater than any mistake we might make. Other than idolatry. So May Allah protect us and protect our prayers, protect our fasting, our acts of worship, good, give us sincerity, and bless all of our sins to be slips and not conscious mistakes. We might slip into misrepresenting the truth. But let us not consciously lie. We might slip into this or that sin but notice not consciously engage in those sins and then Allah Allah protect us and bless us during Ramadan.
Another Sister Sara Dinesh, as a fasting comes easy is there not as greater reward there's a great great great reward. But if it's difficult,
then the reward for person and the struggle is greater. There will reward might be greater but that doesn't lessen the reward. For a person who's fast as easy there's immense reward. If you're fast is easy, just generally speaking, if once fast is a difficulty, the difficulty factors into the reward as a general principle, well Allah Allah, Allah knows best concerning any particular case but as a general rule,
So many How can I improve my horseshoe I'm prayer and love for praying slowly.
Now most of us myself including
our co shoe, our journal, again, generally speaking, this is not universally true for everyone. Someone might not find that true and then they're mad at me.
He said that, but generally speaking, most of our an attendant of tentativeness is due to speak, we just, Allahu Akbar.
So how ionic rumbles just slow down.
Make sure that you are conscious of every word you recite in your prayer, even if you have to shorten your recitation. So instead of speeding through Baccarat, this very slowly go through a horse.
So focus on every letter over him in a shave on your Raji
Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim, the focusing of the letter.
All who I love who had l law for solid lamea D. Mu led by Lam Jaco law who Khufu one had you focusing? soo Han or Rob belagavi, sooner souhan are up bill all the Subhan or Rob belagavi. just slow down. And that will help you miss the wolf Yahushua. And your love for prayer. Just keep praying.
Because prayer grows on you.
Prayer grows on you. And so sometimes it takes time for it to have its mature impact on your heart and your soul. But just keep keep praying and in time, your prayer will grow and grow and grow and grow. And so it's like a love that grows. And And usually, when we love it might be our parents that love grows.
When we realize just how good
if it's a person that person has been to us, and we stop taking them for granted.
So you'll find a couple and they're just muddling along in
A marriage. And then suddenly it just dawns on one or both of them like, wow. She's been with me through the hardest times. No, she she's helped me with so many situations. And the person just starts to reflect on just exactly what in this case he was talking about. She
and then he starts to see or an entirely different light. And the love starts to grow the love that might have once been there, but it became dull.
And, like, just meek, and then bam, realization hit him. Wow, I'm blessed that have a life like that. And the same thing without prayer, we take our prayer for grant a law like I said, time law, McGuirk time a law like law. And but over time, we start to realize wow,
number one, this prayer is now I've prayed at least two years of my life. If we add up all the prayers, the five prayers, the wifo taraweeh others two years of my life I've been protected from sin.
You can't You can't still Rob live backbite when you're praying, you might be daydreaming but you're not backbiting You're not lying. You're not slandering anyone. And so you you start to realize why this prayer is protecting me. And Subhanallah The only time I really can just get away from it all is in my prayer. Wow, this is an incredible opportunity to law's given me and you start to realize like just like like that spouse you take for granted like your parents you take for granted. Then you just start to realize just how good they've been to you how much they've given you and and how much they've enriched you. And then you start to love your prayer. Just keep praying slow down and
Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala Ernie CD now Mohammed. And so this will have to be the last question when we can roll the questions over says sovereign can hold them for the next time inshallah.
Another user asked can you offer some advice for Muslims in mental health problems that prevent them from fasting?
If you have a mental health problem that prevents you from fasting, but it doesn't rob you of your cognition?
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so that's number one number two if you have your if your mental process and depression so not something that directly affects your cognition. Remember law abundantly
remember a lot I've been in do a lot of vicus Allah basically lay Padma and lo lube. So we mentioned depression. Depression is one of those mental illnesses and it's a mental illness. Or one shouldn't think oh, I'm a weak person know that you you have an illness.
And that illness,
a lot of times it can be associated with anxiety.
you're anxious and feel you can't control things. And that anxiety is really by Vicar and of course you should be under the care of a qualified medical professional, but you should augment that care and that treatment regimen with the remembrance of Allah Allah alladhina amanu or popma in Norco. Lubumbashi victory in La la, basically les Papa in localu. Those who believe believe in
Five hearts find comfort in the remembrance of Allah. Verily, the remnants of alabi brings comfort to the souls. So
give thanks for your food. And that's like fasting.
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So if you're eating and you thankful for your food, you're in the same rank as one who's fasting and patiently endure during the rigors of the fast. So we'll start here, and they'll give everyone a trophy. So we'll see you guys tomorrow in sha Allah. Allah bless all of you, bless your families. May Allah Allah bless us during this month of Ramadan. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us to really take advantage of this month because we don't know if this is going to last Ramadan. We don't know that. So male lord bless us to really take advantage of this incredible opportunity to do immense good power. So the CMM This is a check here on behalf of zaytuna College, your Muslim
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