The Subtleties of Knowledge #04
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Bismillah R Rahman Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was salam, Molesey Eden mursaleen Sayidina Muhammad while early he was so big he was sending to steam and Kathy Europe Rob banner like Al hamdu Khanna younger body the journey watch a coolie all the muscle ponic subhanak Island see thinner and it can't come with and can Nate Island let's see Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Sayidina Habibi, no karate IU Nina hamedan. Early he was happy he was sending the steam era as salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatu. This is remember a shack here and we're here for another session. With him neurons about hanbali is great. luster for work lopped off in the art of FEMA, the
Midwest Milan, Minister of waters, the subtleties of knowledge concerning what each season of this each season of the year contains from religious duties and virtues and obligations, while hamdulillah so hamdulillah we started with the first section of the book dealing with some of the virtues of Ramadan. And then the next section dealt with generosity and the core n and tonight, we will start two sections one section deals with the middle of Ramadan. So now we are in the middle of Ramadan, and the hadith of sentimental faricy were many many virtues of Ramadan are mentioned this many scholars considered the hadith of Salah learn to be weak but the individual virtues if you take
them one by one, you find those substantiating evidence that makes them sound and acceptable to work with one of those virtues when mentioned by Selman mentioned on prophet sola Salomon, the Hadith related by Sandman and fallacy are attributed to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is the following who
are well who
are Sato Mo Farah who it comes in and not. So it's a month Ramadan, that is, whose beginning days are mercy and whose middle days of forgiveness, and whose final days or concluding days are deliverance or liberation from the Hellfire and Eros event handler he says here are the thoughts and my artists when the Hadith is mentioned, he says Bell, qu hora Russia now what kulu Mo Farah will kulu not that all of it, the month His mercy and all of it is forgiveness, forgiveness. And all of that is liberation from the Hellfire rather these particular qualities dominate during these particular types. So now we're in the days of forgiveness. And so again mercy still prevails that
the the mercy the gates of mercy are flung open until the end of the month, so mercy still prevails. But during these days forgiveness dominates. And we should reflect before getting started.
On the mini gates of gateways of forgiveness, a Lacan is opened up for us there
In the month of Ramadan, for example, men sama Ramadan, kala sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the Prophet mentioned solo and he was selling then sama Ramadan he man and de saben woof you're all at home at the moment. thembi whoever fast the month of Ramadan with sincere faith anticipating a reward, that prior sins are forgiven when karma Ramadan, amen and this bin goofier allow that other than intended. Whoever stands for worship during the nights of Ramadan with sincere faith anticipating or reward all of their prior sins are forgiven. Men of karma men Hama, Laila talakad 311, and then Wooster Allahu Metapod Donna when that Rahman thembi. So whoever stands for worship during the night
of power with sincere faith anticipating a reward, all of your prices are forgiven
for a man factor assignment, here on Madonna Academy, Moshe Rotella, this is also mentioned in the hadith of salmela faricy. Whoever gives the fasting person something to break their fast with is a source of forgiveness for them. And so these are just some of the gates of forgiveness will conclude by mentioning a hadith we related to ebihara or the other one, the Hadith scholars be hockman more for, but the ruling is that it came from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because it discusses matters related forgiveness.
And no Sahaba would speak of those matters without having heard them from the prophets of Allah while he was selling. So the Hadith mentions
call roto radi Allahu anhu call your fro your fellow fee he only few Ramadan Illa Len yet everyone in Ramadan will be forgiven except one who refuses. And hearing this. Those around and were startled.
will call you and they say fell call you they said one then yet. Yeah.
They said whoever refusal or IRA or IRA for Paul man yet bear in yes stole Pharaoh law, the one who would refuse to ask Allah for forgiveness. So brothers and sisters, just ask Allah, a Stoke for the law, still for law, still for a war to seek a loss forgiveness. And that's a means for forgiveness during this month, and that's one of the great virtues of this month, the middle days of Ramadan, because people in the middle if you've ever run competitively track and field or anything of that sort. I used to do that
way back in the day.
The middle part of the race, if it's a long line, it's like a quarter mile, for example,
is the toughest. So a mile or 800 meters is the tough one, you start off you have energy. And when you're coming down the homestretch stretch, you see the end is in sight. But when you're in the middle, people tend to lag a little bit. And so the middle days of Ramadan, these are the days shaytaan attacks, because there's no now the middle and excitement as Ramadan, you know, and the vinaya tarawih and staying to the end and then about four or five days in start to leave early. Then, till 12 days in Should I go or not pray I can pray here.
And associate on starts to play with people. So this is something that Emily Rajat focuses on and he wrote, ushers in some verses of poetry in that regard. One of the things he emphasizes that you are being you are being shaped on while he is your enemy and rebelling against the law while he is your friend. Now along mentioned in the Quran, the believers recognize that a lot is different. The believers recognize a lot as their friend
in a verse in the Quran in Walia or more who lead in ASEAN and kita baba baba was the one last side him really my protecting friend is a law and he undertakes the affair of the of the righteous, more who were yet one last side him he undertakes the righteous. So the we lie of this idea we lie. We lie where the only year
We lie involves three things brothers and sisters, this is the view of our one scholar you might hear other things, but these I think will be agreed upon, we lie to here
and lo Sora will corba when we have that, so we lie is loss of divine aid and help and assistance.
protection. So I mentioned in the verse translated very much protecting friend,
quarterback near illness. So the the the we lie about civil involving newness to a loss of our time. And then we mentioned how bad a true friend loves you. And you love your true friends if you're true in your friendship. So, as a habit, and so these qualities are combined in the concept idea of will hire. So my Lord blesses either be amongst the Olia to have sincere faith and to be sincere in implementing a loss orders and avoiding loss prohibitions and that's the foundation of wilaya and a lot of Allah mentions in the Quran in that regard Allah in Olof, Now hold on la mala.
So, Verily Allah in the only Allah Verily, those who are near and beloved, and helped by Allah, the Oh the Avila there shall be no fear upon them, nor shall they grieve. And levena Where can we get cocoon? Those who believe and they possess toccoa they possess a consciousness of the commandments and prohibitions of a law of consciousness that leads them to willingly undertake the orders to willingly avoid the prohibitions. So one of the ports in neurons Of course, in that regard, he says, roll low human, roll, roll low, man, nowhere, when can a male, half prisoner No. Padilla, Avaya. So he says that a law has protected
the one we love and even if he found no worldly protector in Canada now.
We've we've preserved for him the ancient covenant, and that's the covenant of tie heed, less to be rock become called Who?
Am I not your Lord? They all responded in a formation. Certainly. Certainly you are.
That's the ancient covenant. Baba Yaga. And he squandered it, she squandered it. Why? By deviating from tawheed and everything that it involves,
was I had Coleman come to end haircare and Hulu and you kept the company of people that are warned you against a complaint against their company that forbade you from a company. Well how picky about how you tell a soul hemo they are. And so you're right is that you yourself,
have left no place for you to be at peace. So when one deviates from a loss,
from the oneness of a lot from the protection of Allah from the will relay of Allah subhanho wa Taala they'll find no sanctuary in this world, even if they're in a built on mighty fortress, and they might not be assailed physically,
but they'll be ourselves psychologically and spiritually. And so you see empty souls, no longer this trophy can taste you
verse, copter better. No, a single verse
mentions the remorse
of one who hasn't taken advantage of the first part of Ramadan. Now we're in the middle, we're moving into the middle part. And they look back at the first part, and all they can say, you know, the masjid opened, and unvaccinated, but I use the excuses to COVID so I didn't go and lost the opportunity. of of, of praying, listening to the core
of the job.
Even under social distancing and other considerations, I lost that opportunity with toys the little neurofibroma on my court and stayed on the shelf and the TV remote stayed in my hand. So many people are going to be filled with remorse
can be filled with remorse, but this time to make up for that. She says in that guardian. Yeah, and yeah and yeah.
So how accoglienza fought through Annie and Frieda when Miranda says Oh, my work great regress I have my heart is crying out crying out, put
push away from me. The childishness and gaiety. So he is
just just pleading to be free from those qualities that keep us from spiritual maturity. So I'll say that so Cynthia
sabi, so stay there the childishness and our culture encourages childishness you know, shameful it brings me to tears, literally,
to see what's happening to our children, our adults.
When I'm not a television watcher, I read gerrymanders book for arguments for the elimination of television in 1987, and I eliminated my television.
And but my mother in law lives with us as sometimes people are a company and she's watching a television and just the childishness, the giddiness that adults would be displaying their behavior, and this is corrupting our children is corrupting adults. As an adult sees a serious child, they'll think the child is abused. Because a child, the image of child is the silly, frivolous
and mature human being. So if you go to Mexico, and you see 10 year olds, nine year olds that stalls in the market running the show, people are taken aback. That's how I used to be here.
That's how I used to be here. So a person who is serious about their spiritual development needs to be rid of those kalk qualities and characteristics because their heart is calling them to something better. Sahaja kalibo Saha The heart is crying out for something better. And it's searching for something for throuh Annie or slader when Mara ha, so push the this child in childishness and this frivolous and this gaiety away from me, because I want to be a spiritually mature human being. Now give us a trophy
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So either that continues or it's a new verse. I wrote them all in a notebook. So we'll have to flip to the pages. Certainly Why hasn't been a clue jeu de Lille where the intellect has routed the forces of of Caprice and whim
and so, one is instinctive response and this is something shaytaan
exploits This is something that nuts that unrefined nuts works hand in hand with the with the hella, and a proof of that is the verse in Surah Allah so rasuna
nezzie out so when a lot of time mentioned what
half an hour call Mr. Rob B. He will nafsa and her were in Janata here were so far mm in half and Nakamura be the one who fears the time they will stand before the Lord when Neff sandal Hauer and they deny there So the thing is that, however,
inclines it towards so they were never pniewska until however, so the house and then knifes they work together.
And, and so,
but when the internet takes over the house is suppressed. And so the port says has it
Then aka loop julu then the hardware that the internet has routed the forces of whim. Because no of course it doesn't respond to their whims. Aren't you hungry for Burger King now?
Yeah, for sure.
Until like, December involved Aren't you hungry for Burger King now Whoa, a big Fast Food Nation and stuff with supersize, you gonna have a blood pressure problem your arteries are going to be clogged. And those those french fries, remember the controversy with Mickey D's they will put in lard in the french fries and the Hindu suitum. So
the answer let Ward's off the force of the helmet.
And so the poet is emphasizing that. So he said, hasn't been occlude, junoon and in however,
thirsty or let Anjou and saleha. And so
pay attention and don't be surprised if
he attains a state of peace or soul
or is reformed, Salah saleha.
So, our reformation,
And our piece comes through the reign of the intellect. And this is the great gifts that are lost bestowed upon us as human beings, the distinctive gift zatural hakko. For Edie, for our, with our Palo Alto mini was Aha. And so the truth are Allah subhanho wa Taala has pulled back My heart has has alerted my heart
to danger to the zoo, is pull someone back. So the Allah has pulled me back, or the truth has pulled me pull my heart back. And now it can be silent. So let it be silent. And now my heart has awoken I found out and Mindy was Aha, and now it's alert. And so the alert heart
is the foundation of the rule of the intellect.
Because we understand the intellect is inseparable from the heart, even though there are certain physiological functions associated with the brain.
But the the
operative function of the intellect is rooted in the heart.
Very well over time and how publier Radha so I hasten to repentance before you are ruined, or before you're just decay. So, no, no, you, you can't use this body as a net to harvest good because now the body is decayed. And once that happens, there's no more increase in AD you're aware, except for those who might pray for us after our passing or Saba jetty or some good we did continues to benefit people.
And there was a bad route Toba Tamil cobbler Radha thermal Dan Pham una de he you know, Dean and
so the one who called him is calling us heysen. So, what are the bistra heysen and this this could be interpreted thermodyne seminare de he the one who called him
I would like to interpret this as the one who was called the Prophet sallallahu Sallam Yuna Dena is calling us Lola ammeraal. More, more sannino Bhima mo mini meaning because we are on the same min hedges the Prophet sallahu wa sallam Allah has commanded the messengers with that which he has commanded the believers. So the one who called him is calling us, but his response was intuitive because of the purity of his heart. Our response sometimes requires a struggle. So May Allah Allah bless us, and Ramadan is the best time to respond.
Ramadan is the best time to respond. Because the the winds of Divine Mercy are blowing
and we just need to expose ourselves to
To them to our rodu Ilana harder amateur rugby can expose yourselves to the gentle breezes of your Lord's mercy such as a breezes because there's no violence. The the winds you know the breezes, the breezes of your Lord's mercy they're blowing and they don't know any stronger than they do during the month of Ramadan. expose yourself to the brothers and sisters expose yourself to those reasons the outer world in an ephah hydrometer or pecan expose yourself to the gentle breezes of your Lord's mercy.
Then he says Rahim whoa
this new so vs.
Tanaka shadow one one half hour who when when when heaven one will have air one header man. What postal bill follows the bill jannetty men harder there. So the middle of the month is come canossa shabu will have hell when never met and he's filled with regret. And with on soldering the roof regret and is broken out it. Why overwhelmed is past where the middle of the month I didn't I haven't done anything yet.
So if the heart is alive is going to be saddened by that reality. If is dead, it will continue on its way. Now give us tofik wakasa, Bill Fauzi bill Jeannette, even men,
and the ones who are actively engaged in service, they're the ones that have been designated with the victory of Jen.
So as we mentioned earlier, Ramadan unlimited reward, unlimited reward for fasting.
No one can take the reward of the fast because it's not it's not ours. It's a loss and loss for Yama for in the holy when adcb accept fasting, that's mine, and I will will reward the servant with that. And so Ramadan is an opportunity to salvation, like no other opportunity that we have
no other opportunity with the possible exception of the first 10 days of Phil pincher logging was tawfeeq in both of these times in shadow fuzzer then the nobility of these very special times. Then he says, Well, I smell a Waterloo mosquito casier on the the heatless, which is now broken has become broken. With the fair Yeah, we have a fair way who you're all Halima. And so then the the heedless which like myself, myth Lee. So the poet and this is instructive for us doesn't exclude himself or herself from the loss that has been occurred that has been,
occur occur that has been that accrues to one who hasn't taken advantage of this very, very special time.
And he says an hour Whoa, how great is that which has been missed that which he's been deprived of.
Because these days, don't come back. If we're blessed your we will see Ramadan next year in sha Allah, if we're blessed, but we will see these days again, we will have this opportunity again.
We will have this opportunity again.
And so it's like a fisherman, so is repairing it is a big fish sucker like fish, it looks like it could feed 10 people and it's swimming around swimming around. And he's fiddling around talking on his phone when he should putting the warm on the hook and dropping the hook in the line into the water filling around. He finally gets everything we prepare and the fish swims off, he drops the hook and he catches another fish. But he didn't catch that fish. He didn't get to enjoy that fish. So now they'll give us tofi country Shere Khan will
help us to really take advantage of this time then he continues on.
so when fed zaru you want to be there the feather taral who yeah sudo L and inland hemma. When Nadella whoever misses the opportunity to plan during the season,
Planting, you will not see him or her harvest anything except that some grief and regret and remorse.
So again, if these are the this is the time we plant the seeds.
We plant them with our prayer we plant them with a cord and plant them with our liquor a rod of car during this month, this is the time to plant those seeds at the beginning of the month. And then when the end of the month comes then we reap the harvest the harvest and its focus of focus itself. sorry
we didn't get the autofocus yet. But we're going to get it in sha Allah.
So Allah sobre su learn. Then he goes on to say so you don't see the one who felt the one who failed to plant the seeds of righteousness during the beginning of Ramadan. And this middle part of Ramadan will not harvest anything at the end of the month except grief, and remorse or regret. So, you don't want to be brothers and sisters, one who looks back over the end at the end of the month sees nothing but squandered opportunities. Will Tyler bless us Do not squander this opportunity. And then he concludes to ballymun can at toccoa be the otter who he shared he will be happy in a more coffee. So paradise tuber is described as the earth or a tree in paradise. So no matter what interpretation
you're in, if you have tuba, you're in Booba. So we could just say paradise. For the one who patois This is trade goods. So he's trading and piety and righteousness
is trading and piety and righteousness puga Neiman, Canada, Canada taqwa Otto Shan he will be happy now more pasila during his month meaning Ramadan and the rope of a loss what he's clinging to.
This is a this is a beautiful allegory the plot
because what is the rope of Allah Ramadan is the month of the quarter inshallah Ramadan, the lady on Zilla v. Hill, Cora and the month of law during which the Quran was revealed. While Paul seems to be heavily Larijani
for Morocco, hold fast to the rope of lumbini not divided for the more fascinating based on our interpretation of the money for the Allahu anhu called Ramallah which is the rope of Allah is the core in
the rope of Allah is to have the war and Latino core and we carry the rope of Allah is the core Ed. So in Ramadan, we're holding on to the rope of the Quran. And it's pulling us to safety and to security.
The law then
comes to a section, it's not the final section what the section is described as the end of the month of Ramadan. So the next two sessions we'll we'll do that.
We'll start though we'll start with this and then we'll take any questions or comments when I have
the prophet SAW Allah
during the 10 days of Rome, he will give very serious and looks the things he will do is he will avoid contact with his wife and he will awaken them for prayer.
So he will call out in the time words are solid or solid prayer prayer and awaken them to pray. And then he will say would recite the verse, correct what
was on your lay.
So awaken your family, prepare, and be patient. And so be patient in your prayer.
And so we should wait on the movers during this time, as well says we should get up
in us and we'll introduce the the set of
of verses that are the focus of this next section. By remind you this way brothers and sisters, most of the many of the verses if not most they focus on how when we're not sleeping
We are given energy
because of the strength of our connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala as the same goes from when we're not
eating when we're not fasting when we're not eating rather during the fast the prof seller seller he will connect is fast and we saw a car and he he prevented us from it led to wall so you don't fast continues like four or five days not eating or drinking anything no no if talk
and they will say or they can look to wellsley and to LC Louie rasulillah but you fast continuously a messenger of Allah abuse I'm not like you
at the amanu rugby or your time on rugby, or your Slaney.
My Lord feeds and gives me drink. And as we'll see next week, the dominant interpretation of that is not physical food and physical drink, but a spiritual food and spiritual drink. There's so invigorating it relieves the body of the need for physical nourishment.
So this is and there the evidence is then this is the sound correct interpretation of his saying, My Lord feeds me and provides me with drink. During this period of continuous fasting you will not like me. In other words, your heart is not like my heart.
So and the idea of Alan hardy could see we don't be on the path so the selam from his Lord
wallow Cana or when
we're in widgeon Akuma in second. Can we call albio Rajan wide in minicon Mirza daddy Kathy Mulkey Shea, if the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and agenda view, was righteous as the most righteous heart amongst you that would not increase my dominions in any way. Some say at capalbo, Roger and minquan is the professor of the center. Others say be other over and besides the proxr the cell and this is Abubakar Ravi alaba.
But if we look at all of humanity, it's the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So his heart is the most receptive to the divine messages. And in that sense, he's not like us and that receptivity opens the pathway for growth of source of energy and strength beyond this physical realm that no one of us possesses. So they we have tobique and TCM and COBOL. And we'll examine this subject deeply, more deeper next week, in the context of the poetry in the Rajat brings, describing the end of Ramadan, and then farewell to Ramadan. So will not give us tofi. So there is a question here and Jonah asked, Do you have any suggestion for someone who was raised Christian is considering
reverting to Islam?
Sounds like a whole lot of people I know. Sounds I myself.
My suggestion is,
show them a good example. And
to show them a good example, and a good book, if they're more intellectually, they're just a common but educated person.
I would suggest Islam and focus. It's readily available on the internet. mahamudra Abdulahi.
very comprehensive that that book got me into a slump. So I read that book, I was searching, searching, searching. Then I got a copy of Islam and focus mahamudra up to our three Rahim Allah, Allah have mercy on him is passed on. And how is this this is it this is what I've been searching for. There's another book if someone's a little more intellectually inclined, say like a college student who likes to be in a study is introduction to Islam by Mohammed Hamidullah. Mohammed Hamidullah was the Imam of the Paris Masjid for a long time back in the day, and his book introduction to Islam is a little more intellectual, but it's really powerful. I was rereading some
of it recently and really, that was something else that really
Islam of focus got me into Islam and then introduction to Islam helped to keep me in Islam. And I lived happily ever after
hamdulillah hopefully will continue to live happily ever after. inshallah, can you speak about the benefits giving? Salawat during Ramadan? This is a prophet SAW that respond to our Salah, how can you offer advice as to how we can incorporate more Salawat into our lives. If you want more Salawat into your life, even though I don't like the commercial practices of the company, I like their slogan. So as Nike says, just do it is do more Salawat I mean, is like, do you have any advice how to quit smoking, take the cigarette out of your mouth, throw it away, take the pack thrown in garbage and never smoke again. So sometimes we complicate things, and we just have to get on the
just to do it plan, just do more Salawat. Now, practically, I will say, designate time, is very important to designate time, because you know, our time is stolen from us, Facebook will steal your time, LinkedIn will steal your time.
Whatever. Social media YouTube big theft, I'll people send me that, like, you gotta watch this clip, it explains how COVID-19 was invented in a lab in China, yada, yada. Then I'll get right into watches like one hour, 40 minutes. I'm like, I can't watch this. I don't even have a minute of 40 seconds. So I'm looking at 440 234 minute thing and one hour, 40 minutes. This is insane. I can't I can't do it. And so you too want to spend your time and so you watch these three, four minute clips, that your friends are sending you the difference and you want that for instant you once you have 20 friends so they each watch one clip. But now they're each or 20 or sending that one clip to you now
you have 20 clips before you if you watch more, there goes an hour and a half of your precious time. And so make the time for Salawat
record time for Salawat and Ramadan. Don't watch television don't don't follow YouTube clips, even if they're about shakes also recitation this or that? No, we saw your own career is good to listen to a chef but you have all you to do that. And so to avoid the temptation of just Okay, now this shift comes the kasady and then on the side YouTube gives you mindshare. We had you know, fancy
su days for wavy. And this until you go through all of them that show us is wonderful you listening to him.
your own tongue
unless you follow him along with them is deprived.
So May Allah give us tofik.
The reward is immense. All of our actions as we mentioned, the saying of Abraham and nahi are one of the teachers up behind the vote on the yellow. And who Ibrahima nahi mentioned.
test we had to hit it on few Ramadan can Alfie test beatin females, he were saying super Hannelore once and Ramadan is like saying 10 1000 Salawat tests behalf outside of Ramadan. And so what about the Salawat which normally the solo up on the prophet and then some lighly I know you're aware heda some Allah and he Ashura come upon sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, whoever says one Salawat on me yo la.
Peace and blessings upon our Prophet Muhammad SAW Allah and he will send them once Allah extends 10 portions of His mercy to that service.
And so, some Allah Allah, Allah, Ramadan, that those 10 are multiplied 70 times over.
So 700 portions of Allah's mercy in Ramadan.
So, I mean, the reward is immense for offering the solution and then just just make a time.
Otherwise, your time will be stolen. You just aren't going to make Salawat after after, after after.
You have all of these demands on your time.
And you have to get to you have to make a time. Mohammed Hamza has what are some of the practices you will suggest for us
Surely our intellect overcomes our neffs Hauer at at our wolf. So when you feel the whims of your hair well, aren't you hungry for Burger King now to reuse that example, over belay him in a shape on the regime. We'll be laying in a shape on the run up. Because a lot of times the inspiration that leads to this suggestion is is shade Pawnee is a demonic inspiration. So seek seek the refuge of Allah MiG tau
and then like Vicar
and Salawat is going to go back to the earlier question mixolo up on the prowl almost solely on sad no hamedan were early he was happy he was sending a lot more suddenly say Dino hemudu and he was happy reseller you'll find those inspiration as they become less and less
Okay, do ask Do you have any advice for relaxing activities your Ramadan to give us rest and strength for increased worship?
Yes, take a nap.
naps are very good. So it's tough. You know, I gave a quote by and I was kind of harsh. I kind of regret it is the same this. The hoarseness came in just is a more of a personal thing wasn't universal. Just watching a lot of people run off out of the master update or cuts the annotator boom where you go go home and watch television or something. But I shouldn't have been so harsh because some people legitimately have to get up to go to work is difficult, you know, and Milla helping make it easy for everyone. But
not helps you know, during your lunch hour you're not eating lunch. So a half an hour take a take a nap go somewhere and just rest you put your head down and rest as soon as you get off of work so the average person is getting off let's say five it takes them out to get home so 6630 and even though normally that's a time when his crew is dislike to take a nap but under the special circumstances of Ramadan as soon as you get home just taken up and then you wake up and you have your time you ready for taraweeh so try to get naps in you know, that's one of the best thing and and throughout the day Vicar. You know as your job affords you an opportunity, Vicar a law mediocre and so if you're not
sleeping, your lunch break regio Korean and take enough when you get home. And so that that will help to open up the pathways for that kind of strength that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was getting. So someone else says, How do we know where exactly our inspirations are coming from? You consider the nature of the event is something that's
lawful and beneficial. Dennis is either he or Bernie is it's something that's divinely inspired, if that's the case, so
if there's something haraam, ashay, Pawnee
and then also the Maliki, the angelic is also urging you to do something that's lawful and good. And so generally, generally speaking, just knowing the nature of what's being suggested, and what you're being inspired towards the that will give you an idea of whether it's a lie, or Bernie or Maliki, necessarily, if it's something that might not necessarily be Haram.
But it's something that you like that that's going to turn your takes your time and focus away from something that's desired. For example,
taken an unnecessary nap, so your little bit drowsy, but you can make it but the inspiration like go ahead and rust you know, your mom's age, you should take naps. And you didn't finish your your his book Korean.
And so that's something Neff 70. So just seeing where they step up in terms of the there being something
that is rewarded
lawful something that's
involves a punishment is unlawful, something that might distract you from something that's rewarding and beneficial and, and well and is pleasing to you enough. So that's one way to identify those
So and you're Tripathi asked Shia Muslims pursue secular education. You know, I don't like a probably use the term somewhere along the line, but I don't particularly like secular education. I think it's better to look at education as a
food idea of food.
Keifa Yeah, so for I know, for Keifa and so the father is those are directly religious things, such as prayer
taharah, and prayer, fasting. And so the knowledge of those things is incumbent upon every Muslim, the basics of theology, you arcada those things belief, those things in common on every Muslim, foreign, foreign key fe and now you get into medicine, we have to have doctors, that's a foreign key fi community has to have doctors. So as opposed to looking at medicine as something that secular education, think is healthier to look at it as, as a foreign key fire. And so some people have to fulfill that on behalf of the community. So the same thing studying these intellectual currents after you have a strong foundation and arcada. That's four key failures. I wouldn't say studying
post modernism, especially in its apply application, critical race theory, decolonization theory, feminist theory, queer theory, etc.
Those things as opposed to looking at them as secular education, we look at them as far as some Muslims have to study that to protect the community from the harm. And so your Muslim columns, I'm confused, you know, I was reading Judith Butler and now I want to disrupt everything, including my own arcada. Some, some Muslims have to learn that so they can protect the community from the harm of those things. So as opposed to looking at a secular education, I prefer to look at as far as forgive
something some Muslims have to do we need some Muslims have to be engineers. Some Muslims have to be sanitation engineer, so who's going to keep our water clean, who's gonna help to build and maintain sewage treatment plants, so our water waterways don't become open source? That's a foreign key fire because if we don't have people who are capable of undertaking those functions, all of the Muslims are going to be harmed and in environments going to be created where it becomes very difficult to concentrate on one on one's worship. So I've preferred to look at it that way.
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and I've seen the TV in a jam bake the most
dangerous of your enemies is that knifes that resides between your two flags, so that your nuts isn't chained up. So the evil impulses that are coming from your knifes. So shaytaan has indeed changed, which are nuts isn't. And that's why it's so important to be serious about Ramadan because as we fast deprive ourselves of food, we control our tongue.
And because that's when the nuts really expresses itself, we control our tongue.
As we get less sleep, then we're chaining up the nuts and we're and we're pushing it to higher stages of refinement was more amenable to positive messages and divine messages.
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Pray for loss help. That's the best thing that you can do if you ask anything first and foremost, ask the formula and if you seek assistance in any affair first and foremost, seek it from Allah subhanho wa Taala
Okay, those are the question and that's all the time so it's perfect timing. Love bless all of you. Look forward to the final session two sessions next week dealing with the farewell the last part of Ramadan last 10 days of Ramadan and then the farewell to Ramadan. So May Allah give everyone success during these days of forgiveness May Allah bless us to avail ourselves of all the pathways that lead unto His forgiveness during this month. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala accept all of your worship. Now. wipe out all of our sins and make us from those liberated from the Hellfire during the month of Ramadan. Allah
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The days to exert ourselves the days when we're going to be tired of feasibility and our physical fatigue inshallah we'll open up the pathways for spiritual strength and the price is the price brothers and sisters is taraweeh The price is the fasting The Price Is that clear? The price is core and the prices exerting ourselves. Reminds me of the qasida that the things he was talking about in that section, the last section of Ramadan
the Casitas au Han Shi kumana, who's been so the one who loves to know the meaning of the goodness that we possess my whole now on the new man of the wound. Our Tao is very high for one who seeks to become engaged to us Jessa doing more than one bill Anna bodies that are worn out and souls that are fatigued while jus funan latter vocal was
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so if you want this and you desire this pay the price, less the price, mela versus all the prey the pay the price Villa Tyler versus otter pay, pay the price and to be able to look at Ramadan and say yes, we exerted ourselves I did experience those nights where they tasted very little sleep. Our bodies are worn out we have to go to work and then taraweeh but that's the price. Just don't look now. We're rotten banana. So we're tired. We're not disguising anything. We're tired, but we pushed through. And then we got that liberatory burst of spiritual energy.
And we said Man, I'm glad I went through that because it was all worth it. Vertical I frequent. Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatu. No salad or marhaba bacon. Were jazak Allahu heilbron
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