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dear brothers and sisters in Islam and humanity as salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu May the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be on all of you. I'm your host use of chambers and I welcome you to this series of programs entitled, Ramadan, a date with Dr. Zakir. Today we will be covering the topic of Ramadan and introduction Dr. Zakir Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu Welcome obrigado zakia
no introduction to such a topic would be complete without you defining the terms. So, could you firstly define the term Ramadan Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah while Allah savage mean the word Ramadan is derived from the Arabic word Ramadan, Ramadan, which means intense scorching heat and dryness. It's also derived from the Arabic word rumba,
which means sun baked sand. In some terminology, the word ramdan it signifies the intense heat in the stomach due to thirst.
When a Muslim fast, the thirst that is the it produces heat in the stomach, which is defined as Ramadan.
Again, from then
it has another meaning. It means that the good deeds, the scotch the sins and the evil of a Muslim. So Ramadan is the month in which the sins are squashed away by the good deeds like how a son scratches the ground in the same way and
heat Normally, it helps in forming, molding or reshaping virtually every matter. In the same way ramdan helps in molding, shaping and reforming the spiritual and moral aspects of the human being that there is in return this word from the second definition of terms if you like is sewn or fast
as it's sometimes or mostly it's translated in English.
Could you shed some light on what are the implications of the term fast or some, some is Arabic word which is singular, cm is plural. So, a cm in Arabic is derived from the word summer, which means to abstain or to restrain from the normal things, whether it be eating, drinking or talking. And a person who observe some abstains from these things is called as a sign. And this word is used in the Quran in surah, Miriam, chapter number 19, verse number 26. When the angel speaks to Mary, may Allah be pleased presenter, who was the mother of Jesus Christ, peace be upon him, and this word is used. And if you read this word says that I have vowed to fast to Allah.
But here, the meaning of the word Psalm fast doesn't mean refraining from eating or drinking. It means refraining from speaking, because when we go to the context, when we read one verse before in the Quran, Surah Maryam chapter 19 verse 25, it says that the last Martha says to Mary, mellow Peter, that shaped the palm tree towards yourself, and the right dates will fall. And the next was Surah Maryam chapter 19 verse 26, is the eat and drink from them. And then it says that when you meet any human being, tell them I have vowed to fast fall law
and I will not speak to any human being. So because here it says about speaking, the word Psalm used here means that to abstain from speaking but the
Word Psalm, in Islamic terminology, in the Islamic Sharia, it means a person who does an act of worship.
And with intention, he does it for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And he or she abstains from
eating, drinking, or nourishment, as well as
from sexual intercourse, or from lustful, seminyak condition.
In short, the word form in Islam means a person who abstains from the fast breakers and the fast breakers, the things that break the fast
food, whether taken by mouth or nose, or drink, any kind of drink, whether it be water, milk, fruit juice, any drink, taken from mouth or nose, or any nourishment, for the body taken from any source,
as well as abstaining from sexual intercourse. In short, it means abstaining. The stomach and the private part. This is what it means islamically and
this is the basic meaning. But if you go ahead with the broader meaning, it does not mean only abstaining, the stomach and the sexual part, from the things that break the fast. It even means that along with the fasting of the stomach, and the sexual parts, there is fasting of the tongue
of the eyes of the years, and the other limbs of the body. That is the reason when we use the word Psalm, our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam said, it's mentioned in, say, Buhari, we're number three, in the book of fasting. How did number 1903 a beloved Prophet said that a person who does not abstain, does not leave false action and false speech, obsolete etc. Allah does not require of him to abstain from food and drink. That means besides abstaining from food entering, you also have to abstain from false speech, false actions, etc. And this message is for the repeated My Beloved Prophet masala, our beloved prophet masala Salaam, said in a hadith of Seder give my number
one number 1068. A blood Prophet said that a person
while fasting, many abstains from food and drink, he should also abstain from for speech, from obscene language. And if a person gets angry, and if he argues with him, or fight for him, he should say, I'm fasting and fasting.
So, if we look at it, when a person fast, there are basically three things that you should abstain from. Number one is the stomach and the private parts, they should abstain from things that big the first that is food, drink, and sexual life. The second is that the other parts of the body, the tongue, dies, the years, the limbs, even they should fast.
Fasting on the tongue means a person should abstain from backbiting should abstain from slandering from telling a lie
should abstain from gossiping. A friend from rumor mongering.
abstain from vulgarity.
Fasting on the eyes means he should abstain from looking at things which unlawfully like Venezuela nominatim should lower his case. He should not watch an Islamic movies or understanding things. Fasting of the years means should abstain from hearing things which are Haram, which are prohibited, like abstain from listening to music, abstain from listening to songs which aren't Islamic.
So this is the way how the other parts of the body also first. And the third thing is the fasting of the heart and the mind. They should abstain from things which take away person from the worship of Allah from the vicar of Allah. So this overall, is the meaning of the word Psalm
Subhana Allah it certainly has a lot more involved in it than I was expecting. Thank you, Dr. Zakir.
Are there any other
compulsory fats other than the month of Ramadan that a Muslim must observe?
The Fast can be broadly categorized into further fasts that are obligatory, and the other tatau fast that the warranty fast or the non obligatory fast, which inshallah we'll be dealing maybe on the episode 31 as far as obligate Rifai
concern, you can classify it under four types. The first as they're discussing wt fats during the month of Ramadan. The second is if a person misses the fast of Ramadan for any reason
cover up the first myth, it's known as conifers. The third is fasting for expansion of the sins is recommended a sin and if too fast give a confira that the third type and the fourth is fasting if you vote too fast. So these are basically the four types of fasting which
is aka Dr. Zakir nother question of great importance regarding the fast in Ramadan. Unfortunately, there are many brothers and sisters who neglect
the obligation of fasting during the month of Ramadan. Can you give us some words of advice and indeed from the Quran and the Sunnah? Give us some proofs of the fact that it is an obligation upon the Muslim to fast in Ramadan. There are many words in the Quran and availa Mini se headed which variable clarify that it further for the Muslims was supposed to fast that they should fast and suffer we shall deal with the details for whom it is affected. inshallah tomorrow
if read the Quran, Allah says in the Quran in surah baqarah chapter number two was the morning to three Yeah, are you homeless in Amarillo? Oh you believe like Messiah tamaqua Allah Allah Xena amicably con la la cuenta con, which means all you believe fasting has been prescribed to you as it was prescribed to people who came before you. So that you may learn self restraint. You heard the Arabic word used is put there by katiba means prescribe.
It is written amongst the other thing which I complicity. It has been prescribed it has been made compulsory for you also fasting as it was made compulsory for people who came before you That means it was compulsory even for people that came before
the Jew the Krishna cetera. But it's also made compulsory for the Muslims. Yeah go live in Amman for the believers. And further it says point number one is compulsory for you when number two is compulsory for people who came before you. Point number three, lock into cocoon so that you may learn self restraint. That'd be good that the Kuhn is derived from the word worker. Same as the root word for taqwa.
Which means that you have to fear yourself you know from drop of Allah. In short, the meaning of the word taqwa it is somewhat like God consciousness. It means righteousness. So you're allegedly, fasting has been prescribed to you, so that you may learn self restraint. So that learn taqwa increase yourself in toccoa God consciousness in righteousness and piety. And when a person fasts,
what happens? That he feels hungry.
And normally, when a person is well fed, that gives them more energy to many a times do things, which are also prohibited and to commit sins, the moment you fast you action towards things which are private it goes down and the parameters
that vary then fasting helps you to improve your self restraint. And
furthermore, as mentioned in the Quran, in Surah Baqarah chapter number two was the 185 Allah says, shall Ramzan unless he owns enough Quran
that Ramadan was the month in which the Quran was revealed as a guidance to humankind
by you not him
not suitable for can and it assigns for guidance and judgment between right and wrong immediately after that Allah says the people who witnessed this month they should fast the again become the fourth fellow Muslims that if you are in this month of Ramadan
you should pass and because exception is that if you're ill or if you're traveling then the period can be made later on etcetera, etcetera. But yeah, this was says it is compulsory for every Muslim to fast in the month of Ramadan and exceptionally
Furthermore, there are several say Hadith which make it compulsory for the Muslim to fast I'll just put one which is the most important one. A beloved partner Salah Salem He said, If mentioned say Buhari was number one, in the book of human. How did number read, a beloved Prophet said that Islam is based on five pillars. The first is Laila Allah.
homeless when there is no God but Allah and Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him is the Messenger of Allah. The second is establishing peace, optimal Salah.
The third is giving Zakat that's obligated charity.
The fourth is performing hajj, the pilgrimage to the holy city of Makkah.
And the fifth
is observing song that is fasting. So from this hadith of Muslim Salaam, or say Buhari, why, number one, in the book of Eman, added number eight, it says that fasting is one of the pillars of Islam. Not only is it fourth, it is one of the principles one of the pillars of Islam. Amongst the five most important things for a Muslim, one of them is fasting.
From these evidences we come to know that fasting is for every Muslim.
Well, I don't think it can be put in much of a clearer way, to be honest, and I think that people should take advice and fastest Ramadan.
The next question regards the history of fasting actually
was the time period for the observing
of fast and abstaining from the things which break the fast, which you've already mentioned, always the same since the beginning of time or for the Muslims.
As far as the Muslims are concerned, when the first time it was mentioned in the Quran,
in Surah Baqarah chapter two was very detailed, which I mentioned earlier, that fasting was fourth. At that time,
the Muslims used to fast three days in a month
later on, when the verse of the Quran was revealed of Surah Baqarah chapter number two was number 85, which I quoted the second time
that the man of the month knew the Quran was revealed.
And in it is guidance for the humankind. And in it assigns for guidance and judgment, right and wrong. So the Muslims, when they witness this month, they should fast. So then it became first for the Muslim to fast the completement from first it was only three days every month, and it became one full month in the month of Ramadan. As far as the things that break the foster concern,
one of the things that made the fast
it is sexual intercourse even with your wife.
So previously, when this was of Surah Baqarah chapter two was the more edify was revealed, it was not mentioned in detail.
So the Muslim that that time, they used to abstain from sexual intercourse, approaching device for the full month of Ramadan, even during the day and night.
And it was very difficult for many of the Muslims many of the Sabbath. And that reminds me of a condition or incidence, which is mentioned in one of the commentaries of the Quran. If he's the commander of the Quran, the Quran to be more number two, page number 210. It mentions there, that the word
mellow pleases Him.
Once, after speaking with the Prophet, late in the night, he comes back home.
And he has the urge to sleep with his wife. And he spends the time with his wife, and he has sexual intercourse with his wife.
In the morning, when he gets up.
He feels very bad. he's ashamed. He immediately goes to the Prophet. And he says that I asked pardon from Allah and the messenger for what I've done. And my soul was attracted towards my wife and had the relationship with my wife in the night.
Is there any way
that I can be pardoned? Or is there any way that I can escape?
So the Prophet said, Is it true that he actually did this? He said, Yes, profit professional. How can I help Mr. Miller
could do a thing at that time it was prohibited? Because it is Allah messenger, I did it. Is there any way I can be pardoned? So the Prophet said, no one besides Allah can give the command and 100 in lesson Mandela, immediately after this, the verse of Surah Baqarah chapter number two was the 187 was revealed. It says that permitted to you
do during the nights of the fast is approaching your wives.
And then it fades, who Nala basilicum want to leave us alone, that they are garments and you are the garments, that means your wives are your garments, and you are the garments of your wife. And Allah says that we know what you do secretly in the night, but Allah forgive you. And from now onwards, you can approach your wives during the nights of the fast
You can eat and drink till the white thread of Dawn is differentiated from the black thread. So when this was first revealed later on, so Rebecca chapter two verse 27, then the rules were bit more relaxed, that they could have sexual relationship with the wife during the nights, but during the day, that Epstein Furthermore, as far as eating was concerned, previously, before sereebutra chapter two was number one in December was revealed, the Muslims could eat and drink after the sunsets. But the moment the sleep after that the candidate then they get it only the next day after sunset. So the incident is one of the Sabah's
Gaius Milan, pivotal, he worked very hard. And he was fasting. And we it was time to break the fast he comes home, and it has his wife that don't have some food. So wife says that there's no food in the house. I just get it from outside. And she goes out to get food, because he was tired, working the full day. By the time the wife comes back, he goes to sleep. When the wife comes back to the house, she sees the husband has gone to sleep. To know she says finish. Once he's gone to sleep, he can read. So that night, he would not eat the next day too fast. And by evening the next day events
and the people go to the Prophet that this is what happened. Because once you sleep you can read later on this was for the village I said earlier Surah Baqarah chapter two verse 27, we save, besides approaching your wives at night, can eat and drink till the white turd of Dawn is differentiated from the black thread. So then the rules that we follow today, that fasting means that have to abstain from food and drink and nourishment, as well as from sexual intercourse. Right from dawn to sunset.
And having the intention that we have to be the last one on tala. It's an act of worship. So this is how we find the Goddess is very interesting. And I think we've got it easy as compared to Sahaba Alhamdulillah. Previously, as according to what you've already said, regarding the history of fasting, Muslims were commanded to fast for three days and then one month.
Is this an indication of a contradiction in the Quran? Actually,
there's no condition in the Quran.
Allah says in the Quran in Surah Nisa, chapter number four was the medic furla either the Bruno Quran, Paulo kana meaning the gorilla loaded elephant casilla
Do they not consider the Quran with K? Do they not ponder over the Quran with K hadn't been from anyone besides Allah, there have been many contradictions. So note two words of the Quran will never contradict. But there's something like abrogation which people differ. According to me abrogation doesn't mean contradiction. abrogation means the verses that will reveal it as Allah says in Surah Baqarah chapter number two was the 106 we do not cause any of the words for IRS of Allah subhanaw taala be forgotten, but we replace it with something similar or better. So many times when things that were prohibited, or things that were made compulsory, they came in stages. Not that was
difficult or made easy. Sometimes thing is difficult to be dizzy. Sometimes things initially were made easy to people get used to and then difficult. For example, regarding prohibition of alcohol. The first was to be the will was Surah Baqarah. Chapter Two was number two and nine we save that in alcohol in intoxicants is Profit and Loss losses more than profit. It didn't say it was haram only gave guidance. That loss is more than profit.
Then for an ISA chapter four verse 43 says that when you're intoxicated, don't have a Salah. It didn't say that if you're not offering Salah you can have intoxicants if that word was mentioned then there's a problem. It only said Do not be intoxicated while offering Salah. And since the Muslims have to offer fight and Salah that means having alcohol intoxicants in the morning a lot of the question
maybe in the evening if you had by the time you get up in the morning you become sober. The final prohibition came in from either chapter five or 790. Yeah, you live in Amarillo, or you believe in Nakamura my most certainly intoxicants and gambling well and sabaratnam dedication of stones divination of arrows, rich the Menominee shaytan. These are sacred handiwork first enable Allah to abstain from this handle that may prosper. So you have come to know that the ban the prohibition on having intoxicating alcohol came in stages.
It was easy first only gave guidance, but it's more evil now.
Then good then wildbrain Ram toxic and then find a banking to similarly for fasting, no to verse of the Quran contradict No There are some people who say oh no the Quran. Now that was the not before I disagree with that. abrogation doesn't mean so contradiction. abrogation means the last was from either chapter five or sermon, it includes the first two verses, if it's banned. Overall, it's even banned, while offering Salah. The same measure, if you read Surah Baqarah chapter two and 83, it was said fasting is complicity. It did not specify the time three days that we get from other sources. The Quran doesn't specify, it only says fasting is further.
Then it says in Surah Baqarah, Chapter 25, that you have to fast for the full month of Ramadan. So what was mentioned about three days every month, fasting was actually from other sources. If it was mentioned in the Quran, that you have to fast for three days, and then it says after that fast fulfillment, then there's a contradiction.
Furthermore, previously, it was said, again, in Surah, Baqarah chapter it was my default, that you have to fast for those who cannot fast or those who can fast with difficulties, they have two options, either fast, or feed
a person who's poor, who's indigent. So that time, it was not fun.
If it's difficult for you to first, you can first of all, you can feed a poor person, but fasting is better, but not for
not this word for gender. But afterwards, when the verse of Surah Baqarah chapter two was made, if it was revealed, then it became first every month. Now this was refers to those people who are ill, terminally ill,
or the very elderly people. That means mentally they are fine, but physically, they cannot fast in their life. But if you're ill, terminally ill means ill for a long period and your health may not get fine. Or if you're so elderly, which cannot fast and every year keep on getting more and more old. So yeah, it says if you can foster difficulty find otherwise feed someone indigent a poor person.
Similarly, as far as having sexual intercourse, previously, the rule was, you should not have sexual intercourse in the full month of Ramadan with the neonate.
But there's not much in the Quran. The Quran only face passed in the month of Ramadan, this we get from the other sources.
The grinder conducting it is actually first fasting three days was in fact easier. Then, first, if it's difficult, if you don't fall, don't fast feed a poor person. So it was easier initially, then later on became difficult. As far as the approaching a wife initially it was difficult.
That ignorant approach a full month and then Allah made it easy. So no to verse of the Quran contradict but because the Quran was revealed in a span of 22 and a half years, so many things that were prohibited came one shot immediately or it came in stages, many things which were foreign to me immediately Okay, Miss stages. So first thing because initially we were difficult for the people that came in stages, but hamdulillah with all these things, no two verses of the Quran ever country Tamil hamdulillah It seems as though this is an indication of Allah's mercy that he's given mankind, so many opportunities to implement his wonderful way.
Now, the next question of race importance again is
when it comes to the fast
is it simply the doing away of food, drink and sexual relations or other implications? The things which are further for personal fasts? As I mentioned earlier, one of them is to abstain from things that break the fast that is food during an epic sexual relationship.
But besides this, one another important factor is is the intention is the Nia,
any deed without the need
for the app, it is useless. The Nia should be there, the near the intention is very important, because we intend to fast to be the last monitor, executive worship. If the intention is not there, then there are various different types of fast for example, a person may pass for political reason.
A person may fast as a passive resistance. A person may fast has a hunger strike, I'm starving hunger strike to get whatever he wants, you know people Firstly, non Muslim society, a person may 1 find reason
maybe for writing. He may fast maybe to lose weight.
He may fast it may be medical treatment, but all these pasts
They don't have intention, the Nia to be the last monitor. So that is the reason in the Islamic Sharia. When we abstain from things that made the fast it shouldn't be accompanied by the Nia, without the nia. The Fast is useless. It's very important. Nia is compulsory for every act of worship, including fasting. And I've loved it for fun masala, some said. It's mentioned in same Muslim more than number two in the zakat. Chapter number 272 198. Our beloved Prophet said that when you have intention
to approach your wife, great relationship with a wife, the moment you have intention, even that becomes Saturday, the Sabbath asked, having relationship with your wife is also charity hug a more Beloved Prophet. The Prophet said that if you have sexual relationship with people who are not your voice, if it's unlawful, isn't it a sin? They said jasola Yes, it is a sin. So that is if you have sexual relationship with the person you're supposed to have that as your wife, with the Nia, that's an act of charity. That means near very important, the moment you have near then you get out for that. And Allah says in the Quran, instead of a Yuna Chapman it it was number five, it's mentioned
and he commanded that you worship Him alone. And in sincere devotion to in faith. Your the word used is Leia widow, which means to worship, but actually Abba do, it means to humble. But the word Leah would do in Arabic is normally used for worship. It actually means to humble. The other Arabic word used is mcleese woman, which means to serve with piety and with dedication. So you should serve only for Allah and a worship should meet to Him alone, that should be a near that is an intention. And Allah says in the Quran in surah baqarah chapter number two was the movement name that we have created for you everything on this earth. But alas, created everything in this earth for us. Not one
10th not one fifth, not one foot, not half, but everything for the human beings in this earth. So but natural our servitude should only be to Him and no one is if while worshipping Him, we worship somebody else, then it is useless. We have to only worship Him and no one else. We can't say that I am praying to God for a line to refer somebody else. We can't say I'm sacrificing one gold foil and the second good for a king or a ruler. All our worship should be to Him alone. No one is and that reminds me of
the first edit in say Buhari, where men love up to him. He says that the Beloved Prophet masala Salaam said in number Allah Binya your deeds are based on intention, you action are judged by intention. And anyone who has migrated with intention for land is a soul, he has migrated for liners. But if someone has migrated for the wealth in this world, or for marriage, he has migrated for the wealth and marriage. The intention is important, why did you do it? And why did you migrate? Why did you have so intention is very important. Find the act of worship, including some that is asked. Thank you very much. Furthermore,
regarding the intention still on the intentions issue, does one always have to make intentions regarding when you're about to fast? And secondly, the timing of the intentions Can you just say something a little bit about that? I find the intention is concerned as I mentioned earlier, that intention is a fourth and a beloved prophet Muslim said it's mentioned in suddenness a book of fasting. Number 2330. When our beloved Prophet said a person faster accepted, if it does not make intention in the previous night.
Let me for all the further fasting, compulsory fasting making intention the previous night is compulsory, it can be any part of the previous night, it can even be till as late as just before the feature time. Any time of the night you can make intention. A person
can make intention in the venue from that and it can be valid for the full month of Ramadan unless he breaks it if he's sick. Or if he's traveling, then you have to again make intention, but one intention is also sufficient. And many people think they have a misconception that verbally saying it aloud is a must, which is not a requirement. I have to say verbally that I intend to fast because my intention is from the heart. For example if I get up late in the
much before for the day of fasting, support my son
when we have got up to do a super late in the night, and my son asked me that, why have you got an elderly, because we have too fast, there's already understood the knee as they ever see that I've got up too fast
the knee as they're so near as important knee as in the heart, you don't have to sit with your tongue that for most of the people think. And I don't know if any Hadith, which says that the prophet or the Saba never said loudly that I intend to fast inventions in the heart. And one patient is sufficient for the full month of Ramadan unless as I said, it's broken. But this is only for the for the fast for a warranty fast, fast, which is not a fast, fast intention is not a fault. Because, again, I mentioned in an essay in the book of fasting, how did number 23231 is the Prophet he does his wife that I want food to eat. And the wife said that there's no food to eat. So he said, Okay,
I'm fasting. That means his intention was not there before in the previous night. He made it on the spot. He abstained from before done,
but his intention was afterwards in the morning.
So for the voluntary fast, it's not competitive to be made early, the previous and except if it's a very important one to pass like that Shura the 10th of Muharram Ashura or it can be the day of arafat. It's preferable to make intention before but that's very important first, for all the other voluntary fast, it's not compulsory we made before previous night for the nia. There are other three things which are very important. One thing, if it's by force, and if something is broken, then it can be forgiven, or by error or by forgetfulness, as Allah says in the Quran, insert into hell, chapter number 16 was the 106 that after a person has believed,
then, if he does something of unbelief, does something of except by force, I mean, if he does by force a will or should allow forgive. So if someone forces a person to break the fast, his Nia was in there, he can be forgiven. And Allah says in Surah Baqarah, chapter number two was number 26, that all Lord, please do not catch us. Please, do not hold her responsible when we are when we make a mistake or when we forget. So if a person in his forgetfulness breaks is fast, like headwater Lyle forgiven, or if, because of a mistake, allowed for you, which we shall deal later in channel,
somehow, there's a lot of very important information there regarding intention, which I'm sure is going to be massive benefit to everyone who's listening and watching. Indeed.
Another thing which is been bothering me for some time,
is the fact that fasting is one of the pillars of Islam correct.
Now, but is there anything which differentiates the act of worship, fasting the pillar from the other four pillars, perhaps, as I mentioned earlier, that there are five pillars of Islam, and all of them are important, but the differentiation between some
fasting as compared to other pillars is that
the other Pillars of Islam, whether it be Salah, whether it be Zakat, whether it be Hajj,
it can be done by a person to show to the others for you, to be seen, or to be heard. Maybe I want to show myself when I'm already past person, so I'm offering Salah to show to the people, you know, I'm going to make a show of it. Can we possible? can we possibly give you ideas that people will see I'm a charitable person for sure. But fasting cannot be done for you cannot be done to show other people why a person can easily fast and when no one is watching, he can afford begin every little person who truly fast and abstained from things that break the fast he's doing it only for Allah and wonders. That is the difference between
some and that a bit of Islam and a beloved prophet masala. Some said it's mentioned in say body worn number three in the book of fasting. How did number 19 104 our beloved prophet Muslim Muslim said, Allah says that all the deeds done by the sons of Adam, therefore themselves only. He doesn't find myself. But fasting is for me.
And I will reward him
and fasting is a shield
a person fasting
He abstains from obscene things.
He abstains from lying,
and abstain from yelling. And if a person gets angry at him, and abuses him, if if I'm fasting
And when daddy further goes on, and says, that, I swear by Allah subhanaw taala, in whose hand is the soul of Muhammad,
that the breath of a person who fast is sweeter to Allah, then the scent of musk
and a person who first
feels happy twice, once while making the fast and once when he meets his creator, his Lord 2030. There are various aspects mentioned first is that fasting is only there for last month and no one is it's not for you. Secondly, fasting is a shield. It's a protection.
It keeps you away from wrong things, from obscenity, from vulgarity. And if someone is angry, it says that you have to calm him down see I'm fasting and fasting. Because when mama Salaam says in, say Buhari, more number three, added number 238 that the Satan runs in the circulatory system of the human being like the blood. So when we fast,
we feel hungry, when we're hungry, you know, the energy level goes down. And the thing which required for doing things away from last minute Allah so the quality goes up, because when we eat food, it goes into the blood. When we restrict food, the restriction of the pathway of the Satan is there. So that is the reason when we fast our taco level increases zakia Ramadan is truly a wonderful month and I've felt it always felt myself that brothers and sisters come together. And there seems to be a wonderful bond in that month between us all Is there any special message about Ramadan and brotherhood?
Our beloved prophet masala Salim said that the Muslim is one body, all the Muslims, they are one body.
And if we analyze and look around all the Muslims, we are different. Were diversified as far as language is concerned, as far as color is concerned, as far as the race is concerned. As far as the country we've come from we are diversified. Different, but we are united.
Under one statement, Lyla Illallah Muhammad Rasul Allah, that there is no god worthy of worship except Allah and Prophet Muhammad peace be upon the Messenger of Allah. So based only on this karma, the Muslims toward the world are united. And Allah says in the Quran in surah, chapter number 49, verse number 13. Yeah, you have NASA in Allah Kanako minister can savage Allah calm she Obama acaba de la Lita
in the drama queen the liat Coco in the line in COVID, which means all humankind, we have created you from a single pair of male and female and have divided you into nations and tribes so that you shall recognize each other not that you shall despise each other, and the most honored in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala is the person who has taqwa, the criteria for judgment, in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala is not cast is not color is not race is not sex is not wealth. It is taqwa It is God consciousness, it is piety. And this month of Ramadan, Allah says in Surah Baqarah chapter two verse 183, la quinta cocoon so that you will learn self restraint. So that is a common increase.
So more ethical increases all the Muslims in the world they ignited because we are like one brotherhood, cast color creed cannot differentiate us.
We are one and in the month of Ramadan at acclaimed pleases, and the brother increases. And the best example of brotherhood was even at the time of the Prophet. The Sabbath came from different countries, different colors, different races. You have the example of our main lobby visiting
your crush, that the example of Bellarmine lobbies with him, he was from topia utopian the example of shape. mellow pleases Him. He was Roman, you have the example of Salman Farsi Lopez Islam. He was from Russia. So we have from different different country different from different different colors, and we've got down the line of the strife Islam. Further, we have the same thing. We have Mambo Hari, he was a great scholar. You have mojarra he was not an Arab. We have mama The Conqueror, you have from Turkey. He was a trip. We have the example of UB it was occurred.
Then we have the example of
allama Iqbal. You're from India. So what we know that we have Muslims from different parts of the world.
And this brotherhood, we learn more in the month of Ramadan because our taco level increases.
And our beloved Prophet Musa Muslim said, Saudi of barbed wire number one, number 468. a beloved peninsula Some said that one faithful believer, one Muslim, to another Muslim is like a brick of a wall and it collapses, handling them, and the blurb of Russell said, it's a bit of a Muslim. world number four are the number 61 that the Beloved Prophet said one Muslim, should never oppress the other Muslim. He should not fail him, he should not lie to him
should always be truthful.
And one Muslim cannot go against another Muslim. So that is the breadboard which our beloved Prophet taught us and the best we learn is in this month of Ramadan Jazakallah hair Dr. Zakir Naik for this enthralling and very, very interesting
set of answers you've given us today on an introduction to Ramadan.
Brothers and sisters, I hope that you have derived as much benefit as I have myself
from the answers that Dr. Zakir Naik has given us. JazakAllah hair for doctors I can I give him those answers Alhamdulillah to brothers and sisters Join us again the same time tomorrow. When we will be discussing when is fasting obligatory and exempted Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
Bonnie de la Shireen.
In the name of
Allah please make these days
on this fear the peace to the solution for humanity