Okay, this one isn’t a lecture either. It’s a Baba Ali video.
The brother makes some excellent points in it (although for us here in the Emirates and in other Muslim countries, the moon sighting wars don’t exist, alhamdulillah).
PS. The “Imam racing through Taraweeh leaving followers unable to understand the recitation” scenario happened to me once. It was in university. He went so fast that I had no clue what he was saying!
Okay, this isn’t a lecture. It’s just a short video which hits the nail right on the head.
Eating too fast and too much at iftar
Driving recklessly to the masjid and blocking cars in the parking lot
Getting angry quickly toward the end of the day or end of the month
Being generous to strangers but not even talking to relatives and in-laws
Rushing through taraweeh just to complete the Qur’an in 30 days
Fasting just to feel hungry, without involving your mind and heart
Fasting from food only but indulging in haram activities
Fasting by day and sinning by night
Observing Ramadan as a cultural festival without Islamic knowledge
Fasting but not praying
* May Allah reward all those who contributed to this top-10 project. Oh, not contributing by practicing bad habits, but participated in brainstorming this list or recording it…
Insha-Allah, I’ll write more in the future about Habit No. 1, because it is a serious mistake.