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Blessing of Islam

ِ ‫حي ْم‬
ِ ‫ن اّر‬
ِ ‫م‬
َ ‫ح‬
ْ ‫ه اّر‬
ِ ‫سم ِ الل‬
ْ ِ‫ب‬
Khutbah Al Haajah
‫و‬
َ ُ‫فُر ه‬ ِ ‫غ‬
ْ َ ‫ست‬ْ َ‫و ن‬ َ ‫ه‬
ُ ُ ‫عي ْن‬ِ َ ‫ست‬ ْ َ‫و ن‬ َ ُ ‫مد ُ ه‬
َ ‫ح‬ ْ َ‫ه ن‬
ِ ‫مدُ اِلل‬ْ ‫ح‬ َ ْ ‫ا َل‬
ِ ْ ‫عل َي‬
‫ه‬ َ ‫ل‬ ُ ّ‫و ك‬ َ َ ‫و ن َت‬َ ‫ه‬ِ ِ‫ن ب‬ُ ‫م‬ ِ ‫ُنؤ‬.
ِ ّ ‫سي ِا‬
‫ت‬ َ ‫ن‬ ْ ‫م‬ ِ ‫و‬َ ‫سَنا‬ ِ ‫ف‬ ُ ْ ‫رأ َن‬ِ ‫و‬
ْ ‫شُر‬ ُ ‫ن‬ ْ ‫م‬ ِ ‫ه‬ ِ ‫وذُ ِبالل‬ْ ‫ع‬
ُ َ ‫ون‬َ
‫مال َِنا‬ ْ َ ‫ا‬.
َ ‫ع‬
َ ‫فل‬
َ ‫ه‬
ُ ‫ضِلل‬
ْ ّ‫ن ي‬
ْ ‫م‬
َ ‫و‬ ُ َ‫ل ل‬
َ ‫ه‬ ّ ‫ض‬ ُ َ ‫فل‬
ِ ‫م‬ َ ‫ه‬
ُ ‫ه الل‬
ِ ‫د‬
ِ ‫ه‬
ْ ّ‫ن ي‬
ْ ‫م‬
َ
‫ه‬ُ َ ‫هاِدئ ل‬َ
‫د‬
ً ‫م‬
ّ ‫ح‬
َ ‫م‬ ّ َ ‫هد ُ ا‬
ُ ‫ن‬ ْ َ‫و ن‬
َ ‫ش‬ ّ ِ‫ه ا‬َ ‫ن ل ِّال‬
ْ َ ‫هد ُ ا‬ ْ َ ‫ون‬
َ .‫ه ِال‬ُ ‫لالل‬ َ ‫ش‬ َ
ُ ُ‫و ل‬
‫ه‬ ْ ‫س‬
ُ ‫وَر‬َ ُ‫عب ْدُه‬
َ ‫ا‬
All Praise is due to Allah: We Praise Him: We beg assistance of Him:
We ask Him for forgiveness. We have faith in Him: We have reliance
on Him. We fly for refuge unto Him (to deliver us) from the mischief of
our minds and from the evil consequences of our actions. Whomever
Allah directs shall not go astray: and whomever He allows to go
astray, no one can guide. We profess that there is nothing worthy of
worship except Allah, and we further profess that Muhammad is His
Servant and His Messenger.

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(O you who believe! Fear Allâh as He should be feared, and die
not except in a state of Islam (as Muslims) with complete
submission to Allâh.)’ [Aal ‘Imraan 3:102],

(O mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a


single person, and from him He created his wife, and from
them both He created many men and women, and fear Allâh
through Whom you demand your mutual (rights), and (do not
cut the relations of) the wombs (kinship) Surely, Allâh is Ever
an All-Watcher over you).’ [al-Nisaa’ 4:1],

(O you who believe! Keep your duty to Allâh and fear Him, and
speak (always) the truth 70 ‫ز‬. He will direct you to do
righteous good deeds and will forgive you your sins. And
whosoever obeys Allâh and His Messenger (SAW) he has indeed
achieved a great achievement (i.e. he will be saved from the
Hell-fire and made to enter Paradise). [al-Ahzaab 33:70].”
(Sunan al-Nisaa’i: Kitaab al-Jumu’ah, Baab kayfiyyah al-
khutbah).

Brothers and sisters in Islam, we are blessed. Every time you pickup
the Book of Allah and read one ayah, no one word, no one letter for
Allah’s pleasure you are reward for that from Allah Tala. Just to
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perform the Sunnah salah in the Fajr according to our Beloved Rasool
is more worth in sight of Allah than the whole earth and everything it.
Imagine how much the 5 daily fard salah is worth in the sight of Allah.
My brothers and sisters in Islam my point is that we are so blessed as
Muslim with even the least time consuming rites. We cannot thank,
praise and glorify Allah Tala enough for guiding us to the way of life
called Al-Islam. I want to talk to you today about how blessed we are
to be Muslims here on this 1st of Shawwal 1427 or October 23, 2006.

In a world where people are lost thinking that only materialistic


possessions will bring happiness, we are guided to a religion where
we are taught to keep the material of this world in the hand and not in
the heart.

Brothers and sisters we are blessed

In a world where peoples value is judge by their beauty which runs


only skin deep, or where peoples value is the shade of color or lack of
melon in their skin, or where their value is judged by what side of the
political border they are born Islam teaches us that white person is not
better than a black person, nor a black better than a white, and that
an arab is not better than a non-Arab nor a non Arab better than an
Arab, all are equal in the site of Allah as the teeth of comb, and it is
only through righteousness that one person exceed another, and only
Allah can judge that for piety, and righteousness is in embedded in the
heart.

Brothers and sisters we are blessed

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In a world where some people practice homosexuality, fornication, and
adultery and accept it to be normal, Islam teaches us that intimacy
come only after the structure, bond, and responsibility of marriage has
been establish. Islam teaches us that Allah created us in the harmony
of pairs, so there is no such thing as Jack and John, but only Jack and
Jill.

Brothers and sisters we are blessed

In world where many people live by the jungle rule of might is


right, Islam teaches us that we must take care for the orphan the
weak the poor, the destitute, and the downtrodden, as Allah informs
us in Surat al Balad:

90:11 But he (humans) have made no haste on the path that is steep.
90:12 And what will explain to you the path that is steep?-
90:13 (It is:) freeing the bondman;
90:14 Or the giving of food in a time of hardship
90:15 To the orphan who are related,
90:16 Or to the indigent (down) cleaving to dust (out of misery).
90:17 Then will they be of those who believe, and enjoin patience, (constancy, and
self-restraint), and enjoin deeds of kindness and compassion.

Brothers and sister we are bless, Allah Tala again has guided you and I
to the common sensical beliefs of Islams, the practical rites and rituals
of Islam, the code of ethics of Islam, the morals of Islam, the
jurisprudence of Islam. In short the complete way of Life Called Al
Islam.
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Sure we have problems as believers.

I do not to list them for you. All you have to do is turn to the news on
TV, radio, newspaper or internet and you can see, hear and read about
it. But I will ask a question tell me which nation of believers did not
have problems. Look at the people of the ditch in the Qurran Allah tala
informs us:

[85:5] They ignited a blazing pit of fire.

[85:6] Then sat around it.

[85:7] To watch the burning of the believers.

[85:8] They hated them for no other reason than believing in Allah, the Almighty, the
Praiseworthy.

[85:9] To Him belongs the kingship of the heavens and the earth. And Allah witnesses all
things.

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So these believers were dropped in burning pit of fire only because
they believed in Allah Tala. Look at Noah, Ibraheem, Mosa, Esa, and
Muhammad SAW, look at their stories and hardship and suffering they
went through as believers.

So as I sit down I ask Allah Tala to make of those who grateful for
the blessing of being as Muslim, I ask Allah Tala to make us of those
who are proud to be amongst the Muslim. I ask Allah Tala to
forgive us of short comings, and to give us success in this world and
success in the hereafter.

َ ‫عا‬ َ َ‫و ن‬
َ ‫ف‬ َ ِ ‫ضي ْم‬ َ ْ ‫ن ال‬
ِ ‫ع‬ ِ ‫قْر‬ُ ْ ‫فىل‬
ِ ‫م‬ ْ ُ ‫و ل َك‬
َ ‫ه ل ََنا‬ َ ‫َباَر‬
ُ ‫ك الل‬
ْ ُ ‫وإ ِّياك‬
‫م‬ َ
ٌ ‫مل‬
‫ك‬ َ ‫م‬ ِ َ ‫وادٌك‬
ٌ ْ ‫ري‬ ّ ‫ج‬
َ ‫ل‬َ ‫عا‬َ َ‫ه ت‬ َ ْ ‫رل‬
ُ ّ ‫حك ِي ْم ِ أ ِن‬ ِ ْ ‫والذّك‬
َ ‫ت‬
ِ ‫بالَيا‬
‫م‬
ٌ ْ ‫ف ّرحي‬ ٌْ ‫و‬ ُ ُ‫ب َّرّرء‬
May Allah grace you and us with the blessings of the grand
Qurr’an, and may it benefit us and you with the proofs and with
wise commemoration, for He the Almighty is Generous, Noble,
Sovereign, Benign, Compassionate, and Merciful.

PART II

Brothers and sisters in Islam I mentioned in the first part of the


khutbah that we cannot thank, enough for giving us the blessing of
being a Muslim. Allah Tala informs of this in Qurran:

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[16:18] If you count Allah’s blessings, you cannot possibly
number them. And Allah is The Forgiver, Most Merciful.

So how can we show our gratefulness to Allah Tala for the uncountable
blessing He has bestowed upon us?

The best way Inshallah is to give the only thing that we can give to
Allah Tala, and that is obedience, or submission. We need to strive to
have firm complete belief, in Allah, His angles, books, Prophets, the
day of judgment, and the divine decree the good the bad thereof. We
need to prove these beliefs by firmly establishing the pillers of
practice or Arkan Al Islam. To openly and sincerely declare “There is
nothing worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad is His
Messenger”, to establish the 5 daily prayers, to give the zaka, to
complete seaaum, and to perform the Hajj. We need to strive to use
the owners manual of life, the Quran, and to strive to imitate the
walking Quran, Muhammad ibn Abdullah (SAW).

The great thing is that to be amongst those whose are grateful this is
actually a means for the increase of blessing, as Allah Tala informs us
that:

[14:7] Your Lord has decreed: "The more you thank Me, the more I give you." But if you
turn unappreciative, then My retribution is severe.

In conclusion brothers and sisters in Islam, one the main problems


nowadays is that many people have reduced religion to being rituals,
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and rites, that one does for an hour on Sunday, or Saturday, or
Monday. For many religion is something personal between them and
God, and they abhor, and are fearful of organized religion, and
revelation. And so many people have come up with their own personal
believes about God and religion based on whims and conjure. I was
even told by a local journalist who interviewed Salman Rusdie, author
of a book called “Satanic Verses” which insults our Quran and our
Prophet, I was told that Salman Rusdie says he believes in God but
hates all organized religions.

Of course as Muslims we believe that the only way to salvation is


obeying the Revelation of Allah, as shown to us by the sunnah of
Rasullah, and thus striving for the mercy of Allah to be saved from the
hell-fire.

My point is so many people think that to live in this modern age we


have to put religion in the back-burn or to shun religion altogether.
That religion restricts our freedom and happiness.

But the fact of the matter is that these people are not being honest to
themselves. Think about it if we naoubillah reject our Creator under
the thinking that we will then have freedom, do we not become a slave
then to each other, or to money, or to drugs, or lust or desires.

Let me ask the question: Who knows how best we should live our lives
but the one who created us Allah Tala, therefore the only true freedom
is to be submit to our Creator Allah Tala. This is the conclusion of the
wise wife of Imran the mother of Mary when she said in the Qurran:

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[3:35] The wife of Amram said, "My Lord, I have dedicated (the baby) in my belly to
You, totally, so accept from me. You are Hearer, you are the All Wise."

So here the wife Imran is dedicating her child to the servitude of Allah,
because she knows only when we are slaves to Allah do we become
truly free, and we attain peace and satisfaction in this life, and peace
and satisfaction in the hereafter.

Thus again my brothers and sisters Islam is the greatest


blessing, and we should happy, and proud and honored to be
Muslims, And Allah Tells us.
Therefore let us make a commitment right now that we be of
those who show their pride and honor of being a Muslim. Let us
endure, let us strive, let us struggle to be complete Muslims.
Let be of those who rise up to the challenges present to us.
This community has a great challenge and that is to collect the
remaining balance to pay off this Masjid, your Masjid, my
Masjid. Our Imam Abdul Basir is right now in San Diego on this
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path to collect towards completing the balancing to pay this
Masjid off. That is the short term goal with regards to keeping
the Masjid.
But in the long-term we need to be of those who’s hearts are
Inshallah attached to the Masjid, who are pigeons of the
Masjid.

I close with statement of sincerity that everything we do, doing


or will do is for Allah:

6:162] Say, "My Prayers, my sacrifices, my living and my dying, are for Allah Lord of
the universe.

[6:163] "No partner has He. This is what I have been commanded to do, and I am the first
of the Muslims."

Qurr’anic Dua’as

‫ة‬
ً َ ‫سن‬
َ ‫ح‬
َ ‫ة‬
ِ ‫خَر‬
ِ ‫في ال‬ ِ ‫و‬
َ ‫ة‬
ً َ ‫سن‬
َ ‫ح‬ َ ‫في الدّن َْيا‬
ِ ‫َرب َّنا آت َِنا‬
‫ر‬
ِ ‫ب الّنا‬َ ‫ذا‬ َ ‫ع‬
َ ‫قَنا‬ِ ‫و‬ َ
1. Our Lord! Grant us good in this world and good in the life to
come and keep us safe from the torment of the Fire (2:201)

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2. Our Lord! Take us not to task if we forget or fall into


error. (2:286)

4. Our Lord! Lay not upon us such a burden as You did lay upon
those before us. (2:286)

3. Our Lord! Impose not on us that which we have not the


strength to bear, grant us forgiveness and have mercy on
us. You are our Protector. Help us against those who deny
the truth. (2:286)

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180.

Glorified be your Lord, the Lord of Honour and Power! (He is free) from what they
attribute unto Him!

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181.

And peace be on the Messengers!


182.

And all the praise and thanks be to Allâh, Lord of the 'Alamîn (mankind, jinns and
all that exists).

Ending Admonition

‫و‬
َ ‫ن‬
ِ ‫سا‬َ ‫ح‬ْ ِ ‫ول‬ َ ‫ل‬ َ ْ ‫مُرِبال‬
ِ ْ ‫عد‬ ُ ‫ه َيا‬َ ‫ن الل‬ّ ِ‫ه إ‬ِ ‫دالل‬ َ ‫عَبا‬
ِ
‫ء‬
ِ ‫شآ‬َ ‫ح‬ْ ‫ف‬َ ْ‫ن ل‬
ِ ‫ع‬َ ‫ى‬ َ ‫وي َْنه‬ َ ‫ى‬ َ ‫قْرب‬ُ ْ ‫ءِذىال‬ِ ‫إ ِْيتآ‬
‫ى‬ ْ َ ‫وال ْب‬
ِ ‫غ‬ َ ‫ر‬ ُ ْ ‫وال‬
ِ َ ‫من ْك‬ َ .
O servants of Allah verily Allah commands justice and the doing
of good and the giving unto kindred (what shall be necessary)
and he forbids wickedness, iniquity, and oppression

‫عاَلي‬ َ َ‫ه ت‬ِ ‫ذك ُْرالل‬ ِ َ‫و ل‬


َ .‫ن‬ َ ‫و‬ ْ ُ ‫عل ّك‬
ْ ‫م ت َذَ ك ُّر‬ َ َ‫م ل‬ْ ُ ‫خك‬ُ ‫ع‬
ِ َ‫ي‬
‫وا َك ْب َُر‬
َ ‫م‬ َ َ ‫وا‬
ّ ‫ه‬ َ ‫م‬ّ َ ‫وا َت‬
َ ‫ل‬ َ َ‫و ا‬
ّ ‫ج‬ َ ‫عّز‬ َ َ ‫وا‬
َ ‫ى‬َ ‫ول‬ ْ َ‫و ا‬
َ ‫ى‬ َ ‫عل‬ ْ َ‫ا‬
He admonishes you that you may remember (Him). And indeed the
commemoration of Allah the Almighty is the loftiest of Actions,
preferable, powerful, majestic, perfect, and most important and the
grandest of all things.

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