All Praise be to Allah, to whom belongs all that is in the heavens and earth, andpraise be to Him in the life to come. He is the All Wise, the All Aware. He knowsall that goes into the earth and all that comes out of it; He knows all that comesdown from the heavens and all that goes up to them. He is the Merciful, theForgiving.
(Qur’an 34:1 - 2).
We praise Him with praises that are abundant, excellent and blessed.We attest to His Oneness - there is no god but Allah - and we attest -Muhammad, peace be on him, is His servant and final Messenger.We respond to Allah’s call in the Qur’an to – “
Remember God’s blessings on you”
by expressing our profound gratitude to Allah for all the graces He hasblessed us with.We thank Him for guiding us to His way. We thank him for the blessings of healthand well-being. We thank Allah for all the blessings He continues to give us.Today, in recognition of Earth Day 2012,we dedicate this khutbah to celebrate
the wonder, grandeur and beauty of God’s creation.This day, also is a time for us to reflect on the fragility and fine balance of thecreation and to remind us to be good stewards of God’s creation.What a wondrous universe Allah has created! -
"in the alternation of night andday,"
"in the water which God sends comes down from the sky to givelife to the earth when it has been barren"
; "in the changing of thewinds,"
; "in the mountains over you”
; “in the birds with wingsoutspread,”
; in “the gardens, springs”
– we cannot be butawe struck by these Qur’anic descriptions of Creation.