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Friday Khutbah (Why Islam)

Friday Khutbah (Why Islam)

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“A-úthu billáhi minash shaytánir rajeem.

Bismilláhir rahmánir raheem

Wa ash-hadu an Laa ilaaha ill-Alláh, wahdahoo laa shareeka lah, wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan ‘abduhoo warasooluh” All Praise is due to Alláh, We praise Him and we seek help from Him. We ask forgiveness from Him. We repent to Him; and we seek refuge in Him from our own evils and our own bad deeds. Anyone who is guided by Alláh, he is indeed guided; and anyone who has been left astray, will find no one to guide him. I bear witness that there is no god but Alláh, the Only One without any partner; and I bear witness that Muhammad, SAW, is His servant, and His messenger. Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem!

O You who believe, – Fear Allah, as He should be feared, and die not except as Muslims. Ya Ay-yuhal-latheena ‘aamanut taqul-laaha, wa qooloo qawlan sadeedaa. Yuslih-lakum a’maalakum wa yaghfir lakum thunoobakum, wamay yu-til-laaha warasoolah, faqad faaza fawzan atheemaa.” O You who believe, – Be aware of Allah, and speak a straightforward word. He will forgive your sins and repair your deeds. And whoever takes Allah and His Prophet as a guide, has already achieved a mighty victory. Dear Brothers and Sisters, Most of you probably have been asked by someone on this question, “Are you a Muslims?”. And I believe 100%, all of you must be answer it steadily “yes, I am”. But, have you ever been asked by someone else about the following question, “Why are you a Muslims”? Or probably you may ever asked this question to yourself, “Why am I a Muslims?”. In more general question “Why Islam?”. Of course, this will make you stop answering that question immediately and start to think about it. For most of us, the answer might be “Oh, it's easy. It's because I was born and raised in a Muslim family”. But, is this the correct answer? Is this the answer that we really want? So, what happened if we weren't born in a Muslim family? Are We still be a Muslim or not? Indeed, all of these questions are the questions that I asked myself almost a decade ago. But, as you can see, I am here right now, standing in front of you and I could say with dignity that “I am a Muslim and I am proud of it”. I am standing in front of you not to lecturing you about Islam and why you should choose Islam. But, at least, I could share my experience in my adventure of finding the answers. Before I proceed, it is better for us to really understand what Islam is about.

"What is the purpose of life?".s. It derives from the root word “salam”.. A person in their 80s or 90s would never consider holding on to their wealth in place of spending it to hold on to or regain their health. It is in this context that the word Islam derives from the root word ‘salam’. “Surrender”. People everywhere are asking the questions. Islam encourages the individual to focus on keeping the soul healthy. Alloh defines that the only purpose for which He created mankind is to Worship Him. Some would hold that the purpose of life was to acquire wealth. This proves that money is not the main purpose at all for the stages of one's life. we can start to answer the question “why Islam”. And the simple answer that came to me is “Islam gives me the purpose of life”. through the remembrance. pizza and hanging out with his friends. or “obedience” to the Will of God.The word Islam means voluntary “Submission”.s. or peace. Abraham a. God sent Prophets to teach mankind how to worship Him. after knowing what Islam is. The term "worship" to a Muslim includes any and all acts of obedience to Almighty Allah. here we can say it [Islam-ERs] Islam recognizes that human kind has free choice in whether to obey or disobey God. Islam teaches that it is through the doing of good deeds and seeking the pleasure of God that souls find true happiness and peace. A teenager does not consider millions of dollars in the bank as substitute for movies. Islam recognizes the close relationship between the body and soul. A child of 5 years would obviously prefer a new toy to a deposit slip for a million dollars. Jesus or Isa a. that Islam is providing clear and concise answers for these questions. starting with Adam a.. Muhammad (SAW). this means that there would be no purpose after becoming wealthy. Now. but ultimately we will be held accountable to God in the next life for the choices that we make in this life. obedience and worship of God. There are as many different answers to these questions. In the Quran Surah Al Qasas 56. Meanwhile Islam can provide you the answer... Moses a. Allah. You might be amazed to learn. But think carefully. suppose the purpose of life is to become wealthy.s. Whereas the body originates from the earth and has a defined period of life on this earth. Most of those who reflect or think about life in any detail will consider and ponder these questions. It is only natural that he would accept death as not so much an ending to everything but more as a beginning .s. and the last of the messengers. The Islamic position is that all of these prophets came with the same message. Islam teaches us that this life is only a test or trial for the individual to show him his true nature. the soul originates from God and does not die. meaning peace. that there is no deity worthy of worship except the One True God.s. To a Muslim the whole purpose of life is "ibadah" or worship to the One True Almighty God on Terms and under His Conditions. Those who try to perform these actions are called "MU-islams" shortly Muslims and equivalently. videos. "Why are we here in this world?" and “Where are we going to go after we die?”. including Noah a.

. Reward and punishment will be in direct proportion to each person and it is only Allah alone who will be the Final Judge over us all. For sure. the purpose of this life is to collect and amass great wealth. and efforts during this stay on earth. appreciation. So. But then what will the knowledge avail him? Look how Islam solves the mystery of the puzzle of life. nor will anyone be asked regarding that which he was unaware of or incapable of doing. the death stage is considered as a resting period after the test. It provides the answers to the questions and concerns of the human beings on all levels and in every aspect. on the Day of Judgment or in the Next Life. It could be easy for those who were faithful and dedicated or it could be grueling and horrible for the wicked. the line of life and its purpose is logical. Every person will be rewarded [or punished] according to their attitude. the Muslim's purpose is clear. he will come to know. Eventually he will be faced with the question: Now what? What's Next? Where am I going? What will happen to me? Eventually. in the teachings of Islam. either pleasant or difficult depending on his own choice of attitude and actions he knows he will be resurrected for the Day of Judgment he knows he will be judged according to the most fair of standards by Allah the Almighty. It is really quite simple. First of all.e. sex and gambling are a high priority to them.. drugs. None will be asked about the actions and beliefs of others. he has no doubt in his mind that: he is only created by Allah he is going to spend a period of time in this material world [called "Ad Dunyah"] he knows he will die he knows he will spend time in the grave. he will come to know. the All For a disbeliever. Heaven or Hell. Following this clear understanding of life. Before entering into either of the final lodging places i. Our only purpose and salvation lie in these two words. The purpose of life as understood by the Believing Muslim can be simply stated in only two (2) words: Obey God. money.of the final and lasting life in the Hereafter. there must be a Day of Judgment or showing of one's true self to make them aware of their own nature and thereby understand what they have sent on ahead during the life here on the earth. As the life here is considered as an examination for the individual. drinking. clear and simple: The first life is a test The life in the grave is a resting or waiting place before the Day of Judgment The Day of Judgment brings about the clear understanding of what will happen to the individual based on his own desires and actions The Permanent or Afterlife will either be spend in luxurious splendor or miserable punishment . Over indulging in eating. power and position. But all of this will not avail them anything good in the grave.

there are thousands. we do need Alloh. prophet Muhammad (SAW) called him to believe in Allah (SWT) Alone. So when death approached him.SECOND KHUTBAH “Soob’ hanallahi wal hamdu lillah. If we decide not to choose Islam. even million answers to question “Why Islam” and I have found mine. hundred thousands. wala hawla wala quwwata illah billah yu althi yual theem” Dear Brothers and Sisters. But. it is our loss instead. not in accordance with the Law (as a brother in faith). and his time was near. In Al Quran surah al qasas verse 56 Alloh says We have to bear in our mind that Alloh doesn't need you. and he loved him very much since the messenger of ALLOH 8 years old – that is. it is not in Alloh's loss. Alloh doesn't need me. the paternal uncle of the Messenger of Allah and the closest person to him. without partners and to enter into the fold of Islam. naturally (as a blood relative). and Alloh doesn't need any of us. Of course. It is about the end of life of Abu Talib. Now. it's time for you to answer it by yourselves. for he used to protect and help him (SAW) and take his side. There is a beautiful story about hidayah or guidance. But what had been .

La ilaha IllaAllah. Be grateful that you are here right now. but Allah. [O Muhammad] you guide not whom you like. And so the Prophet (SAW) was really sad and crying while said: ‘By Allah I will continue to ask for forgiveness for you until I am forbidden to do so. . remaining (until the end) one of the disbelievers – and the most complete Wisdom belongs to Allah (SWT).’ So Allah revealed: “It is not for the Prophet nor those who have believed to seek forgiveness for the polytheists. even if they were relatives after it has become clear to them that they are companions of Hellfire” (Qur’an At Tawbah 9: 113) And Alloh (SWT) revealed concerning Abu Talib: Verily. be grateful that you are Muslim. and so RasulALLOH (SAW) said: ‘O uncle! Say. which were that he remained upon the religion of ‘Abdul Muttalib. guides whom He wills.ordained for him overtook him. a testimony by which I will intercede Allah on your behalf. And He knows best those who are guided ” (The story was Narrated by Az-Zuhri) Dear Brothers and Sisters. while they repeated their question. Allah’s Messenger (SAW). Abu Jahl & Abdullah Ibn Abi Umayyah Ibn Al-Mugheerah were with him. until his final words. It is reported on the authority of Sa’eed Ibn Al-Masayyib that he heard from his father that he said: “When death approached Abu Talib. and he was plucked from his hand. and he refused to say: La ilaha IllaAllah. 'IBAADALLAH INNALLAAHA YA-MURUU BIL 'ADLI WAL IHSAAN WA IITAA-I DZIL QURBAA WA YANHAA 'ANIL FAHSYAA-I WAL MUNKARI WAL BAGHYI YAIZHZHUKUM LA'ALLAKUM TADZAKKARUUN (Sura 16:90). be grateful that you have been chosen by ALLOH to get His guidance since it is the highest level of grace that human being could achieve.’ But Abu jahl and Abdullah Ibn Abi Umayyah said: ‘O Abu Talib! Will you reject the religion of ‘Abdul Muttalib?’ Allah’s Messenger (SAW) continued to urge him upon it [to declare that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah (SWT)].

“and without doubt. so that you may be reminded. and Allah knows the deeds that you do. wash kuroolee walaa tak furoon [2:152].” Aqeemus salaah! . and He forbids all shameful deeds.” [29:45].” wala thikrul-Laahi akbar. Wal-Laahu ya’lamu maa tasna’oon.“Surely Allah commands justice. Remembrance of Allah is the Greatest Thing in life. “and remember Me: I will remember you. good deeds and generosity to others and to relatives. Be grateful to Me. and injustice and rebellion: He instructs you. and do not reject faith.” (FADZKURULLAAHA 'AZHIIMI WA YADZKURKUM FASTAGHFIRULLAAHA YASTAJIB LAKUM WASYKURUUHU 'ALAA NI'MATIL LATII WA LADZIKRULLAAHU AKBARU WA AQIIMISH SHALAH) Fadth kuroonee adth kurkum.

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