Allaah says, "And whosoever submits his face (himself) to Allaah, while he is a Muhsin (good-doer i.e.

performs good deeds totally for Allaah's sake without any show-off or to gain praise or fame and does them in accordance with the Sunnah of Allaah's Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him)) then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold." (Luqmaan 31:22) . Allaah says, "And who can be better in religion than one who submits his face (himself) to Allaah (i.e. follows Allaah's Religion of Islâmic Monotheism); and he is a good-doer, and follows the religion of Ibrâhîm (Abraham) Hanîfa (Islâmic Monotheism - to worship none but Allaah Alone)." (An-Nisaa 4:125) Allaah says, "But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you (O Muhammad (peace be upon him)) judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission." (An-Nisaa 4:65) Brethren in faith! Muslim countries are now passing through difficult crises and tribulations. All that happens of afflictions are only a trial from Allaah, "If it had been Allaah's Will, He Himself could certainly have punished them (without you). But (He lets you fight), in order to test some of you with others." (Muhammad 47:4) Fellow Muslims! It is part of the belief of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa'ah to regard all those who face the qiblah as Muslims as long as they acknowledge what the Prophet brought and believe in all that he said. The Messenger of Allaah said, "Anyone who performs the prayer as we do, faces our qiblah and eat our slaughtering is a Muslim. He is under the protection of Allaah and the protection of His Messenger. So do not betray Allaah in His protection." (Al-Bukhaaree)

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: On the Day of Nahr (10th of Dhul-Hijja), the Messenger (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) stood in between the Jamrat during his Hajj which he performed (as in the

previous Hadith) and said, "This is the greatest Day (i.e. 10th of Dhul-Hijjah)." The Messenger (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) started saying repeatedly, "O Allaah! Be Witness (I have conveyed Your Message)." He then bade the people farewell. The people said, "(This is Hajjat-al-Wada)." [Bukhari 2.798] Fasting Day of Arafat

Dear brothers and sisters in Islam : First of all, I would like to greet all of you about Eid . Eid Mubark inshaallah and May Allah Aameen . accept our deeds .

Today the tenth day of Dhul-Hijjah, which is the greatestday of Hajj. It is known as Yawm an-Nahr (the day of Sacrifice), The Messenger of Allâh said: “This is the greatestday (10th of Dul-Hijjah ) and he started saying repeatedly, ” O Allah ,Be witness I have conveyed your Message “ Dear Muslims : This Eid , Eid Al-adha always remind us about the greatest family ( Ibrahim , his wife Hajir and their son Ismail ) who obeyed Allah and complied with His decree . Allah has tested prophet Ibrahim many times until he became a man equal Ummah , as Allah described him in surat Al-nahl : “ Indeed, Ibrahim himself was an ummah “ . The scholars said about this Ayah : “ A man with a high aim may bring a whole Ummah to life “ .

The first test was on the first days of the massage . When Allah gave him the massage, Ibrahim started to call people to worship Allah alone . But as usual , the tried to stoop him giving Da;wa and talking with people about Allah . Than, because he didn’t lesson to them, they decided to kill him as the Quran said in surat , “ They said, Burn him and protect your Gods, if you do (anything at all) “ (21:51-68) But Ibrahim could have given up his message and his beliefs to save himself from the fire of Nimrod. What do you think, Who should Ibrahim choose ? Love of God or Love of self ? Prophethood or Fatherhood ? Loyalty to God or loyalty to family ? Faith or Emotion ? Truth or Reality ? Responsibility or Pleasure ? Duty or Right ? Tawheed (Monotheism) or Shirk? Advancing or Remaining ? To Become or To Be ? And finally, God (Allah ) or Ismail ? What should Ibrahim choose ?

He chose to die for Allah's message to live. He chose to carry on and spread the light of Allah even if it costs his life . because in fact there is no life without Iman . So, Ibrahim has to pay the price of his believe . but the price was so expensive . They cast (throw) him into the fire. But Allah has promised to protect the believer even if the whole people gather together to harm him . Allah was with him , than wich power can be stronger than the power of Allah . Which protection and shild is better than the shild and protection of Allah . Of course nothing besides Allah’s protection . The angel came to Ibrahim when he was inside the fire asking him : “ Do you have any request or do you need any help “ . Look to Ibrahim what he said . With big trust in Allah he said : “ From you no , but from Allah , I would say : Allah knows my request “ . Do you think one like Ibrahim Allah can leave him alone ? By Allah’s grace Ibrahim was unhurt. " We said `O fire ! Be cool and a means of safety for Ibrahim " surat ayah number 69 . (21:69). Also in surat ayah number 24, Allah says :

" But Allah did save him from the fire. Verily in this are signs for people who believe "

Dear brothers and sisters in Islam : The one who’s saying every day in salah “O Allah, you alone we worship and alone we ask for help, for each and everything “ atleast 17 times a day should put his trust in Allah . Dear brothers and sisters in Islam : The second test from Allah to prophet Ibrahim was to slaghter his son Ismail . Ibrahim told his son : “ O my son, I saw in my dream (means Allah orderd me ) that I should slaghter you, tell me what do you thinak ?“ Ismail quickly without hesitation : “ O my father, do as you are commanded, you will find me by Allah’s will of thesteadfast “ Than when Ibrahim was holding the knife and preparing to sacrifice his son . Ismail said : “ O father be firm and keep the rope tight, so you can execute the command of Allah “ . It’s unthinkable to slaughter your own son but the family of Ibrahim ( the father, mother and son ) had no hesitation to just do that . That is exactly what Islam means , total and complete surrender to the will of Allah . Dear brothers and sisters in Islam : Allah will test everyone’s Iman , everyone’s heart like Ibrahim. Allah will never let you go paradise without difficulty life and trails. Allah will put some partitions and trails between you and paradise just to test you and see where you are from feer of Allah and his obedience.

The test of Allah for his slave mybe comes with money, woman , job, children, people to harm you and some times with your family (wife, husband or others ). So, put your trust in Allah as long as you are Mumen.