1) The virtues of Islaam.
2) The future belongs to Islaam.
3) Muslims are in great need for self-accountability.
4) Muslims need to return to the Book (Qur’aan) and Sunnah.
5) The obligation of supporting our fellow Muslims.
6) The implications of the Islamic bound.
7) The sanctity of Muslims.
8) The hardships of Muslims at the present time.
9) The crimes of the Jews in Palestine.
10) Conditions for victory.
praise is due to Allaah, Lord of all the worlds. May peace and
blessings be upon the Messenger, his household and companions.
Muslims! Allaah’s favours on Muslims are countless. Among these favours
is that He made us the best community ever raised up for the mankind.
Islaam is the complete religion and law. Its words are decisive and its
judgments are just. Whoever holds fast to it prospers in this world and
the next and whoever deviates from it will have misery and hardship as
his lot in this life and the next. It is an upright religion whose
teachings are noble and characters are lofty. It is full of wisdom,
incontestable proofs and the only guidance for mankind.
seeks a religion other than Islaam, it will never be accepted from him
and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.” (Aal ‘Imraan: 85).
is the only true religion on the surface of the earth; the abrogator of
earlier laws and systems. Whoever rejects it is an infidel and the
enemy of Allaah, His Messenger sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam and the
believers and his final abode will be Hellfire. The Messenger of Allaah
sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said, ‘By Him in whose hand is my soul,
if any of this people be he a Jew or a Christian hears of me and yet
does not believe in what I was sent with, he will be among the dwellers
Muslims! However the enemies of Islaam toil to cripple Islaam and
Muslims, they will never succeed. Allaah says what translates as, “They
intend to put out the light of Allaah (the religion of Islaam) with
their mouths. But Allaah will complete His light even though the
disbelievers hate (it)” (As-Saff: 8).
corroborate this verse, the Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa
sallam said, ‘A group among my nation shall continue standing firm on
the religion of Allaah. None of those who forsake or disgrace them
shall be able to harm them until they become victorious over all
in faith! We Muslims have never been in such need of self-examination
as we are in these days of crises and hardship. We are in dire need of
unity so as to wash away the filth of ignominy that is presently our
lot. We must go back to the pristine sources of our great religion and
follow their injunctions. The Messenger of Allaah warned the Muslims of
the causes of degeneration and weakness when he sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa
sallam said, ‘When you become preoccupied with transaction in credit
and are so engaged in cattle rearing and in crops that you abandon
jihad; Allaah will enforce an ignominy upon you and will not remove it
until you go back to your religion.’ (Aboo Daawood).
must understand the causes of our problems and calamities in the light
of the Qur’aan, the Sunnah and the guidance of our righteous
predecessors. And while dealing with those problems, we must be
truthful, sincere and free from whimsical desires and shirk. We must
have confidence in Allaah and put our trust in Him. He says what
translates as, “When there comes to them some matter touching (public)
safety or fear they make it known (among the people), if only they had
referred it to the Messenger or to those charged with authority among
them, the proper investigators would have understood it from them
(directly). Had it not been for the Grace and Mercy of Allaah upon you,
you would have followed Satan, save a few of you.” (An-Nisaa’: 83).
in faith! What is incumbent upon us Muslims when calamities and trials
befall us is to unite in order to protect our faith and to cooperate
with each other in piety and righteousness in order to defeat the
enemy. Allaah addresses us with the verse which what translates as:
“And do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your
strength departs, and be patient. Surely, Allaah is with those who are
patient.” (Al-Anfaal: 46).
Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said, ‘Allaah is
pleased with you when you do three things: He is pleased that you
worship Him without ascribing any partner to Him, that you hold fast
unto the rope of Allaah and that you are not divided. He is displeased
that you engage in gossip, much (unnecessary) questions and wasting of
in Islaam! The relationship brought about by our religion is the
straightest relationship. It has its meanings and obligations enshrined
in the Qur’aan and Sunnah. It is a relationship that destroys disbelief
and aggression. Allaah says what translates as, “The believing men and
women are supporters of one another, they enjoin all that is good (on
the people) and forbid all that is evil. They perform Salaah, give the
Zakaah and they obey Allaah and His Messenger. These are ones upon whom
Allaah will have mercy. Surely, Allaah is Almighty All-Wise.”
Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam also said: ‘All
Muslims are equal … and they are united against their enemies.’ (Aboo
also emphasised the importance of Islamic brotherhood when he
sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said, ‘Whoever prays our prayer, faces
our Qiblah and eats our slaughtered animal is a Muslim who is under the
protection of Allaah and His Messenger.’ He also said, ‘The believers
are like a structure whose different parts strengthen one another.’
in faith! Each individual Muslim possesses a great sacredness and high
position in Islaam. We must give him this privilege and not deny him of
it whenever he falls in trouble. Ibn ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with
him, narrated that the Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa
sallam stood on the pulpit one day, raised his voice and said, ‘O you
who are Muslims by tongue and faith has not penetrated your hearts! Do
not harm Muslims nor pursue their imperfections for whoever pursues the
imperfections of his Muslim brother, Allaah will pursue his
imperfection and whosoever Allaah pursues his imperfection, He will
disgrace him.’ He also stressed the sacredness of Muslim life when he
said, ‘Indeed, the termination of this world is of lesser importance to
Allaah than the killing of a Muslim man.’ (At-Tirmithi).
brothers! Muslims today are facing different kinds of persecution from
all parts of the world; they are being killed, tortured and expelled
from their lands. In fact they are in pitiful and deplorable
situations. Foremost among those who commit these crimes against them
are world Zionists who are a treacherous nation and these crimes are
committed in front of the whole world and nothing concrete is done to
stop them. Where then is the claimed justice and fairness with all
these slogans of civilisation, freedom and peace? We only see justice
and fairness from those countries who claim to be champions of justice
when the wronged happen to be the Jews.
Muslims! One fact remains indisputable in view of our present
condition: we will never conquer our enemies unless we first of all
conquer our souls and whimsical desires. We can never defeat our
enemies unless we first of all implement the law of Allaah in every
aspect of our lives. The Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa
sallam stressed this point when he said, ‘Nations will be on the verge
of calling one another to attack you as people call on one another to a
plate of food.’ The companions said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah! Is it
because we will be few then?’ He replied, ‘No. You will rather be many
and will be in multitude like the scum floating on flood waters. Your
fear will be removed from the hearts of your enemies and theirs will be
put in your hearts.’ The companions said, ‘What is the cause of this?’
He answered, ‘Love for this worldly life and the hatred of death.’
(Ahmad and others.)