MUSLIM SERMON - FIGHT AGAINST THE UNITED ENEMIES OF ISLAM
الإسلام بين تخاذل أهله وكيد أعدائه
1) Encouraging adherence to the Sunnah.
2) The pathetic state of the Muslims and how their enemies conspire against them.
3) The great sacrifices of the Sahaabah for Islaam.
4) The grave dangers awaiting the Muslims when they turn away from Islaam.
5) The way out of all hardships is to return to Islaam.
6) A new evil Israeli plan.
7) The enmity of the USA, the UK and Russia against Islaam and the Muslims.
8) The betrayal of the Muslims in failing to support Palestine.
All thanks are due to Allaah, The One Who sent His Messenger with guidance and the true religion to make it superior over all other religions, despite the polytheists hatred of it. I bear witness that there is no other deity but Allaah. None is comparable to Him in His attributes, qualities or actions. He is Exalted and High above all that which the transgressors say. The seven heavens and the earth and all that is therein glorify Him. Everything that exists glorifies him, but you do not understand the method of their glorification. Truly He is Ever Forbearing, Oft-Forgiving.
I testify that Muhammad is the slave of Allaah and His Messenger, the Prophet of guidance, piety, chastity and contentment. He is the Prophet of mercy and love, Allaah sent him as a guide, a giver of glad tidings and as a warner to the world. Through him, Allaah steered people through to the clear guidance. With him Allaah sealed all His revelations and messages, perfected the best of manners and promoted all aspects of His religion. His words guide us all to the cures of all our ailments and stop enmity and hatred between us. He was sent the commands from Allaah that consist of obligations and prohibitions. He who follows him will surely succeed.
May Allaah send His peace and blessings upon him,
his righteous family and his companions who succeeded him. They reached the
highest levels of virtue and good manners; they defended this religion and
protected it from the fabricators; they where behind their communities strong
adherence to Islaam. They where the soldiers of guidance on the gate of
happiness, they deserved the support of Allah, Allaah will grant them Paradise and more (the blessing of seeing His
Face on the Day of Judgement).
The best guidance is the guidance of our Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, the best manners are his and that is why Allaah says in His book that which translates to: “You have indeed in the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the praise of Allah”. (Al-Ahzaab: 21)
Allaah emphasised strongly on following the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, and honouring it. Following it leads to prosperity, salvation, and everything else that one could ever wish for. We ask Allaah to grant us all prosperity in this life and the hereafter.
Slaves of Allaah! We are living in very difficult and painful times, filled with hardships, agonies, and calamities. Take a look at how the enemies of Islaam have united against us. They are never this united except when they are conspiring against Islaam and the Muslims. We must ask ourselves this: Why is it that they have the ability to inflict so much harm on us? Are we not the slaves of Allaah and the followers of His honourable Messenger? If yes then why have they gathered against us to wipe us out?
Let us go back to the era of the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam and his Sahaabah. All of the Sahaabah are examples for us because they all learned directly from him sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. They sacrificed all they could for this religion, in order for monotheism to prevail. All of their lives were spent for the sake of Allaah, hypocrisy could never find its way into their hearts, they never felt burdened; they had strong faith and sound belief. They had strength which humanity had never experienced previously. They raised the banner of Jihaad everywhere. Among them were people like ‘The master of Shuhadaa’ (martyrs)’ Hamzah, the Prophet’s uncle, who once struck Abu Jahl on his face and wounded him for the sake of the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam.
Another example is Khaalid Ibn Al-Waleed, who after becoming a Muslim, participated in every single battle that took place. Despite conquering so many different countries from the east to the west, he died at home on his bed. What a poignant lesson this is for all the cowards!
Abu Qataadah narrated that the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said regarding ‘Amr Ibn Al-Jamooh: “He will enter Jannah with his limping foot” (Ahmad, Ibn Shabbah and others).
Allaah says that which translates as: “Among the Believers are men who have been true to their Covenant with Allah: of them some have completed their vow (to the death), and among them some (still) wait: and they have never altered (their determination) in the least” (Al Ahzaab: 23).
Anas Ibn-Maalik’s mother’s conduct was exemplary when she refused to marry one of Quraish’s wealthiest men unless he became a Muslim.
O slaves of Allaah! I wish to tell you something which you must remember carefully; the greatest danger that our Ummah could ever face is when righteousness is considered evil, and vice versa, if this happens then it is the end of our Ummah.
O Worshipers, did morality become depravity in the sight of people? Or are people confused between the two? Gambling is widespread, bars are being opened up, and theft is taking place everywhere, so much so that the people don’t feel secure. Every day we hear about new incidents of theft, even inside the Al-Aqsaa Mosque! We suffered terribly in the month of Ramadaan from theft. Some of our sisters who came to perform Salaah in Al-Aqsaa where robbed! Corruption has spread in the streets; our youth are immersed in lusts and desires without anyone watching over them.
If somebody loses their wealth, they can earn it back; if they lose their health, they will eventually recover; but if one loses their faith then they are as good as dead.
Slaves of Allaah! what is the reason for all of this? What is the correct way out of trials and hardships?
The answer is obvious and very clear; we all know that it is to return to Allaah. Allaah says that which translates as: “Indeed this Qur’aan guides to that which is most right (or stable), and gives glad tidings to the believers who do righteous deeds that they shall have a magnificent reward” (Al-Israa’: 9) and also: “Indeed this is My path, which is straight, so follow it; and do not follow (other) paths: they will scatter you about from His (great) path. This has He instructed you so that you may become righteous” (Al- An’aam: 153) and: “Say ‘This is my way; I invite to Allaah with insight, I and those who follow me. And exalted is Allaah; and I am not of those who associate others with Him’” (Yusuf: 108).
I ask you all: which of you would follow these divine instructions? Who truly believes in Allaah with sincerity? Who would perform Jihaad for the sake of Allaah and act for the welfare of Islaam? Who amongst us has a sound and pure intention for Allaah alone?
O believers! The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam sent the great companion Mus’ab Ibn ‘Umair to Madeenah in order to educate the enemies of Islaam (at that time). Mus’ab went about carrying the message of Allaah, the Qur’aan being his weapon. That is the true guidance from Allaah; that is the straight path, and the clear enlightenment. Mus’ab brought Islaam to every house in Madeenah, he brought guidance to every house carrying only the Qur’aan and the Qur’aan is more than sufficient.
Brothers in Islaam! Only one man spread Islaam in the entire city of Madeenah; he had no concern for the pleasures of this vanishing life. The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam gave him the war-banner on the day of Uhud, he went out to the battlefield wearing an old garment filled with patches - and the next day he was of the dwellers of Jannah. He used to wear expensive silk clothes before Islaam, but when he carried the banner in Islaam he had on rough clothes. He fought courageously in the battle, fear was not something he acknowledged, he never retreated but was always going forward steadfast and brave. His right hand was cut off, so he held the banner with his left hand until that too was cut of, finally he held the banner between his shoulders with both his arms, until the swords of the enemies struck him to death.
When the battle was over, the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam and his companions identified him and buried him in his clothes, this is because a Shaheed (martyr) is not to be shrouded, so that his clothes can intercede for him on the Day of Resurrection. His blood will have the colour of blood but would smell like musk. No prayer on the dead is to be performed on him because his soul is alive, as Allah says that which translates as: “And do not say about those who are killed in the way of Allaah ‘They are dead.’ Rather, they are alive, they are alive, but you perceive (it) not.” (Al-Baqarah: 154). Shahaadah is an honour that is only granted to those who are sincere. The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam buried Mus’ab in his clothes, which would uncover his feet if they covered his face, due to the lack of material. Therefore the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said: “Cover his head with his clothes, and his feet with green plants” (Bukhaari & Muslim).
O Muslims! Mus’ab became a Shaheed, he died as men should die, but do Muslims today know how to carry the banner of Islaam and protect it? Or are they insisting on proceeding with relying on the oppressive powers?
The United States will not protect you, nor are they able to release you from the oppression befalling you. Flee to Allaah, as there will be neither any might nor victory except from Allaah, He alone is capable of everything, He is The Best Protector, and The Excellent Helper.
All Praises are due to Allaah Who has released us from our anguish, and blessed us with the best Prophet and therefore made us the best nation.
I bear witness that there is nothing worthy of worship except Allaah, The Protector of the believers and The Supporter of the oppressed and The Subduer of tyranny. May the Peace and Blessings of Allaah be sent upon the master of all messengers sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam who said as narrated by ‘Imraan Ibn Husain: “The best of my nation are those whom I was sent to, then those who succeed them, then those who succeed them; then will come people who would volunteer testimony without being asked, make promises which are unfulfilled, betray and can not be trusted and covetousness will spread in them” (Bukhaari & Muslim)
O Believers! The media is reporting a new Israeli plan to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and establish a Palestinian state. This is an old and fruitless plan that aims at keeping the Palestinians engaged, but Allaah Knows that the Israelis are not serious in giving the Palestinians the right of a separate state.
Bringing up these old Israeli ideas increases the suffering of our nation. The fact of the matter is that the Israelis only want to stop our resistance and continue their occupation, which will take us back to the state we were in when we initiated our uprising. It is extremely dangerous to back a call for a Palestinian state according to a plan which deprives the Palestinians from returning to their areas, drops the right of repossessing Al-Ghour in Jordan as well as Jerusalem, and demands a Palestinian recognition to the Israeli state before discussing the phases of Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank.
Our confrontation against the Israelis will continue, as long as the world is either unaware of the nature of our struggle, or deliberately not reacting.
Slaves of Allaah! The nature of this issue is different from other issue. It is a central Islamic issue that concerns the entire Muslim Ummah, and Israel is trying to change this fact and make it a Palestinian-Israeli issue.
Israel backed the United States to launch this dirty war against Muslims and the Islamic movement world wide. The United States used the most destructive bombs against Afghanistan, and raised close to thirty-seven billion dollars in the war against Islaam. The United States vetoes any decision at the United Nations related to helping the Palestinians, so how can we expect the United States to help us and be fair with us?
Britain (the state behind the criminal entity (Israel) which occupies Palestine) is ordering the Palestinian forces to eradicate the Islamic movements. They seem to forget that they themselves are at the top of the list of terrorism - terrorism against Islaam and the Muslims. As for Russia, they are trying to fortify themselves from the Islamic movements within their territory, which is why they are defending Israel.
O Muslims! This pressure on the Palestinians to stop their uprising coincides with a shameful betrayal from the Arab leaders. The Israelis and the Zionist media worldwide are playing up the issue of attacking Iraq, Syria, and Iran with the claim that they are countries that endanger the security of Israel.
From this Pure and sacred place, and from above this honourable Minbar (pulpit) I address all Muslims and say:
“O Muslims! Wake up from your heedlessness! Unite your ranks! Each one of your countries will be attacked after Afghanistan. Unite yourselves at any price to become one country rather than having so many separate countries. Your enemies want to annihilate you and to desecrate your sacred places, until there would not even be anyone who utters [La Ilaaha Illallaah Mohammad Rasoollullaah]. This is the only thing I can address you with, because you have been sleeping for such a long time. There has been enough playing around, take lessons from the words of your Lord”.
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