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In the name of Allah most gracious most merciful.

Eid Al-Adha  (1436h - 2015ac) Khutba 2

 

Written by:       Sk. Abdelaziz Metarfi

Translated by: Dr. Faheem Bukhatwa

 

10 Thul-Hejja 1438h

01 September 2017ac

 

 

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, la Elaha ella Allah,

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Walil-Allah El-Hamd.

Allah is the greatest. There is no other God but Him. All thanks be to Allah. We praise Allah in early mornings and after sundown.

Thanks be to Allah for guiding us to Islam. Peace and prayers be upon him, who was sent as mercy to all mankind; our prophet Muhammed, and upon his family and companions.

 

Best advice that can be given to believers is the advice Allah had gave in the early and more recent past, Allah says: {And We advised those who received the Scripture before you, and (We advised) you, to be God fearing. And if you deny, still to Allah belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth, and Allah is ever so Rich, Owner of Praise} 4:131.

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, No God but Allah,

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, all thanks be to Allah

 

Congratulations to all you Muslims gathered here in this Eid day for what you have found yourselves in this morning of belief in the One and only, and of obedience, and riches, security, love and togetherness. Congratulations for not finding yourselves like many other people in denial, atheism, poverty, fear, hate and division and fragmentation. So, give thanks to Allah for those mercies, and appreciate and acknowledge His great bounties.

 

One of the greater aims or targets in Islam is the unification and agreement of Muslims in opinion (mind) and in heart. This unification nurtures love between them, which increases their cooperation, and support for one another. That brings their religion and their life to higher levels, and benefits their immediate and later future. That is the firm and strong line of Allah and His straight path and the requirement for believing in Him. Allah says: {All you who have faith, be God fearing; as He deserves, and do not die except as Muslims * and hold on tight all of you to the path or line of Allah and do not go disunited} 3:102-103.

It is for this reason that there is no unity in word, and no agreement of opinions, and no intimacy between hearts, and no peace nor rest for souls, and no happiness in society, and no power nor strength unless we reject division and we minimize disputes and differences. Allah says: {and do not dispute amongst you lest you falter and your strength dissipates; but be patient and enduring, Allah is with those who are patient} 8:46.  Allah also says: {As for those who divide and split their religion and become factions and groups, You have got nothing to do with them. Their case will go to Allah, Who then will tell them what they used to do.} 6:159.

 

 

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah is the one and only God.

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, all thanks be to Allah.

 

Slaves of Allah, Satan has given up that the people in the Arab peninsula would worship him; because Allah wanted it to be center for faith and Islam. On the other hand, Satan is very active in plotting and conniving to break the unity of Muslims, and split their lines, sever and cut the links between them. It is only right for all Muslims to block Satans plans and never to follow Satans temptations and steps. They ought to listen to those in charge; and listen to their scholars and take advice. Whosoever has true and good intentions for mending problems then let them not look for points of difference and put them under the spotlight. Let them stay away from stubbornness, tenacity and transience. Let them not seek self-interests over public interest. Those differences and splits, which are intentionally created between leaders, between scholars and between the public; only lead to wasting of energy, efforts, time and lead to ruining of lives. It generates doubts and uncertainty, giving the enemy a chance to attack. The messenger ppbu said: {Stay with the group and do not go with splinter. Satan is with this who is alone, and Satan keeps longer distance from the twos. Whosoever wants a better living in Paradise then stick with the group}.

 

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah is the one and only God.

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, all thanks be to Allah.

 

Be God fearing, and remember that in order to be truthful with Allah and in order to love other Muslims, one must always limit himself with the limits of justice and truth. Say: right about the right, and say: wrong about the wrong. Never accept or affirm wrong or evil, and never support it and never campaign for it. Islam has rejected or eliminated support when it is based on blind and biased intolerance. The messenger ppbu said: {support your brother if he was the victim or if he was the aggressor. A man said: O messenger of Allah, I would support him if he was a victim, but if he was the aggressor then how could I help him? The messenger ppbu said: You stop him from his aggression. That is a support for him}.

 

Dear Muslims, fear God, and be above the insignificant minute stuff and small matters in this life. Stay away from accumulating more of worldly material, and do not boast and brag about what you have to those who have less than you. Each one of you will be questioned for his/her deeds on his own. Be careful and do not commit sin and evil deeds. Do not exceed Allahs limits and prohibitions. Keep on commanding right and deterring against evil.

 

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah is the one and only God.

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, all thanks be to Allah.

 

You Muslim women, protect and uphold the rights of Allah and the rights of your husbands. Stay at home, do not overdo make up and dress as women did in days of ignorance before Islam. Be like a castle for modesty and do not be bridges towards immorality. Go with longer dresses and smaller mouths. Be loving and appreciative. Great women are the loving and conceiving, levelheaded, calm and demure. Modest and bashful. When a woman is complemented; she is modest. When she is given; she is thankful, and when she is denied; she is patient. She is pleasing to her husband when he looks at her, and she obeys when he commands her, she is protective and sincere when he is away, and she is pleasant when he returns. A bad woman is she who is ungrateful, one who is tight-lipped about good things and mouths about bad things, always out of the house, always complains and constantly reminding others of her favors, her child is always sick uncared for and weak, the house is untidy, her words are warnings and her sound is loud.

 

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah is the one and only God.

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, all thanks be to Allah.

 

 

 

Notes:

  1. Adhan - The call to prayer.

  2. Ahmad (Ahmed)- Another name for the messenger Muhammad (PPBU).

  3. Allah - The Arabic word for "god."  It is often used as a name for God in Islam.

  4. Ansar (or Al-Ansar): The inhabitants of the city of Al-Medina that received and supported the messenger (PPBU) when he immigrated from Mekkah in the very early years of Islam.

  5. Assalam Alaikum - The Islamic greeting, literately means: Peace be with you. Used when approaching or leaving. When used during approaching it will be like saying: I bring no harm to you . and when said during leaving somebody it will mean: No harm will come to you after I leave.

  6. Aya (or Ayah): is a verse of the Koran. It also means a miracle or a sign from God.

  7. Arafa (or Arafah or Arafat): is a mountain outside the city of Mecca that represents the climax of the Hajj worship. All doing Hajj must stay at this location on the same day.

  8. Badr - The place of the first significant battle between the Muslims and the pagans of the Quraish. It is located in Saudi Arabia.  

  9. Caliph - A Muslim ruler. See: (Khalifa) 

  10. Dajjal - Antichrist or the False Massiah.

  11. Dawah - The proliferation of Islamic teachings through word and deed.  

  12. Deen (Din) - Religion or way of life. 

  13. Duaa: a prayer in the form of talking to Allah; praising him and asking him for help.

  14. Fatwa - Legal verdict given based on the Qur'an (Koran) and the Sunnah which are the recorded sayings and deeds of Muhammad.

  15. Ferdose: is the highest level of the all the gardens of Eden or paradise.

  16. Fiqh - Religious law.

  17. Hadeeth: is something reported that the messenger have said. It includes all the speeches and ceremonies he gave. It is usually narrated or told by one of his companions. There is a list of hadeeths approximately 14000 that are reported and checked to be genuine. No more hadeeths are acceptably added to this list.

  18. Hajar - The Black Stone set into the corner of the Ka'aba in Mecca. It is said to be a stone from Heaven.

  19. Hajj - The pilgrimage to Mecca which takes place in the last month of the Islamic calendar.  One of the five pillars of Islam.

  20. Hasana or hasanas: is the reward for a good deed. a hasana is a point or a merit for a good deed.

  21. Hadith - The sayings and not deeds of the prophet Muhammad recorded by his followers.  Considered authoritative and perfect.

  22. Hajj: is the worship of pilgrimage.

  23. Hijra (or Hejrah): the event of the immigration of the messenger from Mekkah to Madina. This event marks the start of the Islamic calendar. the Islamic calendar has 12 months based on the lunar cycle, each is 29.5 days. Hijra is also used as a name for the Islamic dating system.

  24. Ibadah - Worship. All the words and deeds with which Allah is pleased. These deeds could be prayer and charity.

  25. Iblis - (Ibleese): On of Satan's names.

  26. Ibn (Ebn): the son of. Used by Arabs as part of an individual's name. Example: Ali whose father is Omar or the son of Omar, would be called: Ali Ibn Omar.

  27. Imam (or Emam)- The leader for a prayer. In the Shiaa sect, an Imam is the individual who has the religious authority.  

  28. Iman: belief or faith

  29. Injil (Enjeel) - The Bible. The book inspired to Jesus for the Christians.

  30. Islam - Submission, the religion of all the prophets of Allah culminating in Muhammad.

  31. Jannah - The heavenly garden, Paradise.  The place of the faithful in the afterlife.

  32. Jihad: is striving in the line of Allah in many forms. Includes a very wide scope varying from improving oneself to fighting a defensive war in protection of Allah's word. The greatest Jihad is the fight one's self against temptations. It also means "holy war."

  33. Jinn - Supernatural, invisible beings race of beings, below angels.  They were made from fire. Like humans, there amongst them are the faithful and the non beleivers and Jinn shall be judged on Judgment Day.

  34. Ka'aba: A cube shaped building in Mecca containing a stone laid there by Abraham and Ishmael. Some say Ka'aba was first built by Adam, and some say by Abraham. It is the holiest place for Muslims. It is where all Muslims face in their daily prayers. Ka'aba also makes a major part of the pilgrimage in a ritual known as Tawaf.

  35. Khalifa: is the Muslim ruler. Head of the Islamic empire. Exact translation: "Successor".

  36. Khutbah  - A sermon given in a Mosque, usually on Friday.

  37. Kufr - Denial or Disbelief. A term Muslims use for anyone who denies existence of Allah or the prophecy of Muhammed.

  38. Koran - Also spelled Qur'an.  The holy book of Islam revealed to Muhammad by Allah through the Archangel Gabriel.  Koran literally means "the recital."  It is the final revelation of Allah given to the prophet Muhammad. It consists of 114 surahs (or chapters.)

  39. Madinah - (Medinah): A city in the Arabian peninsula (in the country known now as Saudi Arabia). A city where the messenger had to immigrate to. Then it was called Yathrib.

  40. Masjid - A center for Muslim activity.  It is referred to as a mosque.

  41. Masiah - A sin, or a sinful act

  42. Mecca or Makkah: is the holiest city for Muslims. It contains the Ka'aba mosque with the famous black cubical shape. Mecca is the birth place of the messenger (PPBU).

  43. Mosque - A Muslim house of worship.

  44. Muhajir - (Muhajireen) Immigrant, one who leaves his home town due to lack of religious freedom. It was first used to describe early Muslims immigrating from Mecca to Median and Ethiopia.

  45. Muhammad - the final messenger and prophet of God whose message abrogated all previous revelations.  He received the Koran through the angel Gabriel over a 23 year period. Born in Mecca and died in Medina at the age of 63. His full name: Muhammad ibn Abd-Allah

  46. Muslim - One who holds faith to the religion of Islam.

  47. Nafilah: a voluntary prayer other than the five obligatory prayers; performed at any time.
  48. Nasara - Christians.  Nasrani: A Christian individual. Nasraniah: Christianity.

  49. Ommah: is the Arabic word for a nation. It usually refers to the Islamic nation unless otherwise specified.

  50. Paradise - Another word for heaven.  A garden of bliss, fruits, rivers and all forms of pleasures imaginable and imaginable. No suffering, disease or death. Service is provided by angels. All live  in it an ever lasting youthful life. Promised by Almighty Allah to all faithful, true Jews, true Christians and True Muslims. Paradise is one of two places every person will go to, either Paradise or Hellfire.

  51. PPBU (P.B.U.H.) : Peace and Prayers Be Upon him. A statement Muslims use any time they mention the name of the messenger or make a reference to him.
  52. Qadar - Fate. Preordainment is the teaching that all things, good and bad, are preordained to occur.

  53. Qadr - (night of Qadr): The night when the first revelation of the Koran took place. Most likely it happened during one of the last ten nights of the month of Ramadan. Or when the Koran was brought down to the nearest heaven in one go, and from there it was brought down in bits and few verses at a time over a period of 23 years. This night is considered the holiest night for Muslims with tremendous advantages.
  54. Qibla - The direction which Muslims turn for daily prayers, towards Mecca.

  55. Quraish - An ancient Arab tribe to which the messenger Muhammad belonged.

  56. Ramadan - The ninth month of the Islamic calendar which is the month of the fast. The holiest month in the Muslim colander.

  57. Salat - Prayers. Generally it covers all forms of worship, but more specifically refers to the Muslim rituals which is performed to worship Allah five times daily.

  58. Shiaa: A sect of Islam that teaches that a religion leader (Imam) should be the political ruler and must be direct descendants of the messenger (PPBU). Therefore, disapproving of all Muslim leaders who ruled After the messenger (PPBU) except Ali, the messenger's grandson.

  59. Shirk - Associating another god with Allah.  Or associating anyone or anything with Allah. Or using anyone or anything as a medium to Allah. The opposite of Monotheism or Tawheed.  

  60. Siam  or Soam- Fasting

  61. Sunni: is a the title of  those Muslims who are suppose to be following the life style of the messenger. This differentiates them from the Shiaa of Iran.

  62. Sunna (Sunnah): Is how the Messenger PPBU lived, what he did or said. It includes the way he dressed, ate, drank, prayed, interacted with other people and fought. Basically, sunnah is the life style of the messenger PPBU. It is considered the second source of legislation in Islamic laws and it is considered to be an important reference to be used for concluding arguments and disputes. It is also a title give to the main stream Muslims who make 90% if all Muslims.

  63. Surah - A chapter of the Koran.  

  64. Tawaf: part of the pilgrimage (Hajj) ritual. It involves walking round the Ka'aba Mosque in anti-clock wise direction a number of seven circles.

  65. Tauhid - Tawheed - Monotheism, in Islam is the teaching that there is only one God who alone is worthy of worship. The first requirement of becoming a Muslim. It is included in the testimony of faith for new Muslims when declaring that God is one: (No God but Allah)

  66. Taqwah - Proper fear and veneration of Allah.  A divine spark that enables the person to understand God.

  67. Taurat: The old Testaments and scriptures of Mosa.

  68. Ummah - the word means: a Nation. Usually refers to the Islamic nation unless otherwise stated.

  69. Umrah - (Amrah): A mini hajj. A Minor form of pilgrimage to Mecca. Unlike Hajj which can only be done on the 12th month of the Islamic year, Umrah can be performed at any time.

  70. Wathoo (wadoo): a washing up ritual done by Muslims before each of the five daily prayers known as ablution.

  71. Zaboor - The Psalms

  72. Zakat - The third pillar of Islam.  Alms giving, charity that is given to the poor.