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In the name of Allah most gracious most merciful. 

Eid El-Fitr Kutbah (2006 ac)

 

Written by:   

Translated by: Dr. Faheem Bukhatwa

 

 

 

 

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah is the greatest. Thanks be to Allah, praise Allah at dawn and at dusk.

Alone Allah is the greatest, He supported his slave to victory, He dignified his soldiers, he alone defeated the coalition parties.

Allah Akbar for each morning showing, Allah Akbar for every one who fasted and broke his fasting. Allah Akbar for every one who praised Allah and magnified him. Allah Akbar as the count of his creations, and the weight of his throne, his content and the supply of his words. Allah Akbar, and no god but Allah, Allah Akbar and thanks be to Allah.

Praise and complement to Allah,

No one can put down what he elevated, and no one can elevate what he puts down.

No one can hold back what he gives and no one can give what he holds back.

With his power, abilities and his ego He is elevated above all his creations.

Allah, pray for and put peace upon who was sent as mercy to all man kind, the master of all past and future people; and the same to his clan, his companion and all those who follow his methodology to the last day.

Yea people, this day is a feast (eid) day for us Muslims. In Islam our feasts are but a worship legitimized to by Allah, and His prophet may peace be upon him conveyed it us. For us the feasts are two: Eid el-Fitr which comes after the fasting worship. Fasting being the third pilar of Islam. And eid Al-Adha sacrifice which comes after the worship of Hajj. Haj being the fourth pillar of Islam. Feast is not for he who ware new clothes, but Feast is for he who has good ethics and morals. When the prophet may peace be upon him came to Madina they had two days during which they played. He said {Allah has replaced for you two better days, they day of Fitr and the day of Adha}. Allah has replaced for this nation the two days of amusement and distraction with two days of remembering and thanking Allah and forgiveness and absolution.

I tell you my beloved, that for those elite; all days for them are Eids. As the Hasan son of Ali said: Every day where Allah is not disobeyed is an Eid, and every day a believer goes through in obedience of his lord, remembering him and thanking him, for him it is a eid

Son of Abbas that when Eid Fitr approaches, angels descend down to earth, they stand top of the roads calling with a voice which can be heard by all creatures of Allah except the jin and man-kind, they say: yea the nation of Mohammad, come on out to a generous Lord who gives in abundance, and forgives the great sin. And when people assemble to the place of prayer, Allah says to his angles: My angles, what would be the reward of a worker who does his/her work? They say: Our Lord and our Master, payment of wage in full. Allah says: I shall make you witness that I have made their reward in their fast and Quiam just for my satisfaction and forgiveness. Go for you are forgiven.

All of yea who did fast Ramadan, and yea who did Qiam during Ramadan, and came out today seeking acceptance from the Rahman, congratulations to you, glad tiding with sweet fragrance and an accepting Lord.

Dear beloved, the beloved prophet may peace be upon him, in the Eid talk he used to give commandments that were so noble in its meaning, so powerful and of wide scope, far reaching, of eloquent lessons and morals, so truthful and purely for advice. In a Eid talk he said: {Your money, your honor is so sacred upon you, their sanctity is the same as the sanctity of this day of yours, in this month of yours, in this town of yours, until you meet your Lord. Have I not informed? They say: Yes. He said: Lord; be my witness, Let he who is here tell those who are not, it may be that a bearer of news is more aware than one who is told. Do not after me go back to being disbelievers attacking each others throats.} .

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Dear beloved, I would give you a word of advice from Allah,  He says:{yea believers, be god-fearing truthfully, and only die as Muslims} and he also said: {Yea believers, be god fearing, and let each soul look at what did it do for tomorrow, and be god-fearing, For Allah is so aware with you do}. The prophet may peace be upon him said :{ where ever you happen to be, be god- fearing. And each sin you make, follow it up with a good deed it will wipe it off. And treat with people in the best of manners}

God-fearing means fear from Allah, living by the book, content with the little and getting ready for the day of departure..

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar and thanks be to Allah. Dear beloved I advice you hold on tight to the word of monotheism the oneness of Allah, Hold fasten to No God but Allah. With it we live, with it we die, for it we fight and with it we meet Allah. He said and say is it other that Allah I shall take a Lord? The creator of heavens and earth, he feeds and not fed, say I have been ordered to be first to submit, and do not be of the polytheists

Allah Akbar, Allah akbar, Allah abkar, Allah akbar and thanks be to Allah.

Dear beloved, dear Muslims, stay in Jama3a, always be in a group, be united and urge each other to hold on to its targets. Worn each others to avoid negatively effecting it or not caring for its disintegration, Allah said:{Hang on to the way of Allah All of you, do not do not separate }

Dear Muslims, Do not forget your Muslim brothers every where, of your Duaa, and of giving them a helping hand and support. Especially your brothers who are in beloved Palestine and the Alakqsa, the first of the two Qiblas, and the third haram Mosque and where beloved Mohammed peace be upon him was taken on his {Esraa} midnight journey. They are in disparate need to your help and support. Do not let them down as the prophet may peace be upon him said:{A Muslim is a brother to a Muslim, do not transgress against, do not let him down. This who removes another Muslims anguish or distress in this life, Allah will remove off him a distress in the day of resurrection.  And this that eases another Muslims anguish or distress in this life, Allah will ease off him a distress in the day of resurrection. This who covers up for a Muslim Allah will cover up for him in the day of resurrection. And Allah will remain in this support of his slave, as long as the slave is in support of his brother.}

 

 

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.

 


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