Friday, January 26

Jumu'ah Khutbah, Muharram 1428


Abu Hurairah (Radiya Allahu anhu) said, I heard the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) saying in his khutbah:

"O people! The 'Abd (Allah's bondsmen) will not be considered a Muslim unless people are safe from his hand and his tongue.

And he will not attain the status of a Believer unless his neighbour is secure from his evil deeds.
And he will not be considered Muttaqi (warding off evil) until he avoids the unobjectionable out of the fear of commiting the objectionable.

O people! Whoever fears the night attack keeps moving all night, and whoever moves all night arrives safely to his destination. You will know the results of your deeds after you die.

O people! The believer's intention is better than his actions.
The sinful's intention is worse than his actions."


'Umar bin Al-Khattab (Radiya Allahu anhu) narrated :
The Prophet said, 'O people! The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions, and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. So, whoever emigrated for Allah and His Apostle, then his emigration was for Allah and His Apostle, and whoever emigrated to take worldly benefit or for a woman to marry, then his emigration was for what he emigrated for."
(Sahih Bukhari)

Beware of your intentions. If they are not purely and sincerely for the sake of Allaah and the greater good. Then think carefully about the consequence of that action in this life and the akhirra.

A loose tongue can often lead to a believers destruction. Be mindful of what you speak, and only speak that which is beneficial. Avoid backbiting, slander, hatred, harshness, arrogance and all the other traits that Allah (subhana wat'ala) and his beloved Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) forbade us from.

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said:
"A Muslim is the one who avoids harming Muslims with his tongue and hands. And a Muhajir (emigrant) is the one who gives up (abandons) all what Allah has forbidden."
(Sahih Bukhari)

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