YasSarNal QuR'aN

An Effort in Facilitation

Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE (9 Muharram 1434)

Tomorrow’s Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE mosques is centred around the theme: Upbringing Children and Being Good to them. 

الخطبة الأولى

الحمد لله رب العالمين، أحمده سبحانه حمدا طيبا مباركا فيه كما يحب ويرضى، وأشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له، وأشهد أن سيدنا محمدا عبده ورسوله، اللهم صل وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين، ومن تبعهم بإحسان إلى يوم الدين.

أما بعد:  فأوصيكم عباد الله ونفسي بتقوى الله جل وعلا، قال تعالى:( يا أيها الذين آمنوا اتقوا الله ولتنظر نفس ما قدمت لغد واتقوا الله إن الله خبير بما تعملون)

أيها المسلمون: لقد أرسى الإسلام أسسا متينة تكفل السعادة للبشرية كلها، فأمر بالعدل والإحسان وإعطاء كل ذي حق حقه، وأولى عناية كبرى بالأسرة والأطفال، وجعل رعاية الطفل أمانة عظيمة في عنق الوالدين منذ ولادته، فأمر بإرضاعه والعناية بمأكله ومشربه وكسوته ودفع الضرر عنه، فقال عز وجل:( والوالدات يرضعن أولادهن حولين كاملين لمن أراد أن يتم الرضاعة وعلى المولود له رزقهن وكسوتهن بالمعروف لا تكلف نفس إلا وسعها لا تضار والدة بولدها ولا مولود له بولده وعلى الوارث مثل ذلك).

لقد كان النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم رحيما بالأطفال، حتى قال عنه أنس بن مالك رضي الله عنه: ما رأيت أحدا كان أرحم بالعيال من رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم

ولهذا بين النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أن تربية الأطفال مسؤولية الوالدين ، وحضهم على القيام بذلك، فقال صلى الله عليه وسلم :« كلكم راع، وكلكم مسئول عن رعيته، والرجل راع في أهله وهو مسئول عن رعيته، والمرأة راعية في بيت زوجها ومسئولة عن رعيتها»

وأمر رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم بالعدل بين الأولاد جميعا وعدم التمييز بينهم، فقال صلى الله عليه وسلم :« اتقوا الله، واعدلوا بين أولادكم ».

وأنكر على من أخل بالعدالة في قبلة خص بها ابنه دون ابنته، فقد كان أحد الآباء جالسا مع النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فجاء بني له، فأخذه فقبله وأجلسه في حجره، ثم جاءت بنية له، فأخذها وأجلسها إلى جنبه، فقال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم :« فما عدلت بينهما»

وأكد على العناية الفائقة بالأطفال اليتامى مبينا فضيلتها وعظيم ثوابها، فقال صلى الله عليه وسلم :« أنا وكافل اليتيم فى الجنة هكذا». وأشار بإصبعيه السبابة والوسطى.

أيها الآباء والأمهات: إن حسن رعاية الأطفال مسؤولية عظيمة، وخير طريق للنجاح فيها أن نبنيها على الأسس التربوية التي أصلها لنا نبينا صلى الله عليه وسلم والتي منها :

الرفق واللين مع الأطفال، فقد قال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم مرسخا هذا المعنى العظيم :« ما كان الرفق في شىء قط إلا زانه ولا عزل عن شىء إلا شانه».

ومنها: ملازمة العطف والرحمة، ومجانبة القسوة والجفوة، فقد جاء أعرابى إلى النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال: تقبلون الصبيان؟ فما نقبلهم. فقال النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم :« أو أملك لك أن نزع الله من قلبك الرحمة».

ومنها: تعليمهم وحسن توجيههم برفق ولين، فإنه أدعى للتأثير ولو بعد حين، فقد كان النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يعلم حبر الأمة عبد الله بن عباس رضي الله عنهما في صغره قائلا له :« يا غلام إني أعلمك كلمات: احفظ الله يحفظك، احفظ الله تجده تجاهك، إذا سألت فاسأل الله، وإذا استعنت فاستعن بالله …».

ومنها: تفقد أحوالهم، ومتابعة سلوكهم، والنظر في أصدقائهم، وحثهم على اختيار الصحبة الصالحة، حيث قال صلى الله عليه وسلم :« المرء على دين خليله، فلينظر أحدكم من يخالل ».

فعلى الآباء والأمهات متابعة الأبناء والبنات، وتفقدهم والتعرف على ما يطالعون -في ظل عالم متسارع في التقنية- عبر وسائل الإعلام، ومواقع الإنترنت، والتواصل الاجتماعي خاصة مع انتشار الهواتف الذكية.

ومنها: اجتناب العنف معهم، وترك إيذائهم بالقول الفاحش أو الضرب ونحوه، فلم يكن النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم فاحشا ولا متفحشا وكان يقول :« إن من خياركم أحسنكم أخلاقا ».

وإننا لنحمد الله عز وجل أن وفق قيادتنا الرشيدة لوضع الأنظمة واللوائح التي تحفظ للأطفال حقوقهم وتكفل لهم حسن الرعاية ، من خلال قانون الطفل الذي اشتهر بقانون وديمة، فقد ضم القانون الحقوق الأسرية والصحية والتعليمية والثقافية والاجتماعية للطفل، إضافة إلى حق الطفل في الحماية، وتوفير الطرق اللازمة لذلك، وحظر أشكال العنف كافة.

اللهم أعنا على حسن رعاية أطفالنا وهب لنا من أزواجنا وذرياتنا قرة أعين، ووفقنا جميعا لطاعتك وطاعة من أمرتنا بطاعته، عملا بقولك:( يا أيها الذين آمنوا أطيعوا الله وأطيعوا الرسول وأولي الأمر منكم)

نفعني الله وإياكم بالقرآن العظيم، وبسنة نبيه الكريم صلى الله عليه وسلم،

أقول قولي هذا وأستغفر الله لي ولكم، فاستغفروه إنه هو الغفور الرحيم.

First Sermon:

All praise is due to Allah as is befitting to Him. I bear witness there is no deity save Allah, having no partners, and that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, his family, his companions, and all those who live like them till the Day of Resurrection.

As to what follows, I call upon myself first and all of you to be ever conscious and do construct our lives in accordance to what Allah, the Almighty, has ordered us as He says, “O you who have believed, fear Allah . And let every soul look to what it has put forth for tomorrow – and fear Allah. Indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what you do.” (Al Hashr: 18).

O Muslims,

Islam has laid solid foundations that ensure happiness for all mankind, and ordered justice, good conduct and giving. For example, it devotes great care to family and children, and appoints parents to assume this responsibility. This would involve nursing children and catering for their needs like providing food, clothes and safety. In this regard, Allah, the Almighty, says, “Mothers may breastfeed their children two complete years for whoever wishes to complete the nursing [period]. Upon the father is the mothers’ provision and their clothing according to what is acceptable. No person is charged with more than his capacity. No mother should be harmed through her child, and no father through his child. And upon the [father’s] heir is [a duty] like that [of the father].” (Al Baqara: 233).

In the same regard, our Prophet highlighted that child rearing responsibility should lie with parents for he said, “every one of you is a guardian and is responsible for his charge; the man is a guardian in his family and responsible for his charges; a woman is a guardian of her husband’s house and responsible for her charges.”

Part of this responsibility is to show kindness to children for which our Master Muhammad pbuh was a good example. Anas Ibn Malik, may Allah be pleased with him, described him: “I have never seen anyone more kind to one’s family than Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him).”

No wonder then that he pbuh was keen on treating children fairly when he said, “fear Allah, and observe equity in case of your children.” He himself would condemn, for example, anyone who might give a kiss to his son and deny the same to his daughter. It was reported that a father was sitting with the Prophet pbuh when a son of him came. He seated him on his lap and kissed him. After a while his daughter also came. But he only seated her beside him. Thereupon, the Prophet pbuh said, “you did not act in equity between them.”

Allah’s Apostle also laid great stress on orphans’ welfare by showing its merits and the great reward associated with it. On this matter, he said, “I and the one who looks after an orphan will be like this in Paradise,” showing his middle and index fingers.

 Dear fathers and mothers,

Taking good care of children is a great responsibility. To ensure we undertake it successfully, it is imperative that we treat children kindly and delicately according to the educational principles set by our Prophet pbuh. He said, “for if gentleness is found in anything, it beautifies it and when it is taken out from anything it damages it.”

This calls for avoiding treating children harshly as mentioned in the following Hadith. It was narrated that a bedouin came to the Prophet and said, “You (people) kiss the boys! We don’t kiss them.” The Prophet said, “I cannot put mercy in your heart after Allah has taken it away from it.” An alternative to this, of course, is to carefully educating them and gently guiding them, which is a more efficient strategy in the long term. Our Master Muhammad pbuh used to teach Abullah Ibn Abbas, while he was still a kid, by telling him: “O boy! I will instruct you in some matters. Be watchful of Allah (Commandments of Allah), He will preserve you. Safeguard His Rights, He will be ever with you. If you beg, beg of Him Alone; and if you need assistance, supplicate to Allah Alone for help.”

What is more, as parents we need to watch over our children’s behaviour, look into their needs, see which type of friends they have so we can guide them to choose the good company. Our Guide pbuh said, “A man follows the religion of his friend; so each one should consider whom he makes his friend.” We need also to check which kind of content they follow via various media including the social networking websites on the Internet and other applications available through smart phones, especially at this time of fast-changing technology.

To achieve all of this, it is crucial that we avoid using violence, speaking obscene words, or abusing children in any form whatsoever. Indeed, Allah’s Apostle never used bad language. He used to say “The best amongst you are those who have the best manners and character.”

Dear Muslims,

Our prudent leadership has successfully set the laws and regulations that conserve children’s rights and ensure they are well cared for. One related law is the new code named “Wadima”, which defines the family, health, educational, cultural and social rights of children. It also provides for children’s safety and forbids all forms of violence and abuse against them.

With this in mind, we seek Allah’s grace to help us taking good care of our children. O Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes, and help us to obey You and those You have ordained upon us to obey pursuant to Your instructions: “O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you.” (Annisaa: 59).

May Allah bless you and me with the ability to implement the Holy Quran and the Sunna of His Messenger Muhammad pbuh. I say my words and pray to Allah, the Almighty, to grant us forgiveness. Supplicate to Allah for forgiveness for He is the Most Forgiving and the Most Merciful.

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