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Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE (20 Rabi al Awwal, 1434)

Tomorrow’s Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE masajid, Inshaa’Allah, will be on Mosques and its importance; the respect, care and attention that we Muslims need to show towards the houses of Allah. 

First Sermon:

All praise is due to Allah, the Self-Sufficient, the Ever-Forgiving. He has made walking to His Houses a guiding light for Muslims on the day in which the hearts and eyes will fearfully turn about (in reference to the Day of Judgment).

I testify that there is no deity save Allah, having no partners. I also bear witness that Muhammad is His dearest Servant and Messenger. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon His Prophet, his family, his companions and those who follow in their footsteps until the Last Day.

As to what follows, I urge you and myself to be ever conscious of Allah and do construct our lives in accordance to what He has ordered us as He says, “And fear a Day when you will be returned to Allah. Then every soul will be compensated for what it earned, and they will not be treated unjustly.” (Al Baqara: 281).

O Believers,
Mosques are the Houses of Allah, the shelter of believers and the home for the pious. To them worshippers’ hearts attach and therein Muslims devote themselves to Dhikr as Allah, the Almighty, says, , “[Such niches are] in mosques which Allah has ordered to be raised and that His name be mentioned therein; exalting Him within them in the morning and the evenings men whom neither commerce nor sale distracts from the remembrance of Allah and performance of prayer and giving of Zakat.” (Annur: 36-37).

Allah, the Most Exalted, has made them a place of return and security for people. From their minarets rises higher the name of Allah, the Almighty, and from every part therein beam the goodly word and work. Also in the mosques Quran is recited and the Prophet’s Hadiths and tradition are taught.

As well as for Salat and Dhikr, Muslims came also for receiving beneficial knowledge and increasing their understanding, when for example they listen to Friday Khutba every week. As such, they are among those who respond to the call of Allah, “O you who have believed, when [the Adhan] is called for the prayer on the day of Jumuaa [Friday], then proceed to the remembrance of Allah and leave trade. That is better for you, if you only knew.” (Al Jumaa: 9).

Indeed mosques are blessed and pure houses about which our Prophet Muhammad pbuh said, “The dearest parts on the face of the earth near Allah are its mosques.”

Dear Servants of Allah,
Mosques have virtues of their own which Muslims have to be aware of. One of such merits is that Allah, may Glory be to Him, multiplies His reward for those who walk their way to the mosque. Muslims will get the recompense for every step they do on their way to and back from the mosque. So whoever does ablution and heads to the house of Allah for attending a congregational prayer, Allah will double his good deeds and cross out his misdeeds as many steps as he has walked.

The Prophet Muhammad pbuh said, “If any one of you performs ablution and performs it very well, and goes out for prayer, he does not take his right step but Allah records a good work (or blessing) for him, and he does not take his left step but Allah remits one sin from him. Any one of you may reside near the mosque or far from it; if he comes to the mosque and prays in congregation, he will be forgiven (by Allah). If he comes to the mosque while the people had prayed in part, and the prayer remained in part, and he prays in congregation the part he joined, and completed the part he had missed, he will enjoy similarly (i.e. he will be forgiven). If he comes to the mosque when the people had finished prayer, he will enjoy the same.”

Dear Muslims,
Among the ethics Muslims should observe when going to mosques is to be clean and elegantly dressed. Allah, the most Exlted, says, “O children of Adam, take your adornment at every Masjid.” (Al Araf: 31). This is evidenced further by the Prophet pbuh when he said, “When someone among you offers Salat, he should wear two garments as Allah is most deserving you should adorn for,”

Muslims are also advised to observe a descent attire, which must reveal no part of their bodies that may invalidate prayer especially when performing Rukua (bowing) and Sujud (prostration).
As well as good apparel, Muslims should be careful that no repulsive odours come out from their bodies or clothes for fear of harming others. The Prophet Muhammad pbuh said, “He who eats onion and garlic and leek, should not approach our mosque for the angels are harmed by the same things as the children of Adam.”

No less important, Muslims should not disturb other worshippers or cause them to impair their concentration in prayer. This is the case when, for example, mobile phones are left on, which can produce loud sounds.

Dear Muslims,
Please know that by attending lectures and sessions for studying and learning the holy Quran in mosques you shall gain your lot from the Prophet’s inheritance. You shall also acquire everything that may enlighten your thoughts and guide your heart and senses.
On the authority of Abu Hurayra, may Allah be pleased with him, that he passed by the market place of Medina and stopped there. So he said, “O people in this market, what has made you weak and in need (incapable)?” 

They said, “what is it (that you mean) O Abu Hurayra?” He said, “there is the inheritance of the Prophet pbuh being distributed, yet you people are here! Would you not go there so you may take your share from it?”
They said, “and where is it that (place)?” He said, “in the Masjid.” Thereupon, people departed quickly whilst Abu Hurayra waited there until they returned. Then he said to them, “what is with you (what did you find)?” They replied, “O Abu Hurayra, surely we came to the Masjid then entered it but we did not see anything (of what you said) being distributed.”
So Abu Hurayra said to them, “so you did not see anyone in the Masjid?” They said, “of course we saw (some) people performing Salat, others reciting the Quran and others reviewing and exhorting, reminding one another about matters of Halal and Haram.”
So Abu Hurayra replied to them, “Woe unto you! That is the inheritance of Muhammad pbuh.”

Indeed this is the Prophetic legacy which qualified scholars and inheritors of the Prophets, as they are, teach and communicate. Through this legacy, they promote noble Islamic virtues and protect against immoderation and sternness. For their role in counseling people to ensure principles of mercy and peace, they desreve every praise and prayer for forgiveness from inhabitants of the earth and sky.

Abu al Darda reported that he heard the Prophet pbuh saying, “all the ones that are in the heavens and the ones in the earth, even the fish in the sea seek forgiveness for the scholar.”

Then, Servants of Allah, strive to go to the houses of Allah, establish congregational prayers there, attend lectures and recite Quran. You are also required to respect mosques’ sanctity, maintain their cleanness and furnishing, avoid damaging their facilities, turn away from ill speech, buying or selling, begging or anything that may injure the sacredness of the place.

Bearing this in mind, we seek Allah’s favour to help us be amongst those who observe prayers in congregation and attend Jumaa. May Allah help us also to obey Him and those He has ordained upon us to obey pursuant to His injunctions: “O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with 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 this 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.

الحمد لله العزيز الغفار، جعل السعي إلى بيوته نورا لصاحبه في يوم تتقلب فيه القلوب والأبصار، وأشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له، وأشهد أن سيدنا محمدا عبد الله ورسوله وصفيه من خلقه وخليله، 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 عز وجل، قال تعالى:( واتقوا يوما ترجعون فيه إلى الله ثم توفى كل نفس ما كسبت وهم لا يظلمون).
أيها المؤمنون: إن المساجد بيوت الله تعالى، فهي مأوى المؤمنين، وملاذ المتقين، تتعلق بها أفئدة المصلين، وتلهج فيها ألسنة المسبحين، بذكر رب العالمين، قال تعالى:( في بيوت أذن الله أن ترفع ويذكر فيها اسمه يسبح له فيها بالغدو والآصال* رجال لا تلهيهم تجارة ولا بيع عن ذكر الله وإقام الصلاة وإيتاء الزكاة)
وقد جعلها الله سبحانه مثابة للناس وأمنا، وللمؤمنين راحة وسكنا، فمن مناراتها يرتفع ذكر الله تعالى، ومن أرجائها يصعد الكلم الطيب والعمل الصالح، يتلى في رحابها القرآن الكريم، ويروى فيها حديث رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ومن منابرها يتلقى المسلمون العلم النافع، ويستمعون إلى خطب الجمعة مجيبين نداء الله تعالى:( يا أيها الذين آمنوا إذا نودي للصلاة من يوم الجمعة فاسعوا إلى ذكر الله )
فما أعظمها من بيوت، وما أجلها من بقاع، وما أحبها إلى الله تعالى من بلاد، قال صلى الله عليه وسلم :« أحب البلاد إلى الله مساجدها».
عباد الله: وللمساجد فضائل وآداب، فمن فضائلها: أن الله عز وجل يضاعف أجر السعي إليها، فمن تطهر في بيته ثم قصد المسجد لأجل حضور صلاة الجماعة ضاعف الله تعالى له الحسنات، وحط عنه السيئات، بقدر ما مشى من الخطوات، قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم :« إذا توضأ أحدكم فأحسن الوضوء، ثم خرج إلى الصلاة لم يرفع قدمه اليمنى إلا كتب الله عز وجل له حسنة، ولم يضع قدمه اليسرى إلا حط الله عز وجل عنه سيئة، فليقرب أحدكم أو ليبعد، فإن أتى المسجد فصلى في جماعة غفر له، فإن أتى المسجد وقد صلوا بعضا وبقى بعض صلى ما أدرك وأتم ما بقى كان كذلك، فإن أتى المسجد وقد صلوا فأتم الصلاة كان كذلك».
ومن آداب المساجد: أن يأخذ المسلم زينته عند ارتيادها، قال تعالى:( يا بني آدم خذوا زينتكم عند كل مسجد)
ومن الزينة أن يتجمل المسلم للصلاة بما يستطيع، فيلبس أحسن ثيابه، قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم :« إذا صلى أحدكم فليلبس ثوبيه، فإن الله أحق من تزين له».
ويحرص المسلم على أن تكون ثيابه ساترة، ولا تكشف من جسده ما يبطل الصلاة أثناء الركوع والسجود.
ومن آداب المساجد اجتناب إيذاء المصلين بالروائح المنفرة التي تصدر من البدن أو من الثياب، قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم :«من أكل البصل والثوم والكراث فلا يقربن مسجدنا، فإن الملائكة تتأذى مما يتأذى منه بنو آدم». وكذلك يتأذى المصلون بما يصدر من أجهزة الهواتف الجوالة من نغمات وأصوات.
أيها المسلمون: ويحرص المسلم على حضور مجالس العلم وحلقات تعليم القرآن الكريم في المساجد، فهي نصيب المسلم من ميراث رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يتنور فيها عقله، ويتغذى بها قلبه، وتهتدي بها جوارحه، فعن أبي هريرة: أنه مر بسوق المدينة، فوقف عليها، فقال: يا أهل السوق ما أعجزكم. قالوا: وما ذاك يا أبا هريرة؟ قال: ذاك ميراث رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقسم، وأنتم هاهنا لا تذهبون فتأخذون نصيبكم منه. قالوا: وأين هو؟ قال: في المسجد. فخرجوا سراعا إلى المسجد، ووقف أبو هريرة لهم حتى رجعوا، فقال لهم: ما لكم؟ قالوا: يا أبا هريرة فقد أتينا المسجد، فدخلنا، فلم نر فيه شيئا يقسم. فقال لهم أبو هريرة: أما رأيتم في المسجد أحدا؟ قالوا: بلى، رأينا قوما يصلون، وقوما يقرءون القرآن، وقوما يتذاكرون الحلال والحرام، فقال لهم أبو هريرة: ويحكم، فذاك ميراث محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم.
نعم إنه الميراث النبوي الذي يقوم بتعليمه ورثة الأنبياء من أهل العلم المؤهلين الذين يغرسون القيم الإسلامية الفاضلة، ويحصنون الفكر من الغلو والتطرف، ويوجهون السلوك بما يحقق مبادئ الرحمة والسلام، والسعادة والاستقرار، فيستحقون الذكر والشكر، والدعاء والثناء، من أهل الأرض وأهل السماء، فعن أبي الدرداء قال: سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول: «إنه ليستغفر للعالم من في السموات، ومن في الأرض، حتى الحيتان في البحر»
فاحرصوا عباد الله على إعمار بيوت الله تعالى بصلاة الجماعة، ومجالس العلم، وتلاوة القرآن الكريم، واحترام قدسيتها ، والمحافظة على نظافتها، والعناية بأثاثها، وتجنب العبث بمرافقها، وتنزيهها عما لا يليق بها من اللغو والمراء، والبيع والشراء، والتسول والإيذاء.
فاللهم اجعلنا من عمار بيوتك، المحافظين على الصلوات، وحضور الجمعة والجماعات، 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.

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