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Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE (27 Rabi al Awwal 1434)

Inshaa’Allah, Tomorrow’s Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE masajid is on Al Khushoo: adopting reverence, being humble and submissive in Salah. 

All praise is due to Allah who decrees prayer and makes it a delight for worshippers, an ornament of the pious and a safehaven for believers. Through prayer, believers would feel their souls eased, their hearts assured, their humility and obedience to Allah, the most Exalted, elevated.

I testify that there is no deity save Allah, having no partners. I also bear witness that Muhammad is His Servant and Messenger, the leader of the pure and pious, may peace and prayer be upon him, his family, and his Companions and those who follow in their footsteps until the Day of Recompense.

As to what follows, I exhort 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, “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).

Dear Muslims,

Humility is the state of humble heart, when standing in front of Allah, and that of the stable soul and body in commitment to worship Him. For its great status in Islam, Allah the Almighty, associates humility with His virtuous servants as He says, “Indeed, they used to hasten to good deeds and supplicate Us in hope and fear, and they were to Us humbly submissive.” (Al Anbiyaa: 90); “And they fall upon their faces weeping, and the Quran increases them in humble submission.” (Al Israa: 109).

For his part, our Prophet Muhammad pbuh used to seek refuge with Allah from having an insolent heart saying, “O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the knowledge which does not benefit, from the heart that does not entertain the fear (of Allah), a du’aa that is not answered, from the soul that does not feel contented.”

The highest form of peace and quietude is during prayer and is deemed a reason for success. Allah the Almighty says, “Certainly will the believers have succeeded: They who are during their prayer humbly submissive.” (Al Muaminun: 1-2). It is a sign of faith leading to pardon and forgiveness. The Prophet pbuh said, “when the time for a prescribed prayer comes, any Muslim who performs ablution well and offers his prayer with humility and bowing, it will be an expiation for his past sins, so long as he has not committed a major sin; and this applies to for all times.”

Attaining humility shall be the main gain for the worshipper, as our Guide pbuh said, “verily, a man may return from praying and nothing is written for him except a tenth of his prayer, or a ninth, or an eighth, or a seventh, or a sixth, or a fifth, or a fourth, or a third, or a half.”

Dear Servants of Allah,

Humility emanates from the heart, and reaches out to all other body parts, guiding them to comply with Allah’s commandments and admonitions. It was narrated that Saeed Ibn al Musayeb saw a man playing with his beard during prayer and said, “if this man’s heart is filled with humility, so should his body parts.”

Stability in soul and body is possible to achieve through reverence and peace in prayer. This in turn can be attained by duly performing it as ordered by our Prophet pbuh. On the narration of Abu Masood, may Allah be satisfied with him, that the Prophet pbuh said, “A Muslim’s Salat is not correct unless he stands after Rukua (bowing) and sits after Sujud (prostration) with his back upright.”

To realise and grasp the meaning of tranquility in prayer, He pbuh used to say while he is in Rukua position, “I affirm my faith in You and I submit humbly before You my hearing, my eyesight, my marrow, my bone and my sinew.”

Reaching the stage of reverence in prayer requires also of the worshipper to remain aware that he is in front of Allah and should not turn his face whether to the right or to the left. About it, the Prophet pbuh said, “Allah faces His servant while he is in Salat and keeps facing him as long as he does not turn. If he [the worshipper] turns, Allah turns away from him.”

From this Hadith and the following, it is clear that turning the face during prayer is against humility. On the narration of Abu Qutada that the Prophet pbuh said, “the worst kind of thief is one who steals from his Salat.” The Companions asked, “O Messenger of Allah, how can someone steal from his Salat?” He pbuh said, “he does not fulfill (the conditions) the Rukua and its Sujud.” Or he pbuh said, “whose back does not come to a complete rest during Rukua and Sujud.”

For these reasons, the pious used to ready themselves appropriately for prayer. A scholar said, “humility is the case when all of the person’s components are tranquil. He shall remain solemn in reverence of Allah, the most Exalted and avoid turning his head. When someone stands for prayer, he would fear Allah and avoid turning his face. He would also avoid playing with parts of his body, or be thinking of worldly affairs until he finishes prayer.”

Dear Believers,

Among the things that can help achieve reverence in prayer is revering its status and staying focused. This is because losing concentration shall open the door for thinking about matters of life and other wandering thoughts, hence distracting the worshipper and causing him to recall nothing from his prayer. Also thinking deeply of the meanings of the verses said in prayer, whether by him or the Imam, can greatly help the person attain humility and increases his faith. Allah the Almighty said, “And when His verses are recited to them, it increases them in faith; and upon their Lord they rely.” (Al Anfal: 2).

Bearing this in mind, we seek Allah’s grace to help us be amongst those who stand humbly for prayer, submit to Allah in awe when they are in front of Him, listen and respond at Allah’s remembrance, feel content with what they were given and benefit from their knowledge.

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 الذي فرض الصلاة وجعلها قرة عين العابدين، وحلية المتقين، وملاذ المؤمنين، تستريح فيها نفوسهم، وتطمئن بها قلوبهم، ويزداد خشوعهم وخضوعهم لله رب العالمين، 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 جل وعلا، قال تعالى:( يا أيها الذين آمنوا اتقوا الله ولتنظر نفس ما قدمت لغد واتقوا الله إن الله خبير بما تعملون).
أيها المسلمون: الخشوع هو لين القلب وحضوره بين يدي الله سبحانه، وسكون النفس واستكانة الجوارح بطاعة الله تعالى، وقد عظم الإسلام من شأنه، فجعله وصفا لعباده الصالحين، قال الله تعالى:(إنهم كانوا يسارعون في الخيرات ويدعوننا رغبا ورهبا وكانوا لنا خاشعين) وقال عز وجل:( ويخرون للأذقان يبكون ويزيدهم خشوعا).
وكان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يستعيذ بالله من القلب القاسي الذي لا خشوع فيه، فيقول:« اللهم إني أعوذ بك من علم لا ينفع، وقلب لا يخشع، ودعاء لا يسمع، ونفس لا تشبع».
وأرجى أنواع الخشوع وأفضلها ما كان في الصلاة، فهو سبب للفوز والفلاح والتوفيق والنجاح، قال الله تعالى:( قد أفلح المؤمنون* الذين هم فى صلاتهم خاشعون)
وهو علامة للإيمان وسبب للعفو والغفران، قال صلى الله عليه وسلم :« ما من امرئ مسلم تحضره صلاة مكتوبة، فيحسن وضوءها وخشوعها وركوعها إلا كانت كفارة لما قبلها من الذنوب ما لم يؤت كبيرة، وذلك الدهر كله».
والخشوع في الصلاة هو حظ المسلم من صلاته، قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم :« إن الرجل لينصرف وما كتب له إلا عشر صلاته تسعها ثمنها سبعها سدسها خمسها ربعها ثلثها نصفها».
عباد الله: ومحل الخشوع هو القلب، فإذا خشع القلب انقادت له الجوارح بالطاعة والقبول، وأدت ما عليها بهمة لا تزول، وقد رأى سعيد بن المسيب رجلا وهو يعبث بلحيته في الصلاة فقال: لو خشع قلب هذا لخشعت جوارحه.
ومما يعين على خشوع الجوارح تحقيق الطمأنينة في الصلاة بأداء أركانها بتمامها كما أمر بها رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فعن أبي مسعود رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم :« لا تجزئ صلاة لأحد لا يقيم صلبه في الركوع والسجود». وتحقيقا لمعنى الطمأنينة في الصلاة كان النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول في ركوعه:« خشع لك سمعي وبصري ومخي وعظمي وعصبي».
ويتحصل الخشوع في الصلاة باستحضار جلال الموقف بين يدي الله تعالى، فلا يلتفت المصلي إلى يمينه ولا إلى شماله، قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم :« إذا صليتم فلا تلتفتوا، فإن الله ينصب وجهه لوجه عبده في صلاته ما لم يلتفت»
فإن الالتفات عن الصلاة مما ينافي تمام الخشوع فيها، فعن أبي قتادة رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم:« أسوأ الناس سرقة الذى يسرق من صلاته». قالوا: يا رسول الله وكيف يسرق من صلاته؟ قال:« لا يتم ركوعها ولا سجودها – أو قال- لا يقيم صلبه في الركوع والسجود».
ولذلك كان الصالحون يتهيبون من هذا الموقف ويستعدون له، قال أحد العلماء: الخشوع خفض الجناح، وسكون الأطراف، وترك الالتفات من هيبة الله تعالى، وكان أحدهم إذا قام إلى الصلاة يهاب ربه فلا يلتفت، ولا يعبث بشيء من جسده، ولا يحدث نفسه بشيء من الدنيا حتى ينصرف.
أيها المؤمنون: ومما يعين على الخشوع تعظيم قدر الصلاة وعدم الانشغال عنها بغيرها، فإن الانشغال عنها يفتح أبواب الدنيا في قلب المصلي فيشتد عليه الشيطان فلا يعقل من صلاته شيئا.
وتدبر الآيات في الصلاة من أعظم أسباب الخشوع فيها، فكلما ازداد تدبر المصلي لما يقرأ أو يقرأ الإمام من آيات في الصلاة ازداد إيمانه وخشوعه، قال الله تعالى:( وإذا تليت عليهم آياته زادتهم إيمانا)
فاللهم اجعلنا ممن إذا قام إلى الصلاة خشع، وإذا وقف بين يدي الله استكان وخضع، وإذا ذكر بالله استمع، وإذا أعطي قنع، وإذا تعلم انتفع، اللهم وفقنا جميعا لطاعتك وطاعة رسولك محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم 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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  1. Assalaamu ‘Alaikum,

    JazakAllah brother. Two things here: One is, is not it better to write full form when saying/writing Peace be upon him?
    Second is, the du’aa’ “O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the knowledge which does not benefit…” , the translation is incomplete. I know brother that you have not translated the Khutbah, Just thought of bringing it to your notice.

    Comment by OutspokenHijabi | February 8, 2013 | Reply

    • wa alaikumus salam, sister.
      Yes, I agree. It must be written with full expansion, not just abbreviation.
      As you yourself say, I take it from awqaf website and find it bit difficult to change it.
      Secondly, jazakallah khayr for pointing out the mistake in the du’aa. I changed it 🙂

      Comment by MuQeet | February 8, 2013 | Reply

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