Fri, 19th Jul, 2024 / 13 Muharram 1446
الجمعة ١٩ , يوليو , ٢٠٢٤ / 13 ٱلْمُحَرَّم 1446
Fri, 19th Jul, 2024 /
13 Muharram, 1446
الجمعة ١٩ , يوليو , ٢٠٢٤ / 13 ٱلْمُحَرَّم , 1446

My dear brothers in Islam; I remind myself and you to fear Allah, The One deserving of Glory and Exaltment, and is clear from all the attributes of the creations and imperfection, and to adhere to the true Religion of Islam.

 Ayah 103 of Surat Ali ^Imran means:

[ Adhere to the true Religion of Allah and do not disunite. Recall the endowment of Allah upon you ­­that you were enemies and Allah mended your hearts together and you became brothers in Islam, and you were on the edge of a pit of Fire, and Allah saved you from it. Thus Allah ta^ala makes His signs clear to you, so that you may be guided.]

Brothers in Islam; The nation of Prophet Muhammad was eagerly awaiting a time to witness the best manifestation of unity, where Muslims with diverse appearances and different mother tongues meet under the banner of tawhid, gathered over one land, supplicating to ONE God, Allah.

At  ^Arafah Muslims say:

“لبّيك اللهمّ لبّيك، لبّيك لا شريك لك لبّيك، إنّ الحمد والنعمة لك والملك، لا شريك لك”

Which means: O Allah, I obey Your Order, I obey You time after time. You are the One without a partner; I shall obey You time after time. You are the One who deserves to be praised and thanked, every endowment is from You and everything is under Your Dominion. There is no partner with You.

A moment which the eyes were drawn to, a moment which the hearts ached for and a moment which filled the eyes with tears longing for those precious lands, longing for the lands of Makkah, Mina and ^Arafah.

{ وَاعْتَصِمُواْ بِحَبْلِ اللهِ }

Is an order from Allah to adhere to the true religion, to remain within its boundaries and maintain unity.

{ وَلاَ تَفَرَّقُواْ }

And do not disunite because disunity causes weakness whereas unity results in strength. 

{ وَاذْكُرُواْ نِعْمَةَ اللهِ عَلَيْكُمْ }

And recall the endowment of Allah upon you, the belief in Him, The Exalted. 

Allah mentioned in the Quran that the companions of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him were united by the belief in Allah and his messenger. They loved one another and became united brothers under the banner of “No one is God except Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah”. Their goal of raising this banner paved a path of righteousness bringing them together in obedience to Allah with sincerity.  

Brothers in Islam, hold on to the teachings of the Quran and to the methodology of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him to be saved in the Hereafter.

During his Hajj, Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him delivered a great speech. Among what he said was: “O people, I have given you what protects you from going astray, the Quran and my methodology. Always remember that Muslims are brothers to one another and that it is unlawful for one to take anything from his brother without consent, do not commit injustices and never apostatize ending up killing one another”.    

Allah ta^ala Says: { وَكُنتُمْ عَلَىَ شَفَا حُفْرَةٍ مِنَ النَّارِ فَأَنقَذَكُم مِنْهَا }

This Ayah means: They were rescued from Hell by embracing Islam.

Those who die while associating partners with Allah or committing any type of blasphemy such as denying the Existence of Allah or mocking Him or mocking the religion of Islam or a Prophet or an angel enters Hell for ever after never to depart it or get relieved of its torture.

In the end we ask Allah to grant us piety and help us share with one another the virtue of brotherhood.

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