All praise be to Allah who favoured us with the blessing of Islam and Iman. I bear witness that none is worthy of worship except the One true God of the universe, Who sent his Prophet (pbuh) with the religion of truth. Peace and blessings upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family, friends and all those who follow him.
Oh Muslims! I urge myself first and all of you to be ever God-concious. Allah has decreed by His divine majesty that Islam will prevail and supercede every religion, ideology and man-made ism. Thus it is that Islam will be the dominant religion in the world.
This divine promise was made at the time when the believers were a mere handful, faced with persecution and execution, and the future of Islam looked bleak. Today, 14 centuries later, the Muslim population world-wide stands at approximately 1.3 billion believers.
This rapid growth of Islam is causing great concern to the enemies of truth. Today, our khutbah focuses on a very interesting report on the “World’s changing demographics.” (Please keep in mind that this is a non-muslim report)
“The world is changing…. Europe as we know it today will cease to exist…. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world today. This is primarily due to two factors; 1).The growing Islamic fertility rate. (2). Muslim immigration.
- At present in France there are more churches than mosques. In the year 2027, one in five Frenchmen will be Muslim. In 39 years, France will be an Islamic republic.
- In the last 30 years in Great Britain, the Muslim population grew from 89,000 to 2.5 million. There are over 1,000 mosques, of which many were former churches.
- In 15 years from now, more than half the population in Netherlands will be Islamic.
- Russia has over 23 million Muslims. Soon 40% of the Russian army will be Muslim.
- The German Government has secretly stated with great concern: “Germany will become a Muslim state in the year 2050.”
- There are 52 million Muslims throughout Europe. In five to ten years, Islam will be the dominant religion in the world.
- In 1970, in the U.S.A, the Muslim population stood at 100,000. In the year 2008, the Muslim Population now stands at 9 million (scary?)
- The Catholic Church has recently reported that Islam has just surpassed their membership numbers.
The world is changing….its time to awake and evangelize the Muslim world…this is a call to action…” ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-3X5hIFXYU )
Oh Muslims. Can you now understand why there is so much Islamophobia today ? The enemies of Islam have become constipated and great effort is made to stem the growing tide Islam. Notorious Televangelists are championing the Israeli Zionist cause. Millions of dollars are spent to set in motion their propaganda machines to demonize the image of Islam and Muslims. Two leading Christian Missionaries, Harry Morin and Phil Parshall, conducted seminars to help Christians understand the difficulties and possibilities of evangelism in Muslim communities. They ask, what does God see when He looks at Muslim people?
“Terrorism, fanatical fundamentalism, suicide bombings, black-veiled women, holy wars, Arab sheiks- these are a few of the common words and images that come to the mind of most Westerners. But did you ever wonder what God see when He looks at Muslims?
God sees hungry hearts that are bound by the fear of evil spirits and haunted by the uncertainty of eternity. God sees a growing swell of young people in third-world poverty, frustrated by unemployment, and hatefully resentful of the luxuries of the extravagant West…. Acclaimed Historians insisted there was no need to be concerned about Islam. They said it was a barbaric and rigid religion that was born in the desert and that would die in the desert. They assured the Christian world that in time, Islam would simply fade away in the glory and splendor of Western civilization. But the night of ignorance has passed and we have woken up to the reality that Islam is now the fastest growing religion in many parts of the world and embraces a global community of 1.2 billion people. We have recently been shaken out of our disillusionment to realize that Islam is here to stay, and that it is a dynamic force that must be reckoned with.” ( http://www.cmmequip.org )
Oh Muslims…awake from your slumber and throw off the yoke of complacency. Grab hold of the rope of Allah and be saved from the tidal waves of greed and love for this temporary world. The entire world today is groping in the darkness of immorality, promiscuity and godlessness. The world needs Islam.
Annually, on the 16 June, we commemorate National Youth Day. Let it be made crystal clear to our youth that their place is not in the discos and dens of vice. Don’t destroy your precious lives with drugs, gangsterism and Satanist activities.
Our beloved Prophet (pbuh) said: “One of the categories of people who will stand in the shade of Allah’s divine protection on judgment day, will be the youth who committed their lives in the obedience of Allah.
Oh young men and daughters! Take control of your lives and steer your destiny in the path of Allah. Now is the time to nurture your sense of responsibility as the fathers and mothers of tomorrow. We need you to become dynamic future leaders and to preach and live Islam with peace, justice and love for all. Let us collectively make ourselves part of the unfolding of the divine plan that Islam will be the dominant religion of the world. Let the world know that Islam needs no terrorism, suicide bombings or conquests. Islam means Peace, and peace is what the world is desperately in need of.
Allah says in His Glorious Qur’an. “Verily, the religion with Allah is Islam.”
Praise be to Allah and salutations on all the revered prophets of Allah. Jumu’ah Mubarak.