AS-SALAAMU ALAIKUM, WA REHMATUL LAAHI WA BARAKAATUH,
Wait for adhaan
AUZO BIL LAAHI MIN ASH SHAYTAANIR RAJEEM,
BISMIL LAAHIR RAHMAANIR RAHIM
AL HAMDU LILLAAHI RABBIL ‘ALAMEEN. WAS SALAATU WAS SALAAMU ‘ALAA ASHRAFIL MURSALEEN. SAYIDINAA WA NABI YENAA WA MOULANAA MUHAMMADIN WA’ALA AALEHEE WA AS HAABEHEE WASALLIM.
All praise is due to Alláh, the Lord of all the Worlds; may the greetings and peace be upon the best messenger, Prophet Muhammad (SAW), and upon his family and upon all of his companions.
AL-HAMDU LILLA HIL LAZI HADAANA LIHAAZA WAMA KUNNA LANAHTADIYA LAW’LA ANN HADAANA ALLAH. (You must expand this Arabic portion of Khutbah, depending on the month/season, e.g. Hajj, Ramadaan, etc.)
Praise is due to Allah,
Praise is due to Allah who guided us to the righteous path, and indeed we wouldn’t have attained this state of guidance without Him Allah,
English Part of the Khutbah:
IKHWATI FIL ISLAM, ASH-HAAB AL ILM, WA RUWAAD AL ILM, Brothers in Islam, Learned Colleagues and Scholars,
AS-SALAAMU ALAIKUM, WA REHMATUL LAAHI WA BARAKAATUH,
In the last Khutbah, we discussed that in light of the recent cartoon conflict the we revisited the honourable and exalted status of Prophet (SAW). We therefore concentrated on how eminent non-Muslim had rated SAW most highly and given due recognition to his greatness.
We also felt that the many dimensions and multi-facets of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was a vast topic and required many Khutbahs. So in today’s Khutbah we will discuss his exalted status strictly in the eyes of ASWT. So with this in mind, today, Insha Allah, we will select some ayats from the Quran and hadiths from Sihaah Sitta, namely, Bukhari, Muslim Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, Nissaaee, .and Tirmidhi.
First of all, Surah 9, AT TAUBA, Ayat 24, wherein Allah says:
“O Holy Prophet (SAW) say to the believers, if your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your clan, the wealth that you have earned, the business in which you fear loss and your chosen houses are more dear to you than Allah and his Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and Jihad in his cause then wait until Allah brings forth his command punishment.”
This command of Allah together with hadith from both Bukhari and Muslim that, ‘None amongst you can be a true believer until his love for me is greater than the love he holds for his parents, his children and everyone else.’ Categorically proves that loving Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is part of the eeman.
In Bukhari, it is related by H. Anas (RA) about the man who came to Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and asked, “When will the day of Qiyamah come?” Prophet Muhammad (SAW) asked “What have you prepared it ?” And the man said, “I have not prepared for it with a lot of Salaat, as Saum or Sadaqah, but I do love Allah and his Prophet (SAW).” The Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said to him, “ANTA MAA’AA MAN AH BABTAA, you will be with the ones you love.”
Indeed even Allah has said in Surah 4, Annisa Ayat 69:
“And he who obeys Allah and his Prophet Muhammad (SAW) he will be with those whom Allah has favoured, the Prophets, the Siddiqeen (the sincere, lovers of truth), the Shuhada and the Saaleheen (Righteous, pious people who do good). Oh my brothers! Therefore do not be disheartened by the trials and the tribulations of the Duniya and think of your noble station that insha Allah, ASWT has destined for you.
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is also the Prophet of SHAFAA-AAH or Intercession [as he will intercede with Allah on the Yawm al Qiyamat. He is also the Prophet of the Makaam-e-Mehmud, as Allah has addressed him in Surah 17, Al-Israa Ayat 79, saying:
“Soon will thy Lord raise thee to a Station of Praise and Glory.
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) has reported that ,
“I will be the first to be resurrected from the qabr and the pre-eminent among the descendants of Adam (AS) on the Yawm al Qiyamat. I will also be the first intercessor and the first whose intercession will be accepted (by Allah on the Yawm al Qiyamat” (Rawaa-hu Muslim).
During the Cartoon crisis, the great love shown by the Muslim Ummah for the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) brings to mind the profound affection the Sahaabaa held for him. One of the Muslims’ enemies at the Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) time, `Urwa ibn Mas`ud Ath-Thaqfi, said to his people , “O people! Wallahi, I have been to the kings and to the emperors of Persia and the Byzantine empire and to the Negus of Abyssinia, yet I have never seen any of them respected by his courtiers as much as Muhammad (SAW) is respected by his Sahaabaa. Wallahi, if he spat, the spittle would fall in the hand of one of them, who would rub it on his face and skin; if he ordered them, they would carry out his order immediately; if he performed wudu, they would struggle to take the remaining water of his wudu; and when they spoke, they would lower their voices and would not look at his face constantly out of respect” (Rawaa-hu Bukhari).
Prophet (SAW) said I have been referred to by 7 names in the Holy Quran : Muhammad, Ahmad, Yaaseen, Taaha, Muzammil, Muddathir, and Abdullah. The fact that Prophet Muhammad (SAW) has so many names and attributes is again a reflection upon his numerous skills and qualities.
H. Abu Huraira (RA) relates that the Sahaabaa asked “Ya Rasulal-laah, when were you granted Prophethood? Prophet Muhammad (SAW) replied, ‘I was granted Prophethood before the creation of Adam (AS)’ “. (Rawaa-hu Tirmidhi). By reading this hadith, it is clear that Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is the first to be granted Prophethood.
Allah has said in Surah 5, Maidaa, Ayat 15:
There has come to you a Noor from Allah, and a Manifest Book. Now notice brothers, 2 separate entities are mentioned here, the first is the “Noor”., followed by a book meaning the Holy Al Quran.
In this verse, the word Light has been explained by a number of classic Quranic exegetes as follows:
First of all, H. Abdullah Ibn Abbas (RA) said that the Noor mentioned in the verse is in fact Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
H. Jalal al-Din as-Sayuti (RA), wrote in his “Tafsir al-Jalalayn”, (reference – 139): “It is indeed the Prophet Muhammad (SAW)”.
Incidentally, H. Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti (RA) was a Mujtahid Imam, who had taken knowledge of Fiqh and NAHW (Arabic grammar) from a large group of Shaikhs.
Indeed, K’aab bin Zuhaair (RA), Abdullah bin Rawaaha (RA) and H. Abbas ibn Abdul Mutallib (RA) all whom wrote Naats praising the character of SAW. Above all, who can ever forget H. Hassaan bin Thaabit’s (RA) following immortal couplets. Indeed, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) himself used to ask H. Hassaan (RA) to read these Naats to him. (Rawaa-hu Bukhari wa Muslim.)
WA AHSANO MIN KA LAM TARAHU AYNI, YA RASOOLALLAH
My eyes has never seen anybody as handsome as you Ya Rasoolallah (SAW).
WA AJMALO MIN KA LAM TAALEDI IN NISAAOU, YA RASOOLALLAH
‘By Allah, no woman has conceived and given birth to one like you, Ya Rasoolallah (SAW).
KHULIKTA MUBARRA AM MIN KULLE AYBIN, YA RASOOLALLAH
O Holy Prophet (SAW) you have been created free from defects.
KA ANNA KA QAD KHULIKTA KAMA TASHÂAU, YA RASOOLALLAH
It is indeed as if you have been created just as you had wished.
H. Abbas (RA) recited to Prophet Muhammad (SAW), when he returned from the Battle of Tabuk.
WA ANTA LAMMA WULIDTTA ASHRA QATIL ARD WADHAA’AT BI NOORI KAA AL OOFOUQO
The entire earth was illuminated when you were born and the skies were illuminated by your noor.
FA NAHNU FI ZAÂLEKA AD DIYAÂ’I WAFI NOORI WA SUBUL AR RASHADI NAKHTARIQ
Now we are in the light of that same noor of yours travelling along the correct path of SERAA TUL MUSTAQIM.
In later years, Imam Al Aazam, H. Imam Abu Hanifa (RA) wrote,
ANTAL LAZEE LO LAAKA MAA KHULIQA IMRU’UN; KALLA WALA KHULIQA AL WARAA LAU LAAKA
If you had not been created than nobody would have been created. In fact, if you had not been created then nothing would have been created at all.
WAL LAAHI, YA YASEEN MITHLUKA LAM YAKUN; FIL AALAMEENA WA HAQQI MAN AMBA’ KAA
O Yaaseen! I swear by Allah, there is nobody like you in the entire universe! I swear to this by Him (ASWT) who granted you Prophethood.
Brothers as you are well aware, in reality, there is no-one who can help you overcome the trials of this world, except Allah, because everything is under His Will and Control. This is the realisation of enlightened souls, meaning the Muttaqin. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) , is a perfect example of the truly enlightened and conscious soul. Notice I said that in the present tense because he too is as Allah has said in the Qur’an, Ayat 2, Surah Al-Ahzaab (33): 21
“You have indeed In the Messenger of Allah, a beautiful example.
We live in an era of hypocrisy amidst Nasaara and Yahood, and when we disagree, of course Allah well knows those who are true in EEMAN really are, and those who are Munaafiq. For example, ASWT forewarned us in Ayaat 11 of Sura Al Baqara, where we read:
“WA ITHAA QEELA LAHUM, LAA TUF SIDOO FIL ARDI, QAALOO INNAMAA NAHNU MUSLIHOON”
“And when it is said to them, make no mischief on earth, they say, why, we are only ones that put things right.”
“ALAA INNA HUM, HUMUL MUFSIDOONA, WALAA KIN LAA YASH-‘OROON.”
“Surely, they are the ones who make mischief, but they do not realise it”
So in these troubled times, it is now more important then ever, to remember two things: Prophet Muhammad (SAW)’s Good Character and his merciful and generous heart. For example, in the Hadith, we find one of his best known quotations:
“I have been sent to teach good character.”
The Holy Quran confirms this in Sura Al-Ahzaab, Ayaat 21, where we read:
“LAQAD’ KAANA LAKUM FEE RASOOLIL-LAAHI USWATUN HASANAH…”
“You have, indeed, in the Messenger of Allah, a beautiful pattern of conduct, for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Yawm al Qiyamah, and who engages much in the praise of Allah.”
On the plain of Arafaat, on the Mount of Mercy, Jabal Rahma, he delivered his final Khutbah. Here he reminded the Muslims that his life was coming to an end, but if they held fast to 2 things they would never go astray: one is the Holy Quran, and the other his Sunnah, the living example of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
To this day, 1,400 years later, the essence of Islam has been preserved in those 2 sources, and Insa Allah, they will remain so utterly central to our Muslim identity and experience until the end of time.
Prophet Muhammad (SWS) was not a man of theory, but a man of action. The best way to honour our beloved Prophet (SAW) will be to set our own life style based on his good character and his generous heart. We must also put in practise, Uswatul Hasanah ” the “perfect example” into the challenges we face in our own lives today.
This is because all the wisdom of Quran and Hadith is absolutely of no value unless someone studies it and lives by it. We Muslims must make it work, as our Prophet Muhammad (SAW) did. Islam must become a living reality in our own daily lives.
The Holy Qurán says: “KUNTUM KHAIRA UMMATIN UKH-RIJAT LIN-NAASI TA’ MUROONA BIL MA’ROOF, WATAN HAUNA ‘ANIL MUNKARI WATU’ MINOONA BILLAAH”.
It describes the followers of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) as the “best community sent forth for mankind. You enjoin what is right and you forbid what is wrong, and you believe in Allah.”
The message of Islam through the living example of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) offers a way out of this darkness for Ummah. May ASWT, help us to fulfil this noble cause. May Allah help us to study the Quran and the life of His Prophet Muhammad (SAW), so that our lives can become illuminated by that divine light that leads us to his garden of Jannatul Firdaus.
Conclusion of the First Part of the Khutbah:
NAD’OO ALLAHA AN YAGHFIRA LANA ZUNUBANA
Meaning: We make Duas to ASWT, so that he will accept all our Ibadat & forgive our sins.
WA AAKHERO DAA’ WAANA ANIL HAMDO LIL LAAHEY RABBIL AALAMEEN
Sit down & make a du’a yourself.
Globally Standardized Conclusion:
AL HAMDU LILLAAHI NAHMADUHU WANAS TA’EENAHU, WANASTAGH-FIRUHU, WANATOOBU ILAYHI, WANA’OOTHU BILLAAHI MIN SHUROORI AN-FUSINAA, WAMIN SAYYI AATI AA’MAALINAA.
MAY- YAHDILLAAHU FA HUWAL MUHTAD, WA MAY- YUDLILL FALAN TAJIDAA LAHU WALIYAN MURSHIDA. WA ASH-HADU AN LAA ILAAHA IL LAL-LAÁH, WAHDAHOO LAA SHAREEKA LAH, WA ASH-HADU ANNA MUHAMMADAN ‘ABDUHOO WARASOOLUH
All Praise is due to Alláh, We praise Him and we seek help from Him. We ask forgiveness from Him. We repent to Him; and we seek refuge in Him from our own evils and our own bad deeds.
Anyone who is guided by Alláh, he is indeed guided; and anyone who has been left astray, will find no one to guide him.
I bear witness that there is no god but Alláh, the Only One without any partner; and I bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (SAW), is His servant, and His messenger.
YA AY-YUHAL-LATHEENA ‘AAMANUT TAQUL-LAAHA, HAQQA TUQAATIHEE WALA TAMU TUN-NA, IL-LA WA ANTUM MUSLIMOON.”
O You who believe, – Fear Allah, as He should be feared, and die not except as Muslims.
YA AY-YUHAL-LATHEENA ‘AAMANUT TAQUL-LAAHA, WA QOOLOO QAWLAN SADEEDAA. YUSLIH-LAKUM A’MAALAKUM WA YAGHFIR LAKUM THUNOOBAKUM, WAMAY YU-TIL-LAAHA WARASOOLAH, FAQAD FAAZA FAWZAN ATHEEMAA.”
O You who believe, – Be aware of Allah, and speak a straightforward word. He will forgive your sins and repair your deeds. And whoever takes Allah and His prophet (SAW) as a guide, has already achieved a mighty victory.
INNALLAAHA WA MALAAIKATAHU YUSALLÚNA ALAN NABI. YAA AY YOHAL LATHEENA AAMANU SALLÚ ALAYHI WASALLI MÚ TAS LEEMA.
ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALAA MUHAMMAD, WA AALA AALI MUHAMMAD, KAMAA SALLAYTAA ALA IBRAHIMA, WA AALA AALI IBRAHIM. ALLAHUMMA BAARIK ALA MUHAMMAD, WA AALA AALI MUHAMMAD, KAMA BAARAKTAA ALA IBRAHIM, WA AALA ALI IBRAHIM, INNAKA HAMEEDUN MAJEED.”
Behold, Allah and his angels shower blessings on the Prophet (SAW). O you who believe! Ask for blessings on him, and salute him with a worthy greeting.
The Du’a – before the Khutbah Ends:
Again, for the sake of global standardization using the global “Islamic Language”, one uses a standard and brief du’a:
ALLAHUMMAGH FIR LIL’ MUSLIMEENA WAL MUSLIMAAT…. Stop for the congregation to say AAMEEN
WAL MOAMINEENA WAL MOUMINAAT…STOP FOR AAMEEN
AL-AHYAA’EE MINHUM WAL AMWAAT…STOP FOR AAMEEN
INNAKAA SAMEE’UN MUJIBUD DA’WAAT… STOP FOR AAMEEN
Ya Allah, forgive all our Muslim men and women,
Forgive the believing men and women,
Those who are alive and those who died,
You are indeed the One who listens and accepts all supplications.
RABBANA LAA TUZIGH QULOOBANAA, BA’DA ITH HADAY TANAA WAHAB LANAA MILLA DUNKA RAHMA. INNAKAA ANTAL WAH-HAAB.
O Allah, do not let our hearts deviate from the Truth now that we have been guided , but grant us Mercy from Your very Presence, for You are the Grantor of bounties without measure.
RABBI JA’ALNI MUQEEMUS SALAATI, WAMIN DUR-RIY-YATI, RABBANAA WATA QABBAL DU’AAH.
My Lord, help me to perfect my salaat, and of my descendants, Our Lord, accept this dua.
RABBIGH FIRLEE WALI WAALI DAYYA, WALIL MU’MINEENA YAWMA YAQOOMUL HISAAB.
My Lord, forgive me, and my parents, and all Believers until the Day of Reckoning.
SUB’ HAANAKA RABBEKA RABBIL ‘IZZATI ‘AMMAA YUSIFOON, WA SALAAMUN ‘ALAL MURSALEEN, WAL HAMDU LIL-LAAHI RABBIL AALAMEEN.”
Glory to Allah, Lord of Majesty and Honour, and Peace on the Prophets, and Praise to Allah, Lord of all creation!
Other Duas you could make:
Ya Allah, accept our Ibadat and forgive us.
Ya Rabb, have mercy on us. Help us obey you and praise you.
Ya Allah, we stand before you having observed all the tenets of Islam, so lead us to prosperity and growth, to triumph and solidarity, to unity and wealth beyond our imagination.
Ya Allah, we beg for your MAGFIRATAK, and ask you for success, health and wealth for all the brothers who are present here and now in this blessed room.
Ya Rabb, increase our love that binds us together now, and in the future to come.
With regards to their dear beloved ones who have passed away, Ya Rabb, may you grant them a place in Jannatul Firdaus. May you forgive all their KHATAYAA, KABEERA WA SAGHEERAH. May you fill their Qabr with your holy noor. Ya Rabb, may you also save us from ADHAAB AL QABR. Ya Allah, grant their rooh, eternal peace, AR RAAHA AL ABDIYYAA on the YAWM AL HISAAB.
Ya Allah, accept all our duas, fulfil all our righteous wishes, fulfil our dreams,.
Ya Allah, may your rehma and safety encompass all our families, wherever they may be.
Ya Allah, grant these brothers who are present, here and now, SABR that is YUHIB HUM AS SABR.
Ya Allah, make the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) intercede or YASHFAAH on our behalf on YAWM A QIYAAMAH.
Globally Standardized Conclusion:
IBAA DAL LAAH:
IN NAL LAAHA YA’A MURU BIL ADLI WAL IHSAN
WA EE TA’EE ZIL QURBAA WA YANHAA ANIL FAHSHAA’EE WAL MUNKAREE WAL BAGH’YI
YA EE ZUKUM LA AL LAKUM TAZAK KAROON.
FAZ KU ROONI AZ KUR KUM WAS KU RU LI WA LA TAK FURUN.
Then you conclude by saying to the mu’azzin:
WA AA QIMUS SALAAH