Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Road map for life

Haroon Mosque Khutbah

              Friday February 11th. 2011

Brothers and Sisters, 

.Our destination is to return to Allah (Sub) with success.  Our route is like traveling on the road.  Along the path we have to go through rough road, sharp curve and steep narrow road or even off road sometimes.  The signals and road signs provide useful information for us to prevent accident or loss our ways.  The same way we look for signs in our way of life from Al-Quran. 
Surah Al-Ankabut 29:49. 

بَلْ هُوَ آيَاتٌ بَيِّنَاتٌ فِي صُدُورِ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْعِلْمَ ۚ وَمَا يَجْحَدُ بِآيَاتِنَا إِلَّا الظَّالِمُونَ

Nay, but they, the clear Ayat (qualities of Prophet Muhammad Sal.) are preserved in the breasts of those who have been given knowledge.  And none but the wrongdoers deny Our Ayat (signs).   
     Al-Quran is the Book of Signs.  One of the signs is the qualities of Prophet Muhammad (Sal.).  The Prophet (Sal.) cannot read or write thus the Message he spoke is not from other people’s books.  The Message is Revelation from Allah.  The Revelations and Signs are self-evident for knowledgeable people who have both literary and spiritual insight.  Undoubtedly, believers bear truth and signs in their hearts, minds, and understandings so they never go astray.  On the other hand, the rejecters of signs also reject the truth.  Such rejection is a mark of injustice, dishonest, oppression and perversity.  
Surah Al-Ankabut 29:50. 

وَقَالُوا لَوْلَا أُنزِلَ عَلَيْهِ آيَاتٌ مِّن رَّبِّهِ ۖ قُلْ إِنَّمَا الْآيَاتُ عِندَ اللَّهِ وَإِنَّمَا أَنَا نَذِيرٌ مُّبِينٌ
And they say: “Why are not signs sent down to him from his Lord?  Say: “The signs are only with Allah, and I am only a plain warner.” 
     It is noticeable that even the disbelievers are asking for Signs!  Honestly, they should accept the Commandments of Allah and not their pride and prejudice.  They want Allah to send them Signs so they shall believe.  But the Signs are with Allah and He does what He Please!  Believers will not let their emotion surpass their intellect.  They have the ability to reason intelligently.
Surah Al-Ankabut 29:51. 

أَوَلَمْ يَكْفِهِمْ أَنَّا أَنزَلْنَا عَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ يُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْهِمْ ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَرَحْمَةً وَذِكْرَىٰ لِقَوْمٍ يُؤْمِنُونَ
Is it not sufficient for them that We have sent down to you the Book (the Quran) which is recited to them?  Verily, herein is mercy and a reminder for a people who believe.  
People who have faith in Allah will be able to feel the mercy and a reminder of truth whenever they hear Al-Quran.  Al-Quran is universal message and universal truth for everyone.  To recite the Quran in a nice, loud and pleasant tone is the worldly pleasure of the Prophet (Sal.)
      Narrated Abu Hurairah (rd.) Allah’s Messenger (Sal.) said, “Not to wish to be the like of except two men: A man whom Allah has taught the Quran and he recites it during some hours in the night and during some hours of the day, and his neighbor listens to him and says, ‘I wish I had been given what has been given to so-and-so, so that I might do what he does’ ; and a man whom Allah has given wealth and he spends it according to what Allah has ordained in a just and right manner, whereupon another man may say, ‘I wish I had been given what so-and-so has been given, for then I would do what he does.’”  (Sahih Al-Bukhari).

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