Friday, January 31, 2014

The Etiquettes of Marriage and Wedding

AsSalama Laykum  Wa Rahamtullah wa Barakatuhu

This is the beautiful seasons for  couples to get married.  
A special gift for  all the sisters and Brothers
 and dedicatd to the lovely Ayesha !
May You all find this book Beneficial

Imaam Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen al-Albaanee
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Ibn al-Qayyim's beautiful description of Paradise from 'Haadi al-Arwaah'

from the amazing and beautiful book Haadi al-Arwaah ilaa Bilaad il-Afraah by Ibn al-Qayyim, pg. 193
Ibn al-Qayyim said, in regards to the description of the Paradise and the delights that it contains:

"And if you ask about its ground and its soil, then it is of musk and saffron.

And if you ask about its roof, then it is the Throne of the Most Merciful.

And if you ask about its rocks, then they are pearls and jewels.

And if you ask about its buildings, then they are made of bricks of gold and silver.

And if you ask about its trees, then it does not contain a single tree except that its trunk is made of gold and silver.

And if you ask about its fruits, then they are softer than butter and sweeter than honey.

And if you ask about its leaves, then they are softer than the softest cloth.

And if you ask about its rivers, then there are rivers of milk who's taste does not change, and rivers of wine that is delicious to those who drink it, and rivers of honey that is pure, and rivers of water that is fresh.

And if you ask about their food, then it is fruits from whatever they will choose, and the meat of whatever birds they desire.

And if you ask about their drink, then it is Tasneem, ginger, and Kaafoor.

And if you ask about their drinking cups, then they are crystal-clear and made of gold and silver.

And if you ask about its shade, then a fast rider would ride in the shade of one of its trees for a hundred years and not escape it.

And if you ask about its vastness, then the lowest of its people would have within his kingdom and walls and palaces and gardens the distance that would be travelled in a thousand years.

And if you ask about its tents and encampments, then one tent is like a concealed pearl that is sixty miles long.

And if you ask about its towers, then they are rooms above rooms in buildings that have rivers running underneath them.

And if you ask about how far it reaches into the sky, then look at the shining star that is visible, as well as those that are far in the heavens that the eyesight cannot possibly reach.

And if you ask about the clothing of its inhabitants, then they are of silk and gold.

And if you ask about its beds, then its blankets are of the finest silk laid out in the highest of its levels.

And if you ask about the faces of its inhabitants and their beauty, then they are like the image of the Moon.

And if you ask about their age, then they are young ones of 33 years in the image of Adam, the father of humanity.

And if you ask about what they will be hearing, then it is the singing of their wives from among the Hoor al-'Ayn, and better than that are the voices of the Angels and the Prophets, and better than that is the Speech of the Lord of the Worlds.

And if you ask about their servants, then they are young boys of everlasting youth who resemble scattered pearls.

And if you ask about their brides and wives, then they are young and full-breasted and have had the liquid of youth flow through their limbs; the Sun runs along the beauty of her face if she shows it, light shines from between her teeth if she smiles; if you meet her love, then say whatever you want regarding the joining of two lights; he sees his face in the roundness of her cheek as if he is looking into a polished mirror, and he sees the brightness from behind her muscles and bones; if she were to be unleashed upon the World, she would fill what is between the Heavens and the Earth with a beautiful wind, and the mouths of the creation would glorifiy, praise, and exclaim greatness, and everything between the East and the West would be adorned for her, and every eye would be shut from everthing but her, and the light of the Sun would be outshone just as the light of the Sun outshines the light of the stars, and everyone on the face of the Earth would believe in the Ever-Living, the One who Sustains and Protects all the exists.

And the covering on her head is better than the World and all that is in it, and she does not increase with age except in beauty; free from an umbilical cord, childbirth and menses, and pure of mucous, saliva, urine and other filthy things; her youth never fades, her clothing is never worn out, no garment can be created that matches her beauty, and no one who is with her can ever become bored; her attention is restricted to her husband, so she desires none but him, just as his attention is restricted to her so she is the sole object of his desire, and he is with her in utmost safety and security, as none has touched her before of either humans or Jinn.

And if you ask about the Day of Increase (in reward) and the visit of the all-Mighty, all-Wise, and the sight of His Face - free from any resemblance or likeness to anything - as you see the Sun in the middle of the day and the full Moon on a cloudless night, then listen on the day that the caller will call: 'O People of Paradise! Your Lord - Blessed and Exalted - requests you to visit Him, so come to visit Him!' So they will say: 'We hear and obey!'

Until, when they finally reach the wide valley where they will all meet - and none of them will turn down the request of the caller - the Lord - Blessed and Exalted - will order His Chair to be brought there. Then, pulpits of light will emerge, as well as pulpits of pearls, gemstone, gold, and silver. The lowest of them in rank will sit on sheets of musk, and will not see what those who are on the chairs above them are given. When they are comfortable where they are sitting and are secure in their places, and the caller calls: 'O People of Paradise! You have an appointment with Allaah in which He wishes to reward you!' So they will say: 'And what is that reward? Has He not already made our faces bright, made our scales heavy, entered us into Paradise, and pushed us away from the Fire?'

And when they are like that, all of a sudden a light shines that encompasses all of Paradise. So, they raise their heads, and, behold: the Compeller - Exalted is He, and Holy are His Names - has come to them from above them and majestified them and said: 'O People of Paradise! Peace be upon you!' So, this greeting will not be responded to with anything better than: 'O Allaah! You are Peace, and from You is Peace! Blessed are You, O possessor of Majesty and Honor!' So the Lord - Blessed and Exalted - will laugh to them and say: 'O People of Paradise! Where are those who used to obey Me without having ever seen Me? This is the Day of Increase!'

So, they will all give the same response: 'We are pleased, so be pleased with us!' So, He will say: 'O People of Paradise! If I were not pleased with you, I would not have made you inhabitants of My Paradise! So, ask of Me!' So, they will all give the same response: 'Show us your Face so that we may look at it!' So, the Lord - Mighty and Majestic - will remove his covering and will majestify them and will cover them with His Light, which, if Allaah - the Exalted - had not Willed not to burn them, would have burned them.

And there will not remain a single person in this gathering except that his Lord - the Exalted - will speak to him and say: 'Do you remember the day that you did this and that?' and He will remind him of some of his bad deeds in the Worldy life, so he will say: 'O Lord! Will you not forgive me?' So, He will say: 'Of course! You have not reached this position of yours (in Paradise) except by my forgiveness.'

So, how sweet is this speech to the ears, and how cooled are the righteous eyes by the glance at His Noble Face in the Afterlife...

{Some faces that Day will be shining and radiant, looking at their Lord...} (al-Qiyaamah:22-3)

[from the amazing and beautiful book Haadi al-Arwaah ilaa Bilaad il-Afraah by Ibn al-Qayyim, pg. 193]

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Excellence of Friday-Imam Ibn ul Qayyim al Jawziyyah Mukhtasar Zaad ul Ma`aad

Abu Huraira reported the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, as saying: ‘The best day on which the sun has risen is Friday; on it Adam was created, on it he was made to enter Paradise, on it he was expelled from it. And the Last Hour will take place on no day other than Friday.’
The Holy Prophet also said on the occasion of Friday: ‘We who are the last shall be the first on the Day of resurrection, except that every Ummah (nation) was given the Book before us and we where given it after them. It was this day (Friday) which Allah prescribed for us and guided us to it and the people came after us with regard to it, the Jews observing the next day and the Christians they day following that.’
With regard to Friday, the Holy Prophet was also reported as saying: ‘There is no time on Friday at which no Muslim would stand, pray and beg Allah for what is good but He would give it to him’ and he pointed with his hand that (this time) is short and narrow. There is a good deal of difference of opinion among the scholars as to what exactly is that fortunate hour on Friday when the supplication would be granted. The best course is that this hour should be treated as hidden, and the whole day should be spent in supplication and glorification of Allah.
It was the Holy Prophet’s practice to attach special significance and honour to Friday. Examples of this behaviour are numerous, however, the following could be cited: On that day, he recommenced reciting Soorah as-Sajdah (in fajr) [and al-Insaan] because it is inclusive of all affairs relevant to Friday; taking a bath, using perfume and miswak, going to Friday’s congregational prayer early, listening to the sermon, wearing one’s best clothes and remembering Allah all the time. When the Holy Prophet stood on the pulpit delivering Friday speech (sermon), his eyes would redden and his voice rise sharply with extreme anger. He, however, used to shorten the speech but prolong the prayer following it.

Friday Khutbah 4 All

وَلِلَّهِ الأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَى فَادْعُوهُ بِهَا

الْخُطْبَةُ الأُولَى

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ، أَحْمَدُهُ سُبْحَانَهُ هُوَ اللَّهُ الْخَالِقُ الْبَارِئُ الْمُصَوِّرُ، لَهُ الْأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَى، يُسَبِّحُ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ، وَأَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إلهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ، وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ سَيِّدَنَا وَنبيَّنَا مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولُهُ، وَصَفِيُّهُ مِنْ خَلْقِهِ وَحَبِيبُهُ، اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ وَبَارِكْ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا وَنَبِيِّنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ أَجْمَعِينَ، وَعَلَى مَنْ تَبِعَهُمْ بِإِحْسَانٍ إِلَى يَوْمِ الدِّينِ.
أَمَّا بَعْدُ: فَأُوصِيكُمْ عِبَادَ اللَّهِ وَنَفْسِي بِتَقْوَى اللَّهِ جَلَّ وَعَلاَ، قَالَ تَعَالَى:] يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَآمِنُوا بِرَسُولِهِ يُؤْتِكُمْ كِفْلَيْنِ مِن رَّحْمَتِهِ وَيَجْعَل لَّكُمْ نُوراً تَمْشُونَ بِهِ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ[([1])
أَيُّهَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ: أَسْمَاءُ اللَّهِ الْحُسْنَى أَسْمَاءُ مَدْحٍ وَتَمْجِيدٍ، وَثَنَاءٍ وَتَحْمِيدٍ، وَجَلاَلٍ وَكَمَالٍ، لِلَّهِ الْكَبِيرِ الْمُتَعَالِ، سَمَّى اللَّهُ تَعَالَى بِهَا نَفْسَهُ، فَأَنْزَلَهَا فِي كِتَابِهِ، أَوْ جَاءَتْ عَلَى لِسَانِ أَحَدٍ مِنْ رُسُلِهِ، أَوِ اسْتَأْثَرَ بِهَا فِي عِلْمِ الْغَيْبِ عِنْدَهُ، وَلاَ يُمَاثِلُهُ وَلاَ يُشْبِهُهُ فِيهَا أَحَدٌ([2]).
وَإِنَّ الْعِلْمَ بِاللَّهِ تَعَالَى وَأَسْمَائِهِ وَصِفَاتِهِ أَشْرَفُ الْعُلُومِ وَأَصْلُ الدِّينِ، يَزْدَادُ بِهَا الإِيمَانُ وَيَقْوَى الْيَقِينُ، وَقَدْ جَاءَتِ الآيَاتُ الْقُرْآنِيَّةُ، وَالأَحَادِيثُ النَّبَوِيَّةُ بِبَيَانِهَا، وَمِنْ ذَلِكَ قَوْلُهُ تَعَالَى:( هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ هُوَ الرَّحْمَنُ الرَّحِيمُ* هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلَامُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ* هُوَ اللَّهُ الْخَالِقُ الْبَارِئُ الْمُصَوِّرُ لَهُ الْأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَى يُسَبِّحُ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ)([3]) وَإِنَّ هَذِهِ الأَسْمَاءَ الْعَظِيمَةَ مُوصِلَةٌ إِلَى الْجَنَّةِ، قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ r :( إِنَّ لِلَّهِ تِسْعَةً وَتِسْعِينَ اسْمًا مِائَةً إِلَّا وَاحِدًا مَنْ أَحْصَاهَا دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ) ([4]).
أَيْ مَنْ عَدَّهَا وَحَفِظَهَا وَقَدَرَ عَلَى تَحْقِيقِ مَعْنَاهَا فِي سُلُوكِهِ، وَأَلْزَمَ نَفْسَهُ بِوَاجِبِهَا، فَإِذَا قَالَ: بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ؛ عَلِمَ أَنَّ رَحْمَةَ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى وَسِعَتْ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ، يَرْجُوهَا الْمُحْسِنُونَ، وَلاَ يَيْأَسُ مِنْهَا الْمُذْنِبُونَ، قَالَ تَعَالَى:( قُلْ يَا عِبَادِيَ الَّذِينَ أَسْرَفُوا عَلَى أَنْفُسِهِمْ لَا تَقْنَطُوا مِنْ رَحْمَةِ اللَّهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ جَمِيعًا إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ)([5])
وَبِرَحْمَةِ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى يَتَرَاحَمُ الْخَلْقُ، قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ r :( جَعَلَ اللَّهُ الرَّحْمَةَ مِائَةَ جُزْءٍ، فَأَمْسَكَ عِنْدَهُ تِسْعَةً وَتِسْعِينَ جُزْءًا، وَأَنْزَلَ فِي الْأَرْضِ جُزْءًا وَاحِدًا، فَمِنْ ذَلِكَ الْجُزْءِ يَتَرَاحَمُ الْخَلْقُ، حَتَّى تَرْفَعَ الْفَرَسُ حَافِرَهَا عَنْ وَلَدِهَا خَشْيَةَ أَنْ تُصِيبَهُ)([6]) وَيُحَقِّقُ الْمُسْلِمُ أَثَرَ رَحْمَةِ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى فِي حَيَاتِهِ، فَيَلِينُ قَلْبُهُ، وَتَحْسُنُ أَخْلاَقُهُ، قَالَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ:( فَبِمَا رَحْمَةٍ مِنَ اللَّهِ لِنْتَ لَهُمْ)([7]) أَيْ فَبِرَحْمَةِ اللَّهِ يَا مُحَمَّدُ، حَسُنَتْ أَخْلاَقُكَ لَهُمْ، حَتَّى احْتَمَلْتَ أَذَاهُمْ، وَعَفَوْتَ عَنْ جُرْمِهِمْ([8]).
فَمِنْ أَثَرِ اتِّصَالِهِr  بِالرَّؤُوفِ الرَّحِيمِ تَأَصَّلَتْ فِي أَخْلاَقِهِ الرَّأْفَةُ وَالرَّحْمَةُ، وَقَالَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ الْكَرِيمُ:( لَقَدْ جَاءَكُمْ رَسُولٌ مِنْ أَنْفُسِكُمْ عَزِيزٌ عَلَيْهِ مَا عَنِتُّمْ حَرِيصٌ عَلَيْكُمْ بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ رَءُوفٌ رَحِيمٌ)([9]) وَشَمِلَتْ رَحْمَتُهُr  الْخَلاَئِقَ أَجْمَعِينَ، قَالَ تَعَالَى:( وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِلْعَالَمِينَ)([10])
عِبَادَ اللَّهِ: إِنَّ مِنْ كَمَالِ سَعَادَةِ الْعَبْدِ؛ التَّحَلِّيَ بِمَعَانِي صِفَاتِ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى وَأَسْمَائِهِ الْحُسْنَى، فَإِذَا ذَكَرَ اسْمَ اللَّهِ السَّلاَمَ أَفْشَى السَّلاَمَ بَيْنَ النَّاسِ، وَعَمِلَ عَلَى نَشْرِهِ بَيْنَ الْخَلْقِ، قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ r :( إِنَّ السَّلاَمَ اسْمٌ مِنْ أَسْمَاءِ اللهِ وَضَعَهُ فِي الأَرْضِ، فَأَفْشُوه بَيْنَكُمْ، فَإِنَّ الرَّجُلَ الْمُسْلِمَ إِذَا مَرَّ بِقَوْمٍ فَسَلَّمَ عَلَيْهِمْ فَرَدُّوا عَلَيْهِ كَانَ لَهُ عَلَيْهِمْ فَضْلُ دَرَجَةٍ بِتَذْكِيرِهِ إِيَّاهُمُ السَّلاَمَ، فَإِنْ لَمْ يَرُدُّوا عَلَيْهِ رَدَّ عَلَيْهِ مَنْ هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِنْهُمْ وَأَطْيَبُ)([11]).
وَهَكَذَا يُحَقِّقُ الْمُسْلِمُ مَعَانِيَ الأَسْمَاءِ الْحُسْنَى فِي حَيَاتِهِ، فَيُصْبِحُ عَظِيماً فِي أَخْلاَقِهِ، كَرِيماً فِي عَطَائِهِ، حَلِيماً عِنْدَ غَضَبِهِ، عَفُوًّا عَنْ أَخْطَاءِ الآخَرِينَ، رَحِيماً بِالْخَلْقِ أَجْمَعِينَ، صَبُوراً إِذَا أَصَابَتْهُ ضَرَّاءُ، شَكُوراً إِذَا أَصَابَتْهُ سَرَّاءُ.
أَيُّهَا الْمُسْلِمُونَ: أَمَرَنَا اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ أَنْ نَدْعُوهُ بِأَسْمَائِهِ الْحُسْنَى، فَقَالَ جَلَّ فِي عُلاَهُ:( وَلِلَّهِ الْأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَى فَادْعُوهُ بِهَا)([12]) أَيِ اطْلُبُوا مِنَ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى بِأَسْمَائِهِ، فَيُطْلَبُ بِكُلِّ اسْمٍ مَا يَلِيقُ بِهِ، تَقُولُ: يَا رَحِيمُ ارْحَمنِي، يَا غَفُورُ اغْفِرْ لِي، يَا رَزَّاقُ ارْزُقْنِي، يَا هَادِي اهْدِنِي. وَإِنْ دَعَوْتَ بِاسْمٍ عَامٍّ قُلْتَ: يَا اللَّهُ، فَهُوَ مُتَضَمِّنٌ لِكُلِّ اسْمٍ.
وَكَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ  r يَدْعُو اللَّه تَعَالَى بِأَسْمَائِهِ الْحُسْنَى وَصِفَاتِهِ الْعُلَى؛ فعَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: كَانَ النَّبِيُّ r إِذَا كَرَبَهُ أَمْرٌ قَالَ:« يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّومُ بِرَحْمَتِكَ أَسْتَغِيثُ»([13]).
وَعَنْ ثَوْبَانَ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ r إِذَا انْصَرَفَ مِنْ صَلاَتِهِ اسْتَغْفَرَ ثَلاَثاً وَقَالَ:« اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ السَّلاَمُ وَمِنْكَ السَّلاَمُ، تَبَارَكْتَ ذَا الْجَلاَلِ وَالإِكْرَامِ»([14]).
وَعَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: كُنْتُ مَعَ رَسُولِ الله r  جَالِسًا وَرَجُلٌ قَائِمٌ يُصَلِّي، فَلَمَّا رَكَعَ وَسَجَدَ وَتَشَهَّدَ دَعَا فَقَالَ فِي دُعَائِهِ: اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ بِأَنَّ لَكَ الحَمْدَ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ الْمَنَّانُ بَدِيعُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ، يَا ذَا الجَلاَلِ وَالإِكْرَامِ يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّومُ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ، فَقَالَ النَّبِيُ r لأَصْحَابِهِ: تَدْرُونَ بِمَا دَعَا؟ قَالُوا: الله وَرَسُولُهُ أَعْلَمُ. قَالَ:( وَالذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ لَقَدْ دَعَا اللَّهَ بِاسْمِهِ العَظِيمِ، الذِي إِذَا دُعِيَ بِهِ أَجَابَ، وَإِذَا سُئِلَ بِهِ أَعْطَى)([15])
وَعَنْ مُعَاذِ بْنِ جَبَلٍ رضي الله عنه: أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ r سَمِعَ رَجُلًا وَهُوَ يَقُولُ: يَا ذَا الْجَلَالِ وَالْإِكْرَامِ فَقَالَ:( قَدِ اسْتُجِيبَ لَكَ فَسَلْ)([16])
فَاللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَسْأَلُكَ بِأَسْمَائِكَ الْحُسْنَى وَصِفَاتِكَ الْعُلَى أَنْ تُوَفِّقَنَا دَوْماً لِطَاعَتِكَ وَطَاعَةِ رَسُولِكَ مُحَمَّدٍ r وَطَاعَةِ مَنْ أَمَرْتَنَا بِطَاعَتِهِ, عَمَلاً بقولِكَ:] يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ[([17])
نَفَعَنِي اللَّهُ وَإِيَّاكُمْ بِالْقُرْآنِ الْعَظِيمِ، وَبِسُنَّةِ نَبِيِّهِ الْكَرِيمِ صلى الله عليه وسلم
أَقُولُ قَوْلِي هَذَا وَأَسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّهَ لِي وَلَكُمْ، فَاسْتَغْفِرُوهُ إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ

الْخُطْبَةُ الثَّانيةُ
الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ العَالَمِينَ، وَأَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلهَ إِلاَّ اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَه، وأَشْهَدُ أنَّ سيِّدَنا محمَّداً عبدُهُ ورسولُهُ، اللهمَّ صلِّ وسلِّمْ وبارِكْ علَى سيدِنَا محمدٍ وَعَلَى آلِهِ الطيبينَ الطاهرِينَ وَعَلَى أصحابِهِ أجمعينَ، والتَّابعينَ لَهُمْ بإحسانٍ إِلَى يَوْمِ الدِّينِ.
أمَّا بعدُ: فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ عِبَادَ اللَّهِ حَقَّ تَقْوَاهُ، وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ أَسْمَاءَ اللَّهِ الْحُسْنَى شَأْنُهَا عَظِيمٌ، وَقَدْرُهَا كَرِيمٌ، وَمِنْ أَسْمَائِهِ سُبْحَانَهُ الشَّافِي، وَمَعْنَاهُ الْقَادِرُ عَلَى إِبْرَاءِ الْخَلْقِ مِنْ عِلَلِهِمْ وَأَمْرَاضِهِمْ، وَلِذَا وَجَبَ عَلَى الْمُسْلِمِ إِذَا مَرِضَ أَنْ يَتَعَلَّقَ قَلْبُهُ بِاللَّهِ تَعَالَى، وَيَسْأَلُهُ رَاجِيًا مِنْهُ الشِّفَاءَ، فَهُوَ مَنْ يُيَسِّرُهُ، وَيَجْعَلُهُ سَبَبًا عِنْدَ الأَطِبَّاءِ، قَالَ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى عَلَى لِسَان خَلِيلِهِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَمُ: ]وَإِذَا مَرِضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِينِ[([18]) أَيْ هُوَ الْمُسَبِّبُ لِلشِّفَاءِ. وَكَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ r إِذَا عَادَ مَرِيضاً قَالَ:« اللَّهُمَّ أَذْهِبِ الْبَأْسَ رَبَّ النَّاسِ، وَاشْفِ فَأَنْتَ الشَّافِي، لاَ شِفَاءَ إِلاَّ شِفَاؤُكَ، شِفَاءً لاَ يُغَادِرُ سَقَماً»([19]).
فَاللَّهُمَّ يَا عَظِيمُ يَا رَحِيمُ يَا شَافِي نَسْأَلُكَ أَنْ تَشْفِيَ الشَّيْخ خليفة شِفَاءً لاَ يُغَادِرُ سَقَماً، وَأَنْ تُدِيمَ عَلَى سُمُوِّهِ الصِّحَّةَ وَالْعَافِيَةَ، اللَّهُمَّ احْفَظْهُ بِحِفْظِكَ، وَاكْلَأْهُ بِرِعَايَتِكَ، وَاكْتُبْ لَهُ السَّلاَمَةَ، وَتَوَلَّهُ بِالْعِنَايَةِ، اللَّهُمَّ احْمِهِ مِنْ كُلِّ مَكْرُوهٍ، وَاجْعَلْهُ لَنَا ذُخْرًا، وَاجْزِهِ عَنَّا خَيْرًا.
هَذَا وَصَلُّوا وَسَلِّمُوا عَلَى مَنْ أُمِرْتُمْ بِالصَّلاَةِ وَالسَّلاَمِ عَلَيْهِ، قَالَ  تَعَالَى:]إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلائِكنَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا[([20]) وَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ rمَنْ صَلَّى عَلَيَّ صَلاَةً صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ بِهَا عَشْراً»([21])
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ وَبَارِكْ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا وَنَبِيِّنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ أَجْمَعِينَ، وَارْضَ اللَّهُمَّ عَنِ الْخُلَفَاءِ الرَّاشِدِينَ: أَبِي بَكْرٍ وَعُمَرَ وَعُثْمَانَ وَعَلِيٍّ، وَعَنْ سَائِرِ الصَّحَابِةِ الأَكْرَمِينَ، وَعَنِ التَّابِعِينَ وَمَنْ تَبِعَهُمْ بِإِحْسَانٍ إِلَى يَوْمِ الدِّينِ.
اللَّهُمَّ احْفَظْ دَوْلَةَ الإِمَارَاتِ مِنَ الْفِتَنِ مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَمَا بَطَنَ، وَأَدِمْ عَلَيْهَا الأَمْنَ وَالأَمَانَ وَعلَى سَائِرِ الْبُلْدَانِ([22]).
اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الحَمْدُ أَنْتَ قَيُّومُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ، وَلكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ الْحَقُّ، وَوَعْدُكَ الْحَقُّ، وَقَوْلُكَ الْحَقُّ، وَلِقَاؤُكَ حَقٌّ، وَالْجَنَّةُ حَقٌّ، وَالنَّارُ حَقٌّ، وَالسَّاعَةٌ حَقٌّ، وَالنَّبيُّونَ حَقٌّ، وَمُحَمَّدٌ حَقٌّ، اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ أَسْلَمْنَا، وَبِكَ آمَنَّا، وَعَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْنَا، وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْنَا، فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا مَا قَدَّمْنَا وَمَا أَخَّرْنَا، وَمَا أَسْرَرْنَا وَمَا أَعْلَنَّا، أَنْتَ الْمُقَدِّمُ وَأَنْتَ الْمُؤَخِّرُ، لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ.
اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَسْأَلُكَ الْجَنَّةَ وَمَا قَرَّبَ إِلَيْهَا مِنْ قَوْلٍ أَوْ عَمَلٍ، وَنَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ النَّارِ وَمَا قَرَّبَ إِلَيْهَا مِنْ قَوْلٍ أَوْ عَمَلٍ، اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَسْأَلُكَ الْجَنَّةَ لَنَا وَلِوَالدينَا، وَلِمَنْ لَهُ حَقٌّ عَلَيْنَا، وَلِلْمُسْلِمِينَ أَجْمَعِينَ.
اللَّهُمَّ اهْدِنَا لأَحْسَنِ الأَخْلاَقِ، فَإنَّهُ لاَ يَهْدِي لأَحْسَنِهَا إِلاَّ أَنْتَ، وَاصْرِفْ عَنَّا سَيِّئَهَا، فَإنَّهُ لاَ يَصْرِفُ عَنَّا سَيِّئَهَا إِلاَّ أَنْتَ.
اللَّهُمَّ لاَ تَدَعْ لَنَا ذَنْبًا إِلاَّ غَفَرْتَهُ، وَلاَ هَمًّا إِلاَّ فَرَّجْتَهُ، وَلاَ دَيْنًا إِلاَّ قَضَيْتَهُ، وَلاَ مَرِيضًا إِلاَّ شَفَيْتَهُ، وَلاَ مَيِّتًا إِلاَّ رَحِمْتَهُ، وَلاَ حَاجَةً إِلاَّ قَضَيْتَهَا وَيَسَّرْتَهَا يَا رَبَّ الْعَالَمِينَ، رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً، وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ. اللَّهُمَّ وَفِّقْ وَلِيَّ أَمْرِنَا رَئِيسَ الدَّوْلَةِ، الشَّيْخ خليفة وَنَائِبَهُ لِمَا تُحِبُّهُ وَتَرْضَاهُ، وَأَيِّدْ إِخْوَانَهُ حُكَّامَ الإِمَارَاتِ وَوَلِيَّ عَهْدِهِ الأَمِينَ.
اللَّهُمَّ اغفِرْ لِلْمُسْلِمِينَ وَالْمُسْلِمَاتِ الأَحْيَاءِ مِنْهُمْ وَالأَمْوَاتِ، اللَّهُمَّ ارْحَمِ الشَّيْخ زَايِد، وَالشَّيْخ مَكْتُوم، وَإِخْوَانَهُمَا شُيُوخَ الإِمَارَاتِ الَّذِينَ انْتَقَلُوا إِلَى رَحْمَتِكَ، اللَّهُمَّ اشْمَلْ بِعَفْوِكَ وَغُفْرَانِكَ وَرَحْمَتِكَ آبَاءَنَا وَأُمَّهَاتِنَا وَجَمِيعَ أَرْحَامِنَا وَمَنْ لَهُ حَقٌّ عَلَيْنَا.
اللَّهُمَّ اسْقِنَا الْغَيْثَ وَلاَ تَجْعَلْنَا مِنَ الْقَانِطِينَ، اللَّهُمَّ أَغِثْنَا، اللَّهُمَّ أَغِثْنَا، اللَّهُمَّ أَغِثْنَا.
اذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ الْعَظِيمَ يَذْكُرْكُمْ، وَاشكرُوهُ علَى نِعَمِهِ يَزِدْكُمْ ] وَأَقِمِ الصَّلاةَ إِنَّ الصَّلاةَ تَنْهَى عَنِ الفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنكَرِ وَلَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ أَكْبَرُ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ مَا تَصْنَعُونَ[([23])

([1]) الحديد :28.
([2]) انظر تفسير ابن كثير :3/515.
([3]) الحشر :22 – 24 .
([4]) البخاري: 2531.
([5]) الزمر:53.
([6]) البخاري:5541.
([7]) آل عمران:159.
([8]) انظر تفسير الطبري :7/341.
([9]) التوبة:128.
([10]) الأنبياء:107.
([11]) البخاري في الأدب المفرد 1/358 موقوفا والبزار 5/175 مرفوعا.
([12]) الأعراف:180.
([13]) الترمذي (5/ 539).
([14]) مسلم : 591.
([15]) النسائي : 3/52.
([16]) الترمذي : 3450.
([17]) النساء : 59.
([18]) الشعراء :80.
([19]) الترمذي : 3565.
([20]) الأحزاب : 56 .
([21]) مسلم : 384.
([22]) يكررها الخطيب مرتين.

Friday sermon: Address Allah with His 99 names

When you ask Allah for favours, address Him with his 99 names and have your prayers answered, worshippers at the Friday sermon will be told.
“The divine names of Allah are names of praise and glory ... and perfection, Allah has named Himself by them ... and no one resembles Him with them,” the sermon preaches.
Knowing Allah by his 99 names increases faith and strengthens belief and enhances one’s path to heaven.
As the Prophet Mohammed once said: “There are 99 names for Allah ... he who enumerates them would get into Paradise.”
By enumerating them, the person should memorise the names, learn the meanings of them and try to include the characteristics in their actions.
For instance Allah’s name “Al Salam” (The Source of Peace) when mentioned, should inspire worshippers to spread the peace greeting between them.
“Allah has ordered us to ask him by his good names,” continues the sermon.
It will cite incidents from the time of the Prophet Mohammed where he guaranteed his companions who started their prayers with Allah’s names that they would be granted their wishes.
So, the sermon will state, when one wants to ask Allah to cure them, one could start the prayer by addressing the name “Al Shafi” (the healer). Or when he wants to ask him for wealth, one could start by the name “Al Ghani” (the rich one).