The Friday sermon will reflect on the prophets described in the chapter in the Quran known as “Sad”.
In the Quran, Allah recalled the stories of the prophets to teach people about morals and wisdom. The Sad chapter describes prophets, including Noah, Lot, David, Solomon and Job.
“[This is] a Scripture that We have revealed unto thee, full of blessing, that they may ponder its revelations, and that men of understanding may reflect,” says a verse from the chapter.
Speaking about prophet David, it says he was granted a beautiful recitation voice and the ability to melt iron with his hands.
“O David! Lo! We have set thee as a viceroy in the earth; therefore judge aright between mankind, and follow not desire that it beguile thee from the way of Allah. Lo! those who wander from the way of Allah have an awful doom, forasmuch as they forgot the Day of Reckoning.”
In the same chapter, Allah tells the story of the prophet Solomon. “And We bestowed on David, Solomon. How excellent a slave! Lo! he was ever turning in repentance [toward Allah].”
The sermon concludes “And one of the main lessons to learn from Sad is Isteghfar” [asking for Allah’s forgiveness], adding that all the prophets mentioned in Sad sought such forgiveness.