Sunday, September 27, 2015

A Protection from Harm - A Forgotten Sunnah

Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنه narrated that the Prophet ﷺ said;

“Whenever you intend to leave your house you should pray two rak’ah right before you leave. These rak’ah will protect you from harm while outside. And when you come back home you should pray another two rak’ah. They will safeguard you from harm in your house.”

Shaykh Al-Albaanee [rahimahullāh] said in his Silsilah Saheehah 3/315:

“This isnad of this hadeeth is acceptable and the narrators are trustworthy men used by Bukhari.”

This hadeeth is mentioned in Al- Muntaqah (12/69/1), Al-Bazaar in his Musnad(81), Ad-Daylamee in his Musnad (1/1/108), and Abdul-Ghani in Akbar-As-Salaah(1/67 and 2/68).

Saturday, September 26, 2015

“What is required of the son is to treat his parents kindly and honour them…even if they fell short with regard to his rights.”

Ibn Baaz (may Allah have mercy on him) was asked about the Islamic ruling on a person whose father – as he says – did not play any role in his upbringing and did not give him any kind of care, even when he was an infant, despite the fact that the father could have spent on his child.
In this case is it still obligatory to uphold ties between the father and his son?
He replied:
Yes, the son is obliged to honour his father, acknowledge his rights and treat him kindly, even if the father did badly and even if he fell short. And the father has to repent to Allah for his shortcomings; he has to repent to Allah from his shortcomings with regard to his upbringing of his son, but this does not justify disobedience on the part of the son. Rather the son must honour his parents, even if they fell short with regard to his rights.
Allah says concerning the rights of the disbelievers, in the story of Luqmaan (interpretation of the meaning):
“but behave with them in the world kindly”
[Luqmaan 31:15],
even if they are disbelievers.
What is required of the son is to treat his parents kindly and honour them, and to interact with them in a nice manner, even if they fell short with regard to his rights.
End quote from the shaykh’s website:

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

This Eid rejoice while worshiping -Fatima Mustafa

بسم الله تارحمن الرحيم

This article before the Eid time is a reminder for me first and everyone and I pray Allah to grant us the understanding and ease of application. Ameen

Needless to enumerate what the "folk" Muslim (culturally educated)  does on Eid day?!  He/she creates “Havoc!”

 What happens that day, Allah knows best! 
 Blame it on invested efforts in the parlor or the  dress  drama but it will  leave some  attending the Eid prayer late, negligently , or not at all to say the least, Subhanallah!

 Also what is generally not missing on the table along with the udhiya (scarified animal meat) , is the “masala” news about the whole town if not beyond, all this depending on the strength of the tongues at waging war against fulan or fulan (this one or that one). Well… bad news the basket of Ajr just flew out of the windows, if you only knew how much!
I guess….needless to say more.
The real deal is this?!
What would you do if you knew that the most important day was not Isra wal Miraj, Laylatil Qadr, nor llyaum Arafat but Eid day? How much would it change from the careless behavior and sins of the tongue which seems to never find an exit May Allah grants all  understanding .

Well, good news this time ,"Eid day" is the most important day of all days of the years my dears and Subhanallah! 

Here is what unfortunately happens but hopefully will change : few “bida” things such as visiting the graves on the two Eid days which not only is a total discrepancy ,against the teaching of the Prophet (saw) who prohibited  specifying a day on visiting graves but it also clashes with the joyful spirit of  Eid . It does not find its way to this graveyard  does it?

Another source of great fitna to say the least, can be found in the dressing code of our sisters from the Nanga Panga style (revealing) to the perfume wearing or makeup. While some go completely Hijab-less others dress the have-you-seen half-my hair -but- i- still think -I'm -covered kind of look  or the famous camel hump. As if the list  wasn't exhausted, you also find the sisters mixing and crowding with men in the prayer place and the streets when the etiquette would recommended the men to stay within the precinct of the Musalla and let the former (women) disperse first .Hasn't Allah said “Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has made one of them to excel the other” [1]. Thus the males should take care of these details but how can it be so when some are sleeping late and missing the prayer or forsaking the jamaa’ah?  Except with a valid reason) it is really out of place?!!
 Even more so when you will find them instead listening to singing, doing Haram or being in Haram places. May Allah save our Ummah and teach us Amen.

The solution is to pause for a minute during these precious days of worship, before the “hungama time” as some call it arrives and really ponder:
-Do we sincerely hope to achieve forgiveness of the past and future year sins?
 -How can it be achieved when the most important day of all days we start it by disobeying Our Rabb?
Eid,  let us recall dear readers, is not only a day of rejoicing and family gathering ,but it is before all a day of worship  starting with the Khutbah and Eid prayer followed by a sacrifice called udhiya  .
-These very moments of Ebadah should be performed with tremendous care reminding ourselves of the endless favors of Allah upon ourselves and the manifestation of His blessings in our lives.
- Let us correlate this day in the Light of the Quran through the story of Ibrahim(عليه السلام( . By Alla's grace upon His Khalilullah,our beloved prophet Abraham (saw) the latter he did not have to sacrifice His son, long hoped for. Allah said :
( interpretation of the meaning )[2] We called out to him: “O Ibraaheem! You have fulfilled the dream!” Verily, thus do We reward the Muhsinoon (good-doers). Verily, that indeed was a manifest trial. And We ransomed him with a great sacrifice (i.e. a ram);And We left for him (a goodly remembrance) among the later generations. “Salaam (peace) be upon Ibraaheem!” Thus indeed do We reward the Muhsinoon (good-doers). Verily, he was one of Our believing slaves.
-Let us Remember the infinite bounty and Ni’ma of Islam and the possibility Allah granted us to worship all these days of Thul hijja and other times and the special reward for worshiping on the day of Arafah as well as the importance of the  Eid day. 
Whatever little good we have done  my dears we haven’t given the due right of Ebadah as  said the sinless angels to Allah Al Shakur though they are always abiding to Allah’s order.  thus “Where do we stand Subhanallah?!

-Remember that it is out of love care and Mercy that Allah has emptied our bags of sins and here we are on the day of Eid filling it back again?!
Let us ask none but ourselves what kind of gratitude is this? What is the aim ?
Yes dears Let us think about it until ....the day arrives InshAllah and let us not say a word except khayr …..

For we’ve have been warned! 

[1]  [al-Nisa’ 4:34 – interpretation of the meaning] 
[2] AsSaffat 37: 104-110 interpretation of the meaning

Monday, September 21, 2015

HAJJ-The best supplication on the Day of ‘arafaat /Ahadith regarding the benefits and blessings of Hajj

The best supplication offered on the Day of ‘arafaat is that of the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam)
Laa ilaaha illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahul-mulku walahul-hamdu wahuwa ‘ala kulli shay-in qadeer
(There is no true God worthy of being worshipped except Allaah, alone, without any partners, to Him belongs the Kingdom, and all-praise is due to Him, and He is able to do all things).
Source : Hajj and Tawheed by Dr. Saleh as-Saleh ( Pg 25)


HAJJ 001 Ahadith regarding the benefits and blessings of Hajj – Shaykh Al Albaani

Taken from ‘Saheeh al-Targheeb wa Tarheeb’By the Shaykh, ‘Allaama, the Muhadith Muhammad Nasr ud-Deen al-Albaani
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya 
It is narrated on the authority of Ibn Umar – radiAllaahu anhuma – who said:  I was sitting with the Prophet – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – in the masjidin Mina when a man from the Ansaar came and a man from the Thaqeef, they gave Salaam and said, “O Messenger of Allaah, we came to ask you questions.”
So the Messenger said:  “If you want I can inform you why you came and what you want to ask, and I will do so, and if you want I will hold back and you can ask me and I will answer you.”
They said:  “Tell us O Messenger of Allaah!”
The man from Thaqeef said to the Ansaari:  “Ask.”  So the Ansaari man said:  “Inform me O Messenger of Allaah!”
The Messenger of Allaah said:  “You came to me, to ask about leaving your house and aiming for the Bait-ul-Haraam and the reward for it; about praying two Rakahafter Tawaaf and the reward for it; going between as-Safa and Marwa and the reward for it; your staying the evening in Mina, and the reward for it; stoning theJamarah and the reward for it; slaughtering an animal and the reward for it; and the Tawaaf of al-Ifaadh.”
The man said:  “I swear by the One who sent you with the truth! This is what I came to ask you about.”
The Prophet said:
“As for you leaving your homes aiming for the Bait-ul-Haraam:  then your she-camel does not place its foot nor does it raise it except that Allaah writes for you a reward due to it, and wipes off one of your sins.
As for the two Rakah after the Tawaaf, then it is equivalent to freeing a slave from the Children of Ismaeel.
As for your circuiting of as-Safa and al-Marwa, then it is the same as freeing 70 slaves.
As for you staying till the evening in Arafah, then Allaah descends to the sky of the Duniya and He boasts about you to the Angels, and says:  ‘My slaves have come to Me, looking rough, from every deep valley hoping for My mercy, so if your sins were equivalent to the amount of sand or the drops of rain or like the foam on the sea I will forgive them.  So go forth My slaves!  Having forgiveness and for what or who you have interceded for.’
As for stoning the Jamaar (the pillars), then for every stone that you throw, it removes a big sin from the deadly sins.
As for your slaughtering, then it is saved for you with your Lord.
As for shaving your head, then there is a reward for every strand of hair that you shaved, and a sin is wiped off by it.
As for you performing Tawaaf of the House after all this, then by this time your are performing Tawaaf with no sin upon you and an Angel comes and places his hand between your shoulders saying: “Perform good deeds in what you face of the future for verily your past sins have been forgiven.”
Reported by at-Tabarani in his book “al-Kabeer” and by al-Bazaar. Shaykh Al-Albani graded it  Hassan.  Taken from ‘Saheeh al-Targheeb wa Tarheeb’.  Volume 2, Page 9-10, hadeeth no. 1112
All Praise belongs to Allaah, may His peace and blessings be upon our final Prophet Muhammad, his family, his companions and all those who follow his guidance.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

friday khutbah: The importance of Dhul-Hijja

فَضْلُ عَشْرِ ذِي الْحِجَّةِ وَعَرَفَةَ
 الْخُطْبَةُ الأُولَى
الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ، أَمَرَ عِبَادَهُ بِذِكْرِهِ، وَوَعَدَهُمْ بِعَظِيمِ فَضْلِهِ، وَأَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ، يَقْبَلُ التَّائِبِينَ، وَيُعْطِي السَّائِلِينَ، وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ سَيِّدَنَا وَنَبِيَّنَا مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولُهُ، سَيِّدُ الْبَشَرِ، خَيْرُ مَنْ ذَكَرَ رَبَّهُ وَشَكَرَ، وَحَجَّ الْبَيْتَ وَاعْتَمَرَ، فَاللَّهُمَّ 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 وَطَاعَتِهِ، قَالَ سُبْحَانَهُ:( وَتَزَوَّدُوا فَإِنَّ خَيْرَ الزَّادِ التَّقْوَى وَاتَّقُونِ يَا أُولِي الْأَلْبَابِ)([1]).
أَيُّهَا الْمُسْلِمُونَ: لَقَدْ فَضَّلَ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى بَعْضَ الأَيَّامِ عَلَى بَعْضٍ، فَالْعَشْرُ الأَوَائِلُ مِنْ ذِي الْحِجَّةِ أَفْضَلُ أَيَّامِ الدُّنْيَا، قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ r أَفْضَلُ أَيَّامِ الدُّنْيا أَيَّامُ الْعَشْرِ»([2]). وَقَدْ أَقْسَمَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ بِهَا، إِشَارَةً إِلَى جَلِيلِ قَدْرِهَا، وَعَظِيمِ مَنْزِلَتِهَا؛ فَقَالَ سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى:( وَالْفَجْرِ* وَلَيَالٍ عَشْرٍ)([3]) أَيْ: عَشْرِ ذِي الْحِجَّةِ([4]). وَهِيَ أَفْضَلُ أَيَّامِ السَّنَةِ؛ لِاجْتِمَاعِ أُمَّهَاتِ الْعِبَادَةِ فِيهَا([5])، فَقَدْ شَرَعَ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى فِيهَا حَجَّ بَيْتِهِ الْحَرَامِ، وَضَاعَفَ فِيهَا أَجْرَ الأَعْمَالِ الصَّالِحَةِ وَثَوَابَهَا، قَالَ النَّبِيُّ rمَا العَمَلُ فِي أَيَّامٍ أَفْضَلَ مِنْهَا فِي هَذِهِ؟». قَالُوا : وَلاَ الجِهَادُ؟ قَالَ:« وَلاَ الجِهَادُ، إِلَّا رَجُلٌ خَرَجَ يُخَاطِرُ بِنَفْسِهِ وَمَالِهِ، فَلَمْ يَرْجِعْ بِشَيْءٍ»([6]).
عِبَادَ اللَّهِ: وَمِمَّا يُسْتَحَبُّ فِي هَذِهِ الأَيَّامِ؛ الإِكْثَارُ مِنَ الْعِبَادَاتِ عَلَى اخْتِلاَفِ أَنْوَاعِهَا؛ مِنَ الصَّلاَةِ وَنَوَافِلِهَا كَصَلاَةِ الضُّحَى وَقِيَامِ اللَّيْلِ، وَالصِّيَامِ وَالصَّدَقَةِ، وَقِرَاءَةِ الْقُرْآنِ الْكَرِيمِ، وَذِكْرِ اللَّهِ سُبْحَانَهُ؛ قَالَ تَعَالَى:( وَيَذْكُرُوا اسْمَ اللَّهِ فِي أَيَّامٍ مَعْلُومَاتٍ)([7]). أَيْ: أَيَّامِ الْعَشْرِ مِنْ ذِي الْحِجَّةِ([8]). فَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى مِنْ أَعْظَمِ الْعِبَادَاتِ، وَأَجَلِّ الطَّاعَاتِ، قَالَ النَّبِيُّ r :« أَلاَ أُنَبِّئُكُمْ بِخَيْرِ أَعْمَالِكُمْ، وَأَزْكَاهَا عِنْدَ مَلِيكِكُمْ، وَأَرْفَعِهَا فِي دَرَجَاتِكُمْ، وَخَيْرٌ لَكُمْ مِنْ إِنْفَاقِ الذَّهَبِ وَالْوَرِقِ، وَخَيْرٌ لَكُمْ مِنْ أَنْ تَلْقَوْا عَدُوَّكُمْ فَتَضْرِبُوا أَعْنَاقَهُمْ وَيَضْرِبُوا أَعْنَاقَكُمْ؟». قَالُوا: بَلَى. قَالَ:« ذِكْرُ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى». وَقَالَ مُعَاذُ بْنُ جَبَلٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ: مَا شَيْءٌ أَنْجَى مِنْ عَذَابِ اللَّهِ مِنْ ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ([9]). وَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ زَادُ الْمُؤْمِنِ فِي كُلِّ حَالٍ، قَالَ النَّبِيُّ r :« مَنْ عَجَزَ مِنْكُمْ عَنِ اللَّيْلِ أَنْ يُكَابِدَهُ، وَبَخِلَ بِالْمَالِ أَنْ يُنْفِقَهُ، وَجَبُنَ عَنِ الْعَدُوِّ أَنْ يُجَاهِدَهُ فَلْيُكْثِرْ مِنْ ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ»([10]).
وَقَدْ أَمَرَ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى بِكَثْرَةِ الذِّكْرِ فِي وَقْتِ الشِّدَّةِ وَالْعُسْرِ، فَقَالَ:( يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا لَقِيتُمْ فِئَةً فَاثْبُتُوا وَاذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ كَثِيراً لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ)([11]) فَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ سُبْحَانَهُ يُثَبِّتُ الْقُلُوبَ فِي الْمَوَاقِفِ الْعَصِيبَةِ، وَالْمَآزِقِ الشَّدِيدَةِ، وَفِيهِ انْشِرَاحٌ لِلصَّدْرِ، وَذَهَابٌ لِلْهَمِّ وَالْغَمِّ، وَسَعَادَةٌ لِلنَّفْسِ، وَطُمَأْنِينَةٌ لِلْقَلْبِ؛ قَالَ تَعَالَى:( الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَتَطْمَئِنُّ قُلُوبُهُم بِذِكْرِ اللّهِ أَلاَ بِذِكْرِ اللّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ)([12]).  وَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ غِذَاءٌ لِلأَرْوَاحِ، وَحَيَاةٌ لِلْقُلُوبِ؛ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ r مَثَلُ الَّذِي يَذْكُرُ رَبَّهُ وَالَّذِي لاَ يَذْكُرُ رَبَّهُ، مَثَلُ الحَيِّ وَالْمَيِّتِ»([13]). وَوَعَدَ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى الذَّاكِرِينَ بِكَرِيمِ الْعَطَاءِ، وَخَيْرِ الْجَزَاءِ؛ فَقَالَ سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى:( وَالذَّاكِرِينَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا وَالذَّاكِرَاتِ أَعَدَّ اللَّهُ لَهُمْ مَغْفِرَةً وَأَجْرًا عَظِيمًا)([14]) وَمِنْ عَظِيمِ جَزَاءِ الذِّكْرِ وَشَرَفِهِ؛ أَنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ يَذْكُرُ الذَّاكِرَ؛ قَالَ سُبْحَانَهُ:( فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ)([15]) فَالسَّعِيدُ مَنْ وَفَّقَهُ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى فِي هَذِهِ الأَيَّامِ الْمُبَارَكَاتِ لِلطَّاعَاتِ، فَمَلأَ وَقْتَهُ بِالْبَاقِيَاتِ الصَّالِحَاتِ؛ يَقُولُ تَعَالَى:( وَالْبَاقِيَاتُ الصَّالِحَاتُ خَيْرٌ عِندَ رَبِّكَ ثَوَاباً وَخَيْرٌ أَمَلاً)([16]) وَهِيَ قَوْلُ: اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ، وَسُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ، وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ، وَلاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ، وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ([17])
عِبَادَ اللَّهِ: إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى رَغَّبَنَا فِي الإِكْثَارِ مِنْ ذِكْرِهِ؛ فَقَالَ تَعَالَى:( يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ ذِكْراً كَثِيرًا* وَسَبِّحُوهُ بُكْرَةً وَأَصِيلاً)([18]). وَحَثَّ عَلَى الذِّكْرِ بَعْدَ أَدَاءِ الْعِبَادَاتِ لِيَكُونَ خَيْرَ خِتَامٍ، فَقَالَ تَعَالَى عَنْ عِبَادَةِ الْحَجِّ:( فَإِذَا قَضَيْتُمْ مَنَاسِكَكُمْ فَاذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ كَذِكْرِكُمْ آبَاءَكُمْ أَوْ أَشَدَّ ذِكْرًا)([19]). وَقَالَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ فِي آيَاتِ الصِّيَامِ:( وَلِتُكْمِلُوا الْعِدَّةَ وَلِتُكَبِّرُوا اللَّهَ عَلَى مَا هَدَاكُمْ وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ)([20]). وَالتَّكْبِيرُ مِنَ الذِّكْرِ، وَأَمَّا الصَّلَوَاتُ فَقَدْ شُرِعَتْ لِلذِّكْرِ؛ قَالَ جَلَّ شَأْنُهُ:( وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ لِذِكْرِي)([21]). فَالصَّلاَةُ تَضَرُّعٌ إِلَى اللَّهِ، وَقِيَامٌ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ، وَقَدْ سَمَّى اللَّهُ تَعَالَى الصَّلَاةَ ذِكْرًا فِي قَوْلِهِ:( فَاسْعَوْا إِلى ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ)([22]). فَالصَّلاَةُ ذِكْرٌ.
أَيُّهَا الْمُصَلُّونَ: بَعْدَ أَيَّامٍ قَلاَئِلَ يَمُرُّ بِنَا يَوْمٌ عَظِيمٌ مُبَارَكٌ، شَرَّفَهُ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى وَعَظَّمَهُ، فَأَقْسَمَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ بِهِ؛ قَالَ سُبْحَانَهُ:( وَالسَّمَاءِ ذَاتِ الْبُرُوجِ* وَالْيَوْمِ الْمَوْعُودِ* وَشَاهِدٍ وَمَشْهُودٍ)([23]). وَالْيَوْمُ الْمَشْهُودُ: يَوْمُ عَرَفَةَ([24]). وَأَقْسَمَ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى بِيَوْمِ عَرَفَةَ لِعِظَمِهِ وَشَرَفِهِ، وَاجْتِمَاعُ الْمُسْلِمِينَ فِي صَعِيدِ عَرَفَاتٍ يُجَدِّدُ صِلَتَهُمْ بِخَالِقِهِمْ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ، وَيَسْتَشْعِرُونَ الْحَشْرَ الأَعْظَمَ، فَيَبْتَهِلُونَ إِلَى اللَّهِ تَعَالَى وَيَتَضَرَّعُونَ، يَرْجُونَ رَحْمَتَهُ، وَيَخَافُونَ عَذَابَهُ. وَالدُّعَاءُ فِيهِ أَفْضَلُ الدُّعَاءِ، قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ r خَيْرُ الدُّعَاءِ دُعَاءُ يَوْمِ عَرَفَةَ. وَخَيْرُ مَا قُلْتُ أَنَا وَالنَّبِيُّونَ مِنْ قَبْلِي: لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ المُلْكُ وَلَهُ الحَمْدُ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ»([25]). فَلْنَتَوَجَّهْ إِلَى اللَّهِ تَعَالَى بِالرَّجَاءِ، فَهُوَ الْكَرِيمُ الَّذِي لاَ يَرُدُّ سَائِلَهُ، قَالَ النَّبِيُّ r إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَعَالَى حَيِيٌّ كَرِيمٌ، يَسْتَحْيِي إِذَا رَفَعَ الرَّجُلُ إِلَيْهِ يَدَيْهِ أَنْ يَرُدَّهُمَا صِفْرًا خَائِبَتَيْنِ»([26]). وَلْنَدْعُ لِقُوَّاتِنَا الْمُسَلَّحَةِ بِالنَّصْرِ وَالْعِزَّةِ وَالتَّأْيِيدِ، وَلِلْحَاكِمِ بِالتَّوْفِيقِ وَالتَّسْدِيدِ، وَلأَبْنَائِنَا بِالْهِدَايَةِ وَالصَّلاَحِ، وَالرُّشْدِ وَالنَّجَاحِ، وَلِمَوْتَانَا وَشُهَدَائِنَا بِالرَّحْمَةِ وَالْمَغْفِرَةِ، وَالدَّرَجَاتِ الْعَالِيَةِ، وَلِمَرْضَانَا بِالشِّفَاءِ وَالْعَافِيَةِ. فَاللَّهُمَّ يَا خَيْرَ مَنْ سُئِلَ، وَيَا أَجْوَدَ مَنْ أَعْطَى، نَسْأَلُكَ الْخَيْرَ كُلَّهُ لَنَا وَلأَهْلِنَا، وَلِدَوْلَةِ الإِمَارَاتِ وَلِلْحَاكِمِ، اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لَنَا، وَأَصْلِحْ شَأْنَنَا، وَأَلِّفْ بَيْنَ قُلُوبِنَا، وَانْصُرْنَا عَلَى عَدُوِّنَا، وَوَفِّقْنَا جَمِيعًا لِطَاعَتِكَ وَطَاعَةِ رَسُولِكَ مُحَمَّدٍ r وَطَاعَةِ مَنْ أَمَرْتَنَا بِطَاعَتِهِ, عَمَلاً بِقَوْلِكَ:( يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ)([27]).
نَفَعَنِي اللَّهُ وَإِيَّاكُمْ بِالْقُرْآنِ الْعَظِيمِ، وَبِسُنَّةِ نَبِيِّهِ الْكَرِيمِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ.
أَقُولُ قَوْلِي هَذَا وَأَسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّهَ لِي وَلَكُمْ، فَاسْتَغْفِرُوهُ إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ.

الْخُطْبَةُ الثَّانِيَةُ
الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ، وَأَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ، وَأَشْهَدُ أنَّ سَيِّدَنَا مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولُهُ، اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ وَبَارِكْ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِهِ الطَّيِّبِينَ الطَّاهِرِينَ وَعَلَى أَصْحَابِهِ أَجْمَعِينَ، وَعَلَى التَّابِعِينَ لَهُمْ بِإِحْسَانٍ إِلَى يَوْمِ الدِّينِ.
أَمَّا بَعْدُ: فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ عِبَادَ اللَّهِ حَقَّ التَّقْوَى، وَرَاقِبُوهُ فِي السِّرِّ وَالنَّجْوَى، وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ أَبْوَابَ الرَّحْمَةِ مَفْتُوحَةٌ، وَأَسْبَابَهَا مَيْسُورَةٌ، بِاسْتِثْمَارِ يَوْمِ عَرَفَةَ فِي الطَّاعَاتِ، فَيُسْتَحَبُّ لِغَيْرِ الْحَاجِّ صِيَامُهُ، لِيَكُونَ طُوَالَ يَوْمِهِ فِي طَاعَةٍ وَعِبَادَةٍ، فَيُغْفَرَ لَهُ ذَنْبُهُ، وَيُوضَعَ عَنْهُ وِزْرُهُ، قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ r صِيَامُ يَوْمِ عَرَفَةَ، أَحْتَسِبُ عَلَى اللَّهِ أَنْ يُكَفِّرَ السَّنَةَ الَّتِي قَبْلَهُ، وَالسَّنَةَ الَّتِي بَعْدَهُ»([28]). فَيَوْمُ عَرَفَةَ يَوْمُ النَّفَحَاتِ وَالتَّجَلِيَّاتِ، يَغْفِرُ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى فِيهِ لِعِبَادِهِ، وَيَرْفَعُ لَهُمْ الدَّرَجَاتِ، فَمَا أَجْمَلَ أَنْ نُكْثِرَ فِيهِ مِنْ ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ، فَهُوَ أَفْضَلُ مَا يَمْلأُ بِهِ الإِنْسَانُ وَقْتَهُ، وَأَصْدَقُ مَا تَنْطِقُ بِهِ شَفَتَاهُ، وَهُوَ عَلاَمَةٌ عَلَى صِحَّةِ الْقُلُوبِ، وَحُبِّهَا لِعَلاَّمِ الْغُيُوبِ، فَاللِّسَانُ جُعِلَ عَلَى الْقَلْبِ دَلِيلاً، فَإِذَا كَانَ الْقَلْبُ عَامِرًا بِحُبِّ اللَّهِ وَشُكْرِهِ؛ فَإِنَّهُ يَنْعَمُ بِأُنْسِهِ، وَيَنْطَلِقُ بِذِكْرِهِ، فَاللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنَا مِنَ الذَّاكِرِينَ لَكَ كَثِيرًا.
هَذَا وَصَلُّوا وَسَلِّمُوا عَلَى مَنْ أُمِرْتُمْ بِالصَّلاَةِ وَالسَّلاَمِ عَلَيْهِ، قَالَ تَعَالَى:( إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا)([29]). وَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ rمَنْ صَلَّى عَلَيَّ صَلاَةً صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ بِهَا عَشْراً»([30]). وَقَالَ rلاَ يَرُدُّ الْقَضَاءَ إِلاَّ الدُّعَاءُ»([31]).
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ وَبَارِكْ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا وَنَبِيِّنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ أَجْمَعِينَ. اللَّهُمَّ ارْحَمْ شُهَدَاءَ الْوَطَنِ الأَبْرَارَ، وَأَنْزِلْهُمْ مَنَازِلَ الأَخْيَارِ، وَارْفَعْ دَرَجَاتِهِمْ فِي عِلِّيِّينَ مَعَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَالصِّدِّيقِينَ، يَا عَزِيزُ يَا غَفَّارُ. اللَّهُمَّ اجْزِ خَيْرَ الْجَزَاءِ أُمَّهَاتِ الشُّهَدَاءِ وَآبَاءَهُمْ وَزَوْجَاتِهِمْ وَأَهْلِيهِمْ جَمِيعًا، وَأَلْهِمْهُمُ الصَّبْرَ وَالسُّلْوَانَ، اللَّهُمَّ تَقَبَّلْ شُهَدَاءَ الإِمَارَاتِ وَالسُّعُودِيَّةِ وَالْبَحْرِين وَالْمَغْرِبِ فِي عِلِّيِّينَ مَعَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَالصِّدِّيقِينَ، اللَّهُمَّ انْصُرْ قُوَّاتِ التَّحَالُفِ الْعَرَبِيِّ، الَّذِينَ تَحَالَفُوا عَلَى رَدِّ الْحَقِّ إِلَى أَصْحَابِهِ، اللَّهُمَّ كُنْ مَعَهُمْ وَأَيِّدْهُمْ، اللَّهُمَّ وَفِّقْ أَهْلَ الْيَمَنِ إِلَى كُلِّ خَيْرٍ، وَاجْمَعْهُمْ عَلَى كَلِمَةِ الْحَقِّ وَالشَّرْعِيَّةِ، وَارْزُقْهُمُ الرَّخَاءَ وَالاِسْتِقْرَارَ يَا أَكْرَمَ الأَكْرَمِينَ.
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 ارْضَ عَنِ الْخُلَفَاءِ الرَّاشِدِينَ: أَبِي بَكْرٍ وَعُمَرَ وَعُثْمَانَ وَعَلِيٍّ، وَعَنْ سَائِرِ الصَّحَابَةِ الأَكْرَمِينَ.
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 وَفِّقْ رَئِيسَ الدَّوْلَةِ، الشَّيْخ خليفة بن زايد، وَأَدِمْ عَلَيْهِ مَوْفُورَ الصِّحَّةِ وَالْعَافِيَةِ، وَاجْعَلْهُ يَا رَبَّنَا فِي حِفْظِكَ وَعِنَايَتِكَ، وَوَفِّقِ اللَّهُمَّ نَائِبَهُ وَوَلِيَّ عَهْدِهِ الأَمِينَ لِمَا تُحِبُّهُ وَتَرْضَاهُ، وَأَيِّدْ إِخْوَانَهُ حُكَّامَ الإِمَارَاتِ.
اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِلْمُسْلِمِينَ وَالْمُسْلِمَاتِ الأَحْيَاءِ مِنْهُمْ وَالأَمْوَاتِ، اللَّهُمَّ ارْحَمِ الشَّيْخ زَايِد، وَالشَّيْخ مَكْتُوم، وَشُيُوخَ الإِمَارَاتِ الَّذِينَ انْتَقَلُوا إِلَى رَحْمَتِكَ، وَأَدْخِلِ اللَّهُمَّ فِي عَفْوِكَ وَغُفْرَانِكَ وَرَحْمَتِكَ آبَاءَنَا وَأُمَّهَاتِنَا وَجَمِيعَ أَرْحَامِنَا وَمَنْ لَهُ حَقٌّ عَلَيْنَا.
اللَّهُمَّ إنَّا نَسْأَلُكَ الْمَغْفِرَةَ والثَّوَابَ لِمَنْ بَنَى هَذَا الْمَسْجِدَ وَلِوَالِدَيْهِ، وَلِكُلِّ مَنْ عَمِلَ فِيهِ صَالِحًا وَإِحْسَانًا، وَاغْفِرِ اللَّهُمَّ لِكُلِّ مَنْ بَنَى لَكَ مَسْجِدًا يُذْكَرُ فِيهِ اسْمُكَ.
اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ جَمْعَنَا هَذَا جَمْعًا مَرْحُوْمًا، وَاجْعَلْ تَفَرُّقَنَا مِنْ بَعْدِهِ تَفَرُّقًا مَعْصُوْمًا، وَلاَ تَدَعْ فِيْنَا وَلاَ مَعَنَا شَقِيًّا وَلاَ مَحْرُوْمًا.
اللَّهُمَّ احْفَظْ دَوْلَةَ الإِمَارَاتِ مِنَ الْفِتَنِ مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَمَا بَطَنَ، وَأَدِمْ عَلَيْهَا الأَمْنَ وَالأَمَانَ يَا رَبَّ الْعَالَمِينَ([32]).
عِبَادَ اللَّهِ:( إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَأْمُرُ بِالْعَدْلِ وَالإِحْسَانِ وَإِيتَاءِ ذِي القُرْبَى وَيَنْهَى عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنْكَرِ وَالْبَغْيِ يَعِظُكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَذَكَّرُونَ)([33])
اذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ الْعَظِيمَ يَذْكُرْكُمْ، وَاشْكرُوهُ علَى نِعَمِهِ يَزِدْكُمْ ( وَأَقِمِ الصَّلاَةَ إِنَّ الصَّلاَةَ تَنْهَى عَنِ الفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنْكَرِ وَلَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ أَكْبَرُ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ مَا تَصْنَعُونَ)([34]).

([1]) البقرة: 197.
([2]) البزار كما فى كشف الأستار : 2/28.
([3]) الفجر: 1- 2.
([4]) تفسير ابن كثير: 8/390.
([5]) فتح الباري: 2/460.
([6]) البخاري : 969.
([7]) الحج: 28.
([8]) تفسير ابن كثير : 5/415.
([9]) الترمذي : 3377 وابن ماجه: 3791.
([10]) شعب الإيمان للبيهقي : 1/390 .
([11]) الأنفال: 45 .
([12]) الرعد: 28 .
([13]) البخاري : 6407.
([14]) الأحزاب: 35.
([15]البقرة: 152.
([16]الكهف :46.
([17]) الموطأ : 492 ، والقائل هو سَعِيدُ بْنُ الْمُسَيَّبِ ، وانظر تفسير ابن كثير 5/161.
([18]) الأحزاب: 41 - 42.
([19]) البقرة: 200.
([20]) البقرة: 185.
([21]) طه: 14.
([22]) الجمعة: 9، وانظر: تفسير القرطبي: 11/177.
([23]) البروج: 1 - 3.
([24]) الترمذي: 3339.
([25]) موطأ مالك : 2/300، والترمذي: 3585.
([26]) أبو داود: 1488 والترمذي :3556 وابن ماجه: 3865.
([27]) النساء: 59.
([28]) مسلم : 1162.
([29]) الأحزاب: 56.
([30]) مسلم: 384.
([31]) الترمذي: 2139.
([32]) يكررها الخطيب مرتين.
([33]) النحل : 90 .
([34]) العنكبوت : 45 .  

- من مسؤولية الخطيب 
ABU DHABI // Friday’s sermon will discuss the virtues of the 10 days of Dhu Al Hijja, which started on Tuesday.
These days hold a great importance in Islam and are considered some of the most important days of the year, alongside the last 10 days of Ramadan. These days are the most beloved to Allah because they combine more acts of worship than any other time, the sermon will say.
Ibn Abbas recounted that the Prophet Mohammed said: “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these 10 days.”
The people then asked him: “Not even jihad for the sake of Allah?” He replied: “Not even jihad for the sake of Allah, except in the case of a man who went out to fight giving himself and his wealth up for the cause and came back with nothing.”
The Quran said that Allah even deemed these days worthy by devoting an oath to them – “By the Dawn and by the 10 Nights.”
The ninth day of Dhu Al Hijja, known as Day of Arafat, is the day when pilgrims stand on the Plain of Arafat to pray as they are performing their pilgrimage.
Many Muslims will spend the day fasting before the three days of festivity after Eid Al Adha, which is a celebration marking the end of the Haj commemorating Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness of sacrifice.
Abu Qatadah narrates that the Prophet Mohammed said regarding fasting during Arafat: “It expiates the sins of the past year and coming year.”