Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Expect the best from Allah

Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:
“Allah, all Glory and Praise be to Him, has said, ‘”Whatever My servant assumes of Me, that is how I will treat him, and I am with him when he remembers Me.'”
[Reported by Muslim, from Abu Hurayrah, as mentioned in Sahih al-Jami#8138]
“So if a person only expects good from Allah, and it certain that Allah will not destroy his hopes and desires, then Allah will fulfil his expectations. On the other hand, if he is not certain of the response of Allah, and he feels that he will not be responded to, then he will be treated the way that he feels. Al-Shawkanicmmented on this hadith as follows:
‘In this hadith, Allah encourages His servants to expect the best from Him, since He will treat them accordingly to their expectations. So whoever expects good from Him will be showered with His Good, and will be shown His Beautiful Generosity… But he who is not like that will not be treated in this manner. And this is the meaning of the fact that He is with him when he remembers Him. So it is obligatory on the slave to always assume the best of Allah. And he should help himself to achieve this state by always recalling the texts (of Qur’an and Sunnah) that show the great Mercy of Allah.’
This is why the true Muslim always expects the best from Allah.
The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) states:
‘Let not any of you die except that he assumes the best from Allah’
[Reported by Muslim (#2877) and others]
Since a person does not know when he will die, the implication of the hadith is that a Muslim must always have good thoughts and assume the best about his Creator, such that, when death does overtake him, he is still intent upon this feeling.”
Ibn al-Qayyim said,
‘Whoever reflects upon this issue deeply will realise that having the best expectations from Allah is equivalent to having good deeds, and doing good from one’s soul. For only when a person expects the best from Allah will he perfom food deeds, since he will expect that Allah will reward him for his deeds and accept them. Therefore, the reason that he performed these good deeds was because of his good expectations of Allah; so the more a person betters his expectations from Allah, the more good deeds he does!’
[Al-Jawab al-Kafi, p. 23]
Taken from Du’a : The Weapon of the Believer p. 81

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

POEM The Hajj – The Journey ibn Qayyim al Jawziyyah

POEM The Hajj – The Journey    ibn Qayyim al Jawziyyah

By Him whose House the loving pilgrims visit,
Responding with ihram at the appointed limit,
Uncovering their heads in total humility
Before One to Whom faces bow in servility.
They exclaim in the valleys, “We have responded to You -
All Praise is Yours, and Kingdom too!”
He invited and they answered, with love and pleasure;
When they called upon Him, nearer came the Divine treasure.
You see them on their mounts, hair dusty and dishevelled,
Yet never more content, never happier have they felt;
Leaving homelands and families due to holy yearning,
Unmoved are they by temptations of returning.
Through plains and valleys, from near and far,
Walking and riding, in submission to Allah.


When they see His House – that magnificent sight
For which the hearts of all creatures are set alight -
It seems they’ve never felt tired before,
For their discomfort and hardship is no more.
Now the eye of the Lover drowns in its streams,
It sees through its tears the goal of its dreams;
Now for Allah, how many tears are issued,
Each one being followed by a multitude?
When the eye perceives the House, its darkness clears,
And from the sorrowful heart, pain disappears;
Vision cannot encompass this beautiful sight:
Each glance returns with greater delight!
No wonder at this, for when the Merciful preferred
The House for Himself, it became most honoured.
He clothed it in Majesty, a magnificent garment;
Embroidered it with Beauty, a wonderful ornament!
The hearts all love the House therefore,
Awed and humbled, in respect and honour.


Now to ‘Arafat, hoping for Mercy and Forgiveness
From the One overflowing with Generosity and Kindness;
Now for Allah is that Magnificent Standing
Like, though lesser than, the Day of Reckoning.
The Irresistible draws near, His Majesty manifest,
Boasting to His angels, for He is the Mightiest,
“My slaves have come to Me so lovingly,
I’ll be Generous and Merciful, willingly.
I have forgiven their sins, – to this you are witness –
Fulfilled their hopes, and showered them with goodness.”
So joyous news! O people of that standing,
When sins are forgiven and Mercy is spreading;
How many slaves are set completely free?
Whilst others seek a cure, and heal will He.
Now Satan is never known to lose such face:
He’s blameworthy, rejected, in utter disgrace.
For he sees a matter that enrage him must:
He flees, slaps his face and covers it in dust!
Such Forgiveness he never did see
As granted by the Lord, and such Mercy!
He built his edifice from every temptation available
Till he thought it was complete, unassailable;
Then Allah struck his building at its very foundation,
So it fell upon him, tumbling in devastation;
What worth has his structure, this evil ploy,
That he does build, and the Lord does destroy?


Now to Muzdalifah, to spend the night
In the Sacred Area, then Prayer at first light;
Now on to the Great Pillar, which they need
To stone at the time of the Prayer of ‘Id;
Now to their tents for the sacrifice prepared,
Reviving the tradition of a Father revered.
If sacrificing themselves were Allah’s demand,
They would respond, submitting to the command;
Just as they’d expose their necks in Jihad
To Allah’s enemies, till these stream with blood;
They discipline themselves, presenting the head for a shave:
Bringing humility and happiness to the obedient slave.


So when they’ve removed those natural growths,
Completed their rites, and fulfilled their oaths,
He invites them again to visit His House:
What honour and welcome this visit allows!
By Allah, they visit it in so much splendour,
Receiving their rewards and plenty of honour;
There Allah bestows Grace, Favour and Kindness,
Showing Generosity, Mercy and Forgiveness.


Then they return to Mina, each to his tent,
Every minute wish is granted, and they are content;
They stay there a day, then another, then a third,
They’re allowed to depart early, but to stay is preferred;
They stone the pillars daily after the sun’s decline,
With a slogan of Takbir in the presence of the Divine!
If only you could see their standing there:
Palms outstretched, hoping for Mercy’s share!
“O Lord! O Lord! Knowing as You do
That we hope for no-one, only You!
Then grant our wish, O You All-Knowing,
We pray for Your Mercy overflowing.”


When they’ve achieved at Mina all their gains,
Once more they fill the valleys and plains:
To the Ka’bah, the Sacred House, by the end of the day,
To circle it seven times, and then to Pray.
When departure nears and they are certain
That the bond of proximity is about to loosen,
There’s only a last stand for a final farewell:
Now for Allah are the eyes that swell,
And for Allah are the heavy hearts that turn
Into cauldrons of desire where fire does burn;
And the passionate sighs whose heat so vigorous
Nearly melts the Lover, ecstatic, rapturous!
Now you see those bewildered, perplexed in the throng,
Whilst others chant their sorrowful song:
“I depart, but there remains for You my yearning,
My fire of grief is raging and burning;
I bid farewell, but longing pulls my reins -
My heart is encamped in Your eternal plains!”
No blame today for saying what you feel:
No blame for expressing what you used to conceal!


(1) Taken from: Awdah al-Masalik ila Ahkam al-Manasik by ‘Abd al-’Aziz al-Muhammad al-Salman, Riyadh, 12th edition, 1403 H, pp. 265-272.

Friday, January 1, 2016

الْقِرَاءَةُ مِفْتَاحُ الْعُلُومِ

                            الْخُطْبَةُ الأُولَى
الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ، أَمَرَ نَبِيَّهُ r بِالْقِرَاءَةِ، وَجَعَلَهَا سَبِيلاً لِلرُّقِيِّ وَالسَّعَادَةِ، وَأَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ، وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ سَيِّدَنَا وَنَبِيَّنَا مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولُهُ، فَاللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ وَبَارِكْ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا وَنَبِيِّنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ الطَّيِّبِينَ الطَّاهِرِينَ، وَعَلَى مَنْ تَبِعَهُمْ بِإِحْسَانٍ إِلَى يَوْمِ الدِّينِ.
أَمَّا بَعْدُ: فَأُوصِيكُمْ عِبَادَ اللَّهِ وَنَفْسِي بِتَقْوَى اللَّهِ، قَالَ تَعَالَى:( وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَيُعَلِّمُكُمُ اللَّهُ وَاللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ)([1]).
أَيُّهَا الْمُسْلِمُونَ: إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَعَالَى بَعَثَ نَبِيَّهُ مُحَمَّدًا r فِي أُمَّةٍ أُمِّيَّةٍ، لاَ تَقْرَأُ وَلاَ تَكْتُبُ، فَنَقَلَهَا عَلَيْهِ الصَّلاَةُ وَالسَّلاَمُ إِلَى أُمَّةِ الْكِتَابَةِ وَالْقِرَاءَةِ وَالْحِكْمَةِ، قَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ:( هُوَ الَّذِي بَعَثَ فِي الْأُمِّيِّينَ رَسُولًا مِنْهُمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتِهِ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَإِنْ كَانُوا مِنْ قَبْلُ لَفِي ضَلَالٍ مُبِينٍ)([2]). قَالَ بَعْضُ الْمُفَسِّرِينَ: كَانَتْ هَذِهِ الأُمَّةُ أُمِّيَّةً لاَ يَقْرَءُونَ كِتَابًا([3]). فَاقْتَضَتْ حِكْمَةُ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى أَنْ يُلْحِقَ الْأُمِّيِّينَ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ بِمَرَاتِبِ أَهْلِ الْعِلْمِ؛ فَيَنَالُوا عِزَّةَ الْعِلْمِ وَشَرَفَهُ([4]). وَقَدِ افْتَتَحَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ رِسَالَتَهُ الْخَاتِمَةَ بِقَوْلِهِ سُبْحَانَهُ:( اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ)([5]). ثُمَّ أَكَّدَ ذَلِكَ بِقَوْلِهِ تَعَالَى:( اقْرَأْ وَرَبُّكَ الْأَكْرَمُ* الَّذِي عَلَّمَ بِالْقَلَمِ)([6]). فَكَانَ ذَلِكَ إِيذَانًا بِمَحْوِ أُمِّيَّتِهِمْ، وَبِدَايَةَ نَهْضَتِهِمْ وَرِيَادَتِهِمْ، وَرَفَعَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ مَكَانَةَ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابَةِ وَالْقِرَاءَةِ وَالْعِلْمِ، فَقَالَ تَعَالَى:( يَرْفَعِ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنْكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْعِلْمَ دَرَجَاتٍ وَاللَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرٌ)([7])
أَيُّهَا الْمُصَلُّونَ: وَحَرَصَ النَّبِيُّ r عَلَى تَعْزِيزِ الْقِرَاءَةِ فِي الْمُجْتَمَعِ, فَتَعَلَّمَ الْمُسْلِمُونَ الْكِتَابَةَ وَالْقِرَاءَةَ, وَبَنَى r أُمَّةً نَاضِجَةً مُتَعَلِّمَةً وَاعِيَةً تَقْرَأُ, وَكَانَ الصَّحَابِيُّ الَّذِي يَسْتَطِيعُ الْقِرَاءَةَ يَحْظَى بِمَنْزِلَةٍ مُتَقَدِّمَةٍ عِنْدَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ r فَهَذَا زَيْدُ بْنُ ثَابِتٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ تَقَدَّمَ عَلَى كَثِيرٍ مِنَ الصَّحَابَةِ، وَشَرَّفَهُ الرَّسُولُ r بِبَعْضِ الْمَهَامِّ الْعَظِيمَةِ؛ لأَنَّهُ يُتْقِنُ الْقِرَاءَةَ وَالْكِتَابَةَ, فَصَارَ كَاتِبًا لِلْمُصْحَفِ الشَّرِيفِ وَالرَّسَائِلِ, وَمُتَرْجِمًا لِبَعْضِ اللُّغَاتِ, وَكَانَ عَلَيْهِ الصَّلاَةُ وَالسَّلاَمُ يُرْسِلُ الْقُرَّاءَ مِنَ الصَّحَابَةِ إِلَى الْبُلْدَانِ الْمُخْتَلِفَةِ يُعَلِّمُونَهُمُ الْقُرْآنَ الْكُرْيمَ, وَكَانَ r يَقُولُ بَلِّغُوا عَنِّي وَلَوْ آيَةً»([8]). وَكَانَ الْقُرَّاءُ أَصْحَابَ مَجَالِسِ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ وَمُشَاوَرَتِهِ كِبَارًا فِي السِّنِّ أَوْ شَبَابًا رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ([9]).
فَأَحْسَنَ الصَّحَابَةُ رِضْوَانُ اللَّهِ عَلَيْهِمُ التَّعَلُّمَ، وَتَسَابَقُوا لِلْحِفْظِ وَالْقِرَاءَةِ, وَهَكَذَا غُرِسَ حُبُّ الْقِرَاءَةِ فِي قُلُوبِ الْعَرَبِ وَالْمُسْلِمِينَ، وَأَخَذُوا  يَنْهَلُونَ مِنَ الْمَعَارِفِ، وَيَغْرِفُونَ مِنْ مَعِينِ الْحَضَارَةِ وَالْعِلْمِ, فَنَشَطَتْ حَرَكَةُ التَّأْلِيفِ وَالتَّصْنِيفِ والتَّرْجَمَةِ مِنَ اللُّغَاتِ وَالْحَضَارَاتِ الْمُتَنَوِّعَةِ, وَأَصْبَحَتِ الْمَكْتَبَاتُ مِنْ أَعْظَمِ مُكْتَسَبَاتِ الْحَضَارَةِ الإِسْلاَمِيَّةِ وَثَمَرَاتِهَا, وَمِنْ أَثْرَى الْمَكْتَبَاتِ فِي الْعَالَمِ، وَأَكْبَرِهَا عَلَى الإِطْلاَقِ لِقُرُونٍ طَوِيلَةٍ, فَمَكْتَبَاتُ الْمَدِينَةِ الْمُنَوَّرَةِ وَمَكَّةَ الْمُكَرَّمَةِ وَالْقُدْسِ، وَالْقَاهِرَةِ وَبَغْدَادَ وَدِمَشْقَ، وَقُرْطُبَةَ وَإِشْبِيلِيَّةَ وَغِرْنَاطَةَ, شَاهِدَةٌ عَلَى صُرُوحِ الْحَضَارَةِ وَالثَّقَافَةِ, وَعَلَى قِيمَةِ الْقِرَاءَةِ عِنْدَ الْعَرَبِ وَالْمُسْلِمِينَ.
أَيُّهَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ: إِنَّ لِلْقِرَاءَةِ فَوَائِدَ كَبِيرَةً، وَمَنَافِعَ كَثِيرَةً؛ فَهِيَ وَسِيلَةٌ لِنَيْلِ الْعِلْمِ الَّذِي كَرَّمَهُ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ، وَسَبَبٌ لِلرِّفْعَةِ وَالْمَكَانَةِ السَّامِيَةِ، فَالْقِرَاءَةُ تُنِيرُ الْعُقُولَ, وَتُضِيءُ الْبَصَائِرَ, وَتُكْسِبُ الْمَعَارِفَ، وَتُوَسِّعُ آفَاقَ الْفِكْرِ، وَبِهَا تُبْنَى الْحَضَارَاتُ، وَتَلْتَقِي الثَّقَافَاتُ، وَذَلِكَ مِنْ خِلاَلِ الاِطِّلاَعِ عَلَى مَا أَنْتَجَهُ الْعَقْلُ الْبَشَرِيُّ، وَمَا اهْتَدَى إِلَيْهِ الْفِكْرُ الإِنْسَانِيُّ, وَالاِسْتِزَادَةِ مِنْ مَعِينِهِ الْعِلْمِيِّ، وَتُرَاثِهِ الثَّقَافِيِّ، وَرَصِيدِهِ الْمَعْرِفِيِّ، وَبِالْقِرَاءَةِ نَمْلِكُ زِمَامَ الصَّدَارَةِ وَالرِّيَادَةِ، وَنُحَقِّقُ التَّوَاصُلَ الْبَنَّاءَ مَعَ الأُمَمِ وَالشُّعُوبِ وَالْحَضَارَاتِ، وَإِنَّ قِرَاءَةَ الْكُتُبِ النَّافِعَةِ نَافِذَةٌ عَلَى الْعَالَمِ وَالْعِلْمِ بِكَافَّةِ فُرُوعِهِ وَفُنُونِهِ، وَاخْتِرَاعَاتِهِ وَإِبْدَاعَاتِهِ، فَكُلُّ كَاتِبٍ أَوْ مُؤَلِّفٍ أَوْ مُصَنِّفٍ أَوْ مُتَرْجِمٍ، قَدْ أَوْدَعَ كِتَابَهُ خُلاَصَةَ عَقْلِهِ، وَتَجَارِبِهِ، وَحَصِيلَةَ عِلْمِهِ، لِتَرْتَقِيَ قُدُرَاتُ قَارِئِهِ، وَتَتَّسِعَ آفَاقُ مُتَصَفِّحِهِ.
عِبَادَ اللَّهِ: إِنَّ مِنْ أَفْضَلِ مَا نَغْرِسُهُ فِي أَبْنَائِنَا حُبَّ الْقِرَاءَةِ، وَذَلِكَ لِتَنْشِئَةِ جِيلٍ يَتَحَصَّنُ بِالْعِلْمِ الرَّاسِخِ، وَالْمَعْرِفَةِ النَّافِعَةِ، وَالثَّقَافَةِ الْمُفِيدَةِ، وَإِنَّ أَهَمَّ الْكُتُبِ الْقُرْآنُ الْكَرِيمُ، فَنَقْرَأُهُ بِتَدَبُّرٍ وَخُشُوعٍ، فَهُوَ الْكِتَابُ الْخَالِدُ الْمُعْجِزُ الَّذِي يَرْتَقِي بِالإِنْسَانِ، وَيَحْصُلُ بِذِكْرِهِ الرِّفْعَةُ وَالشَّأْنُ, فَمِنْ كَرَمِ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى أَنْ جَعَلَ الْمُكَافَأَةَ عَلَى قِرَاءَةِ حَرْفٍ مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ الْكَرِيمِ ثَوَابًا مُضَاعَفًا، وَأَجْرًا عَظِيمًا, قَالَ النَّبِيُّ r مَنْ قَرَأَ حَرْفًا مِنْ كِتَابِ اللَّهِ فَلَهُ بِهِ حَسَنَةٌ, وَالْحَسَنَةُ بِعَشْرِ أَمْثَالِهَا، لَا أَقُولُ
  ألم حَرْفٌ, وَلَكِنْ أَلِفٌ حَرْفٌ, وَلَامٌ حَرْفٌ, وَمِيمٌ حَرْفٌ»([10]).
وَإِنَّ الْجُلُوسَ مَعَ الأَبْنَاءِ لِقِرَاءَةِ الْكُتُبِ قِرَاءَةً جَمَاعِيَّةً مَعَهُمْ فِي مَجْلِسٍ أُسَرِيٍّ يُنَمِّي قُدُرَاتِهِمْ عَلَى الْقِرَاءَةِ، وَيُشَجِّعُهُمْ عَلَى الاِسْتِمْرَارِ فِيهَا، وَكَذَلِكَ تَدْوِينُ الْكَلِمَاتِ وَالْجُمَلِ ذَاتِ الْمَعَانِي الْجَمِيلَةِ، وَالدِّلاَلاَتِ الْقَوِيَّةِ، وَتَوْظِيفُهَا فِي الْحَدِيثِ الْيَوْمِيِّ تَكُونُ فَوَائِدُهَا وَفِيرَةً، وَثَمَرَاتُهَا غَزِيرَةً, فَهِيَ تَزِيدُ الْقَارِئَ سَعَةً فِي ثَقَافَتِهِ, وَتُعِينُهُ عَلَى الْحِفْظِ وَالتَّذَكُّرِ، جَاعِلِينَ نُصْبَ أَعْيُنِنَا انْتِقَاءَ الْكُتُبِ الْمُفِيدَةِ، وَالْحِرْصَ عَلَى الْمَعْلُومَةِ الصَّحِيحَةِ، وَالثَّقَافَةِ الْوَسَطِيَّةِ السَّدِيدَةِ. وَمُتْعَةُ الْقِرَاءَةِ وَتَصَفُّحِ الْكُتُبِ تَبْعَثُ السَّعَادَةَ وَالاِطْمِئْنَانَ فِي النَّفْسِ، قَالَ الشَّاعِرُ([11]):
وَخَيْرُ جَلِيسٍ فِي الزَّمَانِ كِتَابُ
وَإِنَّ مِنْ أَقْوَى الأَسْبَابِ الْمُعِينَةِ عَلَى الْقِرَاءَةِ: وُجُودَ مَكْتَبَةٍ تَحْوِي الْكُتُبَ الَّتِي تُلاَئِمُ مُسْتَوَى الأُسْرَةِ وَالأَوْلاَدِ وَأَفْكَارَهُمْ, وَأَنْ تَكُونَ فِي مَوْضِعٍ بَارِزٍ مِنَ الْبَيْتِ، وَتَضُمَّ مِنَ الْعُلُومِ وَالْفُنُونِ مَا يَنْتَفِعُونَ بِهِ، فَتُنَمِّيَ عُقُولَهُمْ، وَتَزِيدَ مِنْ ثَقَافَتِهِمْ، فَتَكُونَ ثَقَافَةُ الْقِرَاءَةِ مُتَأَصِّلَةً بَيْنَ أَفْرَادِ الْمُجْتَمَعِ.
أَيُّهَا الْمُصَلُّونَ: إِنَّ مِنْ ثَمَرَاتِ كَثْرَةِ الْقِرَاءَةِ الْقُدْرَةَ عَلَى الْكِتَابَةِ وَالتَّأْلِيفِ وَحُسْنِ التَّصْنِيفِ، فَإِنَّ الْعُلُومَ وَالْمَعَارِفَ إِذَا نَضِجَتْ فِي الْعُقُولِ؛ نَشَأَتْ عَنْهَا الأَفْكَارُ النَّافِعَةُ, وَسَالَ بِهَا الْقَلَمُ وَدَوَّنَهَا، وَانْصَبَّتْ فِي كُتُبٍ قَيِّمَةٍ، وَمُؤَلَّفَاتٍ ثَرِيَّةٍ, يَقْرَأُهَا النَّاسُ، وَتَعُمُّ بِهَا الْفَائِدَةُ فِي الْمُجْتَمَعِ، فتُنِيرُ الْبَصَائِرَ، وَتُفَتِّحُ الأَذْهَانَ.
فَاللَّهُمَّ عَلِّمْنَا مَا يَنْفَعُنَا، وَانْفَعْنَا بِمَا عَلَّمْتَنَا، وَجَمِّلْنَا بِالْفَهْمِ، وَزَيِّنَّا بِالْعِلْمِ وَالْحِلْمِ، وَوَفِّقْنَا جَمِيعًا لِطَاعَتِكَ وَطَاعَةِ رَسُولِكَ مُحَمَّدٍ r وَطَاعَةِ مَنْ أَمَرْتَنَا بِطَاعَتِهِ, عَمَلاً بِقَوْلِكَ:( يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ)([12]).
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.
أَيُّهَا الْمُصَلُّونَ: إِنَّ تَقْوَى اللَّهِ تَعَالَى خَيْرُ زَادٍ لِيَوْمِ الْمَعَادِ، وَإِنَّ الْقِرَاءَةَ خَيْرُ مَا يَتَزَوَّدُ بِهِ الْمَرْءُ لإِعْمَارِ الدُّنْيَا، وَالْفَوْزِ فِي الآخِرَةِ، لِذَا أَوْلَتْ حُكُومَتُنَا الرَّشِيدَةُ الْقِرَاءَةَ اهْتِمَامًا كَبِيرًا، فَأَقَامَتْ مَعَارِضَ الْكُتُبِ، وَحَثَّتْ عَلَى الْقِرَاءَةِ مِنْ خِلاَلِ الْمُبَادَرَاتِ وَالْمُسَابَقَاتِ الْكَثِيرَةِ، وَرَصَدَتِ الْجَوَائِزَ وَالْمُحَفِّزَاتِ, وَقَدْ جَعَلَ صَاحِبُ السُّمُوِّ الشَّيْخُ/ خليفة بن زايد رَئِيسُ الدَّوْلَةِ يَحْفَظُهُ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى مِنْ عَامِ 2016م عَامًا لِلْقِرَاءَةِ؛ وَإِنَّ مِنْ أَفْضَلِ مَا تُسْتَثْمَرُ فِيهِ الأَوْقَاتُ الْقِرَاءَةَ وَمُطَالَعَةَ الْكُتُبِ، وَخَاصَّةً فِي أَوْقَاتِ الاِنْتِظَارِ فِي الْمُسْتَشْفِيَاتِ وَالْعِيَادَاتِ وَأَمَاكَنِ الْمُرَاجَعَاتِ وَوَسَائِلِ الْمُوَاصَلاَتِ الْعَامَّةِ وَغَيْرِهَا.
وَقَدْ دَعَا صَاحِبُ السُّمُوِّ الشَّيْخُ/ محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم، نَائِبُ رَئِيسِ الدَّوْلَةِ رَعَاهُ اللَّهُ إِلَى إِطْلاَقِ عَصْفٍ ذِهْنِيٍّ، عَبْرَ وَسْمِ عَامِ الْقِرَاءَةِ، لأَهَمِّ الأَفْكَارِ الَّتِي يُمْكِنُ مِنْ خِلاَلِهَا تَرْسِيخُ الْقِرَاءَةِ حَتَّى تُصْبِحَ عَادَةً مُجْتَمَعِيَّةً شَعْبِيَّةً، لِجَعْلِ الْقِرَاءَةِ جُزْءًا مِنْ ثَقَافَةِ وَهُوِيَّةِ وَحَيَاةِ أَجْيَالِنَا. وَقَالَ سُمُوُّهُ: إِنَّ الْعُلَمَاءَ وَالْبَاحِثِينَ وَالْمُبْتَكِرِينَ الَّذِينَ سَيَقُودُونَ مُسْتَقْبَلَنَا لاَبُدَّ مِنْ صِنَاعَتِهِمْ عَلَى أُسُسٍ مِنْ حُبِّ الْقِرَاءَةِ، وَشَغَفِ الْمَعْرِفَةِ وَالْفُضُولِ، لِتَخْرِيجِ جِيلٍ قَارِئٍ مُطَّلِعٍ، وَتَرْسِيخِ الإِمَارَاتِ عَاصِمَةً لِلْمُحْتَوَى وَالْمَعْرِفَةِ.
هَذَا وَصَلُّوا وَسَلِّمُوا عَلَى مَنْ أُمِرْتُمْ بِالصَّلاَةِ وَالسَّلاَمِ عَلَيْهِ، قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ rمَنْ صَلَّى عَلَيَّ صَلاَةً صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ بِهَا عَشْراً»([13]). اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ وَبَارِكْ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا وَنَبِيِّنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ أَجْمَعِينَ. اللَّهُمَّ فَقِّهْنَا فِي الدِّينِ، وَسَهِّلْ لَنَا طُرُقَ الْعِلْمِ, وَيَسِّرْ لَنَا سُبُلَ الْقِرَاءَةِ وَالْمَعْرِفَةِ يَا رَبَّ الْعَالَمِينَ.
اللَّهُمَّ ارْحَمْ شُهَدَاءَ الْوَطَنِ وقُوَّاتِ التَّحَالُفِ الأَبْرَارَ، وَأَنْزِلْهُمْ مَنَازِلَ الأَخْيَارِ، وَارْفَعْ دَرَجَاتِهِمْ فِي عِلِّيِّينَ مَعَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَالصِّدِّيقِينَ، يَا كَرِيمُ يَا غَفَّارُ. اللَّهُمَّ اجْزِ خَيْرَ الْجَزَاءِ أُمَّهَاتِ الشُّهَدَاءِ وَآبَاءَهُمْ وَزَوْجَاتِهِمْ وَأَهْلِيهِمْ جَمِيعًا، 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. 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([14]).
اللَّهُمَّ اسْقِنَا الْغَيْثَ وَلاَ تَجْعَلْنَا مِنَ الْقَانِطِينَ، اللَّهُمَّ أَغِثْنَا، اللَّهُمَّ أَغِثْنَا، اللَّهُمَّ أَغِثْنَا، اللَّهُمَّ اسْقِنَا مِنْ بَرَكَاتِ السَّمَاءِ، وَأَنْبِتْ لَنَا مِنْ بَرَكَاتِ الأَرْضِ. رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً، وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ.
عِبَادَ اللَّهِ:( إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَأْمُرُ بِالْعَدْلِ وَالإِحْسَانِ وَإِيتَاءِ ذِي القُرْبَى وَيَنْهَى عَنِ الفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنْكَرِ وَالْبَغْيِ يَعِظُكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَذَكَّرُونَ)([15])
اذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ الْعَظِيمَ يَذْكُرْكُمْ، وَاشْكرُوهُ علَى نِعَمِهِ يَزِدْكُمْ ( وَأَقِمِ الصَّلاَةَ إِنَّ الصَّلاَةَ تَنْهَى عَنِ الفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنْكَرِ وَلَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ أَكْبَرُ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ مَا تَصْنَعُونَ)([16]).

([1]) البقرة : 282 .
([2]) الجمعة : 2 .
([3]) تفسير الطبري : (23/372) ، والقائل هو قتادة رحمه الله.
([4]) التحرير والتنوير : (28/207) .
([5]) العلق : 1 .
([6]) العلق : 3 - 4 .
([7]) المجادلة : 11 .
([8]) البخاري : 3461 .
([9]) البخاري : 4642 .
([10]) الترمذي : 2910 .
([11]) هو أبو الطيب المتنبي .
([12]) النساء : 59 .

We ask Allah to ease the pain and suffering of innocent Muslims everywhere,know that Allah is Most Wise, Just and has the power to do whatever He wills......

O Allah! Make my efforts worthy of appreciation, and my sins forgiven, my deeds accepted, my flaws concealed, O the best of those who Hear.

O Allah! Bestow on me the blessings of Laylatul Qadr, change my affairs from (being) difficult to (being) easy, accept my apologies, and decrease for me [my] sins and burdens,

O Allah! Open for me the doors of Jannah, and lock the doors of Jahannam from me, help me to recite the Qur'an, O the One who sends down tranquility into the hearts of believers.

O Allah! show me the way to win Your pleasure, do not let Shaytan have a means over me, make Jannah an abode and a resting place for me, O the One who fulfills the requests of the needy.

Allah! the real luxury is that of the Hereafter. O Allah! keep me alive as a humble person and make me die as a humble person and O Allah! raise me along with the group of humble people.

Allah! cleanse my heart from hypocrisy and my actions from show and my tongue from falsehood and my eyes from cheating. And You know the theft of the eyes and concealment of hearts.

Allah! I seek refuge with you from Your giving my record of deeds in my left hand or behind my back.O Allah! Give my record of deeds in my right hand and take from me an easy reckoning.

O Allah! make me, among those who rely on You, from those who You consider successful, and place me among those who are near to You, by Your favour.

O Allah! make me love goodness, and dislike corruption and disobedience, bar me from anger and the fire [of Hell], by Your help, O the helper of those who seek help.

O Allah! beautify me with covering and chastity, cover me with the clothes of contentment and chastity, let me adhere to justice and fairness, and keep me safe from all that I fear, by Your protection, O the protector of the frightened.

Allah! purify me from uncleanliness and dirt, make me patient over events that are decreed, grant me the ability to be pious, and keep company with the good, by Your help, O the beloved of the destitute.

Allah! do not condemn me for slips, make me decrease mistakes and errors, do not make me a target for afflictions and troubles, by Your honor, O the honor of the Muslims.

Allah! grant me the obedience of the humble expand my chest through the repentance of the humble, by Your security, O the shelter of the fearful.

Allah! guide me towards righteous actions, fulfil my needs and hopes, O One who does not need explanations nor questions, O One who knows what is in the chests of the (people of the) world. Bless Muhammad(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) and his family.

Allah! on this day, multiply for me its blessings, and ease my path towards its bounties, do not deprive me of the acceptance of its good deeds, O the Guide towards the clear truth.

Allah ! let me have mercy on the orphans, and feed [the hungry], and spread peace, and keep company with the nobleminded, O the shelter of the hopeful.

Allah! grant me a share from Your mercy which is wide, guide me towards Your shining proofs, lead me to Your all encompassing pleasure, by Your love, O the hope of the desirous.

Allah! do not let me abase myself by incurring Your disobedience, and do not strike me with the whip of Your punishment, keep me away from the causes of Your anger, by Your kindness and Your power, O the ultimate wish of those who desire.

Allah! help and assist me to keep fasts and salaah for Your Pleasure, and keep me away from mistakes and sins of the day, grant me that I remember You continously through the day, by Your assistance, O the Guide of those who stray.

Allah! strengthen me in carrying out Your commands, let me taste the sweetness of Your rememberance, grant me, through Your Graciousness, that I give thanks to You. Protect me, with Your protection and cover, O the most discerning of those who see.

Allah! take me closer towards Your pleasure, keep me away from Your anger and punishment, grant me the opportunity to recite Your verses (of the Qur'an), by Your Mercy, O the most Merciful who show Mercy.

Allah! make my fasts, the fasts of those who fast (sincerely), and my standing up in salaah,of those who stand up in salaah (obediently), awaken me in it, from the sleep of the heedless, and forgive me my sins , O Allah! the Sustainer of the worlds, O the One who forgives the sinners.Forgive me.

Allah! Make me and my children of those who mantain salaah and accept my duaa(supplication). O Allah! , forgive me, my parents and all the believers on the Day of Reckoning.

O Allah! keep me alive as a Muslim and let me die as a Muslim.I seek from You health and piety, security, good morals and willingness on fate.

O Allah! make me most grateful to You and to remember You in abundance and act upon Your advice and to remember Your will.

O Allah! I beg You for that which incites Your Mercy and the means of Your forgiveness, safety from every sin, the benefit from every good deed, success in attaining Jannah and deliverance from Fire.

May Allah accept our prayers and ad’iyah (supplications).
[Aameen, SummaAameen, Allahumma Aameen