Khutbah Masjid Haroon
Brothers and Sisters,
Friday September 1,2023
Allah (Sub) Reveal in the Qur’an that:
Surah Az-Zumar 39:10 Say: “[Thus speaks God:] ‘O you servants of Mine who have attained to faith! Be conscious of your Sustainer! Ultimate good awaits those who persevere in doing good in this world. And [remember:] wide is God’s earth, [and,] verily, they who are patient in adversity will be given their reward in full, beyond all reckoning!’ ”
This world is only the test of temporary life. During our life we may be happy or sad and disappointed. For the believers, we accept every event happened to our lives with patience and trust in Allah:
Surah Yunnus 10:107 And [know that] if God should touch thee with misfortune, there is none who could remove it save Him; and if He intends good for thee, there is none who could turn away His bounty: He causes it to alight upon whomsoever He wills of His servants. And He alone is truly forgiving, truly a dispenser of grace.
The Prophet Muhammad (Sal) explained the status of Mu’min that “whenever he faces good luck or bad luck, he will thank Allah for the good and be patient with his bad luck and that is good for him.”
Muslims are humble and be role model for the younger people. Muslims live their lives with respect and at the same time being respected by the people. Though we may be ill-treated with injustice but that only increases our patience (Sobr) and we stand firm with truth and reveal what is right.
Rasullulah (Sal) was against falsehood patiently to bring out light of Islam to the world. Though there were many obstacles, but he never deviated from the Path of Allah. Rasullulah (Sal) faced with many tests from Allah. He (Sal) was an orphan before he was born and yet lost his mother at an early infant stage. When he invited his relatives to Islam, they wanted to kill him. He fought many wars and Allah Give him victory and glad tidings to believers.
Nabi Adam (A.s) lived in the poverty situation until he passed away. Nabi Nuh (A.s) was in tress with the very few numbers of believers at that time. Nabi Ibrahim (A.s) was thrown into the fire by the unbelievers but Allah Turn the fire to cool down for him. And the most remarkable test was to sacrifice his only son Ismaeel (A.s). And Allah Accept Nabi Ibrahim’s (A.s) sacrifice by Bestow him a goat as a ransom for his son. Nabi Yagoob (A.s) forbore all hardship ordered by Allah and cried until he was blind. Nabi Musa (A.s) carried the most dangerous task to free believers from Pharaoh’ suppression and he led them across the sea safely. Isa (A.s) was pursued by the Roman. They wanted to arrest and kill him because Isa (A.s) led people to Allah the One and not to worship other Gods of Roman.
Surah Al-Baqarah 2:155-157 And most certainly shall We try you by means of danger, and hunger, and loss of worldly goods, of lives and of [labour’s] fruits. But give glad tidings unto those who are patient in adversity. 156 : who, when calamity befalls them, say, “Verily, unto God do we belong and, verily, unto Him we shall return.” 157 It is they upon whom their Sustainer’s blessings and grace are bestowed, and it is they who are on the right path!
Allah will test all of His slaves, the good or the bad, and we are all have to be patient. Accept the Decree from Allah and keep doing Ibadah and hopefully to receive Blessings and Mercy from Allah.