March 07, 2009

The Friday Sermon (Khutbah)

Follow-up to Transcript of Khutbah delivered at the University of Warwick Prayer Hall (6th March, 2009) from Saya's Ramblings...

The following is an excerpt from Shaikh Nuh Ha Mim Keller's text of Reliance of the Traveller which discusses the Sermon (khutbah) according to the Sunnah of the Prophet (salalahoalayhewasalam).




The integrals of the sermon (khutba) are five (O: and their order is sunna) (n: (a), (b), and (c) below are required in each of the two sermons, while (d) may be in either, and (e) must occur in the second, as mentioned below) :

(a) saying "al-Hamdu lillah" (praise be to Allah), this particular utterance being prescribed;

(b) the Blessings on the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), which is also a prescribed utterance;

(c) enjoining godfearingness (taqwa), for which a particular expression is not prescribed, it being sufficient to say "Obey Allah";

(the above (O: integrals (a), (b), and (c) ) are obligatory in each of the two sermons)

(d) reciting one verse of the Koran (O: that conveys an intended meaning, such as a promise, threat, exhortation, or similar) in at least one of the two sermons;

(e) and to supplicate for believers (O: male and female) in the second of the two sermons (O: which must be for their hereafter, as supplications of this world alone do not fulfill the integral).

(n: The following sermon, added her by the translator from the commentary at m2, has been related by two chains of transmission, one ascribing it to Ibn Mas`ud, and the other through him to the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) :

"Praise is truly Allah's. We praise Him, seek His help, and ask His forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of our selves and our bad actions. Whomever Allah guides none can lead astray, and whomever He leads astray has no one to guide him. I testify that there is no god but Allah alone, without any partner, and that Muhammad is His slave and messenger. Allah bless him and give him peace, with his folk and Companions. O you who believe: fear Allah s He should be feared, and do not die other than as Muslims.

"`O people, fear your Lord who created you from one soul and created its mate from it, and spread forth from them may men and women. And be mindful of your duty to Allah, by whom you ask of one another, and to the wombs (that bore you), for verily, Allah is vigilant over you'" (Koran 4:1).

(n: This sermon fulfills conditions (a), (b), (c), and (d) above (A: and the rest of the sermon may be in any language), and after sitting briefly, one rises and says, "al-Hamdu lillah," the Blessings on the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), enjoins the people to fear Allah, and must add a supplication for the Muslims ((e) above), such as saying, "O Allah, forgive the believers" (Ar. Allahumma-ghfir lil-mu'minin wal-mu'minat). )

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  1. Munizae Iqbal

    You know at times we take our mortal lives,our parents & the loved ones around us for granted.We satisfy ourselves when we hear about a tragedy saying ” God help you in these tough times” but in our hearts of hearts we tell ourselves that something like this is too unlikely to happen to us!We only realize our foolishness when a loved one leaves this world for another world. At that point one feels so detached to these worldly things, feel quite silly for fighting for a new car, a new pair of shoe when the ultimate truth is that when we leave this world we’ll leave everything behind including our children who are our own flesh & blood. Only thing that will accompany us is our deeds.Its only then we realize that we were living such a meaningless life before. Why does it take such a big blow to realize something which is so clearly written & talked about? Or does God want to teach you the hard way?

    29 Mar 2009, 18:29

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