https://www.khutbah.info/the-most-hopeful-verse/ All praise is due to Allah the Most Subtle, the All-Aware. He created jinn and mankind to worship Him alone. He obligated them to carry the trust and to adhere to the shariah. We praise Him for His great bounty. He sent His messengers to convey His revelations and to guide His creation. There are some who accept His guidance and adhere to His shariah. And there are others who have been misguided. Prophet Mohammed ﷺ was His final messenger. He sent him with the guidance and the true religion guiding and teaching. A bearer of glad tidings and a warner. He ﷺ conveyed the message and discharged the trust and strived for the sake of Allah Almighty until he departed from this world. So may Allah Almighty reward him on our behalf as much as He rewarded a prophet on behalf of his nation. From the mercy of Allah Almighty towards His servants is to guide and teach them, and send messengers to them, and reveal books to them and clarify the truth for them. So there are those who accept the mercy of Allah Almighty and His guidance. So they followed His messengers, believed in His books and adhered to His shariah. Thus, they will have happiness in this world and triumph in the hereafter. And there are those who refuse the mercy of Allah Almighty and opposed His messengers, denied His books, and were too arrogant to worship Him. So they will have misery in this world and torment in the hereafter.
إِنَّ الْحَمْدَ لِلَّهِ ,نَحْمَدُهُ ,وَنَسْتَعِينُهُ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُهُ , وَنَعُوذُ بِاللهِ مِنْ شُرُورِ أَنْفُسِنَا وَمِنْ سَيِّئَاتِ أَعْمَالِنَا ,مَنْ يَهْدِهِ اللهُ فَلَا مُضِلَّ لَهُ , وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْ فَلَا هَادِيَ لَهُ , وَأَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ
Verily, all praise is for Allah. We praise Him, we seek His assistance and we ask for His forgiveness. And we seek refuge in Him from the evils of our selves. Whoever Allah guides, none can misguide. Whoever He misguides, none can guide. And I bear witness that there is no deity other than Allah and I bear witness that Mohammad is His slave and messenger.
يَا أَيُّهَا الّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ وَلَا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلَّا وَأَنْتُمْ مُسْلِمُونَ – آل عمران:102
Al Imran 102 : O you who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam.
All praise is due to Allah the Most Subtle, the All-Aware. He created jinn and mankind to worship Him alone. He obligated them to carry the trust and to adhere to the shariah. We praise Him for His great bounty. He sent His messengers to convey His revelations and to guide His creation. There are some who accept His guidance and adhere to His shariah. And there are others who have been misguided.
Prophet Mohammed ﷺ was His final messenger. He sent him with the guidance and the true religion guiding and teaching. A bearer of glad tidings and a warner. He ﷺ conveyed the message and discharged the trust and strived for the sake of Allah Almighty until he departed from this world. So may Allah Almighty reward him on our behalf as much as He rewarded a prophet on behalf of his nation.
From the mercy of Allah Almighty towards His servants is to guide and teach them, and send messengers to them, and reveal books to them and clarify the truth for them. So there are those who accept the mercy of Allah Almighty and His guidance. So they followed His messengers, believed in His books and adhered to His shariah. Thus, they will have happiness in this world and triumph in the hereafter. And there are those who refuse the mercy of Allah Almighty and opposed His messengers, denied His books, and were too arrogant to worship Him. So they will have misery in this world and torment in the hereafter.
And our messenger Mohammad ﷺ is the seal of the messengers so there is no prophet after him. Since he ﷺ was sent, Allah obligated believing in him and following him ﷺ. There is no religion that will lead to Allah Almighty except his religion. And his ﷺ shariah is the only one that Allah is pleased with for His servants.
إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ الإِسْلامُ
Al Imran (3) 19: Indeed, the religion in the sight of Allah is Islam.
And in another verse:
وَمَنْ يَبْتَغِ غَيْرَ الْإسْلامِ دِيناً فَلَنْ يُقْبَلَ مِنْهُ وَهُوَ فِي الْآخِرَةِ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ
Al Imran (3) 85: And whoever desires other than Islam as religion – never will it be accepted from him, and he, in the Hereafter, will be among the losers.
And verses in the Quran commanded his ummah (nation) to believe in him:
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ قَدْ جَاءَكُمُ الرَّسُولُ بِالْحَقِّ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ فَآمِنُوا خَيْراً لَكُمْ
An Nisa (4) 170: O mankind, the Messenger has come to you with the truth from your Lord, so believe; it is better for you.
And in another verse:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَآمِنُوا بِرَسُولِهِ
Al Hadid (57) 28: O you who have believed, fear Allah and believe in His Messenger
And in another verse:
فَآمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَالنُّورِ الَّذِي أَنْزَلْنَا
At Taghabun (64) 8: So believe in Allah and His Messenger and the light [i.e., the Qur’ān] which We have sent down.
And Allah Almighty warned those not believing in Him and His prophet ﷺ of hell fire:
وَمَنْ لَمْ يُؤْمِنْ بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ فَإِنَّا أَعْتَدْنَا لِلْكَافِرِينَ سَعِيراً
Al Fath (48) 13: And whoever has not believed in Allah and His Messenger – then indeed, We have prepared for the disbelievers a Blaze.
And belief in him ﷺ includes affirmation along with acknowledgment of his prophethood. This requires loving him, obeying him, accepting him, following him and submitting to his religion and shariah. Allah Almighty has informed us that the Prophet ﷺ was sent to all people until the establishment of the Hour. This implies that he is not a messenger to a only one ummah (nation) and not another. Rather, he is the Messenger of Allah Almighty to the worlds from the start of his mission to the establishment of the Hour in every time and place.
وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلا كَافَّةً لِلنَّاسِ بَشِيراً وَنَذِيراً
Saba (34) 28: And We have not sent you except comprehensively to mankind as a bringer of good tidings and a warner.
And Allah Almighty commanded that he address the people accordingly:
قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنِّي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ إِلَيْكُمْ جَمِيعاً
Al Araf (7) 158: Say, [O Muḥammad], “O mankind, indeed I am the Messenger of Allah to you all
And in another verse:
تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي نَزَّلَ الْفُرْقَانَ عَلَى عَبْدِهِ لِيَكُونَ لِلْعَالَمِينَ نَذِيراً
Al Furqan (25) 1: Blessed is He who sent down the Criterion upon His Servant that he may be to the worlds a warner
And the Prophet ﷺ said:
كان كُلُّ نَبِيٍّ يُبْعَثُ إلى قَوْمِهِ خَاصَّةً وَبُعِثْتُ إلى كل أَحْمَرَ وَأَسْوَدَ
Every prophet was sent specifically to his own people, whereas I was sent to all (people), white and black. [Al Bukhari and Muslim 521a]
And Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) said that the messenger of Allah ﷺ said:
وَالَّذِي نَفْسُ مُحَمَّدٍ بيده لا يَسْمَعُ بِي أَحَدٌ من هذه الأُمَّةِ يَهُودِيٌّ ولا نَصْرَانِيٌّ ثُمَّ يَمُوتُ ولم يُؤْمِنْ بِالَّذِي أُرْسِلْتُ بِهِ إلا كان من أَصْحَابِ النَّارِ
By Him in Whose Hand is the life of Muhammad, no one among this community, Jew or Christian, who hears about me and dies not affirming his belief in what I have been sent with, except that he is one of the companions of Hell-Fire. [Muslim 153]
It is not proper for a believer to deviate from his obedience, or to refer to something other than his law. Otherwise he is not a believer in him ﷺ.
وَمَا كَانَ لِمُؤْمِنٍ وَلا مُؤْمِنَةٍ إِذَا قَضَى اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ أَمْراً أَنْ يَكُونَ لَهُمُ الْخِيَرَةُ مِنْ أَمْرِهِمْ
Al Ahzab (33) 36: It is not for a believing man or a believing woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decided a matter, that they should [thereafter] have any choice about their affair.
أَقُولُ مَا تَسْمَعُونَ وَأَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ لِي وَلَكُمْ مِنْ كُلِّ ذَنْبٍ فَاسْتَغْفِرُوهُ إِنَّهُ هُوَ الغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ
I say what you have heard and I seek forgiveness from Allah for me and you from every sin. So seek forgives from Him, Verily He is Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful.
الحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ, وَالصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ عَلَى رَسُولِ اللهِ , وَ أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَاْ إِلَهَ إِلَّاْ اَللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَاْشَرِيْكَ لَهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدَاً عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُوْلُهُ
All praise is to Allah, and peace and blessings upon the Messenger of Allah, and I bear witness that there is no deity other than Allah and I bear witness that Mohammad is His slave and messenger.
Allah Almighty sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth. A mercy to the worlds. And guidance to all mankind. For believing in him ﷺ , accepting his shariah, and adhering to his sunnah is from accepting the mercy of Allah Almighty. Just as denying him or refusing his shariah is refusing the mercy of Allah Almighty. Therefore, the happiest people with the mercy of Allah Almighty on the Day of Resurrection will be the ones who accepted His mercy in this world. So they followed His messenger Mohammad ﷺ. And the furthest from the mercy of Allah Almighty in the hereafter are those who did not accept His mercy in this world. So they did not follow His messenger ﷺ.
So know, may Allah Almighty have mercy on you, the extent of Allah’s grace upon you by sending the seal of the Prophets and the leader of the Messengers, Mohammad the son of Abdallah ﷺ. And praise Allah Almighty for his grace in sending him to you as a Prophet and Messenger. And be grateful that He guided you to His religion.
And know the requirements for believing in him ﷺ. And follow his sunnah, adhere to his guidance and accept his rulings. And do not have any resistance or discomfort in your chests from anything brought by your Prophet Mohammad ﷺ. For it is the truth from Allah Glorified and Exalted. And whatever opposes him ﷺis falsehood regardless of its source and regardless of the weight of the one saying it.
لَقَدْ مَنَّ اللَّهُ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ إِذْ بَعَثَ فِيهِمْ رَسُولاً مِنْ أَنْفُسِهِمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتِهِ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَإِنْ كَانُوا مِنْ قَبْلُ لَفِي ضَلالٍ مُبِينٍ
Al Imran (3) 164: Certainly did Allah confer [great] favor upon the believers when He sent among them a Messenger from themselves, reciting to them His verses and purifying them and teaching them the Book [i.e., the Qur’ān] and wisdom, although they had been before in manifest error.
So, oh Muslims, be conscious of Allah your Lord. And submit your hearts to him. And dedicate your religion sincerely to Him. And submit to the shariah of your Prophet Mohammad ﷺ. For there is no Iman (belief) except through that.
هَذَا وَصَلُّوا وَسَلِّمُوا عَلَى نَبِيِّكُم كَمَا أَمَرَكُمْ بِذلِكَ رَبُّكُمْ , فَقَالَ
I conclude with this and send prayers of blessings and peace upon your Prophet as your Lord commanded:
إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ ۚ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا
Al Ahzaab (33) 56: Indeed, Allah confers blessing upon the Prophet, and His angels [ask Him to do so]. O you who have believed, ask [ Allah to confer] blessing upon him and ask [ Allah to grant him] peace.
اللَّهُمَّ اهْدِنا فِيمَنْ هَدَيْتَ وَعَافِنا فِيمَنْ عَافَيْتَ وَتَوَلَّنا فِيمَنْ تَوَلَّيْتَ وَبَارِكْ لنا فِيمَا أَعْطَيْتَ وَقِنا شَرَّ مَا قَضَيْتَ إِنَّكَ تَقْضِي وَلاَ يُقْضَى عَلَيْكَ وَإِنَّهُ لاَ يَذِلُّ مَنْ وَالَيْتَ تَبَارَكْتَ رَبَّنَا وَتَعَالَيْتَ
O Allah, guide us with those whom You have guided, grant us well-being among those You have granted well-being, be an ally to us along with those whom You are an ally to, and bless what You have bestowed upon us, and save us from the evil of what You have decreed. For verily You decree and none can decree over You. He whom You support can never be humiliated. Glory is to You, our Lord, You are Blessed and Exalted.
اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَسْأَلُكَ مِنَ الْخَيْرِ كُلِّهِ عَاجِلِهِ وَآجِلِهِ مَا عَلِمْنا مِنْهُ وَمَا لَمْ نَعْلَمْ وَنَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الشَّرِّ كُلِّهِ عَاجِلِهِ وَآجِلِهِ مَا عَلِمْنا مِنْهُ وَمَا لَمْ نَعْلَمْ اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ خَيْرِ مَا سَأَلَكَ عَبْدُكَ وَنَبِيُّكَ وَنَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا عَاذَ بِهِ عَبْدُكَ وَنَبِيُّكَ اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَسْأَلُكَ الْجَنَّةَ وَمَا قَرَّبَ إِلَيْهَا مِنْ قَوْلٍ أَوْ عَمَلٍ وَنَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ النَّارِ وَمَا قَرَّبَ إِلَيْهَا مِنْ قَوْلٍ أَوْ عَمَلٍ وَنَسْأَلُكَ أَنْ تَجْعَلَ كُلَّ قَضَاءٍ قَضَيْتَهُ لَنا خَيْرًا
O Allah, We ask You for all that is good, in this world and in the Hereafter, what we know and what we do not know. O Allah, we seek refuge with You from all evil, in this world and in the Hereafter, what we know and what we do not know. O Allah, we ask You for the good that Your servant and Prophet has asked You for, and we seek refuge with You from the evil from which Your servant and Prophet sought refuge. O Allah, we ask You for Paradise and for that which brings one closer to it, in word and deed, and we seek refuge in You from Hell and from that which brings one closer to it, in word and deed. And we ask You to make every decree that You decree concerning us good
عِبَادَ اللّهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَأْمُرُ بِالْعَدْلِ وَالْإِحْسَانِ وَإِيتَاءِ ذِي الْقُرْبَىٰ وَيَنْهَىٰ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنكَرِ وَالْبَغْيِ يَعِظُكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَذَكَّرُونَ
Servants of Allah. Indeed, Allah orders justice and good conduct and giving to relatives and forbids immorality and bad conduct and oppression. He admonishes you that perhaps you will be reminded.
اُذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ الْعَظِيمَ يَذْكُرْكُمْ واشْكُرُوهُ يَزِدْكُمْ واسْتَغْفِرُوهُ يَغْفِرْ لكُمْ واتّقُوهُ يَجْعَلْ لَكُمْ مِنْ أَمْرِكُمْ مَخْرَجًا وَأَقِمِ الصّلَاة
Remember Allah, the Great – He will remember you. Thank Him for His favors – He will increase you therein. And seek forgiveness from Him – He will forgive you. And be conscious of Him – He will provide you a way out of difficult matters. And, establish the prayer.
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