13th Jumadal Ula 1443 AH

(17th December,2021)

THE SECOND SERMON FOR THE MONTH OF JUMADA AL-ULA, ON 13/5/1443 AH – (17/12/2021 CE)

THE NECESSITY OF MUTUAL ADVICE BETWEEN THE LEADERS AND THE FOLLOWERS

All Praises belong to Allah, the Sovereign, the Omnipotent, the Powerful, the Mighty, the Indomitable. I bear witness that there is no god but Allah alone. He has no partner. He is the Great and Majestic. I bear witness also that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger, the one chosen (to deliver the Message). May the Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him and his family and his companions and all those that follow their footsteps.

Thereafter, O people, fear Allah Ta’alah and know that Allah has legislated for His servants, through the mouth of the best of His messengers, the most complete, most perfect, the most consistent and the and the most general laws that serve the interests of the servants. Included in these clear and complete laws are those that mandate the rights of the led on the leaders, as well as those that mandate the rights of the leaders on the followers.

As for the rights of the leaders on the followers, it is for them (the followers) to listen and obey by complying with what they are commanded and leaving what they are forbidden from doing, as long as there is no disobedience to Allah and His Messenger in obeying them. There is no obedience to any creature in disobedience to the Creator. And in the two Saheehs, it has been relate on the authority of Ali ibn Abi Taalib (may Allah be pleased with him) that he said: “The Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) sent a delegation out and made a man from the Ansaar to lead them. While they were out, he (the leader) had something against them, so he said to them: ‘Didn’t the Messenger of Allah, (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) command you to obey me?’ They said: ‘Yes.’ He said: ‘Then gather firewood for me. Then he made a fire and said: ‘I have decided for you to enter it.’ A young man among them said to them: ‘You have fled to the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) to be save from the fire, so do not be in a hurry (to enter it) until you meet the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him). If he commands you to enter it, then enter it.’ So they returned to the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) and informed him, and the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) said to them: “If you had entered it, you would never have come out of it. Indeed obedience is in what is good” And he (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever sees something from his leader that he does not like, let him be patient, for whoever separate himself from the Jama’ah by an inch and he dies, then his death is ignorance”

Servants of Allah, among the rights of the leader over their followers is for them (the followers) to advise and guide the leaders, and not to make their mistake, when they make a mistake, a means to slander them and spread their faults among the people. This will result in separation from them and hating them and what they stand upon even if it is the Truth, and it would result in people failing to hear and obey them. It is incumbent on an adviser, especially the one who advises the leaders to apply wisdom in his advice and calls to the path of his Lord with wisdom and good exhortation. If he finds the person he admonishes among the leaders accepts the truth, then that is it. If otherwise, then he should be steadfast and persist and escalate the matter to those above him if that would be of benefit and remove the wrongdoing/injustice, just as the righteous predecessors used to complain about those at the helm of their affairs to those above them if they saw them treading a path that they should not tread.

O Muslims! These are what we see as the obligations of the followers in fulfilling the rights of their leaders and the custodians of their affairs. As for what the leaders and the custodians of people’s affairs must do, it is a big issue and a great responsibility. They must first and foremost have sincerity of intention for Allah, by intending, with their actions and policies, to implement the rule of Allah, establish justice and remove wrongdoing, and they must carry that out according to their ability. They must not be unjust to the people with regards to their blood, their wealth and their honor. And that they do not use their authority to carry out their whims and satisfy their greed and desires unduly, because they are going to be held accountable for that. And who knows, perhaps their authority might slip away from them in this world before death, and they would then suffer humiliation and debasement because of their oppression and lording over people which is not worthy and they do not deserve. The leaders must also exhibit equality and equity between the people in upholding the truth. So they do not love a kin because of his kinship only, nor an eminent person for his status, nor someone who owns things of this world for his worldly possessions. Indeed, people are equal in their rights. The prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him), and he is the most truthful of truthful ones, swore that if Faatimah the daughter of Muhammad stole, he would cut off her hand.

O you leaders, and you followers, fear Allah Ta’alah in yourselves and in your society and discharge what Allah has enjoined upon you. If you do, security will be established and there will be peaceful coexistence, cooperation, unity and love, and if you fall short in that, Allah will give part of you dominance over others, so the rulers will dominate the followers by all manners of injustice and abuse of rights, The followers would go against the leaders by opposing them, disobedience, insults, hatred, the spread of anarchy, and everybody considering their own view as important than others, so people are not disciplined and their condition is not good for them.

Here, we admonish some of the imaams of this Ummah who have been earnest in insulting their Muslim brothers – who have been sincere in their faith and in their deeds to their Lord and in His cause (subhaanau wata’alah) with names. One of the examples of this ugly thing is what was issued from Saudi Arabia last Jumua’ah, where it warned its citizens of the Tableegh Jamaa’, an addition to its warning last year against the Muslim Brotherhood, saying that it is one of the vendors of terrorism. This does not bring any good to the Ummah, but rather division, separation of hearts, and conflicts that contradicts the Islamic unity that we desire to bring back our lost power

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We emphasize that all of these are of no value, and muslims are not allowed to pay attention to them because they are a political scheme disguised in religious garb, and it is a failure in the first place. And we enjoin you with the words of your Lord, the Almighty: “And say “ٱWork, and Allah will see your deeds and His Messenger and ٱthe believers. Then you will be returned to the Knower of the Unseen and the One Who Sees (all), and you will be informed of what you used to do.” (Taubah:105).

I say this and I ask Allah’s forgiveness for me and you and all muslims. Ask His forgiveness for He is the Oft-Forgiving, the Most-Merciful.

SECOND SERMON

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, peace and blessings be upon the Seal of the Prophets and Messengers, our Prophet Muhammad, all his family and companions.

As to what follows:

World Arabic Language Day:

It was decided to celebrate the Arabic language on this date because it was the day the United Nations General Assembly issued its Resolution No. 3190 in December 1973, based on which the Arabic language was formally included among the official and operational languages of the United Nations. After a proposal submitted by the Kingdom of Morocco and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the session of the Executive Council of UNESCO.

The importance of the Arabic language:

Language is generally considered one of the most important natural and social human features, it is the best way to express feelings and needs of the individual and group. The importance of the Arabic Language is manifested in the fact that it is one of the basic components of the society and one of the most important basic building blocks in different cultures and civilizations. It is also the major reason for national growth, and creation of different societies. Because the kind of communication that takes place through language is the basic building block in this building process, and the strength and eloquence of the language largely expresses the cohesion of the speaking community, and its interest in it, and in its rules, its sciences, its etiquette, and its controls. This is the most beautiful form of sophistication in the thinking and behavior of the society that preserves its language.

The Arabic language has received what no other language has received of attention and care, and this is the command of Allah enforceable on it; Because it is the language of the Noble Qur’an, and this in turn is the greatest honor and the greatest importance attached to the Arabic language; Because Allah, glory be to Him, chose it from among the languages of the world to be the language for His words, the everlasting, which incapacitated those before and those to come till the Hour of Resurrection. This miraculous status of the Qur’an is only because the Arabic language bears the weight of the divine speech (of Allah) and the power of the divine speech (of Allah).

The Arabic language is called the language of the Qur’an and the Sunnah, and the Almighty said: (وَلَقَدْ نَعْلَمُ أَنَّهُمْ يَقُولُونَ إِنَّمَا يُعَلِّمُهُ بَشَرٌ لِسَانُ الَّذِي يُلْحِدُونَ إِلَيْهِ أَعْجَمِيٌّ وَهَذَا لِسَانٌ عَرَبِيٌّ مُبِينٌ) “And We certainly know that they say, “It is only a human being who teaches the Prophet.” The tongue of the one they refer to is foreign, and this Qur’an is (in) a clear Arabic language.” (Suratl Hanh: 103)

All of this indicates the importance of the Arabic language in understanding the verses of the Qur’an, including its intent, meanings in a clear manner. Because the Qur’an was revealed in an eloquent and clear Arabic tongue at a time when most people were bragging about the eloquence of their language, and their knowledge of its rules and controls. The Qur’an was revealed with meanings, composition, and eloquent sentences, which contains a lot of the similitudes, borrowed words and expressions, and linguistic style of repute which added hugely to the status of the Arabic language, to the extent that it became the only eternal language in the world.

The importance of the Arabic language extends to the close relationship between it and the culture and special identity of the peoples. It is the form of communication or linkage among them. Through it, the thoughts of nations are expressed, and the first means for spreading the civilization of different nations around the world. In addition, the Arabic language is the one responsible for all these issues, thus, it is what shapes the identity of the nation, culturally, by which it is distinguished from other nations.

Arab scientific history is distinguished by the fact that it contains many scientific literature in various scientific fields written in Arabic language. The Arab authors used to write their works in a way that was distinct from others, and their works spoke in more than one scientific discipline, such as the book of Ismail bin Abi Bakr bin Al-Muqri titled (the full honorific title in the science of jurisprudence, prosody, history, grammar and rhymes); This book talks about jurisprudence, prosody and rhymes, and different other sciences, and this indicates the genius of the Arabic language; Because it greatly allows the writers to link the different topics together without putting the reader in a whirlpool of dispersion and lack of understanding as a result of the multiplicity of topics within the same literary work.

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