Fellow Muslims! We have bidden farewell to another year of our lives in which we have done many deeds that will be shown to us on the Day or Resurrection. Many days have passed and many loved ones have died. Many sins we have committed day and night. The Prophet said,
“People wake up in the morning and they bargain with their souls. There are among them those who buy freedom for their souls and there are others who sell theirs unto destruction.”
Brethren in faith! In life, pains turn to happiness and prosperity turns to misery. Days and nights move but it is only the wise who derives lessons from that. Allah says, … More EXAMINING ONE SELF IN THE YEAR THAT HAS GONE – HOW TO CHANGE AND BECOME THE PERSON YOU WISH YOUR CHILD TO BE – LEADERS OF TOMORROW – KHUTBAH
One of the first things a sincere Muslim must do is to have the correct intention. The intention is so important that Ibn Hajar in his Fath al-Bari Sharh Sahih al-Bukhari, and Imam Al-Nawawi in his Arab’ayeen used the hadith “Actions are judged by their intentions”, as the first hadith. The first thing a student of knowledge learns, is the hadith about intentions.
“Actions are (judged) by motives (niyyah), so each man will have what he intended. … More KHUTBAH – خطبة – NIYYAH AND IKHLAS – ONE GOES WITH THE OTHER?
And from the rights of brotherhood between the Muslims and the believers is that they refrain from unjustified suspicion in those affairs that are between them, and they refrain from spying on each other, and they refrain from backbiting each other. … More ARE WE BROTHERS IN ISLAM OR NOT – KHUTBAH ON UKHUWA – TRUE BROTHERHOOD – NO INCENTIVES EXCEPT PARADISE