Anjuman-i-Islamia DEC 2009 UK TOUR
A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem.
Nawaytu 'l-arba`een, nawaytu 'l-`itikaaf, nawaytu 'l-khalwah, nawaytu 'l-`uzlah,
nawaytu 'r-riyaadah, nawaytu 's-sulook, lillahi ta`ala fee haadha 'l-masjid.
Ati`ullaha wa ati`u 'r-Rasoola wa ooli 'l-amri minkum.
Obey Allah, obey the Prophet, and obey those in authority among you. (4:59)
As-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullahi t`ala wa barakaatahu. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem.
Alhumdulillahi rabbi 'l-`alameen was '-salaatu wassalamu wa`ala ashrafi 'l-mursaleen Sayyidina wa Nabiyyina Muhammadin wa `ala aalihi wa Sahbihi ajma`een. Alhumdulillahilladhee hadaanaa li 'l-islami wa 'l-imaani wa 'l-ihsan wa hadaanaa li muhabbati 'n-nabiyyin Mustafa al-`Adnan wa 's-salaatu wa 's-salaamu `ala khayri khalqihi Sayyidina wa Nabiyyina Muhammadin `alayhi afdalu 's-salaatu wa 's-salaam. `amma ba`d ayyuha 'l-ikhwal kiraam nahnu fee makaanin shareef wa baytin min buyootillah fi hadha 'l-masjid.
O Muslim brothers and sisters, I’m honored to be here in this masjid, and to be hosted by the Chairman and the people who are looking after this masjid. May Allah (swt) give them a happy and long life to serve the Muslim community and to serve Ahlu 's-Sunnah wa 'l-Jama`ah.
huwa 'l-habeebulladhee turjaa shaf`atahu, li kulli hawlin mina 'l-ahwaali muqtahimi. Yaa Sayyidee yaa Rasoolallah, yaa rahmatan li 'l-`alameen, yaa shafee`il-mudhnibeen, yaa sayyidi 'r-rusul, yaa zawj Khadijata 'l-Kubrah (r), wa waalidu Fatimat az-Zahra (r),`alayhi afdalu 's-salaatu wa 's-salaam. Yaa Sayyidee, yaa Rasoolallah (s), anta tazma`una wa anta shaahiduna.
You (s) are hearing and seeing us. And anyone who denies that, their Islam is not perfect. They have to perfect their Islam. You cannot say they are not Muslim, but they have to perfect their belief in Allah (swt) and in Sayyidina Muhammad (s). Inna arsalnaaka shaahidun wa mubashshirun wa nadheerah. If you don’t believe, then Allah is saying in Holy Qur’an, “O those who don’t believe that Prophet (s) is witnessing on us,” Allah said in Holy Qur’an, “We have sent you as a witness, witness on everyone. He said, Inna arsalnaaka shaahidun first, then mubashshirun . First Muhammad (s) is witness then he (s) is calling them for Islam, and then he (s) is warning them. So, first what Allah gave to Sayyyidina Muhammad (s), is an honored level, honored ascension to witness every creation that Allah has created on the Day of Promises. Because it came before d`awah, before Mubasheerah.
He is saying Shaheedah, shahid means a witness. Allah said it in general. “We have sent you shaahidun,” shaahidun on what? On every `amal they are doing and they are going to do in dunya, and every single thing they had promised Allah on the Day of Promises when Allah asked, “Am I not your Lord?” We said, “Yes yaa Allah, you are our Lord.” Alastu bi rabbikum qaloo balaa. From that day Sayyidina Muhammad (s) is a witness, the only witness that Allah mentioned in Holy Qur’an, Inna arsalnaaka shaahidun. He said, “We have sent you,” in the past tense. He didn’t say, “I’m sending you.” He said, “I sent you already,” meaning already from the day that I created you Yaa Muhammad (s), before creating anyone, you were witnessing on all of them that I’m going to create them and what I will give them.
O Muslims, our understanding of the greatness of Sayyidina Muhammad (s) is minimal. I am someone who might be less than an ant. I’m trying to cut down my ego as much as I can. And how will an ant describe a huge palace? If an ant is in a palace, what can it describe? Nothing, an ant can find crumbs, small food on the floor, and go and grab it and eat it. It will be an honor for us to be ants, all of us, in the palace of Prophet (s). To at least find something and not to be outside at the door; it’s better to be inside. Not to be outside as an elephant, but to be inside as an ant. Because then we will be getting the blessings and the reality of seeing Sayyidu 'l-Bashar (s), of seeing Sayyidu 'r- Rusul (s). Do you think in Paradise you are going to see Prophet (s)? We hope that. Yaa Rabbee, yaa Allah, send us to his Paradise. Are you going to see Prophet (s) the same as he was in his time? Or is he going to be different? In his creation he is the same, but in his levels, he is going higher and higher. At every moment Sayyidina Muhammad (s) has ascension, Allah is bringing him nearer and nearer, dressing him with all different kinds of lights.
That’s why when they asked Imam Suyuti (q) about the hadeeth of Prophet (s) where he (s) said, Man ra'anee fi 'l-manaam fa-sayaraanee haqqan, “Whoever has seen me in a dream, he is going to see me in reality.” They asked him about the tafseer of that hadeeth. And he said that, that hadeeth means that whoever sees Prophet (s) in a dream in dunya, he will not leave this dunya before seeing him in reality. He didn’t say on the Day of Judgment, because he said on the Day of Judgment, unbelievers are going to see Prophet (s). Everyone will see Prophet (s). He said, “Adam (a) and who is under him is under my flag on the Day of Judgment.” So they might see him Then what is the difference of seeing him on the Day of Judgment like unbelievers, and seeing him before? He said, No, that means you will not leave dunya before seeing Prophet (s) in front of you.
O Muslims, knowledge is important, especially for children, young ones; because they can carry the message. Young ones can learn from their elders and then carry the message. The message of Ahlu 's Sunnah wa 'l-Jama`ah, to promote it in places where it is needed. Or learn like us, what are we going to do now? Nothing, we try our best, our time is over. We are looking forward for those who understand the reality of Sayyidina Muhammad (s). So when you are seeing Prophet (s) in a dream, you will see him in dunya. If you did not see him in your life, you will see him as soon as your breath is leaving your body. You will not leave dunya before Prophet (s) will witness on you on Islam. Inna Arasal Naka Shaheedan, he is witness on every Mo’min and Muslim.
He asked Allah, “Yaa Rabbee, Ummati, Ummati.” When he was coming out of the womb of his mother, he went into sajdah, and said, “Yaa Rabbee, ummatee, ummatee.” In his life, he was saying, “Ummatee, ummatee.” When he was on bed, leaving dunya, he was saying, “Ummatee, ummatee.” In his (s) holy grave he is saying, “Ummatee, ummatee.” On the Day of Judgment when Sayyidina Jibreel (a) comes to him and says, “Yaa Muhammad, Allah is calling you.” He says, “Ummatee, ummatee. I am the first one, or they have been already raised” Jibreel will say, “No you are the first one.”
O Muslims, Allah honored us to be Muslim. If we were not honored, we might already be lost in Allah knows what kind of religion. And those who are converts or reverts, they are honored also. Allah didn’t leave them without a guide. He guided them, and then they came to Islam. That’s why it’s very important to send the message of Islam. Like the best one who described Prophet (s), Imam Busayri (q) where he said, Huwa 'l-Habeeb. He didn’t say Huwa 'l-Khaleel. He said Huwa 'l-Habeeb, because habeeb is higher than khaleel. It’s very difficult to be habeeb, but very easy to be khaleel. Khaleel means friend, you can be friend. But you cannot be habeeb. Habeeb means the loved one. He didn’t say Huwa 'l-Khaleelu 'lladhee turjaa shafa`atahu, he said Huwa 'l-Habeebu 'lladhee turja shaf`atahu. Meaning when the habeeb says something, his word will not be put down. It will be immediately accepted.
Allah (swt) mentioned that Sayyidina Muhammad (s) is the Habeeb. You can say in Arabic language, the loved one to Allah. And you can say Allah Habeebu Muhammad (s). You can say Ibraheem Khaleelullah, but you cannot say, Allah Khaleel Ibrahim (a). It is against the root of Arabic language. You cannot say Allah Khaleel Ibrahim, you can say Ibrahim Khaleelullah . You cannot lower Allah’s level, you have to raise it. He is above everyone. But for Prophet (s), it’s accepted and allowed to say Allah Habeebu Muhammad, “I love Allah, Allah loves Muhammad”. And you can say Muhammad Habeebullah. What can a Habeeb, do? Look at that child in the lap of his father. If he asks his father now, “I want milk,” what will his father do? Get milk. For sure, or the child will cry. He wants to stop him from crying. He says, “Okay, then I will leave, get the milk and come back.” What do you think, Allah will leave His beloved one Sayyidina Muhammad (s) now, after he (s) is asking for shafa`ah (intercession) for his ummah? No way!
Imam Busayri (q) understood that reality and he said, Huwa 'l-Habeebu 'lladhee turjaa shaf`atahu, “He is the one that his shafa`ah is accepted.” Likulli hawlin. Hawlin in Arabic means a catastrophe. Not just a simple problem, a catrastrophe. What is a bigger catastrophe than people not entering Paradise? There is nothing bigger than that. So he said, Likulli hawlin mina 'l-ahwaali, “For every catastrophe that faces you yaa Ummatun-Nabi (s), Muhammad (s) is asking Allah to forgive you for it.” That is the meaning of the hadeeth that is narrated in Sahih al-Bukhari where he (s) says that, “In the Day of Judgment Prophet (s) is in the presence of his Lord, Allah (swt) judging everyone, he (s) goes into sajdah. Everyone is under that heat from the sun.”
It is hadith of Prophet (s), “On the Day of Judgment, Allah will bring the sun down over the head of humans. It will be such short distance that everyone will feel the heat of that sun.” Now you put a lens under the sun and put a paper, it burns the paper. And the sun is 50 million kilometers away. What do you think when the sun will be over our heads? It is said that it will boil our brains. Boil our bones. Yawma la dhillan Illa dhilluh, “When there is no shade except His shade.” Everyone is standing under that heavy heat. Everyone will say, “Yaa Rabbee, myself, myself,” running away. And Sayyidina Muhammad (s) will go into sajdah.
O Muslims, in the time of the Ottomans, sultans in their associations, would sit with their cabinet and with Shaykhu 'l-Islam, because the Shaykhu 'l-Islam was always sitting by the sultan. They used to advise, not like today. Presidents don’t have any Shaykhu 'l-Islam on their side, now they have tyrants on their sides, asking them, “How much money did you make in the market banks for me? Which bank you stole today?” They say, “Aw, this small bank I took today, my president, half for me, half for you, no problem. Tomorrow we get a bigger bank.” “Okay two-thirds for me, I am the president. You keep one third.”
This is today’s life. Shaykhu 'l-Islam has to be sitting in front of the Emperor, if he says something wrong Islamically, he will stop him. Not like some mashaykh today. (I don't) mean all of them. A minority of them, they advise according to the salary they are taking from the government. Their voices are being bought. So the Shaykhu 'l- Islam has to stop the wrong.. In such meetings, whenever the name of Sayyidina Muhammad (s) comes, they stand up. The sultan stands up and everyone stands up with him. They don’t keep sitting. Sitting is disrespect to the name of Sayyidina Muhammad (s), standing is respectful for Sayyidina Muhammad (s) (everyone stands). Allahumma Salli `ala 'n-Nabi, Yaa Sayyidee (s), Yaa Rasoolullah (s), Yaa Rahmatan li 'l-`alameen (s), Unzhurna bi nazharin min `indika yaa Sayyidee, Yaa Rasoolullah.
When there were some leaders of tribes coming to visit Prophet (s), some of their people already accepted Islam. When the leader of the tribe entered, Prophet (s) said to those people from that certain tribe, Qoomoo li-sayyidikum, “Stand up for your master,” and they stood up. Today we are learning bad cultures. Bad culture means anyone comes, you don’t give respect. You don’t stand up, you sit and shake hands. No need for your hand at that time. Muslims should know that Prophet (s) said to stand up for your leader, for your master. And who is the best master? Why we don’t stand up? Do you think if we stand up for Prophet (s) today, he (s) will not stand up for our shafa`ah on the Day of Judgment?
Prophet (s) said, “Say salaam, and grant back that salaam to the one who said it to you with a better salaam.” So if we say, “Yaa Sayyidee, as-salamu `alayka Yaa Sayyidee, Yaa Rasoolullah,” do you think that Prophet (s) is not sending back that salaam? So what about mentioning his (s) name? Don’t we have to stand for him (s) from respect, when we go to Muwaajahatu 'sh-shareefah, facing his holy shrine? Do you think we are sitting or standing? Standing! So when you do salawaat, don’t worry, stand up (everyone stands). Allahumma Salli `Ala Muhammad. When smile comes to his (s) association and you feel love, that means there is a blessing, a manifestation. His (s) presence is always with Ahlu 's-Sunnah wa 'l-Jama`ah. May Allah bless you.
I was in Indonesia three weeks ago. Every event there has 10,000 to 15,000 people. The events are in an open, huge area. They block all the streets and make the event. I was telling them about standing out of respect to Prophet (s) because he (s) will stand for our rights on Day of Judgment, and Mashaa-Allah they began to stand. Any moment I say the name of Prophet (s), they stand up. After every two or three words, I had to say, “Yaa Sayyidee, Yaa Rasoolullah, Yaa Sayyidina Muhammad!” They were standing up. The whole event turned into standing up and sitting down. They have strong belief there, Mashaa-Allah.
So in the Day of Judgment, Sayyidina Rasoolullah (s) goes into sajdah in the presence of Allah (swt). He (s) is the only one who is seeing at that time. What he (s) sees, Allah knows. We cannot describe. But everyone else cannot see. Allah cannot be seen except in Paradise. He (s) goes into sajdah and says, “Allah (swt) opened to my heart du`as that I never heard or have been revealed to me before. They are completely different from the entire du`as that I have said to my Sahaaba. They are coming directly with no intermediary, directly to my heart. I am making this du`a.” What language? We know that the language of Paradise is Arabic. So it has to be Arabic. If it is different from his entire (s) du`as. What kind of Arabic alphabet is it that we do not know? Meaning there are secrets behind every letter of the alphabet. It will be completely going the same alphabet, alif, baa, taa, tha, but with different words. Like alif, laam, meem— can you know what that is? No one knows. Scholars put too many meanings. He (s) said, “Allah will open for me on my heart du`as I never understood, or heard before, or have been revealed to me.” Meaning they are some kind of codes or words that might not be in the Arabic language today.
Then Allah says, “Yaa Muhammad (s), raise your head. Ask, and you will be given.” That is Shafa`ah. Prophet (s) is asking for shafa`ah for his (s) ummah. With an Arabic language, but in a way that these du`as have never been said before. He said, “Ask, and you will be given.”
Prophet (s) will say, “Yaa Rabbee, ummatee. Give me my ummah, I will be okay. Don’t give me my ummah, I’m not okay.” He (s) is the Habeeb. What will Allah say to the Habeeb? No, I’m not giving?
He said, “Yaa Muhammad (s), I’m giving you one-third. Take one-third to Paradise.”
Prophet (s) was happy, he (s) saved one third, with no question, no hisaab, with Shafa`ata 'n-Nabi (s). He (s) takes them and sends them to Paradise by Allah’s order. Then he (s) goes into sajdah. And he (s) said, “Another time “Allah will open du`as for me that have never been opened before in the previous sajdah. They are new du`as.”
Al-Adab al-Mufrad of Imam Bukhari (q), you can find that hadith there. He (s) goes into another sajdah, “And then Allah says to me, ‘Yaa Muhammad, raise your head. Ask, and you will be given.’ Then I will ask another time, Yaa Rabbee, ummatee. I want them, you promised to give me Shafa`ah, I want them.”
O mu’min, the spiritual father, the guide, the Seals of Messengers, the Master, do you think Allah (swt) will turn him down? No way. He says, “Yaa Muhammad, ask and you will be given.”
Prophet (s) will say, “Yaa Rabbee, ummatee.”
Allah will say, “Take half of the rest. Take one-third more.” Now two-thirds will be in Paradise.
He said, “Then I go in another sajdah. And I ask, ‘Yaa Rabbee,’ Allah will open for me du`as that He didn’t open for me in the second sajdah, nor in the first. I will ask, ‘Yaa Rabbee, give me my ummah.’ And Allah will say, ‘Raise your head, ask and I will give you.’ And I will say, ‘My ummah.’ Allah will say, ‘Take all of them. They are for you. Except that one, take the rest, leave that one.”
This must be the worst one, you don’t know. Might be a good one or worst one, but it looks like he is very heavy with sins. All of us have sins. But with shafa`ata 'n-Nabi (s), Allah will forgive us. Then Allah will look at that man and say, “My Habeeb is not more merciful than Me. You follow them to Paradise.” And all the Ummatu 'n-Nabi will be saved.
O mu’mins, don’t back bite each other. Don’t listen to rumors. Don’t listen to fake people. Your job is to pray, to fast, to do your zakaat, make your haj, and your Shahaadah. You should not be concerned of what is going around you, if you want to be okay. If you don’t want to, it’s up to you. Prophet (s) prohibited gheebah, nameemah, and fitnah. Don’t look or run after carcass, flesh of your brothers, don’t eat them raw. Then snakes will eat you raw in the grave. Don’t act stupid, stupidity doesn’t save you. You have a brain, you have a mind. Stand for haqq against baatil. Sayyidina Umar (r) stood for haqq against baatil. Do you know where haqq is? Haqq is with Sayyidina Ali (r), Sayyidina `Uthman (r), Sayyidina `Umar (r), Sayyidina Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (r), Khulufau 'r-Rashidoon (r), they were the most closest to Prophet (s). They were his (s) in-laws, all of them. You support them all. They are related to blood of Prophet (s).
The others are not, that’s why he (s) has four khulafah, the others are khulafah of course, but they were umaraa or muluk. They are respected companions, they are like stars. Prophet (s) said, “My companions are like stars. You follow anyone, you will be guided,” but it depends on the level. You may follow any one of them, they have secrets, but they are limited secrets. Like today, you follow the most nearest one, you will be saved. He will take you all the way to the end. If you go in a car that cannot drive for more than 100 miles, you will stop after 100 miles. You cannot reach 200 miles, you cannot reach 300 miles. Those who are cheating you are going to be asked because their cars cannot drive you more than one inch even. Prophet (s) wants us to learn, not to be ignorant, especially the youth. I’m sorry to say this, with all my respect to Imam Ismail Bukhari, he is the biggest muhaddith. But if someone is a professional, like a doctor or a lawyer, they will say, “I am only an immigration lawyer, or a business, corporative lawyer, or a marriage lawyer. Every specialty has a specialty. Imam Bukhari said, “I want this type of ahadeeth, and I will look for that. Any hadith that does not lead my way, I will not take it. But I will not refuse it either.” That’s why he came up with 4,000 hadith . But Prophet (s) in all his (s) life said only 4,000 hadith? He(s) has `Uloom aawaleen wa 'l-aakhireen. He (s) said hundreds of thousands. It might be that he (s) sent to the hearts of Sahaaba millions of ahadeeth. So we have to be very careful. Nowadays, if we don’t say Bukhari or Muslim, “Oh, what you are doing, you are nothing.” What do you mean that you are nothing? If you really know Islam and you are a scholar, you will understand that all books of ahadeeth are accepted.
`AbdAllah Ibn Mas`ood (r) related the hadith of Prophet (s) that, “In the days that you are within,” which are the last days. All the ahadeeth of Prophet (s) in which he (s) has predicted 1400 hundred years ago what will happen, all are happening. In yesterday’s event we spoke about two ahadeeth, today we continue. We are seeing that what Prophet (s) said 1400 hundred years ago is happening today. So we are within the last days. Allah knows best. He (s) said, “We are living in days that between these days ignorance will appear within people.” Is there ignorance or not today? The whole world is full of ignorance. You cannot find two people on the same mind. Even I’m saying about myself, sorry and about Ahlu ‘s-Sunnah wa 'l-Jama`ah. We must unite, we must be one hand. We are the majority, but we are in minority of having a microphone to speak up. If we stand together, we become a majority. The others are a minority, but they are together. You can see them everywhere. And Ahlu ‘s-Sunnah wal Jama`ah are on their own.
So Prophet (s) said, “Ignorance will be spread out.” Are we ignorant or not? We are full of ignorance. And Prophet (s) said, “Knowledge will be lifted up, there will be no knowledge. And too much fear and too much killing.” Is there too much fear in the world today? Is there too much killing today? They invited me to Pakistan, I said, “I’m not going.” You don’t know, Ahlu ‘s-Sunnah wal Jama`ah are being executed, they are killing them. Why? Because they say, “I love Muhammad (s).” That’s our sin. So yes, we love Sayyidina Muhammad (s), and we love him (s), and we love him (s), and we love him (s) until dunya finishes. This is what we are falling into today. I’m sorry, but this is the kind of ignorance that is filling dunya today. This is what we have today? All our children are on the internet. What do you have on the internet? Ask the children, this one sitting behind his father. Stand up (Mawlana points to a child). What is on the internet today? Say the truth. (Child answers, “YouTube”) What is on YouTube? (Videos) What kind of videos? Are they bad or good? How does he know the different types? Our children are lost on the internet. They brought for you ignorance to your home. They say, “Don’t worry, don’t be away. I will give it to you free. Sit at home and watch, don’t study.” Prophet (s) said to study, run for knowledge even if it’s far. Go for knowledge and learning.
Prophet (s) said, narrated by Amr Ibn al-`Aas (r), “I heard Prophet (s) saying, ‘Allah (swt) will not take the knowledge that you have acquired from your heart, but He will take the soul of scholars. Real scholars will die. There will be no scholars to take their place.” Meaning real scholars are becoming less and less and less. These pirs that came, there are today so many of them, but everyone is dying. There is no replacement. So Prophet (s) continues saying, “Until there will be no more `aalims (scholars),” you cannot find an `aalim (scholar). You cannot find one that is really an `aalim. What do I mean by `aalim? Imam Malik (q) refused to give fatwa in his life. He said, “I am not up to that level.” Imam Malik studied with 300 `ulama in Medinah on Shari`ah, and 600 on tasawwuf. He had 600 teachers on tasawwuf, 300 teachers on Shari`ah. And he usually said, “I cannot make fatwa, I will not make it, because I’m afraid of the responsibility to give a fatwa.”
Prophet (s) is saying, “People will go to the leaders who have no `ilm (knowledge),” or children, "Google shaykhs" and muftis behind computers. You find these young children giving fatwas, you don’t know who they are. And Prophet (s) said, “People will take their elders,” it’s not necessary to be elder in age, meaning they think they know something, it’s too much behind computer today. Prophet (s) is predicting this is going to happen. “They give fatwa without knowledge.” People will read it, they will think it is a fatwa from an `aalim, they will follow it. Prophet (s) said, “The people who gave the fatwa deviated, and those who followed them deviated.” This is our problem today.
O Muslims, especially the youth, seek knowledge. Seek knowledge from Ahlu ‘s-Sunnah wa 'l-Jama`ah before you lose that podium also. Increase the level of knowledge between yourself before your elders leave this dunya. Or you will be responsible. Islam is not killing. Prophet (s) mentioned, “Too much killing will be at the end, and too much fear.” Every house is afraid today. Every country and place is afraid of too much killing. And there is too much blood shed, there is no safety.
O Muslims, sit at your home and go to your studies, drugs is not going to benefit you. Gangs are not going to benefit you. Music and night life is not going to benefit you. Knowledge is going to give you an account in the bank of Prophet (s) in the Day of Judgment. O Muslims, leave this violent thinking, and prevent yourself from actions of violence or radical ideology. And go along with Ahlu ‘s-Sunnah wa 'l-Jama`ah. Prophet (s) said, “We are a middle way ummah.” He (s) made treaties with Christians and with Jews. He (s) extended His (s) hand to everyone in the community, showing them respect, because they are human beings. It might be that they come into Islam. Show the respect of Islam to everyone, they will become Muslim. This is what you need in this life, because Prophet (s) said, “If Allah will guide one person through you,” he (s) didn’t say a convert even. He (s) said one person, maybe he’s a Muslim but he deviated. If you bring him back or you bring a convert to Islam, it’s better than the whole wealth of this dunya.
How much we are running after dunya today? To make a living and Allah is saying to you through His Prophet (s), it’s better for you to guide one, I will give you Paradise. The dunya is nothing compared to the value of Paradise. “Dunya has no value than a wing of a mosquito to Allah (swt).” Don’t run after something that is not going to benefit you. Work for your living, raise your children in an Islamic way. Bring them to masaajid, if you don’t bring them when they are young, at 17 and 18 you will be loosing them.
O Muslims, may Allah (swt) forgive us, may Allah bless us, bless this masjid, and all masaajid that are calling for Mahabbata 'n-Nabi (s). Any masjid that is calling for Mahabbata 'n-Nabi (s), is a real masjid. Today, in this time, they are so much supportive of tasawwuf. Yesterday, they were against tasawwuf. Yesterday they were against Burdah Shareef. Yesterday they were against na`at. Now today these same people, are showing their hypocrisy, they are munafiqoon. Yesterday you were saying "It’s haraam!" If we move forward, you say "haraam!" If we go backward, you say "shirk." If we go left, you say "bid`ah". If we go right, you say "kufr." So we are stuck. We don’t know where to go. Whatever was haraam, shirk, bid`ah, and kufr before, today they are accepting it. They are accepting qaseedah today. They are accepting drumming today. They are accepting daff today. They are accepting na`at. And then they go and kill Ahlu ‘s-Sunnah wa 'l-Jama`ah. Allah will keep them loose for some time, but He will not leave them. He will take His revenge from them. Yaa Rabbee, yaa Allah, we cannot say revenge because we are human beings. But we say, “O Allah, guide them to come for love of Sayyidina Muhammad (s). And O Allah, increase the love of Sayyidina Muhammad (s) in our hearts, that all the time we remember him (s) as we are remembering you yaa Rabbee, yaa Allah in every prayer.”
Wa min Allahi 't-tawfeeq, bi hurmati 'l-habeeb, bi hurmati 'l-Faatihah.
Wa 's-salaam `alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. I am thankful for the chairmen and directors for hosting us in this masjid. InshaAllah Allah (swt) give you Paradise in dunya and in akhira.