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This Is the Day of Forgiveness

Eid al-Fitr Khutbah

Dr. Nour Kabbani

13 May 2021 Fenton Zawiya, Michigan

Alhamdulillahi 'Lladhee hadaana li hadha wa maa kunna li nahtadee law laa an hadaana'Llah.

O Believers who are present. Yaa ayyuhalladheena aamanoo ittaqoo 'Llah wa koonoo ma` as-Saadiq even wa qaala Rasoolullah (s) zayinoo `ayaadikum bi't-takbeer.

O mu’mineen, O Believers! May Allah (swt) make this `Eid a good one. Alhamdulillah we are all happy in the presence of Awliyaullah, and we came here from far distances to celebrate with them and with the entire community.

I want to make two points, inshaa-Allah, and then afterwards we can finish up early and enjoy the rest of the day.

This is a day of joy and happiness, and Rasoolullah (s) has mentioned in a Hadith from S`ad ibn `Aws al-Ansari (r) in "al-Awsat" from Abu Darda (r). A Sahabi narrated that Rasoolullah (s) said: “When it is the Day of `Eid al-Fitr, angels will be standing on the roads, lined up.”

Alhamdulillah, we were lined up with malaa'ika who greeted those coming for prayer. The minute you left your home for prayer, angels asked Allah (swt) from His favors for you. They are standing on the roads, which is why we were bringing salawaat and making takbeer.

(Hadith continued.) "O Muslimoon! Walk to prayer in the early morning." That is why we pray `Eid salat early in the morning, any time from Ishraaq to noon.

"O Muslims, come early to the presence of a Generous, Merciful Lord, Who has given us goodness." All of prayer and taraweeh and paying zakat, don’t think this is from us. If Allah (swt) did not give us the intention to do it we would not do it. And so, He gives you the favor of goodness and then lets you do it. He orders you to pray in the night and you did, and He orders you to fast during the day and you have fasted as He ordered. Come to take your prizes, medals, and honors.

“And when they finish the prayer, a caller calls out, ‘Your Lord has certainly forgiven all of you, and go back to your homes full of pleasure and happiness and maturity and mindfulness.’”

It is said it is the day of baraa` min adh-dhunoob, when Allah (swt) takes away all sins and purifies. By being in the presence of Awliyaullah and performing the prayer, Allah (swt) honored us, and we are starting fresh, like after Hajj. So be careful, don't slip back into old habits (that die hard) and continue on the way of Rasoolullah (s), and inshaa-Allah we will reach the next Ramadan with Mawlana Shaykh Hisham and Hajjah Naziha and all who love them, to survive what was going on this Ramadan.

About the second part of the Hadith, we all know what is happening today in the Muslim world, and not just in one place, but in Asia and other areas. Allah (swt) has said in Hadith Qudsi, “People are asking what should we do?”

We are Muslims, but we don't go outside of the teachings of our master, Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q), who has mentioned something that we do as followers of our Grandshaykh. We follow what our shuyookh taught us, and the Wahhabis say this Hadith is da`eef jiddan, weak, but Mawlana Shaykh Nazim (q) narrated it, and it demonstrates how we respond to what is happening in Palestine.

Inna Allah yaqool anaa Allah, “I am Allah: there is none other to be worshipped but Me! I own presidents and kings and leaders, and I own their hearts, and I am their King [they are Allah's servants]. When My servants turn away from Me, I turn My kings upon them.”

You have to understand this intelligently, with deep thought. Your deeds are what is happening in front of you. Muslims have left the way of Allah (swt) and Rasoolullah (s). In my country, go see how much sin is committed in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, India, in Muslim lands. Allah (swt) says, “If you disobey, I will certainly send something against you, but if you spend time in dhikr and tasbeeh, I will turn the hearts of the presidents and rulers towards you.”

Are you following the way of Sahaabah, O Muslim leaders? Let us check ourselves. We ask that Allah (swt) turn the hearts of rulers to justice, kindness, and mercy. When we ask Allah (swt) to turn their hearts to compassion, He will. We are not the people who go to rallies. No! We come to masaajid and ask Allah (swt) to turn leaders' hearts to mercy, kindness and tenderness. So what you need to do on this day is ask Allah (swt) to turn the hearts of leaders to justice and peace. We are not in charge; if we were, we would definitely be compassionate and merciful.

"This is the day that is beautiful, on which Allah (swt) forgives all who prayed and paid Zakat al-Fitr and did good deeds." May Allah (swt) give us long lives and give our master Qutb al-Mutasarrif long life and good health.


Make your children remember this day, give them bounce houses. All kinds of events are being remembered: Earth Day and Hanukkah are remembered. They print "Earth Day'' on shirts. Let them put" Happy `Eid Day" on shirts to commemorate `Eid. Awliyaullah wish they were here and they are, and we are in their presence.

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham:

Dr. Nour is reminding me of Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem. Alhamdulillah who has guided us to Islam and we would not have been guided if not for Allah (swt). Subhanallahi wa bi hamdihi, astaghfirullah. If you bring a pot we can fill it immediately with something beneficial. I was happy he showed something that has been hidden by Awliyaullah. Alhamdulillah ya`nee qalbahu shaghaal, Praise be to Allah, his heart is working.

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