My beloved brothers & sisters in Islam,
Allah () has created the human beings to test them. We are living now in this test. Allah () says in Surat AlMulk:
تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي بِيَدِهِ الْمُلْكُ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ (1) الَّذِي خَلَقَ الْمَوْتَ وَالْحَيَاةَ لِيَبْلُوَكُمْ أَيُّكُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلًا ۚ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْغَفُورُ (2)
( 1 ) Blessed is He in whose hand is dominion, and He is over all things competent –
( 2 ) [He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed – and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving –
So dear brothers in Islam, always remember that we are in a test. And from the mercy of Allah () to help us, he sent to us messengers from amongst us. And from Allah’s blessings on us muslims is that we follow the best of all of these messengers. Prophet Muhammad ().
Allah () has sent His Messenger Muhammad () with guidance and the religion of truth to all mankind.
Prophet Muhammad is the last Warner to all mankind, Caller to Allah by His Permission and a Lamp that spreads light.
Allah () says in the quran:
هُوَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُ بِالْهُدَىٰ وَدِينِ الْحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ
( 33 ) It is He who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth to manifest it over all religion
Allah says also:
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ إِنَّا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ شَاهِدًا وَمُبَشِّرًا وَنَذِيرًا
وَدَاعِيًا إِلَى اللَّهِ بِإِذْنِهِ وَسِرَاجًا مُّنِيرًا
( 45 ) O Prophet, indeed We have sent you as a witness and a bringer of good tidings and a warner.
( 46 ) And one who invites to Allah, by His permission, and an illuminating lamp.
Before Allah sent Muhammad, as His Honorable Prophet and as the awaited leader, mankind was engulfied in Kufur (disbelief) and misguidance. They lived in ignorance and darkness, with confusion and disorder being so rampant and prevalent that truth was not established. There was no guidance being followed or implemented. There was no righteous leader to follow nor a reformer to call and impress the people with his call and cause. And Subhan Allah, Allah () has given us muslims living in this Kufr society the chance to see with our own eyes. We can easily how our colleagues and partners here in this society are living without the guidance of the Qur’an.
Muhammad was the awaited savior and the longed for reformer who, by Allah’s Leave, guided mankind away from misguidance, saved them from ignorance and called them to Faith, brotherhood and worshipping the One True Lord of all that exists. The Prophet’s Message was, still is and will always be full of truth, guidance, reform, reconstruction and true freedom. He was sent at a time when the hearts were thirsty for the truth, longing for a way out of darkness to light, so as to remove the tick veil of misguidance that had engulfed them. When Muhammad was sent, there came the awaited reformer who brought peace and tranquillity with Allah’s Help. Hence, people rushed to embrace the Faith, enter the garden of Islam and accept Allah’s religion in great numbers.
The hearts of so many people were opened and felt comfortable when there came to them pure guidance from Allah and the truth that cannot be corrupted or spoiled by evil. They adhered to the Message that came to them and followed the Prophet whom Allah sent deliver them to safety; they loved and helped his as much as they could.
They devoted their lives for the Cause of Allah, Whom they believed in His Oneness, followed the light that He revealed to them and the Prophet whom He sent.
And this is applicable to all people who convert to Islam throughout the world. If you listen to stories of people who converted to Islam you will know the truth of the religion that most of us were born into without any effort. So Wllahy we should All thank Allah () for this great blessing.
Dear Muslims! Islam is Allah’s light that dissipated the darkness of this life and rose over the horizons of this world. It is the right religion that filled empty hearts with Faith and brought life to them with certainty and sincerity. It is the eternal call that carries the Message of reform, emancipation and vitality in all places and time frames.
Islam is the eternal Message because it is Allah’s religion and way that He ordained. Islam is Allah’s revelation and wisdom.
Allah () says in Surat AlBaqarah:
صِبْغَةَ اللَّهِ ۖ وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ مِنَ اللَّهِ صِبْغَةً ۖ وَنَحْنُ لَهُ عَابِدُونَ
“[Our Sibghah (religion) is] the Sibghah (religion) of Allah (Islam) and which Sibghah (religion) can be better than Allah’s? And we are His worshippers”
Allah () also says:
وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ مِنَ اللَّهِ حُكْمًا لِّقَوْمٍ يُوقِنُونَ
“And who is better in judgement than Allah for a people who have firm Faith”
Where are those who are certain that Islam is Allah’s Sibghah (religion) that contains His wisdom; those who believe that the Qur’an is Allah’s revealed Word, then adhere by and hold to His judgement and decisions? Where are those who take guidance from the Qur’an and implement its righteous commandments, perfect rulings, honorable Law and call of guidance and reform?
إِنَّ هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ يَهْدِي لِلَّتِي هِيَ أَقْوَمُ
“Verily, this Qur’an guides to that which is most just and right” (QS. Al-Isra (17):9).
وَأَنَّ هَٰذَا صِرَاطِي مُسْتَقِيمًا فَاتَّبِعُوهُ ۖ وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا السُّبُلَ فَتَفَرَّقَ بِكُمْ عَن سَبِيلِهِ ۚ
“And verily, this is My straight path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His path”
Know that Allah has sent down Islam to be the perfect healer for all ills of this life and the cure that endows mankind with immunity from wickedness, in life and religion and sin. Islam is still carying its reforming mission of guidance until the present time, delivering a call that is unsurpassed or rivaled. Islam dissipates disarray, injustice and mischief and establishes guidance, justice, peace, stability, brotherhood, coherence and unity.
I say this and ask Alláh Az w Gal for forgiveness for me, you and all Muslims for every sin. Invoke Him for forgiveness, for He is the Most Forgiving and the Most Merciful.
الحمد لله وحده و الصلاة و السلام على من لا نبي بعده، محمد صلى الله عليه و سلم و على آله و صحبه أجمعين. أما بعد،
Dear Brothers in Islam,
Muslims, in the present times, are in desperate need of adhering to Islam’s call and holding to the guidance of the Qur’an. They have fallen prey to feebleness, weaknesses, confusion, misguidance, sin and following lusts and desires. Their only safety and immunity is through the Islam that came to them with Muhammad ().
How can Muslims fall into misguidance when they have Allah’s Book of which they recite its Ayat, and the Sunnah of their Messenger, which explains Allah’s Ayat to them?
Allah () says:
وَكَيْفَ تَكْفُرُونَ وَأَنتُمْ تُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْكُمْ آيَاتُ اللَّهِ وَفِيكُمْ رَسُولُهُ ۗ وَمَن يَعْتَصِم بِاللَّهِ فَقَدْ هُدِيَ إِلَىٰ صِرَاطٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ
( 101 ) And how could you disbelieve while to you are being recited the verses of Allah and among you is His Messenger? And whoever holds firmly to Allah has [indeed] been guided to a straight path.
How can Muslims even complain that their situation is unbearable and their livelihood is full of confusion and troubles, when they have the healer before their hands containing the wisdom of the All-Knower, Well-Acquainted with all things? In it, they will find all that they need to correct their life and Hereafter affairs, as well as earning might, a good life and tranquility. The reason why we have confusion and troubles in our lives is because we turned our backs to Allah’s religion.
Allah () says:
وَمَنْ أَعْرَضَ عَن ذِكْرِي فَإِنَّ لَهُ مَعِيشَةً ضَنكًا وَنَحْشُرُهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ أَعْمَىٰ
قَالَ رَبِّ لِمَ حَشَرْتَنِي أَعْمَىٰ وَقَدْ كُنتُ بَصِيرًا
قَالَ كَذَٰلِكَ أَتَتْكَ آيَاتُنَا فَنَسِيتَهَا ۖ وَكَذَٰلِكَ الْيَوْمَ تُنسَىٰ
( 124 ) And whoever turns away from My remembrance – indeed, he will have a depressed life, and We will gather him on the Day of Resurrection blind.”
( 125 ) He will say, “My Lord, why have you raised me blind while I was [once] seeing?”
( 126 ) [Allah] will say, “Thus did Our signs come to you, and you forgot them; and thus will you this Day be forgotten.”
Muslims will never earn what is good for them, acquire Allah’s help and victory, or live a good, tranquil life until, and unless, they revert to Islam and adhere by Allah’s Book and the Sunnah of His Messenger.
The Prophet () has said the truth when he declared:
تَرَكْتُ فِيكُمْ أَمْرَيْنِ لَنْ تَضِلُّوا مَا تَمَسَّكْتُمْ بِهِمَا كِتَابَ اللَّهِ وَسُنَّةَ نَبِيِّهِ ” .
“I have left two matters with you. As long as you hold to them, you will not go the wrong way. They are the Book of Allah and the Sunna of His Prophet.”