Posted by on May 25, 2007 in Jummah Speeches

Iqbal 1

First Khutbah:

Remember all quoted Ahadith are translations and not the real words of the Prophet saw!

After reciting khutbah hajjah.

O people! Your God is one and your forefather (Adam) is one. An Arab is not better than a non-Arab and a non-Arab is not better than an Arab, and a red (i.e. white tinged with red) person is not better than a black person and a black person is not better than a red person, except in piety. (Musnad Ahmad, Hadith #22978)

In Sunan Abu Dawud it is narrated by Abu Hurayra, that the messenger of God (pbuh) never accepted nationalism, and it is explained how evil act this is:

Narrated Abu Hurayra: The Prophet (pbuh) said: Allah, Most High, has removed from you the pride of the pre-Islamic period and its boasting in ancestors. One is only a pious beliver or a miserable sinner. You are sons of Adam, and Adam came from dust. Let the people cease to boast about their ancestors. They are merely fuel in Jahannam; or they will certainly be of less account with Allah than the beetle which rolls dung with its nose.  (Abu Dawood, Book #41, Hadith #5097)

Nu’man b. Bashir reported that Muslims are like one body of a person; if the eye is sore, the whole body aches, and if the head aches, the whole body aches.  (Muslim, Book #032, Hadith #6261)

Further in Sahih Muslim, is an example of how a muslim is to another muslim.

Nu’man b. Bashir reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The similitude of believers in regard to mutual love, affection, fellow-feeling is that of one body; when any limb of it aches, the whole body aches, because of sleeplessness and fever.  (Muslim, Book #032, Hadith #6258)

We do not only see this subject in the Sahih Ahadith, but Allah also sent revelation on this subject, in the Quran. We see some examples in Surah Hujuraat about this matter:

“O you who believe! Let not a group scoff at another group, it may be that the latter are better than the former; nor let (some) women scoff at other women, it may be that the latter are better than the former…” (Sura Al-Hujuraat # 49, ayah #11)

“O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has taqwa (i.e. is one of the muttaqeen – the pious). Verily Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware.” (Sura Al-Hujuraat # 49, ayah #13)

Second Khutbah:

The following incident has been related by Bukhari, Muslim, Ahmad, Nasai, Tirmidhi, Baihaqi, Tabari, Ibn Marduyah, Abdur Razzaq, lbn Jarir Tabari, Ibn Sa’d and Muhammad bin Ishaq through many reliable channels. In some traditions the expedition in which it took place has not been named, and in others it has been connected with the Battle of Tabuk. But the authorities on the battles fought by the Holy Prophet and history are agreed that this incident took place on the occasion of the campaign against the Bani al- Mustaliq.

When after crushing down the power of Bani al- Mustaliq the Islamic army had made a halt in the settlement at the well of al Muraisi. Suddenly a dispute arose between two men on taking water from the well; One of them was Jehjah bin Masud Ghifari, a servant of Hadrat Umar appointed to lead his horse. The other was Sinan bin Wabar al-Juhani, whose tribe was an ally of a clan of the Khazraj. Harsh words between them led to fighting and Jehjah kicked Sinan, which the Ansar, on account of their ancient Yamanite tradition, took as a great insult and disgrace. At this Sinan called out the men of Ansar and Jehjah the Emigrants for help. Hearing about the quarrel Ibn Ubayy started inciting and calling the men of the Aus and the Khazraj to come out and help their ally. From the other side some Emigrants also came out. The dispute might have led to a fight between the Ansar and the Muhajirin themselves at the very place where they had just fought an enemy tribe jointly and crushing it had halted in its own territory. But hearing the noise the Holy Prophet (upon whom be peace) emerged and said:

“What is this call of jahiliyah (ignorance)? What have you to do with such a call? Leave it: it is a dirty thing.”

Thereupon the leading men of the two sides met and settled the dispute; Sinan pardoned Jehjah and peace was restored.

So nationalism is a call to ignorance and a great sin. We are here together as Muslims not as Sudanese, Pakistanis, Libyans, Saudis, Egyptians… Our Allah is one, our Rasool is one, our Quran is one, so should be our State. There is no provision in Islam for a Sudan, Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia to exist as separate countries ruled by separate governments. This is what the Khilafah does. It unites Muslims just like when we come together during Salah.

Nationalism has nothing to do with Islam. Those who call for nationalism and claim to be Muslims are the biggest enemies of Islam. You have been informed!!!