MUSLIM SERMON - THE FUTURE BELONGS TO ISLAM
misguided sects believe that only they will have the best
certainty of all believers that the support of Allaah will
3) The future
belonging to Islaam due to:
Islaam not contradicting the laws of
nature or sound reasoning.
Islaam being founded on a
well-defined community system.
Islaam being the religion of justice
and equal rights.
Islaam protecting man’s honour and
ultimately prevailing regardless of all the conspiracies to uproot
necessity of Muslims to practice Islaam.
All praise is due to Allaah. May His
peace and blessings be upon Prophet Muhammad, his household and companions.
Brothers in faith! Be dutiful to Allaah,
for that is the best provision and the surest way to salvation on the
Day of Resurrection.
Fellow Muslims! Things turn upside-down
when those who follow destructive and erroneous sects and beliefs falsely
assume that theirs is the true faith and that the good ending and future belongs
exclusively to them. But the fact that men of reason and understanding do not
dispute is that, the future belongs to this religion of Islaam; that it shall
prevail over all other beliefs, for it is the only true religion that Allaah has
perfected for His slaves and with which He has completed His
favour upon them and which that He has chosen for them as religion. He says
that which translates to:
“This day I have
perfected for you your religion and completed My favour upon you and have
approved for you Islaam as your religion.” (Al-Maa’idah:3).
No wonder then dear brothers, that
Islaam enjoys such a distinguished position. This is because it is a religion
that is full of innumerable qualities.
The future belongs to Islaam for it is
the religion with which Allaah raised the status of man and honoured him.
He informed us in His Speech, which is the most-truthful of all speech, that He
created man with His two Hands, breathed of His soul in him and made
the angels prostrate before him. He honoured man by subjecting him to His
worship Alone, for there is no deity worthy of worship except Him, glorified are
His Names and Attributes. He honoured him by subjecting all that is in
heavens and earth to him and gave him innumerable other blessings.
The future belongs to Islaam because it
is the only religion that’s message is characterised by pure monotheism and that
agrees with the laws of nature and sound opinion. It is through Islaam that
Allaah made lawful for His slaves all good and useful things and prohibited all
filthy and harmful matters. Removed from this ummah are the heavy
burden and fetters that were upon those who came before them; such as
strictness in matters of religion like the imposition of self-killing as an
atonement for sin, cutting the part of the human-body used for committing an
impure act, purifying the cloth by cutting off the place of filth
with scissors, compulsory implementation of the law of equity in murder cases
(with no option of paying blood money or pardon whether the killing was
intentional or accidental) and prohibition of taking war booty.
All the above restrictions were removed
by Allaah from this ummah by His Mercy. He says that which translates to:
“Those who follow the Messenger, the
unlettered prophet, whom they find written [i.e. mentioned] in what they have of
the Torah and the Gospel, who enjoins upon them what is right and forbids them
what is wrong and makes lawful for them the good things and prohibits for them
the evil and relieves them of their burden and the shackles which were upon
them. So they who have believed in him, honoured him, supported him and followed
the light which was sent down with him – it is those who will be successful.”
The future belongs to Islaam in that it
is the religion with which Allaah firmly laid the basis of a sound social
system that is well-connected like a firm structure. He established through
Islaam that unique society described by the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa
sallam in the most eloquent way thus: “The
similitude of the believers in regard to mutual love, affection
and mutual-compassion is that of one body; when any limb of it aches, the
whole body shares the agony, sleeplessness and fever that arises from it.”
(Al-Bukhaari & Muslim).
The future belongs to Islaam because it
is the religion by which Allaah firmly fixed the principles of justice
among His creatures: Muslims and non-Muslims; Arabs and non-Arabs; black
and white; male and female; young and old. He prescribed for each
group it’s rights and duties; a quality that is non-existent in any of the
man-made systems and ideologies that most people follow and respect. These are
full of deficiencies and are restricted to a place, time or personal or
national interests of those who formulated them.
The future is for this religion, for it
is the religion with which Allaah preserves people’s lives, properties, honour
and minds. He prohibits all killing of life except for a just cause, forbids the
defamation of people’s honour, disallows all that could affect
the soundness of people’s minds such as narcotics and intoxicants and
forbids the usurpation of people’s properties unjustly. All this Allaah does
through Islaam in order to protect the social structure of this ummah
There is no wonder then that a great and
honourable future belongs to this religion. No amount of deception from the
enemies of Islaam, nor the amount of their assaults on the Muslims with their
cavalry, infantry and wealth, nor their oppression such as killing and expelling
people from their lands - as the Jews do today, can weaken the firm bonds
of this religion or disrupt its structure. For the future is for Islaam and the
Muslims Inshaa’ Allaah and the victory belongs to Allaah and His
Messenger and to the truthful and persevering Muslims; those who know with
certainty that victory comes with perseverance, relief comes after sorrow
and that with every difficulty there is ease. Allaah says that which translates
to: “They want to extinguish the light of
Allaah with their mouths, but Allaah refuses except to perfect His light,
although the disbelievers hate it.” (At-Tawbah: 32).
Brothers in faith! If this Ummah
wishes to attain the promised victory and be well-established on the land, it
should truly practice Islaam by giving Allaah His right of worship with all
sincerity and totally abstaining from associating anything with Him in acts of
worship. It should implement His Law and submit to His judgment in all matters
and be pleased with that. It is then that the whole of mankind will have
felicity - and the rightly-guided leadership will become that of Islaam, the
religion of Allaah, the Omniscient, the All-Wise, the All-knowing.
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