KHUTBAH 9th September 2005 – Rasesa, Botswana

Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, says in suratu’l-Hajj;

“I allowed time to the kafirun
but then I seized them.
How terrible was My denial!
How many wrongdoing cities We destroyed,
and now all their roofs and walls are fallen in;
How many abandoned wells and stuccoed palaces!
Have they not travelled about the earth
and do they not have hearts to understand with
or ears to hear with?
It is not their eyes which are blind
but the hearts in their breasts which are blind.”

42:44

In this era of disasters and cataclysm brought by Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, it is time for Muslims to wake up and take charge as much as we are able according to what Allah sent us and what His Rasulullah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallim, demonstrated of our Deen. While the Kuffar continue to deny Allah by attributing last year’s tsunami and the recent hurricane in the southern states of North America to the forces of nature, we have to understand that the world is in rapid change, not in the way the media and politicians like to present as technological and democratic, but in the way Allah mentions in the first of the ayaat that were recited.

“I allowed time to the kafirun
but then I seized them.”

When Allah withdrew leadership from the Muslims with the suspension of the Khilafah in Istanbul and replaced it with the hypocrisy of the Saudis and the deviant modernism of the Middle East and the subcontinent, it confirmed that Allah was letting the Kuffar have their way for a while. This is Allah showing man what a mess he makes when he forgets Him, subhanahu wa ta’ala,.

Sometimes as a parent you allow your children to have their own way because you know that this is the only way they will learn the consequences of their actions and when you do smack them it is because they have done something which they know to be wrong. You do not smack them because you like inflicting pain; you do it so they will stop acting in a way that will harm themselves and others.

The time has come again when Allah will re-establish the Deen He has chosen for us, Islam; the Islam that was established in Madinah by His Messenger and his companions, not the mishmash of cultural and superstitious practices that pass for Islam today with its mawlana priesthood and their businessmen masters who accept and embrace a way of life that is totally haram.

Allah is turning everything upside down; what was on top will find itself on the bottom. If the poor black victims of Louisiana and Mississippi can raise their heads from their catastrophe they will see that the walls of their prison have collapsed and now in their destitution is the time to turn to Allah and the deen of their African forefathers, it being so clear from the news coverage that their white government does not care about them even if they do hastily try and cover it up with presidential visits.

These things do not happen to people out of nowhere, it is not something inflicted on innocent people. The people are themselves the source of these events. Understand that Allah has all the power to make happen and to withhold; why then are these events increasingly taking place. It can only be that a compassionate Lord is calling His creation back to the Siratul Mustaqeem; back to His Rasul sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallim; back to Madinah al-Munawwarah.

As Muslims we have always known that the horrible and disgusting world that the Kuffar have visited upon us was a temporary degradation and that the end of the Khilafah was a short break before returning in all its glory.

Do not make the mistake of thinking that these events are far away and do not affect us. Allah says,

“Wherever you turn, there is the face of Allah.”

Christianity cannot save the people of Botswana from themselves. Diamonds, cattle, politicians least of all will not protect us from Allah. The Muslims have a unique responsibility because they are the only ones who know what Allah wants from us. Turning to Him, subhanahu wa ta’ala, and acting like sayyidina Muhammad, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallim, and his companions  and those that followed them -Allah be pleased with all of them- is all that is left to us, indeed it was all we ever had. It is the great gift of the Master to His slaves. Guided by Allah we say;Alhamdulillahi ‘ala ni’mati Islam; wa kafa biha ni’mah. Praise belongs to Allah for the gift of Islam; it is enough for us.

SECOND KHUTBAH

This great gift of Islam that Allah has guided us to, not the one handed down to us by our parents, but the one He, subhanahu wa ta’ala, expanded our hearts to; the one that we confirm is enough for us, has placed us before the rest of mankind as the khalifs of Allah.

This knowledge, and its power, bring with it a responsibility that Allah tells us we cannot bear. Surely, He tells us, we are foolish. What is this foolishness that makes us take on what we cannot hope to achieve. It is what Allah has decreed for us and those truthful ones who try to fulfil it end up by handing it back to Allah in helplessness.

“There is no power or strength but with Allah.”

This is the point; only Allah can do it, but He does it through his Khalif, man; that point in the whole of creation where Allah’s intention is fulfilled. The Kuffar think that they are in control and that is their mistake; they do not include Allah in their calculations or projections. Muslims are making the same mistake; they think the USA is the most powerful nation on earth. There is no powerful nation on earth; all power and strength belong to Allah and He lends its attributes to whomever He wills; whether to destroy themselves or to guide mankind back to Him. Allah has opened much to mankind of the wonders of His creation but the Kuffar can only see it in terms of profit, loss and domination of others. They have tried to cover up Allah’s power and Lordship with their paltry efforts of world domination and now they are reaping the results.

Muslims do not be fooled; you will stand before Allah after you die with what you did in this world. If it is for this world only, beware; if it is for Allah and his creation remember the good news the Rasulullah brought us, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallim. Do not use Allah’s deen to protect your businesses and families; your rizq is His affair; salah is yours; the Salah is to submit to Allah; it is to forget Dunya and remember Allah. That is the end and meaning of Salah. Purify your salah because if your salah is not accepted on Judgement Day none of your other actions will be looked at and everything you did will be of no consequence.

The rain is in Allah’s hands and He does not withhold it from those who remember Him. The rain prayer will not help you if you live against what Allah has ordered. Put into place what He commands, re-establish Zakah as it should be done with a Muslim amir. Stop all this nonsense of Zakah, Lillah and Sadaqah which you distribute when Muslims come from around the world asking support for their institutions. Use it on the local poor; use it to bring their hearts to Islam and stop slandering them. They are your salvation. Free yourselves with gold and silver. Do all you can that Allah and His Rasul have commanded. Forget the Kafirun. Allah tells us this when he says, “leave them to Me.” He will sort them out; our job is to warn them and give good news like the Rasulullah, not to blow them and ourselves up.

The Kuffar must follow you to the Garden; you are their only hope of guidance; you cannot withhold what you know from them. Follow the Rasul in giving them the good news and warning them of the Fire. They will follow you for what they see of your actions not your words. It is the responsibility of all of us, and we will be asked about it. Islam is how we live; it is not a religion like they have, mere observance of rituals. There is only one Deen acceptable to Allah and that is the one He, subhanahu wa ta’ala, chose for us. All the other ways are astray; all of them. There is no dialogue with them; there is only Da’wa to the way of Truth. Wealth or poverty mean nothing to Allah, it is all the same whether you live in a palace or hut. The best man who ever lived rested in a mud hut with a palm leaf roof and went hungry, although today Muslims do not like to be reminded of that, it is difficult, but he said, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallim, “poverty is all my glory.”

Part of Allah’s honouring of a people is to first make them low, oppressed by others as a way towards putting them over others so that they will lead with justice and compassion relying on Allah. This is part of Allah’s turning the world upside down. Before the glory of Madinah the prophet and his companions had to suffer three years of exile in a ravine outside of Makkah.

Do not be impressed by wealth; do not concern yourselves with what others have; Allah is not. He looks at the hearts to see His reflection there.

Be intelligent! Invest in your future in the next world; after all it is where you will remain eternally. We are only here for a short time.

Muslims of Botswana! Rely on Allah and ask Him to help your brothers and sisters in Islam, and bring the Kuffar into Islam and make your actions bring benefit to those around you.

Ya Allah! Count us among those that love You and Your Rasul. Allah bless us with the encounter with him, and may we be among those that preserve and re-establish his Sunnah.

Ya Allah! Return to us Your complete Deen, the Deen that will overwhelm the Kuffar and bring many of them to Your path; the Deen that will bring back the rule of Islam, sincere Iman and pure Ihsan.

Allah give us strength and courage in Da’wa, and open the hearts of people to Your message.

Give us victory over the Kafirun so that Your Name will become uppermost and justice will prevail for all.

Allah give us power for Your sake as you have given us knowledge for Your sake.

Allah grant peace and blessings on Your Rasul, bless his family and companions all of them, particularly the four rightly-guided khalifs, Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali.

May He bless amir Imraan Chand and all of our amirs in their endeavours to implement the guidance that comes to them; Allah give them the strength and courage that their task requires.

One Reply to “KHUTBAH 9th September 2005 – Rasesa, Botswana”

  1. Dear Hajj Issa,

    I remember this day it was a wondeful Jumuah. I look at all those faces in the picture that we took at your house with the men in Botswana. It was wonderful.

    Thank you

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