Jumuah Khutba, Perth.
DEFINITION OF A MUSLIM
Is the one who other Muslims are safe from his tongue and safe from his hands.
We can fast a lot, pray a lot and give a lot in charity but if our brothers and sisters in Islam are not safe from our tongue and our hands then there is nothing good on us.
WHO IS THE BANKRUPT
Is the one who comes on the day of قيامة with thousands and thousands of good deeds but he spoke ill about others, he slandered and as a result, all of his good deeds will be taken away from him. If his good deeds run out before justice is fulfilled, then their sins will be cast upon him and he will be thrown into the hell-fire.
THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK
The Messenger ﷺ said a person who utters a word without thinking about it being good or not, will fall into the fire of hell deeper than the distance between the east and the west.
STORY OF ماعز
He was a companion of the Messenger ﷺ and he committed zina. Every son of Adam (AS) is a sinner and the best among of them are those who repent. (Hadith)
After ماعز committed zina he came to the Messenger ﷺ and said, Oh! the Messenger ﷺ , purify me. ماعز testified against himself even though nobody knew about the sin he committed in the darkness of the night, but ماعز wanted to resolve the matter in this world, not in the hereafter.
Today we are more concerned about being judged by people. When we are alone, we do not fear Allah, but when we are in public we are concerned about what people will think of us.
TALKING ILL ABOUT PEOPLE
Two companions were speaking ill about ماعز . When the Messenger ﷺ overheard this, He told them to go and eat from a dead carcass but they refused because it was smelling, it was decomposing. The Messenger ﷺ said to them, speaking bad about ماعز is worse than both of you eating from a dead carcass.
Series by Bilal Ismail
About Bilal Ismail
Sheikh Bilal Ismail was born in Durban, South Africa. He is one of three siblings and comes from a religious traditional hanafi family. Sheikh Bilal is an AlKauthar Instructor as well as the head of AlKauthar Students Guild. He is the founder and Director of the Imam Development Program.
He memorized the Quran while studying at school and went on to complete high school in 1998. Sheikh Bilal then went on to do a diploma in Computer Science in 1999, as well as qualifying as a Microsoft certified systems engineer. He was accepted into the Islamic University of Madinah in 2001 where he completed his Diploma in Arabic followed by a BA in Islamic Law from the faculty of Shariah.
Sheikh Tawfique Chowdhury says about him: “He was always one of the most studious people I have met and he never wasted time whilst in Madinah.” Also: “Sheikh Bilal is a personal friend of mine and I would describe him to be a true student of knowledge – someone who speaks with knowledge and is of the highest adab and morals.”
After graduating, he returned to South Africa where he had been teaching Fiqh and Tafsir weekly classes in Durban since the summer of 2007 and says he is “still a student of knowledge – and will always be!”