By Ustadh Abubakar Muhammad
Today – 14th Rabi’ul-Akhir 1440 (21st December 2018).
Sitting in the Prophet’s ﷺ Masjid for the Juma’a Khutbah is truly a privilege for any Muslim. The tranquillity and calm. The sipping of Faith into one’s heart, especially when imagining or feeling like you are listening to the Prophet ﷺ himself. Admonishing you, calling you to what gives life, seeking forgiveness for you and leading you in Salah.
Today’s Khutbah was no different from previous one’s, yet it’s delivery by Imam Salah Al-Budair was emotional.
The Sermon touched on a major teaching of the Deen which is lacking in our society today, and that is *Adab* (Etiquette).
Whether from those who are knowledgeable, students of knowledge or the regular person on the street, a lack of *Adab* negatively affects one’s character.
How one treats their parents, relatives, families and the Ummah at large is a reflection of the general character they’ve developed through the study and understanding of the Deen.
حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عُثْمَانَ الدِّمَشْقِيُّ أَبُو الْجَمَاهِرِ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو كَعْبٍ، أَيُّوبُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ السَّعْدِيُّ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي سُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ حَبِيبٍ الْمُحَارِبِيُّ، عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم “ أَنَا زَعِيمٌ بِبَيْتٍ فِي رَبَضِ الْجَنَّةِ لِمَنْ تَرَكَ الْمِرَاءَ وَإِنْ كَانَ مُحِقًّا وَبِبَيْتٍ فِي وَسَطِ الْجَنَّةِ لِمَنْ تَرَكَ الْكَذِبَ وَإِنْ كَانَ مَازِحًا وَبِبَيْتٍ فِي أَعْلَى الْجَنَّةِ لِمَنْ حَسَّنَ خُلُقَهُ ”
Narrated Abu Umamah:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said: I guarantee a house in the surroundings of *Paradise* for a man who avoids quarrelling even if he were in the right, a house in the middle of *Paradise* for a man who avoids lying even if he were joking, and a house in the upper part of *Paradise* for a man who made his character good.
The emotions of Sheikh Salah hit me to my core. And as he struggled in tears to recite in the first Raka of the Juma’a Salah, the importance of the message was truly impactful, especially in our present times.
May Allah enable us to perfect our Character and count us amongst the Ummah of our most beloved, the Final Messenger and Seal of the Prophets…ﷺ