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Historic Khutbah
of Imaam of Masjid-un-Nabawiy (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam), Sheikh Ali Ábdur Rahmaan Hudhayfi

All praise is for Allah, the Sustainer of the entire universe, Lord of all worlds. He enlightened the hearts of His Aulia with divine guidance and strength of belief, and provided strength to their perception with the luminance of Wahy. Whomsoever He desired He guided to the right path, whoever He wanted, in His wisdom, He led astray. Thus did the hearts of the Kuffar and Munafiqeen become blind to accepting the light of Truth, and Allah Taăla's entire argument was established over all His creatures.

I offer praise to my Rabb, and such gratitude which is worthy of His Being and magnificent sovereignty. I bear witness that there is no deity except Allah, He is One and Only and has no partner; that He is Master of the Day of Qiyamah.

And I bear witness that our Prophet and leader Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) is His Bondsman and Messenger, leader of all those who have come before and those people of latter times. He was sent forth with the Holy Qur'an as a blessing for the Muslims, a bearer of glad tidings to them.

O Allah! Send Durood and Salaam, shower blessings upon your Bondsman and Messenger, Muhammad (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam), upon his descendants, Ashaab (companions) and Tabiéen.

Amma-Ba`ad. O Muslims, fear Allah. Fear Allah as is His due. Hold fast to the strong bond of Islam.

O people of Allah! Without doubt Allah Taăla's greatest blessing upon man is His true faith. Through it Allah Taăla brings to life the dead hearts of the Kuffar, bestows the light of Imaan to the blind who have been led astray. Allah Taăla says:

"Is he who was dead and We gave him life, and set for him light whereby he can walk amongst men, like him who is in the darkness, from which he can never come out?" (Anăm:122).

And He further says:
"Is then one who knows that that which has been revealed unto you from your Lord is the Truth, like one who is blind? It is those who are endued with understanding that receive admonition." (Ar-ra'd 19)

Allah Taăla's Deen in the Heavens and the Earth, for the people of the by-gone era and those of latter times is only the Deen-e-Islam. The orders of Shariáh were different for every prophet. Every prophet was given those orders which were appropriate for their particular Ummah. In His divine knowledge and wisdom, whichever order He thought proper, He cancelled, which ever one He wanted He retained. But when He sent down the Prince among men, (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam), He made null and void all previous Shariáhs, and bound all men and Jinn (spirits) to render obedience to him. Allah Taăla says:

Say: "O men! I am sent unto you all, as the Messenger of Allah, to Whom belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth: there is no deity but He: it is He that giveth both life and death. So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, who believeth in Allah and His words: follow him so that ye may be guided." (A'araaf:158)

And it is a saying of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam):
"By Him in whose hands is the soul of Muhammad, every Jew or Christian of this age who hears my call and yet dies without believing me, shall be one of the people of Jahannam."

Thus anyone who does not believe in Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam), will burn in Jahannam forever. Allah Taăla does not accept any other Deen than Islam. He who desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah), never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost all spiritual good (Aali Ímraan 85). As Allah Taăla sent His Prophet (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) with such a Sharee`at which is the choicest, the most excellent, with a Deen which is complete in every respect, He has included in it all the basic principles which had been sent down upon all the earlier prophets. Thus He says:

"The same religion has He established for you as that which He enjoined on Nuh - that which We have sent by inspiration to thee - and that which We enjoined on Ebraheem, Musa, and Éesa; namely that ye should remain steadfast in religion, and make no divisions therein: To those who worship other things than Allah, hard is the way to which thou callest them. Allah chooses to Himself those whom He pleases, and guides to Himself those who return to Him." (Ash-shura 13)

The followers of the Jews and the Christians know for sure that the Deen of Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) is the true Deen, but jealousy of the Muslims, arrogance, love of wealth, selfish desires are a barrier between them and Islam. Moreover even before the descent of Rasul (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam), the Christians and Jews had altered their heavenly books, and completely changed their religion. Thus they remain, firm upon their Kufr, led astray from the right path.

After a brief introduction of Haq and Batil, for us Muslims, this movement which has been started to bring closer together different religions, is a very painful thing. It hurts us Muslims to hear the call being made of a reconciliation between these religions, and from another direction a call for reconciliation between the Ahlus Sunnah and the shiah. It is not to our liking too the invitation being extended by those 'intellectuals' who are not even acquainted with the basic and essential doctrines of Islam.

Especially now when wars are being fought on the basis of religion and all advantages are connected with it, such movements and invitations are even more dangerous for Islam and the Muslims.

Without doubt Islam invites the Jews and Christians to save themselves from Jahannam (Hell) and enter Jannah (Paradise); renounce Batil and accept Islam. Allah Taăla says:

'Say : ''O People of the Book! Come to common terms between us and you: that we worship none but Allah; that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not, from among ourselves, lords and patrons other than Allah." If then they turn back, say ye: "Bear witness that we at least are Muslims, bowing to Allah's Will". (Aali Ímraan 64)

Islam gives permission to the Christians and Jews to continue upon their religion but only if they remain subordinated to Islam, pay Jizyah to the Muslims and keep the peace. Islam does not force the Christians and Jews to become Muslims, as in the Holy Qur'an it is said: "Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error." (Baqarah 256)

Islam is pure toleration and a well-wisher of all humanity. It does state that the Deen of the Jews and Christians is Batil so that whoever wishes to embrace Islam can do so, and whoever so desires can remain a Kafir. If the Jews, Christians and Mushrikeen are willing to accept Islam, then it will embrace them.

They will be as brothers to the Muslims, for Islam does not admit of any prejudice on the basis of race or colour. History itself is a witness to this fact and furthermore Allah Taăla announces:

"O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is he who is the most righteous of you."

As to the question of joining between Islam, Christianity and Judaism — that is simply impossible. Allah Taăla Himself says:

"The blind and the seeing are not alike; nor are the depths of Darkness and the Light; nor are the chilly shade and the genial heat of the Sun: nor are alike those that are living and those that are dead. Allah can make any that He wills to hear; but thou cannot make those to hear who are buried in the graves." (Faatir 19-22)

In the same way is this notion wrong that the Muslims should relinquish some of the Islamic tenets, ignore or show apathy towards them, in order to incline the Jews and Christians towards them; or that the Muslims should befriend them in order to bring them closer to Islam. A true Muslim can never do so.

Allah Taăla says: ''Thou will not find any people who believe in Allah and the Day of Qiyamah, loving those who resist Allah and His Apostle, even though they were their fathers or their sons, or their brothers, or their kindred.'' (Mujaadala 22). In short, there is no connection, no relationship between the Muslims and the Kuffar. In spite of this, Islam does not allow any Muslim to be cruel to the Kuffar. Islam has bound the Muslims to be just and fair to them too. On the other hand a Muslim has been ordered to defend his faith, to bear enmity towards Batil, and not only that, but make efforts to break its strength. This distinction between Islam and Kufr can only be achieved by holding fast to the fundamentals and beliefs of Islam. By persevering upon faith and strictly adhering to the orders of Islam, can the Muslims prosper in the world and thereby protect and safeguard their honour and their rights. Truth or Haq can be established, Batil can be identified as Batil only through perseverance upon Deen. The campaign which has been started to unite different religions, is not only against the spirit of Islam but will land the Muslims into terrible trouble and misfortune. The results of such a movement will be disastrous---weakening of Imaan, interpolation of beliefs, friendship with the enemies of Allah Taăla. Allah Taăla has ordered those of the Islamic faith to be friends of one another only. He says, "The Believers, men and women, are protectors, one of another (Tawbah 71). While, the Kuffar, though they may belong to any group, they have been designated as friends of each other by Him-----: "The unbelievers are protectors, one of another: unless ye do this, (protect each other), there would be tumult and oppression on earth, and great mischief." The famous Mufassir Imaam Ibne-Kathir Rahmatullaahi Álayhi has interpreted it in this way: If you do not adopt separation from the Kuffar, and befriend the Muslims, a great mischief will be caused among the people. 'Mischief' here means the intermingling of the Muslims with the Kuffar, and of the truth becoming doubtful. Thus a mixing of the Muslims and Kuffar will lead to a mischief of great magnitude.

Allah Taăla says: ''O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors; they are but friends and protectors to each other.'' (Anăm 54)

How can there be any similarity, any bond between Islam and Yahudiyyat (the Jewish faith), when Islam is exceptional, with its purity, light, brilliance, nobility, justice, toleration, magnanimity, high morality, equally for man or Jinn, while Yahudiyyat is a collection of materialism and narrow-mindedness, bears malice towards humanity, is steeped in moral degradation, greed and covetousness? So how can there be any link between Islam and Yahudiyyat? Can any Muslim tolerate the aspersion cast upon the pious, pure character of Hadhrat Maryam Álayhas salaam by the Jews? Can the Muslims bear the presence of the Jews who call Hadhrat `Esa Álayhis salaam (Christ) the son of a whore? Na`oozubilLah. Allah forbid! And on this account how can there be any link between the Holy Qur'an and Talmud, the holy book of the Satanish Jews?

Similarly there is no similarity between Christianity and Islam. Islam is a pure and clean religion believing in the oneness of Allah, in Tauheed. It is pure justice and a blessing. It is complete Sharee`ah, the revealed law, whereas Christianity is a deviation from the right path. The misled Christians hold the belief of Trinity-Father, Son, Holy Ghost. Christianity claims that Christ is God and the son of God.

And how can there be a reconciliation between the Ahlus Sunnah and shiah? The Ahlus Sunnah are those who learnt and protected the Qur’aan al Kareem, who preserved and protected the Sunnah of Rasulullah ((Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam)), those whom Allah Ta’ala has used to protect His Deen, and they made Jihaad in the way of Islam. And history bears ample testimony to this.

The Raafidhah (shiahs) are those who curse the Sahaabah and attempt to destroy Islam. The Sahaabah Radhiyallaahu Ánhum are those that transmitted the Deen to us. If we had to cast aspersions at the integrity of the Sahaabah, it will imply the destruction of the Deen. How can there be a reconciliation between the Ahlus Sunnah and the Raafidhah (shiahs) while they swear and abuse the three Khulafaa ur Raashidah? If they had any intelligence then they would realise that their abuse is in fact an abuse of Rasululllah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam). Hadhrat Abu Bakr and Umar Radhiyallaahu Ánhuma are the fathers-in–law of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam). They were his close confidants during his lifetime, and his close neighbours after his demise. Who can achieve this honour? Who can achieve this honour? They took part in Jihaad with Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) in all the Jihaad campaigns. These facts should be sufficient to dispel the false accusations of the shiahs.

Hadhrat Uthmaan Radhiyallaahu Ánhu was husband to two of the daughters of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam). Allah Ta’ala will not choose for his beloved Rasool except the best of men, and the best of companions. This was the relationship between Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) and the three Khulafaa ur Raashideen. He never said that these three are the enemies of Islam, and never warned against these three, as the shiahs claim.

If fact swearing at these three is an attack against Hadhrat Ali Radhiyallaahu Ánhu. Hadhrat Ali Radhiyallaahu Ánhu gave Hadhrat Abu Bakr Radhiyallaahu Ánhu the Bay'át (oath of allegiance) in the Musjid (openly); and he (Hadhrat Ali Radhiyallaahu Ánhu) got his daughter Ummu Kulthoom married to Hadhrat Umar Radhiyallahu unhu; he took the Bay'át at the hands of Hadhrat Uthmaan Radhiyallaahu Ánhu, was his minister, close friend and beloved one.

Would Hadhrat Ali Radhiyallaahu Ánhu give his daughter to a kaafir, or would he give the bay’á to a kaafir? Subhaanallah, this is indeed a great slander.

Their curse of Hadhrat Mu’aawiyah (Radhiyallah Anhu) is in fact an attack against Hadhrat Hassan Radhiyallaahu Ánhu, who accepted the khilaafat of Hadhrat Mu’aawiyah Radhiyallaahu Ánhu, and whom many prominent Sahaabah accepted. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) praised him on many occasions. Would the grandson of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) accept the khilaafat of a kaafir? Subhaanallah, this is indeed a great slander.

When they say that Hadhrat Ali and Hassan Radhiyallaahu Ánhuma were forced to do so, it displays their (shiahs’) lack of intelligence. This is an insult to the two of them, a most vile insult.

And how is it that they curse Ummul Mu’mineen Hadhrat ‘Aaisha {Radhiyallahu anha}, whereas Allah Ta’ala declares in the Qur’aan that she is Ummul Mu’mineen (Mother of the Believers).

Allah Ta’ala says:

The Prophet has a greater right over the Mu’mineen than they have over themselves, and his Wives are their (the Mu’muneen’s) Mothers.

Therefore there is no doubt that those who curse her, she is not a mother unto them (they are not Mu’mineen). Would any person curse his own mother? Rather he would love her dearly.

How can there ever be a reconciliation between the Ahlus Sunnah and the Raafidhah (shiahs), when they believe Khomeini, the imaam of deviation, to be sinless. They assert that he is the deputy of their concocted Mahdi. Since they regard their imaams to be sinless, and since in the absence of the principle the deputy has the same status, they assert Khomeini to be sinless.

And one form of Baatil only assists another. And one form of Baatil only assists another.

And the Ahle Bayt are free and absolved from their (shiah’s) beliefs. The proofs substantiating the falsehood of the beliefs of the shiahs are innumerable.

As far as we, the Ahlus Sunnah, are concerned, we will not draw closer to them a hair's breath, or even less. They are a greater harm to Islam than even the Yahood and Nasaarah. It is incumbent on all Muslims to be wary of them and be on guard against them.

Allah Ta’ala says:

They are your enemies, so beware of them. Allah Ta’ala declares war against them. Where will they find refuge?

The shiahs are the followers of Ibn Saba, the yahoodi, and of Abu Lu’lu-ah, the majoosi (fire-worshiper). Thus, O Muslims, it is necessary for us to distinguish our Aqeedah, and to love those whom Allah Ta’ala loves, and hate that which Allah Ta’ala hates, to bring about unity amongst the Muslims, to be one strong united hand. The enemies of Islam have united in their false beliefs, to fight against Islam. This applies whether the enemies are of old or new.

Allah Taăla says:
"Never will the Jews and Christians be satisfied with thee unless thou follow their form of religion."

And He says:
"And they will go on fighting you until they turn you away from your faith if they could."

How can there be any similarity, any bond between Islam and Yahudiyyat, (the Jewish faith) when Islam is exceptional, with its purity, light, brilliance, nobility, justice, toleration, magnanimity, high morality, equally for man or Jinn, and Yahudiyyat is, a collection of materialism and narrow-mindedness, bears malice towards humanity, is steeped in moral degradation, greed and covetousness.

So how can there be any link between Islam and Yahudiyyat?

Allah Taăla says: "Never will the Jews and Christians be satisfied with thee unless thou follow their form of religion." And He says: "And they will go on fighting you until they turn you away from your faith if they could." Thus the only reason for the creation of a Jewish, Zionist state in Palestine was to start an armed conflict with the Muslims and thus create tension and terror in the region. After they had succeeded in creating Israel, the Jewish colonial powers then set in motion such basic and collective plans which are a cause of deep pain for the Muslims even till to-day. Among these the major plan was to bring abut a dissolution of all Shara`ee courts from the Islamic countries and establish non-Islamic, man-made laws in their place. To a large extent the Kuffar succeeded in their aim. But praise be to Allah Taăla, that the Saudi government did not fall prey to this conspiracy and there still exist many Shara`ee courts in the country. To-day, amongst all the Muslim governments of the world, the government of Saudi Arabia is the only representative, model Islamic government.

After succeeding in bringing about an end to all Islamic, Shara`ee courts in most of the Muslim countries, the Jews and Christians launched a new plan in order to find an excuse for military intervention in the area.

An insidious movements was started and anti-Islamic, atheistic ideas and beliefs as those of insurrection, Communism, nationalism were instilled in the minds of the people. These consequently gave birth to such military tyrants as Saddam Husain.

An open armed conflict with holy Sharee`ah thus began. All the means at their disposal were brought upon to bear and the voices of Haq were crushed mercilessly. The conspiracies of the Kuffar bore fruit and thousands of families migrated to the western countries.

The countries which had become victims of military rule, became weaker and weaker in faith, in Deen, due to Western influences. In these countries, every succeeding government blamed the previous government for the havoc and destruction in the country. (May Allah Taăla protect us). And today conditions in some countries have declined to such an extent that offering Salat with the congregation is now considered to be a crime there. Lahaula Wala Quwwata illa billaah.

When such are the conditions how can one even think of Allah Taăla's divine assistance of religious honour and dignity?

With the establishment of a Jewish state, destruction of all Shara`ee courts in the Islamic countries and their replacement by non-Islamic, man-made system of law, circulation and formulation of groups and beliefs inimical and contrary to Islam, and as a result of the emergence of such people as Saddam, the stage was now set for the super powers to act upon their basic conspiracies. To pave the way for a military intervention they purposely created a fake crisis. They were already in control of the economies of the region.

It is now no longer a secret that the great powers are planning upon dividing the land of Arabia into smaller states constantly at war with each other. For this will consolidate the forces of Kufr, provide protection for their anti-Islamic beliefs and deeds.

Remember, that the world powers are the sworn enemies of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as it is the greatest centre of Islam, a fort of the Muslims. All the governments of the Kuffar are bent upon destroying it. In fact the forces of Kufr have now all united against Islam and the Muslims. None of these countries can any longer be trusted. Specially so, as America and Britain are now openly threatening the kingdom's survival and safety. Thus their blatant enmity, evil intentions and destructive aims for Saudi Arabia have now become clear and are now common knowledge.

America! It would do well for you to remember that Saudi Arabia is not alone. All the Muslims of the world, from east to west, are united in the defence of the holy land, the last centre of the Muslims. The evil intentions and aims of the world powers are:

To strengthen and fortify the Zionist, Jewish state of Israel.
To tear down Al-Aqsa Mosque and build a synagogue in its place, thus satisfying the ancient desire of the Jews.
To maintain the military supremacy of the Jews over the Muslim Arab countries.
To appropriate a major part of the oil-wealth of the Gulf States for themselves, leaving the Saudis with the residue only.
To deal a death-blow to Islam at the slightest provocation.
To promote everything which is against Islam, which destroys the least morals and virtues bestowed by Islam, and which would cause the Islamic states to be constantly at war with each other.

O Muslim! you should learn a lesson from Turkey where the accursed Kamal Ataturk established a secular form of government and forcefully subjected the Turks to an irreligious, heathenish system. Not only was the Islamic system discarded but the Islamic principles were fiercely opposed on every front. So much so that even today the government there is inimical to the Muslims. It has made military pacts with the Jews. In spite of all efforts by the Turkish government to curry their favour, the Kuffar are willing to tolerate the Turkish government only as long as it remains subservient and in service of the Jews. Turkey sacrificed everything - its religion, its principles, for the Christian and Jews but none of the European countries are even now willing to let it join the European Union. Why? What is Turkey's crime? Only that it once was an Islamic centre. O Muslims! Let Turkey be a moral to you. Be sure that you may renounce as many Islamic principles as you like but the Kuffar will never be pleased with you. So instead of trying to gain their favour you should adhere to your own religion. Remember, that this enmity of the Kuffar is based upon nothing else but Islam. If this was not so, tell me why are the people of Iraq suffering under sanctions for the last six years? What is the crime of the poor Iraqi people except that they are Muslims? As far as Saddam and the ruling party are concerned, the sanctions have not affected them the least bit. The world powers justify these cruel sanctions against Iraq by saying that it violated a UN resolution. Iraq violated only one, but the Jewish enemies have violated sixty UN resolutions. It has not even signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, although this area is a veritable volcano and cannot bear the accumulation of weapons of mass destruction. Saddam Husain cannot be absolved of all responsibility too. He is equally to blame for the atrocities committed against the people of Iraq, for he only complies with the wishes of the enemies of Islam. He does whatever they wish him to. I am warning America to stop interfering in the affairs of our region. As far as the security of the region is concerned it is the responsibility of the Gulf states, especially Saudi Arabia itself and not of America. America, be not proud of your power. It is a Sunnah of Allah Taăla that whenever the weak were oppressed, the powerful oppressors were destroyed. Allah Taăla Himself causes their destruction. America must not therefore be deceived by the apparent helplessness of the Muslims.

The Americans should learn a lesson from the Muslims of Afghanistan who had started Jihaad against Russia armed with sticks only. They had thus brought about the total destruction of the super power of the day. Remember that technological superiority is not everything. The real power is that of faith, of Imaan.

The maintenance of peace and security in the Arabian peninsula lies with the governments of Arabia themselves. In fact it is a Fardh upon them to guard their borders. There is no need for foreign intervention.

In fact these foreign powers which steppedin to save the Gulf States are themselves the cause of the dangerous problems and terrible anxieties afflicting the people there. The modus operandi of these powers of Kufr is that wherever there is a crisis, even if it has been created by themselves, they jump in on the pretext of solving it. They pretend to be helping the country out of its difficulties but in reality they become a grave danger to it. For, can a wolf ever guard a flock of sheep?

O people! there is religious enmity between the Muslims and the Kuffar. So how can they be the well-wishers of the Muslims?

Although America is a Christian country yet its reins are in the hands of the Jews. America is powerless. The Jews manipulate it, exploit it for their own purposes. Still, the Muslims cannot tolerate the presence of the American military force in the holy land. They cannot, will not suffer the presence of any power of Kufr in the Arabian peninsula - RasoolulLah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) has said, "No two religions can remain in Arabia."

The Holy Prophet's last advice was: "Expel the Jews and Christians from the Arab lands."

Thus now when the Jews and Christians have set up military bases in and all around Arabia, it has become a Fardh upon the Muslims to act upon the last order of RasoolulLah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) and expel them from the Arab lands.

O Muslims! Impending doom is threatening you. Offer sincere repentance for your salvation. To save yourself from destruction and ruin repent, offer Taubah to Allah Taăla for all your sins. Because of the sins committed by the people, does ruin and destruction attend upon them. And in repentance lies their deliverance

O ye, who drank wine and thus disobeyed Allah Taăla, repent for your sin, for thus you will, through this Taubah, assist in the reformation of the society.

O ye, who committed adultery or sodomy, turn to Allah Taăla, offer sincere repentance for your disobedience.

O ye, who disobeyed Allah Taăla by using drugs, offer Taubah before Allah, for verily to Him will you return shortly.

O ye, who committed the disobedience of giving up offering Salaat, repent before the Mighty Allah.

O ye, who caused a loss to someone's honour or property, offer Taubah for having been cruel to a Muslim. Seek refuge in Allah Taăla.

Purify your wealth from interest, since due to this evil, destruction and wars descend upon a people. In matters of business, sale and purchase, keep away from that which is contrary to the orders of the Holy Qur'an, to Sharee`ah. For in this way will all the transactions of a bank correspond to the orders of Islam.

Call the people towards Allah. Establish firmly D`awah-Ilallah, D`awah-Ilal Islam. Teach Islam to the people. Pay special attention to the Madaris-e-Islamiyyah established in the Muslim countries to provide religious knowledge to the people.

It is a Fardh upon every Muslim to call others towards Allah, specially so upon the Ulama whose beliefs, knowledge and perseverance can be relied upon; the Ulama who are well-versed in Islamic jurisprudence, to whom people turn for solutions of their religious problems.

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