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Friday Sermon Text Loving Rasulullah, Observing His Sunnah

Friday Sermon Text 1 December 2017AD / 12 Rabiulawal 1439H JAWI

Loving Rasulullah, Observing His Sunnah

Maulidurrasul celebration is held every year, to remind us of the birth of the greatest human being, who was named Muhammad SAW

jawi_logo.jpgLove for Rasulullah SAW is an obligation in Islam. This love is a reflection of the love for Allah SWT, which is clearly stated in verse 31 of Surah Ali 'Imran: Which means: “Say (O, Muhammad): "If you do love Allah, Follow me: Allah will love you and forgive you your sins: For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."

Imam Ibn Kathir explained that the verse provides an assessment of those who claim to love Allah SWT but do not follow the teachings brought by Rasulullah SAW.

Such behaviour is a clear and obvious lie. Rasulullah SAW also asserts this in a hadith recorded by Imam Muslim Rahimahullah, which was narrated by Saidatina 'Aisyah R.A: Which means: "Anyone who performs a practice that is not in accordance with our religious orders, then it is rejected."

Rasulullah SAW risked his entire life to convey the teachings of Islam to mankind. He was persecuted, humiliated and was even stoned by the people of Ta’if until his blood flowed.

Although he was offered the luxury of the world and was threatened with execution if he did not stop spreading Islam, all that did not stop Rasulullah SAW from continuing his mission of spreading the message of Islam.

The Sunnah is basically matters that are related to Rasulullah SAW, be it the words, deeds or declarations of Rasulullah SAW.

In fact, it also covers all areas of human life such as worship, law, clothing, food, drink, financial transactions, administration, legislation, education, social relations, morals and so forth.

Therefore, the Sunnah is in fact the teachings of Islam itself. Allah SWT declared in Surah al-Hasyr, verse 7: Which means: “….so take what the Messenger assigns to you, and deny yourselves that which he withholds from you. And fear Allah; for Allah is strict in Punishment.”

Emulating Rasulullah SAW and adhering to his Sunnah are to be performed diligently.

Consider the hadith recorded by Imam al-Bukhari and narrated by Anas bin Malik R.A, where Rasulullah SAW was reported to have said: Which means: "No one’s faith is complete unless the love for me is more than the love for his father, his son and the rest of the people."

The conclusions that can be drawn from today's sermon are as follows:

First: The love for Rasulullah SAW is an obligation and is evidence of faith in Allah SWT.

Second: Increase the pronouncement of salawat, or invocations, upon Rasulullah SAW as a sign of love and affection for him. May we receive the blessings of Rasulullah SAW in the Hereafter.

Third: People who love their prophet do not just profess it through mere words. They would be willing to sacrifice their wealth and their life to continue the mission of Rasullulah SAW.

Let us all reflect upon the words of Allah SWT in Surah al-Ahzab, verse 21: Which means: “You have indeed in Rasulullah SAW a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for any one whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the Praise of Allah.”
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