April 6th, 2018

Khutbah Jumaat “Akidah Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah Pegangan Kita"

Petikan Khutbah Jumaat 06 April 2018M / 19 Rejab 1439H: JAIS

“Akidah Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah Pegangan Kita”

Islam adalah agama yang benar, Islam adalah agama ilmu dan Islam adalah agama perpaduan. Cabaran utama yang dihadapi umatnya ialah penyelewengan dan kesesatan, kejahilan dan ketaksuban serta perpecahan dan permusuhan dalam kalangan umat jais.jpgIslam.

Hadis daripada Abdullah Bin Amru Radiallahu Anhuma bahawa Rasulullah SAW bersabda:“Kaum Yahudi telah berpecah kepada 72 golongan, sedang umatku kepada 73 golongan. Semua akan masuk neraka kecuali satu. Mereka pun bertanya, siapa yang satu ya Rasulullah? Baginda menjawab, Sesiapa yang berada pada apa yang aku dan para sahabatku jalani kehidupan”. (Riwayat al-Tirmizi)

Berdasarkan hadis ini, umat Baginda akan berpecah kepada 73 golongan dan hanya satu golongan yang akan selamat, iaitu mereka yang mengikuti jalan kehidupan Rasulullah SAW dan para sahabatnya yang dikenali sebagai ahli Sunnah wal Jamaah.

Golongan Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah adalah mereka yang beriktikad seperti Iktikad Rasulullah SAW dan para sahabatnya, seperti yang terkandung di dalam al-Quran dan al-Sunnah sebagaimana menurut du orang tokoh ulama Usuluddin Imam Abu Hasan al Asy’ari dan Imam Abu Mansur al-Maturidi yang telah mengumpul dan menyusun prinsip-prinsip akidah Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah berasaskan al-Quran dan al-Sunnah.

Inilah akidah yang soheh lagi benar serta mendapat jaminan selamat oleh Nabi SAW, sepertimana dijelaskan dalam sebuah hadis yang diriwayatkan daripada al-‘Irbad bin Sariah Radiallahu Anhu bahawa Rasulullah SAW bersabda:“Dan sesungguhnya sesiapa yang masih hidup dalam kalangan kamu selepasku, dia akan melihat perselisihan yang banyak, maka berpegang teguhlah dengan sunnah-Ku dan Sunnah Khulafah ar-rasyidin yang mendapat petunjuk. Gigitlah dengan gigi geraham (pegang sunnah dengan kuat).”. (Riwayat al-Baihaqi)

Antara prinsip-prinsip akidah Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah ialah:

1. Berpegang teguh kepada 6 Rukun Iman dan 5 Rukun Islam.

2. Berpegang teguh kepada pengertian Iman yang sebenar iaitu mengikrarkan dengan lidah, membenarkan dengan hati dan mengamalkan dengan anggota.

3. Tidak menyamakan Allah dengan makhluk seperti beranggota dan bertempat. Ini kerana Allah berlainan dan tidak sama dengan semua makhluk sebagaimana firman Allah SWT dalam surah asy-Syura ayat 11“…tiada sesuatupun yang menyamai-Nya dengan (zat-Nya, sifat-sifatNya, dan pentadbiran-Nya) dan Dia lah yang Maha Mendengar, lagi Maha Melihat”.

4. Tidak mengkafirkan seseorang Muslim selagi ia tidak melakukan atau menuturkan perkara yang menafikan akidah sebagai seorang Muslim.

5. Wajib patuh kepada pemerintah kaum Muslim, selagi mereka tidak menyuruh ke arah melakukan maksiat atau kemungkaran.

6. Tidak sesekali mencerca dan mengkafirkan para sahabat.

Amaran ini dijelaskan melalui sebuah hadis yang diriwayatkan daripada Abi Said al-Khudri Radiallahu Anhu bahawa Rasulullah SAW bersabda:“Jangan kamu sekali-kali mencela sahabat-sahabatku, jikalau seseorang mendermakan emas sebesar gunung Uhud sekalipun, nescaya ia tidak dapat menyamai dengan segenggam atau separuh genggam (emas yang didermakan oleh para sahabat)”. (Riwayat al-Bukhari).

Bagi mengakhiri khutbah ini, marilah sama-sama kita mengambil pengajaran dan iktibar untuk dijadikan pegangan dan amalan kita. Antaranya adalah:

1. Umat Islam mestilah beriman kepada Allah dan berpegang teguh dengan aqidah ahli Sunnah wal Jamaah.

2. Umat Islam dilarang mengkafirkan sesama Muslim selagi ia tidak mensyirikkan Allah SWT dan perkara-perkara yang membatalkan syahadah.

3. Umat Islam dilarang mencela dan mengkafirkan para isteri Rasulullah SAW dan sahabat-sahabat baginda Ridwanullahi Alaihim Ajmain

“Sesungguhnya orang-orang yang kufur ingkar kepada Allah dan Rasul-rasul-Nya, dan (orang-orang yang) hendak membeza-bezakan iman mereka di antara Allah dan Rasul-rasul-Nya, dan (orang-orang yang) berkata: “Kami beriman kepada setengah Rasul-rasul itu dan kufur ingkar kepada setengahnya yang lain", serta bertujuan hendak mengambil jalan lain antara iman dan kufur itu. Mereka itulah orang-orang yang kafir dengan sebenar-benarnya dan Kami telah menyediakan bagi orang-orang kafir itu azab seksa yang menghina”. (al-Nisa’ : 150-151)

Friday Sermon Text A Love Leading To Paradise

Friday Sermon Text 6 April 2018AD / 19 Rejab 1439H JAWI

A Love Leading To Paradise

As mentioned by Allah SWT in Surah Luqman, verse 14, which has the following meaning: “And We have enjoined upon man [care] for his parents. His mother carried him, [increasing her] in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years.jawi_logo.jpg Be grateful to Me and to your parents; to Me is the [final] destination.”

Try to reflect on that for a moment, no matter who we are, despite what our family status is, we were all born into the world from a mother's womb, and with our lineage assigned to a man known as a father.

Because of that, Allah SWT has made it compulsory for everyone to love and to reciprocate the sacrifice of their parents with constant kindness and love, because in reality, we will never, ever, be able to repay our debt of gratitude to them.

Even in the Al-Qur'an, Allah SWT instructed children to always obey their parents and speak to them politely. As declared by Allah SWT in Surah al-Israa, verse 23: “The Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him, and that you be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honour.”

Imagine how hard it was for our mother, being pregnant, and then giving birth and raising us with patience. Similarly, a father who does not even complain despite being tired from work, for the sake of maintaining a livelihood for the whole family.

So, ask ourselves, should we hurt them? Should a child allow his parents to spend their old days without any protection or support?

As mentioned in a hadith recorded by Imam al-Tabarani, and narrated by Nafi` bin al-Harith al-Thaqafi RA, where Rasulullah SAW was reported to have said:"The two crimes that hastens retribution in this world are adultery and disobedience to parents."

During the time of Rasulullah SAW, there was a young man often mentioned by the Prophet SAW to his companions. He was Uwais al-Qarni, a noble man from Yemen living with his ailing mother. He really wanted to meet Rasulullah SAW, but because he was caring for his sick mother, he did not have the opportunity to fulfil his dream. One time, due to his great longing to meet Rasulullah SAW, Uwais had asked for his mother's permission to travel to Madina. His mother reminded him to return home immediately after meeting Rasulullah SAW. Unfortunately, when he arrived in Madina, Rasulullah SAW was not at home. Uwais could not wait for long as he was holding on to his mother’s reminder. Sadly, he had to leave for home.

According to a hadith recorded by Imam Muslim, Saidina Umar al-Khattab RA narrated that Rasulullah SAW said this about Uwais:"There will come a man from Yemen named Uwais and he has never left Yemen because he has always been serving his mother. He suffered from leprosy from birth but after praying to Allah SWT, he was healed, but there is still a mark of the leprosy in the shape of the dinar or dirham on his body. Whoever meets him, request Uwais to ask for forgiveness for you."

Therefore, the mimbar wishes to invite the congregation to jointly take some of the following steps to gain the blessings and favours from our parents, as advised by Imam al-Ghazali:

First: Respect our parents. Imam al-Ghazali taught us to respect parents and stand together with them, as an act of respect for them, even though the child is a great leader or a highly educated person in society. A child is also advised not to walk in front of his or her parents. In fact, it is better to walk alongside or slightly behind them, as an act of respect for them. Pay attention when parents speak. A child should always listen to, and focus on, his or her parents' conversation, even if the contents of the conversation may be uncomfortable. Additionally, a child should also seek permission before speaking, as this is one of our ways of showing respect for our parents.

Second: Obey the parent's commands. As a child, we must abide by and implement what our parents command, as long as they do not violate the laws. This is because they are very hopeful that their children will grow up to be useful and knowledgeable in life, able to tell the difference between good and bad.

Third: Ask for permission and forgiveness. A virtuous child shall always ask his parents for permission, before starting any good tasks, including when to travel, when to go to work, to trade or to do something new in his life. Good children shall always seek forgiveness from their parents for the mistakes and wrongs that they may not realize, as well as asking their parents to pray for their wellbeing.

The takeaways from this Friday’s sermon are as follows:

First: Doing good to parents is an obligation commanded by Allah SWT.

Second: Every Muslim should stay away from any form of disobedience towards his or her parents, in order to obtain happiness in this world and in the Hereafter.

Third: Blessings from Allah SWT is dependant upon the blessings from our parents.

Allah SWT declared in Surah al-Israa ', verse 24: “And lower to them the wing of humility out of mercy and say, "My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was] small."