The Formula

Written on 06/24/2022


 

 

إِنَّ الْحَمْدَ لِلَّهِ ، نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِينُهُ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُهُ

وَنَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شُرُورِ أَنْفُسِنَا وَمِنْ سَيِّئَاتِ أَعْمَالِنَا

مَنْ يَهْدِهِ ٱللَّهُ فَلا مُضِلَّ لَهُ، وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْ فَلَا هَادِيَ لَهُ 

وَنَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا  ٱللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ

وَنَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ  

 

قَالَ ٱللَّهُ تَعَالَى؛ (أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ)

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِۦ

وَلَا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلَّا  وَأَنْتُمْ مُسْلِمُونَ 

(Quran 3:102)

 

وَقَالَ تَعَالَى؛

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا النَّاسُاتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ مِنْ نَفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ

وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا رِجَالاً كَثِيراً وَنِسَآءً  ۚ 

وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ الَّذِي تَسَآءَلُونَ بِهِۦوَالْأَرْحَامَ  ۚ 

إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ عَلَيْكُمْ رَقِيباً

(Quran 4:1)

 

وَقَالَ تَعَالَى؛

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَقُولُوا قَوْلاً سَدِيداً

يُصْلِحْ لَكُمْ أَعْمَالَكُمْ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ  ۗ

وَمَنْ يُطِعِ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُۥ فَقَدْ فَازَ فَوْزاً عَظِيماً

(Quran 33: 70-71)

 

فَإِنَّ أَصْدَقَ الْحَدِيثِ كِتَابُ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى

وَأَحْسَنُ الْهَدْيِ هَدْيُ مُحَمَّدٍ   

وَشَرُّالأُمُورِ مُحْدَثَاتُهَا وَكُلُّ مُحْدَثَةٍ بِدْعَةٌ 

وَكُلُّ بِدْعَةٍ ضَلالَةٌ  وَكُلُّ ضَلالَةٍ فِي النَّارِ

 

أَمَّا بَعْدُ

 

All praise is due to Allah SWT, Lord of the worlds, The Cherisher, The Sustainer. 
May peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad 
, his noble family, his companions and all those who follow their guidance till the Day of Qiamah.

 

Alhamdulillah, we thank Allah SWT for the blessings of Jummah and for allowing us to gather here today. 


We remind ourselves to fear Allah SWT as He should be feared. Fear Allah SWT in all places and in all situations, at home and at work, in public and in private, and do not transgress His limits.

 

Respected brothers and sisters;

 

If we study Islamic lectures, our scholars have given us a formula to follow, based on the Quran and Sunnah of Muhammad , that if we follow this formula, Allah SWT will remove any difficulty and make easy our affairs, inshaAllah.

 

That formula is to do regular istighfar, regular salawat to the Prophet , and regular sadaqah.

 

As was mentioned in the previous khutbah, seeking Allah's forgiveness, by saying Astaghfirullah أستغفر ٱللَّهَ frequently and consistently, is a certain way of solving all our problems, inshaAllah.

 

As Allah SWT says in Surat Nuh: 

 

فَقُلْتُ ٱسْتَغْفِرُوا۟ رَبَّكُمْ إِنَّهُۥ كَانَ غَفَّارًا 

يُرْسِلِ ٱلسَّمَآءَ عَلَيْكُم مِّدْرَارًا

وَيُمْدِدْكُم بِأَمْوَٰلٍ وَبَنِينَ وَيَجْعَل لَّكُمْ جَنَّٰتٍ

وَيَجْعَل لَّكُمْ أَنْهَٰرًا

 

'I said “Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Truly He is Oft-Forgiving. He will send rain to you in abundance; increase you in wealth and children; grant you gardens and bestow on you rivers.”'     
[Quran; Surat Nuh (71):10-12]

 

Secondly, regarding Salawat or durood, Ubai bin Ka’ab, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated;

‘I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, I supplicate often, so how much of my supplication should I devote to you?’ He  replied, ‘as you desire’. I said, ‘a quarter of it?’ He  said ‘as you desire, but if you were to increase upon this, it would be better for you.’ I said, ‘half of it?’ He  said, ‘as you desire, but if you were to increase upon this, it would be better for you.’ I said, ‘two-thirds of it?’ He  said again, ‘as you desire, but if you were to increase upon this, it would be better for you.’
Finally I said, ‘and if I dedicate my supplication in its entirety to you?’ He 
 said, ‘then your needs will be satisfied, and your sins forgiven.’

 

With regards to giving regular sadaqah, charity by our logic should decrease our wealth, but in reality giving sadaqah is a sure way of increasing, and earning more blessings in, our rizq.

 

As was narrated from Abu Huraira, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah  said: “Allah said: ‘Spend, O son of Adam, and I shall spend on you.’” 


But the key word in this formula is REGULAR, which is to do istighfar, durood, and give charity regularly and consistently, and not just once off. 

 

By doing these ibadah with consistency, it will inshaAllah be of great benefit and result in all our concerns and problems be solved by Allah SWT.

 

We ask Allah SWT to make it is easy for us to do these simple but great acts of ibadah, to forgive our sins and guide us onto the straight path. Ameen.

 

أَقُولُ قَوْ لِي هَذَا، وأَسْتِغْفِرُاللَّهَ الْعَظِيمَ لِي وَلَكُمْ

وَلِسَائِرِالْمُسْلِمِينِ ، فَاسْتَغْفِرُوهُ ،

 إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ


Second khutbah:

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ، وَالْحَمْدُ للهِ،

 وَالصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ عَلَى رَسُولِ اللهِ 

 

أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ : 

بَلِّغُوا عَنِّي وَلَوْ آيَةً

 

Dear respected brothers & sisters;

 

Allah SWT says in the Quran:

 

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ وَمَلَٰٓئِكَتَهُۥ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى ٱلنَّبِىِّ ۚ يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ صَلُّوا۟ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا۟ تَسْلِيمًا

Indeed, Allah confers blessing upon the Prophet, and His angels [ask Him to do so]. O you who have believed, ask [Allah to confer] blessing upon him and ask [Allah to grant him] peace. 

(Quran 33:56)
 

Sending Salam to the Prophet ﷺ is particularly emphasised on the day of Jummah.

 

Abu Huraira, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Messenger of Allah  said: “There is no one who sends Salaam upon me, but Allaah will restore to me my soul so that I may return his Salaam.”

 

Just imagine this great miracle dear brothers and  sisters. Each of us actually has a direct link with Muhammad .
 

Without having to go to Madinah, without having to wait for Qiamah or Jannah; the same Muhammad  we have been hearing and learning about since our childhood actually returns each of our salam. SubhanAllah!

 

Let us spend the next few hours of this Friday and all Fridays which we have the opportunity to live through to send plenty of Salawat to Muhammad ﷺ, which will benefit us in this dunia and the akhirah, inshaAllah.

 

May Allah SWT give us tawfiq to benefit from what has been shared today. Ameen.

 

Dua:

 

اَللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِلْمُسْلِمِيْنَ وَالْمُسْلِمَاتِ

وَالْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ اْلأَحْيَاءِ مِنْهُمْ وَاْلأَمْوَاتِ

إِنَّكَ سَمِيْعٌ قَرِيْبٌ مُجِيْبُ الدَّعَوَاتِ

 

رَبَّنَا لَا تُؤَاخِذْنَآ إِن نَّسِينَآ أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا ۚ

رَبَّنَا وَلَا تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَآ إِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهُۥ 

عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِنَا ۚ 

رَبَّنَا وَلَا تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لَا طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِۦ ۖ وَٱعْفُ عَنَّاوَٱغْفِرْ لَنَا وَٱرْحَمْنَآ ۚأَنْتَ مَوْلَىٰنَا فَٱنْصُرْنَا عَلَى ٱلْقَوْمِ ٱلْكَٰفِرِينَ

 

رَبَّنَآ أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْرًا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا 

وَٱنصُرْنَا عَلَى ٱلْقَوْمِ ٱلْكَٰفِرِينَ

 

رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَا أَنفُسَنَا وَإِن لَّمْ تَغْفِرْ لَنَا

وَتَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَالْخَاسِرِينَ

 

رَبَّنَآ ءَامَنَّا فَٱغْفِرْ لَنَا وَٱرْحَمْنَا وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ ٱلرَّٰحِمِينَ

 

رَبَّنَا لاَ تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ

 رَحْمَةً إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ

 

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً  

وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

 

عِبَادَ اللَّهِ؛ 

إنَّ اللَّهَ يَأْمُرُ بِالْعَدْلِ وَالْإِحْسَانِ  وَإِيتَاءِ ذِي الْقُرْبَىٰ  

وَيَنْهَىٰ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنْكَرِ وَالْبَغْيِ ۚ

يَعِظُكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَذَكَّرُونَ

(Quran 16:90)


فَاذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ الْعَظِيمَ يَذْكُرْكُمْ،

وَاشْكُرُوهُ عَلَى نِعَمِهِ يَزِدْكُمْ، 

وَلَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ أَكْبَرُ، وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ مَا تَصْنَعُونَ

  

وَأَقِمِ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ

 

References:

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