Friday Khutbah Training Seminar

Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

Rochdale Dawah Centre Presents:

Invites you to:

RDC 1st Khutbah Training Seminar

Rochdale Dawah Centre Presents - 1st Khutbah Training Seminar
Rochdale Dawah Centre Presents - 1st Khutbah Training Seminar

(free entrance with food and notes provided. Limited spaces and booking required)

Delivered by Brother Masood Chowdhury

The Friday Prayer is one of the most important gatherings for Muslims. It is an excellent place for Muslims to be inspired to take their religion more seriously and strive more for the sake of Allah (swt). In non-Muslim countries, the Friday Prayer may be one of the few opportunities for Muslims to be reminded of their religion.

This course will help to promote effective skills in the delivery of Friday sermons. This will also ultimately increase the number of capable khateebs in Rochdale and surrounding areas. It is meant to help people deliver khutbahs in a knowledgeable and effective way. Current demographic, political and social trends predict a significant increase in demand for English khutbahs in the near future. Watch this space!

The seminar will combine theory and the opportunity to practise and hone skills.

Date: Saturday 30th January 2010

Location: 7 Oldham Road, Rochdale, OL16 1UA

Time: 11am-4pm

To book or more information please contact:
Tel: 07950687252
E-mail: events@rochdaledawah.co.uk
Website: www.rochdaledawah.co.uk

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Friday Khutabh (16 January 2009): The Outcome of Zulm Oppression by Imam Zia ul Haque

  • This khutbah details how Allah SWT will deal with oppressors on the Day of Judgment and in this world, and how the oppressed can help themselves by getting closer to Allah SWT.
  • Very important to listen to this khutbah because of current events in the world.
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Gaza massacre – Emergency Protests and Action Alert

Gaza Demonstration and Rally dates across the UK

The Last Prophet (sa) of Allah (swt) stated: ‘He who amongst you sees something abominable should modify it with the help of his hand; and if he has not strength enough to do that, then he should do it with his tongue; and if he has not strength enough to do even that, then he should (at least abhor it) from his heart; and that is the least of faith’ [Sahih Muslim]

Action For Gaza

  • American supplied Israeli F-16s, bombing the 1.5m residents of Gaza
  • After five continuous days of bombardment death toll at nearly 500
    – many women and children
  • Thousands injured and tens of thousands homeless, refugees fleeing
    for their lives
  • Israeli jets bomb university and mosques
  • Israel recalling its reservists and mobilising troops for a ground
    invasion.
  • Gaza effectively a prison-like enclosure totally controlled and
    sealed off by Israel
  • 1.5 million inhabitants of Gaza denied access to basic foods and
    medicines by economic blockade.
  • Western governments and the UN have insidiously tried to equate
    the deaths of 17 Israelis since 2005 with the massacre of nearly
    500 in five days.
  • Extensive speculation that the Massacre is linked to the forthcoming
    Israeli elections.
  • Secret meeting between Israeli and Arab governments prior to Massacre
  • Egypt exacerbates suffering by closing it border with Gaza
  • Iran make empty rhetoric while doing nothing to defend the people
  • Syria calls for useless Arab Summit to justify inaction
  • Regional Muslim governments silent knowing that they face public
    backlash
  • Egyptian, Syrian and Iranian Government can defend people of Gaza

SPEAK NOW – CALL ON THE MUSLIM ARMIES TO DEFEND GAZA â?? DO NOT
ACCEPT THE SILENCE AND INACTION OF THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE MUSLIM LAN

Gaza Demonstration and Rally dates across the UK

Following is a list of dates, places with timings where demonstrations
against the Israeli raid on Gaza are scheduled.

Friday 2nd January 2009

  • BRISTOL
    5pm to 6pm. Centre, opposite
    the Hippodrome
  • LONDON
    2pm to 4pm. Outside the Egyptian
    Embassy, 26 South Street, London, W1K 1DW. Call for Egypt to
    open the border immediately.
  • MANCHESTER
    5pm to 7pm. Piccadilly Gardens. Demo
    and leafleting.

Saturday 3rd January 2009

  • BRADFORD
    1pm. Infirmary Fields, Bradford
    – March and City Centre rally
  • BRISTOL
    3pm to 4pm. Centre, opposite
    the Hippodrome.
  • DURHAM
    Assemble 10.45am for 11am start.
    Gaza protest march from Millennium Square (Gala Theatre) through Durham to Cathedral.
  • EDINBURGH
    12 Noon. Foot of the Mound, Princes Street.
  • EXETER
    12 Noon at Bedford Square, Exeter High Street Bring flowers and wear black if you can One minute vigils every half hour. Well have petitions, leaflets, banners etc. Join in with friends, relatives, EVERYONE!!
  • GLASGOW
    12 Noon. Outside Lloyds TSB St Vincent Street, then assemble for demo at Blytheswood Square at 2pm
  • HASTINGS
    3pm Vigil in Harold Place.
  • HULL
    11am. Queen Victoria Square.
  • LIVERPOOL
    12 Noon to 2pm St. Lukes Church – top of Bold Street.
  • LONDON (Major Rally) 12.30pm onwards. Demonstration
    and rally: Assemble at Parliament Square/Embankment, SW1. Nearest tube Westminster.
  • MANCHESTER
    Assemble: 12 noon on Cavendish St, All Saints Park on Oxford Rd. Manchester (further down from the BBC) March through city centre to Albert Square.
  • NEWCASTLE
    12 Noon to 2pm Greys Monument in Newcastle.
  • NORWICH12 Noon to 1pm, Outside St. Peter
    Mancroft Church in the Millennium Library Square
  • PORTSMOUTH11am. Guildhall Square. Organised
    by Portsmouth Network for a Just Settlement of the Arab-Israeli
    Conflict, and Portsmouth Stop the War Coalition.
  • SHEFFIELDAssemble at 12 Noon. Outside
    Sheffield Town Hall.
  • TUNBRIDGE WELLS12 Noon. Tunbridge Wells shopping
    precinct
  • YORK1pm. St. Sampsons Square in York.
*** Action alert ***

Write to your MP urging them to insist that Prime Minister Gordon Brown
acts to ensure:

â?¢Â An immediate end to Israel’s military assault on Gaza

� An immediate end to the blockade and siege
on Gaza

â?¢Â An end to Israel’s violations of international
law

� An end to Israeli occupation

http://www.writetothem.com

Please use the sample letter below:

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January 2009

Dear

As you know the people of Gaza are being bombarded by a devastating
onslaught from Israeli F16s, tanks and warships.

Nearly 400 people have been killed in three days and while we
deplore the firing of  rockets from Gaza into Israel this can in no
way justify the systematic slaughter being conducted by Israel  on
a captive unarmed civilian population.

This slaughter follows almost two years of blockade which has
prevented essential supplies of food, fuel and medicines from reaching
the Palestinian people in Gaza and causing untold suffering.

I believe that the people of Britain are horrified by the current
situation and would like to ask that you request  the Foreign Secretary,
David Miliband, to say exactly what measures the government is taking
to ensure an immediate end to the military attacks on Gaza and an immediate
end to the siege as the first step in ensuring that international law
is upheld in relation to the rights of the Palestinian people.

I would also like you to press the Foreign Secretary to take
steps to ensure that the favourable status of Israel in the EU, including
the EU trade agreement is removed immediately since it is a country
which is violating international law and I do not wish my taxes to
contribute to the economy of such a state.

Yours sincerely,

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Friday Khutbah: Muslim Identity – His Aqheedah

Friday Khutbah: Muslim Identity – His Aqheedah

Brothers and Sisters in Islam: Firstly, I welcome you all to a new academic year especially the new comers and the ones who are starting their university life as of this year. The official Islamic society welcomes you and we pray to Allah (swt) that your studies at City University will be a cause of your success in this life and hereafter.

Secondly, I enjoin you and myself to fear Allah, the way He should be feared. And truly the ones who have taqwa of the Allah (swt) have acquired a great treasure from Allah and live under the pleasure of Allah (swt). It is only through Allahâ??s (swt) fear that one may attains salvation. The true success in this life and Hereafter. Allah (SWT) Says:

Know that indeed the Auliaya of Allah no fear shall come upon them nor shall they grieve.

Those who believed (in Allah and Islamic Monotheism) and used to fear Allah much.

For them are glad tidings in the life the present world and in the Hereafter. No change can there be in the Words of Allah. This is indeed the supreme success. (Yunus, 62-64)

Brothers and Sisters: The most important issue in the life of every individual and every society is its identity. It is only the identity that characterises the value and status of a person and a nation as a whole. And at this time and place there lies many confusions around the realities of the affairs. One may not be able to find the true identity and the truth of many things easily, because the truth is been concealed or covered with falsehood and the falsehood is been beatified. One may even feel confused about his own identity.

The news provides us with an insight into the world around us. A world, where the Straight Path is called â??Islamic extremismâ??, and where all Muslims are â??terroristsâ??, and the Arabs are â??women beatersâ?? and Islam is a â??barbaric religionâ??. So we are told by writers, thinkers and intellectuals around this country and the Globe.

And hearing these slogans of falsehood over time, it creates a feeling of shame if constantly the word Muslim is used synonymously with everything bad in the world. When a Muslim no longer feels pride in Islam, and the Muslim is isolated and looked down upon by the rest of the society.

And the poor confused young Muslim who has probably started university may feel he has to blend into the society and take an apologetic approach for his faith which constitutes the essence of his soul and body. He/she would sometimes compromise his deen for his friends that he hangs out with, because feeling like you do not fit in with the majority can make a person feel very lonely. So, to combat this loneliness, the brother or sister sometimes can end up doing things we normally do not do and sometimes, even things we know we should not – just to help to fit in a little. After all who wants to be alone and isolated?

Have you ever wanted to just â??fit inâ?? or just go with the flow? There is so much social pressure on you to fit in, especially in the university where the day-to day life is about who has a boyfriend or girlfriend and who did what at so and soâ??s party and pub discussions.

It is never easy to be the one who stands out in a crowd all the time. But I say to you and myself stand out of the crowd. Be different. Be unique. Be the one who is identified as being a Pious, Righteous, Honest, Truthful, practising Muslim unlike many. Be a good student. Be the best in all that you do. Because you have been given the light of Iman, that most of humanity are deprived of. And you deserve to be the best even though the protectors of Devil may hate that.

Allah (SWT) Says:

â??Is he who was dead (without Faith by ignorance and disbelief) and We gave him life (By knowledge and Faith) and set for him a light (of Belief) whereby he can walk amongst men – like him who is in the darkness (of disbelief, polytheism and hypocrisy) from which he can never come out? Thus it is made fair-seeming to the disbelievers that which they used to do.â?? (Al- Anam, 122)

And know that the true Glory can never be achieved in the absence of true faith, Islamic Monotheism and high moral values. And all other faiths and beliefs are nothing but a mirage and a fantasy with no true and pure identity.

Allah (SWT) Says:

â??Then as for the foam it passes away as scum upon the banks while that which is good for mankind remains in the earth. Thus Allah sets forth parables for the truth and falsehoodâ?? (Ar-Rad 17)

And whatever is identified as unislamic and goes against the natural state of being -Fitrah, Islamic Monotheism – will surely be destroyed for the falsehood is created to be banished.

â??Say: Truth has come and falsehood has vanished. Surely falsehood is ever bound to vanish.â??

Brothers and Sisters! What is Islamic Identity that we have to strive to acquire and maintain? Is it just a Muslim name that you may have or you wear the Hijab or keep a beard?

The Islamic Identity is taken to mean the Aqeedah of a Muslim that manifests itself in the way a Muslim lives his life – an all-encompassing set of beliefs, and actions as derived from the Qurâ??an and the example of Muhammad (s.a.w). The Islamic identity is that which separates us from the Non Muslims.

â??He named you Muslims before (in former scriptures) and in this (revelation) that the Messenger may be a witness over you and you may be witnesses over the people. So establish the prayer and give zakah and hold fast to Allah. He is your protector and excellent is the Protector, and excellent is the Helper.â?? A-Hajj

Brothers and Sisters: Creed or aqeedah is what forms the identity of a Muslim or a believer and an Islamic society as a whole. This belief is the basis of life for a believer. Tawhid is what a Muslim lives for and dies for. Because the correct belief in Allah will liberate the Muslimâ??s mind and his heart from confusions and diseases. And if this Aqeedah be spread in the society it will establish the rule of Allah upon the earth and the blessings of Allah from the skies and the earth is showered upon them.

Allah (SWT) Says:

â??And if the people of the town had believed (meaning in At-Tawhid) and Taqwa (piety), certainly We should have opened for them blessings from the heaven and the earth, but they belied the Messengers. So We took them for what they used to earnâ?? (Al-Araf, 96)

The call and Dawah of all the Prophets and that of the Muhammad (SAW) was to Allah alone and to His worship with no partners. And this is what the prophets and the followers were identified as. Pious believers who called to Allah. And this is what differentiates the Muslims from non-Muslims. The followers of the prophets from their opponents. And finally the people of paradise from the people of Hell.

Allah (SWT) Says:

â??Say (O Muhammad) this is my way, I invite unto Allah with sure knowledge, I and whoever follows me. And Glorified and Exalted is Allah. And I am not of the polytheistsâ? (Yousuf, 108)

Ibadallah! Know that the path to the paradise is one and one only. And only one type of identifications will be accepted by Allah (swt). And this identification is nothing but the Kalimatu taqhwa, Kalimatu Taieabh, Kalimatun Baqhiah, Kalimatu Tawhid nad this And this is what the civilisation of ours is founded upon. Islam

Allah (SWT) says:

â??And whoever desires other than Islam as religion – never will it be accepted from him, and he, in the Herafter, will be among the losers.â?? Al Imran 85

The noblest civilization the human history has ever known is that of Islam. The greatest quality of this religion is its pure Islamic monotheism aqheedah that encourages knowledge, recognises reason, takes care of man and aims at benefiting mankind and save them from harm. It also protects manâ??s fundamental rights, preserves his religion, honours and nurtures his mind and positively elevates his soul.

A religion that encompasses all the benefits to mankind. In its acts of worship, laws of transaction, legal punishment and disciplinary laws lies what purifies the individual as well as the community, and protects the society from anarchy and disturbance and prevents people from committing sins and heinous crimes and evils acts. This is how the Islamic civilisation is identified.

And know that all of this is achieved because Islam is from Allah (SWT) and it is based upon the creed of Monotheism and Oneness of Allah.

And a member of this civilization i.e. Muslim is identified as the one who makes his worship only to Allah and that includes that all supplications, sacrifice, vows, seeking aid, utmost fear, love, hope and all other acts of worship which must be solely done to Allah. He does this under the guidance of The Messenger of Mercy (saw)

Allah (SWT) Says:

â??Say (O Muhammad) truly, my Lord has guided me to a Straight Path a right religion of Ibrahim Hanifa and he was not of the Polytheists.

Say indeed my prayer, my sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. He has no partner. And of this I have been commanded, and I am the first of the Muslimsâ??

Unfortunately, some Muslims think that they have a perfect and complete identifications i.e. the aqeedah because they simply utter La ilah illa Allah or that they have read an article or a booklet in Aqeedah or that they have read an Aqheedah book in ten minutes. But, the reality is that correct and comprehensive Aqeedah is not attainable in ten minutes reading or uttering something which you do not even know in detail and have not grasped its contents.

Brothers and Sisters! First and Foremost issue that a Muslim should understand is to find out from where he takes his Aqheedah from. The belief must be taken from the correct source and firmly grounded into the hearts of the people and put into practice.

So, Where do the codes of belief or Aqheedah come from? Where should the Muslim take his creed from? What book is the best for the issues of Aqheedah?

Now Inshallah, I will try to explain to you the source that the correct Aqeedah should be taken from and studied and put into practice. The source of such knowledge is of utmost importance because it forms the identity and the basis on which the Islamic nation is existent upon.

Know, brothers and sisters that first and foremost import point of reference is Book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (SAW).

Allah (SWT) says regarding the Quran:

â??Indeed, this Quran guides to that which is most just and right and gives glad tidings to the believers who work deed of righteousness, that they shall have a great rewardâ?? (Al-Estra 9)

Allah (SWT) says:

â??This is a book which We have revealed unto you in order that you might lead mankind out of darkness into light by their Lordâ??s Leave to the Path of the All-Mighty, the Owner of all Praiseâ??(Ibrahim 1)

Allah (SWT) says:

â??A Book whereof the Verses are explained in detail – a Quran in Arabic for people who knowâ?? (Fusselat 3)

Allah (SWT) says regarding the high status of Prophet (saw) and the fact we must follow his way:

â??There has certainly been for you in the Messenger of Allah an excellent example to be followed for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and (who)remembers Allah oftenâ?? Al Ahzab 21

â??And whatsoever the Messenger gives you, take it, and whatsoever he forbids you abstain from itâ?? (Al-Hashr, 7)

Allah (SWT) says:

â??And he (Muhammad SAW) does not speak of his own desires. It is only a revelation revealed.â?? (An-Najm 3,4)

The second source is the tool for understanding the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW). And it cannot be anything except the understudying of the Salaf or the first three blessed generation of Muslims. For they understand the religion better than any other one person or group. They were the ones who witnessed its revelation and understood its meanings, practiced it, taught it and lived by it and died for it.

Allah (SWT) says:

â??And whoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follows other than the path of the believersâ?? We shall keep him in the path he has chosen and burn him in the Hell – what an evil destinationâ?? (Al-Nisa, 115)

Imam Al-Awzaaee saidâ?? So make yourself patient upon the Sunnah, and stop where the people (Salaf) stopped and say what they said and refrain from what they refrained from. Travel upon the path of your righteous salaf for verily sufficient is what was sufficient for them.â?? (Al Hujjah)

Sheikh Abdulghadir Al-Jeelani (rh) was once asked â??Has there ever been a Wali of Allah upon a creed (aqheedah) other than that of Ahmad ibn Hanbal? He said â??No, there has never been and there will never be.â??

The Third and final source Brother and Sisters, for the acquisition of Aqeedah is the Ijma of the Ummah. And by Ijma we mean the consensus of the companions of the Prophet (SAW). Some may say that the consensus is only for the issues of fiqh and not Aqeedah but the reality is that their consensus in both matters of fiqh and belief. And its proof is the verse we recited earlier.

These are the three main sources that Muslim must refer to for his Aqeedah and should believe it inwardly and outwardly.

Indeed this is the great guidance from Allah (swt) that has been sent to save the humanity from filth of ignorance and disobedience to the knowledge and obedience built upon pure monotheism.

Allah (SWT) says:

â??Then if there comes to you guidance from Me, then whoever follows My Guidance he shall neither go astray, nor shall be distressed.

But whosoever turns away from My Reminder indeed, for him is a life of hardship, and We shall raise him up blind on the Day of Resurrection.

He will say O my Lord Why have you raised my up blind, while I had sight before.

Allah will say Like this Our signs came unto you but you disregarded them so this Day you will be neglected.â?? (Ta-Ha, 123-126)

So there is a lot more to being Muslim than a having a Muslim name. It is something you were born with, a natural state of your being. Nothing will ever change that except you. And to preserve that you would have to strive hard especially at your young age and in this society.

From the fruits of having the right Muslim identity or correct belief in Allah (SWT) and soundness of oneâ??s Tawhid is that it purifies the intention and the worship for Allah alone, since He is the Creator who has no partner. And He (SWT) is the only deity that deserves worship. A Sincere believer in Allah (swt), frees his heart from superstitious beliefs and fortune tellers

A Muslim with a true Muslim identity would put his complete trust and reliance in the One who can be totally and completely relied upon meaning Allah (swt). Because it Allah (swt) who has full knowledge and ability for everything therefore you put your complete reliance upon Him.

A true Muslim will fight despair and feeling of uncertainly. True belief and Iman, gives a believer certainty, confidence and power to persevere. If he is in bliss and happiness, he will not be arrogant, but will rather praise his Lord and thank Him and if he is afflicted with calamity, he will not despair, but will rather have patience and be satisfied with that which was decreed for him. He believes in Ghadha wa Qhadar and knows that all the things that he does is from the decree of Allah and that his actions would cause him to go to Paradise or to Hell. So nothing will then be able to divert him from his faith and his seeking for the pleasure of his Lord. He will rather increase in purity, sincerity, truthfulness, patience and firmness.

The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said,

â??The affair of a believer is wonderful; all his affairs are good for him and that is for none except the believer. When he gets happiness he thanks Allah for that, and that is good for him and when a calamity befalls him, he is patient and that is also good for him.â?? (Muslim)

On the contrary a slave with doubtful faith or a faith built upon ignorance and not knowledge is a weak creation. In this weakness, when he is inflicted with harm, he gives up in despair. If he receives good, he becomes stingy. In both situations, he is worried and fearful.

True belief in Allah will cause determination and seriousness in affairs, meaning that no opportunity will arise to do a righteous deed, except that the believer undertakes it, hoping in Allahâ??s reward. He would do his utmost to be empowered by acquiring knowledge first and foremost about his deen and the knowledge he would need to live an honourable life. He will enlighten his heart by being righteous and pious.

The Prophet (SAW) said:

â??A strong believer is better and more beloved to Allah than a weak believer, but in both there is goodness. Persist in what brings benefit to you, seek Allahâ??s aid, and do not weaken. If ant calamity befalls you, do not say: â??If only I had done such and suchâ?? but say: â??Allah decrees whatever He willsâ??. For indeed â??ifâ?? is an opening for the devils actions. (Muslim)

And as Sheikh ul Islam Ibn Taymiah said in his famous saying:

â??What can my enemies do to harm me? If they imprison me it is privacy and solitude, and if they kill, then I am a martyr, (Shaheed), and if they expel me, then it is travelling for the sake of Allahâ??

Belief in the Allahâ??s decree causes mental relief and tranquillity of the heart No one has a healthier life, or a stress-free soul, or a greater sense of tranquillity, than a person who truly believes in the Divine Decree. The soul experiences no anxiety and the mind is free form confusion. So the person is pleased with Allah as his Lord and Maintainer, and his Judge and Legislator. Hence his heart is at peace and his breast opens up to Islam. And he would not exchange his state for anything else in this universe. Allah (SWT) says:

â??Those who believed (i.e. Islamic Monotheism), and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah, verily in the remembrance of Allah hearts find restâ?? (Ar-Rad, 28)

Allah (swt) only required you respect yourself by choosing to practice your religion, and for doing that, He offers you Ever lasting peace and happiness. You see, He has already fit you into the â??inâ?? crowd by making you a Muslim, so respect that by respecting yourself and never, ever sell out for less than Paradise.

Brother and Sisters, if one perfects his true Muslim identity through fulfilling the conditions of La ila illa Allah, He will Attain true happiness in this world and in the Hereafter. Some people, who are deluded and deceived, try to find happiness through something that has no reality to it, nothing but an imagination. The rich amongst them, thinks that happiness is, his health and his wealth. And the poor of them, thinks, that it is in gaining more money, garments and wealth. And the politician of them thinks that it is, achieving his goals and the smartness of making injustice appear like justice. And, the one in love thinks that, happiness is the reunion with his beloved one, and fascinations through illusions. The truth is O Servants of Allah, that such people are ignorant, and deceivers. They all live their lives with fear, uncertainty, humiliation and misery while having no true identity or individuality. But true believer, O Servants of Allah, is the one who sees the reality of happiness, the eternal happiness.

A true Muslim is identified as the one who fears of Allah so that he does not feel safe from the punishment of Allah, therefore he keeps his duties towards his Lord. He also has deep love for Allah (saw) as well as the people of Allah. He also puts his Hope in Allah so that Allah (swt) would forgive him and admit him to the paradise.

A true Muslim is content with whatever he has and he is patient, believing in Allahâ??s (swt) Divine Decree. Even if the Decree goes against his wishes, as Allahâ??s Decree can never be averted. Gratification lies in receiving the decree of Allah with contentment whilst acknowledging that all things come from Allah and that He has the ultimate command and absolute power over His creatures.

A true Muslim gives Thanks to Allah (swt) and shows his gratitude to his Lord.

A Muslim with true Muslim identity shows humility to Allah (swt) even after you acquires status, wealth etc because this mercy is from Allah (swt), his Lord.

A Muslim with true Muslim identity would give dawah to all in his community and where he studies i.e. university especially his classmates. He knows that the best speech is inviting people to Allah (swt), with wisdom and best manners. He also knows that the best dawah can be his own deed. So he perfect his own self first and foremost. Allah (swt) says:

â??And who is better in speech than one who invites to Allah and does righteousness and says: â??I am of the Muslimsâ?? Al Fussilat 33

A true believer is Courageous salve of Allah (swt), because the believer knows that his death is already written and it will not miss him.

A true believer is charitable and he helps the needy from his fellow human beings. And he only wishes Allahâ??s pleasure in his action, nothing else, not even a thanks.

Tawhid (Islamic Monotheism) is the only belief capable of salvaging mankind from its misery and despair it is the only guarantor of its happiness. As it was experienced by one of the pious people of the past who said â??If the people of paradise live like I am right now, then indeed they live in a kind life, and a happy lifeâ?.

The faith that the Prophet (SAW) established its pillars is the source of all good and felicity for those who follow its guidance. This faith is the pure tree with ripe and everlasting fruits. Allah (SWT) says,

â??See you not how Allah set forth a parable? – A goodly word as a goodly tree, whose root is firmly fixed and its branches (reach) to the sky. Giving its fruits at all times by the leave of its Lordâ?¦â? (Ibraahiem: 24).

A nation that is established upon the correct Islamic creed and its life is controlled by the realities of faith is a powerful nation in itself; a completely independent nation that has natural immunity that enables it – with permission of Allah – to overcome all hardships and trials. A nation that calamities and trials only increases it in good, reform and constructive life. And this Aqeedah nurtures the best rules of conducts and moral values to the nation. This Aqeedah teaches every individual the best of Akhlaq and the best ways to deal with people and to be just even to the sworn enemies of the nation.

Allah (SWT) says:

â??O you who believe, Stand out firmly for Allah as just witnesses, and let not the enmity and hatred of others make you avoid justice. Be just, that is nearer to piety, and fear Allah, Allah is Well-Acquainted with what you doâ?? (Al-Maidah, 8)

It is a nation that has been promised a clear victory as mentioned in Surah An-Noor Verse 55 on the condition that the believers must keep their identity fully which is to worship Allah without any associating any partners with Him. And if they maintain this condition it also is the cause of peace and security in this life and hereafter

Allah (SWT) says:

â??It is those who believe and confuse not their belief with Zulm, for them only there is security and they are the guidedâ??

And Prophet (SAW) explained that Zulm is to be â??shirk or ascribing others beside Allahâ??

And finally brothers and sisters, the correct belief in Allah is the cause of your saviour on the day whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail except the one who brings to Allah a clean heart (clean from shirk and Nifaq hypocrisy), and the example for this clean heart, is that of Ibrahim (AS) the leader of Muahedeen.

â??When he came to his Lord with a pure heartâ?? (Saffat, 84)