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Prophet’s first Friday sermon in Quba / Al-Madinah

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TThe following is a sermon that is mentioned in ibn Al-Qayyim’s famous book Zad Al-Ma’ad (Provisions of the hereafter). This book is one of the important resources of knowledge for those who seek to know the Seerah of their Prophet (S.A.W.S.) as well as, the Fiqh learned from it. This is a book that is unique in that it explains the Sunnah through the Seerah and the Seerah through the Sunnah.

This sermon was delivered when the prophet (S.A.W.S.) first arrived in Quba / Al-Madinah and before he (S.A.W.S.) built his mosque in Al-Madinah.

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Ibn Ishaq reported on the authority of ‘Abdur-Rahman Ibn Ka’b Ibn Malik that he said (part of the narration): “After the Messenger of Allah arrived in Al-Madinah and he stayed In Quba’ on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and he built their mosque, then he left on Friday and time for Friday prayer overtook him in the land of Banu Salim Ibn ‘Awf, and so he prayed it In the mosque which was in the middle of the valley before the building of his mosque.

Ibn Ishaq said: “It was the first sermon which he delivered; according to Abu Salamah Ibn ‘Abdur-Rahman – and we seek refuge with Allah from attributing to him anything which he did not say – he stood up among them and praised Allah and extolled Him, then he said:

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“As for what follows, oh, you people! Send forth for yourselves (good deeds); you know for sure, by Allah, that a person among you will be struck down unconscious and he will leave his sheep without a shepherd, then his Lord will surely say to him – and there will be neither intermediary nor screen between them: “Did not My Messenger come to you and communicate (the Message), and did I not give you wealth and favor you? And what did you send forth for yourself?” And verily, he will look right and left, but he will see nothing; then he will look in front of him and he will see naught but the Hell-fire. So whoever is able to shield his face from the Fire, even if it be only by giving a piece of a date in charity, let him do so; and whoever was unable to do so, let him (shield it) by saying a good word, for the reward of a good deed is multiplied by ten times seven hundred times. And may the Peace, Mercy and Blessings of Allah be upon you.”

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Ibn Ishaq said: “Then the Messenger of Allah, delivered a second
sermon, saying:

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“All praise and thanks be to Allah, I praise Him and I seek His Aid. We seek refuge with Allah from the evil of ourselves and from the wickedness of our deeds. Whomsoever Allah guides, there is none can misguide him and whomsoever Allah sends astray, there is none can guide him. And I testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah, Alone, without partners. The best of speech is the Book of Allah. He whose heart has been beautified with it by Allah and whom He has admitted to the fold of Islam after he had disbelieved will be successful, for he has chosen it (Allah’s Speech) over that of all of mankind. Truly, it is the best of speech and the most eloquent. Love what Allah loves; love Allah with all of your hearts. Do not become tired of Allah’s Speech, nor of mentioning His Name and do not make your hearts hard towards it. Hence, amongst everything that Allah creates He chooses [something]; Allah would call it: His Kheerah (best) in terms of deeds; His favorite ones amongst the servants; that
which is good and useful in terms of speech; So worship Allah and do not associate anything with Him and fear Him as He should be feared and be sincere to Allah in the righteous words which pass your lips and love one another with Allah’s Spirit between you. Verily, Allah hates that His Covenant should be broken. And may the Peace, Mercy and Blessings of Allah be upon you.”

(Source: ‘Zad Al-Ma’ad’. Mentioned by Ibn Hisham in ‘As-Seerah An-Nabawiyyah’ from Ibn Ishaq, but without any chain of narrators. See ‘Zad Al-Ma’ad’ vol. 1, page 374 published by Maktabah Al-Manar Al-Islamiyyah)

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39 comments… add one
  • Mohammed

    Mashallah Nice Collection May Allah honor you for this beautiful share and reward in hereafter Ameen !!!

  • Sameena

    JazakAllah Khair for sharing this important sermon. It teaches us not to take good deeds lightly. Allah (SWT) Guides us to true independence and happiness by making us strong in the practice of virtues, the result of which is not only felt here but will also be seen in the Hereafter InshaAllah! Let us remember to mention Allah’s Name as often as we can and strive to gain Allah’s Mercy through His remembrance and through the deeds which Please Him The AllMighty.

  • May the Almighty Allah grant you Aljannat firdaus for the wonderful job you have been doing. And may the Almighty Allah grant your entire family the same because of the wonderful job you have been embarking on.

  • Dr.Mohiuddin Khan

    JazakAllah Khair for sharing this important sermon.Allah honor you for this beautiful share and reward in hereafter Ameen !!! Dr.Mohiuddin Khan Goa

  • Saidu

    Jazakallahu khairan. This is a good lesson for those of us who are still alive to strive hard in the way of Allah, give in the way of Allah and do good even if it is an admonition to our brothers. May Allah forgive us our sins guide us and provide us with what we can assist Islam and our brothers Ameen.

  • Malik T.

    Barakallah for this piece. It is quite relevant and very useful in this present day of jahilliya. Thanks.

  • Good deeds,good deeds, good deeds!Lets all strive to do good deeds in thought and action and most importantly fear ALLAH.Jazakallahu khairan for the sermon

  • Mashaallah, nice piece of article. May Allah(SWT) reward all of you. Ameen….

  • Osman kassim

    Jazakallah for sharing with us this important and wonderful piece of sermon of the prophet.may Allah reward you abudantly

  • Mashaallah. I am glad to have shared this knowledge.May Allah reward u with Al-Jannah firdausi.

  • Farah

    JazakAllah Khair, Thnx for increasing our knowledge and strengthening our faith. Beautiful sermon. May Allah (SWT) guide us all in the right direction and give us the ability to spread our knowledge. Ameen.

  • MARIAM

    SUBHANALLAH, THIS SHOULD BE KEPT IN OUR MINDS AND HEARTS AS A REMINDER/A DAILY GUIDE. JAZAKALLAHU KHAIR

  • Abdulkadar Munshi

    Alhamdolillah! It is very useful in present era. Thank you a lot.

  • Waheed A. shittu

    Jazakallahu khairan. The khutbah is so fresh and relevant as it was on the fisrt day and through the days up till this moment and on to eternity.
    sala llahu alaehi wasalam.

  • Said Alavi

    Jazaakallahu Khair, Very nice article. May the almighty reward all of us the best in future. Aameen.

  • sani A Mahmud

    Jazakallah khairan for the sermon.May Allah reward you all,ameen

  • MUSTAPHA BASHIR

    ALHAMDULILAHI, EVERY WORD OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD SHOWS THAT IS INDEED A MERCY TO THE ENTIRE WOLD

  • madina

    jazakallah kiran for sharing such heart touching Quranic verses and Hadiths. I am really enjoy reading them and appreciate your effort. may Allah reward and accept this.

  • maryam

    May Allah guide you and give you the best in every part of your life…
    I wish Allah forgive all of your faults in your life since you are spreading Islam through these articles

  • Mashallah these are very good messages and may all of us follow the right path and receive the blessing of Allah .

  • Nasrine

    Beautiful Mashallah. I feel as if am sitting in Madinah and listening to the sermon from the blessing lips of our Rasool (phuh). It brings tears in my years. Looks how beautiful He praises Allah and how many time DO WE PRAISE ALLAH? Inshallah we still have time to change our bad habit. We must make good deed and follow our Prophet’s step so that Allah loves us and grant us all jannat. Ameen

  • khadijah odubanjo

    Jazakumullah khayran for this beautiful reminder. People should share among those not on face book. May Allah reward u all

  • Munira

    Mashallah and thank you very much for this wonderful reminder,may Allah reward you with the greatest reward and may Allah guide us all through the right path and grant us all jannat.Ameen.

  • Jazakallahu Khairan! Thanks 4 dis beautiful reminder, May Allah SWT bless us all. Ameen

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  • subhan Allah,beautiful preaching of our prophet.May peace be ever upon him.Amen.

  • sarah

    zajaha Allahu
    This is such an awakening ,May Allah reward you for all the effort you put in.

  • salma

    wonderful extracts of speech from our Rasoolullah(SAW),may Allah bless you for spreading knowledge…

  • Hauwa'

    jazakallahu khairan, this is a beautiful reminder to all muslims umma.may Allah reward you Ameen.

  • Hauwa'u

    jazakallahu khairan, this is a beautiful reminder to all muslims umma.may Allah reward you Ameen.

  • Masha Allah. Jazakallahu khairan, thank you for keeping us well informed regarding our beloved Deen of Islam. May Allah SWT continue to guide us to the truth and prevent us from committing anything that will distance us from him.

  • May Allah reward you for this reminder and sustain your efforts. aamin

  • RAJAB MUSTAPHA

    SALAMU ALAIKUM! MAY ALLAH BESTOW MORE KNOWLEDGE ON YOU AND MAY YOUR RECIEVE A HANDSOME REWARD FOR THIS THOUGHT PROVOKING REMINDER. PLEASE SHARE MORE.

  • Zuhra

    May Allah Accept your good deeds and pardon any shortcomings from me & You.Barak Allah fiqm wa jazaakumu Llah Khayran

  • Anonymous

    Your effort is a Sadaqa.

  • Twariq Said

    jazaakallaahu khairan for this beautiful article,may you be rewarded with what is good in this life & in the next one ameen.

  • Muhammad Rabiu

    Jazakallahu khair. It is indeed very inspirational, may Allah continue to guide us in the right path. May He also accept all your efforts for the Deen as charity.

  • As-Sideeq

    JazãkumuLlah Khaeran ? I learned to give to the less privilege no matter how less it is. May the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon the Prophet

  • Iesus Michael Malik

    SUBHANALLAH MASHALLAH our Lord is one Lord, Lord of ‘Alamin, He is merciful and gracious. He is holy. Blessed be our Sovereign God.

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