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The Importance of Ikhlas (Sincerity)

 

Give Salam: Assalamu 'Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wabarakatuh


Sit down and let someone give the Adhan.


Stand up after the adhan and begin Khutbah by making the opening statements:


opening khtubah

Transliteration (Click here to listen to the MP3 file):
Innal hamdulillahi nahmaduhu wa nasta 'eenuhu wa nastaghfiruhu wa na 'uuzhu Billaahi min shuruuri anfusinaa wamin sayyi 'aati a'maalina. Mayyah dihillaahu falaa mudilla lahu wa mayyud lilhu falaa haadiya lah. Wa ash hadu al laa ilaaha illallaahu wahdahu laa shariika lah, wa ash hadu anna Muhammadan 'abduhuu wa Rasuuluh.



khutbah-first-ayat

Transliteration (Click here to listen to the MP3 file):
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem. Ya Ay-yuhal-ladheena 'aamanut taqul-laaha, haqqa tuqaatihee wala tamu tun-na, il-la wa antum Muslimoon. Surah Al-Imran, Verse 102.



khutbah-ayat-2

Transliteration (Click here to listen to the MP3 file):
Ya Ay-yuhal-ladheena 'aamanut taqul-laaha, wa qooloo qawlan sadeedaa. Yuslih-lakum a'maalakum wa yaghfir lakum dhunoobakum, wamayyu-til-laaha wa rasoolahu, faqad faaza fawzan 'adheemaa. Surah Al-Ahzab, verses 70-71.


amma-baad

Transliteration :
Amma Ba'ad


"And they have not been commanded except to worship Allah alone, having ikhlas (purity of intention) in their Religion and not setting-up partners with Allah in the worship of Him." [Al-Qur'an 38:5]

Al-Bukhari and Muslim narrated that 'Umar (RA) said, "I heard the Messenger of Allah (s) say:

"Verily, the reward of deeds depends upon the Niyyah (intentions) and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended."

Abu Huraira (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, "Verily, Allah does not look at your appearance or wealth, but rather he looks at your hearts and actions." Source: Sahih Muslim 2564

"A mukhlis (one who truly has ikhlas) is someone who conceals his good actions, as he conceals his bad ones." - Ya'qub (rahimahullah)

"Having ikhlas (sincerity for Allah) in the intentions for any action, is much harder than performing the action itself." - Ayyub (rahimahullah)

Whenever Ayyoob As-Sakhstiyaanee (a Taabi'ee) spoke, his heart would become mellow and his eyes would flush with tears immediately, but then he would say, "How severe is this flu that I'm suffering from!"

An-Nakh'ee used to recite the Quraan but whenever someone entered upon him he would immediately cover it (so no one would know his good deed).

Ibn Abee Layla used to pretend to be asleep if someone entered upon him while praying.

Al-Hasan Al-Basree once said, "Men (before) used to forbear shedding their tears whenever their tears began to well up (from their fear of Allaah), and if they feared they would be unable to conceal their tears from being noticed by others, they would leave the place so that no one could see them."

[Kitaab Al-Lataa'if Fil-Waa'iz, by Ibn Al-Jawzee, p. 86]

Fudayl Ibn 'Iyaad said:

"If the deed is sincere but not correct, it is not accepted. And if it is correct but not sincere, it is not accepted. Unless it is both sincere and correct (then it is accepted). It is sincere when it is done solely for the sake of Allaah (swt), and it is correct when it is done in accordance with the Sunnah."

[Quoted in Madaarij As-Saalikeen, 2/89]


Recite the following and prepare to end the first part of the Khutbah.

dua before sitting down in middle of khutbah

Transliteration (Click here to listen to the MP3 file):
Aqulu qauli hada, wa astaghfirullaha li wa lakum walisairil muslimin, Fas taghfiruh, innahu huwal Ghafurur Rahim.


Sit down and pause for a moment, about 10 to 15 seconds.


Stand up and begin the second Khutbah.


second khutbah opening

Transliteration (Click here to listen to the MP3 file):
Bismillahi, Wal Ahamdulillahi, Was-salatu was-salamu 'ala Rasulillah, sal-lal-lahu 'alyhi wa sallam


Recite the following and prepare to end the Khutbah and prepare for salah.


finish statement for jumah khutbah

Transliteration (Click here to listen to the MP3 file):
'Ibadallah. Innal-laha yamuru bil 'adli wal ihsani wa itae dhil qurba wa yanha 'anil fahshaa-e wal munkari wal baghi, ya 'ezukum la 'allakum tadakkarun. Udkurullahal 'azema yadh kurkum, wash kuruuhu yazid kum, was taghfiruhu yaghfir lakum, wattaquhu yaj'allakum min amri kum makhraja. Wa aqimis-salah.