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Virtues of Seeking Knowledge

 

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


Allah Ta'la says:

هَلْ يَسْتَوِي الَّذِينَ يَعْلَمُونَ وَالَّذِينَ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
Are those with knowledge equal to those without knowledge?
Surah Az-Zumar 39:9

يَرْفَعِ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْعِلْمَ دَرَجَاتٍ
Allah will raise the status of those who believe among you and who are given knowledge by degrees.
Surah Al-Mujadila 58:11

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

مَنْ سَلَكَ طَرِيقًا يَلْتَمِسُ فِيهِ عِلْمًا سَهَّلَ اللَّهُ لَهُ طَرِيقًا إِلَى الْجَنَّةِ
Whoever travels a path in search of knowledge, Allah makes easy for him a path to Paradise. Source: Sahih Muslim 2699

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

مَنْ تَعَلَّمَ عِلْمًا مِمَّا يُبْتَغَى بِهِ وَجْهُ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ لَا يَتَعَلَّمُهُ إِلَّا لِيُصِيبَ بِهِ عَرَضًا مِنْ الدُّنْيَا لَمْ يَجِدْ عَرْفَ الْجَنَّةِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ
Whoever seeks knowledge not for the sake of Allah the Exalted but rather for some worldly benefit, then he will never know Paradise on the Day of Resurrection. Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 3664, Grade: Sahih

People are more in need of knowledge than food and drink because they only need food and drink once or twice a day - but they need knowledge with every breath they take. - Imam Ahmad (May Allah have mercy on him)

Seeking knowledge at a young age is like engraving on a stone. - Hasan Al Basri (May Allah have mercy on him)

Knowledge is not what is memorised. Knowledge is what benefits. - Imam Shafi (May Allah have mercy on him)


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.