Started with how Allah addressed “O people of emaan, believe in Allah and his messenger” and explained this message by saying emaan is a combination of two things and those are only entry level. Thereafter he explained the high end of emaan. Explained surah 3 ayah 31 and 32 where if one claim to love Allah then one should follow the Prophet (pbuh) and his Sunnah. He said how the Sahaba’s gave obedience to Allah and his messenger one hundred percent. He said that the basis of friendship of a person is to please Allah and not because that person is rich or famous. He said how the Prophet’s (pbuh) speech is concise but the meaning is full and complete. Gave an example of how the Sahaba’s collect the wudu water of the Prophet (pbuh) and apply on their body for baraka and love and what the Prophet’s (pbuh) response was to this act. Mufti questioned how many of us invite our neighbours for a meal? He explained the rights of three types of neighbours being a Muslim relative, a Muslim and a non-Muslim. He concluded by saying the Prophet’s (pbuh) advice of loving him.
Mufti Junaid started with reminding about the effects of emaan from last week and how things will become easy to enjoy and fulfil the commandments of Allah and his prophet (pbuh). Mufti reminded about two qualities of the Sahaba, that during the day they are going in the path of Allah and in the night, they are on the musalla. He spoke about how effort is required to build emaan and questioned how many pray nafl salah. He reminded how time is short and angel of death is coming soon. He said how when Sa’ad accepted Islam his mother told him to denounce his faith but Sa’ad did not and his mother went on hunger strike for three days and fell unconscious. Mufti questioned and said how strong was she on her kufr and today how strong are we on our emaan. He questioned how many of us are sending durood to our prophet (pbuh). Then he came back to the story of Sa’ad and said how Sa’ad spoke to his mother and said “no doubt I love you dearly and if Allah gives you one thousand life’s I will not denounce my faith despite how it hurts me to see you in this condition.”
Mufti Junaid started by saying everything Allah has created in this dunya has some sort of effect and gave some examples of these effects. He also said that one cannot be a Muslim if one is not praying his fard salah. He said how the prophet (pbuh) mentioned that he would burn the houses of people who does not come to pray Fajr salah with jamaat in the Masjid. He further said that a Male’s fard salah is not accepted at home if there is no valid excuse. He advised people to live close to the masjid so that the male’s can attend the salah in congregation. He said how all four schools of thoughts confirmed that a person who does not pray becomes a murtad and needs to be imprisoned. He concluded with a story of hazrat Abu Nasar Fatah bin Shahram a well-known Muhadhis in Bagdad.
Mufti Junaid continued the story of harat Umar from last week where Umar was going to deal with his sister accepting Islam. After going to his sister’s house, he asked her what she was reading and Mufti explained her response and subsequent beating of his brother in law and sister. The sister responded after getting slapped by Umar, saying do whatever you want but we believe in Allah and his prophet (pbuh). Umar asked his sister to give him what she was reading and when he read bismillah he trembled. In between delivering the story of Umar Mufti diverted and gave many lessons and stories of how Umar use to cry a lot when reading the Quran and asked where do we stand when Quran is read. He said many today don’t even understand surah Al-Fathiha. He warned a person who does not pray rejects 750 ayahs every day. He said that the prophet (pbuh) said if you want to be in my company in Jannah then increase your sujood by doing extra prayers. He concluded by saying he will continue the rest of the story next week.
Mufti Junaid started off explaining the unbearable conditions in Mecca and the prophets (pbuh) order to migrate in the fifth year of prophethood. Spoke about how hazrat Umar before accepting Islam was a staunch enemy of Islam giving a very hard time to Muslims. He told how hazrat Umar went to buy alcohol but Allah made him go to the haram instead and listen to prophets (pbuh) recitation and whilst secretly listening to the recitation hazrat Umar thought a few things about the prophet (pbuh) and Allah answered his thoughts via prophets (pbuh) recitation. He also spoke about how Umar went on the mission to kill the prophet (pbuh) however was told that his sister has accepted Islam and he turned around and went to his sister’s place to deal with her first. He explained what happened at Umar’s sisters place and concluded his kuthba by saying to be fearful of Allah and not be in a delusion that you are prophets (pbuh) uncle or a Sahabi.
Mufti Junaid continued the story from last week and said the famous Abu Hurairah accepted Islam in the hands of Tufail Dowse. He said how the Prophet (pbuh) made a Dua for the people of Tufail and requested Tufail to go back to his people and spread the message of Islam. He said how Tufail requested the prophet (pbuh) to give him a duty which the prophet (pbuh) gave. Later Tufail served Abu Bakr and he Abu Bakr gave Tufail a mission, then on the return Tufail saw a dream which was fulfilled. Thereafter he explained the lessons derived from the story of Tufail Dowse and went on to detail them. He spoke about the prophet (pbuh) endorsing the character of Hazrat Umar. He concluded by saying how the prophet (pbuh) said “may that person be destroyed who reads the Quran and does not ponder”.
Mufti Junaid started off with a verse from suratul Kahf and spoke about the conditions required to benefit from the Quran. He gave practical examples of a mobile phone and a car as to how one needs to follow the conditions of these things in order to get the benefit. He went on to say that the Quran affects only on a sound heart. He continued his story of Hazrat Tufail from last week’s kuthba. He said how hazrat Tufail spoke to the Prophet (pbuh) and told him how Prophet’s (pbuh) own people told Tufail not to listen to the Prophet (pbuh). Then hazrat Tufail asked the Prophet (pbuh) to tell what his religion says and the Prophet (pbuh) recited two surahs which had an instant effect on Hazrat Tufail’s heart. Mufti went on to say that we will not appreciate the Quran until we understand Arabic. He said how all other Prophets miracles exited the dunya when the Prophets departed but when Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) departed the dunya his miracle continued. He said how we jeopardise the hereafter for the dunya. He reminded how the Prophet (pbuh) said that how he cannot payback the favour of hazrat Abu Bakr. He said that how we should connect ourselves with Allah both at the beginning and end of each day. He came back to the story of hazrat Tufail and said how after hearing the two surah’s he extended his hand to the Prophet (pbuh) and accepted Islam. He gave an exercise and compared the years our Prophet (pbuh) prayed with a person of today and explained the value and sincerity of the Salah’s. He spoke about how hazrat Tufail requested the Prophet (pbuh) to ask Allah to give him a sign to assist in propagating Islam. He concluded explaining that sign.
Spoke about how the Quran had a very integral part of the lives of the Sahaba’s. Thereafter he elaborated on the story of Tufail Bin Amar Dowse, how this person was very hospitable and his doors was always open for guests and he feeds the hunger and gives shelter to those in distress and gives refuge to those who need peace and how the Prophet (pbuh) made a special Dua for Tufail. He spoke about how Tufail was a leader in his tribe and gives a hearing for judgements and resolves issues. Spoke about not all Muslims are required to preach Islam but certainly need to practice and preach via that practice which is the effect of the noor. Spoke about when Tufail arrived in Mecca how all the Maccan leaders got together and met with him and told about how the Prophet (pbuh) is causing divisions in Mecca and not to listen or talk to the Prophet (pbuh). He also said how there is only one place under the sky to build your emaan and that place is the Masjid, he complained how the Masjids are empty today like the churches. He continued the story of Tufail and said how he went with his ears blocked to the Kaaba but Allah had other plans for him. He concluded by saying he will continue the story next week InShaAllah.
Spoke about how the enemies of Islam Abu Jahal and his companions was secretly listening to the recitation of the Quran by the Prophet (pbuh). They would listen to the Quran until day break and how all four companions of Abu Jahal when leaving will bump into each other and question each other and how they take a vow not to listen. But the following night all four secretly come to listen to the Quran despite the vow. How finally they meet and discuss about the Quran and how they understand some of the things said and how they do not understand some other things in the Quran. He said how one companion was about to accept Islam/emaan but was stopped by Abu Jahal. He spoke about how Muslims are not grateful of the emaan we have got. He spoke about the Christian ruler of the Roman empire having continuous headache and how he sent someone to Madina to get medication from hazrat Umar. He said how a Sahabi (Abu Talha) erected a tent near a grave to rest and how he heard the Quran recitation coming from a grave, he went to the Prophet (pbuh) and told him about this and asked what is this about. He asked how much of the Quran we read and what is our position regarding the Quran. He spoke about the character of hazrat Umar and how even Gandhi praised Umar. He concluded by explaining how the current welfare system of the west is copied from what hazrat Umar implemented under his leadership.
Mufti Junaid spoke about how to increase the love for Allah, explained what reading the Quran does for the heart. How and why Allah gave the Sahaba victory wherever they went and whatever they did. Explained how Allah’s protection will come when specific 10 surah’s are read every day. Questioned what we do first thing when we get up in the morning. Why must one come to the Masjid to pray. Relayed a story of how some people came to the Prophet (pbuh) and requested him to send someone to their village to teach their people. Explained Islam is a lifestyle and not doing only 4 or 5 items. He asked if we have spread the dawah in Australia.
Mufti Junaid spoke about having love for Allah and how Allah will test everyone and the test will be in fear, wealth, patience, emaan, how Allah has made us to eat animal meat after mentioning Allahs name. He spoke about the current situation in Burma and asked if we feel the pain, are we crying for the Burmese Muslims. Are we praying Tahajud let alone Fajr, how will help come if we do not pray. How Prophet feels the pain of his Umma. Why aren’t we looking at the sky and asking Allah to intervene instead of the West, because everything is from Allah. What is it that we are obliged to do before Allahs help come
Mufti Junaid Akbar, Imam of Masjid Taqwa Brisbane spoke about prophet Ibrahim alai salaam and his sacrifice, he reminded about death and he gave a list of things we must do like the importance of reading the Quran, increasing ibadah, engage in the remembrance of Allah and giving preference to Allah over one’s desires and goals