Celebrations In Islaam
Prelude

Introduction
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Alhamdu lillaah. Indeed, all glory and praise is due to Allaah. We glorify and praise Him and we ask Him for help and forgiveness. In Allaah we seek refuge from the evils of ourselves and from our wrong doings. He whom Allaah guides shall not be misguided, and he whom He misguides shall never be guided.
     I bear witness that there is no [true] god except Allaah, alone without any partners, and I bear witness that Muhammad saws is His `Abd1 and Messenger.

Believers! Fear and worship Allaah as He deserves, and do not die except as Muslims.2


People! Revere your Lord who has created you from one soul, and created from it its mate, and from these two spread forth multitudes of men and women; and fear Allaah through whom you demand [your mutual rights], and [revere the ties of] the wombs. Indeed, Allaah is ever-watchful over you.3



Believers! Revere Allaah, and [always] speak the truth. He will then direct you to do righteous deeds and will forgive your sins. And whoever obeys Allaah and His Messenger has indeed achieved a great victory.4

     Verily, the best words are those of Allaah (SWT); the best guidance is that of Muhammad saws; the worst matters [in creed or worship] are those innovated [by people], for every such innovated matter is a bid`ah5, and every bid`ah is a misguidance which deserves the Fire.6
  1. `Abd: Devoted servant and worshipper.  - Back to text 
     
  2. Aal `Imraan 3:102.  - Back to text 
     
  3. An-Nisaa 4:1.  - Back to text 
     
  4. Al-Ahzaab 33:70-71.  - Back to text 
     
  5. Bid`ah: Innovation in the creed or in acts of worship.  - Back to text 
     
  6. These opening paragraphs are a translation of Khubat ul-Haajah (the Sermon of Need) with which the Messenger saws used to start his speeches and which he was keen to teach to his companions.  - Back to text 
     
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