ICICE AL-NOOR MASJID KHUTBAH FOR FRIDAY 3/7/2020

 

IN THE NAME OF ALLAH MOST GRACIOUS MOST MERCIFUL

AL – NOOR MASJID, ICICE, WUSE II, ABUJA

Jumma’ah Khutbah Translation, 12th, Dhu al-qi’dah 1441AH, equivalent to 3rd July, 2020

 THE ILL EFFECTS OF SINS

All praise is due to Allah the controller of everything, May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon His messenger, his household, his companions and those who follow their path till the last day. Allah says: “No affliction comes about but by Allah’s permission; and whoever believes in Allah, He guides aright his heart.” [Attaghabun:11]. Afflictions and disasters are signs of warning from Allah to His sinful servants, Allah Says: and “we do not send signs but to make {people} fear”. [Al-Israa: 59]. For this fact, it is compulsory to repent to Allah and be steadfast on his commands before it is late.

Oh Servant of Allah! Allah has created everything and appointed a measure and cause for their existence. Obedience to Allah and His Messenger is a cause of every kind of goodness, while sins result in afflictions and tribulations. Allah says: “Now whatever calamity may befall you will be an outcome of what your own hands have wrought, although He pardons much” [Ash-Shu’ara’:30]; and He also says: “and never would We destroy a community unless its people are accustomed to doing wrong to one another” [Al-Qasas: 59]; and another verse says: “so each We punished for his sin; of them were some on whom We sent a violent wind with shower of stones, and of them were some who were overtaken by a sudden blast; and some of them We caused to be swallowed by the earth; and some of them We caused to drown. And it is not God who wronged them, but it was they who had wronged themselves.” [Al-Ankabut:40].

Oh you who believe! Committing sin has an ill effect in the life of individuals, societies, countries and so on. It causes backwardness in our stability, prosperity, and security. All the trials which we witness and live in, such as killings, pandemics, diseases, disasters and poverty are resulted from our sins and bad deeds which because of such deeds, Allah had destroyed nations before us. Allah says: “did We not destroy so many of those sinners of olden days? And We shall let them followed by those of later times”. [Al-Mursalaat: 16-17]; and He also says “do they not consider how many a generation We have destroyed before them, whom We had established in the earth, as We sent the clouds pouring rain on them in abundance, and We made them the rivers to flow beneath them, then We destroyed on account of their faults, and raised up after them another generation.” [Al-An’am 6]. He says in another verse: “So, the evil results of that which they earned overtook them. And those who did wrong of these people to whom you Muhammad have been sent will also be overtaken by the evil results for what which they earned, and they will never be able to escape.” [Az-Zumar-51].

O servants of Allah! Finally, in order to get out of our problems and the conditions which we are now living in presently, the only solutions that will improve our stability, prosperity and Security are:

1-   To abstain from committing sins as best as we can, Allah says: “and if the people of the towns had believed and guarded against evil, We would certainly have opened up for them blessings from heaven and earth.” [Al-A’raf: 96].

2-   To return to our Lord by changing our bad deeds into good ones. Allah says: “and that if they should keep to the right way, We would certainly give them to drink of abundant water”. [Al-Jinn]. He also says: “This is because Allah has never changed a favor which He has conferred upon a people until they change their condition”. [Al-Anfal: 53].

3-   To engage in repentance and seeking Allah’s forgiveness as He has promised not to destroy people who seek His forgiveness. He said: “Nor is Allah going to chastise them while yet they ask for forgiveness” [Al-Anfal: 33]. He also says: “Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Indeed, He is ever a Perpetual Forgiver. He will send [rain from] the sky upon you in [continuing] showers and give you increase in wealth and children and provide for you gardens and provide for you rivers.” [Nuh:10-12].

May Allah forgive us and may He grant us goodness and change our conditions.

 

ICICE AL-NOOR MASJID KHUTBAH FOR FRIDAY 26/6/2020

IN THE NAME OF ALLAH MOST GRACIOUS MOST MERCIFUL

AL – NOOR MASJID, ICICE, WUSE II, ABUJA

Jumma’ah Khutbah Translation, 5th Dhul Qadah 1441AH, equivalent to 26th June, 2020

 

DIVINE LESSONS FROM CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC

All praise is due to Allah The most High, we thank Him, we ask for His help and we seek for His forgiveness, we seek refuge in Allah from the evil of our own selves and from the evil of our own actions, Whomsoever Allah has guided, cannot be misled by anyone, and whosoever Allah allows to go astray, cannot be guided by anyone. I testify that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah alone. And I testify that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is His Servant and Messenger. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, his household, his companions and those who follow their path till the day of reckoning.

Oh servants of Allah! Allah (the most exalted) deals with His servants through many signs and warnings, with different kinds of calamities and dangers, so as to serve as warning for them against His punishment in order to restrain from being disobedient to Him. Allah says in His Magnificent Book: “And we send not the signs except as a warning”

And those who are conscious of Allah are those who learn a lot from His divine lessons. The most exalted says: “It is only those who have knowledge among His servants that fear Allah”.

Verily, communicable diseases are among the divine exhortation and punishment, which among them is the novel corona virus that invades and pervades the entire world. Allah says: “By that Allah threatens [i.e. warns] His servants. Or my servants then fear me”.

For that, let us learn some lessons from this epidemic:

  • All the corruption that occurs in this world, be it general or otherwise is as a result of our wrongdoings. The most exalted says: “Corruption has appeared throughout the land and sea by [reason of] what the hands of people have earned”. Therefore, is this pandemic calling upon us to judge ourselves and turn repentantly to Allah? The most exalted says: “And We have sent [messengers] to nations before you, [O Muhammad]; then We seized them with poverty and hardship that perhaps they might humble themselves [to Us]”.

 

  • The global change conditions we are witnessing today, such as global health and infectious diseases, security and insecurity are strong indications that this world is perishable and all the creatures shall return to Allah and shall be resurrected on the Day of Judgment. The most exalted says: “And We test you with evil and with good as trial; and to Us you will be returned”.

 

  • People are running away from diseases that affect the body, but are we also trying to keep ourselves away from diseases that affect the heart as well?! Therefore, be more concerned about the safety of your hearts from the lustful infections and suspicious viruses, for the world will be perished and the bodies will be corroded, it is only the pure heart that will remain. The most Exalted says: “The day when there will not benefit [anyone] wealth or children*But only one who comes to Allah with a sound heart” [26:88-89].

 

  • Beware of ingratitude and ungratefulness after being on isolation and detention, for Allah is capable of replacing these blessings with afflictions. The most exalted says: “Until when they rejoice in that which they were given, We seized them suddenly…” Therefore, if you find yourself in a grace, try to maintain it, for sins get rid of blessings. And be steadfast in thanking your Lord for His grace, for thanking Allah get rid of calamities.

 

  • Congratulations to adherent of congregational and Juma’ah prayers who has been held back by detention and isolation, for he will be credited with the equal reward of whatever he used to do. Al-sheikh ibn Uthaimeen said: A wise Muslim should adhere to good deeds, so as to have his full reward whenever he is been kept behind by any genuine excuse.

Oh companions of the mosques! Be joyful about this magnificent meeting and pleasure of the reward. The Prophet S.A.W said on the authority of Abi-Hurairah: “A Muslim does not regularly attend the mosques to observe prayer and remember Allah, but Allah feels happy with him just as the family of one who is absent feels happy when he comes back to them”.

  • The Islamic Law commanded us to make use of all available means, to do whatever possible (within the teachings of Islam) and then rely upon Allah and submit our affairs to Him. Therefore, keep your hearts attached to Allah (The One and only, the all Prevailing) and be fortified with supplications and remembrance of Allah, avoid large gatherings, keep distance and follow instructions, demonstrate love for one another, “and become as fellow brothers and servants of Allah”.

Oh servants of Allah! This pandemic taught us that blessings are neither continual nor everlasting, and that the world is perishable, and whatever has befallen a person could not have passed him by, and that whatever has passed him by could not have befallen him, and that personal hygiene and spiritual purification are also means of protection from disease that infect the heart and human body, and that a winner is he who takes advantage of his time and good health. The Prophet S.A.W was reported to have said, on the authority of Ibn Abbas: “There are two blessings in which many people incur loss, (they are) Good health and free time”. Therefore, you should utilize your time by crediting righteous deeds in your hereafter account, so as to get your level elevated in the sight of Allah. This worldly life is nothing but a few numbered days, and our breaths are limited. The must Exalted says: “But never will Allah delay a soul when its time has come, and Allah is aware of what you do”.

O Allah, we ask you for wellness in this world and in the hereafter.

O Allah we seek refuge in You from the decline of your blessings, the removal of our state of well-being, the sudden onset of your punishment and from all that displeases you.

 

 

 

 

 

ICICE AL-NOOR MASJID BULLETIN FOR FRIDAY 12/6/2020

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ICICE AL-NOOR PRESS RELEASES

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PRESS RELEASE STATEMENT – IN THE NAME OF ALLAH THE MOST BENEFICENT AND THE MOST MERCIFUL

ICICE AL NOOR MASJID IS RESUMING PRAYER SERVICES & WILL BE CONDUCTING JUMAA PRAYER ON FRIDAY 5TH JUNE
TIME: 1:00pm – 1.45pm

The ICICE AL Noor Masjid will resume prayer services from Friday, 5th June 2020. Guidelines as released by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 with regards to the re-opening of places of worship in the FCT under the second phase of the ease of lockdown for the next four weeks have been adopted by Al Noor Masjid

We have also adopted that of the FCT Administration and the religious leaders on the re-opening of places of worship in the federal capital Territory.

• The supply of running water and soap/alcohol sanitisers at entry and exit points and in all high-contact locations;

• Worshippers must sanitise their hands on or before entry;

• Temperature checks will be carried out before entry;

• The use of face masks is mandatory;

• We strongly discourage all close contact including shaking hands, hugging, handing out of materials and sharing of worship implements including prayer mats, microphones etc;

• Allow for physical distancing of at least 2 meters between persons;

• Surface marked carpets to guide distancing will be in place. We also encourage people from the same household to stay together;

• Volunteers providing support at places of worship will be limited to exact numbers needed and none should have an underlying medical condition, or be above the age of 55 years;

• The mosque will be open 15 mins before Adhan and close 10 mins after prayers for the five prayers. The waiting period between Adhan and Iqamah will not be more than 10 minutes. Prayers will be short to reduce duration of contact between congregations;

• For Friday prayers, we are to open 20 minutes before prayers and close 20 minutes after prayers. The total time for Friday prayers including sermons will not exceed 1 hour;

• Only the five daily prayers and Friday prayer services will hold at the mosque;

• We have made provisions for separate entry and exit points, and measures are taken to direct the flow of people to avoid crowding and breach of physical distancing rules;

• There will be no social gatherings either before or after worship;

• Vulnerable individuals such as those aged 55 years and above, those with impaired immune systems (e.g. HIV, cancer treatment) and underlying co-morbidities such as diabetes and heart disease are hereby advised to stay at home.

• Worshippers should not attend if experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or have had close contact with an infected person in the last 14 days;

• All worshippers noted to have a high temperature or are symptomatic on arrival at the place of worship will be excluded from participation;

• We strongly advise that you come to the mosque with your ablution;

• Please bring your prayer mat/ carpet with you to the mosque

It is essential that all worshippers take personal responsibility to ensure we are in strict compliance with the guidelines set by PTF and FCTA. See you tomorrow at 12.40pm In Sha Allah.

DR K K USMAN
DG ICICE
O4/06/2020

ICICE AL-NOOR MASJID BULLETIN FRIDAY 5/6/2020

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ICICE AL-NOOR MASJID BULLETIN FOR FRIDAY 15/5/2020

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