Indeed all praise is due to Allah; we praise Him, seek His help, and ask for His forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evil of ourselves and actions. Whoever Allah guides, none can mislead, and he whom He misguides you will never find for him a protecting guide. I bear witness that none is worthy of worship except Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger. May Allah’s peace and blessings be on Muhammad, his companions, and those who follow him in goodness until the day of Judgment.
O believers! Fear Allah the Exalted, fear Allah the Exalted just like he ordered you to do so, “O you who have believed, fear Allah and speak words of appropriate justice. He will [then] amend for you your deeds and forgive you your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has certainly attained a great attainment.” [Al-'Aĥzâb 33:70-71]
Servants of Allah, the Almighty Allah ordered the believers to hold tightly onto His rope, “And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided. And remember the favor of Allah the Exalted upon you - when you were enemies and He brought your hearts together” ['Âli `Imrân 3:103 ] . Therefore, adhering the book of Allah and his righteous laws protects one from being misguided and leads to unity. This is from the grace and blessings of Allah the Exalted. These are the good fruits (great outcomes) that prefect people’s lives and religion, and cannot be attained except with the grace and blessing of Allah the Exalted. Allah the Exalted told his Prophet (peace and prayers be upon him), “If you had spent all that is in the earth, you could not have brought their hearts together; but Allah the Exalted brought them together” [Al-'Anfâl 8:63].
O believers! Throughout the ummah’s history, whenever it was united, it became victorious and attained precedence and superiority. This is not surprising because the Qur'an guides to that which is good. Whoever adheres to it will be rightly guided, and whoever neglects it will go astray and will be blinded to the truth.
O believers! You are aware that what has befallen our ummah in recent times in terms of separation, weakness, fragmentation and dispute was a major cause for its enemies to overpower it from within and from outside. And an enemy who attacks from the inside is more dangerous to the ummah than external hostile enemy. This is indicated in the Book of Allah the Exalted, and it was experienced by the ummah in the past and present times. Therefore, Allah the Exalted warned us against their great danger and the intensity of their enmity. Allah the Exalted said: “They are the enemy, so beware of them.”[Al-Munâfiqûn 63:4]. So Allah the Exalted limited the enmity to them (that is, the internal enemies, who are the hypocrites) as if he is saying: “there is no enemy except them”. This is due to the severity of their danger against the Muslims since they are more dangerous than the disbelievers who clearly announce their disbelief. The hypocrites pretend that they belong to the Muslims and they claim that they are supporting Islam and that they are seeking the best of its interests, but they are liars as Allah the Exalted said: “They are indeed the spoilers” [Al-Baqarah 2:12]. Therefore, they are more deserving of hostility than the other enemies of Islam. In fact they help all the enemies of Islam, and they are waiting for the Muslims to be defeated.
Yes, they are the enemy so take precautions against them because usually you do not get attacked by an outside enemy in, rather you get attacked by a hiding enemy who is a hypocrite who strives to disunite you, separate you, and cause harm against you.
O believers! The calamites that are caused by the hypocrites to the ummah these days are immense, and Allah the Exalted has granted scholars, advisors, and sages to this ummah who pointed out the danger of these enemies, revealed their greediness, and warned the ummah against their tricks many years ago. Yes, the advisors have warned against them since the beginning of their time (the hypocrites), and warned the people from their slogans that many were deceived by such as the slogan: "Death to America, Death to Israel". It became clear that hypocrisy, deception, and great misleading were a key for them. They pretended that they are supporting Islam but they were working to destroy it. They pretended that they were uniting the Muslims, but they were not sparing any efforts to cause disunity between them.
Allah the Exalted has revealed the lies of these calls to everyone and to the knowledgeable and the ignorant. Their hypocrisy and misguidance were exposed to people, and all the people saw the deception of those turbans that when they enter a town they would destroy it, and when they enter a country they would segregate its people and would spoil, destroy, and cause disputes between them. Clear examples of this are in Iraq and Syria. Their signs of evil and manifestations of corruption are rising in Yemen through the mischief-making Houthis who killed, poisoned, tortured, and displaced the Yemenis and destroyed the country. They occupied cities, stole properties, violated sanctities, tore down mosques, and destroyed the institutions for learning the Qur’an and Islamic knowledge. They did not stop here, but their evil has trespassed the limits. They threatened the land of the two Holy Mosques, and claimed that Mecca and Medina should be occupied, but Allah the Exalted chose the ones who realized the risk, and took the initiative to stop corruption, sedition and evil in Yemen. Therefore, with the will and help of Allah the Exalted, the Decisive Storm came from the land of the two Holy Mosques to rescue Yemen, to aid and support the weak, and to free the people from the tyranny of the Houthis who sought help from those who destroyed Iraq, divided Syria, and split Lebanon.
Therefore, one of the signs of victory and help from Allah is the conciliation of the hearts of the Ummah to support this blessed storm which is led by the country of the two Holy Mosques and the Gulf states. The support has indeed arrived from the east and west of this ummah and formed an Islamic alliance to protect the country of the two Holy Mosques, and to support the people of Yemen who were oppressed by the Houthis and their allies. Therefore, we thank Allah the Exalted for his help. I say these words, and I ask for Allah’s forgiveness for you and me. Seek His forgiveness, indeed He is the Oft-Forgiving, Most-Merciful
The second khutbah:
All praises be to Allah the truth, and I bear witness that there is no God that is worth of worship but He, the Lord of the Worlds, and I bear witness that Muhammad is Allah’s servant and Messenger. May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him and his family and companions, and those who follow him in goodness until the day of Judgment.
O believers! Fear Allah the Exalted the right way, because with fearing him you shall attain your hopes, and you shall be saved from dangers. Allah the Exalted says: “And Allah will save those who feared Him by their attainment; no evil will touch them, nor will they grieve.” [Az-Zumar 39:61] And he says: “And whoever fears Allah - He will make for him a way out (2) And will provide for him from where he does not expect” [At-Talâq 65:2-3].
O believers! This Blessed Storm is neither a trip nor an entertainment, but rather it is a defense for the land of the two Holy Mosques, a means to cut down the aggressors, and to support your weak brothers. The war has rights and obligations upon the young and the old, so therefore we must be aware of the risk because the enemy is alert and shall not spare any efforts in attacking us in every way and in any form. So we must be cautious and be careful of any possible reason that might be of help for our enemy whether it be by ourselves or from others. Furthermore, the greatest of what we need to remember in such circumstances is what the caliph Omar ibn al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) wrote to Saad ibn Abi Waqas the commander of the battle of Qadisiyah and to his armies: "I command you to fear Allah the Exalted at all times because the fear of Allah is the best preparation for your enemy and the strongest stratagem in war. And I command you to be more cautious of your sins than your enemy, because the sins of the army are more harmful to them than their enemy. Indeed the Muslims become victorious by the sins committed by their enemy, and if that was not the case, they would not have had any strength because neither our number nor our weapons are the same as theirs. And if we become similar to our enemies by committing sins like them, then they can easily overpower us and we won’t be able to defeat them with our strength. And be certain that you have angels who are accompanying you towards the battle who know what you are doing, so be careful of your deeds in front of them and do not commit any sins while you are on the path of Allah. And do not say that our enemy is more evil than us so therefore they won’t overpower us and defeat us, because there were nations that were defeated by others who are more evil and devilish than them. An example of this is the Magi infidels when they overpowered the nation of the children of Israel when they transgressed the limits of Allah “those of great military might, and they probed [even] into the homes, and it was a promise fulfilled” [Al-'Isrâ' 17:5]. And ask Allah the Exalted to help your just like you ask him to give you victory over your enemy. And I ask Allah to grant you that. O believers! We really need to be aware of this for indeed in that lies the reasons for victory over the enemy.
O believers, supplication is the greatest reason to be granted victory. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Are you not helped and sustained except through the weakest amongst you?” [Sahih Al-Bukhari (2739)]. You are granted help through their supplications and their righteousness. And no one should be deceived by their own strength, equipment or number, but ask Allah for victory with earnest supplication. Therefore we ask Allah the Almighty, the Lord of the great Throne to protect Yemen from any harm or evil, and to clean the country from the Houthis and their followers, and to return Yemen to its people in a good condition. And we ask him to protect our country from any harm and evil. Oh Allah! We ask you with Your strength to give us victory over those who attacked us. Oh Allah, make us victorious and don’t let anyone become victorious over us. Oh Allah, support us and do not support others over us. Oh Allah, unite our hearts and enable us to relate well to each other. Oh Allah, grant our leader king Salman the ability to act according to that which You love and You are pleased with.
O Allah, and grant the same reward for king Salman’s brothers, supporters, ministers and all of those who work with him. O Allah support our troops and protect them, indeed you are over all things competent. O Allah, protect them from all sides.
O Allah, whoever wants to harm them, then defeat them and stop them, O Lord of the worlds. O Allah, we have wronged ourselves and if you do not forgive us and shower your mercy over us we shall surely be among the losers. O Allah, we ask you for guidance, chastity, goodness, and wealth. Oh Allah, we seek refuge in you from the hidden and visible tribulations, and if your slaves are going to be afflicted with trials, then make us die before that. May Allah’s blessings and peace shall be upon our Prophet Muhammad and his companions.
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