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, but he whom He leads astray you will never find for him a protecting guide. I bear witness that none is worthy of worship except Allah the First and the Last, none is worthy of worship except Allah the Compassionate, the Merciful, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger, He is his purest servant, pious worshipper, and the best of His creation. Allah sent him with guidance and the religion of truth as a Bearer of Glad Tidings, and as one inviting to Allah by His permission, and as a lamp spreading light. He proclaimed the message and fulfilled the trust and advised the Ummah and strived in the path of Allah till he passed away May Allah’s peace and blessings be on Muhammad, his companions, and those who follow him in goodness until the Day of Judgment.
Fear Allah O believers! Fear Him as He should be feared for verily fearing Allah Almighty is a cause for happiness in this world and in the hereafter whereas failure to fear Him or absence of fear is a cause for misery in this world and in the hereafter. To this end Allah says: “And Allah will deliver those who are the pious to their places of success (Paradise). Evil shall touch them not, nor shall they grieve.” [al-Zumar: 61]. He will deliver them from everything they fear, protect them from everything they warn about, serve them everything they hoped for and He give them contentment, happiness and joy in this world and in the hereafter.
O believing servants of Allah, verily Allah Almighty sent all Prophets to worship Him alone without any partner and to call people to worship Allah alone without associating any partner with Him. And the foundation of this worship is belief in Allah, belief in His Prophets, belief in the Last Day and the other pillars of faith and its principles. Indeed faith is not achieved except by coming together and harmony. Therefore, Faith is achieved by harmony among the believers and their coming together. For this reason, the Messenger of Allah (peace be on him) said: “You will not enter Paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another: should I not guide you to something doing which you will love one another: spread out salutation among you.”
The salutation that the Messenger of Allah (peace be on him) instructed that it should be spread out among people is not just mere utterance of words without any credit in the heart, or without any value in dealings, or without any value in one’s behavior and practice.
Salutation has a comprehensive meaning which delivers all goodness, stops all evil, extends kindness and stops all harm and abuse. For this reason the Messenger of Allah (peace be on him) mentioned a concise description of how a Muslim measures the Islam that he has when he said: “A Muslim is the one who avoids harming Muslims with his tongue or his hands. And an emigrant is the one who gives up (abandons) all what Allah has forbidden.” [transmitted by Bukhari and Muslim].
Depending on how people are safe from being hurt by your tongue, hands and heart, you achieve a quality of faith and Islam that is better than others, therefore a believer should look at himself and see to what extent he has achieved this quality in his behaviour so that he can be able to measure his Islam.
O believers! The Messenger of Allah (peace be on him) came with a message filled with light and guidance, with a great address and a big symbol. Its premise does not lag behind in any of its laws. In this regard Allah said: “And we have sent you (O Muhammad) not but as a Mercy for mankind, jinns and all that exists.” [al-Anbiyaa’: 107].
Thus the Messenger of Allah (peace be on him) came as a mercy to mankind. This mercy does not change in any circumstance, so he is a mercy to anyone who believes in him as well as a mercy to the one who opposes, contradicts and disbelieves in him. This mercy is founded on delivering goodness and attaining justice.
O believing servant of Allah!
Peace will not be achieved and mercy will not be attained, furthermore it will not be possible to achieve justice and people will not be able to realize any of their interests in this world and in the hereafter except by having security over themselves, their wealth, their intellects and whatever interests they require, hence the Messenger of Allah (peace be on him) summarized the value of security in achieving a pleasant life. This is in a hadith transmitted by Tirmidhi on the authority of ‘Ubaidullah Ibn Mihswan al-Ansaari who said that the Messenger of Allah (peace be on him): “Whoever among you wakes up physically healthy, feeling safe and secure within himself, with food for the day, it is as if he acquired the whole world.” That is to say: it is as if he has gathered everything in the world. All worldly happiness is in achieving these three things, individual and communal, medical security and food security. Religious and worldly interests cannot be attained except by achieving security, and security cannot be achieved except by following the law of Allah Almighty and living within its limits because Allah made security a reward for his friends and his worshippers. Whenever people attain faith and abide by the law of Allah, doors of security are opened for them. This does not mean that they will not be afflicted by harm or they will not get what they dislike, because it is necessary for people to taste the fruits of their actions which will make them return to Allah by repenting and seeking pardon from Him. In this regard Allah said: “Evil (sins and disobedience of Allah, etc.) has appeared on land and sea because of what the hands of men have earned (by oppression and evil deeds, etc.), that Allah may make them taste a part of that which they have done, In order that they may return (by repenting to Allah, and begging his Pardon).” [al-Rum: 41].
However, there is a big difference between security disruption in special circumstances and incidents and when insecurity becomes a characteristic of the nation and is felt by everyone because then it will be a very different matter. For this reason, security is one of the greatest favors that should be felt and realized by people. Indeed it is a favour that is followed by many forms of goodness and all other favours emanate from security, so whenever security is absent then it is a call for great chaos and evil. What Allah causes to happen in times where there is security and people practice their religion and abide by the Islamic law, cannot be realized in times of division, conflict, fear and disunity.
O Allah! Keep us safe in our lands and reform our leaders and rulers and give us rulers who fear You and follow what pleases You O Lord of the universe.
All praise is due to Allah; praise which is abundant, pure and full of blessings, I praise Him as He deserves to be praised. I cannot enumerate His praise as He praised Himeslf. . I bear witness that none is worthy of worship except Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger. O Allah! Bless Muhammad and his family as you blessed Ibrahim and his family; You are indeed worthy of praise, full of glory.
Fear Allah O believing servants of Allah, Fear Him as He should be feared for that brings goodness. Fear Him as He should be feared you will avoid His wrath and afflictions. Fear Almighty Allah as He should be feared and you will realize happiness in this world and success in the hereafter.
O Allah! Make us among Your pious servants, Your successful party and Your righteous friends O Lord of the universe.
A person who looks at peoples’ conditions will see some who have lost security whereby morale can be taken from that situation, for verily if a person look at conditions of nations that have been affected by insecurity and how their lives became after instability, then that should be a call to return to Allah by repenting and seeking pardon from Him. Moreover it calls a person to ponder and comprehend due to the causes and results of insecurity. It also makes him strive hard to make sure he is not affect by what has affected those nations. The instability that we see on those who are around us necessitates that we should take a lesson and an example from it. Instability in those countries is a lesson for us. There will neither be any worldly joy left when there is instability, nor will there be any religious uprightness. For this reason, safeguarding security is a necessity which everyone should participate in. It should not be for a specific authority but it is a collective responsibility. It is a responsibility for each one of us to safeguard his security and the security of his country and the security of those who surround him because that is part of the good that everyone should take part in according to his energy and ability. The waylaying that is being done by our enemies and their trying to undermine us by empowering some of our citizens, whether it is verbal influence by spreading evil, discord, strife and sowing division among people or by armed action which is done by some of our citizens to destabilize the security through occasional incidents, and this is done to target our country with every form of evil and vice to destabilize its security and undermine its unity.
The aggression that happened in the previous month of Ramadan in some parts of the country and the aggression that happened recently which resulted in the killing of a group of our citizens is all happening for one reason which is to spread chaos on earth. Verily this can neither bring the truth or reform nor can it be justified by anyone. Each one of us is targeted by these incidents, and those successive incidents which are aimed at undermining our security. We are living with the grace that is not known by anyone except Allah. Our thanking has become less so we ask Allah to pardon us on what we have failed to do. But if we become unaware of the necessity of safeguarding these favors and open the way for evildoers under any name or justification then we are indeed in great danger. These people are striving to destabilize the Qiblah (the direction faced in prayer towards Ka’ba) of Muslims. We are walking in deserts and others are driving their cars moving thousands of kilometres fearing no one except Allah. Do you know how this favour will be like if the security in this country is disrupted? I swear by Allah that the favour will not last and a person will not go to his work or travel to another country without carrying a gun and he will not feel secure regardless of carrying his weapon.
So it is incumbent upon us to know that what is being targeted is our religion, security and earnings. For this reason we should return to Allah by repenting to Him and seeking His pardon.
Indeed safeguarding our security is not only a responsibility for the security forces. They do their duty but that is not enough to attain security if we do not help them. Sympathising with these evildoers, justifying them or searching for justification on what they do are all form of being complicit in the crime. Whoever justifies those wicked villains who attacked our citizens in al-Hasa’ Region or who killed security agents in Qassim has joined them in the blood that was shed unjustly, and has a share of the burden of their hideous acts and corruption on earth.
I ask Allah Almighty, Lord of the Noble Throne to remove calamity on us and to protect this country form those who want to waylay it. O Allah! Unite us on truth and guidance. O Allah! Bring our hearts together and keep straight the relations between us. O Allah! Those who seek between us evil, corruption, division or disunity, O Allah! Make their plot fail, O Allah! Use their plot against them. O Allah! Disgrace them. O Allah! Frustrate their quest, O Allah! Thwart their plans, O Allah! Give them a disaster of evil O Lord of the universe. O Allah we ask you to make us from among your pious servants, successful part and righteous friends. O Allah! Keep us safe in our lands and reform our leaders and rulers and give us rulers who fear You and follow what pleases You O Lord of the universe. O Allah! Help the security agents to what is good to the people and the country. O Allah! Help them and keep them to the right path. O Allah! Help them and keep them to the right path. O Allah! Help them and keep them to the right path. O Allah! Grant them insight and protect them from those who want to waylay them O Lord of the universe. Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If You forgive us not, and bestow not upon us Your Mercy, we shall certainly be of the losers.
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