“Allāh Loves For You Three Affairs…” – By Abu Fuḍayl ‘Abdur-Raqeeb

Abu Fuḍayl 'Abdur-Raqeeb

Part 1: [24/02/2017] Khutbah at Masjid as-Salafi, Birmingham, UK.

حَدَّثَنِي زُهَيْرُ بْنُ حَرْبٍ، حَدَّثَنَا جَرِيرٌ، عَنْ سُهَيْلٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَرْضَى لَكُمْ ثَلاَثًا وَيَكْرَهُ لَكُمْ ثَلاَثًا فَيَرْضَى لَكُمْ أَنْ تَعْبُدُوهُ وَلاَ تُشْرِكُوا بِهِ شَيْئًا وَأَنْ تَعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلاَ تَفَرَّقُوا وَيَكْرَهُ لَكُمْ قِيلَ وَقَالَ وَكَثْرَةَ السُّؤَالِ وَإِضَاعَةَ الْمَالِ ‏”‏ ‏

Abu Hurairah reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:

“Verily Allah likes three things for you and He disapproves three things for you. He is pleased with you that you worship Him and associate none with Him (in worship), that you hold fast the rope of Allah, and be not divided; and He disapproves for you hearsay and gossip, persistent questioning and the wasting of wealth.” [Sahih Muslim]

Points discussed within this Khutbah:

– Affirmation that Allāh becomes pleased, and the affairs He is pleased with.
– Affirmation that Allāh becomes displeased, and the affairs He is displeased with.
– It is from Allāh’s Blessings and Generosity upon His slaves that He informs them of what will bring about benefit for them.
– Purifying one’s soul and character can only be established by the worship of Allāh alone, with ikhlāṣ (sincerity) and following the Sunnah of the Messenger ﷺ.
– Islām is what connects you to your Lord.
– The resemblance of the words of the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ with the Speech of Allāh (سبحانه وتعالى).
– The believers should be aids and allies to one another upon the truth.
– The completion of Allāh’s Blessings upon the Muslim.
– The affairs that bring about the rectification of the Ummah.
– The affairs that bring about destruction, calamity and harm upon the individual and community.
– The harms and consequences brought about by way of the tongue.
– The believer covers the sins and shortcomings of his brothers and sisters.
– Concern yourself with yourself.


Part 2: [03/03/2017] Khutbah at Masjid as-Salafi, Birmingham, UK.

Points discussed within this Khutbah:

– The believer distances himself from the things that Allāh hates because with them are consequences (individual and collective).
– Affairs that oppose and contradict brotherhood.
– The importance of establishing the truth before narrating a matter.
– It is sufficient for an individual to be referred to as a liar that he narrates everything he hears.
– Proof for the prohibition of secret gatherings to discuss the affairs of others.
– The blameworthy nature of asking of the people without need.
– True tawakkul of the believer.
– Asking about affairs that have no benefit.
– The praiseworthy nature of asking about matters of knowledge to bring about guidance for oneself and others.
– Asking without need brings about oppression.
– Blameworthy vs praiseworthy spending of one’s wealth.
– Benefits derived from the ḥadīth:

  • The obligation of establishing the worship of Allāh (سبحانه وتعالى).
  • The obligation of distancing oneself from shirk.
  • The obligation to cling to the Rope of Allāh (سبحانه وتعالى) and the Sunnah of the Messenger ﷺ.
  • The prohibition of differing and splitting.
  • The prohibiting of gossip.
  • The prohibition of asking from the creation without a need.
  • The prohibition of wasting one’s wealth.


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