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The First Khutbah Delivered by the Prophet in Madeenah

Monday 29/03/2010

The first Khutbah (sermon) delivered by the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) in Madeenah went as follows: the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) stood up, praised Allah The Almighty as He deserves to be praised, and said:

O people, put forward [good deeds] for yourselves. You know, by Allah, that one of you may drop dead leaving his flock without a shepherd. Then, Allah will ask him with no interpreter or anything that may veil him from Him: “Did My messenger not come to you and inform you [of My message]? Did I not bestow on you property and blessings? So, what have put forward for yourself?” Then, he will turn right and left but see nothing, then he will look ahead to see nothing but Hell. Thus, whoever can protect his face from Hell, even with half a date, let him do so; whoever does not find [this or anything at all] then [let him do it] with a good word; for with it [i.e, with the good word], a good deed is rewarded tenfold up to the double of seven hundred fold. May the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you.
In another event, the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) delivered another Khutbah saying
Praise be to Allah whom I praise and beseech. We seek refuge with Allah from the evil of ourselves and from our evil deeds. He whom Allah guides, none can mislead; and he whom He misleads, none can guide. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah. The best speech is that of the Book of Allah The Exalted.
He is successful whom Allah has made his adornment in his heart and made him embrace Islam after disbelief. He is the One who has selected it above all human speech. Love what Allah loves. Love Allah wholeheartedly. Never be bored with His words and Thikr [remembrance]. Never let your hearts be hardened towards it. Out of everything that Allah creates, He chooses and selects. He has named the best of work, and He has also named those whom He selected from among His slaves, and has assigned useful speech, and the lawful and the prohibited from everything with which people are provided. Thus, worship Allah and do not associate anything with Him; be conscious of Him as He should be made conscious of; be true towards Allah with what your mouths say; and love one another with the spirit of Allah among you. Verily, Allah becomes angry when His covenant is breached. Peace be upon you.

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