x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Friday sermon: Be thankful to Allah so his blessings will continue

Be thankful to Allah so his blessings will continue, and be patient in crises so you will have a win-win situation, advises this week's Friday sermon.

Be thankful to Allah so his blessings will continue, this week's sermon advises worshippers.

"Yet, as much as we should be thankful to Him for His generous graces, we should also be patient at adversities," it continues.

The Prophet Mohammed said: "Strange are the ways of a believer for there is good in every affair of his and this is not the case with anyone else except in the case of a believer for if he has an occasion to feel delight, he thanks (God), thus there is a good for him in it, and if he gets into trouble and shows resignation and endures it patiently, there is a good for him in it."

The sermon reminds worshippers of the happy times they enjoyed celebrating National Day.

"We witnessed how sincere people were in expressing their joy for their country and loyalty to their leadership... They set a wonderful example of love and cohesion between a wise leadership and loyal citizens."

A person once asked Abdullah Ibn Amr Ibn Al As: "Are we not amongst the destitute of the emigrants?" Abdullah replied to him: "Have you a spouse with whom you live?"

The man said that he did, to which Abdullah replied: "Then you are amongst the rich." The man added that he also had a servant, to which Abdullah replied: "Then you are amongst the kings."

"So whoever enjoys a good health, a shelter, safety and enough to live on, Allah indeed has blessed him with the major graces. He therefore must show appreciation by obeying Allah and keeping away from that which is prohibited," concludes the sermon.

hdajani@thenational.ae