x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Friday sermon: Feel Allah watching over you

If one feels Allah watching over them, they will be more pious, this week's sermon tells worshippers.

Muslims who feel Allah watching over them will be more pious, today's sermon tells worshippers.

Allah named Himself the observer and therefore Muslims should feel His observation in all their actions.

"Allah's knowledge has circulated everything that goes inside the human self and thoughts," the sermon says.

It quotes a verse from the Quran which says: "We verily created man and we know what his soul whispereth to him, and we are nearer to him than his jugular vein."

The Prophet Mohammed listed in a hadith seven categories of people who would be given shade on judgment day. The list includes a man who was seduced by a very beautiful and wealthy woman but who rejects her because he fears Allah, and a man who cries from fear of Allah while praying to him in private.

In another hadith, the Prophet Mohammed instructs people to worship Allah as if they can see Him "and if you do not see Him, He can see you".

The Quran illustrates Allah's observation through various methods. Al Infitar (The Cleaving) chapter states: "Lo! There are above you guardians, [10] Generous and recording, [11] Who know [all] that ye do."

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