x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Friday sermon: Follow Sheikh Zayed's generosity

Sermon reminds Muslims of the importance of humanitarian work during the holy month.

Friday's sermon reminds Muslims of the importance of carrying out humanitarian work during Ramadan.

During the holy month the Prophet Mohammed focused on charity and urged his companions to do the same.

"In our era in the UAE we have witnessed similar acts by good men and women," says the sermon.

"The best example is the late Sheikh Zayed, whose generosity extended even to other countries. He sponsored orphans and widows, sheltered the homeless and fed the hungry."

The Prophet Mohammed once said in a hadith: "If Allah has loved a servant, he calls Gabriel and says: 'I love so-and-so, therefore love him'.

"So Gabriel loves him. Then Gabriel calls out in heaven, saying: 'Allah loves So-and-so, therefore love him'. And the inhabitants of heaven love him. Then acceptance is established for him on earth.

"If Allah has abhorred a servant, he calls Gabriel and says: 'I abhor so-and-so, therefore abhor him'. So Gabriel abhors him.

"Then Gabriel calls out to the inhabitants of heaven: 'Allah abhors so-and-so, therefore abhor him'.

"So they abhor him, and abhorrence is established for him on earth."

 

hdajani@thenational.ae