UAE Friday Sermon: Let us show solidarity with Yemen
The week’s sermon will call upon Muslims to show sympathy and charity when looking at the problems Yemen faces.
It calls upon the faithful to do what they can in helping the Yemen: We Care pledge and to remember that Yemen has been looked upon favourably by the faithful since the days of Prophet Mohammed.
In the Hadith Invoking Allah for Rain, the Prophet mentioned Yemen in his pleas to Allah saying: “O Allah! Bless our Sham and our Yemen.”
The Prophet said: “There came the people of Yemen who are soft of hearts, tender in feelings: the belief is that of the Yemenites, the sagacity is that of the Yemenites and the summit of unbelief is towards the East.”
The sermon says that the relationship between the UAE and Yemen is that of love and a long history of connection and that it is the faithful’s duty to help Yemen in this time of need.
The sermon refers to a Hadith by the Prophet Mohammed, which indicates the way in which the faithful must help each other in times of need.
The Prophet said: “Allah will say on the Day of Resurrection: O son of Adam, I fell ill and you visited Me not. He will say: O Lord, and how should I visit You when You are the Lord of the worlds?
“He will say: Did you not know that My servant So-and-so had fallen ill and you visited him not? Did you not know that had you visited him you would have found Me with him?”
Updated: September 3, 2015 04:00 AM