Continuation Of Good Deeds After Ramadan
First Khutbah (sermon)
Praise be to Allaah Who has guided His believing servants to do acts of
obedience and has made the ways of good and righteous deeds easy for them. I
bear witness that there is no god but Allaah Who has no partners, and that our
leader and Prophet Muhammad is Allaah's Messenger, the best of those who
observed fasting and the optional night prayer, and the best of legislators
who enacted laws and explained judgments. O Allaah grant Your mercy, blessings
and peace on the leader of the righteous and the leader mankind and jinn, and
on his family, Companions and those who follow their way until the Last Day.
Allaahu Akbar [Allaah is the Greatest] Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar Allaahu
Akbar Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar
Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar Allaahu
Akbar Allaahu Akbar Wa Lillahi Al-Hamd [praise be to Allaah].
Praise be to Allaah Who has guided us to Islam. We can never be guided except
with the help of Allaah. Praise be to Allaah Who has favored the month of
Ramadan over all other months and made it a great opportunity to attain
rewards by committing good deeds. During Ramadan, the believers compete in
doing acts of obedience and spending in the cause of Allaah. During this
month, righteous deeds are doubled, mistakes are remitted, ranks of men are
raised and supplications are answered by Allaah. It is the month of
benevolence and blessings. It is the month of mutual consolidation. During
this month the provisions of Muslims increase, their faith becomes deeper and
they compete in performing Tarawih prayer, late optional night prayer,
recitation of the Quran and giving charity to the needy among relatives,
neighbors and poor people in general. This is in accordance to Allaah's saying
which means: ''And hasten to forgiveness from your Lord and a garden as wide
as the heavens and earth, prepared for the righteous.'' [Quran 3: 133]
Allaah also Says (what means): ''...And do good; indeed, Allaah loves the
doers of good.'' [Quran 2: 195]
The verses that encourage doing good in the cause of Allaah are many.
Therefore, we should continue the good deeds that we have initiated in Ramadan
and extend them after its termination. You should know that the sign of the
acceptance of a good deed by Allaah is that you follow it with another good
deed, and the sign of rejecting good deeds by Allaah is that you follow it by
committing sins. This should be well understood by those people who feel happy
and relieved after the termination of Ramadan as they think that with the end
of Ramadan they will be free to commit whatever sins they wish, and rebel
against the commands of their Lord.
Allaah is the Greatest -- with every fasting and breaking of Fast, with each
instance of growing of trees and the blooming of fruits, whenever a crescent
appears and then grows and becomes a full moon, whenever rain falls and pours
forth -- Allaah is the Greatest! Allaah is the Greatest! Praise be to Allaah.
Servants of Allaah! Turn in repentance to your Lord and supplicate Him
sincerely by offering your duty to Him. Be sincere in worship, supplication,
in your fear of Allaah and in your wish to attain His mercy. Rely on Allaah in
all your affairs. Seek His aid and protection, as He is the best supporter and
disposer of affairs. He is the Savior and the Answerer of whoever asks Him
with sincerity. Allaah Says what means: ''And when My servants ask you [O
Muhammad] concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the
supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and
believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided.'' [Quran 2: 186]
Let us then listen to Allaah's call and believe in His Messenger. Let this
assemblage be a reminder of His assemblage of the Resurrection when all the
creations be gathered naked and barefooted, as they were originally created.
We will be gathered at one place. The believers will be received by the Angels
with good tidings and congratulations for the salvation from torture. The
Angels will say to the survivors on that day: "Do not fear and do not grieve
but receive good tidings of Paradise, which you were promised!'' [Quran 41:
Allaah describes the state of the believers on that day saying: ''[Some]
faces, that Day, will be bright – Laughing, rejoicing at good news..'' [Quran
As for the unbelievers on that day Allaah describes them as such: ''And
[other] faces, that Day, will have upon them dust. Blackness will cover them.
Those are the disbelievers, the wicked ones.'' [Quran 80: 40-42]
Allaahu Akbar[Allaah is the Greatest]Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar La Ilaha Illa
Allaah [there is no god but Allaah]Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar
Wa Lillahi Al-Hamd[praise be to Allaah] Allaahu Akbaras numerous as the number
of our sins until they are forgiven (by the virtue of this expression).
Glorified be Allaah, Who is worthy of all glorifications? Allaah Says what
means: ''So exalted is Allaah when you reach the evening and when you reach
the morning. And to Him is [due all] praise throughout the heavens and the
earth. And [exalted is He] at night and when you are at noon.'' [Quran 30:
O Allaah! As you have sent to us Your Prophet Muhammad, make our houses well
maintained and full of life (due to worship practiced therein) and do not
condemn us on account of our bad deeds and be merciful to us as You are the
most Merciful of those who show mercy.
O Allaah! As You are The Most Gracious of those who show graciousness, and the
Greatest of all those who claim greatness, make for us a way out of each
distress and grief.
O Allaah! Grant blessings on Prophet Muhammad, son of Abdullah, the Prophet of
mercy and the Messenger of guidance, as many times as the number of those who
offered prayers on him right from his mission until the Day of Resurrection.
O Allaah! Grant him intercession on our behalf and resurrect us in his group
and under his banner and decree for us to drink from his font (the Hawd) so
that we never feel thirsty thereafter.
O Allaah! Grant us a joyful life, a bounteous provision and a righteous deed!
O Allaah! Grant mercy on this gathering and grant us protection from error
Servants of Allaah! Your actual joy of festivals should be through continuing
to practice acts of obedience and good deeds, kindness to parents, maintaining
the ties of kinship and kindness to relatives, the poor and orphans. Hasten in
reconciliation among yourselves, since this occasion is the appropriate time
for this purpose. Give measure and weight with full justice. Give preference
to Allaah's judgment above your whims. None of us can be a true believer until
his liking complies with the teachings of Allaah's Messenger. Know that:
''Injustice will cause darkness on the Day of Resurrection.'' [Al-Bukhari &
The Prophet also said: ''Whoever causes harm to others Allaah will harm him,
and whoever makes it difficult for people Allaah will make it difficult for
Let us raise our children according to the precepts of Islam. Let us teach
them to lead a frugal life and manage financial affairs well. Let us teach
them how to spend their money properly on the occasion of the festival of 'Eed.
Let us help those who have attained puberty to marry, in accordance with the
Prophet's saying: ''O youth! Let those who can afford marriage among you
marry! For marriage is apt to give stronger ability to restrain one's gaze and
protect one's chastity.'' O you youth who can afford marriage, let all of you
hasten to marry. O you guardians of the girls, who are entrusted to you by
Allaah, hasten to marry them without imposing too many restrictions and
complications with regard to dowers, by the coming festival they should be
married to their suitable mates.
Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar Wa Lillahi Al-Hamd [Allaah is the
Greatest. Praise be to Allaah.] I seek Allaah's forgiveness for you, for me
and all Muslims.
Second Khutbah (sermon)
Praise be to Allaah, Who blesses us with repeated assemblies and festivals. He
is the gatherer of mankind together against a Day about which there is no
doubt, for Allaah never fails in His promise. I praise Him for the success and
bounties that He offers. I bear witness that there is no god but Allaah to
Whom all creatures will return. He has power over all things. I bear witness
that our Prophet Muhammad is the leader of the righteous and the master of the
followers of Allaah's way. May Allaah grant blessings on him and all those who
have followed his way until the Last Day.
Allaahu Akbar [Allaah is the Greatest], Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu
Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu
Akbar, Wa Lillahi Al-Hamd [praise be to Allaah].
Servants of Allaah! Know that charity obliterates sin, extinguishes the wrath
of the Lord and protects from evil destinies. On that day ‘Eed, a Muslim
should not forget his brother Muslims who are deprived of the joy of the
festival on account of perishing due to famines and destructive wars that are
taking place in their countries. Know that whoever is not concerned about the
affairs of Muslims will not be counted as belonging to them. Let's then
remember the poor and the needy, especially those inflicted by draught in
Africa, and those who strive in the cause of Allaah. O Allaah support them
with Your victory and give them dominance in their land. O Allaah support them
and gather their hearts. You are the Answerer of all supplications.
O Muslims! Beware of arrogance and its manifestations, since the arrogant
people will be resurrected the size of atoms and people will tread them with
their feet. O pious Muslim women! Preserve your adornment and do not disclose
it nor apply perfume in the presence of any men other than your Mahram
relatives [those who are not allowed to marry you] or your husbands. Allaah
Says what means: ''And abide in your houses and do not display yourselves as
[was] the display of the former times of ignorance...'' [Quran 33: 33]
Let's enjoy the 'Eed festival without pride. Let's entertain ourselves without
neither exposure nor intermingling between the opposite sexes. Let's proclaim
Allaah's greatness, since Takbeer [proclaiming Allaah's greatness] is the
slogan of Muslims during their festivals. Allaahu Akbar [Allaah is The
Greatest], Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, La Ilaha Illa Allaah [There is no god
but Allaah] Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Wa Lillahi Al-Hamd [Praise be to
Lastly, do not forget to observe fasting for six days in the month of Shawwaal,
as the Prophet said: ''Whoever fasts (the month of) Ramadan then follows it
with six days in Shawwal, will be considered as if he has observed Fasting
during the whole year.'' [Muslim].