اَلْحَمْدُللهِ الَّذِى هَدَنَا لِهَذَا وَمَاكُنَّا لِنَهْتَدِى لَوْ لاَ أَنْ هَدَنَاالله ُ. وَالصَّلاَةُ وَالسَّلاَمُ عَلٰى سَيْدِ اْلمُرّسَلِيْنَ. اَلذِّى بَعَثَ الله ُ رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِيْنَ وَعَلٰى اٰلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ أَجْمَعِيْنَ أَمَّابَعْدُ.
All praises be to Allah, The Lord of the entire universe for it is He who has created us and those before us and has raised among mankind His prophets and messengers with guidance and the religion of truth for the salvation of mankind in this world and the next world.
Peace and blessing be upon the messenger of Allah, the seal of all the prophets and messengers of Allah who had been sent as a blessing and mercy for the entire worlds and also upon his blessed household and holy companions.
May Allah SWT have mercy upon us.
Thanks to Allah SWT for giving us the opportunity to meet and assemble in this place.
Today there is something very important that I would like to tell you which concerns our role as human beings in this world and our salvation in this world and the next world.
O Brothers and Sisters !
This world belongs to Allah SWT and as such He is the only one who has the right to create laws and regulations for the salvation of mankind in this world and the next world and to achieve this He has appointed us mankind as His Caliph or Viceroy in order to administer this world in accordance with His laws and regulations, so that there will be peace, justice, equality, harmony, love and happiness prevailing throughout the whole world.
Allah SWT said this in chapter An-An’am verse 165 :
وَهُوَ الَّذِي جَعَلَكُمْ خَلاَئِفَ الأَرْضِ وَرَفَعَ بَعْضَكُمْ فَوْقَ بَعْضٍ دَرَجَاتٍ لِّيَبْلُوَكُمْ فِي مَا آتَاكُمْ
“And it is He Who has made you (His) vicegerents on earth: He has raised you in ranks, some above others: that He may try you in that which He has bestowed upon you.”
But man would not be able to carry out his task as caliph or vicegerent if he solely depends on his intelligence as a guide.
There are many questions and matters which are outside the realm of human knowledge, for example, the question of what is in fact the real and true meaning of justice and fairness, good and evil, sin and rewards. What is the yardstick for valuing whether this is fair, this is good, this is evil, this is rewards and this is sin.
Therefore, there is a need for guidance which would provide the answer to all those questions.
Allah S.W.T in His infinite Wisdom has not ignored this dire need. Allah S.W.T. the All Knowing has sent prophets and messengers to the human race from generation to generation bringing His religion which contains laws and regulations as a direction and guidance for the human race to handle all questions which arise especially those which are outside the realm of their intelligence and understanding. With this they can attend to their religious practices and administer this World in peace in compliance with the Will of Allah SWT safe in this World and the Hereafter.
Since it is Allah SWT who has created us mankind He is the only one who knows what is best for us and therefore we must obey His laws and regulations by practicing them in all aspect of our life that is we must worship Allah SWT if we desire happiness in this world and the next world. But if we ignore this divine laws and regulations and instead make our own laws and regulations to administer this world surely there will be no justice, peace, equality, harmony, love and happiness specially among mankind for it is beyond human intelligence or comprehension to know and understand exactly what is justice, what is equality, what is harmony, what is love and happiness that would cause humankind to achieve happiness not only in this world but also in the next world.
Today we mankind had ignored the divine laws and regulations and instead make our own laws and regulations to administer this world in order to establish peace, equality, justice, harmony, love and happiness in this world.
In order to achieve these objectives human beings have taken various steps. The most effective step that a man can think of is to set up what is called United Nations.
Under UN main organs were set up such as General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, International Court of Justice and Secretariat and other UN organs were also set up such as Disarmament Commissions, UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), UN conference On Trade and Development ( UNCTAD ), UN Development Programme ( UNDP ), UN Emergency Force (UNEF), UN Environment Programme ( UNEP ), UN Institute for Research and Training (UNITAR), UN Special Fund and World Food Programme ( WFP).
Specialized agencies and other autonomous organizations were also set up under the UN system with certain role to play such as Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO ), International Fund for Agriculture Development ( IFAD ), General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade ( GATT ), International Labour Organization ( ILO ), International Bank for Reconstruction and Development ( IBRD – world Bank ), International Monetary Fund ( IMF ), UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO ), World Health Organization ( WHO ) and International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA ). UN also receives assistance from other organizations, volunteers and individuals.
The whole aim of UN together with its affiliates is to preserve and save guard justice and equality, to maintain balance of power so as to maintain peace and security throughout the whole world and to give assistance in term of trade and development; education; food and health for the well being of the international communities.
Despite all these truly there is no peace, equality, justice, harmony, love and happiness prevailing in this world. The superpower nations with the power of veto are making use of UN to further or promote their interest and there are nations who ignore or deliberately refuse to comply with the UN resolutions and sanctions.
UN is helpless because it has no international police or armed forces to enforce its resolutions and sanctions. This is the main weakness of UN.
As such especially the superpower nations literally could do anything as they please. Example ;
1). To colonies or having control over other nations especially the third world nations.
2). To interfere with the foreign and domestic affairs of other nations.
3). To instigate and cause chaos and disorder in other nations specially the small and weak nations in order to further their interest.
And there are nations who consider themselves as a champion or watchdog for justice. They intervene in the internal affairs of other nations in the name of justice. And today the targets are on the muslim countries. Look what is happening in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and more recently Libya.
They have caused chaos, destruction, hardship and killing thousands or even million of Muslims in those countries. And yet other Muslim countries could not do anything to prevent them. They don’t dare to challenge and fight back.
Why this is so ? This is because the muslims have turned their back from Allah’s laws and regulations. Majority of the muslims to day are not practicing the divine laws and regulations in every aspect of their lives and particularly in the administration of their countries. There is no muslim country today which implement the divine laws and regulations in total, in its entirety in its administration. What really happens is the muslim leaders rule and administer their countries by laws and regulations which are a mixture of the divine laws and regulations and a man made ideologies, such as democracy and socialism. This is because the muslims themselves have lost their confidence in the justice and fairness of the Divine Laws and Regulations.
They will only apply and adopt those parts of the divine laws and regulations which suit their needs and interpretation and ignore those parts which they regard not suitable to times and places or which do not suit their interest. In doing so they have belittled the divine laws and regulations. This is the mean reason why the muslims have become disgrace, degraded, contemptible and dishonoured as Allah SWT Said in chapter Al-Baqarah verse 85 :
أَفَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِبَعْضِ الْكِتَابِ وَتَكْفُرُونَ بِبَعْضٍ ۚ فَمَا جَزَاءُ مَن يَفْعَلُ ذَٰلِكَ مِنكُمْ إِلَّا خِزْيٌ فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا ۖ وَيَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ يُرَدُّونَ إِلَىٰ أَشَدِّ الْعَذَابِ ۗ وَمَا اللَّهُ بِغَافِلٍ عَمَّا تَعْمَلُونَ ﴿٨٥﴾
Do you believe in part of the Book and do you reject the rest? but what is the reward for those among you who do that but disgrace in this life?- and on the Day of Judgment they shall be consigned to the most grievous penalty. For Allah is not unmindful of what you do.
Brothers and Sisters !
This is the state of affairs of the whole world where in reality there is no peace, justice, equality, harmony, love and happiness prevailing throughout the whole world.
Almost every where wars, fightings, killings, enmities, rivalries, foreign interventions, aggressions, racial discriminations and segregations and confrontations among people and nations are happening causing destructions on land and sea without mercy and lawful cause.
All these show despite all efforts undertaken to establish and promote peace, justice, equality, harmony, love and happiness among people and nations such as the establishment of the UN and the implementation of various human ideologies especially that of democracy have become a failure.
This is so, for as long as we mankind turn our back from the Divine Laws and Regulations all our efforts would be in vain.
O mankind ! O Brothers and Sisters !
Since we human beings had been appointed by Allah SWT as His Caliph or Viceroy we have a mission to accomplish and a task to perform and a duty to discharge i.e to worship Allah SWT alone. Worship in a sense that we must pray to Allah SWT in the way He wants it to be and secondly we must obey His laws and regulations by practicing them in all aspect of our life and above all we must rule and administer this world not with man made laws but with the divine laws and regulations in order to establish peace, justice and equality through out the whole world so as to create a human society filled with harmony, love and happiness.
By doing this not only humankind are safe in this world and the next world but also other creatures and creations are well taken care of. This world will then be a happier and peaceful place to live in not only by humankind but also by other creatures.
This is the mission we must accomplish in this world before Allah SWT calls us back to account for it. If we have successfully accomplish our mission in this world then in the Day of Judgment we shall be rewarded and we shall enjoy everlasting joy and happiness in the Garden of Eden. But if we fail to accomplish our mission then we deprive ourselves of such everlasting joy and happiness.
O Brothers and Sisters !
Once again I appeal to you all. Let us all return to Allah SWT in repentance and in obedience and it is time now that this world be ruled and administered by the divine laws and regulations till dooms day so that there will be peace, happiness and love not only among human beings but also among other creatures. Chapter Az-Zumar verse 54 :
وَأَنِيبُوا إِلَى رَبِّكُمْ وَأَسْلِمُوا لَهُ مِن قَبْلِ أَن يَأْتِيَكُمُ الْعَذَابُ ثُمَّ لاَ تُنصَرُونَ
“And return in repentance and in obedience with true Faith to your Lord and submit to Him before the torment comes upon you, (and) then you will not be helped.”
Let us all pray to Allah SWT to our Lord for salvation in this world and next world.
O Allah, our Lord, the Lord of all creations ! Please forgive our sins and our wrongs. We pray that You always guides so that we are all safe from all dangers in this world and the Next.
O Allah, our Lord ! We seek Your guidance and assistance so that we are able to perform good deeds which You pleases.
O Allah, our Lord ! To those who are sick please grant them good health, to those who are in distress and in need please grant them aid and provision, to those who are in difficulties please relieve them from their burden and hardship.
O Allah, our Lord ! To those who have not embraced Your religion please give them guidance so that they will embrace Your religion. And for those have gone astray please lead them back to the right path that You pleases.
O Allah, Our Lord ! Please grant us peace and happiness in this world and in the next world.
Hopefully the whole of mankind will be safe in this world and in the Next World.
رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلْ مِنَّا اِنَّكَ اَنْتَ السَّمِيْعُ الْعَلِيْمُ وَتُبْ عَلَيْنَا اِنَّكَ اَنْتَ التَّوَّابُ رَّحِيْمُ. سُبْحٰنَ رَبِّكَ رَبِّ الْعِزَّةِ عَمَّا يَصِفُونَ. وَسَلٰمٌ عَلَى الْمُرْسَلِينَ. وَالْحَمْدُ ِللهِ رَبِّ الْعٰلَمِيَن.
اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّى وَسَلِّمْ عَلٰى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدِ الْفَاتِحِ لِمَا اُغْلِقَ وَالْخَاتِمِ لِمَا سَبَقَ وَالنَّاصِرِ الْحَقِّ بِالْحَقِّ وَالْهَادِىْ اِلَى صِرَاطِ الْمُسْتَقِيْمِ وَعَلَى اَلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ حَقَّ قَدْرِهِ وَمِقْدَارِهِ الْعَظِيْمِ .