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Short Eid al-Adha Sermon: Message of Abraham's Story for Families

Short Eid al-Adha Sermon: Message of Abraham's Story for Families
sermon id adha
sermon id adha

Part I


اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ. اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ. اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ. اَللهُ أَكْبَرْ كَبِيْرًا وَالْحَمْدُ للهِ كَثِيْرًا وَسُبْحَانَ اللهِ بُكْرَةً وَأَصِيْلاً، لَاإِلهَ إِلاَّ اللهُ وَحْدَهُ، صَدَقَ وَعْدَهُ وَنَصَرَ عَبْدَهُ وَأَعَزَّ جُنْدَهُ وَهَزَمَ الْأَحْزَابَ وَحْدَهُ، لاَإِلهَ إِلاَّ اللهُ وَاللهُ أَكْبَرُ، اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ وَللهِ اْلحَمْدُ.


الحَمْدُ للهِ الْمَلِكِ الدَّيَّانِ، وَالصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ سَيِّدِ وَلَدِ عَدْنَانَ، وَعَلَى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ وَتَابِعِيْهِ عَلَى مَرِّ الزَّمَانِ، وَأَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَّا إِلهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهُ الْمُنَـزَّهُ عَنِ الْجِسْمِيَّةِ وَالْجِهَةِ وَالزَّمَانِ وَالْمَكَانِ، وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ سَيِّدَنَا مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُوْلُهُ الَّذِيْ كَانَ خُلُقَهُ الْقُرْآنُ، أَمَّا بَعْدُ، عِبَادَ الرَّحْمٰنِ، فَإنِّي أُوْصِيْكُمْ وَنَفْسِي بِتَقْوَى اللهِ المَنَّانِ، الْقَائِلِ فِي كِتَابِهِ الْقُرْآنِ بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيْمْ إِنَّا أَعْطَيْنَاكَ الْكَوْثَرَ. فَصَلِّ لِرَبِّكَ وَانْحَرْ. إِنَّ شَانِئَكَ هُوَ الْأَبْتَرُ. صَدَقَ اللهُ العَظِيمْ

 

Dear brothers and sisters, God bless you,

In the imitations and concerns atmosphere of Eid al-Adha 1442 H caused by Covid-19, let us keep strengthening our faith and piety to Allah swt. It can be done by making efforts and trust in Allah swt in living this life according to His instructions. We have a lot to learn and imitate the struggle of the family of Prophet Ibrahim (as) who was steadfast in trying and give all up the results to the determinant, namely Allah swt. Allah says in the Qur'an Surah Ali Imran 159:
 

فَاِذَا عَزَمْتَ فَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللّٰهِ ۗ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَوَكِّلِيْنَ


Meaning: " Once you make a decision, put your trust in Allah. Surely Allah loves those who trust in Him".

 
Dear brothers and sisters, God bless you,


We can take an example of exemplary endeavor and tawakkal from the family of Prophet Ibrahim when he wanted to be bestowed with a pious child. At an increasingly old age, Prophet Ibrahim continued to try and say a prayer written in the Qur'an letter Ash-Shaffat verse 100:


رَبِّ هَبْ لِي مِنَ الصَّالِحِينَ
 

Meaning: "My Lord! Bless me with righteous offspring"

 
By a total submission, followed by persistent efforts and tawakkal, finally, Allah swt granted the wish of Prophet Ibrahim by bestowing a pious child, namely Prophet Ismail as.

 
However, my brothers and sisters, blessed by God,

 
Abraham's submission to Allah was constantly being tested. The only child he had been waiting for for a long time and became his soul mate was ordered by God to be sacrificed. After discussing with Ismail (as), they finally did not hesitate to do it because this family had high obedience to Allah's commands. The submission of the Abrahamic family to Allah should be followed and manifested in our family.

 
Abraham's family realized that ownership of this world's material was only a deposit. The world becomes a field to plant and will be harvested when we are in the afterlife.


الدُّنْيَا مَزْرَعَةُ الآخِرَةِ


Meaning: "The world is the field of the hereafter"

 

We also need to be aware that:
 


وَمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا لَعِبٌ وَلَهْوٌ وَلَلدَّارُ الْآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ لِلَّذِينَ يَتَّقُونَ أَفَلَا تَعْقِلُونَ

 

Meaning: "This worldly life is no more than play and amusement, but far better is the ˹eternal˺ Home of the Hereafter for those mindful ˹of Allah˺. Will you not then understand? " (Surat al-An'am: 32)

 
My brothers and sisters, blessed by God,

 
In addition to submission to Allah through the efforts that we should emulate from the family of Prophet Ibrahim, we can also imitate the spirit of sacrifice to draw closer to Allah swt. Especially during a pandemic currently, where many of our neighbors are economically affected by the pandemic, it's time for us to make sacrifices to help them. We hope that the blessings of sustenance received from Allah, and distributed through sacrificial animals, will help them.

 
We need to keep in mind the words of Allah in Surah Al-Kautsar verses 1-2:


إِنَّا أَعْطَيْنَاكَ الْكَوْثَرَ . فَصَلِّ لِرَبِّكَ وَانْحَرْ


Meaning: "Indeed, We have granted you ˹O Prophet˺ abundant goodness. So pray and sacrifice to your Lord ˹alone˺."
 

My brothers and sisters, blessed by God,

 
Hopefully, we can emulate the spirit of endeavor, tawakkal, as well as the sacrifices of the family of Prophet Ibrahim (as), and then we manifest it in our families. Amen


بَارَكَ الله لِي وَلَكُمْ فِى اْلقُرْآنِ اْلعَظِيْمِ، وَنَفَعَنِي وَإِيَّاكُمْ بِمَافِيْهِ مِنْ الْآيَاتِ وَالذِّكْرِ الْحَكِيْمِ وَتَقَبَّلَ اللهُ مِنَّا وَمِنْكُمْ تِلاَوَتَهُ وَإِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيْعُ العَلِيْمُ، وَأَقُوْلُ قَوْلِي هَذَا فَأسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ العَظِيْمَ إِنَّهُ هُوَ الغَفُوْرُ الرَّحِيْم

 


Part II


اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ. اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ. اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ. الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُ بِالْهُدَى وَدِينِ الْحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُشْرِكُونَ . أَشْهَدُ أنْ لا إلَهَ إلا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، وأشهدُ أنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عبْدُه ورَسُولُه. اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ وَبَارِكْ عَلَى نَبِيِّنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى أَلِهِ وَأَصْحَابِهِ وَمَنْ تَبِعَهُمْ بِإِحْسَانٍ إِلَى يَوْمِ الدِّيْنِ. أَمَّا بَعْدُ، عِبَادَ الرَّحْمٰنِ، فَإنِّي أُوْصِيْكُمْ وَنَفْسِي بِتَقْوَى اللهِ الْقَائِلِ فِي كِتَابِهِ الْقُرْآنِ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آَمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ وَلَا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلَّا وَأَنْتُمْ مُسْلِمُونَ.  وَاعْلَمُوْا أَنَّ اللهَ أَمَرَكُمْ بِأَمْرٍ بَدَأَ فِيْهِ بِنَفْسِهِ وَثَـنَّى بِمَلآ ئِكَتِهِ بِقُدْسِهِ وَقَالَ تَعاَلَى إِنَّ اللهَ وَمَلآئِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّوْنَ عَلىَ النَّبِيِّ يآ اَيُّهَا الَّذِيْنَ آمَنُوْا صَلُّوْا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوْا تَسْلِيْمًا.

 

اللهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِلْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَاْلمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَاْلمُسْلِمِيْنَ وَاْلمُسْلِمَاتِ اَلاَحْيآءِ مِنْهُمْ وَاْلاَمْوَاتِ اللهُمَّ أَعِزَّ اْلإِسْلاَمَ وَاْلمُسْلِمِيْنَ وَأَذِلَّ الشِّرْكَ وَاْلمُشْرِكِيْنَ وَانْصُرْ عِبَادَكَ اْلمُوَحِّدِيَّةَ وَانْصُرْ مَنْ نَصَرَ الدِّيْنَ وَاخْذُلْ مَنْ خَذَلَ اْلمُسْلِمِيْنَ وَ دَمِّرْ أَعْدَاءَالدِّيْنِ وَاعْلِ كَلِمَاتِكَ إِلَى يَوْمَ الدِّيْنِ. اللهُمَّ ادْفَعْ عَنَّا اْلبَلاَءَ وَاْلوَبَاءَ وَالزَّلاَزِلَ وَاْلمِحَنَ وَسُوْءَ اْلفِتَنِ وَاْلمِحَنَ مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَمَا بَطَنَ عَنْ بَلَدِنَا اِنْدُونِيْسِيَّا خآصَّةً وَسَائِرِ اْلبُلْدَانِ اْلمُسْلِمِيْن عآمَّةً يَا رَبَّ اْلعَالَمِيْنَ. رَبَّنَا آتِناَ فِى الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِى اْلآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ. رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَا اَنْفُسَنَاوَاِنْ لَمْ تَغْفِرْ لَنَا وَتَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُوْنَنَّ مِنَ اْلخَاسِرِيْنَ

 

عِبَادَاللهِ ! إِنَّ اللهَ يَأْمُرُ بِاْلعَدْلِ وَاْلإِحْسَانِ وَإِيْتآءِ ذِي اْلقُرْبىَ وَيَنْهَى عَنِ اْلفَحْشآءِ وَاْلمُنْكَرِ وَاْلبَغْيِ يَعِظُكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَذَكَّرُوْنَ وَاذْكُرُوا اللهَ اْلعَظِيْمَ يَذْكُرْكُمْ وَاشْكُرُوْهُ عَلىَ نِعَمِهِ يَزِدْكُمْ وَلَذِكْرُ اللهِ أَكْبَرْ


Muhammad Faizin, NU General Secretary of Pringsewu District, Lampung