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In the name of Allah the beneficent, the Merciful

EID UL-ADHA SERMONS, 2013

By the Spiritual Leader of the Salawatia Mission of Ghana,

Sheihu Rashid Hussain Salwat (QUTUB AZ-ZAMAAN)

 

All praise is due to Allah and I send my heartfelt Salat of Peace and Blessings to be upon the Holy Prophet Muhammad and his household. I take this opportunity on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha to once again send my sincere greetings to the Muslim Ummah in Ghana and the people of the Northern Regions in general and the Salawatia Community in particularly.

 

The subject of my Sermon on this occasion of Eid-ul-Adha is centred on the importance of the Quran the Holy Book of Islam as the Ultimate guide for mankind. The Almighty Allah (SWT) in several Quranic injunctions has praised the book in many different ways. It has been described as the book of Truth, the criterion, an inspiration and a book for all times: yesterday, today and tomorrow. It is indeed a book that scientist, oceanographers, economist, ecologist, sociologist, poets, pharmacologist, hospitals, industry, astronomy, arts, social science and humanities and all disciplines under the sun have benefitted from and shall continue to benefit from it till the end of time. The Quran is not only a blessing to Mankind but a special blessing to the Ummah of the Holy Muhammad (SAW) – The Muslims.

 

However, the Muslims are the least beneficiaries of the blessings of the Quran. It begs to ask a simple question, why is it that a people upon whom a blessed book is revealed are the least beneficiaries of the blessings of that book? Some of the possible answers to this question could be that Muslims are not aware of the blessings or Muslims have ignored the guidance of the Quran and doing what they deem fit. I would like to water down the first one and stand firm for the second answer for these reasons. In Sura Israel, Allah (SWT): (Q17:70).

We have honoured the sons of Adam; provided them with Transport on land and at Sea; Given them the best and pure Sustenance and conferred on them special favours above a great part of Our creation.

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