Friday Speech Delivered by Imam H M S Hashmi
Friday 1st February 2013
Khutbah Jummah delivered by Imam Hashmi
Imam Hashmi talked about the childhood of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him); Hadhrat Abbas (RA), the Uncle of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) said he saw the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) when he was 40 days old, in his cradle, wherever his finger would turn, the moon would turn with it. The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) said, 'the moon was talking to me and I was talking with the moon.' He further told, when Hadhrat Halimah Saadia (RA) took the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) to the trible of Banu Sa'd, every house was full of a beautiful fragrance. When the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) was born, he was born in prostrating position, Imam Hashmi said this is a sign for us to remain regular in prayers and this is to show us the value and importance of observing the 5 daily prayers. He said, the meaning of Islam is peace, we greet each other with a message of peace, we end our worship with words of peace so it means the character of a Muslim, no matter where he/she lives should be peaceful. Unfortunately nowadays we are faced by a media war, where Muslims are being targeted as terrorists, but this is not true. It goes against the teachings of Islam. In this blessed month we should try to rectify our character and follow the example set by the ambassador of peace, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).