The First Sermon
All praise be to Allah, we thank Him and seek His Help and Forgiveness. We seek refuge with Him against the evils of ourselves and the evils of our deeds.
Whom Allah guides, there is no one can mislead and whomever Allah misleads, no one can guide him. I bear witness that there is no god but Allah alone who has no partner and Muhammad is his servant and Messenger. “O mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person (Adam), and from him (Adam) He created his wife [Hawwâ’ (Eve)], and from them both He created many men and women; and fear Allâh through Whom you demand (your mutual rights), and (do not cut the relations of) the wombs (kinship). Surely, Allâh is Ever an All-Watcher over you.” [Surat An-Nisa’: 1]. “O you who believe! Fear Allâh and keep your duty to Him. And let every person look to what he has sent forth for tomorrow, and fear Allâh. Verily, Allâh is Well-Acquainted with what you do.” The best speech is the Book of Allah and the best guidance is the guidance of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Indeed, the worst evil of all matters are heresies and every heresy is an error.
Our Lord (Glory be to Him) says: “And indeed We have honored the Children of Adam, and We have carried them on land and sea, and have provided them with At-Tayyibât (lawful good things), and have preferred them to many of those whom We have created with a marked preferment.” [Surat Al Isra’: 70]. When Allah selected human beings to inhabit the earth, He gave them rights that were not given to other creatures and gave preference to people according to their servitude to their lord.