Khutbah

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FROM THE MINBAR
LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOUR: A MUSLIM PERSPECTIVE
Khutbah delivered by Imam Dr. Zijad Delic at SNMC on April 27nd, 2012 corresponding to Jumadath Thani 6th, 1433 H.
BACKGROUND
Indeed all praise is for God, Lord of the worlds.
Peace and blessings of God be upon Muhammad
(S), his family, Khulafai Rashidin, all his
Companions, and all those who follow in their footsteps until the Last Day. All praise is for God!
We praise Him. We seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. We seek God’s refuge from evils of ourselves and from our evil actions. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except
God, alone, having no partner, and I bear witness life- before the day of Judgment-when he/she will
‘have no dinars
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How often do we hear that sentiment from the elderly in our community? The “good old days” is now only
The question of the rights of “children of Adam” is mentioned in the past tense. It is a “long-gone era”. vitally important in the sense that if we disregard them, i.e. infringe on rights of anyone or do some The days when neighbors knew each other on a other injustice to them, then God Almighty has not first name basis, when people looked out for each kept the forgiving of it in His own hands but has other, socialized together and shared common declared that amends are to be made for it in this interests and concerns, seem long gone. The pace life by referring back to the persons we have sinned of life in 21st century has become too fast and against and to give such persons their due or to furious, beating to the drum of globalization. seek their pardon, otherwise we will have to repay Traditional communities are crumbling and them in the hereafter, which indeed, will cost us relations with our neighbors are all-too-often reduced to a curt nod. very dearly.
According to the principles of Islam, the sins done Even here in the beautiful capital of Canada, many towards other people are sins that human beings of us are living side-by-side but rarely mix. Do we will have to settle with each other; God will not really know much about each other’s’ lives, our pass over these sins without doing justice. The shared hopes – or even why it is important

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