02 Sha'aban 1433(6/22/2012)

Qur'an Readings:

(He turned in mercy also) to the three who were left behind; (they felt guilty) to such a degree that the earth seemed constrained to them, for all its spaciousness, and their (very) souls seemed straitened to them,- and they perceived that there is no fleeing from Allah (and no refuge) but to Himself. Then He turned to them, that they might repent: for Allah is Oft-Returning, Most Merciful.

THEME: Those that have attained certainty are in grave danger.

Perished are those who act except the worshiping,

and perished are the servants except the knowing,

and perished are the knowing except the truthful,

and perished are the truthful except the sincere (pure in truth),

and perished are the sincere except the pious (safeguarded),

and perished are the pious except the certain,

and the certain are upon great danger.

SIDE TOPIC(S): none. This is first time Khutbah is limited to 1 clock hour.  No elaborations. No side topic today.

014.024 MAIN VERSE Under discussion
YUSUFALI: Do you not see how Allaah sets forth a parable? - A goodly word like a goodly tree, whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches (reach) to the heavens,- of its Lord. So Allaah sets forth parables for men, in order that they may receive admonition.