"Your names had already been written, that you would be gathering here, even before Allah created the world!"
Subhanallah! Habib Umar bin Hafiz said that at the outset of his tausiyah at Masjid Muadz bin Jabal in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Praise be to Allah that Habib Umar is visiting Malaysia yet again, from Friday 28 Nov until Sunday, 30 Nov - a blessed weekend indeed.
"Why does Allah convene us here? What is He giving us? Allah is the Most Rich. We are in need of Him. He, the Most Rich, the Most Generous, would not have called, unless He wished to give."
"May Allah grant the biggest gift. Focus your aim towards Him. That is a sign of a believer. Allah promised to give and He is not one who would break a promise."
"Allah says in the Quran, the believers are those who love one another and help one another. We must love the believers. We must also love those who are lacking in faith so that they too would become believers and be safe from torments of the Hellfire. Failing to help them, indicates our own inadequacy of iman. "
"We must understand why we have to love the believers. They have a special position and advantage in the eyes of Allah. We must know and love the awliya, mursalin and those who are close to Allah, or else we belong with the munafiqin."
Habib Umar bin Hafiz then quoted a hadith of the Prophet salallah alaihi wasalam on the need to love the old, the young and respect the learned.
"The root of dishonor is when people ridicule/disrespect others. There are people who disregard the ahlul bayt and the sahabah. One cannot be considered ahlul sunnah if he does not love both ahlul bayt and the sahabah. We follow the Prophet salallah alaihiwasalam. Do you think he does not like his own family or his companions? Those who are reluctant to praise the ahlul bayt and the sahabah, who do they then follow?"
"We plead to Allah so that He fills our heart with iman and make our faith strong. Pray, none shall leave this majlis unless he/she has love for the believers, in general and in specific - those who are special, the anbiya, mursalin, sahabah, siddiqin, shuhada and solehin. May Allah gather us with them. Our stand is that we love all of them."
"Imam Shafie says: I love the righteous (solehin) though I am not among them, so I hope for their shafaat."
"Adorn yourselves with attributes that are pleasing to Allah. The believers love one another and enjoin good deeds which are pleasing to Allah, such as this majlis. The believers do not enjoin negative acts (munkar). What is munkar? That which is in your phone and on TV. And looking down on the believers, even if it is just one of them, even one of them."
"Allah looks at our hearts. O Allah, cleanse our hearts. Make us obedient towards Allah and Rasul. That we will not bow to anyone in the East, West, or any philosophers."
Habib Umar bin Hafiz ended his tausiyah with emotional pleas so that Allah would let us occupy a beautiful place in the Heavens, that Allah would honor us with great bounties and blessings and that Allah would grant His redha.
"Know that, there is no better gift anyone could give someone, better than Allah's redha. What gift could be better than Allah's redha? None."