إِنَّ هَٰذِهِ أُمَّتُكُمْ أُمَّةً وَاحِدَةً وَأَنَا رَبُّكُمْ فَاعْبُدُونِصدق الله العظيم

يقول النبي – صلى الله عليه وسلم -: (المؤمن للمؤمن كالبنيان يشد بعضه بعضا وشبك بين أصابعه) ويقول – صلى الله عليه وسلم -: (من كان في حاجة أخيه كان الله في حاجته) ويقول – صلى الله عليه وسلم -: (والله في عون العبد ما كان العبد في عون أخيه).

A Blessed Friday to You, Fellow Believers!
In the verse I have recited, Lord Almighty enjoins: “Indeed this, your ummah, is one ummah, and I am your Lord, so worship Me.” 1
In the hadith I have recited, our Prophet (s.a.w.) says: “A believer to another believer is like a building whose different parts enforce each other.”2
Brothers and Sisters!
Several companions were conversing at AlMasjid an-Nabawi. Then, Salman entered the mosque. One of them asked the others about their family and ancestry. Each of them mentioned theirs, boasting about it. Eventually, he turned to Salman and asked, “What is your lineage, Salman?” He was attempting to put him in a difficult position by asking that. Because he had a personal problem with Salman. As everyone curiously waited for what Salman had to say, these exemplary words came out of his mouth:
الْإسْلَامِ I am Salman, the son of Islam.
اللّهُ بِمُحَمَّدٍ ضَالًّا فَهَدَانِيَ كُنْتُ I was lost. Allah guided me with Muhammad.
فَقِيرًا فَأغْنَانِيَ اللّهُ بِمُحَمَّدٍ كُنْتُ I was poor. Allah made me rich with Muhammad.
كُنْتُ مَمْلُوكًا فَاَعْتَقَنِيَ اللّهُ بِمُحَمَّدٍ I was a slave. Allah liberated me with Muhammad Mustafa.
Upon hearing the conversation, Omar came and asked the group, “Would you also like to know who I am and where I am from?? And then he said: “أخُو سَلْمَانِ ابْنِ الْإسْلَامِ أنَا عُمَرُ ابْنُ الْإسْلَامِ I am also Omar, son of Islam, and I am brother of Salman, son of Islam.”

Friday Prayer - Jumuah Khutba 「BEING AN EXEMPLARY UMMAH」
Friday Prayer – Jumuah Khutba 「BEING AN EXEMPLARY UMMAH」

Brothers and Sisters!
The sure religion of Islam is built on two main pillars: Tawhid and wahdat. Tawhid is faith in Allah’s unity and acknowledgement of Allah’s uniqueness. The Holy Quran is a book of oneness. All the prophets and the Seal of the Prophets Muhammad Mustafa (s.a.w.) are prophets of oneness. All religious duties deemed obligatory to us by Allah such as praying, fasting, hajj, sacrificing animals, zakat are all acts of oneness.
Dear Brothers and Sisters!
The greatest main principle after tawhid is wahdat, the unity among believers. There is no ummah without unity and there is no oneness without the ummah. And without tawhid or wahdat, the goal of the Almighty’s following verse cannot be accomplished: “You are the best community produced for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah.” 3
Brothers and Sisters!
As a community of believers, we need to rebuild the awareness of ummah today. We need to make peace and well-being, compassion and mercy, truth and justice prevail again in the world of Islam. Let’s not forget that in order to be an exemplary ummah, we need to be brothers and sisters who are one in spirit, one in purpose, full of sincerity and loyalty.
Honorable Brothers and Sisters!
I would like to conclude my khutbah with the following prayer: “O Allah! We seek refuge with you from mischief, enmity, hypocrisy, treachery, and bad character. 4 Guard us against such evil deeds!
Grant the ummah of Muhammad to once again and eternally become a glorious ummah, o Allah!

1 Al-Anbya, 21/92.
2 Bukhari, Salat, 88; Muslim, Birr and Sıla, 65.
3 Ali ‘Imran, 3/110.
4 Abu Dawud, Vitr, 32.