﴿ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آَمَنُوا لَا تَخُونُوا اللَّهَ وَالرَّسُولَ وَتَخُونُوا أَمَانَاتِكُمْ وَأَنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ (27) وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّمَا أَمْوَالُكُمْ وَأَوْلَادُكُمْ فِتْنَةٌ وَأَنَّ اللَّهَ عِنْدَهُ أَجْرٌ عَظِيمٌ (28) ﴾صدق الله العظيم

عن عبد الله بن عمر -رضي الله عنهما- قال‏:‏ قال رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم-‏:‏ (‏(‏المسلم من سلم المسلمون من لسانه ويده، والمهاجر من هجر ما نهى الله عنه)‏)‏ [متفق عليه] ‏،‏ وزاد الترمذي والنسائي‏:‏ ‏(‏(والمؤمن من أمِنَه الناس على دمائهم وأموالهم)‏)‏ وزاد البيهقي‏:‏ (‏(‏والمجاهد من جاهد نفسه في طاعة الله‏)‏)‏.

Brothers and Sisters!
The belief of oneness was spreading in waves every day in Makkah. The idolaters could not accept it. They did not hesitate to torment and show animosity towards our Prophet (s.a.w.) and believers. Eventually, they went to his uncle Abu Talib to make our Prophet give up his cause. They promised our Prophet rank, fame, etc. They threatened him with death if he would not give up his cause. But, the Messenger of Allah did not fear from their threats, nor did he compliment their proposals. And he gave the following response: “O Uncle! Even if they place the Sun in my right hand and the Moon in my left hand, I will never give up this cause. Either Allah makes His religion triumph or I die for it.” 1
Brothers and Sisters!
The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.) did not give up his cause. He always looked after the great entrustment of the Almighty. Because he was Muhammad the Trustworthy, the reliable prophet. He was always loyal, he always complied with the entrustment.
Our Prophet also advised his Ummah to be trustworthy and protect what was entrusted to them. He said that we must avoid betrayal under any circumstances. He defined the believer as someone from whose tongue and hand the people are safe, and from whom the people’s lives and wealth are safe. 2

Friday Prayer - Jumuah Khutba 「BELIEVER AND INSTRUMENT」
Friday Prayer – Jumuah Khutba 「BELIEVER AND INSTRUMENT」

Dear Brothers and Sisters!
Allah Almighty Himself named us “believers” in the Holy Quran. He entrusted this title and all blessings to us. Without a doubt, the greatest thing entrusted to us is our faith and our Islam. We can only attain bliss in this world and the next through blessing of faith. At this point, what we need to do is never betray this great entrustment. Protect it under any circumstance. Remain faithful to the vow we made to our Lord with Kalimah tawheeds, Kalima shahadas. Adorn our lives with good deeds and good morals as required by our faith.
The following verse from the Almighty should be kept in mind: “O you who believe! do not betray Allah and the Messenger or knowingly betray your trusts.”3
Brothers and Sisters!
What we must do today is to prosper our heart with the rejuvenating messages of the Quran and Sunnah. We must never forget that a Muslim-like life is only possible by walking on the path determined by the Quran and Sunnah. We must properly comprehend the fourteen centuries of knowledge and wisdom blended with Quran and Sunnah.
Dear Brothers and Sisters!
As the children of Adam and Eve, we are entrusted to one another. It requires us to live with love, respect, and understanding. It requires us to consider one another as brothers and sisters, and consider the joy and the sorrow of one another as ours.
It requires loyalty and faithfulness in every case, as per the hadith “A Muslim is the brother to a Muslim. He does not betray him, he does not lie to him, and nor does he fail him in times of difficulty…”4 It requires sharing, helping each other, and showing solidarity.
Brothers and Sisters!
May the Almighty grant us to be among those who preserve their honor by protecting what is entrusted to them. May He grant us not to be among those who are held in contempt for betraying His trust. May the Almighty Lord grant us to be among His loyal, reliable, and elated servants whom He will keep in His Paradise.

1. Ibn Hisham, Sîret, I, 101; Al-Baladhuri, Ensâb, I, 229-230.
2. Al-Nasa’i, Îmân, 8.
3. Al-Anfal, 8/27.
4. Tirmidhi, Birr ve sıla, 18.