Blessed Friday to You, Brothers and Sisters!
Our Prophet (pbuh) conquered Mecca with his army, the city where he had to leave ten years ago with the journey of the hegira. The Messenger of Allah was born and grew up in this blessed city and he was longing for it. He looked at the city with longing eyes then he went towards the House of Allah with enthusiasm and excitement. After the tawaf (circumambulation), he went into the Kaaba and cleared it and its surroundings from the idols after he recited this verse: [i] “And say: truth has (now) arrived, and falsehood perished: for falsehood is (by its nature) bound to perish.” [ii]
Dear Brothers and Sisters!
The truth is the faith of Towhead. It is the faith in and submission to Allah. It is being a servant only to Him. The falsehood is to deny the existence and oneness of Allah and associate partners with Him. It is to serve others than Him. It is to be a servant to desires and wants. It is to be blind and deaf towards His countless blessings.
Brothers and Sisters!
While those who stay on the path of the truth become the hope of the oppressed and the downtrodden; those who unite in falsehood generally become the voice of oppression and the oppressors. While those who set their hearts to the truth fight for high values; those who fell into falsehood hold interests and self-seeking above all. While the lovers of the truth work in order to build the earth and make it livable; the servants of falsehood seek sedition, malice, lies, slander, and mischief. While those who stand by the truth strive to make peace, comfort, and justice prevail on earth; the followers of falsehood try to spill blood and tears, turn cities into ruins, and harm the minds and the hearts.
So, Brothers and Sisters!
Whatever the circumstances, let us continue to stand by the truth and against the falsehood, let us continue to be the voice of the truth. Let us not abandon recommending one another the truth and patience. We must not forget that the help and mercy of Allah is going to be with us as long as we keep serving the truth. The falsehood could never hurt us as long as we pick up and raise the truth.
I want to conclude this khutba with this hadith of our Prophet:
“O Allah! All the Praises are for You; You are the Lord of the Heavens and the Earth and whatever is therein. You are the Truth, and Your Promise is the Truth, and Your Speech is the Truth, and meeting You is the Truth, and Paradise is the Truth and Hell (Fire) is the Truth and all the prophets are the Truth and The Final Hour is the Truth.
O Allah! Please forgive my past and future sins and those sins which I did in secret or in public. It is You Whom I worship. There is no God but You.” [iii]
[i] Al-Bukhari, Oppressions, 32; Sahih Muslim, Jihad and Expeditions, 87.
[iii] Al-Bukhari, Oneness, Uniqueness of Allah (Tawheed), 35.