The Virtue of Knowledge: Khut’bah at Masjid al-Furqan This Friday InShaaAllaah (06/08/21)- [An Encouragement to Attend The Gatherings of Knowledge When They Resume]
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Quote: Allaah [The Exalted] said:
[وَٱلضُّحَىٰ وَٱلَّيۡلِ إِذَا سَجَىٰ – By the forenoon (after sunrise); and by the night when it is still (or darkens)].
Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [rahimahullaah] stated in Madaarij As-Saalikeen Vol 2 page 449: Allaah swore by two of His great creations – the Night and the Day, both of which are an a manifest sign of His Perfect and Absolute Lordship, Perfect Wisdom and Perfect Mercy. Allaah is the one (alone) Who dispels the night by way of the Daylight, and likewise He is the one Who dispels the darkness of ignorance and Shirk by way of the revelation and Prophet-hood.
Likewise due to His Mercy, it necessitates that His slaves are not left in the darkness of night permanently; rather He guides them towards the beneficial affairs of the worldly life and their livelihoods by way of the Daylight; therefore it does not befit His (Majesty) that He leaves them in the darkness of ignorance and deviation; rather He guides them by way of the light of revelation and Prophet-hood in order that they may attain well-being in this life and the next.