MuNsYi^SaMa was asking me to write about the key points on the Friday Sermon which was delivered in Arabic. I don’t know either he was serious or playing around with me, but I think that was a great idea as I got some important points to be shared.
The Friday Sermon was delivered by Prof. Abdul Razak As Sa’adi. He is a lecturer from the Department of Arabic language and literature. He is an Iraqi. I’ve been told that his brother was the Iraq mufti, thus I can conclude that he was coming from a religious family background.
I quote 1 phrase during the introduction where he said, “At Taqwa hua syi’ar muslim.” Short but meaningful.
The 1st sermon he stressed on Ikhlas/ sincerity in doing any works. He started the topic by reciting 1 hadith narrated by Bukhari n Muslim. Unfortunately, I couldn’t remember it. He elaborated the Hadith very well.
After about 20 minutes, he started the 2nd Sermon. It is shorter compared from the 1st one. He reminds us about “small syirik”. At the end of his sermon, he reminds us on the importance of coming early to Jumaat prayer. He recited one hadith related to the blessings on those who come at certain time, from as big as a camel to as small as an egg.
Before he ended his sermon, he praised some students where they always make kind of circle of tazkirah after Jumaat prayer. (It’s normal here to make such circle. Some are the assembly of their country mates etc. Too many circles) However, he said that all Jamaah should pray 4 rakaat of sunnah prayer after Jumaat prayer as it’s the sunnah of our Beloved Prophed Muhammad pbuh. Then only students can make those circles.
Actually I’m not that good in Arabic but I force myself to attend all lectures in Arabic which is conducted at the Masjid after maghrib and ‘Asar. Although I can’t speak Arabic fluently, at least I’m polishing my listening skill. Among all lectures, the easiest one to be understood is the lecture delivered by Prof Abdul Razak As Sa’adi on Fiqh As Syafie. He is using Arabic Fushah/Standard and he utters every word one by one clearly.
Hopefully, I can master this language before graduating.
Note: How come MuNsYi^ SaMa calling me “Blogger tegar”.. Huhu. (Tq for the new nickname but I don’t think it really suitable for me.hehe)
Note2: I’m still learning Turkish language informal for additional language. I’m eager to learn Korean language n looking forward to speak with mhuno.hehe)