Dear Muslims especially those of you who claim to be the Heads of Islam in this country @ Malaysia and all other countries throughout this mortal world.
I don't know if the Jumaat khutbah has been held to ransom by government bureaucracy in any other country in the whole wide world the way it has been shackled here in Malaysia!
Instead of speaking from the heart as has been the Sunnah of the Blessed Messenger of Allah, the khatibs are being forced to read from officially prepared texts when they stand before the jamaah in the masjids here in Malaysia.
As a result, the Jumaat khutbah is not reaching the hearts and minds of the attending congregation. The ruling authorities here are afraid that the khatibs will be inciting the masses against them if allowed to preach freely!
As the Malay saying goes,' Berani kerana benar ; takut jika bersalah!'
One should not fear the truth if one is just! When one has skeletons to hide, then every lingering shadow is feared to be the bogeyman! :P
Please watch this khutbah by Syeikh Hussein Yee!
This is how every Jumaat Khutbah should be delivered! The emphasis should be to educate the jamaah as per the Sunnah @ Example of Rasul Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.
If the khatib speaks from his heart, then each and every word he says will enter the hearts of the listening jamaah. If he reads from a prepared text, more often it will not even pass through the ears of the congregation!
What more if the presenter is seriously lacking the passion and drive of a good speaker who can hold and grab his audience's attention?
Reading a prepared text just puts the jamaah to sleep! Do free the khutbah!
Not be held to ransom by the Islamic Religious Departments of each state by imposing government propaganda which almost always do not address the prevailing issues affecting the ummah of the masjid's kariah @ surrounding community!
The context of the prepared texts of the Jumaat Khutbah which are forced upon the khatib to be read to the jamaah destroys the spirit of Dakwah and forces ill prepared khatibs to mumble through the khutbah, failing to awaken the senses of the droopy eyed jamaah!
Droning on and on until the jamaah fall asleep through sheer boredom and not excited or encouraged by such prepared texts!
The khutbah must be free from government propaganda. It does not however mean that the khatib can just talk about any topic under the sun as he pleases?
The khutbah must be relevant to the life of the present jamaah attending and must be educational, inspiring and productive. Not inciting or provocative and detrimental to the safety and well being of the ummah and the country.
Surely, the ones in authority can consider freeing the mimbar from their choke hold strangulating the free voice of the khatib from delivering the weekly Jumaat khutbah as what the Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam enjoined us to?
Failing which, then be prepared to face the wrath of Allah Azza Wa Jalla in the Yaum al Qiyamah!
True Muslim leaders will react and respond to this call to return to the real Sunnah of Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.
Will the pompous pretenders remain deaf, dumb and blind to this call to free the mimbar's of the masjids of this country or react only until tragedy befalls us???
I want to see what the Heads of Islam here in this country are gonna do?