The Badr Khutbah

The Badr Khutba is a sermon composed by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him) and is recited on the night of Badr.

“O people of faith, most of the days and nights of the month of Ramadan, the month of mercy and forgiveness, of salvation from the Fire, have passed by in succession.

They have passed by and each of you is in a different state; a different degree of progress and readiness. Now the eve of the Day of Discrimination has approached, the day on which the two forces met. It is an event which brings good tidings to everyone who is truthful and honours the covenant of his Lord and is a reminder and a warning to everyone who is heedless and fails to honour that covenant.

O believer, scrutinise your aims and objectives, your beliefs and intentions, your character traits and qualities. Ask yourself to which of the two groups you are closest, and to which of them of you belong.”

The Badr Khutbah has been published along with the poem, Jaliyat al-Kadr, by Manaqib Productions.

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