Glad Tidings to the Sunnī!
A khuṭbah aimed at bolstering the īmān of the Sunnī, reminding him/her of the great rewards that await the patient ones!
Imām Al-Zuhrī mentioned, "We go with the sunnah wherever it goes!"
Do not feel sad, do not feel lowly, when you are observed by others as "someone strange," rather be steadfast and hopeful for Allāh has stated:
الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ طُوبَىٰ لَهُمْ وَحُسْنُ مَآبٍ
"For those who believe and work righteousness, is (every) blessedness, and a beautiful place of (final) return." [Sūrah al-Raʿd, 13:29]
So be patient and advise one another toward righteous actions:
By (the Token of) Time (through the ages),
إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ
Verily Man is in loss,
إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ
Except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy.
[Sūrah al-ʿAṣr, 103]
So we are being tested,
تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي بِيَدِهِ الْمُلْكُ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
Blessed be He in Whose hands is Dominion, and He over all things hath Power;-
الَّذِي خَلَقَ الْمَوْتَ وَالْحَيَاةَ لِيَبْلُوَكُمْ أَيُّكُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلًا ۚ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْغَفُورُ
He Who created Death and Life, that He may try which of you is best in deed: and He is the Exalted in Might, Oft-Forgiving;-
[Sūrah al-Mulk, 67:1-2]
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