TRANSLATION: In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

Merciful,
al-Furqan presents, The Khutbah and group salah in the great masjid in the city of Mosul, the 6th
of Rama'dhan, 1435
....
Baghdadi: May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon you all. Then the call to prayer goes
off, he uses a siwak (toothbrush)

Opening to khutbah, inna alhamdullilahi etc. with associated Qur'an. Opening ends, "O you who
have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may
become righteous"

Allah, the exalted, said "The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur'an, a
guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new
moon of] the month, let him fast it;"

O Muslims! The one who ages to see Rama'dhan has been given a great ni'ma. (Blessing.) And a
great bounty from Allah, the Exalted.

It is a month which beginning is mercy. And it's middle is forgiveness. And it's end is
preservation from the hellfire. A month in which if one fasts with conviction and expectation of
forgiveness, he will be forgiven. On the authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with
him, the messenger of Allah, may his peace and blessings be upon him, said: "The one who fasts
rama'dhan with conviction and expectation of forgiveness, his sins are forgiven. And the one
who withstands rama'dhan with expectation and conviction of forgiveness, his sins will be
forgiven."

A month that brings the opening of the doors of eternal paradise and the shutting of the doors of
the hellfire. And the jailing of the devils. A month therein is a night which is superior to one
thousand nights. Whoever has made it impermissible upon himself (not doing it) has made the
entirety of khair (good) impermissible upon himself.

(Quran) "The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit
descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of
dawn"

A month in it is being divorced. Divorced from the hellfire. And this is true of each of its' nights.
A month that stood in it the chase of jihad. And the messenger of Allah, may peace and blessings
be upon him, said: (Prophetic narration about jihad)

So take advantage of this noble month, O worshipper of Allah! Fight therein etc. O Muslims!
Allah, the Blessed and Exalted, created us to single Him out in monotheism, and to establish His
all encompassing way of life (deen/Islam). He, the exalted said:

(Quran) "I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship me"

And Allah likes us to kill his enemies, and make jihad in his sake

He, the Exalted said:

(Quran) "Fighting has been enjoined upon you while it is hateful to you"

And He, the Exalted, said

(Quran) "And fight them until there is no fitnah and [until] the religion, all of it, is for Allah .
And if they cease - then indeed, Allah is Seeing of what they do."

O people! The religion of Allah, be just in it, stand up for it, and affirm it's truthfulness, and do
not stray from what Allah has given usBe firm with the shari'a of Allah, and the reference to it,
and apply and accept of hudud (Islamic punishments).

(Quran) "We have already sent Our messengers with clear evidences and sent down with them
the Scripture and the balance that the people may maintain [their affairs] in justice. And We sent
down iron, wherein is great military might and benefits for the people, and so that Allah may
make evident those who support Him and His messengers unseen. Indeed, Allah is Powerful and
Exalted in Might."

And this is the application of the religion of Allah. And this is the Book that gives guidance, and
the sword that delivers swift victories (he's referring to Surat al-Fath)

And your brothers the mujahideen, indeed did Allah, blessed and exalted, give them victories
and conquests which came after many years of hardship and patience. And they were firm
against the enemies of Allah, and He made them powerful in the land until the declaration of the
Caliphate and choice of an imam. And this is a matter obligatory upon all muslims. It is Waajib!
(highest level of obligation) And it must be applied upon the earth entirely. Yet most of the
people are ignorant.

(A bit on those who reestablished caliphate) And they established it, all glory and thanks is to
Allah. And if you have forfeited this huge blessing, if you have forfeited this heavy burden, turn
away from that, and you will have forfeited the blessing in you. I've been tested by Allah in my
election as caliph. It's a heavy burden. I'm no better than you. Advise me when I err and follow
me if I succeed. And assist me against the tawagheet.

And I give you an glad tidings from what Allah has promised to the believers who worship Him:

(Quran) "Allah has promised those who have believed among you and done righteous deeds that
He will surely grant them succession [to authority] upon the earth just as He granted it to those
before them and that He will surely establish for them [therein] their religion which He has
preferred for them and that He will surely substitute for them, after their fear, security, [for] they
worship Me, not associating anything with Me. But whoever disbelieves after that - then those
are the defiantly disobedient."

And His promise:

(Quran) "So do not weaken and do not grieve, and you will be superior if you are [true]
believers."

(couple more Qur'anic ayat about victories)

And He said:

(Quran) "And to Allah belongs [all] honor, and to His Messenger, and to the believers, but the
hypocrites do not know."

These are the promises of Allah. And if you are pleased with the promises of Allah, fear Him and
have taqwa (righteousness/God-consciousness)

Fear Allah in every blessing and in every situation. And spread the truth. And be firm upon it.
And spread it upon those you love and those you hate.

And if you are pleased with the promise of Allah, then make jihad in his sake! And call the
believers to this, and have patience in the times of doubt. If you knew what was in the jihad,
from the ajr (reward), karama (generous blessing), raising in rank, the honor in this life and the
next, none of you would stray from the path of jihad!

(Quran) "Believe in Allah and His Messenger and strive in the cause of Allah with your wealth
and your lives. That is best for you, if you should know. He will forgive for you your sins and
admit you to gardens beneath which rivers flow and pleasant dwellings in gardens of perpetual
residence. That is the great attainment."

And that which you love, victory from Allah, and an conquest, is close!

End of khutbah, I ask Allah to forgive us and you, etc.

(continuing)

Praise be to Allah in truth.May the peace and blessings be upon the messenger of Allah, his
friends, companions, family etc. La ilaha il Allah, wahdahu la shareeka lah.

I bear witness that none is worthy of worship except Allah, with none in association, who gave
victory to His army.

O worshipers of Allah! Apply your religion and act upon it. And fear Allah Who bestows upon
you honor in this life and the hereafter. If you are given hardship, fear Allah. If you are bestowed
with rizq (pre-determined wealth), then fear Allah. And if you are given a life full of blessings
fear Allah, and make jihad in his sake. We ask Allah, the Great, the Lord of the great Throne, to
make your words united. And to repair what is between you, and to give you guidance as
towards what He loves and is pleased with.

O Allah, give honor to Islam and the Muslims.

O Allah, give Islam victory over the disbelief and the disbelievers, and give victory to the
mujahideen, in the East of this earth and it's West

(Supplications about making them firm and successful.)

(Normal supplications about protection from hypocrisy and accepted deeds and forgiveness, etc.)

And the last of our call is, all glory and thanks is to the Nourisher of all things. And may peace
and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad.

And stand for salah.

END KHUTBAH

**The last few minutes of the video are the sheikh reciting Qur'an.*
 

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