Sheikh Zayd Ibn Muhammad al-Madkhalee, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said,
‘The need of the people today in every village and remote valley to understand the fundamentals of their religion and have a clear explanation of its overall merits and beneficial characteristics is more significant today than in any previous age!!
How could this not be the case when they live in a time that has so many entertaining and enticing things which make attractive and beautify for human beings what is in fact evil and wrongdoing, doing so in an elaborate way. It is a time with many matters which call to the souls by tempting means, with a flood of overwhelming seductive invitations, inviting towards their destructive forms of misguidance.
Despite all of this, which reflects our dangerous condition, many of the people still get annoyed if the imaam lengthens his khutbah, or extends a lecture he is giving an extra fifteen minutes. Such that when the Jumu’ah prayer is finished or that lecture he lengthened has concluded, you hear them remarking about it, “You have made it too long for us! This is not the way those who speak in front of the people should do!!’ Or similar statements.’
(From the work: “The Strong Reliable Methodology In Establishing a Foundation which Was Set Forth by the Noble Prophet, page 28-29) 1
|From ’30 Days of Guidance: Learning Fundamental Principles of Islaam’|