عن عبد الله بن مسعود -رضي الله عنه- قال: علمنا رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم- خطبة الحاجة: إن الحمد لله، نستعينه ونستغفره، ونعوذ به من شرور أنفسنا، من يهد الله، فلا مضل له، ومن يضلل، فلا هادي له، وأشهد أن لا إله إلا الله، وأشهد أن محمدا عبده ورسوله، " يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ مِنْ نَفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا رِجَالًا كَثِيرًا وَنِسَاءً وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ الَّذِي تَسَاءَلُونَ بِهِ والأرحام إن الله كان عليكم رقيبا} [النساء: 1] , {يا أيها الذين آمنوا اتقوا الله حق تقاته ولا تموتن إلا وأنتم مسلمون} [آل عمران: 102] , {يا أيها الذين آمنوا اتقوا الله وقولوا قولا سديدا (70) يصلح لكم أعمالكم ويغفر لكم ذنوبكم ومن يطع الله ورسوله فقد فاز فوزا عظيما} [الأحزاب:70 - 71].
[صحيح.] - [رواه أبو داود والترمذي وابن ماجه والنسائي وأحمد.]
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‘Abdullāh ibn Mas‘ūd (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) taught us the sermon (to be said in case) of need: "Praise be to Allah. We seek His help and forgiveness. We seek refuge with Him from the evils of our souls. Whoever Allah guides none can lead astray, and whoever Allah leads astray none can guide. I testify that there is no god but Allah, and I testify that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. {O mankind, fear your Lord, who created you from one soul and created from it its mate and dispersed from both of them many men and women. And fear Allah, through whom you ask one another, and the wombs. Indeed Allah is ever, over you, an Observer.} [Sūrat An-Nisā': 1] {O you who have believed, fear Allah as He should be feared and do not die except as Muslims [in submission to Him].} [Sūrat Āl-‘Imrān: 102] {O you who have believed, fear Allah and speak words of appropriate justice. He will [then] amend for you your deeds and forgive you your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has certainly attained a great attainment.} [Sūrat al-Ahzāb: 70-71]"
[Sahih/Authentic] - [Ibn Maajah - At-Tirmidhi - An-Nasaa’i - Abu Dawood - Ahmad]

Explanation

This Hadīth of Ibn Mas‘ūd (may Allah be pleased with him) recommends delivering this comprehensive sermon, in which Allah is praised, His help and protection from evil are sought, and such noble verses of the Qur'an are recited. One should say it before addressing people with knowledge, when teaching them the Qur'an, the Sunnah, jurisprudence, or giving them admonition. This sermon is not said only on the occasion of marriage; rather it can be said on any occasion to make it blessed, and to have a good impact on what comes after it. It is an affirmed act of the Sunnah.

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1: The sermon for needs is recommended to begin with this Dhikr (Allah’s remembrance) by whose blessing it will attain success.
2: The sermon should comprise praise of Allah, the two testimonies of faith, and some verses from the Qur’an.
3: This Hadīth is a sermon called "Khutbat al-hājah" (the sermon for needs). It is recommended in addressing and preaching people with knowledge from the Qur’an, the Sunnah, and Fiqh (Jurisprudence). It is not limited to marriage alone. Rather, it pertains to all needs, which include marriage.
4: The Hadīth establishes the praiseworthy attributes of Allah and that He is worthy of them.
5: The Hadīth comprises the pursuit of help from Allah Almighty and His assistance in facilitating the need one is seeking, notably marriage along with its costs.
6: It includes the pursuit of forgiveness from Allah Almighty and His concealment of fault and sins; and it comprises acknowledgment of shortcoming and neglect and pursuit of Allah’s pardon for that.
7: The Hadīth also comprises the pursuit of Allah’s refuge and protection from the wickedness of the evil-commanding self that prompts one to commit sins and shun the obligations, except for those protected and given refuge by the Almighty Lord.
8: It includes the acknowledgment that Allah Almighty is the Ultimate Disposer of His creation and that the guidance and misguidance of people’s hearts lie in His Hand.
9: It also contains the acknowledgment of the two testimonies of faith which are the key to Islam and its essence. One cannot be a Muslim without acknowledging them sincerely from his heart.