Nouman Ali Khan Lectures

Prophet Sulaiman’s Prayer

You have to recognize what your strengths are. Once you recognize your strength, ask Allah to give you more of it so that you can focus it towards the service of Allah’s Deen.

How We Lose Our Iman

Nouman Ali Khan explains an ayah from Surah Hadid which discusses the Day of Judgement. In the ayah Allah compares believers to hypocrites.

The Quran, A Miracle and Guidance

What does it mean to have a relationship with the Quran and what is the seriousness of this matter? Nouman Ali Khan explains in this lecture.

The Prophet’s Joy (Peace be Upon Him)

In this lecture Nouman explains the story of when the Prophet (s) went to Hajj to Makkah where the Quraish were in the control.

Slander is Serious

In this khutbah, Nouman Ali Khan explains certain ayat in the Quran of which some feel the need to apologize for. He explains that we do not need to apologize it but we need to understand it and learn it for ourselves first and foremost.

That’s Messed Up: Hitting Women

Women are prevented from having a space in the masjid, sometimes due to the fear of fitna. But when we stop our wives, sisters, and daughters from coming to the masjid, it will actually lead to a greater fitna.

San Bernardino & Paris Attacks (How to Respond)

The Quran is very serious and absolute in its declaration that innocent people and civilians, of any kind, should never be harmed. As a matter of fact, wrongfully killing a human being is tantamount to killing all of humanity and that is the greatest crime one can commit against another. It’s one thing for Muslims to condemn it. But it’s much more serious when Allah condemns it.

Trust and Justice

In this khutbah, Ustadh Nouman explains the ayat in Surah Nisa, 58 to 59, which discusses honoring the trust that are due to others and being just and fair when judging.

We Ask Allah: Tafsir of the last two verses of Surah al-Baqarah

In this lecture, Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan explains the last two verses of Surah al-Baqarah and it’s importance.

It’s a Girl!

Khutbah given on May 8th 2015 by Nouman Ali Khan about the bushra, the good news, of having a baby girl.

A New Tomorrow

In this khutbah ustadh Nouman discusses the ayah in the Quran that translates to “Don’t you dare say I am definitely going do this tomorrow about anything.” He explains the proper use of the phrase “insha Allah” (God willgin). He also briefly mentions the status of those who tragically passed away in the Hajj accident of 2015.

The Impact of the Quran in our Lives

Is the Quran relevant to our lives? What is the purpose of Islam? What makes Islam the true religion? How do you know Islam is right? Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan answers these questions in this lecture.

Our Responsibility Towards Humanity

In this lecture Ustadh Nouman discusses our responsibility in inviting people to Islam and the best way to do this.

Responsibilities of Husbands & Responsibilities of Wives

In this khutbah Ustadh Nouman discusses the rights and responsibilities of husbands and wives from the Quran.

The Fall of Satan and the Rise of Adam

This lecture is about the demise of Iblis from Allah’s favor and the rise of Prophet Adam as the inheritor and successor on Earth.

Maintaining Iman

Nouman Ali Khan gives a khutbah discussing how we can be consistent with our level of faith.

Praying For Success

In this khutbah ustadh Nouman discusses the story of Musa (Moses) and Firoun (Pharoah).

Be Like The Bee!

Ustadh Nouman explains why Allah (swt) compares the human being to the bee.

A Balanced Approach to Religion

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan discusses Allah’s theme of balance in the Qur’an.

The Nature of Friendship in Light of the Quran

Nouman Ali Khan from the Bayyinah Institute presents a lecture on Friendship. The program was hosted at Masjid Fateh in Bahrain and was coordinated in beautiful fashion by the SayOneCare organization. On this first night of the program, Ustadh Nouman discusses the nature of Friendship in light of the Qur’an.

Light-Skinned Muslimah Seeking Doctor: The Jahaliyyah of Matrimonials

Countless Muslims are using the search engines of the Internet to search for a spouse. However, a quick perusal of Muslim matrimonial websites reveals how basic Islamic principles are ignored. A person’s income, race, and color – or worse yet, skin tone – are often greater considerations than a person’s piety. The pictures that accompany many “profiles” are indecent. How safe are these sites, especially for women? Why are Muslims using “virtual meat markets” to find a potential spouse? How can our communities facilitate young people’s search for a spouse? What does our religion have to say about contacting perfect strangers of the opposite sex for “love and friendship”? How can we better address the real crisis that lies beneath “Light-skinned Muslimah seeking Muslim doctor to share life with”?

God is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth: The Verse of Light

For more than sixty years, the Moroccan scholar Si Fudul al-Huwari of the Qarawiyyin gave commentaries on his favorite topic: the Verse of Light. Those who knew him said he never gave the same talk twice. This verse, often a favorite of Qur’an reciters, has been the subject of countless commentaries with innumerable scholars finding limitless meanings. Even though the metaphor can be understood by anyone, the verse does not surrender an obvious meaning. This talk will examine some of the ways that scholars have understood this verse and how we can benefit from its meanings in our own lives.

Understanding Islam

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan explains to a classroom of new Muslims and non-Muslims what Islam is all about.

Story Night: The Story of Musa (Moses)

The Qur’an has remarkable beauty from countless perspectives but one that has always really captured my curiosity is the incredible style of divine story telling. Many books are written about the stories of the prophets (may Allah’s peace be upon them all). Such books tell the accounts of these great men based on authentic sources. Excerpts from various Surahs, Ahadeeth and narrations come together to paint a thorough chronological picture. Is there more to these stories than the chronology of events? Allah the Most High chose to tell parts of Ibrahim’s (AS) account in one Surah, and some parts in another. Why did He do that? Is there something about the way Allah Himself tells the story that we are missing out on?

You have probably heard the story Of Musa (PBUH) but never like this.

The Final Miracle

The Final Miracle by Nouman Ali Khan at IIUM during the 2013 Malaysian Tour. Held at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur on the 6th Sep 2013.

Beautifying Both Homes

In this khutbah, Ustadh Nouman explains a few ayat from Surah Hud about the nation of Thamud. They were very advanced in their technology but they did not thank Allah for it.

Lessons From Surah Ar Rahman

Nouman Ali Khan discusses ways we communicate by drawing lessons from Surah Rahman.

Future of Youth Activism

There are many youth who are active in Islamic work and concerned about their faith. There are also many youth who do not care about religion and are deterred from it by others What can we do about these youth who have been disconnected from Islam and the Muslim community? Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan explains at the 2013 ADAMS Youth Conference in Virginia, USA.

Challenging the Existence of God

877-Why-Islam presents a talk by Nouman Ali Khan – The credibility of Muhammad (pbuh) to address the topic of God’s existence in the 21st Century. For more information, please call 877-Why-Islam or visit or check us out on facebook and twitter.

The Rights of Parents and The Gift of our Parents

In this Khutbah, Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan discusses ayat from the Quran regarding obedience to parents.

Gratitude: A Way of Life

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan reflects on the ayat of the Quran on being grateful to Allah when in times of hardship.

Lessons from Surah Jinn

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan discusses passages from Surah Nouh and Surah Jummah. People of Nouh (as) didn’t believe even after 950 years of dawah. Compare this as compared to Jinns who were merely passing by when they heard the words of the Qur’an that they became Muslim just by hearing a few ayaat.

The Month of Forgiveness

Ramadan, the month of uncountable blessings and a golden opportunity for a Muslim to elevate himself spiritually and get even closer to his Creator; is a time of the year like no other. Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan explains in detail the historical background of Ramadan and reasons why Muslims are the chosen ones to be blessed with such unique gift, in an exclusive 2-day event at FANAR on 27th – 28h June 2013.

Happiness, Fun and Pleasure

Equating Happiness to Fun and Pleasure from a Quranic Perspective.

Advice to Students of Qur’an and Arabic

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan advises the graduating class of the 2013 Bayyinah Dream Program. May Allah(swt) grant them success in their future endeavors and use them to educate and motivate the people with Islam. Ameen.

Story of the People of the Cave (Surah Al-Kahf)

In this Khutbah, Nouman Ali Khan explains Surah al Kahf.

Recent Tragedies in Boston and Abroad: A Quranic Perspective

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan sheds light on the recent tragedies in Boston and others with a message from the Quran relating to these type of events.

Opposite Sex Interactions

A great lesson from the Qur’an about how men and women are supposed to interact in public and the workplace.

Al-Qur’an: Lessons through Stories

In this lecture, Ustad Nouman Ali Khan discusses ayat from the Qur’an on fitna and examples from the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).

If You Are Grateful I Will Give You More

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan discusses how to be positive in our daily lives with examples from the Quran.

Prophet Moses in the Quran

Musa, known as Moses in the Old Testament, is a prophet, messenger, lawgiver and leader in Islam. In Islamic tradition instead of introducing a new religion, Moses is regarded by Muslims as teaching and practicing the religion of his predecessors and confirming the scriptures and prophets before him. The Quran states that Moses was sent by Allah (one God) to the Pharaoh of Egypt and the Israelites for guidance and warning. Moses is mentioned more in the Quran than any other individual, and his life is narrated and recounted more than that of any other prophet. According to Islam, all Muslims must have faith in every prophet which includes Moses and his brother Aaron (Harun). Nouman Ali Khan introduces us to Prophet Moses in this brief talk.

The Legacy of Prophet Ibrahim & The Hajj

The Legacy of Prophet Ibrahim & The Hajj
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Khutbah Oct 2012 at IAMC | Colleyville Masjid

The Quran’s Remedy for Sadness

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O Brother, Where Art Thou?

One of the greatest feats of the Last Prophet, peace upon him, was forging lasting bonds of brotherhood between the contentious and fractious tribes of Arabia. As a result of the unity established between them, they were able to take the Message of Islam to the far corners of the earth within a century. Our generation will not be able to engage in any meaningful social project unless we are united in the spirit of true brotherhood. This session examines aspects of the prophetic guidance that can foster this indispensable quality.

The Rights & Responsibilities of Marriage

Building Homes of Tranquility

When Muslims Work Together

One-Day Seminar at IANT, Richardson TX on Nov 11, 2012. Ustadh Nouman highlighted various aspects of Quranic guidance on being a part of any Islamic organization – whether as a leader or a community member. This seminar is a great Quranic orientation for any person who becomes a shura member in any organization – a masjid board member, a volunteer at a school, a member in the college MSA.

Find the seminar webpage at
Seminar workbook available at

The Search for the Sound of the Soul

This lecture is from Continental Conference 2012. #msacc2012

“Therefore, stand firm in your devotion to the upright faith – the nature made by Allah, the one on which mankind is created – and the laws of Nature ordained by Allah cannot be changed. That is the standard of true faith, but most among mankind do not know.” (30:30)

We are God’s greatest creation, perfect and innocent in our childhood. This is the beginning, the moment where we are precisely calibrated to the Truth. It has been described as our inherent nature, but since we are bombarded by modern dogma, human philosophies, and tampered traditions, it gathers dust waiting to be known again. Therefore, we ask the question, what is our true nature and why were we given it? And if we are to rediscover this natural state of ours, it certainly may need some polishing in order to see our unblemished reflection again. As a result, we may find something we had felt all along but simply ignored.

To My Angry Muslim Brother

In this Khutbah, Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan discusses the recent events in the Muslim world surrounding the protests of an anti-Islam video.

Gems from Taraweeh: Surah Ar Room

Shaykh Nouman Ali Khan discusses the historical context of Surah ar Room and the miracles of Allah within it.

Holding on to the Quran in Ramadan

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan gives advice on how we can maintain our connection to the Quran in Ramadan as well as before and after it.

Tafsir of Surah al-Furqan: Being Peaceful & Grateful

In this Khutbah Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan discusses a few ayat from Surah al Furqan.

I Believe I Can Fly (Back to Allah)

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan talks about returning back to Allah.

The Muslim Youth of Tomorrow

A very positive and thought-provoking talk by Br. Nouman Ali Khan on the optimism of tomorrow’s young muslim.

Ramadan and the Quran

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan discusses the importance of Ramadan and the love for the Quran during this month. This talk was held at Islamic Center of Irving, TX on June 16th 2012.

The Role Model

In this lecture, Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan discusses what our youth face growing up in our society.

The Qur’an: The Word of God

Nouman Ali Khan gives a lecture on The Qur’an and how to make it more accessible in our lives. He also stresses the importance of having accurate translations of The Qur’an. A lecture delivered by Nouman Ali Khan at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD on February 10th 2012. The recording unfortunately stopped briefly in the middle of the lecture leaving out a few minutes.

Leniency in Leadership

In this lecture, Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan discusses several ayat of Surah al-Imran about the Battle of Uhud.

Timeless Guidance

Br. Nouman Ali Khan delivering a talk about the Quran as guidance at EPIC Youth’s program, Timeless Guidance | A Book to Remember, on June 11, 2012 at the East Plano Islamic Center.

Our Relationship with the Quran

Lecture given on May 18, 2012 in San Antonio,TX. Lecture begins with insights from Surah Kahf, relating the downfall of a previous nation and comparing it to the mistakes Muslims make today. Continues and concludes with re-establishing our relationship with the Quran, realizing it is a conversation between Allah and us, and practical tips to strengthen that connection.

Guidance: From Darkness to Light

Nouman Ali Khan reflects on Surah Ibrahim in this khutbah discussing how Allah guides from darkness to light.

Of Aliens and Priorities

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan telling us we should focus on priorities that are important and do not concern with trivial aspects.

Sexual Desires

In this video, Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan tackles a few issues that are related to shamelessness. Through verses of the Qur’an, he explains how much Allah dislikes zina, adultery, sexual promiscuity, looking at the haram (forbidden), and not lowering our gaze.

The Man of Two Gardens

In this khutbah, Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan explains the two gardens of paradise that a man will get from the Quran.

Impact of Youth in Today’s Society

“Impact of Youth in Today’s Society”- Talk by Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan (Apologies for poor sound quality) Speech at Chain of Hearts, the First annual Youth Conference in Southern California, March 17, 2012, Anaheim, California. Organized by the Southern California Chapters of YM and ICNA. Read more about this event:

We Have Been Chosen

In this lecture Nouman Ali Khan discusses the ayat at the ending of Surah al Hajj.

Guidance: Lessons from Surah Taha

Check out this amazing tafseer lecture about Surah Taha, a surah which speaks about life, death, Moses, guidance, and much more!

Respect for Muhammad

Nouman Ali Khan gives some important reminders from Surah Al-Baqarah (v. 103-104).

Refreshing Our Faith

In this lecture Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan explains Surah at-Taghabun (Surah 64) and how Allah addresses all types of believers refreshing their iman (faith).

The Biggest Losers

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan explains that Allah warns us in Surah al Kahf to not be among the biggest losers

Words of Advice for Arabic Students

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan gives some words of advice to Arabic Intensive students on his visit to Ebrahim College on 18th Nov during his first visit to the UK.

For more info about Ebrahim College’s Arabic Intensive Programme and other part time courses visit: or call: 020 7377 6677

Distinctions and Responsibilities of The Muslim Ummah

Are We doing justice to the message of Islam by our characters and Daily Life? or is The Message of Islam suffering because of Us?

Responsibilty of being ”Witness to humanity’

When the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) received the message from God, the Jews began to study him. They realized that everything he said was correct based on their teachings and understandings. Yet they still rejected him. Then when Allah revealed the differences, they exposed themselves of their mistakes. What are we doing today to show humanity the worthiness of Islam?

The Best of People

Becoming a balanced individual.

Chronicles of the Sahabas in their Youth

What makes the companions so unique and special compared to others during the time of the Prophet (saas)? What did they do in their youth? Why is it important to study them?


What does Allah say about being distracted? Find out in this khutbah by Nouman Ali Khan explaining what the Quran says about distraction.

Lessons from the Story of Musa

Peace and blessings be upon him.

Dr. Israr Ahmed’s Services and Contributions to Quranic Studies

Dr. Israr Ahmed is a famous Pakistani Islamic scholar who advocated the revival of Islamic faith among Muslims in order to bring a stable Islamic society. In this lecture Nouman Ali Khan discusses his contributions towards the explanation of the Quran.

Improving our Relationships

ICNA 2010, YM Youth Conference 2010

Do you intend to question the Messenger?

Peace and blessings of Allah be upon the Messenger.

Divine Speech

Part 1: Part 2:

Communication Catastrophe

This lecture was given at the 2008 Texas Dawah Convention (TDC).

Glad Tidings to the Strangers

This lecture was given during the Youth Conference organized by Young Muslims parallel to the 2008 ICNA annual convention in Hartford, CT.

Following the Lizard

This lecture was given during the Youth Conference organized by Young Muslims parallel to the 2008 ICNA annual convention in Hartford, CT.

Obedience from Love of Allah


Majesty of Divine Speech

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