Lectures on Faith

Siraj Wahhaj – “It’s Not What You Say, It’s What You Do!”

Imam Siraj Wahhaj gives a khutbah discussing the response to the saying “I don’t pray but I believe.”

Zaid Shakir – We Have To Be Strong

Sometimes we forget the reward of Jannah and we lose focus of the real goal. Imam Zaid Shakir reminds us to be strong and be conscious of our real purpose.

Yahya Rhodus – Preserving Faith During Fitna: The Elevated Path

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus reminds us that this entire world is but a test and we will face tribulations. How do we accept this and use this to help us over come struggles.

Ismail ibn Musa Menk – When Calamity Strikes

What have you prepared for the day when you meet your Creator? Mufti Menk inspires us to prepare ourselves for the great calamity that will face it.

Jeffrey Lang – The Purpose of Life

Dr. Jeffrey Lang discusses his journey to Islam and learning that Islam has answers for everyone.

Ismail ibn Musa Menk – Who is a good Muslim?

What is the point of this life? What are we here? What is my pupose? What does it mean to be a Muslim? What does it mean to be a good Muslim? Mufti Ismail ibn Musa Menk addresses this.

Omar Suleiman – Faith As A Source of Happiness

Iman as the Source of Happiness. The 4 Components of Being Happy as related by the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).

Yusha Evans – Weakness of Emaan (Faith) & Its Cures

There are several reasons for weakness of faith. Brother Yusha Evens goes through some common weaknesses among Muslims and talks about its cures.

Yasir Qadhi – Reconciling between Reason and Revelation & the Role of Intellect in Islam

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi’s powerful emaan lifting intellectual talk on the topic reconciling between reason and revelation & the role of Intellect in Islam based on the writings of ibn Taymiyyah – from Muslimska Familjedagarna (Muslim Family Days) in Stolkholm Sweden.

Yasmin Mogahed – Dealing with Depression

Yasin Magohed talks about how to deal with depression.

Suhaib Webb – Poverty in Religion

In a well-known Hadith the Prophet Muhammad, Blessings and Peace upon him, once asked his companions, who was bankrupt among his nation. They proceeded to mention the one lacking material means. He, peace upon him, responded that the truly bankrupt person was one lacking righteous deeds on the Day of Resurrection, while having insulted, slandered and demeaned others. Imam Suhaib will examine the implications of this Hadith and discuss its relevance for our lives and times. He will situate that discussion in the context of a deeper examination of the idea of religious poverty.

Nouman Ali Khan – I Believe I Can Fly (Back to Allah)

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan talks about returning back to Allah.

Khalid Yasin – From the Root to the Fruit

A lecture in which Shaykh Khalid Yasin focuses primarily on the youth, taking them back to the heart of Islam believing in the oneness of God and fearing Him wherever they may be. Khalid Yasin also advises the youth on ways to improve themselves and possibly become the soldiers of Islam. The lecture also includes a short talk from World Champion Boxer Hajj Nasim Hamed.

Hasan Ali – The Beginning of the End

Shaykh Hasan Ali recites parts of the Qur’an where Allah discusses life after death.

Abdul Nasir Jangda – Never Give Up Hope

Losing hope? Feel all is lost? The believer always has Allah. Listen to learn and reflect on hope.

Nouman Ali Khan – 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).

Abdul Rahman Chao – Strengthening the Faith

In this lecture, Sh. Chao explores 9 practical ways to increase one’s faith.

Abdul Nasir Jangda – Istikharah: How To & Why?

Explanation and procedure of Salat-ul-Istikharah.

Zaid Shakir – Seek the Means to Nearness

In this sermon, Imam Zaid Shakir expounds on four of the keys to a Muslim’s success: faith, God consciousness, righteous deeds, and struggle.

Muhammad ibn Adam al Kawthari – Steps to strengthen Aqida in times of doubt

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Al-Kawthari delivers a lecture on the steps to strengthen Aqida in times of doubt, lecture was delivered at Nottingham University on the 5th October 2010

Hamza Yusuf – Foundations of Islam Series: The Concept of Ihsan

In this session, Hamza Yusuf takes a traditional approach to this science based on the teachings he received while studying in West Africa. The result is a rich and refreshing look at exactly how the Muslim goes about making his or her experience in the world a thing of beauty so one can truly contribute to the human condition in a positive way. He begins this discussion by placing the concept of “ihsan” in the context of the contemporary political scene in the Muslim world to show how important this concept is for the proper practice of Islam and what happens when it is neglected. Then he defines “ihsan” and analyzes ways in which the Muslim can go about recapturing the station of “ihsan” enjoyed for so long by the early generations of Muslims. A useful talk for non-Muslims on the topic of Islamic spirituality and a vital lesson for Muslims about how to regain the deeper understanding and appreciation of their own tradition. (Recorded at the Dar al Islam Teachers’ Institute seminar). Other topics discussed: the highest act of making beautiful, the fountainhead of all misdeeds, back-biting, obsession with young age, arrogance, remembering death, and the most hidden of all blessings.

Hamza Yusuf – Foundations of Islam Series: Articles of Faith

An in-depth exploration into the concept of “iman” (or faith) in Islam, and its application and implication for human beings in general and for those who call themselves Muslims. This near three-hour session is an intense survey of the human condition in the world today and what the human being must believe, from the Islamic perspective, in order to have hope for security and peace in this life and the hereafter. These objects of belief, which are known as the “articles of faith” in Islam, are what’s at the core of this highly stimulating lecture. These six articles are: belief in the one God, the revealed books, the prophets and messengers, the angels, predestination, and the Day of Judgment. An amazing session that also makes many comparisons to the Judeo-Christian understanding of God’s imminence, salvation, and other very relevant issues pertaining to faith. (Recorded at the Dar al Islam Teachers’ Institute seminar). Other topics discussed: the fitrah (the natural desire to believe in one God), the human intellect, faith vs. disbelief, deja-vu, heedlessness, the transcendence and imminence of God, negation and affirmation within the human psyche, the nafs (the commanding self, the regretful self, and the peaceful self), the philosophical problem of evil in the world, Salmon Rushdie and capital punishment, the five objectives of the Islamic law, inheritance laws, homosexuality, the desire for massive stimulation, the stages of life, the after-death experience, God’s mercy and wrath, suicide, slandering prophets, and Muslim countries today implementing Islamic law.

Hamza Yusuf – Foundations of Islam Series: Pillars of Practice

A unique look at how the Islamic tradition articulates itself, irrespective of how it has been practiced by its people. In a strategic and tactful manner, Hamza Yusuf makes clear the whole concept of “islam” by analyzing the profound meaning of the word as it is explained in the Holy Qur’an. He then moves into a descriptive examination of the Islamic teaching by thoroughly explaining the fundamental practices of Islam: prayer, zakat (obligatory alms-giving), fasting, and hajj (the pilgrimage to Mecca). These series of lectures have been immensely popular due, in large part, to the atmosphere created by the classroom-style format and the interaction and engagement by the speaker with the non-Muslim audience. (Recorded at the Dar al Islam Teachers’ Institute seminar). Other topics discussed: the meanings of “surah” and “ayat”, submitting when death comes, religion as self-deception, development and discipline of children, the four seasons as a metaphor for the cosmology of life, determining the prayer times using the sun, women in the mosque, women in the home, wudu (ablution), why pork is forbidden, want vs. need, envy, obeying the laws of the land in which you live, revolution in Islam, symbols in Islam, and going to extremes in practice.

Nouman Ali Khan – Do you intend to question the Messenger?

Peace and blessings of Allah be upon the Messenger.

Yasir Qadhi – The Sweetness & Fruits of Iman

A lecture given by Abu Ammar Yasir Qadhi at the University of Bath, UK on Friday, 2nd May 2008.

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