Lectures on Hope

Usama Canon – Half-Empty or Half-Full: Understanding God’s Plan

Is the glass half empty or half full? It is a common expression, used rhetorically to indicate that a particular situation could be a cause for optimism (half-full) or pessimism (half-empty). The answer to this question has nothing to do with the liquid in the glass, but has everything to do with perceptions and attitude. Ustadh Usama Canon discusses about the role of submission and reliance upon Allah, and relate how hope and reliance upon Allah Almighty is directly related to personal strength and perseverance.

Altaf Husain – Steadfastness: Do Not Lose Hope

Allah’s support to His faithful servants is an assured promise, but we need to acquire the characteristics of the believers. With the many problems happening in the United States and around the world, whether it’s social, political, or financial, sometimes we become hopeless, but trust God and be patient. Yet, Allah has promised us success and we need to acknowledge that always. “….Do not grieve; indeed Allah is with us.”….. (9:40) This session gives a prescription for acquiring steadfastness and directs take home messages on maintaining our commitment to our Creator during our daily life actions.

Ismail ibn Musa Menk – If Today Was Your Last Day

How would you live your last day? How would you talk? How would you pray? How would you work? How would you eat? What would you do? Mufti Menk shares advice on being prepared for our death. This was a Kuthba at Masjid Uthman delivered on 14th June 2013.

Omar Suleiman – Buried in Mercy

Shaykh Omar Suleiman describes five of Allah (swt) beautiful names Ar-Rahman, Ar-Rahim, Al-Gafur, Al-Wadud and Al-Halim.

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.

Yasmin Mogahed – Hardships: Path to the Most Merciful

Many times when we are afflicted with a trial, we don’t know how to react, we aren’t sure where to turn, and we feel at a loss of words and hope. But know that there is hope!

AbdulBary Yahya – Repentance: A Hope for the Believer

Sh. Abdulbary Yahya gives an emotional Khutba about the power of repentance. Sure to wet the eyes and soften the hearts!

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