Lectures on Iman

Khalid Latif – Where is God in Your Actions?

Do we think about God before we begin with an act? Do we ponder what God will say or respond to what we are about to do? Do we think deeply about our decisions? Imam Khalid Latif reminds us of the important to be aware.

Okasha Kaeny – The True Representatives of the Deen

Who represents Islam? Shaykh Okasha explains in this lecture.

Abdur Rahman ibn Yusuf – Attaining Steadfastness in a Fast Changing World

Mufti Abdur Rahman ibn Yusuf advises us on steps to stay firm on the path of Islam in a world where culture and society change rapidly.

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.

Nouman Ali Khan – Maintaining Iman

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

Ismail ibn Musa Menk – Concept of Godhood: Matters of Aqeedah in Islam

Special lecture by Mufti Ismail ibn Musa Menk (May Allah protect him) entitled “Concept Of Godhood & Lesson On Matters Of Aqeedah” on the 21st of February 2012.

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.

Suhaib Webb – Rerouting To The Straight Path

Imam Suhaib Webb talks to the youth on how to stay on the straight path while living in America.

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).

Yahya Ibrahim – Why Don’t You Ask Questions?

Shaykh Yahya Ibrahim explains the importance of being inquisitive and to question to increase our knowledge.

Ismail ibn Musa Menk – Purpose of Creation

What was the purpose of creation? Why are we here? Mufti Menk answers this all important question during his inspirational lecture series “Purpose of Creation” held at Fanar – Qatar Islamic Cultural Center on 11th – 12th May 2013.

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.

Zaid Shakir – Allah (God) is all-sufficient for you

Imam Zaid Shakir emphasizes the importance to have internal belief that Allah (God) is sufficient as a protector of one’s livelihood and honor. The believer should be diligent and strive to be a living embodiment of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) message for mankind. Imam Zaid Shakir’s Khutbah at The Lighthouse Mosque Oakland CA Jan. 25th 2013

Ismail ibn Musa Menk – Lessons On Matters Of Belief

Mufti Ismail ibn Musa Menk talks about our beliefs in Malaysia.

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 Latif – Ingratitude: The Other Definition of Kufr

This Khutbah was given by Imam Khalid Latif at the Islamic Center at NYU on Friday, April 6th, 2012 in which he discusses the importance of thanking others and expressing gratitude for them and the dangers of being ungrateful.

Abu Hurairah reported: The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “He has not thanked Allah who has not thanked people.”

[Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 40, Number 4811]

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ‏ لاَ يَشْكُرُ اللَّهَ مَنْ لاَ يَشْكُرُ النَّاسَ

Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf – Heart of a Believer

Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf talks about the diseases of the heart and the power of the dunya. We need to purify it and Islam has the science behind the heart.

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.

Omar Suleiman – Purify Your Soul by Perfecting Modesty (Hayaa)

Modesty is from faith. How does one get modesty from faith?

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).

Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari – Taking Means, Reliance on Allah, Ruqya & Amulets

An important lecture, delivered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari at Sheffield University on November 7, 2011, discussing the true spirit of Supplication (dua) and Reliance upon Allah (tawakkul), in addition to the Islamic viewpoint on Ruqya and Amulets

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

Abdal Hakim Murad – Understanding Islam Series: The Five Pillars of Islam

The first in a series of classroom-style lectures held at the world famous Abiquiu Madressa in New Mexico. The primary objective of this series was to educate non-Muslim teachers about the fundamental Islamic beliefs and practices within the context of an interactive and intensive spiritual retreat. In introducing this ambitious topic, Abdal Hakim Murad, a lecturer in theology at Cambridge University in England, asks two very engaging questions: What happens when you try to grasp the meaning and reality of another faith and why is Islam worth studying? After providing a more than adequate answer, he proceeds on to the much anticipated overview of the five pillars of Islam. Murad provides a highly intellectual perspective that is useful for non-Muslims as well as Muslims. (Recorded at the Dar al Islam Teachers’ Institute seminar). Other topics discussed: Islamic “clergy”, humility in studying another religion, the modern Muslim resurgence, Islamic “fundamentalism”, “Muhammadanism”, the Hadith of Gabriel, the idea of original sin, mosque architecture, and wudu (ablution).

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.

Navaid Aziz – He Who Has No One Has Allah

He who has no one has Allah
By Navaid Aziz:

I want to dedicate it to every individual who is struggling with life and doesn’t know what to do. I want to dedicate it to every individual who may have been abandoned by a father. I want to dedicate it to every individual who may have a love that was not reciprocated. I want to dedicate it to every individual who lost someone to death and found their own selves lost. I want to dedicate to everyone that just wants to be reminded. I want to dedicate this lecture to you.

Yahya Rhodus – Disciplining The Soul (Sessions 1-9)

Session 1: Session 2: Session 3: Session 4: Session 5: Session 6: Session 7: Session 8: Session 9: Audio Versions

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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