Shaykh Hamza Yusuf reads and comments on a chapter from a classical text over 400 years old called “Al Maktobat” by Shaykh Ahmad al Farooqi al Sirindi which discusses being content with the decree of Allah.
Why does Allah allow this to happen? Why me? Why did Allah do this to me? Shaykh Omar Suleiman explains Allah’s response to these questions.
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.
This Khutbah was delivered by Haroon Moghul at the Islamic Center at New York University on November 19th, 2010.
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