Lectures on Taqwa

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.

Hamza Yusuf – God Consciousness After Ramadan

In this Eid Khutbah, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf discusses the importance of continuing our growth during Ramadan after Ramadan. He also discusses the importance of sighting the moon.

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.

Yasmin Mogahed – The Greatest Love of All, Building Divine Love

In this lecture, Yasmin Mogahed talks about real love for Allah and building this love for Allah.

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.

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.

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

Ismail ibn Musa Menk – Taqwa (Consciousness of Allah)

What is Taqwa and how can one achieve it?

Mokhtar Maghroui – Muhammad: Model of Faith, Justice & Liberty

“There has certainly been for you in the Messenger of Allah an excellent pattern for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and [who] remembers Allah often.” (33:21) As the overall theme of the convention, educating ourselves on how we can live Islam through the perfect model of faith in man – the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Advice will be given on how to draw on the character of the Prophet (pbuh) to get us closer to Allah (SWT). Find out how knowing more about the personality of the Prophet (pbuh) and exercising that knowledge will lead us as individuals to a more positive role in life and will bring justice, security, tranquility, and help remove obstacles for ourselves, our communities, and our society.

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.

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