Lectures on Ummah

Yasir Qadhi – Doubts about Islam: Guidance for Challenging Times

Why are Muslims backwards? Why is the Muslim world rife with war, poverty and corruption? Shaykh Yasir Qadhi gives several reasons for this to ponder on and consider when asking these questions.

Ismail ibn Musa Menk – Solution To Our State Of Weakness

Mufti Ismail ibn Musa Menk gives a lecture on solutions to the weakness of the hearts of Muslims due to sins being committed in Nigera.

Yasir Qadhi – Unity does not mean Uniformity & The Hadith of the 73 sects

“My Ummah will divide into seventy-three sects all of which except one will go to the Fire, and they (i.e. the Saved Sect) are those who are upon what I and My Companions are upon” ~ Prophet Muhammad (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

One of the most oft-commented tradition of our Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) that is echoed from the mimbars of every Masjid & the focus point of many conversations of our over-zealous youth. Yet many questions arise. Are the majority of the Ummah misguided?! And is every ‘deviation’ automatically bound to the Fire of Hell? And which group is the Saved Sect?

Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi answers these crucial questions, and more, in his latest lecture.

An unmissable lecture for EVERY Muslim.

Yasir Qadhi – Unity in the Muslim Ummah & The Islamic Brotherhood

The Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Among Allah’s servants are people who are neither Prophets nor martyrs, but whom the Prophets and martyrs will deem fortunate because of their high status with Allah.”

They asked: “O Messenger of Allah inform us of who they are.”

He said: “They are people who loved each other for Allah’s sake, without being related to one another or being tied to one another by the exchange of wealth. By Allah, their faces will be luminous and they will be upon light. They will feel no fear when the people will be feeling fear and they will feel no grief when the people will be grieving.” ~ (Sunan Abu Dawud)

Allah will ask on the Day of Judgement: ‘Where are those who loved each other for the sake of My glory? Today, (on a day when there is no shade but mine) I shall shade them with My shade.” ~ (Sahih Muslim)

The Islam brotherhood transcends cast, colour, race & nationality it is a permanent bond based on belief & acceptance of Allah as our deity & Prophet Muhammad (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) as His final Messenger.

Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi’s powerful talk from his trip to Trinidad on ‘Unity in the Muslim Ummah & the Islamic Brotherhood’

A talk for every Muslim, Recorded on 3rd January 2014

Hasan Ali – Salafi vs. Sufi & Bid’ah

Shaykh Hasan Ali discusses how we should be in the middle path and that we should work together for the common good instead of looking at our differences among Muslims from various different ideologies and backgrounds.

Yasir Qadhi – Dealing with Theological Differences in the Real World

Sunni, Shīʿa, Salafi, Sufi, Deobandi, Ahl’l-Sunnah wa’l-Jamā’ah – Why do we have all these labels can’t we just say we’re Muslims and that’s it! To often our communities become divided on differences in thoughts and ideas, acknowledging & welcoming the various levels of religious beliefs is an important first step towards building diverse communities & bridging the gap to put all titles aside.

Ismail ibn Musa Menk – Bonding The Hearts of the Ummah

Mufti Menk gives a khutbah on how we as Muslims should not cause disunited among the ummah. This was given in Trinidad in 2013.

Yasir Qadhi – Sanctity & Value of Life: Egypt, Syria, Burma

What we have witnessed in the past few weeks is the most traumatic series of events that the Ummah has witnessed since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.

The Ummah is bleeding with multiple wounds, the Ummah is being attacked by many different areas, one tragedy after another!

What should be our response to the current international crisis of the suffering of the Ummah.

​Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi dedicates his latest Khutbah to the people of Egypt, Syria, Burma and all those suffering around the globe.

Ismail ibn Musa Menk – Cries of the Ummah

Mufti Ismail Menk discusses how we as Muslims are destroying ourselves and how we should come together putting aside our differences for the betterment of the ummah. Lecture was delivered at the Ummah Welfare Trust ‘Cries of the Ummah’ London conference at Edmonton Islamic Centre on Sunday 19th May 2013.

Tawfique Chowdhury – Islamic Brotherhood

Brotherhood in Islam is a revolutionary concept. The barriers of color, caste and appearances fade away and hearts are miraculously united in the worship of that One True God. What makes a man stay up at night and make dua’ for his brother? What can make a Muslim be ready to sacrifice his wealth, his life and his personal happiness for another Muslim, without any return? Indeed, the value of this brotherhood transcends all the valuable things of this earth!

Hamza Yusuf – Nurturing Compassionate Communities: Connecting Faith and Service

Our duty as Muslims is to represent the true meaning of Islam by reaching out to the broader community we serve, the underprivileged and underrepresented. As tensions continue to increase throughout the world, we as North American Muslims have a unique opportunity rarely found elsewhere to serve our community with assurances of security and freedom. Using the Prophet Muhammad (May peace be upon him) as our shining example, this session aims — through diverse informed and unique speakers — to motivate inspire and move us beyond mere words and rhetoric, to truly living a way of life dedicated to serving God by serving humanity.

Tawfique Chowdhury – Wake Up! The Ummah Needs You

What is going on with our ummah? Thousands are dying. Thousands are leaving Islam. What are we doing? What are you doing? Shaykh Tawfique calls upon us to wake up and be serious about our deen.

Nouman Ali Khan – O Brother, Where Art Thou?

One of the greatest feats of the Last Prophet, peace upon him, was forging lasting bonds of brotherhood between the contentious and fractious tribes of Arabia. As a result of the unity established between them, they were able to take the Message of Islam to the far corners of the earth within a century. Our generation will not be able to engage in any meaningful social project unless we are united in the spirit of true brotherhood. This session examines aspects of the prophetic guidance that can foster this indispensable quality.

Nouman Ali Khan – When Muslims Work Together

One-Day Seminar at IANT, Richardson TX on Nov 11, 2012. Ustadh Nouman highlighted various aspects of Quranic guidance on being a part of any Islamic organization – whether as a leader or a community member. This seminar is a great Quranic orientation for any person who becomes a shura member in any organization – a masjid board member, a volunteer at a school, a member in the college MSA.

Find the seminar webpage at http://goo.gl/zXkwG
Seminar workbook available at http://goo.gl/wg6C9

Hamza Yusuf – Start Practicing, or Stop Pretending

In this Friday sermon, Hamza Yusuf analyzes the release of a derogatory film about the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be God’s blessings and peace and how some Muslims responded to it.

Abdul Rahman Chao – Responsibilities of a Muslim

Sh. AbdulRahman Chao reminds Muslims what their responsibilities are to this ummah, to Islam, and to each other.

Nouman Ali Khan – Of Aliens and Priorities

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan telling us we should focus on priorities that are important and do not concern with trivial aspects.

Wisam Sharieff – Sustaining Our Community: A Quranic Remedy

Our success as a community depends on the love we have for each other, understanding the issues we face, and being able to address them.

Ismail ibn Musa Menk – Diversity Through Unity

A small lesson given by Mufti Ismail Menk on how we can unite as one Ummah, despite our differences.

Yasir Qadhi – Syria Crisis: O Bilaad al-Shaam! You are in our hearts!

In this khutbah, delivered February 10, 2012, Sh. Yasir Qadhi discusses the status of the land of Syria and our duty towards the current massacre taking place there.

Haroon Moghul – Is God Punishing the Ummah?

This Khutbah was delivered by Haroon Moghul at the Islamic Center at New York University on November 19th, 2010.

Nouman Ali Khan – Distinctions and Responsibilities of The Muslim Ummah

Are We doing justice to the message of Islam by our characters and Daily Life? or is The Message of Islam suffering because of Us?

Abdullah Hakim Quick – Islamic Revivalism

Although many Muslims throughout the world are in tribulation, there seems to be a simultaneous revival taking place within the ummah today. Abdullah Hakim Quick addresses this by first reviewing some of the great Islamic revival movements of the past. He then discusses ways in which today’s ummah can have similar success despite the calamities facing it. The key to this success, as the speaker asserts, is the protection of each individual heart. Shaitan takes certain steps to capitalize on the weakness of the Muslim by utilizing ten inroads to the heart such as envy, greed, anger and haste. If Shaitan is successful, the ummah will continue to be confused and divided and, in effect, the revival will never happen. This practical presentation raises awareness of these inroads so the believer can be on guard and have hope for winning the battle against Shaitan. An important talk about protecting the heart that can serve as a starting point for real unity and revival. Other topics discussed: excessive love of food and drink, fear of poverty, dislike for those who disagree with us, the mulazima system (studying under a sheikh), making pledges, why the ummah is in such tribulation today, Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab and the four schools of thought, and making hijrah today. (Duration: 1 hour, 8 min)

Abu Taubah – Inciting Muslims Against Each Other

Abu Taubah reminds us not to incite hatred and animosity towards each other.

Yasir Qadhi – Ummah vs. Community

From the Texas Dawah Convention (TDC) in 2008.

Hamza Yusuf – Rethinking Islamic Reform

Hamza Yusuf starts at around the 15 minute mark.

Tariq Ramadan – Rethinking Islamic Reform

Tariq Ramadan starts at the 1 hour mark.

Faraz Rabbani – A Vision for the Muslim Community

Courtesy of United For Change.  From the United Against Malaria event.

Abdal Hakim Murad – Islam In The New Millennium

Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4: Part 5: Part 6:

Abdullah Hakim Quick – Revival of the Ummah

Lecture given at the 3rd Reviving the Islamic Spirit convention in Toronto, Canada at the Rogers Centre (formerly known as the Sky Dome).

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