Lectures on War

Yasir Qadhi – Paris Bombings and the Rise of Islamophobia

In this Khutbah (sermon), Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi discusses the recent trials facing the Muslims at the eve of Anti-Muslim rhetoric in the American Election run-up and the backlash after the recent Paris bombings. Dr. Qadhi provides two practical ways Muslims can face and overcome such trials and challenges in America (and globally).

Ismail ibn Musa Menk – Is ISIS Islamic?

Mufti Ismail ibn Musa Menk discusses why ISIS is not Islamic and not part of the mainstream Muslim community.

Yasir Qadhi – American Foreign Policy and the Rise of ISIS

The rise of ISIS took almost all political analysts by surprise. For many, it quite literally appeared as if this group came out of nowhere. While the vast majority of Muslims are appalled at the brutality and viciousness of some of their tactics, the question does arise as to how such a fringe group could draw together thousands of people to support them. In this bold and frank talk, which was addressed primarily to a non-Muslim audience, Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi mentions some of the root causes that explains why this group is popular in some Muslim circles. The complete break down of the Iraqi civil infrastructure and economic stability, after decades of American sanctions and two illegal invasions, cannot be ignored as we try to understand the appeal of such militant groups.

Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf – A Muslim’s Approach in Times of Fitna (ISIS)

Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf discusses the fitna of ISIS.

Faraz Rabbani – On War & Beheading: How ISIS Manipulates Hadiths

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani addresses a question asked at a session in SeekersHub Toronto, “Is ISIS justified in its ritual slaughter of its enemies and its burning of prisoners and others on the basis of prophetic teachings, specifically in regards to the hadith where the Prophet (saw) is reported to have said, O Quraysh, I have come to you with slaughter?”

Muhammad al-Yaqoubi – Tribute to Abdul Rahman (Peter) Kassig

Peter Kassig was an American from Indiana who was on vacation in Lebanon. He saw the suffering and death in Syria and felt compelled to help them. Instead of going back home, he went to Syria and with is medical knowledge he volunteered his aid. He converted to Islam and was captured by terrorists known as the self-named group “Islamic State” (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh). He was murdered by them. Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi honors his actions in this khutbah.

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.

Nouman Ali Khan – Recent Tragedies in Boston and Abroad: A Quranic Perspective

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan sheds light on the recent tragedies in Boston and others with a message from the Quran relating to these type of events.

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.

Tariq Ramadan – Thou Shalt Not Kill: The Sacred Law of Islam

Dr. Tariq Ramadan explains why terrorism has no place in Islam.

Hamza Yusuf – Does God Love War?

Hamza Yusuf Opening Remarks for Does God Love War? The Fine Line Between Faith and Fanaticism | Recorded in Berkeley, California, on March 12, 2006 Playlist contains 3 videos.

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