Allah’s Apostle said, “Whoever can guarantee (the chastity of) what is between his two jaw-bones and what is between his two legs (i.e. his tongue and his private parts), I guarantee Paradise for him.” (Bukhari) What we say is important and it stays with the child. If we are persistent with our positive message it continues to resonate with those around us. Don’t lose your cool, you may regret it later. Think before you speak because words matter.
“Every person has a legacy. You may not know what your impact is, and it may not be something that you can write on your tombstone, but every person has an impact on this world.” What is it that you are doing for this world? How are you contributing to making the lives of others and your own better? What are you leaving behind? What is your legacy?
With the rise of advanced technology and communication, we have found ourselves in a state where we spend a lot of our time engaging in idle talk. This has opened doors to a lot of different influences coming together, making slander and gossip much more commonplace. Apathy towards the consequences of these sins has contributed to the greater prevalence of hypocrisy among the youth. We now see people carelessly advising others without sincere intentions, preaching without practicing, calling each other “hypocrites”, and backbiting others without being aware of the heavy repercussions. The fear of being hypocritical has disappeared from the hearts of the people today, whereas during the time of the Prophet PBUH, that fear was always present among the companions.
Socialise like it’s Sunnah, following in the beloved footsteps of our Prophet Muhammad (Peace & Blessing be upon him). A guide sent to all of mankind, in order to bring them out of darkness and into light.
How many of us can honestly say we prefer sitting with our family over our friends? Ustadh AbdelRahman Murphy talks about the importance of happiness within the family home using anecdotes from his own experiences in this lecture.
Imagine you are preparing for an interview for a job you really need. You have your resume ready and you are dressed appropriately. You show up early and without looking at your resume or asking you questions they let you know they are not interested. How would you feel? Ustadh AbdelRahman Murphy reminds us that Allah does not over look any good deed in this khutbah.
How much do we invest in our dunya (this world) and how much do we invest in our akhirah (the next world)? Ustadh AbdelRahman Murphy gives a khutbah reminding us about the importance on preparing for the akhirah.
Facebook is an extremely popular website that many people around the world use. For Muslims it can be a tool for good but a tool for bad. How can we use it and maintain the good from Facebook? AbdelRahman Murphy discusses this in this lecture.
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. Br. AbdelRahman Murphy addresses the community in Teaneck, NJ on some of these issues.