The Prophet ﷺ told us that within the body, there’s a morsel of flesh that if it was sound, the rest of the body would be sound as well, and that is the Heart. Prophet Ibrahim (AS) knew this, when he made the dua’a to Allah ﷻ
(وَلَا تُخْزِنِي يَوْمَ يُبْعَثُونَ * يَوْمَ لَا يَنْفَعُ مَالٌ وَلَا بَنُونَ * إِلَّا مَنْ أَتَى اللَّهَ بِقَلْبٍ سَلِيمٍ (سورة الشعراء 87 – 89
And do not disgrace me on the day they are resurrected. The day that wealth and offspring are of no benefit, except those that meet Allah with a sound heart. (Surat Ashuara, Ayah 87-89). How can I guarantee that I meet Allah ﷻ with a sound heart? The distractions and attacks directed towards our hearts are increasing all the time, how can I safeguard myself? What if I feel like my heart turned to stone, and it’s never been the same? (Qaf, ayah 37, and Shuara 89)
The story of Barsisa, the worshipper, teaches us many lessons in order to guard ourselves against the tricks of the devil. In this lecture, Mufti Hussain Kamani recounts the story and what we can learn from it.
Mufti Hussain Kamani delivers a lecture inspiring us to learn and follow in the footsteps of the Sahabah, may Allah be pleased with them all. This lecture took place on Thursday 13th March 2014 at Masjid Khadijah & Islamic Center in Peterborough, UK.
What is our connection to the Messenger Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. Mufti Hussain Kamani discusses how scholars have used the month of Rabi al Awwal to reboot their love of the Prophet (s).
Mufti Hussain Kamani talks about how the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, transformed people to what they themselves couldn’t think they were capable of doing or being. This is one of the blessings of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, and following his way. Through it people can be changed for the better.
Mufti Hussain Kamani speaks about how dreams of lush gardens and flowing rivers, of abundant fruits and greetings, of peace from our Lord can indeed become a reality at the third annual Road to Revival Conference organized by Rutgers MSA.
How much do we love the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him? The Prophet was merciful but are we? Are we merciful to our family, our community, our brothers and sisters? Mufti Hussain Kamani reminds of the mercy of the Prophet.
In this day and age in our Muslim Communities, as we celebrate at this Convention, Stories of Resilience: Strengthening the American Muslim Narrative, we need to not only highlight the successful initiatives, but also explore different challenges facing American Muslims today. It is imperative that we make progress towards our “model” masajids and how we should shape the Muslim community as we grow and move ahead. Staying true to our Islamic tradition, Muslims should be at the forefront of promoting and building an inclusive and welcoming environment to all. As we plan our expansions to our beautiful centers, and our Campus activities with exciting new projects, we need to better address the needs of our Women/Sisters even Children. Never forgetting to consider the Sick, the Disabled, the Minority, the Vulnerable and the New Revert Muslims among others. Beyond just awareness of these needs, we must offer our utmost support and serve these groups well as we integrate them fully into the fabric of our MSAs, our Shuras and Masajids. The focus should be to emulate the role of the Prophet (SAS)’s masjid and promote meaningful services and inclusion of everyone; meeting needs and growing a diverse, enriched community in the process.
Surah Duha was a powerful, emotional message to the Prophet (S) about relying on Allah. Mufti Hussain Kamani tells its story. Recorded at the 2015 MSA National Convention in Chicago, IL on September 4, 2015.
Help! I’m drowning in my sins. How do we fight the urge to stop breathing and fight to keep swimming? We are human and we all sin, it is inevitable. However, we can ensure that we are protecting ourselves from falling into the same sins over and over again. We often find ourselves too deep, feeling alone as if we’re drowning and there’s no escape. In Surat Zumar Aya 22 Allah (swt) tells us: “So is one whose breast Allah has expanded to [accept] Islam and he is upon a light from his Lord [like one whose heart rejects it]? Then woe to those whose hearts are hardened against the remembrance of Allah. Those are in manifest error.” Allah (swt) brings the light into our hearts by reminding us of our faith.
Everyone of us has the power to achieve greatness. We are all blessed by Allah with the ability to follow the way of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). How do we find this?
Mufti Hussain Kamani shares many examples from the life of the Prophet (s) and the sahaba on how they balanced their life from seeking knowledge, to their familial responsibility, working to provide for themselves and their families and the general community and society.