Once the God-conscious Muslim understands the rights of parents, it then becomes more clear how important the extended family is. The rights of aunts, uncles, in-laws, and cousins who are related to the parents is an issue Islam came to bolster. In this hyper-individualistic society, we often shun those who deserve our love the most.
In a society where the individual is treated more importantly than the society, parents are often the ones who encounter the consequences of this self-centered perspective. The God-conscious Muslim understands the rights and responsibilities towards one’s parents supercedes all other responsibilities. This session will serve as a reminder of the status of parents in Islam and their significance in society.
A sheikh once said, “I give a khutbah to over 500 attendees. It’s impossible that they will all agree with me.” This session will highlight the etiquette in differing with others. We will also explore where differences of opinion are allowed and learn the etiquette of respectful disagreements and debates.
Othman has a resume that is unmatched in its generosity, humbleness, and unique accomplishments. It is necessary to understand these honors before we delve into his caliphate deeper. Some of these accomplishments and honors will refute some of the later accusations made against him by the rebels of his time.
The greatest gift Othman ever gave the ummah was the compilation of the Quran which we read to this day. What was the process of the preservation of the Quran like? What is the significance of this process and why is it important today? Othman bin Affan was known to have an exemplary relationship with the Quran. We will take a step back and discuss how our relationship with the Quran is today and practical steps to improve it.
During the reign of Omar, peace and prosperity reigned supreme through the lands. Some have questioned that prosperity and how it was attained. Is it accurate to say Islam was spread by the sword? Is jizyah a penalty for being non-Muslim? How are non-Muslims supposed to be treated under Islamic law? This session will delve into these issues as well as some other rulings and sayings of Omar that we will analyze.
Sometimes some of us work very hard for Islam and doing Islamic work but end up burning out. How do we remain dedicated and consistent with our work for Islam? Shaykh Yaser Birjas answers this question.
The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon, mentioned in a hadith that one of the signs of the Day of Judgement is that there will be increaed “al-Harj”. What is “al-Harj”? Shaykh Yaser Birjas explains.
Muslims are yearning for heroes in our community. So much that the recent event that took place between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor has showed this. Shaykh Yaser Birjas reminds us of real heroes from our past that we should look up to for inspiration.
Families and couples find themselves in a series of pre-Nikah and post-Nikah arrangements. These arrangements are done due to one reason or the other. It could be because the bride or the groom are still in school or searching for a job or even maybe waiting for near family member to arrive in the US for the official wedding. As these couples engage certain challenges arise if Nikah was not performed. There can be a maze of options, cultural norms that can affect the new couple. Discuss the possibilities and how to avoid them and what should be done to ensure a proper marriage is held.
The Muslim community needs to understand and learn how to cope with those who are facing mental illnesses no matter who they are. Sh. Yaser Birjas explains to us that we should be compassionate and caring seeking those in need of help.
Our friends are a reflection of who we are. Every morning, we look in the mirror with the intent of perfecting our image. But what happens when our mirrors become tinted or broken? How can we choose friends that share our morals and ideals in a manner that pleases Allah, without changing the reflection in the mirror?
Postmodern worldviews intrinsically challenge the authority of scripture and create a bubble of sacredness around human rights ground in public reason. How do we achieve the balance of staying modern while cherishing the Divine text?
Understanding the importance of having confidence in one’s faith and practice in Islam, even though it may seem strange to others. Though being among the “strange ones” in this world can be tough, it will be worth Allah’s glad tidings in the next world.
Who doesn’t love money and wealth? Is it wrong to want to be wealthy? What is the Islamic take on this? Shaykh Yaser Birjas explains int his khutbah on the appropriate relationship we should have with money and wealth.
Allah (swt) described Muhammad (pbuh) saying [We have not sent you except as a mercy to the worlds] (21:107). Islam by its beliefs (‘Aqidah), legislature (Shari’ah), and rituals (Ibadah) aims at perfecting the morals, enhancing the character, and upgrading the behavior with self and others on both the individual and social levels. There is an inseparable relationship between creed and moral system so our dealings with people is a reflection to our hidden beliefs. Allah set forth rules and regulations (Shari’ah) to guarantee the healthy living environment for everyone. Islamic civilization is a clear witness on that.
How does conflict start between couples, parents and their children and how can we avoid it? The vicious cycle of conflict. What a a husband and wife need the most from their marriage? Working towards conflict free home. Managing our differences. Come and join us for a thought provoking presentation on marriage and family dynamics in a Muslim’s home.