Imam Zaid Shakir talks about our community’s proclivity to procrastination so we can hasten to implement God’s commands to us and to avoid the prohibitions. He gave tips to remedy and beat our laziness, including performing our prayer (Salat) on time.
This sermon was delivered at the Muslim Community Center – East Bay (MCC East Bay) in Pleasanton, California on Friday, February 2, 2018.
Is Satan real or simply a myth? Do Muslims fear him? How powerful is he? We will explore here the Islamic view of Satan, his approach, and how we are encouraged to protect themselves from his influence.
In this session we want the audience to hear the story of Iblis, and the promises he made to Allah after his refusal to bow to Adam (PBUH). After looking into the detailed story of Shaytaan and how and why he became the way he is, we want to give the audience an idea of some of the tricks Shaytan uses to stray believers from the straight path. Taking a look at Shaytan’s story from beginning to end, with a new, more profound insight, as well as a look into his tricks and trap, will allow the audience to have a better understanding of the enemy and how he manipulates mankind.
In this session we want the audience to get some practical tips on how to fight against the tricks of Shaytan. With these tips, we want stories from the lives of the companions and prophets to have a strong backing and show practical usage of said tips. Adding ayat and ahadith if also possible. Practical solutions that can be used in our everyday lives, as well as excellent examples from history, will Inshallah allow the audience to go back into their daily lives and battle Shaytaan with those tips.
Calamities & tragedies are part of life and it is through these trials and calamities that the true strength of a believer is shown when he turns to his Lord in humility and submissiveness leaving his affairs in the Hands of Allah and putting complete trust that Allah (subḥānahu wa ta’āla) will take care of him.
Yet lately it seems that one calamity has not left the Muslim Ummah and another one strikes even harder and in this chaos many are those whose Iman is shaken and they ask the question “Why do bad things happen? Why can’t life just be good!!”
Join Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi in this latest Khutbah entitled ‘Why Is there Evil in This World?’ and discover the wisdom behind calamities and tragedies.
In the second-half of this Khutbah Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi shares his reflections on the San Bernardino killings and advises the Muslim community to stay safe and uphold their best Muslim character in society.
“If you don’t know the plan of the devil, you will certainly fall for it.” Mufti Menk give us powerful and immensely beneficial lecture during his special program “Fountain of Light” held at Fanar – Qatar Islamic Cultural Center on 21st December 2012.