A chilling reminder for Muslims to hold on tight to the revelation of Allah occurs in this unparalleled analogy in Surat Al-A’raf. As Nouman Ali Khan explains, Allah warns believers against being only artificially committed to their faith, those who seem to comply on the outside but their soul is completely detached, just like a snake that sheds its skin. In an even harsher parable, Allah likens this person to a panting dog, who is disturbed whether or not he is burdened with a task. This person is insatiable. He will continue being unfulfilled as shaytan will want him to keep consuming and feed his obsessions relentlessly. He will never find peace in prayer or remembrance of Allah, on the contrary he will be bothered by it even more than those who never believed. Unless we make the effort, this can happen to any of us. This Khutbah was recorded at the Islamic Center of Irving on June 22nd, 2016
“O you who believe, the fasts have been enjoined upon you as they were enjoined upon those before you, so that you may attain a mindfulness of God” (2:183)
Fasting — or any other regularly enjoyed, good gift from God — for the sake of some spiritual purpose is markedly counter-cultural in our consumerist society. We fast in this life because we believe in the life to come. We don’t have to get it all here and now, because we have a promise that we will have it all in the coming age. We fast from what we can see and taste, because we have tasted and seen the goodness of the invisible and infinite Lord — and are desperately hungry for more of Him (May He Be Exalted). Listen with your heart as Shaykh Mokhtar Magharoui distills ancient wisdom to re-ignite your Ramadan and your spiritual life.
In the middle of Surah Ibrahim, Allah(SWT) tells us about an amazing incident that will occur on the Day of Judgment. This is an incident that some of our early scholars gave an interesting title to, found in the early books of Tafseer, called ‘The Khutbah of Shaytaan’.
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.
Imam Suhaib Webb gives a khutbah reminding us that the dunya and Shaytan are trying to take us away from remembering Allah with distractions but we must have patience and persevere the tests and trials we face.
Ramadhan – the month of mercy, in which the Qur’an was revealed, when good deeds are multipled, the gates of Paradise are open, Shaytan is locked away and Muslims have to fast from dawn to sunset. It is the most anticipated month in the Islamic calendar and these are some of the many reasons why. When such an opportunity to gain extra reward and seek forgiveness is presented, it is wise to be in a position to take full advantage. Ustadh Bilal Assad speaks on how to prepare and equip ourselves mentally, spiritually and emotionally for this most blessed of months.
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.