Is the glass half empty or half full? It is a common expression, used rhetorically to indicate that a particular situation could be a cause for optimism (half-full) or pessimism (half-empty). The answer to this question has nothing to do with the liquid in the glass, but has everything to do with perceptions and attitude. Ustadh Usama Canon discusses about the role of submission and reliance upon Allah, and relate how hope and reliance upon Allah Almighty is directly related to personal strength and perseverance.
Allah’s support to His faithful servants is an assured promise, but we need to acquire the characteristics of the believers. With the many problems happening in the United States and around the world, whether it’s social, political, or financial, sometimes we become hopeless, but trust God and be patient. Yet, Allah has promised us success and we need to acknowledge that always. “….Do not grieve; indeed Allah is with us.”….. (9:40) This session gives a prescription for acquiring steadfastness and directs take home messages on maintaining our commitment to our Creator during our daily life actions.
How would you live your last day? How would you talk? How would you pray? How would you work? How would you eat? What would you do? Mufti Menk shares advice on being prepared for our death. This was a Kuthba at Masjid Uthman delivered on 14th June 2013.