In this khutabah Ustadh Nouman recounts the story behind Surah ‘Abasa, a Mekki surah that was revealed as Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was speaking to one of the elites of Quraish. On this rare occasion when one of the tribal leaders was actually listening to the Prophet, a blind distant relative of the Prophet rushed to him, interrupting the conversation to ask for guidance and inspiration. Even though the Prophet’s reaction was muted – he only slightly frowned and looked away – Allah revealed these ayat to draw the attention of the Prophet and the rest of us, that in the eyes of Allah, this blind man who sought the Prophet out with all his senses, is more worthy than those with hardened hearts no matter what their status in society.
Many people complain about how bad things are and do not do anything about it or do not try to change anything. How do we build the motivation to make a change for the better in our lives and our communities?
An energetic, moving lecture that asks the audience to be self-reflective, humble and sincere in faith. Have we learned the lessons from Shaitan’s arrogant fall from grace? Do we have the proper attitude that would ensure success for our family, our community and our own self? And are we truly implementing the spirit of Islam’s teachings in our daily lives? Another motivating, captivating address by Imam Siraj that is ideal for anyone seeking to become more conscious and fearful of Allah. A great lecture for rekindling the spirit of all Muslims, young and old! Other topics discussed: trust in Allah, working for the future, the spirit of the prophets, sacrifice and charity, and having good intentions. (Duration: 53 min)
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Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:
"When a person dies, his deeds are cut off except for three: Continuing charity, knowledge that others benefited from, and a righteous son who supplicates for him."
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