Shaykh Hamza Yusuf delivers a Khutbah about the hallmarks of gratitude in the context of Ramadan, which he called an annual school that we attend to build Taqwa (God consciousness) and sabr (patience) and move away from ghaflah (heedlessness).
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf delivered this final Ramadan sermon (Jumat-al-Widah Khutbah) at the Muslim Community Center – East Bay (MCC East Bay) in Pleasanton, California on June 23, 2017.
The present storms in which Muslims currently go through, the types of temptation to which they are painfully exposed, and the unfavorable social trends closely growing around them have caused religion to become something strange so that those who adhere to it are likened to something weird. The Messenger ﷺ described our current time saying: “The one who holds onto his religion is like one who holds on to burning coal.” There is no doubt that Muslims today need the means of steadfastness standing for their Islamic principles and beliefs more than their predecessors among the salaf did, and that the effort required is greater because of the corruption of our time and the scarcity of help. How can we successfully weather the storm and stand firm for our principles and beliefs till the last moments of our life?
We may find ourselves sad, depressed and lonely. We sometimes wonder about our spiritual state. Praying or fasting doesn’t make us feel closer to God. Why are we experiencing this? What is the solution?
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