The only trait that can save us from a prolonged standing on the Day of Judgement is taking ourselves to account while we are still in this world. In this talk, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus reminds us that part of spiritual chivalry is the virtue of taking oneself to account.
In this Jumuah Khutba, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus highlights that part of our servitude to Allah the Exalted is our need to always turn back to Him in repentance. He also shares various Prophetic invocations for seeking Allah’s forgiveness.
Nowadays the LGBT community is active around the world. Everyone knows about it especially our youth and children who get exposed to this wherever they go. They might be confused and have questions about these particular people. How do we answer their questions in an Islamic way?
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
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf delivers a sermon to nearly 1,000 worshipers praying for relief from the extreme California drought following the Salatul Istisqa (rain prayer) at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.
Many of us have close friends or family who are currently struggling with their deen. We care for them and we want to remind them about the importance of following the path of Allah. In hoping to strengthen their faith, many of us often have difficulty deciding on what would be the best way to approach them. Listen to Shaykh Omar Suleiman shed light on this very important topic – Compassionate Orthodoxy: Finding the Middle Path.
This lecture is from our 2018 Annual conference: My Self, My Family, Our CommUNITY in New Jersey.
One of the most profound and powerful statements in the Quran occurs in Surah An-Najm. Here Allah says that no one will carry anyone else’s burden (wizr) and that each of us will be held accountable for the choices we make. In this passage, Allah is addressing those who find it difficult to follow the “uncomfortable” parts of the faith. He compares them to people who appease themselves with inner monologues about how good they are because they give a little charity. They minimize their mistakes and maximize their good deeds, thinking they are enough to compensate for bad deeds. But only Allah can judge as He will ultimately measure our effort. It is the quality of the effort we make relative to our potential, that we will be held accountable for, not how we performed in comparison with other people. This khutbah was recorded on October 20, 2017 at the Bayyinah Foundation Musalla.
Mufti Hussain Kamani talks about how the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, transformed people to what they themselves couldn’t think they were capable of doing or being. This is one of the blessings of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, and following his way. Through it people can be changed for the better.
Shaykh Hasan Ali reminds us of the power of this dunya to entrap us away from the correct path into a live of consumption of sins. How do we recognize them and how do we avoid this path of misguidance? Listen and you will find out.
Brother Mohammad delivers this wonderful khutbah on the topic of repentance. He mentions that even the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, who is free from sin makes istighfar (seeking forgiveness) at least 70 times a day. Tune in to this great lecture.
Help! I’m drowning in my sins. How do we fight the urge to stop breathing and fight to keep swimming? We are human and we all sin, it is inevitable. However, we can ensure that we are protecting ourselves from falling into the same sins over and over again. We often find ourselves too deep, feeling alone as if we’re drowning and there’s no escape. In Surat Zumar Aya 22 Allah (swt) tells us: “So is one whose breast Allah has expanded to [accept] Islam and he is upon a light from his Lord [like one whose heart rejects it]? Then woe to those whose hearts are hardened against the remembrance of Allah. Those are in manifest error.” Allah (swt) brings the light into our hearts by reminding us of our faith.
Ali (RA) was narrated to have said “Fear the sins that you commit in secret because the witness of those sins is the judge Himself.” Many times we will be sinning in secret and immediately stop when we feel someone is watching, but did we forget that Allah (swt) is always watching? In order for us to succeed in this world, we must live with the constant reminder that God is seeing us and His angels are recording all of our deeds. How do we live a life of God consciousness, so that we always remember that Allah is watching us?
Imam Yaseen Shaikh discuses in this lecture, the issues surrounding Muslims and homosexuality. The Imam also answers several questions relating to this matter. Can one have homosexual tendencies and still be a Muslim? Can one be an active homosexual and Muslim? This video is not a hatred towards the Homosexual Communities nor is it homophobia related, but is for the purpose of educating Muslims on the issues that exist in Islam.
Shaykh Hamza gave a general talk on the changing world around us and the warnings Allah and the Prophet (s) gave us to deal with the sins around us. This was after a special prayer for rain in the San Francisco area which has experienced a serious drought over the several years.
From the beginning of creation, there has been an ongoing battle between man and temptation and the fight only gets harder. We are surrounded by temptation at every turn; at university, on the street, in the shops and through the media. Without sufficient moral guidelines and self-discipline, it is easy to fall and be led astray from our ultimate goal – to worship the Almighty.
This lecture is from “JIMAS Conference 2010: Healing the Heart – Strengthening our Dignity”. The lecture is entitled “Battlefield Heart: The Assault of Sins” and is introduced by Shaykh Abu Muntasir (Chief Executive of JIMAS) and delivered by Shaykh Hesham al-Awadi (Kuwait).
The talk is the about Mercy. The speaker touches the hearts with stories of the companins and how they never lost hope in the Mercy of Allah. This lecture inspires us to repentance (Tawbah) and to make a change for the better.
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