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Text Khutbah, Page 2

The Reality of Fasting

By Farooq Khan
“The purpose of fasting and the purpose of Ramadan are different. The purpose of fasting is to develop Taqwa. The purpose of Ramadan is to get closer to the Qur’an. The spirit of Ramadan is lost if you don’t come out of it knowing a little more Qur’an than you did before. The spirit is lost if you don’t come out of Ramadan more in love with the Qur’an than you were before.”

Beware of your inward state!

By Arshad Gamiet
“Prophet Muhammad said that whenever people are studying, seeking knowledge for Allah’s sake, then Allah’s angels are there, surrounding them with their wings. You and I cannot see the angels but they are certainly here, protecting us right now. In the same way, we cannot see the devils, the jinn, the subtle beings that try to mislead us from the Straight Path, the Sirat al mustaqeem. But they are there, nonetheless, waiting in ambush to entrap us!”

Blessings of the Mubarak Months

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
” What is remarkable about the Most Holy and Noble Qur’an is that it deals with human transactions in such a way as to give them a Divine flavour and a moral touch. It makes the presence of Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala felt in every transaction and acknowledges Him as the first source of guidance and the ultimate goal of all our transactions. It is humanity’s spiritual guide, his system of law, his code of ethics, and, above all, his way of life.”

Why do you believe?

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“Human beings enjoy a very special place in the entire realm of creation. Unlike all animals, humans are not just aware but they are also self-aware; they are not just conscious but they are self-conscious. Only man can turn his attention towards and analyze his own deeper self..”

Worship with Understanding

By Arshad Gamiet
“It’s not our fault if we don’t know Arabic. But it is our fault if we don’t care to learn at least the meaning of our Arabic prayers in our own language…”

Rajab: a very special month of seeking forgiveness

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“Beloved People of Imaan! What does it signify when we repeat: “Ih’dinas Seerathal Mustaqeem” [Guide us on the Straight Path]. The Straight Path is the path that leads directly to Almighty Allah and it is the path trodden by all the Ambiya Alayhim Salaam. The Straight Path that we are praying to Almighty Allah is not the path devised by any particular race, community or by any particular religious group…”

Allah’s Beautiful Names

By Salim Ebrahim
“All the beautiful things we love in this world, merely reflect that Supreme Beauty.
The Prophet Mohammed SAW reported in a Hadith Qudsi “Allah is Beautiful and he loves Beauty” Akhlaq or Conduct that is in motive and in manner, beautiful, is also the best Akhlaq and the most pleasing to Allah..”

Learning to Trust Allah

By Arshad Gamiet
“We live in uncertain times. This week the mega-business Carillion went into liquidation. Many jobs and livelihoods will be lost. How should we behave when we lose our job or face a calamity? Do we panic? Do we react in a desperate or unethical way? Or do we take a deep breath and trust Allah to deliver us safely to a better future?”