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Eidul Fitr Khutbah – June 2017

By Dr Hossam Roushdi
“Let us be ever mindful of the many obvious and more subtle dimensions of Worship…. which extends to every big and small act of kindness, generosity, honesty and love that we do, purely out lof love and gratitude to Allah….”

Lessons from history: Genghis Khan and the Mongols

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
” In his anger the prince told Jamal that a dog was worth more than a Persian. Jamal  replied, “Yes. If we did not have the true faith, we would indeed be worse than  dogs.” Tuqluq was struck by the reply. He inquired what Jamal meant by the true  faith. When Jamal explained the message of Islam Tuqluq was convinced…”

Another khutbah for Eidul Fitr (revised for 2017)

By Arshad Gamiet
“Never ever fool yourself thinking you can’t change things. Don’t ever adopt a defeatist attitude. To despair and give up all hope is a grave sin. Life is a challenge, a test from Allah; and Allah’s help is always near…”

Continue good deeds after Ramadan

By Dr Husni Hammuda
“You and I must take it as our individual responsibility to reshape the negative image of Islam. We must be the happy, helpful smiling face of Islam to our neighbours and our colleagues in the workplace. This is a very good time to share Allah’s beautiful religion with others…”

Building a fortress in the last 10 days of Ramadan

By Mohammed Saleem
“All too often, as we engage in our deeply personal worship in these ten nights, repenting to Allah and seeking His forgiveness, we forget that one of the essentials of repentance is that we resolve any violations we have committed towards others. Ramadan is a time where we see more of the Muslims than at other times of the year, at communal iftaars, taraweeh and other activities. We will see those who we have wronged or those who have wronged us. Just as the process of fasting, taraweeh and ‘itikaf naturally facilitate the disciplining of the soul in Ramadan, the social light of this month, bringing the Muslims together, gives each of us an opportunity to heal past rifts and move forward. The last ten nights are a chance to bury old grudges and forgive one another, so that we can together invoke Allah on the Night of Power to forgive all of us for our violations towards Him…”

Modernity, Mindfulness and Divine Mindfulness

By Shaykh Riad Saloojee
“Muslims should not be uncritical in accepting mindfulness meditation as yet another attempt to treat the spiritual void generated by secular materialism. For all its perceived benefits, mindfulness remains a fast-food solution to the spiritual hunger of our times. It is a proverbial doughnut that satiates symptoms but does not address root malnutrition…”

The law and spirit of moonsighting

By Shaykh Riad Saloojee
“Like the full moon.” So said countless companions describing the Beloved ﷺ.  For under the harsh and relentless gaze of the desert Arabian sun, the moon is a welcome and glorious relief.  It gifts a majestic, luminous light that guides us through the darknesses of our nights while captivating us with the face of its loving, radiant beauty.  The moonstruck cannot look away…

On Death and Dying, by Ustadh Salman Yunas

By Ustadh Salman Younas
“I knew my father had moved into another room that was out of my sight. But I was no longer afraid to have the door to that room opened for me because I knew that he would be there. It was the first time in a long time that I was not afraid to leave the room my daughter was in for the room my father had gone too…”

The Night of a Thousand Months

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“Beloved Ummatal Muslimeen! “Laylatul Qadr” means the Night of Grandeur, Excellence and Honour. Amongst the nights of Ramadan there is this Most Holy Night called “Laylatul Qadr”  a night that is noted for its Glory and great blessings. The Holy Qura’n describes it as being greater in blessedness and spiritual virtue than a thousand months which in turn means that it is greater than 83 years …”