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Khutbah

Our Primeval Covenant

By Arshad Gamiet.
“We all know that time passes quickly, and as we grow older, it seems that time is racing past at ever increasing speed. But really this is just an illusion. The poet Jalaluddin Rumi says that when you’re in a boat on a fast flowing river, it seems asif the trees on the riverbank are speeding by. Actually, the trees are standing still, and it is you that is speeding on to your final destination, your meeting with Allah…”

Don’t blame others; blame yourself first!

By Essam Mahgoub
When things go wrong, its easy to point the finger of blame towards others. WE should always hold ourselves sincerely to account, first and foremost. Finding scapegoats and blaming others is not a useful pastime…

Enduring Grief and Hardship

“To a Believer, good fortune and misfortune are merely two sides of the same coin of life. Although we do not welcome hardship, we know that even in the noonday of life, we live in the shadow of death; in the peak of our prosperity, we are just a few short paces away from poverty and in the prime of our good health, illness lurks in the shadows nearby….”

Are we all in?

By Khalil Moya
“Allah wants us to accept Islam wholeheartedly. We must never become part-time Muslims, Jumuah Muslims or Eid Muslims. Islam will only work as a complete system….”

Mercy, Compassion and spreading Peace

By Atif Jung
“In just 23 years, the Quran and the Prophetic Sunnah transformed the most backward people into the best community sent to humankind… That transformation began within the hearts of the Believers. Our own transformation must begin within our own hearts, so that we can become like our noble predecessors, a healing for the ailments of our wider society..”

Islam and Original Sin

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“In Islam, religion is not only a spiritual and intellectual necessity but also a social and universal need. It is not to bewilder man but to guide him. It is not to debase him but to elevate his moral nature. It is not to deprive him of anything useful, or to burden him, or to oppress his qualities but to open for him inexhaustible treasures of sound thinking and right action…”

Islam enjoins modesty for both men and women

By Moin Qazi
“Outward modesty means behaving in a way that maintains one’s own self-respect and the respect of others, whether in dress, speech or behaviour. Inward modesty means shying away from any character or quality that is offensive to God. ..”

Islam is moderate. Some clerics have made it harsh.

By Moin Qazi
“The theme of moderation in religious practice has been the leitmotif in Islamic literature from the time of Prophet Muhammad. In the Quran and the Prophetic traditions that amplify it, Muslim women and men are called upon to exercise moderation in all aspects of their religious life.  The Prophet confirms the essence of Qur’an’s message: “Make things easy, do not make them difficult.”

Prayers unanswered? Please Allah first!

By Essam Mahgoub
“A Muslim and a Mu’min (true Believer) are not the same. A Mu’min enjoys a far higher status with Allah. A Muslim has to work very hard, controlling passions, cultivating patience, and reposing complete faith and trust in Allah, to become a True Believer…”