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Short Khutbah

Isra and Mi’raj: The Mystical Night Journey and Ascension through the heavens

By Arshad Gamiet
“Before the Mi’raj occurred, Muslims had no idea as to how and when they should pray. Now we not only know how and when, but also, most importantly, we must remember the reason, the ‘why’ part. Why do we pray? Why 5 times a day? Why not just once? … When we Muslims pray, we enjoy a very special relationship with Allah. While other faiths have intermediaries, Muslims have no priest, Rabbi, Archbishop or even a Pope to stands between us and Allah. We worship Him directly and He answers us directly. Allah says “I listen to the prayer of everyone who calls me. Let them also then, listen to My call, so that they may walk on the straight way.”

Rajab and the Enlightened Path

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“You cannot be forced to feel faith any more than you can be forced to feel love. It’s a matter of awareness. According to Islam, the person who submits to the Will of Almighty Allah, which is a good Will, and obeys the Law of the Exalted Creator, which is the best Law, is a sound and honest person. He is gaining protection of his own rights, showing genuine respect for the rights of others, and enjoying a high degree of responsible, creative freedom….”

Who are the truly successful ones?

By Dr Hossam Roushdi
“Real success isn’t what most people think it is. Looking through the eyes of the Quran, with spiritual insight, we find that those nearest to Allah are the truly successful ones…”

Why do bad things happen to good people?

By Arshad Gamiet
“We have a simple choice. We can either stay locked into our cultural ghettoes, choosing only to associate with like-minded people, while the suspicion and hatred of Muslims grows around us. Or, we can set a good example for our children and grandchildren. For their future, for their sake, we can and we must cultivate good neighbourly relations with the wider communities. We must build bridges of mutual understanding and trust..”

Every day is Women’s Day

By Arshad Gamiet
“Our daughters have a right to education. They also have a right to work, to own businesses and to develop their God-given talents so that all humankind benefits. They have a right to be loved and respected no less than our sons. ..”

Why am I so neglected?

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
” I am not an ordinary book that should be kept on a shelf collecting dust. I am the words of the Most Glorious and Exalted Creator of the heavens and the earth. I am the final word from Almighty Allah to mankind, therefore I am for all mankind. I am a continuation of the Light which was sent down by Almighty Allah through all His Ambiya Alayhim Salaam. So the Truth and final judgement is that I represent the final True Message of Almighty Allah. ..”

A Good Time to be Muslim

By Arshad Gamiet
” Don’t be surprised if one day the descendants of Islam-haters and Muslim-baiters stand shoulder to shoulder with us in our Salaat. That’s entirely within Allah’s power. Allah has the power to do as He pleases…”

Challenges and Opportunities for Muslims in 2017

By Arshad Gamiet
” Let’s become visibly useful Muslims. Make Islam visible. Show that Islam is the best solution. Islam is not a problem, but lazy Muslims are. Protest marches by themselves are not enough. Anyone can make a noise and impress the world in front of a TV camera. That’s the easy bit. The hard bit takes longer, but it’s more effective. The hard bit is working day by day, to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people around you. When we do this, we earn love and respect for Muslims and for Islam…”

Ma sha Allah: Acknowledge Allah with gratitude (Sura Al Kahf)

By Osman Latif (Uthman Lateef)
“We should always humbly attribute our success and our wealth to Allah. Sura Al Kahf shows us the example of a man so puffed up with self-importance that he humiliated his poorer neighbour and forgot to thank Allah. His wealth was destroyed overnight, and his neighbour gently reminded him to acknowledge the Will of Allah; not to massage his own ego…

Trust Allah

By Arshad Gamiet
“It’s in a crisis that we show what we’re really made of. When we face a personal calamity, do we panic? Do we resort to desperate actions? Do we throw aside our moral and ethical values? Or do we calmly accept that Allah is testing us. Do we show our complete faith and trust in Allah? Do we do the right thing, even though it may be painful or difficult? This is the acid test. ..”