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Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia

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….”

Our greatest need of the hour

By Abdul Hamid Lachporia
” It is possible for the righteous word to transform into a righteous social structure only when it springs from a heart regenerated by the values that it signifies. Otherwise, it remains a hollow utterance without meaning or content. Thus it is the ‘heart’ that gives meaning to words, content to ideals, and direction and goal to outward development. …”

The Spirit of Islam

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“In order to avoid the least semblance of high-handedness, no Muslim was allowed to acquire the land owned by a Christian nor could they be disposed of their property. All were equal under the law. In their anxiety for the welfare of all non-Muslim subjects, the Khalifs’ of Baghdad, like their counterparts of Cordova, created a special governmental department charged with the protection of all non-Muslim citizens and the safeguarding of their interests. ..”

Khutbah on the Physically Disabled

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia

I remember speaking to two young deaf brothers whom I met recently for Jummah Salaat. They told me how deaf Muslims praying in congregation end up just standing and following the motions, unable to hear any of the vocalized invocations and recitation of the Holy Qur’an that are meant to transform our hearts. They asked if it would be religiously permissible to use sign language when leading a prayer, so that those who could not hear would be able to be more actively present. It was honestly something I had never thought about, which was alarming to me. It opened my eyes to the many ways in which the leaders of Masaajid and Islamic Centres fail to be inclusive and accessible to our Muslim brothers and sisters living with hearing disabilities…”

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. ..”

Jesus and Mary: Nabi Eesa and Bibi Maryam

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“Islam does not divorce reason from faith and reason from revelation. It was this union of intellect and faith that resulted in the great achievements of Islamic culture in all the various spheres. ..”

786 – What does it mean?

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“This old game of numbers was practiced by the ancient Egyptians, as did many other civilizations. Islam came to ELIMINATE ALL such superstitions, mysteries and numerological mumbo-jumbo. However, Muslims are still enslaved to the numbers game, and think that 786 represents Bismillah-hir Rahman-nir Raheem..”

The Dangers of Fitnah

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“By guarding our tongues against committing Fithnah, we take the first step towards happiness. We can do this by observing the rights of others which in turn will cause the roots of humanity and spirituality to grow, thus taking another step towards advocacy of noble traits on which the survival of every society depends. ..”

Definition of a True Mu’min

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“Blessed are the sincere ones, for they are the lights of guidance that dispels darkness and adversities in this world. Such true human beings attain their exalted stations by holding fast to the rope of Allah, by spending freely and generously from what Allah favours them with, and by upholding justice.”

Love of worldly wealth

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
” Prophet, say to the people, “Shall we tell you who will
be the greatest losers in their works? Those whose striving
goes astray in the present life, while they think that they
were working good deeds.”