Lockdown: no more excuses for missing prayers!

By Essam Mahgoub
“One of the hidden blessings of Lockdown is that we must now take a long, hard look at ourselves. No more excuses! We have the golden opportunity to keep our 5 daily appointments with Allah. Our one-to-one consultations with our generous Life Giver cannot be, should not be neglected. Our self-isolation exposes our sincerity. Let’s no longer fool ourselves. Now is the time to take corrective action, to seek nearness to Allah….”

The happiness of Eidul Fitr

By Dr Husni Hammuda
“The true source of our joy, our happiness and celebration of celebrating Eidul Fitr is that we have answered Allah’s call. We have fasted for Allah’s sake alone. We know that Allah will reward us from Allah’s limitless bounty. We also realise that the joy of celebrating Eid here in our earthly life is just a small sample, a small foretaste of the eternal joy  we will experience when we  meet with Allah in the After-life…”

Eidul Fitr Khutbah 2020

By Arshad Gamiet
“Today’s khutbah is being delivered under lockdown conditions due to the Coronavirus. For some, this may be the first time you deliver a khutbah, to your family, at home. May Allah make it easy for you. May Allah help us and protect us all, with our loved ones during this difficult time. The Covid-19 virus will come and go. It will change the way we see what’s really important in our lives. This is in Allah’s plan, and we must accept with good grace whatever Allah has decreed for us. If we are content with Allah’s Decree, then Allah rewards us further from His limitless Bounty…(To read further, please click on the picture above)”

Coronavirus is highlighting the rift in Islam

By Lawrence Pintak
“From the Grand Mosque in Mecca to Jakarta’s Istiqlal mosque, Muslim leaders around the world have taken the unprecedented step of cancelling Friday prayers and ordering their followers to pray at home. But a sub-set of literalists in the UK, continental Europe and across the developing world have pushed back…”

A perspective on the pandemic

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
As the world goes into lockdown, this is a good time to reflect on our lives and our priorities. Shaykh Abdal Hakim offers some profound insights from the Quran and Sunnah, as well as from the rich history of Islam.
“During this time the atheist materialist world will be suffering from boredom, fear and financial anxiety. Its dilemma is clear: either leave people in their homes, or revive the economy. The fear of poverty and the fear of death are two agitated giants clashing in their hearts. To the extent that we have internalised our Islam, we will not suffer much from such clashes or from such fears. The future belongs to Allah, not to man. All is His, and we travel towards it as He decrees…”

This calamity brings us closer to Allah..

By Sheikh ‘Abdullah Al Judai’

“This momentous event that we are living through right now is
a mighty sign from among the signs of Allah; a sign that removed
all the masks, humbled the arrogant and conceited, cut off all ties to
any other than Him, placing a barrier, before the Day of
Resurrection, between people and their desires. Where is their
pompous display of power? Where is their pride in what knowledge
they have gained? Where are those who will rescue them from this
calamity, besides Allah?”