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The Meaning of the Black Stone

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

(Speaking at Masjidul Quds in Cape Town, South Africa)

Millions of Muslims perform the Hajj and Umrah every year. The “Hajarul Aswad,” or Black Stone that sits in one corner of the Kaaba, is the starting point of the Tawaaf, or circumambulation ritual. This mysterious meteorite has a fascinating story which the Shaykh describes in his eloquent and evocative way.
Watching this video is highly recommended for anyone who desires a deeper understanding of what this amazing black stone represents….

Text khutbahs in Arabic and English

Sheikh Mohamed Ewas has offered this collection of 80 khutbahs, exclusively to Khutbahbank. Each khutbah is available in text from, both in Arabic and English. The topics have been arranged in relevance to the 12 months of the Hijri calendar. This collection will be especially useful to khateebs looking for suitable material for the Friday Jumuah.

May Allah bless Sheikh Mohamed Ewas for this valuable collection. Ameen. – Editors

Justice, good deeds and family ties

By Essam Mahgoub
“Islam teaches us a very high and noble standard or Justice. We are reminded that Allah commands justice. We have to be just even if it is against ourselves, or our loved ones…”

Choose your friends wisely

By Dr Husni Hammuda
“Whether you like it or not, your choice of friends will influence your character and your reputation. Prophet Muhammad used the analogy of the blacksmith and the perfumery…”

True religion isn’t a zero sum game

By RabbiAllen S Maller
“Since all monotheistic scriptures come from the one and only God, we should view other monotheistic scriptures as potentially enriching our understanding and appreciation of our own scripture. But in the middle ages almost all readers thought of revelation as a zero sum sport like tennis, rather than a multiple win co-operative sport like mountain climbing.”

Fast on Thursday 10th Muharram: show thanks to Allah…

By Ibrahim al Tamimi
“Faith and gratitude are inseparable. Fasting on the 10th Muharram is a way of showing thanks to Allah swt. On the grand scale of things, it may be a very small and inadequate thanks, weighed against the limitless blessings we enjoy and often take for granted. But Allah swt still rewards us disproportionately, even for this humble offering of thanks….
To view this inspiring khutbah, please click on the link below:

Hajj and the duties of brotherhood/sisterhood

By Dr Husni Hammuda
Hajj is not only about our personal salvation. Hajj is also about being connected, geographically and chronologically, to every other Muslim: past, present and future.