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Beliefs and Practices of Islam, Page 2

Pray as if this is your Last Prayer

By Dr Husni Hammuda
“Our attitude to prayer is crucial. Careless, clumsy, hasty prayers done with our minds focussed elsewhere, are of no use and are indeed offensive to Allah. When we pray, we must imagine we are addressing the King of the Universe, who deserves our undivided attention and our utmost respect. We have no guarantee that we will be alive for the next prayer, so let us do each one as if it may be our last…”

Don’t be A Muflis (Bankrupt) on judgment day

By Dr Husni Hammuda
“According to an authentic Hadith, the most bankrupt person on the Day of Judgment will be someone who, despite observing the 5 pillars of Islam, will have harmed others with slander, backbiting and unpaid debts. Even when all the good deeds are used to compensate, the bad deeds of the victims will be added. Let us not undermine the value of our own good deeds by harming others…”

Parental Wisdom of Prophet Yacoob

By Nouman Ali Khan
“There are valuable lessons in Sura Yusuf. His father, Yacoob alayis salaam, taught us that sometimes children can be harmed by near family members. We must protect our children. We must nurture them and validate them with encouragement, not criticise and demean them constantly…”

The blessings of asking forgiveness

By Zaheer Yaqoob

“Allah says that even if you have sins that reach up to the sky, Allah is able to forgive that. We must never despair of Allah’s capacity to forgive. Just stop the sinful behaviour, resolve never to go there again, and sincerely turn to Allah in repentance…”

Backbiting is a Major Sin

By Farooq Khan
“Backbiting is such a serious sin, that Prophet Muhammad sws compared it to “eating the flesh of your dead brother.”
This social evil is rampant, and it undermines good human relationships….

The Story of Adam A.S.

By Dr Muein Shubib
“Prophet Adam, alayhis salaam, was the archetypal human being. He was Allah’s Khalifa, Allah’s Vicegerent or Ambassador on earth. You and I are called upon to follow that noble path of being Allah’s ambassador. In our families, in our neighbourhoods, in our workplaces, sports and social gatherings, we must be the living example of the prophets like Adam A.S. We must be Allah aware at all times…”

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…”