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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

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…”

The deeper meaning of Hijra (migration)

By Dr Hossam Roushdi
“The Hijra of Prophet Muhammad was not simply a migration from Makka to Madina. It was a momentous journey from persecution to safety, and it signified even deeper meanings. We all have to undertake a migration outwardly and inwardly, from our present state to something better…”

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.

Eidul Adha khutbah

By Arshad Gamiet
“With so many Muslims enduring unspeakable hardship in so many places today, the blessings, the barakah, and the spiritual lessons of Hajj are desperately needed by all. Just like Nabi Ibraheem, let us willingly sacrifice our time, money and material possessions that we love so much, to serve Allah. This is the true meaning of Prophet Abraham’s prayer:

“Innas salatee wa nusukee wa mahyaya wama maatee lil Laahi rabbil aalameen”

“Surely, my prayer, my sacrifice, my life and my death is for Allah, the Lord of all the Worlds”

A short khutbah on the Hajj

By Arshad Gamiet
“Hajj is an outward journey tracing the spiritual history of Islam. It is also the inward journey each and every one of us must undertake, to find our own centre, in the Kaaba of our heart. What desires, what emotions and passions are still circling, making tawaaf around our spiritual heart? Thespiritual heart, the qalb is the locus of our personality. This is our real driving force. Let’s make sure that it is surrounded by loving thoughts of Remembrance of our most Beloved, Allah…”

Reflections on the Hajj

By Arshad Gamiet
“Hajj is not only a journey through geography and history. It is perhaps most importantly, an inward journey to our own centre, to the human heart, the locus of our personality …. what emotions, what desires lurk there in the hidden recesses of the spiritual heart?”