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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?”

Continue your good deeds after Ramadan

By Dr Moin Shubib

Too often we Muslims neglect the good things we did during Ramadan. We slip back into old bad habits. We think that out best behaviour can wait till next Ramadan, but how can we be sure that we will live that long?

Eidul Fitr khutbah by Dr Muein Shubib

By Dr Muein Shubib
“This inspiring, short khutbah was delivered By Dr Muein Subib at the Jurgens Centre, Englefield Green, Surrey, UK on 15 June 2018

To view the video khutbah, please click here:”

Beware of your inward state!

By Arshad Gamiet
“Prophet Muhammad said that whenever people are studying, seeking knowledge for Allah’s sake, then Allah’s angels are there, surrounding them with their wings. You and I cannot see the angels but they are certainly here, protecting us right now. In the same way, we cannot see the devils, the jinn, the subtle beings that try to mislead us from the Straight Path, the Sirat al mustaqeem. But they are there, nonetheless, waiting in ambush to entrap us!”