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Short Khutbah

Khutbah by New Zealand Imam, 22 March 2019

By Imam Gamal Fouda
“To the families of the victims, your loved ones did not die in vain. Their blood has watered the seeds of hope. Through them, the world will see the beauty of Islam, and the beauty of our unity. And Allah the Almighty says “do not say of those who have been killed in the way of Allah that they are dead, they are alive rejoicing with their Lord.” (3;169), They were the best of us, taken from us on the best of days, in the best of places and performing the best of actions. And they are not just martyrs of Islam, but they are martyrs for this nation.”

New Zealand killings – some reminders for Muslims

By Arshad Gamiet
“We must take what steps we can to keep safe. But we must never be provoked to retaliate. It really takes a lot more courage and self-discipline to resist provocation. Remember that when you control your anger, when you restrain our desire for revenge, then Allah opens the doors to His Mercy…”

The dignity and forbearance of our brothers and sisters in New Zealand have shown us how to win respect and support from our neighbours. This would never happen if we allow others to push our buttons, to provoke us into behaving badly.”

Our parents are our path to Jannah

By Dr Muein Shubib
“Our parents deserve our utmost love and respect. Neglecting or abusing our parents is a grave sin, and incurs Allah’s displeasure. Our parents cared for us when we were young; we must love and care for them when they are old. This will open the doors of Al Jannah for us…”

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….

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…”

Remembering Death

By Zaheer Yaqoob
“Jannah doesn’t come easy. We have to struggle with heart and soul to know Allah and to seek Allah’s good pleasure. This is a lifelong struggle..”