The meaning of Purity

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
“The Prophet ﷺ said “Purity is half of faith, and the praise of Allah fills the scale. Glorification and praise fill up what is between the heavens and the earth. Prayer is a light, charity is proof, and patience is illumination. The Quran is a proof for you or against you. All people go out early in the morning and sell themselves, either setting themselves free or ruining themselves.”
In this Friday Sermon, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad elucidates the meaning of purity in all its forms – from the purity of words and actions to the purity of our body as well as our inward & outward states.

Haya’ (modesty) is the defining character of Islam

By Shaykh Hasan Elwan
“If we must correct someone, never shame them.
We should always gently remind each other that some behaviours are dishonourable, beneath the noble conduct befitting a follower of Islam…”

Show mercy to enjoy mercy

By Arshad Gamiet
“Events in Afghanistan are unfolding rapidly. The whole world is waiting to see what happens next. Will there be more bloodshed, revenge, and waves of refugees fleeing for safety? Or will there be a different outcome, one that stops the violence and brings a new era of peace and reconciliation in that troubled land?

Fourteen and a half centuries ago, our beloved Prophet Muhammad sws entered the gates of Makkah as a conqueror. But he entered without violence. He forgave his enemies. He conquered their hearts instead…”

Mind reading

By Shaykh Hasan Elwan
“Beware of mind reading. You can judge behaviour, but don’t judge intentions. Only Allah knows our true intentions. . We cannot do that. We must never ascribe motives to others’ behaviour. That will only provoke hostility and damage our relationships…”

The virtues of Sabr (patience)

by Radia Razack

“Life will always be hard. Conditions will never be perfect. In fact it may only get more difficult, but the only relevant questions you need to ask yourself are what is your purpose and what value are you providing? Practising Sabr, like the aloe vera plant, will always result in growth, even if it doesn’t feel like it. If you’re not growing, you’re dying…”

Am I really sincere?

Khutbah by Dr Umar Suleiman
“Unless we sincerely do good deeds purely for Allah’s sake, we risk losing out completely. We should never do good just to look good in the eyes of others. Such intentions are unworthy and unacceptable to Allah…”

Never belittle the smallest good deed…

By Arshad Gamiet
“Sadly, these blessed days of Muharram have also been so traumatic for our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan. Who can ever forget those desperate scenes at Kabul airport? Dozens of men were desperately hanging on to a plane that was taking off. Some fell to their death from hundreds of feet above the tarmac.
This is how 20 years of war has come to an end in Afghanistan, which has been described as “the graveyard of empires…”