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Beliefs and Practices of Islam, Page 2

A perspective on the pandemic

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
As the world goes into lockdown, this is a good time to reflect on our lives and our priorities. Shaykh Abdal Hakim offers some profound insights from the Quran and Sunnah, as well as from the rich history of Islam.
“During this time the atheist materialist world will be suffering from boredom, fear and financial anxiety. Its dilemma is clear: either leave people in their homes, or revive the economy. The fear of poverty and the fear of death are two agitated giants clashing in their hearts. To the extent that we have internalised our Islam, we will not suffer much from such clashes or from such fears. The future belongs to Allah, not to man. All is His, and we travel towards it as He decrees…”

This calamity brings us closer to Allah..

By Sheikh ‘Abdullah Al Judai’

“This momentous event that we are living through right now is
a mighty sign from among the signs of Allah; a sign that removed
all the masks, humbled the arrogant and conceited, cut off all ties to
any other than Him, placing a barrier, before the Day of
Resurrection, between people and their desires. Where is their
pompous display of power? Where is their pride in what knowledge
they have gained? Where are those who will rescue them from this
calamity, besides Allah?”

Going to the mosque with your Coronavirus..

By Mufti Menk
Going to the mosque while you have a contagious disease is a great sin. You are spreading the disease, thinking you’re doing good by praying in the mosque. Mufti Menk explains…

International Women’s Day

By Arshad Gamiet
“Remember our Prophet’s wife Khadija, a wealthy business woman who employed him and who supported him in those difficult early years of Islam. Remember Aisha, whom he married after the death of Khadija. Aisha was a great scholar and one of the most authentic sources of Islamic law. Remember Pharaoh’s wife, Aasiyah, who refused to worship her husband as a god. When Pharaoh ordered his soldiers to stone her to death, she looked up and smiled as she saw her place in Heaven, even as the boulders crushed her body. Remember Rabia al Adwiyyah, (Rabia Al Basra), who taught us such a beautiful prayer of loving Allah for His Own sake:…”

How to protect yourself from Coronavirus

By Dr Husni Hammuda

“The Covid-19 virus outbreak has caught most ordinary people between the extremes of carelessness and panic, Dr Husni Hammuda offers practical advice and spiritual guidance in this thought provoking khutbah…”

Reflections on the Coronavirus outbreak in China

By Dr Muein Shubib

“There are many theories about the reason for this Coronavirus outbreak in China. We should be careful not to jump to premature conclusions… Allah alone knows the whole truth. There’s no point in wild speculations. Let us simply do our best to obey Allah, respect the limits that Allah has prescribed, and constantly seek ways of earning Allah’s good pleasure…”

No one knows who is closest to Allah…

By Dr Shahrukh Mallick

We often misjudge people based on our very limited knowledge of their situation. There can be more than one explanation, and we should always think the best of others. Islam teaches us to be strict with our own behaviour, and to be generous, patient and forgiving towards others. Allah alone knows the secret of all hearts. Allah alone knows who is closest to Him.  This inspiring and thought-provoking khutbah is highly recommended. Please share it widely..

The soul of Islam is a vigilant and mindful heart

By Abu Aaliyah
“Revelation tells us that muraqabah, vigilance of Allah, is one of the sublimest spiritual stations. We are told too that habituating our heart to such vigilance requires training the heart gradually and step-by-step. Masters of the heart instruct us to accustom ourselves to being mindful and shy of Allah, even if it be for short periods at a time – persevering in this even in our day-to-day affairs, let alone when engaged in acts of worship – until such mindfulness or vigilance becomes part and parcel of our nature; a habit of our heart..”