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Eid Khutbah from the Jurgens Centre

By Essam Mahgoub

“We are both slaves and worshippers to Allah. We are slaves in the sense that all functions of our bodies that are not under the control of our Will, like our heartbeat, hormones and autonomous functions work under Allah’s direct control. Then we are also worshippers, in that we have the choice to follow or not to follow Allah’ls guidance…”

Another khutbah for Eidul Fitr

By Arshad Gamiet
“In the midst of our Eid celebrations, let us also not forget how differently Eid is being celebrated right now in Gaza, in Iraq, in Syria, Yemen, among the Rohinya Muslims in  Myanmar (Burma), the Uighurs in China and other places of conflict around the world. Allah has given us the blessing of safety and security over here. We sometimes forget how lucky we are….(To read further, please click on the picture above)”

Taking the spirit of Ramadan with us

By Abdul Basith Awan

“When we leave our homes, we instinctively check: keys, wallet and phone. That’s normal these days. But most of us forget the most important advice. Centuries ago, Sayyid Abdul Qadir al Jaylani said in his first khutbah that we should check these three things first: 1. Do the things that Allah has commanded us to do; 2. Avoid the things that Allah has forbidden, and 3: Be content with whatever Allah has decreed.”

The Divine Closeness

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad,

Ramadan is a special opportunity to cultivate khushoo’ (humility, modesty, complete self-effacement, a sense of broken-ness in the presence of Allah)…

The Reality of Fasting

By Farooq Khan

“Please note, it is not righteous to fast while travelling, nor is it better for the ill to fast if it is difficult for them to do so. In these cases, they are to make use of the permission that Allah has furnished them with, because He likes it when people take heed of the mercy that He has endowed.”

Ramadan: The month of Quran and Charity

By Farooq Khan
“My dear brothers take the advantage of this blessed
month – read, understand, implement and teach The Qur’an to
yourself, your family members and others. Please also give your
Zakat to purify your wealth and sadaqas as much as you can to
please Allah swt. Then, make Dua ‘O Allah, please forgive our sins,
ignore our shortcomings, accept of Zakat and sadaqas and our
efforts to learn, understand and implement The Qur’an into our lives,
please show your Mercy, ease our account on the day of Judgement
and enter us into Your Paradise, Ameen”

Welcoming Ramadan

By Farooq Khan
“Be kind to orphans so that when your children become orphans they also may be treated with kindness. Do invoke that Allah may forgive your sins. Do raise your hands at the time of Salat (Prayers), as it is the best time for asking Allah’s mercy. When we invoke at such times, we are answered by Allah, when we call Him, He responds, and when we ask for anything, it is accepted by Him…”

Ramadan and restraint

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

This khutbah was delivered at the New Cambridge Mosque. 

“The Qur’an is Allah’s banquet. Even if we don’t understand the Arabic, just standing there in taraweeh prayers, listening to the sounds, the rhythms and cadences of Qur’an, the believer is taken back to some early memories of childhood, and the heart enjoys a mysterious kind of spiritual nourishment.”