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Short Khutbah, Page 2

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..

Caring for our fragile environment

By Arshad Gamiet
“Right now, there are floods in England and in Venice. There are wild fires raging in the Amazon, across California and parts of Australia. The forces of nature are sending us a clear message. We’re  doing something wrong, and planet Earth is complaining. But are we listening? Are we taking responsibility for our actions?”

Welcome to all the students

By Arshad Gamiet
“…if you take all the scientific theories and lay them side by side with the Quranic view of Creation. You will not find a simpler, more logical and rational explanation…”

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…”

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.”