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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…”

Dispelling Anxiety

By Ibn Hazm Al Andalusi
“Anyone who uses his energy for the sake of the vanities of the world is like someone who exchanges gemstones for gravel. There is no nobility in anyone who lacks faith. The wise man knows that the only fitting reward for his soul is a place in Paradise.”

Eidul Fitr 2023

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 Kashmir, India, 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)”

The Night that changed History: Lailatul Qadr

By Arshad Gamiet
“You and I also have access to that magical force that transforms human hearts and illuminates human societies.  You and I also have access to Allah’s Sacred Word, the Noble Quran. This is the gift of Lailatul Qadr, the Night of Power. If you and I study the Quran and live the Prophetic Sunnah to the best of our ability, Allah will raise our status. Allah will make us the inspiring leaders that people respect and love…”

Summary of Sura Al-Kahf (The Cave)

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala urges us to be curious about life and the world around us, to study every phenomenon, and, at the same time, to study the Most Noble and Holy Qur’an and reflect on its concepts and meanings. Without this reflection and the will to learn and discover, we will be bereft of guidance and understanding…”

Saving Planet Earth

“Last week’s Climate Conference (COP27) in Egypt involved a lot of talk, but once again it made very little progress. After many years of conferences like this one, the rich nations who consume the most and pollute the most, are still unwilling to pay their fair share to put things right. It’s the poor nations who consume the least and who pollute the least who suffer the most.,,”

Be authentic: be yourself

By Arshad Gamiet
“In North America today, Islam is spreading rapidly where our brothers and sisters welcome others, without judgement, in the spirit of ta’līf, which means, to bring together, or to reconcile. Their motto is:
“Come as you are, to Islam as it is.” No fuss, no bother, no complicated rituals. It’s a simple invitation to just “Come as you are, to Islam as it is.”
It’s a way of being authentic, being true to yourself, and accepting the real, authentic Truth that is Islam.”

A prayer for humanity..

By Shaykh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“O Allah! Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the controversial teachings of arrogance, divisions and hatreds which have badly infected our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; reunite us in bonds of love..”