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Abdal-Hakim Murad

Sultan of the Heart

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
“This Eidul Fitr khutbah was delivered at the new Cambridge mosque. Eloquent and inspiring, it covers some of the most pressing issues of the day, and how we Muslims can be excellent role models for others. Islam is a religion of the fitrah,  and we should be good custodians of the natural environment that Allah has gifted to us as his earthly trustees….”

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.” 

Mi’raj Recitation: Cambridge Central Mosque

Miraj recitation with Imam Ali Tos, Imam Sejad Mekić and Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad at the Cambridge Central Mosque on 21 March 2020. A short talk on the Mi’raj was given by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad.

The Correct Response

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
How should we Muslims engage with secular society? Being defensive, aggressive and judgemental doesn’t work. Finding common ground is difficult. How can we share our Islamic perspective with our neighbours, fellow students and work colleagues who have not grown up in a spiritual faith background? Addressing students in the Cambridge Muslim College, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad offers some useful advice..

The Great Dive

Full article on www.masud.co.uk
By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (Tim Winter)
“Williamson visited the mosque and the tomb of Imam Abu Bakr al-Aydarus, as well as making the acquaintance of the sayyids and other religious notables of the Arabian port. Although the ulema advised him to take his time and not rush into an ill-considered conversion, the colonial authorities came to the opinion that the brawny Bristol policeman was Not Quite The Thing. A crisis flared when another constable who had publicly converted and announced that he had memorised much of the Qur’an even before joining the Faith, was deported to India…”

Travelling Home..

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
In his latest book, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad discusses the awkward relationship between Europe and its Muslim citizens. He suggests a creative response. Instead of taking a defensive attitude, we should trust Allah and work hard to benefit our neighbours and wider society. By understanding that our ‘enemies’ are themselves victims of moral, emotional and spiritual illness, we must become “therapists rather than complainers.” Allah is the “Turner of hearts” (muqallibul quluub) and is quite able to turn our enemies into beloved friends..

Hajj, The Inward Spiral

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (Tim Winter)

“Labbaik! Here I am, (at your service) O Allah!” is the heartfelt chanting of the Hajj. It is a logical echo of that original Shahada, (bearing witness) of that moment before time and space, when Allah called forth the souls of every human being that ever was and ever will be, to testify concerning themselves.  “Alastu bi Rabbikum?” (Am I not your Lord?), asked Allah. We all replied in one thunderous voice: “Bala shahidna!” (Yes we bear witness! lest we say on the Day of Awakening, that we were not mindful of this!)”