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Illness, death and bereavement

By Arshad Gamiet

“As Covid-19 and its later mutations sweep across the world, there is hardly anyone who hasn’t been affected by its devastating consequences. If the virus has until now not reached you and your family, you are indeed fortunate. But you probably know someone or know of someone who became ill or died from it. There are so many tragic stories of loss and bereavement every day.
How should a Muslim deal with severe illness and death of a loved one? What good advice is needed by those left behind, before, during and after tragic loss of life?”

Remembering Allah during these hard times

By Arshad Gamiet
“Our reckless lifestyle has driven a climate emergency that is near tipping point. The Covid-19 pandemic has spread far more widely and quickly because of clumsy leadership. Unscrupulous and shameless politicians and their friends in the media spread blatant lies to foster fear and hate. Endless wars are killing, maiming and displacing millions of people around the world. How did we get into this mess, and how do we get out of it?”

Allah is the best of Planners

By Arshad Gamiet
“Donald Trump has gone, but his toxic legacy remains. The suspicion,  the fear and hatred of Islam has emboldened other leaders from China, India and Europe. But Allah’s religion will never be defeated. Despite their plotting and planning, Islam will survive and spread. That is Allah’s promise.”

Black Lives Matter, especially to Muslims..

By Arshad Gamiet
“The topic of this khutbah is: Black Lives Matter, Especially to Muslims.You might ask, why especially to Muslims?
It’s very simple. We are fond of complaining about discrimination against us, but what about our own discrimination against others?  It’s all too easy to point the finger of blame on some white Americans and some white Europeans, but what about our own racism?”

A short khutbah on the Hajj 2020

By Arshad Gamiet
“The Covid-19 pandemic has rendered the Hajj for 2020 impossible for millions around the world. This will be the smallest number of Hujaaj in living memory. Let us pray that Allah will allow a universal cure to that will save lives and make it safe for Hajj next year, insha-Allah. Say, “Ameen!”

Prophet Abraham and his family: Archetypal Monotheists

By Arshad Gamiet
“…Love Allah more than anyone or anything else, be willing to sacrifice anything in Allah’s cause, and strive your whole life to be a primordially upright person. Try to be a loyal friend, a loving wife or husband, an exemplary parent, a loving son or daughter, a helpful neighbour and a good, law abiding citizen…”

Eidul Fitr Khutbah 2020

By Arshad Gamiet
“Today’s khutbah is being delivered under lockdown conditions due to the Coronavirus. For some, this may be the first time you deliver a khutbah, to your family, at home. May Allah make it easy for you. May Allah help us and protect us all, with our loved ones during this difficult time. The Covid-19 virus will come and go. It will change the way we see what’s really important in our lives. This is in Allah’s plan, and we must accept with good grace whatever Allah has decreed for us. If we are content with Allah’s Decree, then Allah rewards us further from His limitless Bounty…(To read further, please click on the picture above)”

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:…”