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Reflections on the Hajj

By Arshad Gamiet
“Hajj is not only a journey through geography and history. It is perhaps most importantly, an inward journey to our own centre, to the human heart, the locus of our personality …. what emotions, what desires lurk there in the hidden recesses of the spiritual heart?”

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.”

Three Christians and the Prophet of Islam

By Arshad Gamiet
“Remember that whenever believers of one faith treat believers of another faith with kindness and respect, they are also showing a courtesy to God, to Allah…”

Eidul Adha khutbah

By Arshad Gamiet
“With so many Muslims enduring unspeakable hardship in so many places today, the blessings, the barakah, and the spiritual lessons of Hajj are desperately needed by all. Just like Nabi Ibraheem, let us willingly sacrifice our time, money and material possessions that we love so much, to serve Allah. This is the true meaning of Prophet Abraham’s prayer:

“Innas salatee wa nusukee wa mahyaya wama maatee lil Laahi rabbil aalameen”

“Surely, my prayer, my sacrifice, my life and my death is for Allah, the Lord of all the Worlds”

Another khutbah for Eidul Fitr

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)”

Last 10 days of Ramadan

By Arshad Gamiet
“The time was during the last ten nights of Ramadan in the year 610 and the place was in a cave on Jabal Nur, the Mountain of Light, near Makka. Here Jibreel took Muhammad sws, the son of Abdullah, in a tight embrace, and commanded him to “Read!”

Spending for Allah, 2018

By Arshad Gamiet
“Remember that when you spend your money, your time, your talent sincerely in the service of others, seeking no thanks or praise or reward from them, then you are showing your gratitude, your faith and trust in Allah. You know that Allah will recognise and reward you as Allah pleases. You have now stepped up beyond mere formal worship. You are on the road towards ihsaan, excellence…”

Khutbah: Know yourself, know Allah

By Arshad Gamiet
“We can control our lower Self by treating our ugly passions like wild animals that need to be tamed. Do not deny them. Acknowledge them, but be a good zoo-keeper. Keep those beasts under control. Always refer to your Higher Self. Refer to your Soul, your Ruuh, the ‘breath of Allah’ within you. The Ruuh never changes, but the spiritual heart, the Qalb, is always susceptible to change…”