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The Pillars of Kufr (disbelief)

By Essam Mahgoub

Good Muslims work hard on the five Pillars of Islam. We should also avoid the Pillars of Kufr (disbelief): Pride, Arrogance, Envy, Anger and unholy Desires. Faith can become weak if it isn’t strengthened by daily good habits. The path to evil begins in small careless steps, so we must be constantly checking our behaviour.

Eidul Fitr Khutbah 2024 by Essam Mahgoub

By Essam Mahgoub

We should take great care not to harm other by careless talk, gossip, slander and backbiting, for example. Things that we think are minor infractions, but are really major sins in the sight of Allah. Allah will forgive our missed prayers and missed days of fasting, but if we damage the honour and reputation of someone, we should ask them for forgiveness. Allah does not forgive that.

Gaza – the severe tribulation

By Essam Mahgoub

“Every tribulation in life is a test from Allah. The greater the test, the greater the reward. That is why the highest places in Al Jannah Firidaws are reserved for the Prophets, the martyrs and the doers of good deeds. We should remember this regarding the crisis in Gaza. Those thousands who have died in Gaza are already in Paradise, where they will remain forever…”

Who will intercede for you on the Day of Judgement?

By Essam Mahgoub

Even though our final destination may be in Allah’s garden, how can we be sure that we won’t first have a temporary taste of the hellfire? This khutbah offers some good advice to ensure that we avoid that nasty experience and pass on from this life straight through to Al Jannah Firdaws…

Some Scenes from the Day of Judgement

Beware of taking Allah’s mercy for granted. You may fool yourself into thinking that you can get away with repeated sinful behaviour, and that Allah will overlook that. Don’t count on it! Never repeat your sins intentionally. Show real remorse. Stop sinning. Be determined not to slip backwards. Do good deeds instead, and sincerely turn towards Allah’s obedience.

Eidul Adha khutbah in Egham, UK

By Essam Mahgoub

Be sincere. Do as you say and say as you do. Let there be no contradiction between your words and your actions. Be rational and logical, but Allah’s explicit commands come first. Whatever Allah has forbidden (harām) overrules any rational or logical debates. Allah always knows best, and we may only discover that Divine wisdom in the fulness of time…

Eid Khutbah from the Jurgens Centre

By Essam Mahgoub

“We are both slaves and worshippers to Allah. We are slaves in the sense that all functions of our bodies that are not under the control of our Will, like our heartbeat, hormones and autonomous functions work under Allah’s direct control. Then we are also worshippers, in that we have the choice to follow or not to follow Allah’ls guidance…”

Virtues of the month of Rajab

By Essam Mahgoub

“This khutbah describes the many beautiful opportunities for personal spiritual progress that arise during the month of Rajab. One of the important things to remember is that our sins are magnified during the 4 forbidden months, just as our good deeds are multiplied in this time.”