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Lockdown: no more excuses for missing prayers!

By Essam Mahgoub
“One of the hidden blessings of Lockdown is that we must now take a long, hard look at ourselves. No more excuses! We have the golden opportunity to keep our 5 daily appointments with Allah. Our one-to-one consultations with our generous Life Giver cannot be, should not be neglected. Our self-isolation exposes our sincerity. Let’s no longer fool ourselves. Now is the time to take corrective action, to seek nearness to Allah….”

Eid Khutbah: Be true to yourself, be true to Allah…

By Essam Mahgoub
“Say what you mean, mean what you say. Be absolutely sincere to Allah, and you won’t be deceiving yourself. Allah loves those who are truthful and sincere. Being true to yourself and being true to Allah simply means that you have no delusions, no devious agendas. Your heart should be pure and transparent. Having a “Qalb Saleem (a pure, sound heart) is the only way to ensure Allah’s good pleasure. The Quran warns us of a Day when neither wealth nor sons will avail us, except those who come to Allah with a sound heart.” (Quran 26:89) …

Those whom Allah loves, will be tested with hardship

By Essam Mahgoub
“”Every Prophet, every Messenger of Allah was tested with extreme hardship. Allah did this to set up role models, inspiring examples of patience, endurance, and complete reliance on Allah swt. When we are faced with trials and tribulations, we ought to accept it as a test from Allah. If we follow the Prophetic examples, Allah will reward us from His limitless Bounty, in this life and the eternal life to come.”

Justice, good deeds and family ties

By Essam Mahgoub
“Islam teaches us a very high and noble standard or Justice. We are reminded that Allah commands justice. We have to be just even if it is against ourselves, or our loved ones…”

Shura (Consultation) In Islam

By Essam Mahgoub
This khutbah explains the vital role of consultation in Islam. To hear the full khutbah, please click on the link below

Don’t blame others; blame yourself first!

By Essam Mahgoub
When things go wrong, its easy to point the finger of blame towards others. WE should always hold ourselves sincerely to account, first and foremost. Finding scapegoats and blaming others is not a useful pastime…

Prayers unanswered? Please Allah first!

By Essam Mahgoub
“A Muslim and a Mu’min (true Believer) are not the same. A Mu’min enjoys a far higher status with Allah. A Muslim has to work very hard, controlling passions, cultivating patience, and reposing complete faith and trust in Allah, to become a True Believer…”

Khuluq: Islamic manners and morals

By Essam Mahgoub
“Deep, penetrating knowledge is impossible without Taqwa, awe-inspired Allah awareness. For example, Al Khwarithmi was actually a scholar of Inheritance Law. He was so precise in his calculations that his work became known as “Algorithms” in mathematics. This amazing legacy is still in use today. It’s a vital part of computer programming. This is Allah’s gift to a talented servant whose search for knowledge was driven by Taqwa…”