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Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

These are not ordinary words

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

One of the amazing miracles of the Qur’an is that it speaks to us directly, both collectively and individually. How often have we not opened a page at random, and read a verse that seems to be specially addressed to us, to guide us through a problem that we are having at that moment?

Sharing the Good News

by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

Do you know about Sir Robert of St Albans, a Templar Knight who became a Muslim and joined Saladin in the Battle of Hittin to capture of Jerusalem? Do you know about the Scottish soldier Robert Keith who joined the Ottomans and became Governor of  Madinah? This khutbah describes some amazing stories of the search for truth and meaning in life that brought, and continue to bring people to Islam…

Green Friday

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
“The Climate Conference in Egypt has failed. Human beings have become victims of consumer addiction, that is destroying our planet. Allāh has set up a balance that pervades the cosmos. Allāh warns us in Sūra Al Rahmān that we should not upset the balance, the Mīzān…”

The Divine Closeness

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad,

Ramadan is a special opportunity to cultivate khushoo’ (humility, modesty, complete self-effacement, a sense of broken-ness in the presence of Allah)…

The meaning of Purity

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad
“The Prophet ﷺ said “Purity is half of faith, and the praise of Allah fills the scale. Glorification and praise fill up what is between the heavens and the earth. Prayer is a light, charity is proof, and patience is illumination. The Quran is a proof for you or against you. All people go out early in the morning and sell themselves, either setting themselves free or ruining themselves.”
In this Friday Sermon, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad elucidates the meaning of purity in all its forms – from the purity of words and actions to the purity of our body as well as our inward & outward states.

Football, Glastonbury and the Hajj

By Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (Tim Winter)
Thousands of medieval pilgrims used to walk ( facing 120 degrees, south east) from the Church of St Benignus to Glastonbury Tor, in search of the Holy Grail. They didn’t realise that they were actually facing the Qibla (120 degrees south-east from the UK), and the real Holy Grail which is the Hajar Al Aswad (Black Stone) on the Kaaba in Makkah. This is just another example of the sacred geometry that Allah uses to point seekers towards the right direction, even though most people are unaware…

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..