Posts tagged with "Iran"

How Many Uncovered Women's Heads Are Worth A Single Life Taken?
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 07. October 2022
How straightforward, intuitive and necessary what God has taught us in His revelation, the Qur'an; if we only listen and set aside dogma, farcical performances, ostentatious displays of religiosity and religious affectations, if we only humble our ego before God's message, if we only understand that God's message is meaningless without God's most spectacular creation: the intellect and the human heart. In Surah al-A’raf, God tells us quite simply, “Say: ‘Behold, never does God enjoin...
"Duties Before Rights: Are You Complicit in the Genocide of Muslims?"
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 30. September 2022
Embedded within my conscience, and what should be embedded in the conscience of every Muslim who takes his or her religion seriously, is God's refrain in Surah Al Imran: “...and that there might grow out of you a community [of people] who invite unto all that is good, and enjoin the doing of what is right and forbid the doing of what is wrong: and it is they, they who shall attain to a happy state!” (Q 3:104). This is further underscored in the same surah: “You are indeed the best...

"The Pulpit of Truth and the Battle over Women's Hair"
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 23. September 2022
Reflecting on the du‘a’s of the Prophet allows us to see how profound and remarkably tender, humane, and modest these supplications were. One of the Prophet’s supplications is so straightforward, but it says so much. God, grant us certitude in iman, certitude in who You are, and in what You want from us. Certitude about our faith in You, our faith in Your faith, and in the message of Islam, the power of Islam, and the instrumentality of Islam in delivering and embodying light unto...
"How Islam Is Supposed to Take People From Darkness to Light"
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 20. August 2021
We begin in the name of God, always acknowledging that God is the Ultimate, the One and Only; and that Muhammad was the final Prophet, sent as a mercy and a liberation unto humankind. Everything that takes human beings to the direction of the merciful; to the direction of the compassionate; a step further towards enlightenment; towards liberation and self-determination, IS Islam and IS the Islamic project. Islam did not come to teach human beings a set of rituals among the many ritualistic...

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