Posts tagged with "Loss"

Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 27. March 2020
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Dr. Abou El Fadl returns again to the practice of virtual jumu’as. Recently, a representative of the Association of Muslim Scholars from the Middle East appeared on Al Jazeera channel and issued what amounted to a fatwa (non-binding legal opinion), effectively stating that virtual jumu'as are haram; that it is inconsistent with the laws of Sharia to conduct a virtual jumu’a during the time of the plague in any form. This was right after Stay-At-Home orders from the...
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 06. March 2020
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Dr. Abou El Fadl begins with the reminder that because humans are often oblivious and forgetful, we take much for granted. The Prophet Muhammad was a moral example of how we should live our lives, and those who fail to understand this guidance lose so much because they cannot truly be guided to the path of Islam. Last week, Dr. Abou El Fadl shared the news that he had become functionally deaf and reflected upon his thoughts as he coped with this life change. Like most...

Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 28. February 2020
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Dr. Abou El Fadl begins with the reason for the previous jumu'a’s cancellation - the loss of his hearing. He sees it as both a challenge and a blessing, as we should view everything we are dealt in life. If we reflect upon ourselves, we will see that everything that we enjoy, even the most minor coordination, the simplest thought, the way that we interpret every desire is a clear indication of God’s existence. However, the nature of human beings often is to not reflect...

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