Posts tagged with "Surah al-A'raf"

The Seeds of Sacred Beauty: To Be Nurtured or Neutralized?
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 28. October 2022
The truth of the matter is that human ideas, concepts, understandings, and conceptualizations undergo the same phases and stages of progression as life itself. An original idea is born. Like any young life, it is full of potential and possibilities, and its impact reflects the fact that it triggers a set of unfulfilled potentialities. As ideas age, however, the potentialities are often exhausted and worn out. What sets in is habit and familiarity, and the same idea that what was once full of...
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...

"If You Journey Towards the Lord, Your Shaytan Can’t Come Along"
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 01. April 2022
Another Ramadan is upon us, and as I have said on previous occasions, it is not coincidental that you can measure your life by the Ramadans that you have lived and the Ramadans that remain. How many Ramadans do you have left in your life? By the time that next Ramadan rolls around, where will you be from one Ramadan to another? What will your relationship to your Maker look like? How will the distance between you and your Maker shift? Equally as important, what is the distance between you and...
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 15. November 2019
"WHAT GOD EXPECTS FROM US" 15 November 2019 Dr. Abou El Fadl reminds that Allah gave humans the blessing and charge of caring for this earth until the Final Day, when we will be held accountable for how we discharged this obligation. Allah directed us to create divinity on this earth. Allah tells us it is impossible for the Divine to be unjust because God will never allow Godself to be unjust. Injustice, oppression, and tyranny (zulm) is forbidden for God and by God, and thus, apriori, justice...

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