Posts tagged with "humanity"

"Bill Cosby, Britney Spears and The Gift of Light"
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 02. July 2021
God describes the faith that God gave to humankind as a light upon humanity. The faith of our father Abraham, and of all the prophets, one prophet after another, until the final articulation of this faith with the Prophet Muhammad, is a light upon humanity. What does light do? It forces darkness to retreat. When it shines, it enables visibility and clarity, it exposes the hidden and secret, and confronts those who look where the light shines to see the true nature of things. Light, by its...
"The Cost of Speaking Truth and True Feminists"
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 25. June 2021
The original khutbah that I had prepared for today included a heart-warming story from the sirah, but I saw a news item that changed the entire khutbah in an instant. The point of the khutbah is not to educate a lazy audience, nor is it to replace the mandate to pursue knowledge and an education in the affairs of faith. The point of the khutbah every jumu’a is to bring to the forefront what should be a primary issue of concern for Muslims within a certain place at a certain time. The jumu’a...

"The Challenge of The Quran and Losing Our Sense of the Obvious"
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 18. June 2021
The Qur’an, God's revealed book, has indeed set out for us a path, and an entire methodology for existence in life. The Qur’an is a book that is not there to affirm what we are, but to challenge what we are. The very nature of God's revelation is that, if one finds in it an affirmation of what they are, or an affirmation of what they want to be, or an affirmation of their feelings and ideas, without anything further, then they have not given this book its due. Then, they do not have a...
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 29. March 2019
Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl delivers the Friday khutbah at Princeton University, 29 March 2019. Dr. Abou El Fadl reminds us of the sanctity of human life, the light of the soul that is uniquely divine, given to each human being regardless of faith or lack of faith or any other distinction. Each human soul is endlessly valuable, thus the Quranic exhortation that to murder a soul is as if to murder all of humanity. This only begins to suggest the horror, devastation and moral abomination of the...

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