Posts tagged with "moral progress"

"Where Will You Be Next Ramadan? And the Pain of Racism"
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 16. April 2021
This is the first jum'ua in the month of Ramadan. As God told us in Surah Al-Baqarah, the month of Ramadan is the month where the Qur’anic revelation starts and when the gift of the Qur’an is given to humanity. It is a month of guidance. It is the month that bears the possibility of an abundance of guidance and furqan (criterion), in addition to that special gift that God gives to human beings when they can differentiate between good and evil, between a purposeful life and an aimless...
"Pathologies of A Defeated People and Aiding Muslim Prisoners"
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 09. April 2021
In last week’s second khutbah, I spoke about the increasingly restrictive, increasingly racist atmosphere against Islam and Muslims in France, but also more generally, unfortunately, in Europe. As we noted last week, the way this racism is expressed in countries like France is through targeting Muslim women, and in the case of France, outright banning any Muslim woman under the age of 18 from wearing the hijab. Although in France, underage drinking and underage drug consumption is extremely...

Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 11. October 2019
Dr. Abou El Fadl reminds that Allah has given us the Shari’ah, a path, a guidance, like a map. So, follow it and do not follow the whims of those who do not know. If you enter into a relationship with the Divine, you will feel the Divine and the Divine will guide you. The unjust are supported by the unjust. The nature of injustice is like an infection. It starts small but grows and extends, and when supported, results in further injustice. It is not just a theological principle; it is a...
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 04. October 2019
Dr. Abou El Fadl reminds us that Allah in the Qur’an gave us Shariah, a path that we are instructed to follow. There are many people who think that Shariah is something as simple as a group of positivistic laws. However, laws that lead to practices are only half the process, because any practice decreed by law must have a purpose. If one is not following these laws with an understanding of why, how it fits in within the Shariah of Allah, then there is a fundamental breakdown. If it was simply...

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