Virtual Khutbahs


 

JOIN US FOR THIS ALTERNATIVE TO IN-PERSON FRIDAY PRAYERS

**IF YOU ARE IN THE LOS ANGELES TIME ZONE, THIS CAN COUNT AS YOUR JUMU'A PRAYER**

 

Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl delivers a virtual Friday weekly address (khutbah) and congregational prayer (jumu'a)

LIVE on The Usuli Institute YouTube Channel beginning at 1:15 pm Los Angeles time. 

 


The First Usuli Institute Virtual Khutbah


 

JOIN US FOR THIS ALTERNATIVE TO IN-PERSON FRIDAY PRAYERS

**IF YOU ARE IN THE LOS ANGELES TIME ZONE, THIS CAN COUNT AS YOUR JUMU'A PRAYER**

 

In response to the increased alienation that Muslims, particularly women and converts, experience at their local mosque due to the lack of inspiring, spiritual uplifting and intellectually stimulating khutbahs, The Usuli Institute offers this ALTERNATIVE virtual khutbah and jumu'a for those who cannot or would not attend jumu'a otherwise. This is also a wonderful alternative for those who are ill, caring for young children, or otherwise unable to physically attend jumu'a for other reasons. Please join us online every Friday at 1:15 PM Pacific Time for the Facebook livestream (www.facebook.com/usuli.org). You do not need to have a Facebook account to watch.

 

If you are in our time zone (ie. it is Zuhr where you are when we are livestreaming), this can count as your jumu'a prayer. If you are in a different time zone, it can be sunnah prayer. Gather your friends to listen and pray with you. This will allow those who have been alienated from the mosque to create alternate spaces for Friday prayer, with Dr. Abou El Fadl as your virtual khatib. Or, watch the recording afterwards for a weekly intellectual and spiritual invigoration.

 

Is this Islamically permissible? Watch the First Virtual khutbah below to hear Dr. Abou El Fadl explain the purpose, history, meaning and juristic opinions about virtual congregational prayer. Listen to why he has resisted offering such a virtual khutbah until now, and why he has come to the conclusion that our current circumstance as Muslims warrants such alternatives. 


For Dr. Abou El Fadl's Friday Khutbahs prior to 2019, please visit https://www.searchforbeauty.org/friday-khutbahs-latest/

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