quick links - all khutbahs

Forming Foundations & The Sands of Time: Lessons from Surah Al-Ahqaf

Protest or Perish: Lessons from The Ant Colony

The Anatomy of Empathy: An Encampment Testimony

God's Heroes on God's Timing

Maryam's Lessons: Resistance, Devotion, & Revival

How to fix an Ummah: Hurriyah (Freedom) and ‘Izzah (Dignity)
Sulaiman and The Esteemed Camel

Turning Faith Into Superstition: God is Not Responsible for Gaza - We are.

Taqwa: The Front Door to Guidance

Rethinking and Reimagining Dignity for 1/4 of the Population

Taking an Ethical Stand on the System That Led to A Genocide

Redirecting the Islamic Gaze

Something is very, very wrong...And the Islamic heritage for sale on Ebay

A Pivotal Moment in History and the Hashish Sellers in Morocco

The Power of Moral Unison: Confronting the Bid'ah of Despotism

Donkeys Carrying Books or Just Donkeys?

The Cure to the "Cancer" of Islam

Nothing Matters, Because After Gaza, Everything Matters

When the House is on Fire, Do We Worry About the Furniture?

The Moment of Truth is Upon Us

Calamity: The Great Moral Criterion

Parable of the Palm Tree: Morality as the Language of Deceit

The Debasement of Shari'a and the State of Muslims

Built on Racism: Modern Institutions and the Path to Liberation

Emancipation from "Colonial Islam" and the Uselessness of Muslim Leaders

The Biblical Narrative on Wicked People and the Paradox of the West

When Goliath Wants to Nuke David and David's Brothers Help Goliath

The Logic of Terrorism and What Can We Do About Palestine

The Logic of Total Victory, Israeli Exceptionalism, and Muslims

The Truth About Palestine and I Will Testify Against You If...

When Scholars Stop Testifying for God's Truth

On Banning Women's Voices While Living in the Modern World

The Delusion of Fear and the Power of Being Human

The Warning, the Blame, and the Prescription: 'Ilm, Amal, and Hawl

When Water Shares Space with Poison and the Myth of Public Neutrality

The Logic of Evil and Trying to Get What You Haven't Earned or Deserve

On Music and the School of Reason, Rationality, and Beauty

The Case Study of Nahed Metwaly and the False Dignity of Victimhood

Luqman, His Son, and The True Parent

On "Global Boiling," Murdering Mother Earth, and The Greatest Tragedy of All

The Lifeline of "Current Events" and the Myth of Ijtihad

The Rise [and Fall] of Virtue

The Jazz of Islam and Gender Identity Debates

What Happened to Muslims? And What To Do About It

The Myth of the Post-Racial World v. The Reality of the Post-Muslim World

The Covenant of Light and the Imams of Darkness

When #HajjIsNotSafe and the Jihad (Hard Work) of Moral Deliberation

Do We Offer A Car or A Camel? And the Racism of Human Rights

Weaponizing the Language of Human Rights, The Secular Religion of Our Age

The "Argument" Your Life Represents and The Palestine Industry

The Human Instinct for Beauty: Nurtured or Suppressed?

Muslim Exceptionalism and the Individual as Ummah

God's Covenant of Love and The People of Qur'an

The Theatrics of Piety and the Exoticization of Islam

"'Eid Mubarak Everyone, But I Don't See How"

God's Invitation to Dignity and Liberation, NOT Blind Submission to Power

The Manipulation of Muslim Consciousness and the Art of Subordination

The Dirty Secrets of a Smear Campaign and A Predator Leading Prayer

Rethinking "How to Address Islamophobia" as Worship during Ramadan

The Wellsprings of Islamophobia: It's Not Where You Think

When the Lands of Islam Are No Longer Safe for Muslims

Where is the Love? Where is the Justice? Where is the Ihsan?

From Kaaba to Mukaab, the "Abrahamic Faith," and Our Virtual Reality

How NOT to Become So Attractive that Shaytan Wants to Follow You

Zelzalahs (Earthquakes) and the Moral (and Amoral) Choices We Make

The Arc of the Qur'an and the Failure of Muslim Capital

What Do You Do When You Learn the Prophet's Gravesite will be Desecrated?

The Garb of Truth and the Courthouse of the Self

Don't Believe the Losers

Slave Ship Headed to a Penal Colony

Is Your Peace Real or Fake? On the Lightness of Treading

Want the Path of the Divine? Don't Follow the Demonic

Don't Be Stupid About Your Package, and What About Gaza?

Surah Al Maidah and The Feast

"Judeo-Christian Values" and the Road to Moral Bankruptcy

The Art of Gratitude and Embodying Beauty as Islam

Choosing Death over Life and The Illusion of Liberty

The Moral Potential of Shariah: How Are We Faring?

Alcohol, Gambling, Self-Loathing, and the Demonic Instrumentalities of Hate

The Seeds of Sacred Beauty: To Be Nurtured or Neutralized?

What Happens When You Silence the Birds?

The U.S. Government is the Most Influential Imam in the World Today 

How Many Uncovered Women's Heads Are Worth A Single Life Taken?

Duties Before Rights: Are You Complicit in the Genocide of Muslims?

The Pulpit of Truth and the Battle over Women's Hair

How to Kill the Soul of Islam

The Word of Power in A World of Disempowerment

On Diversity and Inheriting Gold: Will The Qur'an Testify For or Against Us?

From Where and From Whom Do You Get Your Islam?

Measuring One's Moral Illness: The Devil is in the Details

The Sunni, The Shi'i, and The Gift of Consciousness

It's a Dog's Life: Reflecting on Rights to Life and Mercy

Murder, Suicide and Death by Abrahamic Accords

The Trust: When You Put Your Hand in the Hands of the Indecent

The Muslim Cost of SCOTUS and the Dawning of the New Colonizer

The Myth of the Decent Person and the Sin of Hajj

The Calculus of A Moral Decision and the Tapestry of Morality

Applying The Parable of Light Upon Light

On the Engineering of Faith and Being Worthy of God’s Aid

The Lessons of God The Teacher and Muhammad The Student

What Happens When Muslims Allow the Demolition of Al Aqsa Mosque?

And What Should Be Noted of Shireen Abu Akleh, Jared Kushner and Al Aqsa?

The Power of the Collective and a Highly Relevant God

Is Your Dignity Founded in God? Or is it Founded in Your Ego?

It All Comes Down to Your Individual Choices and The State of Al Aqsa

Dreaming in Darkness and The Plight of Modern Day Israelites

Fasting, the Art of Closeness to God Through Denial

If You Journey Towards the Lord, Your Shaytan Can’t Come Along

The Open Book Test That is The Quran & Testifying Against The Ego

Are You Alive? Justice, Necropolitics and The Living Dead

The Elixir of Faith and How to Change the World

Intimacy With God and the Truth of the World Laid Bare

The Plight of the Individual and the Sunnah of the Maker

The Hardest Tests of Apathy, Consuming and Being Consumed, and Not Giving Up

Learning Not to be Selfish and the Legacy of Killing the Prophet's Grandson

The Commercialization of Targeting Muslims and Imprisoning Enlightenment

How Do Our Youth Make Sense of This World?

God Talks. If Only We Would Listen

The Parable of the Doctor, the Patient, and the Illness

Addiction, Suicide, Identity and the Real Costs of Islamophobia

The Prophet's Last Words and the Christian New Year 2022

The True Measure of Piety

Banning Critical Race Theory: A Bellwether for Muslims?

On the American Islamophobia Industry and UAE’s new ‘Islam’

Muslims v. Supreme Court and Colonizing the Muslim Mind - UAE Version

What is Your Contribution to The Muslim Consciousness? 

The ‘Angry’ Muslim Intellectual & Commercializing Muslim Murder

Trafficking 'Halal' Organs and Other Symbolic Signs of Our State

On Climate Catastrophe, Facebook's Secret Blacklist and the "Love Jihad"

What Happens When Artificial Intelligence (AI) Turns Islamophobic?

What Occupies Your Heart? And More On Wolves in Shaykh's Clothing

The Unspoken Truth (Haqq) About Sexual Abuse and the Rights of Victims

Hypocrisy, Schizophrenia and the Value of Muslim Life

The Other Afghan Women and the American Liberation of the Taliban

"Who Is More Deserving of Safety?"

How Islam Is Supposed to Take People From Darkness to Light

Afghanistan, Self-determination and the Heartbreak of Hajj

The Wisdom of Illness and the State of Muslim Instagram 

The Meaning of Hajj and the Uyghur Holocaust

The Butterfly Effect: Choosing the Divine or the Demonic 

Bill Cosby, Britney Spears and The Gift of Light

The Cost of Speaking Truth and True Feminists

The Challenge of The Quran and Losing Our Sense of the Obvious

The Tyranny of the Nervous System & The Muslim Betrayal of Uyghur Muslims 

The Quranic Impulse and The Fallacy of Political Islam

Who Invents Our Pharaohs

Why Jerusalem Matters

Speaking the Unspoken Truth About Israel and Palestine 

Noor Cultural Center Hosts the Eid Khutbah by Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl

Habermas and the Immorality of Muslims

The Last 10 Days of Ramadan and Bearing Witness for Shaytan

Are Muslims a Countermeasure to Racism or Part of the Problem?

Where Will You Be Next Ramadan? And the Pain of Racism

Pathologies of A Defeated People and Aiding Muslim Prisoners

The Journey to God and Empowering Women

On Nawal al Saadawi, Alhurra Channel and the Limits of Free Thinking

Surah Al-Najm and the Idols Within

The Unshackling of Human Beings

What Does Your Iman Amount To?

Mystifications of Power & The Eradication of the Prophet's Sunnah

The Legacy of Monotheism and the Seat of Power

The Prophet's Du'a and An Usuli Cult?

The Paradigm Shift That is the Quran

What Does Islam Offer? On Taking God Seriously

Transporting The Library

Truth and Justice, and Hope at Christmas

The Niche for Divine Light

A Profound Question From His Younger Son

What SubhanAllah Really Means and Which Muslims Orgs to Boycott

'Allahu Akbar,' "Political Islam" and the Radical Liberation of Faith

On the Representation and Perception of Muslims

Godliness, Democracy and The Post Colonial Muslim Super Ego

A Great Prophet and the Racism of France

The Prophet's Pulpit and French Islamophobia

On Preserving Women and Female Reciters of the Quran

The Prophet's Hadith on the Intellect

Death by Doctrine of the 'Legitimacy of the Usurpers'

On Critical Race Studies and What is Point of Religion?

The New Islam of Absolute Silence

On Democracy, Voting and Defending Dictators

All Lives v. Black Lives and the Sin of Holy Rhetoric

When Truth, Principle and Ethics are Trumped by Politics

The State of Jerusalem and the Test of Wealth

The Shame of the 'Commission on Unalienable Rights Report'

On Eid Al Adha and the Prophet's Last Will and Testament

How Are These Things Connected? Mecca and The Plight of the Uyghurs

The Entire Philosophy of Existence in a Paragraph

The Story of Prophet Yunus and Why Despair is Not an Option

Who is the Better Muslim and What Would God Think?

Our Character is Built on Our Stories

The Islam of Dignity: Are You on the Right Side of History?

The Prophet's First Khutbah and the Cornerstone of Faith

Why All Evil is Interconnected and Why Muslims Should Protest

Jahiliyya and the Murder of George Floyd

The Bismillah Covenant

Narratives of Finding Dignity and Justice with God

What is Your Muslim Spirit? Why Islam was given to the Arabs

Bilal, The Prophet, and Casting Ourselves Unto Ruin

The Power of Ramadan: Fasting, Guidance and The Criterion

When Mecca is Empty, What Remains?

Addressing the Generational Divide Among Younger and Older Muslims (Note Accompanying Addendum)

To God We Belong and To God We Return

More on Virtual Khutbahs and the Personal Nature of a Pandemic

Perhaps You Will Turn To God: On the Coronavirus and God's Love

Trials of a Prophet Loved and The Mirror of the Coronavirus

What Do You Hear When the World Goes Silent?

When the World Goes Silent: Reflecting on Loss

The Theology of Despotism and Reflecting on the Coronavirus

The Higher Aspirations of Justice

Humility, Certitude and "The Deal of the Century"

Reason and Revelation: On Becoming a Moral Human Being

True Monotheism and Returning the Gaze Part II

Resisting the Colonizing of Muslim Minds and Salat al Istisqa'

Tawheed and Trinity: Why Is Monotheism So Hard?"

The Symbolic Caliphate

Liberation from Mythology and the Power of A White Jesus

Returning the Gaze: A Walk Through the Bible

On Knowing the Strength of Your Inner Light

Your Existence is No Coincidence

What God Expects from Us

Parables of Light and Darkness

Cleansing Oneself of the Companionship of Satan

On Asserting the Truth of Al-Haqq

On Internalizing Ayat al Kursi

On Injustice and Muslims Defending the Muslim Ban

On the Definition of a Scholar

On Failing the Inheritance of the Prophets

More Lethal than Islamophobes- the Modern Day Murji'ah

On Reviving the Ideas of the Trash Bin of History

On Asking God for Light Upon Light

On Slavery and a Moral Reading of the Quran

From Bearing Witness to Becoming the Opiate of the Masses

On Fitna, Ethics, and the Modern Day "Marketplace"

On Hajj and the Selling of the Soul of Islam

How to Live the Philosophy of Islam

On Reading and Testing the State of Your Faith

On Muslim Pharoahs, Terrorists and Recognizing the Straight Path

On the Price of Silence, Nicki Minaj, and the US Human Rights Commission

On Logic, Justice, and Obeying Unjust Rulers

On Witnessing, and Closing the ICSC Chapter

On Being Banned: Shaming or Schooling the ICSC?

On Rupert Murdoch, Power and Resisting the Party of the Devil

On Eid, Sudan, and What to Do When the Muslim Body Ails

Which Islam? Dignity or Death?

On Divinity, Justice, and Muslims Murdering Muslims

School of Fasting for the Divine

Why Our Youth Leave Islam; When Moses Will Not Confront the Pharaoh

The Dalil (Evidence) of Love

The Prophet's Prayer of Love

The Power of Love

On Love and a Loving God in Islam

On the Truth of Jumu'a, Orphans and Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

On the Accountability of Privilege

American Muslims - Moral Pilots or Moral Failures?

Islamophobia, Racism, and the New Zealand Massacre

The New Crusades

On Evaluating Moral Character, Trusting Intuition, and Cleaning your Vessel

Recolonization, Racism and the Role of Reason

Thinking Islam Anew Away from the Lands of Despotism and Hypocrisy

The Cycle of Life and Honoring Guido Santi

The Lifeline of Prayer, Perseverance and Patience

Usuli Institute First Virtual Khutbah with Khaled Abou El Fadl

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