JOIN US FOR THIS ALTERNATIVE TO IN-PERSON FRIDAY PRAYERS
If you are in the Eastern 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 1:45 pm Eastern Time.
Find the resources often referenced in these khutbahs by visiting: www.usulinews.org
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 12:45 PM Eastern Time LIVE on our YouTube Channel.
If you are in our time zone (ie. it is Zuhr where you are when we are live streaming), 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.
Note, while the Khutbah summaries blog offers a general written description of each Khutbah, it does not include everything Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl shares in the Friday Sermon. Please watch the recordings on YouTube (Quick Links) for everything discussed.
For Dr. Abou El Fadl's Friday Khutbahs prior to 2019, please visit https://www.searchforbeauty.org/khutbahs/