Posts tagged with "Khutbah"



Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 20. December 2019
"THE SYMBOLIC CALIPHATE" 20 December 2019 Dr. Abou El Fadl reminds that we are but guests in the existence, that accountability is the first principle of justice and that God will hold each individual accountable for what each has committed, intended or achieved in their lifetime. Recently, there was a notable Islamic conference that took place in Malaysia. This conference – attended by Turkey, Iran and a few other Muslim countries; with the UAE excluded and Saudi Arabia and Egypt vigorously...
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 13. December 2019
"LIBERATION FROM MYTHOLOGY AND THE POWER OF A WHITE JESUS" 13 December 2019 Dr. Abou El Fadl reminds us that the message of God and His prophets has always been the same in its central themes, its basic precept, and in the normative, ethical, moral message and trajectory brought to humanity time and again, which can be summed up in the phrase, “There is no god, but God”. We worship no One but God and submit to no One but God. It is a simple and straightforward message. There is only One God...

Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 06. December 2019
"RETURNING THE GAZE: A WALK THROUGH THE BIBLE" 6 December 2019 Dr. Abou El Fadl begins with the caveat that he will deliver a different kind of khutbah. The modern age of information comes at a time in history when Muslims are at one of their weakest points. Information is power, and power negotiates information. Information is not simply an objective reality that is presented, or data that you either take or leave. Information is intimately connected with power. The flow of information...
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 29. November 2019
"ON KNOWING THE STRENGTH OF YOUR INNER LIGHT" 29 November 2019 Dr. Abou El Fadl shares a prayer (dua) that the Prophet (pbuh) would often repeat: “God, The Lord of the Heavens and the earth, the Lord of all there is and that will be, I seek refuge in You in everything, from everything that You ultimately are empowered against. You are the First and the Last. There is nothing after You, as there was nothing before You. You are apparent. You are the Lord of all that appears, and You are the...

Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 22. November 2019
"YOUR EXISTENCE IS NO COINCIDENCE" 22 November 2019 Dr. Abou El Fadl reminds that all of the Prophets of God taught the moral lesson of meaning. Meaning means knowing that our existence as individuals is not the result of a coincidence or accident. From the moment of inception, there is an intentionality to our existence, we exist because of a Divine intent for us to exist. Human beings often forget the monumental importance of that. If we believe that humans are the result of happenstance, it...
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 15. November 2019
"WHAT GOD EXPECTS FROM US" 15 November 2019 Dr. Abou El Fadl reminds that Allah gave humans the blessing and charge of caring for this earth until the Final Day, when we will be held accountable for how we discharged this obligation. Allah directed us to create divinity on this earth. Allah tells us it is impossible for the Divine to be unjust because God will never allow Godself to be unjust. Injustice, oppression, and tyranny (zulm) is forbidden for God and by God, and thus, apriori, justice...

Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 08. November 2019
Dr. Abou El Fadl begins with a reminder that the quintessential truth of being a Muslim is to walk in the path of light in order to attain light, live in light, die in light, and be resurrected in light. So much of the Quran warns us about the darkness within us and that human beings are capable of creating. Darkness is not a philosophical category, but often an intuitive category with physical manifestations, such as poverty, cruelty or a lack of empathy, mercy or compassion. It is...
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 01. November 2019
An ayat (4:36) in Surah An-Nisa reminds us, worship Allah and do not associate partners with Allah. There are profound implications that follow. The ethical transformation that takes place in the soul of a human being that worships Allah without partners has very concrete results, as the Quran reminds us. It begins with your parents. A barometer of the health of the society is the relationship between parents and children, and whether the children honor, love, or take care of their parents. As...

Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 25. October 2019
Dr. Abou El Fadl reminds us that Muslims have been entrusted with a powerful and weighty word, one of the most repeated words in the Quran, Haqq. ‘Al Haqq’ yields the meaning of truth, rights, duties, belief (imaan), and justice all wrapped up in a singular word. It does not just describe a reality, it is an aspirational term. Allah repeatedly reminds that He created a nation that pursues al Haqq and the reality of justice; we must not make excuses to water down al Haqq, or intuitively know...
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 18. October 2019
Dr. Abou El Fadl begins with a reminder that we remain committed to the truth that everything is from Allah, and everything will return to Allah. One of the central narratives of the Quran, that many Muslims learn and often repeat, is Ayat Al Kursi (Chapter 2, Verse 255). It is a monumental reminder of the truth of our existence and our relationship to our Maker. The wisest of Muslims are the ones who reflect even just on this verse, for the amazing amount of insight it yields into our Maker...

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