Posts tagged with "fasting"



Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 15. May 2020
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Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 08. May 2020
Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl tells another fascinating story of the time of the Prophet Muhammad, which demonstrates the strength and social justice orientation of the early Muslims despite horrific persecution. It is a yardstick by which to measure our own spirit and personality. He answers the question of why Islam was revealed to the Arabs as opposed to another group of people. Detailed summary description forthcoming.

Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 01. May 2020
God is the source of light and true love. All other forms are but derivative, incidental and temporal, but the love of God and love that comes from God is unbounded, unrestricted and universal. We turn to God who is the source of all goodness. God gave us the month of Ramadan as a way to discipline and teach ourselves to have sovereignty over our willpower. From the minute human beings are born on this earth, they are tempted by dependency – first, dependent on parents; then soon enough, on...
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 24. April 2020
Dr. Abou El Fadl begins by supplicating God, who is like no other: God, the Creator of everything who is outside the logic of the created; the Creator of the physical laws who is not bounded by the physical laws. Our rational senses are premised on the ideas of causation and laws that shape and determine physical reality. The only exception to these laws is God’s self, which is why we say “SubhanAllah,” meaning there is no comparable to Allah. Especially at the beginning of the month of...

Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 17. May 2019
Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl explains why fasting for Ramadan is much more than simply learning to empathize with those who have less than us during this holy month. He reminds us that we are not simply animals that consume, but we have a covenant of action and purpose with God on this earth. He elaborates on the Qur'anic verse that tells us we are poor and in need of God, but how this is easily forgotten when our stomachs are full and our needs are met. In fact, those who have the most in this life...
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 10. May 2019
Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl discusses the true meaning of kufr (an act of ingratitude) and what it means when we do not believe or act as if we are an extension of divinity. He explains why kufr is not just about atheism or violating laws, but about what happens when things like prayer and fasting do not increase one's faith or awareness of the umbilical relationship between a human being and his or her Creator. He elaborates on how Islam is being emptied of substance and how this is causing a...

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