Posts tagged with "oppression"



Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 31. May 2019
Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl marks the last Friday jumu'a of Ramadan 2019 as the demarcation of another Ramadan passed in the historical legacy of Muslims in the world. It is also the Day of Jerusalem. He recalls that the state of Jerusalem is a window into the health of Muslims. He reminds Muslims that Islam is intended to be a liberation theology for human beings, and that so much Muslim suffering taking place today around the world is because there are those who do not wish for this version to...
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 24. May 2019
Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl reminds us of our covenant with God, as representatives on this earth, to uphold justice. He discusses the verses in the Quran that equate justice with divinity, and divinity with justice, and explains the covenant and its implications. He discusses the Quranic verses where God states unequivocally what happens to Muslims who kill other Muslims unjustly, and those who kill those who uphold God's justice. He calls Muslims to their conscience and action to stand up for...

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...
Friday Khutbahs (Sermons) · 03. May 2019
Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl delves deeper into the theme of love in Islam. He addresses negative responses to his recent khutbahs, which demand dalil (evidence) and juristic references to justify the centrality of love in the Islamic tradition--demands that arise from obstructionism and an insistence on legalistic details over obvious moral and ethical fundamentals of the faith. He explains why Islam is the only religion that makes sense, and how God calls upon followers to understand that to love...

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