Entries by Amr

Don’t Worry Be Believers – The Qualities of Strong Believers – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Many people let fears, worries, and challenges–personal or social–affect their life choices and cause them to make disadvantageous decisions. In this talk, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains a powerful Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) describing the “strong believer” who is “better and more beloved to Allah.” الْمُؤْمِنِ الضَّعِيفِ، وَفِي كُلٍّ […]

Spiritual Values for Principled Engagement – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

With so many injustices in the world, many young people are driven to enact change. In this important Khutba, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus of Al-Maqasid speaks about the spiritual values required for principled engagement with authenticity, impact, and reward with our Creator. This Friday sermon was delivered by Shaykh Yahya Rhodus on February 1oth, 2017 at the University […]

Crying With Concern: Why the Prophet Muhammad Cried, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Friday sermon on the #QuebecAttack. The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ cried, but not like others cry. His crying was not a crying of dejection or loss–but, rather, a crying of concern and caring. It was a crying of Mercy. Our response to Islamophobia and other wrong can’t simply be to seek a cold, angry “justice.” Rather, […]

Stormy Seas: How Two Of The Salaf Proved the Existence of God, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

There were atheists and non-believers even in the early centuries of Islam. Many of the early Muslims engaged in discussions and debates with them regarding faith, religion, and belief in God. Here, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani shares two stories from great early Muslims—Imam Abu Hanifa (founder of the Hanafi school of law) and Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq […]

Three Qualities Of The Servants Of Allah – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Who are true servants of Allah? What does it mean to be of “the servants of the All-Merciful,” praised and described in the Qur’an. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains four of the key qualities of these blessed, beloved servants of God, as mentioned in verses 63-77 of Surat al-Furqan. Shaykh Faraz explains what a true servant […]

Translating Deen Into Service – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

In this Friday sermon (khutba) Shaykh Faid focuses on the importance of translating our deen into a powerful force of compassion, love, and service to humanity. Shaykh Faid highlights some key lessons from the stories of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), and his companions (may God be pleased with him). This Friday khutba was […]

Don’t Ask For Relief from Trials – Rather Ask for Right Response – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz highlights the teaching of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) with regards to what a believer should ask for during trials that they will inevitably face. He calls believers to not focus on getting out of the trial, but rather to focus on being the strong and empowered believer who responds to the […]

The Believer is Not Shaken, Rather Awakens to Spreading Prophetic Light – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz calls believers to embody and spread the prophetic light in times of darkness, as opposed to talking and dwelling on the darkness. He explains that there is a lot of good and blessings to reflect on, recognize and be thankful for. Of the rights of blessings upon us, is to rejoice in the […]

“The Trumpet Hasn’t Blown” – Prophetic Responses to Crises and Disliked Worldly Events – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani shares clear, inspiring guidance on how to respond to trying and testing times–in view of the recent election of Donald Trump as US President. Shaykh Faraz reminds us of how the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) responded to loss, to trials, and to tribulations. He explains how the right response […]

What Should Our Intention Be in Voting? – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz highlights what intentions Muslims should have in voting. He clarifies that in reality, the believer has one intention in everything they do: for the sake of Allah Most High. So the Muslim’s intention in voting is to seek Allah’s pleasure. How? Shaykh Faraz advises Muslims to pause for a moment before voting to gather their […]