A Moment of Reflection is Better than a Lifetime of Heedlessness – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this Friday khutba Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reminds the believers that the Day of Ashura is a  day of tremendous blessing for the people of faith. Many great events happened on this great day throughout history. Our beloved Imam Hussain (may Allah be pleased with him) was martyred. Great days of the year are to […]

Reflections and Lessons from the Hijra – Shaykh Amin Buxton

In this khutba Shaykh Amin Buxton starts by reminding the believers that a new hijri year is upon us (1440 A.H.), and a new decade as well. One should take account from the past year and make intentions for the coming year. Hijra (migration) is not strange for the Muslims. He goes on to remind […]

The Atheist and the Fig – Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat

Belief in God is perfectly summarized by the statement ‘There is no god except Allah’. In past times the prevalent trend of disbelief was a denial of ‘except Allah’, whereas in our times the mantra has become ‘There is no god’. This sermon explores this trend and shows how the Qur’an directs believers to use […]

Days of Beloved Actions: The Ten Days of Dhul Hijja, Day of Arafa, and Eid — and the Sunna of Returning to Allah – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this khutba Shaykh Faraz begins by reminding the believers that the first days of Dhul Hijja are beloved to Allah, and that there is a significant reward for actions during these days. The objective of the ten days of Dhul Hijja is Allah and the love of Allah. These days are the best days […]

A Synopsis of the Science of ‘Aqeeda Based on al-Hawi al-Qudsi of Qadi Jamaluddeen al-Ghaznawi (Part Two) – Mufti Taha Karaan

Since the enlightenment period, belief in God and organized religion has come under significant attack.  The unremitting question regarding the compatibility of revelation and reason continues to plague us in current times.  Atheism as a “belief” system or worldview is on the rise, and many individuals feel obfuscated and confused amidst the high levels of […]

Muslim Minorities and the Fiqh of Citizenship in the Modern World – Mufti Taha Karaan

In this podcast Mufti Taha Karaan will explain how do Muslim minority communities in various parts of the world create meaningful spaces and environments to flourish as religious communities, and as beneficial members of their societies? The intersection between religious identity and citizenship is a nuanced and complex topic for many Muslims living in Non […]

Ours Is Not a Caravan of Despair: Joy & Gratitude – Eid Sermon by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this Eid sermon, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani contrasts people who see just this world—a place of sorrow and suffering—with those who see this world as the creating of Allah, a gift, and the first step in an eternal journey. He outlines the Prophetic model of joy and rejoicing, and how to find mercy in hardship: […]

Branches of Faith – 08: Nurturing the Tree of Faith & Institution Building – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus shares his viewpoint that in this phase of North American Islam, the most important priority is institution building and conveying the Prophetic inheritance. He reflects on the idea of the Tree of Faith as a metaphor from institution building. Beginning with the seed of faith, he draws links between nurturing the soil […]

Feed the People – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

Bismillah-ir Rahman-ir Raheem When the Nur (sallallahu alayhi wasalam) entered Madinah, it was narrated by the lead Jewish Rabi of the city that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasalam) said: “Spread peace, feed people and pray at night when others are asleep.” This past week in the UK has been one of the most extreme in terms […]

The Light and Mercy of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

In this podcast, Shaykh Faid Mohammed explains how the light of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) purifies the one who seeks it. He goes on to explain that one of the greatest blessing that a believer should be thankful for in the light that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon […]