As believers, we see martyrdom as an honour to be recognized and—while feeling loss for death and the wrong underlying it—we rejoice in Allah’s honouring of those servants who live and die upholding Truth and Good.

A radiant example of this sacrifice is Imam Husayn ibn Ali (Allah be pleased with him), the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), martyred tragically at Karbala on the 10th of Muharram.

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains who we understand this loss, but also asks us the critical question: what is our sacrifice? where is our steadfastness? what are we doing with our life, our time, and in the choices we make in life?

Friday khutba delivered at Masjid Noor-Ul Haram, Oakville, Canada on October 7th, 2016.


Special thanks to WIM Youth Canada for providing the recording for this khutba. (

Cover photo by Natalie Gunji.

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"Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a similar reward"-- The Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him)