The Prophetic Paradigm of Dealing With Problems – Shaykh Amin Kholwadia

* Courtesy of Darul Qasim

In this Pre Khutba talk, Shaykh Amin Kholwadia reminds the congregation that the absence of problems in society are not a sign of communal success or well being. Human nature and society is inextricably bounded to problems and challenges. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had to deal with problems and challenges on a daily basis. Furthermore, Islamic history is replete with events and episodes of turmoil and issues. Therefore, instead of rebelling against human nature, Muslims should adopt the approach and methodology of the Prophet (peace be upon him) in dealing with problems. He (peace be upon him) showed us through his blessed life that Islam teaches us how to navigate through human complexity. It is time that we realize this and embrace the Prophetic qualities of patience, forbearance, struggle, compassion and generosity in dealing with life and others. We should do our best in providing ease and assistance to those who are suffering from the challenges of life, and try to create a peaceful society by following the Prophetic model.

* Originally published on the 21st of October 2019

Our Way Forward in Light of the New Zealand Massacre – Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia

After the grotesque New Zealand massacre, Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia delivers a profound lecture where he reflects and shares his thoughts on the way forward for Muslims, locally and globally.new Zealand massacre

In this Friday sermon, Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia urges us to recognize the reality that we are confronting, and the necessary steps that we need to take in order to build safe communities for ourselves and others. He reminds us that as Muslims we need to prioritize our responsibilities and assist each other through challenges. When we face a collective problem, it is upon all of us to contribute to its solution. We should not fear to express our Islamic identity, but rather oppose bigotry, hatred and oppression with dignity and courage.  However, we need to ensure that we eradicate anger and hatred within ourselves before we expect the anger and hatred in others to be extinguished.

 

 


Shaykh Mohammed Amin is a Muslim scholar, mentor, and the founder of Darul Qasim, an institute of traditional Islamic higher learning headquartered in the Glendale Heights suburb of Chicago. Shaykh Amin is an active advocate of the classical Sunni tradition of Islamic scholarship and a passionate promoter of traditional Islamic sciences and methodologies of teaching and learning. He is regarded internationally as an expert theologian and an authority in the fields of Islamic philosophy and theosophy.

Shaykh Amin is continually engaged with a diverse following of mentees. His deep knowledge in the Islamic tradition and his aggressive engagement with contemporary issues facing everyday Muslims in the West has endeared him to young Islamic scholars and professionals all over.

Click here for Shaykh Mohammed Amin’s comprehensive biography.