Renewing Gratitude Through Reflection – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Many Muslims may approach worship as a burden. However, our worship should be an expression of gratitude to Allah Most High as the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) has taught us and set an example for that. Our sense of gratitude could be nurtured through constant reflection of Allah’s overwhelming bounties and […]

Learn to Live – 02 – Interview with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this interview, Shaykh Faraz tells about the inspirations led him to take the path of seeking knowledge. He talks about the importance and definition of religious activism. Shaykh Faraz also shares his memories from his days as a student of sacred learning including an incident with his teacher Shaykh Adeeb Kalas.  He then talks […]

Don’t Fear, Truly God Is With Us: The Unconditional Hope – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

One of the key sunnas of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is that he was always positive and full of hope in Allah Most High. It didn’t matter what was happening to him or around him, the Prophet’s positive attitude and hope were unconditional. In this Friday khutba, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani highlights Allah’s call […]

Why Are We Muslim? – Preserving Faith in Testing Times – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Have you asked yourself why you are Muslim? Is Islam an identity? How can our faith be preserved in testing time? In this Friday khutba, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains how faith is the fuel of religion. Muslims should be be clear about why they are Muslim, and then nurture that in their children. Shaykh Faraz […]

Differences and Unity in Islam: The Wisdom and Sunna of Diversity – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

How can we achieve unity when we are different? In a time where we find many plots of divisiveness, how can we appreciate diversity? In this timely and important talk, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gives some key principles on how to deal with differences and how to find unity in diversity. These principles apply to dealing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]