Riding the Tiger of Modernity – Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad

Do the challenges of modernity make you want to run for the hills or jump on the back of the tiger, to see if you can tame it? Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad addresses this conundrum in this clip from this year’s Cambridge Muslim College retreat.

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The Role of the Sunnah & Religion in the Modern World – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (Cambridge Muslim College)

“You have indeed in the Messenger of Allah an excellent example for him who hopes in Allah and the Last Day, and who remembers Allah much”
(Surah Ahzab 33:21)
Excellent of Examples:

Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was sent to mankind as an “excellent example” for us all to follow. Undoubtedly emulating the Prophetic way will lead to success in this world & the hereafter.

But how do we adhere to the Sunnah in this fast paced modern world in which we all live? How should the Sunnah impact our daily lives & character? How can the Prophetic methodology bring us a sense of peace & meaning to our lives?
What is this lesson about?
This lesson eloquently elucidates how human beings are capable of rising above other orders of creation without exception if they are in sync with their primordial states.
Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad discusses the importance of realising we all have a practical choice and not just a theoretical demand on how we conduct our lives. We have a choice to either descend to the lower depths of our caprices or to rise to a higher level by ascending to reality itself.
The trodden path of the Prophets has been laid out before us and we should strive with urgency to commence the journey and reconnect to the lofty virtues for eternal felicity.
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Video: Cambridge Muslim College – featuring Sh. Abdal Hakim Murad, Sh. Hamza Yusuf, and others

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