Which Direction Should I Face During the Sermon of the Friday Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, Which direction should the congregant face during the sermon of the Friday Prayer? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Ideally, the congregants should face the imam during the sermon (khutba). This is minimally fulfilled by facing him whilst remaining in the direction of the qibla. However, you […]

Four Obstacles to Obedience to Allah

We’ve all been through the moment where we’re ready to make change and get right with God, but when we try, we just can’t seem to follow through. Either our plans aren’t sustainable, or our old ways are just too tempting. In this series of lectures, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin, chaplain at the University of Toronto, […]

A Practical Guide to Giving Friday Sermons, By Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

A collective obligation for the Muslim community is establishing the Friday Prayer (Ṣalāt Al-Jumuʿah). Because of its great importance in the religion, we should take particular care in properly establishing it. God the Exalted says in the Qurʾān, “Believers! When the call to prayer is made on the Day of Congregation (Jumuʿah), hurry towards the […]

Do You Think The Killer in Chattanooga Represents Any Of Us? – A Powerful Khutbah by Imam Khalid Latif

Imam Khalid Latif delivered a powerful khutbah on Eid Al-Fitr, shortly after the shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee in which five people were killed. He calls on Muslims to be the change we want to see in the world. What is it that we want to carry forward? We mustn’t live our lives in reaction to the […]

Khutbah: Companions around the Prophet (pbuh)

The companions (may Allah be well pleased with them) had the honour of being in the presence of the Prophet (pbuh), of seeing and hearing from him directly, but the tremendous gift from Allah to this ummah is that the guidance of the Prophet (saw) is fully preserved for us. We know every detail about […]

What is Required for a Valid Friday Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As-salamu alaykum I have a question about organizing Jumu’ah prayers in the Hanafi school at a location such as a school hall. At my school, students are unable to leave Friday to go to the Mosque, so for the last 2-3 years I have organized prayers in a school […]

What is the Straight Path of Islam? “Guide us to the Straight Path” Explained – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

What is the Straight Path we ask for in Surat al-Fatiha when we say: “Guide us to the Straight Path.” [Qur’an, 1.6] Why do believers–people of guidance–ask Allah for guidance? In this insightful khutba, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains what guidance is; that the straight path is the direct way to the desired goal; what the […]

Shaykh Babikir: Eid Address – Eid al-Adha 1432 – Video

Shaykh Babikir: Eid Address – Eid al-Adha 1432 / 6.11.2011 [Part 1] – YouTube   Eid is a day on which the perfection of humanity is celebrated, and the unity of man is displayed. It is the day we stand together, greet one another and share from the same plate, whether we are black or […]

cambridge khutbas etc.: Can You Help This Site Dedicated to the Sermons and Talks of Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

cambridge khutbas etc.: Can You Help This Site? Faraz Rabbani notes: Many of us have benefited from the cambridge khutbas etc. site, which features the sermons and talks of our dear Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad. They have made the following appeal for volunteers and help. Do respond! (Habib Ali al-Jifry describes Shaykh Abdal Hakim as the […]