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Khutba I

Salam Alaykum,

I recently found a couple of my old Sermons (khutba) that I gave at College and since it’s Friday I thought I’d share a snippet with you.

All Praises and thanks are due to Allah swt., whom we thank, seek help and invoke his forgiveness. Peace and blessings be upon the noble Messenger, his family and companions.

A new academic year has arrived. To the year 12s, I welcome you with the words of peace, the words of paradise As-Salamu Alaykum. To the year 13s and the teachers, I welcome you back, As Salamu Alaykum.

This year brings with it many new challenges and hurdles to overcome, but in all this, never forget Allah swt, your Creator. With everything that might come up, that may seem to overwhelm us, don’t forget that this life is a test, a test from Allah swt. our Lord. The Prophet saw. said: “Verily, if Allah loves a people, He makes them go through trials. Whoever is satisfied, for him is contentment and whoever is angry upon him is wrath.”

Allah swt. also says in the Quran: “Indeed with hardship there is ease.” With all the things going on in our lives we should never lose sight of the sirat al mustakeem, the straight path, we ask Allah swt. to guide us to in every prayer, reciting Al-Fatiha.

This life is not more than a blink of an eye, or a drop in the ocean when compared to the next, so why give that up? In the last khutba I talked about keeping up the good deeds that we have done in Ramadan, to not stop achieving greatness just because Ramadan is now over. Ramadan was a training to keep our desires an infinite wants under lock, away from the influences of shaytan.

Shaitan, who Allah swt. says: “Oh you who believe, enter into Islam completely and perfectly and do not follow the footsteps of Shaytan. Indeed he is to you a clear enemy.” In Ramadan Shaytan was in shackles, away from us, not being able to influence us any more. However a tea swirled with a spoon will continue swirling even after  it has been taken out. The influence Shaytan had on us before Ramadan might have continued into Ramadan and maybe even out of Ramadan.

In that case turn to Allah, ask him for forgiveness. Pray your five daily prayers that are obligatory on you without excuses and read Quran everyday even if it is just a page or 5 verses.

Now that Ramadan is over, Shaytan is once again at large throwing hurdles at us trying to make us fall into the depths of our sins. Make Allah swt. your Protector, your Guide, and nothing can touch you. Remember , in the battle of Badr, Allah swt. helped His Messenger saw. by sending armies of angels who stroked fear in the vast army of the Quraysh causing them to run. Allah swt. is there for the one who asks Him, and obeys Him.

Wa Salam,

Abdur-Rahman

Excerpt of Today’s Khutba I

…When a person is sent somewhere he is sent for a reason. However when a person decides on his own accord to go somewhere, he may go wherever he wants to, do whatever he wants to and to come back whenever he wants to. When we entered this life however, we did not decide when we were born, where we were born or whom we were born to. This was Allah swt. decision, and so the time for our return is also in His Hands. So we were sent, who where we sent for? Ourselves? No, we were sent for the whole of mankind.

We are here not just for ourselves, for our families and friends but for humanity. Can you imagine the outlook that a person has who has this view of his purpose? Our pious predecessors (Salaf-us-Salih) were selfless while we today are selfish. They wanted to benefit everybody and the last person on their mind was themselves. On the deathbed of a Sahabi, a companion of the Prophet saw., water was brought to him instead of drinking it himself he turned to another, saying that he is thirstier than I am.  At the time of death they were more worried about others. When the Sahabah were selfless Allah swt. gave them the world, today we are selfish and have lost  the world. So let us change our view our outlook..on why we are here…  I am in this world for the world…To be an asset to the whole Ummah. (Nation)

(Slightly restructured)

Khutba on Dua’ 31/01/14

Salam,

it’s been a while since I’ve recorded and uploaded a khutba so here is the first one of many to come this year inshaAllah. May it be beneficial for me and you. Amin.

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Wa Salam,

Abdur-Rahman

Khutba on Rizq and Talk on Tawheed

Khutba from 31.05.13 on Rizq by Shaykh Abdurrahman

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Talk from 19.05.13 on Tawheed by Shaykh Abu Usamah at-Thahabi

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Khutba – Remembering Allah swt.

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2 Khutbas

Salam,

after figuring out some kinks in my system of uploading, I can now say everything is running as it should and I should now be able to upload these once a week on friday. As I forgot my hard drive at home in Nottingham, it’s going to be khutbas only till I get back.

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Wa Salam,
Abdur-Rahman

New Series: Differences between Muslims – Khutba

As Salamu Alaikum and Jummah Mubarak,

over the years of being in England I’ve recorded certain talks, events, khutbas, reminders etc. as of now they’re numbering over 200. In Ramadan 2 or 3 years ago a number of ideas popped into my mind that I wanted to realize, but didn’t have the expertise needed to do that. So I didn’t, I wrote them down but didn’t do anything towards making them a reality. One of them was a mosque finder app and website which you can find quite easily now and the app by muslimehelfen (muslimhelp)  in Germany, released last year, is even close design wise to what I was thinking of.

With regards to the recordings, initially they were just for me to revise from and listen to, however I also wanted others to benefit from them so thought to put them online some day and dedicate a website to it. Maybe in the future inshaAllah, for now however I’ll take one step towards that goal and upload them here.

So from this Friday on inshaAllah, I’m going to upload a few of my recordings starting with last weeks Jummah Khutba at the University of Bradford.

Turn up your volume.

Wa Salam,

Abdur-Rahman

Repelling Evil

Today inshAllah I want to talk about countering a bad deed with a good deed. Allah swt. has promised a great reward for those who when encountering bad behavior, do good instead instead of answering with bad.

Good conduct, good behaviour has a very high importance in Islam, it counters the influence and outcome of bad behavior especially on the heart. When a person does something bad  to you and that constantly and return that with good, there can really only be a good outcome. If you remember when a woman constantly threw rubbish in front of the prophet Muhammad saw. whenever he passed her house. One day this didn’t happen because she was ill and he became worried about her even though she was trying to be aggravating, he saw. visited her and asked what was wrong with her. He made her some soup and got better soon after, she became a Muslim because of this incident. Imagine what our reaction would be to this, imagine our neighbour constantly throwing stuff at us, I know what my reaction would be I’d be angry. He however kept his cool and was even concerned enough to visit her when she didn’t do that once, not twice or trice.

Allah swt. says in the Qur’an in 23:96:

“Repel evil with that which is better”

 

and in verse 34, Surah 41

“Repel the evil with that which is better, then verily he, between whom and you there was enmity, (will become) as though he was a close friend.”

I’m sure you have had experiences and heard stories where two people who absolutely hated each other becoming the best of friends. Doing this constantly requires control of your ego and your anger. It takes a lot of self control to not retaliate or take revenge but those that can do that will be among those who Allah swt. raises in status.

 

Allah swt. also says in the Qur’an:

“But none are granted that except those who are patient.”

Remember that the Prophet saw. said: “The bankrupt person of my nation is he who comes on the Day of Judgement with prayer and charity. But he also comes after having cursed this person, accused that person falsely, usurped(or stolen) the property of this person, shed blood of that person and assaulted this person. Then this person will be given from his good deeds and that person will also be given from his good deeds, until he has no more good deeds in his book. He will the be given from their sins, and finally be thrown in the fire of Hell”

Auzu Billahi Min Ashaitanirajim, may Allah swt. protect us from this.

The message is clear do not accuse or slander in any way or method do not take others property, shed blood of the innocent or assault them.

Be patient with each other and the people around you and we look at the Prophet saw. as an example, and what an example he is. When a Bedouin man, who were known for being rough, constantly tugged at the clothing of the Prophet saw. so that a red mark appeared on the Prophet saw. as he was fair skinned. He still dealed with him in a calm and good way.

Or when in Ta’if, the Prophet saw. invited the people to Islam, but the people ordered their children to throw stones at him and Zayd ibn Harithah who was with him.  These caused the Prophet saw. to bleed so much that his shoes stuck to his feet. When the angel Gibrail as. came to him with the angel of the mountains he said that if Muhammad saw. wanted he would blow the mountains over the people of Ta’if. He saw. however asked for their forgiveness and said that it happened because of his own weakness. Subhanallah! What are we? What are we?

I end with verse 42 Surah 42:

“And verily, whosoever shows patience and forgiveness, that would truly be from the things recommended by Allah swt.”

 

May Allah grant you and me with the ability to be patient and seek forgiveness for others as well as us constantly. May He forgive us for He is the All-Forgiving the Most Merciful.

Amin.