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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

Surah As-Sharh: Khutba by Sheikh Tawfique chowdhury

For those who get tired, tired from the daily attacks on our Iman, who say they’ve done enough. I personally needed this khutba, and thank Allah swt. for giving me this reminder for giving me the ability to hear it, even though I came late.

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Khutba – Remembering Allah swt.

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