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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)

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Salam Alaykum,

finishing of the poster for Discover Islam Week. It is very late and entirely my fault, should have started working on it weeks ago. I’ve wanted to do something with 3D elements in it for some time now, but was and am not that skilled in 3D modelling. So tutorials were what got me to this.

Two different things merged together I don’t know if they will take this one or one without the landscape in front but they will have to pick one of the two hahaha, I’ve got no time to restart anything at the moment. The Pattern might change as well, need to vectorise another picture.

The original, also the one that saw its light at the Dawah Workshop with Hamza Tzortzis today, was entirely black and white, the only colour was the yellow strip of the Kaaba. Apparently not enough colour for some, I’d like to not go back to Cinema 4D to change the colour, so hope it is enough to just overlay a pattern and delete the parts that are over the important bits. InshaAllah, InshaAllah!

So this has pretty much been my existence the last two weeks and the reason that I have almost no time to write a proper post about something important. The next 2 longer post I write will hopefully be firstly about having humility with regards to Allah and secondly about the Workshop today, many things came up that just got me thinking.

With that salam,




Broken down.

اللهُ أكبَرُ ، اللهُ أكبَرُ ، اللهُ أكبَرُ، سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي سَخَّرَ لَنَا هَذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لَهُ مُقْرِنِينَ، وَإِنّا إِلَى رَبِّنَا لَمُنْقَلِبونَ، اللّهُمَّ إِنّا نَسْأَلُكَ في سَفَرِنا هَذَا البِرَّ وَالتَّقْوَى، وَمِنَ الْعَمَلِ ما تَرْضَى، اللّهُمَّ هَوِّنْ عَلَيْنَا سَفَرَنَا هَذَا وَاطْوِ عَنَّا بُعْدَهُ، اللّهُمَّ أَنْتَ الصَّاحِبُ في السَّفَرِ، وَالْخَليفَةُ في الأَهْلِ، اللّهُمَّ إِنّي أَعُوذُبِكَ مِنْ وَعْثَاءِ السَّفَرِ، وَكَآبَةِ الْمَنْظَرِ، وَسُوءِ الْمُنْقَلَبِ في الْمَالِ وَالأَهْلِ

Allah is the Most Great. Allah is the Most Great. Allah is the Most Great. Glory is to Him Who has provided this for us though we could never have had it by our efforts. Surely, unto our Lord we are returning. O Allah, we ask You on this our journey for goodness and piety, and for works that are pleasing to You . O Allah , lighten this journey for us and make its distance easy for us . O Allah, You are our Companion on the road and the One in Whose care we leave our family . O Allah , I seek refuge in You from this journey’s hardships, and from the wicked sights in store and from finding our family and property in misfortune upon returning.

Muslim 2/978



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