Tag Archives: Ummah

Friday Khutbah : Syria Crisis – O Bilad al-Sham! You are in Our Hearts!!

Friday Khutbah : Syria Crisis - O Bilad al-Sham! You are in Our Hearts!! Khutbah by Sh. Yasir Qadhi | Transcribed by Sameera | Source: MuslimMatters [The following is the video and transcript of Shaykh Yasir Qadhi's khutbah on the Syrian crisis, delivered on February 10, 2012. The transcript includes slight modifications for the sake of readability and clarity.] Part 1 My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, one of the very few lands that our Prophet (peace be upon him) has mentioned in numerous traditions, and in fact even before him, Allah has mentioned by reference in the Quran is the land of Sham, which is now the land of Syria, Jordan, Lebanon Read more ...

More than Bad Rulers and Corrupt Societies

In the past few centuries the Muslim world was much more integrated than we realize. It was one social, cultural, religious and economic domain. Its language, system of education, currency, and laws were the same. When British journalist Robert Fisk said that in the face of disaster Arabs act like mice, he was being polite. He could have said that the Muslims act like mice. The question is why? It is easy and customary to blame the current Muslim rulers for this sorry situation. No doubt the Iraq invasion would not have been possible without their acquiescence and support. If they refused to open their lands, waterways, and airspace to the invasion, Read more ...

Islam and Nationalism

The prophet Muhammad said: “He is not one of us who calls for asabiyyah, (tribalism/nationalism) or who fights for asabiyyah, or who dies for asabiyyah.” [Abu Dawud] On one occasion during the time of the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wa sallam), a party of Jews conspired to bring about disunity in the ranks of the Muslims after seeing the Aus and Khazraj harmonious with each other within Islam. A youth from among them was sent to incite remembrance of the battle of Bu’ath, where the Aus had been victorious over the Khazraj. He recited poetry to stir their feelings, remind them of their past differences, and bring about division between them. As a Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : God-fearing ‘Aalim and his importance to the Ummah

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : God-fearing ‘Aalim and his importance to the Ummah - by Imam Al-Madinah Al-Munawarrah ‘Abdul-Bari ibn ‘Awad ath-Thubayti from the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, Shawwaal 24, 1421 (January 19, 2001) The Transcript:   All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all the worlds. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam), his household, his companions and all those who follow their guidance till the Day of Reckoning. Islam respects the ‘Ulamaa (Righteous Scholars) and reveres them because they are the heirs of the Prophets who follow their way. Infact, it is in respect to their dignity Read more ...

Abu Bakr Sets Bilal Free

The famous story of the first Muazzin & one of the greatest muslims ever, Bilal ibn Rabah. His coming to Islam and his high status amongst the Sahabah is testament that race, color & creed mean nothing in Islam and the famous words in Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) Last Sermon included: "All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall Read more ...

Manners In Islam: To Curse the Infidel

It is reported by Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah RA that the Messenger of Allah was asked to invoke curse on the polytheists. The Prophet (PBUH) said, "I have not been sent to curse anyone but i have been sent as a mercy (for all)." (Muslim) Explanation: The Holy Prophet (PBUH) refrained from invoking a curse on the polytheists even and from praying against them. He said, "I am mercy." He asserted that he was sent as a mercy for his ummah and it is incumbent on them also that they follow the path of mercy. Read more ...

We Turn Humans into gods!

""We Turn Humans into gods!" I was about to enter the airport to catch a flight to Lahore when I stopped to look at a crowd of around 125-150 people waiting with flower wreaths in their hands and reciting Durood Sharif. Moments later, a huge car appeared near the departure lounge and out came a buzurg with a long white beard. Someone among the crowded screamed, “Pir Sahib aa gaye! (the Pir has arrived)” The crowd ran towards the Pir Sahib whose face beamed when he looked at the crowd. People were literally going crazy in the blessed presence of Pir Sahib. Some were holding Pir Sahib’s shirt against their eyes, some were kissing his hands, some Read more ...