FRIDAY KHUTBA

Khutba: The Revival of Laylatul Qadr

07. May 2021
Dear Brothers and Sisters! It is a period of time when Allah's graciousness to His servants is abundant, sinners will be forgiven, and those who want to get rid of their mistakes can be forgiven, the holy Night of Power [Laylatul Qadr]. It is a night when the relief that the month of Ramadan sprinkles in our hearts reaches its peak. Endless praise to Allah (swt) for giving us this blessed fruitful night which is better than a thousand months and salutations to Rasulullah (saw).

Khutba: How does our faith affect our deeds?

30. April 2021
Dear Brothers and Sisters! Among the creatures created by Allah (swt), the only creature with a will are humans. In order to distinguish good and bad, right and wrong, man has been granted an advantage called reason. Man has been given the opportunity to freely choose between them. For this very reason, humans have been subjected to a test by Allah (swt). The test, which is the purpose of our existence in life, has two main parts. First of all, it is our belief and deeds that we will perform as a result of our belief. In the first verses of the Surah al-Baqara, Allah (swt) states the following: “Alif, Lām, Meem. This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah. Who believe in the unseen, establish prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them, And who believe in what has been revealed to you, [O Muḥammad], and what was revealed before you, and of the Hereafter they are certain [in faith]. Those are upon [right] guidance from their Lord, and it is those who are the successful.”

Khutba: Giving Zakat through Institutions

23. April 2021
Dear Muslims! We are obligated to perform the worships that our Lord requires from us within the conditions that He stipulated. We learn the conditions of the worships from Qur’an and the implementations of the prophets that Allah sent from amongst his servants. Our Lord, clarifying that zakah (obligatory donation) is fardh and also how it should be collected, who it should be given to and how it should be distributed commanded in the Qur’an: “Take, [O, Muhammad], from their wealth a charity by which you purify them and cause them increase, and invoke [ Allah's blessings] upon them. Indeed, your invocations are reassurance for them. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing.”

Khutba: Fasting Protects, Prayer Glorifies

15. April 2021
Dear Brothers and Sisters! Allah (swt) says in the Quran: “The month of Ramaḍān [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’ān, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So, whoever sights [the crescent of] the month, let him fast it.”

Khutba: An Awakening with Ramadan

09. April 2021
Dear Honourable Muslims! In the ayah that I have just read, Allah (swt) says, “O believers! Fasting is prescribed for you—as it was for those before you…” In the hadith that I have just read Prophet Muhammed (saw) provides us with the following glad tidings, "Whoever fasts during the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping to attain Allah's rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven."

Khutba: Shaytan’s Field of Influence

01. April 2021
Dear Congregation! Our Lord, out of His mercy, has revealed our friend and our enemy. For example, he declared that Satan and his army were our enemies in Surah Fatir: “Indeed, Satan is an enemy to you; so take him as an enemy. He only invites his party to be among the companions of the Blaze”. What we need is not to be friends with our enemy, Satan and his friends. Because the devil wishes us to obey the what Allah has forbidden.

Khutba: The Night of Acquittal as a means for Allah’s Forgiveness

25. March 2021
Dear Brothers! When we were nearing the month of Rajab, we were making the dua of our Prophet ﷺ: “O Allah, bless us in Rajab and Sha`bān and enable us to reach Ramadan”. We have completed the month of Rajab, may Allah accept our deeds in this month. We are currently in the middle of the month of Sha’ban. According to Usama bin Zaid (r.a), apart from Ramadan, the Prophet ﷺ observed the most amount of fasting during the month of Sha’ban. When asked about his many fasts during Sha’ban the Prophet responded “That is a month to which people do not pay attention, between Rajab and Ramadan, and it is a month in which deeds are lifted up to the Lord of the Worlds. I like for my deeds to be lifted up when I am fasting.”