Friday Khutba

We Are Responsible for The World

24. September 2021
Prophet Salih (AS) has called out to his people by saying: “O my people, worship Allah; you have no deity other than Him. He has produced you from the earth and settled you in it, so ask forgiveness of Him and then repent to Him. Indeed, my Lord is near and responsive.”[1] There are many things we can learn from this call that is relevant to nowadays.

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Khutba: Fake News and Misinformation

17. September 2021
Dear Brothers and Sisters! In Today’s times we are constantly exposed to information overload. Especially with the development of social media, where the control is weak, people are caught in a surge of news that is questionable whether it is true or not. The news can quickly reach the masses and can lead to provocations.

Press Release

Islamic Community Congratulates Yom Kippur

16. September 2021
Bekir Altaş, Secretary General of the Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), congratulated the Jewish community on the Yom Kippur Festival. Altaş, who also published a message, congratulating Yom Kippur that was celebrated on September 16 this year, said, "We still feel sad when we remember the attack in Halle, which took place two years ago on this most important Jewish holiday."

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Khutba: The Business and Commercial Life of a Mu’min

10. September 2021
Dear Mu'mins! Our Almighty Lord orders us to look for livelihood through halal and legitimate ways, to also gain the maintenance of our family from what is halal. Accordingly, as it is our duty to involve with business and commercial life, it is also an act for commendation and appreciation. From this perspective, a commercial approach that is in-line with the legitimate frame which our religion draws and that minds the rightful due of other people should be one of the fundamental commercial perspectives of a Muslim.

Press Release

Our prayers are with the people in Afghanistan

27. August 2021
Bekir Altaş, Secretary General of the Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), made a statement on the occasion of the suicide attacks at Kabul Airport. "We wish Allah's mercy on the innocent people who lost their lives in Kabul, and call for urgent help to the people of Afghanistan," said Altaş.

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Politics is the primary reason for low voter turnout of Muslims

27. August 2021
Bekir Altaş, Secretary General of the Islamic Community Millî Görüş (IGMG), released a statement on the occasion of survey results which was conducted by the Allensbach Institute for Public Opinion Research on behalf of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. According to the survey, German citizens of Muslim faith rate democracy and the political system in Germany more positively than the average citizen. Nevertheless, they participate less often in elections. "The Muslim population in Germany does not feel represented by politics. This is the main cause of their low voter turnout. Politicians have a duty to act on that." explained Bekir Altaş, and continued his statement as follows:

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Khutba: Transitioning Knowledge into Action

27. August 2021
Dear Believers! We all know that seeking knowledge is Fard upon us all. The knowledge that is fard upon all of us is “ilm-I Hal” – The knowledge and rulings to get us through our worldly responsibilities and religious requirements such as faith, ethics, wudu, prayer, fasting, zakat, haj, wedding and business. Obtaining religious knowledge in Tafseer, Hadith, Fiqh and Kalām - also general worldly knowledge in medicine, engineering, architecture and history is fard kifāyah, which means that it is not obligatory anymore for the individual to specialise in these fields, if enough people already deal with it. Despite this, knowledge should not be our sole purpose. As knowledge is a tool and actions are our aim.