Delivered during the SeekersGuidance Tour of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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In this Khutba talk, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reminds us of the importance of showing gratitude and thanks for the immense blessings that Allah has bestowed upon us. The call of prayer (athan) is one such blessing which is laden with meanings.
Our nature is such that we tend to focus on past events or to preoccupy ourselves with assumptions of the future. We end up forgetting the importance of the present and the innumerable blessings Allah has placed within it for each of us. With Ramadan on our doorsteps, it is incumbent that we change our mindsets and become mindful of what Allah has provided for us, and then show sincere gratitude in our actions. Become mindful of what you have now, as there is no guarantee that you will live to see the immediate or distant future.
“If you want to make the most of life then know that the greatest moment that you have is the moment that you are in.”
Shaykh Faraz emphasizes that one of the greatest blessings that we ignore is the call to prayer (athan). The call to prayer has rights upon us that we have to fulfill. It is a gift from Allah that we should not refuse at any cost. However, many Muslims in today’s time tend to ignore its call and importance. By fulfilling the rights of the call of prayer, we have an opportunity to benefit from its external and internal realities, and to manifest the epitome of its call – success.
Shaykh Faraz reiterates that whatever Allah has obligated us within our daily lives is only in reality a pathway to Paradise for us. Do not look at religious obligations as a burden, rather realize that God obligates success for us through his religious commands.
Shaykh Faraz concludes the Khutba by advising the congregation to make the most of the month of Ramadan by learning about its virtues and benefits.