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Can I Pray in the Mosque During the Imam’s First Friday Sermon Which Is Not in Arabic?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam’aleykum, Some mosques have two speeches on Friday. The first one is given by the Imam after the first call to prayer in Urdu. The actual Friday sermon is in Arabic and takes place after the second call to prayer. Would it still be disliked to offer a voluntary […]

Be Light: Three Keys To Being Ambassadors Of The Prophet – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani’s khutbah at Houghton Masjid, South Africa

Listen to Shaykh Faraz Rabbani’s jummah khutbah at Houghton Masjid, South Africa on 24th July 2015. While other Prophets were given “manifest proofs” (bayyinat) by Allah, the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was himself sent as a manifest proof (al-bayyina) of the truth. “Those who reject (Truth), among the People of the Book and […]

The New Hijri Year – A Cambridge Khutba with Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

And whoever migrates in the path of Allah shall find abundant recompense and breadth.’  [Surah al-Nisa, Verse 100] On the last day of the year the Sheikh describes some heroic events in the Sira of the Blessed Prophet, which is divided into the Makkan and the Madinan periods by the Hijra. Unlike the Exodus, which […]

A Time to Build: How Believers Respond To Trials and Tests – Faraz Rabbani Eid Khutba at SeekersHub Toronto

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani delivered this brief, timely Khutba on how the believer sees everything–both difficulty and ease, joys and tribulations–as blessings from Allah, and then responds accordingly. Shaykh Faraz emphasized that this is a time to build, in our own lives, our families, communities, and as an Umma … Please note: Khutba commences at 8:30 […]

Friday: Praying sunnas upon entering after the khutba starts

Answered by Shaykh Sohail Hanif Question: If we enter the masjid on Friday and the khutbah has already started, should we pray two rakat tahiyatul masjid or not? Please explain in the light of the hadith in which the Prophet (saws) asked a sahabi to get up and pray while he (saws) was delivering the […]

The Language of the Friday Sermon (Khutba) in the Maliki School

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: As salamu ‘alaykum. It is valid in the Maliki school for the person giving the Friday khutba to translate passages from the Arabic khutba in the local language for the assembly, or is it forbidden to have any word in other language than Arabic in the khutba? Answer: Arabic […]

What is Required for a Valid Friday Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As-salamu alaykum I have a question about organizing Jumu’ah prayers in the Hanafi school at a location such as a school hall. At my school, students are unable to leave Friday to go to the Mosque, so for the last 2-3 years I have organized prayers in a school […]

“Delusions of Love – When The Heart Tries To Go It Alone” – Abrar Qadir

“Delusions of Love – When The Heart Tries To Go It Alone” – Abrar Qadir Among the more telling hadith regarding the Muslim’s relationship with the Prophet involves Umar ibn al-Khataab’s declaration to the Prophet, “O’ Messenger of God, you are dearer to me than everything except myself!” The Prophet responded, “By the One in […]

Shaykh Babikir: Eid Address – Eid al-Adha 1432 – Video

Shaykh Babikir: Eid Address – Eid al-Adha 1432 / 6.11.2011 [Part 1] – YouTube   Eid is a day on which the perfection of humanity is celebrated, and the unity of man is displayed. It is the day we stand together, greet one another and share from the same plate, whether we are black or […]

Closeness & Thankfulness – Eid al-Fitr Khutba 2011 – Faraz Rabbani at SeekersHub Toronto – Video & Audio

SeekersHub’s Free Islamic Podcast: Eid al-Fitr Khutba – 2011: In the first Eid khutba at SeekersHub Toronto, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains that the central lesson of Ramadan–learned through the fasting, prayer, recitation of Qur’an, and other spiritual acts in the month–is seeking closeness to Allah. It is this meaning of seeking closeness that we celebrate […]