Pre: Khutbah Talk – Friday 18 March 2016 – The Spirituality of the Ordinary by Dr Sa’diyya Shaikh

  Salaams dear friends. I would like to begin my talk with a verse from the Quran: وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ ۖ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ ۖ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُوا لِي وَلْيُؤْمِنُوا بِي لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْشُدُونَ ﴿١٨٦﴾ (2:186) When My devotee ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I answer the prayer of every one suppliant when she or ... Read More »

Khutbah: Friday 11th March 2016:   Justice by Naasir Bassier

1st Jamad al-Thani 1437 In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace Introduction In this time of instant global communication, we are flooded with horrific scenes of gross injustices that are happening in real time. Tragically our own beautiful country also ranks as the 2nd most unequal country in the world. We have become accustomed to ... Read More »

Pre-Khutbah Talk: Friday 4 March 2016: International Women’s Day – Where are we with the Gender Jihad? by Jaamia Galant

In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace  Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullah hie wabarakatu   Rabbish rahli sadri, wa yassirli amri, wah lul `uqdatan min lisani, yaf qahu kauli   “O my Lord! Open up my heart and make my task easy for me, and loosen the knot from my tongue so that they might fully understand my speech.”   ... Read More »

Khutbah: Friday 26 February 2016: Global Inequality and Poverty- The Divine Wisdom Behind the Institution of Zakat by Dr Muhammad Rafiq Khan

 17th Jumada Al Awwal 1437 A.H. In The Name of Allah, Most Gracious Most Merciful.  We Beseech of Allah to Bestow His Choicest Blessings and Salutations upon the Best of His Creation, our Leader and Master, Muhammad (PBUH). INTRODUCTION All our thanks and praises are due to Allah and Allah alone; He is our Lord and we are His servants. ... Read More »

Khutbah: Friday 22 January 2016: Reflecting on 2015 Student Protests: The Spiritual is Political by Mujahid Osman

In the Name of God, Merciful to All, Compassionate to Each Part One Introduction In today’s khutbah (sermon) I would like to reflect on the spiritual meaning and implications of last year’s student protests. I want to look at the deep connection between the spiritual and the political within Islam. My main thesis, or take home message, is that the ... Read More »

Khutbah: Friday 1 January 2016:   Liberating the Ummah from its Obsession with State Power by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace   20 Rabi al-Awwal 1437   Introduction We have reached the beginning of the new Gregorian Year 2016. The past year 2015 has once again been a difficult and challenging one for the global Muslim Ummah. The year began with the infamous Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris on ... Read More »

Khutbah – 25 December 2015:   Celebrating the Happy Coincidence of Mawlid al-Nabi and Christmas by  Imam A. Rashied Omar

  This year 2015 is the first time since 1852 that Mawlid al-Nabi, the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has coincided with Christmas Eve. This “happy coincidence”, however, comes at a time of infelicitous relations between Muslims & Christians at the global level. Religious extremists from both sides spawn the current antipathy between Muslims and Christians. The worst examples ... Read More »

 Milad-an-Nabi – 23 DDecember 2015 -Reflecting on the Sunnah derived from the Sīrah by Shaykh Sadullah Khan

لَقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِّمَن كَانَ يَرْجُو اللَّهَ وَالْيَوْمَ الْآخِرَ وَذَكَرَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا “You have indeed in the Messenger of Allah an excellent exemplar, for any one whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the glorification of the Divine.” [Quran 33:21]   Birth of the Benefactor The event being ... Read More »

Joint Christmas Message 2015

Joint Christmas Message 2015 At this joyous time of Christmas the St. George’s Cathedral, the Claremont Main Road Mosque and the Institute for the Healing of Memories wishes to acknowledge the many wonderful achievements and gifts of our beloved country. In particular, we express our profound gratitude for the wonderful interreligious harmony, coexistence and good relations between people of different ... Read More »