Reflections & Lectures

Islam the Answer to All Problems

Reflection delivered on May 20th, 2022  Islam is the Answer to all Problems: A Response as an Ummah to the Issue of Homosexuality  In this Friday reflections, Shaykh Amin begins by discussing the mindset that must rule the Muslim psyche in order for us to not only recognize, understand, and appreciate the gifts of Islam, the Prophet ﷺ, and the...

Judgment is in Allah’s ﷻ Hands

Reflection delivered on May 13th, 2022  Darul Qasim · Judgment is in Allah’s ﷻ Hands

ʿEīd-al Fiṭr: A Token of Appreciation for Allah’s ﷻ Guidance

Eid relfection delivered on May 2nd, 2022  Synopsis: In this year’s ʿEīd-al Fiṭr khuṭbah (sermon), Shaykh Amin urges everyone to not only celebrate the completion of our fasts, but also to appreciate the guidance that Allah ﷻ gives us.  Appreciation entails action.  Muslims must express themselves with civilizational values of Islam that can be carried to the rest of the...

For The Love Of ‘Ibādah

Reflection delivered on April 22th, 2022 “The Ṣaḥābahs’ interests were their ʿibādah. They thought towards the ʾākhirah.  […]That’s how the Ummah was given Laylat al-Qadr because of the zeal of the Ṣaḥābah to worship Allah ﷻ.  Laylat al-Qadr is a gift from the Ṣaḥābah to us.” In these last ten nights, Shaykh Amin urges us to reflect upon and more...

Initiating a Muslim Intellectual Discourse in the USA

The greatest task facing contemporary Muslims today is the implementation of an intellectual understanding of Islam in a context that fundamentally does not understand it. Shaykh Amin Kholwadia has been at the forefront of this challenge for over 20 years. Since founding Darul Qasim in 2000, he has been engaged in training generations of scholars who could understand the content...

The Communal Quest for Knowledge and Laylat al-Qadr

Reflection delivered on April 27th, 2022 On the 27th night of Ramaḍān, Shaykh Amin was the honored guest panelist for Al Balagh Academy’s Webinar: Seeking Laylat al-Qadr and Attaining the Closeness of Allah ﷻ and Love for Rasūlullah ﷺ.  Shaykh began with a call for deep reflection and understanding: “Practicing Islam itself is proof that we are connected to the...

Procuring the Collective Force of Laylat al-Qadr

Reflection delivered on April 25th, 2022 “If you want to save the world, do your ʿibādah correctly.” In these last ten nights of Ramaḍān, Shaykh Amin delivers a powerful reminder to Muslims all over the world who have increased their ʿibādah in hopes of receiving Laylat al-Qadr. As we raise our hands in prayer and recite into the late hours...

At the Feet of My Mother – Mawlana Bilal Ali Ansari

Mawlana Bilal Ali Ansari Academic Advisor and Liaison for the Department of Hadith Studies at Darul Qasim Walking through Darul Qasim’s  gate of knowledge is an act of community re-engagement. It is a re-presentation of the Islamic intellectual tradition by students and faculty who see their learning and teaching as not only transformative on an individual level, but also on...

Hope and Forgiveness for the Ummah of Muhammad ﷺ

Reflection delivered on April 16th, 2022 “We must not lose hope from Allah’s ﷻ Raḥmah for the Ummah. The greatest disease in the Ummah is pessimism, losing hope. Losing hope in yourself, losing hope in the people around you, losing hope in the Ummah of Muhammad ﷺ.” On this night of Ramaḍān, Shaykh Amin reminds us that we must guard...

Procuring Allah’s ﷻ Maghfirah in These 10 Days

Reflection delivered on April 15th, 2022 “Maghfirah is when Allah ﷻ envelopes you with His ﷻ raḥmah in such a way that no one will ever detect any sin on you…even you.” In these reflections, Shaykh Amin reminds us of the importance of the second 10 days of Ramaḍān, the days of Maghfirah.  The Prophet ﷺ taught us to seek...
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