Reflections & Lectures

Prophetic Intelligence as Our Portal to Success

Reflection delivered on January 26th, 2018 All Prophets have been chosen through Allah’s Grace to be the inheritors of knowledge that stretches beyond time and space.  We accept this notion irrespective of context of the Nabi’s race, culture or time period. The Prophet Muhammad (s) being the ultimate recipient of God’s grace, we accept him as possessing a scope and depth...

Knowledge as the Greatest of All Blessings

Reflection delivered on January 19th, 2018 Service of God is derived from knowledge, and this makes knowledge one of our greatest ‘inamat (blessings). In this Friday reflection, Shaykh Amin explains why a recognition of this concept and embracing this great blessing will transform us into a true Muslim nation that is uncompromisingly proud of our mode of Divine servitude.

A Return to Islam’s Civilizational Code

Reflection delivered on June 25, 2017 In this Eid message, Shaykh Amin presents us with a retrospective view of the Ummah’s adherence to Islam’s civilizational code through the ages. Just as our observance of the Eid-ul-Fiṭr holiday and its customary acts of worship has been perpetuated through the centuries, so too must we carry forth the legacy of adab (etiquette)...

Khatm al-Qurʾān Duʿāʾ – Ramadan 25, 1438 by Shaykh Amin Kholwadia

Reflection delivered on June 20, 2017 Khatm al-Qurʾān Duʿāʾ, Ramadan 25 1438, led by Shaykh Amin Kholwadia

Ramadan Reflection Series with Shaykh Amin, #6 – Ramadan 23, 1438

Reflection delivered on June 18, 2017 The prophetic advice is to seek Laylat al-Qadr. Shaykh Amin lays out the practical framework to searching for the Night of Power, what it means to the believer in these last ten days, and how to understand the effects of the night in terms of angelic presence and tireless worship. Click to Play...

Ramadan Reflection Series with Shaykh Amin, #5 – Ramadan 22, 1438

Reflection delivered on June 17, 2017 There is no greater ʿibādah (worship) after the obligatory acts than the recitation of the Qurʾān. Shaykh Amin sheds light on the significance of the order of Qurʾānic recitation in tafsīr. Laylat al-Qadr only shows itself to those who drop their foreheads into sajdah (prostration) as a consequence of Iqraʾ. Click to Play...

Ramadan Reflection Series with Shaykh Amin, #4 – Ramadan 16, 1438

Reflection delivered on June 10, 2017 Shaykh Amin makes the case that the need of the hour is for Muslims to understand that their Islam is established in the person of Muhammad ﷺ. Our acts of dedicated worship are the greatest proof that Allah ﷻ sends down His ﷻ Raḥmah (mercy) on the ummah of His ﷻ Ḥabīb (beloved) ﷺ....

Ramadan Reflection Series with Shaykh Amin, #3 – Ramadan 15, 1438

Reflection delivered on June 9, 2017 On this fifteenth night of Ramadan, Shaykh Amin elaborates on how to go about supplicating Allah ﷻ for His ﷻ maghfirah (forgiveness) and the practical prerequisites to such supplication. “The greatest Raḥmah (mercy) is being able to acknowledge that we are unworthy of Raḥmah.”

Ramadan Reflection Series with Shaykh Amin, #2 – Ramadan 9, 1438

Reflection delivered on June 3, 2017 Our love for RasulAllah ﷺ must be accompanied by a love and concern for his ummah. This level of raḥmah (mercy) between believers must manifest through sincere and consistent duʿāʾ (supplication) for our misguided brothers and sisters. Sincere duʿāʾ (supplication) is key to attracting the Raḥmah (Mercy) of the divine. It is the only...

Ramadan Reflection Series with Shaykh Amin, #1 – Ramadan 8, 1438

Reflection delivered on June 2, 2017 The real manifestation of Allah’s ﷻ ‘Raḥmah’ (Mercy) in this month is that a believer is drawn to remembrance and worship to a much greater degree than the pursuits of this world.

Perfect Guidance from the Perfect Human Being

Reflection delivered on February 10, 2017 Throughout the centuries in Islamic history, Muslims have followed a blueprint for guidance within the Qurʾān and Sunnah – one that has required no revisions, new editions or updated versions. Once we are convinced that this fact holds true and believe that the knowledge given to the Prophet ﷺ is forever and perfect, then we...

Strangers in Our Own Land: Reclaiming Our Relevance

Reflection delivered on January 20, 2017 In this important reflection, Shaykh Amin impresses upon us the tradition of the Prophet ﷺ that ‘Islam is a foreigner and will once again return a foreigner’. Just as the Prophet ﷺ and his Companions struggled through persecution and rejection in establishing God’s ﷻ community by staying true to their values and identity, so too must we...
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