Reflections & Lectures

Reconnect with the Prophet ﷺ

Reflection delivered on September 21th, 2018 As Muslims, our worship is inextricably connected to following the Prophet ﷺ we follow people best by attaching our hearts to them. One of the ways to attach to the Prophet ﷺ is by reading the Seerah. When you study Seerah you’ll find that the Prophet’s ﷺ challenges were mind boggling – he faced...

How a Muslim Eyes a Hurricane

Reflection delivered on July 20th, 2018 In the face of a natural disaster, a Muslim’s code of conduct should default to reflection, prayer and humbleness.  It must spawn a realization that His ﷻ ability to destroy and leave human beings in helpless disarray is a reflection of His ﷻ ability to sustain us with His Mercy and His Might in...

A Divine Prescription in Addressing #MeToo

Reflection delivered on July 20th, 2018 As Muslims in the West have been afforded more of an opportunity to educate society on Islamic principles, it has become an imperative, now more than ever, to display in corporate settings and in general public life the conduct prescribed by Allah in dealing with gender interactions. Shaykh Amin explains the irony of the...

Emulate the Sa’ee of ‘aal-e-Ibrahim

Reflection delivered on August 22nd, 2018 In his Eid address, Shaykh Amin impresses upon us the concept of sa’ee – struggle, accountability and responsibility – which was demonstrated immaculately by the family of Ibrahim through the actions of Hajar, Ibrahim and Ismail (AS). We see their sa’ee as a blueprint for how we protect our children, cultivate our families and...

Eid-ul-Adha is Not Tied to Hajj

Reflection delivered on August 17th, 2018 In his Dhul-Hijjah address, Shaykh Amin categorically dispels the false notion that Eid-ul-Adha and Hajj are connected.  He methodically explains that it is a historical and legal fact that the Hajj is a local event which does not contain the celebration of Eid, while Eid-ul-Adha is a universal occasion for every Muslim around the...

Fadl of Allah – Khatm al-Qurʾān talk by Shaykh Amin Kholwadia

Reflection delivered on June 11th, 2018 Khatm al-Qurʾān and Laylatul Qadr talk by Shaykh Amin Kholwadia   Click to Play

“Islam Stands Alone!”

Reflection delivered on June 15th, 2018 In this compelling Eid bayaan, Shaykh Amin accentuates that Islam is and will always remain independent from all external influences – whether they be religious, political, philosophical or civilizational.  Throughout history, we have been a community that gives, not takes – a reflection of the values of our most generous and genius leader, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.  We...

Enjoining an Ibadah of Purpose and Focus

Reflection delivered on June 8th, 2018 A hallmark of the Prophetic Sunnah was to exhibit an intense focus and perspective in his ‘ibadah.  A level of focus must always be present in our psyche but must be heightened in the month of Ramadan where we have an opportunity to obtain Allah’s forgiveness and attain salvation from the Hellfire.  It was...

The Two Impediments to a Muslim’s Ibadah

Reflection delivered on May 18th, 2018 In this simple yet profound message, Shaykh Amin points to two vices which, if present, will prevent a Muslim’s heart from softening despite his life-long ‘ibadah – arrogance (kibr) and stinginess (bukhul).  Without their presence, there is no reason a Muslim who makes salah 5 times a day should contain a soft heart; and yet with its...

Mi’raj: A Spiritual Journey

Reflection delivered on April 13th, 2018

Commitment to Deen in an Ever-Changing Context

Reflection delivered on October 13th, 2017 In his Friday reflection, Shaykh Amin calls our attention to the Seerah of Prophets throughout history, where the context may have varied in each situation, but the message remained universal. As we encounter modern issues that run antithetical to the Qur’an and Sunnah, we must maintain our perspective of believing in Allah and preparing...

Fruits of Isra and Mi’raj

Reflection delivered on April 13th, 2018 In this profound address on the topic of Isra al M’iraj, Shaykh Amin draws our focus upon the very foundation of The Night of Ascension, which is Salat. The five daily prayers must not be perceived as a responsibility, rather a hand-delivered gift from Allah to His Rasul that will contribute to our own...
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