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Isolationism: Destruction from Within

Reflection delivered by Shaykh Amin on January 8th, 2016 In this talk, Shaykh Amin implores Muslims to depart from an isolationist mindset to an altruistic one when approaching issues of the Ummah on a familial, community, national and global level. This has been our tradition. Continuing a “selfish” mentality towards the strife of Muslims will lead us down a destructive...

Accessing the Divine Channel

Reflection delivered by Shaykh Amin on December 18th, 2015 To advance individual and societal reform, a Muslim must first seek certain “ruḥānī” or spiritual measures prior to necessary worldly efforts. The Prophetic method of seeking assistance was predicated on accessing the Divine as a primary measure – if done so with sincerity and etiquette, Divine Mercy and Blessings will be...

“…Our Share is to Come…”

Reflection delivered by Shaykh Amin on December 11th, 2015 “…Our Share is to Come…”: Shaykh Amin calls attention to the Prophetic paradigm, in which is exemplified that the attainment of worldly glory is not an objective of a Muslim’s life. What makes Islam’s message universal is that the downtrodden and destitute in this world can hope that glory and luxury...

Resilience in the Face of Tribulation

Khuṭbah (sermon) delivered by Shaykh Amin on November 20th, 2015 In this khuṭbah (sermon), Shaykh Amin centers his talk around ʿAlī’s (RA) words of wisdom, “if you feel you have a hard deal, then look to those who are worse off than you”. As we see the global struggles within the Ummah today, we must express gratitude for our own situations...

Islam as a conscious choice

Khuṭbah (sermon)  delivered by Shaykh Amin on November 13th, 2015 Shaykh Amin makes a rousing call for truth-seekers to exchange their passive Islam (the Islam one is born into) for an active and living Islam that one chooses of one’s own volition. He exhorts us to exercise our God-given freedom to make this choice after heeding the message and the...

Recognizing Divine Kaifiyyah

Khuṭbah (sermon) delivered by Shaykh Amin on November 6th, 2015 When the prophet ﷺ received waḥy (revelation), he acted upon it with an unwavering conviction that Allah’s ﷻ will would be done. In doing so, he exemplified submission despite his own towering intellect. The greater the intellect, the greater the submission. Therein lays the wisdom of prophets. Shaykh Amin calls...

Observing With Nūr

Khuṭbah (sermon) delivered by Shaykh Amin on October 16th, 2015 In this khuṭbah (sermon), Shaykh Amin reinforces the notion of Qurʾānic Tafsīr (Exegesis) as a comprehensive exercise involving multi-faceted studies and analysis of any given verse. He uses verse 44 of Sūrat al-Nūr, a verse that might seem out of place, even trivila, to an untrained eye, yet holds the...

Universal Unity

Khutbah delivered by Shaykh Amin on August 21st, 2015 We are very quick to saying, “Muslims are not united,” which may be true. But where they are united, we should observe, and then bear testimony, and give Shahādah (declaration of faith) to the world: If there was a third party bystander outside, whose never seen this (Friday prayer) before in...

Selected Readings from Imām al-Bukhārī’s Book of Fasting

Lecture at MSI, Glendale Heights: Recorded on June 19, 2015 Selected Readings from Imām al-Bukhārī’s Book of Fasting Topics covered in this talk include: al-Rayyān; reflections on the merits of Suḥūr (pre-sunrise meal); seeking Laylat al-Qadr. Click to Play   or Right-click to Save

Salām is absolute goodwill towards others

Lecture at MSI, Glendale Heights What is Salām? Salām is absolute goodwill towards others: “I don’t wish evil for anybody; I don’t wish ill for anybody. In THIS night — when Allah is going to forgive me, and in sha Allah the whole Ummah, and deliver the whole Ummah from the fire of Hell, in sha Allah — I’m going...

Perceiving the Reality Beyond

Friday Reflections: Recorded on June 12, 2015 Muslim behavior and conduct in Ramaḍān is proof of the prophetic tradition that Allah ﷻ closes the gates of Jahannam and opens the gates of Jannah in this blessed month. In other words, obeying Allah ﷻ becomes easy in Ramaḍān because the gates of Jannah are open. And sin becomes difficult because the...

Reading the Sīrah through the Sunnah

Friday Reflections: Recorded at MCC Louisville on February 27, 2015 In these days when Muslims face the crisis of various extremist groups promoting their distortions of Islam, this talk speaks to a common source of misguidance, namely examining the sīrah (prophetic biography) without the lens of the sunnah. Shaykh Amin takes us back to the difficult days of ʿAlī (RA) who...
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