A collection of khutbas, lectures, and khatirahs given by Imam Azeez and the Tarbiya Imams and speakers.
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How Do You Manage Difficulties in your life?
can lonliness be the worst feeling? in your perspective
How can a Muslim be true to the tenets of his/her faith in full, yet remains deeply invested in his society and connected others who might not share the same religious views?
when you hear Hypocrisy; what is the first thing that comes to your mind?
Did social media became our human behavior determination?
What are the wishes of the people in their graves?
How can we help our Ummah?
Are we all aware that nothing can completely be fair in this life?
why do we still suffer?
What guidance does Islam offer to curb human behavior without curbing his creativity and exploration?
When Masculinity can be toxic?
What are your ways for Loving Allah?
How is the world without prophet muhammed?
How well do we carry the legacy of the most beloved in the remembrance of his life and death?
Have you ever considered Allah (swt) is the cause behind every action and breath we take?
learning how to love Allah?
Are We Living Up To The Prophetic Example Of Sincere Humility?
With all the negativity and pessimism in the world, is it possible that we connect with it so much becasue we also have it in our souls instead of the optimism of Allah (swt)?
What is Jahl (ignorance) in us today and how does it relate to a promise we have made to Allah SWT?
Why did Allah (SWT) command us to face the Ka’ba for prayer, and how is that significant in our tradition?
How can the event of changing the direction of prayer that took place in the second year after Hijra, be a determining factor in defining the justly balance of our Ummah and its middlemost nature?
How does Ashura teach us about breaking imaginary barriers with the perceived other?
With whom do your loyalties lie?
What type of legacy will you leave behind?
Our bodies belong to Allah (swt) and as He says in the Qur'an, he created us in the "best of forms". On the Day of Judgement, we will be held accountable for what we have done with our bodies, our health, and whether we took good care of them or not.
As a creation designed to die, how can we capitalize on our health while we still have it to secure our old age and our times of sickness?
As the summer starts, its necessary to navigate Islamic guidance on the value of time and how to spend it, as the greatest asset we will ever have. This summer inshaa' Allah, we will cover the hadith of the Prophet (pbuh): "Take advantage of 5 before 5". Today, we will discuss the first set: Your youth before your old age.
What acts of worship only young people can practice? What spiritual advantage does the young hold over the old? And how is summer analogous to the Black Friday clearance sale? And where does the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II fit in all this?
Join us today at Jumaa to find out!?
Summer is either a time of great joy or unabated boredom! Many take advantage of this time to connect with God and family, learn more skills and catch up on social and family obligations. Others just let their summer blow away like dust specs. For a few, summer is a time in which grievous sins are committed. As our summer begins, what guidance does the Quran provide for us to have the best summer ever inshaa' Allah? How does Luqman the Wise carry the key to an exciting summer experience? From where can we derive guidance to create an airtight summer mission statement??
As we bid farewell to Ramadan and Eid, the heart is heavy with longing already. It'll be another year before we witness another Ramadan, and only if Allah wills it. Where do we go from here? Is Ramadan the end or the beginning of the journey? How do we maintain the spirit of Ramadan throughout the year? What is the one act of worship that is so unique to Ramadan? What can be done to make it into our regular habits? What are the parallels between Ramadan and the Garden of Eden in which Adam disobeyed his Lord??
Khutba - The Month Of Victory: Ain Jaloot?
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 27 - Conclusion?
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 26 - When All Hope Is Lost?
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 25 - Laylat-Ul-Qadr?
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 24 - The Best Form Of Jihad?
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 23 - The People Of The Thicket?
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 22 - The Best Of Us?
Every Muslim should know about Salahuddin and every Muslim should know about the battle of Hittin. Not because of some nostalgic euphoria about the past, but because of our outlook on the future! It is through this battle and through the years of preparation that lead up to it that we find another prerequisite to victory. This prerequisite required decades of preparation and dissemination. It had to reach the far corners of the Muslim ummah in order to truly be effective! What is this prerequisite?
Listen to this khutba to find out!
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 21 - The Stands We Take?
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 20 - The Harvest We'll Never Reap?
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 19 - How We Twist What's Beautiful?
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 18 - An Arrow Through The Night?
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 17 - A Game Of Minds?
We continue our exploration of the prerequisites to victory with the battle of Qadisiya. In this battle, Sa'd ibn Abi Waqas was appointed to take the lead of the Muslim force, but not everyone understood or felt comfortable about that decision. Nonetheless, Sa'd was the choice because he possessed one talent that was so necessary considering the Muslims were so significantly outnumbered. What was that talent?
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 16 - A Shaheed That Doesn't Go To Jannah?
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 15 - Our Tendency To Innovate?
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 14 - The Way To Succeed
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 13 - The Super Heroes Among Us
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 12 - A Tale Of Two Friends
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 11 - Crossing The Raging River
A quick glance at Islamic history will tell you that some of the greatest victories of our history took place in Ramadan. You might even call Ramadan the month of victory! Among those victories, the Battle of Badr is certainly the most famous. What can we learn from this battle about achieving victory over our own challenges? How can the lessons of this battle help us to triumph over our adversaries? Have we even identified who the enemy is? If not, how can we ever hope to defeat it??
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 10 - Uzair & The Rebuilding of Nations
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 09 - The Colonial Legacy & The Roots of Muslim Apathy
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 08 - The Sabbath Breakers
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 07 - Bel'am Ibn Ba'oora?
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 06 - Qabeel & Habeel?
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 05 - Nimrood?
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 04 - Talut & Galut?
What is that act of worship that is more sublime in the sight of Allah (swt) than salah, zakah, fasting, and Hajj? As Ramadan draws near, the need to break the barriers with Allah (swt) is ever imperative. As we strive to protect our families and places of worship, repel evil with good and fight for social justice in the age of Islamophobia, the need to be grounded and spiritually connected is becoming of the utmost urgency. Which act of worship can help us achieve this, in the most graceful and effortless way possible??
Ramadan 2019 - Episode 03 - Harut & Marut?
Episode 02 - The Cow?
Khawatir 2019 - Intro
Are we among those whom the Prophet (pbuh) called "those who abandoned the Quran"? What does it mean to abandon the Quran? What can we do so that the Quran becomes our salvation in both Dunia and Akhira??
Have you ever wondered if Allah (swt) is upset with you? What if you have done something in the past that brought God's anger upon you without realizing it? How can you mend your relationship with God? How can you get back on good terms with Allah (swt)? Listen to this khutba to find out.
Khutba - Salah Is Your Gateway To Allah!?
Khutba - Isra & Miraj Was Not A Miracle!?
Khutba - Sticks & Stones Can Break Your Bones & So Can Words!?
Ukasha b. Mihsan was one of the earliest followers of the prophet (saw) and was with him in every major battle throughout his prophethood. He distinguished himself further still by earning himself a place among those select few who will enter Paradise without any questioning! How did he achieve such a rank? Is his life the key for us to potentially earn the same??
We often feel an element of disconnect between our acts of worship and our day to day choices. How can we enable our ibadaat to impact our daily behavior positively? Can the right choices be second nature, or "muscle memory"? How did Imam Ghazali learn this great lesson from a thief?
Sh. Furhan Zubairi from IOK in southern California gives us a reminder about the greatest blessing of Allah.
We all have traits and habits we want to change. We are always struggling to improve our character and behavior. In this khutba, Ustadh Hassan Elwan explains how to use the prophetic example and teachings to improve our character & behavior.
Libraries are filled with books authored on Social intelligence, the ability to deal with others, making them feel welcome, building and strengthening your relationships, and inspire people. One man who lived 1,500 years ago mastered that art; Muhammad (pbuh). When he spoke with people, they felt they were the only ones in the room. When he addressed them, they felt they were the most beloved to him, and when he dealt with them, he was the embodiment of love, kindness, and compassion.
Listen to this khutba to learn more about the Prophet's legacy of social intelligence!
As Muslims, we all claim to love Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The question is, do you really know him or do you know about him? If you met the Prophet (pbuh), would you recognize him? Would you feel you are being reunited with an old friend or meeting a complete stranger?
Imam Azeez addresses some of the challenges Muslim Youth face growing up in America today. Listen to this khutba to learn how to safeguard your Muslim identity and become resilient in the face of all the challenges we face in this day and age!
Sh. Ahmed Billoo talks about the meaning, signs, and benefits of Divinely Inspired Love.
This khutba addresses our relationship with the Qur'an and how you can be elevated to become one of God's own chosen people.
Imam Ahmad B. Hanbal was once asked by his mother to rest and take a break as she witnessed the countless classes and halaqas he taught. His answer to her would inspire generations of students, teachers, and scholars of Islam.
In the memory of Ashura, we find ourselves wondering, why did Imam Hussein continue with his trip once he realized his chances of success were very slim. Why did he choose to continue his path knowing it will most likely lead to his demise instead of turning back and returning to the safety of Medina. Did Imam Hussein have a death wish, of was his sacrifice an inspiring Martyrdom?
Imam Azeez talk about the migration of the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and how it relates to our current political climate.
Imam Sherif Azeez talks about the season of Hijra and the sacrifices the early Muslims made.
This khutba talks about Omar Ibn Al-Khattab (raa) and one unique quality he embodied through his life, bringing hope to the hopeless.
In this khutba, Imam Azeez discusses the virtues of prophet Ibrahim (pbuh) and how Allah (swt) has favored him over almost all other human beings.
Many consider the month of Dhul Hijjah to mark the end of the year. They get ready to wrap up the year, close existing chapters in their life. In our history as Muslims, the month of Dhul Hijjah has always marked ne beginnings in the history of the Ummah. Listen to this khutba and learn how to utilize this month to launch our life forward and begin new chapters.
It is normal to experience difficulty and hardship every now and then, but some people have a streak of misfortunes, bad luck, or live a life full of them. Could that be a sign that Allah is upset with them? Would God subject us to punishment in this world if we don't follow his commands? Listen to this khutba to learn more.
In this khutba, Imam Azeez talks about the definition of Rizq, different types of Rizq, things that decrease Rizq, and how to increase your Rizq.
Imam Aamir Nazir talks about the charachter of a true believer.
Imam Sherif Azeez talks about the importance of mercy as an integral part of the teachings of our faith.
For centuries, the city of Constantinople stood as a proud and an impregnable fortress in the face of any who whould dream of capturing it. This is the story of one Muslim Youth who fulfilled a prophecy fortold by prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and finally brought the city into the fold of Islam.
The battle of Uhud took place in Shawwal of the third year after hijra. It started with an initial defeat for the Muslims yet the prophet (pbuh) was able to turn it into a victory. As we come out of Ramadan, what lessons can we learn from the battle of Uhud to help us remain steadfast?
How to travel through life with Allah (swt) in your passenger seat.
How thinking well of Allah can change your life.
Can Ramadan help you fall in love with Allah?
Imam Azeez reminds us of how to bring the most benefit out of Ramadan and what we can't afford to miss.
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 25 - A Fiqhi Discussion on Moon-Sighting?
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 24 - Fending Off Shaytan After Ramadan?
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 23 - The Night of Power?
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 22 - More on Allah's A'fou?
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 21 - Asking For The Ultimate on The Night Of Power?
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 20 - Allah's Forgiveness Has No Limit?
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 19 - Our Sins And The Suffering of Others?
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 17 - Allah Extends His Hands To You?
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 16 - To Earn Allah's Love?
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 15 - Allah Is On Your Side
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 14 - Allah Looks at The Hearts
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 13 - Jannah As A Reward 2
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 12 - Jannah As A Reward 1
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 11 - Preparing The First Generation 2
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 10 - Preparing The First Generation
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 09 - Mercy To Others 3
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 08 - Mercy To Others 2
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 07 - Mercy To Others 1
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 06 - Things That Bring Us Mercy
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 05 - Special Forms of Mercy
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 04 - Reflections in Allah's Mercy
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 03 - Ar-Rayyan
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 02 - More in Taqwa
Ramadan 2007 - Episode 01 - Intro to Ramadan
Ramadan 2006 - Episode 22 - Rushing to Jannah Through Ramadan
Ramadan 2006 - Episode 21 - Keeping The Good Habits After Ramadan
Ramadan 2006 - Episode 20 - The Goodness of the Umma
Ramadan 2006 - Episode 19 - Laylat-ul-Qadr
Ramadan 2006 - Episode 18 - The Last 10 Days of Ramadan
Ramadan 2006 - Episode 17 - Historical Facts About Ramadan
Ramadan 2006 - Episode 15 - Muslim Conduct in Regards to Health Issues
Ramadan 2006 - Episode 14 - Muslim Conduct towards the environment
Ramadan 2006 - Episode 13 - Muslim Conduct in Conversations
Ramadan 2006 - Episode 12 - Muslim Conduct in Janazah
Ramadan 2006 - Episode 11 - Muslim Conduct as an Educator
Ramadan 2006 - Episode 10 - Muslim Conduct as a Visitor
Ramadan 2006 - Episode 09 - Muslim Conduct as a Consumer
Ramadan 2006 - Episode 07 - Muslim Conduct towards our parents
Ramadan 2006 - Episode 06 - Muslim Conduct as a Volunteer
Ramadan 2006 - Episode 05 - Muslim Conduct as a Neighbor
Ramadan 2006 - Episode 04 - Muslim Conduct as a Wife
Ramadan 2006 - Episode 03 - Muslim Conduct as a Husband
Ramadan 2006 - Episode 02
Ramadan 2006 - Episode 01
Ramadan 2005 - Episode 23
Ramadan 2005 - Episode 22
Ramadan 2005 - Episode 21
Ramadan 2005 - Episode 20
Ramadan 2005 - Episode 19
Ramadan 2005 - Episode 18
Ramadan 2005 - Episode 17
Ramadan 2005 - Episode 16
Ramadan 2005 - Episode 15
Ramadan 2005 - Episode 14
Ramadan 2005 - Episode 13
Ramadan 2005 - Episode 12
Ramadan 2005 - Episode 11
Ramadan 2005 - Episode 10
Ramadan 2005 - Episode 09
Ramadan 2005 - Episode 07
Ramadan 2005 - Episode 06
Ramadan 2005 - Episode 04
Ramadan 2005 - Episode 03
Ramadan 2005 - Episode 02
Ramadan 2005 - Episode 01
An Islamic Perspective on mental illness.
Imam Sherif talks about Ramadan and how to strengthen our relationship with the Qur'an.
In this khutba, Ustadh Kamran talks about the pursuit of happiness and how to be truly happy.
In this special event, Imam Aamir Nazir talks about the events of Al-Isra' & Mi'raj.
Imam Aamir Nazir talks about spiritual reform in preparation for Ramadan.
In this life, we either feel nostalgic about the past, or hopeful and anxious about the future. We miss the people who move away and those who depart from this world. We miss our childhood memories, the house and neighborhood we grew up in, and our childhood friends. We miss our first car, valuables we lost, and things that were taken away from us. The only time we will no longer have those feelings is when we enter Jannah!
With half of Rajab gone, the month of Ramadan is getting closer and closer. As the prophet (pbuh) taught us, the key to success in Ramadan is to start preparing in Rajab.
In this khutba, Imam Sherif Azeez talks about Jummah, its importance, and the teachings of Allah (swt) and His prophet (pbuh) in regards to Jummah.
The tenth year after prophethood is known as "The Year of Sorrow". During this year, prophet Muhammad (pbuh) lost two the dearest people to him, Abu Talib and Khadijah. His uncle Abu Talib raised him, loved him, and supported him until his last breath, and Khadijah was his wife, his best friend, the mother of his children, and the love of his life. The prophet (pbuh) would describe it as the most difficult time of his life. To Comfort His prophet, Allah (swt) prepared an awesome journey that took our beloved through Jannah itself, and beyond!
In this khutba, Imam Azeez discusses the hadeeth in which prophet Muhammad (pbuh) talks about how knowledge is removed from communities and what can we do as a community to ensure we preserve and nurture knowledge as a community.
As you drive your car on the highway, you need to keep an eye on three things. You need to keep an eye on your watch to track the time, check the road signs to ensure you are heading in the right direction, and you need to keep a keen eye on all the meters on your dashboard to monitor the health of your car. By doing so you ensure you reach your destination, safely, an on time. As we journey through life, what are the things we need to keep an eye on? Listen to this khutba to find out.
Imam Abu Hanifa is well known as one of the greatest Imams and scholars in Islamic History. He is the founder of the Hanafi Madh'hab, the first of the four Sunni schools of thought. This khutba examines Imam Abu Hanifa's relationship with his community in an attempt to answer the question, was he a community organizer?
As Muslims, we are taught to live a life that is free of attachment, dependency, or addiction. We are told this world and everything it contains belong in our hand, not our heart. But what if there's a halal form of addiction? Can such a thing even exist?
We are taught to repent, return to Allah, and ask for forgiveness when we sin. Is repentance the only way to return to Allah (swt)? Is there a better, more sustainable way to return to Allah? This khutba answers these questions and more!
Many of us chase after happiness but are never able to grasp it with their hands, it keeps eluding them and their chase never ends. In this khutba, Imam Azeez shares the Islamic and Quranic guidance on attaining happiness.
Imam Azeez discusses the events leading up to the battle of Mu'tah and how it ties with the prophet's universal vision for Islam.
How widespread is mental health illness in the Muslim community? How common is suicide? Will those who commit suicide be punished on the Day of Judgment and dwell in hellfire for eternity? Can we pray Janazah for them? What was the Prophetic 3-pronged approach to recovering from mental health struggles?
In this khutba, Imam Azeez will answer these questions and more.
Imam Azeez dismantles the different types of cultural stigmas that were created and the oppression they caused to Muslim Women over the years. He also answers, with clear evidence on the question, are women allowed to go to the cemetery?
Allah (swt) often describes Himself in the Qur'an as merciful, compassionate, kind, and loving. Yet when we look at the world around us, we find it filled with war, crimes, hatred, and atrocities. We see pictures of homeless children in America, starving children in Africa, and injured or dead children in Syria, Iraq, and Palestine. Why would a loving God allow this to take place? Why would God allow children to suffer??
The Qur'an divides people into three categories, wolves, sheep, and shepherds. Listen to this khutba to learn the unique distinctions between the three categories and find out which category you belong to.
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) teaches us to read Surat Al-Kahf every Friday. While Surat Al-Kahf contains several powerful stories, one story, in particular, stands out above the rest for all the lessons and conundrums it contains, The story of Moussa (pbuh) and the righteous worshipper of Allah, Al-Khidr. Listen to this khutba to learn more about their story.
Some politicians may make rash and empty declarations about Jerusalem, others may just pay lip service to its religious and historic importance. This khutba discusses the importance of Jerusalem in Islam and its significance to Muslim in particular and humanity at large.
In life, we experience joy and happiness but we also experience pain and suffering. While pain can break some or hinder their progress, Imam Azeez explains in this khutba how pain is such an essential ingredient of success.
We've all learned about the blessings Gratitude brings into our own lives, but did you know its effects will continue in your descendants for generations to come? Listen to this khutba to learn more!
We live in a world filled with poverty, inequality, war, racism, classism, sexism, materialism, and all the other isms you can think of. As men and women of faith, what does our scripture tell us to do in these times? What is our role and what does Allah (swt) expect of us? That is the topic of this khutba.
There are select moments in every parent's life in which they have a heart-to-heart conversation with their child. Those moments are forever engraved in the hearts and minds of both the parent and the child. One such a conversation took place thousands of years ago between a father and his son that Allah (swt) wanted to engrave in the memory of time itself. Listen to this khutba to learn more.
Imam Azeez discusses the concept of Iftiqar and its importance in our life.
We make many choices as we go through life, sometimes we make the right choices and other times, we don't. What if there was a way to develop insight that helps chart our path through life? Listen to this khutba to learn more.
Islam teaches us to live a simple, humble, and a modest life. It warns us not to let the love of Dunya, money, or wealth settle in our hearts. Does that mean we need to refrain from jobs that provide us with a substantial monetary return? Are we as Muslims, supposed to have average jobs and not pursue excellence? Can we own fancy cars and live in big mansions? Is it haram to have a taste for the finer things in life? Is it haram to be a Millionaire? Listen to this khutba to learn the Islamic perspective on wealth and more.
The day of Ashura is a very sensitive day for Muslims. While many Sunni Muslims go to one extreme and avoid talking about it all together, many Shia Muslims go to the other extreme and resort to self-punishment and self-flagellation.
How should we approach the day of Ashura and what attitude should we have towards it? Listen to this Khutba to find out.
We all encounter stages in our life where we need to reinvent ourselves and change the direction our life is heading. Imam Azeez talks about how to learn the events of Hijra and its lessons to start our life anew.
When many are faced with problems or challenges in life, they fear they have been possessed by a jinn or that black magic has been performed against them. Listen to this khutba to understand what does the Qur'an really say about Jinn possession and black magic.
With Ramadan coming to an end, our long battle against our own selves and our desires comes to a close but it's time to prepare to resume our battle against shaytan. Listen to this khatira and learn how to carry our wins in Ramadan for the rest of the year, how to continue the battle of self-improvement after Ramadan, and how to keep the beautiful communal spirit of Ramadan going.
We often hear about the rewards promised to men in Jannah or the misconceptions people have about them. This leaves Muslim women wondering, "What about me, where is my reward?" Listen to this Khatira to learn more.
Holding on to the teachings of our deen and upholding the morals of our faith is not an easy thing to do. We face challenges, pressure from our peers, our co-workers, our school-mates, and society as a whole. We feel estranged, we feel different, we feel we don't belong, and sometimes we feel like strangers. Is there something we can do to change those feeling? What do they indicate and what do they entail? Listen to this khatira to learn more.
There is a plethora of ahadeeth talking about the various ways to earn a house in Jannah, but what about those select few who get to design and get their own custom built houses in Jannah. Listen to this khatira to learn how you can be among them.
We all love the prophet (pbuh) in this life and would willingly sacrifice everything we have to see him even for a few seconds. What if there was a way to not just live close to the prophet (pbuh) in Jannah, but to also be tight with him. Listen to this khatira to learn more!
Have you ever thought of the day you'll walk through the gates of Jannah? Seeing the massive gates open as you approach them, your family surrounding you, the Prophet (pbuh) walking ahead of you, your loved ones near you, the grass beneath your feet, the cool breeze through your hair, and the beautiful sounds in your ears. What will you do then, what could you do then? Listen to this khatira to learn more.
Imam Tahir Anwar shares some reflections on the day of Ashura.
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) teaches us in his hadith that the most beloved places to Allah (swt) on this Earth are the masjids while the most despised places to the Lord (swt) are the marketplaces. But did you know there is a market in Jannah? Listen to this khatira to learn more about that market, what's in it and who it was prepared for!
Laylat-Ul-Qadr is the most special night of the entire year. Allah (swt) gave it to our beloved (pbuh) to calm his worries as previous nations used to live much longer than we do. Listen to this inspiring and moving khatira to learn more about Laylat-Ul-Qadr, its significance, and the rewards for observing it in this life and the next.
We are taught this life is worth even less than a fly's wing and thus, the amount of wealth and worldly positions we possess is not the measurement of Allah (swt) happiness or contentment with any of us. What then is the true measure of Allah's love and what can we do to attain it? Listen to this khatira to find out.
In this hadeeth, prophet Muhammad (pbuh) tells us about listening to the Qur'an recited by Dawood (pbuh), Muhammad (pbuh) and other prophets and their beautiful voices. But there's another voice reciting the Qur'an in Jannah that will surpass the beauty of their voices. Listen to this khatira to learn more about whose voice it will be!
In the famous hadeeth, our beloved (pbuh) says "He who has an atom's weight of arrogance in his heart will be cast in hellfire by Allah (swt)". While it may be easy for us to practice the physical acts of worship and discipline in our actions and words, controlling the feelings in our hearts is no easy feat. Thus the reward for those who strive to achieve it is immense. Listen to this khatira to learn how to combat the original sin!?
In this life, for every product out there there's a silver edition, gold edition & platinum edition. There's a plethora of evidence from the Qur'an and the ahadeeth teach us people in Jannah will be at different levels and enjoy different privileges. Who will be at the higher levels and enjoy the most exclusive of blessings Jannah has to offer? Listen to this khatira to learn more.
When people receive a gift, some get occupied with the gift and forget the one who gave it to them. Others appreciate the gift but focus on thanking the one who gave them the gift. In our relationship with Allah (swt), we fall into one of these two categories. Some worship Him to get Jannah and all its pleasure, while others worship the Lord (swt) out of love and longing to meet Him (swt). Listen to this khatira to find out what kind of worshipper you are.
Sometimes Allah (swt) chooses to give us things right away when we reach for them, but He also chooses to delay other things and keep them away from us no matter how hard we work for them. Why do some people go to Hajj or Umrah every year while others have to wait a lifetime before their gaze can finally fall upon the Ka'ba and their eyes can shed the sweet tears of longing? Listen to this khatira to find out.
After passing over the razor-thin bridge stretched over hellfire, those who make it will be divided into three groups as they approach Jannah. Why three groups and what's the difference between them? Listen to this khatira to find out!
Ever since we were little, we were taught about Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Our parents taught us his story, our teachers taught us his seerah and our Imam taught us his seerah. The more we learned about the sacrifices he made and the difficulties he endured to ensure the message of Islam would reach us, the more his love grew in our hearts. Listen to this khatira to learn about getting to finally meet our beloved, in the life to come.
We are taught by conventional wisdom to always be strong and hide our emotions, especially our tears when we cry. Yet on the Day of Judgment, those tears we shed will be the most valuable commodity we could obtain. Listen to this khatira to learn more!
We live in Allah's universe, he has absolute and complete control over all of our affairs and those of the universe. Allah (swt) gave us, however, a way to participate in how things play out and promised to never let us down in this life or the next. Listen to learn more about the power of Du'a in this life and the one to come!
The Qur'an tells us the Day of Judgment will be so scary, people will run away, hide from and abandon everyone they knew in this life, including their parents. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) tells us in his hadeeth about a select few, who will be actively seeking and searching for their parents to take them and enter Jannah together. Listen to this khatira to find out how to honor your parents on that day.
While everyone is be suffering through the crowding, the heat, the sweating, and the grueling events of the Day of Judgement, few will stand atop pulpits of light on the right side of the Lord (swt). They will be protected and shielded from the events of that day. How can you be among them, listen to this khatira to find out!
We are always taught that Allah (swt) loves acts of obedience and dislikes sins. In this Hadith, however, the prophet (pbuh) talks about sins that are more beloved to Allah (swt) than acts of worship. How can that be? Listen to this khatira to learn more.
The Day of Judgment won't just be filled with crowds, pushing, shoving, agony, anguish, and torment, but it will also be blanketed in pitch-black darkness. Everyone will be trying to find their way around, cross the razor-thin bridge over hellfire, and trying not to trip and fall. Some people will stumble around in the darkness, others will have flickering light, and few will be accompanied by light as big as a mountain. Listen to this khatira to find out how to attain such honor, and such light...
On the Day of Judgment, people will carry signs stating the worst of sins & betrayals they have committed. How can you protect yourself from such fate? This khatira addresses just that.
On the Day of Judgment, some people will be carried to Jannah by the angels without any delay. How can you be among them? Listen to find out!
When Allah (swt) sees your heart engaged in the battle of transformation, He sends you His divine reinforcements. Listen to this khatira to learn more.
After being lost in the deserts of our hearts, Dunya, and our own ambitions for a full year, we finally arrive at the safety of the Ramadan Oasis.
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