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Let's learn to appreciate our Jumuah Khutbah - by Dr. Muhammed Rafiq Khan

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The Friday sermon or Khutbah is a unique occasion for us as Muslims to align ourselves with the Source of our spiritual and moral sustenance.We are like travellers on a long journey, who need recourse at frequent time intervals, to their compasses and charts, to plot their onward paths in a world of a challenging, changing and uncertain terrain. The time of Jum'ah, like the month of Ramadan, or the occasion of Haj, are important spiritual and moral checkpoints in the life of a Muslim. Asa religious institution of the nascent Muslim Ummah, it served the quintessential purpose of affirming Muslim identity. Hence it is perfectly understandable how serious an offence it is to be absent from consecutive Jum'ah prayers without any valid excuse. The occasion of Jum'ah serves the important function to educate, inspire and remind Muslims of their link with their Creator. The Khutbah or sermon as it's central feature is therefore no ordinary, secular or profane speech, but it has an element of sacredness

INNER DIMENSIONS - Good deeds and the Spiritual Life Sheikh Ahmed Hendricks

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Good deeds (al'amal as-salih) are fundamental to the spiritual life. We.improve or enhance our personal spirituality  through increasing our good deeds or through improving the quality of the good deeds we already practise regularly. It is therefore crucial that we derstand the nature and purpose of good deeds correctly and as deeply as possible. Are we instructed by Islam to live the pious life for its own sake, or are there deeper levels of meaning to the simple good deed like dhikr (remembrance), salah and sadaqah (charitable actions) for example. Related to this issue is the whole question of sin (dhanb). What is a sin and why must we avoid it? In this

Women - Sheikh M Moerat

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During the time of ignorance, before the advent of Islam the position of the woman was no better than that of chattel as if she were a piece of property. She had no rights and could be passed on from father to son as part of the inheritance. With the advent of Islam the status of the woman was uplifted and she was placed on an equal footing with the male, nay higher, because the Prophet (SAW) has said that "Paradise lies at the feet of thy mothers".

THE HOME AN INDEX OF STABILITY IN SOCIETY

Islam regards the home as the unit of society. The sum total of human happiness under ordinary circumstances is determined by the happiness which prevails in the home and the stability in the home is an index of the stability in society and its civilization.  As the male and female together make a home, it is on RIGHT UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR POSITION AND RELATIONS that the happiness and

Inner Dimensions Good deeds and the Spiritual Life

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Good deeds (al'amal as-salih) are fun damental to the spiritual life. We improve or enhance our personal spirituality through increasing our good deeds or through improving the quality of the good deeds we already practice regularly. It is therefore crucial that we understand the nature and purpose of good deeds correctly and as deeply as possible. Are we instructed by Islam to live the pious life for its own sake, or are there deeper levels of meaning to the simple good deed like dhikr (remembrance), salah and sadaqah (charitable actions) for example. Related to this issue is the whole question of sin (dhanb). What is a sin and why must we avoid it? In this discussion we will look at good deeds and leave the

Money Talk

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A budget allows you to plan, control and account for both your income and your expenses. It helps you to set long-term goals and measure your progress towards those goals. More than that, it helps you to discipline yourself, if like most of us, money tends to slip out of your hands much than it comes in! Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to be a mathematical genius to age your budget. It is a simple matter adding and subtracting - and if you trouble with that, invest in a calculator helps! Start by making a note of your monthly income - that is minus the big the taxman takes out of it and all other necessary deductions your employer makes! Then write down all your salary expenses - the rent, utilities like water and electricity, phone bill, petrol expenses school fees, pocket money for the kids In order to have more barakah in I money, our parents had the wonderful habit of taking out a teensy bit as soon they received their pay to give to the needy in the community. Today, even the modern western world is beginning to realize to attract more money, you need to give more sadaqah. So add and make it a compulsory expense. You may be surprised how much barakah it creates in what is left behind! Now you come to the interesting and most challenging part - the non-essential, long-term expenses. This is the portion with which you have to be extra careful and disciplined. Start by defining your long-term plans and ambitions. You

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