Have you ever come across someone who was content to be dumb? In fact, intelligence is one of the most universally sought after human qualities. There is a tremendous emphasis in our society on being smart, IQ scores, cleverness, etc. In this brief khutbah we examine what is true intelligence and foolishness, from the perspective of the greatest and smartest human being that ever live- the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him. [click to listen]
Having graduated from the school of Ramadan, the most pressing lesson for the ummah is that of istiqamah. It is the second-most important command after iman. It is a command that made the Prophet’s hair turn white. Come take a look at the concept of istiqmah, its virtue and importance and 7 means to achieve and maintain it in the aftermath of Ramadan. From the mimbar of Masjid Tawheed. . .
In today’s world, the qualities of truthfulness and honesty have become casualties, and Muslims are no exception. Deception and falsehood are rewarded, while honesty does not get you very far. There are professional institutions thriving- and much money being made, on various schemes of making you seem younger through different means, padding or “enhancing your resumes,” changing your eye color, teaching you how to promote your viewpoints and propaganda irrespective of the truth, political correctness, etc.
One of the most basic teachings Islam promotes is al-Sidq (truthfulness), and gives the promise of a day to come, when the truthful will profit from their truth [5:119]. In this khutbah from Masjid al-Iman, we examine this teaching in some detail. [click to listen]