Khutba Summaries

Staying on Track With Your Faith

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Salamu Alaikum dear brothers and sisters,

Today’s khutba began with the reality of our hearts as explained in the hadith:

“It is called the heart (qalb) because of its fluctuations (taqallubuhu). The similitude of the heart is like a feather at the root of a tree that the wind turns upside down.” (Ibn Majah, Musnad Ahmad)

The rest of the khutba discussed the means at our disposal to stay on the Straight Path:

  • Checking oneself
    • Umar ibn Al-Khattab said, “Reckon yourself before you are reckoned. And weigh your deeds before they are weighed”
    • Whenever we notice ourselves slipping just a little bit, we should do our best to correct our wrongs and find our way back to the correct path
  • Striving to improve ourselves:
    • It keeps me humble, I do not start viewing myself superior to others
    • I ask Allah for forgiveness for my shortcomings and make tawba for my deficiencies
    • Allah will not abandon the one who is sincere towards Him
  • We should always make du’a or invoke Allah for His guidance to keep us along the Straight Path
    • If you feel yourself slipping, maybe it is time to be sincere when I say Ihdinas-Sirat ul-Mustaqeem
  • Another excellent means to help us stay along the Straight Path is Islamic knowledge
    • It is through knowledge that we can be certain that Islam is the truth and and that meeting with Allah, the Hereafter, Paradise and Hell are all true
    • While knowledge is important, it is not enough
    • Need examples and role models of a people putting knowledge into practice

May Allah guide us all to the Straight Path and give us strength to follow it till the end.

Was-Salam,
Imam Mufti


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