Friday Khutbah (04 September 2009): Planning in Islam

Friday Khutbah (04 September 2009): Planning in Islam by Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips

[audio: http://ia311018.us.archive.org/0/items/FridayKhutbah04September2009PlanningInIslam/friday-khutbah-04-september-2009-planning-in-islam-dr-bilal-philips.mp3]

Alternative format see: Friday Khutbah (04 September 2009): Planning in Islam

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Friday Khutbah (19 June 2009): Utilizing our youth effectively

In this Khutbah Imam Zia discussed how to effectively utilise our youth to prepare the future of Ummah.

In the historical context he reminded us of:

  • The Sahaba and how we should follow their footsteps.
  • The youth from the Sahaba
  • The instrumental role the youth played in the Hijrah of the Prophet.
[audio: http://www.archive.org/download/Khutba_utlizing_our_youth/REC040.MP3]

The take away message:

The understanding from this Khutbah is that we also have youth amongst are growing up wasting their time doing what ever they do, watching movies and browsing the internet. Those same energies that they have, they can be harness for the future of Islam. If we use them, utilise them and bring them into use and we harness this energies they can beneficial for Islam. They can be beneficial for future of Islam in this country. But if we let them go then these youths are going wasting their time, and that energy that they could be using for the promotion of Islam. That energy is going to be used for other wasteful activities in committing sins and basically disobeying Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala.

The main thing is we have to make sure we utilise our youths.

And how to do that:

  • Volunteers in the Mosques
  • Youth with Leadership quality to take lead programme involving the youths.

Once they start taking part and make mosques their second homes, then we?ll find these energies are put into correct use, InshaAllah.

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A request from Sheikh Tawfique Chowdhury

As-Salaamu-Alaikum Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I Pray you are all well and in high emaan?.

One of our brothers in Canada, who accepted Islam from hinduism whilst studying in Canada has requested for some help with clearing his student loan.

After accepting Islam his family has ostracised him and although he is working to try and clear his debt (Can $10K), he just makes enough to pay for his rent and other living expenses and just about manages to pay the interest amount of the loan, which is due by end of May 2009. If he fails to pay by then it will end up with the Debt Collectors which will have adverse effects on his student?s visa and also his permanent residency application which is currently under process.

Please dig deep into your pockets and let us try to help our brother in Islam by giving some of our Zakat to him isA. Sheikh has requested us to raise £5K for this cause.

Please let me know if you are able to contribute anything and JazakumAllah U Khair in advance for your generosity. May Allah subhanawatala ease your burdens in this life and the hereafter and add this kind gesture on to your scales of good deeds?Ameen?

Ma?Salaam

Arifa Parkar

PA to Sheikh Tawfique Chowdhury

Director, Mercy Mission & AlKauthar Institute

www.mercymission.org.au

www.alkauthar.org

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