Friday Khutbah (09 January 2009): Friday Khutbah about Israeli attacks on Gaza around the Arab World

NYTimes.com has asked their reporters/friends in different capitals around the Arab world (Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Syria, Iran and Lebanon) to go to a neighbourhood mosque to hear the khutbah this week and to report back on what they heard concerning Gaza.

There is no difference in color, in gender or in language. Islam is one and the book is one and the direction we face to pray is one and the pillars of Islam are one.

What we have to do, Muslim brothers, is come together and strengthen our external and internal fronts.

— Sheikh Eid Abdel Hamid Youssef, Egypt

via Rage Over Gaza in Friday Prayers – The Lede Blog – NYTimes.com.

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ACTION FOR GAZA: PICKET EGYPTIAN EMBASSY 11 JAN

CALL ON THE ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES TO DEFEND GAZA

Alhamdulillah Muslims in Britain have come out strongly to support their brothers and sisters in Gaza, sincerely protesting, emailing, making dua and giving sadaqah. But we call upon our brothers and sisters doing all of this to join in solidarity with the Muslims on the Arab streets. Muslims are boiling, and screaming for armies such as Egypts to move to defend the people of Gaza. Israel has launched a brutal military assault. It requires nothing less than a military intervention to stop this. It is vital that we increase the pressure on the armies to move and account the corrupt regimes, like that of Hosni Mubarak of Egypt and Bashar Assad of Syria, who continue to betray the men, women and children of Gaza. We urge everyone to support this vital global campaign.

O Believers! Answer the Call of Allah and His Messenger when they call you to that which brings you life

SUNDAY 11TH JANUARY 2009

TIME: 1PM- 4PM

VENUE: 26 South Street, London, W1K 1DW.

Nearest Tubes: Marble Arch & Hyde Park Corner

GAZA PHONE CAMPAIGN:

“MUSLIM-ARAB REGIMES SUPPORT ISRAEL IN THIS MASSACRE?”

PHONE THESE EMBASSIES DAILY TO ASK WHY THEY HAVE SUPPORTED ISRAEL’S

MASSACRE IN GAZA; WHY THEY DID NOTHING TO DEFEND THE PEOPLE OF GAZA & WHY

THEY CONTINUE THEIR TREATIES WITH ISRAEL?

Egyptian Embassy Tel: 020 7499 3304/2401

Jordanian Embassy Tel 020 79373685

Syrian Embassy Tel 020 72459012

Saudi Embassy Tel 020 79173000

Egypt alone has 450,000 regular troops to Israel’s 180,000; and comparable levels of tanks and aircrafts. Combined these countries are overwhelmingly more powerful. Yet they do nothing.

These regimes must send their armies for the sake of Allah to defend the

helpless people of Gaza, or else they should step aside and allow a sincere

Islamic leadership to do so.

via ACTION FOR GAZA: PICKET EGYPTIAN EMBASSY 11 JAN.

Friday Khutbah (07-April-2006): Remembering the Birth of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

This week we bring you the Friday Khutbah from the University of Manchester Mosque.

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Birth of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) (Blessings and Peace be upon him) was born in Makkah, Arabia, on Monday, 12 Rabi’ Al-Awwal (2 August C.E). His mother, Aminah was the daughter of Wahb bin Abd Al-Manaf of the Zahrah family. His father, Abdullah, was the son of Abd Al-Muttalib. His genealogy has been traced to the noble house of Isma’il, the son of Ibrahim (Abraham) (PBUH) (May Peace be upon him) in about the fortieth descent.

Muhammad’s father had died before his birth and his mother died when he was about six years old making him an orphan.

In accordance with the tradition of noble families of Makkah, he was taken by a foster mother, Halimah, to her village where he lived for a few years. During these years he was taken to Makkah several times to visit his mother. After the death of his mother, he was placed under the custody of his grandfather, Abd Al-Muttalib. When the grandfather died, he was under the care of his uncle, Abu Talib. By this time he used to look after sheep around Makkah and used to accompany his uncle on trade journeys to Syria.