24:35 Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth. A likeness of His light is as a pillar on which is a lamp — the lamp is in a glass, the glass is as it were a brightly shining star — lit from a blessed olive-tree, neither eastern nor western, the oil whereof gives light, though fire touch it not — light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He pleases. And Allah sets forth parables for men, and Allah is Knower of all things
In this Khutba Brother Talha looks at Verse 35 from Chapter 24 of The Holy Quran and in this short verse of the holy Qur’an, Allah has mentioned the important role of divine revelation working for the moral and spiritual advancement of human beings. Allah by taking oath of fig, olive, Mount Sinai and Makkah has provided undeniable historical evidence to vindicate its truth.
This kuthba commences with chapter 107 of the Quran which primarily deals with the failure of all mankind to perform small acts of kindness to orphans and the needy. These two groups of people have had their rights taken away from them. Society has a duty to look after these people providing for them via the welfare state or helping them to become productive citizens.
2:1 I, Allah, am the best Knower.
2:2 This Book, there is no doubt in it, is a guide to those who keep their duty,
2:3 Who believe in the Unseen and keep up prayer and spend out of what We have given them
The most frequently recurring words for charity in the Qur’an are infaaq, which means spending benevolently; ihsaan, which means the doing of good; Zakaat, which means growth and purification and sadaqah, which is derived from the root sidq, meaning truth, and comes to signify a charitable deed. The very words to denote charitable deeds are an indication of the broadness of its conception.
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
95:1 By the fig and the olive!
95:2 And mount Sinai!
95:3 And this city made secure!—
95:4 Certainly We created man in the best make.
95:5 Then We render him the lowest of the low,
95:6 Except those who believe and do good; so theirs is a reward never to be cut off.
95:7 So who can give the lie to thee after (this) about the Judgment?
95:8 Is not Allah the Best of the Judges?
In this Khutba Brother Talha recites Chapter 95 (Al Tin – The Fig) of the Holy Quran and then gives a detailed analysis of the Chapter.
Members of Parliament and law enforcers and industrialists and bureaucrats and young professionals and even some religious scholars can drink with impunity. A taxi driver trying to score a beer on the go risks a jail term or losing his eyesight to moonshine.
It’s a law-and-order issue, you see. The rich drink in their own homes and frolic or puke on their own lawns, but the assumption is that if the poor get drunk in public spaces, they’ll make a nuisance. Which is why those who can afford fine scotches can also afford to give everyone else lectures about our religious duties. It seems that those who suck the blood of poor people want to make sure it’s not tainted with cheap alcohol.
When, in the 1970s, Ahmadis approached the South Africa High Court seeking to protect their human rights and sought a declaration that they are Muslims, the Sunnis, after failing to have the case dismissed on technical legal reasons, withdrew from the case using the excuse that a non-Muslim court of government does not have the right to decide who is, and who is not, a Muslim.
To our great astonishment we now find Sunnis in the UK demanding that the British government declare Ahmadis to be non-Muslims. The reason is that in front of a Western audience they have to hide behind Lahore-Ahmadiyya beliefs and hide their own.
Please tell us Sunni friends what has changed that now allows a non-Muslim government to decide who is, and who is not, a Muslim?
The video embedded above shows conflict erupt in the Israel Parliament during an apparent debate, which was discussing the banning of loudspeakers at Mosques for calling of the Azan, this Palestinian member objected to the proposed bill by giving the Azan to much anger and shouting.
While all other scriptures were revealed for a particular people, Muslims say that the Holy Quran was revealed for the whole of mankind. We look at an extract from Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad which explains this.
Many people ask if Jesus was taken down from the cross while still alive where did he go? Ahmadis say that Jesus had come to all the tribes of Israel and that most of them had left Palestine and moved to other countries so Jesus left to find them.
We say that he went to Afghanistan, Pakistan and then Kashmir. In this video we read out an extract by a research scholar about some Jewish texts recently found in Afghanistan.