In this Khutba we looks at the name given to the Divine Being in Islam. We shows that the name Allah is a unique name and is a name only ever used for the Divine Being. We correct some common misunderstandings with regard to the origins of the name Allah and clarify this by giving an explanation of how Arabic grammar works. A portion of this [...]
Arzish talks briefly about what does facing Ka’bah stands for. We all face the Holy Ka’bah while saying our ritual or optional prayers. Firstly, it is the command of Allah: “…turn your faces towards the Sacred Mosque”(2:144). Secondly, it is the first House of God: “Certainly the first house appointed for mankind is the one [...]
“Certainly the first house appointed for men is the one at Bakkah, blessed and a guidance for the nations.” (The Holy Quran 3:96) This was the verse of the Holy Quran upon which it fell open when Hazrat Khwaja Kamal ud Din visited the Shahjehan Mosque in Woking for the first time. He fell to the floor crying and praying that the [...]
Before Islam every nation or tribe moulded the Divine Being in accordance with their culture or circumstances as if God belonged to them. Essentially the Divine Being was like them but with super-human qualities. However, ‘He’ had the same needs as humans. That is why the name used for the Divine Being had a masculine and feminine form, [...]
Can a person be accepted as a Divine appointee just because he claims that he has received a revelation from Allah? Such a person has to meet a number of conditions. The first condition is that he appears with the correct message at the time that he is needed. If the need is to prove that the Emperor is a human being and not god there is no [...]
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad explains that one reason for the greatness of the Holy Prophet (s) was the Divine support he received. This meant that all plans of the most powerful people against him failed.