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In the Name of God the Source of Mercy and Compassion. May He bless His Beloved Messenger Muhammad and grant him abundant peace. This blog collects Muslim sermons (khutbas), talks and other resources (etc.) for anyone interested in Islam. Many of the sermons are by Sheikh Abdul Hakim Murad (a.k.a. T. J. Winter) of Cambridge University, hence the name.

In the Name of God the Source of Mercy and Compassion. May He bless His Beloved Messenger Muhammad and grant him abundant peace. This blog collects Muslim sermons (khutbas), talks and other resources (etc.) for anyone interested in Islam. Many of the sermons are by Sheikh Abdul Hakim Murad (a.k.a. T. J. Winter) of Cambridge University, hence the name.
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In the Name of God the Source of Mercy and Compassion. May He bless His Beloved Messenger Muhammad and grant him abundant peace. This blog collects Muslim sermons (khutbas), talks and other resources (etc.) for anyone interested in Islam. Many of the sermons are by Sheikh Abdul Hakim Murad (a.k.a. T. J. Winter) of Cambridge University, hence the name.

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The People of Harmony

3/17/2016
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Jum'ah khutba - Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad - Cambridge - 11 March 2016 - 21 mins 26 secs 'And keep yourself patient [by being] with those who call upon their Lord in the morning and the evening, seeking His countenance. And let not your eyes pass beyond them, desiring adornments of the worldly life, and do not obey one whose heart We have made heedless of Our remembrance and who follows his desire and whose affair is ever [in] neglect.' (Surah Al-Kahf, Verse 28) In this sermon the Shaykh...

Duration:00:21:26

Drawing Closer to Allah

2/19/2016
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Jum'ah khutba - Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad - Cambridge - 20 November 2015 - 30 mins 28 secs TRANSCRIPTION PENDING In this sermon the Shaykh covers the true meaning of the of the great Hadith Qudsi of Islam named by the ulama as Hadith an-Nawafil. In the Hadith, Allah himself describes to us the divine love and the journey that we must take to draw near to Him. Furthermore, Allah Almighty describes how the journey should progress to result in earning his love. It is an extraordinary...

Duration:00:30:27

The Curse and the Promise: Religion and Violence Q&As

2/19/2016
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Question & Answer session - Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad - St Martin-in-the-Fields church, Trafalgar Sqaure, London - 2 November 2015 - 35 mins 16 secs - Transcription Pending Part of the Autumn Lecture Series at St Martin-in-the-Fields, focusing on religion and violence, reflecting upon both how faith can become the cause and perpetrator of conflict and persecution, and also the victim. But can our faith and our understanding of God also provide the promise for the healing of our nations? The...

Duration:00:35:16

Honour Thy Neighbour

2/19/2016
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Jum'ah khutba - Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad - Cambridge - 30 October 2015 - 22 mins 24 secs TRANSCRIPTION PENDING 'Worship Allah, and do not associate with Him anything, and be good to parents and to kinsmen and orphans and the needy and the close neighbour and the distant neighbour… ' (Surah An-Nisa, Verse 36) The Quran and the Hadith emphasise the importance of honouring our neighbours. Who are our neighbours and what are their rights. In this sermon the Shaykh explores this fundamental...

Duration:00:22:24

The Seven Dragons

2/19/2016
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Jum'ah khutba - Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad - Cambridge - 12 Feb 2016 - 24 mins 15 secs TRANSCRIPTION PENDING 'And those who strive for Us - We will surely guide them to Our ways. And indeed, Allah is with the doers of good. ' (Surah Al-'Ankabut, Verse 69) The Shaykh describes the seven deadly vices that can destroy the inner soul and which inhibit happiness. He describes the the importance of the inward struggle that is paramount to overcome these vices. Taking lessons from the great story...

Duration:00:24:14

The Fully Integrated Life

10/12/2015
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Jum'ah khutba - Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad - Cambridge - 9 October 2015 - 25 mins 16 secs TRANSCRIPTION PENDING 'Allah bears witness that there is no god except He, and the Angels and the ones endowed with knowledge, upright with equity (bear witness). There is no god except He, The Ever-Mighty, The Ever-Wise...' (Surah al-Imran, Verse 18) As the new academic year begins the Shaykh talks about how one should approach the balance needed in life, to put everything where it deserves to be...

Duration:00:25:16

Thankfulness to The Bestower

2/5/2015
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Jum'ah khutba - Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad - Cambridge - 7 November 2014 - 20 mins 52 secs TRANSCRIPTION PENDING Allah has given the poor human blessings beyond his power to imagine, yet he finds comfort in ingratitude. Belief is thankfulness (shukr) to the Bestower. The Holy Prophet prayed at night not to atone for some sin, but simply out of a thankfulness so powerful that his tears flowed. Allah’s universe is fine-tuned to support matter and life; we live in the midst of extreme...

Duration:00:20:52

Consciousness Beyond Mindfulness

2/5/2015
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Jum'ah khutba - Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad - Cambridge - 30 January 2015 - 22 mins 49 secs TRANSCRIPTION PENDING ' O you who have believed, fear Allah. And let every soul look to what it has put forth for tomorrow...' (Surah al-Hashr, Verse 18) The Shaykh talks about the importance of attentiveness and self-awareness. He describes the journey to full consciousness through a process of self accusation. How does the soul ascend beyond the mere mindfulness that has become popular in...

Duration:00:22:48

The Singularity of Intention and Will

12/13/2014
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Jum'ah khutba - Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad - Cambridge - October 2012 - 27mins 39secs 'Do not push aside those who call upon their Lord morning and night desiring His Face...' Surah Al-'An`ām, verse 52 The Sheikh begins this khutba with this ayah, which touches on the key Qur'anic concept of irada and niyya, will and intention. A 'key counterbalance to excessive exteriority', these principles are the gateways the Almighty uses to judge our actions in this earthly realm. Famously Imam...

Duration:00:27:39

Purity: Half of Iman

12/13/2014
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Jum'ah khutba - Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad - Cambridge - 5 December 2014 - 21 mins 16 secs TRANSCRIPTION PENDING '…and Allah loves those who purify themselves.' (Surah Tawbah, Verse 108) In this sermon, the Shaykh explores the importance of purity in Islam. He explores how outward and inward purity is integral to the human psyche and how this relates to morality, right and wrong, and the natural dignity which is unique to humans. The human soul craves that which is pure and thus the soul...

Duration:00:21:15

The Straight Path

11/27/2014
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Jum'ah khutba - Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad - Cambridge - 21 November 2014 - 19 mins 47 secs TRANSCRIPTION PENDING '(As for) those who say: Our Lord is Allah, then continue in the right way, the angels descend upon them, saying: Fear not, nor be grieved, and receive good news of the garden which you were promised.' (Surah Fussilat, Verse 30) In this sermon the Shaykh explores 'Istiqama'. How can we navigate the journey of life and take the path that will give us success; the path of...

Duration:00:19:46

The New Hijri Year

10/24/2014
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Jum'ah khutba - Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad - Cambridge - 24 October 2014 - 20 mins 4 secs TRANSCRIPTION PENDING 'And whoever migrates in the path of Allah shall find abundant recompense and breadth.' (Surah al-Nisa, Verse 100) On the last day of the year the Sheikh describes some heroic events in the Sira of the Blessed Prophet, which is divided into the Makkan and the Madinan periods by the Hijra. Unlike the Exodus, which ended with divine punishment, the Hijra brings an age of...

Duration:00:20:03