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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Relevance of Friday Sermons at Mosques

Imam Zia Sheikh and Imam Yaseen

You two are exceptions! You live and breathe the deen (religion) and duniya (world),  and I connect with you two, both of you are open minded and respect the God-given life in here now, and take care of the Amana (Life is a trust),  and not sacrifice it for the Aakhira (hereafter).  

However, your concerns are legitimate, yes, many of the Khutbas (sermons) are irrelevant, and have nothing to do with my day to day life. Some of them are downright stupid, as a Muslim, I don’t want to mince the words; A Khateeb was telling in a mosque that Aids is not a Muslim issue, because we are so pious we don’t get Aids – there were several medical doctors in the congregation… I don’t know if they dove into the cell phone or did not have the balls to speak up, but I went to read stuff in my cell phone.  I communicated that in my note a few weeks later, and guess what happened - well of course, you believe the Imam. 
The issue is relevance of Khutba.

I would love to give a Khutba in your mosque, on the topic of how we connect with the Prophet, and what it means to us on a day to day basis. How can we become the Rahmat to our fellow beings without distinction? Being Amin is the first requirement of being a Muslim that is the foundation model Prophet gave us – instead we chose the others Sunna’s as our brand recognition.

By the way, I give talks on the topic " Muhammad the Peacemaker" along with MLK and Gandhi during the season of peace. Here are a few articles to indicate what it would entail:

Connecting with the Prophet -

American Muslim Agenda -

Imam Yaseen, I will be in DC on Friday January 16, please let me know if that will work for you.

Let me know if I can.

Mike Ghouse
World Muslim Congress, a think tank

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