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Love for Allah's Decree

Friday sermon (jum'ah khutba) by Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad - Cambridge - 16 October 2009 - 21 mins 44 secs

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In this sermon, Sheikh Abdal Hakim discusses the difference between having patience (sabr) during the struggles of life, and taking pleasure or having contentment (rida') in them. By Allah's Mercy, accepting what He decrees with patience for us is a route to salvation, but it is a higher degree for us to embrace and love that decree. By another inspiring aspect of Allah's guidance, the latter is initially harder but actually makes the path toward Him easier. Instead of religion just being a set of duties or things we have to put up with, it becomes an on-going source of wonder and contentment. May Allah grant us the state of being contented with His Decree.

NB The first 2-3 minutes of this recording are disrupted by noise from a game of squash taking place next to the room in which the prayer was held this week. Apologies for this unavoidable acoustic infelicity.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

there's a little skipping in the audio X:

Anonymous said...

With all due respect to the different people posting, I have to say I'm fed up of all the whingeing about the audio quality of the khutbahs posted on here in the last few months. The people running this website do a fantastic job and whilst there has been some positive appreciation of audio improvements, the negativity is overwhelmingly depressing and indicative of the general state of the Ummah at the moment (we're a nation of complainers, practicing and "lukewarm" muslims alike). To quote Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa "If you want to criticise and you've got nothing constructive to say in terms of a solution, then it's best not to say anything at all".
P.S. I love Shaykh A H Murad and I love these khutbahs, keep them coming guys and keep up the good work. May God reward you and our blessed Sheikh with the Beatific Vision on the Day of Judgement given to the Elect in the highest echeleons of Paradise. Ameen thumma Ameen

Anonymous said...

You yourself are whinging brother. Silence.

Anonymous said...

Yes, but under his rubric, he had a solution to what he complained about.

hamid said...

Selam a lekum..
Thank you very much for all your lectures and talks.. May Allah (sbut) reward, guard and protect Shaykh Abdal Hakim, his family and all the brothers and sisters involved with this website and the Cambrige Mosque Project.. :)
Ameen
hamid

Anonymous said...

Subhanallah, this talk was so thought provoking. I have mistakenly considered my own patience, in ongoing hardship, as worthy. The Sheikh carefully points out that sabr is really only the first step and that taking pleasure in any hardship caused by Allah's decree, is a worthy aim. This message has been with me for some days now, creating opportunities for me to reflect on my own weaknesses. Jazkallahu khairan to all involved in bringing the message to us and to the Sheikh for this deep advice.

saqib09 said...

Allahu Akbar. Subhanallah, what a wonderful khutbah. I feel peaceful and almost euphoric. May Allah preserve Shaykh Abdal Hakim. May Allah preserve Shaykh Abdal Hakim. May Allah preserve Shaykh Abdal Hakim. To me he is a hujjatul Islam.