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Can You Help This Site?

UPDATE 26 JANUARY 2011: Many, many thanks to all who have volunteered for this project, jazakum Allah kheir. It's great to make this blog more of a group effort! It will take us some time to process the transcriptions we have promised so far, so we don't need any more volunteers for the time being. InshaAllah we will start to post transcriptions in the next few weeks.

If you have promised a transcription in the Comments section but not emailed in yet, please do so we can have your address to stay in touch - cambridgekhutbasetc [at] gmail [dot] com

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We are looking for volunteers to help us develop the resources at cambridge khutbas etc. by transcribing one or more sermons or talks.

If you have benefited from the resources on this site, why not help others do the same?

InshaAllah
we will then use these firstly to provide transcriptions of the talks here for the benefit of the deaf and hard of hearing and anyone else who would like to read instead of listen.

Secondly, we intend to translate as many of the talks as possible to give speakers of other languages access to good free resources about Islam. We will focus on European languages, as Muslims living outside traditionally Muslim countries generally have less extensive resources.

As you can imagine, transcribing and translating more than 100 talks on this site will be very time-consuming, so we need your help!

Imagine the reward you could receive inshaAllah if you transcribed a talk and it helped someone increase in their belief? Or if someone listened to that talk and then donated to the Cambridge New Mosque Project?

So if you have an hour or a few hours to spare in the coming weeks, please do a wonderful deed by transcribing a talk or sermon of your choice and emailing it to us at the address here. If you do not feel confident transcribing any parts in Arabic, don't worry - just send us the talk without those and we can add them in, but please indicate the time in the recording of the parts you have left out so we can find them easily to add them in.

If you start a transcription for a particular talk, let us know and we will add a note to that entry so no one starts a transcription someone else is already doing. Once the transcription has been sent in, we will update the entry again and add a downloadable file.

If you think you could help with translation, please get in touch as well. We are focusing initially on French and Spanish, but other European languages are welcome - as long as you are fluent enough to give accurate and idiomatic translations. We already have one highly qualified translator working on this project alhamdulilah.

So what are you waiting for? We're waiting for your transcriptions!

40 comments:

Cambridge Khutbas said...

Alhamdulilah, we have our first volunteer for transcriptions! Who's next?

Hassan Ismail said...

The Ship of Salvation Part 1

Cambridge Khutbas said...

Jazak Allah kheir Hassan, that one's marked pending now so over to you . . .

Four talks covered, who else can volunteer?

My Journey said...

Love for Allah's Decree.

How soon do i have to submit it?

Anonymous said...

I am working on Islam, Gender, Marriage & Sexuality (Feb 2009) if that's not already taken.

What a great idea! What an opportunity for rewards, ma sha Allah.

Omar M, London.
PS: How can I email it to you?

Imad Kamal said...

Insha'Allah, I will make my best attempt to transcribe: "Blessed Births & Beginnings".

hamid said...

Selam a lekum :)
How are you brother/sister? I select the last one just posted, "The Power of Monotheism". I shall make try to transliterate the arabic in the talk. Thank you for your time. :)

nadia said...

Salam, i will transcribe 'belief and conviction' 22 Oct 2010 insha'Allah

Cambridge Khutbas said...

Jazakum Allah kheir for these responses. They are all marked as taken now.

@My Journey - submit whenever you can. Alhamdulilah we have quite a few responses already, and it will take us some time to process them all and post them all, so do it at your convenience.

@Omar M. You can email us at the site address - cambridgekhutbasetc [at] gmail [dot] com. Someone else has already volunteered to do that talk but as it is quite a long one perhaps you can split it? If you email us we can put you in touch with each other to co-ordinate inshaAllah.

@Everyone, if you leave out any Arabic parts you are not confident to transcribe, please indicate in your transcription where the gaps are with a time code (i.e. the time on the recording for that part) so that we can find it and complete the transcription more efficiently.

Thanks again, and please spread the word to anyone else you think might be able to help.

Salaam.

fmalik said...

Salaam,
I would like to transribe "Haj, the inward spiral" insha'Allah if it is still available.

ABC said...

I will transcribe 'Some Islamic Perspectives on Gender' - October 2008

insha'Allah

Cambridge Khutbas said...

@fmalik - jazak Allah for your help but that talk has been already. The talks with Transcription Pending on them are taken - maybe it didn't show if you haven't refreshed the page? Is there another talk you could do? Email us or post here inshaAllah.

@ABD - great, it's yours! It's now marked as pending so please email us the transcript when you can.

Junaid said...

Insha'Allah I would like to volunteer to transcribe 'Charity of Love' and 'Love for Others'.

Cambridge Khutbas said...

Salaam Junaid, great, jazak Allah. They are marked as pending now so over to you.

fmalik said...

A/A, Ah yes, I missed the tag saying it is pending. Insha'Allah, I will go for Humility and Recognition and Supporters of Allah.

Anonymous said...

Salaams

So far, I've been working on
- Preparing for Ramadan
- Ramadan and Charity
- Mountains in the Qur'an
- Islam, Gender, Marriage and Sexuality till 22'01 (Le Phoenix, it's called)

Ebad said...

I would like to transcribe "Islam and/in/of the West Pt. 1" in sha Allah.

Ebad

Javier said...

As salamu 'alaykum,

It would be a pleasure for me to translate some english transcriptions -when available- into spanish, my maternal language.

Insha'Allah.

Javier.

mohammed said...

Aa

Insha'Allah I will do ramadan redux if its not taken.

Ws

Mohammed

Cambridge Khutbas said...

@ Mohammed, jazak Allah - Ramadan Redux is yours.

@ Ebad - similarly, that talk is your, thanks a lot.

@ fmalik - great, they're yours, thanks to you too!

@ Javier, that would be great. Could you please email us to discuss further? cambridgekhutbasetc [at] gmail [dot] com

Salaam

Anonymous said...

Assalaamu'alaykum,
I would like to transcribe the following inshaAllah:

- Marriage & Family Life
- Society & Solitude Part 1 & 2

Wassalaam
Maisarah

Anonymous said...

Salaam Aleykum

If still available I could transcribe Outward Compassion, Inward Rigour.

Wasalaam

Sofie, London.

Sad said...

Salaam, I would like to translate 'Hope and reliance on God' if it isn't already being done. Ws.

Anonymous said...

There's also some automation that might help as a first pass. One system is found in Adobe Premiere.

AbdulWahed said...

Assalamualaikum,

I will take over The Certainty of Death.

Cambridge Khutbas said...

@ AbdulWahed, Sofie, Maisarah & Sad - OK, great, they are all yours, jazakum Allah kheir.

Thanks for the suggestion for software, we'll try and look into that.

Salaams

Anonymous said...

Alsalamu 'alaykum, I would be very happy to translate some of the khutbas into Bosnian, if that is one of the European languages you are looking for. If so, is there any already transcribed khutbas that I could use? Sumeja

Junaid said...

I'll take care of 'Fasting' as well insha'Allah.

Anonymous said...

Salam, I would also like to transcribe the "Unity and the manners of difference" khutbah. - Sumeja

Amna said...

Asalamualaykum,

I'm starting on

a)"Beauty upon all things"
b)The Paradox of Forgiveness.

Inshallah.

Amna said...

Asalamualaikum,

I'm starting: Beauty upon all things and The Paradox of forgiveness.

Inshallah.

Cambridge Khutbas said...

@ Amna, great, those are yours! Jazak Allah

@ Junaid, another one mashaAllah :) . . . Have marked it pending.

@ Sumeja, could you email us about that talk and the translation?

Salaam

Cambridge Khutbas said...

Many, many thanks to all who have volunteered for this project, jazakum Allah kheir. It's great to make this blog more of a group effort! It will take us some time to process the transcriptions we have promised so far, so we don't need any more volunteers for the time being. InshaAllah we will start to post transcriptions in the next few weeks.

If you have promised a transcription in the Comments section but not emailed in yet, please do so we can have your address to stay in touch - cambridgekhutbasetc [at] gmail [dot com

fomalhaut said...

Salam aleikum,

can i transcribe "the chivalry of youth"?

Melaz said...

Salam aleykum,

I'd like to volunteer to transcribe the following lectures "Duty To God"
"Enjoining Good, Forbidding Wrong" &
"Purification & Repentance" if possible

I'd also like to add I'm a native French, so I could eventually translate some lectures

waiting ur reply,
melaz

Cambridge Khutbas said...

Walaykum assalaam Melaz,

Jazak Allah kheir, that would be great. I've marked those as pending, please email them to us when you can inshaAllah.

Anonymous said...

assalumu alaykum,

i would like to translante into Albanian some of the khutbas. Is there any transcriptions ready?
pls let me known

salama

tesnim

sherry786 said...

ASAK, will the transcripts for the talks be up soon? also do you have any lectures left that need to be transcribed?

Anonymous said...

ASAK, any lectures left to transcribe? I'd like to do a couple of lectures iA.
salam

sherry

bakhtiar said...

Salaam: if there is anything i can do, it would be a pleasure. pl let me know