The Power of Monotheism

Talk by Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad - 11 December 2010 - Cambridge - 46 mins 59 secs


In this subtle and beautiful talk, delivered at the FOSIS Winter Conference, held late last year in Cambridge, Sheikh Abdal Hakim reflects on the amazing transformative power of a true understanding of the Divine Unity (tawhid). Why was it that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) forgave the people of Mecca when he had conquered them? How was it that Islam was welcomed and honoured as it spread? What is it that brings people from all over the world to the Two Holy Cities in peace and brotherhood? Each of these and many many more examples testify to the unparalleled power of the pure monotheism of Islam to overcome hostility, division and the lust for revenge. By fully perceiving the One True Reality, we let go of the petty hatreds of our many apparent differences. But perhaps because we are so familiar with these stories, we seem to have forgotten how clearly this real capacity for forgiveness and empathy contrasts with the usual course of human behaviour. Certainly the state of the world today strongly suggests we are failing badly in our responsibility to enact the message of La ilaha illa Allah. May Allah grant us a true understanding of tawhid that will transform our hearts and through our hearts the world around us.

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Anonymous said...

Where can I find out in advance to sh abdal hakims murad lectures?

I would like to attend one of his lectures but cannot find any schedule listing or any info prior.

much appreciated..

Salam alakum

Cambridge Khutbas said...

Walaykum assalaam,

There is not one comprehensive list of his lectures or engagements. The Cambridge University ISoc advertise when he is giving the juma'ah khutba or any dars during term time. Other than that his lectures are just advertised by whichever group or event he is appearing at. DeenPort is a good site that usually advertises the kind of events that he appears at in London and elsewhere.

Anonymous said...


Alhamdulillah, a most helpful talk for me in that SAHM takes us back to the simple basics of what is important, as well as shows us how to remember Allah swt. Thank you.

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