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I’d like to thank the Edmonton masjid administration and especially Imam Gulfraz for his heartwarming hospitality as always. I am traveling through London currently with family and decided to avail the opportunity to give khutbah here. I’m also really grateful for the prayers, questions and insightful conversations with the community after the prayer. May Allah protect this community. It’s the first place I gave khutbah in London when I first came here and it always feels like home.

Regards and prayers from myself and family London. Thank you.

Today they murdered over 180 people in a Mosque in #Sinai #Egypt. Last week, over 50 people that just finished their morning prayers at a Mosque in #Nigeria. To call these sick demented murderers Islamic is an insult to the Muslims they murder daily.

May Allah have mercy on the murdered worshippers, and rid the earth of the murderers and terrorists that continue to target places of worship and innocent civilians.

Quran Recited from Surah Alhashar by Imam of Elbadar mosque after day one of our amazing WW1 Muslim Experience Tour in Amiens. @fhf1419 @muslimsinWW1


Once you come to the realization that people who have issues with you really have unresolved issues with themselves, it’s easier to not hold any hatred in your heart for them. If you happen to be the one who has issues with others, you have to be willing to question yourself as to why you really have those issues with them.

Every night before you sleep is a time of remembrance and introspection. It’s a time to read the recommended supplications and verses. It’s also a time to count blessings and to seek forgiveness for your sins. But the hardest Prophetic practice is actively removing a grudge from your heart every single night, and forcing yourself to pray for someone who wrongs you. While the rest of the practices require your time and attentiveness, this one requires you to peel some serious layers.

But make sure you leave that practice for the last of your nightly habits. Because once you’ve counted your blessings, praised your Lord, sought forgiveness for your sins, read the supplications and verses directing your longing to the hereafter, it’ll be easy to let go of a grudge because you’ll know it’s not worth it.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) was sitting with a group of the companions in the masjid and he said “A man will now enter who is from the people of Paradise,” and the man walked in. This happened two times again and it was the same man. Abdullah ibn Amr (ra) wanted to find out what was so special about this man, so he asked the man if he can stay over his house for 3 days making an excuse to need a place. The man allowed him to stay. Abdullah noticed that the man didn’t do anything out of the ordinary: He didn’t fast all the time, he slept some of the night and prayed some of the night, and so on. So after the 3 days, Abdullah told him the real reason why he requested to stay with him, and he asked him what it was that could be the reason why he was from the people of Jannah.
The man couldn’t think of anything, but after a bit he said “Every night, before I go to sleep, I forgive whoever has wronged me. I remove any bad feelings towards anyone from my heart.”


Alhamdulillah we have confirmed Ustadha Umm Sarah White, graduate of Imam University in Islamic Sciences, and wife of Sh. Waleed Basyouni, will be joining our Aqsa package, and be in charge of a sisters-only sub-group within the Sacred Journey tour.

The trip will take place 1st to 6th of January, 2018, and both air+land and land only packages are available.

The sister’s-only group will be a part of the overall package with Sh. Yasir Qadhi and Ustadh Ammar Shukry, and will also be with Ustadha Umm Sarah, who will be their primary point of contact, and be on site with them throughout the entire journey.

Please log on to the link below and register for the Aqsa trip. Note: sisters who are traveling to al-Aqsa only do not require a mahram, and will be placed in the group led by Ustadha Umm Sarah.

Questions? Email:

Registration will be closing soon, and spaces are limited!


Washing The Dead (Warning: Not For Everyone To Read):

I remember the first time in my 6 year term as Imam in Masjid Abu Bakr in New Orleans having to conduct the ritual washing of a dead body. It wasn’t my first time participating, but it was my first time having to lead it. The brother was an immigrant from Nigeria found in his apartment 8 days after his death due to unknown causes. He was alone in this country without a single relative or close friend. As I walked in the room to wash him, the stench of his almost decomposed body made me vomit and almost pass out. It took me about half an hour to walk back in the room and start again. As we washed his body, I couldn’t help but reflect on the transient nature of life. This body once held a soul with dreams and emotions. A soul that surely longed for what many of us long for. But now that soul was elsewhere, and this worldly vessel was left behind to dwell in a condition that is only fitting to the reality of the material. For the next 6 years, I regularly had to be a part of these washings. I felt the condition of my heart and my perspective grow with every last one. Sometimes it was an infant who was the dream of it’s parents, sometimes a close friend whose laughter and company I once enjoyed, sometimes an unknown individual whose lifeless body would leave the nature of the life they left behind to my imagination. Sometimes it was a mangled body due to a car accident, sometimes a body drained by cancer or a similar illness, sometimes a body intact that looked like it was merely asleep. But the reality of death was reinforced each time.

I don’t get to wash the dead like I used too, but I shouldn’t need to look further than my own worldly condition to remember it’s inevitability. Don’t be distracted by the allure of this world, or else you may merely become of it. Focus on bettering the future which you cannot escape, rather than the present that you cannot dictate. Focus on the interview with the One who needs no resume, rather than the judgements of those who are just as disposable as you.

We are souls with bodies, not bodies with souls.

I have been leading tours to Masjid al-Aqsa for a few years now. Not only is Aqsa one of the holiest and historic sites in the world, our Palestinian brothers and sisters need to see that the rest of the world has not forgotten them.

Our trips to Jerusalem are always iman-boosting; and we see first hand the political and economic and social difficulties of that region.

If you are able to join me for my next trip, in the first week of January 2018, please register ASAP at (Only a few spots left….)

If you are not able to come on this trip, please do try to go at least once in your life if you are able to do so.

PS. The Umrah package in the last weak of Dec is sold out, but if you wish to do umrah as well, register and if any spots open up you will be contacted.

During the period of the Spanish Inquisition, after the expulsion of the Muslims of Andalus post-1492, it became illegal for Spanish Muslims to possess copies of the Quran, and to pray in public or private.

I thought these types of bans were things of the past. Sadly, it appears that the Chinese government wishes to revive those lessons, and are attempting to replicate the tactics of the Spanish Inquisition.

They are demanding that all mosques and houses of the Xinjiang province (a majority Muslim province, also known as East Turkestan) turn over their Qurans; and they are confiscating all prayer rugs. This is a part of the crackdown that the Chinese authorities have been engaged in for many years.

How evil, and yet also how foolish!

Do they not know that the Quran is protected in the hearts of every Muslim, and that there are millions upon millions of Muslims, in China and elsewhere, who do not need a copy of the Quran to recite it, but rather can recite it from memory?! And are they not aware that our Prophet (salla Alllahu alayhi wa sallam) told us that Allah has made this whole earth a masjid for me, so whoever amongst us needs to pray can pray where he is?

You can’t wipe Islam away by confiscating books and prayer rugs. Rather, this move will only result in a stronger revival for the next generation insha Allah.

Allah’s help and mercy be on those persecuted in that region, and everywhere! Ameen.

Nail on the head Shaykh Abdul Hameed like and share : )

Shaykh Abdul Hameed

We name mosques after great women of the past (Masjid Aisha) yet dont allow women to attend. We name mosques after great black men (Masjid Bilal) yet refuse committee members from other ethnicities. Lectures are dedicated to young companions, but we ban children from attending. We over invest in physical infrastructure, yet pay Imams minimal salary then complain why the masses are absent. We are desperately in need of strategic leadership. If the mosque facilitates change, it could be our lasting legacy to preserve the faith of future generations.
#SaveOurMosques #SaveOurFuture

Why are our children not getting Islam? A short reminder by your brother Yusuf Chambers – thanks to Surbiton Mosque.
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A beautiful soul has left the world, please make lots of dua for him, Allah grant him highest rank in jannah, Ameen. An amazing humble brother we helped with a lot of the painting The City Retreat at the refurbishment stage please attend funeral if possible TODAY

Innahlillahi elayhee rajeoon

In sha allah the janazha namaz for *Marhoom Hanif Abdul Rehman (AKA Zanzibari) of Leicester will be :-

*on Wednesday 6th September 2017 at 18:00

Saffron Hill Cemetery Stonesby Avenue Leicester LE2 6TY.

Gathering for ladies is at central mosque, conduit street, Leicester, LE2 0JN at 15.00.

Thank you for all your kind donations towards the funeral & alhumdullilah we will not be needing any further funds however if you still wish to give please put it in2 sadakah jaariya in the deceased name in’sha’Allah.

Finally please make dua for the marhoom for the highest place in jannatul firdous and to forgive their sins and may Allah give Sabar to all the family and friends he has left behind Ameen jzk

It is Sunnah to recite Takbeer, Tahmeed, Tahleel and Tasbeeh…
during the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah!!!
Saying these words out loud in the mosques, homes, streets and every place in which it is permissible to remember Allah, to perform this act of worship openly and proclaim the greatness of Allah.
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And Spread the Dhikr, Hamd and Knowledge of Allah SWT across the globe!!!

To believe in Him is to love Him. To love Him is to long for Him. When everything around you is chaotic, all you have to do is look up and call upon Him. Tranquility is found when you can instantly connect to Him wherever you are. When even in a crowd, you always feel like it’s just you and Him. When even when alone, you know that you are never truly alone.

Oh turner of hearts, let our hearts be forever turned to you. Let your magnificence overwhelm us in a way that causes all of our troubles to wither away.

(Photo taken from rooftop of masjid nabawi last night at Maghrib)