Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The role of the Masjid In the West- Br. Abu Luqman

The Masjid is not like any other building, it is a House of Allah (SWT). Underneath the marbled bricks and the mosaic tiled walls there lies a mission statement. At the peak of the glossy minarets soaring towards the sky there lies echoes of a call, this is it's soul. If the Masjid could speak about our communities and the company it keeps, what would it say? The Masjid would never speak out of place from what has been revealed in the Quran and Sunnah. Unfortunately, some have spoken at odds with the very soul of the Masjid. The Masjid is asking for something more than it's expansion and more than just it's beautification. You are invited to learn what the role of the Masjid should be, based on the life of our beloved Prophet (saw).

"And who are more unjust than those who forbid that Allah's Name be mentioned in Allah's Masjids and strive for their ruin It was not fitting that such should themselves enter them (Allah's Masjids) except in fear" Sura Baqara (2:114 TMQ)

In the talk Br. Abu Luqman speaks on discovering the true voice of the masjid and its role according to the life of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

The talk covers the following points:-

  • The role of the Prophet's Masjid as the heart of Muslim spiritual and community life
  • Should the Masjid have a view about the Middle East Uprisings? Is politics allowed in the Masjid?
  • Khutbas about honey and socks and Dua alone whilst under the onslaught of Western interventionism?
  • Providing platforms (including the Minbar) to Western politicians and censoring Muslims
  • Failing to account British wars while speaking harshly against the 'Muslim enemy within'
  • Understanding PVE funding of Masjids as part of the government's strategy and the Islamic perspective 
  • What we can do to help the Masjid under the intense pressure and scrutiny they face from the Government Category?

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