Relevance of Friday Sermons at Mosques

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To: Imam Zia Sheikh and Imam Yaseen

You two are exceptions! You live and breathe the deen (religion) and duniya (world),  and I connect with the two of you, both of you are open minded and respect the God-given life here now, equally with the Akhira. We have to take care of our life here on earth and be just to it, life is an Amana ( trust) God has endowed us with, and we cannot sacrifice it for the Akhira (hereafter). Our problem is we fail to live a life for the sake of hereafter, that is wrong. 
We have to be just to both.  

Your concerns are legitimate, yes, many of the Khutbas (sermons) are irrelevant, and have nothing to do with my day to day life.

Some of them are downright stupid, as a Muslim, I don’t want to mince the words; A Khateeb was telling in a mosque that Aids is not a Muslim issue, because we are so pious we don’t get Aids – there were several medical doctors in the congregation… I don’t know if they dove into the cell phone or did not have the courage to speak up, but I went to read stuff in my cell phone instead of listening to the Imam.  I communicated that in my note a few weeks later, and guess what happened – well of course, Imam is more believable.

The issue is relevance of Khutba.

I would love to give a Khutba in your mosque, on the topic of how we connect with the Prophet, and what it means to us on a day to day basis. How can we become the Rahmat (mercy /goodwill) to our fellow beings without discriminating any human?

Being Amin is the first requirement of being a Muslim that is the foundation model Prophet gave us – instead we chose the others Sunna’s for our brand recognition. 

By the way, I give talks on the topic ” Muhammad the Peacemaker” along with MLK and Gandhi during the season of peace. Here are a few articles to indicate what it would entail:

1. Connecting with the Prophet 

2. American Muslim Agenda –

3. Fixing the Muslim Mistakes

4. Is Akhira the root of Muslim Problem?
I will be in DC on Friday January 16, please let me know if that will work for you.

Let me know if I can deliver the sermons in Dallas and DC.

Mike Ghouse
World Muslim Congress, a think tank

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