Khutba: Ihsaan

Ustaadh Rayaan gives a tremendous Khutba regarding the highest level of Islaam. Ihsaan! Ustaadh touches upon the Hadith of Jibril and talks about this 3rd, highest level of Islaam.

Acquiring the level of Ihsaan requires exerting oneself and remaining patient upon that exertion.

Ihsaan is precision. A quality of being excellent and being proficient in performing the deeds. We should all aim for this level to gain that special closeness to Allaah. That greater reward and love from Allaah.

Khutbah: Provision – Seek It From Allaah

Allaah is great. He possesses all perfection. He possesses the most beautiful names and lofty attributes. And amongst His beautiful names is ar-Razzaaq. The All Provider. The One who provides for all of His creation.

Allaah says in Surah Al-A’raf [7:180]:

And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allaah, so call on Him by them.

So when you want to seek provision, from the best of ways is that you call upon Him using His name ar-Razzaaq.

Khutba: Knowledge – A Noble Attribute

Islam gives a lofty rank to knowledge. This is the knowledge of the Quraan and Sunnah. Also, it is the knowledge of what the companions and our righteous predecessors where upon (radhiallaahu ‘anhum). Their understandings, their practises, their piousness, their words, their fataawa, their advise, their explanations of the Quraan, and their explanations of the actions & the sayings of The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam).

In this khutba Ustaadh Rayaan mentions various ahadith that show us the importance of gaining beneficial knowledge. How it keeps us upon clarity, upon the straight path and how it keeps us far away from the different paths.

The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “When Allah wishes good for someone, He bestows upon him the understanding of Deen.”
Reported by Mu’awiyah (radhiallaahu ‘anhu) – [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Khutba: Prepare Answers for The Day of Questioning

The questioning in the grave is something that we all must face. The 3 questions that we all know off, we cannot refrain from answering them.

In this khutba Ustaadh Rayaan gives a stark warning of the questioning we will all face after our deaths. Our hearing, our hearts, our sight will be questioned. And they will speak. So we must examine our answers by examining our deeds.

The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“A servants two feet will not move on the Day of Judgement until he is questioned about four (things):
His youth & how he spent it.
His knowledge & how he acted upon it.
His wealth, how he earned it & how he spent it.
And his body & how he used/wasted it.”

Reported by at-Tirmidhee (2417) and see Saheeh ut-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb (1/126).

Khutba: Brotherhood

In this Khutbah Ustaadh Rayaan gives us some essential advice regarding the importance of being united. This unity must be founded upon the way the Salaf us-Salhih. The way of Tawheed and Eemaan in Allaah!

We find that the Arab tribes were divided and they used to harm each other for the very smallest of affairs. Islam came to call them to Tawheed, to the worship of Allaah alone and to rectify the hearts & soluls to be sincere to Allaah.

Islam and Eemaan changed them and they became brothers.

Khutba: Remember Allaah

In this Khutbah Ustaadh Rayaan gives an amazing reminder of the benefits of being in constant remembrance of Allaah.

We should fear Allaah as He should be feared, and the best way to fear Allaah is to remember Him constantly. We are in need of remembering Him, for He is The One we will stand before on The Day of Judgement. We are obligated to remember Allaah for it is something that gives life to our hearts.

“Therefore remember Me (by praying, glorifying, etc.). I will remember you.” – Surah Al-Baqarah [2:152] – Al-Qur’an

Our lips should be moist with the remembrance of Allaah, for remembering Allaah makes the hearts tremble with fear. This is a beneficial fear that increases our Eemaan, and Allaah has promised forgiveness & a great reward for those that remember Him.

“He it is Who sent down As-Sakinah (calmness and tranquillity) into the hearts of the believers” – Surah Al-Fath [48:4] – Al-Qur’an

For the one who does not remember Allaah, their hearts gradually harden until reaching a state of death, even though it beats physically and the person is still alive.

Ustaadh Rayaan ends the khutba describing the best ways in which we can remember Allaah in accordance with the Sunnah of His Messenger (Sallallaahu ‘alahi wa salam)

KHUTBA: Prophet ‘Eesaa & The Ruling On Celebrating Christmas

In this Khutbah Ustaadh Rayaan briefly describes the birth, life and death of Prophet ‘Eesaa, the son of Maryum, ‘alayhi as-salām. He also touches on the errors that some of the Christians fall into with regards to the status of Prophet ‘Eesaa, ‘alayhi as-salām.

After this Ustaadh goes on to describe the true reality of Christmas and the origins of it’s various characters & symbols.

The position of Muslims regarding Christmas, after knowing the sources of where these beliefs come from, is that it is impermissible to practice or to participate in anything that involves the celebration of Christmas.

KHUTBA: Surah al-Falaq & an-Naas | Rayaan Barker

‘Uqbah bin ‘Amir (May Allaah be pleased with him) reported:

The Messenger of Allaah (salla llaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “Do you not know that last night certain Ayat were revealed the like of which there is no precedence. They are: ‘Say: I seek refuge with (Allaah) the Rabb of the daybreak’ (Surah 113), and ‘Say: I seek refuge with (Allaah) the Rabb of mankind’ (Surah 114).”


KHUTBA: Surah al-Faatiha | Rayaan Barker

In this Khutba Ustaadh Rayaan mentions briefly the meaning of each verse of the greatest Surah in the book of Allah.

Reciting Surah al-Faatiha as we all know, is an essential part of our daily prayers. It was narrated by Ubada bin As-Samit that Allaah’s Messenger (salla llaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said, ” Whoever does not recite Surat Al-Faatiha in his prayer, his prayer is invalid”. This motivates every Muslim to understand the deep meanings behind the words of this Surah. Consequently, this helps us in keeping Khushoo’ while standing in front of Allaah in our prayers.