KHUTBA: Bidding Farewell to Ramadhaan | Rayaan Barker

The person who fasts and performs all other obligatory actions is from the best servants of Allah. And those who are negligent in fulfilling their obligations and do not give Allah His full due, then woe be to them. If the individual who deals unjustly with the scales (Mutaffif) in this worldly life is warned of a terrible punishment, then what is the case with the individual who deals unjustly with the scales of the hereafter!

The Salaf worked diligently in perfecting their actions and making them faultless, then after that, they showed great concern for acceptance of their actions. They did this because they feared that their actions would be rejected. They are those who gave what was incumbent upon them while their hearts were in a state of fear. It is reported that Ali bin Abi Taleb said: Be more concerned that your actions are accepted than your concern of performing the action itself. Did you not hear the statement of Allah:

Verily Allah only accepts the actions of the Muttaqeen (pious) – Surah Al-Ma’idah [5:27]

The above are excerpts from Ibn Rajabýs book: Lataif al Maaýrif.

KHUTBA: The Means For Your Dua To Be Accepted | Rayaan Barker

It is possible that due to the things in our hearts or due to the actions of our limbs that Allah rejects our du’a. So it is imperative for us as Muslims to know the means for our du’as to be accepted, for indeed du’a has a high status in Islam.

Ustaadh Rayaan mentions various narrations by the Messenger of Allah (Sallallaahu ‘alahi wa salam) regarding the types of people whose du’a is accepted. He also discusses the explanations of the scholars related to these narrations and the things that create barriers to our du’as being accepted.

Do not hasten to expect your du’as to be answered, for indeed Allah is near and responds to the du’a of the supplicant.

KHUTBA: Lead By Virtuous Actions This Ramadhaan – Rayaan Barker

A highly beneficial khutba in which Ustaadh Rayaan discusses the importance of striving to perform virtuous actions throughout Ramadhaan including recitation of the Qur’aan, giving Sadaqah, contemplating over the Qur’aan, perfecting our manners and more. It is upon us to to leave Ramadhaan in a better state than we entered it.

KHUTBA: The Blessing of Ramadhaan And How To Receive It | Rayaan Barker

A tremendous khutba in which Ustaadh Rayaan reminds us of the importance of preparing for this great month that awaits us. The virtues of Ramadhaan are discussed including reasons as to why we need to take benefit from it whilst Allah has blessed us with the opportunity and ability to do so. Make this Ramadhaan a Ramadhaan of Taqwa, Istighfaar, ‘Ibaadah and a Ramadhaan of change. A must listen in preperation for Ramadhaan!

KHUTBA: The Beginning Of The Revelation | Rayaan Barker

A beautiful khutba in which Ustaadh Rayaan reminds us of the characteristics of our beloved Messenger Muhammad (Sallalaahu ‘alaihi wa salam) and describes how the Revelation initially occurred. Events including the meeting with Jibraa’eel in the Cave of Hira, how the revelation used to descend, the effects of revelation upon the Messenger  are discussed as well as the great station of the Qur’aan. A must listen!

KHUTBA: The Muslim Stance Between Hope, Fear And Repentance | Rayaan Barker

In this Khutba, Ustaadh Rayaan explains the importance of a Muslim’s stance towards hope, fear and repentance towards Allah Azza wa Jal. Hope, fear and repentance are to be carried out consecutively and not in isolation without one another. Some people only rely upon the hope of Allah and fall astray in this regard and likewise there are others that have the mentality that Allah Azza wa Jal will not forgive them, these false mentalities bring about failure within the Muslim. A must listen khutba!

KHUTBA: Do Not Be Deceived By The Life Of This World! | Rayaan Barker

The life of this world is a matter of moments whereas the life in the hereafter will remain forever. Many people are occupied in this Dunya making preparations as if this is where they will abide forever and have become neglectful of the our final abode. There is no comparison between this feeble Dunya that we are living in and the amazing, beautiful and everlasting Jannah that awaits the Muwahideen so which choice will you make?

KHUTBA: Ramadhaan Is Approaching, Have You Prepared For It? | Rayaan Barker

In this khutba, Ustaadh Rayaan reminds us of the approach of Ramadhaan and how the Salaf (The Pious Predecessors) were eager to meet it’s arrival with constant du’a, asking Allah to allow them witness it, to benefit from it and similarly to prepare for it mentally and physically. Ustaadh Rayaan gives an overview of the virtues of Ramadhaan and the key points a Muslim should be mindful of in order to benefit from Ramadhaan fully and likewise how to remain firm after it’s departure.

KHUTBA: The Reality of Easter in Light of al-Islaam | Rayaan Barker

In this excellent khutba, Ustaadh Rayaan discusses the importance for Muslims to abide by the regulations of al-Islaam regarding celebrations and covers the permissible and impermissible forms of them. The false assumptions regarding Jesus (‘Eesaa) alaihi salaam are clarified, as well as the origins of Easter itself including the ‘Easter Egg’, ‘Easter Rabbit’ and other Pagan roots pertaining to this celebration.