Are You Coachable – A Khutbah

al-Hamdulillah, today was the first khutbah (sermon) delivered at Middle Ground Muslim Center. The summary was, “are you coachable”? Can you learn from a master? Can you submit yourself to a process? When we explore piety, devotion, and self improvement, often we’re handed various litanies (dhikrs, du’as, etc.) that for many of us after a time (especially if we’re not improving) feels a bit like Harry Potter. In this khutbah I tried to draw parallels to learning from a coach, in how we might learn from the Qur’an and from the Prophet.

“It was at that point that it was a decision: am I either going to trust my coach, who has put out umteen number of great players besides myself, or am I going to rely on my own ego.”

Full notes and audio here.

1 Comment Are You Coachable – A Khutbah

  1. caleb@eqca.org'Caleb EQCA

    Salaam, I hope you are well. I am a second year MA student in Southern California, interning at a human rights organization in Los Angeles. I would love to be in touch with you about a particular kind of activism and organizing I am involved in involving faith communities and equality. A few contacts of mine have suggested your name and I hope we can connect soon in confidence, iA.

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