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.

Prostrate Much

اكثر من السجود فإنه ليس من مسلم يسجد لله إلا رفعه بها الله درجة في الجنة وحط عنه بهاخطيئة

“Prostrate much because there is no Muslim that prostrates to God except that God raises him one degree in Paradise by it and forgives for him a sin.” (Ahmad)

There are so many opportunities for us to increase our worship, our certainty, our fulfillment as Muslims by sincerely devoting ourselves not only in public, but especially in private, to the worship of our Lord. For more inspriration, read the following article.