These recordings, apart from the Dala’il al-Khayrat, are from the 70s and were made during visits to Morocco.
Although the Dala’il al-Khayrat is incorrectly divided up, since it was recorded during a session at the tomb of the author, may Allah be merciful to him, when the entire Dala’il was recited and then divided into sections, it is nevertheless worth sharing I believe.
Based on a khutbah by Shaykh ‘Ali Laraki in the Ihsan Mosque, Norwich on the 25th November 2005.
Khutba – 3rd March 2017 –
Today is the 4th Jumada al-Akhir 1438
He, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Islam began as a stranger and will return as a stranger, so fragrant good fortune to the strangers.”
The Companions agreed unanimously at the time of Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him and with them all, that the beginning of Islam is the Hijra of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and the small group of individuals and families with him from Makka to the town of Yathrib, then inhabited by sundry Arab and Jewish tribes with uneasy treaties and truces between them and continuous internecine warfare and raiding. Thus ‘Islam’ begins not with a pure Islamic polity but with a messy mix of people of different races, tribes and religions. The idealisation of that beginning causes us much confusion. Continue reading “Khutba – 3rd March 2017”
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