Muslims gather for congregational prayers on Fridays. At the beginning of each service, according to Islamic tradition, the most learned of the community should address the community regarding topics that are pressing and pertinent to the community and the obligations of the faithful. Unfortunately, many khutbahs today do not engage or enliven the spirit of Muslims seeking inspiration, honest and direct confrontation with important issues, or spiritual comfort. Dr. Abou El Fadl does not disappoint when it comes to tackling difficult issues, challenging the intellect and heart, and underscoring ethics, morality and virtue in the Islamic message through his khutbahs.
Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl delivers the Friday sermon (khutbah) at Princeton University on December 5, 2014. He discusses what is fundamentally Shari'ah - its foundational meaning and its relevance today.
Dr. Abou El Fadl reminds us what it means to love God, and what that love means for other fundamentals of the faith. To love God is to love what God loves, and to be repulsed by what God is repulsed by. Friday Khutbah delivered at the Islamic Center of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, November 21, 2014.
In preparation for the upcoming Eid, Dr. Abou El Fadl discusses how to look at faith in a fresh and passionate way as the first Muslims of Islam. An important eye-opening and spirit moving talk. Delivered at the Islamic Center of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, October 3, 2014.
Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl delivers a beautiful Khutbah on the remembrance of God at Princeton University, hosted by the Muslim Life Program, March 28, 2014.
Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl delivers the Friday Khutbah (sermon) on the occasion of the Eid at the Islamic Center of Reseda, Reseda, California, November 27, 2009.