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We were sitting together in a circle in the masjid and today’s talk was about the Prophet Muhammadﷺ. Young men and women, many of whom not born Muslim, moved to sit with us after performing the ‘asr prayer. We had come together to speak about the man whose life was dedicated to teaching us our religion.
One of the young men among us, Jacob, had only embraced Islam a few months earlier and had become immediately passionate about his new faith. As we all sat together Jacob revealed a secret: “I remember when I first embraced Islam,” he said, “I didn’t know that much at all about the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. And, I would see all these people around me just in love with him… I loved Islam… but I did not know why people were so obsessed with him?”…
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While visiting Sacramento for Ramadan, I was asked to participate in our imam’s series of lectures on the “Journey to the Hereafter.” The series delves into the journey of the soul from this world into the next, and looks at each step of the soul’s migration until it reaches its final destination. I was so happy to be able to speak about the period of the journey when those blessed will meet the Prophet ﷺ at the Basin (Hawd).
The talk also includes some of the Prophet’s ﷺ blessed descriptions and characteristics.
This was recorded and is posted here for those who wish to listen.