From the Saturday morning class, Islam In-Depth. an introduction to M. A. Draz’s “The Moral World of the Qur’an” [download].
The following khutbah was delivered by Imam Marc on November 9th, 2018:
A khutbah delivered by Imam Marc Manley on November 2nd, 2018.
A khutbah delivered by Imam Marec on October 26th, 2018 at Middle Ground.
A reflection on Surah al-Furqan and how it warns us from “when in Rome do as the Romans”.
What does it mean to be seen by God? Does it change our behavior? Does it increase our demonstration? In order to grasp the Qur’an, we must take the high road: put God at the center of our lives.
In this class, Imam Marc leads a discussion on Muslim identity, its pitfalls and challenges, through a reading of Raymond Bourne’s “The Handicapped”.
“When one, however, is in full possession of his faculties, and can move about freely, bearing simply a crooked back and an unsightly face, he is perforce drawn into all the currents of life. Particularly if he has his own way in the world to make, his road is apt to be hard and rugged, and he will penetrate to an unusual depth in his interpretation both of the world’s attitude toward such misfortunes, and of the attitude toward the world which such misfortunes tend to cultivate in men like him. For he has all the battles of a stronger man to fight, and he is at a double disadvantage in fighting them. He has constantly with him the sense of being obliged to make extra efforts to overcome the bad impression of his physical defects, and he is haunted with a constant feeling of weakness and low vitality which makes effort more difficult and renders him easily fainthearted and discouraged by failure. He is never confident of himself, because he has grown up in an atmosphere where nobody has been very confident of him; and yet his environment and circumstances call out all sorts of ambitions and energies in him which, from the nature of his case, are bound to be immediately thwarted. This attitude is likely to keep him at a generally low level of accomplishment unless he have an unusually strong will, and a strong will is perhaps the last thing to develop under such circumstances.”
Returning from vacation, Imam Marc shares some thoughts on poverty in America.
Some notes and reflections on Imam Marc’s recent trip to Dallas for the “What’s Your Brand?” conference in Irving.
Imam Marc discusses how we should see and deal with suffering and loss before heading off to the “What’s Your Brand” conference in Irving, Texas.