Dr. Omer Mozaffar
Today's khutbah was held on the second floor atrium as part of the Islamic Awareness Week here at UIC. It was a nice relief from the basement, although, I think I prefer the basement. People staring at you while praying, very loud talking coming from every direction, I understand they are trying to make a statement like, "We're Muslim and we're here!" or perhaps something more profound, but it's not ideal for actual prayer. Alhamdulillah.
| || |Today's khutbah was the best khutbah I have EVER heard at UIC, I have been attending Jummahs here for 3 years now. The khutbah was given by Shaykh Yahya Rhodus.
But before I begin my analysis of his fantastic khutbah...A wudu story...
| |I need to start going to different mosques for Jummah...
The loud Arab that I wrote about in one of my earliest posts was back today. Today, his message was different, but his delivery was identical to the last time I had the honor of listening to him.
Today's khutbah at the UIC basement prayer hall started off with a story about how the khateeb's mother kept a painting of his since pre-school and how much that meant to him that she kept it. Cheezy, but he was making a point. The point was that when you are a child, any little act you perform, your parents typically rejoice in it much more than when you achieve something as an adult, since that's what expected from you.