Today’s khutbah, which was given at the Islamic Center of Greater Hartford (CT) touched upon the following:
- The Ummah is to take the middle course being just, not too far to the right or left.
- The enjoining of justice and what is socially constructive (al-ma’ruf) is known based upon intellect (Al-‘Aql) and Divine objectives (Ash-Shir’a).
- American Muslims have a responsibility to combat extremism, which includes those who try to seduce young Muslims and youth into extremes (i.e. Muslim youth who left the States to go to Somalia & Pakistan to fight).
- American Muslims have a duty to challenge and work to change unethical methods of inciting people into specific terror plots.