Beware of the Panting Dog – Khutbah by Nouman Ali Khan

by / Friday, 10 February 2017 / Published in Khutbahs, Nouman Ali Khan

This Khutbah was recorded at the Islamic Center of Irving on July 22nd, 2016

A chilling reminder for Muslims to hold on tight to the revelation of Allah occurs in this unparalleled analogy in Surat Al-A’raf. As Nouman Ali Khan explains, Allah warns believers against being only artificially committed to their faith, those who seem to comply on the outside but their soul is completely detached, just like a snake that sheds its skin. In an even harsher parable, Allah likens this person to a panting dog, who is disturbed whether or not he is burdened with a task. This person is insatiable. He will continue being unfulfilled as shaytan will want him to keep consuming and feed his obsessions relentlessly. He will never find peace in prayer or remembrance of Allah, on the contrary he will be bothered by it even more than those who never believed. Unless we make the effort, this can happen to any of us.

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