Why does God allow natural disasters? Dr. Hathout discusses the lessons we should learn from natural disasters and how we are all susceptible to the end of life.
If the Quran does not advocate vengeance, what has caused Muslims to behave differently? How do we teach moderation and avoid extremism? Dr. Hathout takes at the current Islamic education in the Muslim world and discusses how it can have a great impact on the culture of the people.
Dr. Hathout outlines the three levels of a successful community:
Dr. Hathout discusses the reactions of the Flotilla incident and the blockade of Gaza. What are the steps we can take to prevent injustice?
It is important that we be aware of the changing times in order to be relevant. What makes us Muslim? What are the obstacles we face? Dr. Hathout discusses deity, the messengers, and scripture.
Dr. Hathout reviews some hostile issues the Muslim community is currently facing:
- The mosque at ground zero
- Eid on 9/11
- Burning the Quran
How do we communicate the truth about Islam? Dr. Hathout discusses how the majority of Americans who fear Islam are just victims of the hate mongers who are trying to make Muslims irrelevant and how it is our responsibility to communicate the truth.
Discussed are the many opportunities Muslims have to reach Non Muslims who are curious about Islam.
Dr. Hathout discusses the family unit, which he describes as the heart of every community.
Discussed are the three groups that make a professional and efficient institution:
- Receivers of services
Do we practice the Quran in our lives or just read it as a ritual? Dr. Hathout discusses how the Quran is accessible to all people without the need for a clergy.
What does the Quran tell us about tyranny and freedom? Dr. Hathout discusses the story of Prophet Moses (PBUH) and Pharaoh vs. the current Egyptian Revolution. What are the similarities and what can we learn from both events?
Dr. Hathout outlines the six requirements for a successful ummah. Also, what issues should our ummah be concerned about? Discussed are the current events in Palestine, Egypt, Tunis, Yemen, and Libya.
Dr. Hathout examines some factors in the current turmoil in the Middle East. What does the Quran say about the masses staying silent? What factors contributed to the uprising in the Middle Eastern countries and what role did the youth play?
The Congressional hearing on “The Problem with Radicalization in the United States” is discussed.
With the rise of hate mongers siting violence against Muslims and the burning of the Quran, Dr. Hathout discusses the importance of Muslims refraining from retaliation and anger.
The factors that contributed to the Osama Bin Laden phenomenon:
- Lack of mannerism and morality in Islamic education
- Admiration of perceived heroes in the Muslim world
- Imperial powers
Our Islamic responsibilities are to think, communicate, and be self -restrained. What are the consequences of not meeting those responsibilities?
Is economic budgeting an economic issue or is it a moral issue? What factors contribute to a stable economy? Dr. Hathout discusses the role of religious institutions and their push for economic justice.
Dr. Hathout discusses the ethics taught by the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and how we should conduct ourselves during crowded events at our mosque.
One of the purposes of Ramadan is to teach us taqua (awareness of Allah). But how do we reach the highest point of belief?
Dr. Hathout discusses the challenges of bullying in our schools and where the bullying culture is developed.
The continuity of the Muslim ummah and the factors that contribute to its success: