Asalamu Alaykom Dear Sisters,
I am listening to a Friday khotba and it's only Monday. It's from Imam Abdul Latif Finch from the Lighthouse Mosque in Oakland, California.
I listen to a khotba every Friday BUT I don't understand it. The masjid broadcasts it from down the street and it seeps in through every window. However, it can't seep into my brain because I don't understand it.
So, every Friday I do my laundry and lament that I can't understand the khotba in Arabic.
I'm a foreigner abroad without any English khotba.
Then, tonight (right now in fact) the truth hit me BAM!
I'm lying to myself. I'm making excuses for my laziness. If I really wanted to hear a khotba I have thousands to chose from and in English. I have youtube! I have a satelitte dish!
Why am I not making more effort on Fridays to listen to some spirit-sustaining messages?
May Allah forgive me and all the sisters who make excuses
that the kids prevent them
or that no car prevents them
or that a language barrier prevents them
or that work prevents them
or that their busy lives prevent them.
Let's all stop making excuses and make more of an effort to set aside time every Friday to hear a khotba.