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Overview of Life in Only a Few Ayat – Nouman Ali Khan


Awesome khutbah by Nouman Ali Khan, recorded at MCA, Santa Clara, CA on Friday, October 17, 2008

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Nouman Ali Khan is the director of the Bayyinah Institute. He is well known for his contributions in the fields of Arabic and Quranic studies - most recently starting a full time on-campus institute for this purpose in Dallas, TX.



  1. Hidaya

    November 21, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    SubhanAllah, what an amazing coincidence! Such a powerful reminder after marriage article.

  2. Siraaj

    November 21, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    Amazing khutbah, those houses that need to be owned, that’s a big fitnah that distracts in SO many ways – the trial by wealth / possessions is so clearly illustrated there.


  3. khateeb

    November 21, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Masha’Allah! outstanding khutbah. I myself have to give khutbah in an hour and after listening to this I decided to make a last minute change to the topic (and copy this one). May Allah reward you Br. Nouman- this is very relevant to the tough economic times we are going through.

  4. simplynusaiba

    November 21, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    That was an awesome khutbah! It leaves you with so many things to think about.
    Barakallahu feekum Ustadh.

  5. abu abdAllah, the Houstonian

    November 21, 2008 at 6:22 PM

    bismillah. getting an error when i try to access the video…
    [edited: fixed after reloading the page.]

  6. abu abdAllah, the Houstonian

    November 21, 2008 at 6:52 PM

    innalhamdolillah. bismillah.

    اعْلَمُوا أَنَّمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا لَعِبٌ وَلَهْوٌ وَزِينَةٌ وَتَفَاخُرٌ بَيْنَكُمْ وَتَكَاثُرٌ فِي الْأَمْوَالِ وَالْأَوْلَادِ كَمَثَلِ غَيْثٍ أَعْجَبَ الْكُفَّارَ نَبَاتُهُ ثُمَّ يَهِيجُ فَتَرَاهُ مُصْفَرّاً ثُمَّ يَكُونُ حُطَاماً وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ عَذَابٌ شَدِيدٌ وَمَغْفِرَةٌ مِّنَ اللَّهِ وَرِضْوَانٌ وَمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا مَتَاعُ الْغُرُورِ
    Surah Al-Hadid, ayat 20:
    Sahih International: Know that the life of this world is but amusement and diversion and adornment and boasting to one another and competition in increase of wealth and children – like the example of a rain whose [resulting] plant growth pleases the tillers; then it dries and you see it turned yellow; then it becomes [scattered] debris. And in the Hereafter is severe punishment and forgiveness from Allah and approval. And what is the worldly life except the enjoyment of delusion.

    jazak Allah khayr, Nouman. mashaAllah, a very beneficial khutbah.

  7. anonysis

    November 21, 2008 at 6:56 PM

    oooo i can’t wait to take this Arabic class tonite!

  8. ibnabeeomar

    November 21, 2008 at 7:28 PM

    powerful khutbah mashallah

  9. Nazia

    November 21, 2008 at 8:28 PM

    Wow. This khutbah was amazing. I’m in the last days of studying right before a hard exam, and this was exactly the reminder I needed! JazakAllahu Khair brother.

  10. bz

    November 21, 2008 at 9:45 PM

    amazing khutbah MashAllah!

  11. kam

    November 23, 2008 at 7:51 AM

    can the audio for this khutbah be downloaded or is it on the podcast???

    also do ppl know how to get old talks off the podcast??

  12. Amatullah

    November 24, 2008 at 2:05 AM

    Jazakum Allahu khayran, that was amazing.

  13. LearningArabic

    November 24, 2008 at 5:26 PM

    Jazakallahu Khair for the amazing Khutbah.

    Every time you hear Shaykh Nouman Ali Khan break it down, it just gives you more and more inspiration to study and connect with the deen.

  14. Farhan Khan

    November 24, 2008 at 7:00 PM

    Ma sha Allah, great talk. I need to reflect more on the Qur’an like this

    (My diploma is still in the original container haha)

  15. Komal

    November 26, 2008 at 12:39 AM


  16. Fawzia

    November 30, 2008 at 4:25 PM

    Anything and everything Br. Nouman says about the Qur`aan is always insightful, Mashallah.

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