This Khutbah was given on the same day the Anti-Islam rally was supposed to take place in Phoenix, Arizona.
1. The fact that everything in the universe is based on the Wisdom of Allah. We have to trust that an unfortunate event, like armed haters intimidating worshipers in front of a mosque, will turn into something good at the end
2. The “myth” of drawing the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, and the “wise” way to respond
3. The two different approaches that the Quran recommends when it comes to people who are open-minded and people who are blinded by hate
Sure enough, part of this came true the very next Monday when people of all faiths showed up at the very mosque that was under protest. It was a breathtaking scene to witness over 800 people who all came in support of their Muslim neighbors. Speeches were given, hugs were exchanged, and unity was affirmed. Evidently, this show outnumbered the hate show of merely 200 people. I will leave you with some pictures of this unprecedented event that took place at the North Phoenix mosque in the heart of Arizona: