Khutba Ideas for Ramadan


By Taha Ghayyur

There is no spiritual institution in the world that captivates the minds and hearts of millions of people weekly the way that the Jumah prayer sermon does every Friday.

In Ramadan, in particular, a significantly larger crowd of Muslims throngs to mosques and Islamic centres to gain inspiration and spiritual boost from the Jumah Khutba or sermon.

Given the turbulent environment, where public opinion about Islam and Muslims is at record low and Islamophobia is skyrocketing, North American Muslims are in dire need of practical, genuine, and refreshing spiritual and social guidance from our Imams and Khateebs.

This Ramadan, it’s critical for Imams and Khateebs to focus their messaging on: Strengthening our spiritual connection with Allah; strengthening our family; and strengthening our connection with our friends, colleagues, and neighbors of other faiths.

As Ramadan approaches, here are suggested Khutba themes for Imams and Khateebs to address.

Khutba Themes for Weeks Leading Up To Ramadan

  • Willpower: How Ramadan Can Empower You to Change Bad Habits

  • Reaching Out: Opening Doors & Hearts to Our Neighbors this Ramadan

  • Ramadan & Civic Engagement: Our Responsibility Toward Our Country

  • Ramadan Prep: Are You Ramadan Ready?

Khutba Themes During Ramadan

  • Reconnect with the Quran: Let Allah Speak to You

  • Fasting & Feasting: How to Observe an Active & Healthy Ramadan

  • Ramadan & Islamophobia: Opportunity to Humanize Islam and Muslims

  • Reconnect with Family: Strengthen Bonds that Matter this Ramadan

  • Needy in My Neighborhood: Leading a Simpler & Generous Ramadan

  • Ramadan & Young Muslims: Why You Matter to the Muslim Community

  • Dua: How Do You Talk to Allah?

  • Tawbah: Coming Clean with Allah

  • Final Stretch: How to Make the Last 10 Days & Nights Most Productive?

Khutba Themes for Weeks of Eid & Beyond

  • Eid: A New Beginning for a New You

  • Eid: A Time for Hope & Renewal

  • It’s Over: How to Make Those Great Ramadan Habits Stick

  • How to Keep Young Muslims Engaged in the Masjid & the Community

  • Muslim Civic Participation: How Muslims Can Make a Difference

A thoughtful and thorough planning of Khutbas in advance will multiply the benefit for millions of Muslims who lend their ears, minds, and hearts for 30-45 minutes every week, especially during the Ramadan and Eid seasons.


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