Very often people find sermons to be boring. The reason why is not always the content, but rather the ‘style’ of delivery. A sermon is supposed to be motivating, energetic and straight forward. It should be tackling socials issues and individual problems. It should – in no way – resemble a class or a lecture. The Prophet’s sermon was often described as being awe-inspiring. “He was like a general encouraging his troops.” (Authentic).
We have to revive the Art of Delivery in order for the Muslim community
Imam Van Ael is the founder of the Ark of knowledge and the former chaplain of London School of Economics, Imperial College, and SOAS, and Professor at University for Applied Sciences Rotterdam. His main interest is connecting people to God Almighty through the Book and the Sunna, through traditional knowledge within a contemporary framework.
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