Lectures

The Spiritual Fruits of Ramadan

Ramadan is the most sacred month in the Islamic calendar, because it opens up vast opportunities for spiritual rejuvenation and personal growth. True fasting is not about starving the stomach, but the Carnal Soul; it is not about losing weight, but vices. This lecture will explore the spiritual dimension of Ramadan. We will discuss 3 important fruits of Ramadan: 1) Self-control; 2) Heart and soul purification; and 3) Spiritual transformation.

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Videos

The Spiritual Fruits of Ramadan»

Ramadan is the most sacred month in the Islamic calendar, because it opens up vast opportunities for spiritual rejuvenation and personal growth. True fasting is not about starving the stomach, but the Carnal Soul; it is not about losing weight, but vices. This lecture will explore the spiritual dimension of Ramadan. We will discuss 3 […]

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Spiritual But Not Religious: A Sufi Perspective»

This lecture was conducted by Hamid Entezam at ICCF in Fresno on May 30, 2015.

Topic: “Spiritual But Not Religious: A Sufi Perspective”.

Duration: 78 Minutes

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Love and Spritual Growth»

This lecture was conducted by Hamid Entezam at ICCF in Fresno on November 14th, 2008

Topic: “Love and Spritual Growth” (The Essential Teachings of Rumi)

Duration: 90 Minutes

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The Spritual Journey (Inner Quest for Perfection)»

This lecture was conducted by Hamid Entezam at ICCF in Fresno on March 13th, 2010 Topic: “The Spritual Journey” (Inner Quest for Perfection) Duration: 93 Minutes

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+Upcoming Events+

Speech in Houston, Texas»

Guest Speaker at the Islamic Resources & Iranian Cultural Foundation. Date: Friday, June 24, 2016 at 8:30:00 P.M. Address: Islamic Resources & Iranian Cultural Foundation. 10125 Emnora Lane. Houston, TX 77080. Phone: (835)466-8849 Topic: The Spiritual Fruits of Ramadan.


Articles

Christ in Islam»

The Monotheistic religious tradition is dominated by the trio of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. All three religions trace their lineage to Abraham. This common root inevitably leads to adoption of a common general framework for spirituality. Not surprisingly, we find substantial commonality among Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; nonetheless, we still have three distinct religions, not one. Their differences primarily stem from their focus.


Jihad, Violence, and Intolerance»

Historically, the Christian West has not viewed Islam favorably. Western scholars ordinarily characterize Islam as a religion of sword, a tradition inherently devoid of reason or love. Islam’s Prophet Mohammad is often portrayed as a warlord who imposed his beliefs on a reluctant world by the sword. The rapid spread of Islam outside its birth place (Arabia) is credited to invading Arab armies who gave the conquered peoples a simple choice: adoption of Islam or annihilation…


Christ In Christianity»

Christianity is a faith that revolves around Jesus’ life and death. As such, one cannot overemphasize the centrality of Jesus to Christianity.

Jesus was quite unique by any standards. The circumstances of his birth, his life experiences, and his death are nothing short of extraordinary…


Media Coverage

Interview on KYNO about the NY Mosque»

This is a Radio Interview conducted by Alan Autry with Hamid Entezam for Alan Autry Show on 1300 AM KYNO in Fresno, California on September 14, 2010.
Format: Audio
Duration: 23 Minutes


Interview on KYNO 1300 AM Radio Station»

This is a Radio Interview conducted by Alan Autry with Hamid Entezam for Alan Autry Show on 1300 AM KYNO in Fresno, California on November 14, 2008.
Format: Audio
Duration: 18 Minutes


Interview with Terry Phillips on KVPR Radio»

This is a Radio Interview conducted by Terry Phillips with Hamid Entezam on KVPR Radio in Fresno, California on October 9, 2007. Format: Audio Duration: 57 Minutes


Questions and Answers

Why does God allow so many innocent children die in Africa every day?»

Q: If God is Just and Compassionate, why does He allow so many innocent children die in Africa every day due to malnutrition and starvation? What have these helpless kids done to deserve this horrible fate? A: We cannot blame God for malnutrition and starvation around the world. God has created sufficient resources on planet […]