Here you will find English interpretation of some of the important Friday sermons of Sheikh Reda Shata. Please check back often as more of his sermons are being made available in English.

Instructions: To listen to lectures, right-click on and select "open" to listen to it or "save" to save the audio file on your computer. To read the text (if available) click on .

Subject of Sermon Date
Why they hate Islam 2008-02-22
Why we love Islam 2008-02-08
The Role of the Masjid in Islam 2008-01-11
Wasting life 2008-01-04
Rights of the husband 2007-11-23
Rights of the wife 2007-11-07
Why we pray 2007-07-27
Why our creed? 2007-07-13
Why wear hijab?
Know your Messenger
The great qualities of a Muslim's life
Birth of Jesus (pbuh)
Filial pity
  • After returning from Hajj, Sheikh Shata will in sha'Allah lecture at the Islamic Center of Passaic County on Friday 25 November at 7 p.m. On Saturday 26 November at 6 p.m. there will be a special event at Masjid al-Aman to celebrate the birth of the Prophet (pbuh). Weekly Saturday lectures resume the following Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

  • Sheikh Shata will perform Hajj this year in sha' Allah. He is scheduled to leave on 22 October and return on 18 November 2011.

  • Sheikh Shata invites all those planning to perform pilgrimage this year to a preparatory seminar on ritual and health issues on Saturday 15 October 2011 at 8:00 p.m. The seminar will include an educational film on Hajj rituals, and dinner will be served.

  • The Associated Press has revealed in an article published on 5 October 2011 that the New York Police Department's intelligence squad spied on NYC imams and mosques, including Sheikh Reda Shata when he was the imam of masjid Musab bin Omair in Brooklyn. In a reaction to those reports, Sheikh Shata issued a press statement, in which he expressed shock and dismay that he had been targeted in prejudiced way, reiterated his repeated condemnation of terrorism, incitement and intolerance, as well as condemned Islamophobia and called for an end to all forms of racial and religious profiling and intolerance against Muslims in the United States.

  • The evening lecture by Sheikh Shata on Saturday 2 April 2011 will be at the Islamic Enlightenment Center in Plainfield, NJ. The lecture will be at 8 p.m. and will be entitled "Realization of faith".

    Within the framework of his support of the popular Egyptian Revolution, Sheikh Shata participates in a fundraiser organized by the Egyptian American Medical Foundation, the Arab American Medical Association and the Alliance of Egyptian Americans to support the injured during the Revolution, to be held on Sunday 13 March 2011 from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel at Glenpointe in Teaneck, NJ.

  • Sheikh Shata participates in an event organized by the women of the Muslim community in New York in celebration of the success of the popular revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, to be held on Wednesday 16 March 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Widdi Hall in Brooklyn. There, he will deliver a lecture from 1:00-2:00 p.m.

  • Since Sheikh Shata will participate in the protest to be organized in support of the Libyan people's uprising against the oppressive ruling regime, in Times Square in New York City, the evening lecture will be canceled. It is worth mentioning that the protest will start at 2:00 p.m. and that buses will depart from Al-Aman Mosque at 1:00 p.m. to transport the brothers and sisters who wish to participate.

  • All brothers and sisters are invited to Masjid Al-Aman to celebrate the Birth of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) on Friday 18 February 2011 after the Ishaa prayers (which has been postponed from Friday 11 February).

  • Sheikh Shata will be at the Islamic Center of Passaic County in Paterson for the evening lecture on Saturday 12 February 2011 in sha' Allah.

  • Due to the inclement weather conditions, Sheikh Shata regrets the cancellation of the evening lecture on Saturday 29 January 2011. Saturday lectures will resume next week in sha' Allah.

  • In response to the New Year Eve terrorist bombing of the Saints Church in Alexandria, Egypt, Sheikh Shata addresses a message to the musilms and christians of the world in his Friday sermon on 7 January 2011.

  • By the grace of Allah (swt), and after returning from Hajj, Sheikh Reda Shata starts a new series of important lectures entitled "Fiqh of Behaviour and Conduct for the Sake of the King of Kings", after ishaa prayers at 8 p.m. every Saturday. The series will be initiated on Saturday 11 December 2010. Dear brothers and sisters, do not miss this course or calling people to attend it.

  • Sheikh Shata congratulates his dear brother Mr. Ahmad Azizi on his first newborn daughter, Hidayah asking Allah (swt) to make her a blessing for her mother and father.