Jumma did not mean Friday but we sometimes have to work with what we have got. Putting forward the correct format of the congregations is the first step to reforming the whole mess we are in. Get the Mullahs, sorry, try to get the Mullahs to give a Friday Khutba that has some relevance to the lives of their congregation and we may see an improvement in the communities they are supposed to be serving.
I did send an e-mail once to a certain revert to Islam called Yusuf Chambers when he was on a now defunct Islamic satellite channel called “Unity” (it had no chance of surviving with a name like that!) about his continual quotes, one after another, of hadith verses. I asked him where was the Quran when he stated we must follow “Quran and Sunnah” and in his next programme he did seem to mention the “glorious” Quran a few more times. I probably had nothing to do with this change but my ego tells me otherwise (he did contact me for a donation so must have read my e-mail)! A small breach in the dam wall can eventually bring the whole thing down, hopefully without drowning me with it.
Personally, I have never prayed and the last time I was in a mosque was thirty years ago when I had a religious education lesson and we went to one as part of this, as well as visiting a synagogue, church and gudwara. I am blessed in that I live in a country where religious freedom means something and I am able to practice what I believe is the truth and face the consequences of my actions; I bear my own burdens. Sadly, I would have been stoned to death in some Muslim lands, or at least given a thousand fatwas against me.
“Game, Set, Match”
but let’s play the system, work it for Allahs, and hence our, advantage.