The Key to Loving Allah – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains and reflects on an aphorism by Imam al-Shadhili: “The truest of statements with Allah Most High, is there is no God but God (la ilaha illa Allah) upon purity. And the first of actions to be upon the love of Allah Most High is to hate worldliness, and to have no hope from the people of this world while being in conformity with them.”

Shaykh Faraz explains the virtues of affirming Divine oneness (la ilaha illa Allah). He counsels everyone to make much remembrance of that statement. He also reflects that through leaving love of the perishing world, one moves towards loving Allah Most High.

 

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How Islamic Scholarship Saved Jerusalem and How it Could Save it Again – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this critical and timely talk, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani emphasizes and highlights the crucial role of  Islamic scholarship and scholars in the health and wellbeing of the Muslim community. He gives the example of how the teachings of Imam Ghazali was a key driver and cause of saving Jerusalem at the hands of Salah al-Din al-Ayubi. Shaykh Faraz sheds light on the current state of scholars, and some of the hardships they are facing. However, he expresses their dedication to spreading the Prophetic guidance and knowledge to preserve and restore the wellbeing of the Muslim community.  He calls everyone to help support Islamic scholarship and scholars through the Islamic Scholars Fund.


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The Urgent Priorities for Muslims in the West – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

In this critical and timely talk, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus emphasizes and highlights the urgency of the preservation and dissemination of knowledge, which is the Prophetic inheritance. He continues to explain that Imam al-Ghazali highlighted three principles in his magnum opus, Ihya Ulum al-Din (Revival of the Religious Sciences), that are meant to bring about renewal of faith in people: knowledge, devotion and service.

According to Shaykh Yahya, establishing SeekersHub and other institutions of Islamic knowledge is the most important obligation of this time and fulfills these principles. “Learning the sciences of the Sacred Law, with an unbroken chain in the established traditional way, while utilizing the beneficial modern methods and ways of instruction and making it relevant to the times we live in, in order to facilitate practice.”

He expresses that this is what he sees when he looks at SeekersHub, and that no one should underestimate their potential in bringing this matter to fruition. He explains that realizing this potential is through seeking great matters from Allah, through His Greatness.


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The Reality of Repentance – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

In this podcast Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said  calls the believers to realize the reality of repentance, it is not simply repenting and turning to Allah when one sins. But it is to be suspect of one’s repentance. He goes on to mention some secrets of repentance. The one constantly making repentance will make excuses for others as well.

Shaykh Faid also gave a prior talk on the Importance of Repentance found on our SeekersHub Podcast here: https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/2017/11/12/importance-repentance-shaykh-faid-mohammed-said/

Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said is the resident scholar at the Larayb Institute For Education, in the UK.

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The Importance of Repentance – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

In this podcast Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said  calls the believers to realize the real wrongdoing, is in not repenting and turning to Allah when one errs. He also defines what repentance is. Shaykh Faid goes on to emphasize that Allah is always watching, and that we should be heedful of that. He also explains the state of those who do not make repentance, and how their lack of repentance is a turning away from Allah Most High. Conversely, repentance is one of the key traits of the believers.

Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said is the resident scholar at the Larayb Institute For Education, in the UK.

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The High Rank of Sayyida Khadija – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

In this podcast, Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said  explains the blessings of the high rank of Sayyida Khadija, and how she reassured the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him). Shaykh Faid goes onto to explain how  Sayyida Khadija was blessed with a number of first. She w as the first to believe, the first to do wudu, and the first to pray. Allah the Most High blessed  Sayyida Khadija with a house in paradise and give her sallams. Shaykh Faid closes by calling the believers whether male or female to learn about the high rank of  Sayyida Khadija.

This talk took place at the Harrow mosque in the U.K.

Larayb Institute for Education 

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Knowledge & Guidance – Ramadan Renewal Xtra

Struggling to keep on top of your podcast subscriptions? SeekersHub Ramadan Renewal Xtra offers you a bitesize summary of each night’s lessons at SeekersHub Toronto this Ramadan. Catch up on the essential lessons, captured by our media team in this special episode.

01: Knowledge – Renewing Religion: An Overview of Ghazali’s Ihya – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this lesson, Shaykh Faraz gives an overview of the first chapter from Imam Ghazali’s Ihya Uloom ud-Din, the chapter on knowledge. Shaykh Faraz explains Imam Ghazali’s statement that “the purpose of religion is knowledge – knowing Allah”.

Shaykh Faraz further explains that all the forms of religion require knowledge. A believer needs to know how to submit to Allah, how to seek Allah, and how to be sincere and beloved to Allah. He also gives some definitions of knowledge, and which knowledge Imam Ghazali is referring to. Shaykh Faraz also discerns between knowledge which is personally obligatory and that which is communally obligatory.

Finally, Shaykh Faraz highlights that knowledge is sought through adab. The fruits of knowledge is becoming a “Lordly scholar”, who is able to turn their heart to Allah and help guide others to Allah as well. The great opportunity of knowledge is that it is the Prophetic inheritance. Action without knowledge is toil without fruit. Therefore, through knowledge one is able to fulfill the potential that Allah has created us for and called us to.

In this brief overview of Imam Ghazali’s opus magnum, Ihya Uloom ud-Din (Renewing the Religious Sciences), this series will serve as blueprint for how the believer can bring to life their religion. It will aim to help the believer to not just practice the form of the religion properly, but to also practice it with excellence.

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Renewing Commitment: Four Characteristics of the Prophetic Way – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

The Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) told us: “I have left you on the clear, wide way. (So clear) its night is like its day. None will veer from it except for one who ruins themselves.” What are the clear characteristics and the core aspects of the way of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)?

Shaykh Faraz explains one way to identify the clear characteristics of the way of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). He specifies the four key characteristics to be: [1] knowledge (‘ilm), [2] acting on that knowledge (‘amal), [3] calling others to the way of the Prophet (peace be upon him), and [4] purification (tazkiya).

In this talk Shaykh Faraz explains each of these four foundations of the Prophetic way and how they all tie in together. He gives key tips and counsels on how to strive to attain those characteristics and link oneself to them.

This talk was delivered at the Meadow Heights Mosque in Melbourne, Australia.

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Renewing Our Connection to the Life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

“By the mention of the Chosen One (peace and blessings be upon him) hearts come to life” – Imam al-Busiri. In this brief counsel to students of knowledge, Shaykh Faraz emphasizes the importance of regularly connecting with the life and example of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).

Shaykh Faraz urges students of knowledge to have a plan of daily reading about the life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). He advises that this reading is key to closely familiarize the student with the details of the life and example of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), and be a point of reflection on the subjects they are studying.

Through spending a minimum of only ten minutes daily on reading about the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), one would be able to go through multiple books or volumes on an annual basis. It is through that regular connection with the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) that the students’ hearts, minds, intellects, souls and humanity comes to fruition, and they are able to bring life to others’ hearts.

This talk was delivered to students at the International Peace College South Africa (IPSA) in Cape Town.

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