Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): To Be Generous of Soul and Pure of Heart – Shaykh Yayha Rhodus

              In this especially powerful session, Shaykh Yahya discusses the next character trait of Futuwwa mentioned in Imam Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al Sulami’s (d. 412 AH, 1034 CE) book, Kitab al-Futuwwa: To be generous of soul and pure of heart. Someone may not be a person of knowledge or […]

Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): Respect Your Friends and Move For Them; Remain Upright – Shaykh Yayha Rhodus

                In this next session, Shaykh Yahya shares some beautiful insights about the deen, specifically discussing how to benefit from the night and day of Jumu’ah, including the hour during which supplications are answered according to the well-known hadith. He then discusses two more traits of Futuwwa (spiritual […]

Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): Sharing Wealth with Friends and Hospitality – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus – Al-Maqasid Podcast

According to Imam Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al Sulami (d. 412 AH, 1034 CE) in his book, Kitab al-Futuwwa, it is from futuwwa to (1) to allow your brother (sister) to use your wealth as if it were his own and (2) to love having guests and showing hospitality. In this session, Shaykh Yahya explains these […]

Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): Helping, getting along, and caring for friends – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus – Al-Maqasid Podcast

In this ninth podcast on Futuwwa, Shaykh Yahya first discusses some of the blessings associated with gathering for knowledge and/or remembrance and how Futuwwa is the “glue” that holds hearts together. He then explains two additional traits of Futuwwa mentioned in Imam Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al Sulami’s (d. 412 AH, 1034 CE) book, Kitab al-Futuwwa: […]

Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): Don’t count your friends’ mouthfuls and be lenient with them – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus – Al-Maqasid Podcast

In his book, Kitab al-Futuwwa, Imam Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al Sulami’s (d. 412 AH, 1034 CE) starts with “It is from Futuwwa…”. As Shaykh Yahya discusses in this eighth lecture, it is from Futuwwa (1) not to count you friends mouthfuls of food when you are eating with them and (2) to be lenient with […]

Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): Selflessness towards friends and neighbors – Shaykh Yayha Rhodus

In this seventh lecture on Futuwwa (spiritual chivalry), Shaykh Yahya first discusses the particular provision that different aspects of our being (i.e., physical body, mind, spiritual heart, and spirit) need to thrive. He then looks at two traits of Futuwwa mentioned in Imam Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al Sulami’s (d. 412 AH, 1034 CE) book, Kitab […]

Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): Ulfa – a Deep Sense of Love, Familiarity, and Togetherness – Shaykh Yayha Rhodus

Shaykh Yahya continues discussing futuwwa (spiritual chivalry) based on Imam Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al Sulami’s (d. 412 AH, 1034 CE) book Kitab al-Futuwwa. In this lecture, he discusses the trait of familiarity and closeness among Muslims, and what one can do if one has an aversion to another person. The second trait discussed is the […]

Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): Etiquettes Concerning Guests – Shaykh Yayha Rhodus

Shaykh Yahya discusses three more traits of the people of Paradise in this fifth lecture on Imam Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al Sulami’s (d. 412 AH, 1034 CE) book Kitab al-Futuwwa: (1) going to a close friend’s house uninvited; (2) not finding fault with food; and (3) generosity to guests. He also explains how gratitude to […]

Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): Do Not Find Fault With Your Friend – Shaykh Yayha Rhodus

In this fourth lecture on Imam Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al Sulami’s (d. 412 AH, 1034 CE) book Kitab al-Futuwwa, Shaykh Yahya discusses the virtue of not finding fault with another Muslim. As an example, it is mentioned how the great inheritors of the Prophet, sallallahu alaihi wa salam, although blessed with inner sight, look for […]

Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): Be Good to Your Friends and Meet Their Needs – Shaykh Yayha Rhodus

Before continuing with Futuwwa or “spiritual chivalry”, in this third podcast, Shaykh Yahya reminds us of the immense blessing of performing the five daily prayers. He also partially translates a beautiful poem by Habib ‘Ali al-Habashi (may Allah have mercy upon him and benefit us by him) and mentions the blessing of reciting the poetry […]