04 – Establishing Prayer

In this episode, Shaykh Faraz highlights verse 14 of Surah Taha (Chapter 20), which is about establishing prayer out of remembrance: (إِنَّنِي أَنَا اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا أَنَا فَاعْبُدْنِي وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ لِذِكْرِي)  “Truly, I am Allah. There is no god but me. So worship Me and establish prayer out of My remembrance.” Shaykh Faraz goes […]

03 – Purification & Repentance

In this lesson, Shaykh Faraz highlights verses 222 of Surat al-Baqara, and how it corresponds to the third chapter of Ghazali’s Ihya on purification. (إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ التَّوَّابِينَ وَيُحِبُّ الْمُتَطَهِّرِينَ) (Truly, Allah loves the oft-repentant and He loves those who purify themselves completely). Shaykh Faraz explains that repentance (tawba) is return (ruju’). He outlines the […]

02 – Faith & Certitude

In this episode, Shaykh Faraz highlights the closing verses of Surat al-Baqara, verses 284-286, and how they correspond to the second chapter of Ghazali’s Ihya on faith. He tells us about the verses’ great merit, key underlying meanings as they relate to faith and certitude, and some guiding advice on how to benefit from these […]

01 – Knowledge & Guidance

In this episode, Shaykh Faraz highlights the oft-repeated verse and supplication from Surat al-Fatiha, verse 6: (ٱهْدِنَا ٱلصِّرَٰطَ ٱلْمُسْتَقِيمَ) – (Guide us to the straight path). Shaykh Faraz connects this verse with the first of chapter of Imam Ghazali’s Ihya, the Book of Knowledge. He explains that one asks guidance towards what they seek. As […]