In this khutbah, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reminds the believers of the amazing gift the people of faith have been given, and that is the gift of seeking Allah’s forgiveness (istighfar). The prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) would ask Allah for forgiveness 70 or sometimes 100 times in a single sitting. Shaykh Faraz goes on to explain why the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) would ask for forgiveness if he is divinely inspired and protected from error. He explains what (istighfar) seeking Allah’s forgiveness means. It is vaster than simply asking for forgiveness. It is shielding from harm, and warding off any harm. Engaging in (istighfar) seeking Allah’s forgiveness, is asking Him to ward off all that is unbecoming, and to grant one all good qualities. He ends by reminding us that the focus in seeking forgiveness, is seeking divine help, and expressing neediness to Allah Most High.
This Friday khutba was delivered by Shaykh Faraz at the University of Toronto in March 2018.
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