In this Friday sermon, Shaykh Faraz reminds us that everything in creation glorifies Allah — not just things, but also actions and events, both good and bad. In all matters, the believer beholds Allah’s Glory (tasbih).
How? By recognizing that everything is from Him, and in everything, there is the opportunity of turning and returning to Allah.
In everything, one can find the light of Allah’s Glory by considering the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) and how he would respond–with beauty, mercy, justice, resolve, and excellence.
Shaykh Faraz shared the beautiful example of Ka’ab ibn Zuhair who spent much of his life attacking Allah and His Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) with vicious poetry. Yet, after the Opening of Mecca, when he came seeking the forgiveness of the Prophet, the Prophet (peace be upon him) not only accepted but also enveloped Ka’ab in his beautiful mantle (Burda).
This Friday sermon was delivered in August of 2017 at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar (http://www.jamiatulansar.ca/).
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