Branches of Faith – 06: That Which Relates to Speech – Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba-Dhib

In this session, Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba-Dhib continues looking at the Branches of Faith from Imam Zabidi’s text “ʿIqd al-Juman fi Bayan Shuʿab al-Iman” (The Necklace of Pearls in Clarifying the Branches of Faith). He continues with the root that relates to the matters of this life. He moves on to covering the branches of faith that relate to one’s outward. Shaykh Ba-Dhib focuses on that which relates to the tongue and speech.

Shaykh Ba-Dhib explains the four branches of faith that relate to speech that Imam al-Zabidi highlights in his work. They are: (1) saying the two testimonials of faith, (2) truthful speech, (3) reciting the Qur’an, and (4) learning the religious sciences and teaching them.

This is part of the series presented in Ramadan 2018: “Branches of Faith: The Virtues and Fruits of Faith”.

It is narrated that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Faith is seventy some branches”. In this series some of the leading scholars will cover and explain the different branches of faith, as they have come in the works of the Islamic tradition. The branches of faith include (1) branches of belief and certitude, (2) branches of spiritual works, and (3) branches of social excellence.

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