Devotion with Purpose – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this Friday khutba in Ramadan, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reflects on the first eleven verses of Surat al-Mu’minun. Shaykh Faraz highlights that when Allah calls us to any good in the Qur’an, He gives us the benefit behind it and the reality underlying it.

In these verses Allah begins by telling us that “successful indeed are the believers”, and then follows by describing to us what causes them to be successful. At the end of the eleven verses Allah tells us what the success is: “those who inherit paradise will dwell therein forever”.

Shaykh Faraz explains that the purpose of the believer behind their actions is to seek eternal closeness with Allah most high. He adds that the success of the believer is their eternal standing with their Lord. The qualities of those successful are described in those verses: praying with presence, turning away from folly, properly giving zakat, guarding desires, fulfilling trusts and commitments, and carefully guarding prayers.