Episode 36
September 25, 2021

06- Five Essential Practices -Spirituality for Warriors- Spiritual Counsel- Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In an all-new episode of Spiritual Counsel: Spirituality for Warriors, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the five essential practices for spirituality. The episode explores the five matters one needs too uphold in order to reach Allah Most High.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 35
September 8, 2021

05- Five Qualities to Uphold to Make Spiritual Commitment Work -Spirituality for Warriors- Spiritual Counsel- Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In an all-new episode of Spiritual Counsel: Spirituality for Warriors, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains five qualities that serve to uphold spiritual commitment. The episode explores the importance of the outward and the critical nature of the spiritual practice. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate    

Episode 34
August 30, 2021

04- How Does One Realize These Foundations of Spirituality -Spirituality for Warriors- Spiritual Counsel- Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In an all-new episode of Spiritual Counsel: Spirituality for Warriors, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the five foundational principles of spirituality and the keys to attaining them. The episode dives into an exploration of uprightness as a lifelong commitment for those seeking nearness to Allah Most High.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 33
August 24, 2021

03- The Five Foundational Principles of Spirituality -Spirituality for Warriors- Spiritual Counsel- Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In an all-new episode of Spirituality for Warriors, Shaykh Faraz explains the five foundational principles of spirituality. Islamic Spirituality is at its core the science of how one reaches God—how one can attain divine proximity through the perfection of faith. Shaykh Faraz shares the principles that serve as a roadmap towards attaining this perfection.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 32
August 16, 2021

02- Five Principles of Knowing Allah -Spirituality for Warriors- Spiritual Counsel- Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this new podcast called Spirituality for Warriors, Shaykh Faraz explains the first three of the five principles of knowing Allah. The first is to recognize Allah and that there is only one necessary and existent being, and that is Allah. The second principle being is to know that Allah is manifest light, explains Shaykh Faraz. Allah grants light to all the heavens and earth. The third principle is that Allah loves creation. It is creation who must show love to Him. Love is choosing to prefer. It is out of Allah’s Divine Love that we are brought into existent reminds Shaykh Faraz. Shaykh Faraz ends this podcast by reminding us that spirituality is the very essence of Islam, not something extra to Islam. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 31
August 9, 2021

01-Spirituality for Warriors- Spiritual Counsel- Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this new podcast series titled “ Spirituality for Warriors,” Shaykh Faraz Rabbani introduces the topic of spirituality and how he will look at the people who know Allah and their principles of spirituality. He goes on to explain how spirituality is not just for the religious elite or particular devotees. Rather is for everyone who seeks Allah Most High. Spirituality is at the very essence of religion, explains Shaykh Faraz. One must cultivate their spirituality by following the prophetic way and the early Muslims as a lived reality. Over the following several lessons, Shaykh Faraz will explain why and how spirituality is the very essence of religion. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 30
June 11, 2020

30- Connection Between Following the Prophetic Way and Repentance -Spiritual Counsel- Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

  In the Spiritual Counsel podcast, SeekersGuidance founder Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers great texts from the rich Islamic spiritual tradition on how to turn to Allah, to cultivate spiritual presence, acquire Prophetic character, and attain true virtue. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) gave a tremendous amount of importance to the health of our hearts. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani continues reading and explaining Taj Al- Arus ( The Refinement of Souls) by Imam Ibn ‘Ata Illah al-Sakandari. In this podcast, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani describes how all goodness is in following the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Having renunciation is not to attach oneself to created things. Doing with less of the worldly matters. Shaykh Faraz goes on to explain that the scholars mentioned there are roughly three things that keep one from the straight path. Wrongdoing, sin, and heedlessness. He ends by counseling the believers in continuing to return to Allah in repentance. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 29
June 4, 2020

29- The One Who Disobeys Allah Does Not Know Him-Spiritual Counsel- Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

  In the Spiritual Counsel podcast, SeekersGuidance founder Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers great texts from the rich Islamic spiritual tradition on how to turn to Allah, to cultivate spiritual presence, acquire Prophetic character, and attain true virtue. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) gave a tremendous amount of importance to the health of our hearts. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani continues reading and explaining Taj Al- Arus ( The Refinement of Souls) by Imam Ibn ‘Ata Illah al-Sakandari. In this podcast, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani describes how the one who disobeys Allah doesn't know him, and knowing Allah is more than mere expression from the tongue. One who is not vigilant of Allah does not know His rank. Repentance is not possible without pausing and reflecting.   He ends by explaining that one must have reflection coupled with repentance. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 28
April 3, 2020

28 – The Greatness of Allah, and Calling One’s Self to Account-Spiritual Counsel- Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In the Spiritual Counsel podcast, SeekersGuidance founder Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers great texts from the rich Islamic spiritual tradition on how to turn to Allah, to cultivate spiritual presence, acquire Prophetic character, and attain true virtue. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) gave a tremendous amount of importance to the health of our hearts. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani continues reading and explaining Taj Al- Arus ( The Refinement of Souls) by Imam Ibn ‘Ata Illah al-Sakandari. In this podcast, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani opens by describing how the one who repents attains all good, and the one who doesn’t repent misses out. He explains the critical nature of repentance for all servants. The true servant is the one who knows the favors of Allah. The one who chooses to disobey Allah doesn’t know His favors. The knowing that counts is the knowledge that is reflective of how one acts. Shaykh Faraz explains how the lower self calls one to ruin, and the true heart calls to right guidance.  He ends by explaining who the smart person is. This is the person who takes one’s self to account, has true hope in Allah, and acts accordingly. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 27
March 26, 2020

27- Repentance and Reflection-Spiritual Counsel- Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In the Spiritual Counsel podcast, SeekersGuidance founder Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers great texts from the rich Islamic spiritual tradition on how to turn to Allah, to cultivate spiritual presence, acquire Prophetic character, and attain true virtue. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) gave a tremendous amount of importance to the health of our hearts. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani continues reading and explaining Taj Al- Arus ( The Refinement of Souls) by Imam Ibn ‘Ata Illah al-Sakandari. In this podcast, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani describes how one attains all good through repentance and the one who doesn’t repent misses out on all good. The one who chooses to disobey Allah doesn’t know about Allah. Whoever is not vigilant about Allah doesn’t know of His rank. For those who don’t pause and reflect on the greatness of Allah, when their heart calls to the right guidance. These are the ones who truly miss out.  

Episode 26
March 19, 2020

26- Repentance is a Gift From Allah-Spiritual Counsel- Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In the Spiritual Counsel podcast, SeekersGuidance founder Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers great texts from the rich Islamic spiritual tradition on how to turn to Allah, to cultivate spiritual presence, acquire Prophetic character, and attain true virtue. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) gave a tremendous amount of importance to the health of our hearts. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani continues reading and explaining Taj Al- Arus ( The Refinement of Souls) by Imam Ibn ‘Ata Illah al-Sakandari.   Shaykh Faraz describes how repentance purifies the heart. The first step to purifying the heart is repentance. Repentance washes away the darkness of the heart. Repentance comes forth with the sweet smell of acceptance.  He goes on to explain that the one who repents to Allah, is beloved to Allah. Allah rejoices when his servant repents. Therefore all believers should continue to return to repentance seeking the mercy of Allah therein.    

Episode 25
March 13, 2020

25- The Keys to Following the Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) -Spiritual Counsel- Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In the Spiritual Counsel podcast, SeekersGuidance founder Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers great texts from the rich Islamic spiritual tradition on how to turn to Allah, to cultivate spiritual presence, acquire Prophetic character, and attain true virtue. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) gave a tremendous amount of importance to the health of our hearts. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani continues reading and explaining Taj Al- Arus ( The Refinement of Souls) by Imam Ibn ‘Ata Illah al-Sakandari.   Shaykh Faraz describes the keys to following the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and how to approach following the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) with contentment. He goes on the explain that one of the key obstacles to not following the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is wrongdoing. He ends the episode by reminding the believers the first step in following the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is repentance.   

Episode 24
March 5, 2020

24- Following the Sunna Inwardly and Outwardly -Spiritual Counsel- Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In the Spiritual Counsel podcast, SeekersGuidance founder Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers great texts from the rich Islamic spiritual tradition on how to turn to Allah, to cultivate spiritual presence, acquire Prophetic character, and attain true virtue. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) gave a tremendous amount of importance to the health of our hearts. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani continues reading and explaining Taj Al- Arus ( The Refinement of Souls) by Imam Ibn ‘Ata Illah al-Sakandari. Shaykh Faraz explains the importance of following the sunna inwardly and outwardly. Following the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) has two levels a manifest level and this is one's outward worship, there is also a subtle level which is inward resolve to gather one's heart upon Allah Most High. Shaykh Faraz ends by mentioning two pillars of the sunna as mentioned by one of the righteous they are: 1) presence of heart and 2) calling oneself and creation to Allah. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 23
February 27, 2020

23-Repentance is the Key to Change-Spiritual Counsel- Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In the Spiritual Counsel podcast, SeekersGuidance founder Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers great texts from the rich Islamic spiritual tradition on how to turn to Allah, to cultivate spiritual presence, acquire Prophetic character, and attain true virtue. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) gave a tremendous amount of importance to the health of our hearts. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani starts reading and explaining Taj Al- Arus ( The Refinement of Souls) by Imam Ibn ‘Ata Illah al-Sakandari. Shaykh Faraz explains the key to change is to take one’s self to account with the best of resolve. He explains how repentance is returning to Allah. The door of repentance is open to all. When one repents to Allah all traces of sins are removed.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 22
February 20, 2020

22-The Importance of Repentance-Spiritual Counsel- Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In the Spiritual Counsel podcast, SeekersGuidance founder Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers great texts from the rich Islamic spiritual tradition on how to turn to Allah, to cultivate spiritual presence, acquire Prophetic character, and attain true virtue. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) gave a tremendous amount of importance to the health of our hearts. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani starts reading and explaining Taj Al- Arus ( The Refinement of Souls) by Imam Ibn ‘Ata Illah al-Sakandari. He starts by explaining the importance of tawba (repentance)  the encouragement from Allah to repent, and how repentance is an expression of divine mercy.    For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 21
February 12, 2020

21-What are among the signs Allah is allowing a servant to go astray?– Spiritual Counsel: Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this episode, Shaykh Faraz explains the forty-seventh, forty-eighth and fiftieth hadiths from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). The forty-seventh hadith informs us about one of the signs of Allah allowing a servant to go astray. That sign is the servant being granted what they want in this world despite them being engaged in sin. The forty-eighth hadith highlights the responsibility that comes with wealth. Everyone will be asked about the wealth they were granted in this life and how it was spent. The fiftieth hadith gives us guidance regarding successfully surpass the difficult obstacle of the Day of Judgement. The advice is to travel light. Meaning to not be "weighed down" by many possessions in this world that you will be held responsible regarding.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 20
February 5, 2020

20- People Have Virtue Over Another by Their Fearful Awareness of Allah (Taqwa)– Spiritual Counsel: Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this episode, Shaykh Faraz explains the forty-fourth and forty-fifth hadiths from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). The forty-fourth hadith highlights that people have virtue over each other only by taqwa. One is not better than others by race (or other physical qualities), rather it is taqwa that distinguishes them in scales of God. The forty- fifth hadith informs us of the fruits and benefits of having the quality of renunciation (zuhd) in this world. "No one has renunciation in this world except that Allah causes wisdom to sprout in their hearts and be expressed on their tongues. And Allah will grant them the insight of the world's blemishes and the causes of its harms and its cure." Shaykh Faraz gives us key counsels on how to make choices in life, and manage our time to make the most of it. He calls everyone to always consider what is pleasing to Allah in all of our choices and actions. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 19
January 29, 2020

19- Questioning on the Day of Judgement – Spiritual Counsel: Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this episode, Shaykh Faraz explains the forty-third hadith from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). The forty-third hadith tells us about five things every person will be asked about on the Day of Judgement: (1) their life and how they expended it, (2) their youth and in what they wore it out, (3) their wealth, how they earned it, (4) and how they spent it, (5) and what did they act upon from what they know. Shaykh Faraz gives us key counsels on how to make choices in life, and manage our time to make the most of it. He calls everyone to always consider what is pleasing to Allah in all of our choices and actions. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 18
January 22, 2020

18 -Proper Manners While Eating – Spiritual Counsel: Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this episode, Shaykh Faraz explains the thirty-eighth hadith from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). The thirty-eighth hadith gives us the guidelines and etiquettes of how much food to consume. We learn that it is sufficient to eat as much as is needed to be healthy and function in life. Beyond that, if need be, one should apportion at most a third of their fill for food, a third for drink and a third for breathe. We also learn that no human fills any container more harmful than a stomach. Shaykh Faraz provides an explanation of what this hadith means, and how to practically uphold these guidelines. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 17
January 15, 2020

17- Rank of Believers Who Tread Lightly on Earth – Spiritual Counsel: Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this episode, Shaykh Faraz explains the thirty-fifth and thirty-sixth hadiths from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). The thirty-fifth hadith teaches us about the weight and rank of believers who tread lightly in this life, without having any attachments to it. The thirty-sixth hadith relates to us that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was given the choice by God to have the like of the fill of the open flatlands of Makkah in gold, but he refused. He chose to be satiated for one day and hungry for another so that he can call upon Allah when hungry, and express gratitude when he is satiated. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 16
January 8, 2020

16- Allah’s Love and Renunciation of the World- Spiritual Counsel: Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this episode, Shaykh Faraz explains the thirty second to the thirty-fourth hadiths from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). The thirty-second hadith relates to us that "the human being is not entitled to worldly matters except for a house to live in, garments to cover your nakedness and something of bread and water". Shaykh Faraz explains that this is a call to focus on actual benefit in this life. The thirty-third hadith teaches us the keys to attaining Allah's love and the love of people: "renounce worldliness and Allah will love you, and renounce what is in the hands of people and people will love you". Shaykh Faraz explains that worldliness is anything that distracts you from Allah. He also explains the degrees of renunciation (zuhd) and provides tips on how to attain it. The thirty-fourth hadith relates to us something about the state of renunciation of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) says about himself: "what do I have in relation to worldliness, the relationship of me and this worldly life is like a rider who took shade under a tree and then he traveled on and left it behind". For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 15
December 25, 2019

15- What Does it Mean to Have Success in This Life? Spiritual Counsel: Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this episode, Shaykh Faraz explains the thirty first and thirty second hadiths from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). The thirty first hadith relates to us that "what is enough for you from gathering wealth is a servant and a mount in the path of Allah." Shaykh Faraz explains that this means that in gathering wealth, don't make wealth an end in of itself. Rather, look at what is sufficient for you and what would be of actual benefit. The thirty second hadith relates to us that "the human being is not entitled of worldly matters except for a house to live in, garments to cover your nakedness, and something of bread and water." Shaykh Faraz explains that this is a call to focus on actual benefit in this life. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 14
December 18, 2019

14- Key Principles on How to Spend One’s Wealth and Avoiding Excess- Spiritual Counsel: Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this episode, Shaykh Faraz explains the twenty-eighth and twenty-ninth hadiths from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). The twenty-eighth hadith relates to us that "the believer spends nothing of wealth except that they are rewarded for it except what they spend on this dust". Shaykh Faraz gives some key principles on how to spend one's wealth and avoid excess. The twenty-ninth hadith relates to us that "all spending is in the path of Allah, except for building, there is no good in it." Shaykh Faraz explains that the spending here means that which takes from the spending on one's family, and is above and beyond one's needs. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 13
December 11, 2019

13-Harms of Being Avid for Wealth and Status-Spiritual Counsel: Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this episode, Shaykh Faraz explains the twenty-seventh hadith from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). The twenty-seventh hadith relates to us that "two hungry wolves let loose on a flock of sheep are not of greater harm to it than a person's avidness for wealth and status to their religion". Shaykh Faraz explains the detrimental nature of being avid, which is seeking beyond praiseworthy limits, for worldly wealth and status. He also explains that the flock of sheep could mean the people one is responsible for, but also that a person themselves is like a flock of sheep with their various inward impulses. Shaykh Faraz finally advises to always renew intention when approaching what they seek and to regularly take themselves into account.

Episode 12
December 4, 2019

12- Blameworthiness of Spending in Excess in Worldly Matters- Spiritual Counsel: Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this episode, Shaykh Faraz explains the twenty-eighth and twenty-ninth hadiths from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). The twenty-eighth hadith relates to us that "no believer spends anything except that they are rewarded for it, except for this dust (pointing towards buildings)". Shaykh Faraz explains that this pertains to spending on housing above and beyond one's need. The twenty-ninth hadith relates that "spending, all of it, is in the path of Allah, except for building, there's no good in it". Shaykh Faraz explains that the blameworthy spending on buildings is when it is in excess. Shaykh Faraz then talks about the dangers of loving worldliness. He concludes by giving us five principles that help us keep away from worldliness: (1) having a clear purpose in life, (2) always having intentions in actions (acting for the sake of Allah), (3) making the sunna one's standard, (4) remembering the pleasure of Allah in one's actions, (5) and having gratitude. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 11
November 27, 2019

11- Love of this World and Love of the Hereafter- Spiritual Counsel: Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this episode, Shaykh Faraz explains the twenty-fifth, twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh hadiths from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). The twenty-fifth hadith relates us "that whoever loves their worldly life harms their hereafter, and whoever loves their hereafter harms their worldly life, so choose that which lasts over that which perishes". Shaykh Faraz explains the meaning of love and that it is that which takes over one's concern. The twenty-sixth hadith relates that "accursed is the slave of the dinar, accursed is the slave of the dirham" (the slave of wealth and material gain). Shaykh Faraz explains that God isn't cursing anyone, however, "accursed" means that which is distant from Allah. He clarifies that being attached to wealth and material gain distances from Allah. The twenty-seventh hadith relates that "two hungry wolves that are set upon a herd of sheep do not cause more harm to that herd than a person's avidness for wealth and religious honor". Shaykh Faraz explains that the Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) warns from two qualities that are more destructive than hungry wolves attacking a herd of sheep: excessive avidness for worldly gain and seeking religious honor for its own sake, as they slaughter one's relationship with Allah Most High. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 10
November 21, 2019

10 – What is Disliked of this World ? – Spiritual Counsel: Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this episode, Shaykh Faraz explains the twenty-second and twenty-third hadiths from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). The twenty-second hadith relates us "that this world is accursed and accursed is all that is within it, except for the remembrance of Allah and what relates to it, and accept to a person of knowledge or a person seeking it". Shaykh Faraz explains that "the world" refers to anything that busies one away from Allah, and that "accursed" means that which is distant from Allah's mercy. He elaborates and gives advice on how that could be avoided and how one could connect with Allah constantly. The twenty-third hadith highlights the absolute insignificance of worldliness in the sight of Allah Most High. The hadith relates that "if this world was to matter to Allah the extent of the wing of a fly, then the disbeliever wouldn't be granted from it even a sip of water". Shaykh Faraz explains how one could attain Allah's favor. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 9
November 6, 2019

09 – Making the Most of One’s Time- Spiritual Counsel: Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this episode, Shaykh Faraz explains the twentieth and twenty first hadiths from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). The twentieth hadith calls us to make the most of five matters before five: 1. youth before old age, 2. health before illness, 3. wealth before poverty, 4. free time before busy times, 5. and life before death. The twenty-first hadith highlights the urgency of seizing one's time and life. It relates that: "What are any of you waiting for? The wealth that causes one to be excessive? Or poverty that will cause you to forget? Or sickness that harms? Or weakness that is of detriment? Or death that is ready before you? Or the Dajjal, and the Dajjal is the worst absent one who is awaited? Or the Final Hour, and the Final Hour is more severe and more bitter?" For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 8
October 30, 2019

08 –Free Self Up For the Worship of Allah- Spiritual Counsel: Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this episode, Shaykh Faraz covers the eighteenth and nineteenth hadiths from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). The eighteenth hadith is related that Allah Most High says: "Free yourself up for my worship (meaning free your concerns of prioritizing anything of Allah), and I will fill your chest with wealth and cover over your poverty. If you do not do so I will fill your hands with work and will not cover over your poverty." The nineteenth hadith highlights the importance and virtue of scrupulousness, and how actions do not compare to the reality of having scrupulousness. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 7
October 23, 2019

07 The True Wealth is Wealth of the Spirit – Spiritual Counsel: Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In the Spiritual Counsel podcast, SeekersGuidance founder Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers great texts from the rich Islamic spiritual tradition on how to turn to Allah, to cultivate spiritual presence, acquire Prophetic character, and attain true virtue. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) gave a tremendous amount of importance to the health of our hearts. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani starts reading and explaining hadiths from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH) In this episode, Shaykh Faraz covers the sixteenth hadith from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). The sixteenth hadith informs us that true wealth is not in possessions, rather it is wealth of spirit. The seventeenth hadith highlights five key prophetic advices: (1) guard yourself from the prohibited, and you will be the most worshipful of people (2) be content with what God has apportioned for you, and you will be the wealthiest of people (3) be excellent to your neighbor, and you will be a believer (4) love for people what you love for yourself, and then you will be a Muslim (5) and don't laugh out loud excessively, for laughing out loud excessively causes hearts to die. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 6
October 16, 2019

06 The Truly Successful Believer – Spiritual Counsel: Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In the Spiritual Counsel podcast, SeekersGuidance founder Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers great texts from the rich Islamic spiritual tradition on how to turn to Allah, to cultivate spiritual presence, acquire Prophetic character, and attain true virtue. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) gave a tremendous amount of importance to the health of our hearts. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani starts reading and explaining hadiths from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH) In this episode, Shaykh Faraz covers the twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth hadiths from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). The twelfth hadith informs us that the successful are those who are content with that which was decreed for them. The thirteenth hadith highlights the fleeting nature of wealth and how one shouldn't be solely concerned with gathering wealth. The fourteenth hadith tells us that three things follow a person two their grave: their family, their wealth and their deeds. Their family and wealth go back and only their deeds remain with them. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 5
October 9, 2019

05- Supplication and Contentment- Spiritual Counsel: Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In the Spiritual Counsel podcast, SeekersGuidance founder Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers great texts from the rich Islamic spiritual tradition on how to turn to Allah, to cultivate spiritual presence, acquire Prophetic character, and attain true virtue. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) gave a tremendous amount of importance to the health of our hearts. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani starts reading and explaining hadiths from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). In this episode, Shaykh Faraz covers the tenth and eleventh hadiths from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). The tenth hadith informs us of the Prophet's (peace and blessings be upon him) supplication that the provision of his folk be sufficiency. The eleventh hadith highlights three qualities of the successful as the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) described: that they are ones that (1) have truly submitted, (2) have been provided sufficiency, and (3) Allah has made content with what He has given them.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate  

Episode 4
October 2, 2019

04-No Fear of Poverty – Spiritual Counsel: Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In the Spiritual Counsel podcast, SeekersGuidance founder Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers great texts from the rich Islamic spiritual tradition on how to turn to Allah, to cultivate spiritual presence, acquire Prophetic character, and attain true virtue. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) gave a tremendous amount of importance to the health of our hearts. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani starts reading and explaining hadiths from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). In this episode, Shaykh Faraz covers the eighth and ninth hadiths from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). Both these hadiths highlight that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) did not fear poverty for his community after his passing. Rather he feared that wealth and the blossoms of the world be opened for them in way that busies them from God, so that they are excessively concerned with the wealth. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 3
September 25, 2019

03-Being Busied with Worldly Matters-Spiritual Counsel: Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In the Spiritual Counsel podcast, SeekersGuidance founder Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers great texts from the rich Islamic spiritual tradition on how to turn to Allah, to cultivate spiritual presence, acquire Prophetic character, and attain true virtue. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) gave a tremendous amount of importance to the health of our hearts. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani starts reading and explaining hadiths from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). In this episode, Shaykh Faraz covers the sixth and seventh hadiths from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). The sixth hadith informs us about the things that veil hell and heaven. "Hell is veiled by desires, and Heaven is veiled by disliked matters." Shaykh Faraz explains that the believer must look to the reality of matters, and not be deluded by how matters may falsely appear. The seventh hadith tells us about the loss of the slave of this world. Shaykh Faraz highlights the Prophet's warning (peace and blessings be upon him), from being busied with amassing the fleeting wealth of this world and not having concern for others. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 2
September 20, 2019

02- Allah’s Promise to the Believers- Spiritual Counsel: Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition -Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In the Spiritual Counsel podcast, SeekersGuidance founder Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers great texts from the rich Islamic spiritual tradition on how to turn to Allah, to cultivate spiritual presence, acquire Prophetic character, and attain true virtue. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) gave a tremendous amount of importance to the health of our hearts. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani starts reading and explaining hadiths from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). Shaykh Faraz covers the fourth and fifth hadiths from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH). The fourth hadith tells us about how this worldly life is like a prison for the believer and a paradise for the disbeliever. Shaykh Faraz explains that this is because if one considers what Allah has promised the believers in the hereafter, compared to that any state that they are in in this life is like a prison. Contrarily, if one considers what Allah has promised the disbelievers in the hereafter, compared to that any state that they are in in this life is like a paradise. The fifth hadith in the set informs us that Allah will not wrong a believer any good deed they do in this life, they are granted for it in this life and rewarded for it in the hereafter. As for the disbeliever, they will be granted in this life for the good they did sincerely until they are recompensed in full in this life and no good deed remains for the hereafter. For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 1
September 20, 2019

01- A Soft Heart is a Means to Good-Spiritual Counsel: Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition- Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In the Spiritual Counsel podcast, SeekersGuidance founder Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, covers great texts from the rich Islamic spiritual tradition on how to turn to Allah, to cultivate spiritual presence, acquire Prophetic character, and attain true virtue. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) gave a tremendous amount of importance to the health of our hearts. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani starts reading and explaining hadiths from the Chapter on Matters That Soften the Heart from the hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, compiled by Muḥammad ibn Abdullah Khatib al-Tabrizi (d. 741 AH).   Shaykh Faraz prefaces the reading by explaining that a soft heart is one that is most susceptible to the good. If there is something of the good that is said, indicated, entailed or pointed to, the soft heart is one that would incline to and direct itself towards that good.   For more SeekersGuidance podcast shows, visit seekersguidance.org/podcasts. Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate