Embracing Excellence – 11 – Nurturing Faith – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explores the chapter of Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance on Doctrine. He highlights the importance of learning one’s beliefs (ʿaqidah) soundly and from reliable sources. He sheds light on ahl al-sunna wa’l-jamaʿa, the mainstream of Muslims, and warns against sectarianism. In this chapter, the author, Imam Haddad, explains how […]

Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path- 09- Reflection -from Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this session, Shaykh Faraz looks at the section on reflection from Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance. He first explains the centrality of reflection to religious practice. Next, he explores the various types of reflection — reflecting on Allah’s creation, His favours, His encompassing knowledge of one, one’s shortcomings, the paltry nature of this world, […]

Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path- 08- Remembrance -from Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance – Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin continues exploring Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance as part of the series “Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path.” In this session, he covers the chapter on remembrance. He explains the importance of remembrance from the Qur’an and hadith, as well as the importance of having a set litany of remembrance […]

The Point of Worship in Ramadan – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this timely reminder, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reminds us that our acts of worship in Ramadan are means to an end – seeking Allah Most High. He uses the Qur’anic verses on fasting to show us the objectives of such works of worship. Furthermore, he urges us to find our purpose in our devotional acts […]

Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path- 06 – Reciting the Qur’an – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani continues the series “Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path” exploring Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance. In this episode, he explores the chapter on reciting the Qur’an This is part of the series presented by SeekersGuidance Canada in Ramadan 2019.

Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path – 03 –Vigilance , from Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani continues the series “Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path” covering Imam Haddad’s manual The Book of Assistance. In this session, he looks at the third chapter, on Vigilance (muraqaba), which, he explains, is consciousness that Allah sees you, is with you, and is constantly aware of everything you do. Shaykh […]

Making the Most of Ramadan – Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba-Dhib & Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this reminder, Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba-Dhib advises how to take advantage of sacred times of the year where blessings are multiplied. He especially emphasizes making righteous intentions for righteous works to gain their reward if circumstances change. He illustrates how to use religious understanding to make the most of such blessed opportunities in […]

Fasting is for Me, 11 Lessons on the Virtues of Fasting – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this talk and presentation, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani expands on the various virtues and rewards of fasting. Shaykh Faraz bases his presentation on the seminal work (Siraj al – Talibeen) of the great Andalusian scholar, Qadi Abū Bakr ibn al-‘Arabī. In this work, Qadi Abū Bakr discusses and describes the numerous qualities of a believer. […]

Answering a Call to Prayer and Its Lessons- Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

 In this Khutba talk, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reminds us of the importance of showing gratitude and thanks for the immense blessings that Allah has bestowed upon us. The call of prayer (athan) is one such blessing which is laden with meanings. Our nature is such that we tend to focus on past events or to […]

Ready for Ramadan: The Lessons of Mindfulness, Gratitude, Qur’an, Glorification, and Closeness in the Month of Fasting-Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani shared five key spiritual lessons related to fasting and the month of Ramadan. These same lessons are a means to prepare for Ramadan and reflection upon changing our relationship with Allah. These lessons of fasting and Ramadan are taken from verses 183-187 of Sura al-Baqara, and are nurturing: (1) A living relationship […]