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.

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"Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a similar reward"-- The Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him)