051 – Keys to Paradise | “Making Good” One’s Islam | Signs of Faith | Laziness and Its Treatment


In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers hadiths nine, ten, and eleven from Imam Nabahani’s set of hadiths on the virtues of faith and submission. In hadith nine, we learn that they key to Paradise is bearing witness that there is no God except Allah; but the indispensable teeth of this key are acts of obedience and avoiding sins. In hadith ten, we learn about the multiplication of good deeds and diminishment of sins to the extent that one seeks Allah Most High in one’s inward commitment to submission and surrender. Hadith eleven teaches us that happiness upon performing good works and sadness upon sinning are signs of faith. Here, Shaykh Faraz explains three levels of faith, what is meant by sadness and happiness, and how to know if one is committing a sin. Shaykh Faraz then continues the section on Striving, Consistency, and High Resolve from Imam Zarnuji’s “Instruction of the Student”. We learn that the roots of laziness are in failing to reflect on the virtues and merits of knowledge, and that good mention that lasts after death is from attaining beneficial knowledge; as Shaykh Faraz explains, the basis of benefit in life is to know.

In the Daily Rawha, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani will be covering Daily Guidance for Seekers, beginning with two texts:

(1) Imam Zarnuji’s Guidance for Seekers of Knowledge Regarding the Ways of Seeking Knowledge (Ta`lim al-Muta`allim Turuq al-Ta`allum); and

(2) Imam Yusuf al-Nabahani’s beautiful collection of 40 sets of 40 Hadiths of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).

The texts will be read in Arabic, translated, and commented upon briefly. This class is of benefit both for committed students of knowledge—particularly given the reading in Arabic—and for those simply seeking daily guidance, reminders, and inspiration in learning to live the light of Prophetic guidance.