052 – The Greatest Threat to Faith | Major Sins | Failing to Act in Accordance With Faith | Knowledge is Light


In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers hadiths twelve to fourteen from Imam Nabahani’s set of hadiths on the virtues of faith and submission. In hadith twelve, we learn that about faith and submission as means to forgiveness. Shaykh Faraz explains that the greatest thing that can take one out of the circle of mercy is associating partners with Allah Most High, whether explicitly or implicitly. Hadith thirteen is a prohibition of some of the major sins, including associating partners with Allah Most High, disrespecting parents, killing any person, and the false oath. Hadith fourteen explains that the one who commits the sins of fornication, stealing, drinking wine, taking the wealth of others when they don’t notice, and misappropriating the spoils of war, does not do so while they are a believer. Shaykh Faraz explains that this is not to be taken literally; rather, this negation simply means that at that moment, they are not acting in accordance with what faith entails. Shaykh Faraz then continues the section on Striving, Consistency, and High Resolve from Imam Zarnuji’s “Instruction of the Student”, where he explains a poem on the virtues and honour of learning by Imam Burhan al-Din al-Marghinani.

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.