059 – Being Upright | What Unites Muslims | Group Study


In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers hadiths thirty and thirty-one from Imam Nabahani’s set of hadiths on the virtues of faith and submission. In hadith thirty, we learn that a companion asked the Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him) to tell him something that he would not have to ask anyone after him, to which the Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him) responded, “Say, ‘I believe in Allah’, then be upright”. Shaykh Faraz explains that one definition of this uprightness is to soundly uphold Islam in one’s actions – outwardly by one’s actions being in accordance with the Divine command, and inwardly by upholding truthfulness and sincerity. In hadith thirty-one, we learn that anyone who prays our prayer, faces our qibla, and eats our ritual slaughter cannot be deemed a disbeliever – the implication of which is that we cannot deem anyone a disbeliever based on a technicality. Shaykh Faraz then continues the section on The Beginning of Study, Its Amount, and Its Organization from Imam Zarnuji’s “Instruction of the Student”, where we learn about three keys to study – review, discussion, and mutual presentation.

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.