In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani continues explaining Ibn Hajar’s summary of Imam Ibn Hibban’s description of the branches of faith, as included at the end of Imam Nabahani’s third set of hadiths on the virtues of faith and submission. These branches can be divided into the actions of the heart, the actions of the tongue, and the actions of the [other] limbs. Here, Shaykh Faraz explains the branches of faith that fall under the actions of the tongue, as well as actions of the limbs as they pertain to one’s person and family. 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 the significance of reflection in understanding subtle matters of knowledge as well as reflection before speaking. In addition, we learn that a student must be seeking benefit in all circumstances, at all times, and from all people.
(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).