070 – Angels Seeking Out Gatherings of Remembrance | Keeping One’s Self Busy with the Good

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In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers hadith six from Imam Nabahani’s set of hadiths on the virtues of the remembrance of Allah Most High. In this hadith, we learn about the angels who seek out gatherings of remembrance, as well as the virtues of group remembrance. Shaykh Faraz then continues the section on Reliance on Allah Most High from Imam Zarnuji’s “Instruction of the Student”, where we learn about the advice of Mansur al-Hallaj (Allah Have Mercy Upon Him), who said, “It is your lower self. If you do not busy it [with the good], it will busy you [with evil]”. In addition, we learn about the dangers of worry and sorrow over the affairs of the world, and that the Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him) informed us that there are sins whose only atonement is through having concern for one’s livelihood; this is insofar as that work does not prevent one from good works, and does not busy one’s heart from presence in prayer.

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.