In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers hadiths thirteen to seventeen from Imam Nabahani’s set of hadiths on the virtues of the remembrance of Allah Most High. In hadiths thirteen and fourteen, we learn about the pre-eminence of those who remember Allah Most High. In hadith fifteen, we learn about the clear distinction between doing good and being good – wherein the key to the latter is being in a state of remembrance of Allah Most High. Hadith sixteen describes a man whom the Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him) passed by on the right of the Isra’a, whose closeness to the Divine Throne was by merit of his remembrance of Allah Most High, attachment to the mosques, and good treatment of his parents. Finally, in hadith eighteen, a man comes to the Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him) asking for something to cling onto amongst the vast guidance of Islam – the Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him) responds – “Let your tongue remain moist in remembrance of Allah Most High”.
(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).