086 – Practical Advice to Facilitate Retention and Memory


In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani completes the section on The Things that Facilitate Memory from Imam Zarnuji’s “Instruction of the Student”. We learn about practical means of improving memory and retention. Contrasty, we learn about things to avoid which bring about forgetfulness. Overall, we learn that upholding adab is grants blessing in one’s memory an in attaining knowledge.

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.