090 – The Great Weight of Affirming Divine Oneness | Introducing Imam Ghazali’s “Letter to a Disciple”


In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani begins the fifth set of hadiths on the virtues of “la ilaha illallah” (affirming Divine oneness) from Imam Nabahani’s forty sets of forty hadiths, covering hadiths one to five. In hadiths one to three, we learn about the virtue of “la ilaha illallah” in protecting one from the fire. In the fourth hadith, we learn about the salvific consequence of dying upon “la ilaha illallah”. In hadith five, we learn that the Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him) was commanded to struggle against the people until they say “la ilaha illallah” . Here, Shaykh Faraz explains and contextualizes this commonly misunderstood hadith. Shaykh Faraz finally introduces the new text he will be covering: Imam Ghazali’s “Letter to a Disciple”.

Book Resource: “The Testimony of Faith” by Shaykh Abdullah Sirajuddin (http://www.firdousbooks.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=714)
In the Daily Rawha, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani will be covering Daily Guidance for Seekers, beginning with two texts:

(1)Imam Yusuf al-Nabahani’s beautiful collection of 40 sets of 40 Hadiths of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him); and

(2) Imam Ghazali’s “Letter to a Disciple” on his comprehensive advice to the seeker of knowledge.

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.
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