In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers hadiths twenty-one to twenty-five from Imam Nabahani’s set of hadiths on the virtues of “la ilaha illallah”. In hadith twenty-one, we learn about what “dilutes” “la ilaha illallah”. In hadith twenty-two, we learn about Allah’s forgiveness of the one who says “la ilaha illallah”. In hadith twenty-three, we learn that the one who says “la ilaha illallah”, their tongue confirming what is in their heart, will enter into Paradise from whichever of it’s eight doors he chooses. In hadith twenty-four, we learn about the price of Paradise being “la ilaha illallah” and the price of blessings being “alhamdulillah”. In hadith twenty-five, we learn about the consequence of elongating one’s saying of “la ilaha illallah”. Shaykh Faraz then continues the text, Letter to a Disciple” by Imam Ghazali, where we learn that knowledge without action is akin to a man in the desert with several weapons being attacked by a lion – without wielding them, he will not be able to repel this danger.
(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.