In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers hadiths twenty-six to twenty-nine from Imam Nabahani’s set of hadiths on the virtues of “la ilaha illallah”. In hadith twenty-six, we learn about “la ilaha illallah” as a statement of taqwa. In hadith twenty-seven, we learn about the covenant one has by “la ilaha illallah”. In hadith twenty-eight about oppression as a barrier between one and the light of “la ilaha illallah”. In hadith twenty-nine, we learn about the effect of “la ilaha illallah” on small slips and mistakes. Shaykh Faraz then continues the text, Letter to a Disciple” by Imam Ghazali, where we learn about that even if one studied for a hundred years and collected a thousand books, they would not benefit one except through action. Likewise, one will not be healed by medicine without taking it.
(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.