In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers hadith fifteen and eighteen from Imam Nabahani’s eighth set of hadiths on the virtues of loving for the sake of Allah and hating for the sake of Allah. In the fifteenth hadith, we learn that best of faith is to love for Allah’s sake, to hate for Allah’s sake, remaining in a state of remembrance, and to love for others what you love for yourself. The sixteenth hadith teaches us that the reality of faith is attained only after loving and hating for Allah’s sake. In the seventeenth hadith, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) swears by three matters, one of which is that no one loves a group of people, except that Allah will make him among them. The eighteenth hadith informs us that no servant of Allah loves another for the sake of Allah, except that he has honoured Allah Most High.
(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.