107 – Expressing Love | Special Ranks for Gathering Upon Remembrance | Religion and Love | Perfecting Faith


In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers hadith twenty-two to twenty-five 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 twenty-second hadith, we learn that it is praiseworthy to express love and tell those whom one loves that they love them. The twenty-third hadith informs us about people who will be resurrected in the hereafter with luminous faces, on podiums of pearls, they used to be from different nations and tribes, but gathered upon the remembrance of Allah. In the twenty-fourth hadith, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) tells us about the hidden nature of implicit and lesser form of associating partners with God (shirk), and that the least of that is for one to have love for something unjust and have hate for something just. The Prophet (peace be upon him) then asks: “is religion anything but loving for Allah and hating for Allah?”. The twenty-fifth hadith tells us that whoever loves for Allah’s sake, hates for Allah’s sake, give for Allah’s sake and holds back for Allah’s sake, has indeed perfected their qualities of faith.

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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