111 – The Virtues of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ | Reflecting on the Signs of Allah and Night Worship

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In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani begins covering the ninth set of hadiths of Imam Nabahani on the virtues of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). He begins with an introduction to the set where we learn about the importance of knowing the virtues of the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him). We also learn that the Prophet’s mention of his own virtues was not out of arrogance as he is far removed from that, rather he was commanded to inform us of his virtues. Shaykh Faraz shares some benefits from Imam Zaruq on three internal qualities that one must have to follow the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him): (1) belief in him, (2) exalting him, and (3) loving him. He also shares other points of benefit from Imam al-Sha’rany and others. Finally, Shaykh Faraz continues the text, “Letter to a Disciple” by Imam Ghazali, where he tells us about the advice of Luqman (may Allah be pleased with him) to reflect on the crying of the dove in the night, so one is moved to night worship. Shaykh Faraz also highlights the aspect of reflecting on God’s signs in the universe to draw near to Him.

(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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