114 – Prophet Muhammad’s Names | Believing in Prophet Muhammad | The Essence of Knowledge

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In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers the hadiths seven to eleven of the ninth set of hadiths of Imam Nabahani on the virtues of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). In the seventh hadith we learn about Prophet Muhammad’s (peace and blessings be upon him) various names and what they mean. The eighth hadith narrates to us  that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) has been raised through his mention whenever Allah is mentioned. The ninth hadith tells us about some meanings regarding the spiritual weight of Prophet Muhammad’s (peace and blessings be upon him). The tenth hadith highlights the gravity of believing in Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) and its consequences. Finally, Shaykh Faraz continues the text, “Letter to a Disciple” by Imam Ghazali, where he tells us that the essence of knowledge is to know what is the obedience and worship of Allah and what they entail.

(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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