In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers the hadiths twelve and thirteen of the ninth set of hadiths of Imam Nabahani on the virtues of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). In the twelfth hadith we learn about the virtues of Prophet Muhammad’s (peace and blessings be upon him) ummah (followers). The virtues of this ummah described are so tremendous so much so that Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) asked to be the prophet of this ummah. The thirteenth hadith narrates to us the story of Umar ibn al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) and how he was found looking into the scriptures of the Jews. Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) then remarked about the finality, primacy and sufficiency of the guidance he has come with. Finally, Shaykh Faraz continues the text, “Letter to a Disciple” by Imam Ghazali, where he tells us about the importance of acting on knowledge and spiritual striving (mujahada) in order to be granted the illuminations of gnosis.
(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.