118 – Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ Concern for His Ummah | The Greatness of Sending Blessings Upon the Prophet ﷺ | The Rank the Prophet ﷺ and Those Connected to Him | Comprehensive Hadith to Act On

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In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers the hadiths twenty one to twenty five of the ninth set of hadiths of Imam Nabahani on the virtues of the Prophet Muhammad’s (peace and blessings be upon him). In the twenty first hadith we learn about Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) deep and sincere concern for his people (ummah) and how he wept in seeking forgiveness for them. The twentieth hadith highlights the great merit and reward in sending blessings upon Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). In the twenty third hadith, we learn something of the great rank and majesty of Prophet Muhmmad (peace ad blessings be upon him), through his story with the buraq on the event of the night journey. The twenty fourth and twenty fifth hadith showcase the high rank in the hereafter of those who are connected to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). Finally, Shaykh Faraz continues the text, “Letter to a Disciple” by Imam Ghazali, where he narrates a story of Imam Shibly, one of the great spiritual masters of the Muslim predecessors. He highlights a comprehensive hadith, which gathers the knowledge of how one should act in this life.

(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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