In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers the hadiths twenty eight to thirty three of the ninth set of hadiths of Imam Nabahani on the virtues of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). In these hadiths Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) tells us about his special rank and virtues in this life and the next. He tells us that he is the first to be resurrected, and he is the intercessor, and giver of glad tiding, that the honour and keys in the hereafter are with him and he will have the banner of gratitude. He is the master of all humans, the leader of all messengers and the seal of all prophets, Prophet Adam and everyone else are under his banner in the hereafter. He is given a pool which when believers drink from, they will never be thirsty again. Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) teaches us about his special rank not out of boasting, far be it from him, but to benefit us. Shaykh Faraz also continues the text, “Letter to a Disciple” by Imam Ghazali, where he relates the story of Imam Hatem al-Asam with his teacher Shaqiq al-Balkhi. Imam Hatem shares the fourth life lessons he learnt from his teacher: honour lies in attaining the quality of taqwa.
(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.