125 – Uprightness | Servanthood to Allah | Reliance Upon Allah | Sincerity & Hypocrisy | Attaining Knowledge by Acting on Knowledge


Shaykh Faraz continues the text, “Letter to a Disciple” by Imam Ghazali, where he explains some key qualities of Islamic spirituality. He first explains uprightness, which Imam Ghazali deemed as one of two qualities foundational to spirituality. In summary, Imam Ghazali says that uprightness is having good character. He then explains servanthood and what it means to be a servant of Allah through seeking His pleasure. Then Imam Ghazali explains the virtue of having reliance upon Allah, which stems from having certainty in His decree. Imam Ghazali then explains sincerity, which is to act only for the sake of Allah and not for anyone else. In contrast, he explains that hypocrisy and showing off to others stems from exalting creation over Allah. Finally, Imam Ghazali advises to act on what one knows, so that they may be granted knowledge of that which they don’t know.

In the Rawha, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani will be covering Daily Guidance for Seekers. The text covered in this episode is Imam Ghazali’s “Letter to a Disciple” on his comprehensive advice to the seeker of knowledge.

The texts in the Rawha 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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