Shaykh Faraz begins the text, “Blameworthy Traits and Their Cure” (‘Uyub al-Nafs wa Mudawatuha) by Imam Abu Abdulrahman al-Sulami (died 412 A.H.). This works deals with states of the self, and how to rid oneself from blameworthy traits. Shaykh Faraz goes on to explain the great success of those who purify their hearts, and how they are pleasing to Allah. It is Allah who created the heart, so it is He who purifies it. This work deals with 69 blameworthy traits. The honored servant or Allah, a person of wakefulness and awareness of states, understands the things that effect the heart. Allah made it easy to change oneself to the better by Allah’s grace and facilitation. Shaykh Faraz ends by explains the three different types of the self: (1) sinful self, (2)reproachful self, and (3) disciplined self.
In the Rawha, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani will be covering Daily Guidance for Seekers. The text covered in this episode is Imam Abu Abdulrahman al-Sulami’s “ Blameworthy Traits and Their Cure”(‘Uyub al-Nafs wa Mudawatuha).
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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