133 – The Sinful Self and How it Incites Sin

Shaykh Faraz continues the text, “Blameworthy Traits and Their Cure” (‘Uyub al-Nafs wa Mudawatuha) by Imam Abu Abdulrahman al-Sulami (died 412 A.H.). This work deals with states of the self, and how to rid oneself from blameworthy traits. In this episode Shaykh Faraz deals with the sinful self. The self that inclines to commanding to sin. The foundation in relation to the the self is that one is inclined potentially  towards good, and potentially to bad. The worse of enemies is one’s own self. An influence of what one inclines to is one’s circle of association. The scholars mention there are four circle of association that influence one inclinations: (1) family, (2) friends, (3) community, and (4) society.

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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