137 – Treating False Hopes

In this podcast Shaykh Faraz Rabbani 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 looks at the disease of having false hopes, which is wishing good for oneself without taking the means to change. One must realize one doesn’t base hope on one’s self, rather one bases hope on Allah Most High. Self worth will delude oneself and ruin oneself. The early Muslims didn’t see themselves as anything of value or having or worth. Thus they were able to succeed. Shaykh Faraz goes on to explain how one is to deal with wishing good for oneself. To have sound hope, one has to have shyness before Allah. They have to strive for gratitude and not to be deluded with what people say. Shaykh Faraz ends by explaining the one can only attain true life when they cause themselves to die from worldliness.


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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