138 – The Cure for Wayward Thoughts

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 cure for wayward thoughts. Of the blameworthy traits of self is not being content with the truth. The nafs is never content with  the truth. Never content with obedience . Obedience is contrary to its nature. Shaykh Faraz  answers the question why does waywardness  happen? It comes about by following one’s caprice. Repent to your Lord  and slaughter your lower self in the way of spiritual struggle. Humans are created to toil and struggle. Seek you Lord. One has to know one’s self. The treatment is to leave wayward inclination and turn to one’s lord completely.

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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