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 covers the blameworthy trait of seeking recognition for one’s actions. This is ascribing good to oneself which against reality, Qur’an, and the Sunna. It is Allah who is sustaining everyone and their actions at every moment. Seeking recognition for one’s work is from forgetting who is sustaining one, and a lack of slavehood to Allah. Treatment from excepting recognition is beholding one’s shortcomings outwardly and inwardly. The smart person turns away from seeking recognition out of proper manners with Allah.
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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