149 – Five Keys for the Treatment of Blameworthy Traits

In this podcast Shaykh Faraz Rabbani continues with 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 general keys for the treatment of the blameworthy traits. Allah created human beings for the purpose of submitting to Allah. He placed in human beings the capacity to submit and the capacity to resist. Virtue is what the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) came to perfect. Shaykh Faraz goes on explain how our imperfection is a gift, and a means to attain human perfection. The five keys for the treatment of blameworthy traits are: (1) to recognize its harm, which requires knowledge, (2) to know its opposite, (3) to shield the self with good company, (4) the remembrance of Allah, and (5) to be careful of what one eats.


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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