154 – Excessive Concern for Provision and Its Cure

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 blameworthy trait of having excessive concern for one’s provision. What Allah has proportioned will come to you. The morally responsible person takes the means. Concern for taking the means is praiseworthy. Blameworthy worry about provision is when one becomes attached to it with one’s lower self. Concern or worrying about provision takes away from one’s heart attachment to Allah. It is from lack of sincere concern of the self to neglect what Allah has made obligatory for one. Provision is from Allah. Treatment of this excessive concern for provision is to know without doubt the One who created you has guaranteed you sufficiency in your provision. It is Allah who created you and Allah who provided for you.

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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