155 – Cure for Frequent Sin and Contravention

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 begins by reminding the believers that there is a wisdom in our struggle in this life. Allah teaches us to be broken. It is an obligation to avoid sin. There is a wisdom in committing sin as part from one’s journey to Allah. Never accept sin. We attach hope to Allah. A believer doesn’t lose hope after committing sin. One doesn’t hope in self rather one’s hope is in Allah. The cure for the hard heart is frequent seeking of forgiveness, and repentance with each breath. Seek forgiveness from sin and from shortcomings. Only accept what is acceptable with Allah. Be constant in fasting to soften the heart. Pray the night vigil, even if it’s a little bit. Frequently sit with the righteous, and attend gathering of remembrance of 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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