156 – The Love of Speaking in Front of People 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 loving to speak before people, and delving into the subtlety of knowledge. It is blameworthy to want to speak in order just capture with that the hearts and attention of the inexperienced by using appealing words. In that, one is only trying to draw the attention of people towards one’s self. The true person points toward to Allah. The claimant points towards the self. The treatment is to act on what one admonishes other with. One intends to advise oneself first. Intend to admonish people with actions not mere words.

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.