159 – The Inclination of Keeping Company Without Purpose

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 the inclination of keeping company without any purpose or benefit. Keep company for the sake of Allah. Love for the sake of Allah. One should not keep company out of some merely worldly inclination. Whatever you do without purpose is not free from harm. The whims can take one over. The treatment of keeping purposeless company is to know that one will ultimately part with any companion one has in this world. The honor of the believer is their standing at night. Nobility is in being free of need of people.

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.