160 – Finding Comfort in Ones Acts of Worship 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 ones acts of worship. Ones success and failure are contingent upon the health of ones heart. Looking at ones good deeds with the eye of approval. Happiness of worship, content in all ones states should be from submission to Allah. Act for Allah and Allah alone. The harm is in joy looking at worship with self-approval. Truly seeking all other motives except Allah goes against truthfulness. Striving to have sincerity in all one does. One will always have shortcomings. For it Allah alone is free from error. In ones shortcoming one will realize how much more Allah deserves. Motives, facilitations of actions are all from 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.