178-The Rawha- Guidance for Seekers-Steadfastness & Contentment – The Treatise For Seekers Of Guidance – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this lesson, Shaykh Faraz continues looking at the advice of Sayyiduna Ali, “Child of Adam, don’t rejoice in wealth, and don’t despair in poverty. Don’t be saddened by tribulations, and don’t exult in ease. Just as the gold is tested with fire, the righteous servant is tested with tribulations.” He warns that ease can be more dangerous than difficulty and that the response to both should be to turn to Allah and rejoice in Him.
Shaykh Faraz then moves on to explain the second part of Sayyiduna Ali’s counsel: “You will not attain what you seek except by leaving what you desire. And you will not reach what you hope for except with steadfastness upon what you may dislike. Exert your utmost in upholding all that has been made obligatory for you,” and highlights the importance of guarding one’s responsibilities toward Allah and His creation.
Finally, Shaykh Faraz talks about contentment, not complaining to creation, reliance on Allah, true wealth, and true poverty. He explains comprehensive counsels from the companions of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace).
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