192-The Rawha- Guidance for Seekers- Acquiring Inward Virtues – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani begins by looking at a hadith highlighting where one is in relation to Allah. Which is measured by one’s veneration and conscious knowledge of Him. Whoever chooses Allah, Allah chooses them, and as you are in your relationship with Allah, so shall you find. He highlights that Allah will not punish one for nor will one find loss in anything you left for His sake. The proof of these promises is in the living. He discusses leaving ill opinion, especially of Allah Most High, through good interpretations, leaving envy through not having long hopes, leaving arrogance through recognizing Allah’s Might and Majesty, leaving any action for which one would have to apologize through mindfulness of consequences, and leaving putting on airs, contrasted with the beautiful simplicity of the sunna.

Next, Shaykh Faraz sheds light on the acquisition of other virtues. One guards one’s religion through following the sunna of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) in everything. One preserves the trust of prophetic guidance through seeking knowledge and guards one’s intellect through the proper manners of people of forbearance. He closes by mentioning being prepared with patience in every situation, staying in spiritual solitude (social solitude against sunna) through remembrance, and accompanying blessings with gratitude.

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