23 – Seeking Knowledge


In this episode Shaykh Yahya Rhodus highlights the importance and centrality of seeking knowledge in Islam as taught by Prophet Muhammad. Shaykh Yahya narrates the teaching of the Prophet Muhammad that one should seek sacred knowledge even if it is difficult, and that it is obligatory to do so. He then relates the virtue and high rank of seeking sacred knowledge, and explains that all actions must be rooted in knowledge.

The Content of Character is a remarkable collection of sayings of the Prophet Muhammad. Chosen by the scholar, Shaykh Al-Amin Ali Mazrui and translated by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, this book was published to great critical acclaim.

Shaykh Al-Amin intended to show that progress among Muslims required not the abandonment of Islam but the recovery of the original spirit of Islamic enlightenment.

In this podcast series for SeekersHub, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus does a commentary on these concise and yet comprehensive sayings, with a special focus on character-building, morals, good manners and ethics.