28 – Spiritual Excellence

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In this episode Shaykh Yahya Rhodus addresses one of the important concepts and central pillars of Islam: “ihsan” or spiritual excellence. He explains some aspects and meanings of spiritual excellence through the definition and teaching of the Prophet Muhammad. Shaykh Yahya clarifies the two broad stations of spiritual excellence that are expressed in the prophetic definition.

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.