33 – Trustworthiness and Provision

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In this episode Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses the relationship between trustworthiness or reliability with provision as is taught by the Prophet Muhammad. He narrates that trustworthiness enriches and treachery impoverishes. Shaykh Yahya then explains how trustworthiness is an honorable quality and a necessary trait of the prophets. He highlights that trustworthiness is a means for Divine facilitation, increase and assistance. Shaykh Yahya finally closes with four key actions that facilitate provision: praying at night, repenting to Allah often, regularly giving charity and remembering Allah in the morning and in the evening.

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.