In this episode Shaykh Yahya Rhodus highlights some of the etiquettes of eating as taught be Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). He quotes the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) as he teaches one of the young companions by saying: “Say bism Allah, eat with your right (hand), and eat what is close at hand.” Shaykh Yahya points out that such etiquettes are best taught to youngsters as they are growing up. He then goes to explain each of the three commands in the narration and their importance and significance. Finally, Shaykh Yahya reads and explains and excerpt from Imam Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din regarding the etiquettes of eating, and highlights the significance of how a mundane task like eating could help us in our spiritual growth if the prophetic etiquettes are upheld.
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.
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