In this episode, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus explains the prophetic hadith: “A believer is not one who eats his fill while his next-door neighbor goes hungry.” (Bukhari; Adab al-Mufrad). Shaykh Yahya goes on to remind the believers of the importance of one’s neighbors and the prophetic counsel and concern towards one’s neighbors. Some of the rights toward one’s neighbors being: 1) Bearing any harm from them, 2) While doing good things to them, and 3) Showing excellence toward them when possible.
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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