Futuwwa – Navigating Distractions and Bearing Tribulations- Al-Maqasid- Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

“It is from Futuwwa (spiritual chivalry) to not let anything distract one from his Lord and to bear tribulations on the path of seeking closeness to Him.”

In this comprehensive discussion, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses this next virtuous trait of Futuwwa found in Imam al-Sulami’s book on Futuwwa. He discusses the criteria used by those on the spiritual path in deciding whether to act, the definition of success from a religious perspective, and an explanation of several lines in al-Busiri’s Poem of the Cloak (al-Burda) that describe one’s nafs (lower self).

 

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