Stations of the Wayfarers (Section 2: The Gateways) – 1: Introduction – Shaykh Walead Mosaad

Shaykh Walead Mosaad begins covering the second section from Imam Harawi’s Manazil al-Sa’irīn (Stations of the Wayfarers). The second section is on the gateways that lead to the stations of the wayfarers. In this session, he introduces the path of wayfaring, where one rectifies one’s internal states which motivate one’s actions. This wayfaring is spiritual: forging a path against one’s external and internal enemies. One’s external enemies, he explains, are worldliness and the Devil, while one’s worst enemy, the self (nafs), is internal. Shaykh Walead posits that knowing the Prophetic inner states and ranks is part of knowing the sunna, contending that inner cultivation is the heart of the faith. Having covered the first section of Harawi’s work during a previous visit, he closes by introducing its second section, on the gateways taken to enter the various paths of wayfaring.

This is part of the series presented in Ramadan 2018: “Stations of the Wayfarers: Fruits of the Branches of Faith.” In this seven-part series, Shaykh Walead Mosaad explores the fruits of the branches of faith, looking at the ten gateways to the paths of spiritual wayfaring found in the second section of Imam Harawi’s Manazil al-Sa’irīn (Stations of the Wayfarers).
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