Stations of the Wayfarers (Section 2: The Gateways) – 4: Reverence – Shaykh Walead Mosaad

Shaykh Walead Mosaad continues looking at the fruits of faith, covering Harawi’s Manazil al-Sa’irīn (Stations of the Wayfarers). In this session, he looks at the forth gateway of spiritual wayfaring, reverence. He starts by highlighting reverence in the three types of remembrance—Quran, ritual prayer, and glorification—before shedding light on the meaning of reverence itself. Shaykh Walead explains the three hierarchical levels (lowest to highest) of reverence mentioned in the work. They are: (1) humility to Allah’s command, surrendering to His judgement, and cognizance of His gaze, (2) vigilance of the self’s shortcomings, seeing others’ favours on one, and inhaling the breeze of annihilation, and (3) maintaining the sanctity of the spiritual station upon an unveiling, purity from ostentation, and seeing all favour as from Allah.

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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