Stations of the Wayfarers (Section 2: The Gateways) – 5: Submissive Humility – 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 fifth gateway to wayfaring, submissive humility (ikhbat; “the inception of security from reversal or hesitation”)—a beginning of the station of serenity, which he begins by exploring. Shaykh Walead explains the three hierarchical levels (from lowest to highest) of this virtue mentioned by Imam Harawi. They are: (1) that virtue overcome desire, resolve overcome remissness, and seeking overcome comfort, (2) that no intermediary cause diminish one’s resolve, that no incident alienate one’s heart, no tribulation hinder one’s path, and (3) indifference to praise and disparagement, constant reproach of the ego, and blindness to people’s shortcomings compared to oneself.

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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