The Heart of the Qur’an – Tafsir of Sura Yasin – Introduction and Ayah 1-3 (Part 01 of 19) – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus – Al-Maqasid Podcast

 

In this 19-part series, Shaykh Yayha discusses Surah Ya Sin, Chapter 36 of the Qur’an, also known as “the heart” of the Qur’an. This initial session covers important introductory matters, such as the wisdom behind the unconnected letters (hurufi muqatta’at) found in the Qu’ran, a discussion on several hadith that mention this surah specifically, and how Surah Ya Sin can be divided into different sections. The first three verses are also discussed. 


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Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): To View Wealth As What One Gives – Shaykh Yayha Rhodus

In his book Kitab al-Futuwwa, Imam Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al Sulami (d. 412 AH, 1034 CE) states that it is from Futuwwa (spiritual chivalry) to view what remains from one’s wealth as what was spent in charity and not what was withheld. Shaykh Yayha mentions that this great character trait derives from a faith-based perspective and is found in all of the Prophets, starting with the Prophet Adam, alayhi as-salaam. Several examples from the Qur’an and Hadith are mentioned, providing a clear and illuminating explanation.


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Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): To Begin Eating Only After Everyone Else Has Started – Shaykh Yayha Rhodus

The next trait of Futuwwa discussed in Imam Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al Sulami’s (d. 412 AH, 1034 CE) book, Kitab al-Futuwwa, is to begin eating only after everyone else has started eating. Although this trait may appear to be small and easy, Shaykh Yahya explains why you cannot have a leader without this fundamental etiquette. He then discusses the meaning of leadership with examples from the Qu’ran and Hadith. Additionally, a story about a righteous scholar, a rope, and a stone is told, providing a beautiful lesson on consistency.


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Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): Rectifying One’s Inner State – Shaykh Yayha Rhodus

This next session on Futuwwa based on Imam Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al Sulami’s (d. 412 AH, 1034 CE) book, Kitab al-Futuwwa, states that the real work is with rectifying one’s inner state. As part of the discussion, Shaykh Yahya mentions that when the Prophet, sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, taught, he sometimes wore nice clothes and sometimes wore simple clothes, and Shaykh Yahya discusses the wisdom behind that. Also, two examples from the life of Muhammad Ali are related which show the strength of his inner character and explain why so many people loved him.


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Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): To Show Good Hospitality and To Honor Guests – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

In this session on Futuwwa based on Imam Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al Sulami’s (d. 412 AH, 1034 CE) book, Kitab al-Futuwwa, Shaykh Yahya continues with the next great trait of spiritual chivalry: showing good hospitality and honoring guests. He mentions the story of what Sayyida Khadijah, radi allahu anha, said to comfort the Prophet, sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, after he received his first revelation: specifically, the five traits that the Prophet (saas) possessed, including receiving guests hospitably. Shaykh Yahya also explains how the prophetic methodology can be found in these five traits. Short discussions on why prayer is our “primary occupation” and why the entire earth is a masjid are also provided.


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Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry) – To Love and Visit Each Other and To Care For Strangers – Shaykh Yayha Rhodus

In this next session on Futuwwa, Shaykh Yahya first translates a poem by Al-Habib ‘Ali Bin Muhammad Al-Habashiyyi, which teaches us how to implore our Lord and which can be found in the book Al-Khulasah (The Cream of Remembrance). Afterwards, Shaykh Yahya discusses the next two character traits mentioned in Imam Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al Sulami’s (d. 412 AH, 1034 CE) book, Kitab al-Futuwwa: (1) to love and visit each other for the sake of Allah, Ta’ala, and (2) to love and care for strangers. The concept of “stranger” is explored through several ahadith.


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(Rebroadcast)The Etiquettes of Companionship (Part 7): “Giving People a Second Chance” and the 3 Steps of Interacting with Others – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

In colloquial terms, “Giving People a Second Chance” is a crucial Etiquette of Companionship mentioned in Iman Abdulwahhab ash-Sha’rani’s book Adab as-Suhbah. Shaykh Yahya explains its meaning, in part, with a beautiful story of a righteous man and a tree. He also discusses the 3-step process that should govern our interactions with each other, allowing us to embody the hadith about the believers resembling one body and to inoculate ourselves from the diseases of our current time.


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Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): To Be Generous of Soul and Pure of Heart – Shaykh Yayha Rhodus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this especially powerful session, Shaykh Yahya discusses the next character trait of Futuwwa mentioned in Imam Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al Sulami’s (d. 412 AH, 1034 CE) book, Kitab al-Futuwwa: To be generous of soul and pure of heart. Someone may not be a person of knowledge or worship or be able to do what other people do, but acquiring this trait is a door for everyone to draw near to Allaah, Ta’ala. Several relevant ahadith are discussed and a particularly beneficial du’a is provided.


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Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): Respect Your Friends and Move For Them; Remain Upright – Shaykh Yayha Rhodus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this next session, Shaykh Yahya shares some beautiful insights about the deen, specifically discussing how to benefit from the night and day of Jumu’ah, including the hour during which supplications are answered according to the well-known hadith. He then discusses two more traits of Futuwwa (spiritual chivalry) as mentioned in Imam Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al Sulami’s (d. 412 AH, 1034 CE) book, Kitab al-Futuwwa. Shaykh Yahya first gives a lengthy discussion on respecting one’s friends and moving for them, and the corresponding ayah in Surah al-Mujadila (58:11). The session then concludes with a discussion on being upright as forth in the hadith, “Say, ‘I believe in Allah and then remain upright.’”


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Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): Sharing Wealth with Friends and Hospitality – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus – Al-Maqasid Podcast

According to Imam Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al Sulami (d. 412 AH, 1034 CE) in his book, Kitab al-Futuwwa, it is from futuwwa to (1) to allow your brother (sister) to use your wealth as if it were his own and (2) to love having guests and showing hospitality. In this session, Shaykh Yahya explains these two additional traits of spiritual chivalry (futuwwa) through numerous ahadith and stories of the Prophet Muhammad, sallallahu alaihi wa salam. He also explains why Prophet Ibrahim, alaihi as-salam, was called “The Father of Guests.”


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