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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Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): To Show Compassion and Share Your Possessions – Shaykh Yayha Rhodus

In this session, Shaykh Yahya first translates a beautiful poem about Hababah Khadijah al-Kubra, radi Allahu anha. the beloved first wife of the Prophet Muhammad, sallallahu alaihi wasallam. He then 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 show compassion to your brothers (sisters) and to share your possessions with them. We are encouraged to give things away in accordance with the sunnah and provided practical advice on how to make this trait a reality in our own lives.


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Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): Selflessness towards friends and neighbors – Shaykh Yayha Rhodus

In this seventh lecture on Futuwwa (spiritual chivalry), Shaykh Yahya first discusses the particular provision that different aspects of our being (i.e., physical body, mind, spiritual heart, and spirit) need to thrive. He then looks at two traits of Futuwwa mentioned in Imam Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al Sulami’s (d. 412 AH, 1034 CE) book, Kitab al-Futuwwa, that demonstrate selflessness: (1) Maintaining old relationships and (2) Keeping friends’ interests at heart and caring for one’s neighbors.


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Futuwwa (Spiritual Chivalry): Etiquettes Concerning Guests – Shaykh Yayha Rhodus

Shaykh Yahya discusses three more traits of the people of Paradise in this fifth lecture on Imam Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al Sulami’s (d. 412 AH, 1034 CE) book Kitab al-Futuwwa: (1) going to a close friend’s house uninvited; (2) not finding fault with food; and (3) generosity to guests. He also explains how gratitude to the Giver of Blessings, subhanahu wa ta’ala, is more virtuous than gratitude for the blessing itself.


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