Ten Qualities of Those Seeking Closeness to Allah

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the ten qualities or stations of those seeking closeness to Allah. Using the classical work Manazil al-Sa’ireen by Khawaja Abdullah al Ansari of Herat, Shaykh Faraz gives a description of each quality, its basis in the Holy Qur’an and a brief commentary. The ten qualities are: 1. Resolve (القصد) 2. Determination […]

Are We Held Accountable for Mere Thoughts of Sinning if We Don’t Act on Our Thoughts?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Thinking of sin is a sin. Thoughts of sins that come to one, but which one shunts aside are not sinful. Can you clarify this please, for it would seem to make us accountable for our thoughts? Are we not  accountable only for our actions? Since actions emanate from […]