The Practical Application of His life (peace and blessings be upon him)
“Indeed, in the Messenger of Allah you have an excellent example for whoever has hope in Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah often.” (33:21)
We are in the blessed month of Rabi Al Awwal. An opportunity has presented itself yet again to connect with Allah’s beloved (peace and blessing be upon him). A Deeper Understanding of the Prophet’s Life is a podcast series by one of SeekersGuidance internal scholars – Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat.
Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat covers the science of “Fiqh al-Sirah,” which is the lessons from the noble life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) and their practical applications in our lives.
Studying his life is one of the greatest ways of developing one’s love for him, which in turn, is a means of drawing closeness to God Almighty. To embody his excellent character, we must have deep understanding of it, we must have a desire to be like him and we must have a deep want to live him in our hearts.
Learning about the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) allows us to learn about the personality of the Prophet, how he responded to situations and how we should respond to situations. Knowing the Beloved of Allah allows us to embody the spirit of Islam and the spirit of his teachings (peace and blessing be upon him).
This podcast draws lessons and wisdom from the life of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessing be upon him) and explores the reason why being connected to him is a source of great pride for believers – both past and present.
About the teacher:
Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with erudite scholars such as Shaykh Adnan Darwish, Shaykh Abdurrahman Arjan, Shaykh Hussain Darwish and Shaykh Muhammad Darwish.
In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic with teachers such as Dr. Ashraf Muneeb, Dr. Salah Abu’l-Hajj, Dr. Hamza al-Bakri, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, Dr. Mansur Abu Zina, and others. He was also given licences of mastery in the science of Qur’anic recital by Shakh Samir Jabir and Shaykh Yahya Qandil.
His true passion, however, arose in the presence of Shaykh Ali Hani, considered by many to be one of the foremost tafsir scholars of our time who provided him with the keys to the vast knowledge of the Quran. With Shaykh Ali, he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Qur’anic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.
When he finally left Jordan for the UK in 2014, Shaykh Ali gave him his distinct blessing and still recommends students in the UK to seek out Shaykh Abdul Rahim for Qur’anic studies. Since his return, he has trained as a therapist and has helped a number of people overcome emotional and psychosomatic issues. He is a keen promoter of emotional and mental health.