Video: Leaving inward sins of objection to Allah – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani at SeekersHub

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani @ SeekersHub Toronto : Concluding “Leaving sin outwardly and inwardly” – YouTube

 

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani concludes the explanation of the Qur’anic verse on leaving all sin [Qur’an, 6.120]–outward & inward, manifest & hidden, clear & subtle. This closing explains a critical concept: leaving the grave inward sins of objecting to Allah, consciously or unconsciously–and embracing the great virtues of contentment, serenity, submission, and surrender.

Allah Most High says, “Leave outward sin and inward…” [Qur’an, 6.120]

This is part of the series on “Qualities of the Believers in the Qur’an,” taught by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani at SeekersHub Toronto (www.SeekersHub.org)–a project of SeekersGuidance (www.SeekersGuidance.org).

The complete talk can be found as a podcast at
– iTunes:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/seekershubs-free-islamic-podcast/id450995414 (US)

http://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/seekershubs-free-islamic-podcast/id450995414 (Canada)

http://itunes.apple.com/uk/podcast/seekershubs-free-islamic-podcast/id450995414 (UK)

– Podomatic: http://seekershub.podomatic.com/entry/2011-09-18T04_17_51-07_00

 

 

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SeekersGuidance – Meccan Dawn: The Life of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad

SeekersGuidance – Meccan Dawn: The Life of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad

 

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Instructor(s): Sidi Anik Misra

Summary

This course introduces students to the Prophetic Biography (sira), exploring the Meccan period of the Messenger’s life with emphasis on the lessons that we can take away from his example. The study of the sira increases faith and inspires even greater love for the Prophet. Students will leave the course with renewed clarity and confidence in following the way of the Messenger in these challenging times.

Details
The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:  “None of you truly believes until I am more beloved to him than his parent, his child and all of mankind put together.”  In order to love the Prophet fully (peace be upon him), and to embody that love by following his example, we must know who he was.

Ustadh Abdullah Misra will help students fulfill both of these key obligations.

The course begins by introducing students to the Science of the Prophetic Biography (sira).  Students will examine the origins of the science, as well as the methodology employed to gather and verify the details of the Prophet’s life and certain modernist approaches to the Seerah.

After preparing themselves by examining the purpose and manners of studying the Prophetic Biography, students will engage in a detailed examination of the Meccan period of the Prophet’s life, concluding with the Migration (hijrah) to Madina.  Throughout, students will explore not only what the Prophet did, but also how to apply the lessons of his example more completely in their own lives.

Students will be encouraged to supplement the course lectures and live sessions by reading Martin Ling’s biography, Muhammad.


 

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Video: Ramadan with the Beloved of Allah. 02. Gentleness & Wisdom of the Prophet Muhammad – YouTube

YouTube – Ramadan with the Beloved of Allah. 02. Gentleness & Wisdom of the Prophet Muhammad

Episode 02 of Ramadan with the Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him). Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the gentleness, restraint, and wisdom of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace), as highlighted with his dealings with Anas ibn Malik (Allah be pleased with him), who served him for ten years… Taken from Imam Baghawi’s work, al-Anwar fi Shama’il al-Nabi al-Mukhtar.

 

 

The first video:

Ramadan with the Beloved of Allah. 01. The Beauty of the Messenger in Appearance & Character

 

Related SeekersGuidance Blog items:

 

Why Is the Prophet’s Character Described as Being Tremendous? – Faraz Rabbani

 

SeekersGuidance IslamCasts related to Prophetic Character:

Prophetic Conduct

Steps in the Path of Love of the Prophet

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Qasida “Qad Kafani Ilmu Rabbi” Sung in Presence of Habib Umar by the Singers of Majelis Rasulullah (Indonesia)

YouTube – Majelis Rasulullah (Qad Kafani Ilmu Rabbi)

Qasida “Qad Kafani Ilmu Rabbi” Sung in Presence of Habib Umar by the Singers of Majelis Rasulullah (Indonesia)

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SeekersGuidance IslamCast – iTunes

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SeekersGuidance Islamcasts provide practical guidance on living the deen of Islam in your daily life. Sound scholarship and accessible teachers will help you apply the guidance of the Qur’an and Prophetic teachings (sunna) to living as a Muslim in the 21st Century.

You can subscribe to the SeekersGuidance Islamcasts for free at iTunes.

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Fighting Depression Through The Remembrance Of Allah – SeekersGuidance Answers Blog

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Fighting Depression Through The Remembrance Of Allah – SeekersGuidance Answers Blog

 

Question : Lately I’ve  been feeling really down & depressed.  Can you post some du’a’s or adhakār that might help with this?

Answer : Allah Most High says, “Truly, it is by the Remembrance of Allah that hearts find rest.” [Qur’an, 13.28]

One of the great early Muslims said, “Everything that hearts find of worries and sadness is because of what they have been denied of beholding Allah.”

What is remembrance (dhikr) of Allah?

Imam Sha`rani explains in his Lawaqih al-Anwar al-Qudsiyya that its essential meaning is to have Allah in heart and mind at all times. Remembrance of the tongue and worship of the limbs is a means to this.

Normally, of course, ends are not reached if the proper means are not taken.

Sayyidi Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulsi said,

“Be with Allah

You will find Allah with you.”

كُنْ مَعَ الله  ***  تَرَ اللهَ مَعَك

Be with Allah by loving Him, turning to Him in all your affairs, by obeying His commands out of love, thanks and servanthood, You will find Allah with you, for He is “closer to you than your jugular vein,” and He does not let the efforts of those who seek Him go to waste.

Reciting the Qur’an

As for what Surah to recite, the scholars say that it is superior to make it one’s habit to recite the Qur’an regularly, every day (even if only for a short amount of time), with reflection, longing and love for Allah, and attentiveness to what Allah is telling one, for the Qur’an is the guidance of Allah toyou.

The Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “The most beloved of works to Allah are those which one is constant upon.” This is because they change your life completely, unlike short-lived bursts of activity, the scholars explain.

Surat Ya Sin is very powerful: the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him, his family, and companions) called it, “The heart of the Qur’an.”

It is also very recommended to send a lot of blessings upon the Beloved of Allah, the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace), for he is the ultimate mercy from Allah to humanity, and we have been informed, “Whoever sends blessings upon me once, Allah blesses them ten times .”This is explained to be the least of the reward…

The scholars mention that for those sick or troubled (and others) it is good to recite the Salat al-Tibbiyya, along with the sunna ways of sending blessings and peace:

Allahumma Salli `ala Sayyidina Muhammadin

Tibbil qulubi wa dawaa’iha

Wa nuril absari wa diya’iha

Wa `afiyatil abdaani wa shifaa’ha

Wa `ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Sallim.


اللهُمّ صَلِّ عَلَى سَيِّدِنا مُحَمَّدٍ

طِبِّ القُلُوبِ وَدَوائِها

وَنُورِ الأَبْصَارِ وَضِيَائِهَا

وَعَافِيَةِ الأَبْدَانِ وَ شِفَائِهَا

وَعَلَى آلِهِ وَصَحْبِهِ وَسَلِّمْ

 

O Lord! Send blessings on our master Muhammad,

The medicine of hearts and their cure,

The light of eyes and their illumination,

The health of bodies and their healing,

And upon his family, companions, and send peace.

Walaikum assalam,
Faraz Rabbani

 

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YouTube – Cultivating Love for Prophet Muhammad Thinking of Him in Prayer – Faraz Rabbani, SeekersGuidance

YouTube – Cultivating Love for Prophet Muhammad Thinking of Him in Prayer – Faraz Rabbani, SeekersGuidance

Answer by Faraz Rabbani of SeekersGuidance (http://www.SeekersGuidance.org) to the following question: I’m a new Muslim and I am struggling with cultivating love for the Prophet saw. I do want to grow in my love for Allah, and I have listened to the advice to love what Allah loves. Yet if during my prayers I think of needing love for the Prophet, I fear it is placing the Prophet saw too close alongside Allah.

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