130 – Closing Counsels to Imam Ghazali’s “Letter to a Disciple”

In this episode of Shaykh Faraz covers the closing counsels by Imam Ghazali in his “Letter to a Disciple”. He reminds believers that knowledge is a trust and one should act accordingly. He also reminds believers to not only make du’a, but to seek out du’a from the righteous as well. One should rely solely on […]

129 – Preparing for Death and Not Having False Hopes

Shaykh Faraz continues the text, “Letter to a Disciple” by Imam Ghazali. He explains that one should act in such a way that is accordance to one knowing that Allah is the real master. Shaykh Faraz goes on to explain what brings about the sweetness of faith. He highlights that fact that only hearts that […]

128 – Beneficial Reminder for the Caller to Allah

Shaykh Faraz continues the text, “Letter to a Disciple” by Imam Ghazali. He explains that the caller to Allah provides beneficial reminder by avoiding mere preaching. Rather, they have care and concern for the hereafter. They avoid inclining toward worldliness and showing off, which lead to heedlessness. He goes on to remind us to avoid […]

127 – Sincerity in the One Calling to Allah

Shaykh Faraz continues the text, “Letter to a Disciple” by Imam Ghazali, where he explains some key qualities of the sincere caller to Allah. The first quality is that they should avoid argumentation, for within argumentation lies much harm. When conveying religious knowledge their aim should be to call to Allah, rather than themselves or […]

126 – Key Qualities of Islamic Spiriutality and the Path of Guidance

Shaykh Faraz continues the text, “Letter to a Disciple” by Imam Ghazali, where he explains some key qualities of Islamic Spirituality. He first explains what is the path of guidance, going on to explain that the path of guidance is clear. He then explains the importance of leaving worldliness and envy. Envy being the root […]

Supporting Scholars and Students in Need – A Message from Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Through the SeekersHub Global Islamic Scholars Fund, SeekersHub Global has been able to help numerous scholars and students of knowledge in need to continue to study and serve their communities. Help is still urgently needed for a number of ongoing cases to help scholars and students of knowledge in need. Please donate today for this […]

125 – Uprightness | Servanthood to Allah | Reliance Upon Allah | Sincerity & Hypocrisy | Attaining Knowledge by Acting on Knowledge

Shaykh Faraz continues the text, “Letter to a Disciple” by Imam Ghazali, where he explains some key qualities of Islamic spirituality. He first explains uprightness, which Imam Ghazali deemed as one of two qualities foundational to spirituality. In summary, Imam Ghazali says that uprightness is having good character. He then explains servanthood and what it […]

124 – Outward and Inward Respect and Etiquette with True Spiritual Guides | Traits of True Spirituality in Islam

Shaykh Faraz continues the text, “Letter to a Disciple” by Imam Ghazali, where he explains some of the outward and inward etiquettes of respect that one should have for true spiritual guides. He then talks about the meaning of true spirituality in Islam and the traits that confirm its authenticity. Imam Ghazali says that true […]

123 – The Importance of Spiritual Teachers and Guides | Qualities of a True Spiritual Guide

Shaykh Faraz continues the text, “Letter to a Disciple” by Imam Ghazali, where he highlights the importance for the seekers to find and take on a spiritual teacher and guide. Spiritual guides assist and facilitate for the seeker of Allah to purify themselves of blameworthy traits and adorn themselves with praiseworthy traits. Imam Ghazali then […]

122 – Contentment With What Allah Has Apportioned | The Real Enemy | Seeking and Relying Only on Allah

Shaykh Faraz continues the text, “Letter to a Disciple” by Imam Ghazali, where he relates the story of Imam Hatem al-Asam with his teacher Shaqiq al-Balkhi. Imam Hatem shares the remaining four of the eight life lessons he learned from his teacher. The fifth lesson was to be content with what Allah has apportioned, and […]