Ustadh Amjad continues exploring Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance, a concise manual on the path to the Divine. In this section, he explains how the outward and inward aspects of faith fuse together. He highlights a prayer of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) that Allah make his inward be better than his outward and his outward virtuous. He cautions against adorning one’s outward while neglecting to purify oneself inwardly. In the same vein, he warns against occupying oneself with one’s public appearance rather than aiming for the sincerity of devotion, for instance in our recitation of the Qur’an.
This is part of the series presented by SeekersGuidance Canada in Ramadan 2019.