Embracing Excellence – 22 – Commanding Good and Forbidding Evil – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this episode, Shaykh Faraz addresses the important yet often abused obligation of commanding the good and forbidding the evil, basing the discussion on the relevant chapter in Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance. After explaining relevant Qur’anic verses and hadith on the topic, he delineates when commanding good and forbidding evil is obligatory, recommended, and […]

Embracing Excellence – 19 – Zakat and Charity – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reads the discussion on zakat and charity in Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance. He first outlines some practical guidelines on when and how to give one’s zakat, as well as certain practices to avoid. He also warns severely against the non-payment of the obligatory charity. Next, Shaykh Faraz discusses the virtue of […]

Embracing Excellence – 16 – Conduct in Mosques – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers the chapter of Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance on conduct in mosques. He first discusses the great virtue of mosques and devotional retreat (iʿtikaf) therein. Next, he highlights things to avoid in the mosque, as well as particular adab and supplications to make the most of one’s time […]

Embracing Excellence – 12 – Religious Obligations and Knowledge – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani looks at the chapter of Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance on religious obligations and seeking Islamic knowledge. He emphasizes the importance of ensuring we fulfill our religious obligations, reminding that these are not merely things we do but are keys to the love and closeness of Allah Most High. […]

Embracing Excellence – 11 – Nurturing Faith – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explores the chapter of Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance on Doctrine. He highlights the importance of learning one’s beliefs (ʿaqidah) soundly and from reliable sources. He sheds light on ahl al-sunna wa’l-jamaʿa, the mainstream of Muslims, and warns against sectarianism. In this chapter, the author, Imam Haddad, explains how […]

Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path- 09- Reflection -from Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this session, Shaykh Faraz looks at the section on reflection from Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance. He first explains the centrality of reflection to religious practice. Next, he explores the various types of reflection — reflecting on Allah’s creation, His favours, His encompassing knowledge of one, one’s shortcomings, the paltry nature of this world, […]

Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path- 08- Remembrance -from Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance – Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin continues exploring Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance as part of the series “Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path.” In this session, he covers the chapter on remembrance. He explains the importance of remembrance from the Qur’an and hadith, as well as the importance of having a set litany of remembrance […]

The Point of Worship in Ramadan – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this timely reminder, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reminds us that our acts of worship in Ramadan are means to an end – seeking Allah Most High. He uses the Qur’anic verses on fasting to show us the objectives of such works of worship. Furthermore, he urges us to find our purpose in our devotional acts […]

Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path- 06 – Reciting the Qur’an – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani continues the series “Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path” exploring Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance. In this episode, he explores the chapter on reciting the Qur’an This is part of the series presented by SeekersGuidance Canada in Ramadan 2019.

Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path – 03 –Vigilance , from Imam Haddad’s Book of Assistance – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani continues the series “Embracing Excellence: 30 Steps on the Straight Path” covering Imam Haddad’s manual The Book of Assistance. In this session, he looks at the third chapter, on Vigilance (muraqaba), which, he explains, is consciousness that Allah sees you, is with you, and is constantly aware of everything you do. Shaykh […]