- Teacher: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Faith and Reliance on Allah: Ghazali’s Book of Divine Oneness and Trust Upon Allah Explained
“The lack of reliance upon Allah is a consequence of a lack or certitude in the oneness of Allah, or a heedlessness of what the implications of divine oneness are.” – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani. The slightest of breezes can put out the smallest flicker of a flame, yet the strongest of winds only succeed in strengthening a raging fire. Belief in the Unity of Allah is akin to a seed which has the potential to grow and spread its roots as the mightiest Redwood trees do. The fruit which emerges is an undaunted reliance in Allah, and – more importantly – being beloved to Allah. When a believer realises that Allah alone is in charge of everything, that He alone controls everything, he is able to hand his affair over to Allah. He is able to relax, knowing someone infinitely more capable is taking care of matters for Him. He is able to wholeheartedly rely on Allah. “And whoever relies on Allah completely – He is more than enough for him.” (65:3). This course provides a deep understanding of Tawhid and how it relates to the fact that none can benefit or harm except Allah. From this the proper attitude to facing challenges becomes clear; and the most beneficial approach to dealing with “means,” such as medicine for illness, is also skillfully explained. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani masterfully unpacks the deep wisdom Imam al-Ghazali placed in his book, and provides practical steps to realizing the words of Ibrahim, peace and blessing be upon him, when he was flung into the fire: “Allah is enough for me, and what an excellent custodian He is!”
About the Instructor
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is the founder, executive director, and senior instructor at SeekersGuidance.
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani spent ten years studying with some of the leading scholars of recent times, first in Damascus and then in Amman, Jordan. His teachers include the foremost theologian of recent times in Damascus, the late Shaykh Adib al-Kallas (may Allah have mercy on him), as well as his student Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi, one of the leading Hanafi fuqaha of the present age. He returned to Canada in 2007, where he founded SeekersGuidance in order to meet the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge–both online and on the ground–in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He is the author of Absolute Essentials of Islam: Faith, Prayer, and the Path of Salvation According to the Hanafi School (White Thread Press, 2004.) Since 2011, Shaykh Faraz has been named one of the 500 most influential Muslims by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center.
- Lesson 1 - Tawakkul and Its Relationship with Tawhid
- Lesson 2 - Virtues of Reliance Upon Allah
- Lesson 3 - Realizing the Reality of Reliance Upon Allah
- Lesson 4 - State of Reliance Upon Allah
- Lesson 5 - Q&A Session - Renewing Faith and Reliance in Allah
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