10 episodes

In the Spiritual Counsel podcast, SeekersGuidance founder Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, covers great texts from the rich Islamic spiritual tradition on how to turn to Allah, to cultivate spiritual presence, acquire Prophetic character, and attain true virtue.

Spiritual Counsel: Wisdom on Turning to God from the Islamic Tradition SeekersGuidance.org

    • Religion & Spirituality

In the Spiritual Counsel podcast, SeekersGuidance founder Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, covers great texts from the rich Islamic spiritual tradition on how to turn to Allah, to cultivate spiritual presence, acquire Prophetic character, and attain true virtue.

    19 – Spiritual Counsel for Warriors – The Best Actions for Closeness to Allah – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

    19 – Spiritual Counsel for Warriors – The Best Actions for Closeness to Allah – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

    Continuing from the previous episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani delves into the good deeds one should implement to reach the love of Allah Most High. In addition to the obligatory duties to the Divine, one should be dutiful to parents, maintain family ties, be good to the Divine’s creation, and give preference to family and neighbors. He elaborates that additional prayer, fasting, remembrance, and sending blessings on the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) are all of the best ways to reach God.



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    • 7 min
    18 – Spiritual Counsel for Warriors – What is the Way to Reach Allah? – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

    18 – Spiritual Counsel for Warriors – What is the Way to Reach Allah? – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

    In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani describes the keys to reaching the love of Allah Most High. Some of these are 1) repentance and refraining from all things He dislikes, 2) opposing one’s desires, 3) Tawaqul (trust), 4) Yaqeen (complete certitude), and more. He encourages engaging one’s tongue and heart in remembrance of the Divine and explains how to engage in this act.



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    • 7 min
    17 – Spiritual Counsel for Warriors – What Does it Mean to Know and Love Allah? – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

    17 – Spiritual Counsel for Warriors – What Does it Mean to Know and Love Allah? – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

    What are the aims of knowing and loving Allah Most High? In this episode, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains that the fruits of knowing and loving Allah Most High are attaining the Divine’s pleasure. He details three critical ways believers can increase conscious knowledge of and love for Allah Most High. These are 1) abundant remembrance of the Divine, 2) an increase in supererogatory works, and 3) following the Sunnah.



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    • 6 min
    16 – Spiritual Counsel for Warriors –– How Does One Become Realized in Love for Allah? – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

    16 – Spiritual Counsel for Warriors –– How Does One Become Realized in Love for Allah? – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

    Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains that love for and becoming closer to Allah Most High is attained by following the Prophetic sunnah. This love is driven by two factors: 1) inclination and 2) choice. He cites hadiths wherein Allah Most High speaks about His love for Creation and elucidates how we can embrace the Divine’s love.



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    • 7 min
    15 – Spiritual Counsel for Warriors – Reaching Allah Most High – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

    15 – Spiritual Counsel for Warriors – Reaching Allah Most High – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

    What does it mean to reach Allah Most High? Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains that the reality of the Divine's essence and perfection is not within human comprehension. He elaborates that reaching Allah Most High is having true love and knowledge of Him and being consciously aware of Him. He reminds us that Allah is with us wherever we are and asks that we reflect on our consciousness of His closeness.



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    • 7 min
    14 – Spiritual Counsel for Warriors – Intensity of Love for Allah and How to Live This – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

    14 – Spiritual Counsel for Warriors – Intensity of Love for Allah and How to Live This – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

    What is the most intense quality believers possess? Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains that Allah Most High loves the qualities of steadfastness (sabr), gratitude (shukr), trust (tawakkul), hope (raja), and genuine reverential awe (khawf). However, these are all tied to one fundamental quality: having intense love for Him. He shares how to make everything we do an expression of love for Allah Most High.



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    • 27 min

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