Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses how we can determine if we are on the right path by following the middle path and seeing the instability and lack of structure in wayward paths.
In this lecture, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus of Al-Maqasid spoke in London, on living in an age of fitna (strife) but first, he dispelled some misunderstandings around the concept of bid’ah (innovations in religious matters) and using “the Prophet never did it” as a standard for deriving legal rulings.
Shaykh Yahya Rhodus reminds us that this entire world is but a test and we will face tribulations. How do we accept this and use this to help us over come struggles.
It is the time of year where the word “love” is paraded about, amidst a wave of cards, chocolates and flowers. But is there more? Love is so central to our sense of self that its presence (or absence) influences every aspect of our perception and interactions with the world around us. We are often quick to profess our love, in all its mundane and metaphysical forms, from loving the physical, to loving another person to loving the Divine. Ultimately however, the proof of our love lies not in our words but how that love affects who we are and what we do.
In this khutbah Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses a dua the Prophet (s) taught us to remind us of our time here and dunya and our death.
Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, reads and commentates on a work that summarizes forty distinctive virtues and characteristics of the Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace).
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