Habib Umar on the Path of Spiritual Excellence: An Explanation of Ba’l Faqih’s Treatise "The Spheres of Islam, Iman, Ihsan, and `Irfan" with Habib Umar Bin Hafiz
(1) Executive Summary
‘Indeed, truly successful is the one who purifies his [soul]’ (91:9)
Purification of the soul, in reality, is the result of a good application of the Sacred Law and the following of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace). This lesson set is an explanation of the spiritual path starting with the presence of Allah in daily activities, and with the blessings attached to seeking Sacred Knowledge. It represents a summary of the teacher’s experience of the spiritual path.
(2) Short Description
Imam Ahmad narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, ‘Those of singular purpose has outstripped [everyone].’ The Companions asked, ‘Who are those of singular purpose?’
He replied, ‘Those excessive in the remembrance of Allah Most High. The remembrance removes their burdensome sins, so they come to light on the Day of Judgement.’
This is some of the beautiful wisdom shares by Habib ʿUmar b. Ḥafīẓ in this important lesson set. He explains what the path to Allah is, discussing the means and practices needed to get closer to Allah.
The course also discusses the faults the human ego has, and the means to removing them, starting with taking stock of oneself and one’s state, and turning to Allah. Allah is found with those who are broken hearted for His sake.
These lessons are taught in Arabic and translated into English by Shaykh Abdul-Karim Yahya. This makes this course perfect for those wanting to refine their soul to draw closer to Allah, and those who want to improve their Arabic skills in the process.
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