In this introductory session on the Branches of Faith, Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba-Dhib gives an introduction to the topic. He gives an overview of the history of the genre, the narrations regarding the branches and their number, and the great works on the Branches, before moving on on to introduce the text and its author. He will be covering a text entitled “‘Iqd al-Juman fi Bayan Shu’ab al-Iman” (The Necklace of Pearls in Clarifying the Branches of Faith) by Imam Murtada al-Zabidi (d. 1205 AH).
This is part of the series presented in Ramadan 2018: “Branches of Faith: The Virtues and Fruits of Faith”.
It is narrated that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Faith is seventy some branches”. In this series some of the leading scholars will cover and explain the different branches of faith, as they have come in the works of the Islamic tradition. The branches of faith include (1) branches of belief and certitude, (2) branches of spiritual works, and (3) branches of social excellence.
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