In this episode Shaykh Yahya Rhodus explains how the heart that does not have any portion of the Qur’an is like a ruined house, as is related by the Prophet Muhammad. Conversely, he tells us that the Qur’an is like a spring to the heart which brings it to life and allows it to blossom and flourish. Shaykh Yahya elaborates that this is an encouragement to read the Qur’an, hear it recited, memorize it, reflect on it, to believe in it and to put it into practice. All these aspects adorn the heart, like a house is adorned.
The Content of Character is a remarkable collection of sayings of the Prophet Muhammad. Chosen by the scholar, Shaykh Al-Amin Ali Mazrui and translated by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, this book was published to great critical acclaim.
Shaykh Al-Amin intended to show that progress among Muslims required not the abandonment of Islam but the recovery of the original spirit of Islamic enlightenment.
In this podcast series for SeekersHub, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus does a commentary on these concise and yet comprehensive sayings, with a special focus on character-building, morals, good manners and ethics.