In this episode Shaykh Yahya Rhodus cautions from being suspicious in others. He highlights the narration of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) that “beware of suspicion for it is the most deceitful of speech”. Shaykh Yahya explains what suspicion (dhann) is and its destructive nature both personally and socially. Conversely, Shaykh Yahya encourages us to hold good opinion of others and give people excuses. He explains that the two greatest traits are to have good opinion of Good and a good opinion of others.
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.
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