In this episode Shaykh Yahya Rhodus relates from Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) that he said: “the blessing of food is in washing before and after the meal”. Shaykh Yahya highlights the concept of baraka (blessing), and that the sunna of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is filled with baraka. He points out that there is a great opportunity for gaining God’s blessings through food, which is a the centre of the human experience. Shaykh Yahya provides an explanation of how blessings are sought through washing our hands before and after having food, and the meanings behind that.
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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