In this episode Shaykh Yahya Rhodus points out three types of people that will not enter paradise as has come to us from the teaching of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Shaykh Yahya relates that the Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said: “three types of people will not enter paradise: an addict, an abuser of kinship ties and a believer in magic”. He explains that what is meant by not entering into paradise is that these types of people will not be among those who are first to enter paradise, or they won’t enter into paradise before first going through punishment. Shaykh Yahya highlights the dangers and detriments of engaging in those three mentioned acts, and why they are specifically pointed out.
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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