Episodes
In this season of SoulFood, we'll be studying a book by Shaykh Abu Bakr Bin Salim titled, 'The Key to Inner-Secrets.' In this episode, we will cover: • The life of Shaykh Abu Bakr Bin Salim • His character and immense generosity • A few of his sayings Recommended Duʿa: اللهمَّ إني أسألكَ العلمَ اللَّدُنِّي والْـمَشربَ الْصَافي الـهَنِي، يا وَهّابُ يا غَنِي. Allāhumma innī as’aluka al-‘ilm al-ladunnī, wa’l mashrab al-ṣāfī al-hanī, ya Wahhābu ya Ghanī. “O Allah, I ask You for direct...
Published 04/13/21
In commemoration of the Isra' & Mi'raj, we're re-releasing the episode on the Prophet's wondrous journey ﷺ ——— Part 2 of the Night Journey & Heavenly Ascent After the Night Journey to Jerusalem, the Prophet ﷺ begins his ascent through the seven levels of Paradise to the Lote Tree––and then is given a vision of his Lord the Blessed and Exalted. In this episode, we cover: • The Seven Heavens • The Lote Tree • The Divine Meeting Additional Resource: • Seedlings of Paradise: Subḥān...
Published 03/03/21
Published 02/25/21
You need to have a good opinion of God to successfully traverse the spiritual path. In this episode, we will cover: • Provisions for the Hereafter • Sincere repentance • Having a good opinion of God Intro and outro music by Firqa al-Masarra
Published 05/24/20
Knowing how to deal with various types of people helps you navigate relationships with wisdom. In this episode, we will cover: • Responding to different people • The affinity of the souls • The wisdom of Jesus ﷺ Intro and outro music by Firqa al-Masarra
Published 05/23/20
You should be discerning about what you share with others, because this limits envy and harm. In this episode, we will cover: • Maintaining privacy • Knowing that every blessing is envied • Seeking protection from envy Intro and outro music by Firqa al-Masarra
Published 05/22/20
Avoid gatherings which contain argumentation, backbiting, and accusation. Being cautious is always a means to safety. In this episode, we will cover: • Avoiding bad company • Being tested by people with bad character • Feigning ignorance Intro and outro music by Firqa al-Masarra
Published 05/21/20
The Companions would rush to give someone good news because of the great reward of bringing happiness to another believer. In this episode, we will cover: • The danger of breaking someone's heart • Rushing to share good news • The reward for making a believer happy Intro and outro music by Firqa al-Masarra
Published 05/20/20
On the spiritual path, when developing good character and wisdom, everything needs to be put in its proper place. In this episode, we will cover: • Being firm with people • Never hating others • Striking a balance Intro and outro music by Firqa al-Masarra
Published 05/19/20
Praising one's peers is a sign of a strong intellect and sound religious practice. In this episode, we will cover: • Speaking of other's virtues • Covering people's flaws • Never having an evil opinion Intro and outro music by Firqa al-Masarra
Published 05/18/20
Listening is a part of the spiritual path because it forces your nafs to be humble by giving consideration to others. In this episode, we will cover: • Active listening • Listening in group settings • The way the Prophet ﷺ listened to others Intro and outro music by Firqa al-Masarra
Published 05/17/20
The result of true knowledge is that it translates into beautiful Prophetic manners. In this episode, we will cover: • Good manners and knowledge • The virtue of good character • A list of important etiquettes Intro and outro music by Firqa al-Masarra
Published 05/16/20
After acquiring sacred knowledge, you must act upon that knowledge by turning it into worship, devotion, and remembrance. In this episode, we will cover: • Acting upon knowledge • A list of important acts of devotion • Being a person of Dhikr Intro and outro music by Firqa al-Masarra
Published 05/15/20
A Shaykh is a person of realization, knowledge, wisdom, radiant inner-sight, and beautiful character inwardly and outwardly. In this episode, we will cover: • The definition of a Shaykh • Being connected to the Prophet ﷺ • Having good manners Intro and outro music by Firqa al-Masarra
Published 05/14/20
Seeking knowledge illuminates the inner sight, gives life to the soul, and successfully takes you into the Hereafter. In this episode, we will cover: • The virtue of seeking knowledge • The special sustenance for the seeker • What to study Additional resource: • https://seekersguidance.org/course-catalog/ Intro and outro music by Firqa al-Masarra
Published 05/13/20
Silence helps us become more reflective and allows us to gain knowledge and wisdom. In this episode, we will cover: • How silence is safety • The harvest of the tongues • Minding your own business Intro and outro music by Firqa al-Masarra
Published 05/12/20
Lying only makes a person lose honor with God and with His creation. In this episode, we will cover: • The harms of lying • Never to lie, even when joking • Caution against quoting liars Intro and outro music by Firqa al-Masarra
Published 05/11/20
This episode was previously released in Season 4, but in commemoration of the Battle of Badr, we are releasing it as a special replay episode. ••• One of the greatest events in the history of the early community of believers was the Battle of Badr, which occurred in Ramadan. In this episode, we will cover: • The significance of history • The Great Battle of Badr • A blessed night Intro and outro music by Sidi Nader Khan (www.naderkhan.com)
Published 05/10/20
You must rid your heart of ostentation, arrogance, and envy. These are the core diseases of the spiritual heart. In this episode, we will cover: • Diseases of the heart • Ostentation and its cure • Arrogance and its cure • Envy and its cure Intro and outro music by Firqa al-Masarra
Published 05/09/20
If news reaches you about someone that detracts from you, do not rush to retaliate against them without first verifying. In this episode, we will cover: • How to respond to backbiting and slander • Conveying only that which beautifies • Deliberation is from God Intro and outro music by Firqa al-Masarra
Published 05/07/20
Being tactful helps us minimize conflicts with those who have rights over us, helping us focus our energy on the most important things in our life. In this episode, we will cover: • Being patient with those closest to you • Using tact when visiting relatives • Being constantly tactful with people Intro and outro music by Firqa al-Masarra
Published 05/06/20
The way to continuously benefit people despite their ingratitude is by learning from the patience of the Prophets. In this episode, we will cover: • The whispering of the nafs • The patience of the Prophets • Stories of the righteous Intro and outro music by Firqa al-Masarra
Published 05/04/20
Published 05/04/20
"Be with Allah as if there was no creation, and be with creation as if you have no nafs." In this episode, we will cover: • Being with Allah and being with creation • Unwavering commitment to doing good • Dealing with opposition Intro and outro music by Firqa al-Masarra
Published 05/03/20
“Be extremely cautious of foul speech, for foul speech only takes away from the one who speaks it, not from the one who it said to." In this episode, we will cover: • How foul language affects the one using it • How good speech ennobles the speaker • Always responding with beauty & honor Intro and outro music by Firqa al-Masarra
Published 05/02/20