The Acquisition of Wisdom Part 2: Excellence (Ihsān), Witnessing God and Being Mindful of Him. Explained by Imām Suhaib Webb
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In 20 minutes Imām Suhaib explains three important qualities of those seeking to achieve wisdom:
1. Cautiousness (War’a)
2. Excellence with God (Ihsān) and its types, Mushāhada and Murāqaba
3. Excellence to others (Īthār)
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Ella Collins Institute is happy to share Imām Suhaib’s sessions from the last 10 nights of Ramadan held at the ISBCC. What lies before you is a brief explanation of Imām al-Bustīs short poem on good character. Imām Suhaib is currently translating the text and preparing it to be taught on ECITV. Please share widely and support an institution thats funds come from you, the people. Look forward to ECITV coming your way soon. ECITV will “Khan Academy” the Islamic Sciences, tailoring them for different audiences.
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“Allah (subhanahu wa ta`ala – exalted is He) concealed this night like He did with many things. He concealed His pleasure with acts of obedience so people will strive towards them their entire life. He concealed the response to supplications so people will work towards making every supplication matter. He concealed his greatest name so people will magnify all of his names. He concealed his acceptance of repentance so people will repent for every sin. He concealed the time of death so people will use their entire life for worship, and he hid this night so people will worship Him every night [from the last 10 nights of Ramadan].” Imām al-Rāzi [Tafsir al-Kabir]
Translated by Suhaib Webb
Founder and instructor @Ella Collins Institute
Resident Scholars Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC)