Nasseha Topic: Tasawwuf
Duration/Lessons: +5hrs / 2 lessons
Course Text: Futuwwa - The Way of Sufi Chivalry by Abu Abdur Rahman Sulami
About: Abu Abdur Rahman Sulami (936 AD - 1026 AD) was a highly respected Sufi saint and Scholar of the 10th Century. He compiled this book Futuwwa - The way of Sufi Chivalry’ as a guide to enlightened behavior for the spiritual aspirant. Sulami records accounts and teachings of spiritual masters as well as tales and quotations from the Quran and Hadith. The teachings reveal the true meaning of compassion, love, friendship, generosity, and hospitality, as well as the right actions associated with these virtues. According to the Sufis, Futuwwah is a code of honorable behavior that follows the example of the prophets, saints, and sages. By adhering to its precepts, the student learns detachment from the ego. In this lecture, the Shaykh gives a commentary on the beautiful pages of the book with stories from Quran, Hadith and real life accounts he experienced in his own life as well as those sat in the audience.