with Yahya Rhodus // Granada
:: Divine Unity & Reliance On God
:: Love, Longing, Intimacy & Contentment
:: Intention, Truthfulness & Sincerity
:: Vigil & Self-Examination
Music by Alatar
Released September 2009 - Running Time approx. 70 mins x 4 - English
DVD Region 0 - PAL Widescreen - E = Exempt from classification
:: Divine Unity & Reliance On God (al-Tawhid wa'l-Tawakkul)
Human beings find it hard not to be stressed by the unpredictable events of their lives. The wise person, however, who believes in God's unity and power, seeks to place his trust in the Divine wisdom, a process which the Imam discusses in detail in this lesson.
:: Love, Longing, Intimacy & Contentment (al-Mahabba wa'l-Shawq wa'l-Uns wa'l-Rida)
God loves His creation, and human beings most especially; and we are called to love Him in return. This religious virtue turns life into a delight, as we recognise the signs of God's love in creation and in other people, and learn to be satisfied with God's decree at all times.
:: Intention, Truthfulness & Sincerity (al-Niyya wa'l-Ikhlas wa'l-Sidq)
No matter how outwardly correct we may seem, without inward purity and sincerity our spiritual practice and our moral life are meaningless. Here we learn the importance of sincerity and right intention, and how to rectify our inward consciousness to ensure that everything we do is uplifted by a clear and good purpose.
:: Vigil & Self-Examination (al-Muraqaba wa'l-Muhasaba)
A healthy inner life depends on giving God His due, which means constant awareness of His actions and His watchfulness. We need to hold ourselves to account for our actions and our intentions, knowing that He sees the states of our heart.