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Fundamentals of Tasawwuf by Imam an-Nawawi Part 4

From AhlusSunna

One reaches Allah Most High by ten:

1. Repenting from all things unlawful or offensive;
2. Seeking Sacred Knowledge in the amount needed;
3. Continuously keeping on ritual purity;
4. Performing the prescribed prayers [fard] at the first of their times in a group prayer (and praying the confirmed sunnas [sunna mu’akkada] associated with them);
5. Always performing eight rak’as of the nonobligatory midmorning prayer (al-duha), the six rak’as between the sunset (maghrib) and nightfall (’isha) prayers, the night vigil prayer (tahajjud) after having risen from sleeping, and the witr prayer;
6. Fasting Mondays and Thursdays;
7. Reciting the Koran with presence of heart and reflecting on its meanings;
8. Asking much for Allah’s forgiveness (istighfar);
9. Always invoking the Blessings on the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace); and
10. Persevering in the dhikrs that are sunna in the morning and evening.

Fundamentals of Tasawwuf by Imam an-Nawawi Part 3

From AhlusSunna

By Imam an-Nawawi

The principles of tasawwuf’s signs on a person are also five:

1. Seeking Sacred Knowledge in order to perform Allah’s command;
2. Keeping the company of shaykhs and fellow disciples (murids) in order to see with insight;
3. Foregoing both dispensations from religious obligations and figurative interpretations of scripture, for the sake of cautiousness;
4. Organizing one’s time with spiritual works to maintain presence of heart; and
5. Suspecting the self in all matters, in order to free oneself from caprice and be safe from destruction.

Fundamentals of Tasawwuf by Imam an-Nawawi Part 2

From AhlusSunna

By Imam an-Nawawi

The foundations of all of these consist of five:

1. High aspiration,
2. Keeping Allah’s reverence,
3. Giving the best of service,
4. Keeping one’s spiritual resolves, and
5. Esteeming Allah’s blessings.

Prophetic Guidance on Fasting: Chapters from Nawawi’s Guidance of the Righteous (Riyad al Salihin)

From Sunnipath

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, SunniPath Academy Teacher

Prophetic Guidance on Fasting: Chapters from Nawawi’s Guidance of the Righteous (Riyad al-Salihin)

Prophetic Guidance on Fasting

Chapters from Nawawi’s Guidance of the Righteous (Riyad al-Salihin)

Ustadha Ayesha Bewley’s translation:

217. Chapter: On the obligation to fast Ramadan and clarification of the excellence of fasting and what is connected to it

Allah Almighty says, “You who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you..” to His words “The month of Ramadan is the one in which the Qur’an was sent down as guidance for mankind, with Clear Signs containing guidance and discrimination. Any of you who are resident for the month should fast it. But any of you who are ill or on a journey should fast a number of other days.” (W2:182-184; H2:183-185)

1215. Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah, the Mighty and Exalted said, ‘Every action of the son of Adam is for himself except for fasting. It is Mine and I repay it.’ Fasting is a shield. When someone is fasting, he should not have sexual relations nor quarrel. If someone fights him or insults him, he should say, ‘I am fasting’. By the One in whose hand the self of Muhammad is, the changed breath in the mouth of the faster is more fragrant to Allah than the scent of musk. The faster experiences two joys: when he breaks his fast he rejoices and when he meets his Lord he rejoices in his fasting.” [Agreed upon]

In one variant of al-Bukhari, “He has left his food and drink and appetites for My sake. Fasting is Mine and I repay it. Any other good deed I repay with ten like it.”

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Fundamentals of Tasawwuf by Imam an-Nawawi

From AhlusSunna

By Imam an-Nawawi

The basic rules of the way of Tasawwuf are five:

1. Having godfearingness privately and publicly,
2. Living according to the sunna in word and deed,
3. Indifference to whether others accept or reject one,
4. Satisfaction with Allah Most High in scarcity and plenty, and
5. Turning to Allah in happiness or affliction.

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