Spiritual Asceticism in Islam

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In this episode of Soul of Islam RadioAhmad and Ihsan explore the concept of Zuhd which represents spiritual asceticism in Islamic Spirituality.

You will learn about the essence of Zuhd through the dissection of the Arabic word, from Qur’anic verses, and through sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). You will see how layers of misconceptions have created barriers between the seeker and the reality of the practice of spiritual asceticism in the heart.

You will also become familiar with the idea of physical attachment and how the dependance of the individual on the world can shift his/her consciousness. You will learn how this dependance shifts the mind from the state of remembrance and awareness, to the lower state of forgetfulness, uncertainty, and ingratitude.

By honoring the pillars and principles of Zuhd, a human being can learn to conduct his or her life in the method most conducive to personal evolution, transcendence of ego-consciousness, the cultivation of strength, health, wellness and success in all areas of life, and learn to live life free and unencumbered from the attachments of the physical world of form.

Lastly, you will also learn how to bring your personal life path in alignment with divine will by honoring and loving all things as doorways into the Divine Presence, how to relinquish the stress and anxiety that results from the need to control, manipulate and own, and much, much more.

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