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Topic: Learn & Understand Islam with Sheikh Yahya Rhodus
Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Subject: Learn & Understand Islam with Sheikh Yahya Rhodus
Date Posted: 30 July 2016 at 7:49am

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus was born in Kansas City, Missouri.

At the age of 19, he embraced Islam in Santa Clara, California.

He began his study of Islam with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and visiting Mauritanian scholars such as Shaykh Khatri wuld Baybba and Shaykh Abdullah wuld Ahmadna.

In 1998, Shaykh Yahya traveled to Mauritania to pursue a full-time course of study, where he learned from some of Mauritania’s greatest scholars, including the distinguished, Murabit al-Hajj.

He also spent an interim period in Damascus, Syria where he received formal education in the Arabic language, grammar, and Qur’anic recitation.

In 2000, Shaykh Yahya moved to Tarim, Yemen to continue his studies at the prestigious learning institute, Dar al-Mustafa. There, he spent his formative years studying foundational Islamic sciences with the renowned scholars, Habib ‘Umar bin Hafiz and Habib ‘Ali al-Jifri, along with other local scholars.

In the latter part of 2005, Shaykh Yahya returned to the U.S. and served as a full-time teacher at Zaytuna Institute.

He subsequently returned overseas in 2007 to further his studies while he also participated in religious programs worldwide, lecturing, teaching, and translating.

In 2008, he was the official translator for Habib ‘Ali al-Jifri at the Common Word Conference held at Yale University and he has translated for Habib ‘Umar bin Hafiz at speaking engagements internationally.

In 2010, Shaykh Yahya completed his Bachelor of Arts in Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He finished his Masters Degree in Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley in 2012, and during this period, he was a full-time instructor at Zaytuna College.

He travels regularly teaching, lecturing, and conducting weekend seminars and also offers on-line instruction through SeekersHub Global.

Shaykh Yahya has been accepted to the University of Cambridge for a PhD program in the Department of Divinity.

He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and three children.

The First Talk as Seekers Hub Toronto is titled:

Sound Hearts. Sound Societies

Shaykh Yahya explains to us and gives us a background of what a sound society means and what does a sound heart entail, drawing on references from the Qur'an and the Sunna.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukzzInO3sKk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukzzInO3sKk

(65 minutes)





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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 31 July 2016 at 2:03am

Dealing with Toxic Friends and Relatives

Sheikh Yahya answered this question at Seekers Hub,

Dealing with mistreatment, negative influences, burn-out from over-extending yourself, distancing yourself from a toxic relative without forsaking them, anger control, how to rebuke someone for sake of Allah with adab (good manners)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeI1-gjq6c0 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeI1-gjq6c0

(14 minutes)





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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 10 August 2016 at 5:06am

The Nafs

An interesting talk in Boston by Sheikh Yahya on the soul (nafs)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Spm4vvuck6U - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Spm4vvuck6U

(77 minutes)






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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 22 August 2016 at 2:45am

30 Days, 30 Deeds - Day 20: Speak Good of People

Recorded in Toronto last Ramadan, an important reminder by Sheikh Yahya on speaking good of people, whether they are present or whether they are not present.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuVo_zOC61I - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuVo_zOC61I

(29 minutes)







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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 01 September 2016 at 3:00am

The Prophet Muhammad's Living Tradition

In 2015, SeekersHub undertook a tour of South Africa.
 
This is a recording from that tour where Sheikh Yahya talks about Prophet Muhammad's living tradition


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blz9QIhtdi8 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blz9QIhtdi8

(22 minutes)





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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 05 September 2016 at 1:42am

Intentions: Coffee and Beyond

Shaykh Yahya focuses on the importance of having intentions for all actions so that even the mundane becomes great.

He gives advice on how to make and build our intentions for all actions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3Aj95WGYYI -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3Aj95WGYYI

(34 minutes)



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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 11 October 2016 at 12:45am

Imam Ghazali's Book 36 on Love, Longing, Intimacy & Contentment

Seminar "Imam Ghazali's Book 36 of The Revival of the Religious Sciences" (Ihya' Ulum al-Din).

Al-Ghazali on Love, Longing, Intimacy & Contentment is a translation of the thirty-sixth chapter of 'The Revival of the Religious Sciences' (Ihya' Ulum al-Din).

This chapter falls in the last of the four sections of the Ihya, the section dealing with the virtues or what is conducive to salvation.

The text starts by elucidating the love of God for humanity and the love of man for God, and proceeds to discuss the deepening of this love to include different degrees of longing, intimacy and contentment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG5mghUs1e8 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG5mghUs1e8

(106 minutes)




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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 15 October 2016 at 3:09am

Disciplining the Soul, Session 1

A lecture series based on two sections in the third quarter of Imam al-Ghazali's book "Revival of the Religious Sciences" (Ihya' Ulum al-Din).

This course will delve into the foundational principles of disciplining one's soul, offering a theoretical framework of how this is achieved.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPELaNT3aqM - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPELaNT3aqM

(84 minutes)





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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 17 October 2016 at 12:36am

See the Good

Shaykh Yahya speaks about the importance of dealing with people and how through those dealings our religion gets tested and our true level of piety shows.

He calls on everyone to reconcile with anyone they need to reconcile with.

Shaykh Yahya finally advises us to see the good in people, things and situations so that we may attain goodness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RpMpURVPLc - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RpMpURVPLc

(12 minutes)





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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 25 October 2016 at 2:42am

How Guidance Brings us into Light

Light illuminates and takes away the obfuscation of darkness.

Join Shaykh Yahya Rhodus as he discusses how guidance brings us into light and grants us its intrinsic attributes and how darkness leads us to ignorance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVSkazNcNt0 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVSkazNcNt0

(6 minutes)




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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 05 November 2016 at 6:00am

Dying upon the Fitra

In this khutba, we take a look at the meanings of a prophetic hadith that is recommended to recite before going to sleep.

They inevitably relate to the fitra as the Prophet ﷺ mentioned that were one to die that night after reciting it, one would die upon the fitra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIC49cDzY-Y - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIC49cDzY-Y

(31 minutes)




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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 28 November 2016 at 3:14am

Living Legacies: Taking Inspiration from Modern Day Teachers

A talk by Sheikh Yahya after fajr (dawn) prayers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfOowQrFnHA -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfOowQrFnHA

(22 minutes)




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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 20 December 2016 at 1:26am
In God We Trust

Important reflections by Sheikh Yahya on conveying the message of Islam to people


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfeLyTU5z0E - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfeLyTU5z0E

(6 minutes)



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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 25 December 2016 at 6:03am
The Choice

In this extract, Sheikh Yahya talks about Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, his humility and the choice God gave him of being a king Prophet or a servant prophet.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYB4NfDcrw0 -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYB4NfDcrw0

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 29 December 2016 at 1:10am

The Book of Assistance Series: Episode 8 with Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

Sheikh Yahya in this video talks about repentance, hope and fear

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh63NajQ6jA - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh63NajQ6jA

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 16 January 2017 at 11:19am

In God We Trust: When People Mock You Stay Focused

The beautiful message in this video by Sheikh Yahya Rhodus explains basically how to remain focused and steadfast on the path to Allah despite what people say.

When we travel down that road of entertaining things that stem from other people’s unrighteousness, we are straying off the course that we are supposed to be on, that Allah desires us to stay on.

Only when we are convinced that this constant temptation will stray us off the path of being focused on the purpose of our life, will we be able to truly begin our journey.

So how do we act during these times? We can spend all our time complaining about how unfair things are, but that is getting off focus.  We

are taught to give it over to Allah, He knows what others did, He knows what they said, and He knows who’s plotted against us. Despair is something that can keep coming back, but it is something we have to keep warding off.

We learn that even the Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessings be upon him) faced hardships, however in this difficult undertaking, he was assured that, in due course, people would realize all Allah’s promises and blessings if they did not grow weary or stray from His path.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfeLyTU5z0E - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfeLyTU5z0E

(6 minutes)

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 29 January 2017 at 5:02am

Be Forever in Service of the Truth

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus delivers the second Friday Khutbah on Friday, January 20, 2016 at the MCC East Bay in Pleasanton, California about planting seeds for the generations to come through our good works.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW5zl5mA-Qk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW5zl5mA-Qk

(30 minutes)




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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 15 February 2017 at 5:19am

Building Love and Mercy in the Family Today for Tomorrow

In this talk Shaykh Yahya explores some key meanings and elements of love and mercy through one of the famous Prophetic invocations: Dua al-Nur (supplication of light).

He then ties them into how we can specifically apply those meanings into our families.

Shaykh Yahya finally gives some practical advice to uphold love and mercy generally in all relationships and specifically in our families.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IYHI3yoooc - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IYHI3yoooc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IYHI3yoooc -

(26 minutes)



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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 17 February 2017 at 5:07am

How can I consolidate voluntary worship beyond obligatory acts?

In this episode, Shaykh Yahya answers this question:

How can I consolidate voluntary worship beyond obligatory acts?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOm21GLTYNc - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOm21GLTYNc

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 18 February 2017 at 3:10am

Sirah Episode 2: The Oath of the Prophets

God tell us in the Qur'an that He took an oath from each Prophet to believe in the Messenger Muhammad and aide him if he was to come in their time. The Oath that God took with the Prophets before Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him) points to a very important dimension of the message that the Prophet Peace Be upon Him) brought to humanity, that it is universal.

One of the manifestations of its universality is its relationship to the other prophetic messages that came before His (Peace Be upon Him) time. In this video Shaykh Yahya discusses the importance of this emphatic pledge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMIhzRGHntQ&t=28s - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMIhzRGHntQ&t=28s

(4 minutes)




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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 01 March 2017 at 2:33pm
The 99 Beautiful Names of Allah - Part 1

A nice introduction to the topic by Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSbCNIxXhxY - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSbCNIxXhxY

(30 minutes)





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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 10 March 2017 at 2:21am
Dealing with Toxic Friends and Relatives

Dealing with mistreatment, negative influences, burn-out from over-extending yourself, distancing yourself from a toxic relative without forsaking them, anger control, how to rebuke someone for sake of Allah with adab

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeI1-gjq6c0 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeI1-gjq6c0

(14 minutes)





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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 11 March 2017 at 2:48am
The Prophet Abraham's Prayer

A nice reminder by Sheikh Yahya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSGJ4Zj3cCg - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSGJ4Zj3cCg

(14 minutes)




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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 23 March 2017 at 8:05am
Am I on the Right Path?

A talk by Sheikh Yahya in KL, Malaysia, in 2015

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywhvaCyNz8w - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywhvaCyNz8w

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 24 March 2017 at 4:11pm
What is Really Important in Life?

A Friday speech by Shaykh Yahya Rhodes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6jwWen0Kx8 -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6jwWen0Kx8

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 02 April 2017 at 7:34am
Excellence in Character for Daily Life

Sheikh Yahya reflects in this video on one of the 40 Nawawi Hadith on excellence of character

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYuAEh3JcHE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYuAEh3JcHE

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 19 April 2017 at 1:44am
The Prophet Muhammad's Living Tradition

A talk Sheikh Yahya gave in 2015 in Cape Town during a tour in South Africa:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blz9QIhtdi8 -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blz9QIhtdi8

(22 minutes)



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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 22 April 2017 at 12:43am
The Life of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) Ep 5: The Darkness and Light of Mecca

In episode 5, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, discusses the noble city of Mecca and the darkness it was in, before light entered the city, after the birth of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHywCMhMSyo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHywCMhMSyo

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 28 April 2017 at 1:53am
Helping People Attain Eternal Salvation and Secure Basic Needs

This talk was delivered at the Islamic Foundation of Toronto as part of the Age of Anger - Southern Ontario Tour, April 2017.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqKUPMbWLgw - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqKUPMbWLgw

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 03 May 2017 at 3:32am
Setting Out to Learn

Our Prophet ﷺ encouraged us to set out on a path to learn. Consistency is the key to receiving the blessings of this encouragement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMnO1LIT7P0 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMnO1LIT7P0

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 07 May 2017 at 6:23am
The Sunna of Deliberation, Consideration and Clarity

This talk was delivered at the Pickering Islamic Centre (Masjid Usman) as part of the Age of Anger - Southern Ontario Tour, April 2017.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgNGAhNt90o - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgNGAhNt90o

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 11 May 2017 at 2:52am
Renewing Love: Hadith on Loving for Allah

This talk was delivered at The Green Room in Edmonton, Alberta, as part of the Time for Renewal - Western Canada Tour, April 2017.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxInhBd78sI - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxInhBd78sI

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 15 May 2017 at 2:23am
Book of Assistance Series Video 1: Shaykh Yahya Rhodus on Intentions

In video one Shaykh Yahya Rhodus discusses how intentions are the bases of deeds and how we must examine and reflect on them well before taking action

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o9MnQ1DwF0 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o9MnQ1DwF0

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 22 May 2017 at 2:33am
Book of Assistance Series Video 2: Reciting the Qur'an

What are the etiquette of reading the Qur'an?

Sheikh Yahya answers in this brief recording:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrtZQ8L-krw - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrtZQ8L-krw

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 24 May 2017 at 1:56am
Book of Assistance Series Video 8: The Stations of Certainty

Sheikh Yahya introduces three stations in this brief recording: repentance, hope and fear:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh63NajQ6jA - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh63NajQ6jA

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 29 May 2017 at 5:12pm
Q&A: How can I decrease the amount I need to sleep?

In this episode, Shaykh Yahya answers: How can I decrease the amount I need to sleep.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_7jMvUXc3w - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_7jMvUXc3w

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 12 July 2017 at 2:01pm
Humility and What It Alleviates

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus highlights the virtue and character of humility from the teaching of the Prophet Muhammad, blessings and peace be upon him, who said: “practice humility until no one oppresses or belittles another”.

Shaykh Yahya reflects that this teaching is for the betterment of society.
http://seekershub.org/podcast/show/47-content-of-character/ -
http://seekershub.org/podcast/show/47-content-of-character/

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 26 July 2017 at 6:33am
Loving the Beloved (18)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XGIAxefR9U - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XGIAxefR9U

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 21 August 2017 at 3:50am
Spirituality Amidst Confusion: Connecting with Allah in College

Ustadh Yahya Rhodus was born in Kansas City, Missouri. At the age of 19, he embraced Islam in Santa Clara, California.

He began his study of Islam with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and visiting Mauritanian scholars such as Shaykh Khatri wuld Baybba and Shaykh Abdullah wuld Ahmadna.

In 1998, Ustadh Yahya traveled to Mauritania to pursue a full-time course of study, where he learned from some of Mauritania's greatest scholars, including the distinguished, Murabit al- Hajj.

He also spent an interim period in Damascus, Syria where he received formal education in the Arabic language, grammar, and Qur'anic recitation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfeuRb1t-MU - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfeuRb1t-MU

(97 minutes)




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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 24 September 2017 at 3:31pm
Building Communities of Concern

This talk was delivered at SeekersHub Toronto as part of the Age of Anger - Southern Ontario Tour, April 2017.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClhglkhtHuE -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClhglkhtHuE

(62 minutes)




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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 02 October 2017 at 3:56am
Can Food Raise Our Desires

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW9INShvJic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW9INShvJic

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 09 October 2017 at 11:43am
Yahya Rhodus: Disciplining the Soul, Session 1

A lecture series based on two sections in the third quarter of Imam al-Ghazali's Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya' Ulum al-Din).

This course will delve into the foundational principles of disciplining one's soul, offering a theoretical framework of how this is achieved.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPELaNT3aqM -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPELaNT3aqM

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 27 October 2017 at 2:12am
Purifying Ourselves From Anger & Envy

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus speaks about purifying ourselves from anger, rancor, and envy.

This talk was delivered at the Muslim Community Center - East Bay in Pleasanton, California on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qulQd9OTt1c - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qulQd9OTt1c

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 28 November 2017 at 11:49pm
Living in the Moment and Our Duty to Serve Creation

This Friday speech was delivered by Sheikh Yahya at the Islamic Centre of Southwest Ontario in London, as part of the Age of Anger - Southern Ontario Tour, April 2017.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBxBA-b69aE -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBxBA-b69aE

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 07 December 2017 at 3:54am
Govern Yourself First: World Politics vs. Soul Politics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tesWqNN0Mts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tesWqNN0Mts

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 11 December 2017 at 2:24am
The Traits of Believers in the Face of Challenges

This talk was delivered at the Islamic Centre of Cambridge as part of the Age of Anger - Southern Ontario Tour, April 2017.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDA8_mVkIEY -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDA8_mVkIEY

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 11 January 2018 at 1:55am
The Urgent Priorities for Muslims in the West

In this critical and timely talk, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus emphasizes and highlights the urgency of the preservation and dissemination of knowledge, which is the Prophetic inheritance.

He continues to explain that Imam al-Ghazali highlighted three principles in his magnum opus, Ihya Ulum al-Din (Revival of the Religious Sciences), that are meant to bring about renewal of faith in people: knowledge, devotion and service.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEjEqgMMxvE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEjEqgMMxvE

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 27 January 2018 at 3:49am
Remembering the Prophet (peace be upon him)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unNnjrRE-vE -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unNnjrRE-vE

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 08 February 2018 at 2:52pm
Educating the Heart Yahya Rhodus Class 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKggOAsLoO8 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKggOAsLoO8

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 17 February 2018 at 3:54am
Hadith: Be Like the Bee

Yahya Rhodus gives a tafsir of the hadith of being like the bee.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qulQd9OTt1c - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qulQd...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he-Z4LH9IuA -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he-Z4LH9IuA

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 08 March 2018 at 2:29am
What is Guidance?

Sheikh Yahya responds in this brief summary:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2BeLtSVGuM -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2BeLtSVGuM

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 20 March 2018 at 9:03am
Far from the Tree with Shaykh Yahya Rhodus at Pearls 2017

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkSR-3uvpuc - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkSR-3uvpuc

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 20 May 2018 at 10:01am

Ramadan Reminders - Day One: "Following (Ittiba')

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxtVN17bQsA - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxtVN17bQsA

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 21 May 2018 at 4:27am
Surah Ya Sin - 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-_BDpov3Rs -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-_BDpov3Rs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-_BDpov3Rs

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 27 May 2018 at 5:13am

Cultivating One's Environment to Develop the Inner Self

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ42bATiJEE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ42bATiJEE

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 28 May 2018 at 4:54am
Surah Ya Sin - 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21EhkZ7O5bs -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21EhkZ7O5bs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21EhkZ7O5bs

(42 minutes)






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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 07 June 2018 at 7:21am

Commentary on Surah Fatir Ayat 32

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus provides some fascinating insights on Surah Fatir Verse 32 as a part of the 2018 Ramadan Reflections Series of the Lamppost Education Initiative.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pljRQNrsX4A - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pljRQNrsX4A

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 27 June 2018 at 1:18am
The Importance and Priority of Seeking Knowledge

In this reminder, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus counsels on how to seek sacred knowledge.

He particularly emphasizes making seeking knowledge a priority and taking everything in life as a learning opportunity.

He looks at the four components of learning: a teacher, intelligence, correct books, and perseverance.

Shaykh Yahya gives specific suggestions on making time for knowledge, and offers guidelines on how to review and process one’s notes and dealing with boredom when studying.

He closes by emphasizing the importance of the foundations throughout one’s life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akX-2K6qmvk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akX-2K6qmvk

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 30 June 2018 at 4:35am
Branches of Faith - 08: Nurturing the Tree of Faith & Institution Building

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus shares his viewpoint that in this phase of North American Islam, the most important priority is institution building and conveying the Prophetic inheritance.

He reflects on the idea of the Tree of Faith as a metaphor from institution building.

Beginning with the seed of faith, he draws links between nurturing the soil of the heart and modern destructive overfarming practices which produce dead soil.

Shaykh Yahya talks about nurturing our hearts, and how, just as trees don’t bear fruit overnight, nor do institutions: the results of one's service might not appear for generations.

He closes giving a few more insights related to the metaphorical Tree of Faith and shared meanings with the natural tree. ---

This is part of the series presented in Ramadan 2018: "Branches of Faith: The Virtues and Fruits of Faith".

It is narrated that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said: "Faith is seventy some branches".

In this series some of the leading scholars will cover and explain the different branches of faith, as they have come in the works of the Islamic tradition.

The branches of faith include (1) branches of belief and certitude, (2) branches of spiritual works, and (3) branches of social excellence.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idu_8xf_Zt0 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idu_8xf_Zt0

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 20 July 2018 at 7:33am
Stories of Shaykh Murabit al Hajj

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNz0B2GVQRA - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNz0B2GVQRA

(4 minutes)

(Sheikh Murabit Al-Hajj passed away this week in Mauritania)

May Allah SWT have mercy on him

Ameen



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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 25 July 2018 at 1:52pm
Surah Ya Sin - 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21EhkZ7O5bs -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvGayYYWUU8 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvGayYYWUU8

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 14 October 2018 at 7:41am
Knowledge & Wisdom (14)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i7UPk5PyUo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i7UPk5PyUo

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 22 October 2018 at 7:02am
Far From the Tree

A talk by Sheikh Yahya at Pearls of the Qur'an 2017:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkSR-3uvpuc - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkSR-3uvpuc

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 12 December 2018 at 3:06am
Rumi and the Mongols

Part of an outdoors talk by Sheikh Yahya in Toronto
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hendnn8dVO0 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hendnn8dVO0 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hendnn8dVO0

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Posted By: Win-Win
Date Posted: 13 February 2019 at 4:14am
The Traits of Believers in the Face of Challenges

This talk was delivered at the Islamic Centre of Cambridge as part of the Age of Anger - Southern Ontario Tour, April 2017.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDA8_mVkIEY -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDA8_mVkIEY - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDA8_mVkIEY

(29 minutes)






Posted By: a well wisher
Date Posted: 19 February 2019 at 3:38pm

Islamic Spirituality: Purification of the Soul in the Modern Context

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tlONg2gR1w - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tlONg2gR1w

(48 mins)


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Posted By: a well wisher
Date Posted: 20 February 2019 at 4:04pm

Draw Closer to God in Each Decision You Make

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__n50S74uNg - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__n50S74uNg

(26 mins)


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Posted By: Win-Win
Date Posted: 03 March 2019 at 4:14am
Being Centered vs Being Self Centered
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQPhNQ4pKbU -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQPhNQ4pKbU - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQPhNQ4pKbU

(26 minutes)




Posted By: Win-Win
Date Posted: 26 March 2019 at 3:32am
Knowledge & Sacrifice Build Muslim Communities

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus at the SeekersGuidance Canada: New Home Benefit Luncheon.

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In this keynote address delivered at SeekersGuidance's New Home benefit luncheon, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus explains the crucial role knowledge plays in bringing communities to life and the importance of sacrifice to spread knowledge.

Shaykh Yahya begins by reading a memorandum on the state of our community and the challenges its leaders face, explaining how it fits into the agenda set by their illuminated teachers: “If you can’t plow seeds, so plow the land so that it is fertile enough for the next generation to plant seeds.”

He also draws attention to the vision, foresight, and sacrifice of SeekersGuidance's founder Shaykh Faraz Rabbani.

Next, Shaykh Yahya stresses the importance of knowledge and religious education, necessary for wholistic Islamic living in the world today. He highlights the importance of building and laying foundations, and the crucial role of institutions like SeekersGuidance in preserving the wellbeing of the community.

Shaykh Yahya closes by reminding that knowledge is the number one way to bring a heart, family, community, and society to life. Knowledge should be an excuse for other things, not vice versa. We should make knowledge a priority—not only in seeking it, but in supporting initiatives spreading the knowledge which gives one one’s orientation in life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDFBqCHiQrI - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDFBqCHiQrI

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Posted By: a well wisher
Date Posted: 18 April 2019 at 3:51pm

Recite With Insight: Muhammad Mendes & Yahya Rhodus

How does the Qur'an speak to you in the moment? In these sessions, renowned masters of Qur’anic recitation will recite selections from the Qur'an, followed by the impromptu insights of scholars upon hearing the Divine Word. These reflections will be grounded in helping us begin to foster a purposeful and meaningful relationship with the Qur'an.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev75nCt79gc - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev75nCt79gc

(56 mins)


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Posted By: a well wisher
Date Posted: 11 June 2019 at 5:19pm

Our Dear Unifying Prophet ﷺ

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus speaks vividly about the merging our life and the life of Muhammad (PBUH) and how his prophetic legacy continues to shape our world today and our devotion to the Qur'an.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C53UOmtTEiw - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C53UOmtTEiw

(26 mins)


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Posted By: Win-Win
Date Posted: 14 June 2019 at 7:59am
Counsels of Faith - Episode 1 - Foundations
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mnqOIGr7lA -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mnqOIGr7lA - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mnqOIGr7lA

(25 minutes)





Posted By: Win-Win
Date Posted: 16 June 2019 at 3:47am
Counsels of Faith - Episode 2- Certainity
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mnqOIGr7lA -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbjlDcbB0js - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbjlDcbB0js

(25 minutes)






Posted By: Win-Win
Date Posted: 18 June 2019 at 2:47am
Counsels of Faith - Episode 3 - Intention
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82lEaEoEo5U -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82lEaEoEo5U - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82lEaEoEo5U

(26 minutes)





Posted By: Win-Win
Date Posted: 19 June 2019 at 9:43am
Counsels of Faith - Episode 4 - Vigilance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9jyygPa4Sg - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9jyygPa4Sg

(26 minutes)





Posted By: Win-Win
Date Posted: 24 June 2019 at 1:06am
Counsels of Faith - Episode 5 - Knowledge
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOojJVnOrHs -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOojJVnOrHs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOojJVnOrHs

(26 minutes)





Posted By: Win-Win
Date Posted: 27 June 2019 at 12:57am
Counsels of Faith - Episode 5 - The Importance of Remembrance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bidmiewCRk4 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bidmiewCRk4 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bidmiewCRk4

(25 minutes)






Posted By: Win-Win
Date Posted: 28 July 2019 at 2:29am
Counsels of Faith - Episode 7 - The Holy Qur'an

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3K3F1OKXN0 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3K3F1OKXN0

(28 minutes)







Posted By: a well wisher
Date Posted: 10 August 2019 at 8:52pm

Hajj Chronicles

Hajj Chronicles is a series developed to help Muslims around the world understand and connect with the divine blessings one can receive while performing the Hajj. We pray that people find immense benefit in these personal stories and make it a means for setting one's intentions for the Hajj. We pray that Allah swt accepts the people's intentions and invites them to his home.Aameen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHKn7rwbKKE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHKn7rwbKKE

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Posted By: Win-Win
Date Posted: 16 August 2019 at 7:05am
Counsels of Faith - Episode 9 - Time Management

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESStJwcc11c - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESStJwcc11c

(28 minutes)







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