Listen to the second lecture in the 2021 First Spring (Rabi’ al-Awwal) series by Ustadha Hosai Mojaddidi. 00:28 Introduction: Imam al-Ghazali on the Four Virtues 06:57 The Perfect Character of the Beloved ﷺ 11:37 The Meccan Boycotts, The Year of Sorrow, and the Beloved ﷺ in Ta’if 18:17 Temperance and Beautiful Patience 21:28 Contentment with the Decree of God
The Temperance of Trials and Tribulations with Ustadha Hosai Mojaddidi The virtue of temperance involves moderation in all our actions and the exercise of restraint, patience, and forbearance when faced with provocation, oppression, or tribulation. The early Muslim community endured many hardships in Mecca while trying to teach others about Islam. The Prophet ﷺ suffered the immense loss of his beloved wife, Lady Khadija, and his beloved uncle, Abu Talib. This was followed by the tribulations he experienced in the city of Al-Ta’if. Despite these trials, he exhibited impeccable patience and restraint, surrendering only to God. Following his steadfast devotion, he was granted many openings. The Prophet’s exemplary response to every trial teaches us how to apply the virtue of temperance in our daily lives, thus drawing us closer to the divine.
"12000 Muslims will not be defeated for lack of numbers." - Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
12000 Strong is Zaytuna…