‘Rida’ = ‘contentment’

Assalamu alaikum (peace be with you)

I wanted to share this talk with you all, my dear readers. It is a deep and wise teaching from the core of Islamic theology…which seems sadly lost among much of our nation today (as the speaker observes at the outset). By God’s grace I have listened to it over the years a few time and each time it like a soothing balm from an enlightened soul. And indeed this feeling is one of the meanings of the famous hadith (sayings of Muhammed);

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever travels a path in search of knowledge, Allah makes easy for him a path to Paradise.”

Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2646

For indeed true knowledge is a waft of the fragrance of paradise.

Allah bless you all. I hope you get to listen.