Imam Al-Ghazali’s Bidaya al-hidaya complements his spiritual autobiography, He emphasizes the importance of knowledge and using it. Al-Ghazali: The beginning of Guidance Bidayatul Hidayah The Complete English and Arabic Text By Imam Abu Hamed Al-Ghazali Translator: Professor. Al-Ghazali on Islamic Guidance by husniahyusoff in Types > Books Documents Similar To Bidayatul Hidayah Bidayatul Hidayah – Imam Al-ghazali.

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For these same reasons are added this intro- duction, ghxzali bibliography, indexes and so on, In transiating, efforts are made to remain very close to the Arabic original and at the same time to lmam its meaning.

God, I beseech You, at the time of ritual prayer for You, of call to You, and of the retreat of Your night, and of coming of Your day, that You would bestow on Muhammad Your favour of his being a means al-wasila 65 of excellence and of an exalted rank, and raise him to the praiseworthy station al-maqdm al-mahmud which You have promised him, 66 O the Most Merciful of those who show mercy.

Ay farzand O son! Continuance in the practice of the beginning of guidance is a difficuit task no doubt, but al-Ghazali suggests certain methods which will facilitate this continuance. The production of intention should not be [6] omitted before washing the face, for otherwise your ablution is invalid.

God, I beseech You for patience with that which You have allotted to me, for success at the time of encountering You [on the Day of Judgementl, for the high ranks of the martyrs [in Paradise], for the life of those who will be happy [in the Hereafter], for help against enemies, and for the companionship of the prophets [in the highest grade of Paradise]. Then, O you who desire knowledge, reflect on these evil qualities, i.


If it is fulfilled by no one, all members of the soeiety become sinners. If you have tested your carnal soul in regard to the practice of it, and the soul has agreed with you upon this practice, then you must study The Revival of the Religious Sciences in order to learn the manner hidyah reaching the inward aspect of piety.

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He is urged upon the performance of various forms of devotional acts as well as acts directed towards his fellow-men. Your beneficence to people should rather be in action without any words [by the use of which you make promises]. Worship Him in your ritual prayer ‘as if you see Him; even if you do not actually see Him, yet He sees you. The treasures of this world will be of no use when you are Qur’an God, Holy are You and praise be to You! Preparutioti for uli other ritual prayers following the most excellent methods is the subject-matter of the present chapter.

Resolve to do good to all Muslims if God exalted is He!

God] knows the treachery of the eyes and that which the mind conceals. To look for that which is lawful is a duty of every Muslim. Then read the Fatiha [i.

Then when the time of the Late-afternoon Prayer is come, perform four rak’as before the obligatory rak’as of this gidayatul prayer. Do the same thing in the case of your other faults, for you do not understand the evil of your own faults from your own case, but from the case of someone else.

So you must learn them. It is the best book to use to study with a teacher. God, You are peace and from You peace comes and to You peace returns; so greet us, Lord, with peace, and admit us into Your house, the abode of peace [i.

Let us now explain to you how to ghaxali ritual prayer and how to fast and the rules of both, and the rules of leading a ritual prayer, of ritual prayer in congregation and of the Friday Assembly Prayer. Hamdan marked it as to-read Apr 17, Consider in front of Whom you stand and speak, and feel ashamed of addressing your Master with a mind inattentive to Him and hiayah with wordly suggestions and abominable desires.


The Prophet regarded it as equal to a third part of the Qur’an in respect of value. Let the first thing which comes to your mind and tongue be the remembrance of God and praise of Him.


Can someone please find me this book: The sins from which they are to be prevented and the methods by which this prevention can be achieved are discussed aal this bidayaful of the book. God, I beseech You to protect me on the Day of Doom and to grant me Paradise on the Day of Eternity, along with the saints and martyrs who bow down and fail prostrate in ritual prayer very often 62 and those who fulfil their covenants with You.

Zarifah Zulkiflee added it Mar 03, Al-Makki Qut, II, has also cited omam formula in its entirety. To say this seven or ten times is good if you are performing your ritual prayer alone. Thus when the man says Allah akbar, Allah akbar God is the greatest, God is the greatestyou bidayagul it. It is not possible to reach the end except after the completion of the beginning; it is not possible to discover the inward aspect except after knowing the outward.