Bidayat al-hidayah (Beginning of Guidance) {بداية الهداية} By Imam Ghazali {امام غزالي} Arabic Editions Bidayat al-hidayah fi al-adab. Bidayat al Hidayah was written by Abū Ḥāmid Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al- Ghazālī during his last days. It is a guidebook describing the principles of getting . بداية الهداية ويليه: عقيدة الإمام الغزالي. BIDAYAT AL-HIDAYAH + ‘AQIDAT AL- IMAM AL-GHAZZALI. AUTHOR. Imam Hujjat al-Islam Muhammad al-Ghazzali (d.

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Concerning the reward of taking responsibility for an orphan, the Prophet said that in Paradise his own rank and that of one who takes the responsibi- lity of an orphan will be as close as two fingers. There is one thing which, if you reflect on it, will prevent you from backbiting the Muslims. Madbacadda Iftiinka Aqoonta Swe. Lord, in Your name I lay me down and in Your name I shall rise up; forgive my sins.

Bidayat al-hidayah {بداية الهداية} by Imam Ghazali – Maktabah Mujaddidiyah

First place your knees on the ground, then your hands, then hidayat forehead uncovered; place your nose on the ground along with your forehead. Avoid hard ground and the windward direction so that you are not splashed, for the Prophet may God bless him and greet him! The angel entrusted with that heaven says, ‘Stop and with this deed strike the face of its doer, carry it to him and place it on his shoulder; I am the angel in charge of envy; he used to envy whoever sought to acquire knowledge and performed a deed like his and all who were superior to bidayst in some way; he used to envy them and slander them; my Lord has commanded me not to allow his deed to pass beyond me.

Even if he does not make the intention the ritual prayer of the congregation will be valid, provided they make the intention of following him, and they will obtain the reward of ritual prayer in congregation. Or he may be ‘above Standard’ literally, ‘making a profit’namely, when of his own will, he does good works which draw man near to God, and supererogatory religious duties.

In this silence the, follower will recite the Fatiha in the Anas Ibn Malik d. Worship of God al-ihdayah sincerity is stressed in at least twenty-two verses of the Al-bidayah. The procedure of theformer bidaywt is to some extent different from that of the latter Al-Ghazali has cited this formula in his al- Wajh, Cairo, A.

The condition of the soul and the gualities it al-hkdayah acquired determine the nature of the acts ofone’s bodily members. Dar Ibn Hazm Beirut.


Then follow the Imam in the manner already described. To You belong its living and dying; if You cause it to die, forgive it, and if You cause it to live, preserve it [from sin] as You preserve Your righteous servants [18]. If in solitude, bidahat suggestions [come to your mind and] draw you away to that which is not pleasing to God and you are unable to subdue them by devotional practices, then you must sleep. Do not wash an organ more than three times.

Your certain belief, your firm faith in God, bidaywt present does not exclude the possibility of change in the future, for God is the disposer of minds — He guides him whom He pleases and leads astray whom He pleases. He was a servant of the Prophet until the latter’s death. He should also guard against food concerning the lawfulness of which he has doubt and which he imagines, on some grounds, to be forbidden. The common man is far removed from al-bidayah most of these evil qualities, whereas the scholars are exposed to destruction because of them.

In this state of ‘bowing’ say three times subhana rabbi l-‘azim glory be to my Lord, the Great! The rules of companionship with God are: Thus if you see a child, you should say, ‘This person has not bidayatt God, but I have disobeyed; so he is bidaayt better than I. Be careful to repeat all your 48 Cf.

Dollar Euro Pounds Sterling. Despite this, he feels that he has a high status with God, and with his garb and jargon he bears the brand and stamp of learned men along with his mad desire of this world openly and secretly. The best way is to spend this time seeking realiy useful knowledge, not the superfluities with which people busy themselves and which they call knowledge.

When you are standing straight, say: Glory be to Him Who is characterized by might and holds it! It is mentioned in Tradition that five things make a bidajat break his duty of fasting: Imagine this in your mind every day and impose upon yourself patience in acts of devotion to God daily. A man biadyat perform both categories of acts, and he can do so only if he carefully plans his time and arranges his duties from the morning to evening, and is bidajat diligent in executing his plan.

Do not, therefore, be pleased with that in yourself. Then wash your right hand, and after that the left, together with the elbow and half the upper arm; for the adornment in Paradise will reach to the places touched in ablution. The man who neglects them is the loser; indeed he endangers his basic obligatory a,-hidayah of washing; forthe supererogatory acts mend the obligatory ones. If [28] you are [really] grieved for his sake, the sign of it is that you do not want to express his faults and to disgrace him; but in expressing your grief at his fault you manifestly backbite him.

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Or he may be below Standard literally, ‘incur- nnga loss’namely, when he falls short of that which is incumbent upon him.

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If a person has committed a sin invalidating his giving witness, that which he receives as a sufi from a trust fund or other source is forbidden for him. This view is based on the following Tradition.

Whoever goes at the third hour, it is as if he offered a ram to God. This worid which you seek by means of reiigion wili not be vouchsafed to you, and the [happiness of the] Hereafter will also be kept from you. This concept of useful knowledge we have expounded in our book, The Revivalofthe Religious Sciences. Do not imagine that sinfulness belongs only to the speaker and not to al-ihdayah hearer. Praise be to God Who has caused me to remove that which would harm me and to leave in me that which will benefit me!

Why were you silent about him? Only the first part of this formula is cited in al-Makki’s Qut, II, These four rak’as are emphasized sunna. Watch carefully for the noble hour [described above], for it may occur in any part of the day and perhaps you will find it while you are at the state of submissiveness and humility towards God.

I beg from Bidayta that You deliver me from Biadyat and forgive my sins, for there is no one who can forgive sins except You. Then when the time of the Late-afternoon Prayer is come, perform four rak’as before the obligatory rak’as of this ritual prayer. Al-hidauah enemy who is intelligent is better than a friend who is stupid.


Dar al-Imam Yusuf al-Nabhani. But he makes wrong use of it and thus commits sins. My Lord has com- manded me not to allow his deed to pass beyond me, for any action al-hidayab performed purely for God is ostentation, and God does not accept the deeds of an ostentatious man.