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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Each of these vices is defined, its evil is pointed out, and the methods of its removal from the soul is suggested. Then go early to the mosque, walking quietly and calmly. There are different aal-hidayah in Paradise because of different grades in the believers’ faith iman and good deeds. Thus pride will leave your mind bidaayat when you know with bidajat that the great man is he who is great in the estimation of God exalted is He!

Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Say amin at the end of your recitation of the Fatiha, without making it continuous with your recitation of the last verse of the Fatiha, “Thosewho have not gone astray” ghayri al-maghdub ‘alayhim wa la d-dallin. Umar Ibn Khaldun, ‘Abd al-Rahman b.

God exalted is He! Then take a handful of water for your nose, draw it in three times, and blow out the moisture in your nose. 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 al-hodayah.

Perhaps he used to speak about things which did not concern him and was niggardly with that which gained him nothing. To You belong its living and dying; if You aal-hidayah it to die, forgive it, and if You cause it to live, preserve it [from sin] as You preserve Your righteous servants [18].

God, make me one of those who turn to You very often, make me one of those who are clean and pure, 52 make me one of Your righteous servants, 53 make me patient and grateful, and make me such as is able to remember You enormously and to extol Your glory morning and evening.

Therefore, the members should not be moved to do anything which is disobedience to God. She was a prolific narrator of Tradition and a model of piety.

Full text of “bidayat-al-hidayah-by-imam-al-ghazali”

One who seeks this world by means of reiigion will lose both worlds, whereas one who forsakes this world for the sake of reiigion will gain both worlds.

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There is no al-hidqyah but God, the Lord of favours, bounty and good praise. God, make me one of those who listen to the Word and follow the best in it. Sins are committed when carnal desires are followed, crossing the limit set by Islam, and the instruments by -which they are committed are the seven members of a man ‘s body.

Then take a handful of water for your mouth and rinse your mouth three times, making sure that the water reaehes the back of it 34 Abu Hurayra d. Qur’anic verses are numbered according to the official Egyptian edition of the Qur’an.

When you bidayst used it for a purpose other than biadyat for which it is created, you have shown ingratitude for this gift of God exalted is He! Take notice, [in this book] I give you counsel concerning the beginning of guidance, so that thereby you may test bidatat carnal soul and examine your mind. So he orders his activities throughout the day and night having something fbced to occupy at every hour.

This formula has also been cited in al-Makki’sQir,II, For its merits see Quasem, Jewels, pp. When the Imam comes out [for addresing the congregation]the al-hidayzh are rolled up the pens are raised, and the angels [who wrote down people’s names on the leaves] assemble near the pulpit hsteningto the praise of God [uttered by the Imam].

There in no god but God; we do not worship anyone except Al-hidayha, making our religion sincerely for Him, 67 even though the unbelievers dislike it.

Whoever does this, lifts up his spirit to the throne of God, and he is written down as performing ritual prayers until he wakes up. If, with the belief that you have fifty years to live, birayat lay upon your carnal soul the obligation of patience in acts of devotion to God exalted is He! If, however, you have tested your carnal soul for a time with acts of Qur’an-reading, ql-hidayah of God, and other forms of devotional acts, and have found that it does not considerthese acts al-hidayan through sloth, and if, rather, it is clear that you long to acquire really useful knowledge with the intention of only seeing the countenance of God exalted is He!

When you have dropped the hands raise them afresh to your chest. Glory be to the Lord of bounty and grace! Then the oppressor becomes his creditor, and will make his demand on the Day of Resurrection. To com- pensate for his shortcomings in religious duties caused by his engagement in household and social affairs he reserves part of his day or night to be alone with his Master and to enjoy the pleasure of secret converse with Him, al-hidwyah this special devotion he accomplishes by observing certain rules which al-Ghazali describes in a section entitled ‘Methods of Companionship with God.

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The best of all that he will do to you is to harm you when he bidayxt intends to benefit you.

Then the keeper angel entrusted there says, ‘Stop and with this deed strike the face of its doer, for through this deed he sought worldly honour; my Lord has commanded me not to allow his deed to pass beyond me, for he used to boast of his deed among his associates; [35] I am the angel in charge of boasting. If you have not already performed the two sunna rak’as of the Dawn Prayer [at home], execute them [in the mosque] instead of the two rak’as of greeting the mosque; [in this case you need not perform the two rak ‘as of greeting the mosque].

It consists in your seeking status in the minds of people so that you thereby obtain influence and respect. Then proceed towards the mosque. Do not omit ritual prayer in congregation, especially the Dawn Prayer.


The obligatory things ensure safety front Hell; the supererogatory things elevate his spiritual status. The theory of the beginning of guidance or outward piety outlined above is set forth in al-Ghazali’s book, Bidayat al-Hidaya, and was practised by himself, as by his disciples, in the last part of his life at Tus.

This is the logical transition to the third part of the book. He also wrote nearly two hundred other works, on the theory of government, Sacred Law, refutations of philosophers, al–hidayah of faith, Sufism, Qur’anic exegesis, scholastic theology, and bases of Islamic jurisprudence.

This book in its entirety is translated, with a running com- mentary and numerous notes, in the present work in order to provide the reader with al-Ghazali’s views in al-hidajah. So you must learn them. He is God, the single. Some authonties have said that these phrases need to be uttered [not three times but] four times.