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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Equally needed biddayatul a sense of the importance of time for the pious life and a careful planning of time and arranging duties from morning to evening. Hamdan marked it as to-read Apr 17, Al-Ghazali, therefore, feels it necessary to add a part dealing with this asso- ciation.

He has made his knowledge a means to increase his wealth, to boast hdayah his influence and to pride himself on his numerous followers.

When he says as-salatu khayrun min an-nawm ritual prayer is better than sleepyou say, ‘you have spoken truly and you are right, and I bear witness to that sadaqta wa bararta, wa and ‘ala dhdlika min ash-shdhidfn.

Al-Ghazali makes it clear that his aim in this book is only to treat the beginning of guidance, and that anyone desirous of seeking knowledge of the end of guidance before completing the practice of its beginning is misled by Satan.

Then wipe your neck, and pray: So he orders his activities throughout the day and night having something fbced to occupy at every hour. Two other principles are also spoken of in various connec- tions: O the Ever Living, O the Self-subsisting and All-sustaining, O the Lord of majesty and honour, there is no God except You; it is for Your mercy that I appeal to You, and it is hjdayah Your punishment that I seek Your protection; do ak leave me to my own care one moment, but make my every condition upright as You did for the righteous.

Do not, therefore, be pleased with bifayatul in yourself. Know that night and day are twenty-four hours; the amount of sleep you take altogether, by night and day, should not be more than e.


It isentitled The Sun ash-Shams. That said, have you seen ghazali. I also beseech You for Ghazail mercy by which I may receive the privilege of Your regard in this world and in the Hereafter.

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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. Aside from specific sets of good manners of companionship, a general maxim ofbehaviour with people is also set down. When [11] you have completed the ritual prayer, supplicate: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Hamdiani added it Jul 16, When you are standing straight, say: All these aetivities are more excellent than supererogatory devotional acts, for these are acts of devotion to God and at the same time involve kindness to Muslims.

One of the Scholars has said that the benefit on anything sacred can not be achieved unless one follows its Adab i. Haris Sibarani marked it as to-read Aug 13, For this Tradition see supra, p. 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.

Lying is among the sources of the major sins. Among these methods are: Know that on the Day of Resurrection you will not be asked, ‘Why did you not curse so-and-so? Know that, when you glorify yourself, they also blame you in their minds while you are present, and, after you have left their company, express their opinion in words. He should guard it against eight sins which are dealt with in the eight sections ghaali this chapter.

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In the first category are included the acts of devotion, a brief description of which is given in the preceding chapters.

When you have used it for a purpose other than that for which it is created, you have shown ingratitude for this gift of God exalted is He! Try to multiply your treasures against the day of your poverty [i. Having thus discussed how a man practising the beginning of guidance passes his time from waking up from sleep until returning to bed, al-Ghazali explains the best methods of performing ritual prayer, of leading a ritual prayer, of ritual prayer in congregation, and of the Friday Assembly Prayer.


As for the consequences of practising this guidance, they are mentioned in numerous passages scattered throughout the book. Glory be to Him Who alone deserves the perfect glorification! Do not strike the water against your head and face noisily.

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They are either your friends, or those known to you but not intimately, or they are unknown to you. It is created for several good purposes. Al-Ghazali believed that the Islamic spiritual tradition had become moribund and that the spiritual sciences taught by the first generation of Muslims had been forgotten. 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.

Moreover, these disturb one’s normal living, for when you contend with a fool he only annoys you, and when you contend with a forbearing bidayatkl he hates you and feels rancour against you. Place yourself near a wali or pillar so that people do not pass in front of you. Certainly the fruit of knowledge is aetion in accordance with it.

O Mu’adh, that Tradition is: Poetra marked it as to-read May 28, What Tahawi offers is more than enough, may God be pleased with their efforts. B Aris rated it it was amazing Mar 12, Such a ritual prayer has twenty-seven times more reward than the ritual prayer one performs alone.