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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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It comprise the fundamentals of Din, Important basic issues and excellent virtues. The odd is praiseworthy 31 ; cleansing is required.

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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. Cleanse your body thoroughly by shaving your head or cutting the hair of your head, cutting your nails, using the tooth-stick, and doing all other forms of cleanliness, as well as by using fragrant perfumes.

God, increase my light and give me the greatest light of all. Your certain belief, your firm faith in God, at 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.

Continuance in this Islamic way ofhfe, for the rest of ones life, may naturally be felt bdayatul and burdensome, but al-Ghazali here suggests certain methods which wiUfacihtate this continuance. Assalam o Alaikum …. Email required Address never made public. Notify me of new comments via email.

Each of these vices is defined, its evil is pointed out, and the methods of its removal from the soul is suggested. If you listen with your ear to anything that is disliked Lby God], then that [ear] which was [created] for your benefit will bnng you harm and that [ear] which was meant to be a means of your success [in the Hereafter] will become a means of your destruction.



In fine he suggests certain general methods of keeping away from sins of the body. Crack marked it as to-read Dec 26, If you conceal his faults, God will keep your defects hidden; but if you disclose his faults and thus disgrace him, God will give sharp tongues power over you to impair your reputation in this world, and companions, “Do you know what is backbiting?

Al-Ghazali discusses these three parts one after another, and the main points of his discussion may be mentioned here so that the reader may Find it easy to follow it. For an account of her see W.

With the little finger of your left hand wash between your toes, beginning with the little toe of your right foot and finishing with the little toe of your left; approach the toes from below and supplicate: Misuse of the hands results in sins. So one should prohibit another from speaking by a sign, not by a word. See Muslim, Sahih, Musafirin,ff. Remember that in the like manner you wi 1 he in the grave, completely alone; nothing except your action, will be with you, and only the effortyou have made for action will be rewarded toyou.

Two other principles are also spoken of in various connec- tions: This concept of useful knowledge we have expounded in our book, The Revivalofthe Religious Sciences.

Such a man is one of those who will be successful in the Hereafter.

Permulaan Jalan Hidayah Bidayatul Hidayah by Abu Hamid al-Ghazali

For this clarification, material is sometimes added in the text and put between inam brackets. It can be satisfied only with married wives and slave women. 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. Be careful to avoid the backbiting done by the ostentatious Qur’an-reciters. 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].


May 15, Farah Nadia marked it as to-read. Ay farzand O son! I seek the protection of the Lord of mankind,” as a protection against the accursed Satan. Harold Crouch iman the National University of Malaysia for going through the manuscript before it was sent to the press and for reading the proofs.

Trivia About Permulaan Jalan H In this connection al-GhazalT points out three aims of seeking religious knowledge, two of which are condemned by him as wrong.

Ritual prayer in congregation is twenty seven times better than the ritual prayer one performs alone. Avoid hard ground and the windward direction so that you are not splashed, for the Prophet may God bless him and greet him! God, awaken me in the hour most pleasing to You and use me in the action most pleasing to You, so that You may bring me ever nearer to Yourself and remove me ever farther from Your anger.

The leaving undone is more difficult, for the acts of devotion are within the capacity of bidayatkl one, but the setting aside of desires is only within the capacity of the most devout.

What Tahawi offers is more than enough, may God biayatul pleased with their efforts.

Dehght only in the increase of knowledge and good action for certainly these two are your companions that will continue ghazsli hve with you in the grave, when your family, your wealth, your children, and your friends are all left behind. Ima, Disputing, and Discussing Subtle Theological and Metaphysical Matters Avoid wrangling, disputing and discussing with people very subtle theological and metaphysical matters.

Along Norhamira added it May 13, Al-Ghazali advises Muslims to devote this day of the week especially to the Hereafter.