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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When saying this, turn your face so that your cheek may be seen from your sides, make al-hidayaj intention of withdrawing nidayat the ritual prayer, and the intention of invoking peace on the angels and the Muslims who are onyourboth sides. Harold Crouch of the National University of Malaysia for going through the manuscript before it was sent to the press and for reading the proofs.

Do not become a laughing-stock for Satan and have him mock at you. 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. The methods of this ritual prayer as well as the other devotional acts to be performed on this day are discussed in this chapter.

Had God enforced His will for your good, He would have shown you your own faults. Do not, through mere scrupulosity, pour more water than is necessary, for ql-hidayah scrupulous have a Satan called the Walhan who plays with them. When you are standing straight, say: One is the leaving undone of all that is forbidden, al-gidayah the other is the performance of acts of devotion to God at-ta ‘dt.

Then stand up and perform four rak’as following the decline of the sun. When the Imam comes out [for addresing the congregation]the leaves 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].


Then the oppressor becomes his creditor, and will vidayat his demand on the Day of Resurrection.

Sumayr Hajjar al, Shaykh Muhammad M. This is the best state for you and for us.

Do not accustom yourself to lying in jest, for it may lead you to lying in earnest. Islamic knowledge is meant for guidance which has a beginning bidayatt an end.

Do not be in the company of an ignorant friend; Beware of him and let him beware of you. God] is with you wherever you may be; He sees all that you do. But beware, I repeat, beware of being in the third group and of destroying utterly [in the Hereafter] without any bifayat of your prosperity there.

It is man’s consideration of himself as respectful and great and others as contemptible.

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Do not, therefore, be pleased with that in yourself. He devoted a complete chapter of his Qut, II, pp. Their misuse or leaving them unused where they should be used means ingratitude to God. If a man avoids disputing when he is in the right, God builds for him a house in the highest grade of Paradise.

Of all these activities of washing the body the obligatory things are: The above is a short treatment of guidance at the beginning of the path of your dealings with God exalted is He! Take notice, [in this book] I give you counsel concerning the beginning of guidance, so that thereby you may test your carnal soul and examine your mind.

After cleansingthe mouth with the tooth-stick, sit for ablution in araised place, facingthe direction of the Ka’ba in Hidayat, so that the splashes do not reach you, and supplicate: God gidayat and powerful is He! A pious Muslim makes his fasting perfect; he knows the aim, meaning and significance of fasting.


I beseech You for truly sure faith so that I may know that nothing will ever befall me except that al-hkdayah You have written down forme, and [I beseech You] for satisfaction in that which You have allotted to me.

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.

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Yet people are destroyed only by themselves — if they really knew, they would realize ao-hidayah it is only their desire to show off which induced them to seek most of their knowledge and perform actions directed towards God ‘ibadat not to mention their actions directed towards their fellow-men; this showing-off renders their acts of no avail, as is found in Tradition, “On the Day of Resurrection, orders will be given to take the martyr to Hell.

Only that measure of a man’s ritual prayer is recorded for him which he under- stands. What is the beginning of guidance in order that I may test my carnal soul thereby? The obligatory acts are the capital on which al-hdiayah activities are based, and it is through them that man achieves salvation [in the Hereafter].

Or with regard to bidayar he may occupy the position of scorpions, snakes and harmful beasts of prey, from which men expect no good, while fearing the evil they may cause.

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