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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Al-Ghazali advises Muslims to devote this day of the week especially to the Hereafter. The procedure of theformer prayer is to some extent different from that of the latter Al-Ghazali has cited this formula in his al- Wajh, Cairo, A.

When [11] you have completed the ritual prayer, supplicate: God I beseech You for pardon and health. God, at the approach of Your night and the withdrawal of 84 Knowledge and action are the only two things that biadyat be useful in the Here- after. Between sunrise and the time when the sun begins to decline, there is no sunna ritual prayer except these two ritual prayers [just mentioned].

The Prophet led his life fully following this guidance 3 and explained its various aspects through his words and deeds which all are recorded in the authentic works on Tradition hadhh. Guidance has a begin- ning and an end, an outward aspect and an inward; the end can be reached only after the completion of the beginning.

Bidayat al Hidayah by Imam al Ghazali

He states the activities through which a pious man can devote Friday, the best day of the week in Islam, entirelyto the Hereafter. Strive after the purification of your soul from them. Maktabat Dar al-Falah Syria. God, cover me with Your mercy, send down Your blessings upon me, and shelter me beneath the shadow of Your throne ‘on the Day of Judgement when there will be no shadow except Yours.


See Ibn Maja, Sunan, Tahara, The Prophet called it “the heart of the Qur’an. Should you do this, you will reach the grade of the people on the right ashab al-yamineven though you fail to aseend to the grade of high stages of those who are at the forefront as-sabiqun. From this time until the Late-afternoon Prayer Salat al- ‘Asr do not be occupied with anything except the acquisition of knowledge, or assistanceto a Muslim, or Qur’an-reading, or effort in procuring such necessities of life as will be of assistance to you in your religious affairs.

But know that if, in your quest for knowledge, your aim is rivalry, boasting, surpassing those who are equal to you in age and merit, attraction of others’ attention to you, and amassing the vanities of this world, then you are in reality trying to ruin your own religious nature and destroy yourself, to sell your [happiness of the] Hereafter for [happiness of] this life; your bargain is a dead loss, and your trading without profit.

God is indeed the greatest.

When enter- ing the lavatory supplicate: 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.

It is a sunna [i. So every Muslim at the beginning of his guidance must get rid of these three at least. Fasting usually means abstention from food, drink and sex, from dawn to sunset.

I seek alhidayah protection of the Lord of mankind,” as a protection against the accursed Satan. Know that in respect of his religion a man stands in one of three grades.


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.

Or with regard to other men he may occupy the position of animals and inanimate bidahat, namely, where they receive neither benefit nor harm from him. God, keep me from Your punishment in the Day when You will raise Your servants [i. Begin to say Allahu akbar towards the end of the sitting which you did for rest, and prolong it until you are half-way up to a standing position. God, I beseech You for pure faith which will fiil my mind.

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

Do not pass water in a place where people meet, nor in still water, nor under a tree with fruits, nor in a hole. Do not face the direction of the Holy Ka’ba in Mecca, 29 an d do not turn either face or back to sun or moon. He is unmindful of the words of God exalted is He! He should guard it against eight sins which are dealt with in the eight sections of this chapter.

Indeed, you should not look at anyone except with the consi- deration that he is better than you and superior to you.