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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If you are content to come down from the highest of heights at least do not be content to be hurled into the lowest of depths Perhaps you will be saved [from the punishment of the Hereafter] by the middle way where you will have neither more nor less than what suffices. If, however, you find that, when you meet the beginning of guidance face to face, your mind procrastinates and puts off acting in accordance with its demand, then know that your bidaayat soul which is inclined to seek [2] knowledge is ‘that carnal soul which certainly commands you to do evil.

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Do not, through mere scrupulosity, pour more water than is necessary, for the scrupulous have a Satan called the Walhan who plays with them. The concept of unity and brotherhood of Muslims bivayat emphasized. MTWs” ttenLty-firrt sura of the Qur’an consisting of fifteen short verses. Not only the movements of the feet, but man ‘s capacity to move any of his body ‘s members or to keep them still is a grace of God.


It is created for several good purposes. The best is to perform four rakas of this ritual prayer of greeting in each of which you read the Sura of Sincerity fiftyfimes It is found m prophetic tradition that a-hidayah does this will not die until he has seen, or, in a variant reading, has been shown, his place -n Paradise.

They have a single field of growth which is love of the world.

It is entitled Prostration as-Sajda. Despite this his bidyat soul feels presumtuous; he is filled with expectation and hope of divine 13 Ibn Maja, Sunan, Zuhd, One who is practising the beginning of guidance should spend at least some of the day and birayat in complete devotion to God.

Al-Ghazali stresses that a man practising the beginning of guidance lives a family life and a life in a community. He should also guard against food concerning the lawfulness of which he has doubt and which he imagines, on all-hidayah grounds, to be forbidden. There is no god but God alone; He has no partner; to Him belongs the kingdom and to him belongs praise; He gives life and causes death, but Himself is Ever Living Who does not die; in His hand is all good; He has the fullest power over everything.


Bidayat al Hidayah by Imam al Ghazali

If you are involved with common men whom you do not know, you should observe the rules of sitting in company with common men. He replied, “Mu’adh, it biddayat indeed easy for him for whom God makes it easy.

If you have not yet performed ablution or do not want to do so.

All this is the theme of this chapter. God, surely I beseech You to grant me all forms of good in this life and the next, both those which I know and those 67 Qur’an This is clearly stated in the Our’an.

Watch carefully for the noble hour [described above], for it may occur in any part of the day and perhaps you will find it while you are at the state of submissiveness and humility towards God.

God, this is my prayer, but it is for You to answer; this is my utmost endeavour, but in You is my trust. Glory be to Him Who alone deserves the perfect glorification! But how lowly is the state of a man who saves his religious nature by making his lifel without work!

God, cleanse my al-hidayaah from hypocrisy and protect my genitals from adultery. Dehght only in the increase of knowledge and good action for certainly these two are your companions that will continue to hve with you in the grave, when your family, your wealth, your children, and your friends are all al-hudayah behind.

The sins committed throughout a month are atoned for by fasting on the first, midmost and last days of the month, and the white days, [namely, the 13th, 14th and 15th]. Throughout standing, keep your eyes down and restrict your gaze to the place of the ritual prayer. God has commaiided, “Glorify your Lord with His praise before the rising of the sun and before its setting.

It is hoped that the book bidxyat be useful al-hidayh readers of English interested in the practical aspect of Islam and in al-Ghazali. God, I place my needs before You, although my thought is weak and I fail short in my action; I am in dire need of Your mercy. When saying this, turn your face so that your cheek may be seen from your sides, make the intention of withdrawing from the ritual prayer, and the intention of invoking peace on the angels and the Muslims who are onyourboth sides.

After bringing it up to the lowest heaven they increase it and multiply it, and the keeper angel entrusted with this heaven says bicayat the guardian angels, ‘With this deed strike the face of its doer, I am al-hidaah charge of backbiting; my Lord has commanded me not to al-idayah a backbiter’s deed to pass beyond me.


As substitutes to these, he presented a belief system following the Al-hidauah sunni tradition and a system of practices in the lieht of the yur’an and Tradition, jurisprudence, sufism, and his own thoughts and experiences. Make the water reach the four places where hair grows: This print is a small and easily carried around and also has allot of notes based on the popular commentaries of this text.

When the Imam i. Wrangling, Disputing, and Discussing Subtle Theological and Metaphysical Matters Avoid al-hidayaj, disputing and discussing with people very subtle theological and metaphysical matters.

Consider, then, which of your affairs is important — [a] to leara how to guard against these destructive qualities, to occupy yourself with the improvement of your mind and to prepare for your happiness in the Hereafter; [b] or to engage with others in seeking al-hidaah knowledge as causes an increase in pride, ostentation, envy and bidzyat, so that you will perish along with those who perish. From acts of obedience to relationship between God and Man. Do not associate with anyone in jesting.

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. Fouad Hadrami al, Imam Salim b.

It may, then, be an atonement for the remaining days of the week. The obligatory things ensure safety front Hell; the supererogatory things elevate his spiritual status.

These two rak’as should be followed by four more sunna rak’as, the great merit of which is evident from Tradition. Bayt al-Afkar al-Dawliyyah Saud. There is no god al-hidayag God alone; He has no partner; to Him belongs the kingdom and to Him belongs praise; He gives life and causes death, but himself is Ever Living Who never dies; in His hand lies all good, and He has the fullest power over everything.

Or with regard to other men he may occupy the position of animals and inanimate objects, namely, where they receive neither benefit nor harm from him. Then take a handful of water for your nose, draw it in three times, and blow out the moisture al-hidayaah your nose.

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. I seek the protection of You from committing any evil today and from bringing any evil upon a Muslim.