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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All this is recorded in a Clear Book [i. The supererogatory acts are the profit, and it is through these that higher degrees of success can be achieved in the world to come.

Good acts of the body are subsumed under two heads: Your being pleased with yourself [imagining that you are free from faults] is the extreme of stupidity and ignorance. 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 such knowledge as causes an increase in pride, ostentation, envy and conceit, so that you will perish along with those who perish.

God, by those who beseech You and by those who long for You, and by this walk of mine to You, I swear to You that I set out neither lightheartedly nor bewildered, neither from ostentation nor from desire to be well spoken of. He devoted a complete chapter of his Qut, II, pp.

God, I seek the protection of You from the odours of Hell and from the evil abode [i. Do not perform your ablution with water lain in the sun. The Imam will loudly say dmin in the audible part of the ritual prayer, and likewise the follower, making his saying of amin coincide with that of the Imam, not come after it.


Bidayatul Hidayah – Imam Al-ghazali

Exercise the same kind of restraint over all other bodily members as over the stomach gjazali genitals. The system of translite- ration followed is given on page Every breath you draw is a jewel of inestimable worth, for nothing can replace it.

Aside from specific sets of good manners of companionship, a general maxim ofbehaviour with people is also set down. After these rak as perfo’rm Z rak ghhazali before speakmg; these two rak’as are the fixed sunna of the Sunset Prayer If you perform four more rak’as after these two rak as, that is also a sunna.

Glory be to Him Who has encompassed every- thing with His knowledge! Rub ghszali and back of your body.

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Islam prohibited this practice and declared the property earned in this way as unlawful. Cleanse yourself only with the left hand. Indeed the Prophet may God bless him and greet him! When you need to know concerning divine tax zaka and pilgrimage to Mecca gghazali or to have a fuller explanation of ritual prayer and fasting, consult our disscussion of these subjects in our work, The Revival of the Religious Sciences [26].

The Prophet called it “the heart of the Qur’an. God has commaiided, “Glorify your Lord with His praise before the rising of the sun and before its setting. Make the water reach the place of tahdhif, which is the point from which women customarily remove the hair and is that place which lies between the top of the ear and the corner of the temples, I mean, that area which is situated between them. 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.


When you have known the deep meaning and significance of fasting, do fast as much as you can, for it is the foundation of acts of devotion ‘ibadat and the key of good works by which a man gahzali drawn near to God. You should not waste your time, doing at each hour only that which you happen to do by chance.

I heard God’s Messenger may God bless him and greet him! In that case say only amin loudly. When you hear the call to the actual start of the ritual prayer al-iqamayou repeat that which the caller says, except his sentence qad qamat as-sald the ritual prayer has started ; in this case you say, ‘may God cause imxm ritual prayer to be established and to continue as long as the heavens and the earth continue to exist’ aqdmaha Allahu wa adamaha, md ddmati as-samawatu wa l-ardu.

All these three were practised by the Messenger of God may God bless him and greet him! Notify me of new comments via email. Maka setiap nafas daripada nafasmu adalah laksana batu permata yang tak ternilai harganya kerana ia tidak dapat diganti walau dengan apa sekalipun dan apabila ia bidayatlu luput, ia tidak akan kembali buat selama-lamanya.

Montgoraery Watt, “A’isha”, El 21, f. When enter- ing the lavatory supplicate:

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