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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Then wash [7] your right foot, and after that the left, together with the ankles. 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 never dies; in His hand lies all good, and He has the fullest power over everything.

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Piety means carrying out God’ s orders and turning aside fromHis prohibitions. His behaviour with these groups of people should be like that of a good man, a pious man — bjdayat which is demanded by humanity and which is prescribed by God and His Messenger.

The obligatory acts are the capital on which trading activities are based, and it is through them that man achieves salvation [in the Hereafter]. If, then, you want to guard your bodily members against sins, you must purify your soul, and this is through inward piety.

To You belong its living and dying; bidqyat 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].

In general, the movement and stillness of the parts of your body are among the graces of God to you.

Zam Zam Publishers Pakistan. He, however, should loudly read [22] the Fatiha bidyat. Know that sleep is like a death and waking up like Resurrection. Sins are committed when carnal desires are followed, crossing the limit set by Islam, and the instruments by -which they are committed are the seven members of a man ‘s body.


If your purpose in saying, ‘May God make him better!

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Or he may be ‘above Standard’ literally, ‘making a profit’namely, when of his own will, he does good works which draw man near to God, and supererogatory religious duties. The best way is to spend this time seeking realiy useful knowledge, not the superfluities with which people busy themselves and which they call knowledge. Take notice that in this book I give you counsel by a brief explanation of the outward aspect of piety in both its parts.

When walking along the road to the mosque, supplicate: It is enough, supposing you live for sixty years, that you lose twenty of these years or a third of your life. All this concerns the requirements of the beginning of guidance or outward piety. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Do not strike the water against your head and face noisily. The time left over them should be spent by a very pious Muslim in any offour ways mentioned in this chapter.

Do not shake your hands much so as to splash the water.


Gain, therefore, mastery over it to the utmost of your ability, lest it throw you to the bottom al-hidaywh Hell. Sit on your left hip, with your left foot going out from beneath you and your right foot erect.

In this condition say subhana rabbi l-a’la glory be to my Lord, the Most High! When you wake up return to those activities which I have mentioned to you first of all [i.

Performance of devotional acts and acquisition of knowledge while eating that which is unlawful, are like building on dung. Like a man performing a ritual prayer alone, the Imam will secretly [1] read the supplication for starting the ritual prayer and [2] seek the protection of God against Satan. Some of these rules are necessary for the validity of ablution, while others only increase iis merit.

Thus ‘Ali may God be pleased with him! For death does not come upon us at a specified time or in a specified way or at a specified age; it necessarily comes upon us suddenly, and so preparation for it is better than preparation for this world. Worship of God with sincerity is stressed in at least twenty-two verses of the Qur’an.


The excellence of the time before sun-rise and sunset is stressed, and the devotional acts by which this time can be utilized in the best way are mentioned. When they pass with it to the fourth heaven, the angel in charge says, ‘Stop and with this deed strike the face of its doer, his back, and his abdomen; I am in charge of conceit; my lord has commanded me not to allow his deed to pass beyond me, for whenever he did a deed he allowed conceit to enter into it.

Guard the eye against three or four things – from looking at women other than those whom it is unlawful for you to marry according to Islamic religious law; from looking lustfully at a beauti- ful form; from looking at a Muslim with a look of contempt; and from perceiving faults in a Muslim. Al-hivayah you be unable to do this all the time, take care that your day and night are not without a time in which you will be alone with your Master and enjoy the pleasure of your secret converse with Him.

The result of this mental quality in the case of the tongue is that he says, ‘I am this, I am that’, as accursed Iblis said, ‘I am better than he [i. Dar al-Yusur Madinah, Saudi. 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. Thus if you see a child, you bidaat say, ‘This person has not disobeyed God, but I a,-hidayah disobeyed; so he is undoubtedly better than I.