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It is in this way that the blessing of your time will be evident. To restrain yourself from backbiting, the statement of God exalted is He! Know that self-glorification reduces your honour in the estimation of people and necessarily leads to God’s hatred of you.

Go overin your mind all bidaatul different acts of bidayatuk within your power, choose the noblest of them, and consider the means of it so that you may be occupied with it.

Full text of “bidayat-al-hidayah-by-imam-al-ghazali”

God] is with you wherever you may be; He sees all that you do. 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 bidayathl means of your success [in the Hereafter] will become a means of your destruction.

Like a man performing a ritual prayer alone, the Imam will secretly [1] read the supplication for starting the ritual prayer and [2] seek bidaytul protection of God against Satan.

Bidayat al-hidayah, Les premices du droit chemin. The feet must be guarded against them all. It also includes the original Arabic parallel to the English which is translated by Mashhad al-Allaf.


Thus if you see a child, you bidzyatul say, ‘This person has not disobeyed God, but I have disobeyed; so he is undoubtedly better than I. The follower will not ead any sura [after the Fatiha even secretly] in the audible part of he ritual prayer, except if he cannot hear the voice of the Imam Iwho is reciting a sura after Fatiha.

Hicayah are commenting using your Facebook account. Then wash your right hand, and after that the left, together with the elbow and half the upper arm; for the adornment in Paradise will reach to the places touched in ablution.

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In the two obligatory rak’ as of the Dawn Prayer and in the first Qur’an6: An enemy who is intelligent is better than a friend who is stupid. God, I beseech You for true faith, for sure faith, after which no unbelief [will bidayatull my mind]. Do not accuse any This refers to the age of al-GhazalT, in which dispute, debate, and argumenta- tion on subtle theological and juristic points became very usual, and this badly affected relationships among Muslims.

That is to examine yourself to see whether you have any outward or inward fault and whether you are commit- ting any sin secretly or openly. The sins committed throughout the week are atoned for by fasting on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Connect with us Facebook Twitter YouTube. So he orders his activities throughout the day and night having something fbced to occupy at every hour.

The fool is the man who makes himself follow his passions bldayatul desires things contrary to the command of God. Hi Elvira Try the website below, email them and see if they would send it to Bosnia, http: With an accessible English translation alongside the original Arabic text, this introductory work will be useful for readers interested in exploring the realities of Islamic piety, students of Arabic and educators alike.


One who is practising the beginning of guidance should spend at least some of the day and night in complete devotion to God. Montgoraery Watt, “A’isha”, El 21, f.

God, increase my light and give me the greatest light of all. Indeed, the Messenger of God may God bless him and greet him! By his knowledge he explores every avenue which offers a prospect of realizing that for which he hopes from this world. In the last Witnessing, however, sit on your hip.

The Beginning of Guidance (Bidayatul Hidayah)

Do not imagine that sinfulness belongs only to the speaker and not to the hearer. The otherworldly consequence in the form of salvation from Hell and happiness in Paradise is emphasized in agreement with Islamic religious teaching, but this-worldly consequences are not ignored for they too are given importance in the Qur’an and Tradition. Do not expose your private parts ejglish reaching the place where you are to squat to relieve yourself.

Blessed are You, O Lord of majesty and honour!