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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Then take a handful of water for your face and with it wash from the beginning of the flattening of gazali forehead to the eiid of the protuberance of the chin, up and down, and from ear to ear aeross. These two rak’as should be followed by four more sunna rak’as, the great merit of which is evident from Tradition.

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. Worship of God with sincerity is stressed in at least twenty-two verses of the Bidayatyl.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: As you go to bed make ready your tooth-stick and the things wh. When I bidwyatul bestowed My love on him, I become his hearing with which he hears, his sight with which he sees, his tongue with which he speaks, his hand with which he grasps, and his feet with which he walks.

Fatimah Azzahra added it Dec 23, Make the water reach the four places where hair grows: If continuing thus is hard for you, [do the following].

Someone said, “May he enjoy Paradise! God, I place my needs before You, although my thought is weak and I fail short in my action; I bidaystul in dire need of Your mercy. Hamdan marked it as to-read Apr 17, Place your left hand on bidayatull left thigh with ghazalii ourstretched. The mind of a realfy pious Muslim, wherever he may be physically, remains attached to the mosque.

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If it is not completely cleansed after three times, wipe five or seven, so that cleansing is completed after an odd number of times. Place yourself near a wali or pillar so that people do not pass in front of you. Worship Him in your ritual prayer ‘as if you see Him; even if you do ghazaali actually see Him, yet He sees you. This morning has come through Your power and not through the power of any one other than You.


I beseech You to grant me Paradise and every word and deed, every intention and belief which hidayxh bring me near to it; I seek the protection of You from Hell and from every word and deed, every intention and belief, which will bring me near to it. Endeavour to bidsyatul that which is made lawful by Islam, and when you have found it try to take less than your fiil of it.

O God, O rich, O praiseworthy, O the One Who creates from the beginning and then repeats the creation, O Ever Merciful, O Loving One, make me abound in that which is lawful, in Your sight, in obedience to You and in grace from You, so that I turn from that which is unlawful, from disobedience and from all other than You.

The obligatory things ensure safety front Hell; the supererogatory things elevate his spiritual status. Praise be to God as is His rightl May the blessings and peace be upon the best of His creatures Muhammad, and upon his family and his companions after him! The same will be done by the man performing ritual prayer alone. This plan, this arrangement, is suggested in all chapters of this part of this book. Then take off your ring, strike the sand a second time with your palms while spreading out the fingers; wipe your both hands including the elbows with the palms [containing some sand].

Then wash your hands three times before placing them in the basin, and supplicate: When you need to know concerning divine tax zaka and pilgrimage to Mecca haji 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].

Make this one day of the week especially devoted to the acts which will ensure your happiness in the Hereafter.


AU this is the subject-matter of this chapter. Jazakallah ryameen for ur effort By Muhamed on September 22, at A pious Muslim observes all these rules and thus perfects hiu ritual purifi- cation. O God’s Messenger may you be ransomed by my father and mother! Hanya dengan umurmu sahaja engkau dapat mencapai kebahagiaan yang sebenarnya di negeri yang kekal abadi di sisi Allah Taala.


I seek the protection of God against Satan, the rejected.

God] is the first and the last, and the manifest and the hidden; and He has the fullest power over everything. Then when the time of the Late-afternoon Prayer is come, perform four rak’as before the obligatory rak’as of this ritual prayer. But bidaaytul 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 birayatul a dead loss, and your trading without profit.

God, I beseech You for patience with that which You have allotted to me, for success at the time of encountering You [on the Day of Judgementl, for the high ranks of the martyrs [in Paradise], for the life of those who will be happy [in the Hereafter], for help against enemies, and for the companionship of the prophets [in the highest grade of Paradise]. Whoever goes at the fourth hour, it is as if he offered a chicken to God.

God is independent of you and your action.

O Hidayatul, that Tradition is: Do not imagine that fasting is merely abstention from food, drink and sexual intercourse. Guidance is identical with piety taqwa. The deed is so embellished that it is like a bride being conducted to her husband. The Muslims are like a single building, biadyatul part of which supports the other; im they are like a single body — if one member suffers, the rest of the body is affected.