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His behaviour with these groups of people should be like that of a good man, a pious man — behaviour which is demanded by humanity and which is prescribed by God and His Messenger. Despite this his ignorant soul feels presumtuous; he is filled with expectation and hope of divine 13 Ibn Maja, Sunan, Zuhd, But beware, I repeat, beware of being in the third group and of destroying utterly [in the Hereafter] without any hope of your prosperity there.

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Each of these sins is defined here clearly, the evil it causes is mentioned, and the methods for its removal are also suggested. Al-Ghazali stresses that a man practising the beginning of guidance lives a family life and a life in a community. The rules of companionship with God are: God is indeed the greatest. O the Ever Living, O the Self-subsisting and All-sustaining, O the Lord of majesty and honour, there is no God except You; it is for Your mercy that I appeal to You, and it is from Your punishment that I seek Your protection; do not leave me to my own care one moment, but make my every condition upright as You did for the righteous.

The Imam will make the intention niyya of leading the ritual prayer so that he may gain the reward of the act of leading. The time which is left over, you can spend in four ways. Usd al-Ghaba, IV, ff. The runing commentary set in italics and put between square brackets is placed at the start of major sections to serve as a key to the understanding of them. The use of the hands for these purposes amounts to the This is the fourteenth ‘book’ of The Revival divided into seven long chapters.


Invoking Evil towards Others Guard your tongue against invoking evil towards any creature of God exalted is He!

But how lowly is the state of a man who saves his religious nature by making his lifel without work! Bodily acts follow a sequence. They pass with it to the third heaven, and the angel responsible there says, ‘Stop and with this deed strike the face of its doer; I am the angel in charge of pride; my Lord has commanded me not to allow his deed to pass beyond me, for he took pride bidayatlu the expense of his associates.

Please find time and guide me to the link. Whoever goes at the fourth hour, it is as if he offered a chicken to God. In the first category are included the acts of devotion, a brief description of which is given in the preceding chapters. The Nich of Lights may translate in Malayalam language.

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.

Obligatory things in ablution which is part of washing the body 56 Qur’an5: 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].

Allahu akbar] of bowing rukubut make a break between them long enough to say ‘glory be to God!

It is hoped that the book will be useful to readers of English interested in the practical aspect of Islam and in al-Ghazali. It is not possible to reach the end except after the completion of the beginning; it is not possible to discover the inward aspect except after knowing the outward.


Imam Al-Ghazali shares with us how a hidaayh should order his life from hour to hour and day to day. When you wake up return to those activities which I have mentioned to you first of all [i. From acts of obedience to relationship between God and Man. He should also guard against food concerning the lawfulness of which he has doubt and which he imagines, on some grounds, to be forbidden.

God, through You alone we have come to this morning, through You alone we passed the night, through You alone we live, through You alone we die, and to You alone is our final return.

A siesta, if you do not rise at night, is like a meal just before dawn when you are bidayatl fasting by day. Satiety arising from that which is lawful according to Islam is a source of all evil; what then of satiety of that which is unlawful?

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bidayatup Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. The time left over them should be spent by a very pious Muslim in any offour ways mentioned in this chapter. It is mentioned in Tradition. Get to Know Us. To this ritual prayer is the reference of the Qur amc verse start.

In an effort to make it light, however, one must not make it imperfect by omitting any of its parts. Personally, nothing spoke to me louder than when I read, “A prayer in congregation is twenty-seven times better than a prayer alone. Please me to get english translation of Ahyayul Uloom Allaah hafiz.

It is the wrongful utterances of the tongue which hiddayah throw men into Hell on their noses. bidayatup