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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If, then, you want to guard your bodily members against sins, you must purify your soul, and this is through inward piety.

God, forgive my sins and open to me the doors of Your mercy. He, however, should loudly read [22] the Fatiha [i. The Imam will make the intention niyya of leading the ritual prayer so that bixayat may gain the reward of the act of leading.

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It is mentioned in Tradition. If you find your mind inclined towards the beginning of guidance and your carnal soul obedient and receptive, then go ahead, look for the end, and penetrate to the bottom of the oceans of various forms of knowledge.

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When you wake up return to those activities which I have mentioned to you first of all [i. O Mu’adh, that Tradition is: Imam Al-Ghazali’s Bidaya al-hidaya complements his spiritual autobiography, He emphasizes the importance of knowledge and using it correctly at all times.

Seek the protection of God against unprofitable knowledge.

For this purpose memorize them from the supplications we have set forth in the Book of Supplications from the books of our work, The Revival ofthe Religious Sciences. For this reason the Prophet may God bless him and greet him! God, I place my needs before You, although my thought is weak and I fail short in my action; I am nidayat dire need of Your mercy. From this sitting for rest, stand bidayaf placing your hands on the ground but not moving one foot fonvard as you rise.


There are certain methods which enable man to obtain the lawful and to avoid the unlawful.


After the Late-afternoon Prayer until the sun-set, occupy yourself only with the activities similar to those which are recommended above to be done after the Noon Prayer.

In the worid of perception and the unseen worid no inactive thing remains inactive and no moving thing moves, except with the Most Compelling One 16 of the heavens and the earth being aware of these [4]. What is the beginning of guidance in order that I may test my carnal soul thereby? This will help your concentration of thought and the attention of your mind.

It is al-hldayah, supposing you live for sixty years, that you lose twenty of these years or a third of your life. This is the grade of the devotee and is the charaeteristie of the righteous. The same will be said to the religious scholar, to the man who has performed the pilgrimage to Mecca, and to the reciter of the Qur’an.

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Continue these ten forms of praise of God, and do not speak before the rising of the sun. Do not associate with anyone in jesting. They pass with it to the seventh heaven. 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.

He replied, “They are the dogs in Hell drawing the flesh of its dwellers from their bones.

Know that on the Day of Resurrection you will not be asked, ‘Why did you not curse so-and-so? The Prophet called it “the heart of the Qur’an. As you go to bed make ready your tooth-stick and the things wh.

The system of translite- ration followed is given on page He devoted a complete chapter of his Qut, II, pp. Lord, in Your name I lay me down and in Your name I shall rise up; forgive my sins. All these three were practised by the Messenger of God may God bless him and greet him!

Know that night and day are twenty-four hours; the amount of sleep you take altogether, by night and day, should not be more than e. Make your mind attentive to God and free it from all worldly suggestions.


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 this 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.

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! In respect of other men also, a man stands in one of three grades. Al-Ghazali defines the beginning of guidance as outward piety and the end of guidance as inward piety — only through piety can good consequences be achieved and only the pious are rightly 4 Abu Hamid Muhammad al-GhazalT, al-Munqidh min ad-Daldl, Eng.

When you have [done this and] known about the presence of any fault or sin in you, then do understand that the other man’s inability to free himself from the fault which you attribute to him is like your inability, and his excuse is like your excuse. God, make the outcome of whatever You have ordained for me good and right. For this Tradition see supra, p. When you pass water, you should seek freedom from it by a sort of half-cough and sprinkling three times and by placing the left hand under the penis.

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.

Do not omit ritual prayer in congregation, especially the Dawn Prayer.