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On the contrary, I have set out for fear of Your anger and seeking Your pleasure. Indeed, you should know that the good man is he who is good in the estimation of God in the Home of the Hereafter; that, however is unknown to man, and is dependent upon the end to life al- khatima.
There is the man who seeks knowledge for the help it gives in lrs transitory life in this world to obtain power, influence and wealth; yet he is aware of the worthlessness of his conditicn and hidayzh meanness of his aim.
The practice of taking refuge with God is command- ed at various points in the Qur’an. The fool is the man who makes himself follow his passions hidqyah desires things contrary to the command of God. If you want to perform a second obligatory ritual prayer, start another cleanliness ritual with sand from the beginning.
Thus anything which a person not engaged in religious studies receives from the trust funds of the religious schools is forbidden. This book in its entirety is translated, with a running com- mentary and numerous notes, in the present work in order to provide the reader with al-Ghazali’s views in full. The time which is left over, you can spend in four ways. Indeed, the Messenger of God may God bless him and greet him! Go overin your mind all the different acts of obedience within your power, choose the noblest of them, and consider the means of it so that you may be occupied with it.
Do not speak at all during the address. I [also] bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger. The treasures of this world will be of no use when you are Qur’an May Allah Subhanahu Wat’ala grant the translator and all those behind these amazing works with the enflish of rewards and tawfiq, bi’ithnillah.
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Let the first thing which comes to your mind and tongue be the remembrance of God and praise of Him. Various forms of praise bidayatyl God adhkar and glorification of Him tasbitetand repetition of them with a rosary 3. You should not waste your time, doing at each hour only that which you happen to do by chance.
Do not imagine that fasting is merely abstention from food, drink and sexual intercourse. They are envy, ostentation and conceit.
How often an ignorant man has brought destruction To a forbearing man who has befriended him. 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.
Produce in your mind the intention of fasting on Friday, but do fast on Saturday or Thursday as well, since there is prohibition  of fasting on Friday alone. A pious Muslim observes all these rules and thus perfects hiu ritual purifi- hidayatul. It consists in your seeking status in the minds of people so that you thereby obtain influence and respect.
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.
With the little finger of your left hand wash dnglish your toes, beginning with the little toe of your right foot and finishing with the little toe of your left; approach the toes from below and supplicate: The obligatory acts are the capital englis which trading activities are based, and it is through them that man achieves salvation [in the Hereafter]. Then wipe your neck, and pray: Then produce in your mind the intention niyya that your ablution is for removing uncleanliness or for making you fit for the ritual prayer.
Bodily acts follow a sequence. Three of them — envy, ostentation, and pride — which are commonly found in scholars, constitute the roots of all other evil qualities.
Bidayatjl, then, which of your affairs is important — [a] to leara how to guard against these destructive qualities, to occupy yourself with the improvement of your mind and to prepare for your happiness in the Hereafter; [b] or to engage with others in seeking such knowledge as causes an increase in pride, ostentation, envy and conceit, so that you will perish bidayatup with those who perish. Should you do this, you will reach the grade of the people on the right ashab al-yamineven though you fail to aseend to the grade of high stages of those who are at the forefront as-sabiqun.
Recitation of supplications to God do2.
The bicayatul committed throughout a month are atoned for by fasting on the first, midmost and last days of the month, and the white days, [namely, the 13th, 14th and 15th]. One who is practising the beginning of guidance should spend at least some of the day and night in complete ihdayah to God. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.
Keep your elbows away from your sides and your stomach from your thighs — a woman, however, will not do this, but will keep her elbows and stomach close to her sides and thighs respectively.
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