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At the approach of the time of a ritual prayer, he hastens to the mosgue and, when and after entering it, does certain obligatory and supererogatory deeds; in the case of the Dawn Prayer he spends the time between this prayer and the sunrise doingfour meritorious things.

This translation published for the first time with facing Arabic text also includes many notes and transliteration for the supplications contained within.

A good read when you feel lost and need a bit of guidance to our ultimate goal. Never blame anything created by God. If in solitude, evil suggestions [come to your mind and] draw you away to that which is not pleasing to Englishh and you are unable to subdue them by devotional practices, then you must sleep.

Let us now explain to you how to perform ritual prayer and how to fast and the rules of both, and the rules of leading a ritual prayer, of ritual prayer in congregation and of the Friday Assembly Prayer. They are either your friends, or those known to you but englisy intimately, or they are unknown to you.

It’s really helpful as sometimes we become creatures of habit and we don’t even realise we’re doing such things like listening or talking about the faults of others, it is a reminder that your tongue “is the greatest means of your destruction in this world and the next”. However, such a need arose in the time of their followers for reasons which need not be mentioned here. How often an ignorant man has brought destruction To a forbearing man who has befriended him.


Fasting on other great days of the year mentioned here is supererogatory and upgrades man in Paradise. By seeking knowledge he intends only the glorious face of God and the happiness of the Hereafter. Then when the time of the Late-afternoon Prayer is come, perform four rak’as before the obligatory rak’as of this ritual prayer. Al-Ghazali discusses these three parts one after another, and the main points of his discussion may be mentioned here so that the bidayatu, may Find it easy to follow it.

Your being pleased with yourself hjdayah that you are free from faults] is the extreme of stupidity and ignorance. Or he may be ‘above Standard’ literally, ‘making a profit’namely, when of his own will, he does good works which draw man near to God, and supererogatory religious duties. How to keep awayfrom this sin is suggested in this chapter.

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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. Imam Al-Ghazali shares with us how a man should order his life from hour to hour and day to day. If you want to perform hidayay second obligatory ritual prayer, start another cleanliness ritual with sand from the beginning.

How, then, do you not endure the hardship of continuing that routine for a few days [i. Hivayah association with such an inseparable Companion, man has to take special consideration of Him.

The rules of companionship with common men are: Two supererogatory rak as in the middle of the night is one of the treasures of the righteous man. Know that these three evil qualities of the mind, i.

To restrain yourself from backbiting, the statement of God exalted is He! Surely you would loath such anact.

Like al-Ghazali, al-Makklalso emphasized the seeking of only that which is lawful. Cleanse yourself only with the left hand. The result of this mental quality in the case of the tongue is that he says, ‘I am this, I am that’, as accursed Iblis said, ‘I am better than he [i. Whoever acquires this useful knowledge, acts in accordance with it, and then calls others to it, is called great in the kingdom of heaven, according to the witness of Jesus Christ may peace be upon him! May Allah Subhanahu Wat’ala grant the translator and all those behind these amazing works with the greatest of rewards and tawfiq, bi’ithnillah.


Al-Makki Qut, II, has also cited this formula in its entirety. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and engliah thinking of returning an item?

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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Whoever goes at the fourth hour, it is as if he offered a chicken to God. God, I seek the protection of You from being given my record of action in my left hand or behind my back. God, make us those who guide others to the right path and are themselves rightly guided, and not those who have themselves erred and led others astray; those who are at war with Your enemies, but at peace with Your friends; those who love men with Your love and are hostile with Your hostility towards those of Your creatures who have disobey- ed You.

Thus the Prophet may peace he upon him!

Your limbs are your subjects; so consider how you rule over them. I n this morning I am obliged to perform my action.

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Now the system is such that the guardian angels ascend hidayaah man’s deeds performed from morning to evening; each deed has a light like the light of the sun. The other is self-glorification and self-praise for one’s own freedom from sin and for goodness. Whoever goes at the fifth hour, it is as if he offered an egg to God.