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Al-Ghazali states the requirements of outward piety in each of these ritual prayers and in one’s proceeding towards the mosque, entering it, staying inside it even though for a little while, and coming out of it. What Tahawi offers is more than enough, may God be pleased with their efforts.

When you have completed the acquisition of really useful know- ledge and have also completed the task of reforming yourseif outwardly and inwardly, and you still have some free time, there is no harm in spending it in the study of the schools of Islamic jurisprudence in order to know the less common details with regard to the acts of devotion to God, and the method of mediation between men when the following of passions leads them into quarrel.

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. But here we warn you against three evil qualities of the soul — which are predominant among the religious scholars of this time — so that you may be on your guard against these evil qualities, because these are both destructive in themselves and the roots of all other evil qualities of the soul.

Gain, therefore, mastery over it to the utmost of your ability, lest it throw you to the bottom of Hell.

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Prophetic traditions on envy, pride, ostentation, and conceit are numerous. All this concerns the requirements of the beginning of guidance or outward piety.

Or with regard to them he may occupy the position of scorpions, snakes and harmful beasts of prey, from which men expect no good, while fearing the evil they may cause. How is this a fail? There bidzyatul no god but God; we do not worship anyone except Him, making our religion sincerely for Him, 67 even though the unbelievers dislike it. If, then, you want to guard your bodily members against sins, you must purify your soul, and this is through inward piety.


They are also the source of importunity, anger and estrangement, and implant rancour in people’s minds. Admonition has a distinctive quality and form and requires kindness.

AU that is put in these two parts concerns the beginning of guidance, which is identical with the outward bidayatil of piety. Write your review here: Each deed is accompanied by the angels of the seven heavens until they have passed through all the veils to the presence of God exalted is He!

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In terms of content, it is faultless. Then stand up and perform four rak’as following the decline of the sun.

God, cleanse my mind from hypocrisy and protect my genitals from adultery. Beware of making your purpose in wearing clothes to dissemble before others; if this be your purpose you will be the loser.

God, surely I beseech You to grant me all forms of good in this life and the next, both those which I know and those 67 Qur’an 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.

Thus the scholar’s knowledge becomes a cause of God’s servants venturing to disobey Him. Know that the greatest cause of the establishment of these defilements in the mind is the seeking of knowledge for the purpose of boasting and disputing with others. Al-Ghazali states the purposes of the creation of each of these parts, enumerates the sins committed by them mentions the evils of these sins in this world and the world to come, and suggests specific methods of guarding against them.

There is no god but God alone; He has no partner; to Him belongs the kingdom and to Him belongs praise; He gives life and causes death, but himself is Ever Living Who never dies; in His hand lies all good, and He has the fullest power over everything.


But the things which are assumed to be so on the basis of a sign [are not obvious and need to be mentioned. God glorified and powerful is He! Be careful to avoid the backbiting done by the ostentatious Qur’an-reciters.

Then throughout the day, you must busy yourself only with those matters which will benefit you in the next life or in the present life – matters which themselves are indispensable to you and the aid of which is indispensable to the affairs of your Hereafter or this life. The leaving undone is more difficult, for the acts of devotion are within the capacity of every one, but the setting aside of desires is only within the capacity of the most devout.

Call us on Al-Makki Qut, II, has also cited this formula in its entirety. Now the system is such that the guardian angels ascend with man’s deeds performed from morning to evening; each deed has a light like the light of the sun. O you people, the truth has indeed come from your Lord.

It is the wrongful utterances of the tongue bidayztul will throw men into Hell on their noses. The same will be done by the man performing ritual prayer alone. God, in this morning I am unable to repel that which I dishke and to gain that for which I hope.

For death hidaayah not come upon us at a specified time or in a specified way or at a specified age; it necessarily comes upon us suddenly, and so preparation for it is better than preparation for this world. The angel in charge there says to them, ‘Stop and with this deed strike the face of its doer, for he never showed mercy to anyone of God’ s servants who met with misfortune or disease, but felt pleasure in it; my Lord from whom others should, the Prophet said, learn the Qur’an.

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