Monday, January 4, 2010

About the book The Beginning of Guidance (Bidayatul Hidayah)

The Beginning of Guidance,originally in Arabic (Bidayatul Hidayah) is one of the books on sufism and ethics written by Imam Abu Hamed Al-Ghazali and its translated & edited by Professor Mashhad Al-Allaf.

The book is also fully translated by Muhammad Abul Qasem,and its self published in Malaysia.

Imam Al-Ghazali said: 'Here, then I give you counsel about the beginning of Guidance so that thereby you may test yourself and examine your Heart....' No one can reach the ending until he has completed the beginning,no one can discover the inward aspect until he has mastered the outward.'

I quote a few lines of the commentary of this book by
“This Book can be considered as an Introduction to The Imam's Magnum Opus The Revival of the Religions Sciences (Ihya Ulum al-Din)and directs the reader to the larger work for what lies beyond that.”

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