Imam Ghazali () who is world’s one of the most influential thinkers, reformers, and spiritual transformers and whose books are a. My Dear Beloved Son or Daughter By Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad Al-Ghazali ( May God Shower His Mercy Upon Him) From Imam Ghazali’s Arabic Book. Who was Imam Ghazali (RA)?. Imam Ghazali (RA) [ CE] is most famous for his contributions in philosophy, religion and Sufism. He is also known as.
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The knowledge that today, does not keep you away from sins and that does not evoke in you the desire to obey Allah, remember, will not save you tomorrow from Hellfire. You will turn your face away from the world [and the life therein] and after purifying your heart from all evil qualities and embellishing decorating it your heart with the love of Allah and with beautiful noble [inner] qualities, you will get sonn with Allah’s worship and servitude.
May Allah, the Exalted, provide His blessings in your good deeds. Abu Bakr Siddiq May Allah be pleased with him says: It is to mention the difficult stages of the life hereafter that are obstacles in our way ahead. Have I not obtained this promise from you that O you the Children of Adam! When you do good deeds, your heart should not be inclined towards people [to impress them and to gain their praise].
Here I explain a benefit. The second benefit is that I glanced at the people of the world and saw that everyone was following after the pleasures and desires from the Nafs lower self that instructs one to commit evil and [everyone] is subservient to the desires from the lower self. You have told a very good thing.
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Countless accounts of advices have been written and told in the light of the Ahadith traditions and Sunnah outward character and internal states of the Holy Prophet Muhammad Peace and blessings of Allah ghzaali upon him. Ignorant [people who are like] patients are of four kinds and among these [four] categories, the patients belonging to one category can be cured. I molded it i. It’s because, those in whose hearts the pleasures of the world and following of their desires [from the lower self] dominate, they find the advice and guidance bitter.
The powerful advise that is in this book that I can pass onto to others knowing that this is from the Qur’an and the Prophet SAWwould be beneficial to everyone. That’s why I adopted Taqwa pious reverence, consciousness, awe, and fear of Allah so that I get counted as the one with the highest rank in the sight of Allah, the Exalted.
Lectures By Zakir Naik. These desires of the lower self cannot be eliminated through immoralities and through the deceptions of false Sufis i. Because Prophet Muhammad Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him accumulated one year’s worth of provision food for some of his wives and said: If your desire is to acquire knowledge of the matters of the heart then you should study [my book] “Ahya al-Uloom ad-Deen” “Revival of the Knowledge of the Path to God” deaf known as “Revival of Religious Learnings” and our other books, because to acquire such knowledge is personally obligatory Fard al-‘ayn dezr all Muslims.
When it’s time for dawn, then a fourth angel makes the proclamation ‘O you the heedless ones! Tell me what are those eight benefits? A poet has said something good in this respect: Counsel Knowledge To counsel others is as easy matter, the difficulty is accepting advice since it is bitter for those who follow their own inclinations and desires. Furthermore, [a perfected scholar] can find the [root] causes of the disease, but if the disease becomes worse and if its causes are not found then an expert doctor curer should be consulted who can tell that this disease can be cured and this disease cannot be cured with any medicine.
You [should] admonish you self Nafs [first], then if it accepts your advice then give advices to others, otherwise have shame before Me.
My Dear Beloved Son or Daughter by Imam Ghazali
You should strive with your utmost in every step [of the way towards your destination]. Create courage in yourself and create movement in your body for struggle [on the Path of God]. In other words, one should believe that you will surely get whatever Allah, the Exalted, has destined for you.
He also lived in the Umayyad mosque and to this day there is a minaret named after him Al-Ghazali minaret. Ghazaali contemplated on the following verse from the Holy Quran in which it’s said: Then the farmer puts water and fertilizers in the crop so that the crop grows [better] and develops a good quality.
My dear beloved son! Inform me about your state after your death!
Dear Beloved Son
Is there anyone who asks [Me of anything]? May Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him ] And in [the last] part of the night perform the Tahajjud prayers [for the sake of Allah] which will be very beneficial for you.
May Allah, the Exalted, sin you a long life for His worship and obedience and may He enable you to walk on the path of His beloveds.
It has been narrated that someone saw al-Junayd after his death in a dream. The reality that needs to be mentioned here [and the fundamental point that needs to be driven home here] is that your servant is not created by you but only hired by you.
This way, disenchant their hearts from the world so that they will consider [the love and attachment of] the world an enemy [stopping them from realizing their full potential and the purpose for which Allah has sent them in this world].