Imam Ghazali’s Bidayat al-Hidaya is a highly motivational manual detailing the fundamentals of acquiring guidance through God-consciousness (taqwa). Imam Ghazali argues that just as there is an end to this noble objective there is also a beginning to it, which must be made firm for one to achieve success.
He then goes on to expound the fundamentals of this “beginning.” While being concise and to-the-point the manual is laid out in the form of a detailed daily timetable providing the reader strong inspiration and much heart-rending counsel.
Obedience, Refraining from Disobedience, and the Etiquette of Companionship with the Creator and with Creation:
The three sections of this book are on obedience, refraining from disobedience, and the etiquette of companionship with the Creator and with creation.
His Final Works:
One of Imam Ghazali’s final works, it embodies a lifetime of learning, experience, and spirituality and can be taken as an introduction to his larger works.
This translation published for the first time with facing Arabic text also includes many notes and transliteration for the supplications contained within.
White Thread Press has produced a aesthetically beautiful print of Imam Ghazali’s Bidayatul Hidayah with a easy to read translation to match. I am thoroughly enjoying reading from this book and there are many shuyukh who use this particular version for their lecture series that you can benefit from.
I highly recommend you get yourself a copy to begin your journey!”
Masha Allah a great service by white thread press in publishing this beneficial work by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali. I really appreciate the task of clarifying the Hanafi position on fiqhi matters as that really helps when we are reading this work at home. It is also pleasing to see the Arabic text has been included in the print, however I have observed that the translation (at times) includes those passages which I could not find in the actual text of the Dar al-Minhaj print, rather it has been taken from the footnotes.
Lastly, the print is good quality as always and easy to use.
May Allah accept this task and enable white thread press to continue publishing such gems. Aameen
For Everyone to Benefit
Easy to follow and understand.
Motivates action 🙂
Great print, good work by publishers
This book is a must have for any student of knowledge! The print and typesetting is very accurate and professionally done unlike the many islamic publishers in our times who produce embarrassingly poor prints. The addition of harakat on all the words means that this is great reading practice for students of Arabic. My only complaint would be perhaps that they should of proofchecked the placement of the harakat thus making a perfect book.