An excerpt from Imam Ghazali’s Ayyuhal Walad – translated by Shaikh Seraj Hendricks Ayyuhal Walad, “Oh my Young Man,” is a letter to a student by Hujjat. Page ). . Page ) ..!:) ».«. Page *. ]: [.) *.: .) *.: .) *.. ) *. *.: .) *. *: .:): »..« Page ))».. «:». «:». «:).. 16 Mar Imam Al-Ghazali (rh) begins this letter to his student, whom he affectionately calls walad (=Son), by saying Ya ayyuhal walad al-mehboobi i.e. O.

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Views View Edit History. Try to think in terms of love ; that I have to love these amaal. Certainly, the later tradition of tasawwuf is a bit more soft on this, and even in the early tradition of ayuhal you do have mashaikh who, in terms of their own lives and in their teachings, were quite well off. I learnt from you, what to learn from humanity itself and from human beings.

And the most ultimate stage of life in which we do that is akhirah. Sooner or later we are going to slip. We have mentioned 3 of those 8 lessons that Imam al-Ghazali rh wrote to his student in his letter. By continuing to use this website, you agree xyyuhal their use. We use that as an excuse to give away nothing.

That type of giving is easy for us. That is what Hatim rh is saying which had a big impact on him and that played a very big role in his tazkiyah. This is another battle that we are trying to wage and that is our nafs does not desire to pray. When our nafs desires them itself, then doing those things becomes very easy. One could only imagine what it would be like to associate with a Shaykh, a wali of Allah swt, somebody like Shaykh Shaqiq rah for 30 years!

To be human is to strive, to be human is to acquire, to be human is to achieve, to be human is to attain. The second lesson that Shaykh Hatim rh says that he learnt from his Shaykh — Shaykh Shaqiq rh — is that again he said that I saw humanity, I reflected upon the human condition and I saw that to be human is to desire. What we really need to do is prevent our nafs from having those desires.

You are sitting there, and you are moved by it. But both in the lifetime of Nabi e Kareem sws and after the Beloved Messenger sws passed away from this world, even after giving away so much in charity, he remained well-off. I gave my love, my muhabbah to aimal as-saleh. I looked around and saw that everybody was trying to acquire things of the world.

We have to go deeper and make our nafs desire those things. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. How to enjoy Salah? Third Lesson I learnt that to be human is to acquire. And then secondly, may Allah swt help us to not just avoid the bad desires, but to actually go deeper and take out those bad desires and bad pleasures. Description Ayyuhal walad manuscript.

One way in which we could begin to learn and practice this advice is: I have to prevent my nafs from desiring. Hatim al-Asam was once in the company of his Shaykh, when Shaykh Shaqiq asked him: In order to be hosted on Commons, all works must be in the public domain in the United States as well as in their source country.

And thirdly, may He enable us to be among those people who give away some things, even just a few things, that we viewed always to be ours, may He enable us to give a part of that away in His name and for His sake, for the khidmat and benefit of His deen, for the people of His deen, so that we will also be able to feel and respond to the ayah — that everything that is with us is actually going to fade away.

So, Instead of loving the temporary things like other human beings doI fell in love with aimal as-saleh righteous actions. How can we feel Allah swt in our Prayer? Third thing that Shaykh Hatim rh mentions which he learnt from keeping the company of his shaykh, that I saw humanity has another thing to them and that is that they all strive for something.

A lot of us give away those things that we are not attached to. The Student actually wrote Imam Al-Ghazali a letter asking him for some final words of advice, which he promised in his letter, that he would bind close to his heart and do his utmost effort to practice upon throughout his life.

Summary [ edit ] Description Ayyuhal walad manuscript. So, he says that I observed humanity and I saw that it is the very part of human nature that every single human being is in love with something or someone or some idea.

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When I was in your company, what I learnt from your company is how to observe humanity. Certain types of Egyptian works official documents, stamps, works of national folklore should use specific license tags instead of this ayyuhaal tag.

So, if we want to make our Salah an act of love, we need to start focusing on the adaab of Salah. We can here see the depth of these people, and their understanding of deen, one can see how deeply they were able to engage themselves in this ibadat and dhikr of Allah swt, and how intensely they were able to train their students to do that. If we can prevent the nafs itself from having unlawful desires, then the question of us acting on those desires, or thinking along those lines, or yearning for those things is completely gone.

That is called dhikr; by feeling Wqlad swt outside our prayer. Walas Egyptian work is currently in the public domain in Egypt because its copyright has expired pursuant to the provisions of Intellectual Property Law 82 of Not just to give away the extra money, not just to give something that we view as extra.

This whole world, every single thing that people have, is going to come to nothing when they pass away, and certainly when the world ends itself.

Some Sahaba karam ra like Syedna Uthman al-Ghani ra were very well-off. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Sooner or later the nafs is going to overcome us.

That nafs also desires. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. And, wa walaad indallah — that which lies with Allah swt, that which is in the possession and dominion of Allah swt is eternal, it is subsisting, it is never ending.

What I have heard from our mashaikh, ulema and elders, and which Prophet sws himself says in a hadith is that you should try to give from that which you love. Retrieved from ” https: