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. Dear Beloved Son – Ayyuhal Walad [Al-Ghazali] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. I seek Allahs refuge from the knowledge which is of no. Al-Ghazali Letter to a Disciple: Ayyuhal-Walad. Tobias Mayer, tr. Paperback. Item out of stock – notify me! Enter your email address below to be.

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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. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: It can also mean that to to give charity from that which you are attached to, that which you are fond of. That that which is with you, that which is in your possession, that which you can acquire in this world, is fading, is ephemeral; it dwindles away, passes away.

As opposed to praying like most of us do it: I looked around and saw that everybody was trying to acquire things of the world.


And what he did was that he gave away all of his extraneous money and possessions. Hatim al-Asam was once in the company of his Shaykh, when Shaykh Shaqiq asked him: He did not give away everything.

Third Lesson I learnt that to be human is to acquire. 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.

And also not just to outwardly do good acts, but to try to go deeper and try to ayjuhal our nafs desire the good acts. He saw that basically almost everybody was trying to acquire things ayyuuhal the dunya. I learnt from you, what walwd learn from humanity itself and from human beings.


Terjemah Ayyuhal Walad – Imam Ghazali

You are sitting there, and you are moved by it. When I was in your company, what I learnt from your company is how to observe humanity. It shows how much one learns when they associate themselves for a long period of time with the Ullema and Mashaikh Now, one thing is to say that I want to do amaal-e-salihone thing would be to say that I want to be regular and consistent in amaal-e-salihaat ; Here, he is saying that I fell in love with amaal-e-salih!

We have mentioned 3 of those 8 lessons that Imam al-Ghazali rh wrote to his student in his letter. And the most ultimate stage of life in which we do that is akhirah. A person will be able to enjoy Salah, when they feel Allah swt in their prayer.

You have had my company for thirty years, what have you learnt in the 30 years that you have been with me? When our nafs desires them itself, then doing those things becomes very easy. So, Hatim says that I learnt how to understand humanity from you and when I saw this about humanity that: 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.

The first way, then, for us, is to try to do amal on this advice that we need to focus on our salah. wqlad

Sometimes somebody does some fund raising for some cause. 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.


So, he says that I observed humanity and I saw that it is the very part of human ayyuhsl that every single human being is in love with something or someone or some idea. 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. He gave a lot of money and goods in charity. This is something that we have to learn, but we can learn it gradually — like a piece-meal: 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 wxlad actually going to fade away.

A lot of us give away those things that we are not attached to. That nafs also desires.

So the Shaykh asked him, what are they? I learnt that to be human is to desire. One way in which we could begin to learn and practice this advice is: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

When I reflected on what that was, I realized that nothing could lay claim to that except: We have to go deeper and make our nafs desire those things.