Ahmad Zarruq was a 15th century Muslim scholar from Morocco. A Berber of the Barnusi tribe, he lost both his parents within a week of his birth. Counsel of Sidi Ahmad Zarruq PI By Sidi Ahmad Zarruq Translated b y Shavkh Hamza Yusu f The noble scholar, the unique of his age, the regulator of the. The present study is an attempt to restore the text of Qawaid al-Tasawwuf by comparative and comprehensive study of its manuscripts. This thesis also aims to .
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This is especially so coming from an obsequious chanter, a heedless tyrant, or an ignorant sufi. This is so because it is constantly fleeing from moderation in everything, and it inclines towards extremism in both matters of deviance and guidance. ahmqd
Sidi Ahmad Zarruq Quotes (Author of The Poor Man’s Book of Assistance)
He was a contemporary of Muhammad al-Jazuli. In other words, do not neglect the externals of your worldly needs, all the while keeping In mind your end and final resting place.
So be conscious of Allah and ahkad your request with dignity. Surrender completely to His Decree with the submission of one who knows he can never overcome Him. Examine your soul constantly in matters you are obliged to do or those that you should do.
Any propensity toward creation is by nature the lack of such toward the truth. From these last five, five more have emanated: Organize your devotional practices, and you will find your time extended due to the barakah [blessings] in it. Never be lenient with yourself in either relaxed times or those of high resolve. Continue doing this until you find that your fleeing from anything outwardly displeasing is second nature, and your avoidance of the boundaries of prohibited things is as if it acts like a protective net that is placed before you.
The Counsel of Sidi Ahmad Zarruq
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Never belittle any talk that concerns absent people even if there is no harm in it due to the likelihood of harm entering into it.
A Berber of the Barnusi tribe, he lost both his parents within a week of his birth and was raised by his grandmother, an accomplished jurist in her own right. Among the community of Musa there was a group who were guided by the truth and judged by it. He took the name ‘Zarruq’ meaning ‘blue’ and he studied the traditional Islamic sciences such as jurisprudence, Arabic, traditions of the Prophet and wrote extensively on a number of subjects.
An individual is measured by his character.
Seek out a companion to help you out in your affairs, and take his counsel concerning matters that occur from both your inward states and your outward affairs. Protection is from Him alone, and success is by Him. Nabil rated it it was amazing Aug 15, Full item downloads 0. Indeed, anyone ahmxd a rank above his own will fall, scandalized and humiliated.
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Nzoputa Ugwumsinachi rated it it was amazing Feb 19, Zagruq aside anything that you cannot discern its benefit immediately. Never be lenient with yourself in either lax times or times of high resolve.
A common man without taqwa is corrupt. In this section we have attempted to present a brief summary of each qaidah.
Ayesha rated it it was amazing Dec 04, If you do indeed take his companionship, then treat him in a manner commensurate with his state, and give him of yourself based upon his inabilities and abilities because the perfected companion can no longer be found.
Never assume that anyone in this world can really zarrruq your circumstances other than from the perspective of his own circumstances.
The pitfall of seeking knowledge is the company of sophomoric people, whether due to their age, intellect, or deficient religious practice – in other words, those who do not refer to sound principles of guidance in their actions. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Never assume that anyone in this world can really understand your circumstances other than from the perspective of his own circumstances.
The Poor Man’s Book of Assistance by Sidi Ahmad Zarruq
This is one of the principles in al-Qawa’id by Zarruq. Beware of being extremely hard on your selfish soul nafs before you have obtained a mastery over it, but also beware of being too lax with it regarding any of the sacred rulings. As for dealing with people, this concerns three requirements also: Never reveal to your companion anything of your state other than what his own state war-rants.
Other people have eyes too! The murid is expected to have sincerity as well as the first two qualities. That is why it is said that people are the creatures of their character.
Indeed, in these times even a suitable companion who is agreeable rarely lasts! Therefore, never be neglectful of repentance; never turn away from the act of returning to Allah; and never neglect acts that bring you closer to Allah.
Examine your soul constantly in matters that you are obliged to do, or are needed to be done. Never reveal to your companion anything of your state other than what his own state warrants. Surrender completely to His Decree with the submission of one who knows he can never overcome Him.