DISCIPLINE: THE PATH TO SPIRITUAL GROWTH
INTRODUCTION- DISCIPLINE: THE PATH TO SPIRITUAL GROWTH
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, Most Merciful
Sbaykh ul-Islam Ibn Qudamah al-Maqdisi said:
All praise is due to Allah Whose Mercy covers all of his servants and has specified those who have obedience with guidance to the path of guidance and has granted them, by His Lutf (Subtlety and Gentleness), to righteous actions and they have gained success by reaching the intent.
I praise Him, affirming the abundant aid which He imparts, and I seek refuge in Him from expulsion and distance [from Him], I testify that there is no god worthy of worship except Allah alone with no partner, a testimony which is stored for the Abode of Resurrection. I testify that Muhammad is His servant and messenger who clarified the path of guidance and accuracy, suppressed the rejecters and deniers from the people of deviation and stubbornness. May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, to proceed:
DISCIPLINE :THE PATH TO SPIRITUAL GROWTH
I came across the book Minhajal-Qasidin by Shaykh al-Imam al-Alim al-Awbad, Jamal al-Dln ibn al-jawzl (rabimahullah). I saw that it was of the most magnificent and beneficial of books containing many benefits. 1 came across at a certain location and I desired to obtain it and read through it. When I contemplated on it for a second time 1 found more than what I had thought was in it. However, I found that the book was simple and thus I wanted to comment on it in this Mukhtasar which will contain most of its intents and important aspects and benefits whether it be the clear issues mentioned in the beginning of it related to the fund, as these are famous matters in the books of fiqh and known among the people, as the intent of the book is not to deal with those matters.
I did not adhere to preserving the arrangement of the book and its specific terminologies, rather I mentioned some of them in a way and meaning so as to be brief. I may have mentioned a hadith or something else which was relevant to it and Allah knows best. I ask Allah the Most Kind to bring benefit with it and from reading, listening or looking at it, and to make it sincerely for Allah’s Face, and to seal it with good for us; and to grant us success to whatever statements and actions please Him. And may Allah overlook our shortcomings and our negligence, He is Sufficient for us and the Best Trustee of affairs.
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