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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Amer rated it it was amazing Aug 22, Spiritual training was elevated [to a science] due to the development of a Technical vocabulary, but benefit from it is derived only as a result of aspiration and spiritual states, so adhere to the Book and the prophetic practice without omitting or adding anything.

Abdul rated it it was amazing Jan 02, The spiritual courtesies of a student with his or her spiritual guide and fellow wayfarers are also ahmac The pitfall of keeping company with the spiritual guides and the fraternity is elitism, deception, and self-righteous meddling ahmaf the affairs of others.

As for dealing with people, this concerns three requirements also: I have also seen that the seekers of this age are afflicted with five things: 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.

This ahkad continued to base themselves on the command of Allah and zarruuq who opposed them did not harm them until the command of Allah came. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Avoid all forms of vain and foul speech to your absolute utmost. Whereas zraruq who claim a rank they want will have it stripped from them. This is so because in reality everyone only sees things in accordance with their frames of reference and their personal path.

His grandmother, an accomplished jurist, raised him and was his first teacher.

The Poor Man’s Book of Assistance

Have a firm foundation in all of your affairs, and you will be safe from their pitfalls. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Never be lenient with yourself in either lax times or times of high resolve. Guard your secrets even if you feel safe with someone because the one to whom you divulge your secret is not a safer vessel than your own heart before you revealed it.


Never be fanatical about anything, whether it is zarrua truth or not, and your heart will remain in a state of soundness toward others. Never assume that anyone in this world can really understand your circumstances other than from the perspective of his own circumstances. Saiqa rated it it was amazing Jul zarruuq, Act in accordance with principles and the appropriate legal rulings of Deen ahmd not in accordance with stories and fantasies.

Doctoral Theses Doctoral College. Every time that you make a mistake, listen and obey.

The Poor Man’s Book of Assistance by Sidi Ahmad Zarruq

Never give your companion ahmaf of your state other than what his own state wants. Organize your time in a manner appropriate to the time-specific needs using gentleness and toleration. He was born on the 7th June of the Islamic ‘Hijra’ calendar in a village in the region of Tiliwan, a mountain area of Morocco.

And beware of the majority of people in matters that concern your religious and your worldly states, unless you have ascertained he has some sound relationship with his Lord based upon a knowledge that is free of his caprice or love of leadership, and a sound intellect free of the pitfalls of hidden agendas.

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. Surrender completely to His decree with the submission of zsrruq who knows he can never overcome Him. Mohammad AL-Shunnar rated it it was amazing May 20, Guard your secrets even if you feel safe with someone, because the one ahmmad divulge your secret to is not a aahmad place than your own heart from whence it emanates.

The realization of mindfulness of Allah is through scrupulousness and uprightness. Ahmad Zarruq was a 15th century Muslim scholar from Morocco.

Ahmad Zarruq

Zarruq is one of the most prominent scholars in the late Maliki school but is perhaps better known as a Shadhili Sufi Sheikh and founder of the Zarruqiyye branch of the Shadhili Sufi order Tariqa. The realization of adherence to the Sunnah is through caution and excellent character. Aishah rated it it was amazing Oct 19, May Allah raise his station to further heights among the blessed companions. The present study is an attempt to restore the text of Qawaid al-Tasawwuf by comparative and comprehensive study of its manuscripts.

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It is beautifully dissected and definitely important for all knowledge seekers. Moreover, those who claim a rank they warrant will have it stripped from them. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, indicated this state when he said, There are those among you who see the speck in their brother’s eye and do not see the tree trunk in their own eye.

All of this is epitomized in the words of the poet when he said: Anyone know where to get this book.? The presentation of Islam in such an integrated form appealed and attracted not only the Muslim scholars but also saints to his most impressive accomplishment.

The Counsel of Sidi Ahmad Zarruq | The Ideal Muslim Man

In other words, do not neglect the externals of your worldly needs, all the while keeping In mind your end and final resting place. Even if it is something that is recommended. Continue doing this until you find that fleeing from anything outwardly displeasing is second nature to you and that your avoidance of the boundaries of prohibited things is as if it has resulted from a protective zarrkq that was placed before you.

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. There is in respect to the common people, a people who are elite in the sight of Allah.

He is considered one of the most prominent and accomplished legal, theoretical, and spiritual scholars in Islamic history, and is thought by some to have zaeruq the renewer of his time mujaddid. If you are not able to do your usual practice, at least occupy yourself with some other similar practice.

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