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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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. Return to Book Page. This is so because it is constantly fleeing zaarruq moderation in everything, and it inclines toward extremism in both matters of deviance and guidance!

What you find is that when one of these people hears about a harmful matter into which ordinary scholars, fuqara’ and others have fallen, he says, This is the state of people today.

Repentance, Awareness of Allah and Uprightness are the foundations of all that is beneficial. This is from al-Qawa’id by Zarruq with some additions Things are judged according to what is intended by them. Among the community of Musa there was a group who were guided by the truth and judged by it. Success is in His hands. The realization of turning back to Allah is through praise and gratitude in times of prosperity and taking refuge in Him in times of affliction.

Ahmad Zarruq

About Sidi Ahmad Zarruq. The second part contains an introduction which has been divided ahmaad six unequal sections. Avoid all forms of vain and foul speech to your absolute utmost. Therefore never be neglectful of Tawbah [repentance], and never turn away from the act of returning to Allah SubHana Wa Ta’alaand never neglect acts that bring you closer to Allah SubHana Wa Ta’ala.

Do not be heedless of the machinations of others or their hidden states. His teachings and intellectual legacy left a lasting impact on Maghribi society, in particular the circles of the Shadhiliyah which were renamed the Zarruqiyah due to his impact.

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Any aspirant who is of the above mentioned types is in fact ruined and has no salvation on this path, but whoever holds to the Book and the prophetic practice will be safe and Godspeed arrive. Obsessive-compulsive thoughts arise from innovation, the basis of which is in ignorance of the prophetic practice or ahmda some psychological affliction.

Furthermore, a servant is never free of either blunders or shortcomings or lassitude. This Moroccan biographical article is a stub. Surrender completely to His Decree with the submission of one who knows he can never overcome Him. The first part consists of the edited text of Qawaid al-Tasawwuf since the main concern of this thesis is to restore the original text and verify the authenticity of its contents by the comparative study of its MSS.

M rated it it was amazing May 03, zarrqu Never reveal to zarurq companion anything of your state other than what his own state warrants. Any aspirant of this path who inclines toward the following preoccupations will perish: Saiqa rated it it was amazing Jul 27, 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.

The Counsel of Sidi Ahmad Zarruq

This is a commentary of the book by Sh Hamza Yusuf. Repentance is a key. Certainly not as a reference based upon their outward forms, or what they seem to be telling us.

Indeed, such practice is akin to settling upon the carpet of truth if done in accordance with its requisite conditions among suitable people and in an appropriate place, not to mention fulfilling its required courtesies and protocols.

Notable early Notable modern Singers. All the ideas presented are very well articulate and refreshing. Emma rated it really liked it Oct 27, Moreover a bibliography and index is fixed at qhmad end.

General Company for Publication, And treat others with the most excellent of character. Seek out a companion to help you out in your affair, and take his counsel concerning matters that occur from both your inward states and your ahmsd affairs.


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.

Indeed, in these times even a suitable companion who is agreeable rarely lasts! And Taqwaa [awareness of Allah] is vast. Ahamd treating others well and avoid aggression.

Some features of this site may not work without it. Allah is enough for us, and God is the best of protectors. 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.

Never be lenient with yourself in either lax times or times of high resolve.

Sidi Ahmad Zarruq Quotes (Author of The Poor Man’s Book of Assistance)

Anyone who learns it for sane i think that should say sake other reason is only out to disparage others. In order to establish a clear, authentic and authoritative text, the rules of codicology, orthography and methods of textual research have been applied. Never assume that anyone in this world can really understand your circumstances other than from the perspective of his own circumstances.

Qawaid is one of the most significant works of Zarruq in which he tried to introduce the principles of Sufism in a way that integrates shariah with haqiqah and incorporates theology and jurisprudence with the tariqah; or a fusion of legal rectitude within Sufi devotion and piety. Thus do not neglect the externals of your worldly needs.

A person of character and family-distinction rarely affects you with other than good. An intelligent person should have four portions of his day for the following: In all of this, depend upon a clear path to which you can refer and a foundation upon which you can rely no matter what your state.