Beginning of Guidance (Bidaya-tul-Hidaya) – Imam Ghazali

Imam Ghazali’s Beginning of Guidance – Bidaya-tul-Hidayah

Commentary, Sh. Allie Khalfe

Biography, Sh. Allie Khalfe


Allie Khalfe, founder of the IslamicText Institute in Cape Town, is a pioneering author with the ability to translate classical and traditional Arabic texts into the English language in a way that grasps audiences on various levels. Recognized as an assiduous student of sacred knowledge, he spent over a decade at the feet of Shaykh Seraj and Shaykh Ahmad Hendricks, who are Cape Town’s leading scholars and heads of the Azzawia Institute in Walmer Estate. They, in turn, graduated from the Umm Al-Qura University in Mecca specializing in Usūl al-Fiqh, and spent about ten years at the feet of the ocean of knowledge, Al-Sayyid Muhammad bin ‘Alawī al-Mālikī, may Allah be pleased with all of them. These Shaykhs have bestowed their blessings upon Shaykh Allie and given him license (ijāzah) to teach various disciplines of Islamic knowledge.


This page will be dedicated to a series of lectures on Imam Ghazali’s primer on Sufism (Tasawwuf), Beginning of Guidance – Bidaya-tul-Hidayah.

Audio links will be added and updated regularly for listening and for download.

Those who prefer to follow the Arabic text may download the PDF below.

Download PDF -> Beginning of Guidance-62

Lesson 1 Beginning of Guidance (page 62)

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2 thoughts on “Beginning of Guidance (Bidaya-tul-Hidaya) – Imam Ghazali

  1. As Salaam Mu Aalaykum
    I hope you are well.
    Could you please inform me as to if you provide an Online madrassah service?
    It is for a 9 year and 7 year old.
    Shukran
    Shabnam

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