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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Moreover a bibliography and index is fixed at the end. 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. 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.

Never give your companion anything of your state other than what his own state wants. In the meantime do not be heedless of your end and final resting-place. Thus do not neglect the externals of your worldly needs.

Ahmad Zarruq

JavaScript is disabled for your browser. And Taqwaa [awareness of Allah] is vast. Never belittle any talk that involves absent people, even if there is no harm in it due to the possibility of harm entering into it. The reason for this is a stranger in reality owes you nothing, and someone close to you is too precious to direct your blame to him.

Success is ultimately by Allah.

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

Organize your time in a manner appropriate to the time-specific needs using gentleness and toleration. Never belittle any talk that involves absent people, even if there is no harm in it due to the possibility of harm entering into it. Surrender completely to His decree with the submission of one who knows he can never overcome Him. Mashud rated it it was amazing Mar 15, sarruq Even if it is something that is recommended.


Never be fanatical about anything, whether it is the truth or whether it is false, for your heart will then remain in a state of soundness towards others. Never demand a right from anyone whether an intimate or a stranger.

The vast majority of such people are those who are pretentious in their associations with a spiritual group and prefer conversations to real spiritual work. Be extremely vigilant about avoiding positions of leadership, but should you be tried with such matters, know your own limitations. 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.

Except for a group of them with virtue and restraint.

Never obey your selfish soul even for a moment nor believe any of its claims no matter what it says. Anything you are in no need of doing, leave it.

And he sarruq is grateful ensures an increase in blessings from the Giver of gifts according to the promise of the Truthful One. This is so because anyone who claims some rank above his own will fall in humiliation.

This is so because in reality everyone only sees things zarruuq accordance with their frames of reference and their personal path. Ahmad Aljobeh rated it it was amazing Aug 04, In fact, should you resolve to do something, then do it immediately before the resolve wanes. But also beware aumad being too lax with it in anything that concerns sacred rulings. These appendices contain some additional Qawaid, references to Quranic verses, Prophetic traditions, and sources mentioned zzrruq the text.

The pitfall of keeping company with the spiritual guides and the zrruq is elitism, deception, and self-righteous meddling in the affairs of others. Muslim scholars of the Maliki School. Aishah rated it it was amazing Oct 19, Be extremely vigilant about avoiding positions of leadership, but should you be tried with such matters at least know your own limitations.


Examine your soul constantly in matters you are obliged to do or those that you should do. 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. This thesis is divided into two parts.

The Poor Man’s Book of Assistance

Zarruq was born on 7 June 22nd Muharram, of the Islamic ‘Hijra’ calendar – according to Sheikh Abd Allah Gannun – in a village in the region of Tiliwan, a mountain area of Morocco.

The murid is expected to have sincerity as well as the first two qualities.

The foundations of the preceding five are in the following five: The Truth is clear, and its details are weighty and significant. In order to establish a clear, authentic and authoritative text, the rules of codicology, orthography and methods of textual research have zarru applied. Put aside anything that you cannot discern its benefit immediately.

From these last five, five more have emanated: Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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 been the renewer of his time mujaddid. Leave them but in the best way.

This has resulted in five other afflictions: Consider these two from both their origins and their actions. Nzoputa Ugwumsinachi rated it it was amazing Feb 19, The foundations of what will zaarruq the sickness of the soul are five: The second zarruq contains an introduction which has been divided into six unequal sections. The fifth section is a description and analysis of Qawaid al-Tasawwuf.

If someone seeks this world by actions pertaining to the Next World, the punishment of his knowledge is the death of his heart, as traditions have indicated.