Bidāyat al-ʿĀbid

Commencement of the Worshiper

ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Baʿli

 

Bidāyat al-ʿĀbid wa Kifāyat al-Zāhid/Commencement of the Worshiper & Sufficiency of the Ascetic is the first rung on the ladder to mastering the science of Islamic Jurisprudence.  This concise juristic manual, by the great scholar ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Baʿli, introduces the fledgling disciple to the illustrious school of the great Imām Aḥmad b. Ḥanbal.  This text, largely based on several primary references of the official canon—as so deemed by the latter era of Hanbalite scholars—including the monumental book Muntaha al-Irādāt by Ibn al-Najjār, presents the most common issues pertaining to the rites and rituals of worship i.e. purification, prayer, funeral proceedings, alms-giving, fasting, pilgrimage, and briefly touches on legal rulings and ethics of military service.  Upon completing a thorough study of this text, the student will have become familiar with the scholarly style and classic approach of leading jurists and is certain to have developed a yearning to learn more.

 

Bidayat al-Abid - Purification

Bidayat al-Abid - Purification

Bidayat al-Abid - Purification
01 - Intro to Bidayat al Abid

01 - Intro to Bidayat al Abid

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02 - Types of Water, Amounts, Containers

02 - Types of Water, Amounts, Containers

11:56
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03 - Instinja, Istijmar, Manners of Restroom

03 - Instinja, Istijmar, Manners of Restroom

10:16
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Module 1 - Purification

In this module, you will learn about istinja, istijmar, personal hygiene, wudu, wiping over socks, invalidators of wudu, ghusl, tayammum, removal of najasah, impurities, and natural blood of women.

Bidayat al-Abid - Prayer

Bidayat al-Abid - Prayer

Bidayat al-Abid - Prayer
14 - Adhan & Iqamah

14 - Adhan & Iqamah

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15 - Conditions of Prayer

15 - Conditions of Prayer

17:31
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16 - Pillars of the Prayer

16 - Pillars of the Prayer

14:01
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Module 2 - Prayer

In this module, you will learn about the adhan and iqamah, prerequisites, pillars, obligations, and recommendations of prayer, the prostration of forgetfulness, recommended prayers, voluntary prayers, prohibited times of prayer, congregational prayer, Imamship, excuses from the congregation, the prayer of the ill, shortening and combining prayer, Friday prayer, Eid prayer, and more.

Bidayat al-Abid - Funerals

Bidayat al-Abid - Funerals

Bidayat al-Abid - Funerals
41 - Visiting the Sick

41 - Visiting the Sick

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42 -  Washing the Deceased

42 - Washing the Deceased

11:51
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43 - Shrouding

43 - Shrouding

05:51
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Module 3 - Funerals

In this module, you will learn about washing and shrouding of the deceased, the funeral prayer, burial, and condolences.