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Al-Ghazali’s Ihya’ Ulum al-Din

THE NIGHT PRAYER

Chapter One

On the Merits of the Night Prayers
Its Rules and how Constancy in it
Is the Path to Allah, the Almighty

Know that those who see by the light of faith know that there is no redemption in
the encounter with Allah the High the Exalted, recognizing Allah, Glory be to Him.
Love does not occur except in continuous remembrance of the Beloved One and
constancy in it, and recognition does not come about except in continuous
thought of His attributes and acts. Nothing exists except Allah Exaltations be to
Him, and His acts. The continuity of remembrance and thought will not be
constant except by renouncing the life and its desires, distancing yourself from it