Advance – The Ways of Guidance and Stages of Faith

An overview of the book by the great Granada scholar al-Qadi ibn al-Muwaq d.897.

‘The Ways of Guidance and Stages of Faith’

The work is a commentary upon the Verses in Surah Fatir 32-33. The author identifies from the verse three types of believers:

1) Those who are in a state of oppression of themselves
2) Those who are in a state which sees them go between right and wrong actions
3) Those who are forerunners in establishing good actions

He then goes on to explain these categories through 9 stages of faith.  The end goal being to achieve a state of excellence (Ihsan)

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