riyada in arabic means "training" or "discipline". It was used by the arabs in relation to horse taming. Sufis refer to their discipline as "riyadat an-nafs": disciplining the soul / training the ego. Today, the word riyada has come to mean "sports". There is an Arabic proverb that says: "The purpose of sports (riyada) is not to win cups, but to discipline the soul". This blog is here to help me discipline my soul and train my body.

Monday, February 26, 2007

More on Ibn Idris

for those who are reading this blog for the sake of shaykh Ahmad ibn Idris' teachings, you should sometimes check my other blog http://nuruddinzangi.blogspot.com/

i update it very rarely these days because most of my reading is in arabic, and the point of that blog was to copy passages that are important to me to the site. But sometimes i may translate some things. Anyway, I do have some things on Ahmad ibn Idris sprinkled around in there.


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