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.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Update

I had translated some written works on the sons of Ahmad ibn Idris and their descendants for the brothers at the forum dedicated to Ahmad ibn Idris's tariqa:

http://www.phpbbplanet.com/ahmadiyyahidris/

and decided that I might as well post them here as well. I also placed them into the menu on the right hand corner under "Idrisid Family Branches: East, West". East stands for the Arabian Peninsula (they were in yemen before moving to mecca). and West stands for North Africa and the Sudan.

2 Comments:

Blogger ibn badawi said...

Thank you for your contributions to the forum.

March 2, 2007 at 10:49 AM

 
Blogger Silencer said...

and thank you for helping everyone in the forum. it's great to have such a forum for the ustadh.

March 2, 2007 at 1:43 PM

 

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