Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship
By (author) Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al- Ghazali Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad Al-Ghazali
Translated by M. Holland
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Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship by Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al- Ghazali
Book DescriptionIn this book readers are led on a powerful and inspiring journey through the inner dimensions of a range of Islamic acts, including prayer, almsgiving, fasting, and pilgrimage. Consisting of a selection of writings by a great figure in Islamic history, Imam al-Ghazali, this book helps readers realize the benefits of the upliftment of their spiritual, social, and moral qualities. Al-Ghazali (10581111), a towering figure in Islam, was born at Tus, near Mashhad in Iran, in the early Seljuq era. He wrote a large number of works, of which his magnum opus was the Ihya' Ulum al-Din compiled during his period of retirement and contemplation. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780860371250
(190mm x 130mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Islamic Foundation
Publisher: Islamic Foundation
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1983
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al- Ghazali
Al-Ghazali Letter to a Disciple, Hardback (April 2005)
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Al-Ghazali's Path to Sufism, Paperback (April 2001)
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Niche of Lights, Hardback (December 1998)
This work, written towards the end of Al-Ghazali's career as a philosopher, advances the idea that reason can serve as a connection between the devout and God. Exploring the boundary between philosophy and theology, it seeks to understand the role of reality in the perception of the spiritual.
Al-Ghazali on the Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names of God, Paperback (December 1992)» View all books by Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al- Ghazali
This book takes up the Prophet's teaching that 'Ninety-nine Beautiful Names' are truly predicated of God. The author explores the meaning and resonance of each of these divine names, and reveals the functions they perform both in the cosmos and in the soul of the spiritual adept.
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Author Biography - Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al- Ghazali
AL-GHAZALI, Abu Hamid Muhammad (450/1058-505/1111), a towering figure in Islam, was born at Tus, near Mashhad in Iran, in the early Seljuq era and studied theology and law at Nishapur. His formidable intellectual abilities soon won him honour and respect at the court of the famous Seljuqi Prime Minister, Nizam al-Mulk, and, while still in his early thirties, he became Professor at Madrasa Nizamiyya in Baghdad and attained great prominence there. But soon he abandoned his professorship for a decade of contemplation and study. He returned for a while to lecture at the Nizamiyya in Nishapur before his death. He wrote a large number of works, which include Al-Munqidh min al-Dalal (a biographical account), Tahafut al-Falasifa; but his magnum opus remains the Ihya Ulum al-Din in four volumes, compiled during his period of retirement and contemplation. MUHTAR HOLLAND, the translator, was born in Durham in the North-East of England in 1935. Whilst still a pupil at the Johnston Grammar School there, he developed a strong interest in foreign languages which led him to later study of Arabic and Turkish at Balliol College, Oxford. Subsequently, during his National Service in the Royal Navy, he also learned Russian. He went on to lecture in Arabic, Turkish, and Near-Eastern History at the University of Toronto, then in Islamic Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He taught Classical Arabic and Greek Philosophy at the Institute of Malay Language, Literature and Culture, of the National University of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. For a time he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Islamic Foundation, Leicester."
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