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Description - Al-Ghazali on the Manners Relating to Eating by Abu Hamid Muhammad Ghazali

This translation of the eleventh chapter of "The Revival of Religious Sciences" begins the section dealing with man and society and focuses on the manners relating to eating. Firstly, al-Ghazali discusses what a person must uphold when eating by himself: that the food is lawful, that both the person and the surroundings should be clean, that one must be content with what is available and how the person should conduct himself while eating and after eating. Al-Ghazali then proceeds to discuss eating in company and says that to all the above should be added the necessity of courtesy, conversation and the proper presentation of food. Finally, al-Ghazali expounds the virtues of hospitality and generosity and the conduct of the host as well as that of the guest. Other topics that are discussed are: abstention from food, fasting and general health.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780946621736
ISBN-10: 094662173X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: The Islamic Texts Society
Publisher: The Islamic Texts Society
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Abu Hamid Muhammad Ghazali

The translator of this book is Denys Johnson-Davies. He is a well-known translator having published more than twenty-five volumes of short stories. He is the joint translator of 'Forty Hadith' and 'Forty Hadith Qudsi'.