A Treasury of Ghazali: A Companion for the Untethered Soul is a beautiful book, written by one of the world's leading experts on al-Ghazali, which comprises forty gems from al-Ghazali's treasury of writings. These give the modern reader insight into the richness of al-Ghazali's thoughts and how they can better help us understand Islam today.
Tastefully presented and luxurious in feel, this book is a chamber of spirituality readers will look forward to delving into.
This collection of short pearls of wisdom from the works of Imam al-Ghazali reflects the broad range of his brilliant intellectual thought. With an emphasis upon literary quality, concision, and concentration of meaning, each aphorism is full of value and significance and typifies the tradition of qawa'id (legal maxims) in the Islamic intellectual sciences. A commentary accompanies each maxim unravelling its wisdom.
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About Imam Al-Ghazali
Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d. 505/1111), his prolific works, written over the duration of his short lifetime, have influenced Islamic thought for nearly a thousand years. Al-Ghazali was a polymath who had mastered many disciplines. In many ways, his corpus of writings on law, theology, philosophy, and Islamic spirituality, represent an influential understanding of the Islamic religion.
Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad Al-Ghazali was born in 450 AH (1058 A.D) in the Iranian town of Tus, studied Islamic law and theology at the Seljuq College in Nishapur, and became a professor at the Nizamiyya University in Baghdad.
Despite his success, he was inwardly dissatisfied, so he left his career. During ten years of wandering, he experienced a spiritual transformation. He then applied his vast learning to the task of revitalizing the whole Islamic tradition. Through his direct personal contacts and through his many writings, he showed how every element in that tradition could and should be turned to its true purpose. He passed away in 505 AH (1111 A.D).
About The Translator
Mustapha Abu Sway is the first holder of the Integral Chair for the Study of Imam Ghazali's Work at the Aqsa Mosque and at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, Palestine.
He has been a Professor of Philosophy and Islamic Studies at the university since 1996.
In addition to numerous academic appointments at Asian and American universities, at the Aqsa Mosque, he teaches al-Ghazali's greatest work, The Revival of the Religious Sciences, dedicated to reviving the spiritual disciplines that lie at the heart of Islam.
Author: Imam Al-Ghazali
Translator: Mustafa Abu Sway
Publisher: Kube Publishing
Dimensions: 18 x 12 x 1.5cm
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