Inner Dimension Of Islamic Worship
Taken from Imam Ghazali's Ihya Ulum ud din
By Imam Al-Ghazali
Translator : Muhtar Holland
Paperback 144 Pages
ISBN : 9780860371250
Publisher : The Islamic Foundation, UK
About The Book
In this Book Imam al-Ghazali covers those dimensions of Islamic rituals of Worship- Prayer, Almsgiving, Fasting, Pilgrimage, etc- Which are essential to the fulfillment of Inner quality.
This book will be of immense help to countless young men and women of our times, who are rapidly growing in their commitment to Islam.
About The Author
Abu Hamid Muhammad, famous in the world of learning as al-Ghazali was born in 450 AH (1058 A.D). in Persia . He graduated from the Nizamia Madressa at Nishapur, with distinction.a very famous educational institution in Nishapur.
Later he was appointed as a teacher at the Nizamia College in Baghdad, where he proved very successful in imparting knowledge to the scholars under his care.
This valuable gift of sustaining interest of his pupils and passing on his knowledge to them made him so famous that students from all parts of the country flocked to study under him.
Imam al-Ghazali was fondly referred to as the "Hujjat-ul-lslam", Proof of Islam, He is honoured as a scholar and a saint by learned men all over the world.
Imam al-Ghazali's life was spent in self-sacrificing service of God and his fellowmen. He left behind him a fine example for all men to follow. He died in 505 AH He remains one of the most celebrated scholars in the history of Islamic thought. His exceptional life and works continue to be indispensable in the study of jurisprudence, theology, philosophy and mysticism.
The books that he left behind were the result of an inquisitive mind that began the quest for knowledge at a very early stage.
About The Translator
Muhtar Holland Was born in 1935, in the ancient city of Durham in the North East of England. This statement may be considered anachronistic, however, since he did not bear the name Muhtar until 1969, when he was moved-by powerful experiences in the latihan kejiwaan of Subud-to embrace the religion of Islam.
This Fresh translation should be a welcome addition to the library resources of the scholar and layman alike, and a great interest to students, teachers, and seekers of spiritual knowledge and understanding everywhere
In the years since graduation from Oxford, he has held academic posts at the University of Toronto, Canada; at the School of Oriental and African Studies in the University of London, England and at the Universiti Kebangsaan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He Spent time in Egypt and Malaysia and also worked as Senior Research Fellow at the Islamic Foundation in Leicester, England, and as Director of the Nur al-Islam Translation Center in Valley Cottage, New York
Shaykh Muhtar Holland passed on to Allah's mercy, on November 5th 2010. He has been done a great Service to the English Speaking Muslims all over the World.
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