إحياء علوم الدين
Ihya 'Ulum al-Din : Arabic Only
By Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali
Tahqiq By Imam al-'Aydarus
Hardback 500 Pages Per Volume
10 Volumes Set
Publisher : Dar al-Minhaj
About The Book
The Ihya Ulum al-Din is widely regarded as one of the great work of Muslim spirituality, and has, for centuries, been the widely read work in the Muslim world.
The masterpiece of Imam al-Ghazali, unquestionably one of the greatest thinkers and theologians of Islam. It is divided into four parts each containing ten chapters.
First part deals with knowledge and the requirements of faith spiritual purity, prayer, charity, fasting, pilgrimage, recitation of the Qur'an, etc.;
Part two concentrates mostly on people and society the manners relating to eating, marriage, earning a living, friendship, etc.;
Parts three and four are dedicated to the inner life of the soul and discuss first the vices that people must overcome in themselves and then the virtues that they must strive to achieve.
- THIS COPY IS THE LATEST EDITION OF IHYA AND HAS BEEN EXTENSIVELY EDITED. IT HAS BEEN AGREED ON THAT IT IS THE BEST PRINT SO FAR.
- LARGE EASY READABLE FONT WITH GOLDISH PAPER AS WELL AS TASHKEEL THROUGH THE WHOLE BOOK.
- FIRST VOLUME CONTAINS A STUDY OF THE BOOK IN ITS VARIOUS MANUSCRIPTS AS WELL AS THE HAND WRITTEN COPY OF IMAM GHAZZALIS COPY.
About The Author
Abu Hamid Muhammad, famous in the world of learning as Imam 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.
He is generally acclaimed as the most influential thinker of the Classical period of Islam, in his autobiography The Deliverance from Error, the Imam describes his education and his intellectual crisis, which left him so paralysed by doubt that he he gave up his academic pursuits and worldly interests and became a wandering ascetic.
This was a process (period) of mystical transformation. Later, he resumed his teaching duties, but again left these. An era of solitary life, devoted to contemplation and writing then ensued, which led to the authorship of a number of everlasting books.
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