The Book Of Knowledge (Kitab al-Ilm) of Imam Al-Ghazali's Ihya 'Uloom al-Din (Revival of Religious Sciences)
By Imam Al-Ghazali
Translation with Notes By NABIH AMIN FARIS
Paperback 293 Pages
ISBN : 9789671153932
Publisher : Dar Al Wahi Publications, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
About The Book
The Revival of the Religions Sciences (Ihya Ulum al-Din) is widely regarded as one of the great works of Classical Islam, and has, for centuries, been the widely read work in the Muslim world.
This is the first book of The Imam's Magnum Opus The Revival of the Religions Sciences (Ihya Ulum al-Din) and directs the reader as to the true purpose of Knowledge. It is perhaps the most important book from the Ihya .
The masterpiece of Imam al-Ghazali, unquestionably one of the greatest thinkers and theologians of Islam.
The Translation is Very Good with Notes giving reference to Qur'an, Hadith and other Quotes. Also,
The Imam Says in the Introduction
"I am no longer obliged to remain silent, because the responsibility to speak, as well as warn, has been imposed upon me by your persistent straying from the clear truth, and by your insistence upon fostering evil, flattering ignorance, and stirring up opposition against him who, in order to conform to the dictates of knowledge, deviates from custom ........"
This book is a call to all seekers of Knowledge specially those who call themselves Scholars of Islam.
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About Imam Ghazali
Abu Hamid Muhammad, famous in the world of learning as al-Ghazzal 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-Ghazzali 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.
Al-Ghazali 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 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 (Many of which have been translated in English).
Short Biography of Imam Al-Ghazali
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