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Imam Al-Ghazali on Repentance Kitab al-Tawbah
By Imam Al-Ghazali
Translated By M A Qasem
Revised & Edited By Abu Ibrahim al-Hanafi
Paperback 235 Pages
Published By Imam al-Ghazali Institute 900th Anniversary & Dar Al--Fiqh
About The Book
Kitab al-Tawbah (The Book of Repentance) is the first book from the Fourth Quarter of the Ihya' Ulum al-Din.
There is no doubt that Tawbah is an essential part of the teachings of Islam. As Allah has declared in al-Qur'an al-Karim "Indeed Allah loves the Tawwabin(those who repent)."
The book is divided into an introduction and four chapters.Chapter One deals with the true nature of Tawbah and an explanation of the obligatory character of Tawbah.
Chapter Two deals with situations that require Tawbah and the divisions of Sins into Kaba'ir and Sagha'ir.
Chapter Three deals with Remorse, the Requisites and the Permanent nature of Tawbah.
Chapter Four deals with persistence in Sins, its causes and its remedy in Tawbah.
Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah's view of the Ihya' : "....the Ihya' contains the teachings of numerous illuminated mentors and mystics and their experiences in regard to the purification of[the] self and the intuitive knowledge ,which are identical with canons of the Qur'an and Sunnah...." Majmu' Fatwa vol. II, p.194.
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 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) Imam al-Ghazzali'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
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