By Imam Al-Ghazali
Translated By M.S. Stern
Being a translation with notes of Kitab at-Tawba of Al-Ghazali's Ihya 'Ulum al-Din
Paperback 220 Pages
ISBN : 9789671153994
Publisher : A.S. Noordeen (ASN), Malaysia
About The Book
Kitab al-Tawba (The Book of Repentance) is the first book from the Fourth Quarter of the Ihya' Ulum al-Din.
There is no doubt that Tawba 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)."
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-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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