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Al-Ghazali Letter to a Disciple: Ayyuha�l-Walad, Arabic-Englis
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Al-Ghazali Letter to a Disciple : Ayyuha’l-Walad
By Imam Al-Ghazali
Translator : Tobias Mayer
Paperback 96 Pages

Arabic (with Tashkeel) & English Translation on Opposite Page
Size : 234 x 156 mm
ISBN : 0946621632
Publisher :
Islamic texts Society (ITS), Cambridge, UK 

Arabic-English

About The Book

This Letter by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali has also been translated as 'Dear Beloved Son' and Published in Pocket size by Awakening'  

‘Work for your terrestrial life in proportion to your location in it, and work for your afterlife in proportion to your eternity in it.’

This is part of the advice that the great theologian and mystic Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111 AD) put down in his Letter to a Disciple. An old disciple of al-Ghazali had studied the Islamic sciences, including the many works of his master, for most of his life. Faced with the proximity of death, he turns again to his master this time asking for a summary of all his teachings. Letter to a Disciple is al-Ghazali’s response. The emphasis in this short treatise is on religious and spiritual action and on putting into practice the knowledge that one has acquired. Letter to a Disciple can be considered as the last testament of he who is regarded as Hujjat al-Islam, the ‘Proof of Islam’. This new translation is presented here as a bilingual, English-Arabic, edition

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Translation
  • Appendix
  • Index of Qur’anic verses
  • Bibliography
  • General Index

Includes full Arabic Text 

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.

For Imam Ghazali's Autobiography See:
Al Munqidh min al-Dalal al-Ghazali's Path to Sufism,  His Deliverance from Error, Iman Abu Hamid al-Ghazali's autobiography.

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