AL-GHAZALI, ABU HAMID (1058-1111) – Ancient …

Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali’s ‘Deliverance from Error and Attachment to the Lord of Might and ..

Imam Ghazali's Ihya Ulum al-Din is renowned not only ..

Building on recent revisionist scholarship, this book offers a new overview of the last two decades of the life of the seminal 11th-century Islamic thinker Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d. 1111). It focuses on his masterpiece, the Revival of the Religious Sciences, and argues that al-Ghazali was the first Muslim thinker to self-consciously marshal the rhetoric of revival to promote his new vision of the Islamic religious sciences. This vision was not a Sufi one, as has often been asserted. Rather, the “Science of the Hereafter” that is the subject of the Revival draws on Islamic law, Sufism, and the philosophy al-Ghazali is understood to have refuted. While his autobiography suggests that his masterpiece grew out of a radical break with his earlier thought, a reading of his earlier work shows that its major theses were present before his famous spiritual crisis. Al-Ghazali’s letters show him actively promoting his revivalist agenda in the final decade and a half of his life. Reconstructing a controversy over the Revival later in his life, this book contextualizes al-Ghazali’s famous autobiography and explains what led him to give such a misleading account of his life and thought.

Imam Ghazali's Ihya Ulum al-Din - Linguistic Analysis ..

Building on recent revisionist scholarship, this book offers a new overview of the last two decades of the life of the seminal 11th-century Islamic thinker Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d. 1111). It focuses on his masterpiece, the Revival of the Religious Sciences, and argues that al-Ghazali was the first Muslim thinker to self-consciously marshal the rhetoric of revival to promote his new vision of the Islamic religious sciences. This vision was not a Sufi one, as has often been asserted. Rather, the “Science of the Hereafter” that is the subject of the Revival draws on Islamic law, Sufism, and the p ...

Description :Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, a Muslim jurist-theologian and polymath who lived from the mid-eleventh to the early twelfth century in present-day Iran, is a figure equivalent in stature to Maimonides in Judai...