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Al-Ghazali on the Lawful & the Unlawful: Book XIV of the Revival of the Religious Sciences

Al-Ghazali on the Lawful & the Unlawful: Book XIV of the Revival of the Religious Sciences

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al-Ghazali on the Lawful & the Unlawful is the fourteenth chapter of The Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya Ulum al-Din), which is widely considered as the greatest work of Islamic spirituality. Written by one of the most famous of theologian-mystics of all time, The Book of the Lawful & the Unlawful is unlike other Islamic works concerned with legal issues; here, Abu Hamid al-Ghazali aims to teach his readers firstly the theory of what is lawful and what is unlawful and how to deal with dubious or ambiguous issues, and secondly how to apply the knowledge they have gained to their everyday lives. The main support for this application, especially in matters that are unclear, is caution or prudence, and Ghazali explains the degrees of prudence necessary, beginning with the prudence of the upright and ending with the prudence of the saintly. Thus, the sincere practice of what is lawful and desisting from what is unlawful become integrated into one's spiritual life.

DETAILS:

ISBN: 9781911141365
AUTHOR: Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali (Author), Yusuf DeLorenzo (Translator)
BINDING: Softcover
PAGES: 362 pages
DIMENSIONS: 6 x 1.3 x 9.25 inches
PUBLISHER: Islamic Texts Society

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d.1111) is the most famous theologian-mystic of Islam. His work Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya Ulum al-Din) is, after the Quran, the most read book in the Muslim world. Yusuf DeLorenzo is a scholar of Islamic Law and specializes in Islamic Finance. He is the author of Compendium of Legal Opinions on the Operations of Islamic Banks and is a member of numerous Sharia supervisory boards for financial institutions.

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