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Al Ghazali on the Remembrance of Death & Afterlife
Al Ghazali on the Remembrance of Death & Afterlife
Al Ghazali on the Remembrance of Death & Afterlife
Al Ghazali on the Remembrance of Death & Afterlife

Al Ghazali on the Remembrance of Death & Afterlife

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This is the first English translation of the last chapter of the Revival of the Religious Sciences. After expounding his Sufi philosophy of death and showing the importance of the contemplation of human mortality to the mystical way of self-purification, Ghazali takes his readers through the stages of the future life: the vision of the Angels of the Grave, the Resurrection, the Intercession of the Prophet, and finally, the torments of Hell, the delights of Paradise and – for the elect – the beatific vision of God’s Countenance.

In this new edition, the Islamic Texts Society has included a translation of Imam Ghazali’s own Introduction to the Revival of the Religious Sciences which gives the reasons that caused him to write the work, the structure of the whole of the Revival, and places each of the chapters in the context of the others.

‘This book is an excellent translation of a very important work … This translation, and the series as a whole, are significant contributions to our understanding of this key figure in Islamic intellectual thought.’ - Oliver Leaman, BRISMES Bulletin

‘Winter’s rendering combines exactness with fluency and dignity of style. The introduction, notes, appendix, bibliography, index – all make this an exemplary publication, produced to the highest standards.’ - Christian Troll, CSIC

‘Of considerable value and solace to many who will buy it for reasons both religious and academic.’ - H.T. Norris, BSOAS

DETAILS:

ISBN: ​9781911141013
AUTHOR: Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali
TRANSLATOR: T. J. Winter (Shaykh Zayed)
LANGUAGE: English
BINDING: Paperback
PAGES: 392 Pages
DIMENSIONS: 23.4 x 15.6 cm
WEIGHT: 0.59 kg
PUBLISHER: Islamic Text Society

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Abu Hamid Muhammad Al-Ghazali, 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-Ghazali was fondly referred to as the "Hujjat-ul-lslam", Proof of Islam.

He is honored 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 paralyzed by doubt that he he gave up his academic pursuits.

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