Take a Journey with your family into the remarkable and inspiring life of one of the most important figures in the Western and Islamic worlds! This short book tells the story of Imam al-Ghazali (1058-1111), his humble birth, his education and rise to fame, then his subsequent journey to find the truth.
The importance of al-Ghazali in the intellectual and spiritual history of both the Western and Islamic world cannot be too highly estimated. He is considered to be the savior of Islam because in his 40-volume opus magnum, The Revival of the Religion Sciences, he clarifies the spiritual meanings and inner purposes of every aspect of the Islamic faith. This book, an illustrated biography for both parents and children—with adjacent text for both—presents this inspiring life with exquisite miniatures in the Persian style. The biography covers his humble birth and education, rise to fame, spiritual crisis, and subsequent journeying to find the Truth in Syria, Palestine, and Mecca before returning home, having purified his heart. The text is distilled from his own autobiography, Deliverance from Error, written in the 11th century CE and from other scholarly biographies.
Age Range: 8 - 12 years Grade Level: 3 - 7 Hardcover: 48 pages Publisher: Fons Vitae Language: English ISBN: 978-1941610121 Dimensions: 11.3 x 0.4 x 10.2 inches