Al-Ghazali's Forty Principles Of The Religion (Al-Arba'in Fi Usul ad-Din)
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The Forty Principles of the Religion is a comprehensive distillation of Imam al-Ghazali's magnum opus, Ihya Ulum ad-Din (The Revival of the Religious Sciences), in which he explores the spiritual depth of virtually every aspect of Islam.
This condensed work presents Imam al-Ghazali's profound insights regarding man's lifelong struggle to draw closer to Allah in a simple framework, providing the reader with a step-by-step tried and proven method for spiritual development.
The result is an essential guide to improving one's relationship with both the Creator and the creation and a perfect introduction to Imam al-Ghazali's other great works.
Forty Principle in Four Parts
Part 1 The Sum of Knowledge and It's Principles,
Part Two Outer Actions,
Part Three Purifying the Heart from Blameworthy Actions,
Part Four Praiseworthy Character Traits,
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 the 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 the 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.
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 He remains one of the most celebrated scholars in the history of Islamic thought. His exceptional life and works continue to be indispensable in the study of jurisprudence, theology, philosophy and mysticism.
The books that he left behind were the result of an inquisitive mind that began the quest for knowledge at a very early stage.
Paperback: 335 pages Publisher: Turath Publishing Language: English Translation: Nasir Abdussalam ISBN: 978-1906949129 Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 1 inches