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Author Ghazzālī, 1058-1111.

Title Ghazali on the principles of Islamic spirituality : selections from the Forty foundations of religion annotated & explained / translation and annotation by Aaron Spevack ; foreword by M. Fethullah Gülen.

Publication Info. Woodstock, VT : SkyLight Paths Pub., [2012]


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 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  297.2 GHAZZALI    Check Shelf
Description xxxiii, 300 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Skylight illuminations series
SkyLight illuminations.
Note Translated from the Arabic.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Considered by many to be the all-time greatest scholar of Islam, Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111) was also one of the foremost sages of theology, philosophy and Sufism. His writings on the interrelation of law, theology and mysticism were central in establishing Sufism as a core dimension of orthodox Islamic practice. Muslim communities all across the world today still base much of their practice of Islam on Ghazali's writings. The Forty Foundations of Religion, Ghazali's own summary of his magnum opus, The Revival of the Religious Sciences, serves as a brief and powerful summary of Islamic faith, worship, law and spirituality. It outlines the basis of Islamic belief, the foundational matters of ritual and practice, and the character traits a person must cultivate and avoid in the perfection of faith. Now you can experience the wisdom of Ghazali even if you have no previous knowledge of The Forty Foundations of Religion or Islam. This SkyLight Illuminations edition-the first publication of significant portions of The Forty Foundations of Religion in English-provides original translations of selected highlights accompanied by insightful commentary that makes the core message of this great spiritual master relevant to anyone seeking a balanced understanding of --Book Jacket.
Subject Islam -- Doctrines -- Early works to 1800.
Added Author Spevack, Aaron.
Gülen, Fethullah.
Added Title Kitāb al-arbaʻīn fī uṣūl al-dīn. Selections. English
ISBN 9781594732843 (quality pbk.: alkaline paper)
1594732841 (quality pbk.: alkaline paper)
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