Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111), theologian, logician, jurist and mystic, was born and died in Tos in Central Asia, but spent much of his life lecturing at Baghdad or leading the life of a wandering dervish. His most celebrated work, of which this is an important section, has exercised a profound influence on Muslim intellectual history, by exploring the mystical significance of the practices and belof Islamic orthodoxy, earning him the title of Professor Kojay Nakamura was Head of the Islamic Studies Department at the University of Tokyo. Though now retired, he still continues to pursue research in the area of Islamic studies.
AL-GHAZALI INVOCATIONS & SUPPLICATIONS
Although prayerfulness and the remembrance of God suffuse all the formal practices of Islam, there are times when the Muslim simply sits alone with his Lord to repeat formulas drawn from the Qur an and the sayings of the Prophet, seeking remission of his sins and the purification of his heart. The present volume, Book IX of the Revival of the Religious Sciences, is probably the most widely read compendium of such material, popular not only for its comprehensiveness and beauty, but also for the analytical approach of its author, who explores the psychological and spiritual effects of prayer and the celebration of God s name. In this new edition, the Islamic Texts Society has included a trans lation of Imam Ghazali s own to the Revival of the Re ligious 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.
Publisher: ILQA PUBLICATIONS
Author: ABU HAMID MUHAMMAD GHAZALI