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. ISBN: 9789696402060 Publisher: ILQA PUBLICATIONS Subtitle: Author: ABU HAMID MUHAMMAD GHAZALI
The Condemnation of Pride Revival of the Religious Sciences, a monumental work classical written by the theologian-mystic Abu al-Ghazali. Perhaps the most important the Revival, Condemnation of and Self-Admiration delves into fundamental spiritual ailments major impediments soul, namely pride and self-admiration. Part One, Ghazali focuses pride is and what its symptoms are, pride manifests outwardly, the causes of pride, root cause being self-admiration. seeking ways to cure soul of pride, Ghazali presents the humility as the spiritual virtue excellence; he offers examples true humility, false humility and manner which the seven causes pride uprooted. In Part Ghazali turns the root cause pride: self-admiration. with pride, Ghazali defines self-admiration, shows various ways manifests inwardly, how causes delusion and complacency, and how each these be remedied. humility is recognised as the virtue par excellence, pride recognised vice excellence; and all religions. The Condemnation of Pride Self Admiration therefore a genuine contribution to field virtue ethics and will interest all those engaged religious and spiritual life. ISBN: 9789696401995 Publisher: ILQA PUBLICATIONS Subtitle: Author: ABU HAMID MUHAMMAD GHAZALI
As the specter of religious extremism has become a fact of life today, the temptation is great to allow the evil actions and perspectives of a minority to represent an entire tradition. In the case of Islam, there has been much recent confusion in the Western world centered on distorted portrayals of its core values. Born of ignorance, such confusion feeds the very problem at hand.
In The Heart of Islam one of the great intellectual figures in Islamic history offers a timely presentation of the core spiritual and social values of Islam: peace, compassion, social justice, and respect for the other. Seizing this unique moment in history to reflect on the essence of his tradition, Seyyed Hossein Nasr seeks to “open a spiritual and intellectual space for mutual understanding.” Exploring Islamic values in scripture, traditional sources, and history, he also shows their clear counterparts in the Jewish and Christian traditions, revealing the common ground of the Abrahamic faiths.
Nasr challenges members of the world’s civilizations to stop demonizing others while identifying themselves with pure goodness and to turn instead to a deeper understanding of those shared values that can solve the acute problems facing humanity today. “Muslims must ask themselves what went wrong within their own societies,” he writes, “but the West must also pose the same question about itself . . . whether we are Muslims, Jews, Christians, or even secularists, whether we live in the Islamic world or in the West, we are in need of meaning in our lives, of ethical norms to guide our actions, of a vision that would allow us to live at peace with each other and with the rest of God’s creation.” Such help, he believes, lies at the heart of every religion and can lead the followers of the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) as well as other religious and spiritual traditions to a new future of mutual respect and common global purpose.
The Heart of Islam is a landmark presentation of enduring value that offers hope to humanity, and a compelling portrait of the beauty and appeal of the faith of 1.2 billion people. ISBN: 0060099240 Publisher: HARPERSANFRANCISCO Subtitle: ENDURING VALUES FOR HUMANITY Author: SEYYED HOSSEIN NASR