How can someone ignorant of the meaning of intention verify his own intention; or how can someone ignorant of the meaning of sincerity verify his own sincerity; or how can someone sincerely claim truthfulness if he has not verified its meaning? In this thirty-seventh chapter of the Revival of the Religious Sciences, Abu Hamid al-Ghazali gives a response to each of these questions by expounding the reality and levels of intention, sincerity and truthfulness, their interdependence and those acts which affirm them and those acts which mar them. Ghazali links sincere and truthful intention with the heart and calls it the spirit of action . As in all his writings, Ghazalt bases his arguments on the Qur an, the example of the Prophet and the sayings of numerous scholars and Sufis. Al-Ghazali on Intention, Sincerity & Truthfulness is essential reading for all those seeking a deeper insight into their thoughts and actions, and the integrity of their intentions. It will also be of interest to all those concerned with ethics and the principles that underlie the choices we make. In this new edition, the Islamic Texts Society has included a translation of Imam Ghazali s own Introduction to the Revival of the Religious 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: 9789696402077 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
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