Essential Ihyaʾ ʿUlum al-Din: The Revival of the Religious Sciences: Volume II

Essential Ihyaʾ ʿUlum al-Din: The Revival of the Religious Sciences: Volume II
Author: Imam Al-Ghazali (translated by Fazlul Karim)
New Pb340 pp.
Subjects: Religion, Islam
Condition: Good
Publisher: Islamic Book Trust (IBT)
Published: 2015
Completely revised edition of Fazlul Karim's translation

The Revival of the Religious Sciences by Imam al-Ghazali can be described as a book that will never die. This is because it contains a vital cognitive force that time cannot obliterate. In it the Imam discusses Islamic rulings, beliefs and character, in the style of an admonisher who understands the psyche and its secrets as well as spiritual diseases. What distinguishes this book from others is its strong spiritual influence on the reader which makes him seek both soundness of heart and his Lord’s pleasure through acts of worship, rather than the mere performance of acts of worship so that they are legally valid. The book is a comprehensive encyclopaedia for all of a Muslim’s religious affairs, including beliefs, acts of worship, dealings and character, as well as for individual and societal welfare. Al-Ghazālī’s style is that of one who practices what he knows, one who is determined to rise from the dry, ordinary manner of teaching to one which encourages action.

Volume two focuses on the norms of daily conduct and consists of eleven books covering ‘The Rules of Eating and Drinking’, ‘The Secrets of Marriage’, ‘Earning a livelihood’, ‘The Lawful and the Unlawful’, ‘Love and Brotherhood’, ‘Duties to Muslims, Neighbours, Relatives, Slaves and Servants’, ‘The Rules of Living in Seclusion’ and ‘The Rules and Regulations of Travelling’.

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  • Product Code: 9789670526164 – Essential Ihyaʾ ʿUlum al-Din: The Revival
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Tags: Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali, Al-Ghazali, Fazlul Karim, Islamic Book Trust