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Imam al-Ghazali

The Path of Worshippers to the Paradise ...
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Details:  The Path of Worshippers to the Paradise of the Lord of the Worlds :
Minhaj al-Abidin Ila Jannat Rabb Al-Alameen
*[A5] Paperback - 262 pages, Back in Stock end of July 2018,
by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
English Translation by Mohammad H. Faghfoory.

Description :

'The Path of Worshippers to the Paradise of the Lord of the Universe' is an authoritative book and a guideline on practical Sufism ('irfan-i 'amali). It is also a mirror to the soul of its author.

In this book Imam al-Ghazali, may Allah be pleased with him, speaks not only as a scholar but also as a master and sincerely shares his spiritual experiences with his readers in a simple language and an intimate tone. These qualities of the book penetrate into the depth of the heart of the reader. The importance of the book lies in the fact that its author was the most prominent theologian and jurist of his time and its teachings are as valid today as they were when the author wrote the book just before his death in 505/1111.

Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazzali, may Allah be pleased with him, is universally considered the most influential Muslim theologian and jurist, an original thinker, a sincere Sufi, and the greatest figure in the history of Islamic intellectual tradition.

The Translator : Mohammad H. Faghfoory teaches Islamic studies at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He has written, translated, and edited eight books and numerous articles and book chapters.

Table of Contents :

---Table of Transliteration,
---Translator's Introduction,
---Introductory Remarks.

Chapter [I]. On the Valley of Knowledge, ('ilm),

Chapter [II]. On the Valley of Repentance, (tawbah),
---Essential Conditions for Repentance,

Chapter [III]. On the Valley of Obstacles, (awaiq),
---First Obstacle : the World and Things Attached to It,
---Second Obstacle : People,
---Third Obstacle : Satan,
---Concerning the Origin of Thoughts (khawatir),
---On Satan's Cunning and his Deceptions,
---Fourth Obstacle : the Carnal Soul,
---The Fear of God (taqwa),
---The Eyes,
---The Ears,
---The Tongue,
---The Heart,
---The Effects of Impatience and Haste on Worship,
---Hastiness and Impatience ('ajalah),
---Pride (kibr),
---On the Belly and Its Protection,
---On the Significance of This Valley,
---On Observing the Four Principles,
---Excursus: On Detachment from this World.

Chapter [IV]. On the Valley of Accidents, ('awarid),
---First Accident,
---Defining Trust in God (tawwakul) and It's Boundaries,
---Second Accident,
---Third Accident,
---Fourth Accident,
---Entrustment (tafwid),
---Contentment with God's Decree,
---Concerning Patience.

Chapter [V]. The Valley of Inducements, (bawa'ith),
---Hope and Fear,
---First Principle: Concerning What God, praise be to him, Has Said about Hope & Fear,
---Second Principle: Concerning How God, Majestic and Glorious is He, Acts regarding Rewards and Punishments,
---Remarks regarding Hope,
---Third Principle: Concerning What God Promised on The Day of Return,
---The Grave and the States of Man after Death,
---The Day of Resurrection,
---Heaven and Hell.

Chapter [VI]. On the Valley of Factors, That Impair and Ruin Worship (qawadih),
---Intensity of Suffering and Loss,
---Greatest Danger.

Chapter [VII]. On the Valley of Praise (hamd), and Gratitude (shukr).
---First Principle,
---Second Principle,
---On Twenty Blessings in This World,
---On Twenty Blessings in the Hereafter,
---Concluding Remarks.

---Index of Qur'anic Verses,
---Index of Ahadith,
---General Index

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*Dimensions : 23 x 15.3cm.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 19 December, 2013.