Al-Ghazali - Invocations & Supplications :
Kitab al-adhkar wa'l-da'awat,
[A5] Paperback - 208 pages,
Revised 3rd Edition includes Arabic Text,
by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
Book IX of the Revival of the Religious Sciences,
Transl. with Introduction & Notes by K. Nakamura.
Published by the Islamic Text Society, UK.
Invocations and Supplications;
Book IX of the Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din.
This revised edition of Kojiro Nakamura’s acclaimed translation into English of Book IX of The Revival of the Religious Sciences, forms the second in the Islamic Texts Society’s al-Ghazali series. 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 Beloved Prophet, May Allah Bless him and grant him peace, seeking remission of his sins and the purification of his heart.
The present 3rd Edition includes accompanying Arabic text, and forms part of 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 physiological and spiritual effects of prayer and the celebrations of God’s name.
The original translation by Kojiro Nakamura, now Head of the Islamic Studies Department at the University of Tokyo, has been substantially revised and augmented with hadith identification.
Table of Contents :
---On the General Merit and Profit of Invocation,
---On the Forms and Value of Supplication,
---Prayer Prayers for Use in the Mornings and Evenings,
---Prayers Transmitted from the Prophet and His Companions,
---Prayers Transmitted for Every Emergent Occasion,
---Persons Cited in the Text,
---Some Important Invocations,
---Index to Qur'anic Quotations,