The Essential 'Ihya Ulum al-Din' : 4 Vols, New,
The Revival of the Religious Sciences,
*[A5+] Large Paperback - 1785 pages [Four Volume Set],
by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali [d.505h],
Completely Revised Edition of Fazlul Karim's translation,
Published by the Islamic Book Trust, Malaysia.
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'The Revival of the Religions Sciences' (Ihya Ulum al-Din) is widely regarded as one of the great works of Muslim spirituality, and has, for centuries, been one of the most widely read work in the Islamic world. The masterpiece of Imam al-Ghazali, may Allah be pleased with him, unquestionably one of the greatest thinkers and theologians of Islam. It is divided into four parts [4 separate volumes] each containing ten chapters.
The Ihya Ulum al-Din 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. Imam al-Ghazali’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 [I] - consists of ten books covering Knowledge, The Foundations of Belief, The Mysteries of Cleanliness, Prayer, Zakah, Fasting, The Secrets of Pilgrimage, Recitation of the Qur’an, Invocations and Supplications, and Regular Devotions.
*** Volume [II] - 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’.
*** Volume [III] - focuses on the destructive vices and consists of ten books covering ‘The Soul and its Attributes’, ‘Disciplining the Self’, ‘Breaking the Two Desires’, ‘Harms of the Tongue’, ‘Anger, Hatred and Envy’, ‘Attachment to the World’, ‘Love for Wealth’ , ‘Love for Power and Ostentation’ , ‘Pride and Self-Pride’ and ‘Condemnation of Pride’.
*** Volume [IV] - focuses on 'Repentance', 'On Steadfastness & Thanksgiving,' 'On Hope and Fear,' 'On Poverty and Asceticism,' 'On the Unity of God & Reliance on Him,' 'On Love, Yearning and Contentment,' 'On Resolve, Sincerity and Truthfulness,' 'On Vigilance and Self-Examination,' 'On Meditation,' and finally 'On the Remembrance of Death.'
Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali is a towering figure in Islam. His enormous influence can be summarized, in the words of Annemarie Shimmel, as the one who “teaches… only to help man to live a life in accordance with the sacred law, not by clinging exclusively to its letter, but by an understanding of its deeper meaning …so that he is ready for the meeting with his Lord at any moment.” His greatest work Ihya Ulum al-Din (Revivification of the Sciences of Religion), comprising forty books divided into four quarters of ten books each, has helped generations towards this end until today.
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*Single Volume Dimensions : 22.8 x 15.7cm.