Al-Ghazzali : Recitation of the Qur'an -
(Kitab 'adab talawat al-Qur'an),
*[A5] Paperback - 108 pages,
by Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali,.
From the Ihya Ulum al-Din (Revival of the Religious Sciences).
Edited by Laleh Bakhtiar,
Part of the ''Great Books of the Islamic World!''
Back in Stock July 2022
Description from the publisher:
In this translation of a part of Imam Ghazali's, may Allah be pleased with him, epic works; Ihya ulum al-din (Revival of the Religious Sciences) he writes about the purpose of the recitation of the Noble Qur'an, the external and internal rules of recitation, why it may not be correctly understood and interpretation according to one's own opinion.
Imam al-Ghazali, may Allah be pleased with him, explains the tradition so clearly in this work that the argument is over for anyone to whom the Noble Qur'an asks:
'' Will you not then be reasonable? ''
Imam al-Ghazali, may Allah be pleased with him, asks : Was this Tradition to discourage independent understanding or to be something other than these? He says: '' It is clearly wrong to suppose that the intent and purpose was to limit our understanding of the Qur'an to only that which was heard and received from an authority. This is wrong for at least four reasons.'' You will be very surprised by the four reasons he gives.
About the Author :
''Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad, Abu Hamid al-Tusi al-Ghazali [or al-Ghazali] al-Shafi‘i (450-505), may Allah be pleased with him, "the Proof of Islam" (Hujjat al-Islam), "Ornament of the Faith," "Gatherer of the Multifarious Sciences," "Great Siddîq," absolute mujtahid, a major Shafi‘i jurist, heresiographer and debater, expert in the principles of doctrine and those of jurisprudence. Shaykh Yusuf al-Qaradawi stated that, like ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz and al-Shafi‘i for their respective times, al-Ghazali is unanimously considered the Renewer of the Fifth Islamic Century.
Ibn al-Subki, may Allah be pleased with him, writes: "He came at a time when people stood in direr need of replies against the philosophers than the darkest night stands in need of the light of the moon and stars." Among his teachers in law, debate, and principles: Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Râdhakâni in Tus, Abu Nasr al-Isma‘ili in Jurjan, and Imam al-Haramayn; Abu al-Ma‘ali al-Juwayni, may Allah be pleased with them, in Naysabur, from where he departed to Baghdad after the latter’s death. Among his other shaykhs in hadith were Nasr ibn ‘Ali ibn Ahmad al-Hakimi al-Tusi, ‘Abd Allah ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Khawari, Muhammad ibn Yahya ibn Muhammad al-Suja`i al-Zawzani, the hadith master Abu al-Fityan ‘Umar ibn Abi al-Hasan al-Ru’asi al-Dahistani, and Nasr ibn Ibrahim al-Maqdisi. Among his shaykhs in tasawwuf were al-Fadl ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Ali al-Farmadi al-Tusi – one of Abu al-Qasim al-Qushayri’s students – and Yusuf al-Sajjaj.---Shaykh Dr. Gibril F. Haddad.
*Dimensions : 21.6 x 14.3cm.