Al-Ghazzali : Jewels of the Qur'an

Al-Ghazali : Jewels of the Qur'an -
(Jawahir al-Quran
*[A5] Paperback - 208 pages,
by Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali [d.505h],
Edited by Laleh Bakhtiar,
Part of the ''Great Books of the Islamic World!''

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While most subject indices of the Qur'an focus on the external or outward meaning, Al-Ghazali's, may Allah have mercy upon him, selection in Jewels of the Qur'an, of over 1500 signs from the Qur'an, concentrates on how to apply the signs to our personal development.


After an Introduction of Nineteen short chapters, he divides the Signs of the Qur'an into two types which he calls Rubies and Pearls. The 763 'Ruby' signs help the reader to gain knowledge of God's essence, His Names and Qualities and His Acts. As Imam al-Ghazali has selected these aigns to follow one another, the reader encounters a concentration of this form of theoretical knowledge.


Then Imam al-Ghazali turns our attention to the 741 Pearl signs that show the reader the various aspects of the straight path. These are practical aspects of the signs. They point Muslims to what they need to be putting into practice in order to be able to claim that they follow the straight path.


Imam al-Ghazali's creative approach to the signs of the Qur'an will give the reader a completely different experience than simply using them as a reference for various topics.


Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d. 505/1111) has been described by some scholars as the greatest Muslim in Islamic history. He was referred to as Hujjat al-Islam (The Proof of Islam). His prolific works, written over the duration of his relatively short lifetime, have deeply influenced Islamic thought for nearly a thousand years.

Imam al-Ghaz?l? was a polymath who had mastered every discipline known to the scholars of his time. In many ways, his corpus of writings on law, theology, philosophy, and Islamic spirituality, represent the most influential understanding of the Islamic religion ever articulated.
Table of Contents :
---Editor's Preface,
---Author's Foreword,
Part 1. Introduction,
---Chapter [1]. On how the Qur'an is like an Ocean that contains all kinds of Jewels and Precious Stones,
---Chapter [2]. On Dividing the Principles of the Qur'an and its Precious Gems into Six Categories,
---Chapter [3]. On the Explanation of the Six Categories that branch out to make Ten Topics, 
---Chapter [4]. On how All Knowledge branches off from these Ten Topics and how the Knowledge of the Qur'an is Divided into Knowledge of the Outer Shells and Knowledge of the Inner Jewels, and a Description of the Different Types of Knowledge,
---Chapter [5]. On how Previous and Present types of Knowledge branch off from the Qur'an,

---Chapter [6]. On the Meaning of the statement that the Qur'an contains 'red sulphur,' the greatest antidote, the most aromatic Musk and all other kinds of Precious Gems including Rubies and Pearls. This is only perceived by those who know the Relationship between the Manifest and the Hidden Worlds,

---Chapter [7]. On the Reasons why the entities of the Hidden world are explained in the Qur'an using examples from the Manifest World,

---Chapter [8]. On Comprehending the Relationship between the Manifest and Hidden Worlds,

---Chapter [9]. On the Description of the Symbols underlying 'red sulphur,' the Greatest Antidote, the most Aromatic Musk, Pearls and so on,

---Chapter [10]. On the Benefits of using these Signs,

---Chapter [11]. On the Excellence of some Signs of the Qur'an more than others when they are all the Word of God,

---Chapter [12]. On the Mysteries of the Opening Chapter and how it contains eight of the ten kinds of Precious Gems of the Qur'an and the Description of Part of the Meaning of The Merciful, the Compassionate in Relationship to the Nature of Animals,

---Chapter [13]. On the Eight Doors to the Garden and how they are Opened through the Opening Chapter and that it has the Keys to All of Them,

---Chapter [14]. On why the Sign of the “Throne” (2:255) is regarded as the major sign of the Qur'an and why this is so rather than 3:18, 112:1, 57:1-6, 59:22-24 and all other Signs,

---Chapter [15]. On why the Chapter on Sincere Expression (112) is valued as a Third of the Qur'an,

---Chapter [16]. On why Chapter Ya Sin (36) is regarded as the Heart of the Qur'an,

---Chapter [17]. On why the Prophet, ?, specified the Opening Chapter as the best Chapter of the Qur'an and the sign of the “Throne” as the Major Sign of the Qur'an and the Reason why this Sign was better than its Opposites,

---Chapter [18]. On the Condition of the Knowers (arifs; gnostics) in this World,

---Chapter [19]. On the Reason for Separating the Rubies from the Pearls in the Qur'an,
Part [2]. The Rubies of the Qur'an,
---Chapter [1]. The Opening; 7 Signs,
---Chapter [2]. The Cow; 14 Signs,
---Chapter [3]. The Family of Imran; 13 Signs,
---Chapter [4]. Women; 2 Signs,
---Chapter [5]. The Tablespread with Food; 10 Signs,
---Chapter [6]. The Flocks; 45 Signs,
---Chapter [7]. The Elevated Places; 10 Signs,
---Chapter [9]. Repentance; 4 Signs,
---Chapter [10]. Jonah; 18 Signs,
---Chapter [11]. Hud; 11 Signs,
---Chapter [13]. Thunder; 19 Signs,
---Chapter [14]. Abraham; 9 Signs,
---Chapter [15]. Rocky Tract; 9 Signs,
---Chapter [16]. The Bee; 49 Signs,
---Chapter [17]. The Journey by Night; 9 Signs,
---Chapter [19]. Mary; 3 Signs,
---Chapter [20]. Taha; 9 Signs,
---Chapter [21]. The Prophets; 21 Signs,
---Chapter [22]. The Pilgrimage; 16 Signs,
---Chapter [23]. The Believers; 29 Signs,
---Chapter [24]. The Light; 9 Signs,
---Chapter [25]. The Criterion; 14 Signs,
---Chapter [26]. The Poets; 12 Signs,
---Chapter [27]. The Ant; 13 Signs,
---Chapter [28]. The Story; 7 Signs,
---Chapter [29]. The Spider; 9 Signs,
---Chapter [30]. The Romans; 17 Signs,
---Chapter [31]. Luqman; 8 Signs,
---Chapter [32]. The Prostration; 7 Signs,
---Chapter [34]. Sheba; 5 Signs,
---Chapter [35]. The Originator; 13 Signs,
---Chapter [36]. Ya Sin; 25 Signs,
---Chapter [37]. The Ones Standing in Ranks; 14 Signs,
---Chapter [38]. Sad; 4 Signs,
---Chapter [39]. The Troops; 16 Signs,
---Chapter [40]. The One who Forgives; 19 Signs,
---Chapter [41]. They Were Explained Distinctly; 12 Signs,
---Chapter [42]. The Consultation; 16 Signs,
---Chapter [43]. The Ornaments; 16 Signs,
---Chapter [44]. The Smoke; 4 Signs,
---Chapter [45]. The Ones who Kneel; 9 Signs,
---upto Chapter [112] The Sincere Expression.

Part [3]. The Pearls of the Qur'an,
---Chapter [2]. The Cow; 46 Signs,
---Chapter [7]. The Elevated Spaces; 8 Signs,
---Chapter [14]. Abraham; 6 Signs,
---Chapter [20]. Taha; 19 Signs,
---Chapter [28]. The Story; 5 Signs,
---Chapter [38]. Sad; 6 Signs,
---Chapter [42]. The Consultation; 9 Signs,
---Chapter [50]. Qaf; 2 Signs,
---Chapter [62]. The Congregation; 4 Signs,
---Chapter [84]. The Splitting Open; 4 Signs,

---upto Chapter [114]. Humanity; 6 Signs.
---Part [4]. Conclusion,
---Index of Qur'anic Verses,

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