Creation of Man by Imam al-Ghazali

Concerning Divine Wisdom in the
'Creation of Man'
[A5] Paperback - 146 pages,
by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
Translation by Dr. Kamran M. Riaz,
Commentary by Sh. Mohammed Amin Kholwadia,
& by Dr. Kamran M. Riaz,
Published by Imam Ghazali Inst. USA.


Now in Stock May 2023



Description :

Concerning Divine Wisdom in the Creation of Man is a selected translation and commentary of Imam al-Ghazali's, may Allah be pleased with him, treatise on the human anatomy and physiology. In it, al-Ghazali masterfully provides the seeker of religious knowledge a window into Allah’s creativity through the Islamic study of anatomy.

The study of anatomy for the Muslim serves as a potential means to fulfill two distinct goals :

    'To increase one’s attachment to the Creator through a deeper appreciation of the details of His Creation
    Or to become a professional with knowledge of diseases and cures'

The broad audience of medical students, physicians, healthcare professionals, as well as non-medical seekers of religious knowledge will appreciate the details of human anatomy described by Imam al-Ghazali through an Islamic lens. Readers will also recognise that this discussion, though accurate from the perspective of modern medicine, reflects a distinctly different paradigm from that of modern anatomy and physiology.

Imam al-Ghazali asserts that there is a spiritual component to the human being, and that every detail of human anatomy is representative of Allah's qudra, His power, and His wisdom. In this text, al-Ghazali describes these spiritual purposes alongside the physical anatomy, with the same level of clarity and precision.

This edition includes Dr. Kamran Riaz's meticulous English translation side-by-side with Imam al-Ghazali's original Arabic text. The translation is followed by over 150 endnotes from Dr. Riaz and Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia.

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.


Table of Contents :


---Introduction to Muslim Epistemology:
------The status of Imam al-Ghazali in Muslim Academia,
------The Sunni Theory of Islam,
------The Oral Tradition and the Written Tradition,
------Content vs Context,
------Preserving the Content of Islam,
------The Inoculation of the Content of Islam from Contextual Invasion,
------The Sunni System of Acquiring Knowledge (Epistemology),
------A Brief History of Opposing Views to the Followers' Epistemology,
------Conclusion to Opposing Remarks : The Components of Sunni Epistemology,
------Imam al-Ghazali and Sunni Epistemology,
------Imam al-Ghazali and Anatomy,
------Imam al-Ghazali's Vantage Point,
------The Creation of the First Two Human Beings,
------The Resurrection of Human Beings,
------The Five Senses of the Hereafter.

Concerning Divine Wisdom in the Creation of Man :
---English with Facing Arabic Text by Imam al-Ghazali,
------A Conclusion for this Treatise Concerning the Ennoblement of Man.

---Table and Figures.






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