Letter to a Disciple - Ayyuha'l-Walad,
[*A5+] Paperback - 118 pages,
Bi-lingual Edition, (English/Arabic).
by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
Translated with an Introduction & Notes by Tobias Mayer,
*Published by the Islamic Texts Society, Cambridge, UK.
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Description : Letter to a Disciple, Ayyuha’l-Walad.
An old disciple of Imam al-Ghazali, may Allah be pleased with him, had studied the Islamic sciences, including the many works of his master, for most of his life. Faced with the proximity of death, he turns again to his master this time asking for a summary of all his teachings. "Letter to a Disciple" is Ghazali's response.
‘Work for your terrestrial life in proportion to your location in it, and work for your afterlife in proportion to your eternity in it.’ This is part of the advice that the great theologian and mystic al-Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, May Allah be pleased with him, (1058-1111 C.E) put down in his Letter to a Disciple.
The emphasis in this short treatise is on religious and spiritual action and on putting into practice the knowledge that one has acquired. Letter to a Disciple can be considered as the last testament of he who is regarded as Hujjat al-Islam, the ‘Proof of Islam’. This new translation is presented here as a bilingual, English-Arabic, edition.
Table of Contents :
------[I]. Intellectual context;
------[II]. Biographical context;
------[III]. Content of Ayyuha'l-walad;
------[IV]. Arabic text of the epistle;
------Notes to Introduction.
---Translation and Arabic Text;
------Notes to the Translation.
----Persons Cited in the Text;
*Dimensions : 23.4 x 15.7cm.
An alternative publication : Advice to a Son: Ayyuhal Walad !