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The Book of Belief for Children
The Book of Belief for Children
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  • Authored by: Imam al-Ghazali

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Details:  The Book of Belief for Children : Textbook,
Book 2 of the Ihya Ulum al-Din,
*[A4] Large Hardback - 54 pages, New,
by Imam al-Ghazali [d.505h],
Illustrations by Clare C.Hagan,
Published by Fons Vitae, USA.
Part of the 'Al-Ghazali Children's Project.'




Description :

'The Book of Belief' for Children is Part Two of Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali's, alayhi ar-Rahman, Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya Ulum al-Din).


Imam al-Ghazali, may Allah be pleased with him, used many metaphors and imaginary tales to best illustrate very profound concepts and ideas. The Ant and The Pen, for example, is a story which tries to help explain how God knows and plans everything which will happen to us. The Imam uses the image of small plants which grow in our hearts into magnificent trees to illustrate how doing beautiful deeds will nourish inner growth and later produce beautiful fruits. His metaphor for polishing the heart makes it very easy for us to imagine the process of self observation and correction.


In the Book of Knowledge, we were able to create stories which could best explain Imam al-Ghazali’s ideas to children. In Book Two, however, he presents very profound concepts about belief and the afterlife. A friend in Abu Dhabi suggested that young Muslims love heroic figures, and that Imam al-Ghazali would make an excellent addition to the great personages in the Islamic world for young people to admire.


"This work is nothing less than a revolution in developing humane,
ethical, and committed Muslim youth. Imam al-Ghazali is the
"Proof of Islam", and these teachings, presented in a beautiful
life-affirming way, will prove to be a major shift in the way Islam
  is taught to young people, who are in desperate need of guidance
in today's confusing times. As a community, we owe  much to
Fons Vitae for bringing them to fruition. Let the transformation
begin!" ---Hamza Yusuf.


Also, he suggested that children enjoy such magical ideas as “time travel.” It was therefore decided that in the Book of Belief, the Imam would make an imaginary visit to the children in order to answer their questions. It is for this reason that we have included the Imam in such a fashion, using such a metaphor for his timeless message coming to our children.


But the reason why the Publisher has chosen to transport Imam al-Ghazali to our world is not only to engage the imagination of children but to underscore the point that real learning and truth are ageless and not bound by concepts of time and space. Al-Ghazali and his message still live with us today.




This book is a part of the Ghazali Children’s Project Book Set. This textbook contains the Book of Belief (part of the Ihya al-Ulum al-Din), specially adapted to Children, written in a narrative style with illustrations. This is a part of an educational series that contains books, workbooks and a curriculum.






Table of Contents :

---Foreword for Parents and Teachers,

---Chapter [1]. The Surprise Visit,

---Chapter [2]. Who and What and Where is God?

---Chapter [3]. Allah's Hearing, Seeing, Speaking and Doing,

---Chapter [4]. The Second Visit,

---Chapter [5]. After We Die,

---Chapter [6]. The Third Visit - in the Park,

---Chapter [7]. Arguing,

---Chapter [8]. A Few Ways to Polish my Heart ?








More from Imam al-Ghazali.

Also see Madrassah/Syllabus Books.
The rest of our Childrens Section.





*Dimensions : 28.6 x 22.3cm.







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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 17 April, 2019.

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