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Imam al-Ghazali : Elucidication of The Marvels
Imam al-Ghazali : Elucidication of The Marvels
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Details:   Imam al-Ghazali - On the Elucidication of The Marvels of the Heart,
*[A5] Paperback - 296 pages,   ' Kitab Sharh 'Aja'ib al-Qalb '
by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
Books 21 [XXI] of the Revival of the Religious Sciences,
(The Ihya’`Ulum al-Din).
Full English Text with Separate Arabic Translation.

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This is the English translation of Book 21 of Imam Al-Ghazali’s 'Revival of the Religious Sciences' (Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din), widely regarded as one of the Great Classics of Islamic History.  The present volume elucidates the marvels ('aja'ib) of the heart (qalb). The Imam deals authoratively with the hearts diseases and their cures.

The Heart's Disease and their Cures : Imam al-Ghazali, may Allah be pleased with him, uses a series of traditional teaching stories to illustrate the theme of the heart as a mirror. The light of the divine sun can only shine in the heart when the seeker recalls the Prophet's teaching that 'everything has a polish, and the polish of hearts is the remembrance of God.' Bad character traits, acquired through faulty upbringing, are like 'a smoke which clouds the heart's mirror'; this is the 'heart's rust' mentioned in the Qur'an. But the one who has polished his heart is made luminous by Allah's light, and brings that light to others, which is the quality of sainthood (wilayat).

About Imam Ghazali :  Abu Hamid Muhammad, famous in the world of learning as al-Ghazali was born in 450 AH (1058 C.E). in Persia . He graduated from the Nizamia Madrassa at Nishapur, with distinction.a very famous educational institution in Nishapur. Later he was appointed as a teacher at the Nizamia College in Baghdad, where he proved very successful in imparting knowledge to the scholars under his care. This valuable gift of sustaining interest of his pupils and passing on his knowledge to them made him so famous that students from all parts of the country flocked to study under him.

Imam al-Ghazali was  fondly referred to as the "Hujjat-ul-lslam", Proof of Islam, He is honoured as a scholar and a saint (wali) by learned men all over the world.

Table of Contents :

---Imam al-Ghazali's Introduction to the Ihya Ulum al-Din,
---Introduction to Kitab Sharh 'Ajaib al-Qalb,

---[I] An Exposition of the Meaning of Soul, Spirit, Heart and Intelligence and of the Purport of these Names,
---[II] An Exposition of the Armies of the Heart,
---[III] An Exposition of the Similitudes of the Heart with its Internal Armies,
---[IV] An Exposition of the Special Properties of the Heart of Man,
---[V] An Exposition Summarising the Qualities and Similitudes of the Heart,
---[VI] An Exposition of the Similitudes of the Heart as Related to the Special Sciences,
---[VII] An Exposition of the Condition of the Heart as Related to the Divisions of the Sciences: Intellectual, Religious, Pertaining to this World and Pertaining to the World to Come,
---[VIII] An Exposition of the Difference between General Inspiration (ilham) and Learning (ta'allum) and the Difference between the Sufi Way of Seeking the Unveiling of Reality and the Way of the Speculative Philosophers (nuzzar),
---[IX] An Exposition of the Difference in Rank between the Two Positions by a Tangible Example,
---[X] An Exposition of the Testimony of Divine Law to the Validity of the Method of the Mystics in Gaining Experiental Knowledge, not through Instruction nor in the Ordinary Way,
---[XI] An Exposition of the Domination of Satan over the Heart through Evil Promptings, the meaning of such Suggestion and the Means of Overcoming it,
---[XII] A Detailed Exposition  of the Ways by which Satan Enters the Heart,
---[XIII] An Exposition of That for Which Man is Held Accountable and That for Which he is Pardoned and Unpunished in the Field of Evil Promptings to Hearts, Their Decisions, Involuntary Suggestions and Purposes,
---[XIV] An Exposition of whether or not Evil promptings can be Conceived of as Entirely Cut off during Devotional Exercises,
---[XV] An Exposition of the Rapidity of the Heart's Changes and of the Way Hearts are Classified in Respect to Changes and Stability.

---Arabic Text of the Book 'Marvels of the Heart' !

[English and Arabic text].

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*Dimensions : 21 x 14.7cm.


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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 16 December, 2012.