The Jewels of the Qur'an -
Al-Ghazali's Theory : Kitab Jawahir al-Qur'an,
*[A5+] Paperback - 248 pages,
by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
Translation by Muhammad Abul Quasem,
Published by IBT, Malaysia.
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A translation, with an introduction & annotation of al-Ghazali's Kitab Jawahir al-Qur'an.
"This work, a translation of Imam al-Ghazali's 'Kitab Jawahir al-Qur'an', contains his views on several broad problems relating to the study of the Qur'an, in which various parts of the Qur'an are compared to various types of valuables, such as jewels, pearls, rubies, red brimstones, etc.
The book also carries translation of over 1500 verses which Imam al-Ghazali calls the 'Jewels' and the 'Pearls' of the Qur'an. This classification is unprecendented in the history of Qur'anic studies, presented here in free-flowing modern English which makes the work scholarly and enjoyable."
About Imam Ghazali:
Abu Hamid Muhammad, famous in the world of learning as Imam al-Ghazali, may Allah be pleased with him, was born in 450 AH (1058 C.E). in Persia . He graduated from the al-Nizamiyyah Madrassah at Nishapur, with distinction. The Nizamiyyah is a very famous educational institution in Nishapur. Later he was appointed as a teacher at the Nizamiyyah 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, may Allah have mercy upon him, was fondly referred to as the "Hujjat-ul-lslam", Proof of Islam. He is honoured as a scholar and a Sufi-saint (Wali-Allah) by learned men all over the world.
Table of Contents :
---Contents of the book in detail.
Part One : Introductory Matters:
---. The Qur'an - an ocean with jewels and valuables,
---. The aims of the Qur'an and its valuables,
---. An explnation of the six aims of the Qur'an,
---. Divisions of sciences of the Qur'an,
---. Sciences of ancients and moderns from the Qur'an,
---. Explaining allegories about the Qur'an,
---. The invisible world through the visible world,
---. Connection between invisible and visible worlds,
---. Meaning of allegories to describe the Qur'an,
---. The benefit of employing allegories in the Qur'an,
---. Variance in the excellence of Qur'anic verses,
---. Secrets of Surah al-Fatihah,
---. Surah al-Fatihah - key to doors of Paradise,
---. The Verse of the Throne,
---. Surah al-Ikhlas - a third of the Qur'an,
---. Surah Ya Sin - heart of the Qur'an,
---. Merits of Verse of the Throne and Surah al-Fatihah,
---. The condition of the gnostics,
---. Stringing the jewels and pearls of the Qur'an.
Part Two : The Aims :
---. The Jewels of the Qur'an,
---. The Pearls of the Qur'an.
---Conclusion on the two classes of verses,
---Index of Qur'anic Surahs and Verses.
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*Dimensions : 23 x 15.3cm.