Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship

Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship,
[A5] Paperback -142 pages,
by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
Translated by Muhtar Holland
Published by Islamic Foundation.

Back in Stock June 21

Description :

This great book consists of selections from Imam al-Ghazali's, may Allah be pleased with him, masterpiece Ihya Ulum al-Din, The Revival of the Relgious Sciences, translated into English. Imam al-Ghazali, alayhir rahman, leads us in his characteristically powerful & inspiring way, into those dimensions of Islamic worship rites -

     ***Pilgrimage, etc

These rites are essential to the fulfilment of their inner quality and reaping the rich harvests of spiritual, moral and social upliftment that must be their reward. 

This book will be of enormous help to the countless young men and women of our times who are rapidly growing in their commitment to Islam and ever trying to bring up their lives under the sovereignty of One God - a task which is impossible unless one can develop the immense inner resources which Islamic worship offers.

Table of Contents :

---Transliteration Table,
---Translator's Foreword.

---Chapter [1]. Prayer - (Salat),
------The excellents merits of prayer,
------Internal Prerequisites : Actions of the Heart,
------Humility and Conscious Awareness,
------Internal States Conducive to Perfecting the Life in Prayer,
------Medication Conducive to Inner Serenity,
------Inner States at Each Stage of Prayer,
------Stories of the Humble.

---Chapter [2]. Almsgiving - (Zakat),
------1. Understand the Purpose and Significance,
------2. Payment at Proper Time,
------3. Give in Secret,
------4. Give Openly,
------5. Avoid Taunting and Hurting,
------6. Adopt Humility,
------7. Give the Best and the Dearest,
------8. Seek the Worthy and Deserving.

---Chapter [3]. Fasting - (Sawm),
------Three Grades,
------Inward Requirements,
----------See not what displeases God -
----------Speak not,
----------Hear not,
----------Do not,
----------Avoid Overeating,
----------Look to God with Fear and Hope,
------Importance of Observing Inward Aspects.

---Chapter [4]. Pilgrimage - (Hajj),
------Its Excellences and Its Merits,
----------The Pilgrimage,
----------The Ka'ba and Makka the Ennobled,
----------Residing in Makka,
----------Madina the Radiant,
------Fine Points of Propriety, Internal Conduct,
------Inner States at Various Stages of Hajj,

---Chapter [5 ]. Night Vigil - (Qiyam al-Layl),
------Qur'anic Verses,
------Traditions of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace,
------Traditions of the Companions and their Followers.

---Chapter [6]. Invoking Blessings upon God's Messenger, may Allah bless him & grant him peace,
------Hadith in relation to Sending Blessings and Salawat,

---Chapter [7]. The Merit of Seeking Forgiveness - Istighfar,


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Highly Recommended!!




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