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Imam al-Ghazali

Al-Ghazali : The Mysteries of Purification
Al-Ghazali : The Mysteries of Purification
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Kitab Asrar al-Tahara
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*[A5+] Paperback - 123 pages,
Book [3] of The Revival of the Religious Sciences, Ihya Ulum al-Din, 
by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali [d.505h],

Translated from Arabic with Notes by M. Fouad Aresmouk,
and by M. Abdurrahman Fitzgerald,
Published by Fons Vitae.

Description :

In the 'The Mysteries of Purification' (Kitāb asrār al-ṭahāra), the third of the forty books of the Revival of the Religious Sciences (Iḥyāʾ ʿulūm al‐dīn), Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī, may Allah be pleased with him, explains the fundamentals of the purification that is necessary in order to perform the five daily Prayers.

The book begins with an introduction to the general topic of purity. Imam al-Ghazālī explains the ḥadīth “Purification is half of faith,” and reminds readers that, for the earliest Muslims, inner purification was much more important than outer purification.

In chapter 1, he considers purification from impurities: What are the impurities and how should they be removed? Over the following chapters, al-Ghazālī examines the lesser ablution (wuḍūʾ), the greater ablution (ghusl), and the “dry ablution” (ablution without water, or tayammum). He discusses the etiquette of the bathhouse and outlines exactly how to clean the body of external things and natural growths; finally, he discusses the beard and practices related to it.

Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d. 1111) was a leading scholar, jurist, and theologian of the golden age of Islam, and he remains its truest advocate in modern times. As a teacher of both inward and outward faith, he recorded these practical teachings in his forty-book compendium of Islamic knowledge.

Table of Contents :

---Editor's Note,
---Biography of Imam al-Ghazali,
---About the Revival of the Religious Sciences,

---Translator's Introduction,
------General Arrangement,
------The Rite of Ablution in Islam,
------Purification of the Body and the 'Physicality' of Islam,
------The Mysteries of Purification,
------Purification from the Qut al-Qulub,
------Our Work,

The Mysteries of Purification,

---Author's Introduction.

---Chapter [1]. On Purification from Impuritites,
------Part 1. What is to be Removed - Impurities Are of Three,
------Sources : Inanimate [Things], Living Creatures, and Parts of Living Creatures,
------Part 2. On the Solid and Liquid Substances Used to Remove Impurities,
------Part 3. On the Ways of Removing Impurity.

---Chapter [2]. Purification from the Occurrences that Remove Purity,
------On the Manners Related to Answering the Call of Nature,
------How to Wipe after Urination or Defecation,
------How to Perform the Lesser Ablution (wudu),
------The Meritorious Qualities of the Lesser Ablution,
------How to Perform the Greater Ablution,
------How to Perform the Dry Ablution (tayammum).

---Chapter [3]. Cleaning What Adds to the Body Externally,
------Concerning the Bathhouse,
------On the Sunna Practices [relating to the Bathhouse],
---------These Number Ten,
------The Second Kind of Substances [to be Removed] from the Body are What Grows from It and These Number Eight.

---Chapter [4]. Practices That are Disapproved of Concerning the Beard,
------Regarding the Beard.

---Appendix : Supplications Quoted in the Mysteries of Purification,

------Index of Qur'an Verses Cited,
------Index of Hadith,
------Index of Names and Places,
------Subject Index.
About the Translators.

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*Dimensions : 22.9 x 15.2cm.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 23 April, 2018.