Al-Ghazali : Repentance

Al-Ghazzali : Repentance - New,
Kitab at-Tawba, Book 31 of the Ihya,
*[A5+] Paperback - 228 pages,
by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali [d.505h],
Translated by M.S. Stern,
Published by Dar al-Waahi, Malaysia.

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'Imam al-Ghazali : Repentance' (Kitab al-Tawba) is a translation of a small part of the The Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya Ulum al-Din).

Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali (450–505/1058-1111) is justly described as “Hujjat al-Islam”. He was born in the Persian town of Tus, studied Islamic law and theology at the Seljuq College in Nishapur, and became a distinguished professor at the famous Nizamiyya University in Baghdad.

Despite his glittering success, he was inwardly dissatisfied, so he abandoned his career for the life of hardship, abstinence and devotion to worship. During ten years of wandering, he experienced a spiritual transformation, in which the 'Truth' came to him at last, as something received rather than acquired.

Blessed with an inner certainty, he then applied his outstanding faculties and vast learning to the task of revitalising the whole Islamic tradition. Through his direct personal contacts, and through his many writings, he showed how every element in that tradition could and should be turned to its purpose.

This is the translation of the Thirty-First book of Al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din (The Revival of the Religious Science), vis., Kitab at-Tawba in which he defines what constitutes true ‘Repentance’, its relation to religious faith, and the method for achieving it.
Table of Contents :
Part One : Introduction,
---Section 1 : Concept of Repentance in the Bible,
---Section 2 : Concept of the Arabic word Tawbah,
---Section 3 : About Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
---Section 4 : Attainment of Salvation,
---Section 5 : The Concept of Sin,
---Section 6 : God is Omnipotent,
---Section 7 : Repentance, Man's Quest for Salvation.

Part Two : Book 31 of the Ihya Ulum al-Din,
--Translation of the Book of Repentance,
---The First Pillar - On the Nature of Repentance,
------Explication of Repentance and its Definition,

------Explication of the Obligatoriness and Excellence of Repentance,

------Explication that Promptness is (essential in fulfilling) the Obligation of Repentance,
------On the Universality of the Obligation of Repentance, no-one being free of it,
---The Second Pillar - On the Context of Repentance being Sins,
------Venial and Mortal,
------On the Division of Sin in Relation to the Qualities of Man,
------How Higher and Lower States in the Hereafter are distributed according to Good and Evil Works in this life,
------How Minor Sins are Increased,

---The Third Pillar - On the Fullness, Requisites and Permanence of Repentance,
------Fullness, Requisites & Permanence of Repentance,
------How People Differ in the Perseverance of Repentance,
------What must the Penitent do if he Sins either with Intention and Dominant Desire or by Chance,

---The Third Pillar - On the Remedy of Repentance, and the Way of Treatment for The Dissolution of the Knot of Persistence,
------On the Remedy and Treatment.
Appendices :
---Appendix A,
------Page Ref,
---Appendix B,
------Index of Persons Mentioned,
------Abbreviation Key,
---Index of Names and Terms.
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