The treatise is based in practice: The custom on the party of Muslims to recite the names of God culled from the Quran in a traditional order, usually using a set of 33 beads Subha to assist them in enumerating the names. These names recall the attributes whereby god has made himself in revelation, and which also connect human expressions with matters divine. So that reciting these divine names allows us to being God into our ambit. Ye the fact the names are more than attributes, because God uses them of Himself in revealing himself to the prophet, saves our recitation from reducing God to our experience. Part one canvasses some of the conceptual issues involved, such as differentiating name from the attribute, outlining what is involved in the act of naming and how names related to the object they purport to name.
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In this work, Abu Hamid al-Ghazali explores the meaning and resonance of each of these divine Names, and reveals the functions they perform both in the cosmos and in the soul of the spiritual adept. Although some of the book is rigorously analytical, the author never fails to attract the reader with his profound mystical and ethical insights, which has made this book one of the perennial classics of Muslim thought, popular among Muslims to this day. He graduated from the Nizamia Madressa 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 by learned men all over the world. Al-Ghazali is generally acclaimed as the most influential thinker of the Classical period of Islam, in his autobiography The Deliverance from Error , the Imam describes his education and his intellectual crisis, which left him so paralysed by doubt that he he gave up his academic pursuits and worldly interests and became a wandering ascetic.
This was a process period of mystical transformation. Later, he resumed his teaching duties, but again left these. An era of solitary life, devoted to contemplation and writing then ensued, which led to the authorship of a number of everlasting books Many of which have been translated in English. He left behind him a fine example for all men to follow. He died in AH.
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Throughout history Christianity and Judaism have tried to make sense of God. While juxtaposing the Islamic position against this, the author addresses the Judeo-Christian worldview and how each has chosen to framework its encounter with God, to what extent this has been the result of actual scripture and to what extent the product of theological debate, or church decrees of later centuries and absorption of Hellenistic philosophy. Describing how these became the touchstone of Muslim discourse with Judaism and Christianity he critiques theological statements and perspectives that came to dilute if not counter strict monotheism. As secularism debates whether God is dead, the issue of anthropomorphism has become of immense importance. The quest for God, especially in this day and age, is partly one of intellectual longing.
Al-Ghazali on the Ninety-nine Beautiful Names of God
In this work, here presented in a complete English edition for the first time, the problem of knowing God is confronted in an original and stimulating way. No trivia or quizzes yet. Although some of the book is rigorously analytical, the author never fails to attract the reader with his profound mystical and ethical insights, which, conveyed in his sincere and straightforward idiom, have made of this book one of the perennial classics of Muslim thought, popular among Muslims to this day. On Knowledge Of The Unique Whoever mixes with people is right to be cautious; but it is difficult for one who has beautful the truth to pretend not to have seen it. This product is no longer in stock. The chapters of the first part will consider the goals in an introductory and preparatory way, while the chapters of the third part are attached to them so as to complement and complete them. The minimum purchase order quantity for the product is 1.
The Ninety Nine (99) beautiful names of Allah - Imam Ghazali