Imam Gazali

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“In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate.First, I praise Allah, continuously, though the praise of the fervent does not do justice toHis glory.Second, I invoke the blessing of Allah upon His Apostle, the lord of mankind, as well asupon the other messengers.Third… I proceed to enlighten you, who are the most self- righteous of those who rejectbelief, and you, who are the most immoderate of the thoughtless unbelievers.” (Ghazali,1962)

Imam Ghazali’s Contribution:
Imam Ghazali has written more than 70 books on Jurisprudence, Theology, Philosophy andSufism. One of Imam Ghazali's major contributions is the book Ihya al-Ulum al-Din (TheRevival of Religious Sciences). It covers almost all fields of Islamic sciences, namely, Fiqh(Islamic Jurisprudence), Kalam (Theology) and Sufism and contains four major sections (with 10 books in each section): •

Rub' al-'ibadat (Acts of worship)

Rub' al-'Adatat (Norms of Daily Life )

Rub' al-'Muhlikat (The ways to Perdition)

Rub' al-'Munjiyat (The ways to Salvation)He wrote most of his works in Arabic and few in Persian. The following is a short list of hismajor works divided in the relative area of study: Theology

Al-Munqidh min al-Dalal (Rescuer from Error)

Hujjat al-Haq (Proof of the Truth)

Al-Iqtisad fil-I`tiqad (Median in Belief)

Al-Maqsad al-Asna fi Sharah Asma' Allahu al-Husna (The best means in explainingAllah's Beautiful Names) •
Jawahir al-Qur'an wa Duraruh (Jewels of the Qur'an and its Pearls

 
“In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate.First, I praise Allah, continuously, though the praise of the fervent does not do justice toHis glory.Second, I invoke the blessing of Allah upon His Apostle, the lord of mankind, as well asupon the other messengers.Third… I proceed to enlighten you, who are the most self- righteous of those who rejectbelief, and you, who are the most immoderate of the thoughtless unbelievers.” (Ghazali,1962)

Imam Ghazali’s Contribution:
Imam Ghazali has written more than 70 books on Jurisprudence, Theology, Philosophy andSufism. One of Imam Ghazali's major contributions is the book Ihya al-Ulum al-Din (TheRevival of Religious Sciences). It covers almost all fields of Islamic sciences, namely, Fiqh(Islamic Jurisprudence), Kalam (Theology) and Sufism and contains four major sections (with 10 books in each section): •

Rub' al-'ibadat (Acts of worship)

Rub' al-'Adatat (Norms of Daily Life )

Rub' al-'Muhlikat (The ways to Perdition)

Rub' al-'Munjiyat (The ways to Salvation)He wrote most of his works in Arabic and few in Persian. The following is a short list of hismajor works divided in the relative area of study: Theology

Al-Munqidh min al-Dalal (Rescuer from Error)

Hujjat al-Haq (Proof of the Truth)

Al-Iqtisad fil-I`tiqad (Median in Belief)

Al-Maqsad al-Asna fi Sharah Asma' Allahu al-Husna (The best means in explainingAllah's Beautiful Names) •
Jawahir al-Qur'an wa Duraruh (Jewels of the Qur'an and its Pearls  

Kitab Tahzib al-Isul (Pruning on Legal Theory)

Al-Mustasfa fi 'ilm al-Isul (The Clarified in Legal Theory)

Asas al-Qiyas (Foundation of Analogical reasoning)
Social Ethics:
The following text has been taken and assembled from different excerpts from Imam Ghazali’s book Ihya'ul Ulum al-Din’s (Revival of Religious Sciences) second quarter Rub' al-'Adatat(Norms of Daily Life ) that consists of 10 books; all of these combined gives the ethical way of leading one’s life. Imam Ghazali thought that the best character a person can ever have is that of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), therefore in the last book of this quarter (Etiquettes of living andthe Prophetic Mannerism), he has given the character of Prophet (SAW) - on the basis of Sunnah, Hadith and Quran- which of course is a role model for each and every individual livingin this world not just Muslims. Therefore, considering the social aspect, we have taken this book “Etiquettes of living and the Prophetic...
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