Ibn al-Jawzi (d. 597/ ) summarized Ghazali’s ihya’ ‘ulum al-din in a book title Minhaj al-qasidin wa mufid al-sadiqin which was then summarized by ibn Qudama al-maqdisi (d. 742/) aptly titled mukhtasr minhaj al-qasidin. For quite sometime Ibn al-Jawzi’s book was forgotten until recently. Here are two recently published versions of the book. The first [...]
Prof. Mashhad al-Allaf has a new book [ (فلسفة الحضارة الإسلامية (الرؤية الغزالية ] out on Islamic Civilization and culture in the philosophy of Imam Ghazali in Arabic. This is an important work on the Muslim outlook to civilization and culture with special reference to how Imam Ghazali dealt with those themes. How does one [...]
Imam Ghazali: Free Urdu Audio Book of “Revival of the Knowledge of the Path to God” احياء العلؤم الدين
مظهرِنورِخدا رازدارِ مصطفي
الغزالي بحرِعلم ؤ آكَهيء بيكران
The entire Urdu translation of Imam Ghazali’s (complete name: Hujjatul Islam Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali – 1055-1111 A.D.) encyclopedia of essential religious knowledge encompassing all [...]
In order to appreciate the work that went into this edition. I include here a few samples texts. The first sample is the complete introduction to the work in 3 parts:
1. Preliminary information (biography of Imam Ghazali and publisher’s statement):
2. A discussion of the manuscripts used and the methodology of [...]
Prof. Massimo Campanini has published an annotated Italian translation of al-Ghazali’s Munqidh (Deliverance from Error) and Mishkat al-Anwar (Niche of Lights). The reference is al-Ghazālī, Le luci della sapienza, edited by Massimo Campanini (Milan: Oscar Mondadori, 2012).
A wonderful brother who has been a good friend of ghazali.org and wishes to remain anonymous is making available audio books of the Urdu translation of Imam Ghazali’s Ihya’ available. May Allah bless him for his efforts and may it be in his scales on the day of judgement.
Below is a quote from the [...]
Mahmoud b. Muhammad al-Hadad has put together in one book the analysis of the Hadith of the ihya’ ‘ulum al-din by al-’Iraqi, al-Subki and al-Zabidi in one volume. The reader should be aware that al-Subki merely listed the Hadith that he could not personally verify. So its not really much of an analysis and just [...]
I have reported on the new edition of the ihya’. Now I have uploaded the first three chapters of book 1, kitab al-’ilm, in four files. This should give you a new idea of what the edition contains and to be able to compare it to the other editions that are online on this website.
The page that lists original source material for Imam Ghazali’s biographies in many of the works of history and biographical dictionaries has been updated. It is still lacks a few of the sources and will make an effort to find them.
Islam & Science a journal whose aims and scope are:
Islam & Science is a journal of Islamic perspectives on science, civilization and intellectual history. It is dedicated to a creative exploration of the natural and human sciences. The journal publishes articles which critically evaluate contemporary knowledge as seen from [...]