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 email:
Volume 1 deals with acts of worship and the deep inner wisdom behind them, volume 2 deals with dealings with other human beings and societal responsibilities, volume 3 explains the evils of the soul and how to eradicate them, and volume 4 explains the adornments (beautiful inner qualities) of the soul and how to achieve them. This book is a compendium of wisdom that can transform an individual into one who is filled with positive energy and enlightenment after one has overcome the low and base qualities. The end result is the achievement of one’s purpose of life, unlocking of the mysteries of the universe, unveiling of the truth, springing forth of the fountains of wisdom in which one find answers to all questions of life, effulgence of lights in the deepest recesses of the soul, dawning of eternal happiness and bliss, eradication of all darknesses and negativities, arrival of soul at the doorsteps of the Divine Reality, and proximity and intimacy of God who is the final destination of every human being and is the ultimate goal of all seekers of truth.
It’s a great fortune of Urdu language that Urdu has at least 3 different complete and honest translations of this great book done in the last 150 years which is how old the literary history of Urdu is. The best of these available complete Urdu translations is being presented here is audio format. The entire Urdu translation used in this audio book can be found at Imam Ghazali wesbite at www.ghazali.org/urdu . This audio book production is an ongoing work which can take several years to complete but as audio books of various books (there are a total of 40 books as mentioned before) of “Ihya Uloom ud Deen” keep becoming available, they will keep getting added to this site until the entire book is done in audio format. So please keep checking the “Ihya Uloom ud Deen” audio book links on this site periodically to see what new audio books have become available. A complete translation in English has not been done yet but publisher Fons Vitae (www.fonsvitae.com) is working on one and may have it published sometime in the future. Many partial translations of varying qualities of various parts of “Ihya Uloom ud Deen” are available at Imam Ghazali wesbite at www.ghazali.org . The “completest” English translation of the 4 volumes of this book by Fazlul Karim (published by various South Asian publishers) is not a complete translation in English as half of this great book has been skipped in this translation besides this translation is lacking in command of English. Even with these glaring shortcomings, Fazlul Karim’s English translation is still the completest one available to this date and should be appreciated for that. It can be found at www.ghazali.org/books/ihya-v1.
(A manifestation of the Light of God, a privy to the secrets of Muhammad [Peace be upon him] [and his radiant reality]
Al-Ghazali is the fathomless ocean of knowledge and gnosis)
This is the first archive of this great masterpiece containing volume 1. The remaining 3 archives for the remaining 3 volumes are as follows:
Volume 2: Work in progress. Expected completion date: December 2013 www.archive.org/details/
Volume 3: Work in progress. Expected completion date: August 2012 www.archive.org/details/
Volume 4: Work in progress. Expected completion date: April 2013 www.archive.org/details/
Audio files numbering will be as follows:
Volume 1 – 100 – 199 files
Volume 2 – 200 – 299 files
Volume 3 – 300 – 399 files
Volume 4 – 400 – 499 files