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 [...]
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).
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.
In a previous post I mentioned that I would have more information and pictures of the edition. Dar al-Minhaj has no information about this edition on their website. In fact I fear that the website has not been updated in some time. At any rate this is an important edition that deserves a close look.
Translation and Studies by: MUHAMMAD ABUL QUASEM, M.A., Ph.D.(EDIN), KAMIL(DAC), Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, National University of Malaysia. Professor of Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Sufism, University of Dhaka.
1) THE RECITATION AND INTERPRETATION OF THE QUR’AN: Al-Ghazali’s Theory (The First Translation, with Introduction, Notes and Critical Addition, of the 9th ‘Book’ of al [...]
Dar al-Minhaj of Jeddah has published an edition of the Iḥyāʾ in ten (10) volumes. Nine volumes of the Iḥyāʾ and un-numbered (tenth?) volume of introductory matter. In keeping with Dar al-Minhaj the books are impeccability produced to a very high standard for Arabic books that are published [...]