a query I received:
I am writing to you concerning a recent article published in “The New York
Review of Books” written by a Nobel Laureate in physics, Steven Weinberg.
In it he seems to link the works of al-Ghazzali to an overall Islamic
rejection of science. The section on al-Ghazzali begins [...]
I don’t think so at least not the book that we have in print. For example it quotes an author abu Najib al-Suhrawardi who died in 560 and was born in 490. Imam Ghazali died in 505. While they may have met but I don’t think that Ghazali would have quoted him. In fact Abu [...]
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.
In some of the early accounts of al-Ghazali’s biography the following is related of which is translated. Al-Ghazali although a scholar was not a poet therefore some suspect the veracity of attribution of the poem to al-Ghazali.
Imam Ghazali woke up one early morning and as usual offered his prayers and then enquired what day [...]
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 [...]