Wisdom of God’s creation (al-ḥikma fī makhaluqāt Allāh) This is a short treatise by Imām al-Ghazālī that is in fifteen chapters as follows: Chapter 1 on contemplating the creation of the heavens and this world Chapter 2 on the wisdom in creating the sun; Chapter 3 on wisdom in creating the moon and planets; Chapter […]
Our dear friend Dr. Muzaffar Iqbal wrote the following a few months back:
I was in Tus in October 2017 and went to the tomb of the Imam, and was literally “shaken” to see that the archeological department of Khurasan has shifted the site of the tomb to a new location about 300 feet away […]
This book was published in 1960 by dar al-maʾārif Press of Cairo, I was just able to get a copy of it this past month. Note that it has a line drawing by the author of what he imagines Imam al-Ghazali to be. Its a very nice line drawing. I have included it here along […]
A curator at the The National Library of Israel, located in Jerusalem has been kind to inform me about one the manuscript holdings. I wanted to share with you this information. Thanks to the curator for bringing this to my attention.
I wanted to bring to your attention a Ghazali manuscript in the […]
This is a wonderful edition of the Iḥyāʾ (Revival of the Religious Sciences) noteworthy for its care of the text. I have used this edition in conjunction with dār al-minhāj’s much lauded edition. A friend asked me to send pictures and I like to share the pictures with you.
Dār al-kutub al-ʿilmiyya (dki) of Beirut, Lebanon a publisher of trade Arabic books has also published their own translations of the texts that in various languages, mainly English and French. As is expected that they would also publish many of Imām al-Ghazālī’s works in Arabic. In 2011 they published an English language translation […]
I get this question quite often: is my edition of the iḥyāʾ a good edition?
We need to be more discriminating consumers that demand better of publishers to produce the best possible work. This is in line with the prophetic charge that we as Muslim—in this case producers of knowledge—were given of practicing iḥsān.
The good folks at Kube publishing have produced another wonderful book in their “Treasury” series. This new series highlights gems of wisdom from various luminaries of the Muslim world. These books are written by selected experts on the topic covered. The volume in question is a wonderful title: A Treasury of Ghazali: A Companion for the […]
Manuscripts are an important source of knowledge. They have been the source for the spread of knowledge in the Muslim world for over 1220 years since the widespread use of paper in the Muslim World. Paper was introduced in 751 after a decisive battle of the banks of the river Talas. By 793 paper making […]
on the Iḥyāʾ page on the website there has been extensive updates to the printed editions section. I am including it below.
Printed Editions: First printed edition: Būlāq, 1269/1853: al-Juzʾ al-awwal (– al-juzʾ al-rābiʿ) min Kitāb iḥyāʾ ʿulūm al-dīn / taʾlīf Abī Ḥāmid Muḥammad b. Muḥammad b. Muḥammad al-Ghazzālī. – [Cairo : s.n.], […]
- Wisdom of God’s creation November 21, 2019
- Who moved Al-Ghazali’s Tomb? September 29, 2019
- The Concept of man in Islam in the writings of al-Ghazali by Ali Issa Othman September 23, 2019
- Ghazali manuscript: Mishakt al-Anwar September 23, 2019
- Iḥyāʾ – Dār al-Fayyḥāʾ/Dār al-Manhal edition September 2, 2019
- Ihya in English July 17, 2019
- Editions of the iḥyāʾ March 10, 2019