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 Untethered Soul, written by a most learned expert who knows Imam al-Ghazali’s works quite well, none other then Professor Mustafa Abu Sway, from al-Quds university. Professor Abu Sway is also the Al-albayt Ghazali chair at Masjid al-Aqsa where he has been teaching ihya ulm al-din for the past few years. This wonderful volume is a most welcome edition. Kube publishing is to be congratulated for having the foresight in producing such useful volumes. I have been an ardent reader of these slim volumes that are quite useful for casual reading where one feels a need for some deep reflection about a profound issue. Each of these nuggets of wisdom is ably explained and astheticlay produced in very high quality editions that will last for many years.
Below is the publisher’s description and the front and back cover. These can be had directly from the publisher (kube) or at your favorite book shop both locally and online. Of course we highly recommend that you support your local bookshop, but most importantly is to read and benefit from these gems for all this knowledge is of no benefit if it does not keep you moving on the path of the hereafter to the ultimate aim.
This beautiful edition comprises forty gems from Ghazali’s inexhaustible treasury of writings with accompanying commentaries.
Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī (d. 505/1111) has been described by some scholars as the greatest Muslim in Islamic history. His prolific works, written over the duration of his relatively short lifetime, have deeply influenced Islamic thought for nearly a thousand years. Al-Ghazālī was a polymath who had mastered every discipline known to the scholars of his time. In many ways, his corpus of writings on law, theology, philosophy, and Islamic spirituality, represent the most influential understanding of the Islamic religion ever articulated.
This short volume, written by one of the world’s leading experts on al-Ghazālī, comprises forty gems from al-Ghazālī’s inexhaustible treasury of writings, that give the modern reader insights into both the richness of al-Ghazālī’s thought, and how they can better help us understand Islam today.