Author: mh

A blog on things Ghazalian and intellectual history of the premodern era. I am interested in intellectual history and how knowledge furthered the progression of humanity in the pre-modern era. My emphasis is on philosophy, though I digress into medieval history at the drop of a hat. l.

Al-Ghazali overview

This is to let you know of the translation into Arabic of Prof. Frank Griffel’s Stanford’s Encyclopedia of Philosophy’s article…

Massimo Campanini (1954-2020)

Professor Massimo Campanini has passed away on the dawn of Friday, October 9, 2020, at his home in Lombardi, Milano…

Editions

New editions of old favorites: أيها الولد  Ayyah al-walad. Dār al-minhāj, Jedda, 2014.     Bidayat al-Hidiyya بداية الهداية Dār…

Wisdom of God’s creation

Wisdom of God’s creation (al-ḥikma fī makhaluqāt Allāh) This is a short treatise by Imām al-Ghazālī that is in fifteen…

Who moved Al-Ghazali’s Tomb?

Our dear friend Dr. Muzaffar Iqbal wrote the following a few months back: I was in Tus in October 2017…

The Concept of man in Islam in the writings of al-Ghazali by Ali Issa Othman

This book was published in 1960 by dar al-maʾārif Press of Cairo, I was just able to get a copy…

Ghazali manuscript: Mishakt al-Anwar

A curator at the The National Library of Israel, located in Jerusalem has been kind to inform me about one…

Iḥyāʾ – Dār al-Fayyḥāʾ/Dār al-Manhal edition

This is a wonderful edition of the Iḥyāʾ (Revival of the Religious Sciences) noteworthy for its care of the text. I…

Ihya in English

The background: Dār al-kutub al-ʿilmiyya (dki) of Beirut, Lebanon a publisher of trade Arabic books has also published their own…

Editions of the iḥyāʾ

I get this question quite often: is my edition of the iḥyāʾ a good edition?   We need to be more…