A Treasury of Ghazali: A Companion for the Untethered Soul

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...

Translations into Bosnian

Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, Ar-Risāla al-laduniyya , translated by Almir Fatić, u: Novi Muallim, br. 19, Sarajevo, 2004, pp. 48-61. Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, Al-Qistās al-mustaqīm , translated by Almir Fatić. (Sanski Most: Medžlis Islamske zajednice Sanski Most, 2005). ISBN: 9958-9684-7-9 Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, Mīzān al-'amal , translated by Almir Fatić. (Sarajevo: published by translator,...

Minhaj al-Qasidin

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 is published by Dar al-tawfiq of Damascus in...

The Philosophy of Islamic Civilization: al-Ghazali’s Perspective

Prof. Mashhad al-Allaf has a new book 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 deal with not only Islamic cultural artifacts-Islamic sciences, such as fiqh, kalam, and isul but also imported...

Samples of Dar al-Minhaj’s edition of the Ihya’

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 preparing this work 3. pictures of the manuscripts that were used. Next is a complete...

New Translation

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).

Dar al-Minahaj’s Iḥyāʾ edition

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. As you can see in the photo, the books are about 17.5 x 24.5 cm. The list of distributors is...

New Translations and Studies from M. A. Quasem

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’...