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 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 from where it was and they were making articial graves. Chronologically: I first visited the site of the...

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 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 with the table of contents.   Title: The Concept of man in Islam: In the writings of al-Ghazali Author: Ali Issa Othman...

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 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 Yahuda collection of the National Library of Israel that has a colophon from 509/1115 – of the...

Ihya in English

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 of Ihya alum al-din by their in-house translator Mohammad...

Iḥyaʾ in Malay – British Library

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 was introduced in Baghdad and from there it spread west. Given that Arabic writing is best...

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,...

Ghazali website redone!

This is to let you know that as of today al-Ghazali website has been updated to a new mobile device friendly version. As more and more people are accessing the internet through mobile devices (smart phones and tablets) older websites may not display optimally on mobile devices. Do let me know what you think of this new re-design.  It still has a clean clutter free look that focuses on content....

New Thesis – Dissertation by Mohd Rosmizi Abd Rahman

Title: Good deeds in Christianity and Islam : comparing the perspectives of Augustine and al-Ghazālī Author: Abd Rahman, Mohd Rosmizi University: Monash University Year: 2014 Contributor Principal Supervisor: Salih Yucel Abstract: This research examines and compares the attitudes towards good deeds taken by two great thinkers of Latin Christianity and Sunni Islam, namely, Saint Augustine of...

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...

Audio book – Ihya’ Ulum al-din in Urdu translation

A wonderful brother who has been a good friend of ghazali.org and wishes to remain anonymous is making available audio books of the Urdu translation of Imam Ghazali's Ihya' available. May Allah bless him for his efforts and may it be in his scales on the day of judgement. Below is a quote from the email: Ihya Uloom ud Deen - Revival of Knowledge of Path to God (Taken...