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...

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Ghazali

I received the following email: I have been trying to combat the misinformation disseminated by Neil deGrasse Tyson. One of Tyson's fictions is that Ghazali said math was the work of the devil. In the comments section of one video I provided a Ghazali quote praising math and science: "Sciences whose knowledge is deemed fard kifayah comprise sciences which are indispensable for the welfare of...

A Timeless Treasure in Free Urdu Audio Book احياء العلؤم الدين‎

Imam Ghazali: Free Urdu Audio Book of “Revival of the Knowledge of the Path to God” احياء العلؤم الدين   مظهرِنورِخدا    رازدارِ مصطفي الغزالي بحرِعلم ؤ آكَهيء بيكران   The entire Urdu translation of Imam Ghazali's (complete name: Hujjatul Islam Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali  – 1055-1111 A.D.) encyclopedia...

Online Resource – on the Hadith in Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din

Mahmoud b. Muhammad al-Hadad has put together in one book the analysis of the Hadith of the ihya' 'ulum al-din by al-'Iraqi, al-Subki and al-Zabidi in one volume. The reader should be aware that al-Subki merely listed the Hadith that he could not personally verify. So its not really much of an analysis and just a listing. The other two authors have made more of an effort in that regard. The book...

On Death and Dying

In some of the early accounts of al-Ghazali's biography the following is related of which is translated. Al-Ghazali although a scholar was not a poet therefore some suspect the veracity of attribution of the poem to al-Ghazali. Imam Ghazali woke up one early morning and as usual offered his prayers and then enquired what day it was, his younger brother, Ahmad Ghazali replied, "Monday." He asked...