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...

Iḥyāʾ printed editions – updates

on the Iḥyāʾ page on the website there has been extensive updates to the printed editions section. I am including it below. Printed Editions: First printed edition: Būlāq, 1269/1853: al-Juzʾ al-awwal (– al-juzʾ al-rābiʿ) min Kitāb iḥyāʾ ʿulūm al-dīn / taʾlīf Abī Ḥāmid Muḥammad b. Muḥammad b. Muḥammad al-Ghazzālī. – , 1269 – 4 v. in 2 ; 33 cm. – See...

Ei farzand (or Ayyuha al-walad).

Alexey Khismatulin. Sochineniya Imama al-Ghazali (The Writings of Imam al-Ghazali). St. Petersburg-Moscow: Peterburgskoe Vostokovedenie; Sadra, 2017. The book deals with the Persian writings of al-Ghazali and has two parts: originals and fabrications. All of them are provided with the Persian originals at the end of the book (except the 2nd part of the Nasihat al-muluk). In the part of...

al-Ma’arif al-Aqiliya (Intellectual Knowledge)

The (Maʻārif al-ʻaqlīyah wa-lubāb al-ḥikmah al-īlāhīyah = Knowledge by intellect and the kernel of divine wisdom) is one of those minor works of Imām al-Ghazālī, C. Brockelmann #54, A. Badwai # 27 and M. Bouyges # 26 B. and M. cite it as authentic work (any work with number 69 or less is authentic with few exceptions). We do have mention of it by early author's most prominently by...

Ghazali’s Legal Thought

Prof. Ebrahim Moosa has written a thoughtful article on Imam Ghazali's legal thought and it can be found here. This is a cause for celebration as this is a field that is hardly treated by those who study Imam Ghazali in the west. So it represents an important milestone in Ghazalian studies. Imam Ghazali's legal theories are well studied in Arabic and especially practical laws (fiqh) in his school...