Al-Ghazali on Disciplining the Soul and on Breaking the Two Desires has ratings and 19 reviews. Marc said: I had read the ‘Ihya’ years ago in Arabic. Al-Ghazzali on Disciplining the Self has 35 ratings and 4 reviews. Rick said: Al- Ghazali is famously known as, Proof of Islam. In Discipling of Self, A. The spiritual life in Islam begins with riyadat al-nafs, the inner warfare against the ego. Distracted and polluted by worldliness, the lower self has a tendency to.

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Few books move you to action. This translation of two chapters from “The Revival of the Religious Sciences Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din ” details the sophisticated spiritual techniques adopted by classical Islam.

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Al-Ghazzali on Disciplining the Self by Abu Hamid al-Ghazali

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It is a very complex book, and a guide best al-ghazwli with a teacher. Aziza Zaater rated it it was amazing May 15, Oct 13, Alanur rated it it was amazing. The work will prove of special interest to those interested in Sufi mysticism, comparative ethics, and the question of sexuality in Islam. Books by Abu Hamid al-Ghazali. The translator has added an introduction and notes which explore Ghazali’s ability to make use of Greek as well as Islamic discipplining. Distracted and polluted by sdlf, the lower self has a tendency to drag the human creature down into arrogance and vice.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Shuruq rated it really liked it Sep 17, Those who’ve read his works in the original Arabic I had read the ‘Ihya’ years ago in Arabic but saw that they had produced some English translations.

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Al-Ghazzali on Disciplining the Self

Yasmina Ibrahim rated it really liked it Sep 22, His most celebrated work, Revival of the Religious Sciences, has exercised a profound influence on Muslim intellectual history by exploring dsiciplining mystical significance of the practices and beliefs of Islamic orthodoxy, earning him the title of Hujjat al Islam, the ‘Proof of Islam’. One vivid example borrowed from Miskawayh is the example of man being like an ant stuck inside a heated ring, that outside the ring are angels and man or the ant must remain in the center of the ring to preserve himself.


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One would read this book as a general guide to a higher state of being, but start small. Alamgir Kabir rated it it was amazing Aug 22, In the first step, On Disciplining the Soulwhich cites copious anecdotes from the Islamic scriptures and biographies of the saints, Ghazali explains how to acquire good character traits, and goes on to describe how the sickness of the heart may be cured.

Islamic tradition considers him to be a Mujaddid, a renewer of the faith who, according to the prophetic hadith, appears once every century to restore the faith of the ummah “the Islamic Community”. Barkath rated it it was amazing Aug 07, Open Preview See a Problem? A Discourse on Sexual Desire. He was of Persian origin.

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