Al-Ghazali on the Manners Relating to Eating: Book XI of the Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ghazali series) (Hardcover)

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Al-Ghazali on the Manners Relating to Eating: Book XI of the Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ghazali series) (Hardcover)

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Al-Ghazali on the Manners Relating to Eating is the eleventh chapter of The Revival of the Religious Sciences which is widely regarded as the greatest work of Muslim spirituality. This volume begins the section dealing with man and society, and the norms of daily life. While concentrating on a daily activity, eating, al-Ghazali presents the importance of aligning every aspect of one’s life with religion and spirituality. Referring extensively to the example of the Prophet and to that of the early Sufis, al-Ghazali illustrates how the simple activity of eating can encourage numerous virtues which are themselves necessary for the remainder of the spiritual life.
Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058–1111), theologian, logician, jurist and mystic, spent much of his life lecturing at Baghdad or leading the life of a wandering dervish. His most celebrated work exercised a profound influence on Muslim intellectual history by exploring the mystical significance of the practices and beliefs of Islamic orthodoxy, and earned him the title of hujjat al-Islam, the ‘Proof of Islam’. Denys Johnson-Davies is a well-known translator having published more than thirty volumes from Arabic literature. He is the joint translator of An-Nawawi's Forty Hadith and Forty Hadith Qudsi.
Product Details ISBN: 9781911141020
ISBN-10: 1911141023
Publisher: Islamic Texts Society
Publication Date: April 1st, 2016
Pages: 106
Language: English
Series: Ghazali series