By Joseph E. B. Lumbard

ISBN-10: 1438459645

ISBN-13: 9781438459646

ISBN-10: 1438459653

ISBN-13: 9781438459653

Discusses the paintings of a principal, yet poorly understood, determine within the improvement of Persian Sufism, Aḥmad al-Ghazālī.

The teachings of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī replaced the process Persian Sufism endlessly, paving the best way for luminaries akin to Rūmī, Aṭṭār, and Ḥāfiẓ. but he is still a poorly understood philosopher, with many treatises incorrectly attributed to him and conflicting debts within the historiographical literature. This paintings presents the 1st exam of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī and his paintings in Western scholarly literature. Joseph E. B. Lumbard seeks to examine the authenticity of works attributed to this writer, hint the improvement of the dominant traits within the biographical literature, and reconstruct the existence and instances of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī with specific awareness to his courting along with his extra recognized brother, Abū Hamid al-Ghazālī. Lumbard’s findings revolutionize our figuring out of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī writings, taking into consideration concentrate on his principal teachings concerning Divine Love and the remembrance of God.

Joseph E. B. Lumbard is Assistant Professor within the division of Arabic and Translation reports on the American college of Sharjah and writer of Submission, religion, and wonder: the faith of Islam.

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