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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I mean, if the everyone took a little something from Imam Ghazali and practiced it, the world would be a much better place.

Books by Abu Hamid al-Ghazali. Only by a powerful effort of will can the sincere worshipper achieve the purity of soul which enables him to attain God’s proximity.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography disckplining and more. Antonn Park rated it it was amazing Apr 24, Lists with This Book. One vivid example borr Overall worthwhile read. Those who’ve read his works in the original Arabic will know that he was quite the wordsmith.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Ghazali is quite repetitive, and many of his narrations I have read elsewhere, even in the same book, but perhaps this is good since he memorized these narrations.

Al-Ghazzali on Disciplining the Self

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In the age of extreme materialism, these kinds of books keep us grounded. Winters does a good job of footnotes, detailed endnotes, providing commentary, biographical sketches and explaining some hard to understand passages.

Sondos Hassan rated it it was amazing Jun 12, Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book teaches a very important long forgotten discipline. I can comfortably recommend the English translation series.

I for one prefer the almost prose-like sense to it.

Al-Ghazali on Disciplining the Soul and on Breaking the Two Desires by Abu Hamid al-Ghazali

I absolutely recommend this book to read, but it seems like it is one of those books you can’t just ‘read’, it is an intense book necessitating reflection and rereading to get the most out of it. Its surprising, if not shocking to read many of the narrations on long stretches of hunger which sounds near impossible from the perspective of our daily consumerism. 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”.

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By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. To ask other readers questions about Al-Ghazzali on Disciplining the Selfplease sign up. Trivia About Al-Ghazzali on Di Waqar rated it it was amazing Aug 27, The Best Books of Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And while I’m sure many may quibble about the choice of vernacular in the translation, I found the book to read well, if a bit archaic.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. If the orange book was implemented, the world would be a much better place. Jun 25, Saquib rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 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. Other books in the series.

I was surprised to find, Al-Ghazali saying, Man is made in the image of God. Sep 30, Rick Sam rated it liked it Shelves: Al-Ghazali is famously known as, “Proof of Islam.