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A Treasury of Ghazali

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Mustafa Abu Sway

Hardback

9781847740816

 

A Companion for the Untethered Soul

 

This concise work presents forty gems from Al-Ghazali, with accompanying commentary by Mustafa Abu Sway, Integral Chair for the Study of Imam al-Ghazali’s Work at the Aqsa Mosque and at the Al-Quds University in Jerusalem.  

 

Contents

 

1 Education with the Right Intention

 

2 Are You in the Wrong Business?

 

3 Seek Felicity

 

4 Introspection

 

5 Do Your Good Deeds Outnumber Your Bad Ones?

 

6 The Greatest Pleasure of All

 

7 Deconstructing Greek Metaphysics

 

8 Do not Eat Your Path to Heaven

 

9 The Merits of Marriage

 

10 Striving Beyond Justice

 

11 Degrees of Piety

 

12 The Fruit of Divine Love

 

13 Travelling

 

14 Listening to Songs

 

15 Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil

 

16 Behaviour is the Mirror of the Heart

 

17 Flames of Repentance

 

18 Patience Against Sin

 

19 True Grace

 

20 A Plantation for the Hereafter

 

21 Shamefully Busy

 

22 Sins as True Veils

 

23 Occasionalism (Allah is the Cause of all Events)

 

24 Love is the Renewed Imperative

 

25 On Knowledge, Action and Sincerity

 

26 There Are Absolutely No Secrets

 

27 Thinking and Having a Preference for the Eternal

 

28 Remembering Death

 

29 Knowledge vs. Gold and Silver

 

30 Presenting Faith to Children

 

31 External Cleansing and Internal Purification

 

32 Deconstructing Distractions

 

33 Fasting Has Three Degrees

 

34 Liberation from Attachments

 

35 Involvement of the Tongue, Intellect and Heart in Reciting the Holy Quran

 

36 Knowing Allah Is a Matter of the Heart

 

37 Inculcating Beautiful Personal Traits

 

38 Excessive Appetite for Food Unleashes Destructive Forces

 

39 Healing the Love for Status

 

40 Revolting Against Powerful Unjust Rulers