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    Al-Ghazali Letter to a Disciple: Ayyuha'l-Walad (Ghazali) (Paperback)(English / Arabic) By (author) Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al- Ghazali, Translated by T.J. Winter

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    Description'Work for your terrestrial life in proportion to your location in it, and work for your afterlife in proportion to your eternity in it.' This is part of the advice that the great theologian and mystic Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111 AD) put down in his 'Letter to a Disciple'. An old disciple of Ghazali had studied the Islamic sciences, including the many works of his master, for most of his life. Faced with the proximity of death, he turns again to his master this time asking for a summary of all his teachings. 'Letter to a Disciple' is Ghazali's response. The emphasis in this short treatise is on religious and spiritual action and on putting into practice the knowledge that one has acquired. 'Letter to a Disciple' can be considered as the last testament of he who is regarded as 'Hujjat al-Islam', the 'Proof of Islam'. This new translation is presented here as a bilingual, English-Arabic, edition.


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    Title
    Al-Ghazali Letter to a Disciple
    Subtitle
    Ayyuha'l-Walad
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al- Ghazali, Translated by T.J. Winter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 118
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    Arabic
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780946621637
    ISBN 10: 0946621632
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: HRH
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25470
    Abridged Dewey: 297
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    Ingram Theme: RELI/ISLAM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: REL037000
    LC classification: BP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC048000, REL037030
    DC22: 297.57
    DC21: 297.57
    BISAC V2.8: REL037060
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: QRP
    Edition
    Bilingual edition
    Edition statement
    Bilingual
    Publisher
    The Islamic Texts Society
    Imprint name
    The Islamic Texts Society
    Publication date
    01 August 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali was a theologian, logician, jurist, and mystic whose success in revealing the compatibility of Islam with the Sufi/mystical tradition has led him to be regarded as the most influential thinker of medieval Islam. Tobias Mayer, PhD, is a professor at the Institute of Ismaili Studies.
    Review quote
    "The series as a whole is a significant contribution to our understanding of this key figure in Islamic intellectual thought." --Oliver Leaman, professor of philosophy, University of Kentucky.
    Table of contents
    Abbreviations; Introduction: I. Intellectual context; II. Biographical context; III. Content of Ayyuha'l-walad; IV. Arabic text of the epistle; Notes to Introduction; Translation and Arabic Text; Notes to Translation; Appendix: Persons Cited in the Text; Bibliography; Index.