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    DescriptionIn this work, here presented in a complete English edition for the first time, the problem of knowing God is confronted in an original and stimulating way. Taking up the Prophet's teaching that 'Ninety-nine Beautiful Names' are truly predicated of God, the author explores the meaning and resonance of each of these divine names, and reveals the functions they perform both in the cosmos and in the soul of the spiritual adept. Although some of the book is rigorously analytical, the author never fails to attract the reader with his profound mystical and ethical insights, which, conveyed in his sincere and straightforward idiom, have made of this book one of the perennial classics of Muslim thought, popular among Muslims to this day.


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    Title
    Al-Ghazali on the Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names of God
    Subtitle
    Al-Maqsad Al-Asna Fi Sharh Asma' Allah Al-Husna
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al- Ghazali, Translated by David B. Burrell, Translated by Nazih Daher
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780946621316
    ISBN 10: 0946621314
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HRLB, HRH
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25470
    Ingram Theme: RELI/ISLAM
    BISAC V2.8: REL037000, SOC048000
    DC22: 297.211
    DC20: 297.211
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 297/.211
    LC classification: BP166.2 .G49713 1992
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BP166.2.G4
    Thema V1.0: QRVG, QRP
    Illustrations note
    bibliography, indexes
    Publisher
    The Islamic Texts Society
    Imprint name
    The Islamic Texts Society
    Publication date
    01 December 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    The translators are David Burrell and Nazih Daher. David Burrell is Theodore M. Hesburgh Professor of Philosophy and Theology at the University of Notre Dame, USA. Nazih Daher is Chairman of the Department of Asian and African Languages at the Foreign Service Institute of the United States Department of State.
    Table of contents
    Preface; Aim of the Book; Beginning of the Book; Part One: 1. Explaining the meaning of 'name', 'named', and 'act of naming'; Explanation of names close in meaning to one another; 3. On the one name which has different meanings; 4. On explaining that a man's perfection and happiness consist in being moulded by the moral qualities of God; Part Two: 1. On Explaining the Meanings of God's Ninety-nine Names; 2. An Explanation of how these many names resolve to the essence with seven attributes, according to the Sunni School; 3. An Explanation of how these attributes resolve to a single essence, according to the school of the Mu'tazilites and the philosophers; Part Three: 1. Explaining that the names of God are not limited to ninety-nine; 2. Explaining the benefits of enumerating ninety-nine names specifically; 3. Are the names and attributes applied to God based on divine instruction, or permitted on the basis of reason?; Notes; Index of Divine Names; Index of Persons; Bibliography; General Index.