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Download e-book for iPad: Ahmad al-Ghazali, Remembrance, and the Metaphysics of Love by Joseph E. B. Lumbard

By Joseph E. B. Lumbard

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

The teachings of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī replaced the process Persian Sufism ceaselessly, paving the way in which for luminaries equivalent 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 offers the 1st exam of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī and his paintings in Western scholarly literature. Joseph E. B. Lumbard seeks to envision the authenticity of works attributed to this writer, hint the advance of the dominant developments within the biographical literature, and reconstruct the lifestyles and occasions of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī with specific realization to his courting along with his extra recognized brother, Abū Hamid al-Ghazālī. Lumbard’s findings revolutionize our realizing of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī writings, bearing in mind specialise in his critical teachings concerning Divine Love and the remembrance of God.

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

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