Al-Ghazali, David B. Burrell, Nazih Daher Paperback Al- Maqsad al-Asna fi Sharh Asma’ Allah al-Husna Taking up the Prophet’s teaching that. four chapters it speaks of the “most beautiful names” of God. The verses in question . of the meanings of the ninety-nine names of God which are included ar- al-Basir, al-Hakam, al-Hasib, ar-Raqib, al-Hakim, al-Majid, ash-Shahid, al- Wakil. Al-Ghazali on the Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names of God by Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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A little perspective from the Most High. We have seen fit to divide the discussion in this book into three parts. Whoever mixes with people is right to be cautious; but it is difficult for one who has seen the truth to pretend not to have seen it.
Book ratings by Goodreads. Ghazali talks about three ways of knowing God through the names or attributes, the first being a witnessing or unveiling, which is described as similar to “the certainty achieved by man ninetu-nine regard to his own inner qualities” nindty-nine So I asked God—great and glorious—to facilitate what is right and be liberal in rewarding by His graciousness and His benevolence and His abundant generosity; for He is the liberal and generous One, indulgent to His servants.
Want to Read saving…. Getting through this book was difficult because the first chapter was so abstract, but once you get to the actual 99 names it gets much better Open Preview See a Problem?
The second way of knowing is an intense longing to “possess” the attribute so “that they may grow closer to the Truth – in quality not in place” The nobler the thing sought after the less help there is. I had misgivings about the fact some Names were very shortly described, that Imam Ghazali gets brief near the end so he didn’t sound repetitive, even though I think this is one topic worth exploring endlessly.
Taking up the Prophet’s teaching that ‘Ninety-nine Beautiful Names’ are truly predicated of God, Ghazali 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. Jun 22, Hammad Ali rated it really liked it.
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”. 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.
Aim of The Book: In 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.
Doing this helped me to fathom the depth of what was being read. Shaikh ‘Abd al-Qadir lived almost a thousand years ago, but his words transcend the time and place in which they were recorded to span the centuries without difficulty. Huraryra himself went on to collect the list of Ninety-Nine names which Ghazali delineates.
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Send to a friend Al-Ghazali on the Ninety-nine Beautiful Names of God In 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.
To speak of this in Sufi language, we would say that self-realization through imitation of the attributes works at combating the self of the lower soul which increases proximity to The Real. Yet the attribute is not the essence in and of itself. Hence one reason the Qur’an itself is such a divine miracle, it is uniquely constructed to have multiple levels of meaning which are able to fill to overflowing the “shape” of the cup or receptacle of the individual person, a metaphor that is often nnety-nine in Islamic thinking.
This particular tradition was expanded on by one of the Prophet’s companions, Abu Hurayra, who was one of the most important and reliable transmitters of Hadith statements. David Burrell is Theodore Yhe. Part One will treat preliminary and introductory matters; Part Two, goals and objectives; Part Three supplementary and complementary matters. And may blessings be upon Muhammad, the best of His creatures, and on his companions and his family.
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Revered to this day as the supreme spiritual helper al-Ghawth al-A’zam the Shaikh addresses his audience at a level that bypasses the heart if mind. Notify me when available. It is brief in this matter, but very beneficial.
No trivia or quizzes yet. For it is at the highest summit and represents the farthest of goals, such that minds are bewildered by it and the sight of intellects falls far short of its principles, not to mention its farthest reaches.
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for nmaes with over 50 million reviews. Al-Ghazali believed that the Islamic spiritual tradition had become moribund and that the spiritual sciences taught by the first generation of Muslims had been forgotten.