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Al-Ghazali on the Remembrance of Death and the Afterlife: Book XL of the Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ghazali Series) (Bk. 40)

al-Ghazali, Abu Hamid Muhammad (Author), Winter, T. J. (Translator)

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ISBN 10: 0946621098 / ISBN 13: 9780946621095
Published by Islamic Texts Society, 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Al-Ghazali on the Remembrance of Death and ...

Publisher: Islamic Texts Society

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

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This is the first English translation of the last chapter of Al-Ghazali's Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya' 'Ulum al-Din), widely regarded as the greatest work of Muslim spirituality. After expounding his Sufi philosophy of death and showing the importance of the contemplation of human mortality to the mystical way of self-purification, Ghazali takes his readers through the stages of the future life: the vision of the Angels of the Grave, the Resurrection, the Intercession of the Prophet, and finally, the torments of Hell, the delights of Paradise and—for the elect—the beatific vision of God's Countenance.

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Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali is commonly regarded as the one of the most influential thinkers of medieval Islam. A theologian, logician, jurist, and mystic, he is known for revealing the compatibility of the outward forms of religion with the inner experiences of the Sufi and mystical traditions. H. T. Littlejohn is a retired pastor and lecturer who has devoted many years of study to Christian theology and Islamic literature.

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