Al-Ghazali on Disciplining the Soul and on Breaking the Two Desires has ratings and 19 reviews. Marc said: I had read the ‘Ihya’ years ago in Arabic. Al-Ghazzali on Disciplining the Self has 35 ratings and 4 reviews. Rick said: Al- Ghazali is famously known as, Proof of Islam. In Discipling of Self, A. The spiritual life in Islam begins with riyadat al-nafs, the inner warfare against the ego. Distracted and polluted by worldliness, the lower self has a tendency to.
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I wish they would explain the types of food with images perhaps, even cooking instructions, so that I can give it a shot. The work will prove of special interest discipllning those interested in Sufi mysticism, comparative ethics, and the question of sexuality in Islam.
The knowledge about good character, desires, and rectification are too inspiring, enlightening, and effective to be expressed in words. Proabably the most useful book I have ever read Which leads me to another thing: Jona rated it it was amazing Aug 29, The Best Books of Paperback64 pages. Barkath rated it it was amazing Aug 07, Aziza Zaater rated it it was amazing Disciplinign 15, Ghazali drops a-lghazali and pieces of advice that hint to his intellect but he doesn’t delve more deeply, preferring narrations, though I wish he would indulge more with these gems.
I was surprised to find, Al-Ghazali saying, Man is made in the image of God. Jul 14, Kaaronica Evans-Ware rated it it was amazing. He pays special attention to the influence on Ghazali’s moral thought of Greek ethics, Galen, Neoplatonists, Christian lore, and Muslim moral teachers such as Miskawayh whom he relies on more than any other, so as you read you can tell where many of Ghazali’s comments are coming from. The translator has added an introduction and notes which explore Ghazali’s ability to make use of Greek as well as Islamic ethics.
In the second part, Breaking the Two Desires, he focusses on the question of gluttony and sexual desire, concluding, in the words of the Prophet, that ‘the best of all matters is the middle way’.
Refresh and try again. It is really indispensable for one aiming to achieve greater fisciplining over their self or nafs. A great work of spirituality. Want to Read saving…. Mar 17, Aisha marked it as to-read. Its surprising, if not shocking to read many of the narrations on long stretches of hunger which sounds near impossible from the perspective of our daily consumerism. This translation of two chapters from The Revival of the Religious Sciences Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din details the sophisticated spiritual techniques adopted by classical Islam.
Hacer Ozel rated it really liked it Sep 24, Abu Hamid Muhammad Ghazali.
Ghazali is quite repetitive, and many of his didciplining I have read elsewhere, even in the same book, but perhaps this is good since he memorized these disckplining. I mean, if the everyone took a little something from Imam Ghazali and practiced it, the world would be a much better place. The translator has added an introduction and notes which explore Ghazali’s ability to make use of Greek as well as Islamic ethics. I feel it better preserves what al-Ghazali is trying to say.
Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al- Ghazali.
Al-Ghazali on Disciplining the Soul and on Breaking the Two Desires
Jul 09, Kipriadi prawira rated it it was amazing. I fasted for entire year knowing from this book and sheikh helped me along on the journey of self discipline.
Shameer A rated it it was amazing Oct 25, Al-Ghazzali places great emphasis on the virtue and spiritual reward of having a good disposition. Rika P rated it it was amazing Aug 26, It is a very good translation by Sh.
Al-Ghazzali on Disciplining the Self by Abu Hamid al-Ghazali
I decided to read this in English! Looking for beautiful books? Mar 23, Monib Ahmad rated it it was amazing. Table of contents A Selection from the Table of Contents 1. Sat Feed rated it really liked it Mar 08, The Revival of the Religious Sciences 1 – 10 of 16 books. Apr 17, Asif rated it it was amazing Shelves: I had read the ‘Ihya’ years ago in Arabic but saw that they had produced some English translations.
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