Naqshbandiya Foundation for Islamic Education

The Naqshbandiya Foundation for Islamic Education (NFIE) is a non-profit, tax exempt, religious and educational organization dedicated to serve Islam with a special focus on Tasawwuf(Sufism),

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Aḥmad al-Ghazālī, Remembrance, and the Metaphysics of Love - Professor Joseph Lumbard


Joseph LumbardAmerican University of SharjahArabic Studies and Translation Department, Faculty Member
The teachings of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī changed the course of Persian Sufism forever, paving the way for luminaries such as Rūmī, Aṭṭār, and Ḥāfiẓ. Yet he remains a poorly understood thinker, with many treatises incorrectly attributed to him and conflicting accounts in the historiographical literature. This work provides the first examination of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī and his work in Western scholarly literature. This monograph seeks to ascertain the authenticity of works attributed to al-Ghazālī, trace the development of the dominant trends in the biographical literature, and reconstruct the life and..


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