Al-Ghazali on Patience and Thankfulness is a translation of the thirty-second chapter of The Revival of the Religions Sciences (Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din). This chapter. Al-Ghazali on Patience and Thankfulness by Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Al-Ghazali on Patience and Thankfulness. Henry T. Littlejohn. Paperback. Book 32 of the Revival of the Religious Sciences. Item out of stock.
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Originally written as a manual of spiritual instruction, these writings examine Sufi and mystical influences within the Muslim tradition. A crucial work of medieval Islamic thought, this portion of Revival of the Religious Sciences provides insight into the intellectual and religious history of the Muslim world.
The virtues of patience and thankfulness are defined and thei Originally written as a manual of spiritual instruction, these writings examine Sufi and mystical influences within the Muslim tradition. The virtues of patience and thankfulness are defined and their place in the Islamic worldview is elucidated, with particular attention paid to their attainment and the influences that divert people from these virtues.
This chapter fills in the last of the four sections of the Ihya’the section dealing with the virtues or what is conducive to salvation. Ghazali here presents definitions for patience and its different forms; the need for patience; the degrees of patience; and why patience is considered to be half of faith. The second part of this chapter deals with thankfulness and again Ghazali gives us definitions for thankfulness, its nature and its blessings.
In addition to the translation, Dr Henry Littlejohn provides an extensive introduction which illustrates the importance of the topics of patience and thankfulness in Islam throughout the centuries. Paperbackpages. Published by Islamic Texts Society first published Al-Ghazali on Patience and Thankfulness: The Revival of the Religious Sciences To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Al-Ghazali on Patience and Thankfulnessplease sign up.
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Humbling; makes you repent. Sep 23, Mahi Wasfy rated it it was amazing. What a phenomenal read! Al Ghazali is an eloquent thinker and student of Islamic fiqh. I love how he divided the book by defining and understanding patience then thankfulness and then the both together.
What I found cathartic about this book is learning to distinguish when to resort to patience and when to thankfulness. According to Al Ghazali, one resorts to the former in distress and latter in joy. In fact, there are five matter for people to rejoice and be thankful during times of tribulation What a phenomenal read! In fact, there are five matter for people to rejoice and be thankful during times of tribulations. The first is, for every misfortune and disease there is one that is even worse.
Second, misfortune could be in one’s faith and religion. Third, it is possible for every punishment to be delayed until the Hereafter where it becomes continuous. Fourth, the trial is preordained and a person finds relief after it is over.
Fifth, the reward for misfortune is greater than the tribulation. Nov 21, Movsar Bekaev ghazwli it really liked it. Very good book, a little bit over structured though, but it’s Ghazali’s style, always splitting things and classifying them etc. Anyway, got lots of cool stories and examples from it. Jan 18, Farhad rated it it was amazing Shelves: One half is patience and the other is thankfulness.
Al-Ghazali on Patience and Thankfulness (Imam Abu Hamid al Ghazali)
For He is the Afflicter and He is the Capable of removing the affliction Abandoning the outward sin of the limbs of the body is thankfulness for the visible blessing. This is why the Prophet saws said ‘Worship God with contentment. But if you cannot, then there is great patidnce in having patience with what you dislike. Anah rated it really liked it Feb 06, Sierra Fulfilledandblessed rated it did not like it Dec 31, Kristi Alam rated it it was amazing Jul 03, Majd rated it it was oatience Oct 05, Wayfarer rated it it was amazing Jun 18, Shazwani Shaidan rated it it was amazing Oct 24, Hraja rated it liked it Feb 21, Nudgem rated it it was amazing Mar 29, Mark Hill rated it it was amazing Sep 03, A’isha Rahman rated it it was amazing May 16, Faatimah rated it really liked it May 11, Petra rated it it was amazing Apr 08, J Serhan rated it it was amazing Pn 24, Tara rated it it was amazing Nov 25, Ghilman rated it it was amazing Aug 03, Fatimah Maksud rated it it was amazing Jul 10, Anas Faris rated it really liked it Jan 04, Eshan Quyoom rated it it was amazing Apr 11, Muhammad Wali rated it it was amazing Jun 26, Dr Khan rated it it was amazing Mar 14, Rahima rated it it was amazing Jul 18, Souad Agnaou rated it really liked it Aug 19, Waqar rated it it was amazing Dec 28, Samina Shakur rated it it was amazing Jul 29, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
About Abu Hamid al-Ghazali. He was of Persian origin. Islamic tradition considers him to be a Mujaddid, a renewer of the thankfluness who, according to the prophetic hadith, appears once every century to restore the faith of the ummah “the Islamic Community”.
His works were so highly acclaimed by his contemporaries that al-Ghazali was awarded the honorific title “Proof of Islam” Hujjat al-Islam.
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. Other books in the series.
The Revival of the Religious Sciences 1 – 10 of 16 books. Books by Abu Hamid al-Ghazali. Trivia About Guazali on Pat No trivia or quizzes yet.
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