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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This is the translation of a portion of one of the most famous volumes on Islamic spirituality and purification of the soul. I for one prefer the almost prose-like sense to it. It really is like a wondrous journey exploring the beauty of good charact This book is just pure wisdom and medicine for everyone.
Like Hamza Yusuf he repeats much of his lectures in the introduction.
I absolutely recommend this book to read, but it seems like it is one of those books you can’t just ‘read’, it is an intense book necessitating reflection and rereading to get the most out of it. Open Preview See a Problem? God-willing, your self will be successfully reshaped into an illuminating body filled with humility and intellect removed from the shackles of desire to the freedom of righteousness and divine worship. Distracted and polluted by worldliness, the lower al-ghazxli has a tendency to drag the human creature down into arrogance and vice.
Truly bliss and wisdom the book chose’s you.
Then again, al-Ghazali lived almost a thousand years ago so we should cut the translator thee slack. A book that takes you on a personal journey of awareness. It is really indispensable for one aiming to achieve greater control over their self or nafs.
And of course, it leaves me wanting to read more of Ghazali. Jul 30, Sabira rated it it was amazing. It contains numerous wonderful stories of saints who set an example for everyone. Dec 27, Farhad rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think this is the most useful book I have ever read. In the first step, On Disciplining the Soul, which cites copious anecdotes from the Islamic scriptures and biographies of the saints, Ghazali disciolining how to acquire good character traits, and goes on to describe how the sickness of the heart may be cured.
If you have read Aristotle’s Ethics, you disciiplining find similar thought here. The work will prove of special interest to those interested in Sufi mysticism, comparative ethics, zl-ghazali the question of sexuality in Islam.
I had read the ‘Ihya’ years ago in Arabic but saw that they had produced some English translations. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Refresh and try again.
Ghazali’s advice is needed in our society and sadly much of his advice explains the deplorable state of piety today. Sat Feed rated it really liked it Mar 08, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Return to Book Page. 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.
His works were so highly acclaimed by his contemporaries that al-Ghazali was awarded the honorific title “Proof of Islam” Hujjat al-Islam. 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 on Disciplining the Soul and on Breaking the Two Desires by Abu Hamid al-Ghazali
Only by a powerful effort of will can the sincere worshipper achieve the purity of soul which enables him to attain God’s proximity. Islamic tradition considers discip,ining 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”. The Best Books of 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.
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 thw of the ummah “the Islamic Community”.
Al-Ghazali on Disciplining the Soul and on Breaking the Two Desires
View all 3 comments. Yasmina Ibrahim rated it really liked it Sep 22, Al-Ghazzali places great emphasis on the virtue and spiritual reward of having a good disposition. Ruby rated it it was amazing Apr 01, Looking for beautiful books? It is a very complex book, and a guide best disciplininf with a teacher.