Posts Tagged ‘Imam Ghazali’

Thanks, but No Thanks: Imam Ghazali on Gratitude

By Abid Mohammed  Being grateful is something that we all know is a virtuous quality. Lecture after lecture has been delivered on the subject of “showing thanks to God for His favors.” Articles have been written to encourage us to “recognize His blessings,” and “be grateful for what God has given us.” We are continuously […]

Hidden Secrets of the Qur’an

by Imam Abu Ḥamid al-Ghazali |Translated and Abridged by Huda Shaka` Excerpts from Kitāb al-Arba`īn fī Usūl al-Dīn (The Book of Forty Principles of the Religion) The Prophet ﷺ said: “There is no intercessor of higher status with Allah on the Day of Judgment than the Qur’an—neither a prophet nor a king nor [any] other.” […]

Imam al-Ghazali on Studying Science

A thousand years ago, Imam al-Ghazali wrote in his autobiography Deliverance from Error: “A clumsy and stupid person must be kept away from the seashore, not the proficient swimmer; and a child must be prevented from handling a snake, not the skilled snake-charmer.” This was his advice in regards to the science of philosophy, particularly […]