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Ahmad al-Ghazali, Remembrance, and the Metaphysics of Love by Joseph E. B. Lumbard

By Joseph E. B. Lumbard

Discusses the paintings of a principal, yet poorly understood, determine within the improvement of Persian Sufism, Aḥmad al-Ghazālī.

The teachings of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī replaced the process Persian Sufism endlessly, paving the best way for luminaries akin to Rūmī, Aṭṭār, and Ḥāfiẓ. but he continues to be a poorly understood philosopher, with many treatises incorrectly attributed to him and conflicting money owed within the historiographical literature. This paintings presents the 1st exam of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī and his paintings in Western scholarly literature. Joseph E. B. Lumbard seeks to examine the authenticity of works attributed to this writer, hint the advance of the dominant developments within the biographical literature, and reconstruct the lifestyles and instances of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī with specific awareness to his dating together with his extra recognized brother, Abū Hamid al-Ghazālī. Lumbard’s findings revolutionize our knowing of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī writings, taking into consideration concentrate on his imperative teachings concerning Divine Love and the remembrance of God.

Joseph E. B. Lumbard is Assistant Professor within the division of Arabic and Translation reports on the American collage of Sharjah and writer of Submission, religion, and wonder: the faith of Islam.

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