Al-Ghazali on the Ninety-nine Beautiful Names of God (häftad)
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
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The Islamic Texts Society
David Burrell, Nazih Daher
Winter, T.J. (red.)
indexes bibliography
bibliography, indexes
231 x 155 x 23 mm
340 g
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Al-Ghazali on the Ninety-nine Beautiful Names of God

Al-Maqsad al-Asna fi Sharh Asma' Allah al-Husna

Häftad,  Arabiska, 1992-01-01
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"Al-Ghazali on the Ninety-nine Beautiful Names of God" (al-Masad al-asna fi sharh asma'Allah al-husna) is based on the Prophet's teaching that `Ninety-nine Beautiful Names' are truly predicated of God. In this work, Abu Hamid al-Ghazali explores the meaning and resonance of each of these divine Names, and reveals the functions they perform both in the cosmos and in the soul of the spiritual adept. In addition, Ghazali explains how man's perfection and happiness consists in being moulded by the qualities of God. Although some of the book is rigorously analytical, the author never fails to attract the reader with his profound mystical and ethical insights, which has made this book one of the perennial classics of Muslim thought, popular among Muslims to this day.
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Author Information: Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d. 505/1111), theologian, logician, jurist and mystic, was born and died in Tus in Central Asia, but spent much of his life lecturing at Baghdad or leading the life of a wandering dervish. His most celebrated work, "Revival of the Religious Sciences", has exercised a profound influence on Muslim intellectual history by exploring the mystical significance of the practices and beliefs of Islamic orthodoxy, earning him the title of "Hujjat al Islam", the `Proof of Islam'.---Translator Information: David Burrell is Theodore M. Hesburgh Professor of Philosophy and Theology at the University of Notre Dame, USA. Nazih Daher is Professor of Arabic at the George Washington University, Washington, DC.


Preface---Aim of the Book---Beginning of the Book---Part One---Chapter One: Explaining the meaning of 'name', 'named', and 'act of naming'---Chapter Two: Explanation of names close in meaning to one another---Chapter Three: On the one name which has different meanings---Chapter Four: On explaining that a man's perfection and happiness consist in being moulded by the moral qualities of God---Part Two---Chapter One: On Explaining the Meanings of God's Ninety-Nine Names---Epilogue to this chapter, and an apology---Chapter Two: An Explanation of how these many names resolve to the essence with seven attributes, according to the Sunni School---Chapter Three: An explanation of how all of these attributes resolve to a single essence, according to the school of the Mu`tazilites and the philosophers---Part Three---Chapter One: Explaining that the names of God are not limited to ninety-nine---Chapter Two: Explaining the benefits of enumerating ninety-nine names specifically---Chapter Three: Are the names and attributes applied to God based on divine instruction, or permitted on the basis of reason?---Notes---Index of Divine Names---Index of Persons---Bibliography---General Index