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Al-Ghazali on the Ninety-nine Beautiful Names of God

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In this work, here presented in a complete English edition for the first time, the problem of knowing God is confronted in an original and stimulating way. Taking up the Prophet's teaching that 'Ninety-nine Beautiful Names' are truly predicated of God, the author explores the meaning and resonance of each of these divine names, and reveals the functions they perform both i ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published December 1st 1999 by Islamic Texts Society (first published January 1992)
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Tim
"it is odd that one may say: 'I know only God', and be right, and say: 'Only God - great and glorious - knows God', yet also be right". (47)

When speaking of knowledge of a divine essence that transcends everything human, we must have a method that conforms to our own level of understanding - and human levels of understanding are themselves varied and diverse according to the individual. Hence one reason the Qur'an itself is such a divine miracle, it is uniquely constructed to have multiple lev
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Wael
كتاب قيم يشرح فيه الغزالي الأسماء الحسنى المتفق عليها شرحا سلسا و عميقافي أن واحد ... كما يفسر الغزالي معنى الإسم و الصفة والفرق بينهما وبين الإسم والمسمى حتى يتبين الخيط الأبيض من الأسود في ما يخص الحلول و الإتحاد وإنتقال الصفاة من الله إلى عبده ...
عبدالله حسن
لغة الغزالي سلسلة ولطيفة..
الكتاب ثلاث أقسام/فنون: مقدمات - شرح معنى الأسماء - خاتمة فيها مباحث أخرى (مكملات)ء
الجميل في الكتاب أنه يُتبع كل اسم بطريقة استحضاره في حياة العبد
في المقدمة تكلم عن مقدمات تتعلق بالاسم والمسمى والتسيمة والترادف بين الأسماء وما إلى ذلك
وفي المتممات تكلم عن قواعد في الأسماء والصفات: كالتشبيه وسبب حصرها في 99، وكيف تكونت هذي الأسماء والصفات...إلخ

ممكن الواحد يكتفي بالقسم الثاني وبعض المباحث الأخرى لطيفة

يعيب الكتاب عدم استقرائه وتتبعه للاسم في القرآن
وهو صغير الحجم نسبيا
عبدالله
كتاب قيم للغزالي رحمه الله

الغزالي يملك من الكفاءة والقدرة ما يجعل شرحه لكل اسم من أسماء الله الحسنى موضوعا منفردا قائما بذاته بعيدا عن التكرار والحشو،

الكثير من الفائدة والمسائل التي لا تخلو منها صفحة من صفحات هذا الكتيب
والجميل أنه يناقشها بطريقة السؤال والجواب، فيسأل سؤالا قد يرد على ذهن القارئ او هو ورد فعلا عليه فيفصل في الرد،
ومع أن الكتاب مر عليه قرابة الألف سنة، إلا أن ما يحويه من قضايا ومناقشات يستحق أن ينظر فيها كل قارئ.

على سبيل المثال، في معرض حديثه عن اسم "الرحمن. الرحيم" يناقش الغزالي
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Umar
Finished reading this last night. A short read but nice nonetheless. Not many books out there that discuss the 99 Names of God in Islam and so this is one of the few. I was glad Imam Ghazali wrote this but I had a few misgivings.

The positive stuff is he tries to cover every single Name in its relation to God and sees how it can be applicable to a practicing Muslim, whether they can embody it or not- you can be generous, but can't create. Also there are some good linguistic/etymological distincti
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Kim
It's hard to know how to evaluate this work. I think it's the kind of work that needs several readings and a commentary.
Heru Be
Materi Asmaul Husna adalah materi yang--mungkin--cukup berat. Nah, aku mencoba membaca beberapa buku tentang Asmaul Husna, termasuk karya Al-Ghazali ini, seorang ulama yang sudah tidak asing lagi. Entah karena memang materinya, entah cara penerjemahannya, entah pula kapasitas berpikirku, buku ini belum memberikan gas hidrogen untuk meringankan materi yang sesungguhnya kuminati ini.#
Hammad Ali
Great read, it's pretty short but a really good read nonetheless. I couldn't find the ITS translation online and I will most probably re-read it when I do but the Robert Charles Stade translation was pretty good. The book does get pretty hard at times, and it's not easy to grasp some of the concepts but over-all it's a great book.
Sarah
A simultaneously philosophical yet practical look at the ninety-nine magnificent names of Allah. Part one is theoretical; part two makes Allah's name relevant and Ghazzali brilliantly shows us how we can make manifest each of Allah's names in our life.
Zahrah Awaleh
A really useful book because it gives the Names of Allah with a description of how it relates to Allah and then how people can manifest those Names in their lives. It is brief in this matter, but very beneficial.
Shabana
Getting through this book was difficult because the first chapter was so abstract, but once you get to the actual 99 names it gets much better...
Muhammad
This is a great book. The first half of it is very philosophical. I eventually didn't finish reading it and went straight to the second half.
Penandinkpot Uzma
This book forms one of the many books on the 99 Names of my Art. Read it and read it many times. alhum.
Shifa Mohiuddin
key to spiritual maladies :)
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