Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam: Abu Hamid Al Ghazali's Faysal Al Tafriqa” as Want to Read:
On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam: Abu Hamid Al Ghazali's Faysal Al Tafriqa
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam: Abu Hamid Al Ghazali's Faysal Al Tafriqa

4.45 of 5 stars 4.45  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Abu Hamid al Ghazali, one of the most famous intellectuals in the history of Islam, developed a definition of Unbelief (kufr) to serve as the basis for determining who, in theological terms, should be considered a Muslim and who should not. Jackson's annotated translation is preceded by an introduction that reconstructs the historical and theoretical context of the Faysal ...more
Hardcover, 172 pages
Published December 26th 2002 by Oxford University Press, USA
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

Be the first to ask a question about On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 126)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
asif rahman
an interesting book which analyzes the issue of differing theologies within Islam; and why there is a tolerance for juristic differences but not for theological differences. in this book al ghazali makes an argument for theological differences within the sphere of a set of conditions which he lays out in this book. an interesting analysis and quite brave, because when taken in context of the time in which it was written he is taking a stance against his own theological group condemning their pra ...more
Evelyn
For my Reformers of the Islamic Tradition class. Interesting insight into the the mind and values of one of the most important Islamic philosophers. In this book Jackson explores al-Ghazali's beliefs and concerns about religious tolerance and inclusion in Islamic society both in the present and in the life beyond this world.
Chris
Really fantastic book, Dr. Jackson's intro is amazing (but a little thick)
Shaykh Ali
Very good.
Umar
Half of the book is Sherman Jackson's commentary and explanation of the text- which was more interesting actually. Some great ideas and wisdoms in here about the theological disputations in the Muslim world.
Abood
How big one can make the "circle" of Islam without selling out.
Habeeb Akande
Very interesting book on the theology of al-Ghazali
Mehdi
Very difficult read and hard to follow.
Mona
Jun 21, 2010 Mona is currently reading it
I really like this book so far.
Olfat Sakr
Olfat Sakr marked it as to-read
Nov 21, 2014
Uwais
Uwais marked it as to-read
Nov 18, 2014
Muhammad Syamil
Muhammad Syamil marked it as to-read
Nov 14, 2014
Shimaa
Shimaa marked it as to-read
Nov 11, 2014
Humza
Humza marked it as to-read
Nov 02, 2014
Nikki
Nikki marked it as to-read
Oct 19, 2014
Moneeb Chohan
Moneeb Chohan marked it as to-read
Sep 21, 2014
A Tariq
A Tariq marked it as to-read
Sep 04, 2014
Cherif Al maliki
Cherif Al maliki marked it as to-read
Aug 31, 2014
Imran Khan
Imran Khan marked it as to-read
Aug 23, 2014
Arafat
Arafat added it
Aug 21, 2014
Hodan A
Hodan A marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2014
Sarmad R
Sarmad R marked it as to-read
Jul 17, 2014
Muhammad Arqum
Muhammad Arqum marked it as to-read
Oct 22, 2014
Aimal Khan
Aimal Khan marked it as to-read
Jun 25, 2014
Paul Williams
Paul Williams marked it as to-read
Jun 25, 2014
Tinuke Zainab
Tinuke Zainab marked it as to-read
Jun 19, 2014
Fouad
Fouad marked it as to-read
May 25, 2014
Richard
Richard marked it as to-read
May 13, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
174009
Sherman A. Jackson (also known as Abdul Hakim Jackson) is an American scholar. He is the King Faisal Chair of Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. He was formerly the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Visiting Professor of Law and Professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of ...more
More about Sherman A. Jackson...
Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking Toward the Third Resurrection Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering Islamic Law and the State: The Constitutional Jurisprudence of Shihāb Al-Dīn Al-Qarāfī From Prophetic Actions to Constitutional Theory: A Novel Chapter in Medieval Muslim Jurisprudence Sufism for Non-Sufis?: Ibn 'Ata' Allah Al-Sakandari's Taj Al-'Arus

Share This Book