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Imam al-Ghazali: A Concise Life

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In this short biography you will discover how Imam al-Ghazali rose from his humble background as a fatherless young boy to become the preeminent Muslim scholar of the eleventh century and a towering figure in the history of Islamic thought. It also reveals why, after years of success, he left behind his prestigious teaching position and became a penniless traveler trying t ...more
Paperback, 84 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by Kube Publishing Ltd
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Sidrah Ahmad
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It is a very apt introduction to the man that al-Ghazali was; perfect for my purpose, which was to have a context within which I could start reading his works.

The language is very non-complicated, and reading it is a light breeze - can be done in 2 or 3 hours.

The maps are useful because al-Ghazali moved quite a bit; and the illustrations scattered throughout the book give a glimpse into society and culture at the different phases of his life and journey.

There are sections along the way of 'ad
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Sabeena
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book by my brother who had just finished the book and wouldn't stop raving about Al ghazali. Personally I hadn't heard of Al ghazali and was quite intrigued by my brother's description. The book is a 'concise' piece of work; short enough to finish in an afternoon so-to-speak. Took me a few days as I have two small (distractions) children.
Al ghazali was a genius. If you look at it in a nutshell. He was an obviously highly intelligent child that grew into a young man thirsty for k
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i am searching islamic philosphy so i am exited to read it ..
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