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

By Joseph E. B. Lumbard

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

The teachings of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī replaced the process Persian Sufism eternally, paving the best way for luminaries resembling Rūmī, Aṭṭār, and Ḥāfiẓ. but he is still a poorly understood philosopher, with many treatises incorrectly attributed to him and conflicting debts 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 tendencies within the biographical literature, and reconstruct the existence and occasions of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī with specific recognition to his courting together with his extra well-known brother, Abū Hamid al-Ghazālī. Lumbard’s findings revolutionize our figuring out of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī writings, taking into consideration concentrate on his valuable teachings relating to Divine Love and the remembrance of God.

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

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