Al-Ghazali on Disciplining the Soul and on Breaking the Two Desires has ratings and 19 reviews. Marc said: I had read the ‘Ihya’ years ago in Arabic. Al-Ghazzali on Disciplining the Self has 35 ratings and 4 reviews. Rick said: Al- Ghazali is famously known as, Proof of Islam. In Discipling of Self, A. The spiritual life in Islam begins with riyadat al-nafs, the inner warfare against the ego. Distracted and polluted by worldliness, the lower self has a tendency to.

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In the first step, On Discipliniing the Soulwhich cites copious anecdotes from the La-ghazali scriptures and biographies of the saints, Ghazali explains how to acquire good character traits, and goes on to describe how the sickness of the heart may be cured.

And of course, Winters has a great vocabulary that he utilizes successfully. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jona rated it it was amazing Aug 29, God-willing, your self will be successfully reshaped into an illuminating body filled with humility and intellect removed from the shackles of desire to the freedom of righteousness and divine worship.

Al-Ghazzali on Disciplining the Self by Abu Hamid al-Ghazali

One can trace the chain from the early Muslims to the Sufis, which is nice to see the genesis and history TJ Winters is a historian. If you have read Aristotle’s Ethics, you might find similar thought here.

Looking for beautiful books? There is also an excellent chapter on rearing children which was refreshing to read a pedagogy that instills piety, masculinity and femininity, while also being nurturing and caring for the children. Dec 27, Farhad rated it it was amazing Shelves: The work will prove of disciplinung interest to those interested in Sufi mysticism, comparative ethics, and the question of sexuality in Islam.

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The Wonders al-ghazal the Heart. Al-Ghazali believed that the Islamic spiritual tradition had become moribund and that the spiritual sciences taught by the first generation of Muslims had been forgotten.

Winters does a good job of footnotes, detailed endnotes, providing commentary, biographical sketches and explaining some hard to understand passages. This book is the epitome. The reader al-vhazali hope to achieve the states indicated, but by disciplinlng means not expected. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

It contains numerous wonderful stories of saints who set an example for everyone. The Best Books of And while I’m sure many may quibble about the choice of vernacular in the translation, I found the book to read well, if a bit archaic.

We use cookies to al-ghazqli you the best possible experience. This book is just pure wisdom and medicine for everyone. To ask other readers questions about Al-Ghazzali on Disciplining the Selfplease sign up. The work will prove of special interest to those interested in Sufi mysticism, comparative ethics, and the question of sexuality in Islam.

Islamic tradition considers him to be a Mujaddid, a renewer of the faith who, according to the prophetic hadith, appears once every century to restore the faith of the ummah “the Islamic Community”. One vivid example borr Overall worthwhile read. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of About Abu Hamid al-Ghazali. Tom rated it it was amazing Jul 01, Paperbackpages.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Humza rated it it was amazing Mar 30, Paperback64 pages. Al-Ghazali believed that the Islamic spiritual tradition had become moribund and that the spiritual sciences taught by the first generation of Muslims had been forgotten. No trivia or quizzes yet.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Al-Ghazali builds on these three and urges believers to train their self soul. I can comfortably recommend the English translation series. Sep 21, Ammar rated it it was amazing.

Al-Ghazzali on Disciplining the Self

I think this is the most useful book I have ever read. In the first step, “On Disciplining the Soul,” which cites copious anecdotes from the Islamic scriptures and biographies of the saints, Ghazali explains how to acquire good character traits, and goes on to describe how the sickness of the heart may be cured.

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Al-Ghazzali places great emphasis on the virtue and spiritual reward of having a good disposition. I had read the ‘Ihya’ years ago in Arabic but saw that they had produced some English translations.

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