Ghazali

Pages: 160
Subject: Religion: Islam
Series: Makers of the Muslim World
Imprint: Oneworld

Ghazali

The Revival of Islam

Eric L. Ormsby

This fascinating work profiles Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, the foremost Islamic scholar and mystic of the medieval period.
Hardback
9781851684144 (12 Dec 2007)
RRP £25.00 / US$30.00

The Book

This fascinating work profiles Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111), the foremost Islamic scholar and mystic of the medieval period. Attracting the patronage of the vizier Nizam al-Mulk early in his career, he was appointed head of the Nizamiyyah College at Baghdad, and attracted audiences from across the Islamic world, who sought his teachings on Islamic philosophy and jurisprudence. Eventually renouncing his position due to a spiritual crisis, he went into self-imposed exile, during which he wrote the Sufi masterpiece, Revival of the Sciences of Religion. Concise and lucid, this is a perfect introduction to the great man's life and work.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Series Makers of the Muslim World
Pages 160
Imprint Oneworld

 

About the Author

Eric Ormsby is Chief Librarian at the Library of The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London. He was formerly Professor and Director of the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University.