Al-Ghazali's Website Guest book
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Al-Ghazali's Website Guest book
Know that the Imam Ghazali Web Site has moved to www.ghazali.org. Please feel free to visit and leave your comments on that site. Thank you for looking.
Assalaamu alaikum I am glad you have made this site. Can you please tell me if there is an English translation of the Ihya? Shukrun jazakillah khairu Najah
English of translation of the Ihya has had a very bad history. There is a translation from Urdu by Fazil Karim. There are at present an effort by Islamic Text Society out of England to translate it. Parts of it have made it into print by T. J. Winter and others. There are chapters of the Ihya that have made it as well such as the Duties of Brotherhood by M. Holland. There are many booksellers that have these books one such bookseller is Halalco. see: http://www.halalco.com/al-ghazali.html Regards
please tell me who is imam Ghazali what was his services for Islam
Our site does that and more!
Fantastic; epitomes of his various works would be an improvement further.
Thanks and there is more to come!
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I came upon your site by accident, and to my surprise I spent a wonderful and informative hour reading about great philosophers and scientists. I came away with a sense of being cheated in that I had never heard of any of these scholars in any history I'd previously read. The path to peace lies in knowledge: first and foremost of course, of the One God. then knowledge of ourselves, of others, and the world in which we live.
You are not alone in these feelings.
this is the most interesting site on islam and ghazali's is the most interesting. Keep up the good work. javed
Thanks I am going to try to keep it up.
This is an excellent site! I wasn't sure that I could find much on Al Ghazali so I was quite pleased to find your exhaustive work. Thank you!
i would like to find more about him in bosnian
We will try to look for it..
Please tell me where I can find Imam Ghazali's opinion on "Wahdad al Wujud"
Good question, I believe it is in the Ihya but it needs to be researched further..
SUBHAN ALLAH a very good site and if u could also add imaam ghazali's alchemy of happiness translation in english in pdf format- it would be great as its a really good book on Islam.
BESM ALLHA EL RAHMAN EL RAHIM. GOD KNOWS. WE AS MUSLIMS KNOWS. I ABSOLUTELY KNOW. AND I THINK THAT IT IS THE ONLY THING WE THANK HIM FOR THE MOST IS THAT WE WAS BORN AS MUSLIMS. AND THAT HE PUT US ON THE RIGHT WAY DIRECT! THE PEOPLE KNOW THAT THIS RELIGION IS THE LIGHT ON THIS EARTH. BUT THEY ARE ALWAYS ARGUE THAT IT IS DOING WRONG TO HUMANITY! ASALAMO ALEJKOM OUI RAHMAT ALLHA OUI BARAKATO YOURE SISTER HEBA 19YEARS FROM SWEDEN.
Salaam Alaikum , May Allah reward you brother for putting the great texts of the great Imam on your site ! In these days of violent extremists and the rigid people who feed their madness , we Muslims , the Ummah needs the intelligent , spiritual guidance of teachers like him ! Also for poor Muslims who can't afford the book prices it's a blessing ! I'm a recent "revert" from august last year and got somehow depressed with all the "salafi" papers going on and on about kufr and bid'a ! What a revelation it was for me to learn about imam Al-Ghazali through people like shaykh Hamza Yusuf from the Zaytuna Institute and Nuh Ha Min Keller Subhan'Allah ! Keep 'em , those great texts coming please !
Br. We here try not take sides in this conflict because it does not bring about any benefit. It is best to study Islam through the original sources and the works of great scholars. We can not just throw 1500 years of Islamic heritage. Our site is dedicated to one facet of that great Islamic Heritage (turath).
the best for Islamic philosophy
Praise be to Allah the lord of the universe and peace and prayers be upon his final prophet and messengers AMEN. I came upon this site accidentally, I didn't expect to find such useful information about Imam Ghazali, may god bless you all and keep it up- Farhaad al balouchi
Subhaan Allah. While searching for english material on Imam al-Ghazalli I came upon your site by chance. I'm thrilled to say the content it points to exceeds all expectations. There's enough information here to make anyone a expert on the great works of that illuminous Mujaddid. Well done.
Assalamu alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu May Allah reward your efforts. Mishkat ul Anwar indicated in the index as ~ Masabih. Error or intentional? Wassalam, Munawwar Siddique
You are correct, Thanks.
AssalamuAlaikum Wa rahmatullah On seeing the site primafacie I was really enthralled. 'alhamdulillah.. '.I am a staunch sunni functionary from kerala, working under the superb leadership of Sheikh Aboobacker Ahmed. He, my Usthad is the supremo of 'All india Jamiyyathul Ulama'. I request my brothers to visit www.markaz.org .May Allah congregate us with his 'Swaliheen' in the jannathul firdouse.
Assalamu 'alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. Dear sir Your web site is excellent.May Allah give you strength to keep it up. Yours sincerely Muhammad 'Uthman El-Muhammady of Malaysia 17-08-2002
Assalaamu alaikum I am glad you have made this site I came upon your site by accident, jazakallahul khair, may all of as have more and more imaan - ameen
LOtsa of stuff here. Good work Alhamdulillah. Keep it up please. Maybe can make the web-design more interesting inshaallah.
Thanks for your comments, you hit on a much needed point. We have limited resources and that is the limit of our web knowledge. I know it is tedious but it is an academic site that concentrates more on content then presentation. We are looking for volunteers that make us look good on the web.
Salam'alaikum What a wonderful ,excellent and educative site i'm really impressed .happy and proud by been named after him.
This study Islamic be careful in my live thank you fery much.
i am spellbound before some of his works.
good site . please detail about imam ghazali book for free download
The site is full of stuff about al-Ghazali and it is all for free. I have a few more general books on Ghazali in English coming soon.
I'm glad to see muslim unity..... sincerely, Mr. Ahmad Ibn Mader
i want to free download books of imam ghazali in urdu. please help me.
We will try to fulfill your request in the coming year.
AS SALAMU ALIAKUM, MY NAME IS ABDUL BATIN RAFIQ AND I AM TRYING TO STUDY FROM THE ENGLISH VERSION OF THE IHYA. I THINK THAT IT IS A WONDERFUL SET OF BOOKS . HOWEVER, I REALLY WISH THAT A BETTER ENGLISH VERSION WERE IN PRINT,IT REALLY WOULD HELP ME IN MY DAILY STRUGGLE TO REMAIN A MUSLIM UNTIL DEATH.
There are good translations done by Nabih Faris but it is not the complete Ihya and it is on the site. There is also some very good translations by Islamic Texts Society which is not on the site as it is under copyright law. It would take many scholars many years to complete a authoritative translation of the complete Ihya so you can start with these volumes.
BsmA Maa sha Allah - wonderful - supa May Allah reward for that great works most generously. Amin
MASHA ALLAH a superb site dedicated to Imaam Ghazali and I love Imaam Ghazali and his teachings. Can u add some books of Ahya ul uloom udin if possible?
Alhumdulillah, this is a very good effort in presenting Imam Ghazali's excellent books to the world. May this become the best Imam Ghazali website on the net. Ameen. There are 3 important things I want to mention for the benefit of all.
1. Even though a complete English translation of Imam Ghazali's masterpiece "Ahya al-Uloom ad-Deen" (Revival of Religious Learnings) has not been done, Imam Ghazali's other masterpiece in Persian called "Kimiya-e-Sa'adat" (Alchemy of Eternal Bliss) which is a summary of Ahya, is available in complete English translation from Halalco Books at www.halalco.com. This 1002 pages books has a beautiful introduction (which is also present on your website) plus 40 steps or chapters that correspond to the 40 chapters [Imam Ghazali calls them "books"] of Ahya but not in so much detail as in Ahya. This costs only $22.50 + shipping and is a good substitute for the non-available complete English translation of Ahya. To find this book, go to www.halalco.com then click on "New Books" icon and you will see it on the very first page (as of Dec. 27, 2002) with the title "Alchemy of Eternal Bliss".
2. You have listed Imam Ghazali's beautiful masterpiece "Minhaj al-Aabideen [ila Jannatu Rubbul 'Aalameen]" (The Best Way for the Worshippers [Leading them Towards the Paradise of the Lord of the Universes]) under the categories of books that are probably not written by Imam Ghazali. With all due respect brother, this is a very important book of Imam Ghazali as it's the last book ever written by him which he read to his select students. This book lists 7 stages (of spiritual evolution in 7 chapters) that lead one to the Ma'arifa (nearness) of God. In this 400-page book, Imam Ghazali has repeatedly given references to his Ahya so that readers can get more details about what he is discussing from there. Anyone, who has read both the Ahya and this book "Minhaj al-Aabideen", will know that it's totally consistent with his Ahya and there is no contradiction between the two books and is definitely Imam Ghazali's characteristically powerful style which is peculiar to him alone. Imam Ghazali says in the introduction of "Minhaj al-Aabideen": "When people could not understand the fine points that are mentioned in my book Ahya and other books, they started useless arguments against it and started disputes. I turned to my Creator and pleaded to Him to enable me to write a book on which every learned or common person would agree and benefit from. My Lord responded to my Du'a (supplication) and inspired me [with Ilham - Divine inspiration] the marvellous arrangement/organization of this book and informed me, through Divine inspiration, about the inner secrets of worship. This is the kind of organization that I have not been able to keep in any of my other books. And this is the book I myself praise."
Imam Ghazali, in this beautiful book, which can be considered the crux or short summary of Ahya by explaining the most critical points, has explained the inner path through the concept of worship of our Creator that everyone agrees with, without using the terminology of Sufism/Tasawwuf. Anyone who thinks that Sufism/Tasawwuf is not a part of Islam, will start walking on this path after reading this book even without knowing that he/she is walking on the path of Sufism/Tasawwuf. This is the beauty of this book. This book has been a source of great inspiration for great scholars in South Asia who have done many Urdu translations of this book [that are available in Pakistan and India] and recommended it to their disciples for spiritual training. Al-Baz Publications in Hollywood, Florida (www.al-baz.com), which specializes in translating and publishing books of great saint Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani, is currently working on translating this book into English. You can contact them to verify that this is indeed the book of Imam Ghazali. You can also contact Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller, a modern day authority on Imam Ghazali and his Ahya and a Shadhli Sufi Shaykh and a scholar of Jurisprudence, about verifying the authenticity of this book by contacting him through www.masud.co.uk. You can obtain a good English translation done in Pakistan of "Minhaj al-Aabideen" under the title "Best Way for the Worshipper" by publisher Dar al-Isha'at from Halalco Books at www.halalco.com. Click on "Books" icon, then click on the link "Imam Ghazali - Books on him or by him" to find this book.
3. Those who know Urdu, can get a 100% complete and excellent modern Urdu translation of Imam Ghazali's 4-Volumes 3000-page Ahya called "Ahya ul-Uloom Jadeed" by publisher Dar al-Isha'at, Urdu Bazaar, Karachi, Pakistan from Pakistan. This excellent Urdu translation was completed by Maulana Nadeem ul-Wajidi in 1998 and published by Dar al-Isha'at using Urdu computer word-processing software. Although many complete Urdu translations of Ahya are available even in the US, this particular translation is the best. Ask your relatives in Pakistan to buy and ship it for you. It only costs like 900 Rupees (US $15) to buy it and another $10 or less to ship it via "Surface Mail Registered" (but takes 3 months to get it in US). They can also ship it by "Air Mail Book Post" or "Air Mail Book Post Registered" for about $20.
please infromation about all books of imam ghazali in urdu translation. if any web sites about imam ghazali books with urdu translation please mail me soon. i shall be very thankful to you for your kindness. sallam to you and your compantion.
You are doing a great service with this website - may Allah reward you.
You list Book XIX of the Ihya as "Enjoying good ....."; should this not be "enjoining"?
A shame about the picture: The Book of Knowledge includes as one of the characteristics of the learned man, that "The signs of the fear of God should be evident in his appearance .....No one will ever view him without being reminded of God. His face will reveal his works for the eyes of the righteous one reflect his soul. The marks of the learned men of the hereafter, too, are recognized in their faces which reflect tranquility, lowliness and modesty."
(In this context, what can we deduce by comparing the faces of Donald Rumsfeld and Osama bin Laden?)
long live Islam the teachings of Allah(SWT), long live the teachings of Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad(SAW), long live the teachings of Islamic Studies of Imam Al Ghazali.
Bismillah ar-rahman ar-rahim,
Ahsantum! Ismi Velin Belev min Bulgharia - Sofia University. Hal 'indakum nusus 'an Imam al-Ghazali billugha al-faransia? Shukran
Bismillah ar-rahman ar-rahim,
anzur 'ala haatha al-mawqia' : (Erreur et Délivrance) (French (Kitab al-zawaj) Translation) (fikr al-Ghazali al-talimi)
Peace! I am now taking post graduate studies in philosophy and one of the courses I am taking now is Islamic philosophy. Thanks for your site, I know this will help me a great deal in knowing Imam Ghazali and hopefully in learning more about Islamic philosophy. More power!
Assalamu alikum! Mashallah!
Very great work! Iám very impressed and I´have added your site to my favorites. My Allah( s.w) grant you peace and give you credit.
when i clicked to your web i am veri happy
mashallah,this is indeed a great job,jazakumulah imama refuted greek epistemology in tahafa,this might be an advantage to have something same for westren epistemology for having a chance of comparative study of external critique to rival ontology.
a.a please provide imam ghazali books on internet with urdu translation. i shall be very thankfull for you for this kindness. thanks from : azhar nisaar
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dear a.a i want to read imam ghazali books(urdu)on internet. please help me.
i have to present report on imam Al-ghazali his life and his effort for islam but in urdu
This site is very very good. I love this site. Thank You very much for prviding such good material on Muslim Philosophy. Zain Ul Abedin
Assalamu Alaikum. Very good, excellent, fantastic, very interesting. This site gives us more knowledge about Islam. May Allah bless you all. - Mubeen
pls i need to know more about imam gazzali and his presentation science and islam
i am indian , keralai , member of sunni students fedaration , organization leder of shaik aboobaker, imaam gazzali site . realy very needfully , be cuz for new genaration knowing about islamic all typea of science , philosphy . thank for planig and god will you give help . assalamualykum
it seems to be a very good site Well done
I appreciate your effort in bringing the hard works of Al Imam Abu Hamid Al Ghazali(Raliallahu anhu)to the people who don't know about him and the islam. I expect more and more through this site.
Aslaam - 0 - alaikum,
I have been introduced to this by my Sheikh. I intend to read more. Whatver I have read so far makes me think what I have been missing all my life.
i think if you add one thing more for those who did not understand english that is translate some quranic ayates into urdu than its good to understand islam for those and you advertise your sites name in geo programs
Assalaamu alaikum I am glad you have made this site. Can you please tell me if there is an Farsi or Dari translation of the Ihya? Shukrun jazakillah
Answer: The Farsi translation is Kimaya' Saadat.
Salam-o-Alaikum i would like to inform you that in the book of Ihya-Uloom al-Din of "Etiquettes of Quranic Recitation (book number 8)Translated by M Abdul Quasem, on Page 16 the verse has been quoted is not correct which is infact 35: 29-30 ......not 34: 29-30 please could you kindly correct it and inform to publishers as well thanks wassalam.
Answer: Thank you very much and waslam.
ASSALAMU ALAY AKUM. I AM REALLY HAPPY TO KNOW A LITTLE ABOUT IMAM GHZALI THROUGH A BOOK CALLED FAI'IL AMMAL WHERE HE WROTE A LOTS OF THINGS. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHETHER HE WAS BORN IN INDIAN AS WAS THE CASE I HEARD. BUT IT IS NOT FROM ANY RELIABLE SOURCES.
assalaam'o'elikum. Somebody told me to read Fiqh us Seerah by Imam Ghazalli. I came upon this web page while looking for material. I dont know how to access your actual web site. Could you please help. Also do you know where to find the above text in english in Pakistan?
Fiqh al-Seerah is not by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali. Fiqh al-Seerha was written by the late Sheikh Mohammed al-Ghazaly (RA) for more info on him see the following site (http://www.masmn.org/Biographies/20th_Century/Mohammed_Al_Ghazaly.htm)
assalaamou alaykoum i am very please of creation your creation of this web site.i would like to know if there is some Imam Ghazali's interpretation of drams following the way the prophet mouhammad(psl)did.
Answer: Imam Ghazali did not write a book about interpretation of dreams.
This is a very helpful site and nice too..helped me to get on with my assignment in just a blink of an eye....thank you.and al-ghazali's contribution in political thought had been underestimated...if just we can view and highlight it
I am posting the link for hazrat Imam GHAZALI's (RA) book MISHKAT AL-ANWAR (THE NICHE FOR LIGHTS) translated by William Henry Temple in English. as so far this book is not on your web so you can post this link to Ghazali's side
wasalam Rehan Alavi link is here for the above book :) http://muslim-canada.org/niche0.html Rehan Alavi
Assalaam aleikum I.ve accidentally come across this, but I don,t know how to reach and get to know about IMAM GHAZALI please show me how to reach informations about him. Thanx and regards Abdulhalym Zanzibar, East Africa Wass[laam
This is very interesting
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ASSALAMUALAIKUM WA RAHMATULLAH.HI MY NAME IS SYED FAYEZE HARAMAIN KHALILULLAH.IM FROM BANGLADESH.I LIKE THIS WEBSITE BECAUSE IT IS ABOUT ONE OF THE GREAT SCHOLAR AND SUFI HAZRAT GAZZALI (RA)THATS ALL FOR TODAY. ALLA BLESS ALL OF US.
i want the complete biography of imam ghazali syukran......
Answer: Information is on the website.( www.ghazali.org)
As'salmu alikum WRB,
I am grateful to you for providing the works of great Imam. I have noticed that some of the files have been cnverted to PDF from scanned documents. I have downloaded one on Penitnec and again changed to PDF. Now it is esily readable and the file size also has decreased. Now it is 74 Kb. If you want I can send it to you.
Answer: send it to us. email@example.com.
FINE WORK AND GOOD SITE.
It is a good try.
this site is very nice. is there any english translation of keemiya-e- saadat
Answer: Partial translation on the site. There are two complete translations published one in Pakistan and the other in the USA.
I do really like this website as it gives me a lot about Imam Al-Ghazali.Could You please send me the information about him;bigraphy & the history of his life?Thanks you.
Answer: What you ask is on the site.
Please I want ask you a question. Analyse and evaluate the contribution of Imam Ghazali to the development of Sunni Tasawwuf.
Yours Sadat Ahmed. Bayero University Kano,Nigeria.
Answer: Information on the site should be able to help you. Also you can send us your completed work to share it with others.
I am looking for the following work: Author: Umar, Ibrahim.
can anyone please help?
Assalam o alaikum wa rehmatullahe wa barkaatuh :)
Let me congratulate you for making such an wonderful website which has vast knowledge. Brother i want to know who are salafee? i heard many things abt salafee, i dont like to mention it here, brother i m confused these days :(
Kindly help me guiding to the straight path.
May ALLAH guides us All Aameen
Wa Assalam o alaikum wa rehmatulllahe wa barkaatuh
P.s. Please Email me
Answer: May Allah Guide us all.
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I think you should give more information like were he lived what books he wrote.
what year he past away ,too.
Asalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu wa maghfirtahu wa jannatu wa shifatahu wal jannatul firdous...
This has got to be one of the greatest sites, I have ever seen in my entire life...jazakhallah khairun wal jannatul firdous...Ameen!
Assalaamou 'Alaykoum i would like to know if there is any Imam Ghazali's book dealing with the attitude of the Muslims towards those who are not muslim.....
...I mean ,in my question ,if the way of fighting of Ben Laden with Bomb Terror is compatible with the religious philosophy of Imam Ghazali? Thank you for answering me sooner... AND MAY THE ALLMIGHTY GUIDES US.
how can i find imam Ghazali cemiai saadat.
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Bismillah, This is a great site that would contribute to the spread of Light and Truth in the World.
Very pleased with the quality and the content.
excellent work folks
Bismillah, May God bless you for your wonderful act of service to humanity at large and english speakers in particular, by creating this web site! I cannot thank you enough!!!
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hi assalamu alaikum we are indian(kerala) studying in al azhar,cairo we found your site when we searched in islamic topics, ok this is very interesting, we do M A in alazhar university specializing philosophy in faculty of Usooludheen, we are much interested in the biography of imam gazzali, we are in need to study islamic philosophy with caution, there are some thing that must be discarded and some thing must be accepted, any way ilmul kalam(ashariyya) , usoolul fiqh and thasawwuf are mixed with philosophy here in al azhar we find many new researches and doctrines submitted to al azhar and other egyption universities, we can utilize these resources in welfare of society, ok jazaakallah khaira vassalam
i vant no about imam ghazali he`s biodata plzz
I will like to get a complete list of all the books that Imam Al Ghazali wrote.
We appreciate your effort in bringing the works of Imam al Ghazali (radi Allahu anh) to the knowledge of muslim youths. May Allahu ta'ala increase your effort to serve His cause. Kindly send to us any article from your site at the email . By Basheer Ahmad
Great site! Keep it up.
there is the first Distinguished Al Ghazali Professor Dr Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas MA McGill, PhD London Founder-Director ISTAC
Fantastic website! It's good to read all the stuff by Imam Ghazali on your website as it's so hard to get hold of his books. I've got a potful of assignments to hand in over the next few days but your site is so intoxicating that i can't prise myself away from.
Great job chaps! keep up the good work, and may Allah bless you.
Can you give the name of Imam Ghazzali's brothers.
Is Imam Boosuri is his brother
Answer: His brother's name was Ahmad al-Ghazali. He had only one brother. Imam al-Busiri was not his brother.
assalamualaikum I want to clear some doubts 1) how can explain isthiquasa to a non -muslim 2 )sahvaliullahi islamic foundatasion from delhi says full form of islam is i surrender my life for alla and muhammed (s) is it correct in its idea how can explain the idea of surrender for muhammed (s) 3) who is ibnu kayyoom what are his main ideas against ahlu sunna 4)where is now sahul hameed sandapuram any contact no and e mail id . kindly reply soon. Thanking you. your's faithfully Dr.Ahammed Kabeer. Bangalore.
I curiously enough had the same God experience as Al Ghazali,namely I felt a warm light in my chest, this has been a few years ago. Only I don't know whom to talk to about this, or anyone can tell me what it really means.