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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This book is the epitome. Sep 30, Rick Sam rated it liked it Shelves: We can notify you when this item is back in stock. I absolutely recommend this book to read, but it seems like it is one of those books you can’t just ‘read’, it is an intense book necessitating reflection and rereading to get the most out of it.

Islamic tradition considers him to be a Mujaddid, a renewer of the faith who, al-ghazlai to the prophetic hadith, appears once every century to restore the faith of the ummah “the Islamic Community”. In the second part, Breaking the Two Desireshe focusses on the question of gluttony and sexual desire, concluding, in the words of the Prophet, that ‘the best of all matters is the middle way’.

Barkath rated it it was amazing Aug 07, It’s good to re-read this book when the nafs are trying to take over.

Al-Ghazali on Disciplining the Soul and on Breaking the Two Desires by Abu Hamid al-Ghazali

Like Hamza Yusuf he repeats much of his lectures in the introduction. 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.


Trivia About Al-Ghazzali on Di Waqar rated it it was amazing Sdlf 27, This book is just pure wisdom and medicine for everyone. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Then again, al-Ghazali lived almost a thousand years ago so we should cut the translator some slack.

The reader would hope to achieve the states indicated, but by all means not expected.

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

Abdal Hakim Murad Translator. Sat Feed rated it really liked it Mar 08, Most of the book consists of narrations of Sufis are early Muslims and then commentary from Ghazali of how to implement these traits. No trivia or quizzes yet. Published September 1st by Kazi Publications first published March 21st Open Preview See a Problem? By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Book ratings by Goodreads. There are points where Ghazali has lengthy narrations but some of them lack in comprehensiveness though they are memorable because of their attention to detail which is a break from the hagiographical anecdotes.

Its crucial to preserve Ghazali’s intent of making this book livable and do-able in real life for the reader. Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al- Ghazali. all-ghazali

A great work of spirituality. And of course, it leaves me wanting to read more of Ghazali. Al-ghazwli Rahman rated it it was amazing Oct 04, I fasted for entire year knowing from this book and sheikh helped me along on the journey of self discipline.

It contains numerous wonderful stories of saints who set an example for everyone.


We use cookies to discip,ining you the best possible experience. His works were so highly acclaimed by his contemporaries that al-Ghazali was awarded the honorific title “Proof of Islam” Hujjat al-Islam. Looking for beautiful books? Be the first to ask a question about Al-Ghazzali on Disciplining the Self.

View all 3 comments. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Anika Ali rated it it was amazing Jul 29, The spiritual life in Islam begins with riyadat al-nafsthe inner warfare against the ego.

He pays special attention to the influence on Ghazali’s moral thought of Greek ethics, Galen, Neoplatonists, Christian lore, and Muslim moral teachers such as Miskawayh whom he relies on more than disciplininh other, so as you read you can tell where many of Ghazali’s comments are coming from.

Truly bliss and wisdom the book chose’s you.

Al-Ghazzali on Disciplining the Self

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