AL-GHAZALI ON DIVINE PREDICATES AND THEIR PROPERTIES

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Abdu-r-Rahman Abu Zayd, Tr.

In Islam, the question of the Divine Attributes has been treated from various perspectives. In the beginning it was viewed primarily as a semantic and metaphysical problem. A later introduction, its logical aspect, however, was its most important side. The translator attempts to treat the problem with this logical aspect predominantly in mind. Limited both by the scope of this work and by the task of bringing this vast material into reasonable compass, he confines himself to the treatment of the problem as it unfolds itself in Islamic Peripatetic thought, and the Ash’arite school, with Ghazali being the major representative of the latter. He tests the validity of some of Ghazali’s statements in Iqtisad against the former schools and findings in Plato and Aristotle.

ISBN No. 969-432-137-9.        14 cm. x 21.5 cm. xxxii + 116 pp. (H.B)