THE ETHICAL PHILOSOPHY OF AL-GHAZALI

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Umaruddin

The book is the outcome of long thinking and laborious research in Islamic philosophy. The author has thoroughly explored the original sources, both in Islamic philosophy and Western thought. The book opens a new chapter in the presentation of Islamic thought to the modern world, in particular the fundamental aspects and speculations of al-Ghazali, who has deeply influenced the course of Muslim thinking during the last eight hundred years.

It has been generally held that al-Ghazali believed in the finitude of thought and worked out a system of mysticism which was unnatural and foreign to Islam. The author conclusively refutes the charges. The final good and happiness of man, according to him, consists in the perfect realisation of the self, which depends on the most harmonious and equable interrelation between intellect, self-assertion and appetite.

ISBN No. 969-432-134-4.     14 cm. x 21.5 cm. xvi+332 pp. (H.B)