The First Complete English Translation which is NOT ABRIDGED The Revival of the Religions Sciences (Ihya Ulum al-Din) is widely regarded as one of the. The present translation is an attempt to bring out a complete translation of Ihya in English in four Books. The first book deals with worship and divine service, the. All books are in English. Tip: Use the Find tool (press ‘Ctrl+F’ on your keyboard) to Ihya Ulumuddin, Vol. 1: Worship. Imam al Ghazali. Ihya Ulumuddin, Vol.

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The first basic reason is that I have incorporated in this book well-arranged rules and their real nature, so that they may be easily understood, as the knowledge by which the next world is known is of two kinds – knowledge of outward behaviours and usages and the knowledge of revelation, inspiration, secret and subtle matters.

Two traits of character are not united in a hypocrite – good guidance and knowledge of theology. The learned, He was again asked: The sciences which should be learnt for agriculture, administration, industry, horticulture, weaving etc. I fear the bad end of a man who has got no portion of the knowledge ulumkddin revelation.

Performance of these outward deeds is like the external application of ointment to the body when it is stricken with scabies and boils while neglecting to remove the pus by means of surgery.

At the age of 27 years, he was initiated by Pir’Abu Ali Farnedi who was the spiritual guide of also the vizier Nizamul Mulk. The learnings and ijya which have got no connection with God are fit’to be entirely rejected by the wise and those who seek wisdom. This secret science is the science of the Siddiqs and those who are in the neighbourhood of God.


On Patience and Thankfulness. He was then a young man of 28 years of age.

The worst deity in the sight of God that is worshipped in the world is the deity of passion. At that time, a band of Tabeyins successors of companions were alive and they persisted in following strictly the injunctions of religion. The most hateful thing to a debater is to reject the truth revealed to his adversary and thus he takes to deception and deceit.

Another fruit of Tauhid is the saying of Hazrat Abu Bakr in his illness. He who has been given silence and asceticism has been given all knowledge.

Ibn Jauzi narrated a story about his death. To those who do not fear God, jurisprudence has turned into an object of pride and a means for acquiring name and fame. The meaning of the husk of Tauhid is to utter by tongue There is no deity but God’. If you leave the religion with the rulers, you will find that the religion is the foundation and the ruler is its guard.

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Condemnation of Status and Ostentation. ITS description English translation by C. Consult your conscience even though they give you decision thrice. Then he went away. Thus he spent here two years in solitude.

What will you do when yqu will not find a matter in the Quran and Sunnah? When the Imam intended to narrate traditions, he used to make ablution, sit in the middle of his bed, comb his beard, apply scent and then become fearful and grave and then narrate traditions. A spiritual teacher purifies the heart and guides it towards God. ulumddin

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But for the learned, the people would have been animals. Review of the Faris translation by Watt in The tongue is the most disobedient organ upon man.


The meaning of theology or jurisprudence will be discussed soon. Some say that man knows nothing of Paradise except its attributes and names. There is ‘a’Hadis Qudsi in which God said: A certain Sufi said: Excellence is the additional quality of a thing which has got no defect.

Twayne,pp. There will intercede on the Resurrection Day ulumudein prophets, then the learned and then the martyrs. He created man and taught him to speak – 55 ; 2.

Translation of its Arabic Summary. It is possible owing to the light of heart. On the Etiquette of Marriage: All books contain their sayings and stories of their asceticism.

He who seeks knowledge to. About this science, the Holy. Such is the condition of heart.

Which knowledge do you mean? Hypocrisy is the greatest disease with which a debater is attacked and it is a major sin. Men are like the mines of gold and silver.


It means teaching and guidance. Then he along with us left the place. Ghazzal is said to be the name of a village in the district of Taus in the province of Khorasan in Persia. Another example of his asceticism is that Imam Shafeyi once said: The result of knowledge is to enjoy nearness of God, to keep company with the u,umuddin and the pious divines which are objects of the next world and its result in this world is honour, influence over the rulers and the ijya.