On the Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names of God (Ghazali Series) by Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali, David Burrell, Nazih Daher

By Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali, David Burrell, Nazih Daher

During this paintings, the following provided in a whole English version for the 1st time, the matter of realizing God is faced in an unique and stimulating approach. taking over the Prophet's educating that 'Ninety-nine appealing Names' are really predicated of God, the writer explores the which means and resonance of every of those divine names, and divulges the features they practice either within the cosmos and within the soul of the non secular adept. even if a few of the booklet is conscientiously analytical, the writer by no means fails to draw the reader together with his profound mystical and moral insights, which, conveyed in his honest and easy idiom, have made up of this e-book one of many perennial classics of Muslim concept, renowned between Muslims to at the present time.

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How can we classify the “infidels” who want peace with Muslims and condemn terrorism, or the Muslim believers who deplore killing civilians altogether in any terrorist attack? Surely, bin Laden would disagree with both parties: “Those who repeat words without realizing their consequences would be careful when they say that they condemn terrorism. Our terrorism against America is benign. , 227) But is there any statement from the Qur’an or the Sunnah, supporting these violent acts? Though in the above-cited speeches, bin Laden does not offer any concrete proofs from the sacred text to defend his violent actions, we can assume his argument to be text-based, given the fact that some traditionalists have tried to support their argument from the Muslim tradition.

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By comparison, Islamic interpretations remained throughout processes of modernisation, deeply ingrained within social processes and traditions, retaining the potential for radical mobilisation if secularisation should be seen to have failed. And the nation-states’ formal processes are failing to deliver promises of superior performance and related rules of closure are de-legitimised. For Muslims, the poor performance extends beyond market economics to cause tensions across all aspects of society where Islam has not been applied.

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