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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At least we discilining the mercy of God in our waste of existence. Mahreen Ferdous rated it really liked it Apr 21, It is a very complex book, and a guide best read with a teacher.
Other books in this series. In the second part, Breaking the Two Desires, he focusses on the question of gluttony disfiplining sexual desire, concluding, in the words of the Prophet, that ‘the best of all matters is the middle way’. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.
Al-Ghazali on Disciplining the Soul and on Breaking the Two Desires by Abu Hamid al-Ghazali
Return to Book Page. I had read the ‘Ihya’ years ago in Arabic but saw that they had produced some English translations. This translation of two chapters from The Revival of the Religious Sciences details the sophisticated spiritual techniques sel by classical Islam.
I prefer that one reduce one’s intake of salt rather than increase the number of pomegranates one eats’. Jun 25, Saquib rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: He also thee how to recognize the sicknesses of the spiritual heart, the signs of a good character, the raising and training of children, and the prerequisites of becoming a disciple.
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I think this is the most useful book I have ever read. Lists with This Book. Distracted and polluted by worldliness, the lower self has a tendency to drag the human creature down into arrogance th vice. Which leads me to another thing: Waqar rated it it was amazing Aug 27, Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
This is the translation of a portion of one of the most famous volumes on Islamic spirituality and purification of the soul. The translator has added an introduction and notes which explore Ghazali’s ability to make use of Greek as well as Islamic ethics. The translator has added an introduction and notes which explore Ghazali’s ability to make use of Greek as well as Islamic ethics.
Anika Ali rated it it was amazing Jul 29, In the second part, “Breaking the Two Desires,” he disciplibing 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’.
Truly bliss and wisdom the book chose’s you. Al-Ghazali builds on these three and urges believers to train their self soul.
Al-Ghazali on Disciplining the Soul and on Breaking the Two Desires
I mean, if the everyone took a little something from Imam Ghazali and practiced it, the world would be a much better place. Looking for beautiful books?
I decided to read this in English! This book teaches a very important long forgotten discipline. Its crucial discoplining preserve Ghazali’s intent of making this book livable and do-able in real life for the reader.
About Abu Hamid al-Ghazali. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Winters does a good job of footnotes, detailed endnotes, providing commentary, biographical sketches and explaining some hard to understand passages.