Al-Ghazali: The Mysteries of Charity & Fasting for Children Includes Workbooks & Teacher’s manual
Author: Imam Al-Ghazali
Publisher: Fons Vitae
Understanding the spiritual meanings on which the practices of Islam are based, opens up the vastness of the inner life. Even though young Muslim children are not yet obliged to fast or pay zakat, the virtues and spiritual dimensions on which these are based can easily be introduced and comprehended even by five-year olds. Imam al-Ghazali’s stories and metaphors offer an effective way for parents to communicate with their children, in a language which can be used and directly related to the occurrences within everyday life. In the following two books of the Ihya, such virtues as generosity, gratitude, selflessness, reflection, self-discipline, patience, honesty, moderation, and trust in God’s loving wisdom are no longer abstract concepts but can be clearly seen instead as urgent and absolutely relative to each individual. We are indeed blessed to have Imam al-Ghazali’s systematic presentation of aspects belonging to the inner sunna and his detailed map for guarding and perfecting our innate and noble nature.
The Ghazali family is growing. Fons Vitae is delighted that so many schools, including weekend and home schools throughout the entire world, have joined the Ghazali Pilot School system. The number of foreign languages into which the Ghazali Children’s Series has been translated increases daily. The beautifully illustrated Urdu version is already being taught in Pakistan. Azhar University has translated an edition to be published for their school system in Cairo. Teachers’ workshops have been held from Sarajevo to Birmingham, from Capetown to Durban and Johannesburg. Launches have taken place from Jakarta to Marrakech.