Al-Ghazali - The Path of the Worshipful Servants

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Title: Al-Ghazali - The Path of the Worshipful Servants
Author: Al-Ghazali/Muhtar Holland

"[One] of the world's greatest religious thinkers."
—William A. Graham, professor, history of religion and Islamic studies, Harvard University
"Among [Ghazali's] most outstanding contributions to Muslim intellectual life were masterly defenses of Islamic orthodoxy, mysticism, and law, against the attacks of those who advocated purely legalistic, or entirely esoteric, readings of the religion."
—T. J. Winter, lecturer of Islamic studies, Cambridge University
"One of al-Ghazali's most useful introductory works about how to overcome the numerous obstacles that stand between the believer and redemption in the afterlife."
—Frank Griffel, Yale University, author, Al-Ghazali's Philosophical Theology

Widely considered to be Abu Hamid al-Ghazali's last book, this summary of his Sufi philosophy charts the pitfalls and obstacles to be overcome in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. Dictating his words to a group of elect students, Ghazali acknowledges his own nearness to death and instructs seekers of eternal life to resist hindrances such as fear and impairments such as conceit in order to find salvation in the essentials of God.

Al-Ghazali is commonly regarded as the one of the most influential thinkers of medieval Islam. A theologian, logician, jurist, and mystic, he is known for revealing the compatibility of the outward forms of religion with the inner experiences of the Sufi and mystical traditions. Muhtar Holland is the translator of Al-Ghazali on the Duties of Brotherhood and many other books on Islam.
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