The Beautiful lengthy but very informative article about the basic fundamentals and principles in Islam by Scholar, Theologian, Poet, Writer, Sage, Saint, Muhadith, Faqeeh, Mufasir
Hujj’atul Islam Imam Abu-Hamid al-Ghazzali is unquestionably the greatest theologian of Islam and one of its noblest and most original thinkers. He was born in 1058 A.D. at Tus, where he died in 1111. He reproduced in his religious experience all the spiritual phases developed by Islam. Starting his religious life as orthodox, Al-Ghazzali soon turned Sufi, and when still under twenty he had broken with all the past. In 1091 he was appointed lecturer at the Nizamiyah in Baghdad, where he became a sceptic. Four years later he returned to (tareeqat) i.e, Sufism, after a terrific spiritual struggle that left him a physical wreck. Intellectualism had failed him. As a dervish he roamed form place to place enjoying peace of soul and acquescence of mind. After about twelve years of retirement in various places, including two years of retreat in Syria and a holy pilgrimage, he returned to Baghdad to preach and teach. There he composed his master piece Ihya Ullum-id-Din (the revivification of the sciences of religion)
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Bismillahi Rehman’iRaheem. Salatan wasalamun alaika ya ashrafil anbiya-e-walmursaleen
English Translation of the Above given Chapter 2
THANKYOU FOR YOUR PRECIOUS TIME AND INTEREST, WE HOPE THAT THIS LENGTHY BUT INFORMATIVE ARTICLE WILL CLEAR AND ANSWERED MANY MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SEVERAL THINGS.