Al-Ghazali on Deliverance from Error: Five Key Texts Including His Spiritual Autobiography, al-Munqidh min al-DalalFons Vitae
Why KitabCrate thinks you should read this book: This masterful translation of al-Ghazali's "Al Munqid," is essentially his intellectual autobiography. Readers will enjoy seeing Imam al-Ghazali's questioning, his experimentation and exploration, and then the fact that he finds sufficient reason for his own answers.
Deliverance from Error: Five Key Texts Including His Spiritual Autobiography, al-Munqidh min al-Dalal Paperback – January 1, 2004
by Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali (Author), Ilse Lichtenstadter (Editor), R. J. McCarthy (Translator)
This spiritual autobiography describes Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali's intellectual crisis, which led him to achieve direct knowledge of God. Among his 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. He hence articulated the Islam of the middle way, in balance between the extremes of the letter and the spirit. Also included in this volume are extensive translations from key works of al-Ghazali.