Hadith / Imam Ghazali

“Tell him you Love Him: The Hadith on loving for the Sake of Allah”

Hadith: “Loving for the Sake of Allah…” ** The following is a narration from Anas Ibn Malik (RA) from the Prophet (SAW) regarding the etiquette of loving one’s brother for the sake of Allah: عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ رضي الله عنه: أَنَّ رَجُلًا كَانَ عِنْدَ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، فَمَرَّ بِهِ رَجُلٌ، فَقَالَ: يَا … Continue reading

General / Imam Ghazali / Motivational / on Knowledge

Ghazali’s Advice to the Youth: “Ignoring Ignorance”

“Ghazali’s Advice to the Youth: Ignoring Ignorance” ***  ثم اعلم أن مرض الجهل على أربعة أنواع: أحدها:يقبل العلاج والباقي لا يقبل أما الذي لا يقبل أحدها من كان سؤاله واعتراضه عن حسده وبغضه فكلما تجيبه بأحسن الجواب وأفصحه وأوضحه فلا يزيد له ذلك الا بغضا وعداوة وحسدا فالطريق ألا تشغل بجوابه… “Thereafter, know that the … Continue reading

Imam al-Ghazali’s Advice to the Youth
General / Imam Ghazali / Motivational

Imam al-Ghazali’s Advice to the Youth

Advice to the Muslim Youth: Appropriating Snippets from Ayyuha ’l-Walad al-Muhibb Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d. 505/1111) wrote a small book of advice on written request by one of his close disciples[1] and although it is nearly a thousand years old, it has a rich trove of advice for the current youth in our times … Continue reading

Imam Ghazali / Islamic Themes / Khilafah

Imam Ghazzali: On the Caliphate

Al-Ghazzali and Imama (‘Caliphate’)_ al-iqtisad fi’l-i`tiqad Imam al-Ghazzali writes in his doctrinal treatise the following: Abu Hamid al-Ghazzali (Allah have mercy on him) says: “the security of the world, its inhabitants and things cannot be achieved except with a just ruler (sultan muta`) where the deaths of both the rulers and the leaders (al-a’imma) give … Continue reading

General / Imam Ghazali / Motivational

Imam Ghazzali: Excellence of the Qur’an

On The Excellence of the Qur’an and the Virtues of Knowledge and the Scholars (fadl al-qur’an wa fadl al-‘ilm wa ’l-‘ulama’)[1] فضل القرأن وفضل علم وعلماء By S. Z. Chowdhury Autumn 2003.               “As for the excellence of the Qur’an, he [SAW] has said: “whoever reads the Qur’an and then deems that someone does better … Continue reading