Abu Hamid al Ghazali

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'Abu Hamid Al Ghazali (1058-1111), theologian, logician, jurist, and mystic, was born and died at the town of Tus in Central Asia, but spent much of his life lecturing at Baghdad, or leading the life of a wandering dervish. Because of his success in revealing the compatability of the outward forms of religion with the inner experiences of the Sufi tradition, he is commonly regarded as the 'renewer' of the fifth Muslim century, and the most influential thinker of medieval Islam.' (Burrel and Daher, 1992)

References

  • Al Ghazali, Abu Hamid, 1992, The Ninety-Nine Names of God, translated by Burrel, D. B., and Daher, N., Islamic Texts Society, Cambridge, UK.

Document Source

  • This page was originally sourced from Thelemapedia. Retrieved May 2009.