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By Martin Whittingham

This booklet is the 1st of its type to concentration solely at the Qur’anic interpretation of Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111), a towering determine of Sunni Islam. Martin Whittingham explores either al-Ghazali’s hermeneutical equipment and his interpretations of specific Quranic texts, and covers al-Ghazali’s mystical, criminal and theological concerns.

Divided into parts:

  • part one examines al-Ghazali’s criminal and Sufi theoretical discussions

  • part asks how those theories relate to his perform, analysing the one 3 of al-Ghazali’s works that are centrally excited by studying specific Qur’anic passages: Jawahir al-Qur’an (The Jewels of the Qur’an); Al-Qist as al-mustaqim (The right Balance); and Mishkat al-anwar (The area of interest for Lights).

Providing a brand new aspect of entry to the works of al-Ghazali, this booklet may be welcomed by way of students and scholars of Islamic reviews, spiritual stories, hermeneutics, and an individual drawn to how Muslims comprehend the Qur’an.

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