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Who is Al-Ghazali?

Al-Ghazali: Abū Ḥāmid Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Ghazālī, known as Al-Ghazali or Algazel to the Western medieval world, was a Muslim theologian, jurist, philosopher, and mystic of Persian descent.

  • also known as Ghazzālī, Muhammad Al-Ghazzali, Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali, Al-Ghazzali, Al Ghazzali, Abū Ḥāmid Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Ghazālī, Abū Ḥāmed Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Ghazālī, Algazel
  • born in (958 years ago) in Tous, child of Muhammad al-Ghazali
  • nationality: Seljuk Empire
  • profession: Philosopher, theologian, jurist
  • died on (904 years ago) in Tous
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Google previewFaith and Freedom (1995)

Women's Human Rights in the Muslim World by Mahnaz Afkhami

Like Zin al-Din, al-Ghazali is a believer and is confident that all traditions that function to keep women ignorant and prevent them from functioning in public are the remnants of jahiliya and that following them is contrary to the spirit of Islam.


Biographies of The Imams & Scholars

” Imam al-Subki mentions the following statements about Imam al-Ghazali from other Scholars: “Imam al-Haramayn said: 'Al-Ghazali is a quenching sea.'” Imam Ghazali's student, Imam Muhammad ibn ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Literature of Empire (2010)

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Ghazali, al- (Abu Hamid Mohammad ibn al-Ghazali) (1058–1111) Persian philosopher and theologian The Persian sage Abu Hamid Mohammad ibn al-Ghazali demanded more from Islam than a meaningless obedience to temporal powers and religious hierarchy.

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Islam (2003)

by Cyril Glassé, Huston Smith

AL-GHAZALI. ABU HAMID MUHAMMAD 1. A technical term of Sufism meaning " absence" from the world, that is, withdrawal from all things except the worship and awareness of God. 2. It also refers to the Shi'ite doctrine of the "occultation" or disappearance from human view - or even from the world altogether - of the Twelfth Imam of Twelve-Imam ShT' ism. The doctrine is a calque after the example of Jesus, who, the Koran says, was not killed on the cross, but rather was raised up to a ...

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