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By Martin Whittingham

This booklet is the 1st of its type to concentration fullyyt 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 tools and his interpretations of specific Quranic texts, and covers al-Ghazali’s mystical, felony and theological concerns.


Divided into parts:



  • part one examines al-Ghazali’s felony 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 involved in reading 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 element of entry to the works of al-Ghazali, this publication could be welcomed through students and scholars of Islamic reports, non secular reports, hermeneutics, and an individual attracted to how Muslims comprehend the Qur’an.

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