Al-Ghazali on the Ninety-nine Beautiful Names of God


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Al-Ghazali on the Ninety-nine Beautiful Names of God


Al-Maqsad al-Asna fi Sharh Asma’ Allah al-Husna


Translated by: D. BURRELL & N. DAHER

ISBN (HARDBACK): 978 0 946621 30 9
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ISBN (PAPERBACK): 978 0 946621 31 6
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PAGES: 216
SIZE: 234 x 156mm
OTHER: Bibliography. Indexes.

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In Al-Ghazali on the Ninety-nine Beautiful Names of God, here presented in a complete English edition for the first time, the problem of knowing God is confronted in an original and stimulating way. Taking up the Prophet’s teaching that ‘Ninety-nine Beautiful Names’ are truly predicated of God, Ghazali explores the meaning and resonance of each of these divine names, and reveals the functions they perform both in the cosmos and in the soul of the spiritual adept. Although some of the book is rigorously analytical, the author never fails to attract the reader with his profound mystical and ethical insights, which, conveyed in his sincere and straightforward idiom, have made of this book one of the perennial classics of Muslim thought, popular among Muslims to this day.

David Burrell is Theodore M. Hesburgh Professor of Philosophy and Theology at the University of Notre Dame, USA.
Nazih Daher is Associate Dean, School of Professional and Area Studies, at the Foreign Service Institute of the United States Department of State.

‘…the series as a whole, [is] a significant contribution to our understanding of this key figure in Islamic intellectual thought.’
Oliver Leaman, BRISMES Bulletin.

This volume won a British Book Design and Production Award in 1993.

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