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Al-Ghazali on the Remembrance of Death & the Afterlife

Al-Ghazali on the Remembrance of Death & the Afterlife
Books XL of the Revival of the Religious Sciences 
(Ihya’`Ulum al-Din)
Translated by: T.J.Winter (Abdal Hakim Murad)
378 Pages Paperback
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This is the first English translation of the last chapter of Al-Ghazali’s Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din), widely regarded as the greatest work of Muslim spirituality. After expounding his Sufi philosophy of death and showing the importance of the contemplation of human mortality to the mystical way of self-purification, Ghazali takes his readers through the stages of the future life: the vision of the Angels of the Grave, the Resurrection, the Intercession of the Prophet, and finally, the torments of Hell, the delights of Paradise and - for the elect - the beatific vision of God’s Countenance.

‘I warmly recommend Winter’s translation to everyone interested in Islamic eschatology and Islamic thought.’ Annemarie Schimmel

‘This book is an excellent translation of a very important work...This translation and the series as a whole, are significant contributions to our understanding of this key figure in Islamic intellectual thought.’ Oliver Leaman (BRISMES Bulletin)

‘Winter’s rendering combines exactness with fluency and dignity of style. The introduction, notes, appendix, bibliography, index - all make this an exemplary publication, produced to the highest standards.’ Christian Troll (CSIC)

‘Of considerable value and solace to many who will buy it for reasons both religious and academic.’ H.T. Norris (BSOAS)

pages: 378
size: 234 x 156mm
Published: 1989

© The Islamic Texts

Table of Contents

Part One:


On the Remembrance of Death, and an Encouragement to Remember it Abundantly


On Lengthy Hopes, and Merit of Briefs Hopes


On Agonies and Violence of Death


On Death of the Emissary of God and the Rightly-guided Caliphs


On the Sayings of the Caliphs, Princes and Righteous Men when Nearing Death


On the Sayings of the Gnostics at Funerals and Cemeteries, and the Legal Verdict Concerning the Visitation of Graves


On the True Nature of Death


On the States of the Dead which Have Been Known through Unveiling in Dreams



Part Two:


The Trumpet-Blast


The Land and People of the Concourse


The Perspiration


The Length of the Day of Arising


The Day of Arising, and its Calamities and Names


The Inquisition


The Scales


The Adversaries, and the Restoration of Wrongs


The Traverse


The Intercession


The Pool


The Inferno, and its Terrors and Torments


Heaven, and the Varieties of its Bliss


The Number of the Gardens


The Wall of Heaven, its Land, Trees and Rivers


The Raiment of Heaven’s People and their Furnishings


The Attributes of Heaven’s People


The Beatific Vision


A Chapter on God’s Mercy

Appendix: Persons Cited in the Text

Index to Qur’anic Quotations


General Index



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