On disciplining the soul al ghazali

Apr 17, Asif rated it it was amazing Shelves: Know that a man who is dominated by sloth will consider unpleasant any spiritual struggle and discipline, or any purifying of the soul and refinement of the character. Return to Book Page.

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Al-Ghazali on Disciplining the Soul and on Breaking the Two Desires

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I had read the 'Ihya' years ago in Arabic but saw that they had produced some English translations. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Trivia About Al-Ghazali on Dis Book 23 has 5 chapters on gluttony and 3 on sexual desires.

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Book Review: Al-Ghazali on Disciplining the Soul & Breaking The Two Desires | A Muslim's Book Shelf

This book does a great job in decribing the science behind building good character and advancing your spiritual state. Islamic Texts Society December 1, Language: If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Distracted and polluted by worldliness, the lower self has a tendency to drag the human creature down into arrogance and vice.

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Paperbackpages. Imam Ghazali writes on page I prefer that one reduce one's intake of salt rather than increase the number of pomegranates one eats'.

This book has made me drastically change little by little my orientation in life towards what is important, the worship of God in a direct, singleminded devotion. God-willing, your self will be successfully reshaped into an illuminating body filled with humility and disciplinint removed from the shackles of desire to the freedom of righteousness and divine worship.

Its crucial to preserve Ghazali's intent of making this book livable and do-able in real life for the reader. Dec 27, Farhad rated it it was amazing Shelves: Few books move you to action.

This translation of two The spiritual life in Islam begins with riyadat al-nafs tje, the inner warfare against the ego.

Al-Ghazali on Disciplining the Soul and on Breaking the Two Desires by Abu Hamid al-Ghazali

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The Book of Knowledge: Aug 03, Sheryar rated it really liked it. They also give rise to the vices of ostentation, boasting, competition for wealth, and arrogance, which in turn lead to rancour, envy, enmity and hate, which go to cause iniquity, injustice and corruption.

Abdul Hakim Murad is a learned man by the grace of God to be able to share his advices and insights of one of the pillars of Islamic scholastics, Ghazali. Neelam rated it really liked it Aug 27, His words hit you hard especially if they are accepted with humility and not with a mind ready to find faults in his teachings. THis book gives you ways to tend to your spiritual side in order to overcome the obstacles that come your way.

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I fasted for entire year knowing from this book and sheikh helped me along on the journey of self discipline. Jul 09, Kipriadi prawira rated it it was amazing.

I think this is the most useful book I have ever read. Some of my favourite quotes:

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