Ihya Uloom al-din
A study of Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali’s Book of knowledge, Ihya Uloom al-Din
About The Course
The Ihya Ulum Ad-din is a magnificent book of 40 volumes packed with immeasurable wisdom authored by the great 11th-century scholar Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali.
Al Balagh Ihya Uloom al-din course aims to take you through the pearls of wisdom unfolded in Kitab al-Ilm (Book of Knowledge). This course will cover the chapter of knowledge (Kitab al ilm) which is one of 10 chapters from the book, containing 7 sections each.
The course will explore Imam Ghazali’s approach to Virtue of knowledge, Compulsory Nature of Knowledge, Blameworthy Knowledge, Perils of knowledge, Perils of Disputation, Destruction of One’s Morals from Disputation, Adab of Student and Teacher and Adab of Guide and Teacher. It will also discuss unique topics such as Scholars of Hereafter and Certitude and Imam Ghazali’s explanation of Intellect.
This course is suitable for everyone who wishes to explore the gems of Imam Ghazal’s book Ihya Uloom al-Din. It can be a guiding light for one to bring religion to life. It will aim to help the believer practice the outer form of the religion properly and bring its spirit to life and practice it with excellence.
14 Teaching Weeks
Saturdays,12 PM - 1 PM (London, UK)
Video Recordings Available
Starts on 16th July 2022
(Considering the prevalent situation due to COVID-19, we are providing Upto 40% scholarship on this Course)
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29th July 2022
Virtue of knowledge
Virtue of knowledge
Compulsory Nature of Knowledge
Compulsory Nature of Knowledge
Perils of Disputation
Destruction of One’s Morals from Disputation
Adab of Student and Teacher
Adab of Guide and Teacher
Perils of knowledge
Scholars of Hereafter and Certitude
This overview of Imam Ghazali’s great work, Ihya Ulum al-Din (Renewing the Religious Sciences) will serve as a guide on how a believer can bring their religion to life.We do know that the Ihya Ulum Ad-din is mountainous, and it is probably the most influential work in Islam after the Qur’an and Hadith collections. The Ihya has been studied and taught all over the world, and there is probably not one country that has not seen a page from it.
Throughout the book, Al-Ghazzali unleashes an unending volley of priceless gems of wisdom and about the importance of knowledge and adherence to individual religious obligations. He talks about the many vices and defects of the soul, the trappings of mankind, but also the virtues and saintly aspects of the human heart, and the practices associated with implementing them.
This book was written for the common man, to educate him in matters related to his religion as he goes through his life. Time and time again Al-Ghazali effectively reminds the reader that life is only a stopping place on a great journey. He gives the example of an oasis that a traveler stops at on his journey. While tempting, If he stays in the oasis and never leaves, he will never reach the city. He will have had the oasis but never anything else. He explains that life is like this oasis; it is enjoyable, but if we don't see it as merely a stopping place, we will get engulfed in an endless cycle of vainly seeking it’s empty pleasures, and all we will gain in the end is the wrath of God.Read more
One of the amazing things about the Ihya is how profound every sentence is. If you are the type of reader that underlines key sentences in a book, you will find yourself underlining the entire book. Each sentence is better than the one that came before it, and every sentence is better than the one that follows it. The advice is practical and is just as applicable today as it was ten hundred years ago. The Ihya is still studied all over the world today, and countless people spend their entire lifetimes studying it on a daily basis. You will constantly find new meanings every time you read sections from this book.
The Mukhtasar Ihya Ulum al-Din is a nice translation of a colossal work that was most likely written by the great Imam al-Ghazali. Of all the Imam al-Ghazali books, The Ihya Ulum Ad-din stands out the most, and an abridgment serves as a beneficial introduction or
teaching guide that directly corresponds to the greater work. While the translation is somewhat mediocre, the meanings are still there, and they come to life in the pages of this book. This abridgment is a useful tool that beautifully accompanies the Ihya, but it is also a Wonderful book on its own. The Ihya Ulum al-Din had remained one of the foundational texts of Islam since its completion in the 11th century, and this book is an indispensable tool for any serious students of the Ihya Ulum Ad-din, as well as those of the life and works of Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali.Read more
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the structure of Imam Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din – Kitab al-Ilm (Book of Knowledge).
- Understand the implications of disputes and differences through our response to them.
- Learn the Adab maintained between Teachers and students.
- Learn Al Ghazali’s approach to scholars of hereafter and certitude.