General Description: What is the virtue of trust and the true nature upon which trust is built? What are the degrees of trust and the acts of trust? How does one earn and acquire benefit? How does one repel a loss that has not yet occurred or one that has occurred? What is the remedy for lack of trust in God? Al-Ghazzali addresses these questions and many more in this work.
Ghazzali, the most prominent theologian and jurist of his time, provides a guideline on practical Sufism and shares his spiritual experiences with his readers in a simple language and an intimate tone. Faghfoory's masterful translation makes this important work available in English.
Patience and Thankfulness
Author: Abu Hamid Muhammad Al-Ghazali, Ghazzālī, Henry T. Littlejohn
The Book of Patience and Thankfulness is the thirty-second chapter of The Revival of the Religious Sciences which is widely regarded as the greatest work of Islamic spirituality. Written by one of the most famous theologian-mystics of all time, The Book of Patience and Thankfulness discusses two of the virtues of the religious and spiritual life that are of universal interest. --
The traditions of the Prophet of Islam are, after the Qu'ran, the most important source for every aspect of Islamic life and thought. Ranging in topic from prayer to economic activity, hygiene to politics, ethics to aesthetics, and law to metaphysics, this work is the first in a European language to collect more than 200 of the purely spiritual traditions drawn from canonical collections of the Hadith as well as from other traditional resources. It contains illuminating commentaries drawn from the writings of eminent Sufis, such as Hasan al-Basri, Ibn Arabi, al-Ghazali, al-Janayd, Shaykh al-‘Alawi and his spiritual progeny. This unique book also reveals an important dimension of the Prophet’s being, one that is often neglected in modern studies not only by non-Muslim Westerners, but also by many Muslim biographers.
Kahlil Gibran (full Arabic name Gibran Khalil Gibran with the more standard spelling Khalil;[a] Arabic: Jubrān Khalīl Jubrān or Jibrān Khalīl Jibrān;) (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in the north of modern-day Lebanon (then part of Ottoman Mount Lebanon), as a young man he immigrated with his family to the United States, where he studied art and began his literary career, writing in both English and Arabic. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero. He is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, gaining popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960s counterculture. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu. Wikipedia
In this comparative approach to the works of two major contemporary Egyptian writers, Mona Mikhail identifies existentialism as a major force in their work. Her close examination of the images and metaphors that recur in the short fiction of those two writers shows strong affinities with the works of Ernest Hemingway and Albert Camus, concentrating on a central preoccupation with the theme of death as a constant in he works of all four writers. Mikhail shows how Mafouz and Idris not only successfully incorporate myth and folklore but also draw upon the rich heritage of classical Arabic Literature as a source for their work.
Author: Greg Siller
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Demonstrates fundamental and advanced techniques, discusses rules, strategies, and equipment, and recommends practice drills
The 37th chapter of the Revival of Religious Sciences, this treatise focuses on the subject of intention--which is of crucial importance in ethics--posing questions such as How can someone ignorant of the meaning of intention verify his own intention? How can someone ignorant of the meaning of sincerity verify his own sincerity? And how can someone sincerely claim truthfulness if he has not verified its meaning? Renowned theologian-mystic Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d. 1111) addresses these questions by expounding the reality and levels of intention, sincerity, and truthfulness and the acts which affirm or mar them. Each of al-Ghazali's responses is based on the Qur'an, the example of the Prophet, and the sayings of numerous scholars and Sufis. As relevant today as it was in the 11th century, this discourse will be of interest to anyone concerned with ethics and moral philosophy.
"Under the cover of an islam that has been distorted by ignorantists, some fanatics, corruptors of the faith, who are at ease with ignominy, commit the most terrible crimes against God and humanity. By distorting Islâm and all the universal, moral values, they are cultivating discord, hatred of others, violence and sectarianism. Although it is undeniable that these demonic criminals target and threaten civilisation as a whole, Muslims are the first victims of their theories and their nightmarish practices." This scientific treatise, extended to all Quran readings, is a unique masterpiece in its genre; it constitutes a rigorous and irrefutable argument against obscurantism. In the same way, it re-establishes the original Message of Islam, for both Muslims and non-Muslims. Science, conscience, peace and tolerance; these values are the form and the content of the Quran and of Islam, masterfully presented to us by the author of this book, through an applied and demonstrative analysis. The Sun Rises in the West by Farid Gabteni is published in two volumes: Science for the Hour and Programmed Coincidence. Each of them features a preface by a doctor in history and philosophy of science, the first by Doctor Ismaël Omarjee and the second by Doctor Fouzia Madani. CONTENTS VOLUME 1, SCIENCE FOR THE HOUR · Preface · Preliminary information · In The Name of God, بسم الله · Linguistic analysis of the terms of the opening in the Qurân (the basmalah, البسملة ) · Modern science, atheist or theist? · The original Message of Islâm · Science of the Qurân · Introduction to the Qurân · General table of the Qurân no.1 · The Origin (الرحمن) · The primexplanation, the ta'wîl ( التأويل ) · The Arranging (الرحيم) · The pilgrimage, the argumentation (al-ḥajj, الحج ) · Messianic air · Lifting of the cover, kashfu al-ghiṭâ’ ( كشف الغطاء ) · Conclusion · Appendices VOLUME 2, PROGRAMMED COINCIDENCE · Preface · Numerals speak · The letter codes of the Qurân · The verse-count codes of the Readings · Double coding, letters and verse-counts · Conclusion · Appendices · Works cited
Muhammad the Prophet
Author: Muhammad Ali
Publisher: Ahamiyya Anjuman Ishaat Islam
Contains a collection of walks visiting the well-known and hard-to-find prehistoric monuments and sites of the Peak District. Divided into four sections, this book includes - the White Peak with its familiar limestone plateau and deep-cut dales, and the high gritstone moorland of the Dark Peak, and the Western, and Eastern Moors.
The explosion of computer use and internet communication has placed new emphasis on the ability to store, retrieve and search for all types of images, both still photo and video images. The success and the future of visual information retrieval depends on the cutting edge research and applications explored in this book. It combines the expertise from both computer vision and database research. Unlike text retrieval and text/numeric databases the challenges of image databases are enormous. How do you use "data mining" to search for an image if you do not have "key words" to search? Exploratory Image Databases introduces the idea that it is possible to solve this problem by merging database systems into a single search and browse activity called "exploration." Exploratory Image Databases is one of the first single-author books that unifies the critical emerging topic of image databases. A new approach to image databases, the work is divided into four central parts: introduction to the problems that image database research must solve; computer vision and information retrieval techniques; image database issues; and interface and engines for visual searches. Example: Imagine the difficulty of building and using a database for "face recognition," where an image of a face is used. In order to effectively use the image a huge number of characteristics would need to be entered in the database. The goal of future image databases is to use hardware and software to recognize and categorize images without typing in characteristics. * Comprehensive coverage of the image analysis as well as the database/theoretical aspects of image databases. * Extensive coverage of interfaces and interaction models, with a theoretical framework for the development of new interaction schemes. * Identifies three interaction models between users and image databases, two of which have no counterpart in traditional databases. * Coverage of the relation between image and text, including mixed search models and the automatic determination of the relation between images and text on large corpuses like the web. * Analysis of the process of signification in images and its influence on the interaction models and technological problems of image databases.