In this short biography you will discover how Imam al-Ghazali rose from his humble background as a fatherless young boy to become the preeminent Muslim scholar of the eleventh century and a towering figure in the history of Islamic thought. It also reveals why, after years of success, he left behind his prestigious teaching position and became a penniless traveler trying to experience the peace of a contented inner life.
With illustrations, photographs, and maps, the rich and diverse world that produced al-Ghazali is vividly brought alive.
Edoardo Albert is a London-based writer of Italian and Sri Lankan extraction.
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This slim volume outlining the life of Imam al-Ghazali, an 11th-century Muslim scholar and saint, is fairly sparse in content, reviewing only the most important biographical details of al-Ghazaliâs life, from his birth in what is now Iran to his scholarly career and his later years when he aban...Nov 19 2012 | Read Full Review of Imam al-Ghazali: A Concise Li...