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Title:
The marvels of the heart = Kitāb sharḥ ʻajāʼib al-qalb : book 21 of the Iḥyāʼ ʻulūm al-dīn, the revival of the religious sciences
Author:
Ghazzālī, 1058-1111.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Iḥyāʼ ʻulūm al-dīn. Book 21. English
Physical Description:
xxxv, 152 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
"Originally translated for a PhD thesis in 1938 as The Religious psychology of al-Ghazzālī"--Page 4 of cover.
Language:
English
Contents:
An exposition of the meaning of 'soul, ' 'spirit, ' 'heart, ' and 'intelligence, ' and of the purport of these names -- An exposition of the armies of the heart -- An exposition of the similitudes of the heart and its internal armies -- An exposition of the special properties of the heart of man -- An exposition summarizing the qualities and similitudes of the heart -- An exposition of the similitudes of the heart as related specifically to knowledge -- An exposition of the condition of the heart as related to the categories of knowledge : intellectual, religious, worldly, and otherworldly -- An exposition of the difference between general inspiration (ilhām) and learning (taʻallum); and the difference between the Sufi way of seeking the unveiling of reality and the way of the speculative theologians (nuẓẓār) -- An exposition of the difference in rank between the two positions by a tangible example -- An exposition of the testimony of divine law to the validity of the method of the mystics in gaining experiential knowledge, not through instruction nor in the ordinary way -- An exposition of the domination of Satan over the heart through evil promptings; the meaning of such suggestion, and the means of overcoming it -- A detailed exposition of the ways by which Satan enters the heart -- An exposition of that for which man is held accountable and that for which he is pardoned and not punished for evil promptings of hearts, their decisions, involuntary suggestions, and purposes -- An exposition of whether or not evil promptings can be conceived of as entirely cut off during remembrance (of God) -- An exposition of the rapidity of the heart's changes; and of the way hearts are classified in respect to change and stability.
ISBN:
9781887752312
Format :
Book