Islam and Rationality. The Impact of al-Ghazālī. Papers by Frank Griffel (ed.)

By Frank Griffel (ed.)

Edited through Frank Griffel, Yale University
Al-Ghazālī (d. 505/1111) is among the so much influential thinkers of Islam. there's hardly ever a style of Islamic literature the place he's not considered as a massive authority. Islamic legislation, Sufism, ethics, philosophy, and theology are all deeply formed by means of him. but long ago thirty years, the sector of Ghazālī-studies has been shaken via the conclusion that Avicenna (Ibn Sīnā, d. 428/1037) and different philosophers had a powerful effect on him. Now, after the 900th anniversary at his dying, the sector emerges enhanced than ever. This moment quantity of Islam and Rationality: The impression of al-Ghazālī brings jointly twelve best specialists on al-Ghazālī who write approximately his idea and the effect it had on later Muslim thinkers.

Contributors are: Anna Ayşe Akasoy, Ahmed El Shamsy, Kenneth backyard, Frank Griffel, Jules Janssens, Damien Janos, Taneli Kukkonen, Stephen Ogden, M. Sait Özervarlı, Martin Riexinger, Ulrich Rudolph, and Ayman Shihadeh.

Biographical note
Frank Griffel, PhD (1999), Freie Universität Berlin, is Professor of Islamic reports at Yale collage, New Haven, united states. He has released monographs, translations and lots of articles on Islamic suggestion, Islamic theology, and Arabic and Islamic philosophy, together with Al-Ghazālī’s Philosophical Theology (New York 2009).
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Readers drawn to Islamic theology and Arabic philosophy, readers attracted to spiritual rationalism.

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82 The image is quite lovely, but it conceals a sharply honed point. One who lives in error suffers from a serious misalignment, insofar as such a person’s putative 80 81 82 Frank, “Al-Ghazālī on taqlīd,” 243–44. 14–19 (XXXII, shaṭr 1, bayān 4). 16–21 (I, bāb 7, bayān 2). Al-Ghazālī on Error 27 “knowledge” is fundamentally at odds with reality as it actually is. And what holds true for the interpretation of scripture (theoretical knowledge) also holds true for the choices one makes in life (practical reasoning), and the two moreover meet in the way that the science of the hereafter encompasses both, so that proceeding by anything other than the light of divine guidance can in the end only lead to innumerable bruises, scrapes, and ultimate (indeed eternal) frustration.

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