The Ghazali Children’s project brings Imam al-Ghazali’s magnum opus the Ihya Ulum al Din (The Revival of the Religious Sciences) to children.
Who was al-Ghazali?
Imam al-Ghazali lived nearly 1000 years ago and was considered by everyone to be the most brilliant scholar in the Islamic world. He noticed that even though Islam was only 400 years old, many people were simply going through the outward motions of their practices – like prayer and fasting. After a great personal trial, Imam al-Ghazali went on a retreat and became a humble janitor. Slowly, he began to see what the inner meaning was of all that Muslims are asked to do by God. Everything God asks of us is a way of polishing our hearts and creating a beautiful community. His guidelines are intended to ennoble the entire family and everyone in the ummah.
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I seek Allahs refuge from the knowledge which is of no benefit”. This disciple of Imam Ghazali (RA) kept thinking along these lines for a few days and then wrote a letter to Imam Ghazali (RA) with the view of getting an answer to his dilemma along with some other questions. Furthermore, he asked in his letter to Imam Ghazali (RA) for some advice and to teach him a supplication that he could always recite. He wrote in his letter that although Imam Ghazali (RA) has written numerous books on this issue,this weak individual is in need of something that he could always study and always act upon its injunctions. In reply to his letter, Imam Ghazali (RA) sent him the following advices. free download
This collection of sohbats of Hajja Aminah Adil was recorded during a visit to Lefke, Cyprus between June 27th and July 30th of the year 2004. Some of them were told to the group of women who gathered around the large table in the Shaykh’s house every afternoon. Hajja Amina was well known for her stories. She gathered them from many sources. These sohbets were given in either Arabic or Turkish. She told these stories to her four children when they were growing up. Then she began telling them to the murids of the Shaykh who gathered, like her children, around her. She had a way of telling them that engaged and captivated everyone. They were a source of entertainment but they also provided subtle guidance and insight and understanding that lasts a lifetime. That is why we feel it is so important to pass themn to those who did not have the opportunity to experience themselves. 144 pages (free download)