One of the most outstanding personalities in Islam is Al-Ghazali, who holds a unique position as an outstanding Thinker and Sufi of all times. Al-Ghazali dictated this book to a very few and selected students in his very last days. This book may rightly be considered as a summary of ‘Ihya Uloomuddin’ done by Al-Ghazali himself. It is widely read by men and women of all ages and by common people and Ulema alike.
Minhajul Abidin: The Best Way for the Worshippers
Translated by Iqbal Hussain Ansari
Abu Hamid al-Ghazali is a towering figure in Islam. His enormous influence can be summarized, in the words of Annemarie Shimmel, as the one who “teaches… only to help man to live a life in accordance with the sacred law, not by clinging exclusively to its letter, but by an understanding of its deeper meaning …so that he is ready for the meeting with his Lord at any moment.” His greatest work Ihya Ulum al-Din (Revivification of the Sciences of Religion), comprising forty books divided into four quarters of ten books each, has helped generations towards this end until today.