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Al-Ghazali on Poverty and Abstinence is the thirty-fourth chapter of the Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya Ulum al-Din), which is widely regarded as the greatest work of... Read more
Al-Ghazali on Poverty and Abstinence is the thirty-fourth chapter of the Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya Ulum al-Din), which is widely regarded as the greatest work of Muslim spirituality. In Al-Ghazali on Poverty and Abstinence, Abu Hamid al-Ghazali considers two themes dear to Islamic devotional literature: poverty and abstinence. Taking as his example the Prophet's love for the poor, al-Ghazali explains that poverty is not simply an accidental state of destitution that might befall anyone but rather an inner acceptance of the Will of God and a form of abstinence for His sake. Thus, the life of poverty described by al-Ghazali in Al-Ghazali on Poverty and Abstinence refers to what every devoted follower of the Prophet is meant to adopt whatever his or her outer state may be. The Islamic Texts Society has included the translation of Abu Hamid al-Ghazali's own Introduction to the Revival of the Religious Sciences which gives the reasons that caused him to write the work, the structure of the whole of the Revival and places each of the chapters in the context of the others.
Al-Ghazali on Poverty and Abstinence Paperback edition by Abu Hamid Muhammad Ghazali
CHAPTER ONE: An Exposition of the Reality of Poverty, the Different States of one who is Poor and his Names CHAPTER TWO: An Exposition of the Excellence of Absolute Poverty CHAPTER THREE: An Exposition of the Distinctive Excellence of the Poor, the Content and the Sincere CHAPTER FOUR: An Exposition of Poverty's Excellence over Wealth CHAPTER FIVE: An Exposition of the Proprieties of the Poor Person in his Poverty CHAPTER SIX: An Exposition of the Proprieties of the Poor Person upon Receiving an Unsolicited Offering CHAPTER SEVEN: An Exposition of the Forbiddance of Unnecessary Solicitation and the Proprieties of the Poor Person who Must Solicit CHAPTER EIGHT: An Exposition of the Amount of Wealth that Renders Solicitation Illicit CHAPTER NINE: An Exposition of the States of those who Solicit CHAPTER TEN: An Exposition of the Reality of Abstinence CHAPTER ELEVEN: An Exposition of the Excellence of Abstinence CHAPTER TWELVE: An Exposition of the Degrees of Abstinence, its Categories in Relation to itself and to what is Desirable and what is Undesirable CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Elucidation of Abstinence with Respect to the Necessities of Life CHAPTER FOURTEEN: The Signs of Abstinence APPENDIX: Persons Cited in Text BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX OF QUR'ANIC QUOTATIONS GENERAL INDEX
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