Author: by Khalid Williams (Translator)
Publisher: Fons Vitae (October 1; 2016)
Pages: 168 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
In the Principles of the Creed (Kitab Qawa'id al-'aqa'id); the second of the forty books of the Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya' 'ulum al-din); Abu Hamid al-Ghazali explains the fundamental beliefs of Islam; those that concern faith in God; His revelation; His messengers; and the hereafter. The scope of these beliefs includes the nature of God; Muhammad's status as a prophet; the virtues of the Companions; the events related to the resurrection and judgment; and the nature of faith itself. This presentation of beliefs goes beyond a list of creedal statements; al-Ghazali cites the scriptural foundations in the Qur'an and hadith; refers to transmitted reports from the Companions and others from the righteous predecessors; and supports these beliefs with rational arguments.