PhD thesis, Master’s thesis and other academic Studies

A  list of Theses and dissertations on Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī

Ph.D Theses on Ghazali:

  1. Sulyman Duyna. Al-haqiqah fi nazr al-ghazali (Certainty According to al-Ghazali) Azhar University (Cairo: Dār al-Maʿrifa, 1963). In the introduction he mentions that it was his PhD thesis at al-Azhar. (PDF)
  2. MARMURA, MICHAEL ELIAS. “THE CONFLICT OVER THE WORLD’S PRE-ETERNITY IN THE ‘TAHAFUTS’ OF AL-GHAZALI AND IBN RUSHD.” THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, 1959. 201 pp. (5904955) available (PDF)
  3. Abul Quasem, M., Al-Ghazali’s ethics. 1974 – 1975, A3, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 25-103. Edited and published as: The ethics of al-Ghazali: a composite ethics in Islam. Malaysia.(1975) with an introduction by W. M. Watt, reprinted by Caravan books, New York 1978.
  4. Frank GriffelApostasie und Toleranz im Islam. Die Entwicklung zu al-Gazalis Urteil gegen die Philosophie und die Reaktionen der Philosophen“, (Leiden: Brill 2000). Excerpt introduction and conclusion.(PDF) (“Apostasy and Tolerance in Islam. The development that led to al-Ghazali’s condemnation of philosophy and the reactions from the side of the philosophers”) [Book review in English with summary of major ideas, M. Shwarz. (PDF)] J. Jannsen’s book review (PDF). ISBN 90 04 11566 8.
  5. ORMSBY, ERIC LINN. “AN ISLAMIC VERSION OF THEODICY: THE DISPUTE OVER AL-GHAZALI’S ‘BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS’.” PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, 1981. 385 pp. (8118342). Published as “Theodicy in Islamic Thought: The Dispute over Al-Ghazali’s “Best of All Possible Worlds”. Eric L. Ormsby (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984) 328pp. (ASIN: 0691072787).
  6. SHEHADI, FADLOU, PHD. “GHAZALI’S UNIQUE UNKNOWABLE GOD: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF SOME OF THE PROBLEMS RAISED BY GHAZALI’S VIEW OF GOD AS UTTERLY UNIQUE AND UNKNOWABLE.” PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, 1959. 211 pp. (5905224). Published as: Ghazali’s Unique Unknowable God. By  F. Shehadi (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1964) (PDF
  7. SHERIF, MOHAMED A. “GHAZALI’S THEORY OF VIRTUE.” THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 1971.T-22416) Published as: Ghazali’s Theory of Virtue.  By M. A. Sherif (Albany: State University of New York, 1975) (PDF)
  8. ABU-SWAY, MUSTAFA MAHMOUD. “THE GENETIC DEVELOPMENT IN AL-GHAZZALIYY’S EPISTEMOLOGY (SUFISM, IRAQ).” BOSTON COLLEGE, 1993. 267 pp.9329270). Published as: A Study in Islamic Epistemology: Al-Ghazali. M. M. Abusway (Kuala Lumpur: Dwan Bahas dan Pustaka, 1996) (PDF)
  9. Margaret Smith. “Al-Ghazal the Mystic”, (London: Luzac & CO., 1944) (PDF) Hijra international (reprint) Lahore, Pakistan. (maybe?)
  10. CALVERLEY, EDWIN ELLIOTT. “A TRANSLATION, WITH COMMENTARY AND INTRODUCTION, OF THE BOOK OF IHYA OF AL-GHAZZALI BEARING ON MUSLIM WORSHIP.” HARTFORD SEMINARY, 1923. (Citation) The Mysteries of Worship in Islam. English Translation by: Edwin E. Caverley (2nd [revised] ed. London: 1957, repr. New Delhi: Kitab Bhavan, 1992) (PDF)
  11. HABIB, MADELAIN FARAH. “ISLAMIC MARITAL CODE: PROLEGOMENON TO AND TRANSLATION OF AL-GHAZALI’S ‘BOOK ON THE ETIQUETTE OF MARRIAGE’ IN ‘IHYA’ ‘ULUM AL-DIN..” THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, 1976. 285 pp.(7700770) Published as: “Marriage and Sexuality in Islam A translation of al-Ghazali’s Book on the Etiquettes of Marriage”: Madelain Farah, (Salt Lake City: University Of Utah Press, 1984)
  12. STERN, MARTIN STANLEY, PHD. “AL-GHAZZALI ON REPENTANCE: BOOK THIRTY-ONE OF THE REVIVAL OF THE RELIGIOUS SCIENCES.’.” UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 1978. 264 pp. (7811386) Published as On Repentance. English Translation by M. S. Stern. (PDF)
  13. NAKAMURA, KOJIRO, PHD. “AL-GHAZALI’S IDEA OF PRAYER, WITH AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION AND ANNOTATIONS OF ‘KITAB AL-ADHKAR WA ‘L-DA’AWAT’ OF HIS ‘IHYA’ ‘ULUM AL-DIN.” HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 1970. Published as “On Invocations and Supplications”. English Translation by: Kojiro Nakamura (Cambridge: The Islamic Texts Society, 1990) (ITS description). [Harvard, 1970].
  14. EDWARD OMAR MOAD. ” PROLEGOMENA TO AN OCCASIONALIST METAPHYSICS.” University of Missouri – Columbia. 2004. (PDF). Posted with kind permission from the Author. Copyright 2004 by Dr. Moad.
  15. D .P. Brewster,The Just Balance (English translation: Lahore: Sh. Muhammad Ashraf, 1978) (PDF)
  16. HAMMAD, AHMAD ZAKI. “ABU HAMID AL-GHAZALI’S JURISTIC DOCTRINE IN ‘AL-MUSTASFA MIN ‘ILM AL-USUL’ WITH A TRANSLATION OF VOLUME ONE OF ‘AL-MUSTASFA MIN ‘ILM AL-USUL.” THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 1987. (T-30177) (vol1-PDF) (vol2-PDF)
  17. SHAMMAS, YUSUF EASA. “AL-GHAZALI’S ‘THE ASCENT TO THE DIVINE THROUGH THE PATH OF SELF-KNOWLEDGE’ (MA’ARIJ AL-QUDS FI MADARIJ MA’RIFAT AL-NAFS) (BEING A PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH TO THEOLOGY, TRANSLATED AND ANNOTATED WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND GLOSSARY-INDEX).” HARTFORD SEMINARY, 1958. 517 pp. (6408971) (PDF)
  18. SKELLIE, WALTER JAMES. “THE RELIGIOUS PSYCHOLOGY OF AL-GHAZZALI: A TRANSLATION OF HIS BOOK OF THE IHYA ON THE EXPLANATION OF THE WONDERS OF THE HEART WITH INTRODUCTION AND NOTES.. HARTFORD SEMINARY, 1938. 309 pp. (7732719) (PDF). coming soon in Summer 2010 from Fons Vitae, Louisville, KY. with an introduction by TJ Winter.
  19. Highland, James Achilles, PhD. “Alchemy: The transformation of the soul in the conversion narratives of Augustine and Ghazzali (Saint Augustine, Muhammad Ghazali).” SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY AT CARBONDALE, 1999. 365 pp. Advisor: Gaskill, Thomas (9925864)
  20. ALI, MOHAMMED SAID ABDU. “AL-GHAZZALI: A CRITICAL SYNTHESIS OF HIS PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION COMPILED FROM HIS WRITINGS AND AS REPRESENTED IN WORKS BY SHAFIQUE ALI KHAN AND ABDU AL-GHANEY ABUD.” THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, 1995. 203 pp. Advisor: REAGAN, GERALD M. (9544511)
  21. TOMEH, GEORGE J. “FAITH AND REASON IN ISLAM WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO AL-GHAZZALI AND AVERROES.” GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, 1951.
  22. SALAME, DAVID DOUMIT ABDO. “FAITH AND REASON IN THE ISLAMIC TRADITION AND PARTICULARLY IN GHAZALI (IRAN)“. SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY, 1988. 250 pp. Advisor: ERMATINGER, CHARLES J. (8911489)
  23. ADANALI, AHMET HADI. “DIALECTICAL METHODOLOGY AND ITS CRITIQUE: GHAZALI AS A CASE STUDY (ISLAMIC, ARGUMENTATION).” THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 1995. 195 pp. Advisor: AL-QADI, WADAD (9542672)
  24. FAZLHASHEMI, SEYYED MOHAMMAD. “TRANSITION AND CONTINUITY: THE POLITICAL REVERSAL OF AL-GHAZALI.” UMEA UNIVERSITET, 1994. 304 pp (1863155)
  25. Riker, Stephen E.. “The skepticism of Nicolaus of Autrecourt: A forgotten type of skepticism (al-Ghazali, David Hume).” THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA, 2000. 314 pp. Advisor: Noone, Timothy B. (9956989)
  26. Bello, Iysa Ade. “Ijma` and ta’wil in the conflict between Al-Ghazali and Ibn Rushd.” UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, 1985. Published by EJ Brill (citation). Edited and reprinted by Brill.
  27. SHAW, DANIEL G. “CITY OR GARDEN: ST. AUGUSTINE AND AL-GHAZALI ON THE FINAL ESTATE OF THE BLESSED (HEAVEN)” NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, 1987. 408 pp. (8729040)
  28. AL-RABE, AHMAD ABDULLA. “MUSLIM PHILOSOPHERS’ CLASSIFICATIONS OF THE SCIENCES: AL-KINDI, AL-FARABI, AL-GHAZALI, IBN KHALDUN (MIDDLE EAST).” HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 1984. 220 pp. (8419296)
  29. DE WAARD, HENDRIK. “THE SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE OF AL-GHAZZALI: A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE.” FULLER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, SCHOOL OF WORLD MISSION, 1981. 243 pp. (8118656)
  30. MCCALL, WILLIAM ALEXANDER. ‘THE BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE,’ BEING A TRANSLATION, WITH INTRODUCTION AND NOTES OF AL-GHAZZALI’S BOOK OF THE ‘IHYA, KITAB AL-ILM’. HARTFORD SEMINARY, 1940. XXX+ L-CII+424 pp. (522 pages including the coversheet!) pagination in Roman numbers not consistent. Summary begins new pagination with the number 50 instead of 31. prefatory material is numbered I -III(k). This thesis is NOT available through UMI. (PDF)
  31. Gianotti, Timothy John. “The secrets of the soul, death and the afterlife in al-Ghazali’s ‘Ihya’ ‘ulum al-Din’.UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, 1998. 214 pp. Advisor: Marmura, Michael E. (NQ35161) Published as: Gianotti, Timothy J. Al-Ghazali’s unspeakable doctrine of the soul: unveiling the esoteric psychology and eschatology of the Ihya / by Timothy J. Gianotti. (Brill’s studies in intellectual history, 0920-8607; v. 104) Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2001.
  32. BARGERON, CAROL LUCILLE. “THE CONCEPT OF CAUSALITY IN ABU HAMID MUHAMMAD AL-GHAZALI’S ‘TAHAFUT AL-FALASIFAH.”. PHD. THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – MADISON, 1978. 385 pp. (7817092).
  33. BENOMRAN, MOHAMED MEHDI. “AL-GHAZZALI’S EPISTEMOLOGY AND COGNITIVE EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES.” INDIANA UNIVERSITY, 1983. 143 pp. (8429339).
  34. KASSEM, ABDUL SATTAR TAWFIK. “PLATONIC ROOTS IN AL-GHAZALI’S THEORY OF VIRTUE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR POLITICS.UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – COLUMBIA, 1977. 239 pp. (7803727)
  35. NAIFY, JAMES FREDRICK. “ARABIC AND EUROPEAN OCCASIONALISM: A COMPARISON OF AL-GHAZALI’S OCCASIONALISM AND ITS CRITIQUE BY AVERROES WITH MALEBRANCHE’S OCCASIONALISM AND ITS CRITICISMS IN THE CARTESIAN TRADITION.UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO, 1975. 212 pp. (7522184)
  36. CHERTOFF, GERSHON BARUCH. “THE LOGICAL PART OF AL-GHAZALI’S MAQASID AL-FALASIFA, IN AN ANONYMOUS HEBREW TRANSLATION WITH THE HEBREW COMMENTARY OF MOSES OF NARBONNE, EDITED AND TRANSLATED WITH NOTES AND AN INTRODUCTION AND TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH.” COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, 1952. 408 pp. (0004166) (pdf)
  37. SCHERER, GEORGE HENRY. “AL-GHAZALI’S ‘AYYUHA’L WALAD’. THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 1930. (T-27135) Published with an introduction by George H. Scherer, O Disciple. (Beirut: Catholic Press, 1951).
  38. Alkanderi, Latefah H.”Exploring education in Islam: Al-Ghazali’s model of the master-pupil relationship applied to educational relationships within the Islamic family.” THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001. 228 pp. Advisor: LeTendre, Gerald K. (3036000)
  39. Fakhry, M., “Causality in Al-Ghazali, Averroes, and Aquinas.” 1949, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 0-3255.
  40. Al-Sayyed Ahmad, A.T., “Al-Ghazali’s views on logic.” 1981, A3 Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 32-4277.
  41. El-Bagir, El-K. ElS. M., “Al Ghazali’s philosophy of education with special reference to Al Ihya, Book 1.” 1953 – 1954, B3a, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 4-516.
  42. Sa’ari, C.Z., “A study of some works of Sufism commonly attributed to al-Ghazali.” 1997, A2f, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 49-2556.
  43. Pawan Ahmad, I., “The epistemology of revelation and reason: two medieval Islamic views; al-Farabi and al-Ghazali.” 1998, A2f, Ph.D., Edinburgh, 49-2554.
  44. Al-Ghazali and Soul: comparative context and paradigms. Akhir, N.S.M., 2000, A2f, Ph.D., Leeds University, 50-2507.
  45. Qariballah, H. M. A.-F., “The influence of al-Ghazali upon Islamic jurisprudence and philosophy, with special reference to the period A.D. 1100-1400.” 1969 – 1970, A2f, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 20-116.
  46. Goodman, L.E., “The philosophical achievement of Al Ghazali.” 1967 – 1968, A3, D.Phil., Oxford University, 19-158.
  47. Amin, W.M.A.B.M. “An evaluation of the Qut Al-Qulub of Al-Makki with an annotated translation of his Kitab Al-Tawba”, 1991, A2f, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 42-53.
  48. Rahman, M. M., “The materials in the works of Al-Farabi and Ibn Sina on which the metaphysical section of Al-Ghazali’s Maqasid is based.” 1966 – 1967, A8v, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 17-614.
  49. Aydin, M., “The term Sa’ada in the selected works of al-Farabi and al-Ghazali.” 1971 – 1972, A8v, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 22-751.
  50. Immenkamp, B., “Marriage and celibacy in mediaeval Islam: a study of al-Ghazali’s Kitib idib al-nikahi.” 1995, A2f, Ph.D., Cambridge, 45-6067.
  51. Whittingham, Martin. “The Qur’anic Hermeneutics of Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, with special reference to his understanding of ta’wil” (University of Edinburgh, UK, 2002). Published as: Al-Ghazali and the Qur’an: one book, many meanings (London: Routledge, 2007).
  52. BISAR, M. A. R. “al-Juwayni and al-Ghazali as theologians with special reference to al-Irshad and al-Iqtisad.” Edinburgh University, 1953, Ph.D. Diss.
  53. Aydin, M. “The term Sa’ada in the selected works of al-Farabi and al-Ghazali.” University of Edinburgh, 1972, Ph.D. Diss.
  54. SCHWARZ, “M. Theodicy in the early scholastic theology of Islam up to al-Ghazzali.” Oxford University, 1966, Ph.D. Diss.
  55. KHAN, A. R. “The doctrine of creation in al-Ghazali and Ibn Rushd, with special reference to the two ‘Tahafuts’ and al-Maqasid.” Edinburgh University, 1970, Ph.D.Diss.
  56. SPENCER, H. “A study of the dependece upon al-Ghazali’s ihya of the introduction and first two “pillars” of the Persian Kimiya-i-sa’adat.” Edinburgh University, 1963, Ph.D.Diss.
  57. STADE, R. C. “al-Ghazali’s al-Maqasid al-Asna and the concept of God in Islam.” Edinburgh University, 1968, Ph.D.Diss.
  58. DIONE, Abdoulaye. “La notion de la connaissance (al-ilm) d’apres Ihya de Ghazali rectifie et commente par Moshen Fayz Kashani. Traduction integrale et notes.” (Notion of knowledge (al-ilm) according to Ihya by al-Ghazali rectified and commented by Moshen Fayz Kashani. Integral translation and notes); Université de Paris IV, 1974, These 3eme cycle.
  59. DRISS, Ali. al-Ghazali. L’Iqtisad compare a son Ihya (al-Ghazali. Iqtisad compared to his Ihya); Université de Paris IV, 1971, These 3eme cycle.
  60. ISSA-Y-YOUSIF. La realite humaine selon Ghazali (Human reality according to Ghazali); Université de Nice, 1980, These 3eme cycle.
  61. JABRE, Farid. La certitude de Ghazali dans ses origines psychologies et historiques. (Certitude by al-Ghazali in its psychological and historical origins); Université de Paris. Thèse.  Lettres. 1956. (2 vols. xxix, 488 + 259)
  62. JABRE, Farid. Essai surl le lexique de Ghazali. Contribution a l’etude de la terminologie de Ghazali dans ses principaux ouvrages a l’exception du Tahafut. (Essay on the lexicon of al-Ghazali. Contributions to the study of the terminology of Ghazlai in his main works except the Tahafut); Université de Paris. Thèse. complémentaire. Lettres, 1956. (2 vols. xvi, 404p + 143).
  63. KRAWULSKY, Dorothea. Briefe und Reden des Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Gazzali, übersetzt und erläutert. (Letters and talks of Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali. Translated and Explained) Universität Frankfurt, 1971, Dr. Phil . Diss.
  64. Malter, Henryk. Die Abhandlung des Abu Hamid al-Gazzali. Antworten auf Fragen, die an ihn gerichtet wurden (The discussion of Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, Answers on questions addressed to him); Universität Heidelberg, 1895, Dr. Phil . Diss.
  65. Auerbach, Heimann. Albalag und seine Übersetzung des Makasid al-Gazzalis. (Albalag and its translation of the Makasid al-Ghazali); Universität Heidelberg, 1906, Dr. Phil Diss.
  66. TSCHEUSCHNER, Ernst Friedrich. Mönchsideale des Islams nach Ghazalis Abhandlung über Armut und Weltentsagung. (Monk’s ideal of Islams according to Ghazali’s Treaty on poverty and world renunciation); Universität Berlin 1933 Dr. Phil. Diss.
  67. BAUER, Hans. Die Dogmatik al-Ghazali’s nach dem II. Buche seines Hauptwerkes. (The Dogmatics of al-Ghazali according to Book I of his main work); Universitat Halle, 1912, Habilitationsschrift.
  68. WEHER, Hans. Einheitsbewusstsein und Gottvertrauen. Das 35 Buch von Al-Gazali’s hauptwerk. (Consciouness unity and confidence in God. The 35th Book from Al-Ghazal’s main work); Universität Halle, 1939, Habilitationsschrift.
  69. MEYER, Hilmar. Zu al-Gazalis Werk “Aufstieg zur Heiligkeit auf den Stufen der Erkenntnis der Seele”. (On al-Ghazali’s work “Asent to holiness on the steps of knowledge of Souls); Universität Wien, 1964, Ph.D. Diss.
  70. ECHMAN, Karl Freidrich. Die Wunder des Herzens. Ein Beitrag zur Religionspsychologie des Islams. Aus al-Gazzalis Werk ihya ulum ad-din ubertragen und mit Kommentar und Glossar versehen. (The wonders of the heart. A contribution to religious psychology of Islam from al-Ghazali’s work ihya ulum al-din translated with commentary and glossary); Universtat Mainz, 1958, Ph.D.Diss.
  71. FRICK, Heinrich. Ghazali’s Selbstbiographie. Ein Vergleich mit Augustins Konfessionen. (Ghazali’s autobiography. A comparison with Augustine’s Confession); Universtat Giessen 1919 Ph.D.Diss.
  72. URAIBI, Muhammad Yasin. al-Ghazalis Aporien im Zusammenhang mit dem Kausalproblem. (al-Ghazali’s Apories in correlation with casual problem); Universität Bonn, 1972, Ph.D.Diss.
  73. WILMS, Franz-Elmar. al-Ghazalis Schrift wider die Gottheit Jesu. Übersetzung und Kommentar. Mit einer Ubersetzung des Munkidh min Dalal. (Al-Ghazali: Godness Jesus and translation and commentary of al-munkhidh min al-dalal); Universität Freiburg, 1964, Ph.D.Diss.
  74. WILZER, Susanna. Untersuchungen zu al-Gazzalis Kitab at-Tauba. (Research of al-Ghazali’s Kitab al-Tawba); Universität Erlangen, 1952, Ph.D.Diss.
  75. WOLFSOHN, Julius. Der Einfluss Gazali’s auf Chisdai Crescas. (The influence of Ghazali on Chisdai Cresas); Universität Erlangen, 1904, Ph.D.Diss.
  76. Terkan, Fehrullah, Recurrence of the perennial encounter? al-Ghazali and Ibn Rushd on God’s knowledge. PhD, THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 2004, pp. 293, ADVISER: Kadi, Wadad A. ISBN: 0-496-08706-1, SOURCE: DAI-A 65/10, p. 3873, Apr 2005, SUBJECT THEOLOGY (0469); PHILOSOPHY (0422); RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY OF (0322). (link)
  77. Marianne Farina, Moral goodness and friendship with God: The moral teachings of Thomas Aquinas and [Abu] Hamid Al-Ghazali. Boston College, 2004, pp. 391, ADVISER Pope, Stephen J. ISBN: 0-496-83160-6 , SOURCE: DAI-A 65/06, p. 2240, Dec 2004, SUBJECT: THEOLOGY (0469). (link)
  78. Davis, Dennis Morgan, Jr.  AL-GHAZALI ON DIVINE ESSENCE: A TRANSLATION FROM THE IQTISAD FI AL-I’TIQAD WITH NOTES AND COMMENTARY, University of Utah, 2005, (PDF) with kind permission from the author. Copyright 2005 D. Morgan Davis. with kind permission of the author.
  79. Mesut Okumus. “Gazzali’nin Kur’an Anlayisi ve Yorum Yöntemi“, Doktora Tezi, Ankara Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Danisman: Prof. Dr. Halis Albayrak, 262 sayfa, Ankara 2000. English: (“al-Ghazzali’s Qur’an Understanding And Exegesis Methods”, Ph.D., Ankara University, The Institute of Social Sciences, Advisor: Prof. Dr. Halis Albayrak, 262 pp, Ankara 2000. Published in Turkish language as: “Kur’an’in Çok Boyutlu Okunusu: -Imam Gazzali Örnegi-, Ankara Okulu Yayinlari, Ankara 2006. English: “Multi Dimensional Exegesis of the Qur’an, -The Case of Imam al-Ghazzali-“, Ankara Okulu Yayinlari, Ankara 2006. extract (PDF)
  80. Kenneth Garden. “Al-Ghazali’s contested Revival: Ihya’ Ulum al-din and its critics in Khorasan and the Maghrib.” University of Chicago December 2005. (PDF) with kind permission of the author.
  81. Yatimah Sarmani. “Islamic Counseling Approach: A Qualitative Analysis Counseling Model Base on Human Characteristic by Imam al-Ghazali.” University Technology of Malaysia in Skudai Johor Malaysia, December 2005. in Malay (abstract) with kind permission of the author.
  82. M. Afifi al-Akiti. “The Madnun of al-Ghazali:A Critical Edition of the Unpublished Major Madnun with Discussion of His Restricted, Philosophical Corpus.” D.Phil dissertation, 3 vols., Worcester College, Oxford University. Supervised by Prof. F.W. Zimmermann. 2007. (abstract) with kind permission of the author.
  83. Alexander Treiger. “The Science of Divine Disclosure: al-Ghazali’s Higher Theology and Its Philosophical Underpinnings” Yale University, Supervised by Prof. D. Gutas. 2008, 397 pages; AAT 3317233.
  84. Scott Michael Girdner. “Reasoning with revelation: The significance of the Qur’anic contextualization of philosophy in Al-Ghazali’s “Mishkat Al-Anwar” (“The Niche of Lights”)”. Ph.D., Boston University, 2010, 725 pages; AAT 3382580
  85. Al-Musleh, Mohamed Abubakr A. (2008). “AL-GHAZĀLĪ AS AN ISLAMIC REFORMER “MUṢLIḤ”: An Evaluative Study of the Attempts of the Imam Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī at “Islamic Reform “Iṣlāḥ”. Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham, 2008, 313 pages. (download link)

About his brother:

  1. Ahmad al-Ghazali (d. 517/1123 or 520/1126) and the metaphysics of love (Ahmad ibn Muhammad Ghazzali). Lumbard, Joseph Edward Barbour, PhD. YALE UNIVERSITY, 2003. 367 pp. Advisor: Bowering, Gerhard (3091761)

Philosophy and Sufism (Remotely related):

  1. Tahafut al-Falasifia par Khawadja Zade. Edition, introduction, analyse et notes. (Tahfut al-Falasifa by Khawaja Zade. Edition, introduction, analysis and notes), JARRAI, Hassen, Universite de Paris IV, 1972, These 3eme cycle.
  2. Allard, Michel. Texetes apologetiques du Juwayni (. 478/1085) [Apologetical texts of al-Juwayni, d. 478/1085] Universite de Paris 1968 These Lettres.
  3. MAHMUD, F. H. al-Juwayni and his doctrine of the origination of the world. Edinburgh University 1961 Ph.D. Diss.
  4. al-SHARQAWI, Effat Muhammed. Religion and Philosophy in the thought of Fakhr al-din al-Razi: The problem of God’s Existence. McGill 1970 Ph.D.Diss.
  5. HUME, Wilson, McC. A translation with introduction and notes of the “Risalah of al-Qushairi. Hartford Seminary 1935 Ph.D. Diss.
  6. SCHOONOVER, Kermit Athol. “Kitab al-Ri’aya li-Huquq Allah” by al-Muhasabi: A translation with introduction and notes. Harvard University 1948 Ph.D. Diss.
  7. GAAFAR, M. K. I. The Sufi doctrine of Sahl al-Tustari, with a critical edition of his Risalat al-Huruf. Cambridge Univerisity 1966 Ph.D. Diss.
  8. Zaki Mubarak – a critical study. Al-Shihabi, M.R.A.A-M, 1977, A8v Ph.D., Exeter University, 27-388.

Master’s Theses

  1. Al-Ghazali’s Tahafut al-Falasifa [Incoherence of the Philosophers] by Sabih Ahmad Kamali (Lahore: Pakistan Philosophical Congress, 1963) (PDF).
  2. ABDUL LATIF, A. R. H. The Conception of Ijma’ in ash-Shaf’i and al-Ghazali Edinburgh University 1977 M. Litt. Thesis.
  3. A critical and annotated translation of the chapters on divine attributes and their properties in al-Iqtisad Fi-L-Itiqad of Iman Al-Ghazali. Abu Zayd, Abdu-r-Rahman;, MA. MCGILL UNIVERSITY, 1968. Published as a book: “Al-Ghazali on Divine Predicates and their Properties” (Lahore: Sh. Muhammad Ashraf, 1970). (PDF)
  4. The Sources of Knowledge in al-Ghazali’s Thought: A Psychological Framework of Epistemology. Mohd Zaidi bin Ismail. MA, International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC, Kula Lumpur, Malaysia). 1995 (PDF)
  5. The essential elements of taubah in the writings of al-Ghazali. Arokiasamy, Lourduraj;, MA. MCGILL UNIVERSITY, 1983. (citation)
  6. ‘THE BOOK OF SCIENCE’ BY GHAZALI WITH TRANSLATION OF THE FIRST THREE CHAPTERS (ABU HAMID MUHAMMAD IBN MUHAMMAD AT-TUSI AL-GHAZALI). BISHLAWY, SALMA S., MA. THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 1945. 156 pp. (TM1405)
  7. Political philosophy of al-Ghazzali: An analysis. Kamarudin, Russli;, MA. MCGILL UNIVERSITY, 1997. 97 pp. Advisor: Lawson, Todd (MQ43890)
  8. THE EDUCATIONAL THOUGHT OF AL-GHAZALI: THEORY AND PRACTICE. ASARI, HASAN, MA. MCGILL UNIVERSITY, 1993. 154 pp. Advisor: LITTLE, D. P. (MM87773)
  9. AL-GHAZALI’S THEORY OF MUNASABA IN THE CONTEXT OF THE ADAPTABILITY OF ISLAMIC LAW. QOMARIYAH, SITI, MA. MCGILL UNIVERSITY, 1994. 119 pp. Advisor: HALLAQ, WAEL B. (MM99925)
  10. RE-READING AL-GHAZALI: ORTHODOXY, REASON AND AUTHORITY IN THE ‘KITAB AL-MUSTAZHIRI’. MITHA, FAROUK, MA. MCGILL UNIVERSITY, 1993. 189 pp. Advisor: HALLAQ, WAEL B. (MM87785) Published as (Al-Ghazali and the Ismailis: A Debate on Reason adn Authority in Medieval Islam) (London: I. B. Taurus in association with the Institute of Ismaili studies, 2001: ISBN: 1860647928) Reviewed by Frank Griffel. (PDF)
  11. Asrar al-Hajj, The book on the secrets of pilgrimage (Kitab Asrar al-Hajj) of Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali. By Umar Ibrahim a Thesis presented to the Department of Arabic Studies. Thesis (M.A.)- American University in Cairo, 1975 (Thesis 340) (PDF)
  12. Development of al-Ghazali’s concept of the knowledge of God in his three later works: ‘Ihya`’, ‘al-Muniquidh’, and ‘Iljam al-`Awamm’. Nurbaethy, Andi;, MA. MCGILL UNIVERSITY, 1999. 100 pp. Advisor: Ormsby, Eric L. (MQ50553)
  13. BOOK XX OF AL-GHAZALI’S IHYA ULUM AL-DIN. ZOLONDEK, LEON, AM. THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 1952. 123 pp.(TM01498) Published by EJ Brill (PDF)
  14. AL-GHAZALI’S WORKS AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON ISLAM IN INDONESIA. SAID, NURMAN, MA. MCGILL UNIVERSITY, 1992. 114 pp. Advisor: ORMSBY, ERIC L (MM87659)
  15. An edition and translation of folios 1-25 of Bodleian MS. No. ccciv entitled Al-tibr al-masbuk fi nasihat al muluk by Ghazali. Isaacs, H. D., 1956 – 1957, A8v, M.A., Manchester University, 7-321.
  16. completed: A Partial translation of al-‘Arba’in fi usul al-din at AUC. (2004)
  17. Abu Ras, Khalid. ‘Takhallaḳū bi-ʾAkhlāḳ Allāh’: Imitatio Dei in al-Maḳṣad al-ʾAsnā of al-Ghazālī. BAR ILAN University (2009) (PDF) complete thesis courtesy of the author.
  18. Yarbrough, Luke B., Knowledge of the Heart: Heart of Political Order: al-Ghazali on Mysticism and Politics. Princeton University (2004) Senior B. A. thesis. (PDF) complete thesis courtesy of the author.
  19. Mahjoub, Soufiane, Muwqif abī Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī min al-samāʿ wa al-Ālāt al-mūsīqiyya, (Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī’s position on singing and musical instruments) a Master’s thesis accepted at al-Maʿahad al-Ālī lil-Mūsīqa [Institut Supérieur de Musique de Tunis] (Tunisia, 2014) Advisor: Anīs al-Mūʾddab.
  20. Tahir Lawan Muaz, A Stylistics Study of Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali’s Poetry. Arabic Department, Faculty of Arts and Islamic Studies, Bayero University Kano Nigeria. 2016. (PDF)

Note: It is not a comprehensive list if you do not see your thesis here let me know and I’ll add it in. Also if you give us permission to post it here I would appreciate it very much as you will be reaching a wide range of audience. If anyone has access to any of the above listed European disserations please do let me know. Regardless of you think of the fruit of your youth I urge you to have it listed here and a copy included.

Sources:

Proquest searches (2004), UK theses search (2004), and the following dated bibliographic reference: Arabic and Islamic Studies: Doctoral Dissertations & Graduate Theses in English, French and German (1881-1981) Maurice Saliba, Lebanon 1983. Also all those who wrote to inform me of their work all the best

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