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Theology (ʿilm al-kalām wa-uṣūl al-dīn)

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Number:            [M:22; A:22; GAL, S., I, 747, no 23a]

Title:                   {المستظهري: فضائح الباطنية وفضائل المستظهرية} al-Mustazhiri or Faḍāʾḥ al-Bainiyya wa faḍāʾil al-mutazhiriyya (Infamies of the Esoterics and the Renown of the Exoterics)

Subject:           Theology

Short description:            (Infamies of the Esoterics [Ismaili Shia’] and the Renown of the Exoterics [play on word using the Abbasid’s Caliph al-Mustazhir to mean the Sunni Muslims]); Ghazali’s answer to Isma’ili Shi’is of his time.

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Studies:              Al-Ghazali and the Ismailis A study of Fr. Richard McCarthy, S.J.  translation of al-Mustazhiri was completed as MA thesis and published as Al-Ghazali and Ismailis by Farouk Metah published by Insititue of Ismaili Studies, London.

 


 

Number:             [M:24; A:25]

Title:                   {الاقتصاد في الاعتقاد} al-Iqtisad fil- Itiqad, (Median (lit. Economy) in Belief).

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Number:             [M:25; A:26, 133]

Title:                   {الرسالة القدسية} al-risala al-qudsia, (The Jerusalem Epistle) thus called as it was written in Jeruaslem.

Subject:           Creed

Short description:             A short work on the principles of the creed

Citation/Association:      Mentioned in ihya’

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Publication:       Published as part of Book 2 of the Ihya’ and in “The Jerusalem Epistle a dual language edition with English translation and commentary published as: Al-Ghazali’s Tract on Dogmatic Theology”. Edited, Translated, Annotated and Introduced by A. L. Tibawi, Islamic Quarterly, IX (1965) pp. 65-122.

Translation:    The Jerusalem Epistle a dual language edition with English translation and commentary published as: Al-Ghazali’s Tract on Dogmatic Theology. Edited, Translated, Annotated and Introduced by A. L. Tibawi, Islamic Quarterly, IX (1965) pp. 65-122. In German: “Die Dogmatik Al-Gahzalis nach dem II. Buch seines Hauptwerkes” ( “Ihya”) H.Bauer, Halle,1912.

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Number:             [M:32]

Title:                   {قواصم الباطنية } Qawaim al-bainyah awa jawab al-masāil al-ʾarbaʿa al-lati saʾalaha al-bainiya bi-hamadhan (Backbreakers of the Esoterics -aka- Answer to the Four Questions that the Esoterics Queried in Hamadan)

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Publication:       published in Theology Faculty Journal of Ankara University in 1954 with an introduction by Prof. Ahmed Ateş; pp.23-54

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Number:             [M:33; A:33; K:7475, 12790]

Title:                   {المقصد الاسنى في شرح اسماء الله الحسنى} al-maqad al-asna fi sharah asmāʾ Allāhu al-usna, (The best means in explaining Allah’s Beautiful Names)

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Manuscript:      al-Maqṣid al-asnā fī asmāʾ Allāh al-ḥusná, Staatsbibliothek der Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz. Tübinger Depot. Manuscript. Gotha 716.

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Number:             [M:37; A:37; GAL, I, 421, no 1 & S., I, 746]

Title:                   {جواهر القرآن ودرره} Jawāhir al-Qurʾān wa durarah (Jewels of the Qur’an and its Pearls).

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Number:             [M:43; A:43; GAL, S., I, 747 no 13]

Title:                   {فيصل التفرقة بين الإسلام والزندقة} Fayasl al-tafriqa bayn al-Islam wa-l-zandaqa (The Criterium of Distinction between Islam and Clandestine Unbelief)

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{other possible work}

Fātiḥat al-ʻulūm / taʾlīf Abī Ḥāmid Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Ghazzālī al-Ṭūsī ; kharraja aḥādīthahu wa-sharaḥa mufrādāt ʻAdnān Abū Shāmah, Dimashq : Maktabat Dār al-Fajr, [1997?]

al-Fawāʼid al-jalīyah fīmā lābudda minhu min al-furūṣ al-ʻaynīyah / taṣnīf Abī Ḥāmid Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Ghazzālī al-Ṭūsī ; [dirāsat wa-taḥqīq Muḥammad ʻAbd al-Qādir al-ʻAydarūs, Muḥammad Yaslim ʻAbd al-Nūr].   al-Mukallā [Yemen] : Dār Ḥaḍramawt lil-Dirāsāt wa-al-Nashr, 2012.   ‫ الفوائد الجلية فيما لابد منه من الفروض العينية / تصنيف أبي حامد محمد بن محمد بن محمد الغزالي الطوسي ؛ [دراسة وتحقيق محمد عبد القادر العيدروس، محمد يسلم عبد النور]. المكلا : دار حضرموت للدراسات والنشر، 2012.

 

al-Fuṣūl fī al-asʻilah wa-ajwibatihā / lil-Ghazzālī ; taḥqīq wa-taʻlīq Aḥmad ʻAbd al-Raḥīm al-Sāyiḥ.

al-Qāhirah : al-Dār al-Miṣrīyah al-Lubnānīyah, 1991.     ‫

 

Notes : Title on added t.p.: Jāmiʻ al-ḥaqāʾiq bi-tajrīd al-ʻalāʾiq. Published from the unique ms. in the Library of the University of Upsala. Wrongly attributed to al-Ghazzālī; an amplification of Tuḥfat al-safara ilá ḥaḍrat al-barara, variously attributed to Ibn al-ʻArabī, Bisṭāmī, and Jalāl al-Dīn Aḥmad. Title page in Spanish ; text in Arabic and Spanish. Title : LinkĞāmiʻ al-ḥaqāʾiq bi-tağrīd al-ʻalāʾiq / origen y texto por M. J. Casas y Manrique. Upsala : Almquist, 1937.

al-Insān al-kāmil fī maʻrifat al-awākhir wa-al-awāʼil/ taʼlīf ʻAbd al-Karīm ibn Ibrāhīm al-Jīlānī. Wa-bi-hāmishih, Kitāb Iljām al-ʻawām ʻan ʻilm al-kalām / taʼlīf Abī Ḥāmid Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Ghazzālī. Thumma yalīh, Kitāb al-Munqidh min al-ḍalāl. Thumma, Kitāb al-Maḍnūn bihi ʻalá ghayr ahlih. Thumma, Kitāb al-Maḍnūn al-ṣaghīr al-mawsūm bi-al-ajwibah al-Ghazzālīyah fī al-masāʼil al-akhrawīyah / al-jamīʻ lil-Imām al-madhkūr. Miṣr : al-Maṭbaʻah al-Azharīyah al-Miṣrīyah, 1316 [1898 or 1899] (reprinted [Cairo] : Maktabat Muḥammad ʻAlī Ṣubayḥ wa-Awlāduh, [1963]) Author : Jīlī, ʻAbd al-Karīm ibn Ibrāhīm, 1365 or 1366-

 

 


 

 

Number:             [M:52; A:52, 257, 258; GAL S., I, 751]

Title:                   {مشكاة الانوار} Mishkāt al-Anwār, (Niche of the Lights) Qur’anic Hermeneutics of the chapter of Light.

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Number:             [M:63; A:71; GAL. S: I, pp.746-747 no 11 & 12; K:1129]

Title:                   إلجام العوام من علم الكلام

Iljām al-ʿawāmm ʿan ʿilm al-kalām [Warding off the masses from sciences of theology]

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Publication:       Iljām al-ʿawāmm ʿan ʿilm al-kalām [Warding off the masses from sciences of theology] from: Majmuʿat rasāʾil al-imām al-Ghazālī vol. p. (Beirut: 199?)

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Number:             [M:74; A:81; GAL no 43]

Title:                   {الحكمة في مخلوقات الله} Al-ikma fī makhluqāt illāh, (Wisdom in God’s Creation)

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Publication:       Al-ikma fī makhluqāt illāh ed. M. R. Qabani.

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Number:             [M:162; A:162]

Title:                   {قانون التإويل} Qānūn al-tāʾwīl, [Methodology of interpretation]

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Publication:       Qānūn al-tāʾwil [Methodology of interpretation] Edited by M. Bejou (Damascus: NP, 1993).

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Title:                   {الفصول في الأسئلة واجوبتها} al-fuṣūl fīl al-isʾaila wā ajwabatiha, (Chapters on Questions & their Answers)

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Number:             [M:32; A:32]

Title:                   {جواب المسائل الأربع التي سألها الباطنية بهمدان} Jawāb al-masāʾil al-ʾarbaʿa al-latī saʾilahā al-bainīa bi-hamathan, (Answer to the four queries that the Hamadaian esoterics asked)

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Manuscript:      sole existant manuscript

Publication:       Jawāb al-masāʾil al-ʾarbaʿa al-latī saʾilahā al-bainīa bi-hamathan, edited by Muhammad Abdo – (Beirut: DKI, 2011). From a sole existant manuscript.

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