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Al-Ghazali on the Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names of God


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Preface Aim of the Book Beginning of the Book Part One Chapter One: Explaining the meaning of 'name', 'named' and 'act of naming' Chapter Two: Explanation of names close in meaning to one another Chapter Three: On the one name which has different meanings Chapter Four: On explaining that a man's perfection and happiness consists in being moulded by the moral qualities of God Part Two Chapter One: On Explaining the Meanings of God's Ninety-Nine Names Epilogue to this chapter, and an apology Chapter Two: An Explanation of how these many names resolve to the essence with seven attributes, according to the Sunni School Chapter Three: An explanation of how all of these attributes resolve to a single essence, according to the school of the Mu'tazilites and the philosophers Part Three Chapter One: Explaining that the names of God are not limited to ninety-nine Chapter Two: Explaining the benefits of enumerating ninety-nine names specifically Chapter Three: Are the names and attributes applied to God based on divine instruction, or permitted on the basis of reason? Notes Index of Divine Names Index of Persons Bibliography General Index

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This volume won a British Book Design and Production Award.

About the Author

The translators of this book are David Burrell and Nazih Daher. David Burrell is Theodore M. Hesburgh Professor of Philosophy and Theology at the University of Notre Dame, USA. Nazih Daher is Chairman of the Department of Asian and African Languages at the Foreign Service Institute of the United States Department of State.


...the series as a whole, [is] a significant contribution to our understanding of this key figure in Islamic intellectual thought. -- Oliver Leaman * BRISMES Bulletin *

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