About The Book
This book is written by the noted Egyptian scholar of recent times.
It discusses the following :
- Renew your life!
- Living according to one’s daily commitments
- Firmness, lassitude, and deception
- Worries and venoms
- How to eliminate the causes of worry
- Knowledge produced by action
- Make lemonade out of lemons
- Purity of Secrecy and Publicity
- and much more!
About Sheikh Muhammad Al-Gazali:
Al-Ghazali was born in 1335/1997 in the small town of Nikla al-‘Inab southeast of the coastal port of Alexandria, in the Beheira Governorate . He graduated from Al Azhar University in 1941. He taught at the University of Umm al-Qura in Makkah and held the post of Chairman of the Academic Council of the International Institute of Islamic Thought in Cairo.
Al-Gazali was known in the West for testifying on behalf of the assassins of secularist author Farag Foda, telling the ‘Egyptian court that anyone who openly resisted the full imposition of Islamic law was an apostate who should be killed either by the government or by devout individuals. He also called on the Government to appoint a committee to measure the faith of the population and give wayward Egyptian Muslims time to repent. Those who did not should be killed, he said.’
In the Muslim world, however, Al-Gazali ‘was not closely identified with the militant cause.’ He ‘often appeared on state-run television and held a place in the pulpit of one of Cairo’s largest mosques,’ and in 1989 wrote a book ‘severely’ criticizing what he believed to be the ‘literalism, anti-rationalism, and anti-interpretive approach to Islamic texts’ of Ahl al-Hadith, (a term thought to be a euphemism for Wahhabis).
He authored more than sixty books, many of which have been translated into various languages.
- Islam and the Modern Economy
- Islam and Political Despotism
- Fanaticism and Tolerance Between Christianity and Islam
- Fiqh us-Seerah
- Tafsir on the Qur’an
- Laisa Minal Islam (Not From Islam)
- Our Intellectual Heritage
- Renew Your Life
- Islam and Women’s Issues
- The Sunna of the Prophet: People of Fiqh versus People of Hadith
He passed away in 1416/1996 in Riyad and burial was done in Baqi’ of Madian Munawwarah.