The Lamppost Education Initiative is pleased to present this special reprint of the last work of ‘Hujjatul-Islam’ -Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazzali’s ‘Ijam al-awaam ‘an ‘ilmul-kalam’ translated by Dr.Abdullah bin Hamid Ali as ‘A Return to Purity in Creed.
How did our noble salaf understand Qur’anic ayats and hadiths that refers to the ‘hand of Allah,’ Allah ‘rising above his throne,’ and other such references? What is the ‘madhab’ of the salaf? This unique work focuses on how the early Muslims (the Salaf!)understood these issues and matters of creed. It provides critical explanations that will enhance our understanding and encourage us to avoid the contentious disputes and arguments that often occur concerning these issues of belief!
Dr. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali on 'A Return to Purity in Creed'
A Return to Purity in Creed, Imam Ghazzali proves, once again, to be a man of the times by striking a balance between two extremes and refocusing the ordinary Muslims on the simplistic beauty of the Islamic doctrine as learned and transmitted by the early Muslim community. To accommodate our customers in the UK, Canada, and other parts of the world, you can obtain this book on Amazon.
Dr. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali
He holds a Ph.D. in Cultural and Historical Studies in Religion (2016) and an M.A. in Ethics and Social Theory (2012) from the Graduate Theological Union. He obtained his B.A. (ijaza ‘ulya) in Islamic Law (Shariah) from the prestigious Al-Qarawiyin University of Fes, Morocco in 2001. He served as full time Islamic chaplain at the State Correctional Institute of Chester, PA from 2002-2007, and is the founding director of the Lamppost Education Initiative. He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Islamic law and Prophetic Tradition at Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California. His research interests include the interconnection between law and identity formation, comparative Islamic law, and Islam’s role in the modern world.
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