Al-Ghazali: On the Adab of Living & Virtues of Prophethood

Ghazali Book 20 October 2023 dragged
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Book twenty of the Revival of the Religious Sciences Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din by Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali. Translated by Abdul Aziz Suraqah.

Imam Al-Ghazali covers the exemplary character, virtues, and miracles of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. He describes how Allahﷻ taught the Prophet ﷺ excellent manners and propriety through the Qu'ran. Topics include the Prophet's ﷺ humility, generosity, courage, forbearance, eloquence, physical features, and miracles like splitting the moon and feeding large groups with little food.

The book aims to strengthen faith by presenting accounts of the Prophet's ﷺ noble traits, which testify to his truthfulness as Allah's Messenger ﷺ. It also details his inimitable miracles, like the enduring miracle of the Quran's eloquence, to remove doubts about his ﷺ prophethood. Overall, Imam Al-Ghazli provides a glimpse of the Prophet's ﷺ exalted stature and his divinely-guided perfection of character, so readers may emulate his example.