Written by Abu Hamid Ghazali in the 11th century, "The Revival of the Religious Sciences" is one of the most authoritative texts in Islamic religious literature. Offering a deeper understanding of Islam and its practices, this record contains the only English translation of an essential section from this magnum opus. Admired for the author's analytical approach and detailed exploration of the psychological and spiritual effects of prayer, this compendium will not only interest academics, but also Muslims who wish to recite the prayers in the original Arabic.
Abu Hamid al-Ghazali is the most famous theologian-mystic in Islam and the author of The Revival of the Religious Sciences. He died in 1111 AD. The translator, Prof Kojiro Nakamura, was Head of Islamic Studies at Tokyo University.
On the General Merit and Profit of Invocation On the Forms and Value of Supplication and Prayer Prayers for Use in the Mornings and Evenings Prayers Transmitted from the Prophet and His Companions Prayers Transmitted for Every Emergent Occasion Appendix I: Persons Cited in the Text Appendix II: Some Important Invocations Index to Qur'anic Quotations Bibliography General Index