MUHAMMAD AL-GHAZALI QUOTES

Muslim theologian (c. 1058-1111)

Islam is a religion of justice and mercy, and whoever thinks it commands the enslavement of one's wife and crushing her dignity, then he is fabricating lies in the name of God and His messenger.

MUHAMMAD AL-GHAZALI

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The prophet of God declares that the faith of the believer is not complete, unless he love God and his prophet more than all the world besides.

MUHAMMAD AL-GHAZALI, The Alchemy of Happiness

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Beauty acts as a cause to produce love, because the being, the attributes and the works of God possess beauty, and every one loves that which is beautiful.

MUHAMMAD AL-GHAZALI, The Alchemy of Happiness

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The spirit in man has been created in accordance with the image of beauty, so that whenever it either hears or sees anything beautiful, it may have a propensity towards it, and seek for communion with it.

MUHAMMAD AL-GHAZALI, The Alchemy of Happiness

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The Quran, in pointing to God's existence, is a universe that speaks, the same way that this universe is a silent Quran.

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Praise be to God whose loving kindness and reward are hoped for, whose stratagems and punishments are feared; who keeps alive the hearts of His saints with the breath of hope in Him, so that He may urge them on with the kindnesses of His benefits to alight in His courtyard and to swerve from His house of tribulation which is the abode of His enemies.

MUHAMMAD AL-GHAZALI, The Book of Fear and Hope

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Regard this world as the place to sow seed for eternity, and after taking such a portion from this world as may give you strength to take the journey to the other world, turn away from whatever is more than this. Realize that the future world is the place for enjoyment and happiness which is eternal, and the land to behold the excellence and beauty of the Lord; and make it your purpose, divine and omniscient grace assisting you, never to cease from the pursuit of them, but to secure as your prey, the phoenix of felicity and happiness.

MUHAMMAD AL-GHAZALI, The Alchemy of Happiness

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Man from his own existence knows the existence of a Creator; from his own attributes, he knows the attributes of his maker; from the control which he has over his own kingdom, he knows the control that God exercises over all the world.

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Beauty of form belongs to the spirit, and not to the body. It is a proof that there is nothing agreeable in the body by itself, that when the spirit is separated from the body by death, no one has any inclination afterwards to look upon the face of the dead, but on the contrary his feelings repel him and he turns away from it.

MUHAMMAD AL-GHAZALI, The Alchemy of Happiness

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Hope and fear are two wings by means of which those who are brought near fly to every commendable station, and two mounts on which every steep ascent of the paths of the next world is traversed.

MUHAMMAD AL-GHAZALI, The Book of Fear and Hope

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