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 t 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.