Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali is a towering figure in Islam
today. But did you know that during his lifetime he was a scholar and a
penniless wanderer? In this short biography you will discover how Al-Ghazali
rose from his humble background as a fatherless young boy from a small town, to
become a successful student, a great teacher and the most famous thinker on
Islam of his time. It also reveals why, after years of success, he left behind
his prestigious position and his family, and became a penniless traveller
trying to experience the peace of a content inner life.
Award-winning author, Edoardo Albert, brings this most
extraordinary of Muslims to life for a new generation, demonstrating his
enduring influence and importance for Islamic civilization and the wider world.
With numerous extracts from Al-Ghazalis own autobiography carefully rendered
into contemporary English this book makes the man many consider to be one the
most important Muslims in history accessible to all. Illustrated throughout
with photographs, pictures and maps, the rich and diverse world that produced
Al-Ghazali is also brought vividly alive.