Muslim Intellectual: A Study of Al-Ghazali

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NOTES

I
1
London, 1961; referred to in the notes as Integration.
2
The complexity of the intelligentsia is brought out in F. Znaniecki, The Social Rôle of the Men of Knowledge, 1940.

II
1
Cf. Integration; also "The Conception of the Charismatic Community in Islam", Numen, vii. 77-90.
2
Cf. E. G. Browne, Literary History of Persia, Cambridge, 1928, i. 365 f.
3
Miskawayh in H. F. Amedroz and D. S. Margoliouth, The Eclipse of the 'Abbasid Caliphate, Oxford, 1921, i. 352 ( iv. 396).
4
Cf. B. Spüler, Iran in früh-islamischer Zeit, Wiesbaden, 1952, 129.
5
Cf. Muhammad at Mecca, Oxford, 1953; also the opening chapters of Integration.
6
Cf. Integration, 102.
7
Cf. N. Daniel, Islam and the West: the Making of an Image, Edinburgh, 1960.
8
See ch. VI below.
9
But the identification of Persians with ShB'ite doctrines in the early period must not be exaggerated; the identification has only been close since the sixteenth century.
10
Browne, Literary History of Persia, ii. 129-41.
10a
He is said to have written some books in Persian, such as KBmiy1' as-Sa'1da, and appears to have written letters in Persian( Fa1'il al-0n1m). In Maqṣad, 73, he uses the form Kurk1nB (Gurg1nB) for Jurj1nB, although the scholar Y1qBt ( Mu'jam alBuldān, s.v.) says the K form is never used in Arabic.
11
Some authorities say it ought to be Ghazz1ī the descendant of the ghazzāl or spinner, but this is less likely. Cf. 183 below.
12
Iljām; cf p. 148 below.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • I - The Function of The Intellectual 1
  • II - The World of Al-GhazĀlĪ 7
  • III - The Encounter With Philosophy 25
  • IV - Truth from the Charismatic Leader 73
  • V - The Reappraisal of Theology 87
  • VI - The Bitterness of Worldly Success 127
  • VII - The Intellectual Basis of The "Revived" Community 155
  • VIII - The Achievement 171
  • Excursus - Ghazālī or Ghazzālī 181
  • Notes 187
  • Chronological Table 201
  • Bibliography 203
  • Index 207
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