God in Islam: Beliefs and Knowledge about Allah – 01 – Introduction – Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed

Introduction to a series of talks in Ramadan 1422AH / April-May 2021:

A concise and considered understanding of the principles of faith and belief in God based on the Qur’an, Sunnah, and summarized contents of several works of Imam al-Ghazālī (ra) including the Kitāb qawāʿid al-ʿaqāʾid of the Iḥyāʾ ʿulūm al-dīn, al-iqtiṣād fi’l-iʿtiqād, and al-Maqṣād al-asnā fī sharḥ asmā Allāh al-ḥusnā all of which are available in print in English translation.

Topics include:

• The Nature of God and Divine Attributes
• The Role of Rationality, Philosophy, and Theology in Determining Creed and Beliefs
• Divine Sovereignty and Human Submission

Links to translated works of Imam al-Ghazālī:
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The translations below, and the introductions and footnotes contained in them, are not necessarily 100% accurate or correct. Nonetheless, they are the best available way for English readers to access Imam al-Ghazālī’s writings:

https://www.amazon.com/Book-Knowledge-Religious-Sciences-Al-Ghazali/dp/1941610153

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