The Mysteries of Purification for Children by Imam Al-Ghazali
By Imam Al-Ghazali, Fons Vitae Publishing, Hardcover, 112 pages
Accompanying the translation for parents and teachers, the volume for children contains seventeen stories introduced by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, as well as a complete workbook and a curriculum with marvellous supportive activities for schools and home schools.
Both parents and children will be inspired by being able to understand the deeper meanings and beauty of the rituals of purification, from the teachings and insights of Imam al-Ghazali.
In the stories you are reading, the special teacher is called Haj Abdullah, who like his name, has made the Pilgrimage, the journey to the sacred centre and performed all that is required. Abdullah means that he truly serves God. In the books and workbooks of this Series, we have shown Haj Abdullah in different ways – he sometimes appears old and at other times younger.
About the author:
Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali (d. 1111) was a leading scholar, jurist, and theologian of the golden age of Islam, and he remains its truest advocate in modern times. As a teacher of both inward and outward faith, he recorded these practical teachings in his forty-book compendium of Islamic knowledge.
Imam al-Ghazali was fondly referred to as the "Hujjat-ul-lslam", a Proof of Islam, is honoured as a scholar all over the world and is generally acclaimed as the most influential thinker of the Classical period of Islam.