Al- Ghazali: The Mysteries of Purification for Children
By 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:
Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad Al-Ghazali was born in 450 AH (1058 A.D) in the Iranian town of Tus, studied Islamic law and theology at the Seljuq College in Nishapur, and became a distinguished professor at the famous Nizamiyya University in Baghdad.
Imam al-Ghazzali was fondly referred to as the "Hujjat-ul-lslam", a Proof of Islam, and is honoured as a scholar all over the world and is generally acclaimed as the most influential thinker of the Classical period of Islam.