This collection of short wisdoms from the works of Imam al-Ghazali reflects the broad range of his brilliant intellectual thought. With an emphasis upon literary quality, concision, and concentration of meaning, each aphorism is full of value and significance and typifies the tradition of qawa'id (legal maxims) in the Islamic intellectual sciences. A commentary accompanies each maxim unraveling its wisdom.
About the author: Professor Abu Sway is the first holder of the Integral Chair for the study of Imam Ghazali's work at the Aqsa Mosque and at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, Palestine. He has been professor of philosophy and Islamic Studies at the university since 1996.