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The Sunna of the Prophet (pbuh) : The People of Fiqh versus the People of Hadith (Muhammad Al-Ghazali)
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Author: Muhammad Al Ghazali; Aisha Bewley (translator); Abdalhaqq Bewley (editor)
Publisher: Dar al-Taqwa Ltd. (2009)
Pages: 162 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Having published the abridged English translation of Shaykh Muhammad al-Ghazali’s seminal Quranic commentary under the title Journey through the Quran, Dar-al-Taqwa has followed it with the translation of a second important work by the Shaykh Muhammad al-Ghazali about the nature of the Prophetic Sunna. This is greatly needed in the present situation when there is so much misinformation about Islam in the media, often aided and abetted by well meaning but sometimes misguided Muslims. Using many examples and his own compendious knowledge, Shaykh Muhammad al-Ghazali shows how many hadiths have been misunderstood and misused to paint a distorted picture of Islam. With great courtesy and skill he points out the flaws in the positions adopted by extremists at both ends of the spectrum and allows the true picture of the balance and wisdom which in reality make up the Muhammadan Sunna to emerge.
Shaykh Muhammad al-Ghazali was one of the most influential Islamic scholars of the twentieth century. Born in Buayra, Egypt in 1223/1917, he eventually entered the Faculty of Usul ad-Din at the University of al-Azhar. In the course of his life, he was Imam and lecturer at al-Maktaba al-Khadra in Cairo, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and close associate of Hasan al-Banna, Undersecretary for Islamic Da’wa in the Egyptian Ministry of Awqaf, and held numerous other posts and teaching positions. He published over sixty books. He died in 1416/1996.