Al-Ghazali on Divine Predicates and their Properties

Al-Ghazali on Divine Predicates and their Properties

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Author: Al-Ghazali
Translator(s): Abdu-R-Rahman Abu Zayd
Publisher: Kitab Bhavan
Year: 1994
Language: English
Pages: 115
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171511902


In Islam, the question of the Divine Attributes has been treated from various perspectives. In the beginning it was viewed primarily as a semantic and metaphysical problem. A later introduction, its most important side. The translator attempts to teat the problem with this logical aspect predominately in mind. Limited both by the scope of this work and by the task of bringing this vast material into reasonable compass, he confines himself to the treatment of the problem as it unfolds in Islamic Peripatetic thought, and the Ash’arite school, with Ghazali being the major representative of the latter. He tests the validity of some of Ghazali’s statements in Iqtisad against the former schools and his findings in Plato and Aristotle.

Iqtisad is Ghazal’s most sophisticated major work on Kalam. He himself holds Iqtisad in high esteem.




The Problem in Its Historico-Philosophical Context

Al-Iqtisad fil-I’tiqad, Method and Importance

A Note on Footnote System



The Second Pivotal Point concerning the Attributes

The Second Attribute: Knowledge

The Third Attribute: Life

The Fourth Attribute: Will

The Fifth and Sixth Attributes concerning Seeing and Healing

The Seventh Attribute concerning Speech

The Second Section of this Cardinal Point

The Second Property of the Attributes

The Third Property

The Fourth Property