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Excellence Through Knowledge

Who Was Imam al-Ghazali

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Once we began teaching the Book of Knowledge for children, the students began to ask us; who is Imam Ghazali?  We were very grateful that Fons Vitae had also published a complementary book: Al-Ghazali.

The book describes the biography of Imam Ghazali.  The students were truly enthralled by his story; especially the part about the bandits!!

Here is a short excerpt from the introduction by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf in the Book of Knowledge:

What the scholars meant when they called Imam al-Ghazali the “Proof of Islam” was simply that he had tested the practices in Islam and proved for himself that they were true.  In other words, those practices had the effects that the Qur’an said they would have for people who practiced the commands of the Quran.  For example, if you believe in God, then God will be enough proof for you.  If you pray, and if your prayers are reasonable, sooner or later they will be answered.

To learn more about the program and how to incorporate it in your classroom or child’s life join us at our annual supporters’ dinner at the Fremont Marriott on February 12th at 5PM.



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