A Moslem Seeker After God: Showing Islam at Its Best in the Life and Teaching of Al-Ghazali, Mystic and Theologian of the Eleventh Century

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Fleming H. Revell Company, 1920 - God (Islam) - 302 pages
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Page 256 - Hope of every contrite heart ! O Joy of all the meek ! To those who fall, how kind thou art ! How good to those who seek...
Page 109 - Thy kingdom, O Christ, is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.
Page 84 - Towards me he ever turned an eye of favour and kindness, and as his pupil I felt for him extreme affection and devotion, so that I passed four years in his service. When I first came there, I found two other pupils of mine own age newly arrived, Hakim Omar Khayyam, and the ill-fated Ben Sabbah. Both were endowed with sharpness of wit and the highest natural powers; and we three formed a close friendship together.
Page 85 - Both were endowed with sharpness of wit and the highest natural powers ; and we three formed a close friendship together. When the Imam rose from his lectures, they used to join me, and we repeated to each other the lessons we had heard. Now Omar was a native of Naishapur, while Hasan Ben Sabbah's father was one Ali, a man of austere life and practice, but heretical in his creed and doctrine. One day Hasan...
Page 256 - But what to those who find ? ah ! this Nor tongue nor pen can show : The love of Jesus, what it is, None but his loved ones know.
Page 84 - One of the greatest of the wise men of Khorassan was the Imam Mowaffak of Naishapur, a man highly honoured and reverenced, — may God rejoice his soul ; his illustrious years exceeded eighty-five, and it was the universal belief that every boy who read the Koran or studied the traditions in his presence, would assuredly attain to honour and happiness.
Page 85 - let us make a vow, that to whomsoever this fortune falls, he shall share it equally with the rest, and reserve no pre-eminence for himself.
Page 44 - Rome is notorious, has, however, the candor to own, that this was an iron age, barren of all goodness; a leaden age, abounding in all wickedness; and a dark age, remarkable above all others for the scarcity of writers, and men of learning...
Page 20 - the greatest, certainly the most sympathetic figure in the history of Islam, and the only teacher of the after generations ever put by a Muslim on a level with the four great Imams.
Page 182 - The book is divided into three parts, of which the first deals with statics, and includes a chapter on gravi(ation and the attraction of spherical shells.

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