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The ninety-nine beautiful names of God = al-Maqṣad al-asnā : fī s̲h̲arḥ asmāʼ Allāh al-ḥusnā

Author: Ghazzālī; David B Burrell; Nazih Daher
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Islamic Texts Society, 2011, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book takes up the Prophet's teaching that 'Ninety-nine Beautiful Names' are truly predicated of God. The author explores the meaning and resonance of each of these divine names, and reveals the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ghazzālī, 1058-1111.
Ninety-nine beautiful names of God.
Cambridge, UK : Islamic Texts Society, 1992
(OCoLC)624433770
Material Type: Manuscript, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ghazzālī; David B Burrell; Nazih Daher
ISBN: 0946621306 9780946621309 0946621314 9780946621316
OCLC Number: 28909525
Description: x, 205 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; Aim of the Book; Beginning of the Book; Part One: 1. Explaining the meaning of 'name', 'named', and 'act of naming'; Explanation of names close in meaning to one another; 3. On the one name which has different meanings; 4. On explaining that a man's perfection and happiness consist in being moulded by the moral qualities of God; Part Two: 1. On Explaining the Meanings of God's Ninety-nine Names; 2. An Explanation of how these many names resolve to the essence with seven attributes, according to the Sunni School; 3. An Explanation of how these attributes resolve to a single essence, according to the school of the Mu'tazilites and the philosophers; Part Three: 1. Explaining that the names of God are not limited to ninety-nine; 2. Explaining the benefits of enumerating ninety-nine names specifically; 3. Are the names and attributes applied to God based on divine instruction, or permitted on the basis of reason?; Notes; Index of Divine Names; Index of Persons; Bibliography; General Index.
Other Titles: Maqṣad al-asnā.
Maqṣad al-asná.
Responsibility: translated with notes by David B. Burrell and Nazih Daher.
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"...the series as a whole, [is] a significant contribution to our understanding of this key figure in Islamic intellectual thought."---Oliver Leaman, BRISMES Bulletin.

 
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