Aqrab al massalik | فقة المالكية Maliki School - QA

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One should seek to liberate himself from others’ rights upon him by returning what is in one’s possession of their wealth, compensating for what one may have consumed from it, and making amends for backbiting or speaking ill of others. This type of harmful speech is a great wrong, and a person cannot be freed from it except by [seeking the pardon of] the oppressed. The servant must ask forgiveness from every person he has harmed in his life through backbiting or other hurtful words. If a person who has been wronged refuses, then one should be kind to him so that his heart will eventually lean towards forgiveness.

Philosophical Dictionary: Ghazali-Godwin

Herbert Spencer’s organic theory, Bluntschli’s idea of state as a personified masculine, jusristic theory of the personality of state presented by Treitschke, Bluntschli, Jellinek and Maitland, Rousseau, Jhon Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Bertrand de Jouvenel and hundreds more….. they might be good to be studied in extra timings, but don’t deserve to be the part of the course book to occupy few chapters.

Abu Hamid al-Ghazali - Encyclopedia Britannica

When Ayesha (RA) got angry, he dragged her by the nose and said: 8776 O
dear Ayesha, say: O God, you are the Lord of my prophet Muhammad,
forgive my sins and remove the anger from my heart and save me from
misguidance. 8776

Imam Al-Ghazali – On Repentance (Kitab al-Tawbah

The first [and lowest] level of faith is like believing that someone named Zaid is inside a house because one has been told so by a person one trusts. The second level is like believing Zaid is inside because one hears the sound of his voice. The third [and highest level] is like actually seeing him. Each level produces an increased amount of happiness and delight [for the servant, as compared to the one lower than it]. These feelings cannot be precisely described [but can only be experienced with the heart]. Such are the varying degrees of faith.

Know, O dear readers, that the medecine of a disease is to remove the
root cause of that disease. Isa (Jesus Christ) -peace be upon him-
was once asked: 8775 What thing is difficult? 8776 He said: 8775 God 8767 s wrath. 8776
Prophet Yahya (John the Baptist) -peace be upon him- then asked:
8775 What thing takes near the wrath of God? 8776 He said: 8776 Anger 8776 . Yahya
peace be upon him- asked him: 8776 What thing grows and increases anger? 8776
Isa -peace be upon him- said: 8776 Pride, prestige, hope for honour and
haughtiness 8776

May Allah bless you for this effort. It is not a book of Imam Ghazalli which I have read and yes as you rightly said, it is a complete departure from his style of writing. Yet insanely complements and completes his works.

ma sha allah a very good translation may allah give u knowldege and guide you to good deeds for you effort and pray for all of us alla grant us hidaya

I have attempted to do so in the following pages, and I hope that the author’s wisdom and eloquence has penetrated through the transformation from Arabic to English. I ask Allah Most High to accept this effort from me, and I seek His forgiveness for any mistakes I may have made in writing it.

“O ye who believe! stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest ye swerve, and if ye distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well- acquainted with all that ye do”  Surah An-Nisa 685

8.  Consultation (Shura)  – An Islamic state is not a dictatorial kind of government.   It is a system where all state and public affairs are handled and accomplished by the mutual consultation of  the wise and educated representatives of people.  These representatives are elected on merit.  The criteria for merit is also prescribed by Sharia’.