In this volume concentrating on the manners relating to eating, Ghazali first discusses what a person must uphold when eating by himself: that the food is lawful, that both the person and the surroundings should be clean, that one must be ...
The eleventh chapter of The Revival of the Religious Sciences begins the section dealing with man and society. In this volume concentrating on the manners relating to eating, Ghazali first discusses what a person must uphold when eating by himself: that the food is lawful, that both the person and the surroundings should be clean, that one must be content with what is available, and how the person should conduct himself while eating and after eating. Ghazali then proceeds to discuss eating in company and says that to all the above should be added the necessity of courtesy, conversation and the proper presentation of food. Finally, Ghazali expounds the virtues of hospitality and generosity and the conduct of the host as well as that of the guest. Other topics that are discussed are: abstention from food, fasting and general health.
Al-Ghazali on the Manners Relating to Eating is the eleventh chapter of The Revival of the Religious Sciences which is widely regarded as the greatest work of Muslim spirituality.
Author: Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali
Publisher: Islamic Texts Society's al-Ghazali Series
Al-Ghazali on the Manners Relating to Eating is the eleventh chapter of The Revival of the Religious Sciences which is widely regarded as the greatest work of Muslim spirituality. This volume begins the section dealing with man and society, and the norms of daily life. While concentrating on a daily activity, eating, al-Ghazali presents the importance of aligning every aspect of one's life with religion and spirituality. Referring extensively to the example of the Prophet and to that of the early Sufis, al-Ghazali illustrates how the simple activity of eating can encourage numerous virtues which are themselves necessary for the remainder of the spiritual life. The sections of Al-Ghazali on the Manners Relating to Eating are divided into what a person must uphold when eating alone, how a person must conduct himself when eating in company and the manners of hospitality. Through these sections, al-Ghazali also discusses lawful and unlawful foods and practices, cleanliness, fasting, general health issues, and the blessings of contentment with little and generosity.
A translation of this text is used alongside the Arabic in this chapter; Denys Johnson Davies, Al-Ghazālī, On the Manners relating to Eating, Kitāb ādāb al-akl, Book XI of The Revival of the Religious Sciences, Ih.yā' ʿulūm al-dīn, ...
Author: Mona Siddiqui
Publisher: Yale University Press
Considering its prominent role in many faith traditions, surprisingly little has been written about hospitality within the context of religion, particularly Islam. In her new book, Mona Siddiqui, a well-known media commentator, makes the first major contribution to the understanding of hospitality both within Islam and beyond. She explores and compares teachings within the various Muslim traditions over the centuries, while also drawing on materials as diverse as Islamic belles lettres, Christian reflections on almsgiving and charity, and Islamic and Western feminist writings on gender issues. Applying a more theological approach to the idea of mercy as a fundamental basis for human relationships, this book will appeal to a wide audience, particularly readers interested in Islam, ethics, and religious studies.
393/1003), al-Sihah fi al-Lughah, ed. Ahmad 'Abd al-Ghafur 'Attar, Cairo: Dar al-Kitab al'Arabi, 1377 AH Iohnson-Davies, Denys. Al-Ghazali on the Manners Relating to Eating, translation of Kitab Adah al-Akl of al-Ghazali 's Ihya', ...
Author: Mohamed Abu Bakr a. Al-Musleh
Publisher: The Other Press
Numerous studies have been done on Imam al-Ghzali (1058-1111) in almost all major languages. So much is the academic attention given to him, and deservedly so, that it is difficult to find any element of originality in a new study on him. Various aspects of his life and thought have yet to be adequately studied, one of them being his role in islah (Islamic reform). It is also true that the study of islah as a separate topic is somewhat new, and available literature on the subject is limited within the views and the achievements of a number of distinguished scholars in the modern times. This work attempts to discover part of the rich legacy of the reformers by introducing a pre-modern scholar as Imam al-Ghazali.
OBSERVATIONS ON ARABIC ' TABLE MANNERS ' MANUALS OF THE MIDDLE AGES Paulina B. LEWICKA — Warsaw Generally , Arabic ... that behaved in a way that was not in | Engl . translation in : Al - Ghazālī on the Manners Relating to Eating .
Author: Union européenne des arabisants et islamisants. Congress
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
This book contains selected papers delivered during the 22nd Congress of L'Union Europenne des Arabisants et Islamisants, held in Poland, from 29th September to 4th October 2004. The proceedings have been arranged into four thematic sections: (1) Theology and Philosophy, (2) Literature, (3) History of State and Society, and (4) Philology and Linguistics, though quite a number of the papers were of an interdisciplinary character. The authors of the 37 publications presented in this volume represent the international academic community and present in their articles the results of the latest research and studies into the areas touching on history, culture, literature, religion and art to mention a few. They constitute various attempts to answer the following questions: What is the meaning of Authority? and What is the place of the individual in Society? The book is essential source reading for specialists and students. This book is also recommended to all those who wish to become better acquainted with the problems and issues of the Arab-Muslim world.
21 al-Mubarrad (1956),1V:112f. Also, see Hameen-Anttila (1994) 103, 150f. 22 Goody (1982), 133. 23 van Gelder (2002), 18. 24 See al-Ghazali (1922); on the manners relating to eating see idem (2000), book X1. 25 See Ibn Shaddad (2002).
Author: Albrecht Fuess
Courts and the complex phenomenon of the courtly society have received intensified interest in academic research over recent decades, however, the field of Islamic court culture has so far been overlooked. This book provides a comparative perspective on the history of courtly culture in Muslim societies from the earliest times to the nineteenth century, and presents an extensive collection of images of courtly life and architecture within the Muslim realm. The thematic methodology employed by the contributors underlines their interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to issues of politics and patronage from across the Islamic world stretching from Cordoba to India. Themes range from the religious legitimacy of Muslim rulers, terminologies for court culture in Oriental languages, Muslim concepts of space for royal representation, accessibility of rulers, the role of royal patronage for Muslim scholars and artists to the growing influence of European courts as role models from the eighteenth century onwards. Discussing specific terminologies for courts in Oriental languages and explaining them to the non specialist, chapters describe the specific features of Muslim courts and point towards future research areas. As such, it fills this important gap in the existing literature in the areas of Islamic history, religion, and Islam in particular.
... unknown in Cairo: it is quoted by both Ibn al-Imād al-Aqfahsī and Shihāb ad-Dīn al-Ibshīhī (both the eighth/ fourteenth-ninth/fijifteenth centuries), the two Egyptian authors who dealt with the manners relating to eating. Al-Ghazālī ...
Author: Paulina Lewicka
As a corpus-based study which aims at profiling the food culture of medieval Cairo, the book is an attempt to reconstruct the menu of Cairenes as well as their various daily practices, customs and habits related to food and eating.
Al-Ghazali. Ihyā 'ulam al-Din. Tabana ed., in 4 vols. Cairo: Dar Ihya' al-Kutub al-'Arabiyya, 1957. Al-Ghazali. Ghazāli's Book of Counsel for Kings ... Al-Ghazali. Al-Ghazāli on the Manners Relating to Eating: Book XI of the Revival ...
Author: Margaret S. Graves
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The art of the object reached unparalleled heights in the medieval Islamic world, yet the intellectual dimensions of ceramics, metalwares, and other plastic arts in this milieu have not always been acknowledged. Arts of Allusion reveals the object as a crucial site where pre-modern craftsmen of the eastern Mediterranean and Persianate realms engaged in fertile dialogue with poetry, literature, painting, and, perhaps most strikingly, architecture. Lanterns fashioned after miniature shrines, incense burners in the form of domed monuments, earthenware jars articulated with arches and windows, inkwells that allude to tents: through close studies of objects from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries, this book reveals that allusions to architecture abound across media in the portable arts of the medieval Islamic world. Arts of Allusion draws upon a broad range of material evidence as well as medieval texts to locate its subjects in a cultural landscape where the material, visual, and verbal realms were intertwined. Moving far beyond the initial identification of architectural types with their miniature counterparts in the plastic arts, Margaret Graves develops a series of new frameworks for exploring the intelligent art of the allusive object. These address materiality, representation, and perception, and examine contemporary literary and poetic paradigms of metaphor, description, and indirect reference as tools for approaching the plastic arts. Arguing for the role of the intellect in the applied arts and for the communicative potential of ornament, Arts of Allusion asserts the reinstatement of craftsmanship into Islamic intellectual history.
The Faith and Practice of al-Ghazzali . Trans. W.M. Watt. Oxford: Oneworld, 1994. Al-Ghazali on the Manners Relating to Eating. Trans. D. Johnson-Davies. Cambridge: Islamic Texts Soc, 2000. Ghazali's Book of Counsel for Kings (Nasihat ...
Author: Dona S. Straley
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Provides information on the works and lives of 150 authors who write primarily in Arabic, from the first known works of Arabic literature in the 5th and 6th centuries A.D., to the present day.