By Imam al-Ghazālī
Covers these dimensions of Islamic rituals of worship – prayer, almsgiving, fasting, Pilgrimage, and so on. that are necessary to the fulfilment of internal caliber. includes choices from al-Ghazali's Iḥyā, a pivotal paintings within the heritage of Islamic idea.
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Thus, in the 1940s, the Muslim Brothers stood out as a powerful nationalist force in the struggle against the British occupation of Egypt and the spread of Zionism in Palestine. ”7 According to his own account, six unknown young men appeared at his door one evening in March 1928, declared, “You are our master and our guide,” and urged him to lead them in a campaign against the enemies of God. Following a lengthy discussion, al-Banna replied, “We are all brothers in the service of Islam. ” The six thereupon bestowed upon him the title of sheikh, and Banna’s Islamic movement came into being.
I saw Muslim shurafa [honorable] women walking the streets without purdah [veil], an unthinkable proposition only a few years ago. 22 Moreover, during his visits to several Arab countries, al-Mawdudi confirmed news media reports of the alarming disregard of Shari ah guidelines of dress by Arab women in emulation of the West. The most critical problem confronting modern civilization, al-Mawdudi proclaimed, is its basic pillar of gender relations, which, if askew, would adversely influence its future.
12 Like other fundamentalists who were to follow, al-Banna believed that the root cause of Egypt’s problems, be they social, economic, or political, lay in the deviation of Egyptians from true Islamic guidelines. Therefore, the objective of his movement was to lead Egyptians back to a true understanding of Islam and the fulfillment of Islamic principles. This entailed leading a life based on the Qur an and Sunna and ensuring a government that enforced the Shari ah and its stipulations. The corruption that had pervaded Egypt for centuries, due to the passivity of the ulema and the self-centered policies of the rulers, had lulled Egyptian society away from the true teachings of Islam.
Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship by Imam al-Ghazālī