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    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 138

    ABU HAMID MUHAMMAD BIN MUHAMMAD AL-GHAZALI (D.1111 AD): IHYA' 'ULUM AL-DIN

    PROBABLY ANDALUSIA, CIRCA 13TH CENTURY

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    ABU HAMID MUHAMMAD BIN MUHAMMAD AL-GHAZALI (D.1111 AD): IHYA' 'ULUM AL-DIN
    PROBABLY ANDALUSIA, CIRCA 13TH CENTURY
    The Revival of religious sciences, a seminal work on muslim spirituality, Kitab asrar al-sawm (the secrets of fasting), chapter VI of Kitab al-'ibada (book of worship) of Ihya' 'Ulum al-Din, 18ff., Arabic manuscript on vellum, each folio with 19ll. of sepia maghribi script, with occasional marginal notes, titles in larger script, with title page, in modern stamped red binding
    Folio 9 5/8 x 7 1/8in. (24.4 x 18cm.)


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    The Revival of religious sciences (Ihya 'ulum al-din) is one of the most popular works on muslim spirituality. One of Ghazali's (d. 1111 AD) major works, it comprises four main sections: 1. the Acts of worship ('ibadat),2. the Norms of daily life (al-'adat), 3. the Ways to perdition (muhlikat) and 4. the Ways to salvation (munjiyat). The present copy is Book 6 of section 1, the Acts of Worship, The Mysteries of Fasting. It appears to be the complete chapter, and as such is a rare and early survival of this work.

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