by Abu Muhammad al-Ghazali, abridged by Salih Ahmad al-Shami, translated by Mokrane Guezzou.
This is a relatively new addition (published 2019) to the English translations of the great Islamic classic ‘Ihya Ulum ad-Din’ (Revival of the Religious Sciences) written by Imam Abu Muhammad al-Ghazali – ‘The Proof of Islam’.
This first class translation into English is based upon the abridgement by the Syrian scholar, Salih Ahmad al-Shami.
This book is considerably shorter than the complete original work, but longer (522 pages in length) than both Imam al-Ghazali’s own abridgements – ‘The Alchemy of Happiness’ and the ‘Mukhtasar’.
The result is a very accessible, yet substantially full account of the ‘Ihya’. The Index at the back of the book is also useful.
As Abu’l Hasan al-Shadhili said, “True knowledge is bequeathed by the ‘Revival.”