The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 20
Page No. 4833 - 4839

Imam Al-Ghazali’s Thoughts on the Jurisprudence of Priorities in Ihya’ Ulum Al-Din

Authors : Basri Ibrahim, Syed Hadzrullathfi Syed Omar, Engku Ibrahim Engku Wok Zin, Mohd Safri Ali, Anas Mohd Yunus, Abdul Wahid Salleh and Muhamad Zaid Ismail

Abstract: This study aims to explain about Imam al-Ghazali’s thought on the jurisprudence of priorities (Fiqh al-Awlawiyat) in his book Ihya’ Ulum al-Din. This to create awareness among Muslims about the role of Imam al-Ghazali as an expert in the field of fiqh al-awlawiyat who was striving to guide the ways and roles of religious scholars, pious devouts, tasawwuf practitioners as well as wealthy person whom are among the main assets of Muslim Ummah. This study employed qualitative research method. Data were collected from literature reviews. It reviewed some books on Sufism (Tasawwuf) especially Ihya’ Ulum al-Din and Mukhtasar Minhaj al-Qasidin, Fiqh al-Awlawiyat books, summary of Ihya’ Ulum al-Din and other books related to Imam al-Ghazali’s biography and his contributions to the Islamic world. The finding has shown that Imam al-Ghazali believed that scholars should concern on their physical bodies by avoiding vices, practicing good deeds consistently and adopting humility (tawadhu) rather than condemning others. According to al-Ghazali’s view, the diligent people in worship should give priority to the mandatory obligations (fardh) deeds first before occuping themselves with the recommendable or other desirable deeds. The Sufis should be consistent in striving and educating their souls as well as restraining from portraying themselves as Sufis. Finally, the wealthy person should be involved in community works such as building mosques, schools, shelters, bridges and other visible matters sincerely not for fame.

How to cite this article:

Basri Ibrahim, Syed Hadzrullathfi Syed Omar, Engku Ibrahim Engku Wok Zin, Mohd Safri Ali, Anas Mohd Yunus, Abdul Wahid Salleh and Muhamad Zaid Ismail, 2016. Imam Al-Ghazali’s Thoughts on the Jurisprudence of Priorities in Ihya’ Ulum Al-Din. The Social Sciences, 11: 4833-4839.

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