The Book of Poverty and Abstinence is the thirty-fourth chapter of The Revival of the Religions Sciences. It falls in the section dealing with the virtues. Ghazali gives definitions of what real poverty and abstinence should be and how the poor should conduct themselves.
Islam is not and can never be, by definition, in crisis or need of revisionist change, Islam, Kitab wa Sunna, is immutable in all places until the end of time. It is itself critique and balance-principle against which all human ventures must be measured and themselves revised and changed.
Isnad or chain of transmission – is a unique distinction of the Muslim Ummah, it is the means by which Muslims have verified the authenticity of religious texts (especially hadith literature) from the first generations of Islam.
An academic journal by Zaytuna College, a Muslim liberal arts college in California, in which influential scholars, theologians, and writers collaborate to produce reliable essays that address key moral questions and debates on topics such as philosophy, ethics, theology, politics, social-sciences, and history.
In this book Imam Ibn Taymiyyah explains the obligations of the ruler and the ummah's responsibilities towards the Ruler. The shaykh explains the principles by which to select the best Ruler according to Shari'ah.