About The Book
How do we develop a good understanding of right and wrong? How do we change ourselves so that we can live by the universal moral values of Islam? This straightforward guide tells us how to do this in seven steps including:-
- Realizing that we need to change
- That change is possible for us
- How to go about changing ourselves, and
- Monitoring our progress
Based on the teachings of Imam al-Ghazali and upon years of practical experience in teaching young Muslims, Dr Musharraf Hussain has given us a contemporary and accessible way to understand and apply Islamic teachings to character building.
About Imam al-Ghazali
Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad Al-Ghazali was born in 450 AH (1058 A.D) in the Iranian town of Tus, studied Islamic law and theology at the Seljuq College in Nishapur, and became a distinguished professor at the famous Nizamiyya University in Baghdad.
Despite his glittering success, he was inwardly dissatisfied, so he abandoned his career for the life of hardship, abstinence and devotion to worship. During ten years of wandering, he experienced a spiritual transformation, in which the Truth came to him at last, as something received rather than acquired.
Blessed with an inner certainty, he then applied his outstanding faculties and vast learning to the task of revitalizing the whole Islamic tradition. Through his direct personal contacts, and through his many writings, he showed how every element in that tradition could and should be turned to its true purpose.
Imam al-Ghazzali was fondly referred to as the "Hujjat-ul-lslam", Proof of Islam, he is honoured as a scholar and a saint by learned men all over the world and is generally acclaimed as the most influential thinker of the Classical period of Islam.
He passed away in 505 AH (1111 A.D).
About The Author
Dr. Musharraf Hussain OBE is the Director of the Karimia Institute in Nottingham, a leading British Muslim organization, which works on a number of projects ranging from community development to adult classes and interfaith work.
He undertook his Islamic education in the UK, Pakistan and the Azhar University in Egypt and also serves as head of the Nottingham Islamia School. He has written numerous books on Islam including The Five Pillars of Islam, 7 Steps to Moral Intelligence and the school textbook Religion and Belief: Islam for 11–14 year olds, co-authored with Anne Jordan.
He has served as President of the national Christian–Muslim Forum and as Chair of the UK–Indonesian Advisory Group.