Imam al-Ghazali explores the meaning and significance of fraternity in Islam in this brilliant essay from his seminal work, The Revival of the Religious Sciences, which covers material assistance, personal aid, holding one's tongue, speaking out, forgiveness, loyalty, sincerity, and informality.
Table of Contents:
Introduction: the Time and Place of al-Ghazali
Al-Ghazali: On the Duties of Brotherhood
The First Duty: Material Assistance
The Second Duty: Personal Aid
The Third Duty: Holding One's Tongue
The Fourth Duty: Speaking Out
The Fifth Duty: Forgiveness
The Sixth Duty: Prayer
The Seventh Duty: Loyalty and Sincerity
The Eighth Duty: Informality
Imam al-Ghazali (1058-1111 CE) of Tus in Iran was one of the greatest scholars in the history of Islamic thought. He made outstanding contributions in logic, philosophy, jurisprudence, legal theory, and mysticism.