ghazali - Minton Professor Daoud Arab World Culture 10...

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Minton Professor Daoud Arab World Culture 10 October 2009 Al Ghazali Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali was born in 1058 A.D. in the town of Khorasan, Iran. Even after his father’s death – which would ordinarily have been a problem - Al-Ghazali was able to receive adequate schooling in Nishapur and Baghdad. He later became a respected and renowned scholar in the fields of religion and philosophy, and was even appointed to be a Professor at Nizamiyah University located in Baghdad. Nizamiyah – at the time - was recognized as one of the best institutions of higher learning during what is considered the ‘golden era’ of Muslim history. A few years after his appointment, Al-Ghazali decided to turn away from academia and became a “wandering ascetic” (TrinColl). Asceticism is a life-style characterized by abstaining from different pleasures, usually with a goal of pursuing religious and spiritual goals. He later went back to teaching, but only briefly, before leaving his position again to fulfill his personal endeavors. He lived in solitude and
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course ANT 952 taught by Professor Daoud during the Fall '09 term at Adelphi.

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