Place of Doubt in Islamic Epistemology: Al-Ghazzali's Philosophical
(E-text) also pdf, in: Bakar,
Osman. The History and Philosophy of Islamic Science. Cambridge,
UK: The Islamic Texts Society, 1999, pp. 39-60
- Nakamura, Kojiro
approach to al-Ghazali's Conversion, (PDF)
Orient, vol. XXI, 1985, pp. 46-59
- Abu-Sway, Mustafa Mahmoud,
"Spiritual Crisis" Re-considered, Al-Shajarah,
vol. 1, no. i, pp. 77-94, 1996 (PDF.)
and Fulfillment: Introduction to al-Ghazali's Munqidh. R.
- Menn, Stephen, "The Discourse on the Method and the Tradition of
Intellectual Autobiography," in Hellenistic and Early Modern
Philosophy, ed. by Jon Miller & Brad. Inwood (Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 2003), pp. 141-91. (PDF)
Crisis: a Re-evaluation of writings on his crisis.
(old version) I
have changed my mind on some of the issues mentioned here.
al-Ghazali fi munqhidhi (With al-Ghazali in his book al-Munqhidh)
A. Abdrazak. (Arabic PDF) sympathetic account of his life.
- Ormsby, Eric,
Taste of Truth: Structural analysis of al-Munqidh min al-Dalal. (PDF)
cited in Wael B. Hallaq, Donald P. Little, Islamic Studies Presented
to Charles J. Adams, Brill, Leiden 1991, pp. 133-152.
- Halevi, Leor, The
Theologian's Doubts: Natural Philosophy and the Skeptical Games of
Ghazali. Journal of the History of Ideas,
Volume 63, Number 1, January 2002, pp. 19-39. (PDF)
- Bargeron, Carol L. "Sufism's
Role in al-Ghazali's First Crisis of Knowledge," Medieval Encounters
9: 1 (2003): 32-78. (link to Article which is free for limited time!)
- Moulder, D. C., The First Crisis in the Life of al-Ghazali,
Islamic Studies, 11, 1972, pp. 113-23.
- There are a few other works that deal with this to
some extent written by neo-modernist who have a bone to pick with al-Ghazali
who to them represents an anti modernity:
- Al-A`sam, `Abd al-Amir, Al-faylasuf al-Ghazali.
Beirut: al-Dar al-Tunisiya li al-Nashr, 1988. (pdf)
- al-Ansri, `Abd al-daim abu al-`ata al-Baqari,
al-Ghazali: aw Kayfa arakha al-Ghazali li-nafasahu (Confessions of
al-Ghazali or how al-Ghazali re-wrote his own biography (lit. history)
by (Arabic PDF) Controversial account that claims al-Ghazali lied about his life.
Cairo: Maktab al-Angelo-Misriya, 1985.
- Mubarak, Zaki , al-Akhlaq 'anda al-Ghazali
[Ethics according to al-Ghazali] (pdf c1,
c3) See Al-Shihabi's
unpublished PhD thesis for an analysis of this book. (Zaki Mubarak - a
critical study. Al-Shihabi, M.R.A. 1977, Ph.D., Exeter) This
is Mubarak's PhD thesis in which he blamed
al-Ghazali for the general decline of Muslims.
- al-Jabiri, Muhammad A., al-sira' al-mathhabi wa laysa
al-din wa'ra` in the introduction to Tahafut al-Tahafut, Beirut: Markaza
dirasat al-wahida al-`arabiya, 2001. (pdf)
- Zarrinkub, `Abd al-Husayn, al-firar min al-madrasa:
Dirasa fi hayat wa fikr abi Hamid al-Ghazali. Beirut: Dar al-Rawda,
- Upper level University Course: Study al-munqhidh in Germany (link)
This is a topic
that I worked on as it is of some interest to me. I have
yet another version of the paper that is listed above. It is still in the
works and has turned into a confused mess. If you are interested in this topic as well I would
love to hear about it.