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A modest list of Theses on Abu Hamid al-Ghazali in serendipitious


order

Ph.D Theses on Ghazali:

1. Al-haqiqah fi nazr al-ghazali (Certainty According to al-


Ghazali) Sulyman Duyna, Azhar University (Cairo: Dar al-
Ma'rifa, 1963). In the introduction he mentions that it was his
PhD thesis at al-Azhar. (PDF)
2. THE CONFLICT OVER THE WORLD'S PRE-ETERNITY IN
THE 'TAHAFUTS' OF AL-GHAZALI AND IBN RUSHD.
MARMURA, MICHAEL ELIAS, PHD. THE UNIVERSITY OF
MICHIGAN, 1959. 201 pp. (5904955) available (PDF)
3. Al-Ghazali's ethics. Abul Quasem, M., 1974 – 1975, A3,
Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 25-103. Edited and published
as: The ethics of al-Ghazālī: a composite ethics in Islam.
Malaysia.(1975) with an introduction by W. M. Watt, reprinted
by Caravan books, New York 1978. ISBN: 088206021X (PDF)
4. "Apostasie und Toleranz im Islam. Die Entwicklung zu al-
Gazalis Urteil gegen die Philosophie und die Reaktionen
der Philosophen", by Prof. Frank Griffel (Leiden: Brill
2000). Excerpt introduction and conclusion.(PDF) ("Apostasy
and Tolerance in Islam. The development that led to al-
Ghazali’s condemnation of philosophy and the reactions from
the side of the philosophers”) [Book review in English with
summary of major ideas, M. Shwarz. (PDF)] J. Jannsen's book
review (PDF). ISBN 90 04 11566 8.
5. AN ISLAMIC VERSION OF THEODICY: THE DISPUTE OVER
AL-GHAZALI'S 'BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS'.
ORMSBY, ERIC LINN, PHD. PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, 1981. 385
pp. (8118342). Published as "Theodicy in Islamic Thought: The
Dispute over Al-Ghazali's "Best of All Possible Worlds". Eric L.
Ormsby (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984) 328pp.
(ASIN: 0691072787).
6. GHAZALI'S UNIQUE UNKNOWABLE GOD: A CRITICAL
ANALYSIS OF SOME OF THE PROBLEMS RAISED BY
GHAZALI'S VIEW OF GOD AS UTTERLY UNIQUE AND
UNKNOWABLE. SHEHADI, FADLOU, PHD. PRINCETON
UNIVERSITY, 1959. 211 pp. (5905224). Published as: Ghazali's
Unique Unknowable God. By F. Shehadi (Leiden: E. J. Brill,
1964) (PDF)
7. GHAZALI'S THEORY OF VIRTUE. SHERIF, MOHAMED A.,
PHD. THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 1971.(T-22416) Published
as: Ghazali's Theory of Virtue. By M. A. Sherif (Albany: State
University of New York, 1975) (PDF)

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8. THE GENETIC DEVELOPMENT IN AL-GHAZZALIYY'S


EPISTEMOLOGY (SUFISM, IRAQ). ABU-SWAY, MUSTAFA
MAHMOUD, PHD. BOSTON COLLEGE, 1993. 267 pp. (9329270).
Published as: A Study in Islamic Epistemology: Al-Ghazali. M.
M. Abusway (Kuala Lumpur: Dwan Bahas dan Pustaka, 1996)
(PDF)
9. Al-Ghazal the Mystic, Margaret Smith (London: Luzac & CO.,
1944) (PDF) Hijra international (reprint) Lahore, Pakistan.
10. A TRANSLATION, WITH COMMENTARY AND
INTRODUCTION, OF THE BOOK OF IHYA OF AL-GHAZZALI
BEARING ON MUSLIM WORSHIP. CALVERLEY, EDWIN
ELLIOTT, PHD. HARTFORD SEMINARY, 1923. (Citation) The
Mysteries of Worship in Islam. English Translation by: Edwin E.
Caverley (2nd [revised] ed. London: 1957, repr. New Delhi:
Kitab Bhavan, 1992) (PDF)
11. ISLAMIC MARITAL CODE: PROLEGOMENON TO AND
TRANSLATION OF AL-GHAZALI'S 'BOOK ON THE
ETIQUETTE OF MARRIAGE' IN 'IHYA' 'ULUM AL-DIN.'.
HABIB, MADELAIN FARAH, PHD. THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH,
1976. 285 pp.(7700770) Published as: "Marriage and Sexuality
in Islam A translation of al-Ghazali's Book on the Etiquettes of
Marriage": Madelain Farah, (Salt Lake City: University Of Utah
Press, 1984)
12. AL-GHAZZALI ON REPENTANCE: BOOK THIRTY-ONE OF
THE REVIVAL OF THE RELIGIOUS SCIENCES.'. STERN,
MARTIN STANLEY, PHD. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS
ANGELES, 1978. 264 pp. (7811386) Published as On
Repentance. English Translation by M. S. Stern. (PDF)
13. AL-GHAZALI'S IDEA OF PRAYER, WITH AN ENGLISH
TRANSLATION AND ANNOTATIONS OF 'KITAB AL-
ADHKAR WA 'L-DA'AWAT' OF HIS 'LLYA' 'ULUM AL-DIN'.
NAKAMURA, KOJIRO, PHD. HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 1970.
Published as "On Invocations and Supplications". English
Translation by: Kojiro Nakamura (Cambridge: The Islamic Texts
Society, 1990) (ITS description). [Harvard, 1970].
14. PROLEGOMENA TO AN OCCASIONALIST METAPHYSICS.
EDWARD OMAR MOAD, University of Missouri – Columbia.
2004. (PDF). Posted with kind permission from the Author.
Copyright 2004 by Dr. Moad.
15. The Just Balance (English translation: D .P. Brewster, Lahore:
Sh. Muhammad Ashraf, 1978) (PDF)
16. ABU HAMID AL-GHAZALI'S JURISTIC DOCTRINE IN 'AL-
MUSTASFA MIN 'ILM AL-USUL' WITH A TRANSLATION OF
VOLUME ONE OF 'AL-MUSTASFA MIN 'ILM AL-USUL'.
HAMMAD, AHMAD ZAKI, PHD. THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO,
1987. (T-30177) (vol1-PDF) (vol2-PDF)
17. AL-GHAZALI'S 'THE ASCENT TO THE DIVINE THROUGH
THE PATH OF SELF-KNOWLEDGE' (MA'ARIJ AL-QUDS FI
MADARIJ MA'RIFAT AL-NAFS) (BEING A PSYCHOLOGICAL
APPROACH TO THEOLOGY, TRANSLATED AND
ANNOTATED WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND GLOSSARY-
INDEX). SHAMMAS, YUSUF EASA, PHD. HARTFORD SEMINARY,
1958. 517 pp. (6408971) (PDF)
18. THE RELIGIOUS PSYCHOLOGY OF AL-GHAZZALI: A
TRANSLATION OF HIS BOOK OF THE IHYA ON THE

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EXPLANATION OF THE WONDERS OF THE HEART WITH


INTRODUCTION AND NOTES.. SKELLIE, WALTER JAMES,
PHD. HARTFORD SEMINARY, 1938. 309 pp. (7732719) (PDF).
Note this was promised to be printed by Fons Vitae, Louisville,
KY.
19. Alchemy: The transformation of the soul in the
conversion narratives of Augustine and Ghazzali (Saint
Augustine, Muhammad Ghazali). Highland, James Achilles,
PhD. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY AT CARBONDALE,
1999. 365 pp. Advisor: Gaskill, Thomas (9925864)
20. AL-GHAZZALI: A CRITICAL SYNTHESIS OF HIS
PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION COMPILED FROM HIS
WRITINGS AND AS REPRESENTED IN WORKS BY
SHAFIQUE ALI KHAN AND ABDU AL-GHANEY ABUD. ALI,
MOHAMMED SAID ABDU, PHD. THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY,
1995. 203 pp. Advisor: REAGAN, GERALD M. (9544511)
21. FAITH AND REASON IN ISLAM WITH PARTICULAR
REFERENCE TO AL-GHAZZALI AND AVERROES. TOMEH,
GEORGE J., PHD. GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, 1951.
22. FAITH AND REASON IN THE ISLAMIC TRADITION AND
PARTICULARLY IN GHAZALI (IRAN). SALAME, DAVID
DOUMIT ABDO, PHD. SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY, 1988. 250 pp.
Advisor: ERMATINGER, CHARLES J. (8911489)
23. DIALECTICAL METHODOLOGY AND ITS CRITIQUE:
GHAZALI AS A CASE STUDY (ISLAMIC,
ARGUMENTATION). ADANALI, AHMET HADI, PHD. THE
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 1995. 195 pp. Advisor: AL-QADI,
WADAD (9542672)
24. TRANSITION AND CONTINUITY: THE POLITICAL
REVERSAL OF AL-GHAZALI. FAZLHASHEMI, SEYYED
MOHAMMAD, PHD. UMEA UNIVERSITET, 1994. 304 pp
(1863155)
25. The skepticism of Nicolaus of Autrecourt: A forgotten
type of skepticism (al-Ghazali, David Hume). Riker,
Stephen E.;, PhD. THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA,
2000. 314 pp. Advisor: Noone, Timothy B. (9956989)
26. Ijma` and ta'wil in the conflict between Al-Ghazali and
Ibn Rushd. Bello, Iysa Ade;, PhD. UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO,
1985. Published by EJ Brill (citation). Edited and reprinted by
Brill.
27. CITY OR GARDEN: ST. AUGUSTINE AND AL-GHAZALI ON
THE FINAL ESTATE OF THE BLESSED (HEAVEN). SHAW,
DANIEL G., PHD. NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, 1987. 408 pp.
(8729040)
28. MUSLIM PHILOSOPHERS' CLASSIFICATIONS OF THE
SCIENCES: AL-KINDI, AL-FARABI, AL-GHAZALI, IBN
KHALDUN (MIDDLE EAST). AL-RABE, AHMAD ABDULLA, PHD.
HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 1984. 220 pp. (8419296)
29. THE SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE OF AL-GHAZZALI: A
CHRISTIAN RESPONSE. DE WAARD, HENDRIK, DMISS.
FULLER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, SCHOOL OF WORLD
MISSION, 1981. 243 pp. (8118656)
30. 'THE BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE,' BEING A TRANSLATION,
WITH INTRODUCTION AND NOTES OF AL-GHAZZALI'S
BOOK OF THE 'IHYA, KITAB AL-ILM'. MCCALL, WILLIAM

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ALEXANDER, PHD. HARTFORD SEMINARY, 1940. XXX+ L-


CII+424 pp. (522 pages including the coversheet!) pagination
in Roman numbers not consistent. Summary begins new
pagination with the number 50 instead of 31. prefatory material
is numbered I -III(k). This thesis is NOT available through UMI.
(PDF)
31. The secrets of the soul, death and the afterlife in al-
Ghazali's 'Ihya' 'ulum al-Din'. Gianotti, Timothy John, PhD.
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, 1998. 214 pp. Advisor: Marmura,
Michael E. (NQ35161) Published as: Gianotti, Timothy J. Al-
Ghazali's unspeakable doctrine of the soul: unveiling the
esoteric psychology and eschatology of the Ihya / by Timothy J.
Gianotti. (Brill's studies in intellectual history, 0920-8607; v.
104) Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2001.
32. THE CONCEPT OF CAUSALITY IN ABU HAMID MUHAMMAD
AL-GHAZALI'S 'TAHAFUT AL-FALASIFAH.'. BARGERON,
CAROL LUCILLE, PHD. THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN -
MADISON, 1978. 385 pp. (7817092).
33. AL-GHAZZALI'S EPISTEMOLOGY AND COGNITIVE
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES. BENOMRAN, MOHAMED MEHDI,
EDD. INDIANA UNIVERSITY, 1983. 143 pp. (8429339).
34. PLATONIC ROOTS IN AL-GHAZALI'S THEORY OF VIRTUE
AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR POLITICS.. KASSEM, ABDUL
SATTAR TAWFIK, PHD. UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - COLUMBIA,
1977. 239 pp. (7803727)
35. ARABIC AND EUROPEAN OCCASIONALISM: A
COMPARISON OF AL-GHAZALI'S OCCASIONALISM AND
ITS CRITIQUE BY AVERROES WITH MALEBRANCHE'S
OCCASIONALISM AND ITS CRITICISMS IN THE
CARTESIAN TRADITION.. NAIFY, JAMES FREDRICK, PHD.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO, 1975. 212 pp.
(7522184)
36. THE LOGICAL PART OF AL-GHAZALI'S MAQASID AL-
FALASIFA, IN AN ANONYMOUS HEBREW TRANSLATION
WITH THE HEBREW COMMENTARY OF MOSES OF
NARBONNE, EDITED AND TRANSLATED WITH NOTES AND
AN INTRODUCTION AND TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH.
CHERTOFF, GERSHON BARUCH, PHD. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY,
1952. 408 pp. (0004166) (PDF)
37. AL-GHAZALI'S 'AYYUHA'L WALAD'. SCHERER, GEORGE
HENRY, PHD. THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 1930. (T-27135)
Published with an introduction by George H. Scherer, O
Disciple. (Beirut: Catholic Press, 1951).
38. Exploring education in Islam: Al-Ghazali's model of the
master-pupil relationship applied to educational
relationships within the Islamic family. Alkanderi, Latefah
H.;, PhD. THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001. 228
pp. Advisor: LeTendre, Gerald K. (3036000)
39. Causality in Al-Ghazali, Averroes, and Aquinas. Fakhry,
M., 1949, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 0-3255.
40. Al-Ghazali's views on logic. Al-Sayyed Ahmad, A.T., 1981,
A3 Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 32-4277.
41. Al Ghazali's philosophy of education with special
reference to Al Ihya, Book 1. El-Bagir, El-K. ElS. M., 1953 –
1954, B3a, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 4-516.

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42. A study of some works of Sufism commonly attributed to


al-Ghazali. Sa'ari, C.Z., 1997, A2f, Ph.D., University of
Edinburgh, 49-2556.
43. The epistemology of revelation and reason: two medieval
Islamic views; al-Farabi and al-Ghazali. Pawan Ahmad, I.,
1998, A2f, Ph.D., Edinburgh, 49-2554.
44. Al-Ghazali and Soul: comparative context and paradigms.
Akhir, N.S.M., 2000, A2f, Ph.D., Leeds University, 50-2507.
45. The influence of al-Ghazali upon Islamic jurisprudence
and philosophy, with special reference to the period A.D.
1100-1400. Qariballah, H. M. A.-F., 1969 – 1970, A2f, Ph.D.,
University of Edinburgh, 20-116.
46. The philosophical achievement of Al Ghazali. Goodman,
L.E., 1967 – 1968, A3, D.Phil., Oxford University, 19-158.
47. An evaluation of the Qut Al-Qulub of Al-Makki with an
annotated translation of his Kitab Al-Tawba. Amin,
W.M.A.B.M., 1991, A2f, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 42-53.
48. The materials in the works of Al-Farabi and Ibn Sina on
which the metaphysical section of Al-Ghazali's Maqasid is
based. Rahman, M. M., 1966 – 1967, A8v, Ph.D., University of
Edinburgh, 17-614.
49. The term Sa'ada in the selected works of al-Farabi and
al-Ghazali. Aydin, M., 1971 – 1972, A8v, Ph.D., University of
Edinburgh, 22-751.
50. Marriage and celibacy in mediaeval Islam: a study of al-
Ghazali's Kitib idib al-nikahi. Immenkamp, B., 1995, A2f,
Ph.D., Cambridge, 45-6067.
51. The Qur'anic Hermeneutics of Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, with
special reference to his understanding of ta'wil.
Whittingham, Martin, Ph.D. (University of Edinburgh, UK,
2002).
52. BISAR, M. A. R. al-Juwayni and al-Ghazali as theologians
with special reference to al-Irshad and al-Iqtisad.
Edinburgh University, 1953, Ph.D. Diss.
53. Aydin, M. The term Sa'ada in the selected works of al-
Farabi and al-Ghazali. University of Edinburgh, 1972, Ph.D.
Diss.
54. SCHWARZ, M. Theodicy in the early scholastic theology of
Islam up to al-Ghazzali. Oxford University, 1966, Ph.D. Diss.
55. KHAN, A. R. The doctrine of creation in al-Ghazali and Ibn
Rushd, with special reference to the two 'Tahafuts' and
al-Maqasid. Edinburgh University, 1970, Ph.D.Diss.
56. SPENCER, H. A study of the dependece upon al-Ghazali's
ihya of the introduction and first two "pillars" of the
Persian Kimiya-i-sa'adat. Edinburgh University, 1963,
Ph.D.Diss.
57. STADE, R. C. al-Ghazali's al-Maqasid al-Asna and the
concept of God in Islam. Edinburgh University, 1968,
Ph.D.Diss.
58. DIONE, Abdoulaye. La notion de la connaissance (al-ilm)
d'apres Ihya de Ghazali rectifie et commente par Moshen
Fayz Kashani. Traduction integrale et notes. (Notion of
knowledge (al-ilm) according to Ihya by al-Ghazali rectified and
commented by Moshen Fayz Kashani. Integral translation and
notes); Université de Paris IV, 1974, These 3eme cycle.

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59. DRISS, Ali. al-Ghazali. L'Iqtisad compare a son Ihya (al-


Ghazali. Iqtisad compared to his Ihya); Université de Paris IV,
1971, These 3eme cycle.
60. ISSA-Y-YOUSIF. La realite humaine selon Ghazali (Human
reality according to Ghazali); Université de Nice, 1980, These
3eme cycle.
61. JABRE, Farid. La certitude de Ghazali dans ses origines
psychologies et historiques. (Certitude by al-Ghazali in its
psychological and historical origins); Université de Paris.
Thèse. Lettres. 1956. (2 vols. xxix, 488 + 259)
62. JABRE, Farid. Essai surl le lexique de Ghazali. Contribution
a l'etude de la terminologie de Ghazali dans ses
principaux ouvrages a l'exception du Tahafut. (Essay on
the lexicon of al-Ghazali. Contributions to the study of the
terminology of Ghazlai in his main works except the Tahafut);
Université de Paris. Thèse. complémentaire. Lettres, 1956. (2
vols. xvi, 404p + 143).
63. KRAWULSKY, Dorothea. Briefe und Reden des Abu Hamid
Muhammad al-Gazzali, übersetzt und erläutert. (Letters
and talks of Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali. Translated and
Explained) Universität Frankfurt, 1971, Dr. Phil . Diss.
64. Malter, Henryk. Die Abhandlung des Abu Hamid al-Gazzali.
Antworten auf Fragen, die an ihn gerichtet wurden (The
discussion of Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, Answers on questions
addressed to him); Universität Heidelberg, 1895, Dr. Phil . Diss.
65. Auerbach, Heimann. Albalag und seine Übersetzung des
Makasid al-Gazzalis. (Albalag and its translation of the
Makasid al-Ghazali); Universität Heidelberg, 1906, Dr. Phil Diss.
66. TSCHEUSCHNER, Ernst Friedrich. Mönchsideale des Islams
nach Ghazalis Abhandlung über Armut und
Weltentsagung. (Monk's ideal of Islams according to Ghazali's
Treaty on poverty and world renunciation); Universität Berlin
1933 Dr. Phil. Diss.
67. BAUER, Hans. Die Dogmatik al-Ghazali's nach dem II.
Buche seines Hauptwerkes. (The Dogmatics of al-Ghazali
according to Book I of his main work); Universitat Halle, 1912,
Habilitationsschrift.
68. WEHER, Hans. Einheitsbewusstsein und Gottvertrauen.
Das 35 Buch von Al-Gazali's hauptwerk. (Consciouness
unity and confidence in God. The 35th Book from Al-Ghazal's
main work); Universität Halle, 1939, Habilitationsschrift.
69. MEYER, Hilmar. Zu al-Gazalis Werk "Aufstieg zur Heiligkeit
auf den Stufen der Erkenntnis der Seele". (On al-Ghazali's
work "Asent to holiness on the steps of knowledge of Souls);
Universität Wien, 1964, Ph.D. Diss.
70. ECHMAN, Karl Freidrich. Die Wunder des Herzens. Ein
Beitrag zur Religionspsychologie des Islams. Aus al-
Gazzalis Werk ihya ulum ad-din ubertragen und mit
Kommentar und Glossar versehen. (The wonders of the
heart. A contribution to religious psychology of Islam from al-
Ghazali's work ihya ulum al-din translated with commentary
and glossary); Universtat Mainz, 1958, Ph.D.Diss.
71. FRICK, Heinrich. Ghazali's Selbstbiographie. Ein Vergleich
mit Augustins Konfessionen. (Ghazali's autobiography. A
comparison with Augustine's Confession); Universtat Giessen

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1919 Ph.D.Diss.
72. URAIBI, Muhammad Yasin. al-Ghazalis Aporien im
Zusammenhang mit dem Kausalproblem. (al-Ghazali's
Apories in correlation with casual problem); Universität Bonn,
1972, Ph.D.Diss.
73. WILMS, Franz-Elmar. al-Ghazalis Schrift wider die Gottheit
Jesu. Übersetzung und Kommentar. Mit einer
Ubersetzung des Munkidh min Dalal. (Al-Ghazali: Godness
Jesus and translation and commentary of al-munkhidh min al-
dalal); Universität Freiburg, 1964, Ph.D.Diss.
74. WILZER, Susanna. Untersuchungen zu al-Gazzalis Kitab at-
Tauba. (Research of al-Ghazali's Kitab al-Tawba); Universität
Erlangen, 1952, Ph.D.Diss.
75. WOLFSOHN, Julius. Der Einfluss Gazali's auf Chisdai
Crescas. (The influence of Ghazali on Chisdai Cresas);
Universität Erlangen, 1904, Ph.D.Diss.
76. Terkan, Fehrullah, Recurrence of the perennial encounter?
al-Ghazali and Ibn Rushd on God's knowledge. PhD, THE
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 2004, pp. 293, ADVISER: Kadi,
Wadad A. ISBN: 0-496-08706-1, SOURCE: DAI-A 65/10, p.
3873, Apr 2005, SUBJECT THEOLOGY (0469); PHILOSOPHY
(0422); RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY OF (0322). (link)
77. Marianne Farina, Moral goodness and friendship with God:
The moral teachings of Thomas Aquinas and Hamid Al-
Ghazali. Boston College, 2004, pp. 391, ADVISER Pope, Stephen
J. ISBN: 0-496-83160-6 , SOURCE: DAI-A 65/06, p. 2240, Dec 2004,
SUBJECT: THEOLOGY (0469). (link)
78. Davis, Dennis Morgan, Jr. AL-GHAZĀLĪ ON DIVINE
ESSENCE: A TRANSLATION FROM THE IQTISĀD FĪ AL-
I'TIQAD WITH NOTES AND COMMENTARY, University of
Utah, 2005, (PDF) with kind permission from the author.
Copyright 2005 D. Morgan Davis. with kind permission of the
author.
79. Okumus, Mesut "Gazzali'nin Kur'an Anlayisi ve Yorum
Yöntemi", Doktora Tezi, Ankara Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler
Enstitüsü, Danisman: Prof. Dr. Halis Albayrak, 262 sayfa,
Ankara 2000. English: ("Ghazali's Qur'an Understanding And
Exegesis Methods", Ph.D., Ankara University, The Enstitute of
Social Sciences, Advisor: Prof. Dr. Halis Albayrak, 262 ps,
Ankara 2000. Thesis published in Turkish language as:
"Kur'an'in Çok Boyutlu Okunusu: -Imam Gazzali Örneði-,
Ankara Okulu Yayinlari, Ankara 2005. English: "Mutli
Dimensional Reading of the Qur'an, -The Case of Imam al-
Ghazzali-", Ankara Okulu YayInlarI, Ankara 2005.

80. Kenneth Garden "Al-Ghazali's contested Revival: Ihya' Ulum al-


din and its critics in Khorasan and the Maghrib." University of
Chicago December 2005. (PDF) with kind permission of the
author.

In progress:

1. On the Psudeo corpus of al-Ghazali with especial references to


al-madnun bihi ala' ghir ahlihi. Oxford U. (2005)

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About his brother:

1. Ahmad al-Ghazali (d. 517/1123 or 520/1126) and the


metaphysics of love (Ahmad ibn Muhammad Ghazzali).
Lumbard, Joseph Edward Barbour, PhD. YALE UNIVERSITY,
2003. 367 pp. Advisor: Bowering, Gerhard (3091761)

Philosophy and Sufism (Remotely related):

1. Tahafut al-Falasifia par Khawadja Zade. Edition,


introduction, analyse et notes. (Tahfut al-Falasifa by
Khawaja Zade. Edition, introduction, analysis and notes),
JARRAI, Hassen, Universite de Paris IV, 1972, These 3eme
cycle.
2. Allard, Michel. Texetes apologetiques du Juwayni (.
478/1085) [Apologetical texts of al-Juwayni, d. 478/1085]
Universite de Paris 1968 These Lettres.
3. MAHMUD, F. H. al-Juwayni and his doctrine of the
origination of the world. Edinburgh University 1961 Ph.D.
Diss.
4. al-SHARQAWI, Effat Muhammed. Religion and Philosophy in
the thought of Fakhr al-din al-Razi: The problem of God's
Existence. McGill 1970 Ph.D.Diss.
5. HUME, Wilson, McC. A translation with introduction and
notes of the "Risalah of al-Qushairi. Hartford Seminary
1935 Ph.D. Diss.
6. SCHOONOVER, Kermit Athol. "Kitab al-Ri'aya li-Huquq
Allah" by al-Muhasabi: A translation with introduction
and notes. Harvard University 1948 Ph.D. Diss.
7. GAAFAR, M. K. I. The Sufi doctrine of Sahl al-Tustari, with
a critical edition of his Risalat al-Huruf. Cambridge
Univerisity 1966 Ph.D. Diss.
8. Zaki Mubarak - a critical study. Al-Shihabi, M.R.A.A-M,
1977, A8v Ph.D., Exeter University, 27-388.

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Master's Theses

1. Al-Ghazali's Tahafut al-Falasifa [Incoherence of the


Philosophers] by Sabih Ahmad Kamali (Lahore: Pakistan
Philosophical Congress, 1963) (PDF).
2. ABDUL LATIF, A. R. H. The Conception of Ijma' in ash-
Shaf'i and al-Ghazali Edinburgh University 1977 M. Litt.
Thesis.
3. A critical and annotated translation of the chapters on
divine attributes and their properties in al-Iqtisad Fi-L-
Itiqad of Iman Al-Ghazali. Abu Zayd, Abdu-r-Rahman;, MA.
MCGILL UNIVERSITY, 1968. Published as a book: "Al-Ghazali on
Divine Predicates and their Properties" (Lahore: Sh. Muhammad
Ashraf, 1970). (PDF)
4. The Sources of Knowledge in al-Ghazali's Thought: A

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Psychological Framework of Epistemology. Mohd Zaidi bin


Ismail. MA, International Institute of Islamic Thought and
Civilization (ISTAC, Kula Lumpur, Malaysia). 1995 (PDF)
5. The essential elements of taubah in the writings of al-
Ghazali. Arokiasamy, Lourduraj;, MA. MCGILL UNIVERSITY,
1983. (citation)
6. 'THE BOOK OF SCIENCE' BY GHAZALI WITH
TRANSLATION OF THE FIRST THREE CHAPTERS (ABU
HAMID MUHAMMAD IBN MUHAMMAD AT-TUSI AL-
GHAZALI). BISHLAWY, SALMA S., MA. THE UNIVERSITY OF
CHICAGO, 1945. 156 pp. (TM14053)
7. Political philosophy of al-Ghazzali: An analysis.
Kamarudin, Russli;, MA. MCGILL UNIVERSITY, 1997. 97 pp.
Advisor: Lawson, Todd (MQ43890)
8. THE EDUCATIONAL THOUGHT OF AL-GHAZALI: THEORY
AND PRACTICE. ASARI, HASAN, MA. MCGILL UNIVERSITY,
1993. 154 pp. Advisor: LITTLE, D. P. (MM87773)
9. AL-GHAZALI'S THEORY OF MUNASABA IN THE CONTEXT
OF THE ADAPTABILITY OF ISLAMIC LAW. QOMARIYAH,
SITI, MA. MCGILL UNIVERSITY, 1994. 119 pp. Advisor:
HALLAQ, WAEL B. (MM99925)
10. RE-READING AL-GHAZALI: ORTHODOXY, REASON AND
AUTHORITY IN THE 'KITAB AL-MUSTAZHIRI'. MITHA,
FAROUK, MA. MCGILL UNIVERSITY, 1993. 189 pp. Advisor:
HALLAQ, WAEL B. (MM87785) Published as (Al-Ghazali and the
Ismailis: A Debate on Reason adn Authority in Medieval Islam)
(London: I. B. Taurus in association with the Institute of Ismaili
studies, 2001: ISBN: 1860647928) Reviewed by Frank Griffel.
(PDF)
11. Asrar al-Hajj, The book on the secrets of pilgrimage
(Kitab Asrar al-Hajj) of Abu Hamid Muhammad al-
Ghazali. By Umar Ibrahim a Thesis presented to the
Department of Arabic Studies. Thesis (M.A.)- American
University in Cairo, 1975 (Thesis 340) (PDF)
12. Development of al-Ghazali's concept of the knowledge of
God in his three later works: 'Ihya`', 'al-Muniquidh', and
'Iljam al-`Awamm'. Nurbaethy, Andi;, MA. MCGILL
UNIVERSITY, 1999. 100 pp. Advisor: Ormsby, Eric L.
(MQ50553)
13. BOOK XX OF AL-GHAZALI'S IHYA ULUM AL-DIN.
ZOLONDEK, LEON, AM. THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 1952.
123 pp.(TM01498) Published by EJ Brill (PDF)
14. AL-GHAZALI'S WORKS AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON ISLAM
IN INDONESIA. SAID, NURMAN, MA. MCGILL UNIVERSITY,
1992. 114 pp. Advisor: ORMSBY, ERIC L (MM87659)
15. An edition and translation of folios 1-25 of Bodleian MS.
No. ccciv entitled Al-tibr al-masbuk fi nasihat al muluk by
Ghazali. Isaacs, H. D., 1956 – 1957, A8v, M.A., Manchester
University, 7-321.
16. completed: A Partial translation of al-'Arba'in fi usul al-din at
AUC. (2004)

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reference: Arabic and Islamic Studies: Doctoral Dissertations & Graduate Theses in English,
French and German (1881-1981) Maurice Saliba, Lebanon 1983. Also all those who wrote to
inform me of their work all the best.

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