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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-Ghazali: 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)
  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 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 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.
  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.
  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 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-GHAZALI ON DIVINE ESSENCE: A TRANSLATION FROM THE IQTISAD FI 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.

  81. Yatimah Sarmani, "Islamic Counseling Approach: A Qualitative Analysis Counseling Model Base on Human Characteristic by Imam al-Ghazali." University Technology of Malaysia in Skudai Johor Malaysia, December 2005. in Malay (abstract) with kind permission of the author.
     

In progress:

  1. al-Akiti, M. Afifi. "Al-Ghazali's Madnun: A Critical Edition of the Major Madnun with Discussion of the Madnun Corpus." D.Phil dissertation in progress, 3 vols., University of Oxford. Supervised by Prof. F.W. Zimmermann.

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 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)
  17. Yarbrough, Luke B., Knowledge of the Heart: Heart of Political Order: al-Ghazali on Mysticism and Politics. Princeton University (2004) Senior B. A. thesis. (PDF)

Note: It is not a comprehensive list if you do not see your thesis here let me know and I'll add it in. Also if you give us permission to post it here I would appreciate it very much as you will be reaching a wide range of audience. Regardless of you think of the fruit of your youth I urge you to have it listed here and a copy included. PDF version of this page.

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Sources:

Proquest searches (2004), UK theses search (2004), and the following dated bibliographic 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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