Muhammad al-Ghazali is certainly one of the most celebrated Muslim thinkers of the twentieth century yet Khalafallah’s monograph is the first English publication to deal with his life and thought in a comprehensive manner.
The strength of this book lies in Khalafallah’s in-depth analysis of al-Ghazali’s writings, which reveals the highly reflexive ways in which his ideas evolved throughout his life.
Khalafallah succeeds in presenting a highly nuanced yet holistic picture of al-Ghazali’s intellectual profile. She combines newspaper articles and interviews with his disciples and family members to situate al-Ghazali’s text in the socio-political contexts of the publication.
Journal of Islamic Studies