INNER DIMENSIONS OF ISLAMIC WORSHIP consists of selections from Imam al-Ghazali's Ihya' Ulum al-Din, translated into English, wherein he leads us in his characteristically powerful and inspiring way, into those dimensions of Islamic worship rites-Prayer, Almsgiving, Fasting, Pilgrimage, etc. -which are essential to the fulfilment of their inner quality and reaping the rich harvests of spiritual, moral and social upliftment that must be their reward. The book will be of immense help to the countless young men and women of our times who are rapidly growing in their commitment to Islam and ever trying to bring their lives under the sovereignty of One God -a task which is impossible unless one can develop the immense inner resources which Islamic worship offers.
The translator, MUHTAR HOLLAND, was born in Durham in 1935 and studied Arabic and Turkish at Balliol College, Oxford. He went on to lecture in Arabic, Turkish and Near Eastern History at the University of Toronto; Islamic law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; Classical Arabic and Greek Philosophy at the Institute of Malay Language, Literature and Culture, National University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. He was Senior Research Fellow at the Islamic Foundation, Leicester (1978-1980).