Unveiling the Ghazalian Doctrine of Soul:A Contextual Analysis

A Contextual Analysis

  • Dr Shumaila Mazhar university
  • Dr Sabeen Akber
Keywords: soul, nafs, reason, mind



The current study is an attempt to comprehend and gain an insight into the nature of Ghazalian doctrine of soul. With his gigantic intellectual stature and an all-encompassing knowledge, Ghazali has exerted his influence on the Islamic thought for nearly nine centuries. Since soul is at the core of Ghazali’s philosophical outlook,  so his study of soul comprises the study of its origin, its true nature, its return after body’s death, the purpose behind its creation, its union with body, its supremacy and causes of its pleasure and pain. Fundamentally, the present work focuses on the Ghazalian theory of soul and its philosophical considerations. This exhilarating odyssey inside human soul will open new panoramas of meaning and contribute to the growing area of research on Islamic thought.

Author Biographies

Dr Shumaila Mazhar, university

English Deptt (Asstt:Profesor)


Dr Sabeen Akber

Deptt: of Islamic Studies, Asstt:Professor

How to Cite
Mazhar, D., & Akber, D. (2019). Unveiling the Ghazalian Doctrine of Soul:A Contextual Analysis. The Islamic Culture "As-Saqafat-Ul Islamia" الثقافة الإسلامية - Research Journal - Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre, University of Karachi, (41). Retrieved from http://theislamicculture.com/index.php/tis/article/view/581