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Iḥyāʾ ʿulūm al-dīn


Date of creation
  • Before 1111   Gregorian
    Before 504   Hegirian
Preferred title

Iḥyāʾ ʿulūm al-dīn   Arabic  IDEO-IFAO transliteration scheme

إحياء علوم الدين   Arabic  

Variant title work
  • Revivification des sciences de la religion   French  
  • The Revival of the religious Sciences   English  
Work type Single work
Work manifested Early work
Work genre Textual work

Adult, serious

System of organisation

Divided into four parts, each containing ten chapters. Part one deals with knowledge and the requirements of faith—ritual purity, prayer, charity, fasting, pilgrimage, recitation of the Qurʾān, and so forth; part two concentrates on people and society—the manners related to eating, marriage, earning a living, and friendship; parts three and four are dedicated to the inner life of the soul and discuss first the vices that people must overcome in themselves and then the virtues that they must strive to achieve.


Diamond   W 95431

Created at 07-11-2013 by migration (IDEO)

Updated at 04-01-2020 by René-Vincent du Grandlaunay (IDEO)