Al-Ghazalî is known in Europe as Algazel, and was one of the most illustrious Muslim scholars. His Maqasid al-Falasifah (The Aims of the Philosophers), translated into Latin in the 12th century, became very influential amongst scholastic Christian theologians. In his thirties, Al-Ghazalî became the principal teacher at Madrasah Nizamiyyah of Baghdad, the most renowned institution of learning in eastern Islam (Cordova was its Western equivalent).
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by: FSTC Limited, Fri 27 July, 2007