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Ibn al Ghazali was born in 1068 in Tus, Khurasan which was a Persian state known today as Iran.  His father died when al Ghazali was young. His father asked a Sufi friend, to inest the little mooney he left in learning how to read and write. When the money ran out, their friend suggested they go to scholl which offered board . When al Ghazali’s father died, he learned in Tus with Ahmad el Radhakani as his teacher. Next, he headed to Jurjan where he learned lectures from Al-Qasim Al-Isma`ili Al-Jurjani and wrote Al-Ta`liqah from his lectures. Afterwards, he returned to Tus for three years and then left for NIsaphour. He studied under Imam Al-Haramayn Al-Juwaini in the Nizamayyah School until his  professor died. Throughout these eight years, he mastered Islamic sciences except the science of the Hadith which might hsve been the cause of untraditional work in his works. When his professor died, he went to the Camp which was known to be the meeting area for scholars who discussed Islamic sciences. There, he earned the scholar’s respect o they assigned him as a teacher in the Nizamayyah school in Baghdad. Through this position, he gained prestige, respect and wealth that princes couldn’t match. He studied philosophy and later wrote “The Aims of Philosophers” which made him appear as one of them. Moreover, he also wrote “The Incoherence of the Philosophers” as a critique to them. Al Ghazali ended his career as a teacher in Baghdad as a result to the “spiritual crisis.” He debated the reasons for quitting teaching through his book “Deliverance from Error” where he stated that ‘one should abandon all worldly attachments’ and that “any deed that was not for the sake of Allah was an obstacle.” He...