Al-Ghazali

Al-Ghazali
Birth 1058
Death 1111

Inserted strands of mystical Sufism into Islam. He saw the jihad that’s now rife as a battle with sordid inner desires rather than as a battle with non-believers. He did have some time for rationality, but rejected the philosophical tariqah and launched a fiery attack on Aristotle, despite respecting his teachings about logic. He had a huge influence on Islamic jurisprudence and Western European philosophy.

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