Ismaili Doctrines

Al-Ghazali and the Ismailis: A Debate on Reason and Authority in Medieval Islam.

Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (AH 450/1058 - 505/1111 CE) is arguably one of the most influential thinkers in the history of Islamic thought and modern scholarship has awarded him a greater share of attention than any other mediaeval Muslim figure. As part of his corpus of some forty or more works, al-Ghazali wrote a number of treatises in which he attempted to refute the doctrines of the Ismailis. The most detailed of these is the Fada’ih al-

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