Monday, March 2, 2015

"Ghazali is deliberately plain-spoken.

 He wants to hammer home the premise upon which his whole case rests: that we act, when we act on our own, purely and exclusively out of self-love. God's love, by contrast, is not motivated by any benefit which He might derive from us. 
Eric Ormsby, Ghazali: The Revival of Islam. (Oxford: Oneworld, 2008), 135.