Abu Hamid Ibn Muhammad Ibn Muhammad al-Tusi al-Shafi’i al-Ghazali (Algazel), 1058-1111. Noted medieval Sufi thinker. Although he was born and died in Khorasan, Iran (then called Tus), much of his working life was spent as a teacher in Baghdad. Known as a strong defender of Muslim orthodoxy. In philosophy, his chief legacy is his strong epistemological criticism of the philosophers' claim to knowledge.
Description: Abu Hamid Ibn Muhammad Ibn Muhammad al-Tusi al-Shafi’i al-Ghazali (Algazel), 1058-1111. Noted medieval Sufi thinker. Although he was born and died in Khorasan, Iran (then called Tus), much of his working life was spent as a teacher in Baghdad. Known as a strong defender of Muslim orthodoxy. In philosophy, his chief legacy is his strong epistemological criticism of the philosophers'' claim to knowledge.