Al-Ghazali dalam Pandangan Jackson


Jejak Pemikiran dan Refleksi

Konteks

Abad 8-14 dikenal sebagai era emas dalam sejarah Islam (the Islamic Golden Age). Era emas tidak berarti ada stabilitas politik. Di era Imam Ghazali (1058-1111), misalnya, dunia Islam tidak menikmati kesatuan politik: di Spanyol ada Dinasti Umayyah, di Afrika Utara dan sekitar ada Dinasti Fatimiyah (Syiah), dan di Baghdad ada Dinasti Abbasiyah (Suni). Yang terakhir semakin menua di dalam penjara istananya sendiri tanpa kekuatan politik riil dan berperan sekadar simbol kesatuan dunia Islam. Kekuatan politik riil dalam genggaman dinasti Buyids (Syiah) dan itu sudah berlangsung seabad: abad ke-10 dikenal sebagai dekade Syiah. Tiga tahun sebelum Sang Imam dilahirkan Baghdad ditaklukkan oleh suku Saljuk (Turki)[1].

Tulisan mengenai Imam Ghazali (selanjutnya Sang Imam) melimpah. Dalam konteks ini layak disimak pandangan seorang ahli dalam bidang pemikiran filsafat dan keagamaan dari Universitas Gloucestershire (Inggris). Beliau adalah reader dan pengajar di universitas itu untuk kajian Islam, Nietzsche, filsafat Yunani…

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Uzair Suhaimi

Statistics and religion. This is perhaps an unusual combination for many. The first is dealing with the empirical world, the second with that beyond that world. However, that is my reflection regarding myself. As a statistician, I spent 30 years (1981-2011) serving BPS-Statistics Indonesia. After that my professional services were dedicated to TNP2K office (an office under the vice president office) for a few months and to ILO-ROAP as a senior statistician for half a year. Since 2012 most of my time is dedicated as an independent consultant on statistics-related work, mostly for ILO and on some occasions for some government offices Indonesia. My recent work (2019) was on estimating child labour in Indonesia for ILO Country Office Jakarta. As for personal interest, since young, I've been fascinated with the basic principles of religious thought, especially on its esoteric dimensions, essentiality, and universality. Sufism and perennial philosophy are of my special interest. On this subject, I have posted a number of short articles in my personal blog: https://uzairsuhaimi.blog.

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