Moral Healing Through the Most Beautiful Names: The Practice of Spiritual Chivalry

by Laleh Bakhtiar

This work shows the traditional method of spiritual chivalry of assuming the positive traits or virtues of God's Most Beautiful Names. Known as moral self-healing (attaining muruwwah), it occurs psychologically through three stages referred to in this work as three parts.

Part I, a translation of al-Ghazzali's work on the Ninety-Nine Names, shows Theoethics the Most Beautiful Names as only God can manifest them. This serves as the knowledge base.

Part II, psychoethics shows the traditional method of processing that knowledge.

Part III Socio ethics shows the way to test the extent of having healed morallythrough our actions and improving our relations with others. Healing is effected through assuming God's Most Beautiful Names to the extent God's Grace and our own endeavor allow.

Format: Paperback, 290 pages