Historical Figure
Date of Birth: 1058
Date of Death: 1111
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Religion: Islam
Occupation: Author of Non-Fiction, Educator, Philosopher
Children: Abdu'l Rahman Allam
Turtledove Appearances:
In High Places
POD: 1348
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Abū Hāmid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazzālī (1058-1111) (Farsi ابو حامد محمد بن محمد الغزالى) known as Algazel to the western medieval world, was born and died in Tus, in the Khorasan province of Persia (modern day Iran). He was a Muslim theologian, jurist, philosopher, cosmologist, physician, psychologist and mystic of Persian origin, and remains one of the most celebrated scholars in the history of Sufi Islamic thought.

Al-Ghazzali in In High PlacesEdit

Al-Ghazzali's view that scientific investigation and religious belief could not co-exist, and that religion must supercede, dominated the Muslim world in an alternate where the Great Black Deaths killed 80% of the population of Europe. This partially explained why that particular alternate never developed the Scientific and the Industrial Revolutions, and was still in the Middle Ages in 2096.