عنوان مقاله [English]
Al-Ghazali lived in an era of Islamic thought and history in which many thinkers exchanged various philosophical perspectives in their kalami approaches. In those days, many thinkers attempted to establish their kalami arguments and thoughts by applying words, concepts, and methods from philosophy; nevertheless, in establishing the bases of their arguments they endeavored to maintain their distance from philosophy as much as possible. Al-Ghazali also shared the same demeanor as his contemporaries. Unlike former Asharites who did not believe in incorporeity, he believed in the concept. This study is an attempt to first demonstrate how Ashari thinkers and philosophers who lived before Al-Ghazali believed in incorporeity and what were their ways of thinking. Second, Al-Ghazali's methodology and identical conceptions with philosophers such as Ibn Sina and Al-Farabi are presented to show how Al-Ghazali was indebted to previous philosophers in his believing in incorporeity.