Abul Ghafer said that a book like Ihya’ was never compiled before.
Imam Nodi said that Ihya’ is near the Quran.
Shaikh Abu Muhammad said that if all the lights of knowledege or the world are extinguished they can be revived form Ihya’.
Shaikh Ali read it 25 times from forst to last and at the end of each reading gave a feast to the students and the poor.
Many saints regarded the book as a result of ilham or inspiration.
- Ihya’ ‘Ulumuddin, English Version