Al-Ghazzali : The Alchemy of Happiness

Al-Ghazzali : The Alchemy of Happiness : New,
Kimiya al-Sa'adah,
*[A5+] Paperback - 122 pages,
by Imam al-Ghazali [d.505h],
Transl. by Claud Field,
Published by Martino Fine Books.

Back in Stock July 2024
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This is a 2017 Reprint of the 1910 Edition.   Imam al-Ghazzali, or, al-Ghazali, the author of The Alchemy of Happiness, was a Persian theologian, philosopher, and prolific Sunni Muslim author, and is regarded as one of the great thinkers of Islam. 

This abridged work emphasised the importance of observing the ritual requirements of Islam, the actions that would lead to salvation, and avoidance of sin. The factor that set the Alchemy apart from other theological works at the time was its mystical emphasis on self-discipline and asceticism. 

Sa'?da (happiness) is a central concept in Islamic philosophy used to describe the highest aim of human striving.  Sa'?da is equated with "ultimate happiness", namely that of the hereafter.  It is achieved only after a human being has liberated his/her soul completely from its corporal existence, achieving "active intellect".  The teachings were to help man to live a life in accordance with the sacred law, and by doing so gain a deeper understanding of its meaning on the day of Judgement.

About the author :

The 'Proof of Islam' Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazali (d. 1111) may Allah sanctify his secret, jurist, legal theorist, logician, theologian, and mystic was a master of both the outer and inner sciences of the Shariah who is regarded by many as the greatest Muslim thinker to have lived after the Pious Predecessors.

Imam al-Ghazali was credited with dealing the deathblow to Aristotelian philosophy in the Muslim world and bringing authentic Islamic spirituality into the mainstream, his life and thought were extremely influential in shaping the spiritual values and practices of medieval society and are no less relevant today.
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