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Imam al-Ghazali

Al-Ghazali : Kimiya-e-Saadat
Al-Ghazali : Kimiya-e-Saadat
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Details:  Al-Ghazali : Kimiya-e-Saadat -
The Alchemy of Happiness
*[-A5] Paperback - 133 pages,
by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
Based on the translation by Claude Field,
Published by The Islamic Book Trust.

Description :

This is a revised, edited version based on Claude Fields translation of Imam al-Ghazali's famous work; Alchemy of Happiness (Kimiya-e-Saadat).

From the Back Cover : '' Man was not created in jest; he is not immortal, yet he lives for ever. His body is mean and earthly, yet his spirit is divine. When he is purged from carnal passions, he attains to the highest, and in place of being a slave to lust and anger, becomes endued with angelic qualities. The spiritual alchemy which operates this change in man, like that which transmutes base metals into gold, is not easily discovered. This alchemy turns man away from the world to God, and its constituents are four: the knowledge of God, of Self, of This World and of  the Next World.

Rebuking those whose piety was only lukewarm or who uttered empty phrases, Imam al-Ghazali, may Allah be pleased with him, explains in these pages how to achieve contentment of the heart, the window into the spiritual world.  Originally written in Persian as his own abridgement of his 12th Century magnum opus, Ihya Ulum al-Din, (The Revival of the Relgious Sciences) this little book contains eight sections of that abridgement. ''

Table of Contents :

---Short Biography of Imam al-Ghazali,
---Excerpts from the Translators Preface,


---Chapter [1]. The Knowledge of Self,
---Chapter [2]. The Knowledge of God,
---Chapter [3]. The Knowledge of This World,
---Chapter [4]. The Knowledge of the Next World,
---Chapter [5]. Concerning Music and Dancing as aids to Religious Life,
---Chapter [6]. Concerning Self-Examination & the recollection of God,
---Chapter [7]. Marriage as a Help or Hindrance to the Religious Life,
---Chapter [8]. The Love of God.

*Dimensions :  18 x 11.8cm.

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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 03 March, 2013.

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