The Alchemy of Happiness / Edition 1

The Alchemy of Happiness / Edition 1

by Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazzali, Elton D. Daniel, Claud Field
     
 

ISBN-10: 156324005X

ISBN-13: 9781563240058

Pub. Date: 03/31/1992

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazzali (1058-1111) is one of the most important religious figures in Islamic history. He is particularly noted for his brilliant synthesis of mysticism and traditional Sunni Islam. Ghazzali's "The Alchemy of Happiness", written toward the end of his life, provides a succinct introduction to both the theory and practice of Sufism (Islamic

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Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazzali (1058-1111) is one of the most important religious figures in Islamic history. He is particularly noted for his brilliant synthesis of mysticism and traditional Sunni Islam. Ghazzali's "The Alchemy of Happiness", written toward the end of his life, provides a succinct introduction to both the theory and practice of Sufism (Islamic mysticism). It thus offers many insights into traditional Muslim society. This translation is fully annotated for readers unfamiliar with Ghazzali and includes an introduction to his life and historical milieu.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563240058
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/31/1992
Series:
Sources and Studies in World History Series
Edition description:
ANNOTATED
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
A Comparison of Chapters in the Revivification and the Alchemy
Introduction3
Ch. 1Knowledge of Self5
Ch. 2Knowledge of God15
Ch. 3Knowledge of This World27
Ch. 4Knowledge of the Next World33
Ch. 5Marriage as a Help or Hindrance to the Religious Life45
Ch. 6On Music and Dancing57
Ch. 7The Recollection of God67
Ch. 8The Love of God79
Bibliography93

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