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Author Ghazzālī, 1058-1111.

Title The alchemy of happiness / Abû Ḥamid Muḥammad al-Ghazzâlî ; translated by Claud Field ; revised and annotated by Elton L. Daniel
Published Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©1991


Description 1 online resource (xliii, 112 pages) : illustrations
Series Sources and studies in world history
Sources and studies in world history.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface; A Comparison of Chapters in the Revivification and the Alchemy; Introduction; Chapter One: Knowledge of Self; Chapter Two: Knowledge of God; Chapter Three: Knowledge of This World; Chapter Four: Knowledge of the Next World; Chapter Five: Marriage as a Help or Hindrance to the Religious Life; Chapter Six: On Music and Dancing; Chapter Seven: The Recollection of God; Chapter Eight: The Love of God; Bibliography
Summary 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
Analysis Islam Ethics
Notes Translations of: Kīmiyā-yi saʻādat
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Islamic ethics -- Early works to 1800
RELIGION -- Islam -- General.
Islamic ethics
Vie religieuse -- Islam -- Ouvrages avant 1800.
Islam -- Doctrines -- Ouvrages avant 1800.
Genre/Form Early works
Form Electronic book
Author Field, Claud, 1863-1941.
ISBN 9781317458784
Other Titles Kīmiyā-yi saʻādat. Selections. English