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Title:
The alchemy of happiness
Author:
Ghazzālī, 1058-1111.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Kīmiyā-yisaʻādat. English. Selections
Publication Information:
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, [1991]

©1991
Physical Description:
xliii, 112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Translations of: Kīmiyā-yi saʻādat.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781563240041

9781563240058
Format :
Book

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Central Library B753.G33 K45 1991 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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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.


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