Description : « In form, the book contains a treatise on practical piety, but as is the case with a large proportion of Mohammedan works, the author, whatever may be his subject, finds a place for observations reaching far wide of his apparent aim, so our author is led to make many observations which develop his notions in anatomy, physiology, natural philosophy and natural religion » Henry A. Homes
Description : 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.
Description : In her new volume of verse, Bowering continues her rigorous, ambitious path and delivers poems that blend a variety of personalities, times, and places that add up to an overall substance she sees as happiness. Like an alchemist of old, she transmutes experiences, perceptions, and perspectives into something richer and rarer despite the passage of years and the loss and death they have brought.
Description : 1873. This remarkable treatise is a translation from one of the numerous works of the Arabian philosopher, Abou Hamid Mohammed ben Mohammed al Ghazzali, who flourished in the 11th century. Mohammedan scholars of the present day still hold him in high respect. This treatise on the alchemy of happiness is well-adapted to extend our knowledge of the writings of Ghazzali and of the opinions current then and now in the Oriental world. In form, the book contains a treatise on practical piety and the author finds a place for observations reaching far wide of his apparent aim, making many observations which develop his notions in anatomy, physiology, natural philosophy and natural religion.
Description : The Kimiya-yi Sa'ādat, or, Alchemy Of Happiness was an attempt to show ways in which the lives of a Sufi could be based on what is demanded by Islamic law. It has four principle parts; religious duties, salvation, human relations aspect of Islam and damnation.