The Alchemy of Happiness (Homes)

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The Alchemy of Happiness (1100s) 
by Abu Hamid al-Ghazālī, translated by Henry Augustus Homes
1873 translation.
The Kimiya-yi Sa'ādat was written towards the end of Abū Ḥāmid Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Ghazālī's life shortly before 499/1105. During the time before it was written the Muslim world was considered to be in a state of political as well as intellectual unrest. al-Ghazali noted that there were constant disputes regarding the role of philosophy and scholastic theology and Sufi's became chastised for their neglect of the ritual obligations of Islam. Upon its release, the Kimiya-yi sa'ādat allowed al-Ghazali to considerably reduce the tensions between the scholars and mystics.— Excerpted from Kimiya-yi sa'ādat on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

THE


ALCHEMY OF HAPPINESS.


BY


MOHAMMED AL-GHAZZALI


THE


MOHAMMEDAN PHILOSOPHER.




Translated from the Turkish,

By HENRY A. HOMES,
LIBRARIAN, STATE LIBRARY.




ALBANY, N. Y.:

J. MUNSELL, STATE STREET.

1873.

page

In advance of the Transactions of the Albany
Institute
, vol. VIII.

page

CONTENTS.


Page.
Introductory Notice, 5

CHAPTER I.

On Knowledge of the Soul, 13

CHAPTER II.

On Knowledge of God, 41

CHAPTER III.

On Knowledge of the World, 65

CHAPTER IV.

On Knowledge of the Future World, 74

CHAPTER V.

On the Love of God, 104
Notes, 117


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Translation:
This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.