This spiritual autobiography describes Imam Abu Hamid Al-Gjhazali's intellectual crisis which led him to achieve direct knowledge of God. Among his most outstanding contributions to Muslim intellectual life were masterly defenses of Islamic orthodoxy, mysticism, and the law against the attacks of those who advocated purely legalistic or entirely esoteric readings of the religion. He articulated Islam as the middle way, in the balance between the extremes of the letter and the spirit. Also included in this volume are extensive translations from his key works.
Author: Abu Hamid Muhammad Al-Ghazali