This collection of short wisdoms from the works of Imam al-Ghazali reflects the broad range of his brilliant intellectual thought. With an emphasis upon literary quality, concision, and concentration of meaning, each aphorism is full of value and significance and typifies the tradition of qawa'id (legal maxims) in the Islamic intellectual sciences. A commentary accompanies each maxim unraveling its wisdom.
Tastefully presented and luxurious in feel, this book is a chamber of spirituality readers will look forward to delving into. This is the second title in the Treasury in Islamic Thought and Civilization
series, which seeks to present clear introductions to the thought and wisdom of major Islamic intellectual figures, prepared by learned translators.