Category: Imam Ghazali

  • On Death

    When your mortal existence becomes of more importance to you, when you think the flesh is all there is to life. Pause and reflect on the following. Imam Ghazali woke up one early morning and as usual offered his prayers and then enquired what day it was, his younger brother, Ahmad Ghazali replied,”Monday.” He asked […]

  • On The Upbringing, Discipline and Education of Children

    A timely guide to parenting, education and discipline of children. Just what we need in these times of deviation from the essentials and distractions. Please read, understand and implement the thoughts presented here, to make the coming generation better and stronger, morally and spiritually. Know that the way in which young children are disciplined is […]

  • On Limits of Wisdom | The Alchemy of Happiness, Imam Al-Ghazali

    For instance, if a man ceases to take any concern in worldly matters, conceives a distaste for common pleasures, and appears sunk in depression, the doctor will say, “This is a case of melancholy, and requires such and such prescription. The physicist will say, “This is a dryness of the brain caused by hot weather […]

  • Allegory of the Pen

    A certain devotee who was on the way to illumination saw a piece of paper with lines written on it. WHY  said the devotee  Have you blackened your bright face? It is not fair to take me to task,  replied the PAPER,  I have done nothing! ask the INK why she has sallied from the […]