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The Alchemy of Happiness by Al-Ghazali PDF Download

The Alchemy of Happiness is a great book of Islamic philosophy. A brief introduction of the book is here for you to have a idea about the book. It is an English translation of the original book “Kimiya’e Saadat” by Al-Ghazali in Persian language. Know, O beloved, that man was not created in jest or at random, but marvelously made and for some great end. Although he is not from everlasting, yet he lives for ever; and though his body is mean and earthly, yet his spirit is lofty and divine. When in the crucible of abstinence he is purged from carnal passions he attains to the highest, and in place of being a slave to lust and anger becomes endued with angelic qualities. Attaining that state, he finds his heaven in the contemplation of Eternal Beauty, and no longer in fleshly delights. The spiritual alchemy which operates this change in him, like that which transmutes base metals into gold, is not easily discovered, nor to be found in the house of every old woman. It is to explain that alchemy and its methods of operation that the author has undertaken this work, which he has entitled, The Alchemy of Happiness. Now the treasuries of God, in which this alchemy is to be sought, are the hearts of the prophets, and he who seeks it elsewhere will be disappointed and bankrupt on the day of judgment when he hears the word, “We have lifted the veil from off thee, and thy sight to-day is keen.”

Information about the book
Book Title The Alchemy of Happiness
Book Format PDF Book
Total Pages
  • 136 (Translation by Henry A Homes)
  • 50 (Translation by Claud Field)
File Size
  • 3 MB
  • 217 KB
Genre Islamic Book
Language English
Translated By
  • Translated from the Turkish by Henry A Homes
  • Translation by Claud Field

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