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The Alchemy of Happiness Paperback – July 19, 2009
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Persian --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Gazzali's own abridgement, in Persian, of his masterwork The Revival of Religious Sciences. This excellent English version is designed for the ordinary reader. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Therefore as a general taster of the great work by Imam Ghazzali this is ok but it is a poor substitute. Alas, the English speaking world must still wait for the first complete and accurate translation of the Alchemy of Happiness.
Al-Ghazali's The Alchemy of Happiness, is a translation of the first 8 chapters of Kimya-e-Saadat, a book in persian language. It is not long, easy to read and the first four chapters are enough to set anyone's course in life. While most references to his points are from Hadith (Prophet Muhammad's sayings and teachings) and Quran; it is not specific to any religion which makes this book truly universal. Whether the reader is a Christian, a Jew, an Atheist or a Buddhist; they will find this book a very good read. Simply because it does not set out to convert anyone here; just states how a life should be lead. At the end, if an atheist does not set out to seek a religion to subscribe to then they have truly lost an opportunity.