Al-Ghazali on Love, Longing, Intimacy & Contentment (Ghazali Series)
Author: Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali
Edition: Second edition
Number Of Pages: 298
Publisher: Islamic Texts Society
Release Date: 2017-07-12
The Book of Love, Longing, Intimacy and Contentment is the thirty-sixth chapter of Abu Hamid al-Ghazali’s Revival of the Religious Sciences. This was the first treatise which established not merely the possibility but the necessity for the love of God. Ghazali argues that all the virtues and spiritual stages that precede love, like repentance, patience and thankfulness, lead to love; and all the spiritual stages that follow on from love are a result of it.