by Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111)

Table of Contents

Chapter One: The Meaning of Taswiyah
How and When is Matter Fit to Attract Soul?
The Meaning of Nafkh
God's Benevolence
The Reality of the Human Soul
The Proof of the Non-Divisibility of the Soul
The Attachment or Non-Attachment of Soul to Body
The World of Matter and the World of Creation
Chapter two: How the Soul comes into Existence
The Condition of Human Souls and Difference Among Them, After the Death of Bodies
The Meaning of Surat or Image
Chapter Three: The Pen and the Preserved Tablet
The Doomsday and the Resurrection of Bodies
Attachment of Soul to Dead Bodies in Their Graves and on the Day of Resurrection
Belief in the Balance of the Day of Judgment
Chapter Four: Intercession of the Prophet (pbuh)
The Bridge Stretched over Hell
Physical and Spiritual Pleasures in Paradise
Chapter Five: The Punishment of the Grave and Man's suffering in Hell
Mutual Exchange between Virtue and Vice
Seeing God and the Prophet (peace be upon him) in a Vision
Difference between the Meaning of Example and Resemblance

And Praise be to the Lord of the world, and the prayer of God be upon Muhammad and his family and his Companions, all of them, and an abundance of peace upon them.

Sabbir A Rahman / / revised August 1997

Further revised by Muhammad Hozien ( November 2001.