Minhajul Abidin: The Best Way for the Worshippers
Iqbal Hussain Ansari, translation
Widely considered to be Al-Ghazali’s last book, the Minhaj al-Abidin, is the summary of his philosophy which charts the pitfalls and obstacles to be overcome in order to enter the kingdom of Heaven. Dictating his words to a group of elect students, Ghazali acknowledges his own nearness to death and instructs seekers of eternal life to resist hindrances such as fear and impairments such as conceit in order to find salvation in God.
This books is considered by many as a summary of Al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum ad Deen (The Revival of the Religious Sciences).
One: The Value of Knowledge and Acquaintance
Two: The Valley of Repentance
Three: The Valley of Obstacles 1
Four: The Valley of Obstacles 2
Five: The Valley of Urge and Impetus
Six: The Valley of Factors Ruining Worship
Seven: The Valley of Praise and Gratitude