Al-Ghazali on Travel is a translation of the seventeenth book of the Revival of the Religious Sciences. In it Ghazali explains the different outer and inner reasons for travel. Outer reasons include the pilgrimage, the search for knowledge, and the flight from danger; while inner reasons include the acquisition of virtue and the disciplining of the soul. Ghazali divides travel into four classes and portrays the right inward and outward conduct for each. He then follows this with a practical chapter on the use of religious concessions while travelling and concludes with a final chapter on how the traveller is to establish the proper direction and times for prayer.
Abu Hamid al-Ghazali is the foremost theologian-mystic in Islam (d.1111)
CHAPTER ONE: On the Conduct from the First Start until the Final Return and On Travel's Intention and Advantage Section One: Travel's Advantages, Merit and Intention The First Class: Travel In Search of Knowledge The Second Class: Travel For The Sake Of Worship The Third Class: Travel As Flight From Confusion The Fourth Class: Travel As Flight From Harm Section Two: On the Traveller's Conduct in Travel from his First Start until his Final Return Eleven General Forms of Conduct The Inward Forms of ConductCHAPTER TWO: On How the Traveller Must Learn Some Of Travel's Concessions and the Indicator for Prayer's Proper Direction and Times The First Division: Knowledge Of Travel's Concessions The Second Division: A Task Renewed On The Occasion of Travel The Proper Direction for Prayer The Proper Times for PrayerAPPENDIX: Persons Cited in TextBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX OF QUR'ANIC QUOTATIONSGENERAL INDEX
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