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Imam Ghazali Publishing

O Son! A Translation of Imam al-Ghazali's "Ayyuhal Walad"

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Ayyuhal Walad is a personal note from al-Ghazali to his student, and by extension to anyone who desires to follow their way. Imam al-Ghazali elucidates the following for his student, and for the modern reader:

  1. The precise nature of the relationship between knowledge and action, and the role of each in one's striving for Paradise
  2. The significance of the night prayer
  3. Some advice from Luqman the Wise to his son, and its enduring meaning and importance
  4. A concise definition of obedience and worship, which al-Ghazali states is the quintessence of knowledge
  5. The four matters that are required of a spiritual traveler
  6. A single hadith that contains the entirety of the knowledge of the ancients as well as the men of latter days
  7. Eight lessons that are sufficient for deliverance and salvation
  • Author: Imam Al-Ghazali
  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 107
  • Publisher: Imam Ghazali Publishing