Path To Sufism
His Deliverance From Error
This text has long been recognized as not only an Islamic classic, but also as a great spiritual autobiography of one of the world’s greatest religious thinkers. It is the narrative of how one dedicated seeker of true knowledge and salvation, having probed various systems of thought and differing paths of learning and enlightenment, discovered the peace of the inner life and discipline of mystical spirituality.
Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali is generally acclaimed as the most influential thinker of medieval Islam; his writings have been regarded as the greatest in spirituality and have been, for centuries, the most read work after the Qur’an in the Muslim world.
Richard McCarthy has used his considerable expertise in matters Islamic to translate Al Ghazali’s “story of his soul.” Entitled The Deliverance From Error[al-Munqidh min al-Dalal], this spiritual autobiography details his journey of discovering the primacy of the heart for authentic human understanding.