The Book of Poverty and Abstinence is the thirty-fourth chapter of The Revival of the Religions Sciences. It falls in the section dealing with the virtues. Ghazali gives definitions of what real poverty and abstinence should be and how the poor should conduct themselves.
This is the first English translation of the last chapter of Al-Ghazali’s Revival of the Religious Sciences. It is a detailed compendium on death and what subsequently follows it, according to the Islamic tradition.
Award-winning author, Edoardo Albert, brings this most extraordinary of Muslims to life for a new generation, demonstrating his enduring influence and importance for Islamic civilization and the wider world.